Drinking Water

The following is taken from our Back to Basics Program

How many of us hate drinking water?

How many of us actually love drinking water?

Why do most of us find water

    • Flat
    • Bland
    • Boring
    • Plain
    • Dead
    • Tasteless

Our bodies cannot live without water – FACT

Can we be honest and say the following are NOT water

    • Tea
    • Coffee
    • Alcohol
    • Fruit Juices
    • Fizzy Drinks
    • Energy Drinks

Water is the main ingredient but the body gets the caffeine, sugar or alcohol and that is where the problem starts…

Water is essential for our body as our cells can be hydrated and our organs, including our brain can function.

Our human body is complex and there is a lot going on inside of us that we may not be aware of.

Drinking plain and simple water and making sure we stay hydrated throughout the day is essential for our health and there are many benefits.

Water is free so what is our excuse?

What would happen if we started our morning with a cup or two of hot water?

How many of us would gag at the very thought of drinking plain water first thing?

What if we had a go and made it part of our everyday morning routine?

Think about a plant or fresh flowers – how long would they look alive without any water?

What if common sense medicine is telling us to drink more water as it supports us in so many ways?

What if we need a hot drink and change the taste and try any of the following which are caffeine free

Slice of Lemon | Peppermint | Chamomile

Life without water is not possible so it makes sense to drink water as part of our daily Simple Living


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Comments 7

  1. CNN Health – 1 October 2018


    This is an old news story but nevertheless worthy of reporting on this blog about Drinking Water.

    Women who added 1.5 liters of water a day to their regular intake for 12 months were 50% less likely to get another urinary tract infection than women who drank less than that amount, according to a study published in JAMA.

    4 bottles of 12 ounce water or 6 cups of water is the equivalent to 1.5 liters.

    Increase in urine volume drove more frequent urination, both of which flushed more bacteria from the bladder and this is probably why there was a reduction in recurring infections.

    This blog presents the common sense take on drinking water and here we have a research study saying that drinking simple plain water does help us to flush out what needs to be discarded from the body.

    At least 50% of all women are at risk of urinary tract infections at some point in their lives. Once they get one, about 25% of those women will get another within 6 months. Up to 75% of women will then have another within a year.

    What we could say here is something is clearly not right if our body is repeating a message to us and we are not getting to the root cause.

    If we do not question how we are living everyday then chances are we will get fixed and get back to what we were doing before the infection and then it comes back again as a reminder to let us know that our body has not healed this UTI at the root.

    The news story mentions that many women are encouraged to try lifestyle changes before or in addition to prescription medication.

    What if we simply start with our lifestyle changes by drinking more water daily and see where that leads to?

    For those who feel the benefits – go to our Sleep category and nail the sleep issues that the majority of humanity are suffering with and then see what happens.

    This website is full of different lifestyle choices that could be made when we are ready to live another way, as things are not going great with our usual way of operating and functioning in life.

  2. The Times – 27th August 2019

    Hydration – Have You Become Obsessed By It?

    It’s not just the market for snacks that is booming. Rehydrating after exercise used to be a case of queueing up to fill a cup from a water dispenser in the gym.

    Now, at most fancy gyms, water is considered not worth sipping unless it has been purified or filtered, is alkaline or oxygenated. And it is likely to be drunk on the prompt of an app that tracks water status or a personalized fluid plan from a company that offers this.

    At one gym, regulars fill their reusable bottles, which are available to rent, from stations that provide seven-times purified water while at another gym, you will sip water that has gone through “advanced reverse osmosis”. Another fancy gym offers filtered water that is chilled or at room temperature.

    Do we need this new wave of hydration and the rules that come with it? According to a nutritionist and the head of technical development at the English Institute of Sport, the role of water consumed at the gym is to aid the thermoregulation of the body, enabling us to sweat more efficiently so that we don’t overheat. He said: “ There’s a lot of nonsense spoken about hydration. Tap water will do this job as well as any of the more fancy brands.”

    He says, some studies, including one in 2017 in the journal Biology of Sport, have suggested that alkaline can improve the hydration status of elite athletes training intensely but the evidence is not strong and “tap water is fine”.

    A lot of emphasis is placed on water intake that it has become easy to consume too much but overdrinking puts you at risk of hyponatremia, a potentially dangerous condition in which blood levels of sodium become excessively diluted.

    So how much do we need to drink?

    A professor of sport science at Bucks New University, UK, said: “in warm weather you need to sip little and often to stay hydrated before exercise. In general you should be aiming for no more than 500ml per hour of fluid when exercising.”

    You should drink water first thing. It doesn’t need to be hot, but drinking water when you wake up is one wellness rule that gets the thumbs up from scientists. He added: “You can become dehydrated overnight and it’s a good idea to drink some water when you get up.”

    These are some wise words indeed regarding drinking water when you first get up.

    It makes sense to me to drink after I have got up, as I know I am dehydrated because as soon as I drink my water, I feel more with it and drinking a mixture of hot and cold water works better for me rather than having cold water alone.

    Is it possible that the influx of this ‘specialised’ water, i.e. filtered, purified, alkaline or oxygenated, is simply a marketing exercise to get us to buy this water, as after all studies have shown elite athletes may gain some benefit, but for us non-elite mortals, water is simply water and tap water will hydrate us just as well. The added benefit of drinking normal water is that it will also keep our bank balances hydrated.

    Is it possible that these apps or plans to monitor and or prompt our water consumption, is another marketing exercise?

    Why do we need an app or water plan to track our water status?

    Is it possible that if we listen to what our bodies are telling us, we will know when we need to hydrate?

