Friday, 20 April 2012

All About Water. Part 1


Water is one of the most sacred resources that nature provides. It is one of the great uses to maintain and sustain your health. 

Just as a plant needs water, as well as food, air and sun, to bring it into good health, we as people need the proper amount of fluids to keep us healthy. 

Let us see what what water is used for in the body and then make up our minds whether we consume enough of it in our daily lives.

Water for the Body
Our body is made up of approximately 70% water coming from the foods we eat and the fluids we drink. Humans can survive without food for 30-40 days but without water, life would end in three-five days. Water is the main transporter of nutrients throughout the body and is needed for all functions in the body. Most people only consume enough water or fluids to quench their thirst or a dry mouth. As a result they can become dehydrated, this is why it is important to drink water even when you do not feel thirsty. Water flushes all the toxins in our body out and without an adequate supply of water it can result in a number of problems.

  • Bowel and bladder problems
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Kidney problems
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Heartburn
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin  

These are just to name a few and some problems can be corrected just with a glass of water. If not enough water is consumed, toxins build up in our system and the first sign of this is a headache. Because water flushes toxins out it has a major function in our bowels, if our bowels are not flushed old food from months ago stays in the body and creates a breeding ground for bacteria and parasites. This is why people turn to enemas and other systems to flush out their bowel. We can literally poison ourselves with our own metabolic waste.


Our bladder and kidneys take in a large amount of water to flush our system and quite alot of it is expelled over a 24hr period, all this needs to be replenished daily for our body to function as nature intended.

Water also carries oxygen to cells in our blood and is involved in the regulating of body temperature through perspiration. Lung tissue must be moist to aid oxygen intake and carbon dioxide expenditure so water is vital for our breathing. If you do not take in enough water to maintain fluid balance, every bodily function can be impaired. The more active you are the more water you must consume to keep your body's water level in balance. 

In our modern day living most people have forgotten the importance of natures number one resource, most finding tap water unpalatable so they go for the artificial alternatives. If we look around in nature we see water drinking all around us, in all forms of life, from a plant to animals and even insects. Most people give their plants and animals enough water to drink, which common sense has taught, while depriving themselves of this important fluid. Seems absurd to do such a thing but it happens every day. 

People focus on keeping their outsides clean but it is equally important to keep our insides clean and water is the resource to do this. Look at what happens to nature when it is deprived of water, it looks dry and lifeless, nothing can grow or function without it. If we deprive our body of adequate water it does the same thing.

For more information about water for our body visit here

Suggested daily intake 
It is said that the body requires between 6-8 full glasses of water a day and if you are active the intake level rises. It can be tricky to get back into the habit of drinking water but with practice anything is possible. 

You can adjust the taste of water with some lemon juice which also helps purify water and even a small amount of apple cider vinegar. Cool tea drinks are a good source of water sweetened with some natural honey, not sugar.

It is important not to wait until you are so thirsty that you drink a whole glass in a few gulps, it is better to keep water with you and sip it throughout the day. Equally you should not wash down food with a glass of water as this speeds up the digestive process artificially and not as nature intended. 

It can be helpful when you drink water to say to yourself "I am giving my body the fluids it requires to do its work properly, and it will respond by bringing normal health conditions back to me - giving me good health and strength to carry out my daily activities" 

There are many places in this world where people do not have access to enough clean drinking water so if you are lucky enough to have a constant supply right from your home be grateful for every glass you consume. Remember there are others out there that would love to have what you do.

Other Uses for Water
We have established what water does for our body so now let's look at what else water is used for in our daily life.

  • Bathing
  • Cleaning
  • Cooking 
  • Keeping our plants and trees alive
  • Keeping our animals alive
  • Swimming when it is hot or just for exercise
  • Boating
  • Fishing 

As you can see water is all around us and used for many things, without it we simply could not live. This is why it is such a sacred resource not to be wasted. 

Here is a link to how water is used in business production
http://www.lenntech.com/water-food-agriculture.htm
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In part 2 of this blog we will go though different types of water that is available to drink and cook with. Follow this link

In part 3 we will explain the use of water in hydrotherapy. 

In part 4 we will go through ways to reduce water waste and how water can be reused for various activities.

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Activity
Go and have a glass of water right now and say to yourself what we suggested above. Be grateful for the water you have and what you use it for in your daily activities, always remembering that people in another part of the world would give up everything just to have a constant supply of water whenever they want.The boy in the picture is drinking dirty and contaminated water. Have and give gratitude!


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