Water and our traditional cultural perspectives
Culturally, we tend to think that drinking any fluid is fine, since most contain water. If this would hold true; then most Americans would likely score high on liquid consumption standards. Yet most Americans are dehydrated by healthy standards.
The problem is that anything other than pure water may have negative impacts on wellness and may even contribute to disease formation. Most basic examples include the commonly consumed drinks, coffee, tea, and coke. They contain caffeine which is a diuretic.
So when you drink coffee or coke the diuretic causes you to urinate thus, compounding dehydration. Add to this insufficient quantity of water and you can see how easily one can become and remain dehydrated.
There is yet another factor to consider in the case of mixed drinks, natural and artificial juices and that is the unhealthy component associated with their over consumption. The fact is that there are large amounts of sugar and or artificial sweeteners contained in these drinks. None of those equates to drinking pure water.
Now let’s go back to our fountain of health. Water consumption in our society today is the trendy thing to do. Bottled water of many types is abundant, from the inexpensive municipal filtered to the sophisticated and highly priced. While we are blessed with water’s readily availability; the real question is whether enough water is being consumed.
In America today we seek to uncover the basic aspects of living a more healthy, free of drugs and disease free form of life- we seek to go back to basics. This article proposes that water is the foundation, and a sound starting point to the wellness answers you seek. You can learn more in depth knowledge about how water can aid in the prevention and cure of many types of diseases, ailments and disorders that affect the many systems of our bodies and our society today by visiting following website: http://www.cellhealthmakeover.com/water.html
Since water is such an important component to our healthy physiology, it would make sense that the quality of the water we consume should be just as important as the quantity. Drinking water should always be clean filtered or distilled and needless to say; free of contaminants to ensure proper health and wellness.
It is also important to understand the role of alkalinity and acidity of water and water-based products. Alkalinity and acidity are a measure of pH level. The body is very sensitive to pH levels. Normal body pH is 7-8.
This article proposes that an essential aspect to seeking wellness is to take a proactive, mindful approach to water consumption. Central to this approach is the awareness that we must stay hydrated. Purposefully thinking about water must become the first step. In our culture, let’s make water consumption the trendy thing to do. Let’s think anew, consciously evolving in our knowledge that the foundation to wellness and disease prevention in our culture could very well start with water.
Coupled with exercise and sleep this simple approach can ensure or at least lead you to greater quality of health and wellness.
In the next article, we will bring it all together by delineating simple ways to stay hydrated by looking at best water sources and by identifying means to effectively incorporate water as an integral part of our overall nutrition and wellness.