How Water Health Remedies Help In
Detoxification And Healing
As so much ill health is due to the poor
functioning of our bodily systems -overloaded as they are by toxins,
drinking enough pure water is one of the best things we can do to boost
our health and energy.
Even better, according to naturopathy, one of the oldest forms of
health remedy, is to have an occasional water-only day. This will not
only cleanse the body, by giving it a course of super-hydration, but
will give all those overstressed bodily systems and organs time to
catch up and recuperate.
The underlying principle is that in normal life it is only during the
night, when we are asleep, that the body has time to go through its
catabolic processes of cleansing and renewal. During a fast, however,
the digestive system is at rest and so the body's energies are
redirected towards detoxification and healing. This allows the waste
products and accumulated toxins within the various tissues and organs
to be absorbed into the circulation and passed out of the body with
Health Benefits Of Water Fasting
According to natural health remedies,
patients undergo controlled fasting for a number of ailments, as well
as for obesity and as a means of strengthening the immune system. Water
fasting is also regarded in naturopathic circles as a means of
improving both mental and emotional well-being, as well as
lf you are going to try a one-day water-fast, make sure that it is on a
day when you can virtually hibernate from the outside world. Any
demands on your body, whether physical or emotional, will disrupt the
calm that you need in order for the fast to benefit you. Choose a day
when you can be completely on your own, when there is nowhere you have
to be and nothing particular that you have to do.
Spend your time resting, relaxing, in gentle walking, meditating if you
wish, or perhaps doing some simple
yoga. As a water-fast works just as much on the level of mental and
spiritual renewal as it does on the physical, do not spend the day on
the phone or watching television. Instead, create a quiet, restful
environment in your own home where you will not be disturbed (make sure
that you unplug the phone). Even better, go to the sea or the country
and enjoy the fresh air and natural surroundings to the full.
How To Do Healthy Pure Water Fast?
Try to spend the day before your
water-fast on a raw diet - eating just salads and fruit (preferably
organic). Drink plenty of water that day, too. All of this will help to
prepare your body for the water-fast itself.
During the course of the day in question
drink 3½ -7 pints/2-4 liters of pure water (bottled spring water is
best). Take it at the rate of one glass an hour, either warm or at room
Do as your body tells you. If you feel
like being in the fresh air or going for a walk, then do so. If on the
other hand, you feel tired, then lie down and sleep.
You may find that you experience some
side-effects - a coated tongue and headache are the most common - but
this is a sign that the body is throwing off toxins and is nothing to
If you do get a headache, try going out
in the fresh air for a walk or massaging your temples with a little
The next day, have another raw-food diet
and, again, drink plenty of water. Rest as much as you can and you will
find that any side-effects disappear.