October 27, 2007 4:16am CST
I've come across into the internet an article about drinking 5-6 glasses (about 1.5 liters) of water right after waking up in the morning without even brushing your teeth first. And it's only after an hour that you may have to eat your breakfast. It claims to serve as colon cleansing and is effective to naturally cure several diseases like cough, headache, diabetes and cancer among others. Has anybody tried this already?
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27 Oct 07
hi irene i do that everymorning and before sleeping but in the morning i gargle first my mouth before dringking water but not brushing and usually i add 1/2 lemon juice with water and drink it and make some exercise before i eat my breakfast thanks:-)
28 Oct 07
yeah, i am thinking that if i will try this therapy i would have to gargle first. But i don't think i can really drink all that amount of water. Maybe i'll start trying just about 1 liter first. i just wish i can force myself to do it. By the way, as your name suggests, you're a filipina? right? I am too. Go girl!
• United States
29 Oct 07
Drinking plenty of water is very good for you, but not 1.5 liters at one time. You should aim to drink no more than a cup every half hour so you don't become nauseous or ill. There is a thing called water intoxication when you drink too much water too quickly and it can be very dangerous.
28 Oct 07
if it's true that this is also good for losing weight, i will try to share it to a friend who's been trying to lose weight for the longest time but to no avail. I think i should really start doing it, you too, for health reasons. well, goodluck to both of us!
• Quezon City, Philippines
17 Jun 08
That is too much I think 1.5 liters will make you bloat unless you are able to flush that out pretty soon. I have read in here that a person who was able to drink 1.5 glass was already bloated and was not able to eat breakfast which I think is also bad. Skipping breakfast is bad habit to have.
19 May 08
Yes it is true.I myself have just 1 glass of water first thing in thr morning without brushing my teeth.It has a laxative effect immediately.I started this years ago when I was still in College.At that time I had started trying this because it was believed to help increase one's height and believe me it worked because in six months I gained 2 inches.Thereafter I have followed this habit religiously.
• United States
18 May 08
well, isn't that interesting? I guess it makes sense, after all you have been fasting all those hours of sleep - the water will help flush things through... I wonder if a better choice might be a more acidic drink though - perhaps some grapefruit juice, or a juice known for its healthful properties like cranberry juice.
• Anderson, Indiana
9 Mar 08
Oopsie! I started the water therapy about a week ago, but didn't wait an hour before eating breakfast each time. Guess I'll have to be sure to remember that from now on. I drink two (started out with three, but I was overdoing it) bottles of Ice Mountain water each morning. Pretty thirsty at first, so I drink the first part quickly and then slow down to drink the rest.