Dr. Don Colbert, states that most cancer patients who come into his office have immune systems which are acidic, and filled with toxins. He says the first order of business, is to get them drinking alkaline water, and eating alkaline foods.
Drinking purified water, is one more way, to fight cancer, and also keep the dreaded disease at bay. Unfiltered water is filled with toxins, which may overload our immune systems and make them susceptible to cancer, and other diseases. Purified water will keep our immune systems in working condition, so that they fight cancer cells.
There are conflicting reports regarding which water is best. Some say to stay away from tap water, period. Others indicate that filtered tap water may be safer to drink than bottled water. The American Cancer Society suggests drinking 8 glasses of water daily, to prevent bladder cancer. Water dilutes urine and flushes toxins out of the body.
Alkaline water can be purchased at many health food stores. You ca also buy alkaline water filtration systems, and make your own alkaline water at home. You can also increase alkaline, by drinking lemon water. Lemons are alkaline, so drinking warm water with a little lemon or lime juice is an excellent method of maintaining the ph balance in our systems. Fresh lemons and limes are preferred over bottled juice.
While cancer cells do not thrive in a system that is too acidic, healthy cells can be harmed by too much alkaline. It is important to keep balance, and best to obtain alkaline by eating fruits and vegetables, rather than going overboard with other methods.
It is vital for patients who have already been diagnosed with cancer to stay well hydrated. Lack of hydration may cause nausea, dizziness, weakness and hinder cancer treatment, because of a weakened immune system. Proper hydration keeps all organs working properly.
According to the American Cancer Institute, 550,000 individuals in the United States die of cancer each year. And 1/3 of these deaths could have been prevented by lifestyle changes, one of which is drinking plenty of water. A different study indicated, that the risk of large bowel cancer was reduced 45% for women, and 32% for men who drank lots of water on a daily basis.
I often hear people say they do not like the taste of water, and therefore do not drink much. I have to wonder, which is worse, the taste of water, or intrusive cancer treatment? Dislike for water seem to me a small price to pay, to prevent an often fatal disease. If you simply cannot tolerate plain water, you might try sparkling mineral water, seltzer water or flavored water.