6 Common Mistakes We Make While Drinking Water

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0:00 Introduction: Common mistakes while drinking water
0:05 #1 Drinking too much water
1:50 #2 Drinking water too quickly
2:32 #3 Drinking the wrong fluids
5:12 #4 Drinking while eating
6:10 #5 Drinking cold water
6:40 #6 Drinking tap water
7:23 Check out my video on how water affects your skin!

6 common mistakes people make while drinking water:
1. Drinking too much water
Drink water when you're thirsty. Drinking too much water can even cause dehydration. If you are prone to kidney stones, drink at least 2.5 liters of fluid a day. Different factors determine how much water you need, but it's important not to have too much.

2. Drinking water too quickly
When you drink water too fast, it can create swelling.

3. Drinking the wrong fluids
Not all fluids hydrate you. Some can even dehydrate you.

4. Drinking while eating
This can weaken your ability to digest foods, especially protein, and could lead to GERD or acid reflux. If you drink while eating, don't overdo it. It may be better to have something to drink 30 minutes before or after a meal.

5. Drinking cold water
Drinking large amounts of very cold water may inhibit the vagus nerve, which is responsible for digestion. This may be more of an issue for those who already have digestive issues.

6. Drinking tap water
There are chemicals and very small plastics in tap water that are not safe for the body. Get a good water filter to filter that out.

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  1. Omomos on February 23, 2022 at 11:03 am

    This is precisely why itโ€™s so difficult to be healthy. Even drinking water is soooo complicated.

    • BullDogAU on November 11, 2022 at 4:53 am

      @Rebecca Lalthanmawii stfu Rebecca, this is on social media so everyone is entitled to their opinion, don’t need somebody I know thinking they can question me, GTFO of here

    • Rebecca Lalthanmawii on November 11, 2022 at 6:05 am

      @BullDogAU very impolite you are

    • Gff. Yu. on December 9, 2022 at 10:09 pm

      This guy drank a glass of water… this is how his organs shut down…

    • bryndyrit149 on December 11, 2022 at 11:47 pm

      Stupid! The more water you drink the more your healthier

    • bryndyrit149 on December 11, 2022 at 11:48 pm


  2. GILDA on February 23, 2022 at 11:19 am

    6 Common mistakes drinking water :
    1 Drinking 2 much water ๐Ÿ’ง
    2 Drinking water 2 quick
    3 Drinking the wrong fluids
    4 Drinking while eating
    5 Drinking cold water ๐Ÿ’ง
    6 Drinking tap water
    Thank you ๐Ÿ™ Dr Berg You are the best guys ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’ง

    • INFINITe on November 11, 2022 at 12:26 pm

      Drinking while standing should also be on that list

    • Ang R on November 12, 2022 at 6:17 pm

      Thank you for listing ๐Ÿ‘

    • lol moreland on November 13, 2022 at 6:58 pm

      Thnx for the quick summery. Well done

    • WVW on November 21, 2022 at 11:02 am

      Drinking cold water calms my digestion.

    • RY on December 7, 2022 at 10:59 am

      7. Donโ€™t drink water while standing

  3. quirkychelle on May 24, 2022 at 5:07 pm

    Too much water created a lot of stomach issues with me. When I ate, always drank water to feel more full. But it diluted my natural stomach acids so my body started creating too much acid. All fixed up now thanks to Dr Berg!

    • Jones Jois on July 30, 2022 at 12:16 am

      What 411? Makes lots of sense. I drinks lots of H20 but SWEAT & URINATE V. FAST. I hate urinating when sleepy it disrupts sleep.
      Another thing that may be Dr. B would help me with is why I catch an instant SORE THROAT IF I LET MYSELF FEEL THIRSTY 2 DRINK WATER and that’s 1 of the main reasons I keep hydrating coz the SORE THROAT RARELY HEALS OR GOES AWAY LEADING 2 INFLAMATION, TONSILITIS etc etc. Any other Foc. Here can help me pls. Thanks 4 this good 411. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Dr. B.

    • irishman on August 12, 2022 at 6:26 pm

      Good hot weather outside lots water is good for you. Get water into you. Water does not cause stomach issues unless it’s bad water your drinking.

    • irishman on August 12, 2022 at 6:28 pm

      Lots water and good exercise and healthy eating will sort stomach issues. Water does not cause stomach issues

    • Fr3k3 on August 20, 2022 at 7:43 pm

      did you actually go to a fucking doctor or did you just get your information from a youtube video?

    • irishman on October 25, 2022 at 1:51 pm

      @Smart Choices – Life Simplified drink water with meal is normal

  4. Alan Sach on June 6, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    Yes, you can drink too much water. You can actually poison yourself with too much water. But it’s pretty hard to do, and it isn’t the problem most people have with water, which would be not drinking enough. The oft. cited 8-10 glasses a day certainly isn’t too much. For most people, if you just drink when you are thirsty you will be fine. But if you are constipated a lot, or are a senior citizen (especially one who isn’t very active), chances are good you aren’t drinking enough. Dehydration is a way bigger problem than over hydration.

