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You Are What You Do or Do Not


© Shammah 2008 1
• Part 1 - Relationship: You and Water
• Intermission: 5 minute break; general discussion
and intro to Part 2
• Part 2 – Food for Thought: Words, You and Your

In the Beginning…
• An amphibian for the first 9 months of your life
• Pre-birth you are 90% water
• At birth 78-80% - babies & kids have higher
water %
• Average adult male is 65% water and female
55% (because women have more body fat then
• Thin people have more water % then fat
• Every part of body consists of cells
• Cells are 65-90% water by weight
• Most of human body mass is oxygen
• 99% of body is made up of six elements: oxygen, carbon,
hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium and phosphorus

Your Body Will Thank You Clothing It


Life Giving Water! 4

Basic Anatomy

• Organs are collections of specialized tissues

• Tissues are collections of groups of cells, therefore:
• Cells are the basic living units making up the body
• Conclusion: the health of every organ is determined by
the health of your body’s cells
• Cell health is directly related to its ability to retain
nourishment and remove waste products
• Water is the ingredient that allows for proper
nourishment and elimination vis-à-vis the bloodstream
Why You Need Water
• It is the most important liquid in the world [not oil!]
• It sustains our lives
• It makes up ¾’s of the human body in order to:
– Maintain health
– Keep bloodstream liquid enough to flow through blood vessels
– Help eliminate body waste through urine & faeces
– Regulate body temperature through sweating
– Help with food digestion and prevent constipation
– Moisturize the skin to improve texture and appearance [yes, it
does help slow down the aging process]
– Carry nutrients and oxygen to cells

Water Needs to be Replaced Daily
Daily Elimination Daily Replacement
•1.5 litres (6.3 cups) urinating •20% via food intake plus
•1 litre(4+ cups) breathing, •2 litres (little more than 8 cups)
sweating & bowel movements

The ``8 x 8`` Rule
Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day
(1.9 litres)
Things that Contribute to Dehydration

• Age – yep! As you age the body is less able to sense

dehydration and tell the brain you’re thirsty & need water!
• Excessive urination & increased thirst can be symptoms of
more serious health issues – see your doctor or naturopath!

Things that Influence Water Needs
• an extra 1.5-2.5 cups of water for short bouts of
• intense (1 hr or more) requires more and is
dependent on perspiration rate, length of exercise
and type – for latter it is recommended drink a
sports drink to:
– replace sodium lost in sweat
– reduce chances of developing hypoanatremia (mineral
content of blood becomes diluted resulting in low sodium
levels in the blood) that can be life-threatening 9
Things That Influence Water Needs

• Humidity makes you sweat & lose water
• Heated indoor air causes skin (your largest organ)
to lose moisture especially in winter
• Higher altitudes (those days of mountain climbing)

Things that Influence Water Needs

Health Factors Requiring More Water Intake:

• Bladder infections
• Urinary tract infections, stones
• Pregnancy (10 cups) & breastfeeding (13 cups)

Health Factors Requiring Less Water Intake:

• Some types of kidney, liver and adrenal disease
(due to bodies inability to eliminate water)

Checklist for Rehydrating

• 1 glass of water with each meal and between each

• Before, during and after exercise
• Substitute sparkling water for alcohol at social
• If you drink water from a bottle, thoroughly clean and
replace the bottle regularly

Symptoms of Dehydration:
• Symptoms of mild dehydration include chronic
pains in joints and muscles, lower back pain,
headaches and constipation.
• A strong odour to your urine, along with a yellow or
amber color indicates that you may not be getting
enough water.
• Thirst is an obvious sign of dehydration and in fact,
you need water long before you feel thirsty.

Summary of When & How Much:
• A good estimate is to take your body weight in pounds and divide that
number in half. That gives you the number of ounces of water per day
that you need to drink. For example, if you weigh 160 pounds, you
should drink at least 80 ounces of water per day.

• If you exercise you should drink another eight ounce glass of water for
every 20 minutes you are active.

