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0:00 Introduction: Common mistakes while drinking water
0:05 #1 Drinking too much water
1:50 #2 Drinking water too quickly
2:32 #3 Drinking the wrong fluids
5:12 #4 Drinking while eating
6:10 #5 Drinking cold water
6:40 #6 Drinking tap water
7:23 Check out my video on how water affects your skin!

6 common mistakes people make while drinking water:
1. Drinking too much water
Drink water when you're thirsty. Drinking too much water can even cause dehydration. If you are prone to kidney stones, drink at least 2.5 liters of fluid a day. Different factors determine how much water you need, but it's important not to have too much.

2. Drinking water too quickly
When you drink water too fast, it can create swelling.

3. Drinking the wrong fluids
Not all fluids hydrate you. Some can even dehydrate you.

4. Drinking while eating
This can weaken your ability to digest foods, especially protein, and could lead to GERD or acid reflux. If you drink while eating, don't overdo it. It may be better to have something to drink 30 minutes before or after a meal.

5. Drinking cold water
Drinking large amounts of very cold water may inhibit the vagus nerve, which is responsible for digestion. This may be more of an issue for those who already have digestive issues.

6. Drinking tap water
There are chemicals and very small plastics in tap water that are not safe for the body. Get a good water filter to filter that out.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps you avoid these common mistakes while drinking water.

    60 replies to "6 Common Mistakes We Make While Drinking Water"

    • Omomos

      This is precisely why itโ€™s so difficult to be healthy. Even drinking water is soooo complicated.

      • Don Chad

        @BanneroftheSun ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜ญโ˜ ๏ธ

      • Don Chad

        @Method Saimonas yup ๐Ÿ’ฏ

      • God uses Isaiah Saldivar

        No follow your thirst

      • drink mitra

        Yes, you are exactly right๐Ÿ‘Œ

      • God uses Isaiah Saldivar

        Just drink when your thirsty don’t think too much

    • Dee E

      Iโ€™m glad you mentioned the kidney stones. I have kidney disease and have had 3 surgeryโ€™s because of stones. Turns out I was not drinking enough water. I used to go for a whole day without water. I now drink lots of water and take magnesium citrate tabs which has helped. Kidney stones and disease produced some of the worst pain I ever had. Found out in the emergency room how great morphine can be.

      • Nicole Bass

        The Madness remains strong in this Thread

      • Reppi

        I use StoneBreaker whenever I start getting that ache in my back. I haven’t passed a stone since!0

      • Tineke Williams

        How did you cope with a dry mouth?

      • Dee E

        @Tineke Williams Never really had it. Or if I did it never bothered me. Ended up paying the price though.

      • Joe V

        Totally know that feeling, kidney stones and morphine, lol

    • quirkychelle

      Too much water created a lot of stomach issues with me. When I ate, always drank water to feel more full. But it diluted my natural stomach acids so my body started creating too much acid. All fixed up now thanks to Dr Berg!

      • Jones Jois

        What 411? Makes lots of sense. I drinks lots of H20 but SWEAT & URINATE V. FAST. I hate urinating when sleepy it disrupts sleep.
        Another thing that may be Dr. B would help me with is why I catch an instant SORE THROAT IF I LET MYSELF FEEL THIRSTY 2 DRINK WATER and that’s 1 of the main reasons I keep hydrating coz the SORE THROAT RARELY HEALS OR GOES AWAY LEADING 2 INFLAMATION, TONSILITIS etc etc. Any other Foc. Here can help me pls. Thanks 4 this good 411. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Dr. B.

      • irishman

        Good hot weather outside lots water is good for you. Get water into you. Water does not cause stomach issues unless it’s bad water your drinking.

      • irishman

        Lots water and good exercise and healthy eating will sort stomach issues. Water does not cause stomach issues

      • Fr3k3

        did you actually go to a fucking doctor or did you just get your information from a youtube video?

      • irishman

        @Smart Choices – Life Simplified drink water with meal is normal

    • Abstract Original

      Yep I had hyponatremia and it was horrible! My sodium levels dropped to 120 and gave my muscle spasms all over my body. Luckily the doctors at the emergency room gave me an IV bag with sodium and brought my levesl back up. Too much of anything can be bad for anyone.

    • Alan Sach

      Yes, you can drink too much water. You can actually poison yourself with too much water. But it’s pretty hard to do, and it isn’t the problem most people have with water, which would be not drinking enough. The oft. cited 8-10 glasses a day certainly isn’t too much. For most people, if you just drink when you are thirsty you will be fine. But if you are constipated a lot, or are a senior citizen (especially one who isn’t very active), chances are good you aren’t drinking enough. Dehydration is a way bigger problem than over hydration.

      • Nico Walker

        @NonSense That just isn’t true

      • Episode CJSII

        Remember the lady that past away from drinking too much water in one sitting? She was apart of a contest to win a Nintendo Wii at a Sacramento, Ca radio station. Horrible and sad

      • L

        I was drinking too much water because I was felt thirsty and my lips were dry , my skin was dry. I felt That i was dying of thirst.

