I just read the story in the daily mail newspaper, but it seems to be provoking some comments worldwide. after a GP (Doctor)from scotland made some statements in the medical journal.
I read the editorial and my personal opinion is that why should I listen to a desk pilot doctor in scotlands "opinion" when I can look at my own experience with water intake and make an informed decision.
I am ex military and the drinking regimes enforced in the military are there for a reason- and that reason is to keep its personnel in good health.
I know if I dont drink until my urine is clear I tend to feel sluggish and in the real hot weather I just feel wiped out if I train without taking on plenty.
I drink about 4-5 pints of water a day whan I am training, which is five days a week., and I think if you are using proteins then you need the fluids to transport the stuff where it needs to get to in order to benefit from it.
My wifes friend is a dialysis nurse and she says that a noticeable amount of her patients are body builders, who end up end up on dialysis.
I asked her whether this was due to steroids - or lack of drinking enough water when using lots of proteins, she reckons its difficult to ascertain that, as many of the patients dont fess up to using steroids , but many of them are really big guys with spotty backs !! - , so thats a good enough reason for me to drink plenty of water.( I use protein not steroids)
I found it a thought provoking article anyway, and thought I would share it with you guys.
best regards Johnny