You hear it regularly (especially if you’re a client of mine) “are you drinking enough water?”. Why are so many of us obsessed with adequate water intake? Because most people are chronically dehydrated.
What does chronic dehydration look like? According to F. Batmanghelidj, M.D. (I love his name!!), it looks like asthma, allergies, insulin dependant diabetes, peptic ulcers, heartburn, back pain, headaches, foggy thinking, arthritis, migraines and the list goes on. Did I get your attention with that list? Lack of water causes all that?
It turns out that water is absolutely essential to everything our body does. The body is 75% water and the brain is estimated to be about 85% water so according to Dr. Batmanghelidj “every function of the body is monitored and pegged to the efficient flow of water”.
No, coffee, tea, juice, sports drinks or any other fluid can be counted as or substituted for water. How much water do we need? In Dr. B’s book, Your Body’s Many Cries For Water-You’re Not Sick; Your Thirsty, he recommends six to eight 8 ounce glasses as an absolute minimum. Should you guzzle water with every meal? No, actually he recommends one glass a half an hour before every meal and another glass two and a half hours after each meal. As extra insurance that you’re getting enough two more glasses of water should be added to that minimum around the heaviest meal of the day or before bed. If you’re unsure of how much you should drink, take your weight in pounds, divide that by two and that’s how many ounces per day you need. For example, a 200 lb person should drink 100 ounces.
For more information on how dehydration is linked to the above conditions you can borrow the book from me or visit his website watercure.com. You won’t be sorry and you might just find yourself feeling better and being healthier!
Now it’s your turn, what difference did increasing your water intake make in your life? I’d love to hear your experiences below.
Still having trouble getting into the water habit? A future blog will have some tips and tricks for you.
Make today a healthy and happy day!
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