In a study done by two kidney experts, Dr Stanley Goldfarb and Dr Dan Negoianu of the Renal, Electrolyte, and Hypertension Division at the University of Pennsylvania, found, as Fox News reported, little evidence that drinking eight glasses of water each day improves an individual's health.
One may ask, why do we need a study to prove health? What are these two so-called "kidney experts" trying to accomplish with this study? Don't we need studies to solve health problems and find ways to be healthier instead of ... really ... what are they trying to solve here?
The study was published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. By the way, Nephrology means "the study of kidneys," which immediately raises suspicion.
Why is the American Society of Nephrology attacking the benefits of drinking water from all things? Don't kidneys need water to avoid creation of kidney stones?
Because last time we checked:
• The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (KNUDIC), a Service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases states that we need to try to drink 12 full glasses of water a day. Drinking lots of water helps to flush away the substances that form stones in the kidneys.
In their "Points to Remember," they have a clear statement saying: "Drink lots of water to prevent more kidney stones from forming."
• The American Urological Association Foundation, for the question "How can I prevent kidney stones?" answered: "A good first step for prevention is to drink more liquids - water is the best."
• The National Kidney Foundation, for the question "My doctor told me to drink a lot of fluids. How much is 'a lot?' Does it matter what kind of fluid I drink?" provided the following answer: "To lessen your risk of forming a new stone, it is important that you drink at least three to four quarts of fluid throughout the day. In hotter weather, you may need to drink more to make up for fluid loss from sweating. This will help keep your urine less concentrated. Less concentrated urine reduces the risk of stone formation. Most of the fluid you drink should be water."
3 to 4 quarts is 6 - 8 bottles (that is 16-ounce bottles) of water a day.
• Even though BBC News, which is a UK news channel, headlined this news as "Lots of water is little benefit," referring to the above mentioned study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, still bolded a message to its readers: "UK experts say research which finds drinking lots of water does little to improve health should not discourage people from topping up regularly."
So, to go back to the question, why is it again that the American Society of Nephrology (from all other medical fields) is attacking the benefits of drinking water?
Is it because that in the US, kidney disease is rated in the top ten leading causes of death? If people have healthier kidneys from increased water consumption as the statements above indicate from other kidney associations then American Society of Nephrology who earns living from kidney problems will have less business.
Or, is it perhaps that a part of this attack on water is designed to discredit the work of the "Water Cure" doctor, Dr. Batmanghelidj, who wrote books, such as "Your Body's Many Cries For Water" in which he explains that lack of water in the body - chronic dehydration - is the root cause of many diseases, and the book explains the damaging effects of dehydration.
Or, to throw a big guess, could it be that the two doctors got paid to do this questionable study from an industry that benefits from you not drinking water?
The truth behind this suspicious study lies in the two kidney experts, Dr Stanley Goldfarb and Dr Dan Negoianu. Only they know why they released this rather foolish study that does not offer anything beneficial to people. People don't have to be scientists to see that this study was done for reasons other than improving human lives.
Drinking excessive amounts of water in a very short period of time, such as several minutes, can indeed be deadly, as the case of Jennifer Strange proved when she died from Water Intoxication. She was trying to win a radio contest "Hold Your Wee for a Wii," where she had to drink bottles and bottles of water and to see how long she could hold out before urinating in order to win a Nintendo Wii.
Anything could be deadly when consumed excessively.
However, Dr Stanley Goldfarb and Dr Dan Negoianu with their suspicious study are trying to tell people that there are no health benefits in drinking at least eight glasses of water each day, or more.
If there's no benefit in drinking water, then why is nearly 75% of our body made of water?
At the end of the day, the decision will be up to you whether you would decide to follow the study results from the two "kidney experts" and perhaps prove it with visit to their office after suffering from prolonged dehydration, or follow your instincts that if there's no benefit in drinking at least eight glasses of water each day, or more, then our planet (where all life as we know it resides) would be covered with more land and less water.
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