Feeling thirsty?

04th July 2023

We all know the importance of staying hydrated, particularly in hot weather. Even when the sun is hiding behind the clouds, hot and humid summer weather can quickly cause dehydration which leads to headaches, irritability, a drop in energy and physical performance as well as long term effects on your general wellbeing. But have you heard of structured water and its many reported benefits in swifter and more effective hydration? Read on to find out more….


We lose around 1 litre of water through our breath and skin at night alone, so on waking we are all in need of rehydration just to start the day back at a well-hydrated state. We sweat out water when we are exercising and we can trigger dehydration through excess alcohol, caffeine and chemical consumption. Dehydration on a tiny scale can cause major energy dips, headaches and a build-up of toxicity due to the thickening of the blood and lymph. This results in the slowing of the delivery of oxygen and other nutrients to your muscles and toxins being re-circulated rather than eliminated.

Dehydration on a cellular level can interfere with good cellular communication too. Once this starts to happen, we begin to compromise function of our cells. Getting nutrients in to the cells and toxins out of the cells suffers, as does the cells ability to communicate with the rest of the body, critical to enable your body to self-regulate the myriad of functions that are occurring second by second within the body. The consequences to poor hydration on a cellular level are unending and put simply, can only lead to a perpetual decrease in good function and therefore, good health. Symptoms are likely to show up as;

  • fatigue
  • brain fog
  • poor concentration
  • poor digestion
  • hormonal deregulation
  • aches and pains
  • sluggish liver and so much more!

Having small, regular amounts of plain, non-tap water (due to the chlorine and other chemicals) throughout the day is a good idea, but it’s key to understand that plain water flushes through the kidneys and bladder, which is not at all a bad thing, but this does not provide water inside the cells. A regular flush can keep the kidneys functioning well and the bladder clear of infection, but this is a very different function to the water going in to, rather than through us.

To hydrate on a cellular level, which is essential for the good function of all cells, you need to do the following on a daily basis:

Structure your water!

Every morning, on rising, drink a pint of warm water with the juice of half a lemon or lime. Also, add a small amount of natural salt, such as grey sea salt or Rose Himalayan or similar. You could also add some freshly grated root ginger and /or a teaspoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. Adding Aloe Vera juice is also very useful. Drink slowly, use straw to protect your teeth and make this an absolute on a daily basis. You’ll soon miss it if you don’t. Alternate throughout the day drinking herbals teas, plain water, and ‘structured’ water or diluted coconut water if exercising and sweating a lot. Water kefir, if not too sweet, is also a good alternative.


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