Wednesday, May 26, 2010

8 glasses a day... to a bloated stomach?

The Complete Book of Water HealingI'm actually practicing this, to drink 8 glasses of water a day. A debunked myth, maybe, just like the debunked myth about detox diets - it was shown that the body's own detoxifying mechanism works whether or not you are on a detox diet - a real mythbuster in my view, but this one, which is on plain water drinking, comes as a surprise.

Nonetheless, the fact is stranger than the truth.

I still will drink 8 glasses of water daily, as much as I can. Why? Because in the early morning, my bowel movement is made easier. That actually makes my day easier by moving the waste out, so I am clean to start out the day.

A clean colon is where it all starts!

Read on...

Study pours cold water on drinking eight glasses a day

WASHINGTON - Drinking enough to quench your thirst is sufficient for the body's needs, and there is no evidence to support the common advice to drink eight glasses of water a day, a study said Thursday.

"Just drink when you are thirsty," was the advice from a study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Doctors from the University of Pennsylvania said "there is simply a lack of evidence in general" that everyone should drink the recommended 1.5 litres of water a day.

Researchers Dan Negoianu and Stanley Goldfarb had examined the theory that drinking more water helped the kidneys flush more toxins from the body.

MEDIFLOW - Water Based Pillow - Water Pillow - Mediflow Fiber Padding"So the question is does drinking more water increase these normal important functions of the kidneys. And the answer is no," Goldfarb told NPR radio.

"In fact, drinking large amounts of water, actually and surprisingly, tends to reduce the ability of the kidney to function as a filter."

Water has also been touted as an ideal aid to those who want to lose weight. But while drinking more helps dieters feel full, no clinical study has proved that it will help keep the weight off.

Pure Water: The Science of Water, Waves, Water Pollution, Water Treatment, Water Therapy and Water Ecology"There were some studies that suggested that in fact, calorie intake was reduced when individuals were given water prior to eating. Other studies suggested that it wasn't," Goldfarb added.

Increased water intake was only really justified in extreme cases, such as for athletes, people living in hot, dry climates and those suffering from particular illnesses. - AFP/fa

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