Based out of Napa, California, Dr. Juli Mazi ND is a Doctor of Naturopathy and licensed primary care physician. She owns her own naturopathic practice and specializes in not only nutrition and nutraceutical medicine but also mood and behavior medicine, classic homeopathy, geriatric care, acute care, and more.
From the moment her career began until now, Dr. Mazi’s goal has remained the same: she wants to empower patients with the level of care, support, and information they need to heal from any ailments and enjoy the highest level of well-being that they can.
On the subject of education, one of the things that she wishes that more people were aware of in terms of improving their health is also, thankfully, among the most straightforward. Simply increasing your daily water intake can have an almost immediate positive impact on not just your liver but also your kidneys and even your heart. This is true for a wide range of different reasons, all of which are worth exploring.
The Impact of Water: Breaking Things Down
From her perspective water is truly one of the best and most natural ways to improve your health and wellness moving forward.
It’s no secret that our organs – particularly our heart – need oxygen to function. What a lot of people don’t realize is that the blood that flows through our veins is already 90% water-based. The more water you drink, the more effectively that blood can carry oxygen to the organs that need it.
Another one of the most important benefits that drinking a significant amount of water brings with it has to do with how it can literally help prevent kidney damage. Kidneys are the organs in our bodies that regulate our various fluid levels. If you’re not drinking enough water throughout the day, it could lead to painful conditions like kidney stones – rest assured this is something that you do not want to experience. Increasing your daily intake of water (along with practicing healthy eating in general) is a great way to help stop that from happening.
Again, one of the tasks that water performs upon consumption involves breaking down various minerals and nutrients that we consume. That allows them to reach various organs in the body more easily. At the same time, water also helps to eliminate waste products from the body. These are two of the primary reasons why it is so critical for both the liver and the kidneys.
If you’re not drinking enough water, too much fluid and waste could slowly build up in the body over time – damaging the liver and the kidneys and making you sick. It could also lead to other issues like urinary tract infections as well.
As a general rule of thumb, professionals like Dr. Mazi recommend that you drink half of your body weight in water every day. So if you weigh 180 pounds, you would want to drink at least 90 ounces of water for the best results. Don’t go overboard, though – drinking too much water can negatively impact your sodium levels, among other things.