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Water Cures "All"?

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posted on Aug, 7 2005 @ 05:58 AM
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Originally posted by the_individualist
As for Gatorade, yeah, it's got its good stuff in it, but look at the ingredients, half the stuff is total junk, anything you could be benefiting from is probably cancelled out from all the sugars and other toxins in it.


The point being that if your electrolytes are out of balance, it's far, far better to grab a bottle of Gatorade than a bottle of water....if only to replenish those electrolytes and avoid hyponatremia. Unless you're carrying salt with you 24/7 (and let's face it - who does?).

I don't think anyone is going to deny that Gatorade is not exactly the healthiest drink out there




posted on Aug, 7 2005 @ 01:54 PM
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Originally posted by Tinkleflower
Unless you're carrying salt with you 24/7 (and let's face it - who does?).


Well, now that you mention it


I do. Since it only takes a little pinch of Celtic Sea Salt every few glasses to follow the protocol in the water cure, I now keep a tiny container on hand. You can find water anywhere. Gatorade, you have to get from a store and carry around. It's actually easier to just keep the tiny little tupperware container around.



posted on Aug, 7 2005 @ 02:16 PM
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i actually know a guy who had throat cancer went on this water cure and after the doc tellin him he had 6 months t live its been many years. i know him on a personal level to and saw what happened. the water cure has been doing wonders for my fibro myalgia as well as depression. theres a certain science to it i guess



posted on Aug, 7 2005 @ 07:39 PM
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Originally posted by Tinkleflower

Originally posted by the_individualist
As for Gatorade, yeah, it's got its good stuff in it, but look at the ingredients, half the stuff is total junk, anything you could be benefiting from is probably cancelled out from all the sugars and other toxins in it.


The point being that if your electrolytes are out of balance, it's far, far better to grab a bottle of Gatorade than a bottle of water....if only to replenish those electrolytes and avoid hyponatremia. Unless you're carrying salt with you 24/7 (and let's face it - who does?).

I don't think anyone is going to deny that Gatorade is not exactly the healthiest drink out there




The American diet has so much salt, you probably need extra water just to flush it through to keep a balance, so we don't need to worry about that too much.



posted on Aug, 7 2005 @ 08:43 PM
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I learned in a sports medicine class that gatorade has salt for the simple purpose of soaking up water so to say. That way you constantly crave hydration and reach for more gatorade. I also was informed in the same class that if you drink gatorade you should mix it half/half with water as to level out the salt and not dehydrate yourself more in the process.

I also heard on the television the other day (some health watch show) that you do not have to drink 6-8 glasses of water a day. The doctor on the show said that is actually to much for your body to process. Now I don't think that this is alot of water but apparently the medical professionals do. They said that a few glasses a day should be enough to remain hydrated and yes if you are doing strenuous activity you do need something that can replenish your electrolytes more than water.



posted on Aug, 7 2005 @ 09:08 PM
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What ever happened to drinking when you feel thirsty? Does it really need to be so complicated?



posted on Aug, 7 2005 @ 09:36 PM
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How can your body have trouble processing something as simple as water? care to explain?

Edit: spacing errors

[edit on 7-8-2005 by the_individualist]



posted on Aug, 7 2005 @ 09:53 PM
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Originally posted by the_individualist
How can your body have trouble processing something as simple as water? care to explain?

Edit: spacing errors

[edit on 7-8-2005 by the_individualist]


Sure. Google "hyponatremia", or click the links already posted


Water is generally not a bad thing.

It can just contribute to a fatal case of hyponatremia.



posted on Aug, 7 2005 @ 10:25 PM
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Interesting. I was looking at the ingredients on that Dasani stuff before, though, and it had potassium chloride and magnesium sulfate in it. I'm not sure if these exact minerals replace electrolytes or not, so let me know if anyone knows more about this.



posted on Aug, 7 2005 @ 10:28 PM
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I've been drinking mostly water for a few years, now, and it really helps me to feel better, in general. Having fibromyalgia, I am excited to try this "water cure" with the sea salt! I know the water has helped, and if the sea salt with it makes it better....whoopee!! Thanks for the info, folks!!!


[edit on 8/7/05 by FibroKat]


d1k

posted on Aug, 8 2005 @ 12:14 AM
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I do not drink coffee but I drink a LOT of soda pop. I do not think I could go on in life without my Diet Pepsi lol. Interesting though.



posted on Aug, 8 2005 @ 03:37 AM
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I had not heard of this "water cure" before, but I have for years trying to get people I know to drink more water. I used to work with a woman who had migraine headaches her whole life. I asked her how much water she drank in a day and she told me none. After I got her to start drinking 2 quarts of water a day her lifelong migraines went away. I could tell a dozen stories like this. From personal experience, I know that lack of water causes many health problems. You just need to keep up your salt intake. Also, ANY processed foods are bad for you. Eat whole foods only (basically foods with no ingredients, the basics).

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posted on Aug, 8 2005 @ 06:24 AM
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Originally posted by craig732
Also, ANY processed foods are bad for you. Eat whole foods only (basically foods with no ingredients, the basics).

[edit on 8-8-2005 by craig732]


You mean foods with no additives, right?

