Since the mid-20th century, the “eight glasses of water per day” edict has been considered common knowledge, but is that really valid? The truth is, there is no magic water requirement that applies to everyone. Each human body is different, along with every lifestyle, so it is difficult to say how much water you should be drinking. With that being said, chronic dehydration is a thing, and it’s common!
Chronic Dehydration and Health
According to Cornell Medical Center as well as the Nutrition Review Journal, as much as 75% of the population is suffering from mild chronic dehydration. While the word “mild” may sound.. well, mild; chronic dehydration can cause long-term damage to your health. These are some of the common symptoms:
- Weight gain
- Dry, flushed, or irritated skin
- Stomach cramps or indigestion
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Kidney or bladder problems
- Joint pain and stiffness
While any or all of these symptoms may manifest in different cases, leaving the problem untreated can and will lead to more serious health complications. The good news is, the problem is not terribly hard to solve.
Jeffrey L. Marrongelle is a doctor of integrative medicine and has spent years studying the effects of chronic dehydration. He noticed that patients rarely realized they were dehydrated; in fact, they didn’t even feel thirsty. This often happens when a body becomes accustomed to operating on very little water, or if thirst is ignored. After awhile, the body begins sending hunger pangs instead of thirst in an attempt to receive the sustenance it needs. This is one reason chronic dehydration can lead to weight gain – people are eating when they should be drinking!
In response to these common problems among his patients, Dr. Marrongelle developed the Rehydration Protocol – a specialized system to replenish the body’s depleted water stores and retrain the brain to send thirst signals at appropriate intervals. The full Rehydration Package comes with Dr. Marrongelle’s Rehydration Protocol eBook and three bottles of Double Helix Water to deliver ultra-pure, healing stable water clusters to long-dehydrated cells.
After completing the Rehydration Protocol, patients notice that they feel thirsty more often and remember to drink water all day long. That’s why the protocol is not a short-term fix. It is the ideal method to establish lifelong habits for hydration and health. You can learn more about Double Helix Water in our Knowledge Base, or see more tips on health and nutrition on the Living Clean Blog: