Yesterday, some of my readers discussed rapper Yung Miami's dangerous habit of not drinking any water. Apparently, other young women are following her lead and have stopped drinking water.

Not drinking water is a bad habit that can lead to dangerous consequences.

Humans can go a month without eating solid food, but we can survive only 3-5 days without drinking water. The body is made up of 60% water. We lose 2.5% of water daily. Even a 2% loss of water above that amount can have devastating effects on our health.

How Much Water Do We Need Daily?

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Expert opinion varies on the ideal amount of water intake. Doctors say we should drink 8 glasses (8 ounces in each glass) of water daily. But other experts say we need 13 or more glasses of water daily. The ideal amount depends on our age, body weight and health status. Some medical problems (such as heart problems or edema) require restricted water intake. Men require more water intake than women because men have more muscle mass.

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Four 16 ounce bottles of water per day provides the daily recommended water intake for most people. Always consult with your doctor or healthcare provider if you are unsure of how much water to drink daily.

The following are 10 side effects of not drinking enough water.
 

1. Death

Death is the No. 1 side effect of not drinking enough water. The human body contains 60% water and the brain is 85% water. Water is the fuel of life. Without water, vital electrolyte levels in the body that are strictly controlled by the brain will become dangerously high or low. We need water to maintain our heart health. Water keeps the blood from thickening and causing blood clots or strokes. To put it simply, moderate to severe dehydration can cause a heart attack or stroke.

2. Chemical Imbalance

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The brain maintains a strict control over the electrolytes and vitamins that maintain our heart and body processes. These processes include oxygenation of vital organs, waste disposal, bone and joint lubrication, etc. Water is a very important component in maintaining these crucial electrolytes that keep our body processes running smoothly. If the normal balance of electrolytes and vitamins are even slightly altered, it can cause devastating consequences and even death.

3. Weight Gain From Calorie Intake

Some people believe they will lose weight if they limit their water intake. But the opposite can sometimes happen. Your brain will cause you to increase your caloric intake when you're actually dehydrated and need to drink more water. People who frequently snack on sugary and salty food may actually be thirsty from dehydration. The increased calories from all that snacking causes weight gain. Drinking more water will reduce the craving for sugar and salt.

4. Weight Gain From Water Retention

Some athletes and models don't drink enough water before an event because they believe they will gain water weight. Actually the reverse happens. Dehydration causes the brain to conserve every drop of water by redirecting water to vital internal organs, causing water retention. If you don't drink enough water you will urinate less because your body is retaining water.

5. Premature Aging

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Have you noticed teenagers and 20-somethings who look older than their parents? Not consuming enough water daily will make you look old faster. Your skin needs water to maintain its elasticity and flexibility. Lack of water causes collagen to crack and split, causing premature age lines to form around your eyes and mouth. Your skin will look dull and weathered in your 30s and 40s, causing you to look a decade or more older than your stated age.

6. Hair Loss

Not drinking enough water daily can cause your hair to shed and break easily. Your skin (including your scalp) is the largest organ in your body. But the skin is the last organ to get water if dehydrated. Most people are in a constant state of mild dehydration. Their skin looks dry and ashy because water is constantly being rerouted from the skin to vital internal organs to maintain normal physiological processes.

Even in a state of mild dehydration, the body rations water to the organs that need it the most. The skin is last on the list and will only get a few drops of water. That's why it's important to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day to ensure that the skin will always get the water it needs. To put it simply, if you're constantly applying lotion to your ashy skin, you're not drinking enough water. Your hair and nails will be dry, brittle and break easily.

7. Poor Muscle Mass

The body is made up of 60% water and most of that is in the muscles, so not drinking enough water causes muscles to go soft. Dehydration reduces the muscle mass and causes muscles to become more sore and painful after exercise. If you exercise regularly you should drink lots of water. Always follow your doctor or trainer's advice on water consumption while training.

8. Stomach Ulcers

People who don't drink enough water are prone to stomach ulcers. A stomach ulcer is an open sore in the stomach lining that is usually caused by too much acid in the stomach. Drinking water regularly helps to reduce the stomach acid that can cause heartburn.

9. Body Temperature

Drinking water helps to control our body temperature and keeps internal organs cool on hot days. Not drinking enough water can cause heat cramps (severe pain in hands, legs and feet). Dehydration can also cause dizziness, weakness, malaise and fatigue, headaches, and rapid pulse. In severe cases, people can experience heat stroke, which can be life-threatening.

10. Constipation

When the body is in a mild to moderate state of dehydration, water will be rerouted to vital organs. That process occurs in the bowels by pulling water away from the stool and into the bloodstream. The more water is pulled away, the harder the stool becomes until it is difficult to pass stool. Drinking 2 tall glasses of water will immediately relieve constipation in most cases when constipation is not caused by a medical problem.

This has been your Medical Minute.

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  • Yardgirl

    Thanks Miss Sandra!! I drink 8 glasses or more every day and it does my body good!!

  • Kanyade

    Thank you Sandra for this Medical Minute.

    Water for me, just on a symbolic level is life, and of course, it is literally LIFE; but not everyone knows this. I love water and have since I was a kid. Lately I've got in the habit of drinking me some "ice water", lol. It's so refreshing.

  • Nina Ross

    My doctor told me that water stop you from aging

  • Topic Influencer

    I was mad bc our kids have this horrible ass HABIT of opening water bottles and not finishing the bottle. So legit a whole bunch of what we term "half dranked's" around the house lol. Babe was like we cant be mad at them bc hell they NEED water. But it was extra wasteful. Solved SOME of it bc getting an extra Brita water pitcher. Getchall some water outta there. Shit.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Hmmm,well ok

  • Ni Ni

    I used to not drink water in my youth until a classmate died. They said she didn't drink water and her kidneys shut down.

