“Drinking water is like washing out your insides. The water will cleanse the system, fill you up, decrease your caloric load and improve the function of all your tissues.“ Kevin R. Stone
“Your Body’s Many Cries for Water”, by Dr. Feydoon Batmangelidj.
Healing is more than getting rid of symptoms. Symptoms are telling us about an imbalance in our lives, whether it be our spirit, consciousness energy, or the environment we live in. We may choose to take a drug to reduce the effects of whatever is making us sick. But, if we’re not addressing the root cause, the cycle will repeat itself.
One of the root causes of chronic illness today is surprisingly, not drinking enough water!
More than two thirds of the human body is water. Water serves many functions to keep the body healthy. Every bodily process, every living cell, depends on water to function properly. Water transports nutrients, regulates body temperature, lubricates joints and internal organs, supports the structure of cells and tissues and preserves cardiovascular function. We cannot survive long without water.
How does water affect the quality of life? Inadequate hydration can cause fatigue, poor appetite, heat intolerance, dizziness, constipation, kidney stones and a dangerous drop in blood pressure. Brain effects include mood shifts, muddled thinking, inattentiveness, poor memory and, even depression. A loss of only 1 to 2 percent of body water can impair cognitive performance, according to studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Your body’s water balance is determined by how much you consume, your age, activity level and environmental conditions. The body eliminates water through the skin, lungs, kidneys and digestive tract.
REALLY SICK OR JUST THIRSTY?
Muscle and Joint Pain:
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension):
Asthma and Allergies:
Stress and depression:
Water and nothing but water:
Our cells, all of which are alive, require hydration to maintain life. As long as they are alive, they keep reproducing new cells, as old ones die off. The essential nutrients that are delivered with water help keep cells alive.
HOW MUCH WATER?
It is best not to drink water with meals because of the dilution effect on digestion. It is best to drink water a half hour before or two hours after a meal.
Medical science agrees the body can become dehydrated as we age. However, as we have learned, don’t wait until you notice symptoms of dehydration to take action. Actively prevent dehydration by drinking plenty of water.
Dr. Batmanghedj believes that 60% of medicine is simply medicating dehydration.
This article is not meant to provide any medical advice to any particular person. Each person's condition is different, and the proper treatment depends on your own particular body and its needs. Consult a doctor or alternative medical practitioner if you feel you have a medical problem that needs addressing.
Batmanghedj, Feydoon, Dr., Your Bodies Many Cries for Water