There’s a lot of talk about water, and hydrating properly. Equally there is a lot of confusion about the matter too! I’ve always said, water is crucial to any health regime, you simply can’t go through a day without it, and the quality of the water is so important.
It was with great sadness that all of us at zazen Water heard about the recent passing of Dr. Masaru Emoto, world renowned Water Researcher and Author (The Healing Power of Water, Messages from Water and the Universe, and many more).
Did you know that your body is 75% water? When we teach the kids our Water Ambassador lessons as part of our school program, we tell them this, and go on to tell them they aren't 75% juice, or 75% milk, only 75% water! Maybe for adults, the equivalent is tea/coffee and wine/beer for the drinkers! So it makes sense that the liquid we drink the most is water. And water in our tea, coffee and fruit juice unfortunately doesn't count – only straight water! So why is replacing this water so important?
The scary thing about modern people is that most of us are dehydrated and don’t even realise it. And dehydration is not something that the body can afford to be —its deterioration is almost immediate.
Water is an important structural component of skin cartilage, tissues and organs. For human beings, every part of the body is dependent on water. Our body comprises about 75% water – the brain is 91%, blood is 90%, muscles are 75%, kidney is 82% and bones are 22% water. The functions of our glands and organs will eventually deteriorate if they are not nourished with water.
Let’s break that title down.
Alkaline mineral water = hydration
Hydration = energy boost
It’s true! Nothing will boost your energy levels better than becoming properly hydrated. And to become hydrated the body needs alkaline mineral water. Notice that there were two important words before the word ‘water’—alkaline and mineral. For cellular hydration, water must be both alkaline and mineralised.
Drinking filtered alkaline mineral water is foundational for longevity and wellbeing. Water is required for every biological function of the body – circulation, assimilation, digestion, elimination, temperature control and even thought. Our body is made up of 75% water and our brain is 91%, so by drinking water we replenish the water lost on a daily basis. Without water, even the best vitamins and minerals cannot be absorbed or made available for cellular processes and proper bodily function. We need water as much as we need air. Yet it is easy to forget how completely we depend on it.
As an old (former!) athlete, I understand the importance of alkaline body to health and longevity. So what are the top 10 things I would recommend for an alkaline body? Here they are …..
In our natural state of being, we are cool, calm and collected. When both sides of our brain are functioning, our body temperature is regulated and we may focus on whatever it is that we must do. When our adrenals are activated and consequently fatigued, our corpus callosums (which normally allow our brains to gather information from their right and left sides) shut down, reverting us to our primal instincts. We are forced into ‘fight, flight or freeze’ (adrenal fatigue) and get hot and sweaty as our bodies go on guard, becoming confused. Our breath becomes shallow and fear, anxiety, and stress start to settle in as our thought processes stop and we become scattered. We may then try to reclaim the control we have lost by desperately seeking control over other things or people. By becoming control freaks, we then allow ourselves to procrastinate from the pursuit of our ultimate visions.
I want to explore an alternative viewpoint on obesity.
Having come out of the Fitness Industry, the ongoing attitude is that people who are overweight simply eat too much of the wrong stuff and don’t exercise enough.
Maybe that is so. But I am more interested in why that is.
Alkaline and acidic have become pretty big buzzwords in the health industry, so what’s all the fuss about? As the Wellness generation grows and prospers, people are looking for simple, accessible ways to optimise their physical and inner health. Most people think food, nutrition, yoga and exercise. But imagine if there was a way to optimise your health and improve your life just by changing the water you drink every day. Well there is.