  • tintin

    i don't believe that.

    i have a co-worker here and she is 45 but damn near looks 60 and she be on her water a lot. But she's white maybe that's why

  • Greatgrape37

    I love seltzer water

  • tintin

    add stank coochie to that list.
    if you don't drink water, your coochie stank.

  • tintin

    at least they drink some of it. some is better than none.

    my boy is like that too.

  • Jay

    I am horrible about not drinking enough water.

  • TriniHarlem

    I drink too much which I had to decrease because choking in your sleep and spitting up water is a no go. I love water I need minimum 50 oz to feel good. Plus I love the way I smell so that's a bonus

  • SunRiseBlossom

    I will admit that I do not drink as much water as I should, but I do drink water... Now if I can taste the water... I'm spitting it OUT!!!

  • tintin

    and Sandra where did you get that people are following Yung Miami's lead and stopped drinking water.???

  • WhoKnew

    Yeah, we have a lot of half bottles of water too round here and it steams me because I think it's wasteful too.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    No bullchit, every time I see her now I be thinking ‘I hope she’s drinking water’ ?????

    I drink 120oz per day ? Splish Splash lah bish.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Everybody can’t drink 64oz of water.

  • Ni Ni

    I bought a few bottles of tonic water after seeing my mom had some and she said it was good for you. It was awful, i gave her all of the bottles i bought.

  • Renee26

    Poor thang ???

  • SpillyNillie

    So she's intentionally not drinking water? I don't get it...

  • TriniHarlem

    Nope that's clear

  • Renee26

    I did the same...told my son to use the fridge water and stay outta my bottles ?

  • Alextra Ballard

    Seltzer water makes me hurl....but I can drink sparkling water

  • Renee26

    I looooove ice water... Can barely drink it room temperature

  • Vonn

    Blacc Chyna is on Wendy.

  • Coy little wink

    Love ice water too! Can't drink it otherwise..

  • Alextra Ballard

    When your dieting....water is you’re best friend...it keeps yew full

  • Coy little wink

    She always looks constipated in the face to me...

  • Amilia A Lee

    Man an ice cold glass of water with a slice of lemon. She don’t know!!!!!

  • TriniHarlem

    Water delivery service will cut that right out plus it's cheaper because it's a family using it. I got one for my mom best thing ever.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Yung Miami did a post about not drinking water LOL ????? Said she does juice. Hopefully she’s learned the importance of water.

  • onelove

    because she is not drinking enough water

  • onelove

    why!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • xxxgracious

    I went to the ER in March for dehydration and stress. I dropped my son off at school and drove myself there. They hooked me up to an EKG and asked if I had any family. I do but honestly that day I realized I'm really am adult. I got 4 bags of IV and tried to calm down to lower my heart rate. I made it out just in time to get my son from school. After that day I got rid of snakes in my garden, I changed my diet, and I started doing yoga. I was a trash can for any and everyone who wanted to call me about their problems. (I'm a pisces). Little did I know they were draining me. I started getting into chakras and I must say it's only been over 60 days but I feel so much better and I look better. I drink water got me a gym membership and I have a personal trainer I meet with once a week. I adore him because he pushes me to do more than I've ever imagined and he yells at me about my posture. I just entered my late twenties and I'm not allowing anyone to take me away from focusing on my health. Take care of yourself ladies...

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I just get the nips because I do the same thing...but when I have the nips I drink the whole case in less than a week lol...

  • deidre martin

    Dry skin is a big side effect and UTI'S

  • Yardgirl

    Whoa!! I did not know about the chocking situation being as result of too much water. This happens to me from time to time and it's the scariest 'ish. Thanks for the heads up, I learn something new every day.

  • TriniHarlem

    Yes be careful. It's scary waking up that way. My couch back then had to get on me about it then I followed up with my doctor who confirmed. Too much of anything is not a good thing so makes sense. I love water. Drink that more than anything.

  • Guest

    YES! GO GIRL, I am proud of you Sister. Fitness is a way of LIFE!

  • Yardgirl

    Good for you!! Pisces here and people will drain the life out of you. I am susceptible to dehydration (was in the hospital last month with a viral infection that lead to severe dehydration) so I know how you feel. Good luck with your wellness journey!!!

  • Yardgirl

    Thanks sis!

  • Vonn

    This is why I love this site. ?I

  • deadellamore

    How can anyone go without water? I don't like the taste so I add crystal lite.

  • SpillyNillie

    Well no wonder I can't understand half the words coming out of her mouth. She's suffering from dry mouth...

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Auntie thank you for this medical minute. I have been experiencing some weird things with my body lately Faint spells, rapid heart beat, heat exhaustion, weakness, and dizziness, dry hair and scalp, and hair breaking off among other things #6,9,10 and I have been going crazy about what it could be thinking it's stress and now I know its because I have been slacking on drinking water. matter fact I haven't been drinking anything lately! My work schedule has changed and traffic is so bad now when I get off I barely eat dinner because I be so tired when I get home. and when I do mange to eat I drink about two swallows of water and that's it. Lately it would take me like a week to drink 33 oz of water which is soooo out of the norm for me. I will do better moving forward and start drinking the 64ozs my body requires of Essentia water so I can get my body and health back to where it should be. I'm having a dizzy sell as I type this. smdh

  • CardiB’sAbs

    She started drinking it 40years too late

  • Guest

    LOL!

  • deidre martin

    talking about how she found out about kylie and tyga & rob k

  • Renee Bee

    Water is Life! This chick is a space cadet.

  • xxxgracious

    Pisces power ??
    But good luck to you as well darling!

  • the guest

    LOVE THIS!!!!

  • Topic Influencer

    Its THEE most irking mess EVER. Its like they playing in it. and will go and get a new fresh one out hour or so after the first one they done messed over. FOH.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Alkaline water is my drink of choice....

  • Topic Influencer

    I used to get it when I lived in a bigger place way pre-babe. that damn dispenser take a lot of space. Well it used to. Not sure about these days. The got indiv bottles yet?

