Tuesday, October 12, 2010

DYING of Thirst

                                                Please Help!>>

I am going to be very forthright here.. I think when we live in countries with adequate water supplies we take a glass of that life giving GOLD for granted.

So here it is... the raw truth of what happens to a person who cannot drink the water needed to sustain life.
Signs and Symptoms of Dehydration: These may include a dull headache, muscle cramps (especially leg cramps), a sudden episode of visual haze, decreased blood pressure (hypotension), and dizziness or fainting when standing up due to orthostatic hypotension.
Body Water Content: The human body is about 60% water in adult males and 55% in adult females. Lean muscle tissue contains about 75% water by weight. Blood contains almost 70% water, body fat contains 10% water and bone has 22% water. Skin also contains much water.
Body Shut Down: In untreated dehydration, the person feels very sick, the blood pressure drops from the decreased Body Water Content. Delirium then unconsciousness with swelling of the tongue, and, in extreme cases, death occurs.

CLEAN Water IS Required: For Hygiene related good Health.

Disease Results: Diarrhoea 1.8 million people die every year from diarrhoeal diseases (including cholera); 90% are children under 5, mostly in developing countries. 88% of diarrhoeal disease is attributed to Unsafe Water Supply, inadequate sanitation and hygiene.

Malaria (1.2 million die), Trachoma(500 million sick), Schistosomiasis (160million infected, many die) Intestinal Helminths (e.g. Ascariasis, Trichuriasis, Hookworm) disease (133 million infected) ETC .... would you believe, there ARE even more.

All foods contain water. Even the driest nut or seed has a lot of water in it. Furthermore, when food is digested, it is converted to energy, carbon dioxide and WATER. Most people can get the fluid the body needs from food, and they only need to drink enough water to prevent constipation.

"When you eat, the pyloric valve at the end of your stomach closes to keep food in the stomach. Then the stomach takes fluid that you drink and food that you eat and turns the solid food into liquid. If you don't drink enough fluid, your stomach takes fluid from your blood and adds it to the food in the stomach to create the soup. The pyloric valve will not let food pass to the intestines until this liquid soup is formed. Then the liquid soup passes to the intestines and remains a soup until it reaches your colon. Only then is the fluid absorbed to turn the soup into solid waste in the colon. If you do not have enough fluid in your body, your body extracts extra fluid from your stool and turns your stool into hard rocks, causing constipation. Drink water whenever you feel thirsty, but there's no health benefit from forcing yourself to drink eight glasses of water a day. Drinking too much water can be dangerous; (Hyponatremia.) This is of particular concern if you are exercising in hot weather and fail to replace the salt you lose in sweat."
(Journal of the American College of Nutrition, April, 2003.)


  1. I have read this post with deep interest. Thank you for always taking time to share important points on your blog. The facts about water, esp. that we need to drink just enough, and not too much of it... 8 glasses a day is after all a myth!

    Didn't know that. My daughter once shared with me that she learned that we need to drink fluids slowly or our spleen could drown!

    Thank you too for the other posts previous to this one, about crocodiles, and about colors. So glad I dropped by today.

    Wanted to tell you too that I appreciated your kind comments on my blog.


  2. Bless you Lidj, I feel you are a very close friend. I pray everyone takes the time to read,learn and help the less fortunate. Hugs.

  3. ..O, i just love the quote from Anne Frank... it touches my heart... you have a very interestin' blog... i am glad to follow you... here via Sister Sheena...^^

    GOD BLESS!!!:D


  4. Very informative and you're right...people who has it take water for granted...forgetting that we can't survive without having water for a long time...God bless you and protect you.

  5. Great post. Thanx.

    May I humbly suggest that you make the words "Please Help" at the top of your post MUCH BIGGER.

    God bless you always.

  6. Very informative post. As I read it...I couldn't help but have scriptures run through my mind that mention water.
    If you seperate H2O...you have two very explosive elements. Ever wonder what God will blow up this earth with????? Makes one wonder.

