Irene

Ten Reasons to Drink More Water

In anti-aging, food, heart health, holistic health, lifestyle, Uncategorized, water, women on June 19, 2012 at 11:33 pm

Twenty-two years ago, while treating inmates at a prison, a physician named Dr. Batmanghelidj saw a patient doubled over in pain with a gastrointestinal disease. Since there was no access to any medicine, Dr. Batmanghelidj could only give this person water. He had him drink two glasses. Within three minutes, the person’s pain diminished; within eight minutes, he was completely pain free. After that, Dr. Batmanghelidj researched the medicinal properties of water and wrote several books, including Your Body’s Many Cries for Water and Water Cures: Drugs Kill: How Water Cured Incurable Diseases.

Dr. Batmanghelidj, who passed away in 2004 and studied medicine under penicillin-inventor, Sir Alexander Fleming, asserted that dehydration is the root cause of all physical illness. A report on his findings was published as an editorial in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, June 1983.

Admittedly, Dr. Batmanghelidj’s assertions are somewhat controversial, but there are at least 10 hard and fast rules why you need proper hydration.

60 to 75 percent of our overall body is made up of water; the brain, alone, is comprised of 85 percent water—even our bones contain up to 22 percent!

While we can go for almost a month without food, we can only go for a week without water. Water transports vitamins and nutrients to the cells; it removes toxins and regulates your body temperature. Nearly all of the body’s major systems rely on water.

The average person loses three to four cups per day just through perspiration and urine. When you lose two percent of your body’s water, you become dehydrated.

There are at least ten good reasons to drink up.

If you do, you’ll experience:

  •  Increased energy. One of the most common reasons for low energy is not drinking enough water!
  • Better ability to concentrate, with more clear-headedness.
  • More successful exercise; remember, dehydration is one of the most common reasons for low energy so, if you slow down, you won’t be as productive at the gym.
  • Healthier Skin: Since water removes toxins, it can help clear up skin. Some even report a kind of glow after drinking!
  • Heart Health: You’ll have a steadier, stronger heart-rate, and a study published in the May 1, 2002 American Journal of Epidemiology found that those who drank more than five glasses of water a day were 41 percent less likely to die from a heart attack during the study period than those who drank less than two glasses.
  • Ability to handle stress better: Since you’ll be more clear-headed, you’ll be that much more equipped to handle challenges and problems.
  • Fewer headaches: Do you know that 75 to 80 percent are caused by dehydration??
  • Youthfulness! Water contracts muscles and plumps up tissues. Without water, you’ll see sagging skin and muscle loss
  • Increased metabolism
  • Flushed toxins

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Irene Ross, CHHC, AADP is a certified nutrition and wellness coach who works with people to help them instantly double their energy so they avoid that mid-morning or afternoon slump, get more done in less time and balance their lives.

Author of the forthcoming book, 25 Ways to Fire Up Your Day:  Increase Energy, Get More Done in Less Time, Balance Your Life, she also writes a free twice-monthly newsletter, “Power Wellness,” full of tips for healthy eating and lifestyle.  Subscribe and automatically receive a free download of her mini e-book, Sugar’s Sour Story.  To subscribe, click here.

Irene’s website is:  www.eating4achieving.com.  Are you tired of being tired?  Contact me (irener@eating4achieving.com) and let’s see if it makes sense to work together.

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