  • AllIN19

    I was just thinking the same thing.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Her physical fitness must be trash too. There is no way to workout and you don’t drink water.

  • Yoni7

    Blessings to you. IF you eat meat start trying to wean that out of your diet as well. It makes a difference.

  • Topic Influencer

    It IS. And babe work outside so he needs them bollas. I used to stash him some away or he used to do his own. They done started to tap into that. I cuss. Nothing changes. Maddening.

  • Renee Bee

    Essense Alkaline water with the white Hibiscus flower is the bomb. It energizes me and improves your skin.

  • Topic Influencer

    You take care of you. So proud of ya!!!!

  • iWasteTime

    Why are people intentionally not drinking water??!!
    I'm so confused

  • Guest

    Chile....I was just about to type this. These youngin's. smh.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    You can do it! Set a alarms throughout the day if you must to remind you to drink a bottle.

  • Tammie Reed

    _____________________________!!!

  • Guest

    The doctor forgot to add melanin. lol.

  • Yardgirl

    ???

  • oshh16

    Purified water,
    Pure Coconut water
    Seltzer water
    Fruit cut up in water...all of these work for me.
    Staying hydrated is vital.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Essentia is everything!

  • xxxgracious

    Is vita coco good for you? Never tried it but I walk passed it in publix and wanted to give it a try.

  • xxxgracious

    Where can I purchase it from?

  • Alextra Ballard

    Some folks just don’t like water

  • oshh16

    I love it Vita Coco really hydrates esp when it is hot outside or after a really sweaty workout.

  • missmiami305

    This level of PETTY aid why I luv my auntie. All facts and not a single fugg is given? https://media3.giphy.com/media/1gdue3m9BMQa2SN9wt/giphy.gif

  • missmiami305

    All facts??. She doesn’t work out. When you do, your habits change and water is uno

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Some folks can't drink anything without sugar in it or some type of flavor.

  • xxxgracious

    I'll go purchase some today. Thank you!

  • missmiami305

    Damn I missed it. Will watch online

  • missmiami305
  • oshh16

    It has potassium and electrolytes plus I love the taste.

  • missmiami305

    And you have years of impacted waste in your intestines. Yuck!

  • Navybeans95

    Your bowls, skin, brain and organs need it...it shouldn't matter if you don't like it...I can't believe how dumb people can be...SMH

  • EMILY POST

    Anyone copycatting and getting Health advice from Young Miami....
    - You have lost already...

  • Yoni7

    I drink water. I don't do "flavored" water. I don't put lemon in my water. I don't put ice in my water (I don't even have ice in my house). I drink water at room temperature. I will pour a cup at night before I go to bed and drink it first thing in the morning before I shower. It activates your organs. You're supposed to drink water in the morning before you eat anything (especially fruit) because it neutralizes acids in your stomach. Anybody ever notice how if you drink water, your burp or start to see a little bit more clearly. Water pushes gases out of your body. Water wakes you up. Did you know that when you add anything to water (i.e. flavor), it's not water any more. It's just "unsweetened" (insert flavor of choice here) "juice/kool-aid". You should NEVER drink cold water after a greasy meal. Think of it like you pouring hot oil down your drain and running cold water behind it. What happens? It clogs your drain. Same with food. You eat a greasy meal and drink ice water (or pop) to "wash it down" and it in essence clogging your arteries. Cold water also shocks your body.
    Then there's the "sit down air" situation. I will not walk into a stall after I see a woman coming immediately out of it. Walk in behind some folks and it smells like they done left they cooch in there. https://media0.giphy.com/media/3WwhOP9gFzfmU/giphy.gif

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Same!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Dey got distilled water,purified water, babies even got their own water. What’s wrong with plain ol tap water if it’s clean

  • luVn_liFe…

    if I dont drink enough water during the day by the evening I start getting headaches and delirious. water keeps my stable

  • TriniHarlem

    No it's smaller now. I got my mom the one that holds the water in the bottom. Will text you the model

  • missmiami305

    Yung Miami if you are reading this....clean yourself out with Oxycleanse(reset your insides) and introduce water to your daily diet. Thank me later! #globalhealingcenter

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I never understood how people can say they don't like the taste of water. I always thought it was clear and refreshing, either ice cold or room temp.

  • Renee Bee

    Any grocery store or Health Food store. Maybe Walmart. Essentia Alkaline water has a red cross on it is great but its my second choice after Essence.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I believe I read somewhere that's how Asians (oriental people) stay looking young and are healthy and fit (for the most part). They drink room temp or hot water/tea with their meals. It breaks down their food faster and doesn't clog their arteries.

  • Dowoop

    The following are the side effects of not drinking water:
    1. Death
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    What more do you need to read!

  • tintin

    Then there's the "sit down air" situation. I will not walk into a stall after I see a woman coming immediately out of it. Walk in behind some folks and it smells like they done left they cooch in there.

    we are probably related... this is so me.

  • Dowoop

    If its clean! With what's going on in Flint some people don't trust the government to provide them with clean water.

  • Renee Bee

    There's a drink water app that you can use.

  • MJF

    LOL

  • Yoni7

    .......and rarely any bread. It eases the grease and food away. Hot tea. Warm water.
    I've stated this before.

  • Renee Bee

    Tam!!! Hey girl. Hey!!!

  • Dowoop

    I have recently drastically reduced my bread and upped my water intake and boy does it make a difference.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Straight up Funk Box ....... Chile same here ..... this public restrooms ugh

  • Navybeans95

    Exactly...it has no taste...your body needs it....that's all that matters...

  • Vonda K

    Incorporate water to your diet at your pace. Keep bottled water in car and sip while in traffic.
    Also, check your thyroid. The symptoms sound very similar to thyroid issues.

    I love water I go through a case a week by myself.

