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The 8 Glasses of Water a Day Myth

I hope that this country will have enough of the hospital scandals. For now, let us talk about hospital related matters but focus on what they are supposed to, help people get better.

For as far as I can remember, people everywhere have been advising that we all should consume 8 glasses of water per day as a health measure. There are even followers of the so called water therapy that dictates the consumption of 1.5 liters of water first thing in the morning. The huge volume of water supposedly flushes away all the toxins in our body resulting to the miraculous healing of a number of ailments and overall good health. Copies of the Water Therapy formula have been circulating since email became popular but I know for a fact that it had been in existence probably before the 1970's. There's even this 76 year old regular at the Capitol Golf Club in Quezon City who's been into it for more than 30 years already. He still plays golf every day, hardly refuses a drinking invitation, energetically organizes tournaments and even appreciates the beautiful creatures around him. In short, he is in magnificent health and all of that he attributes to water therapy.

It is therefore a surprise that doctors have recently found no proof that drinking even 8 glasses per day is beneficial. In fact, the study point out that drinking large amount of water reduces the kidney's ability to function. In the end, the research concluded that people should drink only when they are thirsty.

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