• If you drink alcohol, you should drink at least an equal amount of water.

• When you are traveling on an airplane, it is good to drink eight ounces

of water for every hour you are on board the plane.

• If you live in an arid climate, you should add another two servings per
day. As you can see, your daily need for water can add up to quite a lot.
Water Deficiency

• Leads to dehydration
• Dehydration can cause:
– Fatigue
– Irritability and mood swings
– Skin, hair, bone deterioration-brittleness, premature
osteoporosis and loss
– Vision and eye problems
– Organ failure and ultimately

Does the quality of the water
we drink matter?

Effects of Drinking Bad Water:
• Severe effects include reduced growth and development,
cancer, organ damage, nervous system damage, and in
extreme cases, death.

• Exposure to some metals, such as mercury and lead, may

also cause development of autoimmunity, in which a
person's immune system attacks its own cells.

• This can lead to joint diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis,

and diseases of the kidneys, circulatory system, and
nervous system.
Effects of Drinking Bad Water on Children:
• The young are more prone to the toxic effects of heavy metals, as the
rapidly developing body systems in the foetus, infants and young
children are far more sensitive.

• Childhood exposure to some metals can result in learning difficulties,

memory impairment, damage to the nervous system, and behavioural
problems such as aggressiveness and hyperactivity (ADD…and noted
increase in today’s society: Can this be a contributing factor?)

• At higher doses, heavy metals can cause irreversible brain damage.

• Children may receive higher doses of metals from food than adults,
since they consume more food for their body weight than adults.

Sources of Toxin in & from Water:
• Toxic metals can be present in industrial, municipal, and urban runoff, which
can be harmful to humans and aquatic life.
• Increased urbanization (Toronto more than qualifies) and industrialization
are to blame for an increased level of trace metals, especially heavy metals,
in our waterways.
• There are over 50 elements that can be classified as heavy metals, 17 of
which are considered to be both very toxic and relatively accessible.
• Toxicity levels depend on the type of metal, it's biological role, and the type
of organisms that are exposed to it.
• The heavy metals linked most often to human poisoning are lead, mercury,
arsenic and cadmium.
• Other heavy metals, including copper, zinc, and chromium, are actually
required by the body in small amounts, but can also be toxic in larger doses.

Sources of Toxin in & from Water:
• Heavy metals in the environment are caused by air emissions from:
– coal-burning plants, smelters, and other industrial facilities
– Automobile emissions (check out Toronto)
– waste incinerators
– process wastes from mining and industry; and
– lead in household plumbing and old house paints.
• Industry is not totally to blame, as heavy metals can sometimes enter
the environment through natural processes. For example:
– in some parts of the U.S., naturally occurring geologic deposits of arsenic
can dissolve into groundwater, potentially resulting in unsafe levels of this
heavy metal in drinking water supplies in the area. Once released to the
environment, metals can remain for decades or centuries, increasing the
likelihood of human exposure.

Sources of Toxin in & from Water:

• In addition to drinking water, we can be exposed to

heavy metals through:
– inhalation of air pollutants
– exposure to contaminated soils or industrial waste, or
– consumption of contaminated food.
• Because of contaminated water, food sources such
as vegetables, grains, fruits, fish and shellfish can
also become contaminated by accumulating metals
from the very soil and water it grows from.

Sources of Toxin in & from Water: Involuntary Drugging!
• Federal study reveals Canadians' tap water contains traces of
prescription drugs
• Ontario water samples from 20 drinking water treatment plants in
southern Ontario found evidence of nine different drugs – including the
painkiller ibuprofen, cholesterol-lowering drugs and
antidepressants, such as Prozac
• Drugs are making it into the water supply because the human body
doesn't always absorb all the medication it ingests; some is excreted as
solid waste, & water treatment process does not remove
• The study, conducted by researchers from the National Water
Research Institute for the federal government, has yet to be formally
published. But it has been submitted to a British journal entitled Water
Research and should be published in the new year.

Sources of Toxin in & from Water: Involuntary Drugging!