    I know friends who can go days without water then wonder why they suffer from joint inflammation and migraines (smh).

  • Yoni7

    If folks got to spray AFTER they pee. They need to see a doctor. Pee be smelling like ammonia.....and not in a good way. Be the color of lemonade made with sand. BROWN!

  • Topic Influencer

    Thanks a gazillion

  • Alextra Ballard

    Ni see this is what puzzles me....if a woman’s Cooda Cat stank is it from a lack of water or from poor hygiene or boff

  • Vonda K

    Wow! I drink a lot of water and lately I’ve these choking episodes.
    I also incorporated pro biotics to my diet.

  • Yoni7

    That is for THEM and or a doctor to figure out.

  • luVn_liFe…

    *barf* and yes!!! it's tragic that woman AND MEN that lay up with them think this isnormal for women to smell that way!
    my coworker said if it smells like perfume and not fish he has to pass. I was like HUH!!????

  • Alextra Ballard

    It will actually make yew wanna throw up

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Question for the Roses who follow this gurl:

    Why doesnt this girl drink water??

  • luVn_liFe…

    a lot of BOTH! smelly pee from no water and smelly puss from not knowing how to wash! YT chic here said she bathes with a bar of SOAP! what no rag.. how sway?!!

  • Yoni7

    I've HEARD THIS from some men before. Said it has to have a lil "nip" to it. Da fukk!!!! Prolly why I'M SINGLE! #NONIP

  • Vonda K

    Meds and vitamins can cause your Urine to be yellowish.
    Diet also plays important factor in how your urine and bowels look and smell. Mainly a lot processed food and meat will cause funkiness. Lol

  • luVn_liFe…

    that's disgusting ansd ridiculous! women SHOULD Not smell like anything down there.. for me my dove I bathe with.. even after a serious work out session at the gym, It still smells edible down there!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile iono....Is that what she stated?

  • luVn_liFe…
  • Alextra Ballard

    Nutn

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    It tastes NASTY though.. I have YET to find a “coconut water??” that ACTUALLY taste like Coconut watah!

  • The Chosen 1.

    Back then, that's all what a person had to drink, tap water. To be honest, all they do is boil the water, killing any microbes or bacteria, let it cool, and filter it into bottles. I don't believe all that bottled water hype. Now I will tell you, the best water to drink is that old school well water. Though I don't think that even exists anymore.

  • Topic Influencer

    There are plenty of people on the earth who just do not. Just bc we do, doesnt mean everyone does. I do mean plenty. Plenty. I have seen it a lot of places. Some are in my own fam. We drinking it at my house but I know plenty that they just dont.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Vonda K

    How about water from the hose. Talk about refreshing. Lol

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Get you a nice size insulated water bottle and keep it with you. Get well soon

  • Vonda K

    I look forward to medical moments because they encourage dialogue especially around uncomfortable subjects.

  • Yoni7

    Yes it is! Any dude that will eat a$$ prefers nip. LOL

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Gone Gurl!! Inform & Educate!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Im about to do that!

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Great article! So I hope that all of you Yung Miami’s in training take heed.

  • Yoni7

    Yes, there can be some contributing factors. But just all out NOT drinking water and stankin'......C'mon!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Maybe its the tacky outfits and the makeup?????
    Never seen this girl before

  • The Chosen 1.

    Girl, you hadn't never lied. Many days we played outside and had to drink from the hose and not a bottle. Those were the good old days.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Vonda K

    At least 3-4 glasses of water a day along with epson salt baths a week. Your skin, body and mind will reflect the effects of it. Not bragging but I’ve been told my skin is baby soft. This from a woman who suffered from acne for most of my life until I went back to old school way of self care.

  • Yoni7

    Best of luck to ya! If you ever crave meat, try the Beyond Burger or Impossible Burger. Plant based. No meat. So good. I prefer the Beyond Burger.

  • Yoni7

    I honestly thought some people knew this already.

  • Tee Tee

    I drink a gallon a day? The wonders it does for my skin, hair, digestion etc!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Yasss!!

  • Guest

    Thanks for this information. I don't eat meat, don't crave it either, but sometimes I get tired of eating Fish.

  • hi-liter

    From the same lil girls who be saying Puscee azz hoe, Puscee azz bish, and Flued? Okay.....

    She prolly been drinking juice and shit all her life because that’s all her mama gave her because that’s all she wanted. Some parents don’t teach they kids to drink water ? ????? IJS.....

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Is that a frozen product?

  • Yoni7

    My niece's have those gallon jugs that have the times of day that you're supposed to drink water. It starts you drinking at 7 AM to 9 PM.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Thats what Sandy said...?????

  • Vonda K

    I know several close friends who do not make water apart of their daily diet?
    They suffer with migraines, inflammation, diabetes and all sorts of miseries.
    One goes to ER frequently for migraines and Dr’s always give her same advice to include water into her life.

  • http://realitytea.com Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    I guess that EXPLAINS how the women on My 600 Pound Life get a man. Most of them perform ALL BODILY FUNCTIONS in their bed and STILL have a man. You can SEE and SMELL the funk through the TV screen.

  • Yoni7

    And now that I'm thinking about it.....HER BREATH probably smells like DEATH too and she doesn't even "taste" it and her friend's ain't sh!t because they probably too afraid to tell her. Tongue probably look like she been sucking on chalk.

  • hi-liter

    Walk in behind some folks and it smells like they done left they cooch in there
    _______________________________________

    Damn you WENT AWF!!!.....BOL!!!!! https://media1.giphy.com/media/l6JskfRsDnAud0SCAi/giphy.gif

  • E Jai

    health researchers have refuted the eight-glasses-a-day claim as a silly myth riding a wave of flimsy scientific literature. In fact, many of the groups behind the public push for over-hydration have been exposed as having — surprise! — monetary interests in the fluid industry. Research shows drinking water when you are thirsty is sufficient.

