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River's & Water Part 4: Healing Properties

Jackson Creek

Jackson Creek begins in Jackson Park our naturally wooded park and runs beneath several blocks of downtown. It pops up here and there creating pockets of soothing water music amid the buildings to those who need it.

Water music is what I am thinking about today. As a Libra, I am supposed to have a greater affinity to air than water but it is water that draws me.

There is something about the sound of water running over stones that relaxes me in a way that nothing else can. One of my favourite places to go is a coffee shop that sits right at the edge of the Otonabee River near downtown. When I've had a really stressful week I will go there  to release some of that stress by letting the water carry it away.

Another place I like to go is a small stretch alongside the Social Services building on King Street. I will always stop on my way to downtown just to listen for awhile.

Healing properties of water:  
  • Improves energy levels & immunity  
  • Boosts physical performance  
  • Improves brain function and prevents headaches  
  • Clear toxins  
  • Weight loss  
  • Skin care  
  • Relieves constipation  
  • Reduce hangover symptoms  
  • Aids in regulating body temperature  
  • Reduces risk of osteoporosis and hip fractures  
  • Prevents cardiovascular disorders  
  • Helps in breathing and metabolism  
  • Helps to maintain balance  
  • Treat cramps & sprains  
  • Improves kidney function  
  • Regulates body temperature  
  • Water fasting benefits (Slow down the aging process, flush away toxins)  
  • Helps to prevent or better manage diabetes.

Martin, Elena. 99 Facts about Water: Scientific, Esoteric, Metaphysical, Spiritual, Religious Concepts & Healing Practices . Kindle Edition. 

Water fasting. A water fast is when a person does not eat or drink other than water. There is a correlation between temporary water fasting and a reduced risk of chronic disease. In general, medical providers suggest anywhere from 24 hours to 3 days is the maximum time to go without food (Sissons, 2018); however, clinical fasting (in therapeutic settings) can be as long as 30 days. Throughout history, people have undertaken fasts for spiritual or religious reasons. In modern time, because of wellness movement, fasting is a popular practice.

Martin, Elena. 99 Facts about Water: Scientific, Esoteric, Metaphysical, Spiritual, Religious Concepts & Healing Practices . Kindle Edition. 

It is about 4.5 hours long but you don't  need to listen to it that long; as little as 5 minutes can relax you and enable you to get back to it


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