75% of Americans are chronically
dehydrated. In 37%
of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for
Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much
glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100%of the dieters
studied in a U-Washington study.
of water is the #1 trigger of daytime
that 8-10 glasses
of water a day could significantly ease back and
joint pain for up
to 80% of sufferers.
A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger
fuzzy short-term memory,trouble with basic math,
and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or
on a printed page.
5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer
by 45%, plus it
can slash the risk
of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder
drinking the amount of water you should every
Importance of WATER to Human Health
· 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely
applies to half world pop.)
· In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak
that it is often mistaken for hunger.
· Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism
as much as 3%.
· One glass of water deters hunger pangs for 98% of the
dieters observed in a University of Washington
· The biggest trigger of daytime fatigue is lack of
· Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of
water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain
for up to 80% of sufferers.
· A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy
short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and
difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a
· Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk
of colon cancer by 45%, breast cancer by 79%, and
develop bladder cancer by 50%.
A person's minimal water requirements is half their
body weight in ounces. For instance, a 200 pound person
should drink at least 100 ounces of water.
Reasons We Need To Drink Water
1. Water is the substance of life. Life can not exist
without Water. We must constantly be adding fresh water
to our body in order to keep it properly hydrated.
2. The body is comprised of 80% water. There is not a
more important thing we put in our body. This ratio must
be maintained for good health.
3. It is difficult for the body to get water from any
other source than water itself. Soft drinks and alcohol
steal tremendous amounts of water from the body.
However, even other beverages such as coffee, milk and
juice require water from the body to be properly
4. Water plays a vital role in nearly every bodily
5. Water is essential for proper digestion, nutrient
absorption and chemical reactions.
6. Water is essential for proper circulation in the
7. Water helps remove toxins from the body, in
particular from the digestive tract.
8. Water regulates the body's cooling system.
9. Consistent failure to drink enough water can lead to
Chronic Cellular Dehydration. This condition where the
body's cell are never quite hydrated enough leave them
in a weaken state, vulnerable to attack from disease. It
weakens the body's overall immune system and leads to
chemical, nutritional and pH imbalances that can cause a
host of diseases.
10. Dehydration can occur at any time of the year, not
only during the summer months when it is hot. The
dryness that occurs during winter can dehydrate the body
even quicker that when it is hot. Many victims of
diseases such as cholera die primarily through
dehydration, not from the disease itself.
Critical to Our Health
Our diet has changed radically
over the last seventy years. We have abandoned our
time-honored balanced diet of raw fruits and vegetables.
The advent of processed foods, and the mania over fast
foods and junk foods has changed all that. We no longer
eat foods that contain natural enzymes; they have either
been cooked, pasteurized or otherwise processed out of
our food and therefore out of our diet. Without enzymes,
our bodies cannot take in vital nutrients.
For instance, there are the familiar stories of old
ladies who seemingly fall down and break their hips.
Come to find out all those old ladies did not fall down
at all. Rather, their hip bone snapped and they fell
over. Because of the lack of proper nutrition and the
necessary enzymes, their bodies lost the ability to take
in calcium, a condition known as osteoporosis. Once our
bodies become depleted of enzymes, it becomes
increasingly difficult to take in nutrients. If our
organs must devote a large portion of their enzyme
manufacturing potential to making digestive enzymes, it
weakens the whole body.
However, what make this
situation worse is that processed foods, fast foods and
junk foods create an acidic condition in our bodies that
over time becomes an ideal environment for diseases to
start. For instance, cancer does not live well in an
alkaline environment but flourishes in an acidic
environment. What we consume either raises or lowers our
body pH (pH relates to acidic and alkaline), which
should be between 7.2-7.4 pH. For example a soft drink
such as a cola has a pH of 2.7-3.0, which is extremely
acidic! A soft drink with a pH of 3.0 is going to have a
much higher pH after it has passed through the body; it
is going to have close to the same pH as your body,
about 7.0. It reached that pH level by stealing precious
minerals and fluids from your body! Putting soft drinks
and other high acid foods in your body lowers your
body's pH making it more acidic, thus more suseptible to
disease. It does not give you disease; rather it helps
to create the ideal environment for any disease that may
come along to get a foothold, may it be environmental,
genetic, diet related or by other means. The vast
majority of cancer patients possess a very low body pH,
ranging from 6.0-5.0 or lower. Our bodies simply can not
fight disease if the our body pH is not properly
In short, our diet
is killing us. One in three people in the United States
will get cancer in their lifetime. These are staggering
statistics, yet if you look at the rise of processed,
over cooked, fast and junks in this country, you will
notice the rates of cancer and other diseases rising at
the same rate.
The question remains: what to
do about this situation. There is something we can do
Water is Bad For You
by Zoltan P. Rona MD, MSc
During nearly 19 years of
clinical practice I have had the opportunity to observe
the health effects of drinking different types of water.
