The older we get the less water we drink. I have to force myself to drink water. Recently I was reading the book, “The Seven Pillars of Health” by Dr. Don Colbert and I was shocked at what I learned. I want to share some of his comments here.
Water is the single most important nutrient in our bodies and is considered a “miracle cure” for many health conditions. It is involved in every function of our bodies. Your body loses about two quarts of water a day through perspiration, urination, and exhalation. If you wait until you are thirsty to drink water, then you are most likely already dehydrated.
Dehydration robs from certain areas of the body to keep the brain, heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys well hydrated. Many symptoms of the disease are the first sign of the body needing adequate amounts of water. Some of the symptoms of inadequate water intake may include headaches, back pain, dry skin, allergies, heartburn, constipation, and memory loss.
Water slows the aging process! Your brain cells are about 85% water. Chlorinated water can destroy nutrients in your body. A ten-minute hot shower can increase the contaminants absorbed into our bodies more than drinking half a gallon of chlorinated tap water.
There is so much more to learn in this book. Lots of important information about bottled water – what is good and what is not. Drink, drink, and drink good water every day.