Water is the human body's main component, an essential nutrient that keeps every major organ running well. From the brain and heart to the digestive system and connective tissue in the joints, healthy cells depend on good hydration. "Every Sip Counts" takes a fresh look at the benefits of consuming healthy fluids regularly. It also looks at the risks of dehydration, which is a serious condition that affects more than half of all Americans. Author and chiropractor Kaaren Paras researched the subject extensively after realizing how patients who are hydrated respond much better to chiropractic adjustments. Counseling the importance of healthy hydration now is a routine part of her practice. The findings she shares in this book come from that research and include a discussion of how proper hydration helps prevent health issues like headaches, constipation, heart attack and strokes, kidney stones, urinary tract infections and other complaints. Dr. Paras goes into detail on the dangers of dehydration, discussing why older people and children are most at risk but also how poor hydration affects people with chronic illness and other groups. There is advice on how to measure hydration levels and determine a healthy daily level for each individual. The book contains easy-to-follow strategies for putting healthy hydration into practice and lists fluids and foods that can help people achieve daily healthy hydration. "Every Sip Counts" is a lively reminder that simple solutions can be the best remedy.