      • Richard Wright

        Exactly. That’s why I prefer soft drinks and juices – so much more refreshing than plain old water ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    • perla

      Very informative! I actually cannot drink cold water as easily as everyone else I prefer room temperature. Can you please make a video on how hot cold and warm water affects the body?

      • Charmian London

        Same here

      • Bella Bear

        That’s ok warm water is taken into the body faster anyways, they never give cold water to someone who is dehydrated.

      • TheNoobAlmighty

        Hot water burn. Cold water feel cold

      • The Procrastinator Files

        @TheNoobAlmighty I mean… you’re not wrong haha

      • Melody Domer

        @TheNoobAlmighty ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

    • Alresu

      I feel there is something important missing from point six.
      The quality of tap water varies from location to location. As someone from Berlin, which has pretty good water quality, I was warned even as a child that I should not drink tap water when traveling in countries like the US. Even if it should count for every city in every country, it feels like this point was made way to generally, since it does not cover that.

      • Deborah Smith

        I live in the US and I have not had tap water in over a year and neither has my dog. The sprayer on my kitchen sink cracked and I had to get a new one. I took it with me to the store to get a replacement. While I was showing it to a sales person it cracked open and there in the line where the water goes through was mud or what he called sludge. I decided then and there to never drink tap water again unless it was to save my life. Glad to know that my fears were not unfounded. My dog drinks bottled water too.

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      • Michael Carlson

        @Deborah Smith Get a filter. Bottled water is tap water. And the plastic problem.he mentioned is from all those plastic bottles. Don’t trade one problem for another.

      • Blue Eyes White Dragon

        @Michael Carlson :- ๐Ÿ‘

      • Goodness Isiguzor

        My tap water is so clean and we boil it too. Oyibo drink alot of tap water

    • pritzls

      That #1 happened to me when I was in my 3rd trimester of pregnancy. I can take 4-5 liters a day. So when I was in labor, I was also diagnosed of Hypokalemia. They made me limit my water intake and had 2 dextrose with NaCl and K, and drink meds with potassium

      back then i thought it would be good if i drink lots of water since i was pregnant. it must be 8glasses a day

    • Sooran Choi

      Dr. Berg is one of the most honest and best doctors out there. Appreciate him sharing his knowledge which was not co-opted by the system and him being independent. Coming from doctors family, my husband and I are extremely picky and selective with health information out there, but Dr. Berg is someone we both truly appreciate. Thank you, Dr. Berg for all you do.

    • Karla Pena

      Thank you for the truth Doctor. This is 1000% exact. I kept showing dehydrated even though I was in taking 100 oz ๐Ÿ’ง water daily. Also, it got to where I was taking too much and my Weight Management doctor at Kaiser told me it was toxic. I personally appreciate you informing all the people who does not know what’s right or wrong. You talking about ending with Gerd as well. Thank you for instructing all the people about such important information.

    • Patrick Laducer

      My older son drank to much water a month ago and landed up in the emergency room for depleted sodium in his blood. My wife and I also eat a lot of fruit and veggies/variety of salads to aid in our hydration. Great videos as always.
      Thank you and keep up the good work.

      • TheNoobAlmighty

        HAHAHAHA ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚ what a NOOB

      • Patrick Laducer

        One more thing that is very important. Drink spring water if you can. It’s not stripped of the mineral’s that are essential to optimal health. Look it up. It’s the best water you can drink. Distilled, purified not as good. Stay hydrated and have a good day.

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    • Zork Work

      Thank you Dr Berg. I’m more like a camel and have to remind myself to drink water but I’m also a pretty health aware person so I think I doing OK with water intake…This was very helpful

    • Mr Nobody in VR

      I really value your clips here, thank you for investing so much time in making these informative and helpful clips. Thank you so much, Dr Berg.

    • Moe Wilson

      Both my mom and mother in law as elderly, had trips to Emergency because they were not well. Turned out they were dehydrated, not drinking enough and after IV fluids felt better. My mom is gone now but she loved to drink tea and Diet Coke. We had to set up a small container of water that we would add some lemon or fruit to flavour and ensure she drank that each day. So important to drink enough.

      • Peer X

        Diet coke contains artificial sweeterners which are even more worse than sugar. Best to drink is alcalic water, citirc acid water, or isotonic drinks combined with pure water.

