Learn The Secret – Stay Young Forever!

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The best nutrition from the best live-source, beyond organic ingredients.We spend all kinds of time and money on things we “think” are going to make us look better like toxic hair products (shampoos, conditioners, dyes, hair spray, gels, mousse), toxic skin products (moisturizers, wrinkle creams, tanning lotions, sunblocks, exfoliants, cleansers, toners, masks, acne creams), makeup, manicures, nail polish, plastic surgery, botox injections, skin peels, liposuction and a multitude of other unhealthful products and procedures.  But most of us completely ignore the one thing that is going to keep us looking young and fit – being healthy. The underlying problem for all of us is that very few people, particularly the so-called healthcare experts, understand health, nutrition and what is necessary to remain youthful.

Most of us, including millionaire celebrities, models, businessman and athletes, are severely malnourished and on the fast-track to physical collapse.  Fitness trainers, doctors, nutritionists and other "health experts" believe they know how to improve one’s health when, in reality, they are destroying people’s bodies at a greater pace than if they received no “expert advice” at all.  When the body is not given the tools it needs to maintain optimal health, it begins to deteriorate which manifests as symptoms traditionally misidentified as the “aging process” (e.g. increased body fat, decreased muscle mass and strength, decreased energy levels, decreased flexibility, joint pain, recurring injuries, decreased reaction time, hair lose, wrinkles, etc.).  Aging does not have to be an inevitable deterioration of our bodies and the loss of our youthful appearance, energy and strength.  Staying young and fit for life is a very realistic and attainable goal once it is understood what the body needs to function at peak performance.

Eat To Live, Not Live To Eat

Most of us would agree that all life is sacred and should be respected and revered, yet many people treat their cars or their furniture better than their own bodies. A person would not knowingly pour battery acid on their dining room table, but that is essentially the equivalent of having a Coca Cola and a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch. One would not expect a car to run without gas and oil, so why do so many of us believe that our bodies will not breakdown without proper nutrition? The answer is that most people, including the so-called experts, do not understand what constitutes good nutrition and what the body actually requires in order to remain healthy.

The United States is one of the richest countries in the world with an unlimited, diversified food supply. Amazingly, though, the percentage of Americans who are severely malnourished is higher than in many third world countries. There is a difference between starvation and malnutrition. There are people in the world who do not have enough food available to them or cannot afford enough food to be sufficiently nourished. Those people are starving. Americans, however, have an abundance of food available to them and the majority can actually afford to eat too much food. Yet, because of ignorance regarding health and nutrition, over 90% of the U.S. population is severely malnourished. And to add insult to injury, of the 90% who are malnourished, 60% are also overweight (as defined by the body mass index) with more than 30% being obese. Clearly, the amount of food consumed is not directly related to amount of proper nutrition received.

Most health "experts" blame our nation’s health issues on the fast food industry or what is otherwise considered "junk" food (candy, chips, soda, etc). While prepared and processed foods are a significant factor, the fundamental problem is our distorted concept of what is healthy. The things most of us believe are "good" for us are not in reality. Because our minds are incapable of discerning truth from falsehood, we are constantly being fed a steady stream of incorrect information based on ignorance and disinformation of intentional propaganda which we blindly accept as facts.

What most people do not realize is that any food that has been heated or cooked has lost much of its nutritional value and has been rendered indigestible. Over time, daily consumption of cooked food will compromise the digestive system to the extent that the body becomes incapable of producing its own digestive enzymes and hydrochloric acid. This typically occurs in one’s 30′s or 40′s, for some much earlier, which is when most begin experiencing “the signs of aging” such as weight gain, hair loss, wrinkles, diminishing energy levels, joint pain and the like. However, this is not the body aging, it is simply succumbing to the burden of the continual intake of indigestible toxic food that is nutritionally deficient. Fortunately, the effects of this unhealthful lifestyle can be reversed and the earlier one institutes the necessary changes, the faster, easier and less expensive the process will be.

