Battling Dehydration: Common Signs You Need To Drink More Water

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Despite the fact that water is an essential dietary resource for nearly every living organism on the planet, most of us really don’t drink enough of it. In fact, it’s estimated that 40-43% of all American adults aged 20-50 consistently fail to meet the recommended daily intake for their age and size. Elderly adults and children are even less likely to be getting enough. By now we’re all aware of the “eight daily glasses” rule of thumb. However, factors like activity level, weather conditions, and health circumstances can mean some people need more water than others. The following are just ...
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Is Drinking Bottled Water Good for You?

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These days, more people than ever before are learning to rethink what they put in their bodies and give to their children. This is just as much the case with the water we drink as it is food or medicine. By now, most of us know that common tap water contains a wealth of contaminants up to and including microbes, harmful minerals (like lead or mercury, to name just two), and even pharmaceuticals. The go-to alternative to tap water for many people is typically bottled water … but should it be? Is bottled water any better for you than tap water? If it’s not, what’s the best way to make sure t...
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What Is Fluoride And What Is It Doing In My Water?

What Is Fluoride and What Is It Doing In My Drinking Water?
Many Americans are unaware of the fact that most public water supplies carry an increased level of fluoride. Every person should feel informed about what they are consuming and the health benefits and risks associated with it. While drinking water fluoridation is proven to be safe, the issue has been a source of much controversy over the years. Even today, when fluoride is added to drinking water supplies across the globe, misinformation and confusion over just what fluoride is and does remains widespread. In this brief article, we'll give you a rundown of the basics of fluoride. We'll take...
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