Episode 161: Drink To Your Health

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Dr. James Marcum talks about the value of drinking the proper amount of water every day. When we don’t have enough water in the body it puts us into a state of stress and dehydration that can contribute to many syndromes in our body. Dr. Marcum warns us that once you lose your health it’s sometimes hard to get it back. So ask yourself the question, “Am I drinking enough water?”

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1 Simple Thing Action:

Drink Water. Look at your urine, if your urine is coming out dark, chances are you are not drinking enough water. Start measuring the amount of your water. Take your weight, let’s say it’s 200 pounds, divide it by 2, that’s 100, that’s about how many ounces of water you need in a day. 100 ounces is 5 of the 20 oz. bottled water or it’s about 5 big glasses of water per day. That’s what you should shoot for if you are not very active. If you are more active, you exercise, go running, or doing other physical activities, you will even need more water than that. And if you’re not a water drinker you have to treat water like medicine. When you get up in the morning drink a glass of water before you brush your teeth, drink a glass of water after you brush your teeth, and drink a glass of water with each meal, this is a great way to start getting into the habit of drinking 5 large glasses of water a day. And look at the color of your urine if you are going to the bathroom more and it’s coming out light chances are you are well hydrated. If it’s still coming out dark after than you might even need more water.


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