Water: the lubricant of life
by Sue Pollock, ND PTC DHM DRM DCH DHT PGD.Phyto PGD.Nutr. D.Ay.M.
“One of the main causes of fatigue, toxemia, constipation, and premature aging is simply that most people don’t drink enough water.”
A common statement found in literature everywhere. Water is involved with every metabolic process, electrical exchange, biochemical pathway, physical and mental action in the body. Three quarters of the body is water.
Our muscles are 70% water, our blood 82%, bones contain up to 25% water, and our brain 85% water. If your body doesn’t get enough water it will have to recycle what it already has, this means it has to re-filter it through the kidneys placing extra burden on them and the liver.
Water is the element which extracts nutrients from food, transports them to the blood, replenishes vital fluids, as well as helping detoxify the body. Dehydration is one of the main causes of fluid retention. The body is forced to store water if it’s not getting enough- the body’s survival mechanism. Dehydration is often the cause of chronic pain, including headaches and arthritis: One, due to the concentration of acids and toxins recirculating in the body; and two, due to drying of the lubricating layer of interfacial tissue, causing friction (rubbing together), tissue inflammation and pain.
Proportional to the volume of water that enters the stomach, a hormone / neuro-transmitter “motilin” is secreted by the intestinal tract and can be measured in circulating blood. Motilin produces rhythmic contractions of the intestines–peristalsis. Therefore dehydration may be the cause of abdominal pain, constipation, and colitis. The osmotic flow of water through the cell membrane can generate “hydroelectric” energy that is converted and stored in energy pools, being important for all cellular processes including neurotransmission.
So how much water should we drink? Many authorities suggest 8-10 glasses per day (2-2.5 litres), but this can vary depending on body size, amount of physical activity and types of foods eaten. I like to suggest 1 litre for every 25kg body weight, but if you suffer any illness, constipation or are detoxifying your body, you should double this quantity.
There are so many different types of water we can drink and this can be a confusing issue for some, so I will discuss some of the different types of water available.
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If you do not have clean water, your body will have to do this for you, along all of it’s other jobs. We also need healthy water. I mean water that is health promoting and actually good for you. Water authorities across Australia can legally add up to 50 different chemicals to tap water in order to “purify” it. All matter and energy has a vibration. Its chemistry, structure and electromagnetic vibration will have an effect upon your chemistry, structure and function, electromagnetic vibration and brilliance.
Today’s tap water is “dead water”. It’s molecular structure and ability to carry chemical elements such as oxygen and nutrients is very poor. Any essential nutrients that may be in the water are most often locked up and bound to chemicals and debris that render them useless or of little benefit.
Boiled water–you can evaporate off chlorine and kill some micro-organisms by boiling water. However other chemicals, and all the dissolved solids remain, along with endotoxins from the killed bacteria. These endotoxins can produce pyrogens, which are actually more harmful than the live bacteria they replace.
Rain water – Raindrops form around air-borne particles. Our air today tends to be so polluted that our rain is less a pure source of uncontaminated drinking water and more a cocktail of sulfuric acid, lead from petrol and diesel fumes, sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide and benzine derivatives from industry.
Spring or mineral water— basically you get what is coming out of the ground, and this can be quite different for individual springs. This water contains varying quantities of metals, salts of metals and other substances that leach into the underground basins. Aluminum, magnesium, potassium and sodium, as well as their sulfates and chlorides, can be present in widely ranging amounts. The pH level of one bottle I tested was 5.1 and they bragged about it!
This is why in this modern age, it is essential for you to invest in a good water treatment device. There are many good water treatment units on the market. My favorite is the Jupiter Water Ionizer. More than just a filtration system, the Jupiter alkalizes, ionizes and micro-clusters the water.
What does that mean? Alkaline water can effectively neutralize acids in the blood and tissues. The water is charged with negative ions which function as a potent antioxidant to scavenge free radicals and to neutralize toxic substances in the blood. (Toxins are positively charged). This water offers the body hydration, mineralization, alkalization and detoxification.
Japan has heavily researched this water and found it successfully treated cancers, arthritis, immune dysfunction, hangovers, premature aging, tissue detoxification, and protected the body from toxic contamination. Testimonials from users of this micro-water/alkalized water claim –- disappearance of eczema, pain relief, candida control, better digestion, weight loss, increase in energy, loss of migraines, loss of chronic fatigue, arthritis, MS, depression and many more.
In the clinic we have seen changes in peoples’ blood. Before ‘Jupiter’ water, Live Blood Analysis showed acid crystals and clumping of various cells. After drinking the water for two weeks, blood showed acid crystals had disappeared.
Those doing an Ultimate Tissue Cleanse / Detox program with colonics have been encouraged to drink the Jupiter water we have here at the clinic; and those who have done the cleanse –both with and without the water — have noticed many extra benefits.
Learn more about the best hydration system available: Hydrogen Enriched Water Ionizers.