One of my naturopathic clients just asked me a question about water. It lead to an interesting discussion that I want to write about here. Water is essential to the survival of everything on this planet and in the human body.
Water plays many significant roles in the body including transmission of nerve impulses and neurotransmitters (like the feel-good brain chemicals), efficient activity of protein and enzymes, sugar metabolism, the immune system, and the body’s detoxification pathways.
Every 24 hours the body recycles the equivalent of forty thousand glasses of water to maintain normal physiological functions. Within this process, the body becomes short about 8-10 glasses of water each day. This deficit must be supplied to the body each day. On average, the body needs upwards of half its weight in ounces of water per day – a minimum of 8-10 glasses.
Some people find that drinking water doesn’t really quench their thirst or it doesn’t taste good. Perhaps this is due to the quality of the water. Many people are aware that tap water can contain many impurities. Our water is impacted by pollutants in the air and ground as well as those from manufacturing plants.
Municipal water treats these impurities with harsh chemicals such as chlorine. To avoid all of these toxic substances many people drink filtered and purified water, and others drink bottled water. Filtration and purification do not address all of the toxins in our water, and at least 25% of bottled water is simply processed municipal water.
One of the effects of these impurities in water is they cause it to have an acidic pH. Drinking acidic water contributes to acidity in our bodies which is a state that allows for health problems to arise.
To address this issue I recommend to my naturopathic clients the use of Isawater, an alkalinized water concentrate. Not only does Isawater create a healthier pH in the body, it carries a negative charge which helps to neutralize damaging free radicals.