What is the first step to take towards a healthier lifestyle… WATER! This is one of the first changes I made, initially spending time understanding and researching everything I could about water and secondly ensuring I was getting the right kind of water and drinking enough of it.
A huge proportion of our society today is chronically dehydrated on a daily basis, and unfortunately many diseases stem from something as simple as chronic dehydration. Generally we don’t drink enough water and more importantly we don’t drink the right kind of water. Many of us just drink the water supplied to us thinking it must okay.
Unfortunately most of the water supplies throughout Australia are sterilised with some form of chlorine, and/or medicated with fluoride. I’ll leave you to do your own research on the ill effects on the body from chlorine and fluoride. There is a plethora of information about it online. Once I did my research I immediately stopped drinking it and showering in it.
Here are some questions you can ask yourself (or the provider of the water) to determine what is going on:
– Where did it come from i.e. what is the original source?
– Where has it been stored and for how long?
– Is the water stored with other wastes as part of a recycling plant?
– What has it passed through to get to you i.e. piping, plastic, cement etc?
Keep in mind that water is pure and alive and it stores memory, so when it travels through a pipe, for example, it will store the vibrational memory of the plastic or cement, including any rusting in the pipe and it’s breakdown products. Along with the sterilisation agents or medications which have been added, so it’s often not in a good state by the time it reaches you.
True, living water that the body uses to function must be living, flowing and clean. It has a sweet, fresh smell as nature will provide the sacred qualities of the earth including H2O, carbon and minerals plus it contains the vibration and structure from the earth. I discovered that fresh spring water is really the only water that can provide us with everything we need, so every week or fortnight I drive to a spring water source and collect the water for drinking. There are springs everywhere in the world, even if you live in the city, in most cases you can find one somewhere on the outskirts of the city. It may take some time and effort but it’s worth it.
If you can’t get to a spring, the next option would be to buy the spring water, however this can be expensive, and often confusing depending on whether it’s distilled or not, and you never really know the truth behind the sourcing of it.
In future posts I will talk more about tap liquid, rainwater, distilled water, reverse osmosis and alkaline water, however each one of them deserves a post of its own to enable a full understanding of what they all mean.
In my opinion, spring water is the best, and it makes me feel alive and fully hydrated. I try to drink 2-3 litres per day but this will vary for everyone depending on how hot the day is; your body type; whether you exercise or not; whether you eat cooked foods, smoke or drink alcohol and so much more. There is not one specific study that I have found which gives a comprehensive answer to how much a person should drink, because there is so many variable involved.
However the colour of your urine is always a great indicator. When it’s nice and clear, you are usually well hydrated. If it’s a darker, more yellow colour this generally indicates dehydration. This theory has not been scientifically proven, however it works for me J Like I always say, try it for yourself and research it yourself and listen to your own body to find out what it needs.
Near this waterfall in Far North Queensland there is a little spring coming out from the rocks where I collect my water. It is sweet and delicious and every time I visit this place I sit quietly and take in the fresh air and negative ions. It’s one of my favourite things to do!
P.S. Drink one litre of spring water as soon as you get out of bed each morning and you will be amazed at what happens.