The Science Behind Santevia™
Reference Text: Water for Health, For Healing, For Life by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.
- Human body is 75% water
- Human brain is 85% water and is extremely sensitive to dehydration
- In dehydration 66% of water loss is from the interior of the cells
- Mild dehydration slows metabolism by as much as 3%
- Thirst signals are often interpreted as hunger pains
- Lack of water is the number one cause of daytime fatigue
- Most people exist in a chronic state of low-level dehydration most of their lives
- Water is the main source of energy
- Water increases the efficiency of the immune system
- Water is the main solvent for all foods, vitamins and minerals
- Water increases the body's rate of absorption
- Water is the main lubricant in joint spaces
- Water helps prevent arthritis and back pain
- Water helps reduce the risks of heart attacks and strokes
Water: The Essential Nutrientby Martin Fox, Ph.D.
Creating "healthy water" means removing the harmful agents while retaining beneficial minerals. According to Dr. John Sorenson, a leading authority on mineral metabolism, "Minerals in drinking water are more easily and better absorbed than minerals from food."
Many of our health problems are the result of dehydration. We have lost touch with our body's demand for water and have instead substituted food or other drinks for water.
Ironically many of the liquids we choose, such as alcohol, juice, soft drinks, coffee, and tea actually dehydrate the body - thus adding to the problem.
De-mineralized water contains little or no minerals. This is the type of water you get if you use a distiller, reverse osmosis (RO), or de-ionization.
Drinking Water Book, 2nd Edby Colin Ingram
Colin Ingram has forty years experience as a scientific writer, researcher and technical writing consultant to universities, corporations and government agencies. He conducted a five year research study on all aspects of drinking water. He has published articles including the Consumers Guide to Safe Drinking Water and Water Contamination - a National Problem.
Excerpt from Colin Ingram - Drinking Water Book:
|Q:||I have heard news stories about toxic substances in drinking water, but I have also heard public health officials say there is no danger. Is there really a health threat from drinking tap water?|
In some areas the toxic substances in tap water pose an obvious and serious health threat. In other areas where the tap water is better the health threat still exists but it is harder to pin down. However, all drinking water that is consumed straight from the tap, does pose a health threat to some degree.