  • Sweetness

    la' Cooter is probably suffering the same fate as well ??

  • goat

    She probably taste like a 9 volt battery

  • Judi Jupiter

    I need to step up my water game. I have to force myself to drink 2 16oz a day. I hate water.

  • Parent

    Did my comment spark this post Sandra? If it did, I'm glad I could raise awareness.

    Sandra, I have such admiration for you. You are always spreading knowledge. Not many gossip blogs can say the same.

  • Desi

    My grandmom used to have a well in her back yard until the township made her close it with cement. It is a taste I will NEVER FORGET!

  • Parent

    I shoot for a gallon a day. 3 liters is a minimum.

  • Yoni7

    The Beyond Burgers that I get (4.99 for TWO) are (for some odd reason) in the "meat" section (and not the "alternative" section). Now I've noticed more and more that the Impossible Burgers are served in restaurants. Burger King is coming up with an Impossible Whopper and I can't wait because back in the day, I use to LOVE Burger King. And I LOVE a grilled "burger". Never had a Whopper in my life. But I use to smash a double cheeseburger from there.........when I ate beef.

  • Yoni7

    You're welcome. Hope you enjoy it.

  • Sweetness

    Where might one find Oxycleanse?

  • Yoni7

    Said that down below.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    People blame illness on a lot of things when they're just dehydrated.

  • Yoni7

    And earring backs.

  • hi-liter

    Ian no huge gallon a day water drinker myself but sometimes you can get so damn thirsty that nothing else will quench your thirst other than some good cold water.

    I bet she was the little girl with them big Medicaid silver caps they put on the decaying teeth of children who have “milk teeth” from drinking milk out of bottle past a certain age or children drinking too many sugary drinks. Y’all have seen them kids with them silver caps in they front teeth.....and it’s only the health department or the dentist offices who see kids with Medicaid.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    LMBO!!! I cannot stand facet water or unfiltered water

  • Yoni7

    Man lissen. I didn't go off. I was just sayin'. I done lost some nose hairs behind some sh!t like this before.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    What city was that well?

  • Sha

    Good information, very informative and spot on.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Years ago I thought I was having a heart attack...
    I was just dehydrated.

  • leapyearpisces

    I tell you when I say I LOVE water....I LOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVE water..i call it the nectar from the GODS. Aint nothing like a glass of ice cold water.....that is hands down my favorite drink....even over alcohol!!! By the way, I am glad them petitions I signed over the years paid off...because baaaaayyyyyyyybaaaaaaayyyyyy they done brought back Clearly Canadian and ALL IS RIGHT WITH THE WORLD AGAIN!!!! WON'T HE DO IT!!!!!!! (dem bishes high as hell now doe... 2.50 a bottle, but still.......ANYWAY you wanna bless me Lord, I'll be satisfied....LOLOLOLOL)

  • Sweetness

    Guess we are thinking the saaaame thang...lol.

    And these young girls round here twerking and thangs not realizing that they might not be...so fresh. ?

  • Let them eat cake

    thats exactly what I do if i'm short on money throughout the month.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    ^ Now See...Imma have the GA Regional mental hospital people come & git you.

  • Vonda K

    Wow!
    Dehydration masks itself in so many forms. Many of our ailments are due to lack of water.

  • Guest

    I have a gallon of Poland Spring in my fridge at all times. The only other thing is my almond coffee creamer. I hardly drink juice it is too acidic and I occasionally drink wine. That's it. Oh! and I love healthy teas also.

  • Guest

    Lordt. lmao! Go to the corner>>>>>>

  • leapyearpisces

    LOLOLOLOL. Come on. I am due for a vacation. :-)

  • Yoni7

    I use to SMASH a Blackberry and Peach Clearly Canadian back in the day. O'an those New York Seltzer Co. "water". Those use to be the ISH! Found some New York Seltzer's at Big Lots one day and was soooooo disappointed. When you grow older, your tastebuds mature and they were NOT the same. Or maybe it was because they were in Big Lots and that is the place where products go to die. LOL

  • JV

    It's easier to drink larger amounts of room temperature water versus cold water. No idea why, but it is.

    I also recommend a cap full of organic apple cider vinegar in the morning with water. It really clears you out, helps with metabolism, a lot of things.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Right! That is so true your habits do change.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Great!

  • leapyearpisces

    I think it was the second one, Yoni. Big Lots is the Florida (you know they call Florida heaven's waiting room) of the product world. LOL. Your same 2 flavors are my same two!!! Its the peach, blackberry, and then the wild cherry. They gotta em the Harris Teeters and a lady at work told me you can buy them at world market or some place like that, by the cases.

  • goat

    You've tasted earring backs?? LOL.. What dat taste like..lol

  • Nicolep

    I bet her pee stank!!!

  • Karen Brady

    All I drink is water.

  • Cocoa Rose

    Mmmm. I know someone who is a healthy 108 year old and all he drinks is milk and cranberry juice. No one has produced evidence that water improves life quality or helps anyone to live longer...

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Ok. I hear the sheets are white and the mattresses comfy!
    *dialing 1-800- HELPHER*

  • morenYAHdelsur

    LMBO! Seems that way ?

  • Topic Influencer

    Baby I was praise dancing at the Harris Teeter in Brier Creek when I first saw em. Clearly Canadian https://media2.giphy.com/media/l41Ym8O8dbIG0XvFK/giphy.gif

  • Yoni7

    We use to have a World Market. I'm not a "flavored water" fan like I use to be back in the day when THOSE were out. But I MIGHT give it a try.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Silver caps were so common at my elementary school I thought I was missing out! I’d ask my mama why I didn’t get to have silver teeth too ??????

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Do you like flavored water? Like True Lemon or True Lime? Even Crystal Light. Sometimes I get tired of plain water so with my meals I’ll do a couple of bottles of flavored water.

