Jerry W. Petemann, January 2016
Happy New Year!
That calls for a drink…right? Yes, because I’ve gotten a nasty upper respiratory bug that thinks I need to leave the planet! So what to drink?
Let’s begin with one silly question. It’s a question most Medical Doctors may never ask you but it could be a matter of life and death. “How much do you drink?” No! Not that kind of DRINK! “WATER!!! For goodness sake!” Yes, water. Let me explain:
Around this time of year people tend to lower the amount of water they consume and may become dehydrated. Also, as one ages, the body can send out signals that feel like hunger but is in reality a request for water. So, how much is too much or too little? Wait….too much…you can do that to yourself? Well, yes. And the consequences are life threatening. Let’s look at this for just a moment.