    • Glenn Riquito

      I’ve been studying natural medicine on my own, and using it, for 40 years. All of the points you have brought up in this video are valid, for sure. I cringe when I see someone gulp down a huge icy sodapop with a meal. The end result is a net loss of hydration, and ice-cold drinks deactivate digestive enzymes. And people wonder why they have digestive problems! And so they take an antacid, which only exacerbates the problem. Years ago my aged mother had a heart attack, and while in the hospital, she developed edema in her feet due to congestive heart failure. She was at Loyola Hospital in Maywood, and the chief cardiologist there put her on water restriction. For my mom, a big water drinker, this was like dying and going to hell. I spoke with the cardiologist, and told him that water restriction has the opposite effect because it causes the body to hoard water. I told him that she should have all the water she wants, and it should be distilled water because distilled water lowers the osmotic pressure in the intestines, which helps to draw off the excess water. But I knew he would not take that seriously. After all, he was brainwashed in medical school and therefore knew better. And so, I took it upon myself to visit my mom every evening. I brought distilled water, and gave her as much as she wanted. She drank like a fish. The edema vanished very quickly. I called the doctor from my job and asked him how things were going with my mom. He was very happy. He said the diuresis treatment was very successful, and her edema was gone. I said, “I know. Now, let me tell you why that happened.” He was speechless, and ended the call. This was back in October of 2003. Now, it is my understanding that the medical racket has changed its protocol for edema, and drinking lots of water is encouraged. I can’t help wonder if that overpaid idiot promoted that treatment modality and took credit for it.

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      • Old is Gold

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      • harewood light

        This is so shocking! Even I, such an un-medical person, know that restricting water causes swelling etc. And that was a doctor!

      • Glenn Riquito

        @harewood light Yes, that was the standard medical practice for many years. They would withhold water, and at the same time give diuretic drugs. After people’s kidneys have been ruined with drugs, they have to go to kidney centers which are all over the place now. I had a friend whose mother had to go to one of those places three times a week. She was on 25 prescription drugs. No doubt in my mind that is why her kidneys failed.

      • Katie H

        That happened ๐Ÿ˜†

    • Amy Frederick

      So glad I found this. For so long I’ve tried to drink the amount of water your told you should drink daily and it makes me feel worse than if I drink when I’m thirsty and my body is telling me I need to do so. When I drink a lot , I have to pee a ridiculous amount of times, it’s frustrating. I feel better when I drink less anyway.

    • Juliet Carter

      I’ve started taking electrolytes this morning (thanks to your advise) and what I’ve noticed so far is that I haven’t been hungry much today, having my first meal shortly (it’s now 16:20, UK). This is amazing! I usually feel hungry like, every 2 hours and eat far too much! Tried to fast recently however, that was just not happening, bearly lasted until lunchtime.
      On average I drink 2.5-3 litres of water per day, drinking tonnes whilst I’m eating too, which I’ve now stopped or just take a sip if thirsty. I must’ve been flushing out too much electrolytes and that’s why I was constantly hungry. My body obviously was deficient in vital nutrients or minerals etc. I’m guessing anyway, I’m no doctor lol.

      Thank you so much, will be watching a lot more of your videos ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜

      • aka99

        Hey Julie, sup? How r ya doin?

    • James Lightbourne

      I appreciate the fact that you label sections in your description, it shows you actually care about getting the information to the public. It means a lot, you also save us a lot of time by summarizing and not running on and baiting just to be heard. Youโ€™re one of the greats, keep it up ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

      • fentaye sisay

        U noted well sir

    • Kirsten Ornelas

      Also remember they recommend 8 / 8oz glasses of water/day for the most part. This can be adjusted based on activity level etc. remember that 8oz is a small so called juice glass! Not the tall glasses ppl tend to grab when they think I need to drink more water. If you want to make sure you are getting the proper amount buy a baby bottle from the dollar store measure 8oz then pour that into your favorite glass/cup and remember what that looks like in the cup or glass you generally use to ensure you are getting the proper amount without over doing it. Also when he mentions tap water he did not mention the fact that drinking water that is bottled is just tap water in a plastic bottle, spring water and filtered water are both filtered and generally better but they still contain lots of nasty stuff (I worked in a plant lab and tested the water for the city which we only used for cleaning because it was terrible as well as tested the well water which was what we used in the produce etc) the best option especially for those who have low immune systems or for formula etc for premature infants or very fragile infants use distilled water it is the only water that is heated to extreme temps and is stripped everything toxins to heavy metals etc. however this does mean you do need to add things which would be in the baby formula or for adults or older kids add in a small amount of electrolyte powder and or mix half the amount of distilled water with half the amount of an electrolyte drink such as clear pedialyte or a clear dye free adult version such as the clear Gatorade to ensure you are not drinking nasty water but you are also not reducing the much needed electrolytes. Also, you can look up the case but there was a young college student who actually died during a hazing Matthew Carrington age 21 died of water intoxication after drinking approximately five gal of water (I am unsure if he drank the entire amount this was in 2005 so it was awhile ago but you can look it up) and doing exercises. Sadly these kids mistakenly thought that drinking water would just make them pee or throw up at the worst and did not realize it could be deadly.

    • Faith Comes By Hearing

      That happened to me. I was trying to get really healthy drinking lots of water. I was on blood pressure med. Started getting strange symptoms. I was washing out all my sodium.started eating alot more salt and after 3 days symptoms went away. Have a blessed day.

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