Will you sink or swim? The choice is yours!
Water must be considered to be one of the very ‘foundation stones’ of great health and, if not in place, even the best diet and exercise plan in the world will not provide you with everything you need to achieve hormone harmony and create and maintain long term health.
Ensuring you have this basic information will allow you to swim effortlessly towards achieving your destination goals, rather than sinking dismally along the way
Water, Water Everywhere, Yet Not A Drop Do I Drink
Apologies for changing the wording from the poem The Rime of The Ancient Mariner.
The Earth comprises 70% water, pretty much the same composition as our body, although your brain is 75- 80% water, yet for some reason we have consciously decided not to drink enough of it.
Water’s unique chemical and physical properties are essential to human survival. Without water, basic physical processes would be impossible. Cells within the human body would die. None of the essential physical functions, such as breathing, digestion, or muscle movement can take place without water.
Not coffee, tea, juice, wine nor beer, all of which contribute towards internal stress and dehydration in the body, but plain water.
The Importance of ‘Flow’
Your lymphatic system is 10 litres of circulating fluid lying just a few mm below the surface of the skin. It consists of 96% water and its main function is to pick up toxic waste and bacteria to remove safely from the body. It also has no pumping mechanism of its own, relying on your breathing and muscle contraction to work efficiently. If you’re drinking insufficient water to maintain the fluidity of lymph how do you think you’ll feel? What do you think would be the consequences of an inefficient internal waste disposal system?
Symptoms Of Dehydration
There are many, many symptoms, too many to list here. Some common ones being: feeling (more) stress, fatigue, lethargy, irregular bowels, poor sleep, more evident ‘reptile’ skin, facial lines and wrinkles, maybe brittle nails and even water retention. As your brain is 75-80% water, symptoms of brain fog, poor memory recall, lack of concentration are also common when insufficient water is drunk.
Do you recognise some of these symptoms and attribute them to menopause?
Dehydration creates an internal stress which in turn creates more dehydration, which compounds those unpleasant symptoms, which creates more stress … and so it continues. Add in increased age and fluctuating hormones levels into the pot and there’s a lot to complain about!
Hopefully I’ve convinced you it’s worth drinking more water. Why not try it for the next 2 weeks? Noting down how you look and feel.
There is an optimum amount to drink, and optimum times throughout the day to get maximum benefit. However as a general rule of thumb, ensure that you’re drinking AT LEAST 2 litres of clean, fresh water daily, drinking consistently throughout the day.
Within YourNewLifePlan membership health programmes I’ll be giving a much more comprehensive structure and training around water and hydration to really appreciate the benefits to your hormones and health of body and mind.
Wishing you Health and Happiness!
Helping busy ladies naturally create harmony and health through the menopause years and beyond. Regain control, confidence, and be free to live the life they choose.
A full hysterectomy in her 30s led nutritional therapist and health coach Clare on an amazing adventure exploring the many opportunities available to manage her enforced menopause and create long-term health.
Clare prefers the natural approach, and qualifying in nutritional therapy gave her the confidence to come off HRT, take back control of her life and health, and look forward to living the best third of her life free of prescription drugs. Understanding the importance of creating harmony of health of both body and mind through menopause and beyond, she’s now on a mission to inspire, educate and empower other women, too. Help them create their ‘new life’.
Click HERE to find out more about how Clare shares her years of exploring, experience and knowledge through 1:1 consultations, speaking and online programmes, and where you can request a FREE 30 minute consultation with Clare to discuss any personal menopause/health concerns you may have.
Member of the British Menopause Society
Award winning Menopause Coach and Educator
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