So, my blood tests all came back perfect, but one slightly elevated reading can easily be remedied by increasing
water intake. Why on earth is this so hard to keep up on? Why do I put water in the kettle and boil it, use a tea bag, and wait for it, when I can fill a glass with water and drink it.
I’d save time and save the tea! I’ve got to mend my ways.
We put out incredible amounts of money to have the next cup of java, and mostly what we’re doing is pretty stupid and dehydrating!
There’s even something called neurally mediated hypotension that can create symptoms of
- tiredness and weakness
- brain fog
- blurred vision
- muscle aches which can worsen with the monthly cycle
If water is increased, the blood volume will increase … add a bit of salt and the fluid will be retained and so blood pressure will be normalized.
The equivalent of 64 ounces of water a day, or eight eight-ounce glasses should do the trick, and I’d suggest adding a new product I’ve found, Green Tea with Lemon by Nestea in a powder canister, to add to your water to make it more inviting. There aren’t any artificial sweeteners in this powder and it has some antioxidants. There aren’t many harmless powders on the market, and I got this at a regular grocery store.
Neurally mediated hypotension (NMH), by the way, is caused by a heart and brain disconnect of sorts during stress, which keeps the heart rate from pumping enough to blood to the vital organs.
This new problem goes under the radar because it can’t really be detected by routine screening, and fatigue is so normal in our lives these days.
In addition to adding water volume to our routine, it’s also recommended that shifting position, flexing muscles, laughing … anything to keep from sitting still will keep blood flowing to the brain – just move!
Of course, we all know that our body is mainly made up of water, and that water fills out wrinkles, so it’s a great beauty aid … helps your kidneys and elimination too – from one end to the other!
Even your red blood count will register high if you’re dehydrated, so fill up a 64-ounce pitcher and drain it by the end of the day. Glass pitchers are preferable – they’re easier to clean and safer.
Water – cheap and the most important thing you can add for your health. Your energy level should increase almost immediately when you add 6 – 12 glasses of water daily and, if needed, add a little (sea) salt to your diet. Individual needs may vary somewhat, but start by simply drinking more and more regularly.