Science has been in search for the fountain of youth since antiquity. There is this fantasy that we will one day find a potion or chemical that will be a cure-all. What if we have been looking in the wrong place this whole time?
It’s no mistake that water is the source of all life. Virtually every living creature needs water directly or indirectly to exist. NASA scientists shoot rockets into space in search of water because they know that if it’s found, life beyond Earth is possible.
Why am I bring this up? I’m not suggesting that simply consuming more water is the ultimate solution to treating or preventing disease, but what if that’s a starting place? And, what if there’s a special kind of water that comes close to the fountain of youth?
Every single cell of our body runs on water. Cells are the bricks and mortar of our chemical makeup. Our respiratory and circulatory systems require water to function.
The simple fact is without adequate hydration we would be dead. Could it be that the manifestation of disease symptoms is your body’s cry for water? Of course, other aspects of health care also have to be considered if we are going to achieve optimal health?
How much water?
The World Health Organization suggests that for each pound of body weight, you should drink half an ounce of water daily. Example: 180 lb = 90 oz. of water daily. Divide that into 10 oz. glasses (9 glasses) and that’s how much you need to drink daily.
Avoid alcoholic drinks; they are straight-up toxic for your entire system and will also dehydrate you. Every 6 oz. of alcohol requires an additional 12-18 oz. of water to re-hydrate your body.
What is the best water to drink for healing?
According to over 60 years of research that has been carried out by the Japanese, water with a pH of 9.1 to 9.3 has the highest healing potential. These levels of pH in the water mean that it’s alkaline and can relieve some of the acidic stress created in the body.
Balance Is Key
As is true with many things, in the end, it’s a matter of balance. Water that is too acidic or too alkaline can be detrimental to human health and lead to nutritional disequilibrium. This was demonstrated in a Swedish well water study, which found both pH extremes to be problematic.