Rain is God’s way of moisturizing the earth to replenish, nourish and cleanse the air and the ground, helping to sustain life as we know it. In much the same way, drinking water is the body’s way of moisturizing itself from the inside out to cleanse the cells and get rid of toxins, all of which help to promote good health.
As Americans, aren’t we blessed to be able to get a drink of water anytime we feel like it? Yet most of us don’t even drink enough water to properly rehydrate our bodies each and every day. The fact is that the majority of Americans actually dehydrate themselves little by little over their lifetimes, maybe unintentionally, but it still happens. By the time we’re in our 60’s and 70’s, we’ve learned to ignore the symptoms of dehydration, which can include headaches, lack of energy, poor concentration, and constipation. And we thought those were symptoms of old age.
Simply speaking, water is involved in every single function of the body, helping to transport nutrients and waste products in and out of our cells – all ten trillion of them. It’s necessary for all digestive, absorption, circulatory, and excretory functions, including the utilization of the water-soluble vitamins. It is also used to maintain proper body temperature. That is a huge job, folks.
Remember that it is just as easy to drink water as to not drink it. Many times, it seems like real work trying to drink enough water every day, but it is definitely worth the effort. On a more humerous note, Deane Juhan, in Jacob’s Body, states that our “bodies are just a way for water to get up and walk around.” So drink up. We can only increase the quality of our lives by the adequate consumption of the most precious commodity on the planet.