Water Detoxification (Therapy)

Water therapy is a natural treatment for controlling diseases and keeping the body hydrated. All it needs is following instructions to a ‘T’ and drinking water.

Water therapy is helpful in curing diseases without using medicine.

When you reach home tired from work the only thing you want first is water. Nothing else refreshes better than a glass of cool water. Water is a very essential part of our life. It is a major constituent of our body and even of the earth. You may have been told by many people and doctors that drinking lots of water is very essential for your body. Water regulates different functions of body. It helps in digestion of food and formation of new blood. Life is incomplete without water.

Have you ever wondered how can water add quality to our life? Water possesses disease curing properties. By using water therapy many dreadful diseases like breast cancer, kidney stone, asthma etc. can be prevented. Along with allopathy and homeopathy the new option of water therapy is also available. Water therapy has proved that ‘water is life’ indeed. Read on, to know how ‘water therapy’ can become ‘life theory’

Benefits of water therapy

Water is free and has no calories. The Water Therapy Diet offers your body the amount of water you should consume daily. According to Dr. Griffin a licensed nutritionist, you need a minimum of 8 to 12 cups of water a day and since your body is made up of 55 to 60 percent of water, your body weight is able to fluctuate so dramatically and quickly. The Water Therapy Diet helps keep your water intake stable and consistent.

Water therapy is so simple that it does not require expert supervision or professional guidance. Have a quick look at benefits that can be gained with the help of water therapy. It will almost feel like water is a magical drink.

  • Helps detoxify your body through sweat and urine
  • Helps you get glowing and healthy skin
  • Helps maintain body temperature
  • Help expelling waste products from the body
  • Water therapy helps to control anemia, rheumatism, general paralysis, obesity, arthritis, sinusitis, tachycardia, giddiness, cough, leukemia, bronchitis, meningitis, hyperacidity, dysentery, gastroenteritis, uterus cancer, rectal piodapse, eye-disease, ophthalmic hemorrhage, irregular menstruation, laryngitis, headache and many other diseases
  • Helps control constipation in 1 day, acidity in 2 days, diabetes in 7 days, cancer in 4 weeks, pulmonary TB in 3 months, gastric in 10 days and BP & hypertension in 4 weeks

Disadvantage of water therapy

When you do not have a limit for doing things they may become a threat. Too much of a good thing can also pose a harm. This is true in the case of water therapy also. When water intake is not controlled while undergoing water therapy it may cause danger. It is because our body has limited capacity of throwing the excessive water. If this limit is crossed, body can face critical condition known as water poisoning or hyper hydration. This can expose a human body to the risk of brain damage or heart failure.

So to avoid any risk you should always consult professional or doctors before undergoing any such therapy. It is important to know the pros and cons of any treatment, diet or therapy that you plan to take up. Practice water therapy according to given instructions and avoid overdoing it. Remember, too much of anything can be bad. Maintain a balance and enjoy the goodness of the wonder drink called, water.

Human beings can survive approximately 30 to 40 days without food but without water your life can end in 3 to 5 days, says Phyllis A. Balch author of “Prescription for Nutritional Healing.” Without a sufficient amount of water, you can poison yourself with your own metabolic waste or toxins. Inadequate water intake can result in excess body fat, poor muscle tone and digestive problems, to name a few. The water therapy diet may need to be altered for medical purposes and is not backed by scientific documentation; it is imperative to consult with your health practitioner beforehand.

Instructions for following the water therapy

You can prevent and even get rid of health problems by only drinking water. All you have to do is strictly follow these instructions.

  • Drink 4-5 glasses (at least 160 ml per glass )of water as soon as you get up in the morning before brushing your teeth.
  • Don’t eat or drink anything for 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, you may eat and drink.
  • Half an hour to 45 minutes before meals, drink 1 to 2 glasses of water
  • Drink 1 to 2 glasses of water 15 minutes after meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • You should not eat or drink anything for 2 1/2 hours .
  • Avoid taking alcoholic beverages the previous night
  • Drink water thrice a day if you are suffering from Arthritis or Rheumatism. You should drink 1.5 liters of water each time.
  • Avoid eating or having any other drink one hour before and after drinking water in morning
  • You should continue this routine for one week.
  • Consult your doctor to find out whether water therapy will suit your body or not if you are ill or are already having a health problem.

 

Initially, the idea of consuming 4 to 5 glasses of water in the morning may seem daunting. However, you can balance it out by drinking 2-3 glasses of water first and then wait a few minutes to drink the other remaining water required. The elderly, sick or those who may be unable to consume sizeable amounts of water may want to start off gradually and then work up to 4 glasses of water. Also, it may be best to use filtered water to diminish any parasites or other harmful substances.

 

 

Good Luck!!!

 

What is detoxification?

Detoxification is the term used to describe the process your body goes through to get rid of toxins.