One of the most important components to attaining ideal health, longevity and youthfulness is to eat food raw. Our bodies were not engineered to ingest cooked food, let alone all the processed junk we eat. If cooked/processed food continues to be the majority of a person’s diet, health problems will persist despite all efforts to avoid or correct them. We should only be consuming food that God created and in the form He created it. Raw food should be the primary source of life-giving nutrition. All fruits, vegetables and herbs should be the original, God created species and not a hybrid or genetically modified organism. All plants should be grown in nutrient-rich soil that is toxin free. Unfortunately, very little of the fruits, vegetables and herbs available to us today are in the form that God created. Due to pesticides, fertilizers, fumigation, GMO toxins and countless other contaminants, all raw produce, including organic, needs to be remediated. Even then, our bodies will require supplementation because there is no way of adding the missing nutrients due to mineral deficient soil, hybridization and incomplete growing cycles.

Having established that the available food supply, even in its natural raw state, is already nutritionally weak and toxin laden; we further denature the nutrients by processing and/or cooking it. Heating any food above 109º F, plant or animal, destroys the live enzymes necessary for the food to be properly digested. Additionally, cooked and processed food, which is devoid of enzymes, requires an inordinate amount of hydrochloric acid to break down the fats and proteins. Over time, the body’s ability to produce hydrochloric acid (HCL) and digestive enzymes is exceeded by the demands placed on it. Without enzymes and sufficient HCL levels, even the best food cannot be properly digested nor can the body absorb the nutrients, particularly protein, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and B-12. HCL is also one of our body’s first lines of defense against microbes and parasites. Therefore, low HCL increases our exposure to these disease causing infections.

Beneficial Supplements Are Difficult To Find

Because our food supply is so nutritionally deficient, proper supplementation is absolutely essential; not only for athletes but all of us. The key is, however, is not only knowing what the body needs but, more importantly, how to identify the best sources of these nutritional requirements. People often take dangerously toxic synthetic supplements or pharmaceuticals which also hasten the destruction of their bodies. While some of these products may “trick” the body into attaining some modest gains in strength, endurance and weight reduction, their affects are very short lived and, over time, will contribute to the athlete’s unnecessarily truncated career.

It is important to realize that the vast majority of supplements being sold are not only worthless, they are actually detrimental to one’s health.  Many are synthetic coal tar derivatives that include an array of toxic fillers, binders and excipients. In fact, many of the most harmful ingredients are not even listed on the labels. Flowing agents such as talcum powder, a suspected carcinogen (cancer-causing agent), are used routinely by most manufacturers as well as polyvinylpyrrolidone, magnesium stearate (a proven immuno-suppressant), stearic acid, waxes and many other known or suspected carcinogens. Studies by the University of Texas Health Science Center and the East Carolina University School of Medicine reveal that these toxic additives cause a rapid collapse of T-cell membrane function and cell death; thereby suppressing the immune system. (Immunology, 1990, Jul.) More than 95% of the vitamin and mineral products consumed today contain stearates. Stearates are used as binders in tablets and in the processing of gelatin capsules. People often take hundreds of capsules and tablets every month believing that they are getting vitamins, minerals and other key nutrients but, in reality, they are ingesting powerful immune suppressing toxins.

Amazingly, synthetic ingredients in nutritional products are only part of the problem. Natural ingredients that are poorly grown, spoiled, irradiated, fumigated or contaminated with pesticide/insecticide residues also contribute to the ineffectiveness and toxicity of most brands. Research shows over 60% of the herbs currently used in nutritional products in the U.S. have been either fumigated, irradiated or contain significant pesticide/insecticide residues – including organic herbs. Most supplement manufacturers do not test the raw materials used to make their products. They usually accept the Certificate of Analysis from their suppliers. Unfortunately, the Certificate of Analysis is of little value since the certifying agency only tests for harmful bacteria and mold and rarely tests for toxic contaminants.

How a plant is grown is also of critical importance. An herb’s nutrient content, as well as phytochemical properties, can vary drastically depending on its growing and harvesting methods. Most herbs grown in the U.S. are too weak, too toxic or both to provide the nutritional benefits routinely cited in scientific literature. A plant can vary in its mineral content by more than 900% depending on how it is grown. Similarly, its phytochemical nutrients can range from very potent, with unparalleled healing properties, to virtually inactive. If an herb is poorly grown, even a concentrate, tincture or extract will yield minimal benefits. Research reveals that a person has less than 5% chance of selecting a nutritional product in the market place that is both nontoxic and effective. This was confirmed in a landmark study reported in the Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association (winter, 1999).

