I’m a firm believer in the body’s ability to heal itself. If any part of you – body, mind, and spirit – is missing an important component to thrive, it will certainly let you know in the fastest way possible. This may include pain, low energy, insomnia, headache, confusion, extreme emotions or any number of distress markers that we usually notice…real quick. The fact is, you can’t ignore any portion of your self if you want to be in top health.
According to Dr. Colbert, MD, author of The Seven Pillars of Health: The Natural Way to Better Health for Life, incorporating the seven core principles (pillars) of health will “liberate” and help you “withstand the storms of life”; such as, “diseases, attacks, and injuries.” A veteran physician for more than twenty-five years, Dr. Colbert bases his practice on the basics of human existence and the regenerative capabilities we all have.
Let’s take a look at the first Building Block of Health: WATER
Numero UNO and one that I will scream from the mountain tops till the day I die: DRINK ENOUGH PURE, CLEAN, ALKALINE WATER…8-10 glasses a DAY, not a week. If you only knew what happens inside your body when you don’t hydrate yourself…OK, I’ll tell you: It goes into “emergency” mode, rationing precious water as though it will never see adequate hydration again. Your body has to keep your vital organs (heart, lungs, brain, liver, kidneys) functioning at their best in order to “save” the body from destruction – our own private FEMA. The result is that any number of “symptoms” appear due to the lack of lubrication in the non-essential parts of the body. Usually not life-threatening but these dehydration side effects are definitely disturbing to your life and happiness.
Acid -vs- Alkaline
Many of you may never heard of the acidic/alkaline factor that governs the chemical make up of our bodies. Here it is is layman’s terms: when your body ingests acidic foods and liquids (including water) the pH level becomes acidic. FYI: the neutral pH factor is 7. Anything under that leads to poor health; anything above leads to better health. Why is acidic bad? The answer is very simple: disease lives in an acidic environment. Yes, disease; the kind that kills and destroys. The good news is that you can change the environment of your body with alkaline foods and water.
Accepting Water’s Life-giving Gift
OK, you now know that you need water, as if you didn’t know that before. Oh, but wait…then why don’t you take advantage of actually drinking enough of it? Good question. I have no answer other than most humans are lazy and won’t do anything they don’t want to do. Having said that, let’s move on. Water The right kind of water has the potential to literally change your life. By ingesting special alkaline versions of the most important thing to human survival, we can create paradise for our body systems…well, an oasis at least. Companies like Egnatic, makers of the Kangen water system, have decades of research behind the claim that the consumption of their alkaline water can “help eliminate toxins, hydrate more cells, and provide an easy source of antioxidants” and thus bringing better health.
Though the Kangen systems are pricey, “consider the cost of medical care, prescriptions, surgery, and what you pay for bottled water on an annual basis,” said Kangen distributor, Janet Keller, as she brought me my first four gallons of the converted water she got from her personal in home system. Yes, I’ve been drinking it for well over a month now and have had some remarkable results. Inflammation in my elbow from overuse (blogging) has since disappeared, I’m sleeping better, and have not had a recurrence of the Chronic Daily Headache that plagued me for years. I can’t say for sure that the changes were completely due to the change in water, but it’s fair to say that it had something to do with it.
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