It has been said to us before that we should drink about eight glasses of water daily. Don't you think this is another "one-size-fits-all" recommendation? My doctor (Dr. Olivier) has suggested to me that I should drink the equivalent of half my weight in ounces of water daily. (I'm telling you, it's a hard task for me to do, but I keep trying.)
Here's an example:
If a person weighs 160 pounds, half of that is 80 -- the number of ounces you should be drinking. Eighty ounces is 10 eight ounce glasses. Anything less would be depriving your body of important nutrients.
Dr. Leigh Connealy, Newport Natural Health, also suggested to keep into consideration if you are taking any antihistamines or if the weather is dry or you just had an intense workout for these are important factors that may make a difference in your personal water intake. Personal water intake needs to be adapted for each individual's lifestyle.
"Caffeinated and carbonated beverages, for example, have a diuretic effect, increasing urination by irritating the bladder and creating the sensation that one needs to urinate. Furthermore, sodas and coffee increase the body's acidity, posing additional health risks..."
Another very important factor.....Don't RISK Dehydration! Some people wait until they FEEL thirsty. THIRST is a sign of dehydration. I find it is always best to keep a bottle of water with me at all times and drink from it often.
Here's to your health!
The Lord heals your diseases, redeems your life from the pit, satisfies you with good, shows compassion to his children, and knows your frame. The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
Psalm 103: 3-14