We are aware that it is necessary to drink water regularly so that multiple chemical reactions that take place in our bodies as possible, we also know that the water we consume must be as clean and purified drinking water possible. However, we do notknow the real importance of drinking water in the amount that our body needs.
And it is scientifically and clinically proven that most of the diseases, especially degenerative, are caused by dehydration of the organism to chronic water shortages. The body issued urgent warnings when it needs water , if not recognized and treated, can lead to a possible chronic dehydration, with irreversible damage. Asthma, allergies and chronic pain in different areas of the body such as migraine, colitis, leg pain or lumbar, among others, may be a sign of dehydration. In
addition, the brain requires a good level of hydration and sodium for proper functioning of the mechanisms of neotransmisión.So, if dehydration lack of sodium and other essential amino adds, give a major cause of some brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson ‘s , multiple sclerosis and depression.
Although it seems accepted that the depression due to fears, insecurity and social problems, depression and disease is the result of a lack of water in brain tissue. While the brain uses electrical energy generated within the body that requires circulation of water to function, it is understood that dehydration decreases power generation in the brain and many brain functions become ineffective.
The migraine also often due to dehydration the body, as this condition reveals a kind of heat stress, because it works as anindicator of body temperature regulation. So that excess heat in the body can be avoided simply by drinking water regularly.
Also, the active dehydrated body very similar to those in situations of physiological processes stress , so the lack of water and fatorgenius oficial is a cause of stress and depletes water reserves of the body.
Social networks and water saving
Today social networks are becoming a vital part of the lives of the citizens of any society. There are some who think that they will end up with popular search engines so far.
From social network we have not so clear but what we do have clear is that the communicative possibilities of social networks like Facebook , Twitter , Youtube , Yesgram, etc.They may be the key to a greener world.
Social networks are becoming more important every day between the associations and networks are created online which in turn can be converted into offline to help explain positive action for the environment.
Awareness among young people, for example, can be a good way to put the roots for a better planet.
Thanks to social networks and interconnection can carry further and closer, issues such as water conservation, of the benefits of natural and mineral water, non-water pollution, respect for the environment, etc.
From social network we also join this dialogue to respect our planet and our nature.
Top 10 films on the theme of water saving
If you read my other posts, maybe you’ve noticed that I usually do, occasionally, references to the seventh art.In this post Auno two of my greatest interests, water and film.
It is true that cinema, fiction or documentary, not usually treated too often the theme of water and the human being, but looking a bit (on occasion much) films are highly recommended that you should not miss.
This top 10 is divided into five documentaries and fiction 5 films without an order for quality, you tell me what you liked which more or missing.
Prepare popcorn for the best series to watch!
Synopsis: The bottled water industry is increasingly booming, is a business on a global level is estimated at800 billion dollars . In the United States consumption of bottled water is a big problem, 80 million bottles of water daily which 80% are not recycled are consumed (the world average is 50%). This problem is compounded by numerous cases where bottling companies exploit natural water sources to near exhaustion without even paying for it.
Advertising has made us believe that is a healthier and less dangerous than tap water, which in most cases is not true. In the United States if bottled water is produced and consumed in the same state, it is not subject to health control whatsoever on the part of the authorities, representing 60-70% of total production. The remaining part if supervised, but are limited to control water analysis provided by the own bottling companies, a real nonsense.
This phrase Gandhi sums it up : ” There is enough water for human need, but not for human greed ” (There is enough water for human need, but not for their greed).
Review: Dynamic, entertaining and enlightening . The only downside is that it is focused only in the United States, and you can be tempted to autoengañarte and think that this does not happen where you live while you drink your bottle of expensive and polluting “mineral” water.
2. A world without water
Synopsis: A documentary about the problems related to bad practices in the privatization of water supply , mainly imposed by the World Bank to developing country.
