Why Drink Water
Drink water like your life depended on it - because
Why is water so important to our health?
Water has been called "the most essential
Approximately two thirds of a person's body weight is
blood is 63% water the brain is 75% muscles are 75%
the lungs are 80%, the heart is 75%, the liver is 85%
the kidneys are 63% and even the bones are 22% water.
The benefits of drinking plenty of water:
- Helps us look better by keeping our
weight in check;
- Revitalizes dull dry skin and
lubricates all of our joints;
- Regulates our body temperature;
- Assists the kidneys in eliminating
harmful salts and wastes
- Carries nutrients and oxygen to all
the cells in the body;
- Essential for maintaining good health.
The average adult needs10 to 12 cups of water per day for
digestion, perspiration, breathing and elimination of
1/3 of our basic water intake is from the fruits and
vegetables we eat, leaving a deficit of at least 6 to 8
cups of water a day, which must be added to ensure health
and avoid dehydration.
Strenuous physical exercise demands even more water
(An exercise session can deplete your body's water by
The following DO NOT COUNT towards water intake:
Drinks containing nutrients, such as milk, fruit juices,
sugar-sweetened drinks, salty tomato based juices etc. all
take water from the body to process the nutrients.
Tea, coffee, cola drinks and alcoholic beverages are
diuretics that promote urination, causing even greater
water loss than the liquid consumed.
What happens if we don't get sufficient
Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
If the amount of water in your body is reduced by;
- 1% you feel very thirsty and your
metabolism slows down.
- 3% can trigger fuzzy short-term
memory, trouble with basic math and difficulty focusing on
the printed page.
- 5% you will have difficulty moving
your muscles or thinking clearly, reducing your ability to
work by 20-30%.
- At 10% loss of body water you will
· Drinking 8 glasses of water daily is said to
reduce the risk of:
- colon cancer by 45%, breast cancer by
- bladder cancer by 50%, rectal cancer by
- back and joint pain for up to 80% of
- kidney stones and urinary tract
- constipation, migraine headaches and
CANCER IS PREVENTABLE
Scientific research has revealed that the quality of the
water is directly proportional to the health and longevity
of people in 5 regions of the world who regularly live up
to 120 years of age.
Surveys show that 75% of North Americans are chronically
dehydrated and it is reaching epidemic proportions because
water is substituted with other liquids that actually
increase the body's demand for water.
In 37% of North Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak
that it is often mistaken for hunger. Hence, we mistakenly
snack when we should be drinking water to satisfy the
body's emergency warning signals.
Most people take better care of their cars.
.. than their own body.
How bad is our tap water?
Research by Federal, Provincial and City departments, as
well as scientists in universities across the country and
around the world, have declared that the regular use of
chlorinated water for an extended period of time leads to
disease such as cancer heart disease, birth defects and
other degenerative disorders.
Over the past two decades we, and our society, have dumped
more chemical waste, sewage, poisons, industrial waste and
drugs into our water sources than at anytime in history.
Our rivers, lakes and even the subterranean aquifers that
supply our wells and springs, have become contaminated by
the leaching of pesticides, insecticides, herbicides,
nitrates, PCB's phosphates, dioxins and other toxic
substances. Manure and organic waste has increased
bacteria in our water sources.
Scientists have identified over 2300 chemicals in our
There are three areas of concern. The source water is
being contaminated, as outlined above. The treatment
process adds Aluminum Sulphate, Chlorine and
Sodium-Silico-Fluoride to our water. All three are
poisonous. The Aluminum Sulphate helps separate the
solids, the Chlorine is essential to disinfect the water
and kill the bacteria and when water passes through the
distribution pipelines it picks up pollutants such as
copper, iron, zinc and lead which often cause unpleasant
odour, taste and discoloration, along with serious long
term health effects.
Our water purification people are fighting an uphill
battle. With limited resources, they try to clean up the
water as best they can and they do a good job for the
short term. Without the chlorine, most of us would be dead
in days from water-born bacteria and viruses.
Unfortunately Chlorine reacts to organic matter in the
water and creates Trihalomethanes and Haloacetates, which
have been proven to be carcinogenic.
Escherichia Coli (E.Coli), Gardia Lamblia, Fecal Coliform
and Cryptosporidium are microscopic parasites found in the
feces of infected humans or animals, often found in water
sources after snowmelt or rainstorms, can cause serious
intestinal illness. These parasites are mostly chlorine
resistant and it is estimated that 1/3 of gastro
intestinal illnesses can be traced to microbes in tap
Current testing methods for Cryptosporidium miss about 90%
of the parasites in the raw and finished water.
10 years ago, statistics showed 1 in 15 would suffer with
cancer. Current projections are 1 in 2 within the next 10
Scrutinizing the contents of our drinking water can reveal
a deadly cocktail of poisons in minute traces that destroy
healthy body cells or collect in the body and cause
Most people do not drink enough water because chlorinated
water doesn't taste good and they defer to sweet
tasting drinks that diminish rather than increase their
body's water supply.
Virtually every day the media reports incidents of
pollution and contamination of our municipal water
sources. Water quality varies from city to city, street to
street and tap to tap. Water can change from day to day
depending on water treatment techniques and controls. If
you could see the state of the water pipes from the plant
to your home you would want the disinfecting power of
chlorine in the water right up to your tap but at that
point you have to make a decision..
"you can either have a filter or you will be the
If you decide to be the filter, remember that replacing the
clogged human organs can be a long, painful and sometimes
fatal process and the replacement you get is not even a new
It's your decision. Do you want you and
your family to be the filters? Or do you want to be able to
throw away the bacteria, chemicals, heavy metals, poisons and
other contaminants every couple of years and start with a
brand new fresh filter cartridge?
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