Healing with Water – Learn all About the Benefits of Drinking Water
Prevention and Healing With Water
One of the first things a holistic health counselor will ask when seeing clients is how much water they drink and
what type of water.
It’s amazing how many people feel that cokes, coffee, and tea are the same as water. Anything that makes your body
work to digest it is not going to give you the benefit of water.
Also, unfiltered tap water is something most health conscious individuals never drink unless there is no other option.
This is because if the water has impurities in it, which most tap water does we become the filter.
Our bodies are dependent on hydration to function properly. Actually in our experience the majority of people are
dehydrated to some degree most of the time.
A holistic health perspective is not just to drink a lot of water but to drink good water, for optimal health.
The following article is from Aquasana. It provides a lot of great information about the healing properties of water.
We hope you enjoy the information.
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Preventing and Curing Illness by Drinking Water
“The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.” Albert
So many common ailments and illnesses can be prevented and possibly even cured with an increased intake of healthy
water. Here are a few:
- Back pain
- Morning sickness
These are some of the most common that can benefit from drinking water and in many cases be prevented by regulating
the body’s natural fluid levels.
Recently there has been a dramatic swing in medical theory and a long overdue realization about “healing.” The
best way to prevent, treat and in many cases cure illness is to give our body the right tools and let it go to work.
With the proper intake of healthy water, the right minerals and nutrients our body can over come almost anything.
Recent studies have confirmed that many of the medications our society has become dependant on, primarily antibiotics
and pain relievers, often do more harm than good. Antibiotics can be extremely damaging to the liver and have an
adverse effect on our natural immune system. The more often we turn to synthetic medicines to over come infections,
the weaker our natural defenses become and the more likely we are to have repeated incidences of infection.
An increased intake of water and the proper immune enhancing nutrients combined with a little patience and common
sense are by far the best defense against most infections. Allowing our body to over come minor infections with fever,
fluids and rest increases our natural resistance and makes us less susceptible to these intruders in the future.
Truly the best offence is a good “defense.”
Pain medications and analgesic medicines also work in contrast to the way our body heals itself. In a very informative
book called, “The
Body’s Many Cries for Water,” (very highly recommend) studies by medical experts explain how most of the
pain sensations we experience are the result of moderate or acute dehydration.
Our brain is over 75% water and when it detects a shortage of available fluids it implements a water rationing process
by producing histamines, causing pain and fatigue. This natural process is meant to slow us down and conserve water.
Histamines are released as a warning signal that something is wrong.
When we take antihistamines or analgesic medicines like acetaminophen or ibuprofen we simply turn off the signal
and often allow the problem to progress. Two cups of water and a 20 minute break will overcome most common headache
pain. For more information on headaches:
Water Deficiency and Back Pain
Back pain is also most often the result of a deficiency in body fluid levels. The disks in our back are in reality
little hydraulic shock absorbers. These disks are made up of an outer shell filled with fluid, primarily water. A
properly hydrated disk creates a cushion that absorbs the shock of physical activity and supports the weight of the
upper body. These discs are self hydrating as long as there is adequate fluid levels and regular movement.
Movement that compresses and releases pressure on the disc creates a suction that allows water to be pulled inside
the disc keeping it fully hydrated. When a disc is fully hydrated the shell of the disc supports 25% of the weight
load and the fluid supports 75%. When theses discs become dehydrated then the shell has to support a larger portion
of the load causing pain, swelling and soreness.
Passive activities like standing, or sitting at a desk without regular movement, allow constant pressure on the
disks which slowly forces water out. Without sufficient fluid levels, the pressure on the disc increases and results
in pain and stiffness.
Simply by maintaining a constant and adequate intake of water combined with regular movement such as bending forward
and backwards with your head and upper body allowing the disks to hydrate, you can prevent and stop most minor back
and neck pain. Try it, you’ll be amazed how easy and effective these natural solutions are.
Hypertension and Dehydration
Hypertension is very often a result of the body adjusting to blood volume loss, according to Dr. Batmanghelidj,
MD, a recognized expert on natural and preventive treatments. The most common cause of lower blood volume is dehydration.
Since our blood is more than 83% water it’s total volume is heavily effected by the level of available water in
our body. When the body detects a loss of blood volume it closes off less active capillary beds in order to maintain
proper blood flow to the more active areas.
These vessel closings cause a rise in tension inside the muscle mass which we’ve come to know as ‘hypertension’.
More water allows proper blood volumes and less tension.
