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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Transformation Tuesday- Week 9, Water

This weeks column is part of a 14 part series. It is summarized from a presentation by Dr. Jay Davidson
Davidson Family Chiropractic
Waukesha, Wisconsin

Water Facts
·        Our blood is 83 % water
·        Muscle 75 % water
·        Bone 22% water
·        Brain 75% water
Water is important for our health.
A University of Washington study showed:
·        75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
·        37% of Americans thirst mechanism is so weak it is mistaken for hunger.
·        A glass of water can ease hunger pangs.

How Water Can Affect Your Body
·        Mild dehydration slows metabolism
·        #1 trigger of daytime fatigue
·        2% drop in body water can trigger:
o       Fuzzy thinking and short term memory issues
o       Trouble with basic math
o       Difficulty concentrating on a computer screen
How Water Can Help the Body- Drinking 5 glasses of water a day
·        Decreases risk of colon cancer by 45%
·        Decreases risk of breast cancer by 79%
·        Decreases bladder cancer by 50%
Water should be sipped throughout the day to be effective.
Drink a glass of water before bedtime to keep from getting hungry during the night.
Water-How Much to Drink?
Answer: Drink half your body weight in ounces of water a day.

Drink More Water if:
·        It is winter and the air is dry.
·        Getting chiropractic adjustments
·        Are de-toxing
Do not drink water from plastic bottles; glass is free of the contaminants that can be in plastic.
Toxins in Water
Water from your tap can contain the following toxins:
Heavy metals
Fluoride can be very damaging:
Fluoride causes more cancer deaths and causes it faster than any other chemical.” – Dean Burke, M.D.  U.S. National Cancer Institute
Your skin can absorb these toxins when showering. For every minute in the shower you absorb about 8 ounces of water.
Dr. Davidson recommends at the very least a shower filter.
He also recommends the use of a whole house filter and/or water ionizing system.
The whole house is a reverse osmosis system that takes out toxins.
The cost is quite high at $3300.
Tyent makes a water ionizer that according to Dr. Davidson produces water with a higher ORP or anti-oxidant properties. It is supposed to also be better absorbed by the body.  

The water also is alkalized creating a body environment that does not allow viruses and bacteria to thrive and keeps down inflammation.
You can learn about this system and get pricing at their web site:
System price is $3295

There are a number of testimonials on the website from medical professionals and celebrities such as Tim Tebow, Anthony Robbins and Roger Daltrey.


Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015.  

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 165 members in 32 states. We also have members in Australia, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, England and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

Additional Link
Follow CMT affected Paratriathlete Timmy Dixon

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