At a speaking engagement in November, a woman asked me this question: “Which one of the steps in your book is the most important to start with?” That same question was also asked in a TV interview I did in Ohio. Technically after pausing for a minute, I said, “All of the steps are important, but I would start with the power of proper hydration.” I put this step first in my book because hydration impacts every cell, organ, and system in your body. Many of the health issues we have in our lifetime can be solved or improved with proper hydration. Therefore, it’s the one thing we must do in 2023.
Another woman who spoke to me before I spoke at a women’s conference in Pigeon Forge told me that she had already read the first few chapters of my book, “Unleash Your God-given Healing,” and she immediately zoned in on proper hydration. “I immediately could see and feel the impact on my body,” she said.
Hydration is one of the easiest to implement and the cost is minimal. You get a lot of bang for the buck for sure! Dehydration of cells suppresses your God-given immune system. Every organ system in your body is greatly enhanced by practicing proper hydration. The following conditions are often influenced by inadequate hydration:
High Blood Pressure
Why the cancer connection? Since water is key to the transport of oxygen to the cells and removal of toxins from the body, chronic dehydration opens the door for cancer. In fact, many more ailments could be added to the list.
Today, proper hydration is considered half your body weight in fluid ounces divided by 2 each day at a minimum. For someone who weighs 150 pounds that would be at least 75 ounces of hydrating fluids daily. More water needs to be added if you are exercising, sweating, in higher altitudes, or feeling a cold or flu coming on. It’s best to start each day with 1-2 glasses of water and spread the rest out during the day. Any drink without caffeine or alcohol that contains water generally hydrates the body such as lemon squeezed in water or a whole foods smoothie.
So, make it your commitment this year to zone in on properly hydrating your body. I can’t think of a better commitment to make as we begin 2023!
For Your Health,
Ginny Dent Brant is a speaker and writer who grew up in the halls of power in Washington, DC. She has battled cancer, ministered around the world, and served on the front lines of American culture as a counselor, educator, wellness advocate, and adjunct professor. Brant’s award-winning book, Finding True Freedom: From the White House to the World, was endorsed by Chuck Colson and featured in many TV and media interviews. Unleash Your God-Given Healing: Eight Steps to Prevent and Survive Cancer was released in May 2020 after her journey with cancer and was recently awarded the First Place Golden Scrolls Award for Memoirs, and Second Place in both Selah Awards for Memoirs and Director’s Choice Award for Nonfiction at the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writer’s Conference. It recently received the Christian Authors Network’s (CAN) Gold Award for Excellence in Marketing for reaching 62.5 million people with a message of cancer prevention and survival. It was written with commentary from an oncologist and was featured on CBN’s Healthy Living Show, Atlanta Live, and CTN’s Homekeepers along with over 75 media outlets. Learn more and cancer and wellness prevention blog and book information at www.ginnybrant.com.