Water and its healing power
Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31% ( H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158)
Many doctors and health experts agree that chronic dehydration can result in many symptoms . These can include:
- Histamine levels can increase and your immune system can become imbalanced which can result in various types of allergies.
- Ongoing digestive ailments, especially acid reflux and constipation, are another lesser known sign of chronic dehydration.
- Our brain rely heavily on our blood supply to function. When our blood supply is reduced due to dehydration, our brains can’t function properly. This often manifests in headaches and mental and emotional imbalances. Dr Corinne Allen will explain more on this fascinating on hydration and mental health.
- Low blood pressure: Dehydration can cause our blood pressure to drop.
- Muscle weakness: Dehydration causes problems with the balance of salts and electrolytes in our body. When dehydration is perpetual or severe, it can cause muscle weakness and fatigue.
- Weight : When your body doesn’t have enough water, your metabolism slows down. This, coupled with the fact that dehydration makes it hard for our bodies to utilize fat as fuel, and it’s easy to see how being hydrated could be preventing you from reaching your weight loss goals. Additionally, we often mistakenly recognize thirst as hunger, making it easy to pack in calories when what we really need is to hydrate
- Dry & dull skin: Dehydration from the inside out can cause dry skin.
Dr Batmanbatmanghelidj and his research on diseases and chronic dehydration:
A UK trained medical doctor who spent most of his life researching the link between pain and disease and the effects of chronic dehydration. He treated over 3000 prisoners with all kinds of health issues from ulcers to headaches with just WATER, while serving as a political prisoner himself. His discovery has helped thousands of patients suffering from a variety of pain and degenerative diseases to regain their health through correcting chronic dehydration. His studies have been published in peer reviewed journals. He has published 4 books, one of which is call The Body's Many Cries for Water, How to Deal with Back and Rheumatoid Joint Pain, ABC of Asthma Allergies and Lupus , Water - Prescription for Pain Free Life.
Note him explaining water is not the same as other beverages so when people say they are drinking 8 cups of fluids a day, it's not the same as drinking 8 cups a water a day. He also explains about aspartame and aspartate artificial sweeteners and their effects on the brain, reproductive system and weight gain.
Water has two main effects in the body: it gives life and life creation and it makes HYDROELECTRICITY when it enters the cell membranes it turns cation pumps on and does molecular exchange at the cell membrane. It makes energy for nerve pathways and neurotransmitters. It's nerve pathways and energizing effects. Foods we eat has no energy value unless the food contains fluids to break it down and hydrolyse it. The process of HYDROLYSIS gives energy to the molecules it breaks down. Water is responsible for bringing about ATP synthesis (ATP is energy source produced by the mitochondria powerhouse within each of our cells). Heat is a source of energy and the body uses heat when water rushes through the cell membrane. This helps calcium molecules come or bind together. The body uses that heat to bind calcium atoms together. Later on the body can separate these calcium bonded molecules to release energy. Therefore your bones are the primary source of energy. Hence dehydration is the root of osteoporosis as your body will release calcium bonds to release energy. IN LIVING CELLS, WATER IS THE PRIMARY SOURCE OF ENERGY.
See his fascinating interview (MUST WATCH) below and hear how he explains the numerous illnesses caused by chronic dehydration including cancer. Also he explains how water is responsible for energy production.
Now that you know how importance it is to drink at least 6-8 glasses of water (not fluids - that is extras) a day, my next blog will explain the various types of waters people are drinking around the world and their different properties.
Stay tuned !!!