How much water do we drink?
The average Canadian drinks 3 ½ cups per day! = Dehydration!
The favorite beverages of Canadians are:
- Soda pop
- Alcoholic beverages
All of these beverages happen to be diuretics = increased urine output.
As we age, we become chronically dehydrated. This dehydration causes a lot of pain and inflammation. The fluid in our knees, hips, and other joints goes in and out of somewhat spongy cartilages, acting as shock absorbers and lubricators and providing nutrients.
Seventy-five percent of the weight of the upper part of the body is supported by the water volume stored in the disc core, while 25 percent is supported by the fibrous materials around the disc.Dehydration affects especially the intervertebral discs and their joints. Dehydration affects the fifth lumbar disc (or L5) 95% of the time.