Tuesday, October 14, 2008

What? There are 2 principles for body health

There really are only two basic principles to keep in mind when managing health: hydration and alkalinity.

Hydration: water is really simple: drink more of it.

The simple terms: the body required at least one half of the body weight in ounces daily. If I am a 150 pound woman, I need at least 75 oz. or another big glass more than 2 quarts of water. If I am a 200 pound male, my body needs to drink 100 oz. daily or another big glass more than 3 liters. And if I work hard or play hard, or it's hot hot outside, more water is needed. When your body is properly hydrated, you will be naturally thirsty for water when it is needed.

The bottom line? The body requires sufficient water for digestion, for breathing, for moving muscles, for thinking, for replacing cells, simple daily functionality. There is a connection to be made between chronic dehydration and disease conditions.

The second principle is alkalinity: the blood is slightly alkaline (7.3 something pH) and naturally balances itself to that alkalinity. We know that obesity can be reversed when sufficient water is given. There is more to learn: check out: "The pH Miracle" by Robert O. Young and his wife, Shelley where you will find histories of people who reversed unhealthy conditions with attention to dietary alkalinity, as well as the science you need to understand, the method to follow and recipes. This is a really helpful book.

The next blog will offer something more about the principle of alkalinity and some easy tips to steer you in the right direction.

To your health!

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