The most beneficial remedy during flu season is fresh water reports water advocate Sharon Kleyne
Bio-Logic Aqua Research Founder and radio host Sharon Kleyne will discuss the importance of fresh water in flu prevention and home treatment on her upcoming show
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During the upcoming 2014 flue season, fresh water advocate Sharon Kleyne would like to see greater emphasis on increasing one's fresh water consumption as a method for preventing or treating Influenza. The radio host recently noted that in several articles about home flu remedies, while their advice was, for the most part, very good, "drinking lots of water" was rarely mentioned.* Kleyne believes that fresh water is by far the best flu remedy and should be number one in importance above all other treatments and preventions.
*Goodhill, O, "Home remedies to fight flu," The Telegraph, November 5, 2014
The syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio show, hosted by fresh water advocate Sharon Kleyne, is heard on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes. The show is sponsored by Bio-Logic Aqua Research, a global research and technology center specializing in fresh water, the atmosphere and dehydration. Nature's Tears® EyeMist® is the Research Center's signature product for dry eyes. Kleyne is Bio-Logic Aqua's Founder and Research Director.
Kleyne will talk about the flu season, flu prevention and fresh water on her upcoming radio broadcast of November 10, 2014. For the live broadcast and/or past show archives, go to http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2207/the-sharon-kleyne-hour
There is no question that doctors are aware of the importance of fresh water in maintaining health, according to Kleyne. Most doctors advise patients with fever, diarrhea or vomiting to "drink lots of water" to prevent dehydration. When a flu patient becomes hospitalized, doctors immediately start a saline drip to make sure they are not dehydrated.
Greatly increased public education on the importance of fresh water consumption, Kleyne believes, would profoundly impact the severity of the flu season. She would like doctors, journalists, educators and public health workers to place far greater emphasis on the importance of fresh water in maintaining health and preventing all disease - not just flu.
The human immune system that is the body's first line of defense against invading viral and bacterial infections, according to Kleyne, requires water to function at full capacity. In fact, Kleyne notes, every structure, organ, cell and function in the human body requires water to operate properly. The primary and most potentially harmful flu symptom is dehydration, or loss of body water. Few conditions will dehydrate a person faster than diarrhea and vomiting.
The importance of fresh water is preventing and treating viral illness was recently supported by the experience of the Nigerian government in fighting the Ebola epidemic. Lacking an effective vaccine, one measure they took was making millions of bottles of fresh water available to the public. Individuals with Ebola symptoms were treated with megadoses of water - 1.5 gallons a day - to which a small amount of ORS or "oral rehydration solution" (salt mixed with sugar) had been added ORS enables the body to absorb fresh water even when diarrhea and vomiting are present.
Despite Nigeria's inadequate fresh water infrastructure and their proximity to the center of the Ebola outbreak, Ebola has been eradicated in Nigeria. Nigerian health workers admit that their approach is "controversial." According to Kleyne, increasing the public's water intake should be standard procedure in any disease outbreak.†
† "Nigerian strategy drinking heavy doses of fresh water can control Ebola," PR Web, November 5, 2014. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/11/prweb12303618.htm
If a disease as dangerous as Ebola can be controlled by "drinking lots of water," says Kleyne, imagine what it can do for someone who only has the flu.
For maximum immune system benefit and disease resistance, Kleyne suggests eight glasses of fresh water per day in addition to all other fluid intake. Increase this to 10 to 12 glasses if coming down with a cold or flu. Begin with two full glasses upon rising. Caffeine, alcohol and excessive sugar are dehydrating and should be avoided. Water should be consumed in full glasses rather than sipped. Children ten or under should drink half their body weight in ounces per day.
To further prevent dehydration, Kleyne recommends an external water mist application to supplement atmospheric humidity and lessen skin surface water evaporation. Cooler fall and winter temperatures, and indoor air, tend to be dry and dehydrating so Kleyne also recommends room humidification and the use of moisture sealing skin lotions. Airline travel is especially dehydrating.