Dr. David S. Dyer from “The Building Blocks of Life” – WATER – ‘Ocean of Life’
“Scientists estimate that humans can live no more than ten days without water; such is the importance of this element. All chemical reactions in the body take place in water. Every cell in the body is bathed in water, which contains materials to keep them vibrant.”
“Water is the transporter of nutrients and oxygen for proper function of the body’s tissues; it helps remove waste from the body; it acts as a natural air conditioner through perspiration; it’s essential for digestion and absorption of vitamins and minerals. Water keeps our skin moist and supple, and is a natural lubricant for our joints and internal organs.”
“Over the course of an average day, the body loses approximately three quarts of water through breathing, perspiration and elimination. Through strenuous exercise or on a hot day, however, our bodies can lose as much as three quarts of water each hour. This fluid must be replaced or muscle cramping, dehydration, or heat stroke may take place. Water requirements are especially apparent in certain groups of people; The elderly and athletes must pay special attention to their water requirements, especially in hot weather.”
“The body keeps a reserve store of fuel, such as stores of fat, which can be tapped in emergencies. However, we have no built-in water tank to tap into when running dry, event though our bodies are 70-80% water! Water is involved in every one of our bodily functions, so it’s hardly surprising that dehydration can lead to mental and physical breakdown.”
“And, the growing pollution in our modern day world is having an increasingly detrimental effect on our drinking water. Hazardous chemicals like mercury, lead, arsenic, cyanide, aluminum and phosphorus are getting into the water system every day.”
(We would like to add e-coli, total coliforms, iron, lead, manganese, nitrates, nitrites, sodium, sulphates, hardness and total dissolved solids).
Then Dr. Dyer goes on to say that other toxic chemicals, including chlorine and fluoride, are added to reduce harmful micro-organisms and to prevent tooth decay. All this adds to the load of toxins that our bodies must try to eliminate.