mmmm... wateryou are wrong, dr rhee.

i like learning new facts.
i like spewing them too.
that’s why you can find me occasionally being skeptical about facts people say to me because i know later i’ll repeat the same facts to someone else. unless they’re God, i like to double check what they say.

i don’t like to be proven wrong.

dr rhee came and spoke to us this weekend. i met him before and have fond memories of it. at kayamm my second time through, i underwent a severe case of food poisoning. i was bed ridden for two days with no end in sight. dr rhee came to speak to us and i was brought before him like a cripple through a ceiling. his decree; take ten charcoal pills and thou shalt be healed.

i was up and mobile a few hours after.

since then, i’ve held dr rhee in high esteem. i honked with my fellow kayamm-ers after he told the geese story and believed love-tones could make water to wine. after his water seminar at church, he had me and everyone else convinced to drink water.

8 cups a day, that’s the NUstart way

i open page; this article speaks to me.
is bottled water really better than tap?

from the article it states-

“Should we be counting water consumption like calories? No. According to the IOM report, thirst is an adequate guide for almost all healthy people for meeting their daily needs. The report set no upper limit on fluid intake, but noted that excessive amounts can be dangerous.”

this goes completely against what dr. rhee said. the rest of the article talks about how bottled and tap water is about the same.

this made me think. yah, yahoo says it but is it really true. i need to research it
i google 8 cups a day.

the first hit calls to me. straight from harvard health publications. published only 2 years ago. the same school that dr. rhee said “recommends” at least 6 cups a day.

We’ve heard it for decades: Drink at least 8 cups of water a day. Not only can three out of four adults recite this bit of health wisdom, but many even feel guilty if they don’t meet the standard. However, this advice may be based on a misunderstanding. Some trace it to the 1940s, when the National Academy of Sciences published a recommended daily allowance of 1 milliliter of fluid for each calorie burned—a little over 8 cups for a typical 2,000-calorie diet. However, the statement also explained that most of this fluid could be obtained via the liquid contained in foods.

read more the article and it says liquid can be obtained in most of what we eat and drink. it doesn’t have to just be water.

if you read the rest of the hits, seldom do you see any site advocating the eight cups a day rule.

don’t get me wrong. dr. rhee is obviously a very intelligent man. but everyone has their own personal motives. his is to push the NUstart creed. i was telling someone earlier this week that any scientific study could be skewed to make any thing seem right. the tobacco and alcohol industries are kings at it.

i’m sure there’s some credence to what dr. rhee said this weekend. but the facts aren’t adding up and he’s not God. you have to show me more proof.