    Water is a very important part of our lives because without it, we will not live very long.

    It is easy to see how we can start to believe these stories of needing water that has been filtered, purified, oxygenated, etc. because it sounds convincing, but we have been drinking plain water since time immemorial.

    Of course these companies are only offering us what we have asked for, so maybe the question we should be asking ourselves is, why do we want these products?

    Is it possible that we need to discern when companies are telling us we need something from them?

    Our bodies are very intelligent and it will soon let us know when it is dehydrated.

    Wouldn’t listening to our bodies be so much more efficient and cheaper than listening to an app or a water plan?

  3. Thank you for this essential blog.

    For many years, I drank little water because I didn’t like the taste.

    These were the years that I was a cigarette smoker and I didn’t like drinking water then because the taste of water wasn’t strong enough to mask the unpleasant taste of cigarettes that was ever present in my mouth.

    So, instead of water, I used to drink excessive amounts of drinks with strong tastes such as coffee, diet colas and fruit flavoured squashes.

    Since quitting, I have seen that one of the many, many benefits of ceasing to smoke cigarettes is that water tastes great!

  4. This is a great blog, Simple Living Global, and one that is very obvious but is not paid much attention to.

    It makes sense that we drink water as our bodies are approximately 70% water and so are the cells of our body.

    As rightly stated, we cannot live without water and the more we dehydrate, the more we are known to be susceptible to contracting an ailment or illness.

    Keeping hydrated throughout the day is the key, but does that mean everything we drink is going to hydrate us.

    Alcohol is known to be a diuretic, which makes the body lose fluids because we have to go to the toilet more often.

    Drinks like tea, coffee, energy and soft drinks contain caffeine and they are known to cause symptoms of dehydration.

    These are all drinks that are known to have a mild diuretic effect on the body as well.

    I used to drink all of the above and only drank water as a means to quench my thirst during or after some form of physical activity. To drink it through choice was boring.

    But as soon as I was given an understanding by Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon on how these drinks truly affect our bodies, I weaned myself off the alcohol, tea, coffee and soft drinks with the very noticeable improvements in my health, my sleep, my skin, my weight, my moods, my concentration and my activity levels.

    Without doubt, water is very much underestimated but it has the power to alter our lives for the better, just as it has done with my life.

    Long before any of these drinks were created, nature provided us with an abundant natural source of hydration.

    Doesn’t it make sense to drink that, which keeps us healthier and naturally alive?

  5. Something I have been observing and the time is now to put a comment on this blog.

    Drinking water on a long haul flight is not a priority.

    Walking through the airport terminal before we board a flight it is full of eating places and coffee shops which sell cakes, pastries, muffins and croissants.

    I clocked it a long time ago, that I need to purchase plenty of water before I board the flight as this is not the beverage you can get on the plane.

    First and Business Class go on first to settle down and alcohol including champagne is on offer immediately, while coach class are boarding before take off.

    I noticed no one had water as their choice of beverage.

    In economy class soon after take off, seat belt signs off and alcohol trolley saying Shiraz or Chardonnay – in other words, red or white.

    Then the spirits are offered – all larger than average size and you can have more, no limits up there in the sky.

    Later with dinner a tiny bottle or plastic container of water is placed alongside the tea cup and of course wine with your meal is always offered.

    It would be an odd request to ask for water as it just is not the norm. Fact.

    I took on board and drank 1.5 litres of water in flight and realised how supportive it actually is – not just to hydrate me but because I know and can feel the benefits of drinking simple plain water with nothing else. I was able to rest and be awake and work, with no need for a TV screen to entertain me or any other stimulant like coffee or chocolate.

    What would happen if airlines introduced a water only policy.

    Think about it, once upon a time smoking was normal on a flight but now we have a total ban and it has not stopped us, the consumers, from using it.

    What would happen if alcohol was banned, as we all know it plays havoc 39,000 feet above in the earths atmosphere?

    Would it mean airlines would need to re-consider future planes and build more toilets?

    I always wondered how a jumbo jet with 300 + passengers have such few toilets.

    Well it’s obvious – we don’t need them as very few of us hydrate well by drinking water and passing water.

  6. Daily Mail – 7 March 2020
    Page 45 – Dr. Max Pemberton

    Latest fad that Dr. Max is calling ludicrous is ‘dry fasting’.
    This involves abstaining from liquids of any sort for 10 hours a day in order to ‘give the kidneys a break.’
    “This displays such woeful ignorance of how the body works…
    It is like saying give your lungs a break by stopping breathing…
    The fact that this absurd craze has gained any sort of traction suggests we are failing to teach the young basic biology.

    Enough said – this blog is spelling out to all of us the value and purpose of drinking water.

    WHY are blogs like this NOT used to present and educate at schools and colleges around the world?

    WHY are silly non-sensical fads that are seriously dangerous to the human body getting the press coverage, so to speak?

    Where is the Responsibility and who is subscribing to it?

    We can blame the Internet and Social Media but the choice is back to us – the individual.

    Is it time we got Back to Basics and that means using common sense and good old fashion ways of living so that we can help and support the younger generations who seem to be swept away by nonsense consistently?

  7. This blog is a great reminder of how important our daily intake of water really is.

    Something came up in a health check I had recently. What I realised was my water intake was not enough. I would drink a good amount at work but as soon as I got home it was barely anything.

    Over the past two weeks I have paid attention to my consumption and not only do I drink at work or when I am out and about but also at home.

    What has changed? I feel more hydrated and my body feels so much better for it. The sluggish feeling I would feel at points in the day has gone and certain foods I was eating I do not feel to eat anymore.

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