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February 21, 2019

Japanese water therapy to beating dehydration in hot weather

We have experienced new levels of heat never felt in a long time, especially in Nairobi, where temperatures have risen to a high of 35 degrees centigrade.

Even doctors have issued an alert and advised people to stay indoors during peak hours and keep themselves hydrated at all times. In this weather, many people have not been keen on their training programmes, and those who are have reported high levels of dehydration.

According to ancient Japanese treatments, water therapy was and is still known to treat many ailments in our body systems.

There are many ways dehydration is disguised that can confuse your body system and make you feel you are okay, but in real sense you aren’t.

The body’s biological thirst signals can be mistaken for signs and symptoms of other illnesses. If we treat the root cause, dehydration, we can avoid costly medical interventions and enjoy long-term well-being.


It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up each morning. Furthermore, I try to instil this discipline to my clients, who have reported major health improvements. During this period of heat, many people will experience periodic headaches, body-ache, fast heart beat rate and stomach discomforts. As a fitness and wellness professional, we recommend drinking as much water as possible to hydrate your systems during the day, and doubling the intake during a gymn workout session. HOW THE


The Japanese water treatment has a completely different method of engagement. It will be very difficult to start it, but with time, your body gets attuned to it and changes begin to be felt.

1. As you wake up in the morning before brushing your teeth, drink four water glasses of water.

2. Brush and clean your mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minutes.

3. After 45 minutes, you may eat and drink as normal.

4. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner, do not drink or eat anything for two hours.

5. Those who are old or sick are unable to drink four glasses of water at the beginning, may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to four glasses per day.

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