Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Keeping your Body Hydrated - A Basic Secret of Women's Health

This post is an introduction to another post which will, G-d willing be a little more polished and researched.

One of the techniques that I use as a medium of treatment is that of Brain Gym which is a part of Educational Kinesiology. Educational Kinesiology was developed to facilitate whole brain learning. One of the key principles and practices of this therapeutic modality is the importance of drinking water. This is what, G-d willing, I hope to write up in a little more detail.

What I want to highlight here is the importance of ensuring that you keep yourself hydrated. On a regular day, a normal human body requires 8 glasses of water each day. In the summer heat in Israel, often one needs to drink more than this.

Not only does the brain and the body require this in order to learn to the optimum, but the basic physiology requires fluid in order to function effectively. If one does not drink sufficiently, the body can begin to complain with nausea, dizziness, stomach pain, diarrhoea or constipation, headaches. One may or may not feel thirsty or have a dry throat. Ones eyes can also begin to feel dry and ones vision can blur for those of us prone to low blood pressure.

Through my practise, I treat a number of women. Amongst these are women who are expecting and or nursing. While it is easy to contribute these symptoms to pregnancy, the truth is that no amount of healing or brain gym or onebrain or other techniques will replace the fluid that a woman's body requires in order to prepare the womb to house the foetus or to maintain the pregnancy. Only drinking adequate amounts of fluid, especially water will do this for you.

For those who are both nursing and expecting, the body has even more need for fluids. In order to produce the milk necessary for the baby who is nursing, the body requires fluid. As already stated, the womb requires fluid, this is what makes up the bulk of the amniotic fluid.

While it is always wonderful to have new clients, if you experience the above symptoms, and have only had 1 or 2 glasses of fluid the whole day, (as a few recent clients have) try making sure you have had sufficient to drink before turning to a therapist and certainly before getting upset if the therapist needs to refer you for either an infusion or to obtain a product such as rehydrate from the pharmacy. Very often just drinking water can do the magic trick. If you are struggling to get that down, try some weak tea either with milk or with half a teaspoon or sugar or honey.

If you regularly experience difficulty in drinking sufficient fluids, talk to your local dietician to find out what combination of fluids are best for your system. Some people need to drink a certain amount of pure fruit juice, tea or coffee as well as the 8 glasses of water in the day. Others need only the water. Each body is different and it is invaluable to get to know how to keep your body hydrated so that you can function feel good and function to your optimum.

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