The Healing Effects Of Water

Can you imagine that there are some people who don’t drink water? Oh, you’re one of them? If you are, you are probably also one of those people who have lots of complaints due to not feeling well most of the time.

Water is essential to human health and well-being. As my friend and colleague, Dr. Simon Yu states, “Water and salt, the most basic components of our body elements, are the basis of human energy and wellness. Water is a most unusual and complex compound that comprises 65-70% of the human body. Yet, it is a mystery to the scientific community. Because water has so many different biological, chemical and physical properties, nobody knows what the true structure of water is, even after so many years of scientific research.”

The ‘hydro-haters,’ those who hate water, are willing to risk severe dehydration. Many are even willing to be hospitalized and get rehydrated intravenously rather than taking a sip of water.

It comes as no surprise to me when some people who have been suffering a variety of ills for years come to my office and during the course of getting to the bottom of their ailments, I find out that they haven’t had a drink of real plain water in decades. Very often these people were not taught to drink water as children. Maybe their parents didn’t like the taste of water. The dislike of water is more common than you would think.

When you understand what water is, it’s almost magical. Once again to quote Dr. Yu, “In the most simplistic view, water is a liquid solvent. It’s like a magical elixir for the biochemical reactions in the body. It is the means to remove toxins from the body.”

One fellow came in with many complaints – he had been drinking a case of cola … every day … for years! I talked about shifting over to water – and I never saw him again. Early in my practice, I had a family – Mom and Dad, son and daughter – where I was seeing one of them every week or two. Suddenly we realized that we hadn’t seen them in many weeks, so we called – “What’s up?” “We finally took your advice and gave up soda pop and we’ve been much better ever since!”

Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could feel better simply by drinking 6 – 8 glasses of good clean water each day? For some people who have undergone surgeries and years of pill popping, that one change in daily behavior may prove to be lifesaving. Chances are, if you’ve gone for long periods of time without drinking water, many of your vital organs may be adversely affected. But…if you’ve undergone surgeries and years of pill-popping, it may take more than just a glass of water to get you feeling good again. Nevertheless, a good glass of water is a fine start, so we can get on with the program of helping you to feel healthier and with more vitality for years to come. Why not come in for an evaluation and learn how you might avoid another surgery or more prescriptions? Give my office a call.