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Five Reasons You Need More Water

Posted in Health Articles by Pulse Health Screening on May 7, 2010
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Water is the Elixir of Life. It makes up around 80% of your body and is the most important element for your well-being and health, over all others.

There is no “magic amount” that covers everyone. Some need more than others and most need more than they’re getting now. It’s estimated that 75% of us are chronically dehydrated. Even if you don’t drink coffee, fizzy drinks, or other diuretics or water-robbers, you may still be dehydrated.

Here are 5 reasons you need water:

1. Your body needs water to make new cells of every type: blood, bone, skin, etc.

2. When you have enough water, your lymphatic system operates at its peak, removing wastes and toxins from your body at a healthy rate.

3. Water lubricates your joints, helps bring nutrients to your nervous system, and helps keep your vision clearer and your teeth stronger.

4. Water regulates your metabolism and aids digestion and temperature control.

5. Literally every cell, organ, and system in your body requires water to function correctly.

Things to know about your water

Before you start drinking water, however, there are things you should know about it too. If you live in certain areas of the UK (approx. 10%), it’s likely that your water is infused with artificial fluoride. These water sources (including most bottled water you buy in the shops) put artificial fluoride into water supplies, supposedly to promote dental health.

However, there are a lot of reasons that this is not a good idea. Even the US Center for Disease Control’s own study that gave fluoridation of water a glowing report admits that fluoride only helps teeth topically and doesn’t do anyone any good when ingested. In fact, fluoride is listed by the CDC as a poisonous substance. See an article about fluoridation at

Then, even scarier, there are the countless pollutants and trace pharmaceuticals that could also be in your water. Those are definitely not good either.

Getting good, quality drinking water for health and well-being

Luckily, it is possible to clean up your water or access clean water, if your water is not already of good quality. Details about this can be found at Water Filtration.

Whichever way you do it and wherever your choice in water comes from, make sure you drink plenty of it. Water is, after all, the Elixir of Life.

To find out more about the importance of water and its healing properties, you can read about the fascinating work of Dr. Batmanghelidj at

Recommended Books:

Fluoride: Drinking Ourselves to Death – Barry Groves

The Fluoride Deception – Christopher Bryson

Your Bodies Many Cries For Water – Dr. Batmanghelidj


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