Could Your Health Symptoms be Rooted in Dehydration?
By Tracy Duhs, Functional Medicine Practitioner
Do you ever feel like you are drinking enough water but still experience symptoms of dehydration?
You are not alone. Many people feel this way. I run a functional medicine retreat center in San Diego and believe it or not, one of the most common root causes of our patients health issues is dehydration. This chronic dehydration of cells is often masked in symptoms such as:
• Brain Fog
• False hunger pangs
• Unnecessary weight gain
• Sugar cravings
• Autoimmune conditions
The list goes on…
Our bodies are bio electric. Without properly balanced minerals in our system, we are unable to effectively charge our cells up. When our cells aren’t charged they will fail to communicate with one another. Inhibited cellular communication is one of the leading causes of diseased cells. Cells are constantly regenerating and micronutrients are required for cellular regeneration.
Look at your cell phone, what happens when it’s cells aren’t charged?
Isn’t it funny that we know how to charge the cells of our devices but not our very own bodies?
We depend on charged cells in order to hydrate adequately, especially for structured cellular hydration.
There are 74 trace elements/minerals required in order to build healthy new cells. When these elements are placed into a liquid solution they are called electrolytes.
Electrolytes are minerals in your body that carry an electric charge. Electrolytes are important because they help balance the amount of water in your body. You need these electrolytes in order for the water you are drinking to effectively enter your cells and exit your cells as needed. You may be drinking a sufficient amount of water but if the water you are drinking is void of balanced minerals, then you will most likely experience dehydration.
This is why it is best to choose spring water over filtered water.
Sure, filtered water is chemically clean of contamination but it is also void of minerals and therefore does not carry a charge and will not activate your body’s charge potential to carry out all of the biochemical processes that are needed in order to be healthy.
Water is essential in every single biochemical process in our body.
Because of commercial farming as well as other assaults on our environment, it is impossible to get all of the critical elements needed to thrive.
Science has proven that the ocean is the only place on earth, where we can naturally find all of the minerals and trace elements needed for biogenesis.
Did you know that sea water contains 78 elements? Yes! It’s incredible.
I personally add ocean sea plasma minerals to my water because the ocean plasma is identical to the plasma profile we should have in our own blood plasma. I say “should” because many of us are missing some of these critical elements and that is why our bodies are unable to function optimally.