By: MJ O. Velasquez
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
1 Cor 10:31
Summer is a climate term used to describe the long days and short nights. It is the time when the heat off the sun can be already felt in the early hours of the morning, and the smooth, cold breeze of the evening is a true breath of fresh air. This climate is usually favored by those living in the four seasonal countries, due to the warmth it brings to them after winter. Summer gives off the vibes of a beach date and just plainly splashing through the sea, the pleasant feeling of sightseeing city lights in the night, or bonding with our loved ones in various festivals and parties. Indeed, it is the time to spell "fun".
As it is the peak of the sun rays radiating and also the increasing level of heat index, summer also demands the quenching of thirst, in which individuals prefer cold drinks, such as having soft drinks or juices with ice, and satisfying cravings through eating ice cream or halo-halo. Though it is a habit that Filipinos do to feel refresh and cool from the scorching heat, is it a good substitute for cold water? Let us find out in the next paragraph.
Dr. Renato U. Paragas, the Medical Director of VER1REV Enterprises Corporation, discussed in his online article entitled “COVID-19: A HIGH PRICE TO PAY FOR DISOBEDIENCE” that one should not substitute other beverages to water. He stated, “We are often misinformed that any fluid can meet the body’s water needs and that all manufactured beverages and fluids will serve the body in the same way as water. This is very evident during summer that even medical professionals advise the masses that any fluid will do the job to quench thirst. This is probably the most serious of all mistakes when it comes to fluid management of the body. The mistake is the background to all health problems of our society at present. Most of the manufactured beverages consumed today do not function like natural water in the body. Even milk and fruit juices cannot meet the body’s daily water needs. Like it or not, one must get used to the taste of water. It is critical that one prevents thirst and dehydration regularly and not wait to reach the kind of “water” that one perceives is tastier.” This explains the more dehydrated state that an individual experiences when water is substituted with other beverages. When a person chooses to drink a juice or soft drink, the body’s level of dehydration only rises to the point that the person’s organ and organ systems would always feel thirsty in the long run.
How about the sweet foods that one eats, such as ice cream, ice candy, or halo-halo, instead of eating healthily like chilled fruits such as watermelon, pineapple, or any summer fruit, does this affect the human body in a negative way? Let us know the answer and explanation in the succeeding paragraphs.
Dr. Paragas also has his advocacy called “Tubig at mga Mineral: Sagot sa Kalusugan!” This concept discusses the violations that man commits against the law of nature. They are the lack of essential nutrients and excess amounts of toxins in the body.
Let me discuss specifically the second violation of man. It pertains to how we ingest “undesirable” foods that are acidic, low in nutrients, filled with harmful chemicals such as artificial flavoring, artificial sweeteners, artificial food coloring, preservatives, etc. that end up accumulating as metabolic wastes and toxins in the body. Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, said, “Illnesses do not come upon us out of the blue. They are developed from small daily sins against nature. When enough sins have accumulated, illnesses will suddenly appear.” Since the beginning of time, nature supplies us with our vital needs. We have plants and animals that provide us food, abundance of water, soil, and the blessing of the rays of the sun. But with every invention that man created, we have turned the nature that is supposed to be the solution to our body's greatest hungers to a man-made one. We have turned the only accepted beverage of man, which is water, to juices, especially powdered ones, tea, powdered milk, coffee, energy drinks, and alcoholic drinks. In addition to that, water is alarmingly substituted to soft drinks and other caffeinated beverages. We have turned plants into instant seasonings and instant dessert; meat and poultry to canned goods; and natural sources of carbohydrates to instant noodles. Instead of natural snacks like fresh fruits, boiled eggs, bread, and nuts, we prefer junk foods such as chips. In every day that we prefer to eat these instant foods, we ‘accumulate the sins’ inside of us, therefore making us vulnerable to sickness.
In summary, the food that we choose can empower us or destroy us. Remember, our bodies are our number one asset, and it is dependent on the food that we eat and the beverage that we drink. On top of that, water and minerals are two of the most ignored and neglected essential nutrients. When one or more of the essential nutrients are lacking, it leads to disease. That is why it is important to always follow the proper hydration scheme with the formula 50 ml/kg/day and supplement your purified drinking water with IONIQUE® Concentrated Mineral Drops (IONIQUE® CMD). IONIQUE® Minerals is a mineral supplement that contains 72 macro- and trace minerals that the internal systems need to work optimally at its cellular and molecular level. This habitual intake will fix your “unintentional chronic dehydration”, and with your detoxification process, you will always feel refreshed and energetic, thus achieving a healthier life.
In this summer season, let us not forget that our health is one of our greatest blessings. Let us have a healthy summer body by eating the natural and nutritious food and drinking the only acceptable beverage, water. Have a fantastic healthy summer, everyone!
“Know you not that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, which is in you, which you have of God, and that you are not your own? Therefore, glorify God in your body and in your spirit which are God’s.” - 1 Cor 6:19-20
THIS IS YOUR “SUMMER” REMINDER
S- Seek a balance in essential nutrient intake.
T- Treat the season as a natural health booster.
A – Attain goals that are appropriate for the well-being.
Y- Yearn a summer filled in natural healing.
H- Honest in one’s commitment to a healthy lifestyle.
E- Eager to learn and share the concept of “Tubig at mga Mineral”.
A- Attentive in showing love to oneself and others.
L- Love to influence the neighbors on the wonders of water and minerals.
T- Train others to become a natural health advocate.
H- Heal through water and minerals, and indulge in positivity.
Y- Yearn a healthy summer body, in every aspect, for every person on this world.
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