Water is a key factor in maintaining the energy and efficiency of the human organism. Its place in nutritional science is shamefully underdeveloped, particularly in the English-speaking world. Most of us try to keep hydrated, but with the recent news about all the chemicals in bottled water, what is the best approach?
Drinking water should be as pure and unadulterated as possible. Modern pollutants – pesticide residues, organic compounds, hormones, and water processing chemicals – are all highly undesirable. Purifying water removes some chemicals but not all of them.
Ingestion of these substances in water can add to an unnecessary and undesirable burden within the immune system.
The energy of water
Water has a life force or living energy aspect generated by its pattern of movement in nature. This can radically alter its physical health properties.
Many people believe water has a “memory” that is altered with processing. This “memory” is thought to benefit physical and emotional health.
The chief functions of water are to cleanse, purify and vitalise. Tap water in most urban communities is now a poor medium for these purposes. If it is purified by a good reverse osmosis apparatus, or distilled, it again becomes fit for the first two purposes (cleansing and purifying) but not the last.
To achieve desirable vitality tap, water should have its electrical activity (a strong negative charge) restored by adding a small pinch of ascorbic acid crystals to each jug before drinking. These crystals are available from the chemist.
As an alternative, you can pour water from one container to another at a height of about twenty inches a couple of times. This process can revitalise the water.
Pouring it from a height into the glass and stirring each glassful briskly (creating an energy vortex) is beneficial and does also achieve, in part, restoration of the healthy “living force” energy of water.
This idea of living, healthy energy of water may seem strange. That is until we consider that rivers and streams bend to cause a vortex movement, which creates cleansing and the creation of a beneficial living energy.
The vortex is a natural movement for water. When we pull the bath plug out, water drains in a twisting vortex.
People on the island of Bermuda collect water that has fallen and spiralled down rooftops before capture, causing a vortex to purify it.
Once adequately pure water in as near to natural form (as can be achieved in modern society) is available, especially if it is vitalised, the more you drink of it the better.
Three to four pints (two litres) daily is desirable for good health, and one quickly develops a thirst for the refreshment it gives.
Bottled spring (and essentially mineral) water is an appealing but potentially hazardous short cut to this ideal. Water in plastic bottles contains some of the organic chemical and “memory” of the chemicals that are used to polymerise the bottle itself during manufacture. Some of these substances imitate oestrogen quite strongly.
We are all exposed to a significant environmental oestrogen overload, which affects sperm count and menstrual cycle balance among other things. So, avoid plastic bottles for any kind of consumable liquid if at all possible. Glass bottles are expensive but far more desirable as they do not adversely affect the the water they contain.
A practical alternative is to purchase good quality water filters or a filter jug to pass tap water through. Reverse osmosis is relatively inexpensive; there are companies within the UK that can install such apparatus for £200 to £300.
Why is water so important?
Because water makes up such a high proportion of our bodies, the quality and quantity of our water intake reflects upon our health.
Adequate water intake, together with the water balance within our body, is essential for many bodily functions. These include proper heart function, healthy skin, reducing fatigue, proper removal of waste materials and many other, sometimes surprising activities.
It is useful to recognise that water produces significant benefits, or otherwise, to our emotional perspectives as well.
Our muscles and cartilages are composed of between seventy-five and eighty five percent water!
Water labelled as “pure” or “natural” does require further investigation. Many are essentially purified or filtered mains water. Purchasing an inexpensive jug filter would produce the same result.
How else can you promote general wellness?
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