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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Your Body's Many Cries For Water


  • 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.

  • 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 dieters studied in a U-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 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.

  • Increasing your intake of water during a case of the flu or common coldcan reduce the number of sick days by 2-3 days.

  • Are you drinking enough water every day?
    Remember, once you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated.

    From the book: "Your Body's Many Cries for Water;
    You Are not Sick, You Are You Are Thirsty
    By F. Batmanghelidj, MD
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