Drink what the body needs: life-sustaing waterPublished 4:46pm Saturday, July 21, 2012
I hear frequently people tell me they don’t like water, or water is so hard to drink.
Life-sustaining water has been here since the creation of Earth. Humans would not exist today if not for water. Greek philosopher Empedocles held that water is one of the four elements, along with earth, wind, and fire.
Water is essential to your survival, as one cannot survive more than three days without it. We lose 2 to 3 liters of water per day under normal conditions but more in hot, dry, or cold weather.
Got an energy shortage? That’s the first sign your blood, tissues, and organs aren’t getting adequate water, and your liver and brain are the least tolerant of dehydration.
Blood is mostly water, not Mountain Dew, and your muscles, lungs, and brain all contain a lot of water.
Your temple needs water to control body temperature and to provide a means for nutrients that nourish your organs. Water transports oxygen to your cells, helps you think clearly, removes waste, and protects your joints and organs.
A headache, a strong odor to your urine, along with a yellow or amber color indicates you’re not getting enough pure water. Water is necessary for your Earth suit to digest and absorb nutrients and, in addition, it detoxifies the liver and kidneys, flushing noxious waste from the temple.
Slake your morning thirst with good ol’ plain water. First thing in the a.m., I gulp an 8-ounce glass of filtered water. You just woke up from an eight-hour nap and fast, so after rehydrating with water, blend a fresh fruit smoothie to replenish your glucose levels. Sugary, caffeinated frou-frou drinks and nasty juice boxes are not rehydrating.
But you already knew they deplete your blessing of health.
Caffeine has some virtues, so don’t throw the coffee grounds out with the dishwater; just ditch the sugar and whipping cream.
From the earth or from the sky, miraculous water cleanses and purifies our holy temples as well as our mutual earth. We always have free ice water in your room at the senior center. Stay healthy, drink more water.
Monday: Yoga 7 a.m.; blood pressure, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Exercise with Evie, 1 p.m.; Zumba, 5:35 p.m.; Zumba, 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Silver Sneakers, 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; art class, 1 p.m.; Zumba, 3 p.m.; Zumba Gold, 4 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday: Yoga, 7 a.m.; Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; open chess, 1 p.m.; Zumba, 5:30 p.m.; Zumba, 7 p.m.
Thursday: Silver Sneakers, 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m.; art class, 1 p.m.; open chess, 1 p.m.; computer class, 2 p.m.; Zumba, 3 p.m.; Zumba Gold, 4:05 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 4:30 p.m.
Friday: Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; cards (Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Zumba, 5:35 p.m.
Weekly Card Results
July 9, four tables
1st Larry Larson, 2nd Bud Higgins, 3rd John Allen, 4th Lois Johnson, 5th Shirley Knowlton, 6th Mable Vaale
Tuesday Duplicate Bridge
July 10, five tables
1st Jim Fisher, 1st Bud Higgins; 2nd Dave Ring, 2nd Loren Cleland; 3rd Gail Schmidt, 3rd Ray Schmidt; 4th Marge Blazer, 4th Joyce Crowe
July 10, four tables
1st Betty Fisher, 2nd Sally Michels, 3rd Barb Dickman, 4th Arlys Spurlin
1st Mildred Ballantyne
July 13, three tables
1st Dave Ring, 2nd Betty Jorgenson, 3rd Larry Larson, 4th Loretta Nelson, 5th Joyce Fadness
July 11, 3.5 tables
1st Jaynard Johnson, 2nd Hilton Henschen, 3rd Russ Vaale, 4th Jessie Swain
July 13, four tables
1st Patricia Andrews, 2nd Betty Fisher, 3rd Dorothy Stern, 4th Marion Zimmerman
Semcac Daily Meals
Monday: Green pepper steak
Tuesday: Baked chicken & dumplings
Wednesday: Breaded pork steak
Thursday: Roast beef
Friday: Hamburger on