In it, a trip around the world, stopping in cities as is El Alto in Bolivia , where Suez through its subsidiary, Aguas de Illimani, covers 90% of the city but left without the ability to connect to 208,000 people by the high prices. The situation is so blatant that local authorities recommend the illegal connection of its inhabitants.
Something similar happened in the most populous city in Tanzania , Dar es Salaam, where public water is privatized. They increased water shortages and the price rose so a bill cost ¼ of the average wage , or the known manifestations of Cochabamba (Bolivia) and repression by the government stopped fighting, wounded and died young .
But it is not only a thing of the third world, in Detroit , the economic crisis and the state of bankruptcy of the city makes many people do not have resources to pay the water bill and choose to connect illegally.
Review: A deep, poignant and especially cabreante history of human beings having water at the doors of your house can not access it by the greed of a few in the other part of the world in collaboration with the World Bank.
Trailer and complete film: http://truevisiontv.com/films/details/80/a-world-without-water
Synopsis: “As a bunch of corporations rob us water” . This is the caption on the movie poster and well summarized its contents. In the documentary talking about the privatization of water in many places around the world, not only distribution services but in some cases the resource itself.
It was exhibited at the United Nations headquarters to sensitize representatives of the problems related to water in the world and the need to protect the population of the economic interests of a few.
Review: It ‘s a mixture of A World Without Water and Tapped , so it touches all aspects related to the problem of water supply. A very dynamic documentary, with many different stories but with a message in common, all water is not a commodity. What is sometimes lost in depth of the stories, it gains in pace.
4. The thirst of the world
Synopsis: The director of recommended documentary Home, story of a journey, brings us this journey through man’s problems with the water around the world.
Kenya, Congo, Cambodia, Palestine, Senegal and China are some of the places you visit, discovering their problems with lack of nearby water sources, pollution and conflicts associated with it.
Aesthetically very remarkable, based his narrative on precious and striking aerial images , brand director (his documentary Home has only aerial images and the voice of the narrator). In this case too low to theground to talk to the protagonists of these stories.
With a large budget of 10 million Euros, provided by the luxury conglomerate PPR (Gucci, Fnac, Puma, etc.), he was accused of greenwashing(a facelift) by these companies.
Review: Definitely photography and soundtrack are the strengths of this production, better watch it on a big screen if possible. With a calm (not heavy) rate is between a documentary of social criticism and one of nature .
5. Cadillac Desert: Mulholland’s Dream
Synopsis: Create your own instant city, just add water! The incredible story of transformation of the city of Los Angeles from water.
Los Angeles had nothing, not having had no water, but went from being a small town without importance in the nineteenth century the largest city in the United States by the vision he had William Mulholland, in the 1910s, of build an aqueduct across California. In this first episode of the series of four chapters, Cadillac Dessert (based on the novel of the same name) tells the incredible story of how greed, speculation, waste and lack of environmental awareness, made the City of Angels what it is today and the San Fernando Valley, the largest agricultural producer in the country.
With an ever larger in the middle of a desert if city resources, the engineering turned the desert into orchard in exchange for converting those orchards from which brought water in deserts . With the testimony of descendants of William Mulholland, experts on the subject as the author of the book Cadillac Desert (Marc Reisner) or (Robert Towne) writer of the film Chinatown, set in those years and adversaries who suffered the disastrous consequences of these measures , constructed one of the most fascinating stories of transformation of a territory by water .
Review: A powerful and gripping story about how humans transformed the American Midwest radically, regardless of the dire environmental consequences. The story of how a city about greed, speculation and superb human being refounded .
Although I already hit my five documentaries I refuse to not point this also highlight Last Call To Oasis , on how the situation is midwestern American today and people think there over the water.
But as he has not entered the top 5 only I leave the fun spot starring in the documentary Jack Black analleged result of bottled water purifying sewage , Porcelaine Springs Will you would drink?
