Do you wish you could lose a few pounds?
Do you wish you had more energy?
Do you have some kind of physical ailment you wish went away?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, I strongly recommend you look at the some of the work done by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D, author of the book ‘You’re Not Sick, Yo’re Thirsty! Water for Health, for Healing, for Life’.
Those of you who read our emails know how big we are on drinking water. But in this groundbreaking book, Batmanghelidj digs much deeper in to how chronic dehydration causes many of the health-related problems we suffer from in our society.
There are many, many more examples of the powerful effect chronic dehydration has on our long-term health. What follows is simply a brief summary of some of them.
Water Helps You Stay Leaner
The signal your body sends to tell you you’re hungry and the one that tells you you’re thirsty are indistinguishable (he argues dry mouth is a terrible way to determine thirst).
Since food is usually far tastier than water, and these days is plentiful, we gravitate toward food when often times we really needed to hydrate.
Drinking a glass or two of water 30 minutes before each meal would go a long way towards controlling your eating. This is a key component for those taking part in our 8 Week Fall Transformation Challenge.
Water Helps Minimize Effects Of Asthma And Allergies
The author goes into great detail about histamines and how they are regulated by the body’s hydration level. But long story short, staying fully hydrated on a regular basis could play a major role in lowering or even eliminating the discomfort of allergies, and the potential dangers of asthma attacks.
Further, asthma attacks in childhood have been shown to lead to other health problems later in life.
The author states that he now focuses most on curing asthma through proper hydration as the main focus of his current work. He has found that sodium intake is also closely linked to helping cure asthma.
Water Improves Energy Levels and Mood
Those who don’t drink enough water typically gravitate to other energy drinks to stay alert. This gives a short term rush but leaves you less energetic in the long run.
Plus, water plays a key role in regulating neutotransmitters like tryptophan, serotonin, and melatonin. Not being fully hydrated slows down the transport of these to the brain, making you more irritable than you would be otherwise.
Dehydration Leads To A Wide Range Of Short-Term Illnesses
All of the following conditions are linked to being dehydrated:
- Regular Illnesses (flu, colds, etc)
- Migraine Headaches
- Nose Bleeds
- Dry and Burning Eyes
- Kidney Stones
- Chronic Lower Back Pain
- Coronoary Heart Disease
But the positive is that the best preventative ‘medicine’ to it all is free, and readily available to all of us almost anywhere we go.
For all the fuss about Mediterrenean Diets, and organic foods, and all the other touted remedies for living healthier, could the best solution really be as simple as keeping your water and sodium intakes to levels that provide optimum cell functioning?
Sometimes the best solution to a problem is the simplest.
Dr. Batmanghelidj has a website that provides far more information on this topic, I suggest you check it out to reach your own conclusion.
Hopefully there is something there that can improve your life, or the life of someone you know.
You can find it at www.watercure.com