You're right though - whole foods are by far the best option. When you go to the store, stick to the perimeter (that's where you'll find natural foods - veggies, fruits, meat, dairy), and stay out of the aisles.

The really sucky part though, is that fresh foods are considerably more expensive than "fake" or "ready-made" foods. If you fill your cart with fresh vegetables, fresh meats, etc, it's going to cost an awful lot more than a cartful of ramen and mac-n-cheese.

Perhaps that's the conspiracy here.



posted on Aug, 8 2005 @ 07:57 PM
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I switched over to whole foods before too, and I do feel a lot better after doing so. Everything is easier: bowel movements are better, sleeping is easier, excercise level is improved and my mind feels more aware and awake, not so groggy like it did before.

I think most of our health problems start with the food we eat. We evolved to eat real food, not unnatural, manmade chemicals and additives

It really sucks that it's more expensive though
However, if it saves you on prescriptions and medical bills, it might be well worth it.


Perhaps that's the conspiracy here.


I think it's just a matter of supply and demand, convenience, big corporations in for profit, etc.

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posted on Aug, 9 2005 @ 12:21 PM
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Originally posted by Tinkleflower

Originally posted by craig732
Also, ANY processed foods are bad for you. Eat whole foods only (basically foods with no ingredients, the basics).

[edit on 8-8-2005 by craig732]


You mean foods with no additives, right?

You're right though - whole foods are by far the best option. When you go to the store, stick to the perimeter (that's where you'll find natural foods - veggies, fruits, meat, dairy), and stay out of the aisles.

The really sucky part though, is that fresh foods are considerably more expensive than "fake" or "ready-made" foods. If you fill your cart with fresh vegetables, fresh meats, etc, it's going to cost an awful lot more than a cartful of ramen and mac-n-cheese.

Perhaps that's the conspiracy here.



Strangely enough, aside from starving, the best time I feel most healthy is when I'm on a strictly water diet, with only supplements allowed, and I can last that way for long, the supplements of various kinds, providing my body with more than enough proper nutrition, yet no garbage that even 'real food' has in it, regardless of additives.



posted on Aug, 9 2005 @ 05:01 PM
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Originally posted by Tinkleflower

Originally posted by craig732
Also, ANY processed foods are bad for you. Eat whole foods only (basically foods with no ingredients, the basics).

[edit on 8-8-2005 by craig732]


You mean foods with no additives, right?

You're right though - whole foods are by far the best option. When you go to the store, stick to the perimeter (that's where you'll find natural foods - veggies, fruits, meat, dairy), and stay out of the aisles.

The really sucky part though, is that fresh foods are considerably more expensive than "fake" or "ready-made" foods. If you fill your cart with fresh vegetables, fresh meats, etc, it's going to cost an awful lot more than a cartful of ramen and mac-n-cheese.

Perhaps that's the conspiracy here.



It's been proven that most processed foods, the ones you refer to as having "additives" usually still have less vitamins and minerals in them then they would if they'd not been processed. It's always better to buy it natural, fresh, frozen, organic, and try to make it yourself if you have time. All those things they pump into food to call it "fortified" is still less vitamins than you would get from the unrefined/unprocessed food source. And we are still discovering vitamins we don't even know the body needs yet. All these vital things are easily missed and eliminated during canning and processing.

And water can kill you yea, so can OXYGEN if you breathe too much of it. Anything will kill you if you get too much. ANYTHING. That's why they say moderation is key.

I already heard about this water cure, and know people who drink a quart of water first thing in the morning. That's a lot, but whatever works for them. I agree in water being capable of curing ailments. It's very important to the body, it's also one of the things I intend to research.



posted on Aug, 9 2005 @ 06:05 PM
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Yes, I realise that - the reason I asked clarification was your use of "ingredients" instead of "additives"; the first referring to any item used to make up a particular food item (and thus would include natural or organic items), and the second referring (traditionally) chemicals, etc.

S'all



posted on Aug, 11 2005 @ 08:38 PM
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I did mean "ingredients" but I guess I should have clarified. For example, the grapefruit juice I buy says; "Ingredients: 100% Grapefruit Juice". The only ingredient in the food you eat should be the food itself. Basically: fish, meat, poultry, fruits, nuts, vegetables, spices. All fresh... not frozen or canned or pre-prepared.



posted on Aug, 12 2005 @ 05:13 AM
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Frozen veggies aren't actually so bad; they're a viable, cheaper alternative to low-income families.

They're generally quick frozen, and so don't lose nutrients as a result; and yes, they're much, much cheaper.

Sorry. Just had to defend my stock of frozen veggies. Frozen doesn't always mean bad.

They have no preservatives, no additives, and are just regular vegetables, frozen for convenience.



Same goes for quick-frozen fish and chicken, now I think about it. The process itself isn't harmful; it's generally the crap we add to it ourselves that somewhat defeats the object....



[edit on 12-8-2005 by Tinkleflower]



posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 08:20 PM
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Originally posted by craig732
The only ingredient in the food you eat should be the food itself. Basically: fish, meat, poultry, fruits, nuts, vegetables, spices. All fresh... not frozen or canned or pre-prepared.


Amen.

This is what we evolved to eat, and I don't think we're going to evolve to all the "food" we eat these days in one lifetime. The human race will die before then.



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