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Water in your Glass

Category: Water Stories
Posted: 2008-04-02 07:38

It isn't breaking news that most of us should drink more water than we do. I am, however, continuously amazed at the huge impact it makes on or bodies! Since it is a resource the body treasures, we should do our best to provide the best quality of water we can.

Some eye-opening effects of being well hydrated, or not, are below.
Next time you reach for the coffee pot or a tin of soda, opt out and enjoy a tall glass of water instead!


WHY DRINK MORE WATER?

The following will probably amaze and startle you.

One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University study.

Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen.

Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

Are you drinking the amount of water you should every day?


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Medicinal Baths

Category: Water Stories
Posted: 2007-09-03 11:00

I've discovered a kindred spirit in Katolen Yardley.

Below, I share with you my discovery of medicinal baths.

Herbal compounds are absorbed through the skin while the body is submersed in water. Any herb, which can be taken internally, can also be used in the bath. Excellent for children, herbal baths are useful for encouraging sleep and help with relieving fevers and cold/flu symptoms.

Method 1
Infuse or decoct ½ liter of herbal tea, steep until it is quite strong. Strain and add to bath water.

Method 2
Fill a muslin bag (or even a clean sock or nylon) with herbs, close the top and suspend from the hot water tap while running the bath water. A very fresh infusion will be created as the water flows through the bag.


Suggested infusions

Relaxing/Sleep Promoters:
Lime blossoms, Chamomile flowers, Lavender flowers, Rose petals, Lemon Balm leaves.

Revitalizing/Stimulating: Rosemary leaves, Basil leaves, Peppermint leaves.

Fevers: Yarrow leaf and flowers, Boneset herb, Elderflower, Ginger root

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