Back pain got you down?
In this Water Wednesday episode we talk about ways you can find natural relief.
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A lot of what we’re going to talk about can be applied to most types of pain, not just back pain. All painkillers are acidic and thus harmful to the body so let’s talk about a natural solution.
REMEMBER, 75% of AMERICANS ARE CHRONICALLY DEHYDRATED
If you are not drinking a minimum of half your body weight in ounces of water—not soda, not coffee, not even reverse osmosis or distilled water—daily, you are losing more water than you are consuming and thus you are dehydrated.
Lower back pain may actually be a sign of dehydration according to Bob McCauley, author of The Miraculous Properties of Ionized Water. The reason that all of those other beverages aren’t hydrating is due to the fact they are acidic—even many bottled waters on the market are acidic and dehydrating! This then upsets our acidic-alkaline balance, which German researchers also concluded may contribute to the symptoms of lower back pain.
PAIN CAUSED BY DEHYDRATION
Our spinal chords contain several discs which cushion the gaps in between vertebrae. When these discs become dehydrated, back pain and discomfort can result. So if you do not have muscular or spinal damage, then dehydration is most likely the cause of your back pain and re-hydration is a simple solution.
IONIZED ALKALINE WATER
Ionized water is believed by Japanese scientist to hydrate 6X better and on a cellular level due to its microcluster size which is more easily absorbed by the body. It is also alkaline (the opposite of acidic) so it nourishes the body instead of robbing it of minerals the way acidic liquids do. It makes the minerals in the water more bioavailable.
In one German study, 82 people who suffered from lower back pain were given supplements of alkaline minerals over a period of four weeks. 76 of them experienced a drop in their ARS (Arhus low back pain rating scale), with an average drop of 49%!
In addition to hydrating the body with alkaline ionized water which may help prevent lower back pain, a topical application of high alkaline water often provides temporary pain relief. Just soak a rag in 10+ pH alkaline water and apply to the sore area. The alkaline water neutralizes inflammation in the muscle and reduces oxidation which is a byproduct of inflammation. This is a non-addictive, all natural remedy.
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