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Why Optimal Hydration is the Key to Healthy Living

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by Dr. Andrew Lipton
Narberth Family Medicine

Gain Optimal Health with Proper Hydration

Water is our second most vital nutrient (right after oxygen). It is also a common source of toxicity.

  • Up to 60 percent of the adult human body is water.
  • The brain is composed of 70 percent water.
  • The lungs are nearly 90 percent water.
  • About 83 percent of our blood is water.
  • Infants have 75 to 80% of their body weight as water. As we age our percentage of hydration goes down.

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Proper Nutrition Continues with Optimal Digestion

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by Dr. Andrew Lipton
Narberth Family Medicine

Get Nutrients to Your Body with Proper Digestion

Optimal health begins with breathing deeply and proper hydration, and continues with consumption of proper macro nutrients. As the saying goes “we are what we eat” or for the more computer technical; a great program will perform poorly if not given the correct data. And for those not technically savvy “crap in equals crap out.” If we want our bodies to perform well and not get sick and injured, we need to deliver the best nutrients possible. Unfortunately, we are inundated with nutrient poor options. I like the saying that goes “if it wasn’t around for your grandparents to eat it’s probably not good for you to eat.”

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Five Characteristics of a Healthy Life

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by Dr. Andrew Lipton
Narberth Family Medicine

Life, a characteristic state or mode of living, the conditions that distinguishes organisms from inorganic. What are these conditions?  In Biology, there are 5 conditions that define living: Motion, Respiration, Assimilation, Elimination, and Reproduction. In other words, all life moves, breathes, eats and drinks, gets rid of waste, and creates new cells, through repair or offspring.

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