Tara Hitner is the owner of Holistic Healthy Heart in NYC – here is her recent post on hydration:
“Your cells need water for proper functioning. Without it they are slow/sluggish (conserving energy for mere survival). They do not have the energy to do their jobs: (Much like a person who falls asleep at their desk at 3:00 p.m.).
“The immune system becomes slow and tired and can’t handle the workload. Lots of work goes “unchecked”. Your cells are conserving energy to survive (priority) and will get to the other “work” when they have the energy again. If the resources never come, then the work i.e: waste removal, cancer cell clean up, digestion, brain functioning, etc…. can never catch up and get overwhelmed.
The result: “The weaker areas of an individual’s body (different reactions based on DNA, environmental, diet, etc…) will begin to break down.
“Listen to your body’s cues (big and small), to keep things in proper order. Understand that by the time you are thirsty you are already dehydrated.”
I could not pass this one up. I have been suffering (yes, that is the correct word) from dehydration for over a year now.
I am taking medications that ease the terrible electric-fire pain of a pinched nerve in my neck. The result is terrific dehydration. I have been dizzy, light headed, unable to make simple decisions, exhausted, and unable to sleep. Wow, that sounds like my whole life.