Cold Or Hot? What Water Should You Drink?

Sharon Kleyne Asks Does Cold Water Help You Lose Weight? Water Advocate Sharon Kleyne Examines Theories About Drinking Water.

International water educator Sharon Kleyne has urged people for more than two decades to drink eight to ten glasses of water a day as part of her lead-in to her syndicated radio program The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®. “I also tell people to drink those glasses all the way down and not sip from them,” Kleyne says, “because that’s how your body absorbs the most water.” And that’s the point. We are constantly losing body water vapor via the process of evaporation. To maintain excellent health, we need to supplement our bodies by drinking water every day. But what kind of water should we be drinking? What temperature is best?

Victoria’s Secret model Lindsay Ellingson begins each day with a glass of warm water. Why? Because an Ayruveda specialist taught her that the body has an easier time absorbing warm water, which is close to its natural temperature. Ellingson also believes that warm water soothes the stomach. Ellingson is far from alone in these beliefs. It’s true that warm water breaks down food faster and usually results in a better bowel movement. Warm water can also purify your blood, increasing your body’s natural detoxification processes taking place in the skin, lymphatic system and kidneys. An added bonus, reported by many believers, is that drinking warm water will curb sugar cravings.

However, others believe just as strongly that cold water—even ice water—is preferable to and healthier than warm water. Ice water fans are quick to point out that a major benefit is weight loss. The body’s metabolism, they say, is triggered to work more strenuously when cold water is ingested. Think of it this way. If you jump into a cold shower, your metabolism can spike as much as 550 percent. That’s a lot! Advocates insist that the cold water makes your skin and hair glow and boosts your immune system.

Then there is the ice cream argument. Neuroscientists have proved that ice cream makes you happy by stimulating the orbitofrontal cortex, the ‘enjoy me’ track of the brain. If ice cream has this effect, scientists reason, then it’s likely that cold or ice water does, too. In addition, cold water will reduce the blood flow to your muscles and send them new, less lactic acid-filled blood. The benefit to you will be fewer aches and pains. Finally, cold water stimulates hormones and testosterone (despite the myth of taking a cold shower ‘to cool down’).

Kleyne sees both sides and cautions that everyone is different. “No two eyes alike, no two anything alike,” says Kleyne. “Everybody’s metabolism reacts differently to the evaporation process. The important thing,” she adds, “is to drink water—eight to ten glasses every day.”


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Sharon Kleyne Remembers When Health & Research Pioneers Found Cures For Sickness

Water Life Science® Researcher Sharon Kleyne Says We Need More Researchers Like Chick & Phelps. Sharon Kleyne Wonders Where Are the Cures for the 200-Plus Diseases That Plague People on Earth.

Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® likes to remind people that there was a time—until about 135 years ago—when health professionals were committed to finding cures for the illnesses and diseases that afflicted humankind. “Unfortunately,” said Kleyne, “money for such research dried up and the emphasis shifted to finding treatments that mask symptoms.”

As Kleyne continues her advocacy for a renewal of the ‘find a cure’ spirit in health care, she paused recently to honor two water pioneers, Henrietta Chick and Earle Bernard Phelps.

Henrietta Chick (1875-1977) was a celebrated British scientist and nutritionist who with Charles James Martin determined that the process of protein denaturation was distinct from protein flocculation. Their work launched what we now consider as the modern understanding of protein folding, which in turn led to Chick’s Law in 1908. This Law gave the relationship between the kill efficiency of organisms and contact time with a disinfectant. The Law, later modified by Dr. H. Watson became known as the Chick-Watson Equation, which is still used today. Chick served as secretary of the League of Nations health section committee on the physiological bases of nutrition from 1934 to 1937 and in ’41 became a founding member of the Nutrition Society. In 1915, Chick worked at Lister Institute in Elstree, testing and bottling tetanus antitoxin for the army. Later in 1922 at Lister Institute and the Medical Research Institute, Chick collaborated with Dr. Elsie Dalyell to study the relation of nutrition to bone disease. This work led to their discovery that there was a nutritional factor causing rickets. They proved that fat-soluble vitamins in cod liver oil or exposure to ultraviolet light could cure and prevent rickets in children. Chick remained at Lister Institute for over fifty years. Among additional achievements, she isolated vitamin C in a variety of fruits and vegetables. The anniversary of Chick’s death was just observed on July 9th.

