Is Water Really All That Important???

Cover of "Your Body's Many Cries for Wate...

Cover of Your Body’s Many Cries for Water

OK, you’ve heard it a million times and you still don’t do it.  Or you take a few sips every few minutes and think you are “hydrating” and that you “drink plenty of water”.  WRONG.  You should be drinking 1/2 your weight in ozs per day of water: e.g.  you weigh 100 lbs = drink 50 ozs of water per day.

Think that is too much??  Not at all.

I was recently reading an article by Ben Benjamin, PhD on the importance of water: ” Water has many functions in the body.  It is the medium by which nutrients (from food, supplements) are delivered to tissues and unwanted waste (the beer/wine you drank last night) is carried away.  It is also the medium in which all chemical reactions take place within the cells.  Water also serves as a cushion and lubricant for our spine and other joints.” (Parentheses are mine)

There’s an excellent book I read some time ago by F. Batmanghelidj, MD called Your Body’s Many Cries for Water.  This Dr. treated many common ailments just by having patients drink more water: peptic ulcers, colitis, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic back/neck pain, and more.