Health Magazine Whets the Appetite for Water
If you’re not drinking at least eight glasses a day, BEWARE! That’s what the experts quoted in a June article from Health magazine had to say. Researchers continue to explore the many medicinal wonders of water. We thought you might be interested in a few things the article had to say:
Water as a Cancer Fighter
In a study conducted at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, researchers concluded that women who drank more than four glasses of water a day had nearly half the odds of getting colon cancer compared to women who drank two glasses or less. One study conducted at the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii found that women who reported drinking the most water each day were a whopping 80 percent less likely to develop bladder cancer than those who drank the least. In a case study. British researchers reported women who defined themselves as water-drinkers ran a smaller risk of developing breast cancer than those who didn’t. In pre-menopausal participants, the odds were cut by a third, while post-menopausal women enjoyed an ever greater benefit.
Water for Weight Control
Multiple studies have shown that people who increase their water intake over the long haul drop the pounds. In one case study, an obese woman lost 42 pounds in 18 months by following a program that stressed a big increase in water consumption. Barbara Rolls, a professor at Pennsylvania State University and author of the diet book Volumetrics, suggests that you also need to cook water into your diet through foods like hot cereal, pasta and soup. Researchers found that dieters who consumed soup four times a week consumed 100 fewer calories a day.
Water to Fight Fatigue
A condition called mitral valve prolapse syndrome (MVPS) is a heart abnormality that affects an estimated 2 to 10 percent of the population. One of the symptoms of MVPS is constant fatigue. The Mitral Valve Prolapse Center in Birmingham, Alabama asserts that women with MVPS generally have only 70 to 80 of the fluids they should have in their veins, and that dehydration can cause or worsen the problem. A study at the University of Arizona confirms the findings. Researchers could induce symptoms simply by inducing mild dehydration.
Water for Healing Headaches
Jerome Goldstein, director of the San Francisco Headache Clinic, has seen the evidence that dehydration can cause headaches. Dehydration upsets the balance of sodium and potassium and urges the brain to get stingy with its water supply, increasing pressure on the organ. His simple message: Drink more water. You may recall that this article also recommended innowave® as its Expert Pick for distillation systems. There is no shortage of reasons to drink lots of water today and even more great reasons why that water should be from innowave® !