This is from a source that is determined to help increase the public's awareness of how food is different now to when our grandparent ate 'food'. It is a very different story, with we all would do to be aware off, and to see another side of our current state of food and its influence on health. Interesting read. I will direct you to the source so that they too can receive the full credit. They are doing great work at getting the message out there. Food Matters: Dirty Secrets of the Food Industry.
"Chronic pains of the body which cannot easily be explained as injury or infection, should first and foremost be interpreted as signals of chronic water shortage in the area where the pain is registered. These pain signals should first be considered and excluded as primary indicators for dehydration of the body before any other complicated procedures are forced on the patient." - Dr F Batmanghelidj
Adapted from Phillip Day - Investigative Journalist & Founder of "The Campaign For Truth In Medicine" Featured in Food Matters
Lets cut to the chase. We live in a dry country, where the air currents, depending on where they are moving from can literally suck the moisture right out from us. Looking at the recent fires, and the repeated words of the fireres were - 'The ground cover is so dry' They also predicted it to be a perfect storm of conditions for the bush to go up in flames, and it did!
Like all living things, we have the need for the basics that either provides the space for us to tick over, or the nutrients to allow us to build and repair etc. Water, while it has been a hot topic for some time needs to be revisited just as we saw in the recent times in the world, lets look at why it is important for us as we head into summer.
The human body is a bio-electrical water machine that requires almost a litre of water day for every 22.5kg of body weight. The blood alone is made up of a large percentage of watery serum. The lymph fluids which transport waste and nutrients, comprising four times the volume of blood in the body, are made from the water we consume. Every cell that makes us who we are literally owes its life to an adequate supply of fresh, clean water.
When the body does not receive a constant, reliable supply of water, it has to ration what is available and redirect water from the least essential parts to make the supply go round. Essential systems like the brain are prioritised, others such as the gut and cells are reduced or cut back until the brain has decided a reliable source of water is ensured.
Here's the point. Most citizens have become chronically and dangerously dehydrated (especially the elderly). Our society tends to see water as too bland to drink and would rather have tea, coffee, beer, wine, addictive soft drinks, flavoured water and other chemical-laced water alternatives. A disastrous and dangerous move for the body and society's health in general. . What makes it worse, most doctors today cannot readily identify the many water-deficient diseases and associated pains, and so, the underlying dehydration process continues to wreak its havoc while the inevitable drugs given will switch off the warning signals (symptoms).
A dietitian with an interest in mind, body, skill development and empowering people to help themselves. After living a lifetime in the first 40, it is now time take it easier and let things be and help others get their their 'life'.
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