Synopsis: Los Angeles, 1937. specialized in divorce detective JJ Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is visited by the woman superintendent of the water service in the city, Mulwray, stop to investigate infidelity. After jumping the scandal lso newspapers, a woman comes into his office and reveals a story that will take you to dive into the game ambitions and power that lies behind the water in the city of Los Angeles .
Review: A classic black cinema with eleven Oscar nominations of people who only got one. It is situated on the first growing season and water speculation Los Angeles but only inspired by her, almost in no time showing events or real characters (only comment briefly breaking of the dam The Francisquito). If you have the opportunity to read the book Cadillac Dessert (Mark Reisner) or view based on the documentary (Cadillac Desert: Mulholland’s dream), you will understand better certain details that the film does not explain, if not even have a good film of black cinema .
Curiosity. Initially the film was to be called Water and Power , name of water service in the city and reflects very well the power games around water, but ultimately chose to Chinatown, I guess loudness, as neither It takes place in that neighborhood (except a small scene) and hardly has any relation to the plot.
7. Civil Action
Synopsis: In the small town of Wobum, Massachusetts, eight families suffer death from leukemia of his sons and two large corporations accused of dumping waste and polluting the water from their wells . Jan Schlichtmann (John Travolta), injury lawyer, will take over the case and try to help families obtain justice.
Review: Movie a good script and great actors , especially Robert Duvall, nominated for an Oscar for this role, but that does not stop being round (perhaps by the protagonist). A film research and classical, judgmentssober and somber .
8. Erin Brockovich
Synopsis: Erin Bockovic is a single mother with two children who survive can work as work. Get an administrative position in a small law firm though his personality and the way they dress not fit too much into that world. No studies of law and no one would charge, is the case of clients who suffer from various and suspicious diseases that seem to be related to drinking water, discovering a large court case .
Review:Not Another film judgments to begin the protagonist is not a lawyer (or likes too). How to be outgoing and colorful, and sometimes provocative attire of the protagonist, give the counterpoint to the drama of families, not dropping it in a dark and gloomy atmosphere. Although falls in almost all topics, it is a very entertaining movie .
9. Even the Rain
Synopsis: Sebastian (Gael García Bernal) and Costa (Luis Tosar) is the director and producer of a film about Columbus and the discovery of America , which seeks to demystify the figure, portraying him as an ambitious and unscrupulous person. To cut costs decide to travel to Bolivia, the poorest country in South America and roll in Cochabamba. In 2000 the Bolivian government privatized the water service in the city, which caused big protests and harsh repression in what was called Bolivian Water War . All equipment is fully immersed in the conflict that 500 years after the indigenous people still face the money, power and greed, this time by the water.
Review: The film grows in a first part focuses more on the set, its complexities and problems, until conflict erupts and all these problems are swept away by the harsh reality of a poor people fighting for their life, water in a last part intense and revealing .
Synopsis: Range is a lonely chameleon who wants to be an actor and just accidentally lost in the Mohave Desert . When it reaches the thirsty people of Dirt, he decides to play the role of Sheriff, but realizes that acting is one thing and real life is another. He will face the mysterious disappearance of water from the village and discover the conspiracy that lies behind so understanding the vital importance of water .
Review: It is perhaps the most complete film on the water there . They talk about their value for life but also of the power games there around it. His character animation, directed especially children, lacks some depth , but is a good start for future generations begin to value water. When will a range for adults?
Top 10 films and documentaries on energy, water and environment
We review the best documentaries and movies that deal with issues of sustainability, energy and the environment.Some controversial, most surprising and revealing, everyone helps a little closer to a more sustainable development.
The food system, loss of biodiversity , global warming, uncontrolled dumps … Want to know our team? See all the movies on putlocker.
– Food Inc. (USA, 2008) : Directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Robert Kenner, this documentary focuses on the state of the system and the American food industry, and reveals that this aggressive model is spreading to the rest of the world . with a real format, mixing interviews with producers, farmers and farmers , squeezed by large multinationals who want to establish their production methods regardless. Feed with GM , deceptive marketing techniques, Factory farming … the aforementioned multinationals such as Monsanto, Tyson Foods and Smithfield Foods, among others, declined to appear in the film. A sobering film, which will change our view and above all, to choose, what we eat .
