THE SEVEN PILLARS OF HEALTH
Your fifty-days journey, one entry per day.
Over the next fifty days read each daily entry and incorporate these valuable pillars in your life.
Please do not try to rush through this program in one sitting, or you may be overwhelmed by the information.
Take it one day at a time: digest the material you read.make notes, and pray and ask God to enlighten you.
My main concern is that these seven pillars of health become your foundation for a lifetime.
PILLAR 1 – WATER
PILLAR 2 – SLEEP AND REST
PILLAR 3 – LIVING FOOD
PILLAR 4 – EXERCISE
PILLAR 5 – DETOXIFICATION
PILLAR 6 – NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS
PILLAR 7 – COPING WITH STRESS
PILLAR 1 – WATER
DAY 1 WATER AND YOU
Did you know…?
- Your body is about 70 percent water
- Your muscles are about 75 percent water
- Your brain cells are about 85 percent water
- Your blood is approximately 82 percent water
- Even your bones are approximately 25 percent water.
- Your body loses about two quarter of water a day through perspiration, urination and exhalation.
Take a Guess
What percentage of water does the average adult male body contain?
- 40-50 percent
- 50-60 percent
- 62-65 percent
Answer: c. The average adult male’s body is 62-65 percent water, compared to women, who have 51-55 percent water.Man have more water in their bodies because they generally have more muscle mass, whereas women have a higher percentage of body fat.
I start our study of THE SEVEN PILLARS OF HEALTH because it is the most foundational aspect of health.
Water is a single most important nutrient for our bodies. It is involved in every function of our bodies. You can live five to seven weeks without food, but the average adult can last no more than five days without water. When your body become dehydrated it begins to ration the water. And yet some people water their houseplants more than they do their own bodies! You are valuable; take care of yourself and properly hydrate your body.
A Miracle Cure
Many people never drink water. Some don’t like the taste of water, or they were never taught the importance of drinking it. As a result, many people spend their day going from one caffeinated or sugar-based drink to another. They start their mornings with coffee. By midmorning they have a soda for another boost, they drink sweetened caffeinated iced tea for lunch. Late afternoon it’s another coffee- based on “10 percent juice” drink. Little do they know that all caffeine and sugar are actually stealing water from their bodies, doing them more harm than good.
Some people bodies are starved for clean, natural water. They are neglecting the most basic pillar of health, and their bodies and minds pay a terrible price. Those people often suffer from headaches, back pain, arthritis, skin problem, digestion problems and other ailments.
Then they go to doctor, who might have given them medications that didn’t address the problem but only turned off the symptoms. This is similar to a red warning light bulbs blinking on your car’s dashboard, informing you to check your engine. If you simple decide to remove the fuse to turn off the warming light instead of taking your car in for service, you will eventually ruin your car’s engine. That is a simple illustration of what many individuals do by taking medications instead of addressing their body’s “warning light” that they are dehydrated and need an adequate intake of clean water.
If it sounds like a miracle cure, that’s because it is!
God created us to rely on water for our very lives. If you have ever read the Bible, you may have seen how water is a major theme in the Old Testament. People were always digging into the ground looking for water, and when they found it they gave their wells names and defended them with their lives. That’s how critical water was for survival back them.
Water is just important for me and you today.
Drinking sufficient amount of the right kind of water will also do more to improve your health than anything else you can do.
BUILDING BLOCKS TO A HEALTHY LIFE
POINTS TO PONDER: Water is the single most important nutrient for our bodies and is considered a ”miracle cure” for many health conditions. It is involved in every function if our bodies. Your body loses about two quarters of water a day through perspiration, urination and exhalation. If you wait until you are thirsty to drink water, then you are most likely already dehydrated.
ACTION STEP: Instead of reaching for a soft drinks or tea, drink clean, natural water.