Experts say that for optimal health we should drink 8 - 8oz glasses of water per day. Now, many health gurus have revised that to be 1/2 oz of water for every pound of body weight. So a 200 lb person should drink 100 ounces of water each day. There's 128 ounces in a gallon of water. The fact is that the human body is 70% water and the brain is closer to 80%. If a person is even a little dehydrated, it can have profound effects on their health and mental ability.
But the kind of water we drink is just as important as the quantity. Tap water and bottled water are technically dead or of little value to the body because they carry so many other chemicals, have an acidic pH and are lacking in the correct charge (a negative charge) to be used by the body. Even reverse osmosis water and filtered water is lacking in essential minerals, the electrolytes the body needs for proper hydration, muscle function and energy production. The molecule size of the water from these sources is also too large to penetrate the cells in the body and is not completely absorbed.
So what do we do?
Find a source for water that is alkaline pH, has electrolyte minerals and micro-clustered molecules. This water exists in nature at the bottom of unpolluted waterfalls. It's also able to be made by countertop water filtration systems. People who drink this water daily for a month report getting profound health benefits, from weight loss to relief from pain to resolution of chronic illnesses (and I personally know people who have gotten these benefits including myself). It's not so much the water mind you, but giving the body the fuel it needs to self correct problems caused by lifestyle choices.
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