Water has been around since the beginning of time and is widely used daily for cleansing, sanitizing cooking, hydrating humans, plants, animals. There are several records in the Bible of water being used to wash the feet (Genesis 18:4), for human and animals (Genesis 24: 17,19), and of people digging wells to secure water supply for their livestock and families. (Gen 26:16-20), (Genesis 29:7), (Exodus 17:6), (Exodus 29:4), (Leviticus:15:5), (Deuteronomy 2:6). Water is very important to our daily lives and we could not possibly live for long without it.
Water is the main component of the human body. In fact, the body is composed of between 55 and 78 percent water, depending on body size. Adequate and regular water consumption has numerous health benefits. As an added plus, it has no calories, fat, carbohydrates or sugar.
The amount of water you consume every day plays an important role in maintaining a healthy body. Experts recommend drinking eight to 10 glasses of water each day to maintain good health.
Furthermore, the Institute of Medicine has determined the adequate intake of total beverage per day (AI) to be about three liters or 13 cups for men and 2.2 liters or nine cups for women.
Water helps keep the body well hydrated, which is essential because almost every cell in the body needs water to function properly.
Helps in Digestion and Constipation
Water also improves the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract. This helps in digestion and prevents constipation. Inadequate water in the body often results in constipation as the colon pulls water from the stools to maintain hydration, thereby making them harder and difficult to pass.
Drinking sufficient water boosts your metabolism and helps the body properly break down food. This helps your digestive system work well and promotes regular bowel movements. Warm water is good for digestive health.
It has long been known that drinking water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach purifies the body’s internal system. An especially important result of this treatment is that it cleanses the colon, which makes the body much more able to absorb nutrients from food.
Water is healing and has been used for centuries in hydrotherapy, colonics and enemas as a means of relieving the body of toxins.
If we do not stay hydrated, physical performance can suffer.
This is particularly important during intense exercise or high heat.
This can lead to altered body temperature control, reduced motivation, increased fatigue and make exercise feel much more difficult, both physically and mentally
Optimal hydration has been shown to prevent this from happening, and may even reduce the oxidative stress that occurs during high intensity exercise. This is not surprising when you consider that muscle is about 80% water (4, 5).
So, if you exercise intensely and tend to sweat, then staying hydrated can help you perform at your absolute best.
Japanese Water Therapy
It has long been known that drinking water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach purifies the body’s internal system. It is popular in Japan to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven its value.
Apparently, for old and serious diseases, as well as modern illnesses, the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases:
Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heartbeat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear nose and throat diseases.
1.As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 640 ml (21.6 oz.) of water;
Drinking too much water in too short a time overwhelms the kidneys and can cause a sudden drop in blood sodium levels. Sodium is one of the body’s electrolytes (the others are potassium, chloride and bicarbonate). A drop-in sodium leads to water entering the brain, causing it to swell. Results include lethargy, disorientation, confusion, seizures, coma and death.” (Source)
2.Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minute;
3. After 45 minutes, you may eat and drink as normal;
4. After breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours;
5. Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day;
- The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life;The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/ reduce main diseases:1. High Blood Pressure – 30 days
2. Gastric – 10 days
3. Diabetes – 30 days
4. Constipation – 10 days
5. Cancer – 180 days
6. TB – 90 days
- Arthritis patients should follow the above treatment only for 3 days in the 1st week, and from 2nd week onwards – daily.This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times. It is better if we continue this and make this procedure as a routine work in our life.
Most of us can improve our health by drinking more water.
Water is one of our body’s most important nutrients, yet the simple advice to drink more water is often neglected by even health-minded people. Since most of our total body weight is made up of water therefore we need plenty of water for our bodies to function in a healthy way. Water not only regulates our body temperature but also carries nutrients and waste products to and from the organs, through the bloodstream and body systems. It also lubricates the joints and colon, helping prevent constipation.
Each day approximately two liters of water is eliminated through the skin, lungs, intestines and kidneys. If this water is not replaced, we become dehydrated. Some signs of dehydration are headache, fatigue, muscle soreness, dark urine, heat intolerance and dry mouth/eyes. The kidneys are self-cleaning and self-maintaining, capable of operating for a long time; However, a great deal of water must pass through your kidneys for the body to remain healthy.
Drink water to lose weight
Water has no calories, is fat-free, cholesterol-free, low in sodium and an appetite suppressant. Water also helps the body to metabolize stored fat. When the kidneys do not have enough water, they cannot function properly. The liver steps in as a backup, but doing so hinders its ability to metabolize fat effectively. The fat remains stored in the body and you gain weight. Overweight people should drink an extra glass of water for every 10 kg more than their ideal weight.