Do you need to drink 8 glasses of water a day?

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I mentioned in my book Leaf to Life (Buy in amazon), page 105:

But do not go overboard. There is no rule as to how much water you should drink. It does not have to be six or eight glasses of water. The best rule is to listen to your body – your body knows. Drink when you are thirsty. Drink a lot of fluids when you are sick with a fever, and fast under the guidance of a natural health-care professional.

Now, Associate Professor Michael Farrell of the Monash University Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, in collaboration with the University of Melbourne, the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, and the Baker IDI and Diabetes Heart Institute reported in a recent study that challenges the long-standing idea that it is “mandatory” for our health to drink at least eight glasses of water every day.

The study warned that those who advocate drinking eight glasses or more of water every day don’t seem to realize that over-drinking can actually cause water intoxication and may overload the kidneys. The researchers found and state that we have a mechanism to regulate fluid intake in our human body and thirst is a good indicator.

It is important to internalize the 3rd Credo in my book – My body can heal itself. To listen to our body and mind with discernment is one of the most important steps toward healing. Our busyness often separates us from our true self, that inner voice that often sends messages to alert us or teach us something. If we don’t learn it, it will come back to us in another form.

Is your chronic skin condition such as eczema telling you to slow down and trust?



Pascal Saker, Michael Farrell, Gary Egan, Michael McKinley, and Derek Denton. Overdrinking, swallowing inhibition, and regional brain responses prior to swallowingProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2016

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The Natural Approach to Slow Down Aging

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Sebastian Liew, one of the most unique and talented practitioners of natural healing and herbalism.”

Matthew Wood, MSc (Herbal medicine)

Registered Herbalist (AHG), author of Earthwise Herbal




Sebastian’s mom gave birth to him when she was forty-five.


By the time he was in his twenties, his parents were already in their seventies. As a result, he was required to perform all the household errands and take care of his then-elderly parents in his younger years.


Sebastian was very closed to his parents. They were like friends. They could share almost everything, from their ex-girl/boyfriends, traditional Cantonese jokes to constant anguish, late-life crisis, and of course physical disabilities (spinal arthritis, age-related hearing loss, fatigue etc.). As a past volunteer in an elderly home, he was constantly exposed to many elderly people and witnessed the physical and psychological dysfunctions, and most of all, the pain of their ageing process, the mental and spiritual conflicts in their inner world, and the tremendous stress of their caregivers. However, in the process, he also learned what are the factors that keep some elderly people healthy, happy, and a longer life.

Let us face the facts:

  • Our citizen population is ageing rapidly;
  • 80% of adults aged 65 and older have at least one chronic disease such as Alzheimer’s disease, sarcopenia, diabetes, heart failure etc.;
  • Most chronic diseases are a result of the ageing process;
  • Anti-aging is a myth. However, …
  • Slowing down the ageing process is possible. It is science-proven!
  • Premature ageing is a holistic problem. It requires a holistic solution.

On the other hand, we want to:

  • Remain independent as we age;
  • Ability to be mobile, grow, learn, and make decisions;
  • Build and cultivate good relationships;
  • Have energy, the sharpness of the mind, and good mood;
  • Make contributions to society.

Now, based on years of research, observations, and over a decade of clinical practice in phytotherapy, Sebastian wish to share with you the good news that you can apply proven natural and holistic solutions to slow down the ageing process and live a healing life.

This book is not only for those who are fifty-five years and above. It is a must for everyone and…

Sebastian’s advice to all young adults out there – Nothing in life is 100% certain, except we are aging at every moment. If you wish to enjoy a healthy and happy life for all the years to come, it is necessary to start learning How and Now!

Find this holistic solution in Leaf to Life®.

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