Dehydration

Dehydration

Dehydration Questions

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

Before someone jumps down my throat with "you're dehydrated" let me explain myself.I drink a lot of water...more than "normal" people but probably less than hardcore thirsters. I also drink about 2 cups of coffee daily (weekdays only)Here is my... (more)

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glib 0 · July 02, 2014 at 2:23 PM

If it is the diuretic effect (it probably is, IMHO) a simple test will let you know the answer. Pick some dandelions leaves (say, 2 oz.) and eat them in a salad. That is a stronger (not to mention healthier) diuretic. I eat 2-4 salads at each... (more)

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by 2303 · about 10 hours ago

I must have eaten something that really, really didn't agree with me combined with too many fermented vegetables, but long story short I have been up all evening/night/morning perched in a squat position. I have never experience bowl movements... (more)

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raydawg 0 · January 24, 2014 at 11:42 AM

You'll want something to replete electrolytes and hydration - so coconut water would be good, seasalt with water would be good. Drink these slowly, so as not to trigger another bout. Following up with some probiotics and prebiotics might not... (more)

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by 3280 · about 10 hours ago

While searching for hydration information, I came across a posting by Jack Kruse: http://www.jackkruse.com/quantum-biology-4-coherent-water/ He states that: "Coherent water is a different animal altogether. It is water that is structured to be... (more)

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Mscott 0 · July 07, 2013 at 9:50 PM

One particular element of this excerpt caught me: "The hexagonal motif of ice and liquid crystalline water and the edge fused pentagonal motif in gas clathrates occur because of QED interactions. We now have firm evidence that these large clusters... (more)

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by 3280 · about 10 hours ago

Can certain foods cause dehydration? (like dairy? ) Can mineral supplements cause dehydration (like copper, zinc, or those Concentrace Trace Mineral Drops)? If so, what is the mechanism? (Does it draw water into the colon to dilute the minerals... (more)

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Bones_1 0 · April 03, 2013 at 6:01 PM

"Can certain foods cause dehydration? (like dairy? )" Yes, grains for example. Especially flax seeds. Dried fruit are also very dehydrating. Dairy can also be dehydrating if you're intolerant to lactose. I don't know much about number 2 but... (more)

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by 3280 · about 10 hours ago

If last night, you consumed too much salt, and not enough water, and awoke uncharacteristically thirsty, feeling dehydrated, and with a pounding "tension" type headache (muscles in scalp contracting like a rubber band around your head), should... (more)

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Nemesis 0 · March 23, 2013 at 3:53 PM

I've found that the best way to alleviate dehydration headaches is by drinking pure water (no salt or electrolytes added) and eating some potassium-rich foods. Potassium balances out sodium in the body.

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by 3280 · about 10 hours ago

I'm hacking hydration, sodium and potassium. Is water retention as evidenced by how my ring fits on my finger a good indication of hydration? I believe I read that potassium attracts water to inside the cells, and sodium attracts water to... (more)

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Lumifer_1 0 · March 12, 2013 at 8:34 PM

In a word, no. By the time you have so much water retention that your fingers puff up, you're way way out of the proper balance.

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by 1042 · about 10 hours ago

I am trying to dehydrate string beans. Trader Joe's sells dehydrated crunchy string beans that I am trying to replicate without the canola oil and tapioca starch that theirs is prepared with. I would prefer olive oil. I have a dehydrater at home,... (more)

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greymouser 0 · February 06, 2013 at 3:40 AM

The dehydrating alone is not making them crispy: the starch coating and frying is making them crispy. Yes, the dehydrating helps. However, the moist-and-yet-crispy bite to them is undoubtedly from the frying. Consider dehydrating them much, much... (more)

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by 3280 · about 10 hours ago

Could magnesium/calcium supplements cause dehydration? (Perhaps by drawing water into the intestine and away from other cells in your body? ) Could table salt added to food make that worse? I know a lot of paleo folks take magnesium &... (more)

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BoneBrothFast 0 · August 28, 2012 at 7:05 PM

I've actually been speculating this for a while. When I take magnesium, I do feel more parched. Especially in the mornings. Table salt is shitty because it's only sodium chloride. You will never find just sodium chloride in nature in a state fit... (more)

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by 1439 · about 10 hours ago

