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Snowcap's are melting at the Arctic, fish freezing off the coast of Florida, and we are dehydrating ourselves into a cocktail of diseases. Not a pretty picture. But with a little information and a willingness to drink, you can make a simple, yet major change in your health… therefore, your beauty.
Would you like to have beautiful skin? You know: skin that causes strangers to come over to you, and comment on its beauty. For the past four years, I have evaluated hundreds of free skin evaluations at my-essence.net. At least 95% of the evaluations indicated numerous skin problems from people of various ages. The amount of water intake checked was almost always 0-16 oz. per day.
Our blood is 90% water, brain is 85% water and total percent of body water is 70%. If one organ does not have the water it needs to function optimally, then it will steal what it requires from another organ. Skin is the largest organ of our body. When it is dehydrated it will look tired, feel bumpy, develop zits, and not feel soft.
If the evidence of dehydration is showing on the outside of your body, can you imagine what is going on inside of your body? Dried up lungs wreak havoc with asthma, chest colds and all respiratory ailments. Clogged or cluttered arteries can’t pump blood to all the necessary places in your body. A brain depleted of its water supply will always cause headaches, or worse. Kidneys can’t rid themselves of all the toxins that enter our body from the chemicals in our food or the pollutants in the air, and our pleasure organs couldn’t possibly meet our expectations if they are dehydrated of fluid. Flushing the system is a great way to get rid of impurities and hydrate our organs.
So why won’t you drink more water? Oh, you aren’t thirsty. Wrong. If you wait to drink water when you are thirsty, your body is already past the point of being dehydrated. Drink!
But, is your water safe? Tap water is loaded with chlorine to kill the bacteria in it. Well water doesn’t have chlorine, but usually has the bacteria. Purified bottled water is usually just tap water. Bottled spring water can get expensive. Carbon filters, ion filters, filters, filters, filters. No wonder you don’t drink. It is confusing to know whom to trust.
There are a few simple rules you can trust, and apply to your concerns about water: When in doubt about the water in your home: have it tested. Every city will test your water for free. Many water purification companies will also test your water for free, as will companies that provide filter systems for your swimming pool.
Take a small amount of water in a sterile container with a lid, to any of these places to have your water tested. Be certain that the water is less than four hours from its source. If you are relying on bottled water, read the labels. Find out where the source is coming from and what the content of the water is. Some bottled watered companies have high levels of sodium in them, while others are very low. If you are using your tap water, pour it in a pitcher and let it stand for a few hours so that the chlorine has time to evaporate. If you rely on carbon or ion filters, be certain to change them regularly.
Environmental concerns over the quality and quantity of our water supply are growing ever more serious. We can all contribute help in that area by becoming more conservative in our use of it. But the concerns over the water supply inside of your body are not being heard because it is easier to wait until we are sick, and then just pop pills to fix what could have been avoided if your organs were not always so thirsty. We spend thousands of dollars on skin products trying to obtain what a liter or so of water a day could have resolved if we would just drink up.
Our health is the most valuable thing we have, and we pay it no mind until it rebels. Professionals in the health care industry are in business to take care of your problems once they arise. But a quiet, gentle, and continuous flow of prevention could keep you out of their hands for a very long time. It’s your body: give it what it needs.