Water plays an important role in virtually every bodily function. Besides acting as a giant cooling system that regulates body temperature, water also carries oxygen and nutrients to all cells, helps convert food into energy, protects and cushions vital organs and joints, keeps the liver and kidneys functioning properly, helps to metabolize fats, removes and detoxifies waste from our system, and is the basis for all our fluid secretions (saliva, tears, etc.).
When we are born our bodies are approximately 78% water. This level of water concentration drops to around 65% by the time we are a year old and continues to drop on into adulthood where the amount of water in the human body ranges from 55% for women to 60% for adult males, that’s about 43-45 quarts of living water and only 8-12 pints of blood.
The amazing thing is that different organs in our bodies contain different levels of water. The adult brain is 70-75% water; the blood, 82-83% and the lungs almost 90%, heart 75%, Muscle 75%, Kidneys 75%, Liver 85%, Blood 83% and bone about 22%. We are truly awash in water that is very similar to the sea, and when we forget to recharge our water supply all kinds of health challenges can arise if the acid /alkaline balance of this is not maintained.
All of our cells are washed, cleaned and born in the water/blood that courses through our bodies. Our blood, the life force allows vital nutrients to be transported to our cells and takes away the toxins our cells discharge is nearly identical to sea water.
A Grand Experiment
On January 17, 1912 Nobel prize winning surgeon Alex Carrel placed a slice of heart muscle from a chick embryo in a culture medium very similar to seawater. The cells lived until 1946…. The cell continued to multiply and finally stopped pulsating two years after Carrel himself died of a heart attack.
He changed this saline solution every day, and kept the chick’s heart alive for almost twenty eight years. The experiment ended when someone made the mistake of not changing this solution that day, the heart died. What made the chick’s heart stay alive?
The secret of why Carrel’s chick heart survived twenty eight years lies in the fact that he changed the fluid in which the chick’s heart was kept, everyday. Carrel’s experiment brought us to modern physiology, which says: “For the cells of the body to continue living, there is One major requirement: the composition of the body fluids that bathe the outside of the cells must be controlled very exactly from moment to moment and day to day, with no single important constituent ever varying more than a few percent”. similar to seawater he was able to keep a chicken heart alive for almost twenty eight years. He incubated a chicken egg. The heart of the young chick was taken out and cut in pieces and transferred into a saline solution (with all the Trace minerals and elements and likeness of seawater) which contained trace minerals in the same Proportion as chicken blood.
Now you know why the guests and students at Creative Health Institute drink at least 1/2 their body weight in ounce of water every day. Example Formula: Body Weight 150lbs. = Drinking 75 ounces of water per day. this of course is a minimum and does not account for hte water we receive from living foods, juices and fermented drinks like rejuvelac.
Be strong, be healthy and be wise and don’t forget to give your body what it needs. Fresh, clean water!