If you are a follower of Dr. Mantena Satyanarayana Raju’s “Natural Way of Living” you might be quite familiar with his principle of drinking water. Dr. Raju has done intensive research on drinking water and its effects on our metabolism. He is the only person who is promoting the routine of drinking 5-6 liters of water a day on a large scale. All through my previous updates I tried to bring his theory on drinking water and its advantages on our body. When I began to follow his Natural Way of Living, I started with drinking 5-6 liters of water a day as suggested by him and if I am not guessing wrong, majority of other followers too might have began with this. Whenever, I came across the fellow followers I found that majority of them have begun with drinking water and inspired by the advantages of drinking 5-6 liters of water they have started to follow other practices of Dr. Raju’s Natural Way of Living. There is a huge misconception among people especially in the West regarding drinking more water. They believe that drinking more water results in the washout of minerals and proteins. But the fact is that our body has an automated gauge which measures what is right for our body and how much of what is sufficient for it. If anything that is not suitable for the body or is in excess; is excreted out of the body through various means like urine, sweat and stool etc. And one more thing we need to understand here. Water not only quenches our thirst but also cleanse our body and there is no better cleanser than water. Our body always welcomes the Nature and its resources because Nature has never done any harm to the living beings. Since Water is one of the Five Elements of Nature, it plays a vital role in the metabolism of our body.
A few of my fellow mates in face book (a social networking site) have brought to my notice regarding the death of 2 ladies caused by drinking excess water (it said as 7 liters) at 2 different places. One was a 28 year old Californian wife and a mother of 3 children died from drinking too much water in a water-drinking contest conducted by a local radio. And the other one was a 26 year old Taiwanese woman who died drinking 7 liters of water a day on the belief drinking more water relieves from high blood pressure. In both of these cases, lack of proper knowledge or partial knowledge has led to the death of their lives. Excess of anything is always dangerous to life. Both these deaths have caused by putting too much pressure on the body cells and other vital organs like Liver, Kidneys and Brain by drinking too much water at a time or at a wrong time.
Therefore, I urge every individual not to follow anything blindly without going in depth of the facts available on internet or on news papers. If you are a Mantena Satyanarayana Raju follower listen, read and analyze everything before following it. As it is said, there is nothing deadlier than partial information, always read and listen in full and then follow.
As far as Dr. Raju’s recommendation of drinking 5-6 liters of water a day is concerned, he has done an intensive research, tried and tested on him for many months and after realizing the benefits of drinking that much of water he started promoting the routine. He was later joined by millions of followers in the routine. He has made an intensive study of the people’s life styles and designed a unique way of drinking 5-6 liters of water in a safe and scientific manner. Refer my previous blogs “How to drink 5-6 liters of water a day?” and “Mantena Satyanarayana Raju’s Principle on drinking water” for more details.
Let us now try and find out what made Dr. Raju research on the subject of drinking water – A light on drinking water by Dr. M.S. Raju:
As the civilization has advanced man learnt to add taste to whatever he eats or drinks. Even the fruits, vegetables, leaves, nuts and roots are modified by way of cooking according to the needs of the taste buds. Since we are used to tasty food we are averse to natural foods. Yet we drink water, which has no taste. From the last 15-20 years some people are rejecting the taste of natural water. When their tongue has developed such tendency they are not interested in the natural water. We may be inclined to take water at least when we sweat. There is no sweat either these days. People take water casually without any interest. The tendency is such that they add sugar to water and spice to buttermilk. If this situation continues a day may come when we have to add salt and some other thing to water, store it and drink it. Many in urban areas might have already got this idea by this time. Earlier, guests were given a welcome with a glass or vessel of water. Now we treat the guests with tea, coffee or any soft drink. Rich people are not consuming any water outside their homes. They carry a bottle of water wherever they go out or buy mineral water with the fear of water contamination out of their homes.
Now a day we are used to bed coffee and whenever we are thirsty we consume soft drink, beer and juice instead of water. There are 60% of people who take 1-2 glasses of water per day and there are 10% of those who take between 2-3 glasses of water per day. 5% of them take 3-4 liters of water a day. Those who take 5-6 liters of water a day are very rare. Those who take less water fear that taking more water is harmful as the kidneys will have to bear the loads and the entire nutrition goes out along with urine and blood gets diluted. Even those who take less water suffer from nausea and allergy. There are people who take lime juice instead of water or add pepper to water. Elders commit a mistake themselves by consuming less water and also discourage the children to take more water. Children generally drink more water. Parents feel that children do not take food and milk properly if they consume more water and therefore discourage them to drink more water. Dr. Raju has studied on various people for about 7-8 years and concluded that lack of water has resulted into various disorders among most of the people and yet they are unaware of the fact. Therefore, he took up a mission to educate people regarding the benefits of drinking more water.
I have been following his principle of drinking 5-6 liters of water a day from the last 1 ½ years and there is been a great feeling. I have passed on the information to many of my friends, colleagues and relatives and they too are enjoying the benefits of drinking 5-6 liters of water a day. Drinking water according to the schedule designed by Dr. M.S. Raju is always safe and wonderful. All those who are following this routine have only one word in their mouth “God Bless Dr. M.S. Raju and Long Live Dr. M.S. Raju.”
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