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Why Dehydration May be a Hidden Cause of YOUR Health Issues (Facebook LIVE Replay)

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11 Ways Dehydration is to Blame for Your Health Issues

Dehydration is a hidden cause of many ailments, and 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Chances are, you suffer from at least one of the following symptoms, which may be alleviated simply by drinking more water.

1. Constipation

The colon requires a lot of water to eliminate waste properly. Without it, waste moves through the large intestine slowly or not at all.

2. Excess Weight

 It’s no secret that water can aid in weight loss, and not getting enough water will cause your body to pack on the pounds.

3. Lack of Energy

 When we don’t get enough water, the enzymatic activity in the body slows down, resulting in fatigue.

4. High Cholesterol

 The body produces more cholesterol in order to prevent water loss from the cells when we are dehydrated.

5. Skin Problems

 It’s no secret that dry skin is one of the first signs of dehydration. But you can also attribute premature wrinkles, psoriasis, dermatitis and discoloration to a lack of water which makes the skin more susceptible to these issues due to not being able to properly eliminate toxins through the pores.

6. Respiratory Issues

 The amount of histamine in our bodies increases as our water levels decrease, and airways are restricted in order to conserve water.

7. Bladder & Kidney Issues

 Toxins build up in our systems when we don’t have an adequate intake of water, and can lead to infection, inflammation and pain in our bladder and kidneys.

8. High Blood Pressure

 Blood thickens and leads to increased blood pressure when we are dehydrated.

9. Premature Aging

 Chronic dehydration can weaken our organs including the skin, resulting in an aged appearance. Staying hydrated plumps up the skin cells and helps us to appear more youthful.

10. Digestive Issues

Lack of water and alkaline minerals can wreak havoc on our digestive systems, resulting in ulcers, gastritis and acid reflux.

11. Joint Pain/Stiffness

 Joint pain and stiffness may be a result of a lack of water, which is used to cushion joints and help them move properly.
So how much water should you be drinking? We recommend a minimum of half your body weight in ounces daily. Why? Because that’s how much you lose each day through breathing, sweating, urinating and defecating. Consuming less than what you are losing is bound to lead to at least one of the above problems. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, exercising rigorously or living in a hot climate you should aim to drink even more than the minimum.
Ionized alkaline water from an electric water ionizer is believed by Japanese scientists to be even more hydrating than standard water and to hydrate on a cellular level. It makes the alkaline minerals in your water bioavailable and does not result in a waterlogged feeling, allowing you to drink more with ease.

9 Common Pregnancy Side Effects Ionized Alkaline Water Can Alleviate

Pregnancy tends to come with a host of uncomfortable and annoying side effects, however many of them are related to dehydration and can be easily alleviated by drinking enough filtered water.

Ionized alkaline water is particularly effective because it is supercharged with antioxidants and bioavailable alkaline minerals. It is also believed to be up to six times more hydrating than tap or bottled water, and has an alkaline pH which is beneficial to overall health.

Here are 9 common pregnancy side effects that can be remedied with ionized alkaline water:

1. Constipation

Up to 50% of women suffer from constipation at some point during their pregnancy. Reasons include increased progesterone, added pressure of the uterus on the rectum in late pregnancy, and increased iron supplementation. Drinking plenty of water can easily help alleviate constipation by lubricating the intestines and flushing waste out more effectively.

2. Swollen hands and feet

Ironically, water retention is a sign of dehydration. Your body holds onto excess water out of desperation and fear of not having enough water based on your water intake habits. This is common in the last trimester of pregnancy, when you should be drinking more water to compensate for the extra weight gain. By drinking a minimum of half your body weight in ounces daily, you allow your body to relax and let go of the excess water, only keeping what it really needs.

3. Lower back pain

Increased weight and pressure of the uterus commonly result in lower back pain in pregnant women, particularly in the second and third trimesters. Lower back pain is often a symptom of dehydration, because when the discs that cushion the gaps in between vertebrae are not well lubricated they create friction and inflammation which causes pain. Drinking water can help lubricate the discs in the spinal cord and alleviate the pain. Soaking a rag in strong ionized alkaline water and applying topically to the pain site is also very effective at temporarily relieving pain.

4. Heartburn/indigestion

Heartburn and indigestion are other side effects of increased progesterone and a growing uterus during pregnancy. Aiming to drink your water between meals instead of during meals can help prevent heartburn and indigestion, and drinking a cool glass of water while experiencing this pain can help alleviate it.

5. Morning sickness

The true cause of morning sickness is a lack of alkaline minerals because our bodies require increased levels of alkaline minerals during pregnancy to help develop the fetus. When we don’t have an ample supply of alkaline minerals we force our bodies to steal from our bones, muscles and teeth whenever we eat and drink acidic foods like hamburgers and soda. A sudden shift in our pH balance during pregnancy can result in morning sickness, so the key is to drink plenty of ionized alkaline water and eat an abundance of alkaline foods.

According to author Sang Whang, “Before a woman becomes pregnant, she should drink ample amount of alkaline water to avoid morning sickness and have a healthy baby. Without enough alkaline minerals, the woman ages considerably during pregnancy and may experience all kinds of post-delivery problems.”

6. Dry itchy skin

A growing pregnant belly stretches the skin and often results in dry, itchy skin. Staying properly hydrated can help skin stay smooth and supple and prevent itching.

7. Poor sleep

Poor sleep is common throughout pregnancy due to increased hormones, frequent urination, anxiety, discomfort, and other annoying side effects. Ionized alkaline water from an electric water ionizer has been found to promote better sleep overall. Pregnant women should attempt to fulfill their daily water quota by early evening to help prevent additional late night treks to the bathroom.

8. Low energy/fatigue

Low energy and fatigue are common in early and late pregnancy due to increased hormones and added weight, often compounded by a lack of quality sleep. Ionized alkaline water has been found to increase energy, because being properly hydrated helps the body function better on all levels. Pregnant women should attempt to meet their daily water quota by early evening to prevent additional late night trips to the restroom.

9. Brain Fog

They say that a woman’s brain shrinks 4% during pregnancy, which often   results in temporary forgetfulness. Ionized alkaline water has been shown to   improve memory and reduce brain fog by keeping the brain fully hydrated and   thus better able to function on all levels.

Remember the quality of the water you drink is just as important as the quantity. Most bottled waters are acidic and actually rob the body of alkaline minerals, while unfiltered tap water carries many chemicals and contaminants. Invest in a Chanson water ionizer today and enjoy fresh filtered ionized alkaline water for pennies on the gallon!