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Healthy pee is 1 to 3 , 4 to 8 you must hydrate!

Healthy pee is 1 to 3 , 4 to 8 you must hydrate!

While waiting in the dicharge lounge ( sensibly not called the departure lounge) of the Somerset hospital to be taken home after my recent admission for what turned out to be kidney stones, I picked up this jolly leaflet. It is an answer to - how much fluid should I take in. Because if I just keep on drinking water regardless, then I have to keep going to the loo, which impairs my quality of life, and too much water drinking can also lead to electrolyte depletion, which is not a good idea. So now I know. I should quaff until pee is a nice pale yellow. No darker than shade 3.

I’ll try to.

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Hey Rachel... :-)

Thank you for those colourful descriptions... :-)

Interesting, is it not, that we need to keep drinking as much as do to decrease our toxicity levels, however, & on the other hand, too much cleansing leaves us short of vital elements & minerals that we also require to protect our failing eco-systems...

Keep smiling & glad you are on the mend.

Steve

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Hi Steve. Re drinking lots of water. Good point about it leaving us short of minerals etc. Do you take any supplements to combat that and if so, what?Thanks. Mary

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Hey Mary... :-)

Hope you are doing well.

I always take Vitamin supplements (MegaB & Multi-Vitamins), & try to eat only unprocessed foods, veg, fruits & wild catch seafood... Stopped all alcohol these days too... I do feel better for it too... :-)

Best wishes

Steve

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Hi again Steve. Thanks for your reply. I too eat pretty much the same as you (apart from the odd packet of biscuits) and I do admit to the odd glass of bubbly! Hope you are doing OK. Best wishes. Mary

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Lovely colour chart! Quite a cheery collection. I rather like the idea of a number 7 kitchen wall with number 2 for around the windows. Number 5 could make a feature of some cupboard doors under the sink bench!

I'm sorry that you have kidney stones, but very glad it wasn't the spleen.

I sympathize with you regards frequent trips to the loo... It is annoying/embarrassing having to make a dash sometimes. I feel envious of our cat who seems able to sleep for hour after hour without being disturbed by such things!

P :-)

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I did wonder for a while about this, knowing I had a minimum intake daily of 2 litres why mine was still mostly stronger coloured, (almost luminous), and have come to the conclusion, having forgotten my high strength Vit C that I usually take, that was why. When I forgot to take it, I was a healthy shade.

Hope your kidney stones are not giving you too much discomfort Rachel.

Grace.

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If you are taking vitamin b complex I think the excess b3 is excreted as luminous yellow wee. Won't do any harm as far as I know.

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Oh I take that too! Could be a joint culprit.

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50 shades of yellow lol 😁

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Hi everyone, I just thought about the different med's I take and some of them do turn your pee different colours, so it seems to contradict the chart a bit ,so those of us who take these med's must be careful. junex

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