In a recent talk given by the Kundalini yoga teacher Guru Jagat, she proposed the idea that much of the violence in our world, especially in the United States, is caused by dehydration. The brain, when it’s not properly hydrated, is, for lack of a better word, angry. This anger leads to impulse and these impulses lead to violence.


While you may or may not be completely convinced that hydration will solve everything, new research shows that it will change a lot of things - especially in your own life.

One gallon of water may seem like a lot to drink in a day, but when you split it up it’s really only about 12 ounces of water each hour, for 10 hours. If you’re awake for fourteen hours or more each day, it’s plenty doable.

Why, you ask?

Here’s a whole heap of benefits to get you excited…

-    You’ll eat less. Most people eat when they’re thirsty rather than drink water. It will fill you up and satisfy that hunger/thirst you’re feeling.

-    You’ll up your workout game. If you already workout, drinking more water will take you to the next level. It will give you more energy and keep your muscles and joints happy.

-    You’ll ditch those dark, puffy circles under your eyes. Water retention is the culprit for bags under the eyes, which is caused by pooling sodium. Drink more water and you’ll flush that out.

-    Your skin will clear up. Drinking more water is a great way to clear up your complexion as it helps to flush away toxins and other nasty things that make your skin unhappy.

And that’s just the beginning. You’ll live longer, look younger, and sleep better too! Grab that gallon and get started - just don’t drink it all at once, overachievers. 

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