“One of the main causes of fatigue, toxemia, constipation, and premature aging is simply that most people don’t drink enough water”
A common statement found in literature everywhere.
Water is involved with every metabolic process, electrical exchange, bio-chemical pathway, physical and mental action in the body. Three quarters of the body is water. Our muscles are 70% water, our blood 82%, bones contain up to 25% water, and our brain 85% water. If your body doesn’t get enough water it will have to recycle what it already has, this means it has to re-filter it through the kidneys placing extra burden on them and the liver.
Water is the element, which extracts nutrients from food, transports them to the blood, replenishes vital fluids, as well as help detoxify the body.
Dehydration is one of the main causes of fluid retention. The body is forced to store water if it’s not getting enough- the body’s survival mechanism. Dehydration is often the cause of chronic pain, including headaches and arthritis, one due to the concentration of acids and toxins recirculating the body and two, due to drying of the lubricating layer of interfacial tissue, causing friction (rubbing together), causing tissue inflammation and pain.
Proportional to the volume of water that enters the stomach, a hormone / neurotransmitter “motilin” is secreted by the intestinal tract and can be measured in circulating blood. Motilin produces rhythmic contractions of the intestines- peristalsis.
Therefore dehydration may be the cause of abdominal pain, constipation, and colitis. The osmotic flow of water through the cell membrane can generate “hydroelectric” energy that is converted and stored in energy pools being important for all cellular processes including neurotransmission.
So how much water should we drink? Many authorities suggest 8-10 glasses per day (2-21/2 litres), but this can vary depending on body size, amount of physical activity and types of foods eaten. I like to suggest 1litre for every 25kg body weight, but if you suffer any illness, constipation or are detoxifying your body, you should double this quantity.
There are so many different types of water we can drink and this can be a confusing issue for some, so I will discuss some of the different types of water available.
If you do not have clean water, your body will have to do this for you, along with all of it’s other jobs. We also need healthy water. I mean water that is health promoting and actually good for you. Water authorities across Australia can legally add up to 50 different chemicals to tap water in order to “purify” it.
All matter and energy has a vibration. Its’ chemistry, structure and electromagnetic vibration will have an effect upon your chemistry, structure and function, electromagnetic vibration and brilliance. Today’s tap water is “dead water”. It’s molecular structure and ability to carry chemical elements such as oxygen and nutrients is very poor.
Any essential nutrients that may be in the water are most often locked up and bound to chemicals and debris that render them useless or of little benefit.
Boiled water– you can evaporate off chlorine and kill some micro-organisms by boiling water. However other chemicals, and all the dissolved solids remain, along with endotoxins from the killed bacteria. These endotoxins can produce pyrogens, which are actually more harmful than the live bacteria they replace.
Rain water – Raindrops form around airborne particles. Our air today tends to be so polluted that our rain is less a pure source of un-contaminated drinking water and more a cocktail of sulphuric acid, lead from petrol and diesel fumes, sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide and benzine derivatives from industry.
Spring or mineral water– basically, you get what is coming out of the ground, and this can be quite different for individual springs. This water contains varying quantities of metals, salts of metals and other substances that leach into the underground basins. Aluminium, magnesium, potassium and sodium, as well as their sulphates and chlorides, can be present in widely ranging amounts. pH of one bottle I tested was 5.1 and they bragged about it!
There are many good water treatment units on the market. My favorite is the Jupiter. More than just a filtration system, the Jupiter alkalises, ionizes and micro clusters the water.
What does that mean? Alkaline water can effectively neutralise acids in the blood and tissues (see last months issue on pH). The water is charged with negative ions which function as a potent antioxidant to scavenge free radicals and to neutralize toxic substances in the blood. (Toxins are positively charged)
Water that is micro-clustered (smaller molecular size) passes more easily into the cells and tissues of the body, hydrating the body more effectively. Many of you would have noticed that when you have a glass of water it feels like it just goes straight through. This happens less…….This water offers the body hydration, mineralisation, alkalization and detoxification.
Japan has heavily researched this water and found it successfully treated cancers, arthritis, immune dysfunction, hangovers, preventing premature ageing, tissue detoxification, and protects the body from toxic contamination.
Testimonials from users of this micro-water/alkalized etc, claim – disappearance of eczema, pain relief, candida control, better digestion, weight loss, increase in energy, loss of migraines, loss of chronic fatigue, arthritis, M.S depression and many more. For more testimonials and info you can check out the Ion Life website.
Here & Now Magazine July 2003