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What is water made of?

Importance of water in human life

Water is essential for human life and plays a crucial role in maintaining health and supporting various bodily functions. Here are just a couple of ones as examples:

  • Hydration
  • Cellular functions
  • Digestion and nutrient absorption
  • Blood circulation
  • Joint lubrication
  • Temperature regulation
  • Detoxification
  • Skin health

On a broader scale, let’s imagine our everyday life activities without water or simply with a lack of water. 

Water is part of the things that a lot of people in developed countries take for granted, making it hard for them to realize how difficult life can be when lacking water. 

Connection Between Water and Holistic Natural Health

Water is at the core of the majority of natural medicines. 

To illustrate that fact, let’s take the example of phytotherapy. Phytotherapy, also called herbal medicine, is the power of using medicinal herbs as treatment for addressing various health issues. 

For that, the most common way is to make a decoction of plants. A decoction is the extraction of the active compounds from the plant materials by boiling them in water. 

In the end, the patient drinks the water from the decoction, absorbing these active compounds to get the health benefits. 

Water is equally essential for the ways to use phytotherapy like pills, powder or caps. In any case, the patient needs water to ingest the plants and get the treatment. 

Water is also at the heart of homeopathy. Water is the perfect solvent for “printing” the information that enables homeopathy’s therapeutic action. Without water, homeopathy wouldn’t exist. Impressive, isn’t it?

The Chemical Composition of Water

Water is both the simplest and the most complex natural element. 

Water molecules are made of only 3 atoms: two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom (H2O), but not only that.

Water contains all kinds of pollutants (see below) and a bit of everything it touches as it travels.

This is due to one of its excellent properties: being the best natural solvent. This is why, in reality, the chemical composition of the water is very complex, and it is impossible to find “pure” water naturally.

“Pure” water, also named distilled water, is water removed from almost everything except water molecules. 

Types of Water

It all depends on the type of water. A lot of different water exist, for example: 

  • Non-drinking water
  • Drinking water 
  • Pure water
  • etc..

The composition of the water also depends on the source of the water. Indeed, water can come from:

  • The rain
  • Rivers
  • Springs
  • The sea
  • etc…

Common Contaminants and Pollutants 

The planet is composed of around 70 % of water, therefore, the water is inevitably polluted by all kinds of pollutants. 

Nowadays, the planet has never been so widely and intensively polluted by all kinds of toxics. 

Among those, we found:

  • Disease-causing microbes (bacteria, fungi, viruses, etc.)
  • Heavy metals
  • Endocrine disruptor
  • Chemical poisons (pesticides, industrial waste, etc.)
  • Radioactive waste

A clear example of the massive radioactivity waste pollution on the water is the Fukushima nuclear disaster that happened in 2011. 

Generally speaking, most people don’t realize at all how polluted the water is, including the so-called “drinkable water.” 

For instance, because of the heavy use of plastic for many decades, it is now very common to find micro plastic waste, totally invisible to the eye, into many different waters, including the “drinkable water.”

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Holistic Approaches to Water Consumption

Staying hydrated is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle, but it’s important to do it only with healthy water.  

As we’ve said, tap water does not equal healthy water, therefore, drinking a lot of tap water is not the solution to healthy hydration. 

Bottle water is no better, both for your health and for ecological reasons. 

The only option left if you can not access natural, unpolluted, and freshwater is to use filtration systems to purify your tap water. 

One of the challenges with purified water is that once the water is free of pollutants, it is also free from good minerals. 

It’s therefore important to remineralize purified water to turn it into healthy water, and today’s thanks to the most advanced filtration devices, you can do both at the same time.

Additionally, with purified, healthy water, you can decide which minerals to add, such as potassium bicarbonate if you’re a sportsman, in addition to sodium and magnesium.

Depending on your needs, you can also add sugar, such as coconut or whole cane sugar, or easily assimilable amino acids, such as spirulina. There are also well-balanced blends of electrolytes, vitamins, amino acids, and sugars that we recommend as holistic health experts depending on individual needs.

In any case, bear in mind those three important points:

  • You need to consume healthy water
  • You need to drink enough healthy water
  • You need to treat health problems

Treating health problems is often undermined by most people who are focusing a lot on their lifestyle. 

Make no mistake, we are not saying that improving your lifestyle is not important. On the contrary, we are the first to talk about the crucial importance of doing so, but it does not replace treatments!

Hydrating a sick body is one thing, but hydrating and treating it is much better.

As we always like to say, you can’t be healthy with a poor diet and lifestyle, but you can have health problems with a healthy diet and lifestyle. 

When health problems arise, adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle is important for natural treatments to give optimal results.

In a holistic approach, the best results are achieved with a synergistic approach between lifestyle and diet improvements and personalized natural treatments. 

Benefits of Hydration

The body cannot function optimally without being well hydrated, and as we explained in our book “Hydrating Well with Healthy Water”, far too many people are actually dehydrated without knowing it.

We’re not talking about dehydration, where your eyes sink into their sockets, or when you take a fold of skin, and it doesn’t unfold because you’re so low on water. 

We’re talking about that sneaky – chronic dehydration that compromises the proper functioning of our metabolism and thus favors the onset of disease.

Chronic dehydration doesn’t really interest conventional medicine, because it can’t be treated with drugs, and many doctors who are themselves affected by it have neither the time nor the knowledge to advise their patients in the best possible way to address this issue.

However, chronic dehydration is an important topic for natural medicines that are full of tools to prevent and treat it. 

As we mentioned at the start of this article, various body functions need optimal water level to perform well.

The inside of our cells is made of organic matter in an aqueous environment. The outside of our cells is also bathed in an aqueous medium, even if some tissues are denser in collagen and other proteins.

The proper circulation of blood and lymph depends on water. Blood that’s too viscous is a problem for the heart, increasing its workload.

Our large intestine needs sufficient water to form stools correctly.

Our eyes need constant lubrification with lacrimal fluid, which contains 98% water.

In the end, it’s easy to realize that the benefits of good hydration are numerous, and this is why healthy hydration is one of the big priorities of holistic health care. 

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