Monday, July 2, 2007

Dharma of Water: Do we lose salts and minerals by drinking more water?

Myth: we lose our body salts when we drink this much water or our blood becomes thin

Please refer to page 6 of Dr. Raju’s Water and You.

Dr. Raju explains that the kidneys filter the blood and filter out the excess salts and water and retain what is needed. He explains with this example: A normal healthy person consumes food and sugar etc and the urine for this person does not have sugar. This same person, when becomes diabetic, the urine of this person contains sugar. This sugar is the excess sugar that the body could not absorb. The kidneys are trying to remove this excess sugar from the blood in the urine. Thus, the kidneys remove only what is not needed.

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