Your Holy Health - Part 13 - Water, Water, and More
by Tonja Taylor

It has been recommended by many professionals that we should drink at least four 16-ounce glasses a day, or at least half your body weight in ounces of water. This is really not a lot, if you sip throughout the day, from the time you rise till an hour or so before bed. Drinking water first thing in the morning used to make me queasy.

Now, however, I want water when I awake (I warm at least 8 ounces of water and add several drops of lemon juice and a couple dashes of organic cayenne pepper.). I noticed last winter that I wanted water even more, perhaps because of the heating system pulling moisture from the air. I keep a glass of water in the bathroom so if I wake in the night, especially if Im alert to pray, I can have a drink or two, and don’t have to go to the kitchen.

Water symbolizes the Holy Spirit (John 4:10), and water, like the Holy Spirit, is good for us. The more the better; we need a lot, every day!

It is very important that the water we drink be as pure as possible. My husband and I double-filter our water, using two different filter brands. I fill the ice trays with the filtered water too.

I drink at least a cup of warm water first thing in the morning, and several cups throughout the day. In the evenings, I often also have an apple cider vinegar “mocktail.” So I use a lot of water, just to minister to my body.

Drinking organic juices and other things that are truly good for you is a good practice, but nothing beats filtered water. Water is the most important thing you’ll drink, and the goal is to stay hydrated so you don’t get thirsty. I have long used a squeeze of lemon or lime in mine, or ACV in mine, not just once per day, but every time I pour a glass. This not only makes the water taste better, but the ACV or lemon/lime juice is an agent that can help your body be more alkaline.

An acidic body is the opposite of an alkaline body, and acidic bodies are much more prone to harbor harmful bacteria and viruses that cause diseases, from what I have learned through the years. However, drinking and eating fermented foods (i.e., plain organic yogurt, kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut, and more) full of good bacteria can give you high immunity and otherwise balance your body so that when you do eat food that is not the best, your body won’t be much affected by it, or at least will recover quickly.

I have also discovered that drinking a tablespoon or as much as possible of ACV will help the body be more alkaline. When I take ACV by itself, I always drink a bit of milk or eat a bite of something. Otherwise, the ACV is so strong that it has made my stomach feel a bit queasy.

Tonja K. Taylor is the author of many works, including THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCESS PEARL, P.O.W.E.R.* Girl! series. She and her husband Clayton minister the Word through teaching, preaching, and the arts, through River Rain Creative Arts (You Tube, God Tube), their church, and beyond.

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