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Re-hydration and cancer therapy.

I excerpted parts of this article with permission from the Mesothelioma info site. I felt it was really good information. Click here for the whole article

Dehydration occurs when the body is losing more fluids than it is taking in, with the result being a diminished ability for organs to carry out their normal functions. Being dehydrated means more than just losing fluid; it also means not having enough electrolytes, the minerals and ions that are carried in body fluids and that are so important for proper functioning of the body. Good hydration plays an important role in good health generally, but also in preventing cancer and in recovering comfortably from treatment for mesothelioma and other types of cancers.

Electrolytes are mineral ions, meaning minerals that have an electrical charge. They are dissolved in bodily fluids and are transported throughout the body where they play important roles in various functions of the body. Examples of electrolytes include potassium, magnesium, sodium, and calcium. You get electrolytes from your food and some of the fluids you drink.

Dehydration can cause an electrolyte imbalance, which can lead to a number of complications if not reversed. In cancer patients, a particular type of electrolyte imbalance is very serious: hypercalcemia. This is an excessive amount of calcium in the blood, and it can become an emergency situation. Hypercalcemia is a risk in cancer patients, particularly in lung cancer patients. Symptoms include vomiting, constipation, stomach pain, fatigue, lethargy, confusion, dry mouth, irregular heartbeat, and coma.

Any general type of electrolyte imbalance in cancer patients may cause symptoms such as muscle spasms, numbness, weakness, confusion and lethargy, twitching muscles, changes in blood pressure, irregular heartbeat and convulsions. It may also cause bone and nervous system disorders and seizures.

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Water Bad for you says the EU.

This is absurd. How many of you believe that water is bad for you? Please comment..

THE EU was ridiculed last night after it took three years to issue a new rule that water cannot be sold as healthy. In a scarcely believable ­ruling, a panel of experts threw out a claim that regular water consumption is the best way to rehydrate the body. The bizarre diktat from Brussels has far-reaching implications for member states, including Britain, as no water sold in the EU can now claim to protect against dehydration.

A spokesman for the Department of Health said: “Of course water hydrates. While we support the EU in preventing false claims about commercial products, we need to exercise common sense as far as possible.” Jose Manuel Barroso and David Cameron at a round table meeting earlier this year German professors Dr Moritz Hagenmeyer and Dr Andreas Hahn, of the Institute for Food Science and Human Nutrition at Hanover Leibniz University, applied for approval for the seemingly uncontentious claim that “regular consumption of significant amounts of water can reduce the risk of development of dehydration”. However, bureaucrats refused to back them. After a meeting in Italy a delegation of scientists concluded that reduced water content in the body was a symptom of dehydration rather than a risk factor that drinking water could control. Now their verdict has been turned into a regulation that will become UK law by December 6 and is bound to send shockwaves through the soft drinks industry. The EU has a long history of passing bizarre regulations, the most infamous being 1995 rules setting out dimensions for fruit and vegetables which led to excessively curved bananas and ugly carrots being banned. And last year attempts to regulate the use of root vegetables in Cornish pasties sparked chaos.