brown university school colors The waterfall diet about water retention

The waterfall diet is the title of a book describing how to remove up to seven different causes of hidden water retention. By helping you to understand what may be causing your water retention, the book can help you safely lose excess water weight and can also combat problems such as swollen legs, feet, ankles, fingers or tummy, idiopathic edema, high blood pressure and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

The procedure starts with a dietary test which you administer yourself for two weeks to discover whether your water retention is one of the types which can be improved by changing what you eat. Very frequently it is, as you can see from these testimonials. Part of the plan is to find the foods which are safe for you to eat, and part consists of balancing your diet with the right fruits and vegetables, and avoiding foods and drinks that upset your hormonal balance.

Linda lazarides’ books take you step by step through the necessary process, so that you will understand exactly what will make your condition worse or better.

The second and third stages of the plan depend on the results of your test. Some people find that their water retention improves very rapidly during the initial test, and this is an excellent sign. Others improve only a little, or sometimes their water retention does not improve but they feel less tired, their skin improves, and they experience other health benefits.

Hi linda. I’m pretty sure I have idiopathic edema. I’m 53 and recently had my physical. I’ve gained 7 lbs since last year and nothing has changed. Size of brown university same exercises, maybe even eating a little less than I used to. BP up at 130/80. All tests: kidney, liver, thyroid, bloodwork normal except cholesterol high but ratio of good vs. Bad lipids was excellent. Doctor said I’m post menopausal and gave me spironolactone, a mild diuretic and sent me out the door. I know I have water retention. I dance a lot so when I look in the mirror while I am dancing and notice that my thighs jiggle and see the indentations the leotards make when I take them off, I KNOW that’s what it is. I’ve done the waterfall diet in the past and it’s worked beautifully so I am back on phase 1 again. So far, it’s day 2 and I’ve lost 2 1/2 pounds. I hope to lose the rest and get my BP back to 110/60, my waist to a 25″ and get rid of this aching, tiredness and migraines which are ruining my life. Doctors have been no help. My husband thinks I am a cyberchondriac. Transfer to brown university I just want to feel better. Do you think that this sounds like idiopathic edema or is my water retention due to a hidden medical condition that the doctors missed? Such as estrogen dominance?

Hello, I put on 65lbs in a year I kept telling my doctor I was retaining water but when he pressed my shin it didn’t indent my hands didn’t swell this seemed mostly in my trunk of my body and my face finally at the end of that year my left shin swelled up he put me on bumex water pill at first I took it twice a day now im down to once a day I have lost 40lbs but that last 25 wont come off if I don’t take the pill I can feel the water accumulating under my skin in the trunk area/stomach and I will gain 2-3 lbs by the next morning also im 3 to 5 lbs heavier by betime than I am in the morning, recent after a surgery I was unable to take the water pill for 2 consecutive days and I put on seven lbs in 2 days but that came off when I started back on the water pill. I have been an avid walker for 8 years, I walked a minimum of 1.5 miles a day but through most of that 65 lb gain I was walking 2-2.5 miles a day. I do have a dx of inflamitory arthritis and fibromyalgia I believe I eat mostly healthy also with the swelling in my lower leg when I press it doesn’t indent in it never did but you can see that its swelled my doctor also has me wearing compression socks I call them my old man socks…its a real attractive look!!! I am a 49 yr old female thank you in advance for any advice you can give me I will be ordering your book. Sincerely sue s. Ps. Im scared that I will have to be on this water pill for the rest of my life or worse I wont be able to be on it for the rest of my life and could end up with a nonstop weight gain.

Hi I have been steadily losing weight back last year in 2013 since may and dropped about almost 15 kg! I was so glad that happened! By the end of the year, my weight loss started to slow, then the year 2014, i had only seen a 0.3 kg drop since last year and that was in march. Now, I put on about 6 kg of who knows what. I was absolutely devastated and depressed. I don’t know what to do. I was eating normally as I did in the past year. Then when I went to the natura path (the doctors are totally useless) she gave me a full body examination and revealed I possibly had parasites, a magnesium and b12 deficiency and held a lot of excess water (about 15 kg of excess water to be precise). I was shocked. But at least I knew it was the water. I also had candida. Also, in the past year I wasn’t sure if i was eating enough – i was eating about 1500-1800 calories and I am a male. I liked to eat chicken, sometimes, but I wasn’t sure if i was getting enough protein though. Brown university public health ranking another thing is that my measurements last year of all body parts were dropping (especially hips, waist and chest), now my limbs and hips have gained an inch or so, my waist has dropped a few inches and I have a caliper and i am slowly losing body fat. And it can’t be muscle because I am getting less than 6.5 hours of sleep a night. I don’t know what to do and I need some advice :/ but great article there!

So glad to have found your research; it’s refreshing to have actually found someone who tells it like it is about water weight. So last year, I was feeling better than normal (I suffer from clinical depression) and was moving about more as a result. John brown university address I also began to lose about ten pounds of water weight by the times of each of my quarterly doctor visits. My doctor was delighted and was certain it was because I had decreased my caloric intake and increased exercise. While it is true that I was moving around a little more (I mow our ten acre, hilly lawn with a non-self-propelled push mower, but I do a little of that each day) I have a very light appetite and usually consume around 700 to 1000 calories a day, or less.Truthfully, I’m just not an “eater”. I’ve told my doctor this, but whenever I put on water weight (I’ve been tested and I’m certain it’s idiopathic; I even had facial edema and edema elsewhere all throughout my childhood, and my thyroid, kidneys, etc. Always test normal); she stays focused on my “caloric intake” and “bmi” issues, because, after all, I’m on a thiazide diuretic (have been for years) and that should take care of any excess water.:/ so I just MUST be overeating or eating the wrong kinds of foods right now because my weight has been steadily climbing. But I know it’s fluid weight. My bmi is still normal, but up a couple of points. For one thing, I had broken ribs from a freak accident and wasn’t mowing, also my personal life took a bad turn and my depression got worse as a result. And so I’ve gained water weight that just won’t come off. When I fast, I lose no weight, not even water; I usually gain according to the scales. I would like to know your opinion. Does this sound like idiopathic edema? I’m seeing a different doctor next month, btw. Thanks in advance.