As one of the world’s leading authorities on skin health, I knew Dr. Murad was a brilliant innovator. What I didn’t know was the depth of his generous spirit and truly holistic approach to health and wellbeing. Dr. Murad shared his groundbreaking research in his keynote speech at The Spa Connection event, and gave every participant a copy of his new book “The Water Secret.” To top it all off, he sat patiently for a book signing and took time to write each of us a personal message.
I can’t put this excellent book down and find the concepts contained within both revolutionary and surprisingly simple. The three components of Murad's Inclusive Health care that protect and promote the integrity of your cells are internal, topical and emotional care. The Water Secret honors proven strategies in both ancient and modern medicine that fortifies the body with tools to function optimally. To quote the book: “To treat the skin as an isolated component of the body is like using a small brush to touch up the outdoor paint on a house rocked off its foundation and about to crumble under years of neglect and disrepair.”
The “secret” in The Water Secret is to “eat your water”—which means that eating fruits and vegetables is the ideal was to hydrate your body. The phytonutrients and fiber allow for better absorption of water into your cells, which become more difficult to hydrate as we age. It's as simple as that, and explains why people who eat well just plain look better.
Here are Dr. Murad’s 10 steps to inclusive health
- Aging is a fact of life. Looking your age is not.
- Even in disaster, look for the good
- Smile daily, frown infrequently: Share your love
- Look out of the box for solutions to your problems
- Stat in touch with your passion
- Allow spontaneity in your life
- Eat your water
- Take pleasure in every minor success
- Find your hidden potential
- Reduce complexity in your life
Thank you to Dr. Murad for sharing your time and The Spa Connection for your commitment to raising the bar for Southern California spa professionals!