Seasonal Survival in a Dehydrated Society
“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” 3 John 2
Enjoying good health includes physical and spiritual hydration. Here are a few facts you may wish to consider as we exit the summer season.
According to Jay Robb, the Fat Burning Chef, over 70% of Americans are dehydrated and they don’t even know it. Dehydration can lead to chronic disease in every age, proving, “What you don’t know (about dehydration) can hurt you.”
Here are 12 Symptoms of Chronic Dehydration:
- Fatigue, Energy Loss
- Digestive Disorders
- High and Low Blood Pressure
- Gastritis, Stomach Ulcers
- Respiratory Troubles
- Acid-Alkaline Imbalance
- Excess Weight and Obesity
- High Cholesterol
- Rheumatism and Joint Pain
- Cystitis, Urinary Infections
If you have any of the above symptoms, increasing your water intake can help bring healing to your body. Consider the following formula: Take your weight and divide it in half (100 divided by 2 equals 50), convert the end number to ounces and drink this amount daily. Half your weight in fluid ounces every day may be uncomfortable at first, but the results will be worth it—healthy hair, glowing skin, regulated bowels, and weight loss.
A great way to kick start your water increase: Take the juice of two limes and a couple teaspoons of your favorite sweetener (locally produced honey, coconut palm sugar, or mung fruit work great). Add this to a 34-ounce container with ice. Fill with water and enjoy throughout the day!
An enjoyable fall season is one intentionally spent with healthy results in mind. So as the weather cools and you begin raking up those leaves, remember your body needs to be hydrated no matter what temperature it is.
Note: Check with your physician before making any changes to your physical routine.
Linda Goldfarb is a wife, mother of four adult children, Maw-Maw to grandchildren of various personalities, award-winning author of the LINKED Quick Guide to Personalities series, international speaker, founder and instructor of Parenting Awesome Kids, board certified advanced life coach, certified advanced personalities trainer and consultant, and wellness advocate. www.LivePowerfullyNow.org