Do you think about water? I talk a lot about it. Why? Because enough can’t be said about our most essential nutrient that we ignore! Water must be replenished daily. Hence this blog post by Dr Gary Lindner. He covered all the points I would not have done it better.
“Pure water is the world’s first and foremost medicine.”
— Slovakian Proverb
Life cannot exist without water! It is the most important nutrient we consume every day of our lives. Water comprises over two-thirds of our body weight and is one of the most essential elements of maintaining well-being. Water is important in every physiological process. Water helps your body with circulation, assimilation, digestion, elimination and temperature control. Proper hydration is essential to a healthy life.
Dehydration is a global issue
Unfortunately, most of us live our lives in a state of chronic dehydration. Researchers estimate that about 75% of people in the U.S. have chronic dehydration. Dehydration is a global problem with 80% of Britons, 75% of Australians, 50% of Germans and 75% of people in France suffering from chronic dehydration.
“Dehydration is the Mother of ALL EPIDEMICS and it is THE FIRST STEP we need to take in addressing chronic disease.”
— Gina Bria
What happens if you don’t drink?
Failure to drink enough water can lead to many health issues such as fatigue, joint pain, weight gain, headaches, ulcers, diabetes, kidney disease and high blood pressure. Chronic dehydration may affect your organs and lead to kidney stones, cholesterol complications, constipation, liver and muscle damage.
Part of the problem lies with a misunderstanding of how important water is and how much we need each day to be healthy. Water is not just a beverage choice; it is our most essential nutrient. When we think of water this way it becomes apparent that we must drink enough each day.
“Water is not just a beverage choices. It is an essential nutrient.”
— Dr Gary Lindner
What is dehydration?
Dehydration occurs when you use or lose more fluid than you take in, and your body doesn’t have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions. If you don’t replace lost fluids, you will get dehydrated. Anyone may become dehydrated, but the condition is especially dangerous for young children and older adults.
Why do we need to drink?
We lose water every day through processes such as breathing, temperature regulation and excretion. If our water intake doesn’t replenish these losses, we become dehydrated. It takes less than a 1% deficiency to trigger our thirst response. Just a 2.5% per cent reduction in our hydration can result in a 25% reduction in energy and efficiency including short-term memory loss, trouble with performing basic math, and challenges in focusing. The most common cause of daytime fatigue is mild dehydration.
How many cups Should we drink?
There is no perfect answer to this question as it depends on your age, health status, level of physical activity, body type and ambient surroundings.
Everyone has heard drink eight 8oz glasses of water a day. This is insufficient in my opinion for proper hydration for most us. A good rule of thumb is to drink half your body weight in ounces per day of water. So, if you weigh 160 pounds, 10 glasses or 80 ounces per day is a good rule to follow. For the metric system, the rule of thumb is to drink 3.3% of your body weight in kilograms in litres of water per day to stay hydrated.
The next subject to address is water choices. We are lucky in the U.S. and many other countries that we have choices as to water, but some choices are healthier than others. This topic will be included in our next Healthy by Choice broadcast. The class will cover the problem of dehydration, the solution and what and why some water choices are healthier than others.
Join the Master Class
Please join us and invite guests for a Water Matters master class on Tuesday, January 28th at 9 pm Eastern, 6 pm Pacific. Together we can all help anyone Be Healthy by Choice. To Join the broadcast click this link and follow the prompts www.theroyalalliance.com/live see you on Tuesday.
Thanks and acknowledgement
to Dr Gary Lindner who has dedicated his life to helping people take better care of themselves without the use of drugs and pharmaceutical medications and runs talks and masters classes online on self-care. If this interests you please don’t hesitate and join his broadcasts. Or feel free to visit his website: https://www.selfcarehub.com/
If you are curious to know what is going through your pipes please read What is in your tap water. Please educated yourself. Knowledge is power and you can make changes accordingly.
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