  • Yoni7

    NO! The smell alone leads you to imagine the taste.......kinda like "shitterlings". LOL

    I bet she tastes like a WET PENNY as well. I'm sure her breath probably matches it.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    I can’t stand you ???????

  • morenYAHdelsur

    I can’t stand you even more!!! ???????

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Maybe. But it helps with appetite and dieting ????? It also helps with skin and body organs.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Boom ?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Oh yes I know plenty with well water. It exists!

    I just don’t like the smell of it LOL.

  • Yoni7

    It's easier to drink because ICE COLD water shocks the body. It's too extreme (in a sense) to be put in the body.

    I use to drink ACV (with the mother's) by itself in the morning as well. Just a cap full tho'. I stopped because it was too acidic for me.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    I drink my ACV with water at night. In the morning it upsets my tummy. Plus, drinking it at night gets me right for the morning LOL ?

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Chile..... like a most recent episode the lady missed her appt. with Dr. Now because she was having a heavy cycle and had to stay in her bed. Talking about all of her panties were messed up and she just had to bleed it out in bed yuck.

  • Let them eat cake

    yes!!!!

  • Carla
  • Elevated Soul

    Sheeples are followers,so it does not shock me at all that Yung Miami would actually have people doing as she do...I drink a gallon of water a day and most of it is hot.

    Not drinking water causes one to be dehydrated/kidney issues and high blood pressure for starters.....Yung Miami is plain stupid and so are her followers.

  • suganspice68

    I love water! I drink mines cold with ice daily and it keeps me looking younger than being 50.

  • Judi Jupiter

    I'll try that.

  • leapyearpisces

    Oh, so the CLUB Harris Teeter (we call it the club, as in the night club, as in the lounge) got them now? Because when they first came back like in March the Club HT in Brier Creek didn't have them yet. I had to get mine from the Harris Teeter in Parkside (the part of Cary that is close to Durham). Good to know because I live about 10 minutes from Club Harris Teeter.
    Ok, since I know that you go to the club, you gonna have to meet me out there one Sunday at the bar for those 3.00 Mimosas. My homegirl and I were going every sunday, and would have our sunday brunch and Mimosas there, but we slacked off.

  • Not a Housewife & Neither RU

    I used to feel the same way - I had to start adding combinations of lemon/cucumbers/mint/lime and that helps give it flavor. Then I discovered alkaline water and it tastes so crisp and pure, I'm hooked

  • leapyearpisces

    My mama and daddy call them "milk-rot" teeth.

  • Yoni7

    When I was little where we lived had the BEST heat and hot water......but we didn't have air condition/central air....but when I say, in the summer when we'd wake up out of a pool of sweat and stumble into that bathroom and that the BEST water came from THE BATHROOM SINK! Man listen. Straight from the faucet. No chaser. LOL

  • currvalicious

    Why should this even be a discussion?? This is as essential as breathing.

  • Yoni7

    My brother's in NY had well water and that shit was refreshing......but "sandy" asf! I hated that I had to love it. LOL

  • goat

    Oh ok, I was just checking..lol
    Well, I know what pennies taste like and it ain't good.

  • goat

    So you know what that battery taste like too :lol:
    Lil pwussy got that power, literally

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Try infiused water and eat the fruit when finished

  • goat

    Ah man, those clearly canadians. Those where my fave flavors too. The memories.

  • Yoni7

    Hell, I know what a 9 volt taste like and it definitely ain't good. #shocker

  • morenYAHdelsur

    LOL yeaaa man. It’s hit or miss with certain well water I guess ?

  • Vonda K

    Cranberry juice is very good for you especially for women.

  • Alextra Ballard

    This girl aino different from other girls around her age. She states she prefer Tropical fruit juices ratha than water

  • TheWildChild

    ??Thanks Sandra??? Very insightful and I forwarded this to all my little cousins walking around thinking they're cute ? but piss looking like apple cider.

  • brooks hill

    Dont give your kids soda and juice too. water is all my 2 year old grandbaby gets. she loves it and we keep water in the house for all to drink. no soda or fruit juice. she eats bananas and grapes and cut up apples.

  • imright

    rotten puszay !! she the type of chick pee and leave her whole puzay in the bathroom ???

  • Applebum

    Yesterday, some of my readers discussed rapper Yung Miami's dangerous habit of not drinking any water
    ———————————————-
    Really? I don’t recalled anyone mentioning that. But okay ??

    I love water. That’s the only thing I have in my fridge. No juices, etc. A cold glass of water...?

  • Evillene

    You forgot kidney stones -- the most painful consequence of insufficient hydration. You will wish you were dead trying to pass a kidney stone.

  • Applebum

    That’s amazing how a 2 year old is only drinking water. ?? I can’t take seeing parents buying kids sodas and sugary drinks. Whose still drinking soda in 2019?

  • Renee Bee

    Exactly. Bwahahaha!

  • Trace da Ace

    girl...I had to go back in the thread to see...cause that as my first reaction like "where they say this at?"

  • Trace da Ace

    wait...
    1. why is she not drinking water
    2. where was this info posted at

  • Queen B

    She said it on her IG that she doesn't drink water

  • Queen B

    Lmao ?

  • Queen B

    I love water but I dont drink it cold....ur suppose to consume it at room temperature

  • Just Me

    I drinks my wata! ???Water is good when it cold. I can’t see myself not drinking water, people who come over to our house think we are crazy because we have cases of waters stacked in a corner and gallons of bottled water. Hey, a Sam’s run monthly is mandatory in my household! ??

  • Just Me

    I like my coming out the fridge, but I can drink it room temp too! lol!

  • Nikkiknows

    A while back after she declared she'd "flawed" out winners of a contest she mentioned that maybe in an IG story...sometime last year. Sandra is funny tho, she's running with this lol

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Chile there is nothing like infused water and eating the fruit when I’m done.. good shyt!! Mixing fruits and veggies like kool aid packets? I’m drinking lime, cucumber, strawberries, ginger, and mint now

  • Rhyme and Reason

    This is an excellent post!

