In today’s fast-paced society it’s easy to see why so many people are suffering from bone-crushing fatigue. It’s easy to chalk it all up to stress and a non-stop lifestyle. But is that what’s really at work here? If you have dry skin, thirst, and dark colored urine in addition to constant fatigue you may be a victim of the silent and growing epidemic of chronic dehydration.Other symptoms of chronic dehydration are:
Which devil do you choose?
- Heartburn and constipation
- Autoimmune disease such as chronic fatigue syndrome
- Urinary tract infections
- Weight gain
- High cholesterol
- Premature aging
- Multiple sclerosis
The immediate solution appears to be simply “drink more water.” But with all the different types of water available and all the hype that accompanies each, knowing the best water for your health isn’t easy. Plus, there are the environmental concerns of bottled water versus the chemicals in plain tap water.
Actually, you don’t have to limit your choices to simply tap water or bottled water. You may be tempted to go with tap water because it’s a convenient and cheap. But as you probably know tap water is loaded with pollutants that can cause serious health problems. Do you really want to drink arsenic, aluminum, or fluoride? Do you want prescription and over-the-counter drugs in your glass of tap water? People flush these expired or unwanted drugs down the toilet all the time and if you think they don’t end up in your water supply, think again.Is bottled water the way to go then?
Not when you consider that 40% of bottled water is actually tap water in a bottle! It may or may not have received additional filtration to remove the arsenic and other dangerous chemicals. Plus, drinking from plastic bottles carries its own set of dangers - not to mention the impact bottled water has on our ecosystem.What about distilled water?
You may have been misled into thinking that distilled water is a healthy choice. However, when you consider the facts that simply isn’t true. The main problem with distilled water is in the distillation process in which the water boils and evaporates from its minerals. When that happens the water becomes acidic. To rectify this it starts absorbing minerals from your body.Alkaline water or ionized water.
It’s been said that alkaline water has a detoxification effect and when used very short-term there could be some benefit to this. But long-term use of ionized water interferes with the body’s digestion because it reduces the acid needed to break down food. This could lead to an imbalance of your body’s natural bacteria, which could open the door to ulcers, parasitic infections, and malabsorption.Real spring water.
Gravity-fed spring water is the best type of water for you and your family. That’s because it contains vital energies that can recharge your health. But don’t think you can grab a 2-gallon jug of water off the grocery store shelf thinking you’re getting real spring water. The best way to get spring water is to bottle it yourself from a gravity fed spring. More than likely you can find a natural spring in your area.
If this isn’t feasible then the next best solution is a filtration system that offers many different ways to remove contaminants. The best systems have a way to filter out both organic and inorganic materials, cysts, metals and sediments.
Once you’ve found the healthiest water available you should start drinking at least eight glasses a day. This amount isn’t carved in stone, though. The way to tell if you’re drinking enough water is to look at your urine. If it’s a light yellow color than you should be rehydrated enough.
Once you are rehydrating yourself with pure water you’ll find it’s much easier to maintain a healthy body weight, your skin will have a healthy glow, muscle and joint inflammation will decrease, you’ll have better circulation and digestion, and your body will start to detoxify itself. Your chronic fatigue could very well be a thing of the past.