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interesting study on water

i just read this article today that 8 glasses may not be necessary. thought i'd share with the PT community.


Thu. Apr 3, 2:06pm

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I can't remember when this recommendation first started getting refuted, but it makes me wonder what other recommenations people use, pass on, and recite as an absolute - when there's no scientific basis!

Whether there's an actual benefit or not, I just feel better when I drink more water. Probably b/c it keeps me from eating!

Thanks, OP.

Thursday, April 03, 2008, 2:13 PM

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Read Michael Pollan's "In Defense of Food" if you want some insight to "recommendations". Basically everything the government recommends ends up being refuted.

Friday, April 04, 2008, 12:52 PM

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There's always a study to refute another study, ad infinitum.

Use common sense (which, judging from the crazy weight loss stuff listed in the forum these last couple of weeks, is not all that "common"). If your BMs are irregular and hard, if you get frequent headaches, if you habitually get UTIs, if you work up a sweat, if you are flushing toxins through massage, diet, exercise, if you have a salty or high-fiber meal, need more.

Friday, April 04, 2008, 2:14 PM

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I just dont understand why you wouldnt drink water - it keeps your body working properly. You drink too little and bad things happen - if you get too much then you just pee it out.

Friday, April 04, 2008, 2:34 PM

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My poor father in law has gall stones..he doesnt drink that much coke..i think its from the water in their town..bc my mother in law had gall stones too..and had to have her gallbladder taken out..I dont know..all I know is that in a 1 year span they are both going to have to have their gallbladders taken out.

Friday, April 04, 2008, 2:41 PM

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Gallstones are a buildup of chloesterol in your bile (liver juice). Very painful. Similar to kidney stones except kidney stones are too much vit C/dehydration.

Friday, April 04, 2008, 2:50 PM

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I have heard this debate for years. My personal experience is that if I drink less than 2 liters of water a day for a few days I develop a crick in my neck, gain weight in my waisgt and actually pee MORE overnight. When I train hard I may drink closer to 3 liters a day. It works for me.

Friday, April 04, 2008, 8:34 PM

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