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Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 17, 2012 at 5:13 PM

I am trying my best to increase my water intake and am curious about a couple things. Does your body ever get used to the water and does the constant need to pee go away??!! And...what type of water do you drink? I have a PUR filter on my tap at home. Is that sufficient?

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on February 17, 2012
at 09:51 PM

Nah....could very easily be the salt.

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on February 17, 2012
at 07:44 PM

How much are you trying to increase your water intake? Sufficient is good, too much is going to flush out your water soluble vitamins and electrolytes. Sipping slowly rather than gulping down as much as you can handle will allow for it to be absorbed more readily too. The formula I was given by a nutritionist is your weight in pounds divided by 2 will give you the number of ounces of water to aim for in a day. If you weigh 200 lbs. that will be 100 ozs., if you weigh 120 lbs. that would be 60 ozs. Don't forget, herbal tea and juicy produce contributes to your water intake too.

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on February 17, 2012
at 06:47 PM

It's not the salt itself...it's iodine...

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on February 18, 2012
at 01:23 AM

Just to piggyback on others information, the sea salt in the water makes sure your body becomes hydrated instead of just peeing it all out.

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on February 18, 2012
at 01:03 AM

I drink a boatload of fluid, and I don't think I use the restroom more than anyone else. Our bodies are marvelous at adapting to whatever we ask of them--as you get used to drinking your new normal amount of fluids, your body will adapt as well. The folks here are wise to advise you to make sure the amount you drink is right for you-what I've heard is you want your urine to look like lemonade--not apple juice (not enough fluid), not water (too much). Not very scientific, I know, but it's an easy rule of thumb.

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on February 18, 2012
at 12:23 AM

LOL at the title. I've also been trying to up my water intake after discovering the work of Dr. Batman... no clue how to spell the rest of his name lol. He recommends taking 1/8 tsp of sea salt for every 16 oz of water. Here's a link to an interview with Dr. B.

http://www.watercure2.org/pdf_files/Classic_Water_Interview.pdf

Also, here is his website

www.watercure.com

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on February 17, 2012
at 06:41 PM

Constant thirst can be a sign of salt deficiency. Add in some salt to the water that you drink. If the salty water tastes good, you need salt. If it doesn't taste good, you don't need it.
The recommendation to drink 8 glasses of water per day is bunk. Just drink when your body tells you to drink.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on February 17, 2012
at 09:51 PM

Nah....could very easily be the salt.

5e5ff249c9161b8cd96d7eff6043bc3a

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on February 17, 2012
at 06:47 PM

It's not the salt itself...it's iodine...

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on February 17, 2012
at 11:42 PM

I understand what you are talking about. Recently, I cut all alcohol and unheated honey making my diet extremely low carb. I know I need to drink more water and am trying. I drink for thirst, and in general, depending on how I am feeling. Starting in the afternoon and getting worse in the evening, I have a constant feeling I need to pee and can, each time I "go". 3 times in a row before bed a couple minutes apart.

Some answers here were about drinking when thirsty. Your question was if you can get used to increased water/fluid consumption (I do agree with others to drink when thirsty, you know yourself best).

In the past, when I am extremely low carb I find that after 4-5 days the nagging need to pee sensation subsides. I do not know if you have changed anything in your diet. I lost 3.5 lbs as of yesterday (obviously, water loss). I think once my body acclimates to the lower carbs and changes in way I was eating and drinking, it evens out and so does my thirst.

I use a Multi-Pure filter system I have had for 15 years and I remember it "taking out all the bad stuff, leaving all the good stuff" sales pitch but have not really shopped filters lately. I would be interested in these answers too. I would like something that removes fluoride as, all though my city water supplier says they do not add fluoride, we have the highest amounts in the DFW area...natural fluoride or runoff from something??? It is mainly well water. I do not want RO house system.

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on February 17, 2012
at 09:24 PM

Drinking too much water can cause deadly [hyponatremia], the "most common electrolyte disorder in the United States."1 Drink when you are thirsty, because one's body is quite good at making its water needs known. An unusual increase in thirst or frequency of urination is a very good reason to visit a doctor as these can be signs of numerous dangerous medical conditions.

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on February 17, 2012
at 05:23 PM

I'm semi-addicted to Pellegrino so I drink a ton of that. Also if you are urinating frequently and still do not feel hydrated you might be iodine deficient, which would result in poor absorption.

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