Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) June 01, 2015
A recent study in the UK revealing that one in five patients visiting family practice physicians have complains consistent with dehydration (not drinking enough water) came as no surprise to fresh water advocate and radio host Sharon Kleyne. The most commonly reported dehydration symptoms in the study were unexplained fatigue and difficulty concentrating. *
- Borland, S, “Is dehydration the reason you’re tired all the time? One in five don’t realize they need eight drinks a day.” Daily Mail, May 25, 2015. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3096702/Could-one-five-GP-visits-dehydration-New-study-claims-fatigue-epidemic.html
Kleyne will discuss the UK dehydration study and her daily drinking water recommendations on the upcoming Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® broadcast of June 1, 2015. For the live show or a podcast, go to http://www.SharonKleyneHour.com.
The syndicated radio show, hosted by Kleyne, is heard weekly on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes. The education oriented show is sponsored by Bio-Logic Aqua® Research, founded by Kleyne and specializing in fresh water, atmosphere, dehydration and vision. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is the Research Center’s signature product for dry eye and eye allergies.
The UK study reinforces Kleyne’s belief that a surprisingly large percentage of the population, in both the United States and the UK, is dehydrated to some degree and is also uneducated as to how much water they ought to be drinking. According to the study, only 4 percent of doctors believe their patients are adequately educated about water drinking requirements and dehydration symptoms.
The high dehydration rate is attributed by Kleyne to increased evaporation of water from the surface of the skin and eyes into the atmosphere as a result of a drying and warming global climate. The same factors also decrease the amount of water vapor absorbed by skin and eyes directly from the atmosphere. Water lost to surface evaporation is normally replaced by drinking additional water.
The most concerning symptoms, which are unexplained fatigue and difficulty concentrating, according to Kleyne, can also be attributed to other causes. However, low level chronic dehydration is a likely culprit and may be a contributing factor even when other causes are present. Dehydration symptoms also include increased feelings of stress, diminished productivity, heat exhaustion, loss of physical coordination, dry mouth or thirst, dizziness, and increased susceptibility to a wide range of diseases including influenza and sunburn.
As we age, Kleyne notes, dehydration becomes an increasing problem, made worse because the thirst reflex diminishes.
The benefits of good hydration, says Kleyne, in addition to alleviating the above symptoms, include easier weight loss and improved complexion.
Kleyne disagrees with both the UK and United States official government daily drinking water recommendations. In the United States, any fluid counts towards the daily requirement. The same is true in the UK except that pure water is preferred. A “glass” is defined as “8 ounces.”
Kleyne would like to see “water” added to the official US government nutritional pie chart (which used to be called the “food pyramid”).
Kleyne recommends eight glasses of pure water per day in addition to all other fluids. She further recommends that at least four of the eight glasses be consumed as full glasses and not sipped, and that the first two glasses be consumed soon after rising. Avoid coffee, energy drinks, carbonated drinks, alcohol and heavily sugared drinks because they are all dehydrating. Individuals weighing under 100 pounds should drink half their body weight in ounces per day.
The UK recommendation of eight glasses a day for women and 10 glasses a day for men is supported by Kleyne. The standard healthy living recommendations – adequate daily exercise, sufficient sleep and a nutritious diet – will also help avoid dehydration: Kleyne’s final recommendation is proactive self-education about water and dehydration, including the role of atmospheric water vapor on health and hydration. ©2015 Bio-Logic Aqua® Research. All rights Reserved.