Detoxification

Increasing Your Water Absorption

For a long time now, we’ve been hearing that drinking 8 glasses of water a day is optimum. Current research and scientific measuring has shown this to be highly inaccurate for a long of people. Holistic health experts are now recommending you drink half your body weight in ounces if you have a minimal activity level. In other words, if you are 200 pounds, you sit at a desk all day and you go for a walk every day, you need 100 ounces of water every day. But not just any water will do.

You see, it doesn’t matter how much water you drink, it is how much water that is absorbed into the cells that counts. You can drink lots and lots of water, but if the water you drink goes galloping through, it won’t get where it needs to go. If you’re an active sporty person that drinks a lot of water anyway, you may want to have a body composition analysis done which will tell you whether or not you are dehydrated. Impossible for you to be dehydrated, you say? You may be surprised to lose the bet on this one.

The way your body absorbs water is like a highway. The gate that lets water into your cells is mineral based. In other words, what is not in your water may be the problem. I know tap water sucks. It’s like trying to drink out of your swimming pool. And, to make matters worse, bottled water has nothing in it, it’s all stripped out. Bottled water is reverse osmosis water which actually tests out around the pH of a cola beverage, in most cases – which is very acidic.

Increasing our water absorption comes down to several simple criteria. It includes getting us back to a more natural food intake. Cavemen didn’t eat out of boxes or super-size it with a large cola, or even ask for fries with that. They ate a very rich diet of seeds, nuts, plants and fruit. They only drank water most of the time because that is all there was, but the water they drank was rich in minerals and negative ions from the sunlight.

So based on what researchers are saying, the only salt you should be using on your food is Himalayan salt because it is full of ionic minerals and it is not sodium dominant. This along with an ionic trace mineral liquid that you can add to clean, non-chlorinated water will give you a good ionic mineral balance which will enhance water absorption in your body.

Add to this an increase in your consumption of seeds, nuts and vegetables will increase your dietary potassium, which should be up to 15 times higher than the sodium you consume. You can add chia seeds to your diet. They absorb about 12 times their weight in water and if you drink water when you eat them, they are like a time-release way of eating your water. Aside from the fiber they contain, they are full of omega-3 fatty acids.

Take a glutamine supplement. Among other essential things it does in the body, it helps regulate water uptake. It is an amino acid that controls the volume of water in cells and helps regulate osmotic pressure in and around cell gates. Glutamine is the bridge, getting water from the blood stream into the cells and bringing the waste out of the cells into the blood stream. The art of managing and absorbing water in the cells and getting rid of wastes and toxins is predicated on the amount of actual water we drink, our potassium to sodium ratio, the amount of available glutamine and the variety of ionic minerals we take in. Pretty simple.

Just remember that if water can’t get into our cells, wastes and garbage can’t get out. By applying these simple tools the benefits you can reap are huge – our bodies can clean themselves, our skin improves, our mood improves, our energy level picks up, our bowels become more regular and we get rid of stagnant water from our system. Sounds like an increase in overall health and well- being.

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