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Why Drinking Too Much Water Is Dangerous

April 27, 2012

analysis of Dr. Ben Kim’s article here:

It’s so easy for us to understand why marathoners who drank too much water and lost sodium and electrolytes too much too soon may die because of drinking too much water..

This story is not of a marathoner.. this is about a woman who drank 2 gallons of water in one sitting as part of a competition. She didnt do any extrenous exercise which will cause her to lose sodium/electrolyets via sweating.. she just drank too much water at one go..

On January 12, 2007, a 28-year old Californian wife and mother of three children died from drinking too much water. Her body was found in her home shortly after she took part in a water-drinking contest that was sponsored by a local radio show. Entitled “Hold Your Wee For A Wii,” the contest promoters promised a free Wii video game machine to the contestant who drank the most water without urinating.

It is estimated that the woman who died drank approximately 2 gallons of water during the contest. When she and other contestants complained of discomfort and showed visible signs of distress, they were laughed at by the promoters and even heckled.

This tragic news story highlights the importance of understanding why drinking too much water can be dangerous to your health.

The other fatal drinking habit.. is drowning in junk drinks! soda, fake fruit juice!

Drinking 2 gallons of water in one sitting can kill you

My favorite part of the articleS

So how much water should you drink to best support your health?
The answer to this question depends on your unique circumstances, including your diet, exercise habits, and environment.

If you eat plenty of foods that are naturally rich in water, such as vegetables, fruits, and cooked legumes and whole grains, you may not need to drink much water at all. If you do not use much or any salt and other seasonings, your need for drinking water goes down even further.

Conversely, if you do not eat a lot of plant foods and/or you add substantial salt and spices to your meals, you may need to drink several glasses of water every day.

Regardless of what your diet looks like, if you sweat on a regular basis because of exercise or a warm climate, you will need to supply your body with more water (through food and/or liquids) than someone who does not sweat regularly.

Ultimately, the best guidance I can provide on this issue is to follow your sense of thirst. Some people believe that thirst is not a reliable indicator of how much water you need, since many people suffer with symptoms related to dehydration and don’t seem to feel a need to drink water on a regular basis. My experience has been that most people who are chronically dehydrated have learned to ignore a parched mouth. If you ask such people if they are thirsty and would like a piece of fruit or a glass of water, they will almost always realize that they are indeed thirsty.

This is why I always say Max Gerson was ahead of his time. He forbid Gerson patients to drink water while on the therapy as they are already drinking 13 glasses of pure fruit and vegetable juice each day. He also knew that all cancer patients lack HCL in the stomach (a stomach acid required for digestion), that he is very careful in controling water intake so as not to dilute the little stomach acids that cancer patients have.

Based on this article from Dr. Ben Kim, what applies to gerson patients also apply to normal people like us. If you drink 13 glasses of pure fruit/vegetable juice during the day, you need not drink water at all. As the water in the fruit/vegetable will be more than sufficient to hydrate you and nourish you.

The main idea that I wish to share through this article is to beware of mindlessly drinking several glasses of water per day without considering your diet, exercise habits, climate, and sense of thirst. And when you do find yourself in need of water, remember that you can get it from liquids and/or whole foods.

Please share this article with family and friends, as many people are regularly misinformed on this topic by mainstream media.

Why Water Alone Doesn’t Hydrate the Body: Dehydration, Minerals & Adrenal Exhaustion

Drinking water to support your adrenal glands is only part of the whole equation. Everyone needs adequate amounts of water to live, and we need healthy adrenals to maintain fluid and mineral balance in our bodies, but a healthy diet and lifestyle are also essential to keeping the mineral levels in your body to help you stay hydrated too. If you are drinking a lot of water and still feeling dehydrated, or if you have symptoms of adrenal exhaustion, replenish your adrenals

Water from fresh, whole, organic fruits and vegetables (coconut water is top of the list) is superior to tap water, distilled water, purified water, bottled water, vitamin water! Coconut water is the purest form of water, as it has been naturally distilled by the tree for 10 months. It has the right balance of sodium and potassium, calcium/phosporous and many other trace minerals.

This is the reason why if you ever get trapped in an isolated island.. you can survive with just coconut water.. so if ever you get lost… wrap your arms around a coconut tree.. it will nourish you for a long long time!

Incidentally, Bethany Hamilton the star of the true to life movie Soul Surfer is an ambassador of all the goodness of coconut water.

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