Listening to a video interview yesterday about hydration, something leapt out for me.
As you are probably aware, there's a whole story about alkaline water and an alkaline diet that doesn't help because the body naturally balances itself.
I've heard this trope many times over my 2 decades of involvement and I always ask:
How does the body balance itself if it has nothing to create balance? If we are high on acidic foods and low in alkaline foods, what is the body going to use to balance itself?
Back to the video.
The point came up about actual hydration when we drink water. How can we ensure that we get the water in our cells and around our cells to perform its many vital functions, vs. simply peeing it out?
The hydration expert used one word; electrolytes. Without electrolytes sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium, he said, the body is incapable of absorbing water properly.
It was a timely reminder for me. I've been a little lazy about my daily dose of exactly those four electrolyte hydrators, and recently I began to get cramps.. and to have dizziness if I suddenly stood up.
The dizziness was, of course, insufficient salt. I upped my quota of Celtic Sea salt on my morning supplement banquet, and in one day I was OK. The dizzies ceased.
But I also immediately pressed "RESET" on my daily practice of a teaspoon of Alkaline Booster, the synergistic blend (right proportions for maximum absorption).
If you can't manage to drink 8 glasses of water a day, think about the fact that the lesser amount you drink is further compromised by the inability to absorb it!
And of course, coming back to my original point of alkaline water and alkaline balance, I'm topping up my alkaline buffer daily: my storehouse at essential alkaline minerals so when my dear old body cries out for help to stem the acid tide, it has something on hand to IMMEDIATELY restore my vital alkaline balance.
Because the acid tide happens every day in every way. We live in an acidic environment. These last weeks have been acidifying whole nations as our bodies respond with inflammation in response to CV-19. Our snack food has become binge food. Our alcohol intake has also upped to counter the stress.
Acidifying, acidifying, acidifying!
BTW: We’ve just received our reformulated Alkaline Booster. If you have used it before and it was a little er.. grainy, Erica, our in-house naturopath has it sorted. Higher dissolving ability, better results. Thank you, Erica! (Again).