Hydration: A Vital Component of Wellness

The human body is made up of 60% water. Water helps regulate body temperature, support joint mobility, transport nutrients and oxygen to cells, and eliminate waste. However, it’s not just any water that is beneficial for the body; it must contain electrolytes and have a unique energy frequency that our body can recognize.

Our ancestors drank water filled with life, created from ocean vapor that condensed as rain, energized by the sun, and filled with minerals from filtering through soil and rocks. These minerals and energy-rich springs and waterways were crucial for our ancestors’ survival. Contrastingly, today’s water is highly processed and lacking in minerals and natural energy. The purification process can remove harmful chemicals, but it also strips the water of its natural frequencies and minerals. This leads to what is commonly referred to as “dead water.”

If you’re unsure whether you’re drinking water that truly benefits your health, reach out to Chris, our in-house nutritionist, to learn more about how to ensure that you’re properly hydrating your body.

If you’re unsure whether you’re drinking water that truly benefits your health, reach out to Chris, our in-house nutritionist, to learn more about how to ensure that you’re properly hydrating your body.

Electrolytes: The Solution

A a heaping wooden spoonful of coarse white salt crystals.

Electrolytes are minerals such as sodium, potassium, magnesium, and chloride. They help regulate fluid balance, maintain healthy blood pressure, and support the muscles and nerves to work properly. Urination, perspiration, caffeine consumption, diarrhea, and vomiting all deplete electrolytes. When the levels of electrolytes become imbalanced, the body becomes dehydrated, which can lead to symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, muscle cramps, and heart problems. Dehydration also accelerates aging and increases your risk of chronic diseases and premature death.

A recent study showed that more than half of the world’s population does not drink enough fluids. However, plain water isn’t the best way to hydrate. Adding minerals to purified water can enhance hydration. Chris’ favorite nutrient-rich salts are Redmond Sea Salt, Celtic Sea Salt, and Himalayan Pink Salt.

To maintain proper hydration, follow these tips:

  • In the morning, consume 500mg of sodium along with at least 10oz of water.
  • Throughout the day, sip on 60-120oz of water in smaller amounts instead of drinking large quantities at once.
  • Before or after a workout, drink electrolyte water to replenish your body. A fluid containing 1,000mg of sodium and 24oz of fluid can replace approximately 45 minutes of sweat.
  • If you consume caffeine, increase your intake of electrolyte water.

If you’re struggling with symptoms of dehydration and an imbalance of electrolytes, Chris can help.

Reach out to schedule a consultation and learn how to properly hydrate and restore electrolyte balance for optimal health and wellbeing.