All that wonderful food we eat, all those nutritious greens, all that organic, tasty food that we so enjoy must metabolize. The body uses it to fire the cells. In return the cells give off carbon dioxide, water, energy and heat. When proteins are broken down and used by the cells, toxic, acidic, nitrogenous wastes like ammonia and urea are formed and excreted by the cells into the spaces between the cells. Somehow the body has to get rid of these acids because they are extremely irritating to the body and cause inflammation. It is imperative because of all of the other things that the kidneys do that are vital to life. This whole metabolic and inflammation cycle is totally dependent on water.

The kidneys are responsible for filtering wastes from the blood and moving them on to the bladder to go down the chute. Along with the large intestine, the kidneys control the balance of fluids in the body. The kidneys also control the blood pressure, the blood/bone mineral balance and the body’s acid-alkaline balance (pH). The kidneys also participate in the activation of Vitamin D in the body. Blood viscosity and control of red blood cell production are also part of the kidney function. Part of this process is the kidneys control over the growth and development of bones and the nourishment of the marrow, which is the body’s source for red and white blood cells.

When the water volume in the body is too low, the blood pressure drops. When this happens, the kidneys secrete a hormone called renin. Renin stimulates the production of another hormone called angiotensin. Angiotensin causes blood vessels to constrict causing in a rise in blood pressure. Angiotensin also stimulates the secretion of another hormone called aldosterone from the adrenal cortex. The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys. When aldosterone is secreted it causes the kidneys to retain water and sodium. This increases the volume of water in the body, which also increases blood pressure. This is called the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone cascade. If the water levels in the body are chronically low due to low water intake, the rennin-angiotensin- aldosterone system can become too active and keep blood pressure too high.

Because of the amount of pure water that the body requires to meet its daily needs, it is imperative to drink enough. The osmotic pressure that acts as a pump to pump nourishment into the cells and pump acidic wastes out of the cells, is dependent on adequate water supplies. This osmotic pressure also pumps wastes into the blood stream to be carried to the kidneys. When there is inadequate water, it become harder to get nourishment into the cells. Also the acidic wastes accumulate in the tissues and contribute to an acidic body condition called acidosis.

Adequate, pure water also keeps the blood at the right thickness or viscosity so that blood pressure can normalize and the kidney/adrenal function is not overworked. If the body tissues are too acidic from lack of water to man the pumps, the blood and brain must be protected. The blood can be healthy in a very narrow range of pH. If it gets near the danger zone, the kidneys send a hormonal signal to command the bones, organs and/or teeth to release minerals to buffer the acidity. This results in bone loss and chronic diseases such as Type II Diabetes and Osteoporosis. The fastest way to correct this sort of imbalance is to drink Cerra  alkaline, ionized water. It rehydrates the body more quickly because the water is broken down into smaller clusters  so it is absorbed more quickly and it gives the body a net alkaline gain. The acidity begins to neutralize and the pumps start pumping the waste into the blood stream.

All of the functions described here are totally dependent on water volume and of course, on the quality of the water. Proper bone development and maintenance of good strong bones is governed by the kidneys and the amount of available water, in addition to a toxin free system. By hydrating properly, the osmotic pumps can do their job so that the kidneys don’t have to work so hard. Prevention is so much easier than treatment.

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