Of course, everyone would love to find that one magical, cure-all product that will eliminate all our health problems and melt away all our body fat. The simplicity and expediency of a single miracle capsule or super drink is extremely appealing. Marketers, advertisers and salespeople know this and tailor their campaigns to prey on our naive desires and beliefs. Every few months we hear about the latest “breakthrough discovery” with “powerful, broad spectrum” health implications. The sales pitch will include a litany of disorders it would help and the endorsement of some well known “expert” like Dr. Oz, Dr. Joe Mercola, Dr. Andrew Weil or Dr. Phil. Without the use of muscle testing, “health experts” and famous people, like everyone else, are simply guessing as to what is true or beneficial. These people are just as easily misled by what they believe they know as anyone else. They are really nothing more than unwitting shills for the products’ manufacturers. Just because a celebrity uses something, a well-own doctor endorses it or its featured on Oprah, does not automatically validate a product’s claims. While the latest “super” nutrient, ingredient or product may have some specific, limited nutritional attributes, there is no cure-all nutrient or product and there never will be. There is no nutrient or product that will eliminate body fat and there never will be. The body is entirely too complex to be healed by a single nutrient, product or procedure. Every one of those cure-all products like Mona Vie, Jusuru, Isotonix and Juice Plus+ possess little or no nutritional value and in many cases are highly toxic and detrimental.

Mineral Deficient Soil, Plants, Animals & Humans

Minerals are essential nutrients for every living cell in the human body, yet the majority of the population is woefully mineral deficient. Farming soil has been stripped of most of the essential minerals decades ago; consequently, our food is also severely deficient. Combined with the fact that many people’s diets consist primarily of processed foods which contain no usable minerals, we are literally starving to death for nutrition. While there are over 70 different minerals the body must consume on a daily basis, farmers are only replacing three into the soil in which are food is grown. The following are the determinations of a U.S. Senate subcommittee reported way back in 1936 (Document No. 264):

“Our physical well-being is more directly dependent upon minerals we take into our systems than upon calories or vitamins, or upon precise proportions of starch, protein or carbohydrates we consume. Do you know that most of us today are suffering from certain dangerous diet deficiencies which cannot be remedied until depleted soils from which our food comes are brought into proper mineral balance?

The alarming fact is that foods (fruits, vegetables and grains) now being raised on millions of acres of land that no longer contain enough of certain minerals are starving us – no matter how much of them we eat. No man of today can eat enough fruits and vegetables to supply his system with the minerals he requires for perfect health because his stomach is not big enough to hold them.

The truth is that our foods vary enormously in value, and some of them aren’t worth eating as food… Our physical well-being is more directly dependent upon the minerals we take into our systems than upon calories or vitamins or upon the precise proportions of starch, protein or carbohydrates we consume. This talk about minerals is novel and quite startling. In fact, a realization of the importance of minerals in food is so new that the text books on nutritional dietetics contain very little about it. Nevertheless, it is something that concerns all of us, and the further we delve into it the more startling it becomes.”

Needless to say, the critical problem of depleted soil and our corresponding health issues due to mineral deficiencies has only worsened in the subsequent 80 years. Defined in the study of human nutrition as all the inorganic elements or molecules required for life, minerals assist in body functions such as energy production, growth and healing. Minerals are required for fluid balance, blood and bone development, maintaining a healthy nervous system and regulating muscles, including heart muscles. Minerals, like vitamins, function as coenzymes. They participate in all enzyme reactions in the body and help in the assimilation and use of vitamins and other nutrients.

Minerals occur either as macrominerals (bulk minerals) or microminerals (trace minerals). While our bodies need more marcominerals, such as calcium and magnesium, than it does microminerals, both are essential for life. Minerals should be obtained from a diet that consists primarily of raw plants (fruits, vegetables, herbs, etc.). The source of the minerals that should be contained in these plants develops in a sequence that takes millions of years. This process begins with rock formation, the breakdown of rock into mineral salts, assimilation of these salts into soil and finally the absorption of the minerals by the edible plants.

