The evidence is mounting that dehydration can cause certain diseases and exacerbate others. Drinking a fresh glass each morning after you wake up is an important daily routine in Japan, and the results are clear. But what are they?
Water is universally needed to maintain good health and avoid metabolic problems, which is why the Japan Medical Assocation approved this water therapy as a successful way to treat some chronic illnesses.
According to the JMA, water therapy is effective in treating headache, heart disease, arthritis, epilepsy, asthma, tuberculosis, meningitis, kidney diseases, hemorrhoids (loosens up those bowels), eye diseases, and even menstrual pain.
Feel free to try this therapy at home. Can’t hurt, right?
- First, drink four glasses of lukewarm water. We recommend warming cold water over the stove, as warm tap water can have a lot of nasty junk build up in the water heater.
- Don’t eat or drink for the next 45 minutes.
- Eat breakfast after 45 minutes.
- Don’t eat or drink anything for two hours after you’ve eaten any meal.
If you can’t drink four glasses of water, that’s fine. Start with one glass and work your way up. Generally speaking, a good rule of thumb is to consume half an ounce of water for each pound you weigh.