The stuff of life

The water carriers

The water carriers

Most of us appreciate the value of fresh water and without it we could not survive.  The entire substance of our bodies is about 70% water, but this is more in babies who are almost 80% water and it decreases to almost 60% in older adults.

It is interesting that the surface area of the earth is also about 70% water and it plays a major role in the metabolism of our planet, but that's another story.

Water forms part of the chemical substance of all our tissues and even our bones, it supports out health, our lives and plays many roles within our bodies including:

  • Forming saliva and digestive fluids.
  • It keeps mucus membranes moist.
  • It helps the cells of our bodies to grow and reproduce.
  • What helps the brain to manufacture hormones and neurotransmitters.
  • It regulates body temperature through sweating and respiration.
  • The amniotic fluid which is mostly water acts as a shock absorber for the brain and spinal cord.
  • Water lubricates the joints.
  • Helps the circulation of blood to deliver oxygen throughout the body.
  • Perhaps the most important aspect is that although water itself is not conductive, in the presence of other body components it helps to transmit electrical energy around our bodies.

It is well-known that most people can live for a month or more without food, but we cannot survive more than a few days without water. But normally we take water for granted and seldom consider its implications within our own bodies.

Without water all the tissues in the body would begin to dry out and without lubrication our physical body would become unable to move. The circulation of blood and lymph would slow down and stop causing the collapse of all bodily systems and life itself.

Water facilitates functionality in a physical way, but it also facilitates the bio electric activity of our bodies. Like if you touch an object with your hand, the sense receptors in your skin send a signal to the brain that tells you what you are touching. The same is true of vision, when we look at any object, what we see is the reflected light which is collected in receptors behind the eyes which send a signal to our brain and our brain then interprets what we are seeing.

Without water, those signals would not be able to travel to the brain and instructions from the brain to perform any action would not be received. But even within the brain itself it could not function without the lubrication of water.

In the course of our day-to-day existence, we lose water from our bodies through urination, transpiration and sweating, therefore we must always replenish it. Most of us need to drink as much as two or three litres every day although we can survive for periods of time on less.

So we tend to think of water as being essential for life and most intelligent people see that having access to clean drinking water is a fundamental human right although corporations like Nestlé argue that water is only a commodity and not human right. In light of their belief, Nestlé and other companies are working hard to secure the ownership of the world's fresh water supply in order that everyone must buy water.

However not only is water essential for life, it is in fact alive within nature. Water has its own bioelectrical signature or energy component that can be enhanced by blessing it all through some scientific processes. Conversely the energy of water is reduced through industrial processing, treatment and repeated boiling.

In some ancient cultures pure freshwater springs were revered and even today natural high-quality water sources are highly valued for their life supporting and healing properties.

Water and Health

Some of our lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and arthritis are made worse from a lack of fresh water. If we don't have enough water in our bodies, then our metabolism becomes a little sluggish and even the blood can become thick that it causes cardiovascular problems.

People who know the value of water will drink one of two large glasses soon after waking in the morning and some time before breakfast. This provides the body with the water it needs to function effectively and provides an excess of water to help the body flush out excessive toxins. Some people who are ill may actually drink a little more than this.

So if you think your health has room for improvement, tried drinking a couple of large glasses of water at least a half hour so for breakfast and instead of drinking tea or coffee mid-morning or afternoon, drink water instead, or if that's too much to ask, drink a glass of water before your cup of tea or coffee.

Again in the evening for bed drink enough so that you don't go to bed thirsty because if you do, you might wake up in the morning with a headache which is a classic symptom of dehydration although it could also be that your body overheated during the night.

When you drink water regularly, your body will tell you when you are thirsty and you will instinctively know when you have had enough, but you will also become better able to plan your water consumption for activities that you're about to undertake.

It has been claimed that by drinking water in this manner, most lifestyle diseases will fade away.


2 comments to Water

  • Saul

    Water is the most needed and yet the most abused resource that we have and it’s running out fast. I think that very soon people are going to become water and climate change refugees in addition to all the refugees from war

  • Juana Parslow

    given the world is running out of fresh water it seems insane few take the shortages we face today seriously enough

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