Friday, November 30, 2007

Water Your Going to Do About Dehydration

Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to drink.

Humans are 85% water. We are so blessed to live on a beautiful, blue, water planet. Without water, all life would die. So why is it so challanging to get people to drink, clean, filtered, cleansing water? God's gift to us.

To avoid dehydration, the Earth Suit requires between one and seven liters of water per day. Our brains are mostly water, so it's logical that a lack of water would cause a person's thinking process some real glitches.

An excessive amount of salt, sugar, or protein in our diet requires more water to process. Also, some other symptoms of dehydration are thirst, dry mouth, lethargy, stress, and mental confusion. Sound familiar?

When dehydrated, the level of energy generated in the brain is decreased. I read on the Internet that depression can be a result of dehydration. That IS depressing.

Total water intake includes drinking water, water in beverages, and water in produce. Sorry, soft drinks, caffeinated beverages, Gator-aid, and alcohol do not count. Excessive sugar in our diet requires more water to process. Booze dehydrates us, and caffeine, a diuretic encourages dehydration. Approximately 75% of Americans are dehydrated and our Earth Suit adjusts unnaturally leaving you less than you are. We need water, not diet coke or coffee, to flush toxins out our systems and keep our thought process and the plumbing running smooth and clean.

Water covers 71% of the Earth's surface, mostly in oceans and other large water bodies, with 1.6% of water below ground in aquifers. Saltwater oceans hold 97% of surface water, glaciers and polar ice caps 2.4%, and other land surface water such as polluted rivers and lakes 0.6%. That leaves approximately 3% to divvy up between agriculture, industry, and American households.
And the piddley 3% for us to split 3-ways is grossly polluted by big industry.

Water is the most essential element in life, yet I cringe when I overhear people say,
"I don't like water, give me a soft drink". Hardly an even swap.

In recent years, new alarms have been sounded about growing water scarcity and contamination and the likely inability to meet the water requirements of rapidly growing populations (Postel 1992, Gleick 1993, Engleman and LeRoy 1993). Just ask shameless Monsanto and the US Government, the two biggest polluters in the US if they have grand kids or even give a crap. Not when money is their god.

Think I'll go get a refreshing glass of water.
Chef Wendell

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