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Drink Water

Postby edearl » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:34 pm

It is not exactly alternative medicine, but is something everyone can do, drink 4 liters of water a day. Many people are dehydrated, and their health suffers because of it. Drinking enough water is especially important when a person is sick, unless otherwise instructed by a doctor. I was once hospitalized with pancreatitis, and the doctor would not let me drink water or eat. They hydrated me via IV therapy.
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Re: Drink Water

Postby ronnewmexico » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:14 pm

In some schools of thought.............. drinking water in quantity if one has a diet of highly concentrated content such as meats fats and such things(a western diet) is a great great thing to do.

It is also thought that to do so if one has say a tropical diet high in fruits and vegetables of the not concentrated sort, melons and such things, to do so would be quite delibitating.

So I would keep that in mind.
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Re: Drink Water

Postby edearl » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:18 pm

If your urine is light yellow you probably get enough water, if dark, you probably need to drink more water.
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Re: Drink Water

Postby Kyosan » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:33 pm

My father used to get bladder infections. His physician told him that if he drank plenty of water that would make getting them much less likely.
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Re: Drink Water

Postby Madeliaette » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:00 pm

My father calls me a nag for continuously topping up his water glass and keeps telling me he cannot fit so much fluid in (probably as he eats 6 times daily) yet he gets through less than a liter water per day. most of his fluid is in the form of tea, coffee, wine, beer - things that dehydrate. It worries me at times, being his carer, but I just cannot get him to drink more water. I tried a natural ingredient cordial, rice milk, etc - but he just doesnt feel able to drink enough.

Having spent more than 2 decades in Australia, the climate out there taught me the benefits of drinking plenty of water, so I make sure I drink at least 1.5 liters per day, more in summer, here too. Out there, in summer, I needed to drink 2-3 liters a day. I just feel healthier if I drink plenty of water (has to be bottled, as I get ill from tap water).
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Re: Drink Water

Postby edearl » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:21 am

Madeliaette wrote:My father calls me a nag for continuously topping up his water glass and keeps telling me he cannot fit so much fluid in (probably as he eats 6 times daily) yet he gets through less than a liter water per day. most of his fluid is in the form of tea, coffee, wine, beer - things that dehydrate. It worries me at times, being his carer, but I just cannot get him to drink more water. I tried a natural ingredient cordial, rice milk, etc - but he just doesnt feel able to drink enough.

Having spent more than 2 decades in Australia, the climate out there taught me the benefits of drinking plenty of water, so I make sure I drink at least 1.5 liters per day, more in summer, here too. Out there, in summer, I needed to drink 2-3 liters a day. I just feel healthier if I drink plenty of water (has to be bottled, as I get ill from tap water).

Fluids like tea, coffee, wine and beer contribute to our water intake and subsequent output that removes toxins; though, they may not be ideal, they are better than nothing.

Most bottled water is filtered tap water. It is much nicer on the environment to filter your own water, or to buy bottled water where you can reuse the container. The last place I worked had a bottled water company provide their bottled water by filtering tap water that supplied all the water fountains already owned by the company, instead of supplying those five gallon bottles plus stands to let people get cups of bottled water.
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Re: Drink Water

Postby wisdom » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:08 am

Look up "do it yourself water distillation". Its really easy to make. You buy two large pots, connect them with a tube, and boil water in one. It distills into the other giving you water free from 99.99% of toxins. You could make a few gallons in a day and use it for cooking and drinking throughout the week.

Brita water filters don't remove all things, nor is bottled water ideal because its in plastic. That plastic is transported in trucks that might not have cooling, and when it gets to a certain temperature can release chemicals into the water. Plus not all filtering methods are created equal. Distilled water is the best, and uses the same system that nature does to make rain.
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Re: Drink Water

Postby LastLegend » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:52 am

I agree with Ron. My thunder chief.
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Re: Drink Water

Postby edearl » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:03 am

wisdom wrote:Look up "do it yourself water distillation". Its really easy to make. You buy two large pots, connect them with a tube, and boil water in one. It distills into the other giving you water free from 99.99% of toxins. You could make a few gallons in a day and use it for cooking and drinking throughout the week.

Brita water filters don't remove all things, nor is bottled water ideal because its in plastic. That plastic is transported in trucks that might not have cooling, and when it gets to a certain temperature can release chemicals into the water. Plus not all filtering methods are created equal. Distilled water is the best, and uses the same system that nature does to make rain.

It is easier on the environment to use a solar still to make potable water. See:
http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/Wa ... stillation
http://www.appropedia.org/Solar_distillation_TB
http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/Co ... rating.htm

Be sure to take mineral supplements if you drink distilled water, rain water, or snow melt water. Water from aquifers contains essential minerals which benefit your health.
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Re: Drink Water

Postby Thug4lyfe » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:39 pm

Da problem with drankin 2 much crunk juice (water) is that your bursting after a bus trip or drive home from work! Surly holding dat in isn't good for your tracts? :(
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Re: Drink Water

Postby Sherab » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:37 am

I read once that there was a woman who took drinking water to the extreme (can't remember how exactly how many litres a day but I think it was around 10 litres) and became blind as a result.
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Re: Drink Water

Postby laurahill » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:16 am

I drink almost 10 glass of water in per day..I think it is sufficient for me..drinking 3-4 liters of water remove toxins from the body and prevent dehydration and constipation.
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