Drink at least eight 8oz glasses of water each day:(adults): You need water to keep your cells hydrated and protected, to eliminate waste and ensure the health of your mucus membranes. Adequate hydration will improve a number of health problems including sinusitis, constipation, inflammation, allergies, fatigue, joint pain, headaches and many other afflictions.
Your body cannot adequately eliminate waste products without enough water. If toxic chemicals or heavy metal poisoning is at the root of your health problems you will have a much easier time getting better when you are properly hydrated.
Of course there is controversy about which kind of water is best. Tap water can be a source of chemicals like fluorine, chlorine and even lead. Filtered or bottled water is usually best. Many prefer distilled water. Call for a consultation and we will be able to discuss this and other health issues with you.
The average American eats 120 pounds of refined sugar per year (lately some researchers have this number up around 200 pounds per year). Compare that to seven pounds per year consumed in England in 1750. Refined sugar increases insulin and adrenal hormone production and can cause the following health problems:
- Increased production of adrenal hormones causes the body to excrete essential minerals.
- Sugar consumption increases the body’s need for vitamins B & C.
- Eating a lot of sugar aggravates many of the problems we associate with emotional stress. Sugar stresses the adrenal glands.
- Sugar feeds yeast and other one-celled organisms found in the bowel, causing them to multiply. These organisms produce toxins, irritate the lining of the GI tract and take the place of normal, more beneficial flora–removing the benefits of helpful bacteria.
- Eating sugar causes blood-sugar swings. Blood-sugar increases immediately after consuming sugar, prompting the body to produce insulin. Excess insulin creates more sugar cravings. More sugar is eaten, more insulin produced etc. This stresses the pancreas and sets the stage for adult-onset diabetes.
- Sugar consumption can make pain and inflammation worse.
- Sugar can cause or aggravate allergies, sinusitis, asthma, irritable bowel, Candidiasis, migraine headaches, fatigue, depression and even heart disease
Eating sugar can also increase insulin production leading to increased weight (insulin also makes you store fat and interferes with breaking down fat), high cholesterol (Syndrome X), high blood pressure, high triglycerides and adult onset (type 2) diabetes.