Your lungs expel between 2 & 4 cups of water each day through normal breathing – even more on a cold day. If your feet sweat, there goes another cup of water. If you make half a dozen trips to the bathroom during the day, that’s six cups of water. If you perspire, you expel about 2 cups of water (which doesn’t include exercise-induced perspiration). Dr. Wayne Andersen states we “…actually lose nearly twelve cups of water every day. And in high altitudes or dry environments, you lose even more…” Lack of water can lead to dehydration, a condition that occurs when you don’t have enough water in your body to carry on normal functions. Eight glasses of water every day is recommended. That amounts to about 2 quarts of water. This is adequate for the average size person, but if you’re overweight, you should drink more. You should also up this if you live in a hot climate or exercise very intensely.
Additional Benefits of Drinking Water:
1 - Water suppresses appetite naturally
and helps the body metabolize stored fat.
A decrease in water intake may cause fat
deposits to increase, while an increase in
water can actually reduce fat deposits.
Here’s why: The kidneys can’t function
properly without enough water. When they
don’t work to capacity, some of their load
is dumped onto the liver. One of the liver’s
primary functions is to metabolize stored fat
into usable energy for the body. But, if the
liver has to do some of the kidney’s work,
it can’t operate at full throttle. As a result,
it metabolizes less fat, more fat remains stored
in the body and weight loss stops.
2 - Drinking enough water is a great treatment for fluid retention. If the body receives plenty of water, the body will be able to release stored water (fluid retention). Remember, as your kidneys excrete water, it also takes away excess sodium which will also help reduce fluid retention.
3 - Water helps to maintain proper muscle tone by giving muscles their natural ability to contract. You can lift weights until you’re blue in the face, but if your muscles are suffering from a drought, you won’t notice a pleasant difference in your appearance. Muscles that have all the water they need contract more easily, making your workout more effective and you’ll look much nicer than if you had flabby muscles under sagging skin.
4 - Water also helps prevent the sagging skin – shrinking cells are buoyed by water, which plumps the skin and leaves it clear, healthy and resilient. Water flushes out impurities in your skin and can leave you with a clear, younger looking, glowing complexion!
5 - Water can help relieve constipation. When the body gets too little water, it siphons what it needs from internal sources. The colon is one primary source. When a person drinks enough water, normal bowel function can return.
Benefits of water:
• Improves endocrine (hormone) function
• Increases metabolic function
• Decreases appetite
• Increases fat used for energy
(Aids in Weight Loss)
• Liver function improves
• Decreases fluid retention
• Increases natural thirst
“Water plays a key role in supporting health, particularly during weight loss when it helps remove toxins and other unhealthy substances stored in your fat cells. Being well-hydrated helps all your organs and systems function properly. In fact, every function in your body takes place in water. It’s the solvent that moves nutrients, hormones, antibodies, and oxygen through your bloodstream and lymphatic system, and removes waste. And of course, it’s essential to your kidney’s ability to filter and eliminate metabolic byproducts and toxins. If you don’t drink enough, your body is forced to recycle dirty water, diminishing the efficiency of every metabolic function.”
We have a very narrow blood pH range of 7.35 - 7.45. If your blood pH moves out of that range, you won't survive.
The pH scale goes from 0 – 14,
with 0 being very acidic
and 14 being very alkaline.
7.0 on the pH scale is neutral.
The body is alkaline by design
and acid by function.
(Dr. MT. Morter Jr.)
This means that our body functions best
in an alkaline environment with the
exception of the stomach. Different systems
have different alkaline ranges, but overall,
the body wants to be slightly alkaline.
Opportunistic bacteria and diseases can’t
live in an alkaline environment, but are quite
comfortable and can proliferate profusely
in an acid environment. Whether we know it
or not, we choose our own pH by the foods
we eat. Poor nutrition results in dietary TOXICITY!
Although there are four food groups,
there are only two kinds of foods that
we really need to be concerned with:
acid-ash and alkaline-ash foods. Our bodies want alkaline-ash foods. This means your body wants foods, that After being broken down by the digestive process and the nutrients have been absorbed, the leftovers, the ash, are neutral or on the slightly alkaline side.
are good for your health!
What are They and Why are they so Important?
1 - What You Eat 4 - How You Rest
2 - What You Drink 5 - How and What You Breathe
3 - How You Exercise 6 - What You THINK About
My Mother used to tell me, "If you don't use it, you'll lose it". She lived and worked out 3-4 days a week until she turned 93. She took her last walk around the entire hospital floor with my wife and I running behind her with the IV pole. My wife said, "She LIVED until she died!" So KEEP MOVING!
70% of the Population
struggle with Sleep Issues nightly
If you need to take a medication to go to sleep and a medication to wake you up and get you going something is out of alignment.
You should go to bed when you are tired and wake up when your body is rested without the use of drugs , alcohol or coffee.
(Dr. MT. Morter Jr.)
WATER THE ELIXIR OF LIFE!
Signs of Dehydration May Include:
• Excessive thirst
• Dry mouth
• Little or no urination
• Muscle weakness
78% of the Population is Chronically Dehydrated!
There is Literature that supports drinking 50% of your body weight is what is needed through out the course of a day to maintain proper Health!
We have a storehouse of alkaline-reserve minerals
that we’re born with. If your meal has an acid-ash
residual after digestion, your body must make a
withdrawal from your alkaline reserve to neutralize
the acid so the delicate internal tissues after the
digestive process won’t be burned.
