Dehydration—The Need for More Water
March 20, 2009 by Bob Livingston
Most seniors (in fact most people) are dehydrated. Our thirst mechanism begins to fade with age. Even people who are seriously dehydrated will not drink water placed near them. I have to consciously drink water myself, and you will, too.
Unintentional dehydration is a plague on the world. Orthodox medicine’s focus is on the solute (solid) body, completely ignoring the solvent (water). Our brain and body consist of 85 percent water. Water is a nutrient and it possesses a dominant metabolic role in all physiological functions of the body.
Most of us are not sick. We are thirsty. The “water cure” is not something the medical establishment is interested in. It is too simple, costs nothing and is available to the whole population. Dehydration is a primary cause of disease but completely overlooked. Or is it just ignored?
Drinking more water—six to eight glasses a day—can do miracles for seniors, and people of all ages.
- Water suppresses the appetite and helps the body metabolize stored fat.
- Drinking enough water is the best therapy for fluid retention. To get rid of excess water, drink more water.
- Overweight people need more water than thin people.
- Water helps maintain muscle tone and helps to prevent sagging skin.
- Water helps rid the body of waste. Many seniors are constipated.
And don’t forget to take 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt daily unless you suffer from malignant hypertension. In that case, see your doctor.
You should read Obesity, Cancer and Depression by Dr. F. Batmanghelidj, M.D., and access the Water Cure website. (www.watercure.com)