We’re always looking for shortcuts. In today’s world of instant gratification we want results and we want them now. Unfortunately, in the health world, there aren’t many ‘quick fixes,’ that are actually credible. To be truly healthy is not just a one-off. It’s a long-term commitment. It’s a series of small changes that together have an impact that is literally life-changing. If that sounds daunting to you, don’t worry! It’s not as hard as it may seem, and even the longest journeys start with just one step.
The first thing you can do right now is DRINK WATER. Pure, filtered water.
Seventy five percent of Americans are living in a state of chronic dehydration and few recognize the symptoms they experience daily can be dramatically improved by increasing their water consumption. If you suffer from fatigue, joint pain, headaches/migraines, brain fog or are struggling to control your weight… you may be surprised how much simply incorporating more water into your daily life could help.
Water is especially critical to our ability to digest and detoxify. Breaking down and absorbing nutrients requires excellent hydration. Similarly, the processing of toxins and other ‘junk’ we absorb from our food and environment can’t happen without adequate amounts of water.
So HOW MUCH pure filtered water should you be drinking each day?
There is a simple formula:
EG: 150lbs/2 = 75ozs water/day
EG: 10oz cup of coffee/juice would require an additional 15oz of water so the total water required for that day becomes 75oz + 15oz = 90ozs
It is possible to consume too much of a good thing though. For most people, drinking more than a gallon (128oz) of water per day will result in them leaching essential minerals from their body which is also undesirable. Reduce your diuretic intake to stay below this maximum and your body will thank you for it. Also, adding a few grains of unrefined sea salt such as Himalayan Pink Salt or Celtic Sea Salt to your glass will ensure your body has the electrolytes it needs to draw the water into your cells. It also helps to minimize how frequently you need to run to the bathroom.
Think water is boring? Think again. Infusing water with fruits, vegetables and fresh herbs such as lemon, cucumber, berries or mint leaves not only adds micronutrients but can transform it into a delicious, thirst quenching drink you’ll want to be sipping all day long.
In vibrant health,