How is important is water and salt to our health? - McDowell's Herbal Treatments



Our body will use 2-2.5 liters of water to perform its normal bodily functions (metabolism). It will do this whether we like it or not and if we do not provide our body with the necessary water to perform its vital functions, it will just take it from within the body tissues resulting in dehydration.


  • Flushes out waste from your body perspiration, urination, and defecation
  • Regulates body temperature
  • Helps optimal brain function
  • It protects your tissues, spinal cord, and joints

Because the skin holds a high percentage of water, it is easy for the body to take it from our skin and use it else where, resulting in dry, dehydrated skin.

As the weather warms up, we perspire more and as a result need more water than usual. Also, if we exercise, the metabolism is increased and the consumption of water rises accordingly.

Our body will use up 2-3 liters of water without us even being aware of it. To compensate for this loss we need to consume at least the equivalent amount of water as our body is using and a little extra wouldn't do astray. I suggest to my patients to drink at least 8 glasses of clear fluids daily.

This may include 4 of water and then the rest in herbal teas, broths and 50% diluted juices.



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