N-E-W-S-T-A-R-T Page Three

Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sunshine, Temperance, Air, Rest, Trust in Divine Power

 

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Water

Water is very important to this world. About three-quarters of the earth is made up of water.

Most of it is salt water, but the sun has the ability to change salt water into fresh water.

Just to basically explain it- The heat from the sun picks up small drops of water from the sea and takes them up to make clouds but it leaves the salt behind.

As the clouds gather more and more moisture, the drops get heavier and heavier until they become heavier than air and fall as rain on the earth.

Also springs of fresh water bubble up from under the earth.

Often big rivers start from snow and springs in the mountains. As they trickle down to the lower areas, water from the rain and thawing snow join the streams and together they tumble downward. As different creeks join the flow, they become rivers and soon the rivers flow into the mighty ocean - to repeat the ongoing, never-ending cycle.

Water is a very important part of our lives, both inside and outside the body.

We need to drink 6 to 8 good-sized glasses of clean water each day.

A good health habit to develop, is to drink 2 to 3 glasses of warm water when you get out of bed. This helps to flush out the stomach and digestion track.

It is best not to drink after 20 minutes before eating food. This way the water does not dilute the acid juices which break down the food when it comes into the stomach at meal time. For this reason it is best not to drink with any meal. It can cause the food to stay in the stomach longer than needed and it starts to ferment and build up bad gases.

The blood needs a good supply of clean water as well. Water helps blood to flow around our blood system, to keep our body running well.

If we could follow our blood into all the hidden recesses of our body, we would find that it picks up poisons and waste matter on its travels. Water is essential for the function of the kidneys as they continuously filter the blood.

The kidneys' work is made more efficient if we drink plenty of clean water. The body will keep healthier. Also, if we have trouble with passing solid wastes (constipation), this can often be relieved by drinking a good supply of warm water.

It is essential to drink plenty of water when we are sick. It helps to pave the way for a quicker recovery. People suffering from colds, fever, infections and viruses will be greatly helped if they increase their water intake.

On the outside, we must not forget that our skin is another very important organ that eliminates body wastes. A bath or shower every day cleans the skin of germs and impurities, helping all the organs inside the body do their work.

All our clothes and bedding should be washed in clean water to keep them fresh and clean as well.

Water on the inside and the outside assists nature to keep out disease.

 

(Continued on page four - "Sunshine")