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Monday, 30 March 2015

Water Therapy and the Numerous Health Benefits of Drinking Water

It is a well known fact from the nutritional health point of view that “You are what you eat”. But now I want to also let you know that that there is an additional refrain that has been added to further qualify or enrich that health slogan. It is the fact also that “You are what you drink!”
Now, I am about to let you into another simple secret of simple wholesome living: it does not cost you too much to abide by the simple lifestyle of ensuring that you rightly consume just the right quantity of equally wholesome refreshing drink of water on a daily basis. 
Water heals diseases
The fact behind this form of natural health maintenance and therapy is simply hinged on the common truth and interesting facts of our planet earth, and indeed our own physiology:
You see, over 70 percent of our planet is occupied by water; in the same token, over 70 percent of your body is comprised of water. But not all the water that is available is meant for drinking, for instance, of the water in our planet, 98 percent of it is actually salt water – unfit for drinking. Therefore just about a paltry 2 percent is fresh water! So it is wrong for you to rely on your soft drinks or so called fruit juice solely as your drink after taking a meal as so many Nigerians are beginning to do these days especially when they eat out. Water cannot be replaced by any other fluid, and you need to maintain that natural balance by taking enough water.

Water is life and it is the driver of life. And why do you need to drink plenty adequate amount of water? 

The experts from scientific research have discovered that actually dehydration is the cause of most major diseases. Dehydration causes you to have pains and headaches that are just sometimes inexplicable. Most of joint and arthritic pains the experts reveal may be connected to lack of the right amount of water in your system. The bottom line therefore is that water heals.

Just consider the fact that the mass of your muscles are actually made up of 75 percent water, the composition of the blood that flows – transporting all forms of nutrients all around your system is made of 82 percent water. You also need to know that even your bones are 25 percent water; the control centre of your body which is the brain, is 76 percent water while your lungs which draw oxygen to your system are 90 percent water.

Consuming the right amount of water and also making sure that you take good quality water is very important because this alone can ensure you are healthy. So many of the degenerative diseases we know can be treated successfully by a calculated regimen of water treatment approach.

Water is life

Within your entire body system there are two oceans of water as it were, wherein osmosis takes place in a continuous rhythm. In the process of osmosis there is a diffusion of molecules through a semi-permeable membrane from a place of higher concentration to a place of lower concentration until the concentration on both sides is equal. Thus there is water all around your cells, and another ocean within your cells. The concentration of water in both (oceans) sides have to be equalised at all times through this osmotic exchange, and this is a very good reason you need to be well hydrated – that is to drink enough water.

But it is important to let you know that you still have to consume in your diet all the necessary food nutrients alongside your water treatment in order to effectively benefit from the disease prevention as well as curative effects of water or hydration. The question now arises – what is the right amount of water to drink?
Drink an amount of water that is equal to half of your body (pound) weight in ounces. So if your body weight is 160 pounds, then you should drink 80 ounces of water daily.
A lot about your life therefore depends on the quantity and quality of the water you consume – so drink right and live right!

By Morgan Nwanguma

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