De-Hydration, is it water or something else?

Whatever the cause, de-hydration can result in significant impairment of cellular function and health. The relative contribution of malnutrition relative to dehydration is specific to each individual. This must be looked at from the perspective of chronic versus acute imbalances in any case. Water can be the best solution for the dilution of pollution. That being said, the chemicals that are generally most dangerous to us are fat-soluble ones, which are what commercial farmers spray on crops in the form of herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, rodenticides and many others out there.

So, if you drink enough water but the toxicity level is too high to deal with via water and normal detoxification pathways, or the problem chemicals are fat soluble and the person’s liver isn’t adequately supported with the nutrition needed to break down fat soluble toxins, then it is the chemicals and nutrition that should be addressed. A person can be drinking an adequate volume of water, yet still be dehydrated. This is common with people using reverse osmosis filters, which often produce water that is acidic (below 7pH) and is stripped of essential minerals and other life elements normally found in quality drinking water.

This also occurs when people drink distilled water because it sucks the minerals and salts out of cells. For example, the body tries to even out the sodium potassium balance between intracellular and extracellular water/spaces.

Does eating organic foods help?

A person can be eating a high quality organic diet, and still have many clear indicators of malnutrition. This happens when the body can’t effectively digest, metabolize, assimilate or eliminate the foods effectively.

Two common causes of this problem are fungal and parasitic infections. Anything that causes leaky gut syndrome is a major concern here. Three of the main causes of leaky gut are stress, alcohol consumption and drug side effects. These three things may also be a cause of de-hydration.

As you can see from the majority of my writings, there isn’t nor shouldn’t be simply one approach to matters of health. There are numerous approaches that often times should be taken together or as a whole. Hydration is no exception, it is important to identify all the factors that may be affecting you and treat them as a whole.