Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) January 13, 2016
The 2015-2016 winter flu season is shaping up as much milder than last year’s season. This is attributed to more effective flu shots and far less mutating by the various flu virus strains. According to fresh water advocate and radio host Sharon Kleyne, the mild flu season does not mean that people should relax efforts to maintain their immune system at maximum capacity. The immune system, Kleyne believes, can be substantially strengthened by drinking at least 8 glasses of fresh water each day.
Kleyne will discuss the 2015-2016 winter flu season and the importance of water and health on her Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® radio show of Jan. 18, 2016. The globally syndicated, education oriented radio show is heard weekly on VoiceAmerica (Health and Wellness, and Variety Channels) and Apple iTunes. For the live broadcast, or podcasts of past shows, go to http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2207/the-sharon-kleyne-hour
Sharon Kleyne Hour® Power of Water® is sponsored by Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, founded by Kleyne and specializing in fresh water, the atmosphere, body surface evaporation, dehydration and education. The Research Center’s signature product for dry eye is Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®.
Most doctors recommend drinking “lots of water” when ill to prevent fever induced dehydration. However, drinking large quantities of water to prevent flu and mitigate illness is not a widely held medical position. Kleyne supports her position by citing her own knowledge of the role of water in human health and the success of the Nigerian government in using drinking water to halt the 2014 Ebola epidemic.
Flu season occurs in winter, Kleyne notes, because cold air can’t hold nearly as much water vapor (humidity) as warmer air. As a result, the body is much more likely to lost water content in winter and become dehydrated. Cold wind is even more dehydrating, as is indoor forced air heating. Dehydration, says Kleyne, substantially weakens the immune system.
Kleyne estimates that 98 present of the molecules in a healthy human body are water. Because water molecules are small, however, only about 70 percent of the body’s volume is water. Every organ, structure and cell of the body – including the immune system – requires water to function properly. Water lost by the body through waste elimination or evaporation, must be fully replaced every day or systems start breaking down, which quickly opens the door for bacterial and viral attacks.
Following this theory, says Kleyne, Nigerian health officials in 2014 succeeded in eradicating the deadly Ebola virus from their country despite dangerous outbreaks in nearby countries such as Liberia, Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone. Nigerian health officials agreed that their approach was “not conventional.”
The Nigerian government, according to Kleyne, made bottled water readily and inexpensively available to everyone and educated the population to drink it. This tactic was employed, in part, because Ebola vaccine was unavailable and its effectiveness was uncertain. They treated the few individual who contracted the disease with megadoses of water - up to 1.5 gallons a day. Ebola was completely eradicated in Nigeria long before neighboring countries.
Kleyne recommends drinking at least eight glasses (8 ounces per glass) of pure fresh water per day in addition to all other fluid intake. She suggests drinking 2 of the 8 glasses upon rising and at least 4 of the glasses all at once rather than sipping. When ill, drink 10 glasses. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, carbonation and sugar drinks, which are dehydrating. Children 12 and under should drink half their body weight in ounces per day.
When having difficulty keeping fluids down, a hydrating sports drink containing water, sugar, sodium and potassium can be helpful as long as it contains no caffeine or other energy boosters. Hydrating sports drinks are similar to the “oral rehydration solution” handed out in developing countries to prevent life threatening dehydration in individuals unable to keep water down due to fever, diarrhea or vomiting.
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