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Issues in the morning? Drink water...

I have always had issues with my bowels in the AM in particular. I recently discovered something that I believe may be helping with this problem. I read a magazine article in which a supermodel (I forget which one) said the first thing she does every morning is drink a glass of water to wake up her digestive system. I have been doing this every morning for the last month and it actually may be helping. I'm not saying it's a miracle cure, but I have noticed an improvement in the frequency and consistancy of my morning bowel movements. I guess it makes sense if you think about it hydrating all of those sluggish cells. It's the first thing I do when I wake up every morning. I usually wait at least an hour before I eat breakfast or drink my coffee. Does anyone else do this?
I drink a large bottle of water on the way to work each morning (before breakfast). My system is plenty awake by then, though. It usually wakes ME up.
I usually wake with a very dry throat and sometimes a strange taste in my mouth, and usually have tea and toast straight away.

I find mornings are the worst time-I go 3 times within an hour, then go 6-8hrs without the need to go again?!

Think I'll trial this just to see if it makes a difference.
First thing I do every morning is drink 12oz of water.
Just think not only does water every morning hydrate those dry sluggish cells as stated but also acts as a cleansing agent making all the matter in our colon softer and easier to eliminate.