The Call of the Water

Water fasts give all your organs the day off.

A water fast cleanses each organ quicker.  Food doesn’t go through the process of breaking down the foods and liquids first.

If you are slightly toxic, beginning with a water fast is best. A water fast is the best way to give your organs the day off. Whether you choose a 1-day, 2-day or 3-day water fast is up to you.

The choice begins with knowing your body.

  • Have you ever done a water fast?
  • How did you feel?
  • How long did you do it?

The healthier you are the easier it is to do.

Always talk to your doctor before starting any fast.  Know your medical issues, medication issues or other problems before starting.

A fast or detox that can add serious problems to your health, isn’t something you want to play with. Your pharmacist will know more about the medications you take.  Ask them if a water fast will interfere with any of the medications.

A water fast is exactly what it says.  You drink water only.

That’s it, for the whole day (or 2 or 3 days).

The most important part of the water fast is making sure you drink enough water.  It’s important to flush out the liver (and other organs).

  • How much is enough water?
  • The least amount should be no less than 70 ounces/day.
  • More water is better and less won’t do the job.
  • Did you know 55% of Americans don’t drink enough water?

Did You Know?

One reason for severe dry skin may be dehydration.  Rehydrating skin is vital to your skin’s health and entire body.

Dry skin and water go hand in hand.  If you’re dehydrated, your skin needs rehydrating to keep all your organs working properly.

Dehydrated skin has the appearance that is dull and leathery.  You can see a rough, dried, leathery appearance when looking at someone’s face.

How Dehydration Looks on Your Skin

The face, neck, and hands are the last place water and nutrients go.  If you’re dehydrated, you’ll see and feel on your hands and face first, next is your lips.

Dehydrated lips look like raisins.  The creases around the mouth are deeper.  Sometimes you see cracks or actual bleeding fissures on the lips.  Last, you’ll see it on the feet, legs, and so forth.

The more dehydrated you get, the more rough and leathery the skin looks.

Unfortunately, once you’re dehydrated, applying moisturizers or oils won’t help enough.  The only way to have soft supple skin is rehydrating the skin and body with lots and lots of water.

If You Are Slightly Toxic:

  • Beginning with a water fast is best.
  • A water fast is the best way to give your organs the day off.
  • Whether you choose a 1-day, 2-day or 3-day water fast is up to you.

The choice begins with knowing your body.

  • Have you ever done a water fast?
  • How did you feel?
  • How long did you do it?
  • The healthier you are the easier it is to do.

Always talk to your doctor before starting any fast.  Know your medical issues, medication issues or other problems before starting.

A fast or detox that can add serious problems to your health, isn’t something you want to play with.

Your pharmacist will know more about the medications you take.  Ask them if a water fast or detox will interfere with any of the medications.

Dehydration Cost Me $200.00!

About 12 years ago, I was in school full-time, working, and rearing children on my own.

It was a lot to juggle so I decided to forgo a few luxuries – one being drinking a lot of water.  Less water meant less trips to the bathroom (it made sense at the time!).

After a few months of my “genius plan,” my lips were cracking and they looked like a deflated balloon.

On top of that, my mouth was watering.  It caused a lot of swallowing.  My mouth was severely dry, and my tongue swelled, which made talking difficult.

Try being a speaker with a mouth that is drier than the Sierra Desert!

It was so miserable!

My symptoms included:

  • Dehydration,
  • Increased swallowing,
  • Dry mouth,
  • and swollen tongue

I went to the doctor.

Of course, my mind went to the worst-case scenario.  I thought I had some serious disease that made me swallow a lot.

Within 25 seconds, the doctor diagnoses me with dehydration and hands me a bill for $175. Almost two hundred dollars to say “drink water.”

It took me 3 months to rehydrate my skin. To this day, it seems like my body is still unforgiving.  Even missing a glass or two (an 8 oz. glass or two) my body responds like it did when I was severely dehydrated.

If you think you’re dehydrated, it’s important not to delay hydrating yourself. Especially if you have dry skin and you don’t drink enough water.  Those who have dry skin need more water than those with other skin types.

Rehydrating Skin When Health is Involved

Sometimes a thyroid problem, diabetes, or a medication can cause dehydration.  If that may be the case, speak with your doctor.  Your doctor will get you on the right track.

If your dehydration is from lack of water or drinking coffee or alcohol – start chugging water!

Do You Know about Water and Dry Skin Health?

  • The skin makes up 50-70% of the body weight.
  • Water is essential to the health of the skin and body.
  • It sustains cell health.
  • It aids in elimination of toxins.
  • Helps regulate elimination

When We Drop Just 2% of Water, We Have

  • Difficulty in comprehension
  • It slows down metabolism
  • Causes day time fatigue
  • Causes fuzzy memory
  • Harms short term memory

Long-term Dehydration Leads to:

  • Muscle cramping
  • Severe dry skin
  • Brain fuzziness
  • Depression
  • Slows down metabolism
  • Slows down body response
  • Aids in eliminating toxins
  • Constipation to serious constipation.  It can also cause the body to “unlearn” how to eliminate if you’ve been constipated for a long time.
  • High blood pressure
  • Uremia
  • Gallstones
  • Kidney disease and kidney stones
  • Joint aches and problems

When I have clients tell me that they are having memory problems I always ask them how much water they drink.

I start them on a rehydrating skin regimen immediately if they are extremely dehydrated.

Dehydration means giving your body a large amount of water.  That means 64 ounces, and 8-16 ounces more a day, for total hydration. It seems like a lot but starting slow, so your body can get used to extra water.  In the beginning, you’ll feel like you’re in the bathroom all day.  :0).

That may happen.  Over time, your bladder will adjust and it won’t be so hard! I wish you all the success.

I had to hydrate my skin, yes, it was hard in the beginning, but now I have such soft supple skin that it’s well worth it!

Rehydrating Skin Regimen

Week 1: Assess how much water you drink a day.  Keep a daily log.  You’ll be surprised how little you are actually getting daily!  Drink just one extra glass/bottle of water daily.

Week 2: Calculate how much water you drink daily and add 8 ounces more a day.

Week 3: Add 12 ounces more to week 2’s amount (20 ounces) daily, in addition to how much you drank in week 1.  (Week 1 [16.9 ounces] + week 2 [8 ounces] + week 3 [12 ounces] = 36.9 ounces plus what you normally drink.

Week 4 and beyond: Continue adding 8 ounces of water each week until you are drinking 64 ounces.  Then add 16 ounces until you’re fully hydrated.  It can be months before you hydrated your skin.

Maintenance: maintain drinking 64 ounces of water a day.

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