We need water

You are what you Drink!


We all know that we need water, and it is essential to live. But most of us are not aware of the crucial role water plays in virtually every organ and function of our bodies. Water does more than sustain life. It can actually improve our health, our fitness, and even our appearance.


Both the blood and the lymph require pure water to assist them in their functions.


All the minerals in the human body – and the body is composed of minerals – are the same as the minerals of which the earth is composed.


The body is composed of tiny microscopic cells made up of live mineral atoms.  The kind, quality and variety of the mineral elements vary with each group of cells, in accordance with the functions and activities called for to carry on the cells allotted tasks.


These cells must be furnished the mineral nourishment they need, in order to accomplish their work. 


Functions of water in the human body


·        Improves oxygen delivery to the cells

·        Transports nutrients

·        Enables cellular hydration

·        Moistens oxygen for easier breathing

·        Cushions bones and joints

·        Absorbs shocks to joints and organs

·        Regulates body temperature

·        Removes wastes

·        Flushes toxins

·        Prevents tissues form sticking

·        Lubricates joints

·        Improves cell to cell communications

·        Maintains normal electrical properties of cells

·        Empowers the body’s natural healing process



Just look at dry skin to get an idea of what’s going on when it’s too dry inside of you.  Where you see shriveled skin, there are shriveled cells.  It is like parched soil, only in people, it is one step closer to mummification.  You cannot see dehydration, but it is crucial you do not ignore it.


Make a habit of drinking water.  According to a survey, the reason most people don’t drink as much as they know they ought to, is lack of time or being too busy.  Decide to drink water before every meal.  Set objectives for yourself such as drinking before you leave the house, and first thing upon your return, or before you start work.


Take water breaks instead of coffee breaks.  Fill a size glass you can finish or gauge yourself by the number of water bottles you drink during the day.


Remember that perspiration is a must.  Exercise to the point of perspiration or enjoy an infrared sauna.  Sweat cleans the lymphatic system and bloodstream.  It is one of the best detoxification avenues available to us.  Do sweat and do drink plenty of water afterwards to replace the loss of fluids.



Checklist for good hydration



Drink ½ ounce of water for every pound you weigh.  A 150# person drinks 75 ounces, or approximately 2.5 quarts.



Drink one glass of water every hour is a good rule of thumb.



Avoid diuretic beverages that flush water out of your body, such as caffeinated coffee, tea, soda pop, alcohol or beer.



Drink more water and fresh juices to maintain hydration during illness and upon recover.  Illness robs your body or water.



Start your day 2-4 glasses of water to flush your digestive tract and dehydrate your system from the overnight fast.



Drink water at regular intervals throughout the day.  Don’t wait until you are thirsty.  Thirst indicates an already present deficiency.



Get in the habit of carrying a water bottle with you or keep on in the car or on your desk.  Convenience helps.  Stuff it in your shoulder bag or waist back water bottle pocket. 



Increase your drinking when you increase your mental activity level:  your stress level; and your exercise level.



Drink the purest water available



Perspire and drink plenty of water before and afterwards.




Sodium and Potassium


Sodium is arguably the most important mineral in the body.  The extra cellular fluid is a saline solution.  Salt is necessary to maintain normal osmotic pressure for the transport of nutrients and waste to and from the cells.  It also facilitates hydroelectric activity from cell to cell.  Salt retains water and is a buffer against dehydration.  Sodium also enables ATP generation.  ATP supplies energy to cells and muscles.  Athletes, who push their bodies longer than five hours, especially in hot weather, run the risk of using up their sodium and their water before anything else.


Chronic cellular dehydration of the body is the primary etiology of painful, degenerative diseases.”  -F. Batmanghelidj, MD


Potassium is mostly present in intracellular fluid.  Its main role is the regulation of total body water and stabilizing muscle contractions.  This is the key mineral that is lost through sweat and urine. 


Proper hydration can reverse and improve a wide range of health problems.  Doctors are well aware that dehydration, second only to oxygen deprivation, robs life fastest.  Mild dehydration – not enough to kill – is both the result and the hidden cause of many illnesses.  The inverse is also true.


Good hydration is at the foundation of good health.


Drink up now, it is your life.



Early Signs of Dehydration

Mature Signals of Dehydration

Signs of Emergency Dehydration



Asthma and allergies


Joint and back pain

Old Age Diabetes


Migraine Headaches




Autoimmune Diseases, Lupus, Psoriasis, etc.





Angina Pain







From Dr. Batmanghelidj’s perspective, most so-called incurable diseases are nothing more than disease labels given to various stages of drought. 


Americans diligently check the fluids in their cars, but neglect the fluids in their bodies.  In a car, oil prevents metal from rubbing up against metal.  In the body, water keeps cartilage robust and joints floating.  Once dehydration sets in, cartilage thins and fails to buffer the joints and bone rubs against bone causing arthritic pain.  But doctors are not taught to check the water and salt levels.  Instead they threat the complaint with pain killers that mask the body’s alert signals.


Pain killers treat the effect, not the cause, and eventually surgeons shave off some bone to create more float in the joint or replace the joint all together.


Taking a pain killer in this instance is like cutting the wires to stop the oil light in your car from flashing.

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