The Way you Drink Water can Cause Deadly Disease-Mostly Unproven!
Summary of eRumor:
Several claims: 1. A regimen of drinking water in the morning on an empty stomach can cure several diseases including cancer, arthritis, and diabetes. 2. Drinking cold water with meals can cause sludge in the intestines and lead to cancer. 3. Women should be aware of heart attack symptoms.
Let’s take the topics one at a time:
1. Drink water in the morning on an empty stomach and cure diseases-Unproven!
So called “Water Therapy” is a popular recommendation among practioners of alternative medicine but we have not found any credible evidence of the value of the method suggested in this email or that it would cure serious diseases such as cancer. Such claims are not backed up with valid research.
2. Drinking cold water with meals can cause sludge in the intestines and lead to cancer-Unproven!
We have not found “Japanese Medical Society” referred to in the email. Although there are doctors and nutritionists who sometimes recommend not drinking water with meals, we have not found any documentation that drinking ice water clogs up the intestines. One nutritionist we asked said it doesn’t make much of a difference because all food and drink, whether hot or cold, eventually gets to the same internal temperatures and long before getting to the intestine.
3. Women should be aware of heart attack symptoms-Truth!
Physicians have long recommended that women be as sensitive to heart attack symptoms as men. We found no documentation that 60% of people who have a heart attack while asleep do not wake up but the symptoms of heart attack that are described are generally true.