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Drink a half gallon of water a day.

Do this for three weeks and see if you feel better(?) or how you feel..

After 3 weeks I've got some results/conclusions:

  • When I drink that much water, I drink less soda (which is probably good).
  • It makes me need to go to the bathroom more.
  • I think generally got to sleep earlier (maybe to to lack of caffeine or at least it being washed out of my system).
  • I think I slept better (although I attribute this to the lack of other caffeinated drinks more).
  • My neck/shoulders probably bothered me just as much as normal (I think OMT and Chiropractors recommend lots of water).
  • I have very mild psoriasis (dry flaky skin) which comes and goes and thought the extra water might help, but if anything during that period it's gotten a little dryer.
  • My stomach seemed more sensitive to spicy and junk foods than normal.
  • I think slightly overall, I did feel a little better.

    Once again it was only 3 weeks and I didn't expect any miracle in terms of changes. And this wasn't a double-blind experiment or anything, it was just me drinking lots more water. I didn't intentionally cut out other drinks but as a result I probably drank less (but I know of some days I drank as much I just had to force the water down later). Some of the above could be attributed to being tired or stressed from work (it was the start of the school year). So no big results other than the sleeping I'll be keeping an eye on that.

    I will continue to drink more out of habit (I already am today), but I won't be forcing myself to catch up in the evening.

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