The 7 Principles of Health – #2 Water

water-manDehydration Cause

1. Fatigue

Dehydration causes the enzyme activity in the body to slow down which can result in feeling tired and fatigued.

2. High blood pressure

When fuly hydrated the blood sits at around 92% water. When dehydrated blood becomes thicker causing resistance to blood flow and therefore elevated blood pressure.

3. Asthma

When dehydrated you body will restrict airways as a means to conserve water. ream more

4. Skin disorders

Dehydration effect the elimination of toxins through the skin leading to all types of disorders, including dermatitis, psoriasis, wrinkling and discoloration.

5. High cholesterol

The body produces more cholesterol when dehydrated in order to prevent water loss from cells.

6. Digestive disorders

A shortage of water that contains valuable alkaline minerals can lead to digestive disorders including ulcers, gastritis and acid reflux.

water-percentages7. Bladder or Kidney infections

When the body is dehydrated you accumulate more toxins and waste in the bladder and kidneys, an environment where bacteria thrive resulting in infection, inflammation and pain.

8. Constipation

The colon is one of the primary regions the body draws water from. Without adequate water waste moves through much more slowly or sometimes not at all. try a salt flush

9. Joint Pain

All joints have fluid which is composed mainly of water. When the body is dehydrated cartilage is weakened and joint repair is slow resulting in pain and discomfort.

10. Weight Gain

When dehydrated the cells are depleted of energy and as a result people tend to eat more when, in reality, the body is thirsty.

11. Premature aging

When dehydrated for a long period of time the body’s largest organ, the skin, begins to wrinkle and wither prematurely.

How much water do you lose per day?

Studies show that every day we lose water in the following ways:

  • Sweat: SOOml per day
  • Breath: 250ml per day
  • Eliminate (in solids and urine): 1400ml per day

Total: 2.15 litres!

water-caloriesHow much water should I drink per day?

1 litre per 22kg of body weight

Example: 44kg = 2 lts, 66kg = 3 lts, 88kg = 4 lts, 110kg = 5 lts Etc.

It’s not an exact science, however, if you aim to drink at least 3 litres of water per day, or 8 glasses, then you’ll be doing well.

Water means water … not tea, not coffee, not cola or anything else but WATER!

 

Author: Alkaline World

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