Natural Thirst: The Instinct You Didn’t Know You Lost

By Alex Charfen in Huffington Post

 

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Your body has a natural instinct to drink water. The vast majority of people not only ignore this instinct, but suppress it throughout the day. And they don’t even know it.

Today, most of us understand that it’s a good idea to drink water. Just do a search and you’ll find countless articles on the web advocating hydration. So many, in fact, that it’s become a message that largely falls on deaf ears. Easy access to water has become a convenience we take for granted. So now, when we experience health issues, people overlook one of the most transformative, natural substances on our planet and turn to medication at the drop of a hat.

Consider these stats. Water makes up 55-75 percent of our body, and it is integral to every bodily function. Our brain and heart are each made up of 73 percent water and our lungs are 83 percent water. Water lubricates the joints, prevents the skin from drying up or potentially breaking out, and is essential for muscle use. Take away water and blood pressure decreases, leading to weakness, dizziness and fatigue (continue reading).

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Date: March 25, 2016
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