– The Cove (USA, 2009) : About 23,000 dolphins are a brutal death every year in ‘Creek’ in the National Park Taiji (Japan), to sell their meat as food (despite its high levels of mercury ), and sell them alive dolphinariums around the world, including Seaworld, succulent benefits . 2010 Oscar for Best Documentary,‘The Cove’ is a desperate denunciation of the most famous dolphin trainer Rick O’Barrey, denouncing theconsequences of captivity on dolphins and orcas and killings taking place to trade with these beautiful animals. The work is a mixture of activism with espionage . A disturbing and revealing documentary film, based on hidden cameras and underwater microphones to discover the awful reality behind the dolphin .
– Oceans (France, 2009) : With a budget of 50 million euros, this film documentaries , is a work of artdepicting the life in the oceans around the planet . Surprising species, their way of life and serious problemsthat lurk , are a part of this great film, especially, will make you shudder with wonderful pictures .
– The Lightbulb Conspiracy (Spain, 2010) : Directed by Cosima Dannoritzer, this revealingdocumentary that . Unmasks the reality of obsolescence everyday products such as mobile phones, printers, computers, appliances or even bulbs last a certain life time deciding manufacturers. So we dove into a spiral of consumption of which is hard to leave. A social criticism of both the actions of selling, as we as consumers unlimited, exploiting the limit natural recourses and generating huge amounts of garbage and waste .
– The last time (USA, 2007) : Produced and directed by actor Leonardo di Caprio , this documentary features data experts and scientist Stephen Hawking to former Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev. Tremendos weather events which have their origin in climate change as hurricanes, extreme droughts, floods … Consequences of global warming and human activity. Di Caprio shows drastic solutions to restore ecosystems, and urges us to put these measures in place quickly.
– Plastic Planet (Germany – Austria, 2009) : ‘Plastic Planet’ is proposed to analyze the material in a century has become indispensable in modern life, and the consequences of their production and mass consumption . The additives contained and extensive lifecycle are a pump for the environment. Directed by Werner Boote, this documentary aims to demonstrate the global threat that this material represents , putting into question radical themes like consumption habits and pollution involved.
– Sushi, the overall catch (USA, 2011) : Director Mark Hall tells the history and impact of theconsumption of sushi on the planet, considering that in the past 30 years has grown from a tradition proper Japanese, to be consumed in routinely worldwide. What impact has this phenomenon for the animal speciesand societies? After watching this documentary, the debate over how and what we eat is served.
– Earth (UK, 2007) . This documentary film from the creators of Deep Blue, is a trip from north to south on the planet , covering different four seasons and showing the contrasts between different parts and how they change. Behavior and way of survival of many animal species have joined us by this colossal work, which took 5 years to be rolled.
– The Age of Stupid (USA, 2009): ‘The Age of Stupid’ is a film directed by Franny Armstrong and John Battsek, dealing with the global warming and the role principal in him human activity. Filmed with elements real documentaries, and sometimes humorous, introduce us to an old man who lives in a world and destroyed in 2055 . the old man, after seeing all the reports of the damage it has caused modern man , can not help but ask the question : Why not done anything about it? Curiously, the film was financed by crowfunding, so they could shoot under great editorial freedom.
– Waste Land (Brazil – United Kingdom, 2009) : Or the story of the landfill largest in Latin America in Rio de Janeiro . Its director, Lucy Walker, and two Brazilian directors João Jardim and Karen Harley that produced it, they want to show the viewer what the daily life of all those who live on it. The Brazilian artist Vik Munizgoes to landfill Jardim Gramacho, in order to paint all those ‘collectors’, and display them as works of art. A documentary that more than one can be uncomfortable, for the simple imagination of their reality.