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Old 12-03-2004, 02:21 PM #7 (permalink)
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Default Water Intake...

Be careful with Tea, Coffee (anything with caffeine)...

While there is no evidence that caffeine in beverage form is dehydrating.
Its diuretic effects are usually compensated for by the beverage's fluid content.
So if you're drinking Tea or Coffee to help keep the body hydrated...you're probably not getting desired effect.

The lack of appetites might be due to the nature of the disease...
Wasting of muscles-> lack of exercise-> less energy used-> less food needed to provide the bodies energy requirements.
It's double edged sword...
You can increase your appetite with more exercise, but if you're too tired/weak...

(btw -"G"... How's Ottawa? If you get a chance to go out...head down to the "Blue Cactus Bar & Grill" (in the Byward Mkt). It's one of the restaurants I used to manage.GREAT Margueritas. Also... It's +13 in Calgary today and it'll be -15(D'oh!) by Sunday...Damn Chinooks!)
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