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Water, Who Needs It?
by Rebecca Dirks, ND

Water is one of the most important elements our body needs to survive. We see how beautiful & green it makes our lush environment. Without it we would be living in a desert. Our body is the same way. Every cell relies on water to help transfer nutrients in & out. Water keeps our muscles & heart pumping, our lungs breathing & our brain calculating. So when itís raining outside, remember these few facts & take a sip, for your health.

Water makes up about 75% of the human body, about 70% of the brain & 25% of our bones
75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.

In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak it can be mistaken as hunger.

Even MILD dehydration will slow oneís metabolism as much as 3%.

Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

Research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water daily could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen.

Drinking only 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Northwest Center for Optimal Health at (360) 651-9355.




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