By: Carla Gilmore CNC HC CNM
Water is the basis of all life and that includes your body.
Drinking water’s impact on the human body is far more important than many people realize. Without water, a human will usually only live for a mere three days. So essential is this liquid to our survival, that we need it more than food. The muscles that move your body are 75 percent water. Your blood, responsible for transporting nutrients throughout your body is 82 percent water. Your lungs, that take oxygen from the air to provide your body with oxygen, are 90 percent water while your brain is 76 percent water. Your heart is 79% water and your liver is 68% water Even your bones are 25 percent water!
Science tells us that we need to drink a minimum of 1/2 our body weight in oz every day just to break even with what our body loses every day. If you exercise or have any serious health issues you need 3/4 of your body weight in oz every day! Dehydration is simply when your body does not have as much water and fluids as it should. Water makes up 60-80% of our entire body mass, so it makes sense that when we don’t consume enough, all kinds of issues start to occur! Consuming plenty of water each day is critical for your body to work at its best, so if you’re not getting enough, your body sends a whole range of signs that let you know you need to drink up.
Some people rarely feel thirsty but If you wait till you feel thirsty chances are you are already dehydrated!
Just because you drink water does not necessarily mean the cells of your body are being hydrated. Imagine every cell of your body ideally looks like a grape. This is the case when your cells are hydrated. A dehydrated state means your cells appear more oval lumpy and stick together, this can be the result of inadequate water intake, a lack of minerals or poor adrenal gland function, often due to chronic oxidative stress or trauma. Foods and drinks containing caffeine and alcohol however, draw water out of our body and the more of these we consume, the greater our fluid requirements. To absorb the water you drink into your cells, you need calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and chloride. Some of these minerals make their home inside the cell while others reside outside the cell wall. These minerals all talk to each other and if one is present in higher concentrations than another or alternatively if one of those minerals is lacking, it can be difficult for water to enter the cell. Physically, when water stays outside the cell, it manifests as a feeling of fluid retention which for some people, is so noticeable that their legs or ankles will swell and their doctors will prescribe a direrectic to help the body eliminate the liquid. Unfortunately that will only cause more dehydration in the body. Your body uses minerals (among other things) to create electrolytes. Often described as the sparks of life, electrolytes carry electrical currents through the body, sending instructions to cells in all body systems. Electrolytes are also necessary for enzyme production, which are responsible for digesting food, absorbing nutrients, muscle function and hormone production. Unintentional chronic dehydration can contribute to pain and inflammation in the body and it can even be involved in the development of many degenerative diseases. Dehydration therefore, affects all body systems and functions.
So what kind of water is best for the body?
Our health is highly dependent on the quality and quantity of the water we drink.
Most are totally unaware that when certain chemical compounds (like chlorine) in Tap water are ingested into the body they can actually mimic an essential nutrient like Iodine and bond themselves to Thyroid molecules. This “impostor bonding” wreaks havoc with the body’s metabolic systems and increases obesity. On the other hand, water that is “too purified” Such as Reverse Osmosis, (devoid of minerals and life force) will likewise cause harm to the body’s systems in that water seeks to achieve a certain mineral balance and will “steal” or leach these minerals from the body if they’re not present in the water. Also, the body needs and depends on these naturally present minerals (like calcium and magnesium) to function properly.
Drinking water from a plastic water bottle poses serious health risks to you and your family. when you choose plastic you are potentially exposed to the following chemicals. BPA – Bisphenol A or BPA is an estrogen-mimicking chemical that has been linked to a host of serious health problems..
Altered immune system function, early puberty in girls, decreased sperm count, prostate and breast cancer, diabetes and obesity just to name a few.
Pharmacy in a Bottle — About 40 percent of bottled water is tap water. This means you are not only exposed to dangerous BPA from the bottle, you may also be exposed to a variety of water contaminants such as fluoride, chlorine, arsenic, aluminum, disinfection byproducts and prescription drugs.
Consider putting your own water filtration system in your home. It is more cost effective and convenient. Make sure that it has the reverse osmosis system first to strip the chemicals and contaminates from the water and then the ability to add those most important alkaline minerals that belong in the water naturally.
Make drinking enough natural water a habit in your life. It won’t take long for you to feel the benefits. It is a wonderful investment in your long-term health.
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