The pillars of Nutritional Therapy

Chronic dehydration is a major problem in our society with the over consumption of duritics as coffee, tea, soda, alcohol and juices.

We are made of 55-60% water so obviously we need to hydrate our body with clean pure water!

Proper hydration = drink half your body weight in ounces of water or more per day.  Avoid tap water when possible and you may need to add electrolytes if you are unable to retain the water.  I add quality unrefined sea salt to my water in the morning to my 2 glasses of water.  But if you are drinking diuretic beverages – even 8 ounces- be sure to add even more water as 12-16 ounces to your daily intake to stay hydrated.

Digestion requires water so make sure you drink water before your meal to aid in the digestive process.

How much water do you drink per day? Maybe we need an entire The WHOLE Athlete podcast episode on water! Your body is 60% water so hydration is key to health.

“Chronic cellular dehydration of the body is the primary etiology of painful degenerative disease” – F. Batmanghelidj, MD.
 
Please read your “Bodies many cries for water” for more reasons to keep your cells hydrated!
 
Early signs of dehydration include:
fatigue, anxiety, irritability, depression, cravings, cramps and headaches.
 
Mature signs of dehydration include:
heartburn, joint pain, back pain, migraines, fibromyalgia, constipation and colitis.
 

Stress is dehydrating as well!