Why Drinking Water First Thing After Waking Up Is So Good For You

There Are Huge Health Benefits for Those Who Make it a Habit.

Drinking water the first thing in the morning purifies the entire system, cleanses the colon, boosts the absorption of nutrients of food, and offers a myriad of health benefits.

It’s an old practice that originates from the ancient Ayurvedic medicine. This water therapy was known as Usha Paana Chikitsa in the Sages of India, or roughly translated to, “early morning water treatment.”

In the 1970s, Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj re-discovered it and found that water can naturally heal numerous health issues, like high blood pressure, arthritis, asthma, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, and migraines.

After graduating from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School of London University, he returned to Iran and was imprisoned in 1979 as a political prisoner for two and a half years.

During his time, he discovered the healing power of water and treated 3,000 fellow inmates suffering from stress-induced peptic ulcer disease using simply water.

His success was reported in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology in June 1983 and in the New York Times Science Watch, on June 21, 1983. In 1982, he escaped from Iran and came to America. There, he continued his work on the effects of chronic unintentional dehydration on the human body.

He believed that the natural thirst signals of the body are often mistaken for signs or symptoms of other diseases, and maintained that if we avoid the chronic dehydration that occurs during our lifetime, we can avoid all health issues and unnecessary procedures and medications.

This is the water therapy method:

🔹Drink (1) 8oz glass of fluoride-free water as soon as you wake up, on an empty stomach.

🔹Do not consume anything for 45 minutes, and then you’re free to eat and drink as you please.

🔹Thirty minutes before meals, drink a glass of water, and drink another one two hours after meals.

The Japanese Medical Society claims that if you follow this method, you can treat constipation and gastric issues after 10 days, and a month to treat high blood pressure.

The importance of water can never be underestimated. Drinking water as soon as you wake up can do miracles for your health, as our body is mainly comprised of water, and needs to be properly hydrated at all times.

“All nutrients are carried across the body in water,” Dr. Racha Pande explains. “Waste products are removed from the body via water. It helps to form the structure of large molecules essential for various processes in the body. It actively participates in many chemical reactions. It also serves as a solvent for minerals, vitamins, glucose, etc. substances essential for the body.”

“Water serves as a lubricant for the various joints of the body,” she continued. “It is due to gradual depletion of this lubrication that people start suffering from stiffness and pain of joints with advancing age. It also serves as a shock absorber inside the eyes and spinal cord. During pregnancy, it protects the fetus in the amniotic sac (a gestational sac where the baby is held in mother’s womb).”

“Water helps in the regulation of the body temperature and also in maintaining the volume of blood in the body,” she notes. “The electrolyte balance is also maintained in the body with help of water. It helps to clear the bowels and aids in digestion.”

Numerous studies have confirmed the beneficial effects of this practice, so here are several interesting facts that can convince you to make it your habit:

🔹Our body is dehydrated after the night, so it will help you boost the oxygen flow, and support the creation of new blood and muscle cells

🔹It detoxifies the kidneys and boosts the function of the colon

🔹It accelerates metabolism by a whopping 24% for 90 min

🔹It will improve the appearance of the skin and prevent skin issues

🔹Drinking water in the morning will prevent fatigue and mood swings during the day

🔹When properly hydrated, the immune system is stronger, and the lymphatic system functions perfectly well, so you easily fight off infections and sickness

🔹It helps digestion and prevents constipation

🔹This habit will help you eat less during the day, as water will fill up the stomach without adding calories and you will feel full


A Special Message From Dodie Dennis (Retired RN)

With 40 years experience as a licensed Registered Nurse on a cruise line, a Colorado ski resort, and in Phoenix, AZ, I did everything from Operating Room to Immunology to all levels of Newborn care.

Among my favorite jobs was teaching childbirth and nutrition classes. For the most part, I believe whole foods trump supplements. And eating a nutritious diet loaded with veggies, grass-fed meat, and plenty of good fats is the starting point.

You certainly cannot supplement your way out of poor dietary choices. However, even with the best diet, there may be a few gaps that we might want to fill to “supplement” a solid diet.

For example, Omega-3 fatty acids are vitally important to our health. Our Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio should be 1:1 or 1:2. Sadly, the average person’s is more like 1:20. Not only are we not getting enough Omega-3 from sources like grass-fed meats and fish/seafood, we’re also over consuming Omega 6 (e.g. vegetable oils, excessive nut consumption) – a double whammy.

Personally, Jack and I don’t eat enough fish to get adequate Omega-3 due to concerns about toxins, mercury, etc. That’s why we welcome a new sponsor to “supplement” with Green Pasture Fermented Cod Liver Oil (FCLO).

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I use the word “supplement” loosely here, since FCLO is really a whole food. Not only that, but it’s also a traditional food with a long history of use. Quite the opposite of highly processed fish oils.

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Fermented Cod Liver Oil is simply cod livers fermented naturally to extract the oils. The cold-processing method maintains all the fat soluble vitamins. Most fish oils on the market are heat processed. What’s worse is that they’re then bleached and deodorized, and since most of the vitamins have been removed or destroyed, synthetic vitamins are added back in.

FCLO contains more than Omega 3s. It’s also a great source of Vitamin A and Vitamin D, and contains small amounts of Vitamin K2, Vitamin E, and various other quinones.

If you want to try out the amazing benefits of Fermented Cod Liver Oil, or maybe your current supply is running low, we highly recommend Green Pasture.

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They are the only company to supply naturally fermented cod liver oil that we are aware of (and the one recommended most highly by the Weston Price Foundation).

Check out Green Pasture’s website now and tell them CleverJourneys sent you.

In addition to Fermented Cod Liver oil, Green Pasture also sells other products like high vitamin butter oil, coconut oil, and coconut ghee.

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Jack likes Green Pasture because they are an American business that share the same patriotic values we do.

Check them out today! God Bless.

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