“Your Body’s Many Cries for Water” by Dr. Batmanghelidj is a very enlightening book.
He says Americans are chronically dehydrated and it is causing us a myriad of health issues!
We need to drink – at a minimum – half our body weight in ounces each day, always drink 1-2 tall glasses of water in the morning when you first get up and another tall glass of water a half hour before each meal. Then make up the ounce requirement difference in between. Tea, coffee, beer, juice and all other beverages DO NOT count. Another way to check if your dehydrated is after you urinate check and if the water is yellow or turning orange you are dehydrated. The water should look like water or slightly yellow but nothing more.
Our bodies are made up of approximately 65% water, so think about a grape turning into a raisin. Our bodies need the water to operate. Joint pain and back pain could be an indication of dehydration and more water intake will help. Your joints and muscles and all the tissues in our body need the lubrication to function properly. Dehydration has a serious impact on our brains as well and it is proven in some Alzheimers patients that increased water intake has improved their memory loss.
Did you know that all the drugs we consume end up in our water supply? 55% to 95% of the drugs we take we excrete from our bodies. Many of our drugs are made from chemicals and synthetic materials and other harmful ingredients.
Bottled water versus tap water…..tap water wins hands down, BUT you must filter it. Get the chlorine, flouride, chemicals, drugs and all the other crap out. Bottled water does get leached with the plastic chemicals of the bottle.