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Tips About Drinking Water

I recently read a good tips article about drinking more water. I got permission from the author to reprint it here:

Drink More Water

Recent studies have shown, that many diseases are related to dehydration of the cells. We could kind have guessed that, since 80% of our bodies are made of water – but do you remember to connect these facts with how much you actually drink? One study pointed out that the most important healing “drug” we have is water!

And you thought water was only to help you digest? No – water means a lot more than that. It is what maintains your entire cell system. Headache – try more water. Angry – try a glass of water – or two. Feeling blue – drink your water. Having a sweet tooth – drink a glass of water first and see how the cravings feel then.

Here are Some Water Guidelines

  • Drink 2 glasses of water first thing in the morning – it will help you feel better and more energized. And it will help you shed a bit of yesterday’s residue.
  • Drink 1 glass of water 1/2 hour or so before every meal – it will help you feel less hungry, have fewer cravings and prevent you from overeating within the first few minutes at the table.
  • Drink 1 glass of water for each glass of wine or beer (any alcohol) and 1 glass of water with every cup of coffee or tea (any caffeine). Think of the French and the Italians. There is always a bottle of water on the table next to the bottle of wine. When they order an espresso, they always get a glass of water to go along with it.
  • Drink a glass of water every time you feel hunger or cravings creeping up on you.
  • In general – work yourself up to drinking 1/2 of your body weight in ounces and add an equal amount of water when drinking alcohol and caffeine. If you weigh 170 pounds, you would drink 85 ounces of water.

    Jeanette Bronee at

Dr. Batmanghelidj, MD: Your Body’s Many Cries for Water and You are not Sick, You are Thirsty. See website:
Dian Dincin Buchman: The Complete Book of Water Therapy
Charlie Ryrie: The Healing Energies of Water

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  1. I really loved your blog. Thank you. I too will try very hard to drink more water here in Kuwait. In this combat zone my comrades and myself will have to remain water conscience!

    Water FTW!

    -Sergeant Schram
    -US ARMY

  2. Bless your heart Sergeant Schram! Do take care of yourself. I send you blessings for peace and safety. Congrats on becoming a new father…yes I visited your website. Cheryl


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