In this Water Wednesday episode we discuss the book The Water Secret by Dr. Howard Murad.
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Water found in produce is structured, and “eating your water” is one way to be healthy and age well.
A FEW OF MY FAVORITE EXCERPTS:
“…the key to vibrant health from the inside out lies in maintaining strong cells that can retain water the way younger cells do. It’s as simple as that. If you can repair your cells’ membranes (from brain cells and heart cells to connective tissue and your outermost skin cells that present you to the world) while attracting water and nutrients to them, you can fight aging and disease. You can help your body heal and rejuvenate itself so you not only look fantastic, but you also feel healthier, revitalized, and ready to participate in life to the fullest.” (pg 3)
“It’s difficult to say which theory, or combination of theories, on aging is correct. Regardless of how we age, the net effect is cellular water loss.” (pg 17)
“Contrary to popular belief, you are not 75 to 80 percent water. You were once–long ago, when you were a babbling baby fresh from your mother’s watery womb. But now you’re closer to 50 percent water. What happened? Well, you’ve aged, and since those early years, internal and external factors have damaged your cells and weakened their ability to retain water. This explains the signs of aging that probably emerged in your late twenties or (if you were lucky) early thirties: your skin began to become drier, fine lines and wrinkles appeared, sleep patterns changed, your flexibility took a hit, digestion slowed, and your energy wavered. You complain about more aches and pains, need more caffeine to get through your day, and have a tougher timekeeping excess weight off. This didn’t happen overnight, although it may have seemed that way one random day when you “suddenly” noted all these changes in the mirror, on a scale, or in your doctors office.
What’s been going on has been a slow, inevitable decline in your capacity to stay hydrated, which, by the way, has not thing to do with how much water you drink…Hydration has to do with the water your cells can hold on to for good ruse. if you drank a gallon of water a day and I called you dehydrated, would you believe me? Probably not. But it’s true: unless your cells can retain the water they require to support cellular functions, then all the water you drink in the world won’t make much of a difference (and yo’ll need to keep drinking to keep up with your body’s constant cellular water loss).” (pg. 21-22)
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