Did you know that we start out our life as 99% water, before we are born? By adulthood, we are 70% water and when we die, we are probably 50% water. As Masaru Emoto writes, “We exist mostly as water.”
Every cell in our body depends on water to function properly. Throughout theday, we lose about 8 cups of water, which must be replenished. A 5% drop in body fluids will cause a 25-30% loss in energy; a 15% drop causes death. It is estimated that 80% of North Americans are suffering from dehydration, which results in:
• energy loss
• mental and physical exhaustion
• headaches and stiff joints
• sleep disturbance
• anxiety and stress
• kidney stones
• cancer and diabetes.1
“The human body produces pain and develops various diseases when it is suffering from drought.” Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, M.D
Can you see now why the old adage, “drink 8 glasses of water a day,” is more important than ever? Often overlooked, water is vital to health, to life and to stress reduction. Try to drink filtered clean water, relieved of toxins like mercury, chlorine, etc, that are often found in public water systems. Never drink water from a bottle that has been sitting in the hot sun all day…that can be a carcinogen. And caffeine drinks actually leach water from your system, so you need to drink more to replace those beverages.
Many times, when we think we are hungry, we are actually thirsty. You usually need to drink a whole 8 oz when you get up in the morning and replenish throughout the day. When you start drinking more water, the changes can be substantial. You often regain energy, vitality and clarity. You will be amazed at the change in how you feel.
1.Beuermann-King, Beverly, “Water : A Necessity in Maintaining Mental Health,” July 20, 2009, www.WorkSmartLiveSmart.com
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