You know the statistic: your body is 75% water. So you try to carry a water bottle with you every day and drink water at meals.
But just drinking more water is not the answer for keeping you well hydrated. Two little organs hold the key.
Correcting dehydration and reversing its symptoms are not as simple as how much water you consume.Dehydration can be a sign of adrenal fatigue.
Water is essential to life, but you may not be getting enough, even if you drink water daily! Discover why in this article - including 11 important tips from Dr. Leonard Smith, renowned gastrointestinal, vascular and general surgeon.
For more symptoms of adrenal fatigue read: Adreanal Fatigue, Symptoms & Solutions for this Underreported Condition Even Your Doctor Doesn't Know.
Your adrenals are two small glands that sit on top of your kidneys, and along with your thyroid, create energy. They also secrete important hormones, including aldosterone.
Aldosterone is a hormone secreted by your adrenals that regulates water levels and the concentration of minerals, like sodium, in your body1, helping you stay hydrated.
Your adrenals are also responsible for regulating your stress response. Stress is so common today that it has become chronic for most people, creating a state of adrenal fatigue. When your body is stressed, more aldosterone and sodium circulate in your system. Once the stress is over, aldosterone levels fall and sodium must leave your bloodstream.
The sodium passes through your kidneys and exits your body as urine, taking water with it.
If you experience high stress levels on a regular basis, you will weaken your adrenals and dehydrate your body. And even if you drink a lot of water, you may not be getting the hydration you need!
If you want to feel more energetic and improve your health, then you need to nourish your adrenals to improve hydration!
Here are some guidelines from Dr. Leonard Smith, renowned gastrointestinal, vascular and general surgeon, on how to hydrate properly:
We all need adequate amounts of water to live and we need strong adrenals to keep our fluid and mineral levels stable.
If you're drinking a lot of water without feeling hydrated OR if you are experiencing symptoms of adrenal fatigue, start nourishing your adrenals now. Drinking high quality water is only part of the equation. Getting your minerals by following The Body Ecology Way program with its great-tasting foods and its 7 healthy eating principles will help you restore your adrenals and hydrate your entire body for a longer, healthier life.
For more information, read Adrenal Fatigue: Symptoms & Solutions for this Under-Reported Condition Even Your Doctor Doesn't Know.
Adrenals and Hydration. Leonard Smith, M.D.
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