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Daily Water Drinking Questions
November 09, 2014

Last week's tip generated a few questions about daily water drinking. If you missed the tip there's a back issues link below.

To answer the questions that came in:

1. The water drinking formula I gave you comes from the book, "Your Body's Many Cries for Water" by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D and other sites have the book. I've got the e-book version but unfortunately can't remember the site I bought it from as it was a few years ago.

2. Other liquids don't count in your daily water drinking tally. Even healthy ones like soups, tea and carrot juice don't count. What you'll find is that as you increase your water intake you'll have less desire for other liquids, particularly unhealthy ones like soda and alcohol.

Healthy liquids are still fine to drink but not in excess. One cup of carrot juice daily, a couple of cups of tea (or a cup of black, unsweetened coffee if you must) is enough. Soups are best on their own and especially when you're ill. Soups with meals of solid foods can interfere with digestion.

3. Also, so as not to impede digestion, stop drinking water at least 15 minutes before eating and wait for 1.5 to 2 hours after eating before you drink again. However, a small cup of hot water or green tea with/after certain meals can be okay, as is a cup of water in order to take any medications or supplements.

All the best,


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