CAFFEINE: Now that we know the importance of water, let’s look at caffeine and it’s effect on health. Caffeine in low doses (under 100mg/day) is not an issue. The problem with caffeine is when it’s consumed in moderate to high doses. At those levels, caffeine has disastrous effects on the immune system because it overstimulates the adrenal glands. Over time, moderate caffeine consumption can weaken the adrenals causing to a vicious cycle of fatigue (leading you to need more caffeine), causing the blood sugar mechanism to over-react causing low blood sugar and let’s not forget the diuretic effect of caffeine which if not counteracted by adding more water can lead to loss of bodily fluids and a loss of nutrients. At higher levels (500 mg or more), caffeine can cause increased blood pressure, anxiety, heart palpitation and even osteoporosis to name a few. We have to reduce or even eliminate caffeine in our diets. So many people rely on sodas, energy drinks and let’s not forget the variety of heavily caffeinated coffees and teas. Always choose organic (non-organic coffee and tea are contaminated with pesticides) caffein free teas and coffees and if you have to have a cup, make sure you’re not exceeding 100mg of caffeine/day. ... See MoreSee Less
One of the most basic (and overlooked) nutrients is water! It’s an essential part of maintaining overall health as it has so many functions: *transports nutrients, hormones and chemical messengers to the right sites within our system *acts as a solvent to rid bloodstream of fat *dilutes toxins and waste products and escorts them out of the body *surrounds the brain and spinal cord with fluid to protect them from impact and much more!
In addition to maintaining health, water can also prevent as well as heal disease. Increased water intake can help heal ulcers and in fact some studies have shown a link between dehydration and heartburn, arthritis, back pain, high blood pressure, migraines, colitis and even asthma. (F. Batamanghelidj author of Your Body’s Many Cries for Water..www.watercure.com). Lack of water leads to dehydration and constipation which in turn can lead to numerous diseases!
To calculate the amount of water you need divide your weight by 2 to get the total daily oz of water then you can divide that number by 8 to calculate number of glasses of water. Other beverages that will also count towards hydration include: herbal (non-caffeinated) teas, vegetable broths, fresh vegetable juice, fresh coconut juice/water, bone broths.
Our life, our planet. Over 70% of the earth's surface is water. However, most of it—98%--is salt water. Only 2% of the earth's H20 is fresh water that we can drink, and of this, almost all is trapped in frozen glaciers.
You can feel healthy and gain health by changing your diet, supplementing and adding more raw foods BUT you also need to balance out the hormones and address environmental toxicity. The master hormone which declines around the age of 25 is HGH and this is our healing and anti-aging hormone and we need to boost this safely. Hormone imbalance is what causes things such as hot flashes (the highs and lows in our hormone levels), aging, decrease muscle mass and belly fat,so we need to pay attention to our hormones. #HGHgel #bioidenticalhormones #pellets ... See MoreSee Less
In our late 20’s, our level of HUman Growth Hormone begins to decline. HGH is really our youth hormone and short of the injections, there was nothing else. Now we have an option...homeopathic, Transdermal HGH gel you apply to thin parts of your skin. Some of the benefits are improved sleep (vivid dreams), muscle mass maintenance, weight loss, fat loss and much more. Reach out for more information. Maryam@utopiahealing.com. ... See MoreSee Less