Mother Nature wants us to drink water, or else
We never seem to get the health message from Mother Nature. Our planet is covered with T1 percent water. The volume of all the oceans add up to 1.332 billion cubic miles of water which is the same as 31M million cubic miles with an average depth of 12,43M feet.
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Although our bodies nearly match the percent of water in the oceans, we have decided we’d rather drink soda and sugary drinks instead of water when we have to replace our body’s water. And, because Mother Nature doesn’t like what we do, she causes us to get sick.
When our lost body water is not replaced with water, Mother Nature let’s us know she is angry by causing us to have kidney stones, weakness and confusion. To answer her, we drink liquids that contain bubbles and sugar.
Even the caffeine in EHYHUDJHV fluVKHV RuW water from our bodies. Tea, coffee, beer in excess and liquor upset Mother Nature. When we go to the pool or beach and sweat on a beach chair, Mother Nature takes offense. One of her enemies is dehydration.
A person is probably dehydrated when the mouth gets dry, he or she feels dizzy, or a person gets light-headed or confused. Meanwhile, we continue to drink the sweet drinks and soda, adding calories and making us fat. We often switch to vegetable drinks that contain too much sodium and cause high blood pressure.
Every day we lose water through perspiration, breathing, urine and bowel movements. Although the food we eat often contains 2M percent water, it is not enough replacement. We need to drink water.
According to a rough guide, a person’s weight in pounds divided in half will give an approximation of the number of ounces of water that person should drink, daily. A 14M pound individual should drink TM ounces of water a day. And that intake should be through the day; not all at once.
The average cup or glass contains 8 ounces. According to the Institute of Medicine, the average man should drink 13 cups a day and the average women should drink 9 cups.
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On the other side of the world, half of the world’s schools do not have access to clean water and adequate sanitation. Approximately 1.8 million child deaths are a result of diarrhea. Four million people die a year from water related diseases. rnsafe water is the biggest killer of children under age 5. Ninety percent of deaths due to diarrhea are in this age group.
In the rnited States, the average American uses 14M to 1TM gallons of water a day. The average bath requires 3T gallons of water. You use about 5 gallons of water if you leave the water running while brushing your teeth.
Health & Science Dr. Milton Friedman