How Does Your Garden Grow?

Water is one of the most important nutrients for the human body.  The average adult loses more than 80 ounces of water every day.  Adults are about 70 percent water, babies are approximately 80 to 90 percent water and many elderly people are only 50 to 60 percent.  Unfortunately the average person in the U.S. drinks less than a quart of water a day.  Water is a building material, a solvent, a carrier, a temperature regulator, a lubricant and shock absorber. Water is also a transport fluid for nutrients into the cells and toxins out of the cells; water itself is a nutrient.  It regulates the flow of blood and lymph, brain health, organ function, absorption and transfer of nutrients, waste removal, nerve conduction, hormone balance, regulation of body temperature, lubrication for joints and more.

In a healthy cell the nutrients easily get into the cell and toxins efficiently get out.  Common sense tells us that if we have healthy cells, we will have a healthy body.  Water plays an important metabolic role in all functions in the body, including removal of toxic waste. When water is deficient, toxic waste builds up preventing nutrients from getting into the cells.  This deprives the cells of oxygen and can cause cell mutation, a primary cause of cancer. So when water is lacking in your body, one of the first functions that is affected is detoxification.

Think of the environment inside your body as a fish bowl and your cells are like the fish. If the wastes in the water are not removed, it builds up and the fish will eventually choke the fish (our cells) to death.

When you are dehydrated your body stores toxins in various places in the body, such as in fatty tissue, in blood vessels or in the joints away from the major organs.  The long-term health consequences are significant because those stored toxins can be released later creating disease, dysfunction and early aging.

Signs of Dehydration

Thirst
Dry, sticky mouth
Sleepiness, fatigue
Decreased urine
Muscle weakness
Headache
Dizziness

Drinking enough pure water has been shown to help the body heal itself from many sicknesses, including:

  • General pain and inflammation in muscles and joints
  • Tension headaches and migraines
  • Tension headaches and migraines
  • Weight loss
  • Water retention
  • Skin problems, including acne, eczema and psoriasis
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Spinal problems
  • Ear and eye problems
  • Kidney or liver problems
  • Hormonal problems
  • Diabetes
  • Gall and kidney stones
  • Circulation issues
  • Cancers
  • Heart disease and strokes
  • Mental disorders, depression, fatigue and addictions
  • Impaired memory and brain function
  • Autoimmune disorders, such as Lupus and fibromyalgia

Water alone will cure every disease but proper hydration is often the missing link and should be an essential part of every health program. Besides drinking plenty of water a good diet can go a long way to giving you a joyful healthy life.  A bi-annual rejuvenation diet can also benefit your overall health.

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About Holistic Health Doctor

Holistic Chiropractor for family and children, Acupuncture, Rejuvenation, Clinical Nutrition, Wellness Coach and Published Author. Currently researching the effects of therapeutic nutrition on children with learning disabilities, Autism, Mood, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders.
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