We do not suffer from pharmaceutical deficiencies, but from a lack of the building blocks that our bodies require to function.
My goal is to help you understand how to listen to your body's language of symptoms, and empower you with the insight to restore your body to vibrant health.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Hear Your Body Speak

It is not so hard to learn your body’s language, much easier than learning a foreign language.  All you have to do is pay attention to the signals.

When you feel thirsty, it is your body signaling that more water is needed for it to function properly. Ignore the message, and there may be consequences.  It’s just like ignoring the “Check Engine” light on your car.  
Dehydration causes an accumulation of extra fluid in your body, camel like.  Ever wonder why the first instructions in a weight loss plan says to drink a large amount of water daily?  That’s because you will shed the extra water stored on your body, instantly slimming and dropping pounds!  Not to mention feeling better.

Thirst eventually disappears, like the “Check Engine” light burning out. You may instead feel hungry a lot.  Your body is trying to send you an urgent signal, so maybe this message will grab your attention.

There are worsening consequences with continued dehydration.   Blood gets thicker, which causes elevation in blood pressure and strain on heart valves as the heart pushes harder to move the thickened blood.  Blood clots easier, resulting in increased heart attacks and strokes even at younger age groups. Waste products accumulate. The lymphatic system is your garbage removal service, and is unable to move the now toxic, thickened lymph fluid uphill from your legs to your heart.  This may manifest as leg swelling, or leg cramps especially at night.  And accumulated toxins may increase risks of cancer and autoimmune disorders.

Feeling thirsty?  Go enjoy some good water.  Your body will love you for it.