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4/12/08 8:58 A

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This study was done by a couple of doctors who went back and tried to find scientific research on the 8 glasses of water theory. There has never been a scientific study done on the benefits of drinking 8 glasses of water. There also wasn't a study done on if you drink water, it will fill you up. They stated that you get a certain percentage of fluid everyday just from the foods you eat. They never said don't drink water. They stated how much fluid your body approximately loses in a day. Basically, drink water when you are thirsty or whenever.

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4/11/08 9:50 P

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I do not drink much in the way of pop or soda either. When I was a young teen and drinking a cola product, I really tasted what I was drinking and I swore off coal at the time. I have not had cola in forever. Once is a blue moon I will drink some Sprite or maybe a root beer. Water is my drink of choice. I also enjoy light cranberry juice, skim milk and lite beer. emoticon

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4/11/08 12:48 P

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I kind of think the study just pointed out that our bodies do not need a set amount of water so 8 is maybe not it, maybe you need four or maybe you need 16. Yes some studies say black tea and black coffee is the same as drinking water others do not.

I am not sure what deer would have to do with it. We have several in our yard and water seems to be the only thing available to them. That doesn't mean it makes it their beverage of choice.

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4/11/08 6:45 A

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What a great articule! There must be a lot of idoits out there that will really belive this crock of c***! You can do any study and make sure the results turn out like you want to promote anything you please. I just hope everybody on SP realizes what a crock this is! Water is probably my favorite drink except for iced tea (also made with water). I have not drank regular sodas for years although I do get a taste diet soda about once a week. And then I only have maybe a half a bottle.

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I'll drink to that.

While it is regrettable that some 'expert' made up the "8 glasses of water a day" recommendation, I don't need a scientific study to know that water is good for you or smoke is bad for you. Excerpt:

This hilarious finding comes as quite a shock to the more than one trillion living beings on this planet (animal, human and otherwise), all of which somehow happen to need water as their No. 1 nutrient. Nobody bothered to tell all the deer about this research, it seems, because last time I checked, they were still running to the local stream and drinking some water. They were not waiting in the drive-through at McDonald's, hoping to order a Coke.

It's a good thing these nephrology experts aren't gardeners. I can't wait to see the results they'll get when they stop watering their gardens. Or their lawns. If water has no health benefits, they should avoid drinking all liquids for a few days and see what happens. (Hint: They will go into a coma or die, which will of course help ensure they never publish stupid science articles again.) I wonder whether they give water to their own children, or if they cause them to be dehyrated, too?****

I can't wait to see what they'll come up with next. They're [sic] already attacked water, sunlight, plants and nutrition. What's next, air? Will tomorrow's headlines declare, "Breathing is bad for your health?"

Mainstream Media Attacks Water; Recommends People Drink Soda Instead!
by Mike Adams

(NaturalNews) As proof that mainstream health information continues to become increasingly detached from reality, the mainstream media (MSM) has launched a new wave of misinformation designed to discredit the health benefits of drinking water! Just today, for example, Fox News ran a story entitled, Skip the Water, Have a Soda Instead. ((http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,345.
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Other news organizations, such as the Chicago Tribune also jumped on the bandwagon, declaring that drinking eight glasses of water a day has no health benefits whatsoever.

This latest wave of attempts to discredit water comes from -- no surprise -- the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Nephrology means "the study of kidneys," for all the non-medical folks reading this, and the aforementioned journal caters to medical professionals who earn their living from kidney problems caused by dehydration! Thus, this campaign to tell people to stop drinking water is a fantastic way to boost kidney problems (including kidney stones) and generate more repeat business for kidney specialists. What a coincidence, huh?

That's how money is made in the medical industry these days, by the way: Rig some junk science, announce it as scientific fact, and wait for the mainstream media to jump on the bandwagon and declare water to be dangerous, or drugs to be safe, or sunlight to be deadly, or whatever current nonsense they're spewing that drives more customers into their offices to be poisoned by medication, radiation or chemotherapy.

Think about it, for a moment. It is now the position of conventional medicine that:

Water is bad for you.
Sunlight is bad for you.
Nutritional supplements are worthless.
Herbs are dangerous and might kill you.
Meditation and prayer has no medical benefit.

