WATER is life

Water—we take it for granted! We use it every day for cooking, drinking, bathing, swimming, and fishing; we use it for our pets, our livestock, and our backyard birds. Although water covers almost 70% of the earth's surface, it is not limitless. Every drop of water that exists on the planet today was here in one form or another the day our planet came into being!

The intake of water on a regular basis is essential for may reasons. It's responsible for lubricating your joints, it acts as a shock absorber in the eyes and the spinal cord and aids in maintaining body temperature. Water also plays an important role in respiration, digestion, assimilation, metabolism, and waste removal. It also keeps the pressure, acidity, and composition of all chemical reactions in equilibrium.

Common misconception about water:
The only time you need to drink water is when you are thirsty.
One of the greatest tragedies is the assumption that dry mouth is the only indication of the water needs of the body. Dry mouth is actually one of the last indicators of dehydration. By the time you have dry mouth, many physiological functions in the body have already began to shut down.
Vaughn Lawrence, ND

Water is necessary to take nutrients into the cells and to flush wastes from the cells. Think about the amount of water that is expelled from our bodies every day. Copious amounts of water are required to digest food and eliminate wastes. Water in the kidneys neutralizes acidic wastes and sends them out in the urine. Water is expelled during respiration and is continually being moved through the skin to moderate temperature and flush the tissues of the skin. Water is also required for every metabolic process, so that nothing can happen without water. Ultimately, when water is lacking in our cells, organs cannot function properly and toxins are allowed to build up.

Why should you drink water?

It is an essential nutrient and makes up more than 60% of adult body weight.

It is needed for all body functions, such as nutrient digestion, absorption, transport and metabolism.

It aids in body-temperature maintenance.

It is vital to electrolyte balance.

Remove toxins & waste products from your body.

Keeps skin healthy and glowing.

Increases your mental and physical performance.

Water contains no calories or fat.

Helps with weight loss by acting as a natural appetite suppressant.

Prevents complications from dehydration, such as headache or fatigue.

Benefits people with respiratory diseases by thinning mucous secretions that worsen asthma.

Helps people who experience recurrent urinary tract infections by increasing their urine flow.

Helps reduce cancer risk of the colon, kidneys & bladder.

Benefits of Drinking Alkaline, Ionized

Alkaline water is a powerful antioxidant, it promotes detoxification, the water’s hydrating power is second to none and it helps balance the body’s pH.

Our body can be very acidic because of the types of food we eat. When you drink a lot of soft drinks and frequently take in fast foods and process foods, you are slowly building up the acidity in your body. This makes you more prone to diseases. A healthy body has a pH in the range of 7.34-7.40. Drinking ionized water helps to detoxify the body of acid waste. The ‘micro clustered’ water is able to infiltrate tissue and cell walls more easily than normal H2O, even areas that could not be reached before.

How much water do you need?

The equivalent of 8 cups of water for women and 12 cups of water for men is the minimum amount of fluid recommended daily to replace water losses under conditions of moderate activity, mild temperature and altitude


Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP)

When your tap water arrives at your home, it will usually be a little over neutral in pH ~ around 7.5.

It will, however, be robbed of its electrical negative charge and will almost always have a 'positive' ORP .
This means it has no antioxidant abilities and cannot assist your body in the fight against oxygen free radicals. On the contrary, it actually robs you of energy as you drink it.

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The measurement of this positive or negative charge is expressed in millivolts, so an ORP reading on our ORP meter of tap water will most likely depending on your area show around +350 millivolts. After it has been through Ionizing Water filters it will most likely show anything from -150 to -650mv (depending on the amount of soluble minerals in the water and on the original pH of the water).

ORP is a "potential" energy that is stored and ready to be put to work. An analogous way to look at ORP would be to consider pressure. When you blow up a balloon you use energy that creates force. As long as the balloon remains closed, this force is a “stored potential energy” in this case measured as air pressure. When released, this “potential” energy becomes kinetic energy.

Potential electrical energy in liquid can be measured. It is measured with an ORP meter. These meters display extremely slight, and highly variable differences in the electrical properties of water. ORP readings are expressed in millivolts (1/1000 of a single volt). ORP meters range in price from $100 for a handheld “tester” to over $3,000 for more sophisticated laboratory equipment.

ORP measures the presence of oxidizing or [oxidation] reducing agents by their specific electrical charge, thus Oxidation Reduction "Potential". Oxidation in simple terms is what turns an apple brown after it is cut or causes metal to rust. Rust weakens metal and signifies the deterioration of the apple. High pH water has more "reducing" agents (-ORP) and low pH water has more oxidizing agents (+ORP).

In electrical terms, potential energy can be measured. When we use the term "potential" in describing ORP, we are actually talking about electrical potential as expressed in millivolts. This potential is measured in water with an ORP meter. What you measure is the very slight voltage in water. We are actually measuring the presence of oxidizing or reducing agents by their specific electrical charge, thus Oxidation Reduction "Potential". High pH water has more "reducing" agents (-ORP) and low pH water has more oxidizing agents (+ORP).

The ORP of most tap water in the USA is between +150 to +600mv and so is an oxidizing agent. High pH ionized water demonstrates a ORP and so is a reducing agent or “antioxidant”.

Aging or premature aging is a process of oxidation within the body. In other words the body rusts and is damaged by oxidation. The antioxidant molecule has an extra ion and donates it to the free radical effectively neutralizing it which is very important to our health and longevity. This antioxidant effect is also known as Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP).