  7. Okay I never knew all that. Water is critical - I knew that - but whew. Thanks for taking the time and sharing with us.


  8. Interestingly this text!
    Here in Brazil, more precisely in the region where I am - Midwest - we're in a drought, Etna necessarily must take enough water and liquids in general!
    Hug everyone!

  9. Yes we take so many things for granted don't we?
    I have a friend who works for the Water Service and he always says that it is the biggest waste that the water we use for baths, flushing the toilet etc. has all been treated to the highest standards of suitability for drinking.
    I learned to appreciate it when we went on a church building trip to Africa, definately only bottled water there - for us - but not for the locals!!

  10. Thanx for your message on my Blog Crystal.

    I DID try to get Voki working - but I could not get it to record. So ... with a lot of technical help, I did my own thing. See/hear my message at the TOP RIGHT of my Blog.

    God bless you.

  11. Dear Crystal Mary,

    Thank you for following back and appreciating my poems... i'll surely come back here whenever possible... God Bless you and your family!!!:)


  12. Windowlad, I am surprised that you received my comment? I thought it hadn't gone through.Very pleased it did.. You are a talented young man. Cindy Adkins would like your work very much.CML

    Hello Rose, yes the two most vital elements for life are oxygen and water... Bless you for your visit.

    Hi Victor, I have visited your Blog and heard a little of your voice..will go back tomorrow morning when I get a much better reception.It is so hard talking...to yourself. I had to stop myself from laughing all the time..people might think I'm mad (I am) Bless you.

    Hello Stan, It's amazing isn't it. H20=water, hydrogen and oxygen..a lethal weapon. Perhaps we will blow-up. Hey did you know when you go to the ocean you get an extra atom of oxygen so instead of breathing O2 its O3...theraputic!
    "Oh I do love to be beside the sea side..."

    Dear Sandie, We are so blessed and we take it for granted. Actually, we in Oz had a 7 yr drought ending in 2007.

    Clecia, Lovely to meet you. Thank you for your information regarding Brazil. Mt Etna, the largest volcano in Italy..Tanto Grande Si.

    Hello Phillip,Here in Oz we have a duel flush in our toilets. Many re-use house water on their gardens and many of us have water tanks on our homes to help especially during drought. I have a few South African friends and one of these showed me a video they took on how they purify dirty water for drinking. She is going to give it to me to place on here, I am thrilled!! So, look for it next. If we in the world all helped each other life would be so much kinder.
    God Bless all.

  13. You are very kind to share this information with us. I think I drink to much water Mary, and yes I too take it for granted.....so much illness in the world. Thank you as you reach out to inform and help all of us......:-) Hugs

  14. thanks for sharing this info. water is a great need to sustain life. we must value it. rose

  15. Respected Sister,
    Water based this post is very informative and educative for all...and your way of writing is very appriciable.
    Best wishes.

  16. Dearest Bernie,
    Rose and
    Many blessings to you all.
    Much love CML

  17. Hi Crystal Mary,
    Today in Melbourne we are blessed to see heavy rain - something we have not enjoyed for many years. It really is a blessing from God to see such a downpour and one we never take for granted anymore.
    Dorothy :)

  18. Hello Dorothy...Isn't that great!!We are getting lots up here also and "the Mary" is flooding...I grew up in floods. We go from one extreme to the other hey?
    I have been to MELBOURNE a couple of times. My elder sister did her midwifery post grad at Foorscray hospital, she became a missionary Sister with the flying doctors later.
    Did you notice Vick on the right of your comment. She is also a Melbourne lass and desperatley in need of all our prayers..if you click on her you will come to her Blog..Lets all uplift her before the Lord.. God Bless. Crystal xx

  19. Thanks so much for this very informative post, Crystal. You always give us so much great info th think about and to act on.

  20. Sr Ann Marie, God Bless all you do also.


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