I mentioned in my book Leaf to Life (Buy in amazon), page 105:
But do not go overboard. There is no rule as to how much water you should drink. It does not have to be six or eight glasses of water. The best rule is to listen to your body – your body knows. Drink when you are thirsty. Drink a lot of fluids when you are sick with a fever, and fast under the guidance of a natural health-care professional.
Now, Associate Professor Michael Farrell of the Monash University Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, in collaboration with the University of Melbourne, the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, and the Baker IDI and Diabetes Heart Institute reported in a recent study that challenges the long-standing idea that it is “mandatory” for our health to drink at least eight glasses of water every day.
The study warned that those who advocate drinking eight glasses or more of water every day don’t seem to realize that over-drinking can actually cause water intoxication and may overload the kidneys. The researchers found and state that we have a mechanism to regulate fluid intake in our human body and thirst is a good indicator.
It is important to internalize the 3rd Credo in my book – My body can heal itself. To listen to our body and mind with discernment is one of the most important steps toward healing. Our busyness often separates us from our true self, that inner voice that often sends messages to alert us or teach us something. If we don’t learn it, it will come back to us in another form.
Is your chronic skin condition such as eczema telling you to slow down and trust?
Pascal Saker, Michael Farrell, Gary Egan, Michael McKinley, and Derek Denton. Overdrinking, swallowing inhibition, and regional brain responses prior to swallowing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2016