Air, food and water have an Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) value which can be measured by an ORP meter which is a millivolt measurement of negative and positive electrical values .The higher the negative ORP value the healthier is for us and more powerfully we can neutralize free radicals

The benefits of being well-hydrated:

Have you heard the saying that 8 glasses of water a day helps keep your skin healthy? It's true, but there are other benefits to getting those 8 glasses or more:

Boosts physical and mental endurance.
Helps maintain a pleasant demeanor. Dehydrated adults and children tend to be irritable and/or lethargic.
Helps prevent muscle cramps in your legs, hands, and feet -- and achy stiffness in your joints.
Can prevent headaches. Are you prone to migraines, cluster headaches? Ask yourself how much water you drink in a day. If it isn't at least 48 ounces (preferably more), you might be dehydrated.
Some studies show hydration can decrease the risk of kidney stones and lower the risk of certain cancers by helping the body to flush out toxins.
Helps keep your digestive system working. Fluids soften the stools, making them easier to pass.
Helps prevent urinary tract infections by helping to flush away bacteria.
Helps keep pregnant women from being constipated -- and it can also help the body flush away excess fluid that can lead to bloating and edema (swelling).
Helps nursing women with milk production. If you are having a problem with milk supply, ask yourself how much water you're drinking.
Helps keep your eyes and skin moist and healthy. When the body is dehydrated, it looks for moisture from wherever it can find it -- including the eyes and skin.
Can help asthmatics breathe more efficiently, according to experts. Apparently, dehydration interferes with how well the lungs function (thereby increasing the likelihood of an asthma attack).

If dehydration is the removal of water from an object, then the treatment of dehydration to reverse its effects would logically be rehydration


And These are Amazing.

Effect of inadequate water intake
Too little water can lead to dehydration. If you are dehydrated, your blood is literally thicker, and your body has to work much harder to cause it to circulate. As a result, the brain becomes less active, concentration becomes difficult & your body feels fatigued.

Are you Dehydrated

Individuals' daily water requirements can vary due to many factors - including amount of exercise performed, total body weight, total lean muscle weight, and the temperature and climate of your locale. Many people wait until they are thirsty before reaching for a bottle of water. However, thirst is a very unreliable measure of the water needs for our bodies. The body can lose up to 2 or more cups of water before thirst strikes. Not getting enough water may result in a faster heart rate, thicker-than-normal blood, lowered endurance capacities, and muscle cramps. Drinking water in regular intervals throughout the day is an important habit to develop.


Beverages containing alcohol and caffeine should not be substituted for water. These types of beverages often have diuretic properties, meaning that it encourages the body to excrete more water. Diuretic substances promote dehydration. Many believe that since these beverages are a liquid substance, there is enough water in them to satisfy their daily water requirements. This is untrue, as the chemical compounds in these beverages cause you to let as much water go (if not more) as you consume it.

Drink to prevent thirst, not to quench it.

While some water is available from the food we eat, the majority of the water we need on a regular basis must be provided by drinking pure water. The consumption of tea, coffee, juice or soft drinks should never be considered water intake. Many of these drinks are so acidic that they end up pulling more water from the cells to neutralize the acidity—making dehydration even worse.

Your body loses water even while sleeping. Drinking a glass of water before going to bed or after waking up will help your body function smoothly.

Water is so essential to the body, that it is a requirement for proper immune system functioning. Whenever you get sick, your body requires more water to help it fight off infection. Fighting a cold or the flu can dehydrate your body quickly.

Common signs of dehydration that are often ignored include dark urine, afternoon fatigue, heartburn, dry skin, acne, headaches and constipation. If these are ignored, more serious problems develop.

The Signs and Symptoms of Dehydration
Symptoms of dehydration usually begin with thirst and progress to more alarming manifestations as the need for water becomes more dire. The initial signs and symptoms of mild dehydration in adults appear when the body has lost about 2% of it's total fluid. These mild dehydration symptoms are often (but not limited to):

Loss of Appetite
Dry Skin
Skin Flushing
Dark Colored Urine
Dry Mouth
fatigue or Weakness
Head Rushes

Increased histamine production in the body from chronic dehydration causes the bronchioles to spasm and constrict. This is an attempt by the body to conserve water. Water is going to be lost through respiration, so the lungs are trying to conserve what it can.

Try this simple test: Gently pinch the skin on the back of your hand between your thumb and forefinger for 5 seconds. Then count how many seconds it takes for the skin to flatten out again. The length of time it takes can be correlated with age, dehydration, and skin health. Generally, those between the ages of 45 and 50 have a return-response time under 5 seconds, but by the age of 60, the amount of time it takes for the skin to return to its original position is double or triple (10-15 seconds), and by the age of 70, the response time is typically 35-50 seconds.

The lack of resiliency in older skin is due to a loss of water. As we age, the thirst mechanism declines and water is lost from many areas of the body. The structure of the water within our bodies also deteriorates with age, making it less efficient and less mobile. The aging process is literally a withering of the tissues throughout the body–visibly reflected in the skin.

If the dehydration is allowed to continue unabated, when the total fluid loss reaches 5% the following effects of dehydration are normally experienced:

Increased heart rate
Increased respiration
Decreased sweating
Decreased urination
Increased body temperature
Extreme fatigue
Muscle cramps
Tingling of the limbs

Be aware that these are not the only symptoms of dehydration that may manifest , these are simply the most common. Symptoms of dehydration will differ from person to person because the body is a complex network and everyone's body is different

During dehydration, the only areas of the body that receive allotments are those where water is absolutely necessary. Blood, brain, kidneys, liver and digestive organs all take priority over the skin and connective tissues; without water, they begin to dry up.

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