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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The Fountain of Youth and Vitality DOES Exists!

It is said when you become wise and mature you no longer feel the need to be right.

Well, call me immature! ;-)


This past weekend my mother in-law (who I love dearly) had this long dragged out and spirited debate and this post is my way proving my rightness!

She was arguing that people do not need to drink that much water; that we have become obsessed with the practice of carrying around water bottles to obsessively “nurse on” and it is “ridiculous and disgusting” (she is passionate in her opinions!).

I call statistics and facts to the stand...

#1 - 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half the world population.)

#2 - In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is mistaken for hunger.

#3. - Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as 3%.

#4 - One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.

#5 - Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

#6 - Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

#7 - 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.

#8 - 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.

#9. Drinking 5 glasses of water decreases likeliness to die from a heart attack by 41%.

I have a follow-up - simple logic

It makes sense since almost 2/3rds of our body IS water:

•    Blood is 83% water
•    Muscles are 75% water
•    The brain is 74% water
•    Bone is 22% water

Water - The True Fountain of Youth and Wellness

Simple water -- when it's pure and free of contaminants -- is truly a "wonder drug." Without chemicals, additives, or anything unnatural, a steady dose of
8 glasses of water a day (ideally ½ your body weight in ounces of water):

•    Improves Your Energy
•    Increases Your Mental and Physical Performance
•    Removes Toxins & Waste Products from your body
•    Keeps Skin Healthy and Glowing
•    Increases our Metabolism and Helps You Lose Weight
•    Reduces Headaches and Dizziness
•    Allows for proper Digestion
•    Helps to keep you more Alkaline
•    Aides your Kidneys, Joints, Back, Brian and is important for Pregnancy

The 2 Great Mistakes

#1 - Do not wait until you are thirsty to drink water. By the time your body feels thirsty you have already suffered the consequences of dehydration and have the reverse effects of the list above.

#2 – Do not turn to sodas, coffee, teas, beer or sugar laden synthetic juices to cure your thirst. Many of those options will actually only dehydrate you further (coffees and teas are a natural diuretic and many sodas and beers are made to keep you thirsty) or be a Trojan horse for other stuff you don’t want to ingest.

SO… my beloved Mother in-law, unless you want to be clogged up, look old, feel miserable and die young – drink more water! ;-)

The prosecution rests.

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