Is your water flowing quickly and efficiently or is is stuck and stagnant due to low water levels and drought?
You might think that the statement “water is the source of life” is an overstatement, but if you take a closer look at your body’s make-up and function, you’ll see just how true that is. As a human being, you are seventy percent water. If you lose even two percent of that, your body’s ability to function and perform begins to drop off.
What happens when you’re dehydrated? Well, your brain won’t work properly; you’ll have difficulty regulating your body temperature; your kidneys will cease to function, backing toxins and waste into your body; you will eat more, thinking that you feel hungry; your body will not utilize stored fat; your skin will get dry and begin to sag; and you’ll begin to lose muscle tone. If you find yourself thirsty, then you’re already behind schedule on keeping yourself hydrated, so carry water with you and drink it often! Local spring water is your best choice. You don’t need over priced filtration systems if you can find a local spring or local delivery. Try to avoid plastic bottled water as the plastics create disruption in hormones via the “fake” estrogens.
If you want to take it to the next level, hydration therapy via intravenous therapy can create a performance boost when competing in athletic events or when ill. Many functional medicine physicians and clinics routinely provide megadose vitamin therapy and more via IV electrolyte fluids.
But there is a new trend occurring toward consumer direct retail of IV hydration and vitamin therapy which allows consumers to directly control their own health choices and create empowerment in preventative care. I personally see this as a very good thing and removes a barrier to easy, affordable access for many people who are seeking maintenance and peak performance. For those suffering from complicated dis-ease such as Lyme’s, Fibromyalgia, Crohn’s, or any cancer, obviously, this can in no way replace the care they can receive from the skill and expertise of a good Functional Medicine provider. As long as people are not self-diagnosing or self-treating serious illness, I see this as a wonderful way to enhance health and performance.