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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Water - The Key Element to a Healthy Lifestyle.

It is with great pleasure that I'm resuming with my blog and as a first one I choose to speak on one of the most precious element of our life - WATER - second only to AIR.
It is said that we can survive many days or even weeks without food, but we can only survive a few days without water.
Water helps the effective functioning of our different organs, hydrate and keeps our skin clear, supports the body's digestion, helps in assimilation of nutrients from our food intake and also helps in toxins elimination from our body. 
Unfortunately, many people are not aware of their body's need for water and its importance for health. I have researched through different sources from the web and will share via this and subsequent blogs information that I do hope will help you understand how water intake is critical for a healthy lifestyle.
Lets see a few facts about water:
Around 60 to 75 percent of our total body weight is water. Most people know that the blood, lymph, urine, sweat and tears are mostly water. However, many of us do not realize that the lungs are 90% water; the brain 76% and even the bones are 25% water. Sixty-seven percent of the water in the body is inside the cell. The other 33% is outside the cells in the extra cellular fluid. This fluid surrounds the cells and is found in the blood, lymph, spinal fluid and joint spaces.
Water has many functions in the body. It is the medium by which nutrients are delivered to tissues and unwanted waste is carried away. It is also the medium in which all chemical reactions take place within the cells, and therefore, greatly influences cell function. Water also serves as a cushion and lubricant for our spine and other joints.
Most individuals lose between 10 and 16 cups of water per day. This loss is in sweat, urine, feces, in the air we exhale, and via direct evaporation from our skin. During exercise in a warm climate, as much as eight cups of water can be lost in one hour. When the heat of summer descends, it's a good time to remind ourselves to increase our water intake to compensate for more water lost through physical activity and time spent in the sun.
The loss of body water through urination is greatly increased by the ingestion of caffienated and alcoholic beverages. These drinks have a diuretic effect, meaning they stimulate the kidneys to excrete more urine. Not only do we lose more water, we also lose water-soluble vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin B1 (thiamine) and other B complex vitamins. There is also increased excretion of calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, chloride and zinc.

Water From Other Sources
A diet containing lots of fruits and vegetables will supply about four cups of water per day. Even with a diet high in fruits and vegetables, it is still necessary to drink an additional six to eight cups of water per day to supply enough water to meet the body's daily needs. For every caffeinated or alcoholic beverage you drink, you need to add an additional glass of pure water.
Insufficient water intake results in less than optimal intra-cellular water volume and reduced cell function. This greatly diminishes the body's ability to heal damaged tissues from injury and maintain optimal health. F. Batmanghelidj, MD, the author of Your Body's Many Cries for Water, has successfully treated many diagnosed diseases, i.e., peptic ulcers, colitis, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic back and neck pain, anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, high cholesterol, asthma, allergies and diabetes, with just increased and regular intake of water.
According to Dr. Batmanghelidj, dry mouth is the last sign of inadequate cellular water. When the thirst signals produced by the body are ignored or are responded to with intake of beverages other than water such as soda, coffee, tea or concentrated fruit juice, eventually the body stops providing the sensation of thirst. It often requires drinking water regularly throughout the day (even if you are not thirsty) for as long as six to eight months for the normal thirst signals to return and for people to reacquire a taste for water. It can take up to a year or longer to rehydrate your tissues. The sensation of thirst also diminishes has we age. Therefore, it is very important for the elderly to acquire a "habit" of drinking adequate water to avoid cellular dehydration and subsequent health problems.

So, my friends make the habit of drinking water part of your daily routine and lets start living a Healthy Lifestyle. 

Live In Bliss

PS: This article was adapted from an article by Joy Bicknell and Ben Benjamin in the Massage Today Magazine.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Learn from the past...move on..

As we are nearing the end of 2012… no end of the world… and on the verge of a new year, many of us will take resolutions to make some amends and hope to change their lives for the better.

While envisioning a new future, we must retrospect and explore what are the plans that have been left incomplete and try to understand the why. Don’t rationalize because we will end up finding excuses or reasons supposedly beyond our control. Fact is, we have always been in control but we surrender to the ego who persuaded us to believe that it was not our fault …it was someone else or the environment around us. Questions to be asked:

Have we taken enough actions to achieve our objectives?

Were our actions effective and brought the expected results?

How can we improve ourselves and what are the skills we need to invest more time and effort?

