Discovering Shocking Benefits of Drinking Water
You may have noticed that in addition to liking Gospel music, I also have an affinity to Reggae music. The positive message of both genres is what attracts me most. The message in Roots and Culture songs, my favorite style, is often spiritual and is based on the Rastafarian beliefs.
Rastafarians unfairly got a bad rap, though. They were viewed as racist and as feeling as though they are superior, but this is not true today. It is important to know that Rastafarian beliefs have evolved.
Their more extreme views were at a more extreme time. Today their beliefs are more liberal and inviting.
Key ideas in contemporary Rastafari are:
- God is found within every man
- God makes himself known through humanity.
- It is very important to see all historical facts in the context of God’s judgement and workings.
- Respect for nature, animals and the environment, as mirrored in their food laws.
- Speech is very important to Rastafarians, as it enables the presence and power of God to be felt.
- Evil is corporate – Sin is both personal and corporate. Judgement is near
I have highlighted those beliefs that resonate in with me. The most impressive characteristics of Rastafarians, is their lifestyle, particular their nutrition.
Most Rastas that I meet emphasize the importance of diet, and drinking plenty of water.
In the late 2000’s I met a Rasta, Chamba in Austin, Texas. We used to practically setup next to each other at most of the popular Arts & Crafts Shows, Concerts, Festivals and Raves. We used to plan together. Under the name Love Electra, I sold t-shirts, and accessories promoting peace and love, and he sold Rasta and Reggae gear. We attracted the same customers, young white teenagers. We played reggae music and attracted a crowd wherever we’d setup.
Chamba was over 50, but this is a guess based on the wisdom he shared, not based on his physique. He was very lean, and muscular, like a fit older African tribesman you’d see in a documentary He told me that he has no medical issues and hasn’t for years. He credited his health to eating well, eating no pork, and drinking plenty of water.
We drank water all day long, and I continued following his suggestion, never forgetting how healthy and wise he was.
During 2011 – 2012, when renovating my mother’s home in New Orleans, I met another Rasta, Ewart. He was a very skilled carpenter. We worked together for months. He was from Guyana, and ate exceptionally well, and emphasized water, as well. But by this time, I was already sold.
From Chamba’s earlier advice, I took drinking water to whole new level. I started to ozonate my water, adding oxygen molecules. It was the main ingredient that healed me when I was very sick and exhausted from excessive travel. Check out my prior post, My Water Has More Oxygen Than Yours…Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah, which mentions the ozonator device.
Now I drink about 70 – 90 ouences of ozonated distilled or alkaline water, and another 30 – 50 ounces of water in other beverages, and in fruits and vegetables.
I share with you, as much as I can, to share with you my life as Kevy Michaels, a renewed life. I try to emphasize useful information and wisdom, like the importance of water.
As well, I share with you those things that I enjoy, such as key aspects of the Rastafarian beliefs.
I am hopeful that my posts are helpful to you. I enjoy sharing and find that each time I research and post an article, I learn something new.
Here are facts that surprised me and may surprise you about the benefits of water, such as coffee being counted as part of your daily water intake.
Here is a summary of research findings that I was not aware of.
- Coffee counts as water too! Beyond the drinking water you get water from other beverages including coffee, most foods, milk, juice, as well as, many fruits and vegetables, such as watermelon and spinach, which are almost 100 percent water by weight.
- The recommended amount of water you should drink daily, is not the standard 8 ounces a day (2 Liters/Half Gallon. That number is too low! It depends on health, exercise, body weight, environment, and other factors. A good guideline to follow is 25% – 50% of body weight, but adjust for any of the above influences.
- Every cell, tissue and organ in your body needs water to work properly, to detox, control body temperature, and lubricate joints.
- Studies support that lack of water affects brain function and energy level. One study show that mild dehydration caused by exercise or heat can harm many other aspects of brain function, including impairing mood and concentration and increasing the frequency of headaches.
- Although uncommon, it’s possible to drink too much water. When your kidneys can’t excrete the excess water, the sodium content of your blood is diluted (hyponatremia) — which can be life-threatening or cause seizures. My mother had a seizure from the combination of excess water, along with low salt.
- Drink distilled water to detox, and to decalcify your pineal gland, which regulates serotonin, sleep, mood, and is believed to enable seeing a deeper sense of reality. …a spiritual connection to the realms of thought.
Here is a summary of research findings that I confirmed, that most people are already know.
- Water makes up about 60 percent of body weight. The body depends on water to survive.
- If you want to keep things simple, these guidelines should apply to the majority of people:
- When you’re thirsty, drink.
- When you’re not thirsty anymore, stop.
- During high heat and exercise, make sure to drink enough to compensate for the lost fluids.
- The best indicator on whether your body is getting enough water is urine color. If your urine is dark yellow, chances are you’re not getting enough water. If you pass clear to very light colored yellow urine, your fluid intake is adequate.
Mayo Clinic – Healthy Lifestyle – Water: How much should you drink every day? – By Mayo Clinic Staff – Sept. 06, 2017
Water is essential to good health, yet needs vary by individual. These guidelines can help ensure you drink enough fluids.
How much water should you drink each day? It’s a simple question with no easy answer.
Studies have produced varying recommendations over the years. But your individual water needs depend on many factors, including your health, how active you are and where you live.
