Dr. Rakel explains the effect dehydration has on the intestinal tract.
Dehydration is something that can affect our overall health and specifically with our intestinal tract. You know what, our body is going to try and conserve as much water as possible so it’s going to try and reabsorb that water from our intestinal tract and that could lead to more firm stools or less regular evacuation. So we need to take enough water to urinate at least five to six times a day and good clean water, hopefully a water that has been filtered to help remove as many of the toxins as possible.
About Dr. Rakel, M.D.:
Dr. David Rakel, M.D., attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and completed a family practice residency in Greeley, Colorado. He spent the next five years in rural practice as one of two physicians staffing a 14 bed hospital in Driggs, Idaho. As medical director for Grand Targhee Ski resort in Wyoming, he developed an interest in sports medicine and received his Certificate of Added Qualification in 1999.
Dr. Rakel completed a two year fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona from 1999-2001. He joined the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine in 2001 where he teaches and practices, and is the medical director for the University of Wisconsin Health Integrative Medicine. Dave is board certified in family medicine, holistic medicine and sports medicine. He is also certified in Interactive Guided Imagery.