    Young women strive for beauty (not good health, so much)! They spend serious money on hair, makeup, clothing and accessories!

    When the number 1 essential beauty ingredient is WATER! Number 2 is sleep, followed by food and activity/fitness!

    I watch YouTube makeup tutorials and product reviews, and because women can cover up skin problems (with heavy concealers/foundations), I believe many don’t drink water or eat vegetables!

    Your very health can immensely benefit or diminish by the amount of water you consume!

  • Vonn

    Lol. Entertainment.

  • Slickone

    I have struggled with my weight for years I always lose it and eventually it comes back. This last time I have kept my weight off (65lbs?)I believe by drinking a gallon of water everyday and it has almost be a year.

  • Telley

    You forgot to add the water helps your vagina too.

  • Slickone

    Me too mine must be ice cold. At work I use ice all day.

  • Slickone

    Not leave it in there?

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    OMG... I was just Googling Clearly Canadian a month or so back. I miss drinking those. Esp the strawberry flavored one.

  • MissMaryMack410

    Thanks for sharing... I had to put it in my cart ASAP?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    women shouldn't have an odor periodt .... Musk I get and that can be tammed but that comes with pubic hair...... there are products that grooming techniques etc that counter act that ..... but an odor .... hell no .... unacceptable...... I tell many men if da btych has a stinch at this point in 2019 (HEX-AN DAMN-BEAST) Periodt ...... no woman should have an odor in fact her scent should attract .... not repel anyone ....and you don't need smell good products for that!!!!! Periodt!!!! Dot damn com!!!!

  • Karen Brady

    Room temp water for me all day everyday. Except my drive to work and home. Too much traffic and I'll be peeing in the damn car. TMI. Sorry.

  • Karen Brady

    hmmm... this answers some questions...lol

  • Karen Brady

    lol

  • Karen Brady

    Really? I don’t recalled anyone mentioning that. But okay ??
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    LOL

  • Karen Brady

    Got some of those here at work. Smells like the vagina died in there. DISGUSTING

  • Karen Brady

    I hear you!!!

  • Karen Brady

    Now I LOVE milk too. Whole milk, skim, 2%, 1%, almond, strawberry, chocolate, melted ice cream.. lol

  • NewNew
  • Karen Brady

    sometimes you can get so damn thirsty that nothing else will quench your thirst other than some good cold water.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    This is the truth. Like it just cuts through the most severe thirst like nothing else can. Yep.

  • Karen Brady

    That's cute!!

  • NewNew

    This is true, but water is still good for us. I don't think there's a one size fits all amount of water each of us should be drinking. Rule of thumb: if your urine is yellow you haven't had enough water today

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I found the video on YouTube where she said she don't drink water. AND that she washes her face and body with the same wash rag... I didn't know she said that, too.

  • Guest

    That's NASTY!

  • Guest

    You don't know how many sister I see everyday laid to the GODS, but obese. It's sad! and I am not talking about a few extra pounds, more like 300 pounds.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Who you tellin?! So I guess when it's that time of the month, she just gonna wash her face with her body rag? Or what about when she gets a yeast infection from drinking too much fruit juices? I just can't with some of these youngstas.

    https://media3.giphy.com/media/3BVycavLoUcda/giphy.gif

  • Guest

    Nobody should wash their face with the same rag they wash their A** with! Men included.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    ?????hell yeah that's nasty and the sad part is, I bet she thought she was say something smdh

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    ???? and you know what's sad .You shouldn't even have to tell nobody that. That should be common knowledge

  • Yoni7

    That Victoria Secret (Love Spell) be telling on folks. And folks need to know what that Bath and Body (DON'T ALWAYS) Work.

  • Melanated Goddess??

    That's a bit extreme. I don't deprive my niece and nephew of juice. Instead I make it for them from fresh fruits and veggies. They don't drink juice unless they see that it's being made fresh right in front of them. They don't like and or consume store bought juices, mixes, etc. They also love coconut water. Other than that they mostly drink water.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Amen !!!!!

  • Guest

    I hope this young lady takes heed to our advice and do better, it's never too late to learn!

  • Jersey Girl

    Like that Tokyo Vanity Girl! Pretty girl but unhealthy!

  • Rayne

    I drink gallons of alkaline water myself. My skin really is flawless except for a chin hair or two ?

  • EMILY POST

    She is an attractive woman until she opens her mouth... her mouth just makes her Tragic. No matter how cute the hair and the makeup is.

  • Topic Influencer

    I work close to the Club one. Im over in Perimeter Park so just a cut through the airport lol. But I live way out close to Garner lol. But I can make the drive on a Sunday!!!!! Email me. Idoitfortheblogs at yahoo dot com

  • Sassie

    Young Miami can't even rap. What idiot listens to her or would want to do ANYTHING she's doing? Oh wait...an idiot...my bad.

  • Sassie

    I used to use the same towel to wash my body and face WHEN I WAS A KID AND DIDN'T KNOW ANY BETTER. She ought to be ashamed as a young woman even admitting that. She needs to do better.

  • Sassie

    LOL...

  • iWasteTime

    Does she wash her legs!?!?

  • Guest

    I don't even like sharing towels, I have my own set, my MAN has his and then there are guest towels.

  • Kimberly King

    This is beyond nasty. Cooch probably all types of stank and infected. I'll always choose water as my first beverage of choice. I haven't had soda in years. I barely drink juice unless it's cold pressed and organic. I have so many packs of bottled water in my kitchen, it looks like the water isle at Kroger. Lol Water is essential. Not to mention it's soooo good. Especially when it's cold. She needs to do better.

  • Bashi22

    I add chlorophyll in mines some times trust me the compliment are through the roof.

