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by Mary Jane O. Velasquez

Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your sins, and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion. - Psalm 103:2-4

According to PAG-ASA, our country is experiencing the tail end of the cold front, which is an extension of a weather system that is formed when the cold air mass is stronger than the warm air mass; causing the interaction and rains. This is the very cold weather of our January.

Whenever we feel cold, we tend to seek warmth by wearing sweaters and wrapping ourselves with blankets. For the stomach feels the same way, most people will think that they need something warm to drink, like coffee, tea, milk or chocolate drink.

Did you know that drinking the said beverages is one of the causes of your body’s state of Unintentional Chronic Dehydration or UCD?

Unintentional Chronic Dehydration is a term used by Dr. Renato U. Paragas, the medical director of VER1REV Enterprise, to emphasize why many people are experiencing diseases today.

UCD happens when a person doesn’t drink sufficient volume of water on a daily basis or when he drinks other beverages such as coffee, tea, milk, chocolate drink, juices, soft drinks, energy drinks, and alcoholic beverages. The UCD becomes greater when the beverage is caffeinated because caffeine is a diuretic. It forces the kidneys to eliminate more urine than normal. One loses three cups of water for every cup of coffee he drinks. So, to compensate for the water loss, one has to drink nine cups of water for every three cups of coffee he takes during the day’s work. Failure to compensate for this water loss will cause the shrinkage of various organs leading to various diseases such as migraine headache, asthma, hypertension, diabetes, goiter, arthritis, kidney failure, myoma, cataract, various cancers and many more. Even mild dehydration affects brain function causing poor focus, short attention span, poor memory and comprehension and many more.” But is it only during the cold season that people drink these beverages? No. In fact, drinking warm coffee, tea, milk or chocolate is the first habit that people do in the morning. The worst thing is being addicted to drinking coffee and other beverages that it is so hard to remove. This is how the internal human body is being damaged and signals being “sick”.

“Caffeine tolerance varies between individuals, but for most people, a dose of over 400 mg per day may produce some initial symptoms: restlessness, increased heartbeat, and insomnia. Higher dosages can lead to increased blood pressure; heart palpitation; anxiety and panic attacks; gastrointestinal disturbance; increased urination; dizziness, irritability, nausea, nervousness and jitters; allergic reaction can include rash, hives, itching, breathing difficulty, tightness of the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, diarrhea, shakiness, sleeping disturbance, vomiting; headaches and severe fatigue.”

Water comprises 70% of the adult body, and when one drinks less water and more of the commercial beverages, this percentage decreases, not enough to supply water to every organ of the body, and therefore, leading to the ill in specific areas. Another reason for UCD is the intake of diuretics. Diuretics force the kidneys to eliminate more water out of the body than they normally do. Worse, they are commonly prescribed to individuals who experience edema, that according to Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, the author of the book The Body’s Many Cries For Water, is a sign of dehydration. During this state, the body is forced to hoard water resulting to edema. Examples of diuretics are furosemide, spironolactone and hydrochlorothiazide.

The last reason for UCD is that people reaching the age of 40 years and above seldom feel thirsty because at this age, their thirst sensation wanes and is substituted with the sensation of hunger. So, they tend to eat more and drink less. With this change, their bodies are more prone to develop dehydration and this results to the development of various chronic degenerative diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, cancer, osteoporosis, prostate gland enlargement, erectile dysfunction, cataract, glaucoma, dementia, senility, and many more.

Today, I believe that UCD is the main cause of humanity’s diseases. It has taken numerous people’s lives who sought mere temporary satisfaction through the intake of various commercial beverages that caused their bodies into a slowly developing severe dehydration that can result to a fatal outcome like heart attack, stroke, chronic kidney failure and terminal cancer. UCD also lowers the immune system, making the body vulnerable for infection. Today, the world faces the dreaded viral infection of this decade, the SARS-COVID-19 that already had mutated to new strains namely: B.1.1.7 in UK and 501Y.V2 in South Africa.

We might be in the state of UCD caused by the wrong drinking habits we adopted for a very prolonged period of time. But, it is never too late to start living healthy and reverse its damaging effects. The first thing to do to fight this off is to have the willpower to do so. The hopeful day of relief from a disease that humans are waiting for starts by dedicating into the positive and fruitful way of living. The best approach is to replenish your body with purified drinking water supplemented with IONIQUE® Mineral Drops. Drink water utilizing the formula 50 milliliters per kilogram body weight per day. Why is it so? The human body is at least 70 percent water and the volume of water we should drink on a daily basis depends on our weight. The fixed volume of eight to ten glasses a day is very erroneous.

Dr. Paragas, the author of the book The #1 Reason Why You’re Sick, emphasized the importance of “water” in our body by placing a meaning on each letter of the word. It is the following:

(1) Works to keep body cells toned;

(2) Assists in weight loss;

(3) Transports nutrients and oxygen throughout the body;

(4) Eliminates acidic metabolic wastes and toxins out of the body; and

(5) Regulates body temperature

He also explained in his article entitled “COVID-19: A High Price To Pay For Disobedience” that water is the best cleansing agent. He stressed that, “When a person does not drink sufficient amount of water, the metabolic wastes and toxins in the body are not excreted completely, and when they accumulate, they become poisons in the body and cause destruction to it.” This is why having an unintentional chronic dehydration also means that the toxins inside the body have become a serious threat, leading to many illnesses. Drinking adequate volume of water is the only key to flush these metabolic wastes out and therefore all your body systems will function optimally again.

He also mentioned in the same article that, “The minerals balance the fluids inside and out of the cells, by helping to maintain the physiologic movement of water in the body. This function of the minerals provides adequate amount of essential nutrients to the cells, and also assists in cleansing. Like water, they help to extract toxins out of the cells. Minerals, especially magnesium, is a very powerful detoxifying agent.” IONIQUE® Concentrated Mineral Drops is a 100% natural mineral supplement, with Magnesium as its primary ingredient, plus 71 more of macro- and trace minerals that the body needs to function more efficiently.

Lastly, adopt a healthier lifestyle. Get rid of the bad ones. Eat fresh and natural God-created foods instead of man-created processed, instant and refined ones. Drink water only instead of the various commercial caffeinated beverages. Walk or run to get exposed to sunlight. Sleep adequately. Avoid sugary foods. Witness the blessing of being surrounded with God’s creation every day.

We should be mindful that whatever we eat and drink is what our bodies depend on. If you are seeking for effective answers to your sickness, you are reading it now.

Take care of your body, for the first kit in your journey is a good health.

“Let water and minerals – the magnificent, life-sustaining creations of God – be the answers to your fervent prayers for health and healing.” – Dr. Renato U. Paragas


The two neglected essential nutrients

Healing your long-existing maladies

Entirely, throughout your body.

Knocks out your metabolic wastes and toxins;

Excellent in maintaining balance in your internal systems;

Yearns to give you the best health even in an old age;

Teams up to strengthen your immune system

Ousting the foreign microorganisms.

Hence, they depend on you the most;

Eat the food that is good for the temple of God;

Aim to always provide your body with water and minerals and be disease-free;

Leave your bad lifestyle now;

Teach warmth to your soul and spirit by reading the Scriptures;

Harmoniously live with Him inside you and share the goodness to the world.



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