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Raising a toast to water

Indian Diaspora worried about alcohol-related deaths has a reason to say cheers 15th May 2009: Your sinking heart hits rock bottom, every time your “drinking partners” say bottoms-up. After all, you are aware of the research saying “men born in India, but living in England and Wales, are twice as likely to die alcohol-related deaths”.

Well, you can stop worrying and say “cheers” once again just by looking at your Japanese counterparts. They begin their day by drinking water.

Now, what has that got to do with your drinking? Everything! It’s all a part of water therapy that helps not just your heart, but also the digestive system, even arthritis.

In fact, water can wash away headache, body ache, problems of the heart system — fast heart beat included, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhoea, piles, constipation, all eye diseases, menstrual disorders, even ear, nose and throat diseases.

You see, the Japanese manager in your company, in all probability, drinks water immediately after waking up every morning. Scientific tests too have proven its value.

Research carried out over the years says as you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink four 160ml glasses of water; then brush and clean the mouth, but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minutes; after that you may eat and drink as normal. This is not all. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink for two hours.

The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals, not cold water. Alright, you love to have a cold drink after a meal. But, cold water only solidifies the oily stuff in the spicy Punjabi dishes you have ordered. It slows down the digestion. Maybe it is time you adopt the Chinese and the Japanese drinking habit while eating. You have nothing to lose, everything to gain.

The old or sick unable to drink four glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to four glasses a day.

The researchers claim the treatment will show results between 10 and 180 days. Arthritis patients are expected to follow the treatment only for three days in the first week, and daily from the next.  

The treatment has no side effects. At the commencement of treatment, you may have to ease yourself a few extra times, but it’s worth it. So, make the procedure a routine. Raise a toast to water, stay healthy and active.

Back to apprehensions of heart attack among the Indian Diaspora — women should know not every heart attack symptom is going to leave the left arm hurting. Beware of intense pain in the jaw line. Also, you may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms.

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