Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) May 16, 2014
A little known and surprisingly easy tip regarding one’s daily water drinking routine can have an amazing impact on health and wellness. Water researcher Sharon Kleyne has advocates this “tip” for years. Her view was supported – emphatically – in a recent radio interview with Shanhong Lu, MD, PhD, a China born author, physician and alternative medicine practitioner.
The tip is this: One’s very first activity upon getting up in the morning should be to drink 16 ounces – two full glasses – of fresh water.
The interview with Dr. Lu took place on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio show of May 12, 2014.
A resident of Mount Shasta, California, Dr. Lu is Founder of Mount Shasta Integrative Medicine. The practice combines Western medicine with traditional Chinese healing arts focusing on wellness and prevention. Dr. Lu spent her first 25 years in Beijing where both her parents are physicians in Beijing. Dr. Lu’s latest book, The Vibrant Life: Restoring the Roots of Health is scheduled for release in 2014.
The globally syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio show, with host Sharon Kleyne, is heard on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes. Kleyne is also Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research, a research, technology and product development center that focuses on water, atmosphere and health. Natures Tears®, a 100% fresh water mist, is the Research Center’s global signature product for dry eyes.
A lot goes on inside the body during sleep, according to Kleyne and Lu. The body repairs and restores itself during sleep. The hours of sleep are also the longest period of the day that the body goes without water. When the mouth feels dry and eyes feel gritty and blurry on awakening, they are probably dehydrated and in need of water.
Drinking 16 ounces of water first thing in the morning, explained Dr. Lu, with alleviate dehydration symptoms and wake you up to face the day with energy and a positive attitude. Starting the way with water, said Dr. Lu, affects the body climate for the rest of the day, including outlook, mood, motivation, energy level, and early stage diseases.
The human body, Kleyne noted, is 60% to 70% water by volume. When measured in terms of total molecules in the body, the amount of water rises to 99%. By either measurement, water intake is extremely important.
Most of Americans, according to Kleyne, don’t drink enough fresh water – despite being among the world’s fortunate few that live in a place where obtaining enough water is possible. In many parts of the world, safe and sufficient daily water is unavailable. Kleyne noted that she knows doctors who have allowed themselves to become dehydrated from overwork, poor sleep, improper diet and too little water.
Dr. Lu recommended drinking pure fresh water with no chemicals or additives. Chlorinated water, however, is better than no water. Coffee, juice and soda are not considered water substitutes, according to Kleyne, although tea could be.
Kleyne added that water is best absorbed by the body when consumed at room temperature or slightly warmer. Cold water is more likely to quickly pass through the body and be eliminated. Kleyne recommended a minimum of eight full glasses of fresh water per day in addition to all other fluid intake.
To discover more about Dr. Lu and Mount Shasta Integrative Medicine, go to http://www.drlumd.com/