• The “watchdogs” say our tap water is still safe.

• Environmentalists counter by saying any quantity of prescription drugs
in water is unacceptable.
• "They certainly aren't tested in combination," said Angela Rickman of
the Sierra Club. "So we're being exposed at any given time to three or
four or five or any number of pharmaceuticals and no one knows the
effect of that exposure."

Who are you going to believe?

Sources of Toxin in & from Water:

• There are also questions of the impact on aquatic life, on

foetuses' and on those who are ill or infirm.
• As an example of what can happen, male smallmouth bass
in a nicotine-polluted section of the U.S.'s Potomac River
have started producing eggs.
• Research into the effects on humans of pharmaceutical
drugs in our drinking water is only at the beginning stages –
if we wait for the test results to come in…it just may be too

We owe it to ourselves to take precautionary measures

and pay attention to what we drink!
End of Part 1

Part 2
Food for Thought
Impact on You & the Environment

Photo of Frozen Water Crystal by

Dr. Masaru Emoto

Amazing facts about water (energy, healing) based on the writings of Dr. Masaru Emoto,
author of The Message from Water, The Healing Power of Water & others.

Dr. Masaru Emoto (Japan)
• Author of The Hidden Messages in Water and several other
books relating to water and its miraculous properties
• Born in Yokohama, Japan, Emoto graduated from
Yokohama Municipal University with courses in
International Relations, and in 1992 he received certification
as a Doctor of Alternative Medicine from the Open
International University for Alternative Medicine in India
• Emoto is President Emeritus of the
International Water For Life Foundation, a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization based in Oklahoma City, founded in
• He has three children and is married to Kazuko Emoto.
Dr. Masaru Emoto (Japan)

• Emoto's water crystal experiments consist of

exposing water in glasses to different words,
pictures, or music, and then freezing and
examining the aesthetics of the resulting crystals
with microscopic photography.
• Emoto freely acknowledges that he is not a
scientist, and that photographers are instructed to
select the most pleasing photographs.

Dr. Masaru Emoto (Japan)
• A scientist, Kristopher Setchfield has this to say
about Dr. Emoto’s work:
• “It is this crucial lack of scientific foundation that
prevents Dr. Emoto’s work from attracting interest
by widely accepted and respected scientists at
long-standing research institutions. This is
unfortunate for the world if there is, after all,
truth to his claims--as reproduction of his results
by any scientist would lend much credence to his
work. A little change in Emoto’s experimental
design would do great things for the credibility of his
Points to remember as we continue:
• The human is between 55-65% water
• The environment: all around us contains water
• Water is energy
• The quality of the water does matter: polluted water,
polluted body
• Water is influenced: by good and bad
• Water reacts to vibrations and sounds such as music
and words: negatively or positively


Antarctic Water

Untreated Distilled Water

Sanu-ichi Yusui Spring Water

Fountain in Lourdes, France

Japan Shimanto River – Referred to
as the last clean stream

Tap Water: Before & After Prayer

Fujiwara Dam

Fujiwara Dam: After Prayer Offering


Beethoven’s Pastorale Music

Heavy Metal

Japanese Folk Dance

Kawachi Folk Dance

Tibet Sutra

Last…But Not Least!
Water & Words
The Negative & Positive Influences

Fujiwara Dam: Before Prayer

Fujiwara Dam: After Prayer

Photo of: Mother Teresa (taped to

Photo of: Adolph Hitler

Word: Soul (Taped to Container)

Words: Love & Appreciation

Words: You make me sick; I will kill you.

Words: Love & Gratitude

Two Simple Words…The Most
Beautiful Crystal of All: Thank You!


Do you think they influence who you are

and your environment?

Guatama Buddha - “The mind is everything. What you think
you become.”

The Bible - “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.”

Proverb - “If you think twice before you speak once, you
will speak better for it.”

Guatama Buddha - “Better than a thousand hollow words,

is one word that brings peace.”

Proverb - “A man of words and not deeds, Is like a garden

full of weeds.” 56
Thank You


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