Water: Are You Getting Too Much or Not Enough?

 

July 20, 2012 | Published by Timothy Long

 

"Listen, listen, listen to your Heart's song."

-Parmahansa Yogananda

 

Dear Readers,

 

Listen, listen, listen to your heart's song.  The summer months are often a time when we turn our focus outward--socializing more and yet still tending to all of life's other events and necessities. It's easy to loose our connection to our inner voice, our heart's song, when we're so externally focused. Take some time this week to turn inward, even a short walk can do the trick.

 

And in this week's newsletter: Has anyone ever told you that you may be drinking too much water? It's unlikely. But today I'm featuring an article from Dr. Mercola on this topic. Too much? Not enough? Read on for more.

 

Wishing you great health,

 

Timothy Long

 

FEATURED ARTICLES

Water: Are you getting too much or not enough?

 

Drinking adequate water is very important for adrenal health. Many people are dehydrated and could benefit from drinking more water, especially drinking water or herbal teas instead sugar-sweetened beverages like soda, concentrated fruit juices and other soft drinks. If you are drinking coffee, soft drinks or alcohol, these are dehydrating and you will need to drink more water. However, many people drink too much and follow the myth that everyone needs eight glasses a day. Our body gets liquids from many types of liquids and food, not just pure water.

 

Your body will let you know you are thirsty and need to drink water. However, many people are very busy, or are not aware of their body signals, so another very noticeable indicator is your urine. If you don’t urinate enough or if your urine is very dark yellow, you likely need to drink more water. The exception to this is if your urine is darker due to intake of some type of vitamin or medication, or perhaps a certain food. It is wisest to follow your own individual needs, which depend on your activity, the weather, and other individual biological and dietary factors.

 

Drinking far too little water can be a contributing factor in disease, though drinking far too much is also unhealthy, stressing the kidneys and washing away vital minerals. Most tap water contains chlorine and fluoride which are toxic. An excellent home water filter system the CuZn Countertop 2 Filter System, as well as CuZn filters to take the chlorine out of your shower and bath water. See all CuZn water filters.

 

To read more on this topic, check out Dr. Mercola's article, "What Drove us to Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day?"

Don't Make These 17 Deadly Decisions...

 

The title of this article may sound a bit melodramatic, but not so fast. Health, love and happiness--many people would claim that life without these is no life at all. I tend to agree!

 

So what are you doing to stop the warmth of health, love and happiness from entering your life?

  1. Not loving what is. – Love what you do, until you can do what you love.  Love where you are, until you can be where you love.  Love the people you are with, until you can be with the people you love most.  This is the way we find happiness.
  2. Waiting and waiting and waiting. – Good things don’t come to those who wait.  Good things come to those who pursue the goals and dreams they believe in.  “Coulda, woulda, shoulda…” stop it!  Don’t blame your past for what you don’t have.  Blame your present.  Ask yourself this:  “What can I do NOW that will bring me closer to where I want be?”
  3. Allowing long-term anger to occupy your heart. – The best medicine is a strong dose of love, laughter and letting go.  Just like we would never allow even a tiny bit of poison to be in our food, let us not allow even a tiny bit of anger to live in our heart.
  4. Disrespecting yourself. – Being kind to yourself in thoughts, words and actions is just as important as being kind to others.  The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving others, and forgetting that you are special too.

Want to read the full article? Click here. It could just save your life.

 

 

Tips for Better Health

 

Get outside and go barefoot! Allowing yourself to breathe fresh air and feel the earth beneath you offers tremendous healing properties! Reduce inflammation in your body by spending time making contact with the earth each day.

 

Summer is a great time for picnics--where you can get sunshine, nourish your body with delicious and nutritious food and spend time in mother nature.

 

 

My passion is teaching people how to become healthy and stay healthy! And to provide practical, no-nonsense health products that really work!

Timothy Long
Naturopathic Health Practitioner, Transpersonal Psychotherapist and Life Coach
timothylong@longnaturalhealth.com
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