Saturday, November 18, 2017

Healing with Nature - Water

The Healing Power of Water

We all know that the ocean has great power. We gain amazing restorative benefits when spending time by the sea (receiving negative ions) and even more so when swimming in the salty, mineral rich waters.

Water has been used throughout history to restore, maintain and regulate health.  

Hydrotherapy alters blood flow and revitalizes health by using water at different temperatures, or in soaks, saunas, and steam. Hydrotherapy can help arthritis, joints, muscles, depression, headaches, stomach problems, and improve sleep, and stress. 

It is also important to remember that we are made of 50-70% water/fluids. We cannot say exactly where this water comes from and what it has been through to reach us which goes to show that we are all connected.

Water keeps our immune strong, improve energy levels, and is good for our joints, skin and organs. Water also moves oxygen, fat, and glucose to our working muscles, and helps to regulate body temperature, digest food and eliminate waste products.  

It is therefore vital to stay hydrated and enjoy fresh, clean water, herbal teas, and plenty of vegetables and fruits. Fresh fruits and vegetables can actually hydrate more effectively because their fluids mirror our body´'s natural fluid composition. They contain mineral salts, natural sugars, amino acids and vitamins that are often lost while exercising. 

Vegetables and fruits with a high wáter content include radishes, cucumber, celery, lettuce, spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, watermelon, watercress, Chinese cabbage, melón, and strawberries.

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