I could not stress how changing my daily water intake helped me to recover. I have heard doctors say to drink at least 8-8oz glasses of water a day often, and usually I drank at least 3 day every day, but during and after my recovery I started making sure to drink what was recommended. I also cut all cokes and sweetened beverages, but this had a lot more to do with my unhealthy family history that runs on both sides of the family. Ultimately making sure I drank the 8 glasses a day resulted in a healthier me physically and mentally. 1. I stopped getting random headaches/migraines. I have come to believe (before medication detox) these were previously due to dehydration (doesn't take much to become dehydrated and the medication warned of dehydration side effects). 2. My joints/muscles stopped aching as much, I didn't feel sluggish all the time. 3. I started substituting junk-food cravings with a small glass of water (or fruit infused water like cucumber/lemon/mint) to help with binge eating and to keep from gaining weight. 4. The red/purple/dark rings around my eyes lightened up drastically, face no longer carries a sunken look. 5. Body odor not so quick to stink. 6. Belly flab is no longer stretchy. 7. Energy levels/metabolism stay pretty regular (diet helps as well). 8. Food digests much easier and much faster. 9. I have found that forcing myself to full glass of water before making a big decision, when upset, or before starting a new tasks helps me to think more positively and level headed. My thoughts don't seem to rush as much either. These are personal changes that I noticed within myself when sticking to the daily recommendation. If you drink the daily recommended, have you noticed any changes in your health as well?