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Amazing therapeutic effects of water

By Kosiso Udemba

Did you know that drinking water in the morning upon waking up can have amazing therapeutic effects for a multitude of health conditions—ranging from pain to asthma to cancer? Do you love drinking water?  If you don’t, think twice.

Experts say six glasses of water (one litre)will have an astonishing effect on your health.  Without spending  money on medicine or paying for diagnosis and  doctor ‘s fees, just by drinking safe water, a host of diseases will be prevented. The health benefits of drinking water are enormous. Its therapeutic effect is amazing.

Water therapy

Drinking water early in the morning improves your health and makes you energetic. You can live five to seven weeks without food, but the average adult cannot live more than five days without water. Despite the many benefits of drinking water, many Nigerians start their day with coffee or tea.

Studies have shown that drinking water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach purifies the body’s internal system. An especially important result of this treatment is that it cleanses the colon, which makes the body much more able to absorb nutrients from food.

Water therapy is said to be 100 percent cure for arthritis, epilepsy, bronchitis, Tuberculosis, (TB) , meningitis, diarrhea, throat diseases among others.  Research has also proved that water therapy can cure these conditions very rapidly on its own—with no other medical treatments.

Water therapy alleviates constipation within a single day, diabetes within one week, and hypertension, asthma piles and even cancer within a month.


Water is involved in every function of our bodies. Our body contains 70 percent of water. Our Muscles contain 75 percent water; our brain cells contain 85 percent water, our blood contains approximately 82 percent water, even our bones contain 25 percent water.

Drinking water increases the production of new blood and muscle cells, helps with weight loss. Drinking at least 16ounces of chilled water can boost your metabolism by 24 percent in the morning. Water also increases the efficiency of immune system. Furthermore,

Water is one of the good medications for ulcer and digestive problems.

It is the main lubricant in the joint spaces and helps prevent arthritis and back pain. It helps to prevent from cancer and kidney disorders.  Drinking Water revs up your metabolism.

Avoid dehydration

Dehydration is the body’s enemy. It slows bodily functions and metabolism. As a matter of fact, your metabolism will slow to conserve energy when you haven’t had enough water to drink, as your organs can’t and won’t function as efficiently. Scientifically, drinking water has been proven to contribute to your the body’s ability to burn calories. You body needs an adequate amount of water to properly function, especially during exercise, and dehydration prohibits the fat-burning process.

Drinking water regularly flushes toxins from your body’s system, including those produced during exercise. It aids in keeping joints lubricated—very important for both daily functions and in preventing your body from injury during exercise. Drinking water is also vital to weight loss. If you are working out regularly, drinking an adequate amount of water is extremely important.

Health tip

Immediately upon waking in the morning, drink at least five glasses of water. Do not eat or drink anything else for one hour prior to and after drinking the water.


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