Published on 12th
Allah says in the Quoran:
“And He it is Who sends the winds as good news
heralding His mercy,
and We send down purifying water from the sky”
Water, fibres, vitamins, minerals, calories, sugars, proteins and fats are our
nourishment. They all need to be taken into the organism in form of
food and drink on a frequent
basis and in a balanced manner. Allah mentions fruits such as dates, pomegranates, figs
and olives, nourishment from mountains (minerals), water, meat and vegetables in
A surplus of some of these (fat, proteins, minerals like salt and sugar) can
lead to illness. Our Prophet ('s) mentions remedies and in the Traditions
many types of food are encouraged.
It is essential for every biochemical reaction that the element of
present. For our immune system, our ability to think clearly, our blood circulation, water is equally
Allah mentions in the Quran that
his seat is on water (H2O) and that His (swt) throne extends over the heavens and the Earth (H). He says that
He brought forth every living thing
from water. It is also purifying and cleansing as mentioned in the Quran. Furthermore, it gives us some essential minerals which are
dissolved in it.
Thus water is the source and basis of all life, even in its most extreme
form (chemobacteriae, alive in sulphurous streams of up to 500 degrees Celsius temperature).
Mohammed ('s) drank water before he ate food (the stomach is to be 1/3 for water, 1/3 for food
and 1/3 empty).
He ('s) also urged people who got angry to drink water. It dissolves the
hormones (adrenaline) and cools the blood. Water solves the blood and makes
it thinner and easier to flow through fine capillaries in our extremities such as the fingers and feet. When we
eat food after drinking
water, the blood is prepared to give away digestive acids via the stomach walls and the blood-pressure stays
stable and one does not get tired after eating, if enough water is present. Water is taken into the
blood from the cartridge in the mouth already and also via the stomach wall, very quick.
In case of diarrhoea, the contents of the stomach are not broken down because
they can not be digested and they are toxic, so the amount of minerals dissolved in the
liquid contents of
the stomach and intestines goes higher than in the blood and sucks out water from it. This leads to a thin
faeces and to dehydration.
We might think that in winter when we feel less thirsty, the need for
less than in summer. But that is a trap and leads to dehydration on a big scale. The cartridges (mouth) can
still be wet and you can have a lack of water in your body at the same time. A very clear indicator of a
lack of water is an itching feeling in your ears and your eyes because these dry out first before anything
else does. These organs (eyes and ears) are also most sensitive to a lack of water, because the
capillaries are very fine. The optic and acoustic senses are the first ones to fade away before one dies of thirst in
the desert. However, the water contained in the food is not enough to wash out the toxins
from the blood via the liver and kidneys into the urine.
We all tend to drink too little water and the long
term effects are diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and cancer. We drink too much black tea, coffee, juices
and so on, which actually require more water to be digested than they contain because of the surplus sugar
in them. We get used to the lack of water in the body and dehydrate over years. This leads to fast
aging, bad skin and bones, etc. In all processes of digestion and in all chains of metabolism H2O plays a
dominant role as a solvent. It also helps us wash out ammonium which increases in the blood after digestion of
proteins in the form of urine.
Other environmental toxins such as CO, salt and CO2 are also expelled with the
help of water such as sweat, urine, breath vapour, tears, dripping and spittle. Water is best taken in small and frequent doses (sips). Not too much at once
(leading to a washing out of minerals) and not too little (dark urine, thick blood, headache).
the tropical countries sweat more genetically and also through secondary adaptation (heat, life style). They
need more water than people in the north, far away from the Equator. But if people from the north
move to warm countries, they too need more water after 3 years or so and the volume of their blood increases. The volume of the blood also depends on the
amount of solvents therein. It can be increased temporarily through Garlic or
increases after eating these and after drinking sufficient water the blood starts
flowing better and the blood
pressure goes down. The brain starts working better and the body becomes fitter. So eat
Ginkgo. Many Doctors will tell you that it does not make a difference, you need medicine to cure a
disease. They need to keep the pharmaceutical industry alive. But I, as a Biologist, can tell you, how to
prevent diseases, apart from accidents, genetic disorders and some cases infections, although these can be
prevented as well.
It is also important to study the types of water around us. Not all water is
good. Some tap-water is too hard and contains too much calcium. Tap water nowadays is rich in female
hormones (preservatives) and pesticides. Other water has too much NaCl (salt). Pure seawater is too rich
in salts and needs to be distilled.
The best water is low in NaCl.
Too much lack of minerals, such as pure rain water in the mountains or distilled water can be dangerous too because
it will cause osmosis and suck out
the minerals of the cells. It needs to be mixed with minerals.
with kind permission from:
IFSA, Islamic Forum for Science and Arts
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