And what, might you ask, do these doctors recommend that patients do to enhance their health? Here's what they recommend:

Poison your body with chemotherapy.
Slather your skin with sunscreen that blocks vitamin D production.
Take medications that cause permanent liver damage.
Drink processed beverages and eat processed, cooked foods.
"Manage" your biochemistry with medication, not nutrition.
Have your breasts surgically removed to prevent breast cancer...

Gee, it's no surprise, then, to learn about this latest finding that "water has no health benefits."

Every living system on Earth needs water
This hilarious finding comes as quite a shock to the more than one trillion living beings on this planet (animal, human and otherwise), all of which somehow happen to need water as their No. 1 nutrient. Nobody bothered to tell all the deer about this research, it seems, because last time I checked, they were still running to the local stream and drinking some water. They were not waiting in the drive-through at McDonald's, hoping to order a Coke.

It's a good thing these nephrology experts aren't gardeners. I can't wait to see the results they'll get when they stop watering their gardens. Or their lawns. If water has no health benefits, they should avoid drinking all liquids for a few days and see what happens. (Hint: They will go into a coma or die, which will of course help ensure they never publish stupid science articles again.) I wonder whether they give water to their own children, or if they cause them to be dehyrated, too?

The truth about water
The truth is that water is a vital substance for your body, and most people are chronically dehydrated. A lack of water causes back pain, poor cognitive function, asthma, inflammation and many other diseases. In fact, I think part of this new attack on water is designed to descredit the work of the Water Cure doctor, Dr. Batmanghelidj, who wrote books like Your Body's Many Cries For Water and was a genius doctor who really understood the power of naturopathic healing.

You can download that full report right here, free of charge, at this link: http://www.naturalnews.com/Index-Specia...

I was one of the last people to interview the late Dr. Batmanghelidj, and I listened in awe as he shared his research and stories about "The Healing Power of Water."

In the special report mentioned above, you'll learn:

Which common ailments and "diseases" are actually caused by dehydration

Why many doctors use water-regulating antihistamines to alleviate pain

How Dr. Batmanghelidj unintentionally discovered water's healing properties

Why most people are chronically dehydrated and suffer from symptoms of dehydration that are labeled "diseases"

Which ingredients in soft drinks deplete the body's water reserves

Why thirst is not a reliable indicator of dehydration

Why the body produces cholesterol and how water keeps it in balance

Why Dr. Batmanghelidj believes the public is being mislead about AIDS

How dehydration impairs mental functioning

Why some organizations want to withhold alternative health information from the public

How lack of water causes depression

Why popular beverages are no substitute for water

How dehydration causes the vascular system to constrict, leading to hypertension

How to recognize signs that your body is starting to dehydrate

Why restaurants push you to drink disease-promoting soft drinks

Why and how water effectively treats pain and inflammation

Download it now at:
http://www.naturalnews.com/Index-Specia.
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The idiocy of modern medicine
The truth about these latest attacks on water is that conventional medicine doesn't want people to prevent disease with water, herbs, nutrition, sunlight or anything natural. The more people get healthy, the fewer "customers" there are to rack up profits for drug companies, hospitals, doctors and yes, even kidney experts (who should know better).

Looking at today's headlines on water, you just have to laugh: The Chicago Tribune declares, "Water's benefits questioned by scientists," for example. It's a headline that should probably be rewritten to say, "Kidney Doctors Recommend Dehydration!"

Want kidney stones? Stop drinking water and start drinking soda. That's what Fox News recommends in their headline.

You know, when the MSM gets this unbelievably stupid, and mainstream medicine goes to such outrageous lengths to try to discredit natural substances like water, it makes me wonder just how insane this world has really become. Is the public really so stupid that people will believe these fraudulent headlines? I hope not. Then again, one of the side effects of dehydration is a decline in cognitive function. It seems like the journalists have been dehyrated for long time now, huh?

I can't wait to see what they'll come up with next. They're already attacked water, sunlight, plants and nutrition. What's next, air? Will tomorrow's headlines declare, "Breathing is bad for your health?"

Don't think it won't happen. There is no limit to the stupidity of modern medical science.

www.naturalnews.com/022942.html

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