The energy you put in your body in the form of food and drink becomes the energy of life. "You are what you eat" is more than just an aphorism. In-office testing is designed to help you choose what is best for your body including type and amount of water.
Local, raw vine-ripened fruits and vegetables contain the highest levels of natural enzymes, which are necessary to good digestion of those foods. “God” foods are the ones that are real : food without a label. Genesis 1:29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” You’ll find them (in order of freshness) in your backyard, at the local farmer’s market, or in the outer aisles of your local supermarket. Second best, especially if you live in an area that doesn't have year 'round access to fresh fruit is frozen fruit, since it has not been heat processed (destroys enzymes) and if usually picked and frozen at the peak of freshness. Third choice is dried fruits and vegetables. Look for additives. You don't want added sugar, oils, or preservatives. If you choose to eat meat, please do so in moderation. If you want to detoxify the body, you'll need to focus on raw food, mostly fruits.
The most basic requirement for good health is pure water. Nothing hydrates like water, and many other beverages such as soda, tea, and coffee, and alcohol dehydrate the body even further, preventing us from performing our best. Your cells and organs need water to do all the things that they are supposed to do. Conversely, when one does not drink enough, the balance of health is upset and your body becomes weak against threats. Some signs of dehydration include headaches, dry skin, dry eyes, dry mouth, and kidney pain. Dehydration can be the result of eating acidifying foods and engaging in acidifying activities.
How much water should I drink?
How much water does one need for optimal health? Experts suggest a starting point of half your body weight in ounces. For instance, a 150 pound person would require 75 ounces of water per day. I like to keep a marked jug on the table which I fill each morning and drink throughout the day. For every cup of caffeinated beverage you consume, add one extra cup of water. Eating a diet high in fruit and raw vegetables will not necessitate such regimented water intake. Your cells will maintain their hydration more easily and you may drink only as needed to quench thirst.
What kind of water should I drink?
If drinking bottled water, you need to be concerned about the toxins in plastics. At the very least, do not allow them to sit in your hot car, and never add essential oils to plastic containers. Tap water, especially from a municipal water supply can also contain chlorine and fluoride which have deleterious effects on the body, including the prevention of iodine absorption by thyroid receptor cells. For detoxification purposes, you can use distilled or reverse osmosis water or filtered through a "Berkey" filter.
So drink up and schedule an appointment for your custom health recommendations
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