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Hesselberg Health Hints

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Q&A about water

1. How much water should you drink per day?

For optimal results, I recommend drinking a minimum of one quart of water per 150 pounds or 68 kg of body weight per day. For best result take your body weight and divide it in half and that’s how many oz./H2O/day.

2. What are fruits and vegetables with high water content?

Broccoli-91% Cauliflower-92% Celery-95% Cucumbers-96%
Radishes-95% Spinach-92% Tomatoes-94% Zucchini-95%

Source: University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, December 1997, “Water Content of Fruits and Vegetables”.

3. What types of water should I drink?

Water from a pure source is optimal. I encourage my patients to drink “reverse osmosis” water (if you live in a residence where you can purchase and install an ‘RO’ system). I discourage drinking distilled, tap, or well water. DON’T count soda or coffee as water.

4. Water & Detoxification

The best way to start your day is with a cup of hot water and lemon, an excellent liver cleansing stimulant. If you have common skin challenges (acne, psoriasis), you might have toxic backup from lack of pure water consumption. If you have digestive concerns, do not drink cold water with meals.

Try @ Home: Soak your feet in hot water with Epsom salt to help detoxification.

5. Water & Bathing

The water you bathe in might have high levels of bromine and chlorine, which can deplete your body of iodine and cause thyroid problems. Consider investing in a shower dechlorinator to reduce shower-sourced chlorine.

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