12 Million Kids With Asthma? What’s Going On????

kid with inhaler

When my kids were young it was rare to see a child hauling around an inhaler or needing a time out for a Nebulizer treatment.   Today it is reported that 2 in every 10 kids are being treated for asthma.  What in the world is going on?

I don’t doubt that asthma is a real problem but I can’t help but wonder if small changes could make a big difference.

Dr. Batmanghelidj, author of Your Body’s Many Cries for Water has this to say:

“It is estimated that 12 million children suffer from asthma, and several thousand die every year.  Let us declare an end to asthma in less than five years.   Let us save children from the constant fear of suffocation because they do not recognize that they are thirsty for water!”

If your child suffers from asthma you might be rolling your eyes right now at the audacity of this pioneering physician (with 20 years of clinical and scientific research on the role of water in the body)  to suggest that water could make a difference for your child with asthma.  Perhaps  that is part of the problem.  We can’t see the forest for the trees anymore.  Maybe we’ve gotten so far down the line with modern medicine (that seemingly has a pharmaceutical answer for everything) that we can’t…or won’t…consider the root cause of the problem or the basic biological needs of the human body.

Every medical “expert” will agree that there is a definite relationship between dehydration and excessive histamine production in the body.  With this in mind, doesn’t it make sense that if the body is properly (and consistently) hydrated that the amount of  histamine would be more manageable?

I have spoken with mothers of grade school children who are withholding fluids from their children before school because their kids  aren’t permitted to use the restroom outside of planned breaks and lunch time,  One “accident” sealed the deal in every situation.  How pathetic.  Our children are dehydrated (and sick) because school rules dictate when they can use the facilities ?  With that in mind, most grade school children are only consuming 6-8 ounces of fluids (at lunch time) for the entire day.  That’s not enough to hydrate a small dog and yet we expect them to have energy and brain power to get through the day.  If that isn’t losing sight of the needs of the human body I don’t know what is!

Get back to basics and FORCE your children to drink plenty of (healthy) water before, during and after school.  Rally against the schools if you have to!  Your children deserve to be hydrated and you just might be amazed at the results.

CHANGE YOUR WATER…CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

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Heavy Drinker? Nah…You Need a Six-Pack a Day!

six packIn my normal course of business I  routinely ask people how much water they drink.  More often than not they’ll respond with “a lot!” but when I really dig deeper  and push for the answer to “how much is a lot?” I find that they aren’t heavy drinkers at all!

In 2011 total bottled water sales in the U.S. hit 9.1 billion gallons.  This equates to 29.2 gallons of water per person… 222 bottles of water for each person in the country or 4 bottles of water for every man, woman and child in America according to the Beverage Marketing Corporation.  Sounds like a lot doesn’t it?  Dream on!  You need a six-pack (of HEALTHY water)  a day to keep the doctor away!

When hospitalized, the average adult will be “prescribed” an IV of 64 ounces of fluids per day.  This is the ABSOLUTE minimum needed to maintain hydration in a sedentary state.  Sixty four ounces of fluids each day equates to 182.5 gallons per year.  Naturally if you’re going to move beyond the hospital bed  you’ll need a whole lot more water than 64 ounces to efficiently hydrate the body in motion.

“Americans are drinking more bottled water because they find it convenient, appealing and also healthy,” says Gary Hemphill, who is managing director for information services at Beverage Marketing, and a longtime observer of bottled water and beverage sales in the U.S. and around the world.

I understand why you might find it more convenient to carry a disposable water bottle and I guess I can understand why some of you would actually believe that just because a label mentions some unknown spring somewhere that it actually comes from some exotic place (ha!) BUT I can’t understand how you can ignore the warnings of harmful plastics used as bottles for your water though you’ve been warned over and over again.

Apparently Americans are either too lazy to make healthy changes or grossly addicted to a product that is harmful to their health.  They definitely have more money than they know what to do with if they continue to buy bottled water day after day and year after year in spite of the fact that its doing more harm than good.

If you insist on taking the lazy (unhealthy) way out just keep in mind that you’ll need to drink a six-pack a day to properly hydrate the body…not just that bottle or two a day you’re toting around now like a fashion statement.

Do me one favor.  When we meet and I ask you how much water you drink, tell the truth.  The real answer is “not nearly enough”.

Bottoms up Boomers!

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