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New Study: Drink THIS Much Water Daily

How much water should you drink every day? The latest study from researchers at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City concludes that the old standby of eight glasses a day still holds. Here’s the surprising gotcha: If you don’t drink enough water, the greatest effect may not be physical–it’s mental and emotional. Drink just half the recommended amount of water, and you’ll likely suffer from mild dehydration. You’ll also have less energy, and you won’t be able to concentrate and focus as you normally would.

“For people who aren’t exercising a lot or living in a very warm climate, eight glasses of water a day may be a good rule of thumb,” lead researcher Dr. Wayne Askew told Reuters. If you do exercise and sweat a lot, then you need more than eight glasses to properly hydrate your body. Our bodies need water, primarily because water makes up more than 70 percent of solid body tissue. It helps regulate body temperature, carries nutrients and oxygen to cells, removes waste, cushions joints, and protects organs and tissues, explains Reuters. Too little water can cause headaches, grogginess, and dry, itchy skin. When we become severely dehydrated, it can affect our blood pressure, circulation, digestion, kidney function, and nearly all body processes.

The experiment: For 12 weeks, 10 thirsty college students each drank four, eight, or 12 eight-ounce glasses of water per day in four-day test cycles. Between the test cycles the students consumed the amount of water they normally would, as well as during one other week during the study period. The students’ hydration status was measured at the end of each four-day water consumption cycle. They also answered questions about their general well being.

The results: Drinking four glasses of water caused the students’ blood plasma volume to fall five percent below those who drank eight glasses of water. Four glasses of water also produced more highly concentrated urine. Still, these physical symptoms of dehydration are considered mild–a suboptimal hydration level. What surprised the researchers was the effect this mild dehydration had on the students’ well being. Reuters reports that when students drank the least amount of water, they reported feeling less energetic and less focused than when they drank more water.

If eight glasses of water a day is good, is more than that even better? Probably not, although it won’t hurt you. Those who drank 12 glasses had blood plasma volumes that were 10 percent higher, but their well being was not impacted positively or negatively. The findings were presented at the annual Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego, California

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Some or All?

Some or All?

The first question to ask yourself is whether you want to purify some of your water or all of it.

Point of Use Systems

Point-of-use filters are designed to filter one specific source, such as the kitchen or bathroom sink, an ice maker or a shower head. Sink filters can rest on the counter with a tube to the faucet, or can be installed under the sink with a dedicated faucet.
Sink Filters: Drinking water filters at the kitchen sink are quite popular and practical. They can be installed with a spigot on the counter while the filter itself is below the counter, or the entire filter unit can rest on the counter top with a tube or hose running to the end of the sink faucet. There are many types of media used for these filters: granular charcoal, ceramics, simple pleated fiber or paper filters, and compressed carbon blocks, to mention the most popular styles.  http://www.multipureusa.com/dean
Shower filters: Shower filters are primarily used for removing chlorine. Chlorine dries out the skin and hair. If swallowed, it is not safe to drink. When taking a hot shower, the gas coming out of the shower head is sometimes 80% chlorine fumes, which are not good for the lungs. Shower filters are easy to install and maintain.   http://www.multipureusa.com/dean
Pre-Filters: Roughing filters, sock filters, cartridge filters are often used as pre-filters and are placed at the point where the water enters the building, or just before the fine filter used at the point of use. Other point-of-use systems that are more precise include:
To see more specific information, various models, pictures and prices, or to order a point-of-use system right now, go to this site: http://www.multipureusa.com/dean

Whole House Systems

Whole-house systems treat all the water in the house and yard. This includes any outside water used for irrigation, if the plumbing was not designed to by-pass the house plumbing.
These systems are generally installed in the well house or pump house, in the garage or basement, or in an adjoining shed or out building. The closer the filtration system is to the point of use, the less opportunity there is for any bacteria to build up in the pipes between the two points. If the water does have to travel a long distance from the well to the house, sometimes it is comforting to install a point-of-use filter on the sink as an added polish to the already clean water. In most cases, however, this is not necessary and is sometimes redundant.
For large communities, treating the water at the well may remove the worst concerns, such as hardness or iron or particularly bacteria, usually well water for communities does nothing more than chlorination. For this reason is often better for each residence to install an individual treatment system to remove the rest of the contaminants that the community system did not deal with. Even if the water is clean enough, at least removing the chlorine is a good idea. One other issue in large communities is that no one can agree as to which system to install, so often the homeowners are left to their own devices; some choose to live with the bad water, while others install various systems to treat some or most, but usually never all, of the water problems. Our oxygen system will solve them all.
Aqua Alternatives is focused on helping individual home owners to custom-design water treatment systems that are specific to their particular water issues. Call for a free consultation: (206) 324-5055.