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BY DR. ROOPA CHARI, M.D. 

Jan 27th, 2013


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Do you know that drinking water first thing in the morning after waking up has incredible benefits such as increasing your metabolism, mental focus & decreasing pain?

The Ancients Knew the Healing Power of Water: 

Water therapy actually originates from ancient Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurveda is an ancient medical science from India that dates over 5000 years. In Sanskrit, the name for this practice is Usha Paana Chikitsa, which basically means “early morning water treatment.”

In this article we will discuss: – A major cause of disease & practical tip to reverse this

Do you know what is one of the main causes of chronic illness and disease in the world today?

Answer: Dehydration!

Dehydration contributes to stress, anxiety, weakens our immune system, increases toxicity, affects digestion and increases muscle and joint pain! This list is just for starters…

The last thing anyone of us needs right now is more stress and a weak immune system! These 2 main factors actually make us more susceptible to getting colds and the flu (along with other diseases).

Drinking more water is something anyone of us can do! You may be chronically dehydrated from not drinking enough water and/or from drinking too much coffee, black tea, soda/pop or alcohol (wine/beer, etc).

Many people think that drinking pop/alcohol/coffee is another way to get more water, however they actually cause you to become even more dehydrated because of the diuretic (water depleting) effects of caffeine and sugar. 

Practical tip #1 Start your day by drinking 2 glasses of purified water at room temperature first thing in the morning (avoid cold water since it can shock your system ).

Why drink room temperature water instead of cold water? Drinking room temperature water helps with both digestion and having good bowel movements in the morning. Drinking cold water negatively affects our digestion and how you absorb, take in nutrients & eliminate wastes. Healthy digestion is very important for a healthy body!

Why water first thing in the morning? - While sleeping, you did not drink water for 6-8 hours! If you don’t drink water for 6-8 hours you will feel both tired and thirsty.

Drinking water first thing in the morning helps with hydration since your body has been at rest for a few hours without any fresh intake of water.

Other benefits of drinking water in the morning include: - Flushing out toxins & acidic waste thru your bowel and kidneys that built up overnight – Increasing metabolism – Enhancing alertness and mental clarity

This is a great way to start the day!

 

About Dr. Roopa Chari, M.D.:  "Dr. Roopa Chari is a medical doctor in Internal Medicine and her brother Deepak Chari is an Engineer and Certified Biofeedback Specialist at The Chari Center of Health, an advanced integrative medical center in Encinitas, CA. * Sign up for a FREE 15 minute holistic medical consult with Dr. Chari and/or a FREE 30 minute Stress & Anxiety Relief session with Advanced Voice Biofeedback with Deepak Chari here or call (760) 230-2711."

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