The statement that says; “Water is Life” is true. Water plays a major role in hydrating the body for optimal function. What’s even more interesting is drinking water on an empty stomach first thing in the morning offers health and healing benefits.
The Japanese people have been known to have the habit of drinking water on an empty stomach. It is a tradition that dates back to the ancient times as a traditional treatment of many diseases. This became more popular in Japan during the World War II when it was published in a Japanese newspaper.
There studies1 that backed up the health benefits or advantages of drinking water on an empty stomach immediately right after waking up in the morning.
Healing Benefits of Drinking Water On An Empty Stomach
Now let us quickly explore what can this morning routine does to your health. Moreover, it offers healing benefits for the following illnesses.
Although, take note that this is not a substitute for your doctor’s prescription and opinion. But, if you do it the natural way prior to visiting your doctor, it’s a good option.
Here are the following health conditions that can be alleviated with water therapy;
- Headaches and body aches
- Heart system
- Fast heartbeat
- Excess fats in the body and blood (good for weight loss)
- Tuberculosis (TB)
- Kidney disease and urinary tract infection
- Eye diseases
- Menstrual disorders and diseases of the uterus
- Ear, nose and throat disease
How To Do The Water Therapy?
Implementing the water therapy is simple. The only requirement is to be consistent with the routine of drinking water on an empty stomach first thing in the morning.
It means you have to drink water prior to brushing your teeth. Upon waking up and getting off the bed, immediately go for a water drink.
Here are the steps to be taken when doing water therapy;
1. Right after waking up, drink 22 ounces of water. Note that, you should not drink icy cold water. A room temperature water is ideal. And, do this prior to doing anything including brushing your teeth.
2. Once you’ve done it, you can do brushing your teeth but refrain from eating up to 45 minutes after drinking water.
3. When 45 minutes has passed after drinking water, you can now eat and drink normally.
4. After 15 minutes of every meal, don’t drink or eat for 2 hours.
Note: For those who cannot drink 22 ounces of water at once particularly older and sick people, start with just one glass. Then, as you do it more often, increase the amount of water until you’ll be able to consume 22 ounces (4 glasses) of water at once.
That’s Simple, Is That All?
Implementing water therapy is as simple as that. However, your lifestyle matters. Yes, your diet and way of life also play roles in healing and health.
Hence, while doing water therapy, you should consider looking at what you are putting in your mouth. The foods you eat have a significant influence on your healing and overall health maintenance.
So, be strict with what you eat. Diet and good nutrition are keys to good health and healing.
Moreover, your lifestyle matters, too.If you smoke and drink alcohol heavily, and perhaps sleep very late most of the time, these things can dramatically affect your health.
As a matter of fact, these lifestyles can negatively impact your health. Regardless, you’re drinking water on an empty stomach every morning, if you do these, it will simply negate the health benefits.
Of course, don’t forget to have a regular appointment with the sun especially during mornings.