How seriously do you think about the quality and need for water? Are you aware that the water you drink has the ability to improve your health and your life? Do you know that your thinking has the ability to change water?
(1) Experiments by Masaru Emoto outlined in his book; The True Power of Water – Healing And Discovering Ourselves (HADO), through the process of taking pictures of ice crystals shows the effect on water depending on the information it has received.
Water improves or deteriorates reflecting the information it takes in. As our body is made up by 70 percent water, we human beings are also affected by the information we take in. So when we take in good information our body can become healthier and when we take in bad information our body can become sick. Through the use of words, love, gratitude and prayers Emoto’s experiments showed how we change how the water reacts.
In Emoto’s research, it became clear that water improves or deteriorates reflecting the information it takes in. He goes on to say that in ancient Greece, people paid true respect for water, and many Greek myths are based on the protection of water. But then science appeared and rejected these myths because they were not scientific. Water lost its mystique and became just another substance.
But some cultures even today have a much better respect for water than most of us. For a short time I worked for an Arabic Doctor. I noticed that in the kitchen sink there was an ice cream container and puzzled when I saw the receptionist washing up from the ice cream container. Curiosity got me to ask; “Why”? And it was explained that because water is precious in their country they are brought up not to waste it. The ice cream container held significantly less water than the sink did and so less water was needed to be used for the washing up. I have since taken on this wise teaching into my own house. As I have with the saying; “If it’s yellow, let it mellow. If it’s brown, flush it down”. (Of course, there is a frantic rush to flush all the toilets when unexpected visitors arrive.)
(2) In Woman’s Day, April 21, 1986 there was an article on Water, The ‘new’ diet secret! It said that water suppresses the appetite. It helps the body metabolize stored fat… Studies show that a decrease in water intake will cause fat deposits to increase, while an increase in water intake can actually reduce fat deposits.
The reason for this was that the kidneys can’t work properly without enough water. If they don’t work as well as they should, the liver has to do some of the work. And if the liver now has to do some of the kidneys work then it can’t do its job properly. If it can’t do this as efficiently, more fat remains stored in the body and weight loss stops.
If we don’t have enough water, our body feels threatened and holds on to every drop in case of an emergency, and the best way to overcome the problem of water retention is to give the body what it needs, i.e. plenty of water. Only then will stored water be released. Retained water shows up as excess weight.
The article goes on about an overweight person needing more water than a thin person, and how water helps to maintain proper muscle tone which prevents the muscles dehydrating and also helps to prevent sagging skin that usually follows weight loss.
It warns about diet drink being loaded with sodium, which can cause fluid retention and the high levels of phosphates in diet drinks interfering with the body’s absorption of calcium, which can be critical to the dieter.
The sum total was – to lose weight efficiently, consume 1 litre of water over a 30-minute period, three times a day, i.e. morning, noon and evening (before six o’clock or you will have to get up in the night to go to toilet). The benefits at the end of the day being – There is a loss of hunger almost overnight, the liver metabolizes stored fat more efficiently and stored water (water retention) leaves the body.
*Just a word of caution here. One of my early clients to whom I gave this article, ended up becoming dizzy and her Doctor said that this was caused through being on blood pressure tablets that had caused the adverse effects. So always get your clients to check with their doctor first. (A lesson learnt the hard way.)
(3) An article on ScienceDaily had a recent look at what is known about the health effects of drinking water and reveals that most supposed benefits are not backed by solid evidence. The findings indicate that most people do not need to worry about drinking their recommended 8 glasses of 8 ounces of water per day.
A review of published clinical studies on the topic found solid evidence that individuals in hot, dry climates, as well as athletes, have an increased need for water. In addition, people with certain diseases benefit from increased fluid intake. But no such data exists for average, healthy individuals. In addition, no single study indicates that people need to drink the recommend 8 glasses of water each day. The article advises that it is unclear where this recommendation came from.
Do we conclude that although a recent review has not found any data to support evidence of the need for 8 glasses of water a day, the Woman’s day article was written on heresay or perhaps validated by the writers through their own research? Should we take note of Emoto, who advises we must pay respect to water, feel love and gratitude, and receive vibrations with a positive attitude, for then, water changes, you change, and I change. After all, both you and I are water.
My advice? Well actually it’s the advice from Buddah; “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who has said it, not even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense”.
(1) The True Power of Water – Healing and Discovering Ourselves, Masaru Emoto, ISBN-13: 978-0-7432-8981-8, Atria Books, 2005
(2) Woman’s Day, April 21, 1986, Reprint, The Snowbird Diet copyright 1985 by Donald S. Robertson MD. MSc, and Carol P. Robertson, Warner Books
(3) American Society of Nephrology (2008, April 3). Evidence Lacking On Health Benefits Of Drinking Lots of Water, According to Review of Literature, ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 4, 2008, from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080402120522.htm
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