June 23, 2024


Cooking Is My World

Drinking Enough Water

To produce the right amount of bile each day (1-1½ quarts), which the body requires for proper digestion of food, the liver needs plenty of water. In addition, the body uses up a lot of water to maintain normal blood volume, hydrate the cells and connective tissues, cleanse out toxins, and carry out literally thousands of other functions. Since the body cannot store water the way it stores fat, it is dependent on regular, sufficient water intake. To maintain proper bile production and bile consistency, as well as balanced blood values, you need to drink about six to eight glasses of water each day.

The most important time to drink water is right after getting up: First, drink one glass of warm water to make it easier for the kidneys to dilute and excrete urine formed during the night. This is of great importance because urine is highly concentrated in the morning; if it is not diluted properly, urinary waste products may settle in both the kidneys and the urinary bladder. Second, drink another glass of warm water to which you can add the juice of 1 slice up to ½ of a fresh lemon and 1 teaspoon of raw honey. This helps to cleanse the GI tract. Other important times for drinking a glass of water (not chilled) are about ½ hour before and 2½ hours after meals. These are the times when a well-hydrated body would naturally signal thirst.

Having enough water available at those times ensures that the blood, bile, and lymph remain sufficiently fluid to conduct their respective activities in the body. Since hunger and thirst signals use the same hormonal alert system in the body, if you happen to feel “hungry” during those times, it is more likely that you are actually running out of water. Therefore, it is best to drink a glass of room temperature or warm water first and then see whether your hunger has subsided or not. If you suffer from high blood pressure and use medicinal drugs for this condition, make sure you have your blood pressure monitored regularly. With an increase in your water consumption, your blood pressure may return to normal within a relatively short period of time. This would make the intake of medication obsolete and even harmful. By drinking enough water, you may also start to lose weight if you are overweight, or gain weight if you are underweight.

It is equally important to choose a water treatment system that gives you fresh, healthy water. The H2Owater treatment system is, for example, is very efficient and health-promoting, but it is also quite expensive. Its unique technology even removes pesticides and herbicides from the water and leaves your drinking, shower, and pool water as fresh and clean as pure mountain water. The H2O Concept 2000 uses electrical impulses to break calcium bicarbonate and magnesium bicarbonate, salts that are the major causes of hard water, into calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate with the by-product being carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide is dispelled at the faucet in minuscule amounts. Calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate are the soluble forms of these two minerals. In their soluble state, these minerals compounds cannot adhere to the inner surfaces of pipes, water heaters coils, glass surfaces, faucets, and so forth.

Thus, mineral buildup and the formation of scale are impossible. The H2O Concept 2000 will also significantly reduce any existing scale over time. This gives all water-using appliances in your home a longer and more efficient life span. Although quite pricey at the beginning, this water treatment system saves you money in the end. It is also virtually maintenance-free. Quite a few similar filters are now available, some cheaper, others even more expensive. I personally use a Puritec whole house water filter, which is similar to the H2O Concept 2000. When you choose a water treatment system, make sure it has the mixed-media KDF/GAC filtration technology. Quite affordable, yet still very effective, and excellent for people who not only are interested in proper hydration but also want to cleanse the body from toxins, are water ionizers.

These are widely available on the Internet. The most commonly used methods to remove chlorine and numerous other contaminants from your drinking water (and possibly shower water) are filtration and reverse osmosis. Although these systems can also be pricey, they are still an affordable option if you consider the cost of suffering through a bout of cancer. To help replenish some of the minerals lost when using these two types of systems, add a few grains of uncooked basmati rice to the water jug or bottle (avoid plastic containers) and leave the rice in the jar for up to a month at a time. Adding a pinch of or unrefined sea salt to a glass of water also helps to give you the lost minerals back. Distilled water, which is the closest to natural rainwater, is excellent for hydrating the body cells, but, unlike rainwater, it is lifeless. Adding 3 to four 4 of uncooked basmati rice to 1 gallon of distilled water gives it minerals and vitamins (or else use the sea salt option), and exposing the water to direct sunlight or placing a clear quartz crystal in the water for an hour helps to restore its vitality.

There are machines I know of that produce healthy, energized distilled water. Their water even eliminates the smell in waste lagoons and septic systems (it kills only harmful bacteria). Of course, the old-fashioned method of boiling your drinking water for several minutes causes any chlorine to evaporate. Another inexpensive way to get rid of most chlorine in water is to use vitamin C. One gram of vitamin C will neutralize 1ppm (part per million) of chlorine in 100 gallons of water. This is particularly useful if you want to lie in the bathtub without suffering the irritating effects of chlorine on your skin and in your lungs. Prill beads are another, far less expensive, form of water treatment. Although they cannot replace a water filter, they still cleanse your drinking water and make it ‘thinner’. This has a positive effect on the blood, lymph, and basic cellular processes. Prill beads are available on the Internet. I can attest to the good taste of the water, its ‘thinness’, and its excellent hydrating and cleansing effects.

Yet another good water treatment is Molecular Resonance Effect Technology (MRET)-a device that alters the molecular organizational state of water and other liquid substances. MRET Water has many special properties that make it ideal to help the body to increase its quota of structured water. MRET-activated water closely resembles cellular water in the body and hence is bioavailable. MRET Water is produced by means of a nonchemical biosafe process of water activation. During this process, a subtle, low-frequency electromagnetic field is imprinted into the water. It is similar to the earth’s geomagnetic field found in special healing springs. I have tested the basic MRET and found it to be very beneficial, although it requires separate filtering. It is widely available on the Internet.