Why is water called the elixir of life?

While a good detox from a qualified wellness doctor does go a long way in maintaining good health, there are a few things you can do on a day to day basis to help your body detox regularly. It may not be a complete detox, but it certainly helps in the long run and also when you do get a detox done, people who have been following these simple day to day stuff, do experience much better results. And in this month, with the sun beating down and we are all clamoring for water, this simple liquid can do wonders!

It’s not without reason that water is called the elixir of life. And water when consumed the right way, not only quenches thirst, but also helps your body detox. A simple day to day routine is to have a full glass of water, and just water without honey or lime or anything, the first thing in the morning, as soon as you get up (and brush your teeth).

Water will stimulate, what is now scientifically called the gastrocolic reflex, which means, it stimulates your entire bowels and over a period of time can correct poor bowel habits. Water with honey, lemon and other add ons are good, but that depends from person to person and sometimes it is best done for a short period, but the point is, plain water in the morning is good for everyone, what can to be added to it, needs to be evaluated on a person to person basis.

Through the day, we drink water (we should be doing that at least) and yes it is good, but making a few changes will go a long way. When water is taken by itself, it gets absorbed in the intestines and goes through your kidney and that is very necessary to keep you in good health. But, if you have a glass of water after eating a fibre rich fruit or vegetable, the fibre absorbs the water preventing it from being absorbed in the intestines and as the fibre flows through the bowels, the water content also flows through and gives the effect of a sponge cleaning your bowels. This goes a long way in keeping your bowels healthy. What this also does is that it makes you eat a good amount of fibre! Fibre rich food (you can get a whole list from the Internet) when taken with water will clean your bowels for you. Not only that, fibre tends you make you full quickly, but does not let you gain weight as quickly, so, if done correctly, you can manage your weight too – BINGO!!!!

Good health and wellness is really just a way of life and sometimes as easy as making the best use of the water you drink.

Dr.Wasim Mohideen
Wellness expert

After 8 years in allopathy, which included MBBS, DNB and a Diploma from the Royal College of General Practitioners, UK, Dr Wasim went on to get a doctorate in Acupuncture and a diploma in Ayurveda. He now combines the best of modern and alternative medicines to help people stay healthy.

drwasim@yourwellnessdoc.com
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