The Importance Of Drinking Enough Water
Are You Drinking Enough Water?
How much water do you drink everyday? Do you even drink plain water anymore? There's so much information out there that it can be confusing.
Do you know when you are becoming dehydrated? Most people only know they are thirsty after they are very dehydrated.
In this lens, I will share the importance of drinking water and why water is the most important substance we can put into our body.
Humans Can't Last More Than 10 Days Without Water
We Need To Drink Water Because...
We shower the outside of our body and we need to give our cells a shower too.
Why We Need To Drink Water - Are You Drinking Enough?
I first read this book while traveling in S. E Asia a few years back. It was a random book lying around that caught my eye. Once I started reading it, I couldn't stop. Dr. F. Batmanghelidj lead many experiments on patients with a variety of health issues and was able to successfully treat many health problems simply with water. His research is fascinating and anyone looking to empower themselves with better health ought to read this book. It's a staple in my library at home.
How Does Drinking Water Fight Disease?
How Drinking Water Helps You Lose Weight
How Much Water should You Drink?
How Much Water Are We Supposed To Drink?
Do You Know How Much Water You Are Drinking?
Everywhere you read, someone has a formula for how much water you are supposed to drink. Talk about being confusing. Most people don't want to drink regular water because it has no general flavor.
Some sources say you should drink eight glasses of water a day. Other give you some formula to use with your body measurements. Others say that you should drink water till your urine is clear. That last one is great until you decide to use B-Vitamins!
What is the right answer for you? In my opinion, when you become well acquainted with the more and the less obvious signs of dehydration, you will know. Educating yourself about the importance of drinking water will put you more in tune with your body.
How Will I know I'm Dehydrated?
When you listen to your body, it will tell you what it needs.
The Most Common Signs Of Dehydration
Do You Know When You're Dehydrated?
The body has many subtle signs of dehydration but we ignore most of them. The more obvious signs are dryness of the throat and skin and lips. Dehydration can manifest itself also with headaches, nausea and stress.
When most people get a headache, they just pop a pain reliever when drinking a glass of water might have taken care of the problem. Nausea is another one that most people will take something for before ruling out dehydration.
The most common signs of dehydration are:
2. Dry Skin
4. Eye Dryness
5. No Sweating
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So How Do You Really Feel About Vitamin Water?
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What Do You Think About Vitamin Water?
Dr. Perricone Discusses Why Water Is Essential To The Cells In Our Body - Find Out Why Water Is Essential To Every Body System
This is another book I've read that emphasized the importance of water for health of skin and body.
Slimming Water Cure!
Read the many resources online about how water cures and slims.
Less Obvious Signs Of Dehydration
Do You Know The Other Signs Of Dehydration?
There are millions of less common signs of dehydration. I like to tell people that we shower the outside of our bodies. We need to shower our cells
with water to clean out the inside of our bodies as well. The less common signs of dehydration are:
1. Low Blood Pressure
3. Dark Urine
4. Irritability and Stress
5. Loss of Appetite
6. Fatigue and Weakness
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What Is The Best Water To Drink?
What Kind Of Water Should I Be Drinking?
Many people are concerned about the safety of the drinking water coming out of their taps. The main concern I think are the chemical treatments of water in our municipal water systems. Most people can get away with using some type of water filter to make the water seem safer. But if the water filters are taking out the bad stuff, aren't they also taking out the good stuff?
A few years back, I was in the local health food store filling up my 5 gallon water containers. A gentleman, a customer came up to me and asked me "Are you remineralizing your water?" I said "What?" He asked me if I was putting back in the minerals that had been stripped out during the filtration process?
This was the first time I realized how manipulated our water really was. This man told me that when you drink water that has been over filtered, meaning that the minerals have been removed, that drinking this water will leach minerals from a person's muscles and bones. He told me about a liquid mineral supplement to put in the water so this wouldn't happen.
I used to buy cases of filtered water from the local warehouse store and I would go through that water like nobody's business. I remember drinking one bottle after another and it seems to just go right through me. I felt constant thirst that was never satisfied. This all makes sense now.
Drinking the spring water seemed to make a difference but I still was concerned about getting natural minerals that are supposed to be in water.
Most bottled water is over filtered and this makes the water very acidic. In order to neutralize the acid in the water, it will draw out minerals from your muscles and bones. Some bottled waters that are Alkaline meaning they have minerals are great but can be very expensive to buy on a regular basis.
If The Water Filters Are Taking Out The Bad Stuff, Aren't They Also Taking Out The Good Stuff?
The Mineral Supplement I Use - Liquid Minerals For Your Water
You really don't need to use a lot. This bottle usually lasts me many months and sometimes it can last a year. A couple of drops is all you need in a glass of water. Too many drops and the water will taste a little strong. Best to take it easy.