Water has been called the miracle liquid of life, because almost everything around us depends on the presence of water.
The human body contains about 60% water in adult males, and 70% water in adult females. That being the case, it therefore goes to show that for every person to have a fully functional body, that person must as a matter of fact be fully hydrated.
Hydration, that is having enough water in your body allows for optimum levels of health and body function. And that includes, your body’s ability to absorb nutrients from food, drinks, transport and digest everything going into the body. All of these requires sufficient water in the body.
For the body to remain hydrated, it must be supplied with water in different forms. And that can be achieved through the food we eat, our drinks, and the water we take.
One of the major ways that people hydrate their body is via drinking water. And many people get their water from different sources.
In the Urban areas, most people, in the name of looking for the best alternative to the purest forms of water, have settled for the bottled water.
Now the question is…
How Safe Is Your Bottled Water?
Apart from the fact that bottled waters are expensive, do you know that research has found that bottled water which is regarded as “safe drinking water”, is chock full of chemicals?
One study examined 18 different bottled waters from 13 different companies and found over 24,000 chemicals present. And some of these chemicals are “Endocrine Disruptors”.
Endocrine Disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with the hormones system in mammals which include humans. These disruptions can cause cancerous tumors, birth defects, and any other developmental disorders.
According to Martin Wagner, a German scientist and professor at the Frankfurt’s department of Aquatic Ecotoxicology, this is what he has to say about bottled water:
“Bottled water had a higher contamination of chemicals than glass bottles. There are many compounds in bottled water that we don’t want to have there. Part is leaching from the plastic bottles, lids or contamination of the well.”
It’s also noteworthy to know that the packaging of bottled water is done using plastic bottles, and this is known to contain chemicals such as Bisphenol-A (BPA).
BPA is a very toxic chemical linked to several health problems like I mentioned earlier on. Diseases such as cancer, infertility, obesity and diabetes are end results of BPA which is one of the hormone disruptors.
Additionally, plastic water bottles contain a chemical known as “Phthaletes”. This chemical mimic the hormones in the human body. When exposed to heat or sunlight, it leaks this chemical into the water that is meant for consumption.
So many people feel that drinking bottled water is the safest or purest option of water sources.
Here’s the truth…
Bottled water is NOT as safe as people and industry leaders want you to believe.
If you want to get a better alternative to water purity, invest in an effective water filtration system or device. Ensure all your water is filtered before you drink it. You can filter and store in the fridge.
Alternatively, if you have the resources, you can also boil your drinking water, and allow it to cool before storing in the refrigerator.
The Water Therapy – Healing Power of Water!
Do you know that simply drinking enough water every day can help you avoid a lot of diseases?
For example, I was with a friend last month and he told me that he is currently having some pains at his lower abdomen. We both thought it was Appendicitis.
However, He went to the hospital, and he performed 3 different tests, urine, blood, and a kidney scan.
His kidney scan and blood test came out good and normal. However, his urine tests shows that he has some cysts, or tiny kidney stones.
The doctor told him that the pain he feels at the lower abdomen is as a result of little blockage in the kidney because of the presence of those cysts. If it were a major problem or if these cysts [kidney stones] were larger, the scan would have revealed it. And this would have required a major kidney operation.
And that the only treatment that he can use to dissolve those little cysts or kidney stones and stop those pains, is simply drinking 4 litres of water everyday for 2 weeks.
My friend started this Water therapy. First thing every morning, he takes a litre of water. In the afternoon, he takes 1 litre, and at night, he takes 1 litre, and between breakfast and lunch, he takes half litre. Between lunch and dinner, he takes another half litre of water.
Though it was not easy for him, he had to force himself to gulp a litre of water at a go each time, everyday for 2 weeks.
And guess what?
After 2 weeks, another urine test was taken, and those cysts have disappeared or dissolved gradually overtime. Above all that pain in his lower abdomen stopped.
That is the natural healing power of water in action. No drugs, just water to treat an illness that could have resulted in an expensive kidney operation.
Take Home Points From Lesson Above:
Drinking plenty of water is healthy, very important and doing so on a regular basis can save life.
Drink Plenty Water To Remain Healthy
It very important that you learn how to drink a lot of water regularly. If you weigh anywhere between 60 – 80kg, you can take make it a point to drink 3 litres of water everyday. If you’re 90kg – 110kg, 4 litres of water is better for you.
Some people have actually made it a habit to drink at least 1 litre of water every morning. This helps in detoxification and also help you remain hydrated for the first quarter of the day.
Just make a conscious efforts to drink plenty of water everyday, and you will see that your overall health will improve, your skin texture will improve, and you will hardly fall sick all the time, because you will naturally be on regular detox.
If you don’t drink enough water everyday, your chances of becoming dehydrated is always there. And when this happens, our bodies may become out of balance. Severe dehydration may lead to death in some circumstances.
So the next time you think about drinking water, see it as a liquid not just for satisfying your thirst for water alone, but also as a life sustaining substance that we must DELIBERATELY force into our system to keep our health at optimum performance levels.