In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
Even mild dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.
One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
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.
Drinking just 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.
Are you drinking the right amount of water you should every day?
It is important to understand that because of a gradually failing thirst sensation, our body becomes chronically and increasingly dehydrated, from an early adult age. With the increase in age, the water content of the cells of the body decreases, to the point that the ratio of the volume of body water that is inside the cells to that which is outside the cells changes from a 1.1 to almost 0.8. This is a very drastic change and causes one to lose their desire for hydration.
Since the water we drink provides for cell function and its volume requirements, the decrease in our daily water intake affects the efficiency of cell activity.
Simply put...The cell is only as healthy as the fluids it is bathed in!
It is the loss of water volume held inside the cells of the body which causes a reduction in the thirst sensation! As a result, chronic dehydration sets in which causes symptoms that equal disease when the variety of emergency signals of dehydration are not understood.
Keep in mind that when we are born our bodies are about 90% water and 10% matter. As an aging adult the body begins losing water, dehydration sets in and hydration falls to about 70% water and 30% matter. Upon death the body is only 50% water! In reality we die of dehydration!
Just because someone does not perceive they are thirsty does not mean they are not thirsty. The body adjusts and goes into a masking phenomenon that leaves the body dehydrated. The adult male or female is approximately 11 to 12 gallons of water. These waters need to be filtered and eliminated and replenished daily. If they are not, the rivers, steams and oceans of our body become polluted with digestive, respiratory and metabolic acids. When these acids build up we experience the symptoms of dehydration, we call disease. Any and all disease is an expression of this dehydration and a compromise in the alkaline pH of our body fluids.
Disease is not about the cells or tissues or organs, it is all about the hydration and the quality of the fluids of the body that surround the cells that make up our tissues and organs.
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