You can help your body to detoxify by exercising, reducing or eliminating certain things from your diet, and consuming the right foods, drinks, and supplements. For example, eat raw vegetables and fruit, drink pure water, and take the Daily Essentials

Detoxification is one of the more widely used treatments and concepts in alternative medicine. It is based on the principle that illnesses can be caused by the accumulation of toxic substances (toxins) in the body. Eliminating existing toxins and avoiding new toxins are essential parts of the healing process. Detoxification utilizes a variety of tests and techniques.

Detoxification methods of healing have been used for thousands of years. Fasting is one of the oldest therapeutic practices in medicine. Hippocrates, the ancient Greek known as the “Father of Western medicine,” recommended fasting as a means for improving health. Ayurvedic medicine, a traditional healing system that has developed over thousands of years, utilizes detoxification methods to treat many chronic conditions and to prevent illness.

Detoxification treatment has become one of the cornerstones of alternative medicine. Conventional medicine notes that environmental factors can play a significant role in many illnesses. Environmental medicine is a field that studies exactly how those environmental factors influence disease. Conditions such as asthma, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivity, and many others are strongly influenced by exposure to toxic or allergenic substances in the environment. The United States Centers for Disease Control estimate that over 80% of all illnesses have environmental and lifestyle causes.

Detoxification has also become a prominent treatment as people have become more aware of environmental pollution. It is estimated that one in every four Americans suffers from some level of heavy metal poisoning. Heavy metals, such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and arsenic, are by-products of industry. Synthetic agriculture chemicals, many of which are known to cause health problems, are also found in food, air, and water. American agriculture uses nearly 10lb (4.5 kg) of pesticides per person on the food supply each year. These toxins have become almost unavoidable. Pesticides that are used only on crops in the southern United States have been found in the tissue of animals in the far north of Canada. DDT, a cancer-causing insecticide that has been banned for decades, is still regularly found in the fatty tissue of animals, birds, and fish, even in extremely remote regions such as the North Pole.

The problem of toxins in the environment is compounded because humans are at the top of the food chain and are more likely to be exposed to an accumulation of toxic substances in the food supply. For instance, pesticides and herbicides are sprayed on grains that are then fed to farm animals. Toxic substances are stored in the fatty tissue of those animals. In addition, those animals are often injected with synthetic hormones, antibiotics, and other chemicals. When people eat meat products, they are exposed to the full range of chemicals and additives used along the entire agricultural chain. Detoxification specialists call this build up of toxins bioaccumulation. They assert that the bioaccumulation of toxic substances over time is responsible for many physical and mental disorders, especially ones that are increasing rapidly (like asthma, cancer, and mental illness). As a result, detoxification therapies are increasing in importance and popularity.

Benefits of detoxification

Detoxification is helpful for those patients suffering from many chronic diseases and conditions, including allergies, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, chronic infections, depression, diabetes, headaches, heart disease, high cholesterol, low blood sugar levels, digestive disorders, mental illness, and obesity. It is helpful for those with conditions that are influenced by environmental factors, such as cancer, as well as for those who have been exposed to high levels of toxic materials due to accident or occupation. Detoxification therapy is useful for those suffering from allergies or immune system problems that conventional medicine is unable to diagnose or treat, including chronic fatigue syndrome, environmental illness/multiple chemical sensitivity, and fibromyalgia. Symptoms for those suffering these conditions may include unexplained fatigue, increased allergies, hypersensitivity to common materials, intolerance to certain foods and indigestion, aches and pains, low grade fever, headaches, insomnia, depression, sore throats, sudden weight loss or gain, lowered resistance to infection, general malaise, and disability. Detoxification can be used as a beneficial preventative measure and as a tool to increase overall health, vitality, and resistance to disease.

Toxins in the body include heavy metals and various chemicals such as pesticides, pollutants, and food additives. Drugs and alcohol have toxic effects in the body. Toxins are produced as normal by-products in the intestines by the bacteria that break down food. The digestion of protein also creates toxic by-products in the body.

The body has natural methods of detoxification. Individual cells get detoxified in the lymph and circulatory system. The liver is the principle organ of detoxification, assisted by the kidneys and intestines. Toxins can be excreted from the body by the kidneys, bowels, skin, and lungs. Detoxification treatments become necessary when the body’s natural detoxification systems become overwhelmed. This can be caused by long-term effects of improper diet, stress, overeating, sedentary lifestyles, illness, and poor health habits in general. When a build up of toxic substances in the body creates illness, it’s called toxemia. Some people’s digestive tracts become unable to digest food properly, due to years of overeating and diets that are high in fat and processed foods and low in fiber (the average American diet). When this happens, food cannot pass through the digestive tract efficiently. Instead of being digested properly or eliminated from the bowel, food can literally rot inside the digestive tract and produce toxic by-products. This state is known as toxic colon syndrome or intestinal toxemia.

Detoxification therapies try to activate and assist the body’s own detoxification processes. They also try to eliminate additional exposure to toxins and strengthen the body and immune system so that toxic imbalances won’t occur in the future.

 Detoxification symptoms—both physical and mental—may appear when you alter your lifestyle by starting something new, such as changing your diet or exercising, or by discontinuing a current habit, such as consuming a lot of sugar or drinking coffee.