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Monday, December 27, 2004

Your Bodies Many Cries for Water

Did You Know....

1. Water is found throughout the body, both inside and outside the cells.
2. Water is the key to all body functions.
3. Our blood contains 90% water.
4. Nourishment for body cells and waste products that are formed in
connection with metabolism are transported with water.
5. Water must be so pure that the organism's various cells are not damaged.
6. Under normal conditions, a person needs 1.5-2.5 liters of water per day.

Dr. F. Batmanghelidj discovered through research that most so-called illnesses are actually symptoms of dehydration in the body. Once corrected, symptoms disappear.

Every day we lose at least two quarts (8 oz glasses) of water and some salt (which is necessary for maintaining acid and alkaline balance) via urine, respiration, and perspiration. Instead of replacing lost water by drinking more water, many people drink caffeinated beverages. Caffeine found in soda pop and in coffee acts as a diuretic that forces more water from the body than is contained in the caffeinated beverage itself.

During dehydration, the body produces more histamine. Histamine is a neurotransmitter involved in water rationing. It also regulates the thirst mechanism.By ignoring our body's thirst signals, we are preventing ourselves from using what is perhaps the simplest cure of all - WATER - in the alleviation of pain claims Dr Batmanghelidj in his book, Your Body's Many Cries For Water.

"Humans seem to lose their thirst sensation and, failing to recognise their water needs, they become gradually and chronically dehydrated as they get older." writes Dr Batmanghelidj. Contrary to popular belief, he claims that a dry mouth is the last signal of thirst and that the body can suffer from dehydration even when the mouth may be fairly moist.

WE SHOULD BEGIN TO REALISE that in the same way, we have a "hunger pain" signal, we also have a "thirst pain" signal in the body, writes Dr Batmanghelidj. He believes that whatever their illness, people should first try the water cure before turning to drug treatment.

Dr Batmanghelidj's theory is based on the principle that we misinterpret thirst signals as pain and treat them with drugs which silence instead of cure the problem. "Because dehydration eventually causes loss of some functions, the various signals given by the water distribution system regulators during severe and lasting dehydration have been translated as indicators of unknown disease conditions of the body." he writes.

The human body is composed of 25% solid matter (the solute) and 75% water (the solvent) and, according to Dr Batmanghelidj, medical researchers have assumed that the solute composition is the reactive regulator of all fuctions of the human body. He believes that it is wrong to assume that water acts only as a solvent and never as a regulator of different parts of the body.

In his book, Dr Batmanghelidj puts forward his theory of regional thirst that is the signal of chronic water shortage in the area where pain is registered. For example, the pain of rheumatoid arthritis as an indicator of water deficiency in the affected joint cartilage surface.

If the initial pain of the arthritis is taken seriously and strict attention is paid to daily water intake. Dr Batmanghalidj suggests that further damage to the joint surfaces can be avoided. Likewise, the author believes that stress-related conditions such as ulcers, migraine and high blood pressure can be avoided if the body has sufficient water intake.

For more on the research of water by Dr. Batmanghelidj and his book, "Your Bodies Many Cries for Water", visit the Hydration 101 page on the Vita Genesis, Inc. Website.

Excerpt provided by Terry Rhoades, Vita Genesis Independent Executive Founder and Leadership Council Member.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Water and Weight Loss

How Eight Glasses A Day Keep Fat Away!

Incredible as it may seem... Water is the single most important catalyst in losing weight and keeping it off!

Although most of us take it for granted...

Pure, clean water may be the only true Magic Potion for permanent weight loss!

Water suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body metabolize stored fat.

Studies have shown that a decrease in water intake will cause fat deposits to increase!

And an increase in water intake can actually reduce fat deposits!

Here's the reason why...

The kidneys cannot function properly without enough water. When they do not work to capacity, some of their load is dumped on the liver. One of the liver's primary functions is to metabolize stored fat into usable energy for the body. But if the liver has to do some of the kidney's work, it cannot work at full throttle.

As a result, it metabolizes less fat... more fat remains stored in the body and weight loss stops!

Drinking an adequate amount of water every day is the best treatment for fluid retention. But when your body is given less water than it needs... it perceives the shortage as a threat to survival and will begin to retain every drop. Water reserves are stored in extra-cellular spaces (outside the cells). This water can show up as swollen feet, hands and legs.

Diuretics only offer a temporary solution at best. They force out stored water along with some essential nutrients. Again, the body perceives a threat and will replace the lost water at the first opportunity. Thus, the condition quickly returns.

The best way to overcome the problem of water retention is to give your body what it needs - plenty of water - only then will stored water be released.

If water retention is a constant problem for you... excess salt may be to blame.

