Lifestyle Works


Doctor Water is your hydro specialist.

Water is very important to this world. About three-quarters of the earth is made up of water.  And human beings are made up of about 60% water. Every system in your body depends on water. For example, water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues. 

Your blood goes to each part of your body to deliver nutrients and also picks up poisons and waste which it takes to the kidneys. If there is plenty of water the kidneys can replenish the blood easier. If not they need to filter and recycle it again.

We need to drink 6 to 8 good-sized glasses of clean water each day. Drink a couple of these as soon as you get out of bed so they can flush out your stomach and digestive system. 

A good way to monitor how the water supply is going inside is to notice the colour of your urine. The more strongly coloured it is the more you need to drink. If it is virtually clear that means that there is plenty of water to flush the waste out with.

Also, if you have trouble with passing solid wastes (constipation), this can often be relieved by drinking a good supply of warm water.

As you can imagine, when you are sick or have the flu you have more waste that needs to get out of your body so it is important to increase your amount of water to help with a quicker recovery. 

It is most efficient to drink water at body temperature so the body doesn’t have to worry about getting it to a usable temperature. And remember that it should be water, not just any liquid, other wise the body also has to process it before it can use it.

It is best not to drink within 20 minutes of eating food. This way the water does not dilute the acid juices which break down the food when it comes into the stomach. For this reason it is best not to drink with any meal. It can cause the food to stay in the stomach longer than needed and it starts to ferment and build up gases. 

And let’s not forget the outside! Our skin is another very important organ that eliminates body wastes. A frequent bath or shower cleans the skin of germs and impurities, helping all the organs inside the body do their work. All our clothes and bedding should be washed in clean water regularly to keep them fresh and clean as well. 

Can you drink too much water? Sure you can; it’s called hyponatremia. If you drink lots of water all at once and exercise very hard your body will start loosing its sodium (salt) content and this can lead to damage. But healthy kidney’s can cope with you drinking up to 15 litres of water per day if it is not taken all at once so you have a fair bit of drinking to do!

Use plenty of water to flush out the waste and avoid disease.