Trace and bulk minerals are stored in muscles and bones and delivered to tissue cells through blood circulation. They work together synergistically and must be chemically balanced in the body. If a mineral is deficient or out of balance, it can affect all the others, often resulting in illness. If phosphorus, for example, is present at high levels, calcium levels will be reduced because the two minerals compete for absorption. Similarly, too much calcium will deplete magnesium and so on. A person suffering from malnutrition will likely be deficient in a variety of minerals. All uncorrected mineral deficiencies can affect body functions, produce symptoms and result in illness.

The Great Salt Myth

One of the most fundamental and essential nutritional requirements is sufficient amounts of real salt. Sodium from natural salt is the single most important electrolyte and allows every cell in the body to function properly. Adequate amounts of salt must be consumed on a daily basis so as to replace the amount lost through sweat and urination. A critical salt deficiency can result in seizures, congestive heart failure, brain swelling, coma and cardiovascular collapse. The human body, or any mammal, can actually die from extreme salt insufficiency. Sodium is a basic element of extracellular fluid and is necessary for maintaining the volume of the plasma to allow appropriate tissue perfusion and normal cellular metabolism. Because sodium acts as a positive charged ion in extracellular fluid, it is an indispensable component of blood, lymph, body cavities lined with serous (moisture-exuding) membrane, cavities and channels of the brain and spinal cord and in muscle and other body tissues. Therefore, a sufficient level of natural sodium is crucial for ideal cardiovascular, lymphatic and tissue health.

Besides maintaining fluid balance and cardiovascular function, sodium and chloride derived from real salt is what allows nerves to send and receive electrical impulses. Sodium ions promote neuron signals between cells which determine nerve function and allows for physical movement. The chloride ions present in salt are secreted in the gastric fluid as hydrochloric acid. Adequate hydrochloric acid production is required for the proper digestion of food and absorption of nutrients. It is also vital for the destruction of infectious agents in the stomach that may have been present in anything consumed (food, water, other liquids).

Many of us have experienced the occasional, excruciatingly painful muscle or abdominal cramp – even on a daily basis. Cramping is just one of many symptoms resulting from a lack of sufficient amounts of salt in the diet including headaches, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and impaired mental state. Most people, children in particular, are severely salt deficient which is resulting in a multitude of health issues such as attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity. In fact, nearly 97% of the people in the United States are salt deficient as determined by kinesiological testing.

Why are so many of us so deprived of a basic nutrient that is absolutely necessary for life? There are two primary reasons. First and foremost, most people are unaware of what real salt is. The highly heated, heavily refined, toxin-laden substance being sold as table salt in every grocery store, and present in large quantities in all prepared/processed foods, is not anything the body can use and is actually detrimental to our health. It is simply processed sodium with unnecessary toxic additives, NOT real salt. Besides being stripped of its natural minerals and highly heated, which denatures the few remaining nutrients; all table salt contains toxic chemical additives such as talc, silica aluminate and ferro-cyanide. Aluminum intake leads to neurological disorders and can bio-accumulate inside the body causing other serious conditions. For example, high levels of aluminum present in the prostate are suspected of being the most common cause of its enlargement and stem cell malignancy within the gland. Talc is a known carcinogen therefore its use in baby powders and feminine hygiene products has been curtailed.

While there are a few brands of sea salt available in supermarkets and health food stores that are minimally processed, most are no different from the common table salt described above. Even the brands that are real salt contain a multitude of pollutants that are present in every ocean in the world and therefore test to be energetically weak. Additionally, be aware of the fact that most salt known as Himalayan pink salt is also not what it is advertised to be. The majority are energetically weak and presumably nothing more than table salt sprayed with food coloring to give its pink hue.

