Caring for Your Body Tissues

Show Summary - June 8, 2009


Sharon welcomed the listeners and talked about the importance of water in life and life in water. She said that it is imperative for everyone to realize the importance of water, to drink plenty of water and to carry water with them if they are unsure of a water source. Dehydration, or lack of water, is out of control in our world and causes or contributes to ailments from allergies to obesity.

Guest: Dennis Buckley, DC

Dennis Buckley, DC (Pasadena, CA), Chiropractor, "Body Tissues and How to Keep Them Healthy"

Dr. Dennis Buckley is head of the California Chiropractic Association and a frequent guest of the Sharon Kleyne Hour.

The show began with a discussion of personal environment based on choices, both mental and physical: How you react to things, where you spend your time, what you eat and what you do to your body.

Dr. Buckley defined "tissue" as muscles, organs, bones, connective material or skin. Most tissues in the human body are 75% water and water is critical to maintaining a proper internal environment. The quality of the tissues depends on the quality of the input and it is possible for diseased tissues, if properly nurtured, to regenerate and ward off diseases.

The majority of the water that you ingest should be pure, and caffeine in water can be dehydrating. Water is important to joint health and digestion of nutrients. When you are dehydrated, it effects digestion and elimination.

Recommended daily water intake - half your body weight in ounces. Also, eat more plant based foods and more high water foods such as celery and watermelon. Eat salads in summer and always avoid alcohol and tobacco.

Computers are a big problem these days. People use them to keep their kids quiet and out from underfoot. This makes them sedentary so they don't get enough exercise or vitamin D. As an occupational health issue, inactivity (sitting at a desk all day) can lead to weight gain, low back problems, loss of joint and skin elasticity and lack of vitamin D. Staying up late on the computer leads to not enough sleep. And since your body repairs and rejuvenates at night, sleep is critical.

Just remember that nighttime rejuvenation is dehydrating and you should start each day with a large glass of water.

Sleep should be preceded by relaxing rituals such as reading a book, a shower, the TV off or writing in a journal. When you get up, you should give thanks, put your feet on the ground and get a drink of water.

You do have the power to become healthy!


Categories: Chiropractic medicine; diet and nutrition; exercise and health; Dr. Dennis Buckley; 2009