The Importance of Water to Human Health

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  1. Purple Haze

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    True health cannot occur without proper hydration of the body. We need to drink half our body weight in ounces minimum each day . For instance, if you weigh 200 lbs, you should consume 100 ounces of water. Every organ in the body heavily depends on water to function properly and to its capacity. We are mostly water. The human body is 69% water. The brain is 85% water, bones 35% water, blood 83% water and the liver 90% water.



    Water has traditionally been considered mere packing material that served little purpose other than to give the body its weight and bulk. Medieval thinkers still believe water is there to give the body volume, otherwise it would be nothing but dry chemicals. To this day, the medical establishment sees water as little else, when in fact water serves to energize every cell and organ in the body. It is crucial to every bodily operation and when we become dehydrated, the body instinctively begins to ration water to each organ. The brain, being the most important organ, gets the most water. The skin, being the least important, is rationed the least amount of water. Chronically dry skin and/or dandruff are signs of advanced bodily dehydration , as are asthma and hyperventilation . It is the law of vital adaptation at work; that the body will do what it has to do to survive, which in this case means the most important organs get served first. If the body didn't do that we would suffer the ill effects of dehydration much more rapidly.

    * 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half world pop.)
    * In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
    * Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.
    * One glass of water deters hunger pangs for 98% of the dieters observed in a University of Washington study.
    * The biggest trigger of daytime fatigue is lack of water.
    * Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
    * A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
    * Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, breast cancer by 79%, and develop bladder cancer by 50%.

    A person's minimal water requirements is half their body weight in ounces. For instance, a 200 pound person should drink at least 100 ounces of water.

    http://watershed.net/water-importance.htm
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  2. identity-X

    identity-X No Talent Assclown

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    125 ounces is about a gallon isn't it?

    i better get on it...
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  3. Purple Haze

    Purple Haze pop warner hof

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    You're pretty fat dude.
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  4. identity-X

    identity-X No Talent Assclown

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    true indeed
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  5. Steve Schade

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    I drink more than half my bodyweight per day.
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  6. Snow Turd

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    [funny] @ identity being all cool w/ being called a fat fuck.

    Anyway, i'mma go get my drink on (non-alcoholic) thanks to this shit.

    20 oz. gatorade bottle gonna fill that bitch up and fill it up at least 2 more times today you feel me?
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  7. identity-X

    identity-X No Talent Assclown

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    well...i'm certainly not skinny [dunno]

    And I carry myself quite well for a fat dude. I don't exactly look like diddles or anything
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  8. Purple Haze

    Purple Haze pop warner hof

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    Thats why you are married right now.
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  9. identity-X

    identity-X No Talent Assclown

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    i'm married for the same reason most people get married...I love my wife.

    [dunno]
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  10. Purple Haze

    Purple Haze pop warner hof

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    I was adding to the "I carry myself quite well for a fat dude" comment.
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  11. identity-X

    identity-X No Talent Assclown

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    ohhhhhh...word. gotcha.

    it's also the reason why I could still pull attractive chicks if I weren't married. well...semi-attractive chicks. Or at least not-ugly chicks. [look]

    Anyway, water is good!
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  12. MagicDonJuan

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    I always drink 32 oz within a one hour span at night. its horrible. im sure i get close to that i try to get a drink whenever i can at school. i figure if im peeing out clear im straight.
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  13. MagicDonJuan

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    *close to a gallon a day.
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  14. thaRooster

    thaRooster hahahahahhaha NO!

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    i drink over a gallon a day

    love my water
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  15. Stackin$$$

    Stackin$$$ New Member

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    HMMMMMM...

    Ill cop a 32 Oz Gatorade after i work out in the mornin, and refill it about 6-7 times thru out the day...so thats about 224 oz...

    I only way 175 Pounds...so thats Twice the amount this article is sayin...

    But I STILLL got Dandruff like a mafucka...
    But I never ever have 2 use lotion , my skin aint neva ashy....so i guess tha dandruff is just genetic *shrugs*
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  16. Steve Schade

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    Don't up threads if the last post is 30+ days old.
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