Earle B. Phelps was born on July 10th, 1876 and died in 1953. Phelps was a chemist, sanitary expert and bacteriologist well known for contributions in sewage disinfection, water chlorination, shellfish control, sewage treatment and milk pasteurization. Phelps also described what is known as the “oxygen sag curve” in surface water bodies. In a long government and academic career, Phelps was instrumental in discovering a cure for Typhoid Fever in Trenton, New Jersey. As an assistant hydrographer for the U.S. Geological Survey, Phelps worked on the purification of industrial wastes and investigated stream pollution. Phelps also enjoyed a long career as a consultant on sanitary issues. He helped many cities resolve their issues with water treatment and sewage disposal. Phelps also designed and supervised the construction of many sewage purification plants including those at New York, Tarrytown, Rahway, New Jersey and Torono, Canada, among many others. Phelps was also a legendary teacher at MIT, Columbia University, Stanford University and the University of Florida at Gainesville.

“Pioneers in water research and medical cures like Henrietta Chick and Earle B. Phelps,” said Kleyne, “remind us where our priorities ought to lie and how they should line up. We need to get back in the business of curing illness,” Kleyne concluded, “ not just masking symptoms with more and more drugs.”


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Conaway & Kleyne Discuss America’s Declining Health

Conaway & Kleyne Agree America Is Sick & Getting Sicker. If You’re Sick It Just Might Be Your Own Fault.

Air Force Combat veteran Dr. Joanne M. Conaway, LTC, USAF Ret. and water advocate Sharon Kleyne have a lot to talk about when they get together as they did recently on Kleyne’s nationally syndicated radio program The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®. Conaway, also a former nurse and current Doctor of Traditional Naturopathy is the bestselling author of Why Is America So Sick?

According to Conaway, we have created a pharmaceutical culture that is interested in profits made from treating symptoms rather than finding cures and getting people well. “It’s all about ‘feel good now’, not get well,” said Conaway.

Kleyne agreed. “Emotionally,” said Kleyne, “the world is not disciplined. Consider infrastructure,” Kleyne continued. “Water should always be first, but our leaders around the world have yet to propose an infrastructure overhaul that puts water first.”

Conaway added that emotions drive certain behaviors. “Americans, for instance, love instant gratification. That’s why they eat too many carbs, sugars and processed foods.”

“When a person isn’t functioning well,” Kleyne added, “he craves sugar and that can lead to a craving for drugs.”

“It has all led to the demise of health,” said Conaway, and that’s why she retired from nursing. “In the last 19 years,” Conaway said, “I’ve helped many more people get well than I helped in my 40 years as a nurse.” Conaway focuses on the gut and diet with her clients and patients. “Bacteria imbalance in the gut makes us unhealthy,” Conaway said. In her book, Conaway shares 90 essential nutrients that the healthy human body needs. “There are more than 900 diseases linked to the lack of nutrients,” Conaway said. In addition to drinking lot of water, Conaway recommends eating lots of organic leafy green vegetables, some organic fruit (in moderation because fruit contains sugar) grass-fed beef, free-range chicken (not fed on grain!) and organic squash. Dr. Conaway also believes in supplementing this diet with essential oils and flower essences.

Conaway and Kleyne agree that water is at the center of health maintenance and sickness cures but that we all have far to go until we are well enough educated to be proactive with our own health and help others, too. At the same time, Conaway reminds us that our health care needs to have a deeper connection to nature and perhaps not so big a connection to pharmaceutical companies.

Kleyne recalled words of wisdom from long ago. “Remember the timeless quote sometimes attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte or Frederick the Great but most likely originating with Claudius Galen, chief physician to the Roam army: ‘An army marches on its stomach’.”

