Sunday, December 14, 2008

An Ounce of Prevention….

With the way things are today, the economy in turmoil, health care costs way out of sight, its clear that the best defense against illness is just not to get sick. You can prevent illness the way it was done in the old days when there wasn’t a doctor or hospital around for many miles. You have to know what to do to keep your immune system in top condition and your body in balance. It is when you get out of balance that your system is open for problems. You also have to know what to do to help your body get back into balance if you do get sick. Basicly, If you give the body what it needs to heal, it will! It is always important to drink plenty of water. Remember, soda, juice and milk are not substitutes. Your water should be well water if possible, without the fluoride and chlorine found in most town and city water systems. It is important to have your well water tested for impurities. How much water is enough? On average, you need about 8 eight ounce glasses a day. One way to get it all in is to drink 2 glasses when you wake up, 2 glasses about 1/2 hour before each meal, and 1 before each snack. You know you are drinking enough when your urine is clear to very light yellow in color. Thirst is not the first sign that you need more water. By the time you feel thirsty your body is already pretty parched. One of the first signs of dehydration is joint pain. The joints are enclosed in a liquid capsule, and when the liquid is low the joint gets inflamed causing you pain.

8 glasses a day

· Removes waste products and toxins
· Prevents or eases joint, bone and muscle pain
· Prevents constipation
· Prevents ulcers
· Helps lower high blood pressure
· Helps prevent and heal kidney problems

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