Sharon welcomed the listeners and talked about the importance of water in life and life in water. She said that it is imperative for everyone to realize the importance of water, to drink plenty of water and to carry water with them if they are unsure of a water source. Dehydration, or lack of water, is out of control in our world and causes or contributes to ailments from allergies to obesity.
Guest: Donnica L. Moore, MD
Donnica L. Moore, MD (Far Hills, NJ), Sapphire Women's Health Group,
Dr. Donnica Moore is a radio talk show host, columnist and founder of the Sapphire Women's Health Group. The author of Woman's Health for Life (DK Publishing, 2009), she is an outspoken expert on women's health issues.
Dr. Moore is a strong advocate of the importance of water. She was noted that dehydration, not drinking enough water, can affect memory, attentiveness, math ability and toxin elimination. Increase in water intake can reduce the incidence of colon cancer by 45%. Fluids are also important in combating the flu.
Dr. Moore is also talked at length about exercise, which benefits every organ in the body. Exercise is especially difficult, and even more important, during pregnancy.
Sleep is also important and the #2 cause of car accidents is fatigue. Sleep deprivation is another cause of dehydration. It is difficult to exercise when you're tired. Dry eye, caused by dehydration, can lead to fatigue and less exercise. Dehydration can also lead to auto-immune diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, hypothyroid, lupus and Sjogren's. Tearing (watery eyes) can be a symptom of dry eye.
Computers will make you tired and dry out your eyes.
Dr. Moore's #1 tip - take simple, beginning steps today to make your health better than yesterday.
Categories: Diet and nutrition; eye care and dry eye; exercise and health; health and wellness; 2009