How important is water? Well, without it you die. How's that?!
WATER is vitally important, yet most people know very little about it.
Here are some helpful facts about WATER:
We loose water each day through our skin and urine. When we slow down, lessen, or stop our intake of water, we move our body to a level of rapidly increasing stress that affects all and every aspect that you call you.
Lack of sufficient hydration may affect:
Brain and nervous system function (your nervous system uses an enormous amount of water)
Your body's ability to repair itself
Levels of consciousness up to and including the ability to maintain consciousness
Your body's ability to excrete waste products
Your body's sense of ease in all its functions
How your sympathetic and parasympathetic systems function and how well they communicate with each other
Your ability to recuperate and heal
Your cognitive ability
Your physical state
Your emotional state
Your mental and psychological states
Your energetic anatomy
Your ability to perceive (level of perception/clarity)
When people drink adequate amounts of water, they may begin to drop fat because their systems instinctually know the perfect level of weight they should be at for their body, for their height, sex and age, all of it! And they are not stressed.
The opposite is also true. When we stop drinking water we may tend to gain fat, or begin to accumulate more fat. When water is denied in sufficient amounts, the body is stressed, and when we are stressed we release a hormone called cortisol which causes us to hold on to fat or create more fat, all because the body believes it is under attack, threatened. And if you are not having or drinking enough water, it is! It is also the body's way to protect itself through insulation. It creates the protection it believes it needs with fat. Basically, when you stop the water the body can believe it needs to get fat.
Very often, when one feels frazzled it is because there is a need for water. The stress produced by dehydration creates a lack of ease. Frazzled nerves or a feeling of anxiety in some cases can be a sign of dehydration. By the time we experience thirst, it is said that we have entered into and are experiencing dehydration. Very often people lump this into the same category as hunger, this would be incorrect. In other words, when you are experiencing hunger, "feeling hungry", you are not in a state of or experiencing starvation. Hydration does not give you the same window hunger does. Again, by the time you experience thirst you've entered into the early stages of dehydration, making it completely different than hunger and very important to remember!
Maintaining a good level of hydration, even when not overly thirsty, is a wise practice to follow. It is my hope that you will monitor your water intake and stay ahead and well hydrated.
Water is the most natural healing remedy you'll ever find.
So, drink up! The entirety of your body will thank you.