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How Much Water, Salt?

Posted by Mark (Chihuahua, Mexico) on 12/28/2006

Ted, I have just a quick question since you seem to know the most about all this on this site. No one has mentioned "HOW MUCH" water you should take with the 1/4 teaspoon of salt to the liter of water; and if the amount you take is dependent upon the purpose for taking it in the first place. Could you shade some light on this? That is how much, and for what purpose. Personally I have a really bad sore throat and cough boarding on bronchitis. For example: might it be a good idea to sip on the liter of water through out the day or drink it all at once or drink just half a liter per day or what? Thanks a lot Mark

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Dear Mark: The exact amounts averages around 2 liter per 12 hours. So in a given 24 hour period, this comes out to about 4 liter per day. Since we sleep 8 hours, the minimum dose is closer to 3 liter per day. You can drink more than 2 liter per day and how much depends on how much water you would like to drink. You should not force how much you should drink, just drink enough.

If the drink is salty, as a warning, if you add 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt and it taste salty, or even adding just 1/8 STILL taste salty, this means that your drinking water is contaminated, even if YOU DO HAVE A WATER filter. I found the major source of heavy metal contamination is water filter where the connections are old and they release copper, and other heavy metals.

Personally I have a really bad sore throat and cough boarding on bronchitis.

A sea salt water you can sip every 10 minutes and it does help. This won't stop the sore throat. A sore throat can best be stopped with 2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water and this is sipped every 10 minutes instead.

The sea salt will ALLOW you to recover from your condition FASTER, but the sore throat pain is best done doing the baking soda sipping and mouthwash regimen.