how much water is ideal to drink? According to the US
Government, everyone is the same and we all need 6-8 glasses
a day. Well, guess what? Everyone is different. We all need
different amounts. As a general guideline, we should drink
one quart (32 ounces, four cups, or .9 liters) of water for
every 50 pounds of bodyweight. A 150-lb person needs three
quarts of water a day.
people cannot imagine how they can drink that much water,
because most people do not think of this option: Quit drinking
the other fluids you are drinking. I promise you, if you drink
only water, you will easily, probably without any effort,
drink that amount of water. If you want to keep drinking all
the other fluids you normally drink, yes, it will require
more effort and you will have to go to the bathroom more.
But if you give up the other fluids, it will save you money,
because water is much cheaper than any other drink. This is
for when you first begin drinking water. You need more to
catch up, to bring your body back to a place where it does
not need as much water. When you actually become hydrated
and less toxic, you need less and less water to do everything
that needs to be done in your body.
quality of the water you drink is just as important as
quantity. So what counts as water? Water. That is it. The
only thing that counts as water to your body is water. If
you put lemon, or lime, or tea, or minerals, or electrolytes,
or sugar, or colorings and flavorings, or anything else in
the water, it does not count as water. Your body does not
utilize it the same as it would pure water, and here is why:
next couple of paragraphs are technical, and are only essential
to prove that the only thing that counts as water is water.
You do not need to know or memorize this as long as you just
drink plain water. Here it is:
is a process in nature called osmosis. It is when the water
moves across a membrane to balance out the osmotic pressure.
Simply put, it means that water moves all by itself to the
area with the least amount of anything else in it. For example,
take a container of water and put a filter or membrane down
the middle of the container. This membrane only lets water
through, not salt. You then pour salt into only one side of
the container and let it set. After a while, something interesting
will happen. You will end up with a water level that is higher
on the side containing the salt. Water will actually move
up against gravity, and be higher on the side you put the
salt into. This is because there was a higher concentration
of "stuff," in this case salt, on one side, and the water
moved to that side. This movement of water from a low concentration
of stuff to a high concentration is called osmosis. It is
a natural process that happens automatically. The greater
the difference in concentration, the faster and more easily
the water moves.
you drink plain, pure water, the water goes into the inside
of your intestines. Your blood is mostly water with stuff
dissolved in it on the outside of your intestines. The intestinal
wall acts like that membrane. It will let water through, but
not the stuff in the blood. So the water you drank, automatically,
through osmosis, goes into your bloodstream. The concentration
of stuff in the blood is more than the concentration of stuff
in the water you drank, so the water moves across the intestinal
wall, and you absorb the water.
guess what happens when you put stuff in the water you drink?
The concentration of the stuff in the water goes up, and the
water doesn't move across the intestinal wall as easily. Now
the body has to actively absorb the water. And in the process
of doing this, the water is used up, so to actively absorb
water takes more water, and your net effect of absorbed water
is not very much.
yes, technically you do get water from sources where the water
has stuff in it. But the amount you get is far less than if
you drink just plain water. To give you an idea, if you drink
tea or soda, you will need to drink almost four times as much
in order to get the same amount of usable water into your
blood. I don't know about you, but I don't want to drink four
gallons of liquid a day. My recommendation is, stick to good
old-fashioned plain, pure water.
is the Best Water?
is a debate in the health care community about which water
is best. People will usually recommend one of two types of
water, reverse osmosis or distilled water.
water is sent through a series of filters, and what you end
up with is pure water with nothing in it or added. Distilled
water has been boiled, and the steam condensed back into water.
The pros and cons of each: RO machines take the minerals out
of the water, minerals your body needs that are naturally
found in water. But the question is, how much? How much of
these minerals would you actually absorb and use if they were
left in the water?
the minerals found in water are in ionic form, which just
means they are little positive-charged molecules. Your digestive
tract is positively charged also. Everyone who has played
with magnets knows, like repels like. The same sides of the
magnets repel each other. The positively charged ions and
your positively charged intestines mean that the minerals
are repelled from the lining of your digestive tract. And,
to be absorbed, they have to not only come near the lining,
but pass across it. This means you will not absorb most of
the minerals in water, even if they are there. The amount
of minerals you would actually absorb from non-reverse osmosis
water is really small. In comparison to the amount of minerals
you absorb on a daily basis, the amount is insignificant.
