Water - The Cornerstone of Healthy Living
Water is in the news! Is your tap water good for you? What about bottled water? Are we being eco-friendly buying all those plastic bottles of water? What is the best water? What is an affordable water solution? So many questions.
Let’s look at what we do know: we all need water , lots of water, clean, mineralized, alkaline water. Why? Because the human body is 75% water and the human brain is 85% water and extremely sensitive to dehydration. Mild dehydration can slow your metabolism by as much as 3% - that’s a lot. Water is the main source of energy. Did you know that lack of water is the number one cause of daytime fatigue? Many people exist their whole life in a state of low-level dehydration. We can eat right, supplement and exercise and still not reach optimal health unless we are effectively hydrated – with good water. According to Dr. F. Batmanghelidj, M.D (Water: For Health, for Healing, for Life: You're Not Sick, You're Thirsty! ), water increases the efficiency of the immune system and is the main solvent for all foods, vitamins and minerals. Want to increase the effectiveness of your supplements? Take them with a large glass of clean, mineralized, alkaline water!
So what are the important characteristics of water? Purity and pH are key to good water says Dr. Robert O. Young, PhD (The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health ). “By providing alkaline water to neutralize and remove acid from the tissues, you’ll stop the body from gleaning alkaline substances from other body parts to do the job – from leaching calcium from your bones. Dr. Young goes on to tell us that our body needs alkaline minerals like calcium and magnesium, and potassium in an easily absorbed ionic form – water. Another great reason to get your 8 glasses of clean, mineralized, alkaline water – every day!
How do we get clean, mineralized water? Creating a "healthy water" means removing the harmful agents while retaining beneficial minerals. According to Dr. John Sorenson, a leading authority on mineral metabolism, "Minerals in drinking water are more easily and better absorbed than minerals from food." Some bottled water now has labeling that gives you better information about what is in the water – but there is still that problem of all those plastic bottles – and the cost?
Filtered drinking water now costs more than gasoline! To get good water we need effective filtering/purification, pH control and re-mineralization. With bottled water make sure you are aware of what you are getting. Read the labels and shop for cost. Water filtration and enhancement units are available in many health food stores – make sure that the system you are looking at removes harmful agents, re-mineralizes the water and leaves the pH of the water alkaline. Under the counter systems are also available – shop for effectiveness and cost – prices vary widely.
Most importantly – drink lots of clean, mineralized, alkaline water.
Healthier Humans, One Drop at a Time!