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Re: dry skin--guzzle water

Posted by porceleindoll on January 19, 2003 at 15:31:57

In Reply to: Re: dry skin--guzzle water posted by Donny on January 16, 2003 at 20:57:19:

Yes, I agree about the dehydration. Many people mistake dehydration signs for 'hunger' pains and feed themselves rather than quench their thirst. I disagree with Berg about almost everything, but cause of my own personal research I agree that at least 8 cups of water a day is best and at least one daily BM, to maintain good health.

Raw vegetable and fruit juices are very important cause they deliver vitamins and minerals to your body in their purest form, including the enzymes your body needs to process and use them. If you don't have those things, then your body takes them from other sources or tries to compensate in another way. If it can't compensate, then it goes without and your body doesn't have the tools it needs to be healthy and beautiful.

A couple things to spice up your water:

A few drops of lemon, grapefruit or other citrus oil in the water adds a delicious flavor (I use lemon, grapefruit or tangerine). Lemon is a natural purifier, so it helps clean your body as well as clean out your body (if someone is trying to detox from medications, lemon oil is a good choice to clean the body), grapefruit helps break down cholesterol, helping to shrug off fat.

A few drops of peppermint to a quart of water is a great refresher to wake you up, curb your appetite, and cool down your body systems.

You can make a nice drink with some peppermint oil and liquid stevia or agave, or a lemonade with agave, honey or stevia and some lemon oil or just juice from lemons (the oil is where the healing properties are, the juice has vitamins).