According Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, authors of The 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution
“drinking eight to ten glasses of water per day is crucial. When you are young, your body is 70 – 75% water. As you age, you lose water from all tissues. Changes in cellular structure mean that cells can no longer hold onto water molecules, and the connective tissues between those cells also atrophy. this isn’t helped by the fact that as we age, we retain fewer fluids. We also tend to have a decreased sense of thirst, though we need just as much water as ever, which exasperates the issue.
Water serves multiple functions. It regulates temperature, provides flow for electrolytes and lymphatic blood systems, and crucially for brain health, it provides a cushion. Even small movements can cause micro traumas in the brain if you aren’t properly hydrated. A loss of as little as 2 – 3 percent of water in the elderly can cause cognitive impairment.”
Although green tea has health benefits, “tea can act as a diarrhetic, especially if it is high in caffeine, leading to dehydration. The same applies for coffee, as it has a diarrhetic effect too.”
According to Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, author of Fiber Fueled
people underestimate the amount of water they need each day. Drinking water can be helpful with digestion, especially if you are constipated. “You want to float the rock down the river, we don’t want the log to get dried up on the rocks.”. Dr. B says to consider replacing drinks containing caffeine and alcohol with water.
Dr. Brooke Goldner healed her lupus. In her book Goodbye Lupus
she recommends that people drink much more than the recommended 64 ounces of water per day. If you’re sick, she says, drink at least 96 ounces per day—and up that to 128 ounces if you’re over 120 pounds. That much water will your body heal when sick and boost your ability to fight off infection.
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