Right and Wrong Use of Water
"Many make a mistake in drinking cold water with their meals. Taken with meals, water diminishes the flow of the salivary glands: and the colder the water, the greater the injury to the stomach. Ice water or ice lemonade, drunk with meals, will arrest digestion until the system has imparted sufficient warmth to the stomach to enable it to take up its work again. Hot drinks are debilitating; and besides, those who indulge in their use become slaves to the habit. Food should not be washed down; no drink is needed with meals. Eat slowly, and allow the saliva to mingle with the taken into the stomach with the
meals, the more difficult it is for
food to digest; for the liquid must
first be absorbed. Do not eat largely of salt; give up bottled pickles; keep fiery spiced food out of your stomach; eat fruit with your meals, and the irritation which calls for so much drink will cease to exist. But if anything is needed to quench thirst, pure water, drunk some little time before or after the meal, is all that nature requires.
Never take tea, coffee, beer, wine, or any spirituous liquors.
Water is the best liquid possible
to cleanse the tissues." Ibid 420
Let us remember that consuming an adequate amount
of water is only a part, albeit a most crucial part of the balanced, total approach instituted by our Creator to help us maintain, retain, ant regain our health. "Pure air, sunlight, abstemiousness, rest, exercise, proper diet, the use of water, trust in divine power—these are the true remedies." The Ministry of Healing, p. 127.
"And the Spirit and the bride say, come. And let him that heareth say come, And let him that is a thirst come And whosoever will, let him take the
water of life freely." (Rev. 22:17)
By Suzanne Sutton