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Healthy Living 5 reasons why you need to start water therapy

Water therapy is a process which involves ingesting significant amounts of water at intervals - it's benefits to the body are countless.

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One of the world's best kept secrets has got to be the many healing powers of good, clean water. It's not news that we all need water to survive but what many folks don't know is just how much damage can come from not drinking enough water.

From curing joint pains to refreshing the skin, the therapeutic uses of water are too numerous to ignore. As a matter of fact, Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj who is widely acknowledged as the person who discovered the healing powers of water, used it to successfully treat 3,000 fellow prisoners who were suffering from stress-induced peptic ulcers while he was a political prisoner in Iran.

Water therapy basically involves ingesting a significant amount of water first thing in the morning - ideally 1.5 litres which is about 5 - 6 glasses of water. It cleanses the body and purifies the organs to say the least.

That said, here are 5 great reasons why you need to start the water therapy ASAP.


  1. Purifies the colon: Taking water first thing in the morning after the fast through the night helps to purify the colon and allows for better absorption of nutrients.

  2. Weight loss: Water therapy boosts the body metabolism by a significant percentage which in turn helps the weight loss process because the body is quicker in ridding itself of unnecessary matter.

  3. Hydrates cells:  Another thing you stand to gain with water therapy is proper hydration of cells. After the hours of fast undergone while we're asleep, water first thing in the morning hydrates the cells at superior rate which helps build muscle and blood cells, an overall great thing for the body.

  4. Flush and balance lymphatic system: The lymphatic system is a series of vessels that drain fluid from the tissue, it is an important part of the immune system. What water therapy therefore does for this system is cleanse it which then increases immunity and the ability to fight illness.

  5. Brighter skin: It's often said that the road to great skin starts from within. Water therapy helps rid the body of toxins which are poisonous substances in the body. With the elimination of toxins comes brighter, glowing skin.


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