Fighting Parkinson’s, and have a drink…of water

I can hear the resounding excitement of today’s topic. Ugh! I have some new and interesting information to share with all of you that will motivate you to make water your drink of choice.

In the past, I have written about water to assist with urine and bowel issues as well as general hydration.

Click here to read Fighting Parkinson’s, and drinking more water.

Click here to read Fighting Parkinson’s, and drinking more water, part 2.

A couple of weeks ago on a coaching call, I was reminding the person about the two blog posts above to help with frequent and urgent urination. On our following FaceTime, she explained to me that the issues were resolved.

Then, she asked if drinking more water could have a positive effect on thinking because she felt that her mental clarity had improved. I had read in the past that the brain was made of a lot of water, so we looked it up.

What we found was this:

“According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%.”

Click here to read the entire article.

In the article is a diagram that says that water is needed by the brain to manufacture neurotransmitters. Dopamine, your precious dopamine, is a neurotransmitter and is dependent on each and every one of you drinking water. How is that for motivation to drink more water!

Okay everybody…drink up!

You are worth it!!!

All my best,


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14 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and have a drink…of water

  1. Rick says:

    Again thank you Howard for the reminder about drinking water! I’m lucky to be living in Queensland where it’s warm most of the time, so we tend to drink more frequently being in tropical climate. God bless everyone and I hope your going well doing the recipe. Thinking of you all and I find you all very encouraging which helps me with my motivation, thank you. Rick From Australia

  2. Raymond Noble says:

    Over time water which is soft can wear away the strongest rock. Just like us chipping away inside the iceberg. Thank you Howard.


  3. Lynn says:

    Great info, Howard… motivated me to drink more water… thanks! ❤️

  4. Chris Meyer says:

    I strive to drink 5 cups straight water, 2 cups decaf coffee, 1 cup juice for a grand total of 1/2 gallon (2 liters) a day.

    How does this compare with others, especially those successfully treating urination issues? Should I add more straight water?

    Fishing for advice,


  5. Alex says:

    Thank you Howard for this tip to improve kidney function.
    It makes sense to drink more water.
    I’m hoping this will help with my resting tremors which seem to be getting worse.
    Are resting tremors energy opening up?

  6. Val Haynes says:

    Great post. Really informative and motivational. It does sound strange that we need to drink more in order to pee less, but I confirm that upping my water intake has helped with urge incontinence. I can remember having a conversation with Howard about constipation during a coaching call. I have been bedevilled by it (constipation) and, again, water helps because it softens stools. I always start my day with ¼ pint of orange juice and about ¾ pint of water and drink more water right up until bedtime. I’m busting by the morning but I don’t have to get up in the night, so I reckon Howard’s right. So exciting to hear that it pays dividends for dopamine as well. Thanks, Howard, for the links in the post – very interesting. The comments from 2012 were also helpful – thanks to John and Anne, amongst others.

  7. Anne says:

    Thanks for this info. I’m committed to more water drinking. Seems like a straightforward assignment that somehow has been a challenge so far. No more! I’d also like to know if pure water is best for the 8 glasses. I currently also drink smoothies, kefir, hot chocolate (coconut milk and stevia plus cocoa powder). Looking forward to a healthy digestion. What are the experience of others?
    Love and healing to all, Anne, Portland, Oregon

  8. Ola says:

    Great information, thank you Howard and for the links to your old blogs.

    I have a jug on the kitchen counter so I know that I need to drink two jugs per day = 70 fl oz = just over 2 liters, on the top of that I drink herbal teas and cup or two decaf espresso. Much easier to drink this amount in the summertime then winter.
    Most nights I need to go to the loo 3 or 4 times 🙁
    Love to all,

  9. Rabindar says:

    Hydrating with water not only helps with digestion, bowel movement, but also in sweating to cool the body during hot weather. It also helps in removing toxins from the body. I therefore drink plenty of water. The downside is, I often visit the washroom, which is a small issue even in the middle of the night.

  10. Liz says:

    Hi Howard! Will drinking more water help alleviate some of the pain?


  11. Howard says:

    Hi All.

    You are welcome. Thank you for the lively water conversation! Here are the answers to your questions:

    The 64 ounces or 2 liters of water is counted by water itself. If you wish to drink the other healthy things that you are drinking, that is great, but my research says that the water intake should be calculated as water by itself. As a little assistance, I know that Sally approaches it like this: 2 separate glasses of water prior to breakfast, 2 separate glasses of water between breakfast and lunch, 2 separate glasses of water between lunch and dinner, and 2 separate glasses of water between dinner and bedtime. If you read Ola’s comment above, she has a very good approach as well.

    Increasing resting tremors is a sign of opening up energy.

    Yes, drinking water will help alleviate pain as the joints will be more lubricated and the electricity will flow more smoothly through the body.

    Wishing all of you a beautiful day!

    With gratitude, love, and blessings,

  12. Helen says:

    Thanks Howard what a great reminder 😊

  13. Constantinos says:

    Thank you!

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