Dying of Thirst

It’s that time of year again and every year seems to be getting hotter. Hydration (drinking water) at this time is very important. At a seminar recently, I heard that to cleanse the body properly each day we need to drink 4 glasses (1 litre) of water per 22 kilos of body weight. So for a 66 kg person, 3 litres of water must be drunk. That’s pure water – not juice, tea or coffee.

If you drink soft drinks you should drink even more water; they may be cooling but they are actually dehydrating and acidic. Soft drinks also serve to leach calcium from our bones. What about mineral water you ask? Well, there’s natural mineral water and there’s carbonated mineral water. The bubbles in natural mineral water are from the bicarbonate in the water which makes them slightly alkaline – Good! ‘Carbonated’ or ‘Lightly carbonated’ usually means that they have added carbon dioxide (acidic) – not good. The body’s normal pH is about 7.4 (slightly alkaline), normal urine pH is 6.0 (due to acidic waste products) and normal saliva pH ranges from 6.0 to 7.4 (depending on what you’re eating). Soft drinks as well as the carbon dioxide have phosphoric acid in them making them one acidic drink! The body tries to neutralize this by using minerals (from bones) – there goes the calcium, magnesium, silica etc. Non-fluoridated water (I’ll discuss this in the next article) like we supply in the Alba Therapies waiting room, is best.

We have a wide range of water filters from URwater (http://www.urwater.com.au) for sale at Alba Therapies. Ask Elly, our wonderful receptionist, about great tasting water in your home. So drink plenty of water this summer and have a happy and healthy festive season. Cheers!dragonfly_tap

One thought on “Dying of Thirst

  1. Hi Ladies

    Since most information is written in either electronic or other media most people cut/copy click & paste stuff which may perpetuate incorrect info. E.g. blood pH should be 7.36, spinal fluid should be 7.36 but this next part you will find different, saliva should be 7.36 urine should be 7.36. Just because this is rare and people do not “burn” their food properly leaving more “toxic/acidic” waste which creates acidity does not mean that this is ideal, when someone is unwell measuring saliva pH & urine pH is an indication of their acidity & toxicity, just because the vast majority of people have acid urine & saliva does not mean that this is ideal. Anyway call me if you want to discuss as there is far too much info to just put down in this response.

    Best wishes
    Michael 0418 782 259

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