Here is a simple visual. Not drinking enough water is the equivalent of washing a whole sink of dirty dishes with 1/4 cup of water. This results in the kidneys having to work very hard. They will only do this for so many years before they finally break. Then kidney dialysis or transplant is required just to sustain life.
Symptoms of dehydration include:
Many beverages that people reach for when they’re thirsty are actually mild diuretics, meaning they pull water from your body tissues and are then excreted. This includes anything with caffeine such as most sodas, coffee, and tea. This compounds the problem of dehydration by causing even more fluid loss.
For every caffeinated beverage consumed, an equal amount of water or non-caffeinated beverage needs to be taken in to counteract the dehydration effects of the caffeine. In essence, they cancel each other out and neither should be included in the total intake for the day.
The thirst mechanism doesn’t always cause feelings of thirstiness until severe dehydration is already underway. Many people report they never feel thirsty.
A subtle sign of dehydration that most aren’t aware of is feelings of hunger. If you feel hungry but have eaten recently or are trying to lose weight, drink an 8 ounce or larger glass of water and wait to see if the hunger subsides. Most often, it does.
The goal amount of daily water intake is one half of your body weight, in ounces. For example, a 150 pound person would need to drink 75 ounces of water a day. That would be 2 quarts plus about another cup. If spending time outside sweating or the weather is very warm, then even more water is needed. See two recipes below for making your own sport and health drinks.
This may sound like a lot if you’re not used to drinking much water so here are some tips for getting 8 or more cups per day. Use purified or bottled water. Tap water has too many chemicals and chlorine.
Keep yourself feeling in tiptop shape all day by keeping up with your water intake. When you drink purposefully for the sake of getting your necessary fluids for the day, unnecessary hunger, fatigue, and headaches can be warded off before they ever start.
It turns out that two tablespoons of lemon juice contain almost exactly the amount of potassium in 8 oz of a typical sports drink. So, if you want to make your own low-carb sports drink, it’s quite easy and the cost is minimal. Tastes a lot better too! Just mix together:
Apple Cider Vinegar (raw) contains enzymes and promotes healthy bacteria in the gut. It also helps with weight loss by regulating blood sugar.
They say if you send this to ten people, you stand a chance of saving one life. Will you send this along?
Blood Clots/Stroke – They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue
I will continue to forward this every time it comes around!
STROKE: Remember the 1st Three Letters….. S. T. R.
During a BBQ, a woman stumbled and took a little fall – she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) …she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.
They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Jane went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.
Jane’s husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital – (at 6:00 pm Jane passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Jane would be with us today. Some don’t die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.
It only takes a minute to read this.
Neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke…totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.
RECOGNIZING A STROKE
Thank God for the sense to remember the ‘3’ steps, STR. Read and Learn!
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:
S *Ask the individual to SMILE.
T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)
(i.e. It is sunny out today.)
R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
New Sign of a Stroke ——– Stick out Your Tongue
NOTE: Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is this: Ask the person to ‘stick’ out his tongue. If the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.
A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this message sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.
I have done my part. Will you?
The problem with bad posture is:
You will need to sit upright in your chair, or stand tall, arms at your side. Do the following slowly and with purpose: