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суббота, 12 ноября 2016 г.

The Good and Bad of Water Therapy

We’re all used to hearing about drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day. Well, this is pretty much a calculated amount. Those 8-10 glasses are what a person on a typical day loses through activity. So those glasses of water are just to maintain your body’s ideal hydration.
Though this 8-10 glasses may vary since different people have different routines. Some may be more physically active or are situated in warmer or colder climates.
A popular therapy nowadays concerning water intake is water therapy. It can be traced back to Chinese and Indian medicine. It involves taking in a liter to a liter and a half of water or even more in an effort to cleanse the body.
The Good
Now taking in a liter of water a day is practically harmless. It even helps in flushing out toxins. Healthy water intake can even help flush out small kidney stones and other harmful mineral build ups in the body. It prevents dehydration.
The Bad
One possible danger of water therapy is the unregulated intake of water. Our body has a natural mechanism of getting rid of excess water. If you take in more water than you could get out, then you are risking a possible fatal condition called hyperhydration or water poisoning. This could result into conditions such as heart failure, stroke or brain damage.
When you reach the point that your body can’t balance out your fluid levels, you are also disrupting the balance of electrolytes. This is why sports drinks contain minerals such as salt to replenish electrolytes that are lost through physical activity.
So a good take on water therapy is to take it in moderation. Always seek professional medical advice before engaging in such “therapies.” Who knows? You might just harm yourself in a blind effort to better yourself.

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