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Water Your Life
Spring and summer are times to hydrate big time!! Your body is approximately 70% water and your brain about 80% water. Yet how much water do you drink daily? And what water do you drink?
Drinking water is a habit. A funny thing is the more you drink the more you want.
By the time you feel thirsty you’re already partly dehydrated. An average adult could do with about 2 litres a day. So it’s essential to know that if you’re drinking good quality water beneficial to your health.
You may be thinking that if drinking water comes out the tap it must be ok, right? Wrong.
If you live in Australia and the United States your tap water will include fluoride (toxic waste), heavy metals and a bit of chlorine bleach. Hmmm tasty.
So why is this a problem? Lets have a look.
What are the key issues with drinking tap water?
Two key contaminants are fluoride and chlorine bleach.
Possible environmental contaminants include:
* heavy metals including mercury, arsenic, lead
* pesticides, herbicides and petrochemicals
* fertilisers and nitrates
Chlorine – is added to disinfect the water from bugs and bacteria. When it combines with organic matter it forms toxic by-products in water and is a proven carcinogenic.
Fluoride – About 70% of tap water in Australia and the US is fluoridated. This is not with calcium fluoride but with hydrofluorosilicic acid, a toxic waste product from the aluminium, phosphate fertiliser and nuclear waste industries.
Most countries reject water fluoridation. It is BANNED in Japan and 97% of European countries.
“If this stuff gets out into the air, it’s a pollutant; if it gets into the river, it’s a pollutant; if it gets into the lake, it’s a pollutant; but if it goes right straight into your drinking water system, it’s not a pollutant. That’s amazing.” Former Senior Chemist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters
So why is fluoride added to our drinking water?
Fluoridation has occurred in Australia and the US since the mid 1950‘s. Originally fluoride was an experiment during the 2nd World War, introduced into concentration camps as part of the regime to ‘control the masses’. Fluoride then became an industrial and government issue in the US when it was introduced into tap water in the 1950’s under the guise of preventing tooth decay. It seemed to answer the industrial problem of how to dispose of large amounts of toxic waste created . . . by adding it to the water supply.
What are associated health problems of toxic fluoride – hydrofluorosilicic acid?
Fluoride accumulates in body around the bones and pineal gland, disrupting the mineral balance of the body so affects things like arthritis and osteoporosis.
Fluoride calcifies the pineal gland. A tiny little gland, about 6mm long, vital to the healthy functioning of the endocrine system (hormonal system). It is primarily responsible for:
- producing melatonin, a hormone that regulates the sleep cycle
- converts signals from the nervous system into endocrine (hormonal) messages – essential for the healthy functioning of your whole body.
From a Yogi perspective the pineal gland is know as the third eye. Physically it grows like an eye and is the gland of intuition, inspiration, trusting, knowing . . . (you can see why they wanted to dull this ability in concentration camps). Sunlight helps stimulate a calcified pineal gland – take off your hat every now and then and allow the light in!!
Anything made from regular tap water will also contain fluoride, heavy metals etc i.e. soft drinks and processed foods. The extended impact of drinking water ripples out into many other areas. What water do you make cups of tea with, and cook with?
The answer is to drink quality filtered water.
Health Essentials and Benefits of drinking Quality Water:
- Provides essential hydration at a cellular level – you are 70% fluid being
- Supports healthy functioning of the cells and body processes
- Removes wastes from the body – disease proliferates in waste conditions. Whether this is waste accumulated in bowels and kidneys or around joints ie. arthritic calcifications around joints – it’s not going move without good hydration. Water helps flush wastes from the body – to maintain a clean house drink water!
- Hydrates your brain – headaches and lethargy are key symptoms of dehydration
- Rehydrates the skin and cells – so ultra important living in a hot climate such as Australia
- Re-energise your whole body and being
- Water is Life!!!!
- If you’re ‘hungry’ have a glass of water!! Usually this satiates and the desire for food dissipates. A good way to help moderate healthy body weight
Tap water is not only polluted it is ‘dead’. As is most bottled water, which isn’t a sustainable option anyway. If you’re an ocean and land lover you’ll be aware of the problem of the accumulation of plastic on ocean life, and if’ve you’ve ever been to India there’s a most massive plastic clean up job imaginable.
Water, like everything in life, has both physical ‘form’ and vibration – energy. Which is why diving in the ocean you feel cleansed, refreshed and energised.
Yogis remember to have water before and after class, even an early morning class! Your body has just gone all night without water so may be slightly stiffer and then you ask it to stretch . . . !! Water will help you ‘wake up’ and get things moving again. In yoga you’re physically moving the body as well as moving energy around the body . . your cells need hydration to move wastes through, to stretch and lengthen more easily.
Beautiful radiant crystals from quality zazen Alkaline Water.
I love zazen Alkaline Water which I first came across at the Organic Expo in Sydney 3 years ago. Australian made it’s been developed specifically for Australian water. Fluoride is reduced by up to 90% and Chlorine by 99.99%
The gift of zazen is that it doesn’t just remove toxic crap it adds minerals, electrolytes and antioxidants that help to really hydrate the cells and support vitality and wellbeing. It contains more electrolytes than sports drinks. I had a tap filter and drank a lot of water but always felt thirsty. I tried zazen at a friend’s and noticed that every time I drank the water I felt more hydrated. This got me curious. I noticed an immediate difference in the hydration of my skin. As most disease exist in acidic conditions the benefits of drinking quality alkaline water speaks for itself.
Buying zazen water did exactly what I wanted – we enjoy drinking more water. Nice and handy next to the fruit bowl with glasses on hand . . Easy.
Vitalise with healthy hydration for mind body and soul.
If you’re looking for a good water system and don’t have one this may be your solution. Buy zazen Alkaline Water at SoulFoodYoga ready to hydrate in summer!! And we’ll give you 2 FREE SoulFood Teas Liver Cleanse, the current most popular blend, and either Digest-Ease, a refreshing minty blend, or Sweet Fix to satisfy sugar cravings and nourish tired adrenals – both great for this time of year!!
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6 easy ways to drink more water:
- Drink a glass of water on rising, cool or warm
- Have a jug on your desk or kitchen bench – somewhere handy and readily accessible to remind you to drink
- When you finish one glass top it up again
- Keep a quality drink bottle with you in your car, in your bag for when you’re out and about
- Every time you pee have a drink!
- Have a quality filter so you feel the benefits and WANT to drink more water
My well loved water bottle that’s gone with me everywhere for the past 6 years! Japan, India, London, Western Australia, always in the car on hand to drink and hydrate!
NOTE: It is not my intention to sensationalise or mislead by any information given here.
It is my intention to give information that brings awareness to what you’re actually drinking, eating and putting on your skin and the effect this can have on your health.
What we do and how we live can enhance or sabotage the very essence of the living organism of the human body . . . without us being aware.
Here are some of the references I tapped into whilst researching for this blog:
* http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=31B845644560AD6CE017512140704D64 = video
Christopher Bryson, author of The Fluoride Deception