The quality of the water we drink is extremely important to our health. A human body is more than 70% water, our blood is 90% made up of water, and the liver is 96% water. These simple facts tell us how dangerous the intake of contaminated water can be for our system.
Exposure to toxins is far more than it was 50 years ago. Water has literally become a chemical soup. According to Environmental Protection Agency records over 2000 cancer causing chemicals are found in the U.S water supply. Over 80,000 toxic chemicals are being used in America and 1,000 are being produced each year. It is impossible to know the long term risks of each of these chemicals, or even the combined effects on one, two or maybe a hundred of these synthetic chemicals. There are traces of 10 or 20 or 50 synthetic chemicals in one glass of water alone. Unfortunately the effects caused by these combined chemicals are known after the exposure.
According to statistics 1 in every 50 Americans could expect to get cancer. These statistics are 70 years old. Today we are exposed to far more toxins and environmental hazards. Today 1 in 3 or 1 in 2 males can expect to get cancer. This increase in the proportion is in direct relation with the increase is synthetic organic chemicals present in the water. In the U.S and throughout the world wherever there are such synthetic chemicals found, the number of degenerative diseases is huge. Let’s take the U.S for an example. In San Francisco highest levels of THMs and breast cancer patients are found. THMs or Trihalomethanes are a by-product of the process of chlorination, a water treatment process. In New Orleans the number of colon and bladder cancer patients exceeds all the rest. The main causes for such cancers are known to be VOCs i.e. Volatile Organic Compounds. These compounds are emitted as gases from certain liquids and solids. New York City has the amount of lead and also highest number of problems, learning disabilities in children and high blood pressures in men among many of them. A strong and direct relationship is apparent.
So how can we protect ourselves from such drastic diseases? The first step is to increase the quantity of our water intake. Just by using a bigger glass we can increase our water intake by maybe 2 or 3 glasses of water a day. Instead of taking 8 glasses of 8 ounces of water you should start taking 8 glasses of 12 ounces of water. Medical journals that are 70 to 80 years old would tell you to drink 64 ounces of water everyday i.e. eight glasses of 8 ounce of water. Those journals were written before the water supply was exposed to tens of thousands of toxins that’s it is today… before we had pesticide residue on our food or traces of synthetic chemicals in the water and air. Today our body will use up those 64 ounces of water just for the basics everyday e.g. skin hydration, digestion, energy production, temperature control. In order to remove the unwanted and dangerous toxins that make their way into our bodies we need to drink more than the minimum level of 64 ounces.
The more water we drink the more our body purifies itself. You should drink at least 10 to 12 glasses of water every day. Store your water in a clean glass, it’ll look better, it might even taste better. Drinking increased amount of water reduces the risk of dehydration and helps the body to cleanse itself. Also, alkaline ionized water may be the best choice of water to drink. It is the healthiest water. It is electrically charged and is up to 6 times more hydrating than normal bottled, distilled or tap water.