Most of you would agree that drinking unfiltered tap
water could be hazardous to your health because of
things like parasites, chlorine, fluoride and dioxins.
Many health fanatics, however, are often surprised to
hear me say that drinking purified water on a regular,
daily basis is potentially dangerous. Paavo Airola wrote
about the dangers of purified water in the 1970's when
it first became a fad with the health food crowd.
Distillation is the process in
which water is boiled, evaporated and the vapor
condensed. Purified or reverse osmosis water is free of
dissolved minerals and, because of this, has the special
property of being able to actively absorb toxic
substances from the body and eliminate them. Studies
validate the benefits of drinking purified water when
one is seeking to cleanse or detoxify the system for
short periods of time (a few weeks at a time). Fasting
using purified water can be dangerous because of the
rapid loss of electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride)
and trace minerals like magnesium, deficiencies of which
can cause heart beat irregularities and high blood
pressure. Cooking foods in purified water pulls the
minerals out of them and lowers their nutrient
Purified water is an active
absorber and when it comes into contact with air, it
absorbs carbon dioxide, making it acidic. The more
purified water a person drinks, the higher the body
acidity becomes. According to the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, "Purified" water, being essentially
mineral-free, is very aggressive, in that it tends to
dissolve substances with which it is in contact.
Notably, carbon dioxide from the air is rapidly
absorbed, making the water acidic and even more
aggressive. Many metals are dissolved by purified
The most toxic commercial
beverages that people consume (i.e. cola beverages and
other soft drinks) are made from purified water. Studies
have consistently shown that heavy consumers of soft
drinks (with or without sugar) spill huge amounts of
calcium, magnesium and other trace minerals into the
urine. The more mineral loss, the greater the risk for
osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, hypothyroidism, coronary
artery disease, high blood pressure and a long list of
degenerative diseases generally associated with
A growing number of health care
practitioners and scientists from around the world have
been advocating the theory that aging and disease is the
direct result of the accumulation of acid waste products
in the body. There is a great deal of scientific
documentation that supports such a theory. A poor diet
may be partially to blame for the waste accumulation.
Meats, sugar, white flour products, fried foods, soft
drinks, processed foods, alcohol, dairy products and
other junk foods cause the body to become more acidic.
Stress, whether mental or physical can lead to acid
deposits in the body.
There is a correlation between
the consumption of soft water (purified water is
extremely soft) and the incidence of cardiovascular
disease. Cells, tissues and organs do not like to be
dipped in acid and will do anything to buffer this
acidity including the removal of minerals from the
skeleton and the manufacture of bicarbonate in the
blood. The longer one drinks purified water, the more
likely the development of mineral deficiencies and an
acid state. I have done well over 3000 mineral
evaluations using a combination of blood, urine and hair
tests in my practice. Almost without exception, people
who consume purified water exclusively, eventually
develop multiple mineral deficiencies. Those who
supplement their purified water intake with trace
minerals are not as deficient but still not as
adequately nourished in minerals as their non-purified
water drinking counterparts even after several years of
The ideal water for the human body should be slightly
and this requires the presence of minerals like calcium
and magnesium. Purified water tends to be acidic and can
only be recommended as a way of drawing poisons out of
the body. Once this is accomplished, the continued
drinking of purified water is a bad idea.
Water filtered through a solid
charcoal filter is slightly alkaline. Ozonation of this
charcoal filtered water is ideal for daily drinking.
Longevity is associated with the regular consumption of
hard water (high in minerals). Ionized Water
<http://www.watershed.net/technos.htm> is the best
possible drinking water. Disease and early death is more
likely to be seen with the long term drinking of
purified water. Avoid it except in special
Airola, P. 1974. How To Get Well. Phoenix, AZ:
Health Plus Publishers.
Baroody, Dr. Theodore A. Jr. Alkalinize or Die.
California:Portal Books, 1995.
Haas, Elson M. Staying Healthy with Nutrition. The
Complete Guide to Diet & Nutritional Medicine.
Berkeley, California:Celestial Arts, 1992; p. 22.
Rona, Zoltan P. and Martin, Jeanne Marie. Return
to the Joy of Health, Vancouver: Alive Books,
Rona, Zoltan P. Childhood Illness and The Allergy
Connection. Rocklin, California:Prima Books, 1996.
Dr. Zoltan P. Rona is a graduate of McGill
University Medical School (1977) and has a Master's
Degree in Biochemistry and Clinical Nutrition from the
University of Bridgeport in Connecticut (1985). He is
the author of the Canadian bestsellers, "The Joy of
Health" and "Return to the Joy of Health". He is a past
president of the Canadian Holistic Medical Association
and is a consultant on nutritional medicine to the
Motherisk Program of the Department of Pharmacology of
the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children.
