Ask Dr. Denton: Do I Need to Drink all that Water? Water, the Source of Life
mix (1 or 2 glasses a day is Ok - just keep an eye on the carbohydrates in the fruitier forms.) Sports drinks in general have an excess of sugar carbs or artificial sweetener, so again, keep these as a minimal supplement unless you're in the Tour.
Is the water we drink from the tap or well safe? The answer is varied, we know that in general the water from our faucets in America is highly treated and chlorinated. The long terms effect are acceptable in most parts of the country. I emphasize to patients that bottled water is ideal but not absolute. In Buffalo Springs the spring water has lithium in it that people drink for their gout issues and it helps. My point is that spring water like faucet water has minerals dissolved in the water. Balancing your water, like balancing your food, is the ideal. A little Buffalo Springs water is OK - but not all the time. Keep a filtered water container in the frig and use this as your main source.
We can live without food for weeks but without water only a few days. I have said we are what we eat, but really we are what we drink .... 70% water. There are reasons we are Baptized in water. Water truly is the both the source and the substance of all life!
Dr Denton D. Weiss, M.D. is board certified in both Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Weiss' approach to his medical practice flows from his convictions about the meaning of life which are deeply rooted in his Catholic Faith. He and his wife Michelle strive for an integrated approach to life which recognizes the unity of the body, mind and soul. They call this approach "Bella Vitae" or "Beautiful Living". He and Michelle are contributing writers to Catholic Online.
- - -
Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
Missionary Intention: Middle Eastern Christians. That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance.
Rate This Article
Leave a Comment
More Health News
- Study: Depressed women in 40s, 50s suffer more than twice for stroke risk
- Some experts say it's biologically possible to clone a human
- Study: Women live longer than men as their immune systems age more slowly
- Man declared dead for 40 minutes brought back to life with revolutionary machine
- IPad2 poses risks to those with pacemakers, 14-year-old girl discovers
- New SARS-like virus can likely be spread person-to-person
- New York City schools take drastic measures against threat to life, health with butter ban
- Pets may be the best thing for those with heart disease
- 105-year-old woman's secret to long life is BACON
- Fr. Paul Schenck: Finding Living Faith on Catechetical Sunday
- The Movie Yellow: Incest as 'Normal' and Cassavates's Slides Into the World of Woes
- The Chicago School Teachers Strike Reveals the Need For School Choice
- The Sexual Barbarians and the Dissolution of Culture
- The Happy Priest Challenges Us to Ask: Who is Jesus to Me?
- Michael Coren on Canadian Public Schools: Teachers, leave those kids alone
- We Cannot Ignore Our Consciences: Cardinal Dolan On Religious Liberty
- In the Face of Danger, Successor of Peter Travels to Lebanon as a Messenger of Peace
- Reflections on the Dignity and Vocation of Women: Who or What?