    • Richard Wright on October 22, 2022 at 10:07 pm

      Exactly. That’s why I prefer soft drinks and juices – so much more refreshing than plain old water ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    • Panamera Ghost on November 4, 2022 at 1:22 am

      @L That sounds like your body is giving off a sign of a different problem. Dry skin, mouth, always feeling thirsty isn’t always due to lack of water.

    • Patrick F. Dolan on November 5, 2022 at 9:06 pm

      How big are those 8 glasses? That would help to know. I’ve got glasses that are 4 ounces and some that are 20 ounces. Four 8 ounce glasses would be 32 ounces daily. Eight 20 ounce glasses would be 160 ounces.

    • Diane Haskins on November 20, 2022 at 3:16 am

      Agree, I am wrestling with this problem trying to figure out how much I should drink and how to make sure electrolytes are in check. Wound up in the ER a few months ago, had leg cramps and got very dizzy. Passed out for a few seconds. After a number of tests including ultrasound to check for blood clots conclusion was dehydration. I do exercise. These videos are very informative. If I drank 8 glasses of water a day I would be living in the bathroom!

    • WVW on November 21, 2022 at 10:59 am

      @Cikda Rusili don’t worry there is water in everything from rice to vegetables fruits.

  5. perla on June 9, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    Very informative! I actually cannot drink cold water as easily as everyone else I prefer room temperature. Can you please make a video on how hot cold and warm water affects the body?

    • The Procrastinator Files on August 14, 2022 at 9:41 pm

      @TheNoobAlmighty I mean… you’re not wrong haha

    • Melody Domer on August 23, 2022 at 3:56 am

      @TheNoobAlmighty ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

    • Randy Heath on November 5, 2022 at 9:33 pm

      I to can’t drink Ice cold water, I prefer TIPPID water

    • Diane Haskins on November 20, 2022 at 3:17 am

      cold water hurts my teeth!

    • Ritz Lata on November 29, 2022 at 11:51 am

      Warm water

  6. pritzls on June 22, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    That #1 happened to me when I was in my 3rd trimester of pregnancy. I can take 4-5 liters a day. So when I was in labor, I was also diagnosed of Hypokalemia. They made me limit my water intake and had 2 dextrose with NaCl and K, and drink meds with potassium

    back then i thought it would be good if i drink lots of water since i was pregnant. it must be 8glasses a day

  7. Sooran Choi on June 29, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    Dr. Berg is one of the most honest and best doctors out there. Appreciate him sharing his knowledge which was not co-opted by the system and him being independent. Coming from doctors family, my husband and I are extremely picky and selective with health information out there, but Dr. Berg is someone we both truly appreciate. Thank you, Dr. Berg for all you do.

    • reisefuxx on November 9, 2022 at 8:46 pm

      you know he’s not an actual physician right?

    • Divine Intel on November 13, 2022 at 5:50 pm

      He doesnโ€™t need a title. Heโ€™s LEGIT, with the information he provides. PERIODโค

    • reisefuxx on November 13, 2022 at 7:23 pm

      @Divine Intel no

  8. John Crow on July 14, 2022 at 1:43 am

    Tap water really depends on your region. In places like Bermuda – rainwater is collected and stored by individual houses. It really comes down to how clean you keep your tank. Chlorine and Flouride – are practically none existent in the majority of tanks.

  9. Patrick Laducer on July 27, 2022 at 5:36 pm

    My older son drank to much water a month ago and landed up in the emergency room for depleted sodium in his blood. My wife and I also eat a lot of fruit and veggies/variety of salads to aid in our hydration. Great videos as always.
    Thank you and keep up the good work.

    • TheNoobAlmighty on July 29, 2022 at 10:09 am

      HAHAHAHA ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚ what a NOOB

    • Patrick Laducer on August 2, 2022 at 9:57 pm

      One more thing that is very important. Drink spring water if you can. It’s not stripped of the mineral’s that are essential to optimal health. Look it up. It’s the best water you can drink. Distilled, purified not as good. Stay hydrated and have a good day.

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  10. Mr Nobody in VR on July 29, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    I really value your clips here, thank you for investing so much time in making these informative and helpful clips. Thank you so much, Dr Berg.

