July 13, 2020 - My Unexpected Journey
So What’s The Big Deal About Water?
There was a time in my life where drinking water was almost nonexistent. It is sad to say that coffee and diet soda were about the only liquid I put in my body. My day started with a very large cup of coffee, which was equal to about two and a half cups of coffee. As the day moved on, diet soda replaced the coffee until lunch where I had a second large cup of coffee. Once lunch was over it was back to the diet soda until time to hit the bed. Coffee and soda are big producers of kidney stones of which I have had two. By the way I wouldn’t wish those on my worse enemy. My daughter had one and told me that now I know what it is like to go through childbirth.
Unless you have been living under a rock, most everyone knows the danger of processed sugar intake. Regular soda is loaded with it. And if that is not bad enough, it is extremely acidic. Soda contains phosphoric acid, which has been linked to kidney disease and stomach issues. Most diet sodas contain aspartame or some form of artificial sweetener. Most of these have been linked to cancer in many studies. Anybody beginning to see a connection here? I drank tons of soda over the span of many years, and I ended up with kidney cancer. I’m just saying.
All those years I was depriving my body of the one thing it needed the most - water. I remember reading that your body does not treat soda and coffee as water. So if you think it counts for your daily water intake, you’re wrong. I mentioned at the end of my last blog, think Garden of Eden. What did God give man to drink in the beginning? Water. I don’t recall God mentioning a soft drink machine they could use, and I know there was no Starbucks in the garden either. Just water. And it was pure water with no chlorine, fluoride, or a ton of contaminates like we have in our tap water today. Just pure H2O.
Now if you think you don’t need much water consider this. Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%. Water is critical to every function in your body.
A lack of water can begin to wreak havoc on your entire body if you don’t give it the amount it needs on a daily basis. How much should I drink you ask? 8-eight ounce glasses per day is what they recommend. If you are extremely active you will need more. The bad news is most people drink tap water or bottled water and think they are doing just fine, but if you do a little research on what is actually in your tap and bottle water, you will never touch it again. Some scary stuff is in there. You need clean highly filtered water for safe drinking water.
I’ve done some research and the two best systems I have found is a Reverse Osmosis water filter system or the Berkey water filter system. I chose the Berkey. It’s simple, portable, and affordable. The filters last up to three years, depending on how big your family is. Way cheaper than bottled water and no hauling those big packs of water back from the store. I feel good knowing that I am drinking pure water everyday.
I love all of you and so does God,