The other contributing factor to severe salt deficiency in the overwhelming percentage of the population is due to an ignorant medical community literally frightening people into believing that salt is unhealthful. For decades now, medical doctors have been preaching their nonsensical rhetoric about the dangers of salt intake. If only they would differentiate between real salt and the toxic processed sodium available in the markets, they would actually being doing some good. Medical professionals’ contention that excessive dietary salt leads to high blood pressure, stroke and heart failure, stomach cancer, osteoporosis, kidney disease, kidney stones, enlarged heart muscle and headaches is, at best, a misidentification of the problem. Salt is not the cause of these conditions whatsoever; it is the processed chemicals being sold as salt. Despite what the medical community would have us believe, unheated, unprocessed, toxin-free salt is vital for good health and normal blood pressure. Instead of getting the real salt the body requires on a daily basis, most people (those who have not been scared off “salt” entirely) are simply ingesting a dangerous substance that is compounding their health problems.

Basic, Essential Supplementation

The supplements that will be recommended below have been chosen based on muscle testing results (see The Greatest Single Discovery In History). Test statements were formulated to measure quality, purity, efficacy, cost, calibration on the Scale of Energetics. In general, the most expensive products are rarely the best when it comes to supplements. Quantum Nutrition Labs (QNL) will be repeatedly recommended because they are the best in the world at what they do, which is general nutrition. QNL manufactures the purest live-source, whole food supplements available which are excipient free. Their products are the only ones that test positive on all four polarities making them the energetically strongest in the world. Quantum Nutrition Labs is the only company in the world that produces an entire product line that consistently calibrating above 900 on the Scale of Energetics.

Our bodies are capable of limping along on the meager nutrition found in our woefully lacking Standard American Diet (SAD). Even if a person has adopted the only healthful diet, which is an all raw diet, very little of the food available to us today is nutritionally sufficient to prevent malnutrition. Due to pesticides, fertilizers, fumigation, GMO toxins and countless other contaminants, all raw produce, including organic, needs to be remediated. Even then, our bodies will require supplementation because there is no way of adding the missing nutrients due to mineral deficient soil, hybridization and incomplete growing cycles. The following is a list of natural, whole food supplements that should be viewed as essential to the attainment and maintenance of ideal health, even if all raw, remediated foods are being consumed.

Quantum Coral Calcium (1 teaspoon 3 times a day) – The U.S. farming soil is devoid of minerals consequently, so is our food. This product contains all 72 minerals the body needs to survive in their most absorbable form (ionic) and all in the proper proportions. This is the single most important supplement one can take. To ensure that your intestines are capable of absorbing minerals, take one tablespoon of black strap molasses daily for 6 to 8 weeks. To ensure that your kidneys are properly reabsorbing minerals, test the need for Precision Herbs’ Mineral Max. If your are unwilling or unable to muscle test, take one teaspoon three times a day of Mineral Max for eight weeks.

Quantum Greens Mix (2 teaspoons 3 times a day) – This contains most of the vitamins necessary for great health in quantities found in no other single supplement or food. Greens Mix delivers over 70 known antioxidants and literally every biological vitamin and mineral in their food-grade forms. Additionally, it provides superior nutraceutical phytonutrients, some of which have been proven to be many times more protective than the well known vitamins C, E, and beta-carotene.

Quantum D3 Gold (2 – 3 drops in the morning) – This is a rich source of biologically active Omega-3 class fatty acid and the only natural sources of vitamin D3, other than the sun, which is necessary for the uptake of calcium. It promotes intestinal calcium and phosphorus uptake and can reduce urinary calcium excretion.

Quantum Pink Salt (1 teaspoon 3 times a day plus use for seasoning food) – Despite what the medical community would have us believe, raw toxin-free salt is essential for good health and normal blood pressure. Without sufficient amounts of salt the body will die. The chemical substance being sold as salt in every grocery store is not anything the body can use and is actually detrimental, but not for the reasons the traditional medical community believes. The sea salt found in supermarkets is little better. Most people, children in particular, are severely salt deficient which is resulting in a multitude of health issues such as attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity.

