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Wishy Washy Ideas About Water

LicensingAs a nurse,  I am very agitated about this news regarding the health benefits of water. I almost jumped out of my skin when my husband mentioned this controversial news about water.  I am not a scientist or a researcher,  but based on my daily experience on how water and fluids essentially helps my pre-term pregnant patients who come to our unit in pain because they lack water in their system.

We often give them oral and bolus fluids to alleviate pain and clear out ketone or leukocytes from their urine. Our patients always improve almost immediately after fluids. Also when I have a fever or feeling sick drinking water helps me a lot.  It prevents me from having kidney stones, urinary tract infections and keeps me alkaline as well.  How in the world can these people say that water is less beneficial to the human body?  I surely want to give these two “kidney experts” some water so that they can think clearly.

Anyway, whatever they say on this news no one can change the truth that water is a fundamental part of our lives. It is easy to forget how completely we depend on it.  We need water to survive. Water has been ranked by experts as second to oxygen as essential for survival. We need to realize that the human body is like an engine that simply needs proper fuel to achieve an increased level of health and well being.

There are so many benefits of drinking water. Perhaps the most important reasons for water intake may not be widely known.  Many of us are not yet convinced that the benefits far outweigh the challenge of incorporating half of our body weight in ounces of water into our diet every day. May I remind you to remember that water is significant to our health and happiness. We certainly owe our continued life and health to intake of clean water. The benefits of water been proven by many over the centuries. Water is needed by all living things. It is essential to improve the way we function, the way we look and feel.

These two “kidney experts” on the news mentioned that water killed a person and harmful.  Oh yeah,  it definitely will if you drink a lot of it.  Drinking water should be in moderation. Duh!!!! According to new research the optimum amount of water intake is one half of your body weight in ounces a day, but how you drink and consume is important too. To get the full benefits of drinking water, you should try and maintain a steady consumption throughout the day depending on your body size and physical activity.

I observe that every time I work with my patients who haven’t had enough water for the entire day they present signs and symptoms of dehydration, constipation and discomfort. I surely don’t want to be dehydrated or I will snap and be cranky. As a nurse I really want to be hydrated all the time to increase my mental and physical performance to keep memory track of everything while taking good care of my patients. Lack of water can lead to downfall of our health and body functioning.

I am proud to share this thoughts and let everyone benefit from it. I am wondering if these two “kidney experts” on the news will say next that we don’t need so much oxygen to breathe?  Nothing wrong to keep on discovering new studies, but dare to research and discover the truth and facts based on reality. Theory about water is subject to continuous investigations is not a wishy washy ideas or an urban myth. I believe on what works.

Wishy Washy Ideas About Water

LicensingAs a nurse,  I am very agitated about this news regarding the health benefits of water. I almost jumped out of my skin when my husband mentioned this controversial news about water.  I am not a scientist or a researcher,  but based on my daily experience on how water and fluids essentially helps my pre-term pregnant patients who come to our unit in pain because they lack water in their system.

We often give them oral and bolus fluids to alleviate pain and clear out ketone or leukocytes from their urine. Our patients always improve almost immediately after fluids. Also when I have a fever or feeling sick drinking water helps me a lot.  It prevents me from having kidney stones, urinary tract infections and keeps me alkaline as well.  How in the world can these people say that water is less beneficial to the human body?  I surely want to give these two “kidney experts” some water so that they can think clearly.

Anyway, whatever they say on this news no one can change the truth that water is a fundamental part of our lives. It is easy to forget how completely we depend on it.  We need water to survive. Water has been ranked by experts as second to oxygen as essential for survival. We need to realize that the human body is like an engine that simply needs proper fuel to achieve an increased level of health and well being.

There are so many benefits of drinking water. Perhaps the most important reasons for water intake may not be widely known.  Many of us are not yet convinced that the benefits far outweigh the challenge of incorporating half of our body weight in ounces of water into our diet every day. May I remind you to remember that water is significant to our health and happiness. We certainly owe our continued life and health to intake of clean water. The benefits of water been proven by many over the centuries. Water is needed by all living things. It is essential to improve the way we function, the way we look and feel.

These two “kidney experts” on the news mentioned that water killed a person and harmful.  Oh yeah,  it definitely will if you drink a lot of it.  Drinking water should be in moderation. Duh!!!! According to new research the optimum amount of water intake is one half of your body weight in ounces a day, but how you drink and consume is important too. To get the full benefits of drinking water, you should try and maintain a steady consumption throughout the day depending on your body size and physical activity.

I observe that every time I work with my patients who haven’t had enough water for the entire day they present signs and symptoms of dehydration, constipation and discomfort. I surely don’t want to be dehydrated or I will snap and be cranky. As a nurse I really want to be hydrated all the time to increase my mental and physical performance to keep memory track of everything while taking good care of my patients. Lack of water can lead to downfall of our health and body functioning.

I am proud to share this thoughts and let everyone benefit from it. I am wondering if these two “kidney experts” on the news will say next that we don’t need so much oxygen to breathe?  Nothing wrong to keep on discovering new studies, but dare to research and discover the truth and facts based on reality. Theory about water is subject to continuous investigations is not a wishy washy ideas or an urban myth. I believe on what works.

1 Comment

MikeTh

10 April , 2008 at 2:39 pm

I agree Nathy, these kidney experts are missing the big picture. I noticed that they don't present any evidence that drinking *less* water is beneficial in any way either.

This isn't news, it's a couple of attention seeking doctors that want to get published, and the media grabbing a controversial topic for a compelling headline.

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