(Health Secrets Newsletter) Without water there is no life, and hydration is one of the most basic steps we can take to assure the continuation of our own lives. Drinking plenty of pure water allows us to retain what physical and mental health we already have, and to improve ourselves. One of the ways it does this is through its role in detoxification. It’s crystal clear that our bodies need to be hydrated in order to function properly. But for some reason, this advice seems to fall of deaf ears, and believe it or not, most of us are dehydrated.
Do you know that human blood is 50% water? Not only that, but every cell in our organs and tissues relies on water. Our brain and nerve tissues are 80 percent water! If a body is dehydrated, there is no way is can function at it’s best, and when dehydration becomes severe enough, mental derangement and death soon follow.
Are you dehydrated? Chances are the answer is yes because about 75% of the population is dehydrated. That deaf ear people turn to advise about hydration leads to poor health, aches and pains, low energy, mental fogginess, and even serious diseases of all types.
The answer to dehydration is simple and cheap — drink more pure water! Water helps separate blood platelets and floods fatty tissues where toxins often accumulate. While undergoing any kind of detox protocol, drinking plenty of pure water is essential to getting stored toxins out of the body.
The water in caffeinated beverages and alcohol doesn’t count, because these beverages actually dehydrate the body. Sodas don’t count either because they are poison carriers and depositors of toxins. And despite all the hype about it, bottled water isn’t great because most of it is just plain tap water made toxic by the leeching of petroleum from the bottles. This leeching wrecks hormone balance.
A study of 29 USA cities’ water supplies uncovered all sorts of pesticides, insecticides and herbicides, as well as traces of prescription drugs.
Chlorine is bad enough, but much worse are its byproducts, which are disinfection byproducts or DBPs. These products are formed when chlorine combines with minerals and heavy metals in tap water.
Then there is the stuff you’ve probably been hearing a lot about, called sodium fluoride. It is highly toxic in large quantities. Continual low dose consumption of sodium fluoride slowly makes us dumb and sick. Yet sodium fluoride is constantly being pumped into 70 percent of the USA’s municipal water supplies.
If you don’t have access to real spring water delivered in glass jugs, there are two effective approaches for purifying your drinking water: Reverse osmosis with added charcoal filtering, and Berkey type portable systems originally intended to purify contaminated stagnant water from jungle environments.
Water purification expert Robert Slovak, has recommended reverse osmosis over all other types, including distilled, ionized, or alkalized. According to Slovak, if you feel the need to make your water more alkaline, add a pinch of bicarbonate of soda. It’s cheaper.
Consistent use of distilled water will cause leeching of vital minerals from your body. Reverse osmosis does remove a good deal of important minerals too, but they can be restored simply with a few drops of liquid mineral solution which you can pick up at your local health store or order online. Adding pure sea salt will do the trick too.
Reverse osmosis, coupled with charcoal filtration is accessible and works to remove almost all chemical contaminants and most of the fluoride. Filters alone don’t remove any fluorides.
The least expensive reverse osmosis system is available for use at all health food stores and even most non-organic grocery stores, and costs 25 to 50 cents a gallon.
Take a moment to examine the diagrammed flow chart on a water dispensing machine. Look for cycles labeled charcoal filtering and reverse osmosis. Bingo, there you have the lowest cost but still effective water purification available to refill your containers.
If you want something more upscale, there are under the sink systems that are more expensive, and whole-house reverse osmosis/charcoal systems that are much more expensive.
With the household system, you purify bath and shower water as well as the water you drink. This is a big deal because the body absorbs a lot of water from a bath or shower. Under the sink systems will take care of your drinking and cooking water (boiling does not remove fluorides or heavy metals). And keep the Berkey type systems in mind for when you are outdoors, camping or planning for survival, because they operate without electricity.
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