How much water is too much?

Drink Eight Glasses of Water a Day…Not!

There’s no evidence that your health will suffer by not gulping lots of water each day, according to a new article in the British Medical Journal, whose authors investigated six other medical myths. Studies show that people get adequate fluid intake by consuming fluids other than water, such as juice, milk and other drinks. In fact, downing too much water can be dangerous and has been associated with water intoxication, hyponatremia, and even death. As I wrote several years ago, Chinese medicine also views drinking too much water as being harmful to the kidneys. Other myths debunked in the BMJ article: -People use only 10 percent of their brains. -Hair and fingernails keep growing after death. -Shaving hair causes it to grow back faster, darker , or coarser. -Reading in dim light ruins your eyesight. -Eating turkey makes people drowsy. – I disagree with this conclusion -Mobile phones interfere with hospital machinery. Terry Pfau DO HMD Spain Considers Alternative Medicine The Spanish Minister of Health has commissioned a report on alternative medicine in order to consider including it in Spain’s national Health System. The inclusion of homeopathy as part of the national health system has already been established in countries such as the United Kingdom, France and Germany. At present, between 10-15% of the Spanish population uses Homeopathic treatments. – Global Insight, Dr. Elvira Draga.

Terry Pfau DO, HMD

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