As of now, there is no machine I know of that takes out all
the chemicals and leaves in the minerals.
water takes out some toxins, and leaves in most minerals,
but is really bad water to drink, for a couple reasons. It
is dead water, and it is toxic water. First, dead water. Water
is more than H2O. Water is two atoms of hydrogen (H), one
of oxygen (O) and energy. This energy is vitally important.
Distillation removes a lot of this energy. What you are left
with is dead water that the body cannot easily utilize. In
Europe and many parts of the world, the idea of drinking distilled
water is crazy. The simplest way to show you why is to do
an experiment. Water your plants with only distilled water.
See what happens to them. See how long they live. The distilled
water kills your plants, because the water is dead.
distilled water is toxic. Here is how the distillation process
works: The water is boiled; the steam that evaporates is then
condensed into distilled water. In the average water supply
in America, there are over 250 known chemicals poisonous to
humans. On average, about 100 of these chemicals boil at a
temperature lower than water. This means the chemicals boil
up into steam, and then they are condensed along with the
water. The resulting distilled water has all the chemicals
that boiled at a temperature lower than water. So my general
recommendation is RO water.
to your inner knowing. It may tell you to drink some other
type because, bottom line, everyone is different. There are
different filters, and different sources of bottled water,
different this and that, etc. Listen to your inner knowing
and what it tells you to drink. And remember, this might change
over time. You can buy filtration units to make RO water from
your tap water at home, or you can fill up your own containers
at most grocery stores.
can also buy RO water on the run. Aquafina and Dasani are
the products that Pepsi and Coke put out. They are reverse
osmosis water. There are others; just read the label. If it
is RO water, it will say so. In fact, as a funny side note,
Aquafina and Dasani use the same water they start with to
make RO water, then put additives, flavorings, sugar and other
products in it to make soda. They sell the water with less
time and stuff put into it, usually in the same containers
they sell soda in, for twice the price of soda. Remember,
do not buy water with artificial stuff added. If you do, the
body does not get as much usable water from the same amount
of water. Drink fresh and pure water, just like your food,
fresh and pure.
that you know where to get good water, why drink water? Here
is my favorite, easiest explanation of why. Electricity travels
over water. Water is the main way that nerve impulses, which
control your entire being, travel over the water in your nerves.
Without water to do this, your body cannot control and regulate
itself correctly, leaving you with less than optimum bazuji,
healing capacity and well being. Ok, actually it is not the
water, but the stuff in the water that conducts electricity.
But without the water, there is no place for the "stuff in
the water" to conduct the electricity, so it's same principle.
do you drink water? Room temperature, cold, gulping sipping?
Whatever way you want to drink it. Everyone is different.
Listen to your inner knowing and it will tell you how to drink
your water. You will have a preference of one way over another,
and that is probably your inner knowing telling you what to
website for Dr. B, the guy who wrote the book I mentioned
above, is www.watercure.com. Some of the things Dr. B says
that drinking water has helped the body heal are: stomach
pain, ulcers, hiatal hernia, false appendix pain, rheumatoid
arthritis pain, low back and neck pain, angina (heart pain),
stress and depression, high and low blood pressure, high cholesterol,
overweight, asthma, allergies, diabetes, sleeping problems,
anxiety, mood swings, bad eyesight, memory loss, poor clarity
of thought, and nervousness, just to name a few. Wouldn't
it make sense that if you drink water and the body healed
these conditions, then by drinking water it could also prevent
some of these from happening, and more?
people report that they are not able to drink water, the water
going right through them, they don't like the taste of water,
or they feel bloated when they drink a lot of water. When
you add enough health to your level of bazuji, these symptoms,
just like any other symptom, will go away. Be someone who
is bazuji, and do what it takes to add to your level of bazuji.
What about the myth that drinking too much water is bad for
you? What a joke! My question is, how much is too much? Most
of the cases of people dying from drinking too much water
I could find involved athletes competing in extreme events,
or hazing rituals on campuses. I could not find one case of
someone drinking water as you or I would and dying from it.
bodies are 70% water. It should be no surprise to anyone that
you need water to function. Everything in your body needs
water in some way or another in order to function. So enjoy.
Drink pure water with nothing added. RO is usually best, but
listen to your inner knowing. After you are hydrated and bazuji,
half your bodyweight in ounces is a good amount of water to
drink. Adjust to your needs accordingly using your inner knowing.