I am basically paleo, I think. I eat a lot of kefir, fermented veggies, and kombucha. Today I had raw turkey meat with a butter-garlic sauce and a dab of cooked and spicy turkey meat. I was also naughty today with some popcorn with plenty of... (more)

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Caveman_Kyle 0 · August 10, 2012 at 4:00 PM

I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that your diet is a big part of things. Fermented veggies have lower fiber contents, and you need fiber to keep things moving. I do not understand why you are eating raw poultry, but contracting e.... (more)

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by 1467 · about 10 hours ago

I've been buying Kale chips and raw 'cookies' ( dehydrated veggies plus flax seeds) and thinking of making them myself by buying a dehydrator so I can have some nice snacks on the go and then I asked myself 'Does it make sense to dehydrate?'... (more)

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Todd_B 0 · May 22, 2012 at 2:25 PM

It depends on where you are and where you want to be. What are your goals? If you would like to lose weight, then I would advise avoiding or limiting dehydrated fruit/meat. As you note, they are more dense and lend themselves to overconsumption.... (more)

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by 1448 · about 10 hours ago

I recently started making bone broth because my son was always constipated and would only go #2 every 3 or 4 days. The doctors said it was normal, but I don't think its normal when he is in tears every time he poops. Thanks to PH and the bone... (more)

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Kelly_11 0 · April 26, 2012 at 8:38 PM

I'm not saying it's not possible, but it might not be advisable. Considering the fat and gelatin content, I don't think you'd be getting the nice powder you're imagining. Maybe more like a fruit leather. Think of boullion cubes but with more of... (more)

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by 730 · about 10 hours ago

Hello there Paleohackers, So I have an interesting list of symptoms I've been trying to crack. They are spelled out in more detail in another post, but I've made an interesting discovery today, which I was wondering if anybody knew anything... (more)

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Patrick_10 0 · March 14, 2012 at 3:13 AM

At 240 lbs. you are big, so need big water. A kidney specialist wrote somewhere that the amount of waste the body produces cannot be fully excreted with 1 to 2 liters of urine per day (for an average person, which you are not). So, those... (more)

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by 20 · about 10 hours ago

I'm having trouble keeping hydrated. I'm in my second week of paleo, and no matter how much water I drink I'm still feeling dehydrated. I practice Bikram Yoga often, and have had this problem in the past. Prior to paleo I would add a splash of... (more)

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HA 0 · February 09, 2012 at 12:55 AM

I have a lot of trouble with hydration. A few things: 1) carbonated water is good. 2) Consider starting your day with a vegetable juice? 3) Make sure you're not just eating protein. Eat a ton of vegetables too-they have not only the water... (more)

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by 195 · about 10 hours ago

What are your thoughts on occasional cheat meals? I love doing Paleo. I feel much better when I do it strictly versus eating the standard American "healthy" way, which we all know is not healthy at all. Case in point: I had some sugar (normally... (more)

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Kewpie 0 · November 30, 2011 at 7:51 PM

For me, the framing is the important part because paleo isn't a temporary solution, it's a whole new way of living my life. I do occasionally eat non-paleo food, but I don't consider it cheating. I consider it a normal part of living in the real... (more)

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by 25 · about 10 hours ago

I'm 19 years old, 140lbs, 5ft10, and pretty much healthy. I've been on paleo for about 3-4 months now, and for the most part I've stuck with it well. About 3 weeks ago I moved into my friend's house and got a job in the area. The past couple weeks... (more)

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Nemesis 0 · August 17, 2011 at 11:01 PM

Dude, I totally feel your pain. Don't you just love how it comes in waves? It can get so bad that it actually feels good to vomit. At least then the spasms stop for a few seconds. Having had several kidney stones myself (my first one at... (more)

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by 10 · about 11 hours ago

I'm Indonesian weighed 54kg and 168cm tall. My daily activity is working in my desk. When I heard that 1.5 liters water is myth, my concern is what about people in tropical country? If I just measure requirement by pee color say if it has clear... (more)

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DePaw 0 · June 16, 2012 at 11:48 PM

From Fibre Menace, p 48: "A person weighing 70kg [155 lbs] requires at least ca. 1,750 ml [59 oz] water per day. Of this amount ca. 650 ml is obtained by drinking, ca. 750 ml is the water contained in solid food, and ca. 350 ml is oxidation... (more)

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by 20411 · about 11 hours ago