Water Lubricates Joints and Helps Relieve Arthritis
Arthritis pain and stiffness is now understood to be initially a result of increased friction and swelling in the
bone joints. Water is what our body uses to lubricate these joints. When our water levels are reduced there is increased
friction between the cartilage surfaces resulting in swelling, stiffness and pain.
The movement of the joints cause a suction that pulls water from the bone marrow to the joint cavity if there is
available water.An increased intake of water and gentle rhythmic movements of the joints can ease and in many cases
overcome minor arthritic pain. A more detailed explanation of this natural treatment can be studied in “The
Body’s Many Cries For Water,” or a recent publication by three very highly respected Medical Doctors called, “The
Water We Drink.”
For more information on arthritis, read 12 Tips to End Arthritis Pain.
Asthma and Histamine Production
Asthma, which effects over 12 million children in North America alone and causes the deaths of several thousand
each year, is a direct result of increased histamine production. Dehydration initiates exaggerated histamine production
as a water regulating control.
It is well known that asthmatics have excessive levels of histamines in their lung tissue causing constriction of
the bronchial passages and increased mucus build up. Water is used in the lungs to keep the tissue moist, but each
time we exhale we expel moisture from our lungs. Under normal hydrated conditions the moisture is rapidly replaced.
If we are in a dehydrated state then the tissue inside the lungs begins to coat with mucus to prevent drying.
It has been demonstrated in many animal studies that an increase in water intake will reduce histamine levels and
over a 2 to 3 week period restore normal hydration to lung tissue and reduce mucus build up.Once this occurs the
bronchial passages begin to open and normal breathing is restored. The same histamine related effects apply to allergies,
and again, significant benefits can result from an increased intake of water.
Also of interest:
Morning Sickness and Dehydration
Even something thought of as normal, like morning sickness is a direct result of dehydration. The fetus lives in
a world of water which the body prioritizes above all other needs. Throughout the night, which is the longest period
without water intake, the uterus draws water from the mothers system to maintain it’s internal fluid levels and those
of the fetus.
In the morning the mother awakens in a state of dehydration, nausea and fatigue, hence the term ‘morning sickness’.
A common hang over produces the same symptoms and has essentially the same cause, dehydration. only with a much less
noble purpose. Alcohol is a very strong diuretic and causes the body to excrete water often leading to advanced dehydration.
Both of these common ailments can be prevented by drinking plenty of water before and throughout the night.
While water is not an absolute cure-all, it must be recognized as the base and primary ingredient to every preventive
and healing process within our body. We are truly a magnificent creation capable of preventing and curing even the
worst of disease and illness.
Understanding how our body works is the first step towards achieving a higher level of health. Once we have this
understanding then our actions begin to work in harmony with our body’s natural instincts, creating the perfect internal
It is important to remember that we are a water machine and that simply by providing our body with the proper ingredients
we can and will achieve an elevated level of health, and what a wonderful and rewarding feeling it can be!
Suggested Reading: “We
Are All Water Babies”
It will change the way you live Because of the importance of water in maintaining a healthy body, it is wise to
intake water that is optimal and with the realization that more chemicals enter our body through skin absorption
and inhalation of steam while showering than does from drinking water, the benefits of shower filtration have become
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Chlorine and Cancer
A recent report in the American Journal of Public Health linked chlorine to significant increases in certain types
of cancer and stated that ‘up to 2/3s of the harmful exposure was due to skin absorption and inhalation while showering’.
A warm shower opens the pores of the skin and allows a high rate of absorption of chlorine and other chemicals.The
steam we inhale while showering can contain up to 20 times the level of chlorine and other synthetic chemicals than
tap water due to the fact that these chemicals vaporizes at a lower temperature and at a much faster rate than water.
Asthma and Chlorine
Inhalation of chlorine and chemical vapors is known to be a strong irritant to the tissues in our lungs and a suspected
cause of asthma and bronchitis. When chemicals are inhaled into our lungs they enter directly into our bloodstream
and can have magnified effects versus ingested chemicals which are partially filtered by our liver and kidneys.This
would lead us to believe that asthma symptoms could benefit from water filtration in our showers.
Other than the obvious health benefits of showering in chemical free water, the cosmetic benefits are even more
noticeable. Anyone who has ever gone swimming in a chlorinated pool can relate to the harsh drying effect that chlorine
has on your skin and hair. Without the effects of chlorine and other chemicals found in tap water, your skin and
hair retain moisture more effectively for a younger healthier look and feel.
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More Resources to Help You – Health Articles
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HealthyNewAge Articles of Interest
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- Is Your Water Contaminated?
- Frequently Asked Safe Water Questions
- The Foundation of a Healthy Body