Naturopathic Tips:

 

Toronto NaturopathDrink more water!

Make sure you drink lots of water every day. This does not include coffee, tea, soda pop or juice! It includes only pure w a t e r!

To figure out how much water to drink, take your weight in pounds (e.g. 150lbs). Divide that in half (e.g. 75). This is the number of fluid ounces of water you should drink every day (e.g. 75 fl oz, which is roughly 2.2litres).

Your kidneys filter a certain amount of blood every day, no matter how much water you drink. If you don't replace this amount of water, you will have less water than you started with. Done on a daily basis, you will become dehydrated!

Inadequate water intake allows for toxin build-up in your body, and your cells shrink, and cannot function at their best. You may notice decreased energy levels, increased fatigue, poor complexion, headaches, constipation, and many other symptoms. Constipation (not having at least one bowel movement per day) will further increase the amount of toxins in your body.

Remember: when you feel thirsty, your body is already dehydrated. Make it a habit to drink before you feel thirsty.