Health Notes #13

Water Wisdom

Does your water need to be anything but "Wet"? You might be surprised. Water is one of the two most important elements on earth in sustaining our lives. Our bodies needs water to do everything.

Water is the primary ingredient in all body fluids, including blood, lymph, saliva, glandular secretions and cerebrospinal fluid.

Water constitutes 92% of our blood and nearly 98% of our intestinal, gastric, pancreatic and saliva juices. While our body contains about five quarts of blood, a 150 pound person contains some 80 quarts of water.

Water constitutes, regulates, flows through, cleans and helps nourish every single part of the body. But the wrong kind of water can pollute, clot, and turn to stone in every part of the body.

It is vital at this point to understand the difference between organic and inorganic (non-living) minerals. Water flowing through or on the ground collects inorganic minerals from the soil and rock through which it passes. These are minerals which humans or other animals cannot utilize.

Only plants have the capability to transform inorganic minerals from the ground into living, vital, organic minerals we can use for nourishment.

Because these inorganic minerals cannot be absorbed, they become distributed elsewhere in the body, causing arthritis in the joints, hardening of the arteries, kidney stones, gallstones, etc.

While water containing minerals is a primary contributor to these deposits, the drinking of distilled water is the way to flush our cholesterol and mineral deposits from our arteries and other body parts.

Now that's a surprise! Water hardness may also be guilty of clogging the arteries. Anyone have an extra water distiller to sell?

Drinking distilled water might be one way we could help to arrest or reverse the progress of atherosclerosis or prevent it entirely. The tiny capillaries of the brain and the connective tissues suffer the greatest damage from inorganic minerals, cholesterol, and salt. Its estimated that the connective tissues separated and connected, would be a length of 60 miles.

What a difference would be made by cleaning them all out! Proper diet, coupled with exercise, could work wonders in helping to repair the damage done by improper eating and drinking!

Here are some Sweet Tooth Recipes

Strawberry Jam

1 c. dates
1 med. can crushed pineapple
1 qt. unsweetened strawberries
1 T. corn starch
1/2 c. water

Blend all ingredients but only 1/3 of strawberries on high until smooth. Pour into saucepan and cook over medium-high heat stirring constantly, until thick and clear. Slice remaining strawberries and add to thickened mixture. Cool. Pour into covered jar or container. Delicious on toast or muffins. May be frozen if it is too much for immediate use.

Grape Jam

2 c. unsweetened grape juice
3 Tbs.+ 1 tsp. cornstarch
1 c. raisins
pinch of salt

Blend as above and cook stirring constantly until thick and clear. Pour into jar or container. Cool then enjoy or serve warm over waffles.

Date Squares

3 c. dry oats
1 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. oil
1 tsp. vanilla
3 Tbs. water

Combine oats, flour and salt. Add oil until it is crumbly. Stir vanilla and water into the oat mixture until crumbly. Hands are good tools for this. Pat 1/2 of crust a in thin layer in bottom of a 9" X 12" pan or equivalent.

4 c. dates, pitted and diced
2 c. water
1/8 tsp. salt

For the filling: Cook dates, water and salt until they are mushy and liquid is gone. Spread carefully over the crust. Spread the rest of the crumble crust on top evenly and pat down slightly. Bake 35 min at 350o F.

Variation: Try using raisins/dates; pineapple/ dates; apricots/ pineapple; apricots/dates etc.

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