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Water is one of the best ways to detox!

Why hydration is SO important?

It is essential to detoxify for your long-term health as well as every function of the body.

If there is no water flowing we have no energy.  This life-giving liquid carries oxygen to the cells and softens the mineral to lubricate joints and help our muscles stay pliable. It is our highway delivery system for nutrition, antibodies, and garbage removal.


What percentage of your body is water?

We are 45-78% water depending on our gender and size.  If we break it down our water makes up 31% of our bones, 64% of our skin, 73% of our heart, 75% of our muscles, 80% of our brain, 82% of our kidneys, and 90% of our blood.


Why is hydration necessary?

Staying hydrated is the most important self-care practice you can do for yourself.  Here are 5 of the top reasons to make sure you drink enough water daily:

  1. Flushes toxins
  2. Helps perspiration to cool and detoxify through the skin
  3. Increases energy and flexibility of your whole body
  4. Enables cells to communicate more effectively in every way
  5. Speeds metabolism and negatively ion charged fat deposits


15 negative effects of dehydration

  1. Causes Leg cramps and edema due to a Sodium/Potassium imbalance. Water is pulled from the leg to assist in flushing Sodium but excessive Potassium can be flushed in the process.
  2. Flushes Sodium into the urine causing you the inability to retain water in your brain triggering headaches and swelling.
  3. Sodium stabilizes our blood pressure, reduces mucous, and expands the blood to reach all parts of our body with oxygen and nutrition.
  4. Diminishes physical and mental energy:
  • 1-2% disrupts cognitive thinking and can make us irritable
  • 5% dehydration decreases energy by 20-30%
  • 10% makes us sick
  • 20% can cause death.
  1. Depletes antioxidants and essential amino acids that are used to clear toxins instead of cleaning and healing the body. This can trigger depression, anxiety, and irritability along with heavy metals that agitate more so.
  2. Lowers Serotonin that needs water to facilitate Melatonin to help us sleep.
  3. May cause tics or seizures.
  4. Flushes Sodium into the urine causing you the inability to retain water in your brain triggering headaches and swelling.
  5. Dehydration (mild) alone slows the metabolism by 3%.
  6. Can be caused by alcohol, sunburn, diarrhea, excess sugar, exercise, high altitudes, a high carb/meat diet due to lack of moisture as well as caffeine. Drinking 10 ounces of coffee reduces up to 12 ounces of water in the body as it is dehydrating.
  7. Creates dry mouth, tooth decay, and overgrowth of bacteria resulting in bad breath.
  8. Slows digestion and motility.
  9. May trigger the same feeling as hunger causing overeating and weight gain.
  10. Dries our skin accelerating poor elasticity, wrinkles, slow healing, breakouts, and dry hair.
  11. Results in weight loss plateaus and slower fat break down.

Which water is best to drink?

Getting clean, toxin-free (fluoride, chlorine, heavy metals, chemicals..) water is one of the biggest impacts you can make on your health.  I always recommend spring water as it contains essential and natural minerals your body needs but do your research as many add fluoride without telling you on the label.


Where can I find water without fluoride?

There are many sold with added fluoridation but nothing is mentioned on the label.  Contact me for a list of good sources and which have sneakily added it into the bottles.


Hair Analysis for water and hydration balance?

Your sodium and potassium regulate your water retention and play a major role in your kidney’s ability to maintain the right balance of water in your body.  Too much sodium may cause a negative amount of water retention, a deficiency, dehydration.  Knowing where your body levels and the sodium to potassium ratio is at is essential in correcting inflammation and cellular health.


If you want to improve your health at a deeper level, LET’S CHAT!

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