  • Logan Roberts

    And you're supposed to wake up your organs in the morning with warm or room temperature water. I prefer warm water, never liked iced cold water.

  • LibgraScales

    You're welcome! It really helps me. I'm on my second week and I can already tell the difference in how I feel. :-)

  • LibgraScales

    Thank you! It is cute! :-)

  • Nik

    ? Funk amplified!

  • Trace da Ace

    side note----is leotards the new thing? I seem to be seeing a plethora of them....and whats up with the nude stockings??? You would think that the combination of the two would make a hot pocket...a funk pocket....and that could not be good for the life of the vajay-jay....jus saying...

  • Panther Charleston

    Heehee..chin hair.

  • PrettyMeka08

    Get a water dispenser or buy the 8oz water bottles.

  • PrettyMeka08

    Ice cold water with a slice or two of cucumber. ????

  • Raquel

    My Dad says the same thing. I always wondered why he'd drink bottled water that hasn't been refrigerated.

  • mzwhang90210

    Auntie thank you SO much for this informative post!
    I ?? water. I a drink 16.9 oz bottle as soon as my feet hit the floor each morning. I drink almost a gallon each day. I also add electrolytes to at least 2 bottles a day & a hydration enhancer.

  • Renee

    Correct! Clean water; necessity. If they follow her dangerous habits.?????

  • Coy little wink

    You haven't seen the twerk video????

    Girrrrrlll...you have not lived ?

  • Yup, I said it

    Kidney damage.

  • Chicagowise

    With the warmer weather approaching, this was right on time! I love water! During the summer months, I consume nearly a gallon of water, per day. My favorites are nursery water and Aquafina - in that order.

  • Chicagowise

    ... and dark circles around your eyes.

  • Luv R

    12 cases of water in my house at any given time. I drink about two gallons a day and I never, ever drink soda or juice or any caffeinated or carbonates beverages. Ppl say I am aging backwards and it's impossible for me to have an almost 17yr old when I look barely in my 30's (will be 40 in November). It's two factors: genetics and water. I have always loved drinking water, cold water..it tastes amazing to me. I have never worn make-up a day in my life and never will need to because of my clear skin. Anyone who doesn't drink water adequately or at all is a danger to themselves.

  • Solstice

    ???!!!

  • Not Today

    LMAO...

  • IamAllnatural

    I’m a heavy water drinker and I can’t live without it at room temperature. I’ll buy cranberry juice for guests and mixed drinks when it’s bogo. Then I end up pouring it out because it expired. I’ll drink some pepsi every blue moon when I need a good burp.

    What’s this hood chick reason for not drinking water?

  • TriniHarlem

    Be careful

  • Desi

    A small town called Twin Oaks in Pa. It's literally two blocks long.

  • exlurker

    Thank you so much for this article. This is my favourite part of your blog.... I will try my best to drink more water.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    ? Thank you. I'm glad you found this information useful.

  • leapyearpisces

    My homegirl live out in one of those new subdivision's out in Garner. Said the storms on Monday tore her house up! The hail knocking against her house triggered her alarm, so she had to leave work early. Did you get any of that? Ok, sis. Yeah, I definitely will hit you up!

  • Satin Panther

    That's all I drink is water and maybe spoil myself with a glass of Apple juice 100% Juice once in a blue moon but Ugh whose drinking nothing but soda and juice think this is cool? Ya piss is like acid and it smells strong af like cat piss YUCK!..smh

  • Jennifer Hudson’s Knees

    you’re not supposed to drink ACV by itself for that reason. Always dilute and use a straw so it won’t destroy you enamel

  • RVAMade

    I'm trying to understand the who, what, when, where and why of who's raising these young women to do something such as not drinking water. That's a part of taking care of yourself. Thank you Ms. Rose for these Medical Minute posts.

  • Khaliah

    I read a few years ago that Eddie Murphy does NOT drink water--only coke with no ice. I've always wondered if that's why his complexion looks so sallow.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You're welcome, hun. ?

  • Miss Thang

    You can also get water from fruits and vegetables.

  • Kayke

    Some vegetables too....like asparagus, it will have you renk.

  • Vonda K

    ???
    And kale, Brussels sports, spinach.
    It’s rank but in a good way. Lol

  • Eileen

    very good article!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    My cousin's town in TN has you beat by 2 blocks.

  • speakinmymind

    That bish stank if she's honest about not drinking water.

  • Desi

    ????

  • Ayeola George

    Indeed. I found it very informative and a reminder that I need to up my water intake. Points #3 and 4 hit home... sometimes I eat thinking I am hungry but really its water I need.

  • The Chosen 1.

    We didn't have an air conditioner either. We had those metal old school window fans that worked like a charm, factory style.

  • The Chosen 1.

    That well water was the BOMB! Now, it's probably tainted like mankind has tainted everything else.

  • The Chosen 1.

    Wow. I guess township wanted her to pay for her water instead of her collecting hers free of charge. That wasn't right. That well water is fresh, crisp water with a refreshing taste you can't forget.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Don’t man just screw up everything?! It’s disheartening ?

  • The Chosen 1.

    yes, mankind does have a tendency in trying to perfect God's work and their interference doesn't work.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Never does. Never has. Never will. Always attempting to contain God/nature, instead of experiencing and cherishing. SMH.

  • JV

    YES, it MUST have the mother or I don't want it!! Braggs is the best brand, IMO.

  • Black Dynomiiiite!!!

    You got me crying!!

  • Desi

    Yeah, it was good while it lasted.

  • Yoni7

    FANSSSS??????!!!!! We had TWO. One for downstairs and one for upstairs......in a THREE bedroom apartment. How we gone share that, Sway? LOL

  • Yoni7

    This I know......I'm just a heathen. Made sure it never touched my enamel......but it shole put hair on my chest.

  • Rayne

    Imma try that. Imma look into it first tho.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    My theory of women that don't drink water have a dirty box.... There I said it!