By Hakima Raziyah A. Mumin
Water is a necessity. You cannot live without it. Your body is about 65 percent water, and you need to drink at least six to eight glasses daily. This amount may be unrealistic for some people because of work, travel or the need for constant restroom stops. However, the more water you drink, the more hydrated you will become, and the healthier you will feel. It is one of the fastest and easiest ways to excrete toxins from the body. Water also improves the way the heart works, lowers the risk of many diseases, and speeds up the metabolism.
Nothing can replace water. Unfortunately, most people are dehydrated and don’t realize it. Another fact is that many people do not like water at all. Such people survive on 100 percent real juice, or 100 percent fake juice, sweet tea, or soda. In order to be healthy your body requires water.
Bottled water is the choice for many water drinkers. This is due to geographical and real life situations for many. People are constantly moving, however, plastic vessels should not be used for storing water. Stainless steel, glass, or clay are your best options for water storage. A conscious effort should be made to obtain the best water available to you. Due to their alkaline content, tests have shown that Evian is one of the best bottled waters and Fuji is the second best. Though they may both have high levels of plastic contamination, as does every other plastic food product that is used. Other bottled waters are processed; it is a coast to coast phenomena. The future of water looks grim. Bill Gates is pushing for and putting his money into a machine called the Omni Processor that turns fecal matter into supposedly clean drinking water; it also generates electricity and ash Securing a natural source of fresh water is imperative and it is overdue if you are solely using bottled water or tap water.
On a more natural tip, here are two natural vessels that purify water, one is copper and the other is clay.
Benefits of Copper Water
1. In a test, 500 CFU/ML of bacteria was added to a copper vessel of water. After 16 hours the bacteria had been killed.
2. Lowers the risk of infection
3. Kills microbes in the water
4. Strengthens the immune system
5. Is anti-viral, and kills viruses
6. Helps heal wounds internally and externally
7. Is anti-inflammatory
8. Kills diarrhea causing bacteria/ salmonella/ E.coli
9. Fights cancer
10. Prevents anemia
11. Stimulates neurons in the brain to produce myelin sheath
12. Is good for hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
13. Reduces pain
14. Cleanses the stomach
15. Aids with weight loss
16. Strengthens the hair shafts when used after chemo.
Allow the water to set in the pot for at least 8 hours initially. To clean the pot use a lemon or the juice of a lemon or tamarind. You can also use a little baking soda paste, allow it to set for a while and rinse out thoroughly. Drinking 2 or 3 glasses about 4 times a week should be sufficient. Too much copper can cause problems in the body.
Benefits of Clay Pots
This is an age-old method of healthy water. The water that has absorbed valuable medicinal elements from clay vessels has many benefits:
1. Kills germs
2. Prevents water-borne diseases
3. Reduces swelling in the body
4. Cleanses the body of infection
5. Prevents cancer
6. Kills mold, bacteria, and fungus
7. Improves the metabolism
8. Cures acidic and digestive disorders by neutralizing acid
9. Impurities are drawn out of the sides of the pot. The pot sweats out the impurities that are in the water.
10. Foods cooked in clay pots have the same medicinal properties.
11. Increases the ph balance in the body.
12. Is charged with healing minerals and electromagnetic energy.
13. Helps arthritis and swollen joints.
14. Helps with weight loss
Clay pots need to be cleaned also, at least once a week. A natural cleanser like soapnut does well. A recipe for extra healing is to make an infusion of herbs. Add one teaspoon of the following herbs: cumin seeds, peppercorns, and fenugreek seed – into a piece of cheesecloth. Tie them up and put them in water in your clay pot. Allow this to set at room temperature overnight. This herb-infused water from a clay pot is an excellent cure for colds, viruses, sore throat, coughs, flu and warding off illness. You can have one pot just for water and another for making medicinal water.
Here is a challenge for one week: replace all of your fluids with only water. You will notice a difference at the end of that week, God willing.
As stated above, dehydration (not drinking enough water) is very common. Some of the signs are: Joint pain, bloodshot eyes, muscle cramping, headaches, accelerated aging, blood clots, narrowed arteries, heart attack, stroke, dry skin, lethargic behavior, and digestive problems. When you don’t drink enough water, the lining of the stomach can become damaged, causing heartburn/ acid reflux and indigestion. When the body is low on water, it will borrow water from the blood; this leads to lack of oxygen and another list of problems. A dehydrated person may also stay sick longer because their body can’t filter out toxins. An excellent way to improve your health is to improve your water intake.
1.The Complete Book of Water Healing by Dian Dincin Buchman, Ph.D.
2.You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty! Water for Health, for Healing, for Life by F.Batmanghelidj, M.D.