Thursday, March 7, 2013

"I Hate Water"....... Really?

Here is what i am burning on today......I still meet people in my clinic that drink 0 ounces of water on a daily basis....are you kidding me?  We are in 2013 and there are still people out there that don't drink any water. They count their water intake, with their cups of coffee, with their iced tea's, with their diet coke beverages or anything else they consume.  Trust me, there are many people out there that are not drinking any water.  I see these people during my office visits with them and they respond "because i don't like water"...come on.  Water is about 70% of our body weight and by starving yourself of water, you are depriving your self of what your body runs on.  Without water in your system, your body can't absorb vitamins and minerals as efficiently, your blood is much thicker and can't transport other necessary nutrients to the cells of your body.  There are many symptoms and diseases that are related to being dehydrated....

The major symptoms of dehydration are thirst, dry skin, dark colored urine and fatigue but take a look at some commonly overlooked symptoms of chronic dehydration.They are:
  • Digestive disturbances such as heartburn and constipation
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Autoimmune disease such as chronic fatigue syndrome and multiple sclerosis
  • Premature aging
  • High cholesterol
  • Weight gain 
 Water isn't something we should mess around with.  We should be sipping on water through out the day.  I recommend sipping water, no more than 4oz ever 30 minutes, but try to consume 6-8 oz every hour.  Your kidney's can't handle more than 6oz over a 30 minute period.  So gullping water isn't going to hydrate you. 

Staying hydrated can help your body prevent many symptoms and disease.  Sure it isn't the only thing, but if you are dehydrated, you are only asking for trouble.  So stay hydrated my friends.... Peace Out!!!

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