One of the two triggers behind most disease will probably not surprise you. Statistics abound that show how many visits to the doctors office are due to stress.
Chronic stress can lead to inability of the body to regulate the inflammatory response, it can lead to heart disease, asthma, obesity, diabetes, cancer, gastrointestinal problems, depression and even premature death!
The other trigger behind disease can also increase the stress response, But this trigger is something that you can take action to correct: Too little water.
As presented by Water and Health Researcher Sharon Kleyne, who hosts a radio show on VoiceAmerican and Apple iTunes called “Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water,” lack of water (dehydration) throws your immune system out of whack and can trigger emotional stress. This emotional stress will intensify any other type of stress that you might be experiencing.
[box type=”info” align=”alignleft” ]Dehydration will also sap your energy, leaving you listless and tired, and can result in headaches, constipation and other digestive trouble, high or low blood pressure, respiratory problems, high cholesterol, and obesity. Not to mention premature aging! (there are those who DO consider that to be a disease too…)[/box]
A frequent guest to her show is Dr. Effie Chow, PhD, who agrees that in order to avoid disease, people need to be sure to drink 8-10 glasses of pure water every day and find a way to deal with stress.
Coming from a background of Chinese medicine, Dr. Chow recommends balance and healthy lifestyle, which can be achieved by practicing breathing, meditation, adequate water intake and nutrition.
By practicing these skills consistently, resistance to disease will improve.
How much water do you drink each day?