We invite you to read Dr. Conaway’s book, which you can find here:

We also invite you to listen to Dr. Conaway’s conversation with Sharon Kleyne here:

Finally, you can contact Dr. Conaway at

Education Is Key To Battling Cancer & Winning

Sharon Kleyne & Effie Chow Discuss Holistic Revelations About Cancer. Effie Chow & Water Life Science® Advocate Sharon Kleyne Agree: Knowledge Heals.

Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice America, recently met on the air with a beloved colleague of many years, Dr. Effie Chow. Dr, Chow is a versatile and talented practitioner who has healed thousands of patients in her holistic practice by focusing on breathing, water consumption, diet, moderate exercise, education and meditation. The talented Chow is a Qigong Grand Master, Energy Healer, Acupuncturist, Author, International Speaker, Humanitarian, Futurist and Visionary who shared her insights on holistic healing and surviving cancer.

Kleyne and Chow see eye-to-eye on most things. For example, they believe that many patients shoot themselves in the foot because they refuse to become educated about their cancer and the alternative treatments available in the world. Kleyne encourages proactive education and honest reportage about cancer research, new technology and breakthroughs, but she also calls for more education about holistic alternatives that can supplement conventional treatments. “Too many people are ignorant when it comes to the facts about cancer,” says Kleyne. “For instance,” Kleyne continues, “how many people know that water must be at the core of new cancer research technology? God is in the water,” Kleyne says, “and through the water, God brings all the power of life onto planet earth.”

Chow concurs, noting that when there is too little water, disease runs amok. Dr. Chow proposes living a more holistic, calmer life. “When one lives closer to nature,” says Chow, “she is better at managing stress. It is well documented that less stress sometimes leads to cancer remission.” Chow notes how the western mindset leans more on chemicals and surgery. It also sees cancer as an enemy, something we need to fight, but that can be negative, Chow points out. “When you fight something,” Chow says, “ it wants to fight you back.”

Chow urges her patients to drink lots of water and eat a careful diet crafted to the individual. “One must be gentle, practice empathic touch, exercise and sound,” says Chow. “The cancer is always listening,” Chow continues. “I believe in positive energy, in love,” she says. Studies in the last ten years at the Foundation for Women’s Cancer, the recent groundbreaking Reiki study at UCLA, the Whitehall studies on civil servants in the United Kingdom and the annual commitments to study projects at more than 300 institutions by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, among many other international studies and programs, overwhelmingly support Dr. Chow’s holistic assertions that high stress/anger increases cortisol, which triggers and exacerbates physical disease (such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer, among many others).

Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, also refers to recent studies that show the holistic healing power of positive thinking and energy around cancer patients. She describs how cancer patients surrounded by negative people and thoughts grow worse and worse, while patients surrounded with love and positive energy show remarkable improvement.

“If your brain is at peace,” Chow says, “and your spirit is happy, your body will be healthier, too.” But if you are housing emotional, physical and environmental stress, Chow and Kleyne agree, you are in great danger of activating the free radicals inside and waking up cancer cells. Chow also pointed out that cancer hates oxygenation because oxygen kills cancer cells. Cancer cells prefer and thrive on Co2 in addition to stress and diets heavy with starch and sugar. Cancer cells also hate water, so the more water you drink (at least 8 to 10 glasses a day) the better! “If we are serious about finding cures for cancer,” says Kleyne “we must make ourselves s smart as our doctors. We have to be responsible for our own illness and cure.”

Sharon Kleyne Stresses Water Health Education

Sharon Kleyne Gives Evaporation Supplementation Advice. Water Life Science® Advocate Sharon Kleyne Shares Tips for Water Health.

Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, is a dedicated educator, especially when it comes to eye health and the body’s water loss due to evaporation. “Unfortunately,” says Kleyne, “humans today often have a tendency to look to the government, or business, or their doctor or global politicians to resolve their problems. And indeed,” Kleyne continues, “we should look to them. However, first and foremost, we must LOOK TO OURSELVES.

