Water and Psoriasis
We all know that we need to drink water to survive. Our body is approximately 60 percent water and the brain is 70 percent water, along with the lungs that are around 90 percent water.
Every day your body needs to replace a certain amount of water. So let’s talk about water.
Taking a look at H2O
I grew up on a farm drinking well water until my early twenties until I got my first apartment and was introduced to tap water.
I remember over thirty years ago a doctor telling me to drink warm water because it was better for my psoriasis. I really couldn’t see the difference between drinking cold or warm water.
He tried to explain to me that warm water helps heal because it accelerates the body's metabolism and helps it eliminate toxins from our body. I never thought about this until years later.
Do you know how that when you drink an ice-cold glass of water, it gives you brain freeze? I have noticed that when I drink warm it helps with the digestion system and eliminates a lot of things from the body; if you know what I mean.
It's time to prioritize hydration
Water is sometimes one of the last things we choose to drink each day. To be honest, I was not a water drinker either. We need to drink plenty of water to continue to have good health.
Water keeps us hydrated. We lose so much water from the body in just everyday things like breathing, sweating, and of course going to the bathroom.
We have all heard for years to drink eight glasses of water every day. To improve my psoriasis symptoms, I choose to drink more water. I have noticed that when I am dehydrated, I notice my skin all cracked and dry and my lips become very sore.
I see a big difference in the healing of my psoriasis in many ways when I consume extra water.
Should I filter my drinking water?
Water helps all our organs. I know that some cities and states put chlorine or fluoride in the water. Have you ever wondered what this is doing to our skin? I’m just asking.
When I was living in a city, a few years ago, I know a lot of people would filter their water. I’m not sure if it helped or not, but I figure getting rid of any type of contaminants could help the water. You can also have your water tested to see what is in it.
Drink pure water when possible
Water has a lot of healing principles. We use water for our baths, making our bodies cool and cooking.
We can’t necessarily just trust just because it comes out of a pipe that it’s good. People get sick every day from their drinking water. I want us to be mindful of what’s in our water. I know that it can either help heal you or it can hurt you.
Over the years I have learned to drink pure clean water. Those of us with psoriatic disease know that we will try anything to make us comfortable with our psoriasis - and that includes hydrating our bodies, one easy way.
Where on your body does psoriasis bother you the most?