water myths

  1. Alabama researcher exposes decades of water myths

    Mainstream water advice is all wet

    If Al Qaeda had its own magazine, no doubt Barack Obama would have graced the cover as 2009 Man of the Year. That was the year when ol' Barry decided that forcing water down the throats of 9/11 masterminds was cruel and unusual torture.

    Now, if only we Americans could get a little bit of that kind-hearted attention. Because while our Appeaser in Chief has been making sure terrorists are as cozy and comfortable as clams, mainstream medicine is still forcing water down millions of our throats every day. And our own government isn't doing a darned thing to stop it.

    But now a brave Alabama researcher is being crossed off her colleagues' Christmas card lists for standing up and admitting that the mainstream's longstanding obsession with having us gulp down eight glasses of water a day is pure garbage.

    Dr. Beth Kitchin is on a mission to keep you from spending your life with your lips glued to a water bottle and your butt glued to a toilet seat. In her latest research, Kitchin points out that there's no scientific basis whatsoever to the eight-glasses-a-day myth and that drinking more water won't help you lose weight, either.

    In fact, one study showed that drinking water has such little effect on weight loss, you probably burned more calories lifting the glass to your mouth.

    I've been fighting these water myths for years (even while our government sat on the sidelines), because excess water strains your kidneys, and fluoridated tap water has been proven to lower your IQ. So the next time some health nut tries to give you the business about chugging more H20, tell him what the science REALLY says about his advice.

    It doesn't hold water.

  2. Another water myth debunked

    They'll try just about anything to make sure you keep guzzling down water, whether it's the toxic sludge from your tap or the overpriced junk in plastic bottles.

    One persistent myth says you need to drink up or you'll shrivel up. You've probably heard this – that water helps your complexion.

    It would be true... if you were a fish.

    But for people, all the water in the world isn't going to save your skin. And skipping the stuff isn't going to harm it.

    The British Nutrition Foundation recently issued a report debunking that foolish notion – saying a balanced blend of vegetables and fruits containing vitamins A, B, C and E are far more important for healthy skin.

    It's rare to see such common sense emerge from an organization that counts firms like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, McDonald's and Kraft among its membership... so naturally, it didn't last – because in the very next breath, they mentioned that it's still important to drink plenty of water for overall health.

    Hogwash!

    I haven't had a sip of water in years – and I'm no freak of nature, just living proof that everything you've been told about water by the mainstream is a lie. And most of it comes from people trying to sell you bottled water.

    Ladies, if you want to keep your skin looking young and sweet, then cut out the sweets. Sugar leads to advanced glycation end products, or AGEs, which destroy your collagen and elastin.

    Skip the sugar, and avoid most skin creams, especially the ones that promise to get ied of wrinkles – they can do even more damage. Get some sun, but don't use sunscreen – just head inside when you turn a little pink.

    If you really want some extra help for your skin, add some vitamin B1 and B6 supplements, both of which fight AGEs.

    Just don't drink the water.

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