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Does Your Body UPTAKE Enough
The amount of water that one drinks is irrelevant if
the body does not absorb the water taken in. Many people drink large
quantities of water daily, but fail to achieve water uptake and hydration.
According to Dr. Batmanghelidj, the body is composed of 75% water
and water directs all functions of the body. When the water metabolism
of the body becomes disturbed, the following symptoms arise: dry mouth;
dry shin; constipation; water retention; back pain; headaches; bloating
or abdominal discomfort occurring after drinking; difficulty forming
saliva; disinclination to drink water because of the taste; refusing
to drink water, while obtaining fluids from coffee, tea, fruit drinks
or manufactured beverages.
Dehydration is the body's greatest stress. Whole metabolic systems
are disrupted, often severely, by dehydration. Consequently, the body
needs daily supplies of water. If the intake/uptake of water is insufficient,
the body will signal its desire for water. This signal may resemble
the body's signal for food. Consequently, the thirst signal is often
misinterpreted as hunger. (Therefore, when hungry, first drink some
water, wait a few minutes…then see if hunger symptoms persist.)
According to Glenn Braddy, an Australian nutrition researcher, the
key to rehydration is to provide a transporter that will carry the
water into the body. Two such transporters---sub-acid fruit juice
(like apple or pear juice) and caffeine in diluted amounts, for women
and dandelion herb tea, for men---when taken in combination with water,
greatly enhance the uptake of water by the body.
(It is important to note that many people who crave coffee, and other
caffeine sources like cola's and chocolate are actually using those
beverages and foods to achieve rehydration--although sometimes only
temporally. It is also important to realize that caffeine and coffee
are not the same thing. Caffeine is an alkaloid substance that 's
extracted from plants such as Kola. It is present in coffee but needs
not be indicated along with coffee, simply because it is contained
THE HYDRATION MIXTURE
Use flat (non-carbonated) mineral water, or reverse osmosis water
mixed with one of the following sub-acid fruit juices: apple juice
(with a cloudy brown color, NOT clear like white wine), pear juice,
or ripe pineapple juice.
Fill a quart bottle 2/3rds full with water, then add 1/3rd juice.
Add 30 drops of Hydrate I to this quart mixture.
Sip on the quart mixture throughout the day. (If you are experiencing
digestive problems, it is important to consume one glass of the mixture
thirty minutes before each meal.)
NOTE: If you have kidney disease, begin with one glass of the hydration
mix per day, and slowly increase up to the desired amount. This will
allow the kidneys to adjust to the increased fluid uptake, and utilization.
Drink the herbal hydration mixture for 6 straight days, ie. Monday
through Saturday. Consume only water on the 7th day, ie. Sunday. Then
repeat the same procedure at the beginning of each 7-day period. After
six to eight weeks, you should begin drinking more pure water and
reduce the mixture.
Hydrate 1 can be easily
ordered from Bubbling Spring Wellness
Read more: "Hydration: A New Paradigm"
an indepth article about water and the body.
- Harris, Paul, Ph.D "Hydration: A New Paradigm" The
International Institute Of Energy Medicine, Inman, SC