Water THE Elixir of Life

November 28 2011No Commented

Categorized Under: Healthy lifestyle, Natural health, Natural skin care, Pregnancy, Weight loss

Many people ask me “What one thing can I do that will have the most impact on my health Leanne?” and my answer is always the same “Drink more water”.  As simplistic as this sounds, I have seen the most life altering health problems relieved by at least 50% just by the person drinking more water.  Pain is reduced, energy and clarity is increased and mobility is greatly improved.  I believe that most people are so dehydrated, they are literally seizing up.

The kidneys can’t function properly without enough water.  When they don’t work to capacity, some of their load is dumped onto the liver.  One of the liver’s primary functions is to neutralise and eliminate toxins from the body.  But if the liver has to do some of the kidneys work, it can’t operate at full throttle.  As a result of this, the toxicity levels in the body can increase and I believe this is one of the main causes for developing a “disease” condition.

With obesity on the rise we all need to increase our water intake, as water suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body metabolise stored fat.  Studies have shown that a decrease in water intake will cause fat deposits to increase, while an increase in water intake can actually reduce fat deposits.

If you are interested in maintaining or regaining your youthful looks and prevent your skin from drying out and becoming wrinkled, simply drink more water.

Water. The elixir of Life.

Water. The elixir of Life.

Dr F Batmanghelidj MD is the author of 4 books written about his findings, from 18 years of research, on the topic of Water.  In his book “You’re not sick you’re thirsty” he talks about how he has treated more than 3000 cases of a peptic ulcer with water alone.  He refers to this and many other ailments as resembling a thirst “disease”.  He believes that many symptoms develop in the body when it is dehydrated, just as it does when we have a deficiency of anything else – say with a lack of iron and anaemia develops.  The main problems that he believes develop in the body with dehydration are arthritis & joint pain, high blood pressure, heartburn, asthma & high cholesterol.

But how much water should we drink and does the source matter?”  There are so many schools of thought; it is hard to know just who’s information to follow.  We hear about needing 2 litres of water a day, but does this apply to all people?

I believe that all adults need to consume around 2 litres of water a day, however many things will alter this amount.  Many foods and beverages we consume are dehydrating – for example tea, coffee, alcohol & salt.  Whenever we consume any of these, we need another cup of water to compensate for the dehydrating effect it has on the body.  As well as this, exercise and stress also give us a need for more water.  Technique is important though and I believe it is better to sip on the water consistently throughout the day, rather than consuming large amounts all at once.

Dr Paul Bragg PhD believes we should only drink distilled water and if we consume water other than this, it will contribute to developing other health problems.  I can see many benefits in having pure and distilled water, but for those people who do not drink water at all, I believe any water is better than no water.  There are many filter systems available that can hook up to your water at home.  Remember though, your water will only be as clean as your filter is, so change this regularly.

If you do not have access to these kinds of water, simply boil your tap water for at least 5 minutes and once cooled, put into a sipper bottle.  Adding lemon or lime juice (not cordial) will help to flush toxins from your body, so these are a great addition.

Bottom line is, If you have a health issue that you want to get on top of, have an honest look at how much water you are drinking and start sipping.  Don’t worry if you don’t drink the full 2 litres in a day, any is better than none.  Make yourself a realistic goal to start with – say just one sipper bottle that you consume before leaving work for the day and work from here.
You will benefit from any improvement.

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