Water is critical to the operation and healing of our body as our body is comprised primarily of water. The average adult body is about 70% water. The brain is composed of 75% water, and the lungs are nearly 90 percent water. About 83 percent of our blood is water, which helps digest our food, transport waste, and control body temperature.
Each day humans must replace 2.4 liters of water, some through drinking and the rest taken by the body from the foods eaten. Drinking two quarts of purified drinking water per day is helpful to detoxify the body.
Cancer growth usually occurs in areas of severe dehydration.
The cells can run dry and are severely dehydrated for a number of reasons:
1. Lack of water intake
2. Consumption of beverages that have diuretic effects like coffee, caffeinated tea, soda pop, and alcohol
3. Consumption of stimulating foods or substances, such as meat, hot spices, sugar and tobacco
5. Most pharmacological drugs
6. Excessive exercise
7. Overeating and excessive weight gain
8. Watching television daily for several hours
Dr. Lorraine Day, an expert in treating cancer by alternative means, states that diseases/cancer are caused by three things: improper diet, dehydration, and stress.
So how do we keep ourselves hydrated? Not all beverages are the best choice for maintaining hydration. Water is the best choice, but not all water sources are the best option.
Avoid city water that contains fluoride. The best source of purified water is to purchase a filtration system for your whole house or at least an under the sink model to ensure safe drinking water. This eliminates the need to produce additional plastic waste from bottled water and prevents the risk of the plastic leaching into the water.
Remember, coffee, tea and juices are not replacements for water. These create additional health issues within our body plus force our body to digest them. Caffeine in our body creates stress unlike what most people confuse as energy. Coffee and teas (black teas used in most iced teas) create additional acid in the body.
Drinking pure filtered water is a crucial part in healing from and preventing cancer.