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I seem to experience some dehydration from drinking beer, but it's not clear to me what the mechanism is (does it really block ADH?). Maybe it's just apparent if you drink more than 3-4 glasses?
Originally posted by Badge01
reply to post by Quantum_Squirrel
Are you saying that if I eat a tablespoon of ground coffee and then drink an 8 oz. bottle of hot water that it's somehow different than drinking 8oz of coffee? (forgetting, for now, the claims about coffee being dehydrating)
OTOH, I agree that one should always take scientific claims with some skepticism. If you find that -for you- drinking extra water is, or feels, beneficial, then it's OK (as long as you don't hyper hydrate).
I'm a big fan of 'researching one's own experience'. I do a lot of journaling and tracking of what I eat and drink and if I see an effect I'll go for it over what someone might say. For instance, in myself, I've never seen a 'dehydrating' effect of taking caffeine in coffee, or in pills.
Originally posted by BitRaiser
reply to post by West Coast
Incedently, right now I'm suffering from a brutal cold.
I felt it coming on and took my steps. Eccanatia drops, my own herbal tea (hibiscus, juniper berry, cinnamon, lemon peal, and a shot of Jack Danial's), took my supplements (vitamins D, C, B, omega 3, Magnesium, Potassium, and a few others). Been eating well, sleeping alright (never a great sleeper), yet blamo. Woke up so sick I couldn't get into work today. Called in sick for the first time in about 5 years.
Sometimes, yer just gonna get sick no matter what you do.
[edit on 21-12-2007 by BitRaiser]