Are You Sick or Just Thirsty? Blog Series – Part 4

Do not wait until you feel thirsty!

Increasing your water intake is arguably the simplest and most inexpensive way to improve your overall health and slow down the aging process.

Here are a few guidelines to help you stay hydrated:

  • A pure source of water is essential. Drink only purified water (best options: under-the-sink RO system or
  • Drink one-half of your body weight (pounds) in ounces of water daily. In other words, if you weigh 140 pounds, you should drink 70 ounces of water daily. On average, men should consume about 3 liters (13 cups) and women about 2.2 liters (9 cups) of water each day.
  • Wake up with Water. Sleeping utilizes energy and water stores and leaves us dehydrated in the morning. Begin your day with 16 oz of water or more to replenish used stores and for colon cleansing purposes. This will in turn enhance metabolism and help you burn fat.
  • Minimize caffeine & alcohol consumption. Also, eliminate consumption of soft and energy drinks. Diuretics further dehydrate the body and strip it of valuable mineral and alkaline buffering stores. This leads to chronic conditions and further tissue insult.
  • Increase your water intake in the following situations: hot or humid temperature, high altitude (above 8,200 feet), high exercise levels, illness or fever, diarrhea, vomiting, infections of the bladder or urinary tract, pregnancy/breast feeding, and increased consumption of coffee, tea, soda, alcohol and energy drinks.
  • Think water first. Whenever you are experiencing low energy and/or bodily symptoms, go to water first. Sprinkle a little pink salt in 16-24 oz of water and drink up. The minerals, alkalinity, & hydration will fuel, replenish & stabilize your cells.
  • Drink continuously. Do not wait until you feel thirsty! Drink at least 4 oz every 30 minutes during the day. Cut this off about 15 minutes before each meal and pick back up roughly 30-60 minutes after meals.
  • Opt for room-temperature over cold or iced water, which is easier on your digestive system.
  • Drink magnesium throughout the day. Magnesium helps to calm the brain and relax the blood vessels. It also helps to optimize hydration. Take 1 scoop in water 2-3 times throughout the day and you will notice increased energy and mental alertness, reduced stress hormone production, and deeper sleep at night.
  • If you struggle to remain hydrated try the following small steps that can make a big difference in your hydration levels:
    • Buy a decorative water dispenser and bond with it (no kidding).
    • Add the following wholesome fresh ingredients to invigorate your water: cucumber, lemon or lime, ginger, or mint.
    • Try to drink 1 liter of water first thing in the morning – to set you up for the rest of the day day.
    • Download an app that will easily track your daily water intake (best options: Daily Water App, Hydro Coach App, and Water Drink Reminder App).
  • Consume a mineral-rich diet high in vegetables, fruits and nuts.
  • Infuse your water with positive energy– bless it and thank it. Also, attach positive words of affirmation to your water source (as suggested by the work of Masaru Emoto)
  • And last, install a shower filter. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and it absorbs water, including all of its contaminants, into your cells. An effective shower filter will eliminate chlorine, chemicals, bacteria, pesticides, and inhibit the growth of scale, algae, fungi, and mold plus restore what your hard, chemical filled water did to your hair, skin and nails.



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Distress or Chronic Stress

Distress or chronic stress is uncontrollable, prolonged, or overwhelming stress. Once stress becomes distress, the body manages to survive though not always to thrive. For example, when faced with periods of chronic stress, the body’s immune system function is lowered, and the digestive, excretory, and reproductive systems no longer function the way they should. In a state of distress, the cells of the immune system (and other body systems) are unable to respond normally and produce levels of inflammation which increase the risk of further health issues.


Homeostasis refers to your body’s ability to regulate itself and maintain a comparatively stable internal environment despite external and internal conditions and events.

Your body is designed to be in a state of homeostasis, where all the systems within are functioning optimally.


Stressor is anything that is perceived by the body as challenging, threatening or demanding.

Health Story

In the context of My Wellbeing Compass, your “Health Story” represents the combination of your dis-eases, conditions, symptoms and the history that binds them together. It is multi-layered and multi-dimensional. Unearthing and resolving the root causes at the core of your Health Story is the only way to truly rewrite this Story.

Natural Self-repair Mechanisms

The body is made up of intelligent, living cells that are dynamically connected. They communicate and just know what to do and when to do it in any given situation. They grow, replicate, repair, and age. Every 90 days, the body has a new bloodstream; every year, it manufactures billions of new cells; colon cells refresh every 4 days; the skin is entirely regenerated every 2-3 weeks; white blood cells regenerate in about 1 year; the liver renews itself at least once every 2 years; and the skeleton replaces its cells entirely every 10 years.

You are an incredibly complex, interactive, and dynamic living organism that is well-equipped with self-repair mechanisms that can fight infections, eliminate toxins, fix damaged DNA, destroy cancer cells, and even slow down aging.

This natural self-healing ability (also referred to as cellular intelligence or body’s innate intelligence) explains spontaneous remissions from seemingly “incurable” diseases.


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