Hey everybody, Doctor Chris Hood here, drinking my water and it got me thinking, a lot of my patient ask me “what is proper hydration? How much water should I drink? Why do I need to drink water? What’s the different between drinking water and coffee and soda?” Your body is over 85%-90% water. I didn’t say it was made of coffee or soft drinks or sports drinks. Its 85% water, to 90% water and the research continues. And when you don’t drink enough water, your body doesn’t have a response besides thirst to let you know that you need to drink more water. So, the trick is and this is what we learned when we were going to school to be a doctor. That when you’re thirsty it’s your first sign of dehydration. So, if you’re constantly walking around thirsty, then your chronically dehydrated. So, your body needs water because every major process, your blood is mostly made out of water, you’re Cerebral Spinal Fluid is made out of water. Your Synovial Fluid, that’s the fluid that lubricates your joints when you move, is made out of water. Your skin is mostly made out of water, your organs are mostly made out of water, your brain is mostly made out of water! Which you’ve most likely felt if you’ve ever had a hangover. Because the reason you have a hangover is because you lose water in your brain from the alcohol. I’ve never experienced that personally, but you gotta get that point, right? Your brain shrinks, it hurts. So, the thing I want to get through here is that water isn’t something you should do, it’s a necessity. There’s been books by incredibly brilliant medical doctors written, one was called ‘your body’s many cries for water’ it was written by a colleague, Dr.Batmanghelidj. You can read this on your own, I’m not promoting the book. He talks about the fact that a lot of the chronic diseases we suffer from now, including cancer, he talks about fibromyalgia, auto immune disease, are because people are walking around chronically dehydrated. So, my recommendation is start drinking more water. How much water? The minimum daily requirement. 6 bottles of waters a day which equates to the total of 3 liters. 3 liters a day keeps the doctor away. If you drink enough water, your body naturally will begin to function better. If everyone reading this, just started drinking 3 liters of water a day, aside from having to pee a lot more, which I’ll say good, you’ll get more exercise waking back and forth from the toilet. If you started drinking more water and you watch a video, thirty days from now or you email me in like a lot of you guys do with questions. I’ll tell you, there will be so many healthy miracle from so many people drinking water. You won’t know what to do with yourselves. So, the reason I have 3 liters listed out cause we all are challenged with the metric system. A bottle of water is about a half a liter. So, we want to do 6 bottles of water a day at a bare minimum. The thing about that is that water is essential to life. If you read books on it, if you look the subject up this is a big question by my patient base. 6 bottles of water a day, 3 liters a day keeps the doctor away. If you like this tip and you’re thirsty for more. Don’t hesitate to follow us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram. We’re coming at you with a lot of health tips to take your health in a new direction, in the right direction. It is a pleasure to serve you guys, I hope you found this interesting. Oh! One last tip as I go through this.
Water does not equate to coffee or sports drinks. So, caffeinated beverages have caffeine in them. Caffeine is a diuretic. It actually makes you lose water. So, if you’re drinking coffee during the day, I actually like my cups of coffee during the day, I drink two cups a day. You have to drink an extra cup of water for every cup of coffee you drink, same thing with soda with caffeine in it. Cause caffeine cause you to lose water. So, if you’re doing the 6 bottles minimum or the 3 liters and you get a cup of coffee a couple times a day or some soda that has caffeine. Make sure you drink two extra cups or one extra cup of water for every caffeinated beverage.
Hope you liked it. I’m doctor Christopher Hood, God bless you guys. We’ll talk again soon.