Bitch Doctor warns about overhydration, says ‘cleaning up urine’ shouldn’t be the goal

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I love that in the midst of Stanley Quencher Cup mania we’re hearing more and more doctors warning about overhydration. It tickles my little goofy heart. I think our understanding of science is always evolving and improving, and that’s a good thing! But yes, time bothers me. Back in January we covered the symptoms of overhydration, and I was thrilled to learn that I had a new scapegoat to blame my irritability on. That update also says that the first half of your day should be of light lemonade color. Now UK-based NHS Dr Sermed Major is saying that “cleaning up pee” should not be the goal at any time of the day:

One of the hottest health trends over the past few years has been to stay as hydrated as possible, as evidenced by the huge popularity of the 40-ounce Stanley Quencher Cup. The theory among hydration fanatics is that, when you pee clean, you’ve flushed all the waste from your body and are enjoying the incredible benefits of being 100% hydrated. Congratulations.

However, according to Dr. Sermed Meijer, an NHS doctor in the UK, clear urine is not always a sign of health.

“If you’re urinating clearly, it means you’re drinking more than 2.5 liters (85 ounces) of fluid per day, which means your kidneys are working overtime to keep that water away from your brain.” Are,” Dr. Mezhar said. He further adds that when the kidneys cannot keep up with their water intake, it can lead to water intoxication, which can lead to dangerous, even fatal, swelling in the brain.

According to Dr. Mezhar, it’s all about finding a balance when it comes to hydration and the goal shouldn’t be to have clear urine all the time. “Of course, like most things in life, too much is not good, and too little is not good either,” he added. two liters (68 ounces) [of water] Good for a healthy adult, and should not be given any water to babies under six months of age.”

The news came as a bit of a shock to some people in the comments. “One minute not enough water, the next too much… I’m tired,” Tiana wrote. “I always thought the goal was obvious,” the Mountain Witch said.

[From Upworthy]

So the countdown begins when Goop announces that clean pee is the only way, no? I will say this, I did not have “We will regularly discuss the ideal color of urine” On my bingo card for 2024. Now I’m disappointed that Pantone didn’t make their color of the year in the short spectrum! (And before you say, “Oh, luck!” Might I remind you of that sad-sack, raw chicken breast-reminiscent color they gave us this year: Peach Fuzz.) As much fun as it is to regularly keep track of the color of my pee, For now I’m just going to focus on the suggested 68 ounces of water per day. it’s worth doing smth. I have two non-Stanley Cups (why go to Stanley when you can bubba!) which are 24 and 32 ounces respectively, so I could easily estimate my intake… if I tried to track. Which I am totally motivated to do! After all, I still have the bigger goal of trying to drink enough water to balance out my potato chip intake. You have to have a dream.

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