There is controversy on how much water one should drink.
What I can tell you is that in my 22 years of taking thousands of consultations of new patients which included a health history and what medications they took, the ones that were taking blood thinners and had a host of other health conditions, didn’t drink much water. Most of them said they didn’t like the taste or it made them “gag”.
I saw the pattern early on and spoke with a high school friend of mine, Dr Jerry Manoukian, M.D. who specializes in internal medicine and was chief of staff at a local hospital. He told me that when he admits patients into the hospital, the first thing he does is give the patients an intravenous drip of saline (a bag or 2). He told me that no matter what they were admitted for, 70% of the patients got better without any other intervention or procedure.
He said, “David, the world is dehydrated, and it shows up in the form of health conditions.”
In nature, fast moving streams are clear and clean and when water slows down and becomes stagnant and pools, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria, algae, fungus and such and in the body, it is the same scenario.
If you believe that water is good for you, a good rule of thumb is to take in 1 ounce of fluid for every 2 pounds of body weight per day. Fruits and vegetables are up to 90% water and meats and cheeses are about 50% water and they will also help in your daily fluid intake. So you can count on your food giving you about 20% of your daily water intake.
PS. Caffeine and alcohol in any form are diuretics and will take water out of your body.
Yours in Health and Longevity – Coach