How much water do you drink everyday? Water is the second most important thing that your body needs. We can live without food for months, but we can only survive for a few days without water. Water must be available to carry the nutrients and oxygen to all parts of the body. Water is also necessary to carry toxic waste away from the cells. More than 70 percent of our bodies is actually made of water. Water is used by your body to regulate body temperature through sweating. Sweating keeps you from overheating, especially during exercise and hot weather. Also remember that your body needs as much water in cold weather as it does in hot weather. The human body is a bio-electrical water machine that requires a continuous supply of water. Blood, which carries nutrients and oxygen throughout the body, is about 85% water. Lymph fluids, which transport nutrition to the cells and take away
waste products, are made from the water we consume. Water carries life energy — water is your lifeline! Every cell that makes us who we are literally owes its life to an adequate supply of water.
Water is necessary to move the waste out of your body. If you are not drinking enough water, your body has to recycle dirty water and every function in your body does not work as efficiently.
Consider the following conditions: Heartburn, arthritis, lupus, asthma, ‘high cholesterol’, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer formation, hot flushes and menstrual problems, obesity, allergies, bulimia, chronic fatigue syndrome, ME, angina, lower back pain, gout, kidney stones, skin disorders, diabetes, fungal/yeast overgrowths, multiple sclerosis, allergies, migraine headaches, general aches and pains, morning sickness, depression, heavy/burdensome periods, colitis, dyspepsia, peptic ulcers… Do you think they have anything to do with lack of water? World-renowned water expert Dr Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, in his book, Your Body’s Many Cries for Water, maintains that the above conditions are the body’s many cries for water. Dr Batman’s work has helped thousands of people overturn health problems effortlessly and inexpensively. I’ve heard Dr Batman speak at a Health Conference a few years ago in Hawaii, and he shared with us that he has successfully treated with water more than three thousand people with symptoms of those types of disease. The problem is that most people don’t drink enough water. And their body responds to this water deficiency in ways which we often see as illnesses. So dehydration can cause serious disease as your body struggles to maintain itself with insufficient water.
The brain is about 80% water. Although the brain is only 1/50th of
the body weight, it uses 1/20th of the blood supply.
With dehydration, the level of energy in the brain goes down – leading to depression & chronic syndrome. ‘I drink coffee, diet sodas and beer. They contain water, don’t they?’ No. These kinds of drinks act as diuretics—they actually cause you to lose water. Here’s the challenge. Since we decided water was too “boring” to drink and ignored it in favour of coffee, beer, wine, and addictive sodas, most people have become dangerously dehydrated (a problem compounded further by the fact that most doctors today cannot readily identify the many water-deficient diseases). So the underlying dehydration continues to cause problems while the inevitable drugs given will switch off the WARNING symptoms. How much water do I need? Every day you lose water through your breath, sweat, urine and elimination of toxins and wastes. For your body to function properly, you should be drinking half of your body weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should drink 75 ounces of water per day. Your intake should be spread throughout the day and evening. You may wonder: If I drink this much, won’t I constantly be running to the bathroom? Yes. But after a few weeks, your bladder tends to adjust so you urinate less frequently but in larger amounts. And by consuming this amount of water throughout the day, you’ll be on your way to a healthier body.