Hi there, dear friends :D
I lost 2 kilos (4.4 lbs) and my chronic cracked heel on my left foot healed suddenly since I started drinking lots more water daily 2 weeks ago! I didn’t go on any diet nor did I increase my daily activities or exercises, and yet, I have dropped one size in my clothes. Wow!
The only thing that I did differently in the last 2 weeks was to drink 3 cups of water immediately upon waking up, and BEFORE I brushed my teeth…and more water drank in between meals.
I have never been this excited, amazed and impressed since I wrote about the Homemade Citrus Enzymes For Cleaning in 2009! :D
It all started when I read an article called “The Amazing Water Cure” (copied at the bottom of this post for your info) about how the way we drink water can treat various illnesses. I know the Chinese also like to promote drinking a glass or 2 of water before brushing our teeth, but I never knew the health benefits of doing that.
During the 2-week period of increasing my intake of water daily, I was pleasantly surprised that my clothes were getting looser gradually – today, I weighed myself and found that I had lost 2 kilos! As my caloric intake was unchanged (in fact, I am still bingeing on leftover Chinese New Year cookies!) and I did not do any extra exercises (other than my usual daily household chores), I knew it had to be the water that did it!
So, I decided to find out more information on the connection between water and weight loss and I found this wonderful article written by Steve Aitchison —>
*** NOTE – Be sure to read the comments at the bottom of that article to find out how some people who followed his PLAN on water drinking had also found themselves shedding off their weight effortlessly
Other than my weight loss, I have found out that drinking more water daily also had the following effects on me :idea: —>
Cracked heels healed and almost gone and body skin is softer and more supple
Because I was doing a lot of cleaning in the house during the course of the Chinese New Year preparations last month, my left heel had developed some really nasty cracks and thickened skin. While using the O’Keefe’s Cream For Working Hands helped to close those cracks somewhat, the thickened skin was harder to deal with.
It was only last night that I noticed both my heels are now very smooth with soft skin and the cracks are almost gone! In fact, my skin from head to toe is softer and more supple. I don’t even need to use cracked heel balm any longer and only a little bit of hand and body lotion is enough.
** Note – Before I started this “water cure” experiment, I had stopped drinking my usual health teas and stopped taking my health supplements, like CoEnzymeQ10, Multivitamins, just so that I can concentrate on the effects of the water intake.
Later, I will describe how much water and when I drink it during the day.
Energy and metabolism levels increased
The strange thing is I found my energy levels had increased with the additional water intake. Usually in the mornings, before I brush my teeth, I would still be in a sleepy state. However, with this “water cure”, I find that after I had drank the 3 cups of water, I would feel very fresh and alert right away…and the energy level remains more or less stable throughout the day.
I read that the stomach can’t distinguish between food and water, and when we drink water, the body’s metabolism mode kicks in and start processing (digesting?) the water. Hence, when we drink water more often during the day in addition to our food intake, this can also increase the metabolic rate of our body. Higher metabolism mean more calories being burned!
My knee joint pains are gone!
I suffer from knee joint pains because I climb stairs a lot every day as I live in a 3-storey house. My knees would creak and hurt a little whenever I have to go up my stairs. I noticed a few days ago that my knee joints no longer creak as much and the pains are totally gone! I read that drinking water can reduce inflammation and pain in joints by keeping the cartilage soft and hydrated.
Here is how I take my water
(1 cup = 250 ml = 8 oz)
1) First thing when I wake up – drink 2 cups of water….wait about 5 minutes, then drink another cup. Sometimes, I can drink up to 4 cups of water. After that, I am not to take any food or any beverage for 45 minutes. I go brush my teeth then.
2) By mid morning, I will fit in another 2 cups of water….no water at least 1 hour before lunch. 15 minutes after a main meal, no water or other beverages are allowed for 2 hours. This is to ensure that the digestive enzymes in our stomach are not diluted and they can do their job properly in digesting the food that we ate.
3) In the afternoon, I will drink another 3 to 5 cups of water, making sure that there is no water taken 1 hour before a meal and within 15 minutes after a meal.
4) If I drink a cup coffee or tea (they are diuretic in nature), I will add on another cup of water, like in an hour later.
5) In the evening, I reduce my water intake because I don’t want to keep going to the bathroom when I sleep…so, I will take 2 cups earlier on in the evening. During the night, I will have small sips of water.
Getting started on the “Water Cure”
On the first day, people who are not used to drinking water will find it hard to drink it. My husband can’t even drink half a cup of water. He has to start his day drinking coffee.
So, you drink as much water as your stomach can take and then build up the amount over the next few days.
Initially, you will find yourself going to the bathroom to pee very often but after a week or so, your bladder will have been “trained” by your additional water intake and you won’t need to go that often.
During the first few days, your stomach will feel very bloated and the water doesn’t “sit very well” in your stomach.
But not to worry, after a few days, your stomach would have adjusted and in fact, when you drink 3 cups of water, you may feel your body welcoming the water instead!
The only disadvantage I found with this “water cure” so far is that you need to have easy access to a bathroom. So, for those of you who are working, you will have to find a way to fit in your “water drinking and peeing schedule.”
I told my youngest daughter who is overweight that she should wake up 2 hours earlier before going to her first class of the day to accommodate the time to drink the water and for going to the bathroom.
Water is very cheap in my country but considering the great potential it has on our health and weight when we drink lots of it to flush our body system of toxins, this method will cost us only a few cents or pennies each day. So, hope you can give this method a try and see how your body goes in benefitting from the “water cure.”
With best wishes,
Amazing Japanese Water Cure
DRINK WATER ON EMPTY STOMACH!
It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. 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 heart beat, 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.
METHOD OF TREATMENT
As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water.
Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minutes
After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal..
After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours
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.
According to the Japanese Medical Society, the above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and promote a healthy life.
The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/reduce main diseases:
High Blood Pressure – 30 days
Gastric – 10 days
Diabetes – 30 days
Constipation – 10 days
Cancer – 180 days
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.
The Japanese Medical Society recommends making this procedure an ongoing and routine part of our daily life.
They say: “Drink Water and Stay healthy and Active!”
This makes sense … the Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals, not cold water. Maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating! Nothing to lose, everything to gain…
For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.
It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion.
Once this “sludge” reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.
— Reported by a Japanese Medical Society