Born 22/2/51 in Budapest, Hungary; raised in Montreal,
Quebec. Canadian citizen.
Top Ten Reasons
Never To Consume Soft Drinks!
1. Soft drinks steal water from the body. They work
very much like a diuretic which takes away more water
than it provides to the body. Just to process the high
levels of sugar in soft drinks steals a considerable
amount of water from the body. To replace the water
stolen by soft drinks, you need to drink 8-12 glasses of
water for every one glass of soft drinks that you
2. Soft Drinks never quench your thirst, certainly not
your body's need for water. Constantly denying your body
an adequate amount can lead to Chronic Cellular
Dehydration, a condition that weakens your body at the
cellular level. This, in turn, can lead to a weakened
immune system and a plethora of diseases.
3. The elevated levels of phosphates in soft drinks
leach vital minerals from your body. Soft Drinks are
made with purified water that also leach vital minerals
from your body. A severe lack of minerals can lead to
Heart Disease (lack of magnesium), Osteoporosis (lack of
calcium) and many other diseases. Most vitamins can not
perform their function in the body without the presence
4. Soft Drinks can remove rust from a car bumper or
other metal surfaces. Imagine what it's doing to your
digestive tract as well as the rest of your body.
5. The high amounts of sugar in Soft Drinks causes your
pancreas to produce an abundance of insulin, which leads
to a "sugar crash". Chronic elevation and depletion of
sugar and insulin can lead to diabetes and other
imbalance related diseases. This is particularly
disruptive to growing children which can lead to
life-long health problems.
6. Soft Drinks severely interfere with digestion.
Caffeine and high amounts of sugar virtually shut down
the digestive process. That means your body is
essentially taking in NO nutrients from the food you may
have just eaten, even that eaten hours earlier. Consumed
with french-fries which can take WEEKS to digest, there
is arguably nothing worse a person can put in their
7. Diet soft drinks contain Aspartame, which has been
linked to depression, insomnia, neurological disease and
a plethora of other illness. The FDA has received more
than 10,000 consumer complaints about Aspartame, that's
80% of all complaints about food additives.
8. Soft Drinks are EXTREMELY acidic, so much so that
they can eat through the liner of an aluminum can and
leach aluminum from the can if it sits on the shelf too
long. Alzheimer patients who have been autopsied ALL
have high levels of aluminum in their brains. Heavy
metals in the body can lead to many neurological and
9. Soft Drinks are EXTREMELY acidic: The human body
naturally exists at a pH of about 7.0. Soft Drinks have
a pH of about 2.5, which means you are putting something
into your body that is hundred of thousands of times
more acidic that your body is! Diseases flourish in an
acidic environment. Soft Drinks and other acidic food
deposit acid waste in the body which accumulates over
time in the joints and around the organs. For example,
the Body pH of cancer or arthritis patients are always
low. The sicker the person, the lower the Body pH.
10. Soft Drinks are the WORSE THING you can possibly
put in your body. Don't even think of taking a sip of a
Soft Drink when you are sick with a cold, flu or
something worse. It will only make it that much harder
for your body to fight the illness.
Some obscure facts and uses for Soft Drinks you
probably didnt know
(Applies to virtually all carbonated soft drinks)
1. In many states, the highway patrol carries a few
gallons of Soft Drinks in order to remove blood from the
highway after auto accidents.
2. Place a T-bone steak in a bowl of Soft Drinks and it
will be gone in 2-3 days. The meat is consumed by the
acid of the cola.
3. Toilet Cleaning: Pour a can of Soft Drinks into the
toilet bowl and let the "real thing" sit for one hour,
then flush. It magically cleans better than if you had
scrubbed it. The citric acid in Soft Drinks also removes
stains from vitreous china.
4. Remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the
bumper with a crumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap
aluminum foil dipped in Soft Drinks.
5. Clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour Soft
Drinks over the terminals and the ultra-acid soft drink
bubble away the alkaline corrosion in seconds.
6. Loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Soft
Drinks to the rusted bolt for several minutes and
loosens with a fraction of the effort.
7. Baked ham: Empty a can of Soft Drinks into the baking
pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty
minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil,
allowing the drippings to mix with the Soft Drinks for
sumptuous brown gravy.
8. Remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Soft
Drinks into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and
run through a regular cycle. The Soft Drinks will help
loosen grease stains. It is also an excellent cleaner
road haze from your windshield.
9. The active ingredient in Soft Drinks is phosphoric
acid. Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4
10. To transport Soft Drinks syrup (the concentrate) the
commercial truck must use the Hazardous material place
cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.
11. The distributors of Soft Drinks have been using it
to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!
Imagine What This Stuff is doing to Your Body!
If you have any of this hazardous material left over
after these uses, dispose of it immediately. DO NOT
CONSUME! Keep out of the reach of children.
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