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Finished drinking 6 glasses of water first thing in the morning before food can aid in weight loss and detox? Is that true? Will excessive water harm?
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Dr. James Shoemaker
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Hyponatremia
Yes, forcing yourself to drink water can dilute the essential salts in your blood which mediate all the nerve signals in your body, so you can poison yourself with too much water! sixteen ounces is plenty at the start of the day.
You can gauge the appropriateness of the amount of water you are drinking if your urine stays pale yellow--never clear or deep yellow.

In brief: Hyponatremia
Yes, forcing yourself to drink water can dilute the essential salts in your blood which mediate all the nerve signals in your body, so you can poison yourself with too much water! sixteen ounces is plenty at the start of the day.
You can gauge the appropriateness of the amount of water you are drinking if your urine stays pale yellow--never clear or deep yellow.
Dr. James Shoemaker
Dr. James Shoemaker
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 6-8 OZS WILL DO
Easy there.

In brief: 6-8 OZS WILL DO
Easy there.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
In brief: Little; Marketing
The human body, like all living creature open systems, is continuously doing detoxification; crucial to staying alive.
Open system means everything the body is composed of is constantly changing; rates varying from extremely rapidly to very slowly. Most marketing depends on people not understanding engineering (life is the most complex) & promoting overly simplistic ideas of little/no truth.

In brief: Little; Marketing
The human body, like all living creature open systems, is continuously doing detoxification; crucial to staying alive.
Open system means everything the body is composed of is constantly changing; rates varying from extremely rapidly to very slowly. Most marketing depends on people not understanding engineering (life is the most complex) & promoting overly simplistic ideas of little/no truth.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Water intake DOES NOT produce wt loss, only wt gain; only possible benefit, over time, is as inhibition to putting more food volume in. If VERY healthy, humans can survive on as little as 0.5 L/day & as much as 25 L/day, a 50-fold range. With disease, range ↓es, often by huge amounts. Excess water intake beyond output WILL drive edema (in lungs-can't breath), electrolyte problems, guarenteed Death
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
For somewhat more up to date, still limited, less misleading information on current understanding of body fat control, study: my answers, http://goo.gl/yxoOWD, Big, Fat Lies, Science for Smart People, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, Robert Lustig, Mary Enig, DietDoctor.com. As your primary medical decision maker, be aware most people promote what seems easy & benefits them, yet you loose in the process.
Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Detox is crap
There is no reason to "detox" your body.
Your body does that naturally every time you go to the bathroom. The myth about needing detoxification is internet junk, designed to sell books, pills, and other chemicals which may harm you. Drinking that much water is unnecessary and can be harmful. Do everything in moderation and don'g get medical information from the internet.

In brief: Detox is crap
There is no reason to "detox" your body.
Your body does that naturally every time you go to the bathroom. The myth about needing detoxification is internet junk, designed to sell books, pills, and other chemicals which may harm you. Drinking that much water is unnecessary and can be harmful. Do everything in moderation and don'g get medical information from the internet.
Dr. David Sneid
Dr. David Sneid
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