you find you are getting more than your fair share of infections? Do you catch every cold
that comes along, and every germ that is making its rounds? Do you have frequent bladder
infections? If so, chances are you are not drinking enough water.
body was created with a built-in, disease-fighting unit. The moment germs begin their
attack, your lymphocytes and other white blood cells spring into action. They surround the
enemy, devour and destroy him. But their ability to fight infections is dependent on enough
water in your blood.
is one of the best preventive medicines you can take to stay well and young. Blood clots
and even damage to vessel walls can result from insufficient
of sufficient water in urine leads to stagnation in the bladder. This irritates the lining of the
bladder and sets it up for infection. In the case of smokers, coal tars are excreted by the
kidneys and can lead to cancer of the bladder. Such a simple thing as drinking water can
help to prevent all of these bladder problems.
Depression and irritability may be largely due to the lack of water. Are your
children cranky and tied? Try giving them a glass of water. And take one or two yourself.
You may feel on the edge, easily hurt, if your water level is too
Writers, artists and other creative speakers often speak of going through “dry
spells.” This may be more reality than metaphor. Sufficient water is important for our
mental alertness. A lack of it may stifle your creativity.
water level of your brain drops below 70 percent, as it does in severe dehydration, the
effect on your behavior can resemble psychosis. Patients admitted to psychiatric hospitals
with very disturbed behavior upon physical examinations were found to be under severe
dehydration. Often, intravenous fluids restored them to normal within a matter of
want to be alert and think clearly, have another drink of water. This is the cheapest, and
often the most effective tonic you can take.
from New Start!
Vernon W. Foster,