A Basic Introduction To Water
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Water is such a basic molecule that it is easy to disregard it’s important in health and illness. However, it is often the simplest considerations that can make or break a journey towards wellness. Water is the medium in which all life thrives. It makes up the vast majority of your body. Water cannot be ignored if you expect to experience good health.
Water is the basis of all bodily fluids, from your blood, to your lymph, to digestive fluids that break down food to supply nutrients. It is the highway through which all nutrition and waste is moved from where they are to where they need to be. It regulates temperature, ensures your joints bend smoothly, protects organs and moistens tissues. And these are just the easiest ones to point out. The most obvious.
Beyond as a medium, water also plays a role in transmitting information throughout the body. Hormones, nerves, cytokines, these are all chemical signals that instruct every cell in your body how to behave and what to do. They coordinate the actions of cells far apart on how to coordinate their activity. Without water, these signals can become short-circuited and confused. Water even supports the unique shape of DNAs double helix. In fact, there is research to suggest that the configuration in which water molecules are arranged around DNA can be studied to predict ageing and disease.
Water is also the largest single source of energy in the human body. The way it moves in and out of the of cells facilitates metabolism and all related processes.
Lack Of Water: Dehydration
Most would consider dehydration as something that happens on deserted islands or in the wilderness, thinking very little of just how dry modern life can be. The truth is that chronic dehydration is common and widespread. Take a look around you – most of the people, unless uniquely educated in biochemistry, are probably dehydrated.
Unlike a camel, the human body has no means by which it may store water for long periods of time. By not replacing the water in the body that is gradually being used by day to day activities, we are depriving our bodies of the critical medium. Chronic dehydration occurs when this medium is not replenished. Drinking drinks with caffeine or alcohol further exacerbate the problem by depriving the body of yet more water.
The Mayo Clinic states that the average grown adult can lose upwards of 10 cups of water per day simply by going about his or her day to day business. When water is lacking, bodily functions become compromised and the following symptoms may arise:
- Brain fog
- Chronic pain
- Blood disorders
- Digestive disorders
Other pre-existing disease states may also be made worse by this lack of water. Long term water rationing also further pushes the body into a state of premature ageing. This water rationing makes cells limp along, they may survive but never thrive. Continued deprivation can obviously result in death as a result.
Check out our next post as a continuation of this series on water