I started to rethink my views on water after reading Dr. Mike Eades latest post: http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/saturated-fat/tips-tricks-for-starting-or-restarting-low-carb-pt-ii/#more-4549 I've mostly thought that Mark Sisson's "drink when... (more)

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Ryan_H 0 · July 01, 2011 at 5:43 PM

Coming from someone who has seen people become dehydrated and need medical attention. I think the "Drink when Thirsty" is a load of crap. I've seen troops who train all day in 30+ degree heat, drink under a liter of water because their not... (more)

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by 177 · about 11 hours ago

Hi, Have now been paleo for about 6 months. Feel much better, much more of the time. Significant weight loss, no carb slumps, very smug etc. However, I have struggled in recent weeks with recurrent hemorrhoids (think this is the US spelling,... (more)

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Dana__1 0 · May 12, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Yes, I have noticed a change in my bowels since going paleo. I haven't been drinking as much water either. I became inpacted and had to go to the hospital...not a pleasant experience. You do NOT want to have to go thru that. They told me it... (more)

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by 156 · about 11 hours ago

I cannot confirm that it is at all diet related. It started after around 8 months of being strict paleo and there was no sudden diet change around the time it started occurring. It has caused recurrent corneal erosions. I have to keep my eyes... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · December 17, 2010 at 11:19 PM

I had severe dry eyes while eating too low carb. Following Dr. Paul's recommendations at "The Perfect Diet", I upped my carbs to his minimum of 50 grams of starch per day and the dry eyes went away. He says that minimum keeps mucus membranes... (more)

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by 1510 · about 11 hours ago

I've been hearing for years that yellow pee is some sort of indicator of dehydration. Before paleo, I drank much less water but rarely had dark yellow pee. Since going strict paleo, I'm drinking about 8-10 glasses of water and tea per day, but my... (more)

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Olga 0 · October 26, 2010 at 1:56 AM

To chime back in, I finally figured out that my yellow urine problem was related to a lack of electrolytes. I had cut out all salt as part of paleo, but that evidently doesn't work for me in the long-term. So I've come to understand that for my... (more)

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by 4059 · about 11 hours ago

I've been eating Primal/Paleo for nine months. My diet has been shifting, somehow on it's own, towards pretty low carb. Recently, I get really thirsty, but I can't seem to slack my thirst, no matter how much or often I drink. I am 5'5, female,... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · August 29, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Yes! I'm glad some-one else has mentioned this. The two main theories I've heard to explain this are a) that ketosis is intrinsically diuretic, thus leading to more water loss and b) that increased protein causes increased dieuresis. Eating an... (more)

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by 1405 · October 21, 2014 at 4:15 AM

Is there maybe a ratio or rule of thumb to follow when drinking water with coffee in order to balance out coffee's dehydrating effects? For example, if I have one 10 oz cup of black coffee in the morning, how much water do I have with it? Also,... (more)

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KrisGunnars 0 · February 11, 2013 at 10:41 AM

I just have a glass of water right when I wake up, followed by 4 cups of coffee throughout the morning. If I feel thirsty, then I'll have an extra glass of water. I don't think this is something you should be worrying about.

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by 4111 · October 21, 2014 at 3:40 AM

When I drink hot tea it seems to have a diuretic effect. Does this dehydrate the body if your peeing a lot from tea?

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LastingOne 0 · February 20, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Abstract on black tea: Black tea is not significantly different from water in the maintenance of normal hydration in human subjects

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by 1702 · October 21, 2014 at 3:15 AM

So I just discovered these little things: http://www.nuun.com and I think they're great. I'm not drinking enough fluids as it is, and I probably drank about a gallon today, just at work - about 4 of these tablets + all the rest clear water. Bought... (more)

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Todd 0 · June 03, 2011 at 8:24 PM

What's wrong with good ol' water?

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by 57 · October 21, 2014 at 3:06 AM

I've been following a primal/paleo diet for the last 6 weeks. Lately I've developed an extremely dry mouth. Also my tongue feels like it's burning. I am also developing dandruff. I have tried to increase my water consumption but no matter how much... (more)

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Felix 0 · July 03, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Hmm...don't know about the dry/burning tongue, but dandruff reminds me of a guy who got this and solved it by eating more fat. A lot more I think it was Coconut oil/fat. In case you eat lots of nuts, it might make sense to stop that for a few... (more)

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