The Power of Water has been underestimated I believe, to heal, cleanse, regenerate and give life to our body, mind and soul. I’ve always loved water, and never felt any other drink satisfied my thirst quite like water. But recently my love and respect for this humble resource was renewed after I began to see what an increase of water did for my body. When I increased my water intake from the recommended 2 litres a day to 3-4 litres, my skin renewed and healed about 4 times as fast! My face now glows, and people have started commenting on how good i my skin looks. I have more energy and my stomach is much happier. The other massive benefit of the extra water is that my body can process and handle anything I eat, without any reactions. Let’s face it, we all like a bit of naughty food once in a while, so why not give our body the tool it needs to process what we eat?
After 4 weeks of about 3.5 litres of water per day, my lungs, liver and kidneys have been cleansed and flushed out. I know because the lung mucus I had has disappeared, all the inflammation on my skin from my lungs (which maps to your right cheek in Chinese Medicine) and liver (which shows irritation through your left cheek) have rapidly cleared, maybe for the first time in years. Finally the dark circles around my eyes (kidney related) have also reduced. It has so far been the most effective detox i’ve tried. Eating clean, taking supplements and avoiding certain foods like dairy, wheat and meats was no where near as effective as doubling my water intake.
Other side effects of good hydration are weight loss, which funnily enough is the last thing people think about when wanting to slim down. After all our bodies are 70% water and our blood is 92% water. So in order for nutrients in your blood to be able to reach your organs, you need water!
Drink More Water: While i’m not a physician and can’t give medical advise, i have seen the effect of water on the people around me. I suggest you increase your water intake slowly and monitor the results. Don’t over do it. Listen to your body. My body easily needs 4 litres of water. I have friends who drink 5 litres, and that works for them.
Warning: Too much water can be dangerous so speak to your physician. My physician thinks 2 litres is enough, but I live an active lifestyle, I exercise and I personally need more. Everyone is different.
The quality of the water you drink is important too. Most countries are now contaminating their water with chemicals such as chlorine and fluoride, which are not good for the human body. If you can, get a quality filter to take these chemicals out. I use a reverse osmosis filter at home for my drinking water. Of course this means when I’m out and about, I don’t have access to filtered water. But that is fine. You are better off being hydrated with tap water than to deprive your body of this essential life source in fear of the quality of the water.
The quality of your thoughts about what you consume is extremely important. Dr. Masaru Emoto has shown through his experiments that the thoughts we think and hence how we feel, changes the structure of water crystals. And this is consistent with everything I have written about in my book The Alchemy of Healing, because our thoughts affect our ability to heal. Here are images of water crystals and the corresponding thoughts that were focused on them:
|"Thank you"||"You disgust me"|
|"Love and Gratitude"||"You Fool"|
What are your experiences with water? I would love to hear your story. My mother who had severe eye allergies for 40 years, was able to heal her allergies with water therapy and of course happiness.
Imagine what the power of water can do for you!