The studies still aren’t clear enough for me to make a recommendation that patients should drink “X” amount of water a day. There are many variables involved as Dr. Greger mentions. For folks consuming a whole food plant based diet they “eat” alot more water (. vegetables, fruits, soups) a day than those eating a standard american diet. I believe you should consume regular fluids during the day. If your urine is clear you are most likely adequately hydrated so I think using the color of urination is a reasonable way to go as you suggest. Thirst often lags behind dehydration… hence the saying in cycling… “drink before you are thirsty and eat before you are hungry”. Each patient should adjust their intake to what works for them. Of course there are always exceptions so if you have questions or symptoms you should consult with a knowledgeable health care professional.
This is a well known problem, and it is related to nausea (see above). It can be caused by a variety of factors. Your body is craving food and you have not eaten all night so your tummy feels queasy. Your body has way more hormones coursing through it than normal and this can cause nausea. You are sensitive to aromas and foods, so your morning coffee may not agree with you. The usual breakfast you typically have may not settle well in your stomach during this time. One woman usually had a scone along with a coffee late’ for breakfast, but found that during pregnancy it made her feel sick. She changed to tea and toast and that worked well for her. Each woman is different and will have different foods that may or may not contribute to morning sickness.
Well, that’s the thing about drug addiction, one is never truly drug-free. There’s a reason we talk about “recovering” rather than “recovered” addicts. It’s something that remains a part of the addict’s life forever because the urge to abuse their substance of choice will always be there to a greater or lesser extent. That’s why recovering addicts are strongly encouraged (and sometimes court mandated) to stay away from triggering situations. Willpower alone is rarely enough to keep an addict clean – it usually requires a complete lifestyle change and a great deal of support.