Quantum Digest Complex (1 capsule 3 times a day) – This product contains live plant enzymes necessary to break down cooked food. Once any food is heated above 109 degrees F, the enzymes needed for proper digestion have been destroyed. Note: In addition to the one capsule being taken three times per day, two capsules should be taken in the middle of every cooked meal eaten. If an all-raw diet has been adopted, one may forego the use of this supplement.

Quantum HCL (1 capsule 3 times a day) – Hydrochloric acid is necessary to absorb the nutrients from food/supplements eaten. Note: In addition to the one capsule being taken three times per day, two capsules should be taken in the middle of every cooked meal eaten. If an all-raw diet has been adopted and the HCL-producing gland in the stomach has been repaired, one may forego the use of this supplement.

Quantum EFA Oil Blend (3 capsules once a day) – Essential fatty acid (EFA) deficiencies effect approximately 80% of Americans resulting in a myriad of health problems. This product contains oils that provide an ideal ratio of GLA, linoleic acid and Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids.

Quantum Max Stress B (1/4 teaspoon 3 times a day) – B vitamins support and increase the rate of metabolism, maintain healthy skin and muscle tone, enhance immune and nervous system function and promote cell growth and division—including that of the red blood cells that help prevent anemia. Taking Max Stress B on a daily basis may be too expensive for some people. A less expensive, second best choice would be to take a teaspoon of nutritional yeast three times a day.

Blackstrap Molasses (1 teaspoon 3 times a day) – Taking blackstrap molasses necessary to restore and maintain optimum nutrient absorption and assimilation by the small intestine. It is one of the few sources of the “healing sugars.” Blackstrap nutritionally supports the submucosa and digestive cells to promote superior digestion and nutrient absorption. Please note: ordinary molasses will accomplish these tasks. It must be blackstrap molasses which can be found at most health food stores and even some supermarkets. Tree Life and Plantation are two excellent brands.

For those who wish to ascend to an even higher level of health, the following products are highly recommended but are not considered a necessity unless there is an identified deficiency or specific health issue.

Quantum Toco Gold (1 teaspoon 3 times a day) – This combination of stabilized rice bran, stabilized rice protein and FOS is a tremendous source of complex carbohydrates, protein and over 100 different antioxidants.

Quantum Lecithin Powder (1 teaspoon 3 times a day) – A non-GMO soy that contains all four phosphatidyl complexes for optimal health including the brain, nervous system, kidneys and circulatory function. Lecithin is high in inositol and an excellent source of protein.

Quantum FiberImmune (1/2 teaspoon 3 times a day) – This dietary fiber improves lower bowel regularity, helps overcome constipation and removes excess cholesterol from the blood. Fiber is also necessary to provide the body a means to eliminate toxins therefore minimizing the burden on the liver.

Important: The above dosages are only suggestions and are provided for those who are unwilling or unable to muscle test. Every person has different nutritional requirements therefore correct therapeutic dosages should be determined by muscle testing.

A key component to the overall effectiveness of any supplement is that the correct therapeutic dosage has been determined and that dosage is followed exactly and consistently. Even the general nutritional supplements must be taken on a consistent basis. Our bodies have daily nutritional requirements. Taking supplements “once in a while” will not translate into optimum health. Supplements should be an integral part of your everyday routine such as brushing your teeth or taking a shower. In fact, it will be helpful to view supplements as your primary source of nutrition and “regular” meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) as the “in between” meal snacks. Besides elevating the body’s level of health, maintaining a consistent supplement program will more than offset their cost through the significant reduction in food intake. Because the body will be receiving all the nutrients it requires, there will no longer be the need to gorge oneself. Additionally, raw fruits and vegetables are much less expensive than processed foods or dining at restaurants.

