Our satellite receiver is dead. Of all the times to go dead… TODAY is the first episode of the season for Breaking Bad. Oh, the humanity…
Okay, this kind of attention-whore grin is the sort of thing that requires the woman to be locked up in restraints until such time as her baby can be taken away and given to someone that isn’t so obviously ****ed in the head.
Sorry, but there you are.
Please, if you have been there, could you tell us about what you thought of it overall, whether you got creamed by any part of it, and what you thought was the scariest ride?
Yes, I’m cranky lately… why do you ask?
McCartney speculates that the “8 cups of water a day myth” is being propagated by bottled water companies that are out to make a profit.
McCartney notes that a new international health initiative called “Hydration for Health,” which promotes drinking more water for a healthier lifestyle, is sponsored by Danone, which markets the Evian and Volvic bottled water brands.
“There are many organizations with vested interests who would like to tell doctors and patients what to do. We should just say no,” she says
McCartney argues that there is no high quality published evidence to support claims that drinking increased amounts of water offers benefits. She says reports that increased water can improve concentration and mental performance in kids, for example, have not been confirmed by research studies.
While there are some health conditions that do benefit from drinking more water, such as in people with recurrent kidney stones, the fluid’s ability to prevent disease is conflicting, at best, she says.
A number of experts were quick to lash back.
In comments sent in to BMJ.com, Caroline J. Edmonds, a senior lecturer at the School of Psychology at the University of East London said she knows there is “well established literature” about the negative effects of dehydration on mental skills, both in adults and in children, which McCartney didn’t mention.
Absolutely, yes, it is known that dehydration is bad for you. But who the hell determined that everyone needs the same amount of water to remain hydrated?