How drinking water can help some of your Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue symptoms

How drinking water can help some of your Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue symptoms

We need our digestion to be working properly to absorb the water we drink.

Read below to find out:

1.  Symptoms of dehydration.

2.  Things we drink and eat that actually make us dehydrated.

3.  Easy things you can do to water to help you want to drink it.

4.  When to not drink water.

5.  Chilled water, why you should not rely on it to hydrate you.

6.  How Personal Tuning can help absorb water better by helping stress and irritable bowel.

Here are some facts first:
Our bodies are made up of 60% water.

Our brain and heart are composed of 73% water.

Our lungs are 83% water.

Our skin contains 64% water.

Our muscles and kidneys are 79%.

Even our bones are 31% water.

So, it makes sense that if we are dehydrated, the cells in the body will not be able to function as well as they should. 

1.  Symptoms of dehydration.

You can start getting cramps, pain, headaches, bad breath, dry skin, cravings for sweet things, foggy thinking and fatigue.  These are similar to some of the symptoms you are probably already getting.  So when you are having a 'bad' day, you may be dehydrated.

Those of us that are susceptible to the above symptoms, people with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue, need to make sure we are not making them worse by being dehydrated.

2.  Things we drink and eat that actually make us dehydrated.

Black tea, coffee, and chocolate contain caffeine which acts as a diuretic (increase urination) and so take water away from the body and we can't count them as part of our water intake. Not drinking enough water, alcohol, high stress, imbalanced hormones, diabetes and some medications can also dehydrate your body.

If you notice your urine is a dark colour, this can indicate you need to drink more water.  If you are someone that doesn’t sweat/perspire when you exercise hard this can indicate dehydration.

Try to have about 2 litres of water per day.  This includes herbal tea and green tea.  Don't overdo your water though as you can become depleted in minerals.  If you exercise and perspire a lot, increase your water but keep it under 4 litres.

3.  Easy things you can do to water to help you want to drink it.

Make the decision to drink more water, some ways to help you stick to this are:

a.  Track it in your diary.

b.  Have a favourite drink bottle with you at all times.  Decide how many bottles you need to make up about 2 litres.  Mine is an insulated bottle and takes 500ml so I need to drink 4 of these a day.

c.  When I am at home, I pour from this bottle into a large glass with a stainless-steel straw in it.  I find the straw makes it easier to drink and it seems more like a treat.

d.  When I go away for a couple of days, I take my water with me in bottles.  I use filtered water, tap water contains chlorine which is not good for your body and I don’t like the taste.  I don’t like to buy bottled water because of the plastic that can leach into it but if all I have is bottled water then I buy it rather than be dehydrated.

e.  If all you have is tap water when you need water then that’s different, better than being dehydrated. 

f.  Add some lemon, lime, mint, raspberries, lemon balm, fresh ginger, watermelon, cucumber, strawberries to make it taste better.

g. Drink boiled water with some cold added, in the winter.  You can add some lemon for vitamin C and good health.  If you drink lemon, rinse out your mouth afterward or before you brush your teeth as the acid can affect your teeth.

4.  When to not drink water.

It is best not to drink with or immediately after meals and it dilutes your stomach acid which breaks down your food. If you don’t break your food down properly you will get gas and bloating as the food ferments in the lower half of your digestive tract.

5.  Chilled water, why you should not rely on it to hydrate you.

Chilled water can interfere with digestion.  The cold contracts your blood vessels.  It can hinder absorbing nutrients.  Extra mucous is produced as a protection barrier as your body tries to regulate the temperature rather than concentrate on digestion.  It can increase your chances of getting a sore throat and stuffy nose. The chilled water can solidify the fats you eat and make them hard to digest.  Your body has a hard time absorbing chilled water.  So maybe you could drink this as a treat now and then instead of regularly.

It is important to have room temperature water or warmer.

6.  How the Aches Away & Energize Health Program can help you absorb water better by helping stress and irritable bowel.

Those of us who are in the Aches Away & Energize Health Program find the typical symptoms we had that are similar to the symptoms in dehydration start to resolve by doing some of the things taught in the Program.
•The Personal Tuning and the PNT helps more blood go to the Digestive System to heal it and provide oxygen for cell energy.
•Personal Tuning and PNT take us out of Stress Mode/Fight or Flight (Sympathetic).  In Sympathetic dominance the blood (therefore nutrients and oxygen) to the digestive system is diverted to the muscles so we can run from danger. 
•It takes us back to a relaxed state (Parasympathetic).  We now have a good blood supply to our digestive system. Irritable bowel can improve and we can absorb the water we drink.
•PNT can help relax tension over and in the whole digestive system allowing more blood to flow into the area.  Herbal Medicine (if you choose to have it) can help heal the digestive system and relax it. 
•Drink water!  You can do it!

If you have Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue and live in NZ, Australia, Canada or UK, this Program could be right for you.

If this interests you and you want to learn more about it, you think this offer is right for you, and you want to reduce your pain and wake up feeling energized so you can enjoy your life again, apply for a free Health Assessment call on this link and we will figure out if it is right for you and we will go from there:

On the call I find out exactly what’s happening for you. 

I go through exactly what’s in the program and the benefits you get from it.

We can definitely discuss if it is right for you but either way you will go away from our call with options that can help you improve your health plus a Stress Buster Idea Sheet, if you would like it.

We also have a Facebook Group you are welcome to join us for more free tips: 

The percentage information above was taken from: H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158


Posted: Sat 23 Jan 2021