Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) November 14, 2014
A new study by the British National Health Service (NHS) indicates that only one percent of the population drinks the government recommended eight glasses of fresh water per day. In addition, six in ten drink one glass a day or fewer.* There statistics are concerning to fresh water advocate, radio host and Bio Logic Aqua Research founder Sharon Kleyne, who has long promoted the health benefits of eight glasses of fresh water a day - in addition to all other fluid intake – to prevent dehydration and protect against disease. Eight glasses equals 64 ounces or 1.89 liters.
*Hyde, D, “Six in ten drink just one glass of water a day.” The Telegraph (UK), November 13, 2014
The syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® radio show, hosted by fresh water advocate Sharon Kleyne, is heard weekly on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes. The show is sponsored by Bio Logic Aqua Research, a global research and technology center founded by Kleyne and specializing in fresh water, the atmosphere and dehydration. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is the Research Center’s signature Hand Held Portable Personal Misting Humidifier™ for dry eyes.
Kleyne will discuss the UK/NHS study, drinking water recommendation and statistics on her Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® radio broadcast of November 17, 2014 (Live show or podcast: http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2207/the-sharon-kleyne-hour).
Comparisons of drinking water consumption for Britain and the United States are difficult to obtain, according to Kleyne, because the two countries – and Kleyne - differ as to what constitutes a “glass of water.” Kleyne would count only unadulterated fresh water. The US counts water from all sources, not just glasses of pure water. That includes juices, soft drinks, coffee, tea and the water in foods. The British NHS takes a middle position: While water from any source counts, pure water is preferable to the water in drinks and food, and the more pure water one drinks, the greater the health benefit.
Following the US definition, the average US per person per day water consumption is 2.7 to 3.7 liters – well above the recommended 1.89 liters. Kleyne views that number as unrealistic.
Kleyne believes that the water present in drinks or food should not be counted because the substances most commonly mixed with water - sugar, caffeine, sodium and alcohol - are physically dehydrating and can prevent the drinker from obtaining the water’s full health benefit. Alcohol is especially dehydrating and no government recommends alcoholic drinks as a source of water. The “fizz” in carbonated drinks contains high levels of sodium.
Kleyne’s suggested water consumption: Eight glasses of fresh water per day in addition to all other fluid intake. Increase to 10 to 12 glasses if coming down with a cold or flu. Begin with two full glasses upon rising. Avoid drinks with caffeine, alcohol and excessive sugar. Consume the water in full glasses rather than sipping. Children ten or under should drink half their body weight in ounces per day.
Kleyne is disturbed that in countries such as Britain or the United States, which are able – for now – to supply adequate drinking water, people would choose not to drink all the water they can. One of Kleyne’s objectives is to educate the public on the importance of pure fresh water to maintain health and prevent dehydration.
People in the US and Britain who forget to drink their water, says Kleyne, should be made aware that two billion of Earth’s 7 billion people lack reliable access to safe and sufficient water for drinking, sanitation and cooking. As a result, dehydration, and diseases related to dehydration, are a growing global crisis. Climate change has brought increased worldwide drought and desertification. Fresh water access, including the water vapor in the atmosphere, is decreasing.
Another measure of fresh water consumption and waste, according to Kleyne, is total water use per capita per day. The average urban United States resident uses 370 liters of water daily – including drinking, flushing, hand and dish washing, baths, lawn water and the water required to produce food. In the UK, they use 150 liters per day and in Germany, they use 126 liters a day. Other countries: India - 126, Saudi Arabia (which has no rivers) - 235, Ethiopia - 30 to 60 and Singapore (the global model for water recycling and conservation) - 153.