In last week’s newsletter I ended with “Why was it when I was a kid we did not go around with a bottle of water and why is the bottled water industry such a mega industry today? Maybe it is because we drink, but do not satisfy our thirst. Unfortunately, today the water we get from our facets (and in bottles) is not only contaminated, but is devoid of the minerals our bodies require. We no longer have “living water”, but dead water that really does not hydrate us the way our body needs to be hydrated.”
In this week’s Lu’s Views I want to elaborate more on the fact that we are lacking in minerals and talk about some of the consequences of that in relationship to our health.
As I had mentioned in last week’s Lu’s Views, our body is made up of approximate 60-70% of liquid, not just water. There are two pools of liquid in our bodies – inside our cells & outside our cells. This liquid is made up of electrolytes – minerals.
Minerals are essential for just about every single metabolic process in our bodies. When you are mineral deficient many of the processes in our bodies break down. Dehydration produces so many signs – which Big Pharma has labeled “diseases.” Some of these are:
- High Blood Pressure
- Cramps & Twitches
- Vascular Disease
But you say “I eat a healthy diet.” Unfortunately, unless you buy organic vegetables, you are not getting the minerals your body needs from your food. Even with organic vegetables, the soil they are grown in must be nutrient rich. Soil depletion has been well documented since the US Senate made their study back in 1936.
An example – apples in 1950 you would get 4.3 mg of iron – same apple in 1998 you would have to eat 26 apples. That was almost 20 years ago, think of how much more our soils have depleted since then. Minerals give our fruits and vegetables their flavor, that is why a tomato or apple today does not have that same delicious flavor we remember. Think about eating that juicy peach or apricot we ate as a kid. Does not taste the same today.
Back to the water. So how do we hydrate our bodies with our water. The simplest way to increase the mineral content of the water we drink is to add a sprinkle of Himalayan sea salt. Why this particular salt? Himalayan salt contains 84 different minerals. “But my doctor says to cut down on my salt intake.” The main reason we are ingesting too much salt is we are eating processed foods. The table salt we use and the salt used in processed foods has been depleted of it’s natural mineral content, plus bleached to make it white. Do avoid table salt.
Another easy way to add minerals to your water is to squeeze a little lemon juice in your water. There are recipes on the internet to make your own “sports” drink. DO NOT fall for the latest craze of buying these sugar laden sports drinks on the market today! Adding unsweetened organic cranberry juice and a dollop of raw honey will give you a quick “sports” drink.
Remember, when you are sweating, you are not losing water, but minerals, and drinking plain water will not hydrate you or replace the electrolytes your body is losing.
I have added a short video that is very interesting on today’s subject.
I am not finished talking about water as yet. Next week I will go into the contaminates in our water and give you some solutions.