It seems to be in abundance, and we take it for granted. Close to 75 percent of the earths surface is covered with water, with much more stored underground in aquifers.
Fact: The earth is a closed system, similar to a terrarium, meaning that it rarely loses or gains extra matter. The same water that existed on the earth millions of years ago is still present today! The problem is that our lifestyles have become more toxic resulting in our water becoming more polluted.
Water Quality Should Concern You!
Water is absolutely essential to the human and animal body’s survival. What we are drinking and bathing in can dramatically impact our health!
When we are born, our bodies are close to 80% water, dropping to 70% as we age.
A person can live for a month without food, but only a week without water.
Water helps maintain a healthy body weight by increasing metabolism and regulating appetite.
Water increases energy levels. The most common cause of daytime fatigue is mild dehydration.
Drinking adequate amounts of water can decrease the risk of certain types of cancers, including colon cancer, bladder cancer, and breast cancer.
Drinking adequate water can significantly reduce joint and/or back pain.
Water aids the immune system by flushing out wastes and bacteria that can cause disease.
Water can prevent and alleviate headaches.
Water naturally moisturizes skin and ensures proper cellular formation underneath layers of skin to give it a healthy, glowing appearance. (put down the body lotion and drink more water!)
Water aids in the digestion process and prevents constipation.
Water is the primary mode of transportation for all nutrients (including intrinsic energy) in the body and is essential for proper circulation.
Water dissolves more substances than any other liquid. Wherever it travels, water carries chemicals, minerals, and nutrients with it. (So whatever you or your neighbors sprayed in the yard, it is leaching into your aquifer).
How To Stay Hydrated
Sip water all day. By the time you feel thirsty, you may have lost over 1 percent of your total water amount. Drinking too much water too quickly can lead to water intoxication. Water intoxication occurs when water dilutes the sodium level in the bloodstream and causes an imbalance of water in the brain.
Avoid caffeine, found in sodas, coffee, and tea, as they act as a mild diuretic (cause water loss), preventing water from traveling to necessary locations in the body.
Eat foods with trace minerals or take supplements with organic trace minerals to help escort the water into the cells.
Avoid using Class 1-5 plastic water bottles (more on why in another blog). Drink from glass or stainless steel.
How Much Water Should We Drink
Though we do get some water from our foods, it is still best to drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water (up to 100 oz)/day! A 150# person should drink at least 75 oz a day. Room temperature water is best for digestion.
The quality of the water you drink and bath in matters!
Know your water quality, have it tested! Approximately 85 percent of U.S. residents receive their water from public water facilities. The remaining 15 percent supply their own water from private wells or other sources.
Fact: What goes down the pipe must come out! This includes pesticides and industrial chemicals along with antibiotics, contraceptives, perfumes, painkillers, antidepressants and other substances passing through the sewage system into our waterways. A recent five month study by the Associated Press discovered that 43 million Americans are drinking water containing trace amounts of numerous unregulated (means their presence may pose a danger but nothing is being done about it) contaminants – from prescription drugs to common household cleaners.
Studies done at sewage treatment facilities show that the eating habits of the community are reflected in the sewage. Cinnamon, vanilla and artificial vanilla levels rose between Nov. 14 and Dec. 9. This may seem innocuous, but the impact of this on salmon and other migratory fish who rely on their sense of small may be significant. Caffeine has been found in more than 160 of 216 samples in water as deep as 640 feet, reflecting the coffee habits of our society.
Even trace amounts of chemicals can have serious health effects.
Have your water tested then choose a water filtration system that address the toxins in your water. Pure water (solely hydrogen and oxygen atoms) has a neutral pH of 7, which is neither acidic nor basic. Water Ph is a passionate topic in the health world and a discussion by itself. Personally, I prefer reverse osmosis water.
What needs to be done to save our water supply:
It is everyone’s responsibility to keep our water safe.
Choose environmentally safe products to clean with and treat your lawn.
Don’t dispose of drugs in the sink and toilet. What goes down, comes around.
Work on becoming more organic, eat less processed foods, eat whole foods, get adequate rest, and proactively reduce stress so you don’t need the drugs and chemicals which are ultimately eliminated in the toilet and enter everyone’s water.
Consider using more natural remedies, such as energy products (Cieaura.com/pvmc) that have no chemicals or drugs to eliminate and help balance the body naturally.