About 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Most cases of fatigue can be related to a lack of drinking water. If there is only a 2% drop in water intake, that is enough to trigger mood swings and short term memory loss. Imagine, dehydration can even lead to hypertension. Edema resulting from lack of adequate water intake constricts the vascular system, thereby raising blood pressure. Dehydration causes stress. Every body function of the body is monitored and regulated by the efficient flow of water. Research shows that by drinking half of your body water in oz can ease as much as 80% of back pain sufferers. Chronic dehydration is at the root of many serious illnesses including asthma, kidney disease, high blood pressure, adrenal fatigue, arthritis, ulcers, pancreatitis, digestive difficulties, joint pain and migraine headaches. The mucous lining of the stomach to protect it from hydrochloric acid is 98% water. This information interests me more than anything. Because as much as 80% of our immune system is in the gut, I am wondering how this information maybe will be able to help people suffering from acid reflux. Remember if you have acid reflux you are not absorbing nutrients properly. There is also new research suggesting that by drinking more water we can decrease our risk of colon cancer by 45% and breast cancer by as much as 79%.
I also became interested in Japanese water therapy. Hot water in the morning seems to stimulated enzyme activity in the stomach and intestines. Look into it and see if it helps you.http://www.pyroenergen.com/articles/drinkwater.htm