Make a plan of all the measures that we will need to take in order to grow and live to our great potential that is inherent in each of us. Let us believe in our capacity for development and ability to be of better service to others.

Let’s start anew and commend to make 2013 the best year of our life ……up to NOW.

“I acknowledge my past mistakes, learn from them, choose the correct path, and move on…for I deserve to have and enjoy prosperity and affluence in my life.”

Live In Bliss

Friday, February 24, 2012

To my beloved mother

Dedicated to my mum who passed away on 07 FEB, 2012.

Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
may looking back in memory help comfort tomorrow

Hold tight to memories for comfort,
lean on your friends for strength,
and always remember how much you are cared about.

Your life was full of loving deeds, Forever thoughtful of our special needs,
Today and tomorrow, my whole life through, I will always love and cherish you

You left us so suddenly, your thoughts unknown,
You left us memories, we are proud to own

Those who loved can truly tell, the heartache of parting without farewell

Gone yet not forgotten,
although we are apart,
your spirit lives within me,
forever in my heart.
Until we meet again, may God
Hold you in the palm of his hand.

Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.

In God's care you rest above, in our hearts you rest with love,
Memories of you are ours to keep,
Our words are few
but our love is deep.

In BLISS we will meet again...

Friday, August 6, 2010

Purpose, Plan & Push

Doing something that gives you a sense of purpose is always uplifting. When I started in Network Marketing nearly two years back, I had no idea that this business will help me to find a purpose other than to generate an extra income. The more I'm involved in building my network; I realize that I'm touching the life of people who had no plan for their future. They were living on a monthly basis barely making ends meet, engross in the rat race of a stressful life style.

But now they have a new mind set, they are able to dream again, they have hope, they start to believe in their own potential and more importantly they have a plan for the next five years, the next ten years or so. They are committed to redefine their future by taking control of their financial destiny and spending their spare time in more productive ways.

They’ve found a Purpose too….they have a Plan ….all they need is a Push.

Give In more of yourself but never ever Give Up.

“Lose yourself in the service of others, you will find your Self.”

Live In Bliss

Saturday, May 8, 2010


We are all looking for happiness but where will we find it or what should we do to experience happiness. Is there any built-in formula to be happy?

Happiness can be experienced right now. How? First let us understand the truth about happiness, it is something within and we should stop looking for it outside of us. We can decide right now to be grateful to everything we possess be it material or a relationship and be happy about it. Show gratitude to every experience we are living for there is always a lesson to be learnt and thus each experience brings a growth potential. Should we not be happy about it? Of course we should.

Developing our sense of gratitude in every minute that we live will bring an inner peace and right in there lies true happiness. So let us learn to be grateful and we shall end up being happy.

Live In Bliss

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Cracked Pot

This beautiful story reminds us that we all have the potential of living our greatness.....

A Water Bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on each end of a pole which he carried across his neck.

One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the masters house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water in his masters house.

Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments, perfect to the end for which it was made. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do. After two years of what it perceived to be a bitter failure, it spoke to the Water Bearer one day by the stream.

"I am ashamed of myself, and I want to apologize to you.“

"Why?" asked the bearer. "What are you ashamed of?"

"I have been able, for these past two years, to deliver only half my load because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your masters house. Because of my flaws, you have to do all of this work, and you don't get full value from your efforts." The pot said.

The Water Bearer felt sorry for the old cracked pot, and in his compassion he said, "As we return to the masters house, I want you to notice the beautiful flowers along the path."

Indeed, as they went up the hill, the old cracked pot took notice of the sun warming the beautiful wild flowers on the side of the path, and this cheered it some. But at the end of the trail, it still felt bad because it had leaked out half its load, and so again the Pot apologized to the bearer
for its failure.

The bearer said to the pot, "Did you notice that there were flowers only on your side of your path, but not on the other pot's side? That's because I have always known about your flaw, and I took advantage of it. Planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back
from the stream, you've watered them. For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate my masters table. Without you being just the way you are, he would not have this beauty to grace his house.

"Each of us has our own unique flaws. We are all cracked pots. But if we will allow it, our flaws are used to grace life's table. In the Divine's great economy, nothing goes to waste. Don't be afraid of your flaws. Acknowledge them, and you too can be the cause of beauty. Know that in our weakness we find our strength."

Live In Bliss