Water – The Foundation of a Healthy Body
Until recently most medical theory was based on the assumption that the 20% of our body that is solid tissue
is what determined our health, since that is where most outward signs of disease and illness are found.
It was thought that the 80% of our body that is liquid merely supported the structure of bone and organ tissue.
We now know the opposite to be true, the fluids that flow through our body are what create our level of well
being. The human body is a water machine, designed to run primarily on water and minerals.
By weight our body is about 72% water, another 8% is a combination of chemical compounds and the remaining
20% is bone and solid tissue.
From the most basic standpoint it is a common sense equation, if we are made up of 72% plain water, then naturally
the quality of the water we consume will have a very dramatic impact on our overall state of health.
Every healing and life giving process that happens in our body happens through Water!
This article courtesy of Aquasana Water Enhancement Products
Water and Our Bodies Natural Healing Abilities
In just the last decade medical science has begun to focus on the tremendous healing ability our body has
and how much that ability depends on water. Our body instinctively strives to be young and healthy. Each
component working in amazing synchronicity to bond broken bones, regenerate and replace damaged tissue and
Our blood, the very substance of our existence is more than 83% water and flows throughout our body distributing
nutrients, oxygen and antibodies on demand where ever needed. In order for our blood to properly carry out
it’s many critical tasks our body must be sufficiently hydrated with healthy water.
An inadequate intake of water, or consumption of water laced with contaminants, causes the properties of our
blood to change and negatively effects virtually every aspect of our health
Our brain is over 80% water and controls each and every process that happens inside of our body.This control
is maintained by constantly sending and receiving electrical signals through our nervous system, which in
reality is nothing more than an elaborate system of tiny water ways.
The fluid inside our nerves is made up almost completely of water and minerals. Tiny messengers called transporter
proteins travel at the speed of light carrying these life giving messages to every cell and organ in our
Like any communication network the purity of the carrier, our nervous system, effects the speed and clarity
of the signal. If the fluid inside of our nerves is laced with traces of chemicals or heavy metals like lead,
then the result is a delayed and distorted signal. Many experts now believe that the distortion of these
signals may be the root cause of many nervous system disorders like Attention Deficit Disorder, Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome, Alzheimer’s Disease, anxiety and depression.
It has been well documented that the clarity of these signals has a major effect on our ability to deal with
stress and our degree of coordination. Considering the vital role that water plays in our brain and nervous
system, it’s quality is possibly the most basic and essential key to healthful longevity.
Water and Our Level of Energy
Our energy level is impacted largely by our consumption of water. It has been medically proven that just a
5% drop in body fluids will cause a 25 to 30% loss of energy in most people, a 15% drop causes death! It
is also estimated that more than 2/3 of all people do not drink enough water and suffer some degree of dehydration.
The result being a large part of our population operating at only 70 to 75% of their capacity, or less. Unfortunately
most people turn to stimulants like caffeine and sugar to boost their energy level rather than drinking more
water, which is what our body needs to produce natural energy. Caffeine, alcohol and sugar are all strong
diuretics and actually cause your body to lose water, resulting in a further loss of natural energy production
and eventually can lead to a dependency on artificial energy.
A large part of our body’s energy comes from a compound called ATP, Adenosine-Tri-Phosphate, which is produced
during the osmotic flow of water through the cell membrane to generate hydroelectric energy. ATP is then
stored in energy pools and used as chemical energy in our body. The mineral content of our body fluids and
the absence of contaminants create the proper environment for this natural energy production.
Our body in reality is a complex Hydro Generator, using the elements of nature to become the miracle machine
we were intended to be. The purity of the water we drink greatly impacts our strength and energy level. Any
time a toxic chemical (chlorine included) gets inside our body we must then use up some of our strength and
energy to reduce and repair the damage done by that contaminant. Water is also what our liver uses to metabolize
fat into usable energy.
Drinking an abundance of clean chemical free water speeds up our metabolism and allows our body to assimilate
nutrients better, resulting in increased strength and energy.
Water and Releasing Toxicity
Our body’s detoxification system is probably the single most important component to optimum health, and the
one process that relies most heavily on an excess intake of clean water. We’ve all heard it said that we
should drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water each day.
Drinking the minimum will only help maintain a minimum level of health. Our body will use at least 8 glasses
of water each day under normal relatively passive activity to maintain the basic bodily functions such as
digestion, temperature control, joint lubrication and skin hydration.
Each time we exhale, blink our eyes or make any kind of movement at all we use up some of the available water
in our system. Even the constant beating of our heart is a water consuming process. We’re continuously depleting
the available water level in side our body. In order for our body to properly perform the essential task
of filtering and flushing out toxins we must consume a level of water above the minimum.
The more of an excess that exists, the more our body is able to rid itself of the elements that promote disease
and aging. It’s a beautifully simple process that can make a tremendous difference in the degree of health
we achieve and maintain, but we have to let it happen by consuming an abundance of clean, healthy water!
A healthy recommendation for water consumption would be at least 10-12 glasses each day, with optimum benefits
reached at 14 to 16 glasses a day.(Caffienated or sweetened beverages should not be counted towards your
daily water intake as they actually cause the body to excrete water).
It’s possibly the best health enhancement habit you can develop and it’s so simple a glass of water every
one to two hours. Try it drink at least 10 glasses of water every day for just one week and you’ll be amazed
at how much better you feel!
If You Don’t Have a Filter, You Are The Filter
Equally important to proper detoxification as quantity is quality. If we consume water that already contains
traces of harsh chemicals, like chlorine or any of the other 2100 different synthetic chemicals that have
already been detected in our water supplies, then that water doesn’t have the same ability to pick up and
Water that is free from contaminants can take on and transport out of our body toxins that find their way
into our system through other means.
We are constantly exposed to and ingest a wide variety of harmful chemicals. Every thing from the foods we
eat which contain artificial preservatives, colors and pesticide residue to the clothes we wear which harbor
traces of laundry and dry cleaning chemicals that are absorbed through our skin, all expose us to toxins.
The air we breathe and virtually everything we touch contains potentially harmful chemicals that are taken
in by our body. It is difficult if not impossible to maintain the purity of the air we breathe, the things
we touch and the foods we eat, which only makes the purity of our water even more important.
Our water quality is the only part of our personal environment that we can easily obtain total control over.
With an abundant intake of clean healthy water we allow our body to perform all the healing processes it
is naturally capable of.
In this age of fast food, synthetic medicines and complex lifestyles we tend to over look the obvious. Our
body is a water machine, performing millions of life giving tasks with each passing second, and in each of
these synchronized miracles there is one primary ingredient Water!
A study of the human body can only lead to an overwhelming appreciation and respect for it’s creator. Keeping
our body clean on the inside is not only essential to good health, but an action of appreciation for such
a wondrous gift, Life!
More Important Information About Your Water
Bottle Water: Is It Better? Safer Than Tap?
Water Contamination; Is It Affecting You?
Chlorine, Cancer and Heart Disease; Is There a Link?
Do You Know The Most Common Water Contaminant?
Prevention and Healing with Water
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