Your body will only tolerate sodium in certain concentrations. The more salt you eat, the more water your system retains to dilute it. But getting rid of unneeded salt is easy -- just drink water! As the water is forced through the kidneys, it will remove the excess sodium.

Overweight people need more water than thin people. Larger people have larger metabolic loads. Since we know that water is the key to fat metabolism... it follows that the over weight person needs more water to metabolize excess fat.

Water helps to maintain proper muscle tone... which in turn, aids proper muscle contraction and prevents dehydration. It also helps to prevent the sagging skin that usually follows weight loss. Shrinking cells are buoyed by water which plums the skin and leaves it clear, healthy and resilient. Water helps rid the body of waste. During weight loss, the body has more waste to get rid of - all that metabolized fat must be shed.

Again . . . Water helps flush out this waste!

Water can help relieve constipation...

The colon is a primary internal water source. When the body gets too little water, it siphons what it needs from internal sources. Result? Constipation. But when a person drinks enough water... normal bowel function will return.

So far, we have discovered same remarkable truths about water and about weight loss... the body will not function properly without enough water and cannot metabolize stored fat efficiently. On the household weight scales... Retained water shows up as excess weight.

It may seem strange, but to get rid of excess water... you must drink more water! Drinking water is essential to losing weight.

How much water is enough?

If you are of normal weight for your height, then on average you should drink (8) eight -- 8 oz. glasses of pure water every day. However, if you are overweight you should take (1) one additional glass for every 25 lbs. of excess weight you are trying to lose. The amount that you drink should be increased if you exercise, or if the weather is hot and dry.

Preferably, your drinking water should be taken cold...

Cold water is absorbed more quickly into the system than warm water. Some evidence suggests that drinking cold water can actually burn calories. To utilize water most efficiently during weight loss, follow this schedule:

Morning: 1 Quart of pure water over 30 minutes
Noon: 1 Quart of pure water over 30 minutes
Evening: 1 Quart of pure water between 5-6 P.M.

When the body gets all the water it needs to function optimally, all body system fluids will perfectly balance.

When this happens . . . you reach the "breakthrough point".

So what does that mean?

Endocrine gland function improves...

Fluid retention is alleviated as stored water is lost...

More fat can be used as fuel because the liver is free to
metabolize stored fat...

Natural thirst returns...

There is a loss of hunger almost overnight.
But don't forget this...

If you stop drinking enough water your body fluids
will again be thrown out of balance . . .

Once again you may experience fluid retention, unexplained weight gain and loss of thirst!

So what's the remedy this situation?

Start over . . . increasing your water intake to force another breakthrough!

Reprinted from "The Snowbird Diet" by Donald S. Roberston, M.D.

Aqua Di Vita Water is the perfect choice to drink every day. Visit the Vita Genesis site today for more information.

Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the FDA and are provided for informational purposes and are not intended for diagnosing, treatment, cure, or prevention any disease.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

40% of Americans Use Drugs

40 Percent in U.S. Use Prescription Drugs
Dec 2, 2004

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 40 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug and one-in-six takes at least three, the government reported Thursday.

"Americans are taking medicines that lower cholesterol and reduce the threat of heart disease, that help lift people out of debilitating depressions, and that keep diabetes in check," Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson said in a statement. Full story

As prescription drug use increases and scares such as the recent pulling of Vioxx off the market become more common, one might ask the question, that Dr. Batmanghelidj researched:

Is Your Body Crying For Water?

Water's Role in the Body

Water helps nearly every part of the human body function. Considering that our bodies are almost two-thirds water, understanding water's important role in the body can be a fountain of health. The following are just some facts about water and it's role in the body:

Your brain is 75% water
Moderate dehydration can cause headaches and dizziness
Water is required for expiration
Regulates body temperature
Carries nutrients and oxygen to all cells in the body
Blood is 92% water
Moistens oxygen for breathing
Protects and cushions vital organs
Helps to convert food into energy
Helps body absorb nutrients
Removes waste
Bones are 22% water
Muscles are 75% water
*Statistics From The International Bottled Water Association

Water is the main component of almost every function in your body.

Dehydration is often a contributing factor to many health issues or
afflictions that people have today. By maximizing and increasing
your hydration through use of water you can help your health and
well-being. It is not recommended that increased consumption of
water be a substitute for medical care or prescriptions, but
everyone can increase their well-being through proper hydration.

Do you drink water?

If you try Aqua Di Vita for a month then you, like hundreds of
loyal customers, can see how it makes you feel.

Visit Vita Genesis for more information.

Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the FDA and are provided for informational purposes and are not intended for diagnosing, treatment, cure, or prevention any disease.