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Water is essence of life

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With two-thirds of the earths surface covered by water and the human body consisting of 75% of it, it is evidently clear water is one of the prime elements responsible for life on earth.

Water is involved in all bodily functions: digestion, assimilation, elimination, respiration, maintaining temperature (homeostasis) integrity and strength of all bodily structures.

Water circulates through the land just as it does through the human body, transporting, dissolving and replenishing nutrients and organic matter, while carrying away waste material. Further in the body, it regulates the activities of fluids, tissues, cells, lymph, blood and glandular secretions.

An average adult body contains 42 litres of water and with just a small loss of 2,7 litres a person can suffer from dehydration, displaying symptoms of irritability, fatigue, nervousness, dizziness, weakness, headaches and consequently reach a state of pathology.

The truth about drinking water
Our drinking water today, far from being pure, contains some two hundred deadly commercial chemicals.

Add to that bacteria, viruses, inorganic minerals (making the water hard) and you have a chemical cocktail that is unsuitable (if not deadly) for human consumption.

Chlorine studies indicate that chlorine is involved in heart disease, hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis), anaemia, high blood pressure, allergies and cancers of the bladder, stomach, liver and rectum. Further, chlorine can destroy protein in the body and cause adverse effects on the skin and hair.

Infested waters are today in most major cities, which is a direct result of the unsuccessful treatment of recycled sewage effluent. These parasites initially venture their way into the sewage effluent, from hospitals, abattoirs and farm waste, which contain blood, intestines and faeces.

Symptoms associated with the infection of parasites are, mild to profuse debilitating diarrhoea, lassitude, nausea, abdominal pain and vomiting with consequent loss of appetite and fever.

For now it is about time water authorities admit to their erroneous ways and start looking for alternatives to maintain and preserve water safety and quality.

Water is a living substance and as such it needs the same treatment as all other living forms (poisons cannot purify).

You are what you drink, so make sure what you drink is pure!

Ten years ago the prospect of drinking only purified or bottled water was a fiction, or a novelty for most people. Nowadays, it is becoming a necessity in maintaining and preserving good health.

Finding pure water is becoming more than just food for thought and with our brain being 85% water, we better start thinking of the choices. It is my opinion and as well of others that tap water should not be drunk at all if other sources are available.

However, if tap water is your only option, then boil the water for a few minutes, expose it to the sun for a while in a clear glass container and then aerate it by pouring it back and forth from one container to another.

Keep in mind that boiling will only kill bacteria and that harmful chemicals and minerals will still remain in the water. Rain water is no longer the best available option with todays pollution.

Water is a hungry solvent and as the rain falls, it begins to collect hundreds of potentially harmful substances, such as radioactive isotopes and their degradation products of atomic fission including barium, caesium and strontium from worldwide atomic experiments and accidents which travel around the atmosphere.

In addition industrial and exhaust fumes including carbon monoxide, sulphuric acid and lead are collected. That is why the sky looks so clean after a good acid rain.

Spring water contains those unwanted inorganic minerals and their purity is debatable if you consider the pollution of the soil. So use it sparingly or when nothing else is available.

How much water does my body need?
Another important factor is the amount of water necessary for our body to function at its peak performance. Bearing in mind again that your body is about 75% water, it is easy to understand that water must be your bodys most essential daily ingredient.

Your body loses about two to three litres of water each day through elimination, urination, perspiration and respiration. However, this may increase during illness, high performance, exercise, pregnancy and nursing.

The beverages most people choose to consume are often counter-productive in promoting hydration.
In normal conditions your body needs to replace fluids it has lost throughout the day. Most fluids should be replaced by drinking pure water.

The rest should come from fruits, vegetables and their juices.

A dry mouth is not the only indication of dehydration; in fact it is the last sign. You need to acquire the habit of drinking water even when you think you do not need it.

Signs that identify with dehydration are constipation, headaches, indigestion, weight gain, fluid retention, dark and pungent urine.

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