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Meet Suzanne Nelson
I am here to help frustrated women who struggle with cravings, and hormonal and weight challenges. As a Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach, Yoga and Barre Instructor I am committed to creating a community of like-minded women who desire to heal their bodies naturally through clean eating, exercise and Essential Oil applications.
It's always been a bit of a mystery to me why some people drink enough water daily without giving it much thought, while others that I coach will increase their water intake for about a month, and then if I don't stay on them... seem to fall of the wagon. I come up with water recipes for them, and I have many clients who add the Lemon Essential Oil or Wild Orange to their water to keep it tasty and easier to drink, but still....some people just won't stick with it.
Let's talk about this. Let's discuss why drinking at least half of your body weight in ounces per day is so important for your health. Many of us can learn to drink water while participating in the 21-Day Cleanse.
It is the first habit we learn when going through Health Coaching, learning Clean Eating strategies or participating in a detox.
If you do not drink enough, sweat too much, or have severe diarrhea, you can become dehydrated. Mild to moderate dehydration isn’t that dangerous and can be corrected by drinking more fluids.
Here are some signs and symptoms of mild to moderate dehydration:
Having a dry mouth
Feeling fatigued or sleepy all the time
Having increased thirstiness
Having a decreased urine output with urine that is more yellow that it usually is
Having dry or flaky skin
Having a headache from low blood volume in the brain
Crying without have many tears
If the dehydration is allowed to worsen and you continue to lose body water, you may see the following signs and symptoms:
A severe reduction in the output of urine or the absence of urine at all. If there is any urine produced, it will be scant in amount and a deep yellow color or amber/brown color.
Lightheadedness or severe dizziness that is worse when you stand up or get up from a reclining position.
Orthostatic hypotension. This is a severe drop in blood pressure that occurs when you try to get up after sitting or lying down.
Rapid heart rate from the heart trying to compensate for a low blood volume.
Fever, which is usually low grade in nature
Seizures, which are usually grand mal seizures
Poor elasticity of the skin. When you pinch it, the skin tents up and doesn’t go back to its normal position.
Being lethargic or confused
Going into a coma
Suffering from extreme shock, which can be life threatening.
Dehydration has a way of sneaking up on you, especially if you are otherwise occupied with other things, such as the activity you are doing or are wrapped up in being sick with vomiting and diarrhea.
As soon as you start to feel the symptoms, you need to be thinking about hydrating yourself.
Treating Mild To Moderate Dehydration
If the symptoms are mild and you can still drink, try to step up the amount of fluids you are taking in. Water is perhaps the best choice for treating dehydration. Other good choices include Gatorade or PowerAde, which provide liquids plus electrolytes, which can be lost in sweating, vomiting, or having diarrhea.
If the problem is due to vomiting or diarrhea, you can buy some Pedialyte or your doctor may prescribe anti-emetic (anti-nausea) medication. These can be prescribed for you from your doctor.
Over the counter anti-diarrheal medication is another choice as long as the diarrhea isn’t from food poisoning. (In such cases, it is best to replace fluids only and allow the bacteria causing the diarrhea to flush out of your system).
Treating Severe Dehydration
If the dehydration is severe and you are suffering from some of the severe dehydration symptoms listed above, you need to consider checking yourself into a hospital and receiving IV fluids.
IV fluids have not only the water you need but contain sugars and salt solution that will restore your normal electrolyte balance. It can take as little as a liter of fluid to turn around the dehydration or as many as five or more liters of IV fluid.
Consequences Of Severe Dehydration
Besides seizures, one of the main consequences of severe dehydration includes damage to the kidneys. If the kidneys do not have fluid to flush through the tubules, you can actually suffer from acute kidney failure.
The kidneys can shut down and will only return to normal functioning with careful replacement of fluids and time. Replacing the fluids too fast, however, can result in cerebral edema and electrolyte disturbance within the brain.
To avoid these horrible consequences drink water regularly. This is easy when you always have access to water, by keeping a bottle of water in your car, and on your desk or near you wherever you work. You can even keep a small bottle in handbag and refill it throughout the day. Keep adding those Lemon or Wild Orange Essential Oil drops to your water to keep you detoxified and hydrated!
If you are ready to learn more about how your diet can affect not only your concentration, but hormones, toxicity and weight management, you would be a great candidate for my next "21-Day Cleanse" I start a new"21-Day Cleanse" Bootcamp every month, and we focus on Clean Eating and creating a better environment for health.
Get started today by downloading your FREE copy of "5 Foods That Will Help You Lose Weight Naturally"! You won't be disappointed, I KNOW you will come back to register for the next 21-Day Cleanse. Interested in knowing MORE about Essential Oils and their natural healing properties...Contact MeNow!