Water therapy is an adjunctive
approach that can be used with almost any other approach.
most cases, it is found that we are not drinking enough water. Up to
seventy percent of the total body weight is due to water. Normally,
our daily diet provides about two-third of the body's requirement of
water. Some health practitioners suggest that you drink about eight to ten
glasses of water every day to meet the remaining one-third of the body's
requirement. You may need to drink more water when you are tired, sweating
profusely, or when your body has a condition such as cancer.
Some recommend that you should avoid
drinking water while eating food, as the water can dilute the digestive
juices in the stomach, thus leading to indigestion. They suggest drinking
water on empty stomach, a half hour before eating, or a couple hours after
the following water cure, including F. Batmanghelidj, M.D., who wrote the
book Your Body Cries for Water.
The Water Cure Recipe
Drink 1/2 your body weight of water in
ounces, daily. Example 180 lb = 90 oz. of water daily. Divide that into 8
or 10 oz. glasses and that's how many glasses you will need to drink,
daily. Use 1/4 tsp. of salt (non-refined ocean or sea salt) for every
quart of water you drink. As long as you drink the water and it
isn't prohibited by your physician, you should be able to add the salt.
Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol as they can dehydrate you. Every 6
oz. of caffeine or alcohol requires an additional 10 to 12 oz. of water to
re-hydrate you. Many people also suggest starting your day with up 5 or 6
glasses of water and then waiting at least an hour before you eat or drink
anything. Be sure to start our slowly and build
up to this. You can overdo this if you try to drink too much too quickly
and your body isn't used to it.
Others believe it is important to drink water that
has not been fluoridated and others suggest you either oxygenate the water
you drink or alkalize it. Your own research will help you decide what is
best for your situation.