  11. Glenn Riquito on August 8, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    I’ve been studying natural medicine on my own, and using it, for 40 years. All of the points you have brought up in this video are valid, for sure. I cringe when I see someone gulp down a huge icy sodapop with a meal. The end result is a net loss of hydration, and ice-cold drinks deactivate digestive enzymes. And people wonder why they have digestive problems! And so they take an antacid, which only exacerbates the problem. Years ago my aged mother had a heart attack, and while in the hospital, she developed edema in her feet due to congestive heart failure. She was at Loyola Hospital in Maywood, and the chief cardiologist there put her on water restriction. For my mom, a big water drinker, this was like dying and going to hell. I spoke with the cardiologist, and told him that water restriction has the opposite effect because it causes the body to hoard water. I told him that she should have all the water she wants, and it should be distilled water because distilled water lowers the osmotic pressure in the intestines, which helps to draw off the excess water. But I knew he would not take that seriously. After all, he was brainwashed in medical school and therefore knew better. And so, I took it upon myself to visit my mom every evening. I brought distilled water, and gave her as much as she wanted. She drank like a fish. The edema vanished very quickly. I called the doctor from my job and asked him how things were going with my mom. He was very happy. He said the diuresis treatment was very successful, and her edema was gone. I said, “I know. Now, let me tell you why that happened.” He was speechless, and ended the call. This was back in October of 2003. Now, it is my understanding that the medical racket has changed its protocol for edema, and drinking lots of water is encouraged. I can’t help wonder if that overpaid idiot promoted that treatment modality and took credit for it.

    • Lincoln Swart on December 9, 2022 at 12:19 am

      bro typed a novel but respect

    • Glenn Riquito on December 9, 2022 at 7:35 am

      @Lincoln Swart Yeah, I know. Happens all the time. I worked as a word processor, typing over 100 words per minute. Developed serious diarrhea of the forefinger on these androids . . .

    • Glenn Riquito on December 9, 2022 at 7:41 am

      @Greer Good idea. Do you know of any good health conventions in the Chicago area?

    • Glenn Riquito on December 9, 2022 at 7:48 am

      @Old is Gold Yes, but I cannot talk about that on YouTube. Get in touch with me some other way and we can discuss all you wish.

    • Glenn Riquito on December 9, 2022 at 7:58 am

      @S C Reminds me of Sir Joshua Reynolds. He was an English portrait painter in the 18th century. He was quoted as saying, “There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking.” There you have it. And so, everyone lays themselves open to manipulators. Thomas Edison liked that quote so much that he had framed copies of it hung all over the laboratory and manufacturing complex. You can still see them at the Edison National Historic Site in West Orange, New Jersey.

  12. Amy Frederick on August 12, 2022 at 5:27 am

    So glad I found this. For so long I’ve tried to drink the amount of water your told you should drink daily and it makes me feel worse than if I drink when I’m thirsty and my body is telling me I need to do so. When I drink a lot , I have to pee a ridiculous amount of times, it’s frustrating. I feel better when I drink less anyway.

  13. Juliet Carter on August 22, 2022 at 3:29 pm

    I’ve started taking electrolytes this morning (thanks to your advise) and what I’ve noticed so far is that I haven’t been hungry much today, having my first meal shortly (it’s now 16:20, UK). This is amazing! I usually feel hungry like, every 2 hours and eat far too much! Tried to fast recently however, that was just not happening, bearly lasted until lunchtime.
    On average I drink 2.5-3 litres of water per day, drinking tonnes whilst I’m eating too, which I’ve now stopped or just take a sip if thirsty. I must’ve been flushing out too much electrolytes and that’s why I was constantly hungry. My body obviously was deficient in vital nutrients or minerals etc. I’m guessing anyway, I’m no doctor lol.

    Thank you so much, will be watching a lot more of your videos ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜

    • aka99 on August 30, 2022 at 5:43 am

      Hey Julie, sup? How r ya doin?

  14. James Lightbourne on October 17, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    I appreciate the fact that you label sections in your description, it shows you actually care about getting the information to the public. It means a lot, you also save us a lot of time by summarizing and not running on and baiting just to be heard. Youโ€™re one of the greats, keep it up ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

    • fentaye sisay on October 22, 2022 at 10:00 pm

      U noted well sir

  15. Janan Khan on December 3, 2022 at 9:47 am

    Amazingly most of these facts have been mentioned by the prophet Mohammad peace be up him to us 1400 years ago. The hadith mentions drinking water in three sips, one third food one third water and one third air should be the portion of our stomachs to function well. Water is gold before food, silver with food and bronze after food.

  16. Minister_ GoDz on December 5, 2022 at 11:58 am

    ppl really thought you hydrate yourself with soda lol thats crazy

  17. RY on December 7, 2022 at 10:58 am

    7. Donโ€™t drink water while standing

  18. Nunya Biz on December 9, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    If you buy this stuff, then you must agree that it’s the greatest miracle in the universe that somehow humans didn’t go extinct without this Dr for thousands upon thousands of years.

  19. COLD CREATION on December 11, 2022 at 3:46 am

    Don’t drink while eating
    Don’t drink tap water
    Get a good filter

  20. stroke-tastic on December 12, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    What people can do with tap water if you don’t have a filter of some kind, bring the water to a boil and pour threw a cheese cloth also.

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