Saturday, 8 January 2011


In the last post I recorded a video with a few books I think everyone should read.

Well... last week I read another one that's made it on to that list.

It's called "Your Body's Many Cries For Water" by Dr. F. Batmanghelidj (don't ask me how to pronounce it - batman will do :-)

We all know we should be drinking more water. But most people tend to confuse "fluids" with "water".

This confusion keeps them dehydrated, which if left unchecked, will lead to all sorts of problems. They may manifest themselves as asthma, hypertension, diabetes, raised cholesterol, headaches, migraines, arthritis, depression and many more.

Just because drinks contain water, doesn't mean they hydrate you (tea, coffee, fizzy drinks, alcohol...). There is no substitute for plain WATER.

Don't think because you drink a glass of water and 8 cups of tea a day that you're getting enough water. Far from it. Caffeine containing drinks like the ones I just mentioned all dehydrate you. The caffeine/alcohol content will take more water OUT of your system, then the water content in them puts in.

Aim to drink 8-10 glasses of water (about 2-2.5litres) EVERY DAY. And if you have to have a cup of tea/coffee etc, drink an extra glass of water to compensate for that.

Yes, you'll have to go to the toilet more - if you're kidneys are working properly, then the more you drink, the more you'll pee. Pretty obvious really.

But I highly recommend this book. Another MUST read...