UPDATED On March 23, 2007
Disclaimer: All information on this page has been gathered from articles..books..personal experience or testimonials of others. I am not personally recommending use of any of the ideas presented here...It is for your information only. Information contained here may be subject to debate. Accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Kesti16 assumes no responsibility for how information presented is used by the public.
Do YOU drink enough???
Half a fluid ounce of water for each pound of body weight...daily!
We all know that water is important but I've never
seen it written down like this before.
75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
(Likely applies to half world pop.)
In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is
so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's
metabolism as much as 3%.
One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for
almost 100% of the dieters studied in a U-Washington study.
Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a
day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of
A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term
memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the
computer screen or on a printed page.
Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon
cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%,
and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.
Are you drinking the amount of water you
should every day?
If you have swollen ankles and feel bloated..it may well be that you are
suffering from DEhydration..YES!!! Dehydration.
The body is trying to store extra water as it never gets enough.
Drink more and see if you don't feel better!!!!!
Global Home health..dehydration link
Water is great medicine, needed to maintain a healthy body, a clear mind, and a good balance within your tissues. There's more water in your body than anything else, with every cell containing mostly water. About 60 percent of your body is water, and you must constantly replenish the supply, as it's used up in the processes of life. Many people fail to drink enough of it.
When you don't have enough water in your body, your cells start to draw water from the bloodstream. The blood gets sludgy, your heart has to work harder, and your body starts to redirect blood away from less vital areas. Dehydration can set in even before you start to feel thirsty. This is a great strain on the body because it impairs the kidneys in their vital function of purifying the blood and helping the body get rid of toxins.
If you've lost just 2 percent of your body weight in water, your brain power and performance level may start to weaken. Another 4 to 7 percent may leave you feeling dizzy.
The standard recommendation is to drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses a day. I'm not sure you need to force that much down, but do try to drink as much as you can, and more than you think you need. When you're exercising, you need even more water because you're sweating and losing water through deep breathing. Of course, warm temperatures also
increase water loss. Just walking for an hour on a warm day may increase your requirement by two glasses or more. An hour of tennis could require anywhere from two to ten extra glasses.
Drink extra water whenever you think of it. When you start to notice an increase in urination, you're doing a good job. Even better, you'll notice your urine lightening up, looking less concentrated. Some people keep two quarts of water in the refrigerator and make sure they empty them every day.
Also, keep in mind you don't have to limit yourself to water. You can drink highly diluted fruit juice, herbal tea, or a well-watered-down sports drink. Sparkling water with a little fruit juice or lemon is also nice. All of these count toward your 64 ounces a day. Drinks like cola, though, work against the count, because caffeine is a diuretic and removes fluid from the body. Three cups of coffee or tea are comparable to just two cups of water.
Someone in chat said that she read that a Doctor held in one of Sadamm's prisons was able to kick his disease
drinking up to 7 gallons of water -- it was all he had.
Next to oxygen, water is the most important substance in the body. The
average adult body contains approximately 45 pints of water and excretes
about 32 pints daily through perspiration, respiration, urine and
defecation. The internal temperature of the body is controlled with
water. The average body temperature is 98.6o Fahrenheit. If it rises
above this temperature we become feverish. If it falls below, we are
physically affected. Water makes up 92% of the blood in the body and
nearly 98% of intestinal, gastric, saliva and pancreatic juices. Many
people have a dehydrated appearance. Their skin looks parched, withered,
dry and old. Look at the dry and withered hands of many people. Look at
the wrinkles on their foreheads and around their eyes. See how a curtain
of dry flesh hangs over their eyes. Such people seem to squint out of
little eye slits to see.
Many people are chronically constipated, another sign of dehydration.
Many people suffer from burning, irritating urination, which is also a
sign of water starvation.
Inorganic Salt is a Health Wrecker
Another side of water imbalance is due to the excess use of inorganic
salt and salty foods, which leads to the waterlogged human. You see
young children 7 to 10 or more years old who are so waterlogged that
they look grotesque. Some of these children have bloated and middle
aged-looking bodies. Just compare them to the adults with their bloated
and puffed-up faces, arms, bellies, legs, ankles and feet.
The amount of water a body needs depends on temperature, climate, one's
activities and general health. When you drink a glass of water it goes
directly to your stomach. Part of the water is absorbed directly into
your bloodstream through the walls of your stomach. The remainder goes
to your intestines to keep the food you eat in a liquid state while it
is being absorbed; this water is later absorbed directly into the blood.
Drinking the right kind of water is one of your best natural protections
against all kinds of virus infections, such as influenza, pneumonia,
whooping cough, measles and other infectious diseases.
Doctors advise bed-rest and plenty of water for the flu. When the body
tissues and cells are kept well supplied with the correct amount of
water, they can fight off viral attacks. If the body's cells are
water-starved, they become parched, dry and shrivel, making it easy for
viruses to attack.
