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The Adams County Record Nutrition And You Wow, it&apos;s been a hot sum- mer! As the temperature rises outside, our body's need for water also increases. A man recently asked me this question, "If it doesn't taste like anything, why should I drink iW Well folks, here is the answer to the man's question and many reasons why we need to drink water (whether we like it or not). Adult bodies are com- posed of 50 - 65% water, depending on gender, and our brains are approximately 85% water. Brain cells require a balance of water and other dements to operate, when we lose too much water, that balance is disrupted and our brains don't work efficiently, which affects the entire body. Spartafit.com claims that being 2% dehydrated can seriously degrade mental and physical functions; and being 15% dehydrated can be lethal. Some signs your brain needs water are sleepi- ness, headache, dizziness, Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Page 11 Water The Elixir of Life By Linda Taylor, Nutritionist, ACHC confusion and in extreme cases, delirium and uncon- sciousness. Dr. Simon Yu, MD, in his paper "Water, Salt and Human Energy" reports that water is" involved in every enzyme reaction in the human body and states that his patient's who increase their water intake and cut back on caffeine and alcohol show significant improve- ment in their chronic con- stipation, vague back and abdominal pain, allergies, eczema and other ailments. Dr. Yu recommends that we drink filtered water because tap water contains many chemicals that are harm- ful to our bodies such as pesticides, herbicides and chlorine. He also notes that liquids do not equal water; coffee, tea, alcohol and sug- ary drinks will dehydrate the body. Besides keeping our mouths moist and our skin from being dry, water main- tains our body's heating and cooling systems, facilitates cell growth and reproduc- tion, removes toxins from our organs, and maintains optimal digestive function and elimination.. Xhe Mayo Clinic reports that thirst is not a reliable gauge of our need for water, and a better indicator is the color of our urine. If your urine is dark yellow or amber colored, you need to drink more water, if your urine is clear or light colored, you are well hydrat- ed. How much water do we need to drink? Dr. Yu rec- ommends that we drink about one half our weight in ounces everyday For example, if you weigh 150 lbs, drink 75 oz of water daily. Remember folks, we can survive for weeks with- out food but only a couple of days without water. Linda Taylor is the nutri- tionist at the Adams County Health Center, and is spon- sored by Americorps / Idaho Community Health Corps Extension B Corner Phew! The Adams Co. Fair has come to a close and with many hours under our belts I believe we are all happy to tal<e a deep breath and relax! Fair went extremely well, the grounds looked amazing with our new building to show in, and with the addition we were able to keep a little cooler. As you have seen in the newspaper the previous weeks, we have had a lot going on, whether in celebration of the lfK}th year of Idaho 4-H,_ adding our new building and new panels, or if it was prepping for the many contests at the Fair, we were all busy and working hard to have a successful Fair. As you know, last year was my first Adams County Fair and it was intimidating, wanting everything done 'right', but this year was just as stressful but even more rewarding. After geng to know the 4-H members, leaders, volunteers, and their families, it was so great to see how well everyone did and how much everyone pitched in. I couldn't ask for better people to work with, the community, and everyone involved with the Fair made it worthwhile. I still like to think of myself as 'new' to July Extension Corner the Extension Educator position in Adams County. I have learned a great deal in this position, whether it is about identifying insects or plants, or how to improve the quality of the 4-H Program; I am not an expert on any topic, but I know I am working hard to improve the quality of our office and education coming from our office. In any new position or new addition to an office there are strugg/es, and our office is no exception! The difference with our Adams County Extension office is that I truly believe we can make our programming efforts top-notch quality. The one thing I try to tell our youth and volunteers when competing in any contest, whether home-economics judging, or a carcass contest is this--placing's and scores are only ONE judges opinion. As much as we want to put criteria .out there to be judged on, no two people judge the same. I applaud all the judges, youth, open class exhibitors and their supporters for a job well done and the hard work you put in to your exhibits, we appreciate you! If anyone has any Pastor's Corner Faith That Will Move Mountains As we watch the news, our hearts break for the people we see in the news stories. From those that have lost everything to the fires to those that were out to spend a fun night at the movies and some nut begins killing and injur- ing people. Lives turned upside and people left with mountains to climb. Most of us have either been there before or are there now in some way or other. Whether we have lost all of our possessions or we have lost a family mem- ber or maybe it's cancer or another disease that we are dealing with. There are mountains we have to deal with and sometimes it may seem that they are much too big to ever get to the top. Sometimes, it seems that every time we take one step up, we slide back several more. But every day we need to take that first step up. Sometimes the rocks under our feet seem to just pull us down more and more. The things of this life, can cause us to stumble and fall. Trusting in something or someone that lets us down, or a bad habit that pulls us in the wrong direction. But God tells us that there is a solid rock we can put our feet on. When we put our faith and trust in him he will lead our footsteps and bet- ter yet, he will walk with us! And when the moun- tain seems too big to make by Jon Sorg it to the top, we can look at Mark 11:22-25 "Then Jesus said to the disciples, "Have faith in God. I tell. you the truth, you can say to this mountain, 'May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea; and it will happen. But you must really believe it will hap- pen and have no doubt in your heart. I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you've received it, it will be yours But when you are pray- ing, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that. your Father in heaven will for- give your sins, too: God tells us to have faith. Believe in him and his great strength and power, not our own, and use the name of Jesus in prayer! In the name of Jesus, I say to the circum- stances in my life to be removed, my mountains lifted up and thrown away. And together in prayer, we can move mountains! By Shanna Hamilton -- 253-4279 questions, comments or concerns about the Fair please feel free to come to the Leaders Council/Fair Board evaluation in August you can contact our office for specifics, we appreciate the feedback Whether at the meeting, email or calling. Thank you again to everyone who helped at the 2012 Adams County Fair! DON'T FORGET! 4-H enrollment opens October 1, 2012 for the 2012-13 year. There are TONS of projects that can be completed in the winter months. Some clubs do have an earlier deadline for enrollment, please contact our office for an enrollment form or how to contact club leaders to kick offyour new 4-H year! For more information on any of the events above call the Adams County Extension office: 253-4279 Fax: 253-4578 Email: shannas@uidaho.edu Council Valley Free Library_ Book Shelf New Books at the Council Library Adult Fiction Betrayal by Christina Dodd The Line Between Here and Gone by Andrea Kane Mead, Bloodlines by Michelle I, Michael Bennett by James Patterson, Home For the Summer by Mariah Stewart The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani Sea Change by Karen White Non-fiction Blacktail Deer Hunting Adventures by Wesley Murphey Juvenile Fiction Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer Mister Tinker in Oz by James Howe 217 Michigan (Hwy 95) Stop by and say "Hi" to Mike, Terry, Melissa, Stormi, Uthana, and Sarah. 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