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Drinking Water When We Wake - A Japanese Tradition

Japanese women are well known for their slim, healthy, and toned figures. While genetics almost certainly plays a role, many claim that their morning ritual may also be helping them stay healthier.

Put simply, most Japanese women drink water immediately upon waking. This ritual is deeply rooted within Japanese culture. It’s a form of water therapy that’s been scientifically proven to help manage a number of body disorders. Unlike the U.S. and other western countries, Japan’s population does not suffer heavily from disorders such as obesity and diabetes. Perhaps we could learn a thing or two from their healthier lifestyles!

Why is Drinking Water So Important?

Treat the majority of your body - and that’s water!
Around 70% of your body is made up of water, so it’s kinda essential to keep it fresh and topped up. When the body’s water requirement isn’t met, it can have a variety of negative short-term and long-term health consequences.

Long-term dehydration can lead to rheumatoid arthritis, migraines, angina, colitis, dyspepsia, hypertension, obesity, haemorrhoids, breast cancer, pulmonary tuberculosis, kidney stones, sinusitis, and uterine cancers!

How do we do Water Therapy?

This is a proven method for treating body disorders, menstrual disorders, and eye-related ailments. And you’re going to feel more alive, sharper and have better reflexes. Some doctors  recommend drinking approximately 8 oz. of water four times immediately after waking up, before brushing teeth and on an empty stomach. Yes that’s a lot, 32 oz (1 quart). You can work up to it.

Eat nothing for the next 45 minutes.

Drink your water at least 30 minutes before eating, but not for two hours after breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you can’t drink four glasses of water on an empty stomach, begin with one glass, or as much as your body supports. Gradually increase the intake of water till you reach the desired level.

When Can I Hope to see Results?

Diabetes or high blood pressure patients: allow 30 days.
Sufferers of constipation and Gastritis: allow 10 days.
TB patients: allow 90 days.

8 Key Benefits of Drinking Water on an Empty Stomach

1. Water helps Rid the Body of Toxins.

As you drink water, it naturally urges movement in your bowels. At night, your body repairs itself and casts out all the toxins in the body. When you drink water on an empty stomach in the morning, you will flush out these harmful toxins, leaving your body fresh and healthy. Drinking plenty of water can help in increasing the production of muscle cells and new blood cells.

2. Water Improves Metabolism.

Drinking water on an empty stomach can increase your metabolic rate by at least 24%. It is very important for those people who are on a strict diet. An increased metabolic rate means an improved digestive system. You will be able to follow your diet routine more easily if you digest faster. Drinking water immediately after waking up purifies the colon, making it easier to absorb nutrients.

3. Water reinforces Healthy Weight Loss.

Just one small change in your daily habits: drinking water in the morning on an empty stomach, has profound effects on our health outcomes.

  • You will release accumulated toxins.
  • It will improve your digestive system.
  • You’ll feel less hungry.
  • Your cravings will be reduced.
  • This can slow weight gain caused by overeating.

And that’s just the beginning!

4. Water alleviates Heartburn and Indigestion.

Indigestion is caused by increased acidity in our stomach. We suffer from heartburn when the acid refluxes (leaks) into our oesophagus. Drink water on an empty stomach, and these acids are diluted, solving the problem. It’s a big head start for your stomach and it’s the first big test of the day.

5. Water improves our Complexion.

Dehydration is one big cause of premature wrinkles and deep pores in the skin. One recent study showed that that drinking of 500 ml of water (that’s just 2 glasses!) on an empty stomach can increase blood flow in the skin, and that’s what makes us glow!

Drinking more water throughout the day means your body is releasing toxins, which will make your skin even more radiant.

6. Water gives Shiny Smooth and Healthy Hair.

Drinking insufficient water can have a serious impact on hair growth. Drinking enough water nourishes our hair from the inside out. 25% of a hair strand’s weight is water. Insufficient intake of water can cause brittle hair and thin hair strands. Drink more water every day, that’s obvious, but drinking water on an empty stomach can improve the quality of your hair even more.

Read this! > The Amazing 7 Day Detox For Hair Loss – Heal Your Body!

7. Water helps prevent Kidney Stones and Bladder Infections.

Drinking H2O immediately after waking up is important for preventing kidney stones and bladder infections. Drinking water on an empty stomach dilutes the acids which lead to stones in the kidney. The more water you drink (to a healthy limit), the more you will be protected from various kinds of bladder infections caused by toxins.

8. Water strengthens the Immune System.

Water on an empty stomach assists in flushing and balancing the lymphatic system, which leads to increased levels of immunity. A strong immune system will keep you safe from various diseases and prevent you from falling sick so often.

So now assuming you agree with all of the above, think how much better you could be drinking water that is also a free radical neutralizer, an inflammation fighter, an allergy fighter and so many more things we can’t mention here but which you can find out more about from our Learning Center.

Supercharging your water is so inexpensive when you see the benefits!

Yes we’re partial to our own creation of the UltraStream which - right from your tap creates clean, healthy, energized molecular hydrogen infused alkaline water. You CAN feel better and better every single day.

Ian Blair Hamilton AlkaWay Global