Hydration and HealthH2O!!! Ever thought about how much water impacts your life? How much water do you drink every day? How does your water intake and hydration levels affect your overall health? As a general rule, your daily intake of water should be equal to half your body weight in ounces.

We are all aware that water is essential to life. Do you know what happens to your body when you do not drink enough water? Most people believe their sense of thirst is the key indicator of dehydration. The fact is, by the time you feel thirsty your body is already feeling the effects of dehydration. When you suffer from dehydration it affects every aspect of your body. Creating a daily routine of water intake that fits into your lifestyle may reduce future health risks.

Your Body's Many Cries for Water - A book on hydration and healthThere are many resources that talk about the affect of not drinking enough water. One of the best books written on this subject is “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water” by Dr. Batmenhelidj. This book focuses on the belief that “many degenerative diseases could be prevented and sometimes cured if we drank more water daily.” Dr. Batmanhelidj states:

“The body poses many different thirst signals. A dry mouth is not a reliable indicator of your body’s water needs.”

He also describes more reliable indicators of thirst and helps you understand when your body needs water before you get dehydrated. Dr. Batmangehelidj believes that water is nature’s miracle medicine. He claims that you can prevent, treat, and cure health related illnesses through WATER!!! Dr. Batmangehleidj’s book teaches us how much water one needs to drink to stay healthy and why tea, coffee, and sodas are not good substitutes for water (this text refers to the paperback edition).

I am a coffee drinker and cannot imagine life without my morning cup of coffee! But, think about this, drinks such as coffee and tea actually steal water from your body because they are diuretics. If you drink one cup of coffee you need at least two additional cups of water per day to replenish your daily need of H2O. Many of us rely on caffeine and it would be extremely difficult to give up your daily dose. If you are struggling to attain your daily intake of water, BioVeda Health and Wellness Center has a nutritional supplement called ReHydrate that can help. ReHydrate is a homeopathic solution added to water to promote your body’s absorption of water for optimal rehydration. If you would like more information on this supplement, please contact us.

Water plays a vital role in almost every function of the body! The body is made up of approximately 80% water and is essential for proper digestion. It helps remove toxins, improve circulation and regulate your body’s cooling system. Consuming your recommended water intake is essential for living a healthy life. We can go weeks without any food but we can only survive for 3 days without any water. The bottom line is: drink more water! It is the key to a healthier life!



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