Water – The Essence of Life & Ideal Health

One of the two most important components for obtaining and maintaining optimum health is proper hydration (the other being proper nutritional intake). Water is the building material for every one of our trillions of cells and facilitates every chemical reaction and bioelectrical signal within. It acts as both a solvent and a delivery mechanism, dissolving essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and glucose from food and delivering them to every cell in the body. Our bodies use water to flush out toxins the organs’ cells reject and eliminate them through urine and feces. Water has a large heat capacity which provides for efficient body temperature regulation. When sufficiently hydrated, the body is able to release heat when the ambient temperature is higher than the body’s temperature. Evaporation of water emitted from the skin’s surface (sweat) cools the body and aids metabolism. Water is a phenomenal lubricant for our joints and also acts as a buffer, or cushion, for the eyes, brain and spinal cord. Approximately 96% of the mass of the human body is made up of just four elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen with the majority in the form of water. A person possessing ideal health has a body consisting of over 70% water. Sadly, the amount within the average human body is between 50% and 60%. It is also worth noting that the more muscular the body, the more water it contains. Conversely, the more fat, the less water the body contains as fat cells possess relatively little water.

The body obtains water several different ways. While it may seem obvious, the various ways water enters our bodies is rarely considered. Of course, the most apparent is by simply drinking water. This should be the primary way we receive the majority of our water; however, most people do not drink nearly enough to maintain optimal health. In fact, what we have been told by so-called experts, that everyone should drink 64 fluid ounces (eight – 8 ounces glasses) of water each day, is incorrect. Simply from a common sense perspective, this assertion is ludicrous. How could someone weighing 250 pounds require the same amount of water that a 125 pound person would need? In reality, the 250 pound person needs at least twice as much. Other factors must also be considered. A physically active person will require more water than a sedentary person. To illustrate, a roofer working in Phoenix, AZ. will need considerably more water than a receptionist working in an air conditioned building. The purity of water also plays a role. The more sediments and contaminants contained in water, the greater the burden on the digestive and immune systems thus the higher the body’s demand for pure water. There are many such variables that will influence one’s daily requirement. Everyone’s body type, diet, level of health and lifestyle are different therefore each person needs a certain volume of clean water that is appropriate for them.

To determine your approximate minimum daily water consumption amount, divide your body weight in half. This resulting figure represents the minimum number of fluid ounces the body requires on a daily basis. For example, a person weighing 180 pounds needs at least 90 ounces of water every day. Of course, as previously detailed, this figure may need to be adjusted upwards depending upon one’s diet, level of activity and level of health and the ambient temperature. So how do we account for all the variables in the equation that determines our exact beneficial total? Like so many other issues, particularly those that are health related, there is only one definitive, verifiable method that allows us to obtain accurate, truthful answers to these subjective questions – applied kinesiology. (See Applied Kinesiology – The Ultimate Truth Detector to learn how make an exact determination).

Another beneficial source of water should be natural foods which possess an extremely high percentage of water (up to 95% of total mass) – specifically raw fruits and raw vegetables. Unfortunately, most of us cook our food which removes much of the water content. Additionally, the average American diet includes copious amounts of processed food which contains little or no water. In fact, consuming processed food places a tremendous burden on the digestive system which increases the body’s need for water, making some foods a source of dehydration. Consequently, ideal amounts of water derived from our diet are drastically diminished.

Since the majority of us do not drink enough water or eat enough water dense foods, our bodies are forced to obtain hydration from a less obvious source: absorption through the skin while bathing, showering or swimming. Skin is the largest organ of the body and the more dehydrated a person is, the more water the skin will absorb when immersed in it. It is important to realize that the skin will also absorb everything dissolved in the water. This is true of anything applied to the skin such as creams, lotions, deodorants, soap, hair spray, cosmetics, sanitizers, etc. Therefore, any and all toxins contained in any liquid or spray will be absorbed when applied to the skin to an even greater extent than if they were ingested. When toxins are consumed, at least some of them will be expelled from the body through the digestive and urinary systems. Toxins absorbed through the skin will not be subject to these filtration processes. Keep this fact in mind when considering water purification methods and equipment. An easy rule of thumb to avoid the absorption of contaminants through the skin: do not allow anything on the skin that cannot be eaten. To illustrate, if you are not willing to drink the heavily chlorinated water of the pool or hot tub you are about to use, then do not get into it. If you are not willing to eat the highly toxic moisturizing cream or sunblock, then do not apply it to your skin. Likewise, if you are not willing to drink your tap water, do not shower or bathe in it either.


  1. kittykatbrat January 13, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Great article! It explains why more and more people look overweight and exhausted these days, even kids.

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