When it comes to glowing health, proper hydration is an absolute key! If our bodies are not properly hydrated, it can cause or aggravate so many issues. Common symptoms of dehydration include: fatigue, pain, poor digestion, brain fog, constipation, gallstones, kidney stones, depression, anxiety, high blood pressure and much more. The vast majority of the population is severely dehydrated. Consider this…when you check into a hospital with any serious condition, what is one of the first things they do for you? They hook you up to an IV in order to hydrate your body. Just being on the IV alone, usually begins to alleviate whatever symptoms the patient is experiencing.
In some ways, it’s a shame that food and drink have such a pleasure aspect to them. The sights, smells and tastes are very alluring. When you think about it, food and drink are necessary to provide proper fuel and nutrients for the body. The enjoyment factor is secondary. Yet for most people, the flavor is the primary motivator when making choices for what to consume. If our automobiles don’t have the proper fluids, the engine will seize up and fail to run. When our bodies don’t have the proper fluids, they develop all kinds of stress symptoms as mentioned above.
The challenge these days is to find truly pure water. Tap water is treated with chlorine or similar chemicals in order to destroy the harmful bacteria that could make people sick. The problem is that the chemicals used to treat the water are left behind as well as many other toxins that the chemicals do not destroy. The Environmental Working Group recently completed a massive study of the tap water across the United States and has published the results on its website. You can access that report here to look up the results for your area. Many water companies are also adding fluoride to the water supply. The misguided theory is that this helps to prevent tooth decay. The truth is that the fluoride added is a poison, a hazardous waste byproduct. I encourage you to do your own research on this matter if you are not familiar with the facts. The EWG.org website lists fluoride as a contaminant that can harm teeth, bones, and can raise the risk of bone cancer.
You also cannot assume that bottled water is pure. Many bottled water companies filter water that has had fluoride added, but they do not filter it out. You will find a list of bottled water that contains fluoride here. In addition, bottled water that is packaged in the very thin plastic is prone to leaching a lot of toxins from the bottle itself. Never drink from a plastic bottle that has been heated up (in a hot car or from sitting out in the sun), as the heat will also draw toxins from the plastic into the water.
The best option is to obtain a high quality water filter for your home and carry your water in reusable glass containers. For the bottles, find a brand that has a protective sleeve on it to prevent breakage such as those made by Lifefactory. And for the best water filter, I trust the brand recommended by Anthony William, Medical Medium which is the Berkey water filter. If you live in an area that has fluoridated water, look under: “Specialty Filters” on the Berkey site for an add on filter you can purchase with the regular system.
Proper hydration involves more than simply drinking more water. Because all of our drinking water has to be processed and filtered, it loses some of its natural life force in the process. Hundreds of years ago, the water from a pure mountain spring was the perfect source of hydration. Today, we need to add prana back into the water. As Anthony William explains in his book: Medical Medium – Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal, the best way to bring your drinking water back to life is to add a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime to your drinking water. This simple trick enables all of the cells in your body to absorb the water. If you have ever had the experience of feeling very dehydrated, but no matter how much water you drink, you don’t feel satisfied. That is because water without the squeeze of fresh citrus, is not being absorbed properly by the body.
Unfiltered tap water (with its chlorine content), sodas, coffee, caffeinated teas and alcohol all dehydrate the body. How much of your day is spent consuming these items? Every time you consume a beverage from this list, you need to consume a lot of living water just to offset that, and then you still haven’t made progress towards hydrating your body for that day.
If you want to make one simple change to improve your health, try to focus on improving your hydration. You will likely notice an improvement in how you feel!
Laura Gordon is a certified life and wellness coach and a member of the Medical Medium Practitioner Support Service. She is not a physician and is not trained in any way to provide medical diagnosis, medical treatment, psychotherapy, or any other type of medical advice. Product links are provided for your convenience. Laura Gordon is not affiliated with these companies, nor does she receive any commissions for providing these links.