Dehydration

When summer comes and the temperatures go up it is more important than ever to drink WATER…..not juice or squash, not tea or coffee but WATER.

The human body is 70% water.  It makes up 75% volume of our muscles and heart, 83% of our brain and kidneys, 86% of our lungs and 95% of our eyes and is very important to keep the skin supple and elastic.  If we do not drink enough we will compromise our body and our health, and we will even get wrinkles!   Water increases the oxygen in the blood and maintains the normal electrical properties of cells improving cell to cell communication. Without it, cells lack communication.  So it is vital to drink at least 1.5 – 2 litres of plain water a day.

When it gets hot we sweat much more and because of this we can get dehydrated.  This is caused by the loss of large volumes of water and salt from the body, and the warning signs can include:

  • headaches
  • nausea
  • muscle cramps
  • a rapid pulse
  • rapid breathing
  • fainting, and in more serious cases even unconsciousness.

If you develop any of these signs having been out in the sun get yourself out of the sun into a cool room, take a cool shower and drink plenty of water.

To keep your body free of illness you need to make sure it is kept alkaline and a good way of doing this is to drink water with a high pH.  We have an alkaline concentrate which you can add to your drinking water to maintain a good alkaline medium in your blood.