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Hydrating your way to health and happiness
Water is the source of all life. It sustains us, it heals us, and it's absolutely essential. Water makes up more than two-thirds of the weight of the human body. Without water, humans would die in just a few days.
Watch this video of Julie discussing hydration.
All cells and organs need water to function. Water allows your cells to take in nutrients, and it also allows them to expel waste products. If you don't drink enough water, toxins will build up, weakening your immune system.
Julie recommends taking your weight, cut it in half, and try to drink that half in water a day. For instance a person who weighs 135 should drink 67.20 ounces a day. But here's a tip: Water depends on electrolytes for proper absorption. These minerals become capable of conducting electricity when dissolved in water, and help maintain enzyme activity.
Remember, when the body is functioning at its best, you'll feel more energized and be happier.
Benefits of water:
- Improves oxygen delivery to the cells.
- Improves cellular communication.
- Transports nutrients.
- Removes wastes.
- Flushes toxins.
- Maintains normal electrical properties of cells.
- Regulates body temperature.
- Cushions bones and joints.
- Empowers the body's natural healing process.
- Helps you think, focus and concentrate better and be more alert.
- Relieve and prevent headaches.
- No matter what you choose, tap or bottled water, it's way cheaper than high-sugary soda or that chemical-laden, fat-filled latte.
See this website for more information.
So, before you limp to the doctor with all your aches and complaints have a glass or two of water.
Visit the NourishMe booth at the Ketchum Farmers Market eachTuesday.
We sell sauerkraut, raw crackers, fresh salads, hummus, macaroons and other raw deserts. As at the store, all our foods are organic and as locally-based as is feasible.
Additionally, we are a sponsor of Hunger Coalition's SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program aka food stamps) program at the Farmer's Market. This will allow more people to enjoy and reap the benefits of organic and locally grown foods.
Julie on the Radio
Julie Johnson is taking the month of AUgust off from her radio show on the Valley's community radio station, KDPI 89.3 FM. KDPI will replay past shows, while she rests. Our Health Culture, can be heard on 89.3 FM or streamed live atKDPIFM, 10-11 a.m. Thursdays.
The show delves into health and nutrition, local farming and sustainability, why people pursue healthier lifestyles, and how we work energetically in those pursuits.
Check the KDPI twitter account @kdpiradio orFacebook for updates.
Your Body's Many Cries for Water
by Fereydoon Batamanghelidj is the result of the author's research of water and the human body's needs for it. The main idea of the book is that thirst is just one of many of the body's ways of indicating that it needs water; he attributes a wide range of diseases as alternate symptoms of dehydration, including asthma, angina, dyspepsia, obesity
and numerous others. As the title says, he believes that humans often do not drink enough water.
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" Hippocrates