Hydration – It’s Simple and Profound!

Pure water is essential for health – you need about 1/2 ounce of water, for every pound of body weight…more if you’re sweating or if its particularly arid where you are; so if you weigh 200 pounds, you need about 100 ounces of water every day.

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When you don’t drink enough water, the most common response is a misinterpretation of hunger – so you think you’re hungry, when in reality; you are craving water.

“Hydration, which requires a TDS of 200 or less, is much more effective when the water has a TDS of 50, or even lower. Healthy water increases alkalinity of the extracellular fluid and increases the acidity of the intracellular fluid. The biggest cause of DNA malfunction is dehydration, which is a lack of hydrogen ions. Hydrogen-deficient DNA is more likely to mutate, and therefore cause cancer. It needs the high electron input to replicate accurately. If the cells are dehydrated, they are unable to supply that electron demand of the DNA. DNA strands are nucleic acids, and therefore inextricably tied to hydrogen molecules and acidic (hydrogen-replenishing) water. When we become toxic, we create an O2 starvation because the toxicity builds up in the cells and the electrical differential across the cells becomes weakened. The result is that the oxygen cannot get in with the activated water, because there is not enough electron-filled hydrogen inside the cell to draw the oxygen.”  ~Gabriel Cousens, MD from Spiritual Nutrition

Don’t be a mutant.  Drink pure water.  Drink enough every day to promote healthy detoxification, and prevent dehydration.  Skip the salty sodas, and try to have a drink of water when you think you’re hungry – if it passes, you’ll know that you were thirsty instead.  Tap water often contains chlorine and fluoride, which aren’t needed if the water is pure.  {You might not realize this, but municipal water isn’t ever pure…by definition, it contains an acceptable level of contaminants and microorganisms.}  Take a few minutes and read the water reports that your local publicly owned water treatment company sends to your mailbox every year.  If you can afford a small reverse-osmosis unit {about $200} for your home, it will purify your water for pennies per gallon and should provide water with very low TDS (total dissolved solids) for maximum hydration results.  Is your health worth a small investment?

DrDIY is a food-safety professional with an extensive sanitation background within the food & beverage manufacturing industry. He consults on food-safety - from hygienic-design to integrated pest-management through microbiology support, quality improvement audits, total-process management philosophy, CIP optimization, and lean-six-sigma project participation.

Overcoming an extended disability through a complete overhaul of diet and nutrition, DrDIY embraced traditional naturopathy and combined the wisdom of nature with the principles of modern sanitation to help build more sustainable systems within the food industry. He continues to study and practice holistic nutrition, food-safety, detoxification, and self-improvement and this site represents personal experience and opinion - and does not reflect the position of any employer past or present.

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