Repercussions of Not Drinking Enough Water
By Theresa Sabatela
How Long Can the Human Body Survive Without Food?
Humans can survive without food for 30-40 days (About 5 weeks).
What About Without Water?
Without water, life will end in 3 to 5 days.
The Average Person’s Body is Composed of:
Body’s Water Content:
Varies considerably from person to person and even from one body part to another.
Body’s Water Supply:
Is responsible for and involved in nearly every bodily process, such as;
- Absorption (Primary transporter of nutrients throughout the body)
Transporter of nutrients:
Is the primary transporter of nutrients and oxygen to the cells and the blood, throughout the body primary, remember anabolism and catabolism?
Regulates Body Temperature Through Perspiration:
Water maintains normal body temperature.
Detoxifies the Body:
Carries waste material out of the body.
Replacing Water That is Being Eliminated:
Replacing water throughout the system of elimination is imperative.
Decline in Our Blood Volume:
A drop in the body’s water content causes a decline in blood volume, in turn this triggers Hypothalamus reactions.
Quality water is beneficial for all known disorders, especially important for people who have musculoskeletal problems such as:
- Anxiety Attacks
- Food Intolerance
- Acidic Stomach
- Heart Burn
- Muscle Pain
- Colitis Pain
- Hot Flashes
- Chronic Fatigue
High Level of Toxins in the system:
If enough water is not consumed, toxins will buildup in the system causing headaches, PH balancing problems amongst other serious issues.
The Most Important Detox:
Water through the system of elimination, flushes out toxins. A big sign of this is muscle aches and pains as having fever or feeling your body temperature elevated.
Without adequate water, we would poison ourselves with our own metabolic waste. The kidneys remove waste products such as:
- Uric Acid
- Urea Concentration, which in return causes renal efficiency.
- Lactic Acid
All of these must be dissolved in water. If there is not enough water available to remove these substances effectively, they may cause damage to the kidneys.
Digestion, Metabolism, Enzymes and chemical reactions in the body, all depend on water. Digestion and your Metabolism also rely on water for certain enzymatic and chemical reactions in the body.
Water is Essential for Breathing:
Water is essential for breathing because lung tissue must be moist to facilitate oxygen intake and carbon dioxide excretion.
- Body functions being impaired
- Your Fluid Balance
- The more active you are:
Approximately one pint of liquid is lost each day through exhaling. If you do not take in enough water to maintain fluid balance, every bodily function can be impaired.
Frequent Alcohol Consumption:
- Lowers Water Levels in the Body, Causing Severe Dehydration.
Inadequate Water Consumption May Contribute to:
- Excess Body Fat
- Poor Muscle Tone
- Digestive Problems
Poor functioning of many organs including:
- Muscle Soreness
- Water retention
Consuming plenty of quality water can;
- Slows Down the Aging Process
- Prevents & Improve Arthritis
- Dissolves Kidney Stones
- Eliminates Constipation
- Assists in the Prevention of Arteriosclerosis
- Prevents Obesity
- Helps in the Prevention of Glaucoma
- Helps in the Prevention of Cataracts
- Helps in the Prevention of Diabetes
- Helps in the Prevention of Hypoglycemia
What is the Right Amount of Water?
- Ten Glasses (80 ounces daily)
- Minimum Amount of Water Should Be One Ounce of Water for Every Five lbs of Weight in the Body.
Finding quality water, would seem like an easy task; However, due to the variety of water classification available today, the consumer may be confused in selecting the right water. In my next article I will be breaking down this classification. I will also offer a guide to understanding what the most commonly used classification of water mean and how these different kinds of water may help or harm the body.
Water Today is Not Plain Water, it is a Formulation of Chemicals
- If you enter your zip code online, you may find out the formula used in your area
Types of Water
- The Safety of Tap Water
- Ground Water
- Hard Versus Soft Water
- Water Analysis
Improving Tap Water in the Home
- Home Water Treatment Methods
- Bottle Water
- Artesian Water
- Deionized Demineralized Water
- Mineral Water
- Natural Spring
- Steam Distilled