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The Water Secret
The Cellular Breakthrough to Look and Feel 10 Years Younger .
By Howard Murad M.D.
From one of the world's leading experts on health and skin care - a revolutionary guide that will help you look and feel ten years younger.
He has been called one of the “Best Forward-Thinking Doctors” (Vogue magazine) and acclaimed as a “Beauty Genius” (Elle magazine). Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD is one today's foremost authorities on health and skincare, and his philosophies have helped men and women around the world look and feel as young and healthy as possible. With The Water Secret, Dr. Murad shares a new, scientifically proven strategy, cultivated over years of practice and treating over 50,000 patients, to help you look and feel better from the inside out.
The Water Secret will:
•Debunk health myths through cutting-edge research and tell the truth about how inflammation, hydration, and other factors really affect your health
• Explain how damaged cells that leak water can sabotage your looks
• Introduces an integrated, multidisciplinary "Inclusive Health" approach to help optimize cellular strength
•Give you a complete 10-step action plan with recipes and meal plans to start you on the path to clear skin, fewer wrinkles, more energy, and better overall health
Q&A with Dr. Howard Murad.
Q: I’ve always heard that I should drink eight glasses of water a day. But in your book you talk about “eating your water.” Why is eating your water better than drinking it? .
A: What happens when you drink eight glasses of water a day? You are in the bathroom eight times – or more – flushing your system of vital nutrients. The best source of hydration is the water built into the structure of the foods we eat (structured water) especially raw fruits and vegetables. This form of hydration lasts longer since water is released slowly as you digest and doesn’t merely flush through. That’s why I encourage my patients to replace one glass of water a day with raw fruits or vegetables. Not only will they feel more hydrated, they will be getting more of the vital nutrients they need to build healthy, watertight cells, which are essential to keeping their bodies fully hydrated and operating at their peak.
Q: Will improving my ability to hold cellular water prevent me from developing chronic illnesses and diseases? .
A: The Water Secret is not a cure for illness or diseases. Living according to the insights I offer in the book helps to create an Inclusive Health lifestyle that helps you create the optimal environment in your body to help fight illness and disease. At my practice, I see numerous patients who are suffering from a range of diseases in addition to their skin concerns. Many of my patients with cancer have adopted an Inclusive Health lifestyle and attribute their ability to withstand the rigors of chemotherapy to their improvement in overall cellular health. The Water Secret is not a cure but a guide to helping you become as healthy and strong as possible so you can live life to the fullest – no matter what your life may look like and at any age. By adhering to the guidelines presented in The Water Secret, you are aiding every cell in your body by giving them the best environment to thrive and become healthy.
Q: If I have a problem sticking to a diet to lose weight, how is The Water Secret different than a diet? .
A: Although weight loss is a common benefit of living inclusively, The Water Secret isn’t a diet – so it really doesn’t create the physical and psychological burden of deprivation that a diet usually creates. To live inclusively, I believe that people should eat what they enjoy but also incorporate healthy raw fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and other nutritious food and dietary supplements into their daily meal plans. The Water Secret is not limiting; it is about small lifestyle changes that add up to a life transformation. In The Water Secret, I have included recipes and suggestions on how to integrate healthy, delicious foods into your diet to build the strong new cells you need to optimize your overall health.
Q: What is the overall philosophy of The Water Secret? .
A: The Water Secret is
a paradigm shift in truly understanding the aging process. In the book,
I introduce people to a new way of looking at care that I call
Inclusive Health that optimizes the health of the whole person
beginning at the cellular level. Inclusive Health accomplishes this
through a 3-prong approach that addresses cellular health by focusing
on topical, internal and emotional self care. This care is not focused
on resolving or preventing one specific problem – but resolves problems
in the context of making the whole body healthier. Inclusive Health is
a unified way to look at health and aging. Every cell in your body is
connected and if we can improve cellular health, we can make a dramatic
change in our lives, our looks and even slow the aging process. I
believe that with a little effort anyone can learn to live inclusively
and feel as young as possible.
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Everything you do in your life deserves your greatest attention and 100 % effort. This is the most effective way to seize the opportunities and miracles that avail themselves to you along your daily journey. Strive to engrave your unique and precious trademark to everything you pursue in life. This encompasses everything from washing the dishes to creating a masterpiece. Each task in each moment of life is sacred and should be treated this way. Simply to be healthy enough to wake up, to take a shower, to vacuum, and to complete all the other so called “ordinary” tasks in your life is a miracle and each of these tasks is overflowing with divinity.
Real Life Application
Dedicate one entire day to focus all your attention and energy on each task that you are involved in. Immerse yourself in each moment, each breath and experience the ecstasy and power of the eternal present. Notice the energy that surrounds you and the serenity and quietude of the Universe. Simply BE and become one with whatever you are involved in. This is life; your presence in the NOW is as sacred as living gets.
Choose “feeling good about yourself” over “feeling good for the moment.”
Guard against your proclivity to seek pleasure from being passive – just letting time drift on by as you watch TV, surf the Net or lounge in the sun like a lizard on a rock. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with relaxing on occasion; but overdo it and it will be at the expense of your self-esteem and well-being.
Feeling good about yourself (as opposed to simply feeling good for the moment) helps you take pride in your accomplishments. On a short-term basis, you may not feel good pushing yourself to work-out, to learn a new skill or to put quality time into your project. However, on a long-term basis, the self-confidence and self-respect you will acquire from perfecting these activities will make you feel enduringly good about yourself and your achievements.
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