No single formula fits everyone. But knowing more about your body’s need for fluids will help you estimate how much water to drink each day.
Health benefits of water – Read More
Livestrong – Why Is it Healthy to Drink Hot Water? – BY KIMBERLY WONDERLY – OCT. 03, 2017
- The regular drinking of hot water can provide many health benefits, including improved digestive health and weight loss. The taste of hot water may not suit your taste buds, prompting you to add flavorings, caffeine or sugar. While adding flavoring doesn’t alter all the benefits provided by the hot water, it may cause weight gain, depending on what you add to the hot water.
- This hydration helps the kidneys flush waste products and toxins from the body and provides a medium for all of the biochemical and metabolic processes in your body. Canfield emphasizes, “It’s the water that is important for your body, not necessarily the fact that it’s hot or cold.” Drink enough water to keep your urine a light yellow to clear color.
- While any type of water can provide your body with hydration, hot water may help you lose weight or maintain your current weight.
- Hot water may decrease the number of infections you suffer from.
- Cold water is not as good for hydration as room temperature. The theory is that the cold water causes the blood vessels surrounding stomach to shrink, slowing absorption.
- On the other hand, some doctors say that after physical exertion, you should drink cold water since it will help cool the body more effectively than room temperature water.
- The problem is that as the COLD drinks pass through our system, they solidify the fats from the foods we have just eaten or are eating at present. This makes it challenging for the body to digest and disperse the unwanted fats from our body.
- Also warm/hot water relaxes the body better. Cold water might be more refreshing, but it may disrupt your vocal cords, that’s why singers always drink room temperature water.
- Hot water increases the circulation to the gastrointestinal tract and decreases the amount of mucous in your sinuses, esophagus and gastrointestinal tract, decreasing the ability for viruses, bad bacteria or fungi to grow or infect your body.
- The theory of Chinese Medicine and its Yin-Yang philosophy states that you should drink warm water, about the same temperature as the body, because hot water and cold water throw off the balance of your body,
Heathline – Authority Nutrition – Evidence Based – How Much Water Should You Drink Per Day?
The body is about 60% water, give or take.
You are constantly losing water from your body, primarily via urine and sweat. To prevent dehydration, you need to drink adequate amounts of water.
There are many different opinions on how much water you should be drinking every day.
Health authorities commonly recommend eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallon. This is called the 8×8 rule and is very easy to remember.
However, some health gurus believe that you need to sip on water constantly throughout the day, even when you’re not thirsty.
As with most things, this depends on the individual. Many factors (both internal and external) ultimately affect your need for water.
This article takes a look at some water intake studies to separate fact from fiction and explains how to easily match water intake to your individual needs.
Does Water Intake Affect Energy Levels and Brain Function? – Read More
Cold Water Vs Warm Water: One of Them is Damaging to Your Health – 598,786 views – Live Healthy Life – Published on Jul 5, 2017
Cold Water Vs Warm Water One of Them is Damaging to Your Health
10 Benefits to Drinking Warm Lemon Water Every Morning – 698,460 views – Natural Cures – Published on Oct 5, 2016
Did you know that lemon juice could be helpful to your health in many different ways? Lemons are full of vitamins and nutrients, like vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, and fiber. If you’re ready to take a drink of lemon juice, make sure to mix it with water first. Lemon juice can be tough on your teeth if you drink it straight. Drink it right away in the morning, and then wait 15 to 30 minutes before eating breakfast. This will make sure you get the full help of lemon water.
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Distilled Water Will Decalcify Your Pineal Gland – 178,044 views – ModernGalaxy – Published on Feb 7, 2016
Distilled water removes heavy toxins and metals from the human body and allows you to vibrate at a much higher rate. Drinking distilled water has been proven to have profound health benefits. One of the biggest benefits is the fast decalcification of your pineal gland (Third Eye).
How Much Water Should You Really Drink a Day? – 483,051 views – Dr. Josh Axe – Published on Jan 6, 2015
For more info: https://draxe.com/how-to-stay-hydrated/
How much water should you be drinking a day?
You should be drinking about 25%-50% of your body weight in ounces daily.
It’s actually not about how much water you are getting but staying hydrated. Water is vital for your health.
The biggest side effects of not getting enough water can be headaches, lack of energy, weight gain, lack of cleansing and detoxification, weakened immune response, getting the cold and flu easily, or feeling lethargic. Proper hydration is so important to your overall health.
To stay properly hydrated, I have four recommendations.
- First, I would recommend drinking about half of your body weight in ounces a day.
- I would also suggest you get more fruits and vegetables in your diet, which are full of electrolytes.
- Next, I would recommend consuming all-natural sea salts in your food (Himalayan salt or Celtic salt), which helps your body stay hydrated.
- Lastly, I would encourage you to exercise more. Exercise can support the process of hydration because movement increases circulation, increasing electrolyte levels into your cells.
For more on hydration, you can check out this article: http://draxe.com This content is strictly the opinion of Dr. Josh Axe, and is for informational and educational purposes only.
It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician.
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Neither Dr. Axe nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.
What Would Happen If You Replace All Drinks with Water? – 11,062,015 views – BRIGHT SIDE – Published on Apr 4, 2017
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