We have stressed the importance of drinking water in our previous post, however there is the need to further emphasize on it. Why should I drink water? I do not feel thirsty. Well, if I may say to you , the cause of your not feeling thirsty is the fact that you have put off nature’s demand for so long that nature demands no more. You have refused to hear nature’s call. It is astounding to see so many people who hardly drink water whatsoever, and some even think it is not good for them. Seventy five percent of your body is made up of water. Water can be mixed with fruit or vegetable juices.
There is a large amount of fluid that passes through your skin in invisible evaporation daily. Also, nearly half a gallon of water is required to digest your food alone. A large percentage of people are sick because their bodies lack the necessary fluids. Just as the plants dies from the want of water, so are many people doing the same thing, slowly die from the want of fluids. Coffee or tea are not healthy fluids.
If I were to drink a cup of distilled water, it would attract every particle of waste matter it can hold. If I put tea and sugar into that fluid, it hold no value for me. The fluid is so filled already with waste matter that it cannot cleanse, but leaves further deposits in the body. If you deprive yourself of the pure life-giving fluid, you suffer the consequences and wonder why. Give your body the amount of fluid it requires daily.
Our sweat, is loaded with many waste products, refuse, and filth of the body system, if these waste matter is allowed to remain in the body, it serves as a breeding and feeding ground for germs and microbes. Without the necessary amount of water, the glands of the skin become clogged and dry and do not function.
The skin is an excretory organ. The waste in the body is carried to the skin. Blood vessels surround these little glands and absorb the waste and throw it out through the pores of the skin by means of perspiration. Out of eight pounds of waste in the body, five pounds are evaporated through the skin.. Suppose the glands becomes clogged and the pores becomes blocked, then, the skin becomes dry and poisons are circulated back again into the blood.
The kidneys are the next organs of elimination and they try to eliminate poisons, however, they can only do a certain amount. Anybody with kidney failure will have an inactive skin, which is usually as a result of lack of sufficient amount of clean fluid in the system. Without enough water in the system, the skin is unable to function and throw an extra amount of work on the kidneys. This is why so many people suffer from kidney troubles.
A normal adult excretes every twenty four hours about two pints of water through the skin, about two quarts through urination, about one pint through the excretory process of the bowels, and about one and a half pint through the lungs by exhalation.
Water is needed for a number of purposes. It regulates the combustion in the cell tissue and gets it under control. Cells in the body die from lack of water and are left to stagnate and create growths, tumors, and cancer- a conglomeration of dead cells, taking upon itself its own growth independent of the real life of the body in general.
Water is also used in the body as the common carrier. It is the basis of your blood, which flows through the arteries and veins, carrying food to various parts of the body. Without fluids, the quantity of blood must decrease, and consequently your body must suffer. It is necessary for the digestion of your food. The glands have to be replenished with fresh juices, the nervous system requires a conductor which carries the messages to different parts of the body. Without fluids, nature’s works cannot be carried on.
If you deny yourself of water, nature manages to obtain them as best as she can, and sometimes it is necessary for her to extract the moisture from the faeces, that mass of matter lying in the colon waiting excretion. Just imagine the fluids extracted from this matter being circulated through your system to your glands again., and then secreted again for the digestion of your food, and again circulated through your blood. This is how people who do not drink the necessary amount of water, are saturated with filth, diseases, and germs.
Nine-tenths of the causes of chronic constipation arise from the want of water, this can be cured by drinking sufficient clean fluids everyday. Recommendation: Drink a glass of clean warm water on an empty stomach every morning.