“You’re not sick—you’re thirsty!
It is unintentional chronic dehydration (UDR) that causes pain and disease”
F. Batmanghelidj, M.D. The Bodys’ Many Cries for Water
With two thirds of the earth’s surface covered by water, and the human body consisting of 75 percent of it, it is evidently
clear that water is one of the prime elements responsible for life on earth.
Water circulates through the human body just as it does through the land, transporting, dissolving and replenishing nutrients and organic matter, while carrying away waste material. In the body, water regulates the activities of fluids, tissues, cells, lymph, blood and glandular secretions. An average adult body contains 42 litres of water, and with just a small loss of 2.7 litres, he or she can suffer from dehydration, displaying symptoms of irritability, fatigue, nervousness, dizziness, weakness, headaches and consequently reach a state of pathology.
- Blood= 82%water
- Lungs = 90% water
- Brain= 76%water
- Bones = 25% water
The beverages most people choose to consume are counter-productive to proper hydration. Coffee, tea, alcohol, and soft and sugary drinks are all diuretics, and will cause not only the loss of the water the are contained in, but they will also draw water from the body’s reserves.
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Drinking water alone can sometimes be counter- productive, as it will decrease the osmolality (concentration of ions) of the extracellular fluid, signalling the kidney to let go of even more fluid to find balance. This “diluted blood” also tends to shut off the thirst mechanism.