Always bear in mind the important functions of the right kind of water
in your body. Water is a vital component of all body fluids, tissues,
cells, lymph, blood and glandular secretions. Water holds all nutritive
factors in solution and acts as a transportation medium to the various
parts of the body for these substances. The mucous membranes need plenty
of water to keep them soft and free from friction on their delicate
surfaces. Liquid is necessary for the proper digestion of food. The
stomach acts as a powerful churn to break down food into small
Water Flushes Toxins Out of the Body
One of the most important functions of water is to flush the toxins and
salt from the body. Unfortunately, people the world over use large
amounts of salt. From centuries ago to the present day, there have been
countries that have never known what salt is and whose people were still
healthy and happy.
The Japanese are known to be the world's highest consumers of table or
inorganic salt (sodium chloride). A Japanese farmer who lives to be 60
years of age eats approximately 2 ounces of salt every day of his life
and filters through his kidneys 2,737.5 pounds or 1.36 tons of salt in
Americans are not far behind the Japanese in the consumption of salt.
Not only do Americans add plenty of salt to their foods, they also eat
large amounts of salty foods including ham, bacon, hot dogs, luncheon
meats, corned beef, potato chips, salted nuts and many other foods with
high concentrations of salt. No wonder heart disease is the # 1 killer
in America! No wonder people in their 30's suffer from high blood
pressure, kidney trouble, arthritis and the greatest of all killers,
arteriosclerosis or the hardening of the arteries, veins and blood
The proper amount and right kind of water helps to keep cholesterol
levels down. Remember, water is a flushing agent. In our opinion, the
right kind of water is Mother Nature's greatest beauty and health tonic.
In our long career as nutritional and fitness advisors to the greatest
stars of films and TV, we have found that, when we can persuade the
stars to use the correct liquids, they retain an ageless face, form and
figure much longer than the person who drinks ordinary water. Pure water
keeps the body cells normal and prevents dehydration. The face and neck
remain free of ageing lines and wrinkles while the entire body retains
its youthful characteristics longer.
Water is Important to Superb Health
People who drink the right kind and amount of liquids (distilled water,
fresh fruits and vegetables and their juices) have better circulation,
which is most important to Super Health and long life.
In our opinion, the right kind of water helps improve your mind and
brain power. We really believe that it makes you think better and more
accurately! You have 15 billion powerful brain cells which are 70%
We also think that the excessively nervous and/or mentally upset person
is so obsessed with his own worries and "hangups" that he just forgets
to drink water and other liquids of the right kind. Instead, he dopes
himself on alcohol, tea, coffee and cola drinks which only complicate
his nervous condition by introducing burning, toxic acid into his
stomach with no food or water to dilute it. So on top of his nervousness
and depression, he suffers from sour acid stomach, heartburn, gas-bloat
and other miseries. Instead of drinking sufficient water, these people
dope up on aspirin, cigarettes and stimulants.
Remember that the nerves need the correct amount of water to function
properly and smoothly. You can plainly see that it is possible to suffer
from water starvation. Here is a way that you can help yourself to
health, the Natural Liquid Way!
Water Can Help Some Heart Patients
It can prevent blood clots
Sometimes the best medical treatment is as close as your faucet. Plain old water sometimes acts like a drug.
Water may help to treat certain people with low blood pressure, and drinking the right amount each day can discourage blood clots that increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. By the way, sweetened, caffeinated or alcoholic drinks don't count; only pure water works.
Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., discovered that a large glass of water can raise blood pressure an average of 40 millimeters of mercury (mm/Hg) in certain patients with a nervous system disorder that causes low blood pressure. Water has a similar effect in older people who often suffer a type of low blood pressure when they stand. This is called orthostatic hypotension. In healthy young people, drinking water doesn't alter blood pressure.
A report in Science Daily explains that plain water could act as potently as some drugs for selected people with low blood pressure.
Another function of water is to enhance the negative charge that red blood cells carry. This helps blood cells to repel each other and prevent clumps and clots. A feature from The Times of London describes water's other functions, and why other beverages don't compare with water, even when they're mostly water themselves.
While you're doing all this drinking, make sure you're not adding new toxins to your body. Drink high-quality bottled water or, better still, get a water-purification system for your home.
Speaking of water...Have you heard of willard water ????
Below is a link to check it out.
I have heard that Britta is the best and cheapest way to purify your water
Go to this link to see where to buy one for only $29.95 and what stores in your area sell it.
(No..I am in no way connected toBrita...I bought the pitcher and the water tastes great...
plus my arm is getting very strong lifting that heavy thing out of the fridge!)
(Be sure to look at the kewl water Trivia page when you get there)
A Great Water page to visit below:
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