Simply checking the color of your urine with the chart below will tell you whether you are dehydrated!
“Many scientists believe dehydration is the #1 cause of death”
Dr. James A. Kholos
” No one dies of natural causes younger than 120 years old, they die from dehydration.”
As we enter adulthood, growth hormone, which previously played a major role in regulating water intake, is no longer a dominant factor in regulating dehydration, and it is at this phase that the thirst sensation alone becomes insufficient to regulate water intake. For reasons not totally understood, at the time of adulthood we begin to recognize demands for both food and water as demands for food only. As a result, as the body begins to receive less and less water over time, the body becomes dehydrated as it makes decisions as to how to PRIORITIZE THE USE of this precious resource.
How Quickly Do We Dehydrate?
– People feel thirsty when they have already lost around 2-3% of their body’s water.
– Mental performance and physical coordination start to become impaired before thirst kicks in, typically around 1% dehydration.
What’s Missing in the USDA Food Pyramid?
Traditional medicine and nutrition completely disregard the vital role of water in the human energy system. Even the physiological definition of calories completely disregards water as a source of energy or calories within the human body!
The graphic on the left is the official 2015 USDA Food Pyramid, while the graphic on the right is a recent University of Michigan School of Integrative Medicine Healing Foods Pyramid. That pyramid lists water as THE most crucial food for the human body by volume.