Water - Why we need it and how we can absorb it best in Fibromyalgia and Migraines

Water - Why we need it and how we can absorb it best in Fibromyalgia and Migraines

We need our digestion to be working properly to absorb the water we drink.

Personal Tuning can help to reduce stress and irritable bowel, helping you to absorb water easier.

Read below to find out:

1.  Symptoms of dehydration.

2.  Things we drink and eat that actually make us dehydrated.

3.  Easy things you can do to water to help you want to drink it.

4.  When to not drink water.

5.  Chilled water, why you should not rely on it to hydrate you.

6.  How Personal Tuning can help absorb water better by helping stress and irritable bowel.

Here are some facts first:
Our bodies are made up of 60% water.

Our brain and heart are composed of 73% water.

Our lungs are 83% water.

Our skin contains 64% water.

Our muscles and kidneys are 79%.

Even our bones are 31% water.

So, it makes sense that if we are dehydrated, the cells in the body will not be able to function as well as they should. 

1.  Symptoms of dehydration.

You can start getting cramps, pain, headaches, bad breath, dry skin, cravings for sweet things, foggy thinking and fatigue.  These are similar to some of the symptoms you are probably already getting.  So when you are having a 'bad' day, you may be dehydrated.

Those of us that are susceptible to the above symptoms, people with Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Chronic Fatigue, Vertigo, dizziness, need to make sure we are not making them worse by being dehydrated.

2.  Things we drink and eat that actually make us dehydrated.

Black tea, coffee, and chocolate contain caffeine which acts as a diuretic (increase urination) and so take water away from the body and we can't count them as part of our water intake. Not drinking enough water, alcohol, high stress, imbalanced hormones, diabetes and some medications can also dehydrate your body.

If you notice your urine is a dark colour, this can indicate you need to drink more water.  If you are someone that doesn’t sweat/perspire when you exercise hard this can indicate dehydration.

Try to have about 2 litres of water per day.  This includes herbal tea and green tea.  Don't overdo your water though as you can become depleted in minerals.  If you exercise and perspire a lot, increase your water but keep it under 4 litres.

3.  Easy things you can do to water to help you want to drink it.

Make the decision to drink more water, some ways to help you stick to this are:

a.  Track it in your diary.

b.  Have a favourite drink bottle with you at all times.  Decide how many bottles you need to make up about 2 litres.  Mine is an insulated bottle and takes 500ml so I need to drink 4 of these a day.

c.  When I am at home, I pour from this bottle into a large glass with a stainless-steel straw in it.  I find the straw makes it easier to drink and it seems more like a treat.

d.  When I go away for a couple of days, I take my water with me in bottles.  I use filtered water, tap water contains chlorine which is not good for your body and I don’t like the taste.  I don’t like to buy bottled water because of the plastic that can leach into it but if all I have is bottled water then I buy it rather than be dehydrated.

e.  If all you have is tap water when you need water then that’s different, better than being dehydrated. 

f.  Add some lemon, lime, mint, raspberries, lemon balm, fresh ginger, watermelon, cucumber, strawberries to make it taste better.

g. Drink boiled water with some cold added, in the winter.  You can add some lemon for vitamin C and good health.  If you drink lemon, rinse out your mouth afterward or before you brush your teeth as the acid can affect your teeth.

4.  When to not drink water.

It is best not to drink with or immediately after meals and it dilutes your stomach acid which breaks down your food. If you don’t break your food down properly you will get gas and bloating as the food ferments in the lower half of your digestive tract.

5.  Chilled water, why you should not rely on it to hydrate you.

Chilled water can interfere with digestion.  The cold contracts your blood vessels.  It can hinder absorbing nutrients.  Extra mucous is produced as a protection barrier as your body tries to regulate the temperature rather than concentrate on digestion.  It can increase your chances of getting a sore throat and stuffy nose. The chilled water can solidify the fats you eat and make them hard to digest.  Your body has a hard time absorbing chilled water.  So maybe you could drink this as a treat now and then instead of regularly.

It is important to have room temperature water or warmer.

6.  How Personal Tuning can help absorb water better by helping stress and irritable bowel.

Those of us who practice the Personal Tuning Exercises find the typical symptoms we had that are similar to the symptoms that also appear in dehydration start to resolve by doing the exercises.  Personal Tuning helps to take us out of Stress Mode/Fight and Flight (Sympathetic) where the digestive system is starved of blood (therefore nutrients and oxygen) as all the blood is taken to the muscles so we can run from danger.  Personal Tuning takes us back to a relaxed state (Parasympathetic).  We now have a good blood supply to our digestive system. Irritable bowel can improve and we can absorb the water we drink.

Drink water!  You can do it!

If you want to watch a video on how and why Personal Tuning can help Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Chronic Fatigue, Vertigo click on the link below.www.personaltuning.co.nz

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Suzanne Chappell
Personal Tuning for Fibromyalgia and Migraines Ltd
suzanne@personaltuning.co.nz 
0274346635

The percentage information above was taken from: H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158

 

Posted: Sat 23 Jan 2021

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