Water is Essential to Human Life on Planet Earth
- August 1, 2020
- Posted by: NLP
- Category: Voice of the Elders
In health care, storytelling promotes learning not only mentally but also through our senses and emotions as People can use their imaginations to understand what is happening and what they can do about it. When the learning goes through our creative imagination it is easier to remember. When I teach my health care clients by a story about their health status and what they can do to optimize it, it is much easier for them to understand the context of their symptoms, how the modalities being used in their care promotes homeostasis and remember to do what I am recommending.
One example is drinking adequate water. Currently what is considered ‘adequate’ is to drink half the ounces of your weight in pounds, so if you weigh 180 lbs., you would drink 90 ounces of room temperature, clean naturally mineralized water, sipped not force-fed. If the person is morbidly obese also known as having abnormal fat storage, consider what would be a normal weight and divide that by half. If they weigh 300 lb. and 180 lb. would me their best weight the amount would be 90 ounces or 2.3 litres. Note: 1 litre is 33 ounces or 3.3 ten-ounce glasses or 4 eight-ounce glasses of water.
Putting the water in a see-through container so that you can see the water, helps to remind you to sip the water, i.e. by your bed, on your desk, in your car or carry bag.
It also helps to envision that our body is approximately 70% water. What would a human body look like if 70% of it was missing? The 5 litres blood in an adult human is largely water and carries our nutrients to and debris away from our trillions of cells. Storytelling is a way to ’embed’ generational health knowledge and wisdom taught by the elder grandparents to grandchildren. Water is our most important and most precious nutrient.
Doctor as Teacher is one of the six Naturopathic Medicine principles. Take every opportunity to teach people about drinking water and using it as a therapeutic modality.
Written by Dr. Verna Hunt BSc(Kin) DC ND