PC. Luis Quiroz Ravines
Drinking water and its benefits
"You are not just what you eat; You are what you drink
This is why water is so important to your health "
This is stated by Dr. F. Batmanghelidj, who has studied water and its effects on health for over 18 years.
More than 70% of the planet's surface is water, of which 98% is salt water and only 2% is fresh water that we can drink.
"It Is Unintentional Chronic Dehydration That Causes Pain and Disease, Including Cancer In The Body”, says Batmanghelidj.
Water is the lost natural element that prevents and even cures naturally degenerative diseases, almost free, is the theory of the Iranian physician, author of the book "Water Cure"
But why drinking water in the morning on an empty stomach?
To date, this is one of the rituals of Japanese families characterized by their healthy complexion and slim bodies. And more and more, the Western world is adopting this morning custom.
It seems sensible to hydrate yourself daily given that 75% of our bodies are made of water. And on average, by the urine and sweat, we lose 2 and a half liters of water daily.
Severe dehydration can lead to, among other things, hypertension, obesity, constipation, headache, kidney stones, rheumatoid arthritis, and cancers of the uterus and breast.
Here are some benefits of drinking water on an empty stomach:
Drinking water can reduce colon infections
If you maintain a clean colon, without accumulations, it can prevent future diseases, among them infections and at the same time allow a better absorption of the nutrients of the meals.
It accelerates your daytime metabolism
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism states that drinking water can accelerate your metabolism by as much as 24%. This is important for long-term weight loss because the food is digested with more efficiency.
To eliminate toxins it is ideal to drink water in the morning
During the night toxins accumulate and these can be eliminated by drinking a few glasses of water in the early hours of the day. Water can improve bowel movement and prevent constipation.
Drinking water boosts the immune system during the day
If you drink water on an empty stomach, you can benefit your lymphatic system, essential part of the immune system and prevent the emergence of viruses and various diseases
Losing weight by drinking water
It is known that models drink plenty of water, especially before eating, to maintain their weight and not gain extra pounds. This seems to have a scientific basis, according to OBESITY, which states that drinking a ½ liter of water (500 ml) about 30 minutes before meals 3 times a day for 12 weeks in a row helps to lose about 2 kilos of body weight.
Drinking water in the morning increases your energy levels
The red blood cells multiply faster and generate more oxygen in the blood, which will increase your energy levels, so if you start your day drinking a coffee, you better think of water, pure clean and crystal clear.
Water Promotes Healthy Hair
If your hair is dry, brittle, dull, it can because the roots of the follicles do not get enough water and are dehydrated. In addition, water carries nutrients and vitamins to the scalp, because it may be appropriate to drink enough water at the beginning of the morning.
Migraines and headaches can be prevented by drinking water
Dehydration is one of the main causes of a headache or a migraine. This is a well-known fact but many ignore. Drinking enough water in the morning can be a good measure to prevent these ailments.
The skin benefits from drinking water
It is well known that dehydration is the main cause of the early appearance of wrinkles in the complexion and spots on the skin that originates due to toxins accumulated in the body. Proper and sustained hydration improves blood flow to the skin and this releases toxins from the body.
The Secrets of Water for Health According to Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj
Dr. Batmanghelidj was a graduate of the School of Medicine at St Mary's Hospital at the University of London, where he studied with Sir Alexander Fleming, who shared the Nobel Prize for the discovery of penicillin.
Batmanghelidj, claims to have treated 3,000 people with peptic ulcer in a prison. This case was published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology in June 1983 and SCIENCE WATCH (Science Times) of the New York Times published it on June 21, 1983.
These diseases are alleviated or cured with water, according to Fereydoon Batmanghelidj
Water is useful for curing arthritis
Arthritis, which can affect both adults and children, is a sign of dehydration and lack of water in the painful joint. Analgesics do not cure the disease and may have unwanted side effects.
Heartburn can be prevented by drinking enough water
An important sign of thirst in the upper gastrointestinal tract may be the onset of heartburn. Antacids do not solve the problem, they only relieve it.
According to Batmanghelidj, antacids with prolonged use can cause ulceration, inflammation of the stomach, hiatal hernia, and pancreas and liver problems.
Water can help cure or prevent angina
Angina or heart pain may be a sign of lack of water or severe dehydration, especially in the lungs. You should always go to medical supervision when there is an angina event, but drinking enough water can help a lot
Colitis can be relieved by drinking water
The large intestine is recent because of the scarcity of water which is also associated with constipation because to squeeze the last drop of water, the large intestine contracts.
Dehydration over time can lead to hemorrhoids, polyps, and diverticulitis and increase the risk of cancer of the rectum and colon.
Water helps prevent and heal high blood pressure.
When there is not enough water to fill all the blood vessels that carry vital food to millions of cells, hypertension adapts to this dehydration. Enough water and a little salt can help stabilize hypertension.
What Happens When You Drink Water On An Empty Stomach – Health Benefits Of Water
My personal experience with water
For several years I was tortured by the painful fibromyalgia. Four years I took corticosteroids to relieve pain and one year, Viox, which was withdrawn from the market because it caused heart attacks.
Knowing the havoc for the long-term health of corticosteroids, I desperately sought a different solution. I found the book "Water Cure" by Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj who claimed that water cured about 20 diseases, but not included fibromyalgia. However, a small chapter referred to psychosomatic illnesses and I knew that fibromyalgia is a psychosomatic illness.
In my case, the disease appeared when I had an intense feeling of self-blame for a family event.
I started the water treatment as the book indicated, but after 12 days I did not experience any improvement. I for fear of raising my blood pressure did not include salt as the prescription indicated and I thought I was not applying the treatment correctly.
I began to include salt in the water and at 10 days I noticed a slight improvement.
By month my recovery was remarkable, the pain had reduced significantly and fatigue and morning muscle stiffness as well.
My routine was this:
In a tank I placed 6 glasses of water and added a pinch of salt, not ¼ teaspoon per liter of water recommended by Dr. Batmanghelidj, I with two fingers took a pinch of salt and added to the 6 glasses of water.
I took two glasses together every time, at intervals of 15 – 20 minutes. In an hour I had consumed the 6 glasses of water, always in pairs.
Before lunch, I drank two glasses of water but without salt and in the evening before dinner, two more glasses of water, also without salt.
Following this pattern, I got to take up to three liters of water daily. But salt, I only added to the first 6 glasses of water.
It has been several years, and God has allowed me to recover in 99.99% and since then on average I drink 8 glasses of water daily.
I do not know if other people would have the same result, but I narrate my experience with absolute sincerity.
NOTE: Luis Quiroz Ravines is a Peruvian journalist specializing in Natural Health and has written the book "Weight Loss Peruvian Recipe".