Everything you eat either makes a deposit into your
“alkaline reserve” savings account, or makes a withdrawal.
Unfortunately, the American diet consists of mostly high-protein foods; mostly animal products and grains that have an acid-ash residual.
If you want to eat foods that make a deposit into your alkaline reserve, you need to eat more fruits and vegetables.
So your body will compensate by robbing the minerals it needs from other parts of your body to maintain this critical range. It will survive by robbing what it needs from other parts of the body! It will take from the gallbladder, the bones, etc. These withdrawals will be detrimental to your long-term health, and the problems you’d like to see some improvement on won’t occur.
You are what you eat! If you want to be strong like a Bull, then don't eat the Bull.
Eat what a Bull Eats!
(Dr. BW. Bean)
If you can smell the air you are breathing, you probably shouldn't be breathing it! (Dr. BW Bean)
We all need
No one can make you angry without your permission.
YOU GET TO CHOOSE!
Big or Small
How - Take DEEP breaths through your
nose that expand your abdomen. Don't be a shallow breather! Correct breathing is important. It causes the diaphragm to work the way it was designed to, which augments heart action. Correct breathing helps re-balance your autonomic nervous system.
Sleep is your body’s way: of restoring organ function, stabilizing chemical imbalance, refreshing areas of the brain that control mood and behavior, and improving your overall physical performance.
During the day, your brain is too occupied to process everything, so it uses sleep as a chance to replenish spent nutrients, repair its circuitry, and process the experiences that you had during the day.
So be aware of your thought processes. Adopt a mentality that says "nothing happens to me, it always happens for me, so I can learn a lesson." If you use your conscious mind in that way, you'll never create interference with the power that made you. Learning to use our conscious minds in ways that will never harm us is one of life's major lessons.
Young or Old
Man is the only creature on earth who can injure himself with conscious thought
What - if you can smell the air you breathe, its
stressful. While the toxins in your food
and liquids are cleaned by the liver before
entering the bloodstream, the toxins you
breathe from smoking or living and working
in a smoke and smog-filled environment,
go directly into your bloodstream.
How you think is probably the only thing on earth that you have absolute control over, and if you harness this concept, you’ll see an improvement in your attitude, life, and health.
You can CHOOSE how you respond to life’s situations. Everyone has challenges in their lives and we can’t stop the challenges. But what we can do is determine HOW we go through those challenges.
Your boss, coworkers, family members, neighbors, etc. might do things that annoy you, but you’re the one who decides to get offended. It’s a choice you can make or not make.
STRESS is a similar challenge and it’s not good or bad. It’s your interpretation of that stress that makes it good or bad. Once again, YOU GET TO
CHOOSE! Deepak Chopra says that stress is your interpretation of a threat. One person goes ballistic and becomes a madman on a busy freeway. Another person relaxes and enjoys his music. He defines this extra time spent in his car as a form of therapy; an opportunity to listen to some teaching tapes he’s wanted to
hear. What the difference? Is it not the INTERPRETATION of the event?
People often adopt detrimental victim worldviews; they have this attitude of, "Oh look what happened to me!" Oh, poor me, did you see what happened to me!" But that’s the wrong way to think. Most of the physically harmful feelings we have, come from replaying the past like this.
|You must adopt an attitude and belief that nothing happens TO you, it only happens FOR you so you can learn a lesson.|
SLEEP is an important habit of health. Dr. Andersen talks about sleep as nature’s nurse. When we ignore its importance in our health and lives, we can’t fully enjoy the benefits that
regular, restful sleep provides. Even one night of inadequate sleep can ruin our mood, impair our judgment and effect our interactions with everyone else.
- can leave you feeling mentally blurry
- irritable—serious problems themselves
- it can also disturb your appetite regulation,
- contributes to weight gain and ultimately, the problems associated with obesity
- has been linked to heart disease,
- has been linked to increased inflammation (which can lead to cancer),
- a 50 percent increase in your risk of viral infection.
So if you observe something that is upsetting for you, that’s a part of your training, a part of your life that you are trying to correct. You’re learning. Be aware of the journey and where you are on it. So think about what you “think about” when you think about it.
Remember movement is the key! Whether yourun or walk,play tennis or swim,bike or play soccer. Whatever the activity is, movement is key!
This page was adapted and expanded from these resources:--Evening with the Doctor, By Dr. Scott Cooper--The Six Essentials for Life, CD Series, By Dr. Morter(1) Justice, Blair, Ph.D., Who Gets Sick (Peak Press: Houston, TX, 1988) p. 84, --The Habits of Health, By Dr Wayne Scott Andersen
LEARN THE LESSON! Our purpose here on earth is to observe and interact with everything and everybody in such a way that it never causes interference. There are no neutral thoughts. Every thought is either health enhancing or disease producing. There are no exceptions to this rule.
"In fact, every emotion you have produces chemicals (hormones) that elicit a response from your body. For example, when we feel chronically hostile, norepinephrine is secreted which contributes to our risk of hypertension, arteriosclerosis and heart attack. If we believe our problems are beyond control, cortisol increases which can impair our immune system, making us more vulnerable to infections and some cancer. If we think we cannot cope effectively -dopamine, which is related to our sense of reward and pleasure - diminishes. If we have a sense of control or self-efficacy, our stress hormones - cortisol, norepinephrine, and epinephrine - decline (1)."