Man drinking a glass of water

Drinking Water Does Not Equal Hydration

I can’t tell you how many people have come to me drinking a gallon or more of water per day yet they look like a shriveled-up prune or raisin.

Then as soon as they decrease their water intake and start clearing stress, fixing sleep or digestive issues, and substituting in whole foods for pseudo foods they start looking and acting like fresh plums and grapes again.

Hydration isn’t just about water intake. It’s about reducing inflammation and the toxic burden in our bodies.

When our body is in a state of high pollution from stress, processed foods, medications, chronic infections, pesticide residues, and the like, water gets stuck outside of the cell in the extracellular space trying to dilute all of the pollutants.

We can continue to pump water in but we are just adding more stress to our being and filling up the extracellular space, and then you’re likely to feel heavy, puffy, bloated and even have edema.

So, yes drink water and aim for about 1/3 of your body weight in ounces of water daily but remember that drinking water does not equal hydration. Be sure to also consider your sleep, your stress response, the margin you are giving yourself in life, and the food you are putting into your body.

Want to accumulate more health? Check out this post on How to Breathe For Abundant Health.

Have you noticed a difference between drinking water and feeling hydrated? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.

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