As a society we've grown up being told that we're not drinking
enough water, so consequently all of us have become more
conscious of hydration, which is good. The human body is 60-75%
water, so we definitely need to keep our fluid level high. Plus,
adequate water intake has been shown to:
- Help the body flush toxins
- Improve the condition of our skin
- Prevent water retention
- Assist in weight loss (by helping you stay full and flushing
- Help all of our internal organs function more efficiently
However, new research also shows that some people are drinking
too much water. Called over-hydration, the practice of drinking
too much water can cause the salt content in your bloodstream to
become diluted. As a result there is less salt available to your
body's tissues, which can affect your brain, heart, and muscle
So how much water should you really drink? Most health agencies and
organization recommend a formula like this:
- Calculate 75% of your body weight. If you weigh 150 pounds,
this would be 112.5 pounds.
- Covert that figure to ounces (112.6 ounces).
- Add 16 ounces each for a dry climate or strenuous exercise to
get your total suggested water intake.
Having listed this formula, many holistic physicians also
recommend that you listen to your body. Pay attention to when you
are thirsty and respond by drinking water. Don't force yourself
to drink water when you're not thirsty and don't ignore thirst
signals either. Also, most experts recommend that you spread your
water intake evenly throughout the day.
Once you're drinking enough water you might also want to consider
how you can increase your body's ability to release toxins (which
are carried out of the body by water). We suggest adding
acidophilus and bifidus (two forms of friendly gut bacteria that
also act as natural antibiotics) as well as plenty of
antioxidants like this immune support supplement from New Earth. Also, avoid drinking
chlorinated water with these natural products. With plenty of
water and good nutrition you can look forward to a new healthier
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