Water Therapy – revised

Water: the stuff of life…
Water Therapy
Did you know that drinking water in the morning upon waking up can have amazing therapeutic effects for a multitude of health conditions. Experts say six glasses of water (one litre) will have an astonishing effect on your health.

Studies have shown 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.

Our body contains 70 percent of water. Our Muscles contain 75 percent water; our brain cells contain 85 percent water, our blood contains approximately 82 percent water, even our bones contain 25 percent water. Drinking water increases the production of new blood and muscle cells, and can help with weight loss.

It is the main lubricant in the joint spaces and helps prevent arthritis and back pain. It helps prevent kidney disorders. Drinking water revs up your metabolism and keeps you alive – which is kind of important if you want to keep doing stuff.

Method of Treatment
1. As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water.
2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minutes.
3. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal.
4. After 15 minutes of 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 small amounts of water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day.

This treatment method has one side effect – you will have to pee a lot… which is a good thing.

Getting your daily intake of about 2.7 to 3.7 liters of water every day isn’t always easy. But a routine like morning water therapy can ensure that you start on the right track. (Furthermore, later in the day – and to spice-up your routine – you may consume a variety of “Adult Beverages” that contain water… it all counts.)

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Here is the standard “Precaution Statement” that must be posted on everything. …in order to protect the innocent.

What To Watch Out For:

Water therapy may be a good supplement to modern medicine. But remember, this routine is based on individual user experience and not prescribed by doctors, so you will need to take an informed decision on whether or not this is for you. While it may be useful to treat cases of digestive trouble or acne, for more serious ailments like diabetes and heart problems, consult your doctor first. If you are pregnant, elderly, or have kidney problems, this is probably not for you.

Also, avoid overdoing the water therapy. Diluting your blood too much through excess water consumption can lead to serious problems. Consuming over 3 liters of water in a short interval is also likely to cause water intoxication. If this happens, you may first feel a headache coming on, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, and disorientation. You will also need to urinate often. If the buildup of water goes to the brain cells, it could cause seizures, respiratory arrest, coma, or even death! (This sounds familiar; like for many “Regular Medications”)

The opposite of dehydration is a condition known as hyponatremia (…) which means “low sodium” and is sometimes referred to as water intoxication.

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. (I know this sounds like fun but you probably won’t want to go that far.)

Rapid intake of too much water floods the inside of cells when sodium is depleted. This sodium depletion, called hyponatremia, can rupture the cells, either from extra pressure on the cells from without, or from pressure within flooded cells. (Any way you look at it, it will be a bad thing.)

Generally speaking, we hit the danger zone when we take in more water than what our kidneys can process in a hour. And for someone with extremely healthy kidneys that is about 30 oz. of water in a hour (please don’t drink that much!). Drinking too much water in rapid succession can prove fatal and should definitely be avoided. (Remember: Too much of anything should be avoided.)

If possible, think about what will be best for you. You are seeking Balance. As in all things, moderation is key. If possible, don’t be crazy… unless crazy works for you, in which case, go for it.

I know this sounds a little weird but it is because we have been brainwashed to think that we must spend great sums of money to purchase the best stuff (and in some cases, that is how it works). Therefore – the thinking goes – if water is free (almost free… unless you purchase it at a convenience store), it can’t be of much value. If you think water has no value, try living without it. The same thing goes for AIR – free but highly prized for its life sustaining properties.

There are laws of Nature and laws of man: you are free to choose which to follow.

Just sayin’. z. dokter granthorn

NOTICE: The contents of this missive are believed by me to be factual… and/or fictional ~ whatever. If you feel that you are not the intended recipient, don’t worry, you’re reading it anyway and there is nothing that can be done about it. This method of expression is solely my own and should not be construed to infer that I know what I’m talking about (when you don’t know what you’re talking about, anything is possible). If you choose to read further, you may consider the exercise to be a precarious yet serendipitous adventure. As you go along, you will discover that the insanity becomes increasingly familiar, strangely intriguing and subtlety enticing. You can try to resist but you must admit that you are older now than when you began reading this curiously entertaining disclaimer. Old people are worldly and unpredictable. Be alert, the world needs more lerts.

I imply, you infer. Z S Grantham

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