New Research Discovers Eight Glasses of Water a Day Still the Best

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Despite controversies, water and health researcher Sharon Kleyne recommends eight glasses a day.

In recent years, the question of how much water humans should drink each day has been the subject of considerable dispute. At the core of this controversy is the “eight glass rule,” which recommends that humans drink a minimum of eight glasses per day. Some physicians now claim that other fluids, such as soda pop, milk or fruit juice, may be substituted. Others claim that eight glasses is too many and that one need only drink when thirsty. Recent discoveries announced by water and health researcher Sharon Kleyne disputes these recent claims and strongly supports the old “eight glass rule.”

Sharon Kleyne is Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research, a water and health research and product development center. Natures Tears® EyeMist® is the company’s global signature product for dry eye and dry facial skin. The all-natural product contains 100% trade secret water. As part of an ongoing commitment to educating the public about water and health, Kleyne hosts the globally. syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio show on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes.

Kleyne’s recent discoveries show that drinking eight glasses of pure, fresh water every day helps regulate metabolism, prevents dehydration and promotes good health. According to Kleyne, “the eight glass rule saves lives.” Kleyne emphasizes that the eight glasses, or 64 ounces, is the absolute minimum, that the glasses should contain only pure, fresh, unadulterated water and that the water should be consumed in addition to all other liquids”.

No organism on Earth can survive without water, according to Kleyne, and the human body is 60-70% water. If a person weighs 150 pounds, 105 of them are water. They are not juice, soda pop or coffee. The human brain is 80% water, Kleyne explains, muscles are 75% water, the basal tear film enabling us to see is 98% water, and blood is 70% water. Every one of the body’s 50 trillion living cells contains at least 2/3’s water.

Because of water importance to human health, it makes no sense to Kleyne to risk unnecessarily depriving the body of water.

According to Kleyne, dehydration diseases worldwide are on the increase and are at crisis levels in many part of the world. “Dehydration” is another word for water loss. The dehydration crisis has been attributed to global climate change, widespread drought and the effect of air pollution on the air’s natural water vapor, called “humidity.” The body obtains a surprisingly large percentage of its water through absorption from the air, Kleyne notes. Dehydration diseases include dry eye, dry skin, skin cancer, melanoma, cholera, and many others. Worldwide, 5,000 children die each minute from water related illness.            

Kleyne notes that while some physicians dispute the “eight glass rule,” others would go even further, recommending as many as ten glasses of pure fresh a day. Still others recommend drinking half one’s body weight in ounces per day. By that standard, a person who weighs 300 pounds should drink 19 glasses a day.

Kleyne’s research indicates that sugar, most artificial sweeteners, and caffeine are all dehydrating to the body and that soda pop and coffee are therefore extremely poor water substitutes. Distilled water, which has no mineral content, is also unacceptable. Vitamin fortified or flavored water, says Kleyne, is acceptable but not ideal. The same is true for caffeine-free tea. Fruit juices and hydration drinks such as Gatorade are beneficial for other reasons but would not count towards the daily eight glass minimum. .

Kleyne recommends more than eight glasses for people who have digestion or elimination problems, have been perspiring, have engaged in heavy exercise, are physically dehydrated or have dry eye or dry skin complaints, take diuretic medications such as thiazides, live in an arid or badly polluted region, or spend much time indoors in rooms with forced-air heating and cooling. Since body fat is only 10% water, says Kleyne, obese people should also increase their daily water intake.

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