drinking water

Improved health could be as simple as increasing your water intake

Our bodies are composed of approximately 60 % water which is needed to facilitate many important bodily functions

These functions include digestion, circulation, transportation of nutrients, absorption, the production of saliva, and also the maintenance of body temperature

If there is insufficient fluids in your body it can lead to a myriad of symptoms that we are taught to silence with pharmaceutical drugs

Often headaches and bodily aches and pains can be relieved by drinking more water and not reaching for Panadol or other over the counter medication

Drug companies invent medical conditions so that they can market drugs. Often these drugs mask the signs that the body is sending to you about correcting your lifestyle and the condition becomes chronic

An example of this is the condition called GERDS ( gastroesophageal reflux disease) which is a unnecessarily complicated, medical sounding name for indigestion. The indigestion is often a result of inadequate amounts of digestive juices due to dehydration and is often coupled with poor diet and stress

It is important to understand that a dry mouth is one of the last signs of dehydration. By this time your body is stressed, especially on a cellular level where because of a lack of water simple metabolic processes are interrupted or inefficient. For example your body will be unable to convert the food you are eating to energy, resulting in feelings of tiredness and a fuzzy head

Water maintains the osmotic pressure in your body which helps regulate body temperature. On a cellular level water also acts as a lubricant. We need adequate saliva to facilitating chewing, swallowing and the beginnings of the digestive process. Water is also needed for lubricating joints and cartilages

Water is the containing medium for electrolytes and other ions throughout the body. Some of these ions are what forms the electrical pathways for efficient nerve function in your body

Water is important for removing toxins from your body through four major pathways. This happens via your bowel motions, urination, perspiration and through your liver

When the body is dehydrated it will minimize the first three functions and put and extra load on your liver so that it must take over much of the workload of removing toxins

This puts added burden on your liver which already has other functions besides detoxification. After time the liver is unable to constantly take the load so toxins build up. This buildup of toxins is what leads to many conditions that people are taking toxic drugs to cure when it could have been avoided or rectified with the consumption of water

Some common symptoms such as headache, joint pain, difficulty focusing on small print, back pain, leg pain, sore eyes, indigestion, constipation, angina pain, hypo tension, hypertension, asthma and allergies can all be alleviated if not cured with an increase in water consumption and an optimum diet

Drinking up to two litres of water a day is good for you if you don’t want to drink this much water every day at least increase your water intake and notice the difference.. More water is needed when breast feeding, exercising or working outdoors

Coffee, tea and alcohol all dehydrate the body so do not count as fluid intake
Soft drinks and cordials are detrimental to health because of sugars, colorings and flavorings that they contain and do not count as fluid intake

Drink fresh water with no fluoride or chlorine added