Hydrate or Die, part 6

High blood pressure or hypertension is a adaptive response by the body which comes about due to a severe lack of water.

The vessels of the human body a

Have developed to cope with a shortage of water and a fluctuation of blood volume in and around the tissues.

These vessels can be thought of like a series of water pipes that branch out to different areas of the body with valves at every junction.

These valves open and close to shuttle blood to areas of most need.

For instance when we eat, the body directs more blood to the stomach to facilitate digestion and to shuttle nutrients to the cells.

While the body is in ‘digestion mode’ blood volume is reduced to other areas such as the muscles and that is why we tend to feel less active right after a meal.

Once digestion is complete, the valves open and blood is allowed to flow to all areas of the body.

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However during times of water shortage the body begins to prioritise it’s water supply to keep organs of importance ‘alive’. The brain, heart and lungs take priority. Then the digestive system, followed by the muscles and joints.

When we don’t drink enough water the body essentially starts to close the valves to these ‘less important’ areas to prevent ‘air locks’

The cells in these less important areas begin to suffer from the effects dehydration.

The shortage of water has to be made up somehow, either by ingesting more or by taking it from another area. Essentially the body is robbing Peter to pay Paul.

Blood pressure then begins to rise due to all the valves to areas deemed lees important being closed and to help shunt all this blood to the areas the body deems to be of great importance.

The body will continue this rationing until we become very ill and eventually die. That is unless we switch on the true cause of most of the bodies illnesses, a servere state of dehydrarion. Remember, modern medication simply suppresses.

Hypertension should first be treated with a gradual increase of daily water intake up to the 1 litre for every 50lb of body weight with medication being a last resort. In fact some modern methods of treating hypertension is to prescribe diuretics to the patient. This is absurd!

Diuretics work by increasing the amount of sodium and fluid that you pass out through urination. So putting in diuretics into an already dehydrated body from too much caffeine, poor nutrition and a later of water in the first place and things are only going to get worse.

Side effects from diuretics range from gout and impotence.

  • Arrhythmia
  • Extreme tiredness or weakness.
  • Muscle cramps or weakness.
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness.
  • Blurred vision, confusion, headache, increased perspiration (sweating), and restlessness.
  • Dehydration.
  • Constipation
  • Fever, sore throat, cough, ringing in the ears, unusual bleeding or bruising rapid and excessive weight loss.
  • Skin rash.
  • Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, or muscle cramps.
  • Gout.
  • Impotence.

The problem with medication is that once you are on it and begin to develop side effects you end up getting prescribed something to combat that. It seems silly and very around the houses when drinking half your body weight in ounces of water will prevent the problem from ever existing in the first place!!

The reason why you are retaining water in the first place is because you are dehydrated and you are not getting enough. The body holds on to the water to keep the delicate balance inside the body. It’s like stocking up in times of a draught.

And so the question is, why do we get prescribed prescription medications when nature provides.

Is it because the big pharmaceutical companies influence most of the studies that say their drugs work? Either that or the fact you can’t put a patent on water!

Just a thought

Marc Kent

Author: Commando Fitness Blueprint