Sharon Kleyne believes that as free and intelligent citizens of the planet, we cannot afford to sit around and wait for others to fix things for us. If the environment is changing, it makes more sense to adapt by taking proactive steps to help yourself! This may sound challenging (and indeed it is) but with discipline, perseverance, a determination to learn, a well-thought out strategy (taking the time to figure out what your body needs and how to provide it), and diligent daily implementation, you will not only survive, you will THRIVE! Your health will become not just good but outstanding. You’ll enjoy increased energy and productivity, a more positive outlook and a longer and better life.

A few specific suggestions.

One of the critical facts of life that Kleyne wants us to understand is DEHYDRATION (loss of water or moisture). Solar radiation, warmer climates and air pollution can dry out your skin, eyes and breathing passages. So can computers, TV screens, forced air heating and cooling, insulated walls and windows, ambient bacteria, allergies, stress and lack of sleep.

With that in mind, Sharon Kleyne offers the following “starter” suggestions for proactive, individual survival, which depends on supplementation of the body’s and the earth’s water vapor:

1. Be a partner with your doctor, come prepared and bring questions. A good doctor welcomes questions, doesn’t rush through the visit, is knowledgeable about and willing to discuss nutrition and diet supplements, will not “blow off” topics that you bring up; willingly works with Naturopaths, massage therapists and physical therapists. (an exciting new approach called “integrative medicine”), and generally makes you feel that your concerns are legitimate and important.
2. Study and learn. You must learn everything you can about diet, nutrition supplements, good health practices, symptoms of illness, and the health effects of global warming, global drying, air pollution, water pollution, modern technology (such as computers and TV).

3. Know your body. Examine your body surfaces (skin, eyes, mouth and breathing passages) regularly for changes that may signal melanoma (skin cancer) and other problems. Watch for dry skin, dry eyes, warts, acne, rashes, strange lumps, allergic reactions, fatigue, stress, loss of ability to concentrate, loss of productivity or energy.

4. Drink two full glasses of water (8 to 10 ounces each) every day when you get up, and at least six additional full glasses during the day.

5. Keep the humidity around you moist by baffling air ducts, setting out bowls of water, misting occasionally with Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® (your eyes are thirsty, too!) and/or simply opening a window.

6. Be sure to eat “eye foods” – dark green leafy vegetables, dark fruits such as blueberries, cold water fish and flaxseed oil (and carrots, of course).

7. Get at least seven hours of sleep a night.

8. Practice relaxation techniques at least once a day to alleviate stress. Or simply close your eyes and relax for 5 to 15 minutes.

9. If you have a sedentary job, try to exercise for 30 minutes each day (a daily walk provides both exercise and fresh air).

10. Increase all of the above if you take medication that has dry skin, dry eyes or dry mouth as a side effect.

11. Educate yourself about individual health choices and proactive occupational health by listening to Sharon Kleyne’s nationally syndicated radio show, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice America. Hear archived shows at (or order CD’s of past shows) or at

And remember, this is your life – and IT’S UP TO YOU!

Water Advocate Sharon Kleyne Gives Tips For Healthy Kidneys

Unhealthy Kidneys Lead to Disease & Death. Sharon Kleyne Urges More Education about Kidneys.

Water Life Science® advocate, Sharon Kleyne, recently talked about the kidneys—the body’s filtration system–and the critical importance of water in maintaining their health. Kleyne, the founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, stressed that education about water and kidney function for the masses must become a priority. “Everyone should consider the fact that water research needs to be revived to avert even bigger global disasters.

Remember,” said Sharon Kleyne, “that our organs are mostly water. Our eyes are 99% water; the brain is 80-85% water; blood is 50% water; bones are 20% water. The liver is 70-75% water and the kidneys are 76% water.” Kleyne has for more than thirty years researched water and focused on understanding the evaporation of the human body’s loss of water vapor. We must supplement the body’s water vapor every day,” said Kleyne, “in order to achieve optimal health.”

Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio program on Voice America, has long promoted water research and creation of a new water lifestyle. “Every day,” said Kleyne, “the kidneys filter approximately 120 to 150 quarts of fluid.” Kleyne went on to describe how one to two quarts are removed via urine, while the rest of the fluid is recovered by the bloodstream. If they kidneys malfunction, waste products and excess fluid can accumulate in the body. Urinary tract infections can occur and infection can spread rapidly. Kidney stones may also form and can be excruciatingly painful. “Severe dehydration will cause kidney failure,” said Kleyne, “and that is why we need to drinks lots of water every day. Did you know,” Kleyne asked, “that drinking enough water a day to produce two liters of urine can decrease the risk of kidney stones by half? Well, it’s true.”

Sharon Kleyne hopes people always remember that we live together as a family on planet earth, and that our lives depend on water. “In the beginning, earth was surrounded by water vapor, which eventually fell to earth as rain,” said Kleyne. “The water came down with the rhythm of the solar system, and it came down with the breath of life. There is nothing more magical than water. There is nothing more blessed than life thanks to water. If you drink enough of it, your kidneys will thank you. Believe me!”

Sharon Kleyne Investigates Type 2 Diabetes & Water

Sharon Kleyne and author Daryl Wein Talk about Type 2 Diabetes Owner’s Manual. Water Advocate Sharon Kleyne Explains Linkage between Water & Type 2 Diabetes.

Sharon Kleyne, America’s foremost water advocate and host of The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health radio program syndicated on Voice of America, recently got together with author and scientist Daryl Wein to talk about one of the most frightening ailments on the planet and the possibility that water might prove helpful in attacking and some day curing it. Wein’s own diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes in 1999 terrified and depressed him, then inspired him to take responsibility for his own health. As he was able to stabilize his condition, he turned his considerable talent to helping others as they engaged this rampant crippler and killer. He wanted to educate and help them to turn the same corners he had turned to recover his health. “We have a Type 2 Diabetes epidemic on our hands,” said Wein, “and I am working every day to cure it.”

Sharon Kleyne, who has led efforts to educate people about the crisis of dehydration due to excess evaporation of the body’s water vapor, and the water vapor of earth’s atmosphere, supported Wein’s commitment. “I learned long ago,” said Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, “that one can accomplish very little without education. I try to educate people around the world every day about the growing global water crisis, and the health problems and pitfalls associated with dehydration due to excess evaporation of the body’s water vapor. In doing so,” Kleyne said, “we follow a process that teaches us what we need to know to create a new, healthy Water Life Science® lifestyle.”

Wein enthusiastically endorsed Sharon Kleyne’s goal and acknowledged the importance of water in relieving symptoms Type 2 Diabetes. In response to Kleyne’s question about the telltale symptoms of this disease, Wein said that there really are none. “It is estimated that 80 million people have early stage Type 2 Diabetes,” Wein said, “and they don’t know it. When I discovered my own disease,” Wein told Kleyne, “I’d been out eating Chinese food, which I love. But when I came home, I had an insatiable thirst. I couldn’t get enough water down my throat!”

“And that is dehydration at its worst,” said Sharon Kleyne. “When the body reacts to a craving, it’s a tip-off that you are full of toxins,” Kleyne added. Wein agreed that people with Type 2 Diabetes must drink a lot of water to avoid excess evaporation.

“When I see a new patient,” Wein said, “the first thing I do is give them a couple of shortlists. The first tells them which foods—sugar and starch—they need to give up, and the second is the foods they can eat without spiking their blood sugar.” Wein warned listeners that any time the blood sugar count exceeds 400, unquenchable thirst and subtle vision problems will result. Kleyne added that Type 2 Diabetes, if allowed to go unchecked, often results in blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage and amputation. Wein wanted listeners to know that his book, Type 2 Diabetes: The Owner’s Manual, includes lists of hundreds of foods with their carbohydrate counts. “The most successful way to turn around Type 2 Diabetes,” Wein said, “is to create a healthy, sugar-free diet and to drink lots of water every day.”

“We must learn our own symptoms,” Sharon Kleyne added. “You need to be the manager of your health when you see your doctor. Every day,” Kleyne said, “I want people to take part in the health Olympics!”