Are you drinking enough Water?
The Importance of Water
Our body is 75% water and the brain about 85% and depends on enough water.
It depends on enough water for a variety of reasons, such as lubricating the joints, regulating our body temperature delivering oxygen, flushing out toxins and old stored waste. Water is the filler between the particles of the body; it is a solvent, and a transporter of hormones, nutrients, and our red blood cells transporting oxygen, and the white blood cells of the immune system. Sufficient water supports the lymphatic system to rinse the body and cleanses itself. When we are hydrated our blood maintains the proper liquidity; when we are not, our blood becomes to concentrated and clotting becomes a problem
Drinking 8 glasses of filtered water per day is the golden rule. More specifically, one should consume half of ones weight in ounces of water per day. For example, f you weigh 150 pounds that means your body needs 75 ounces of pure water, per day.
Too ad extra electrolytes and trace minerals to your body, add a pinch of Himalayan Crystal Salt to the water.
And remember: Coffee, fruit drinks and sports drinks are not pure water. When liquids have other things in them like sugar or stevia or preservatives, our body considers them as food or even worse as toxins needing to be dealt with.
Water is also within the cells as intracellular fluid. When the amount of water outside the cells, is decreased, the body will ration inside the cells. The wisdom of the body will always sacrifice the less essential tissues to protect the vital organs. This is the body’s “drought management “ in action, compensating for the lack of sufficient water.
When not properly hydrated, the body tries to conserve water, while waste products continue to accumulate.
This leads to a higher concentration of toxins and at some point the toxins begin to accumulate to the lack of flow. The crystals of these toxins are deposited in joints and tissue and can cause irritation, inflammation, arthritis and other disease.
Signs and symptoms that you need more water are:
- Dry mouth
- Difficulty focusing
- Swelling in fingers and toes
- Yin Deficiency
- Arthritis Pain
If you continue to ignore the need for enough water, your body will reclaim as much as possible from the colon. You can guess what this does to your bowel movements. As the body holds onto water, the swollen fingers and toes become edema in the ankles as histamine increases with stress of dehydration and stressed kidneys that have to filter a high concentration of dissolved wastes.
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