I thought water was healthy – this can kill?
11th September 2016
A word from Konstantin Monastyrsky:
“If there is one health myth that will not die, it is this: You should drink eight glasses of water a day. It’s just not true. There is no science behind it.”
So starts the The New York Times article, “No, You Do Not Have to Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day,” by Dr. Aaron E. Carroll, M.D., a professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine [link].
Dr. Carroll goes on to say: “Contrary to many stories you may hear, there’s no real scientific proof that, for otherwise healthy people, drinking extra water has any health benefits,” and cites study upon study to support this statement.
He also expresses tremendous frustration over the fact that health and medical communities aren’t paying any attention, even though he’s been speaking out about this subject since 2007.
Well, I am not surprised, because Dr. Carroll’s article said NOTHING about the health damages that can come from drinking too much water.
I addressed these damages back in 2005, in the “Water Damage” chapter of Fiber Menace. Primary among them were digestive disorders, including constipation, kidney and urinary disorders, degenerative bone disease — a blanket term for osteoporosis and osteoarthritis — and, the scariest of them all — sudden cardiac arrest:
“Over 400,000 Americans die annually from sudden cardiac arrest. Their hearts simply stop beating. Eighty percent of all cardiac arrests result from “electrical dysfunction” of the heart muscles. Lo and behold, minerals — calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, and chloride — happen to be the major carriers and/or regulators of those electrical signals, and overhydration is the primary cause of their disbalance, be it an excess of potassium and magnesium, or a depletion of calcium and chloride.” (Fiber Menace, page 82)
If you haven’t read my book yet, or would like to refresh your understanding of this controversial subject, you can find the full text of Fiber Menace, including the “Water Damage” chapter, on my site [link].
Please share this important information with your family, friends, and colleagues.
Thank you for reading,
Konstantin Monastyrsky, the author of Fiber Menace and GutSense.org