Whacky Water Retention: Do You Feel Like You Are Floating in Water?
3 Water Retention Myths to Watch For:
Myth #1: We always need to drink more water.
Not necessarily. In fact, drinking too much water can actually deplete you of your electrolytes. You need to make sure you are replacing your electrolytes as you are drinking water.
Myth #2: If you are retaining water, then you need to lower your sodium intake.
Wrong. You actually need an increase in high quality Himalayan or Celtic Sea Salt to balance out your body’s water when on a low carb diet. When you are eating a diet high in sugar and carbs, your kidneys retained water and sodium. On the other hand, when you are eating a low carb, ketogenic diet, your kidneys let go of water weight and electrolytes, including sodium. So, it is really important to replace the sodium as well as potassium, magnesium and calcium.
Myth #3: All Protein is good for me, no matter what the form.
Actually, fast food or cheap protein can cause water retention, while high quality protein can help the body let go of water. I do not recommend a high protein diet — too much protein is hard on the liver and the kidneys, and excess protein that our body doesn’t really need will be converted into glucose or sugar through a process called Gluconeogenesis.
3 Water Retention Truths:
Truth #1 : Increase your Potassium.
Yes this is true. However, keep in mind Potassium and Sodium need to be balanced perfectly in the body to alleviate water retention and provide optimal cellular function.
Symptoms of low Potassium are:
- Increased blood pressure
- Muscle cramps
- Sugar cravings
- High insulin
- Muscle weakness
- Anxiety, and insomnia
Truth #2: Increase your intake of veggies. Vegetables help push fluid out of the body and are naturally full of necessary vitamins, electrolytes and nutrients.
Truth #3: Eliminate Sugar and Gluten. They cause the body to hold onto water, because when the body becomes “inflamed”, it retains water. Why? Your body stores glycogen (sugar) in the muscles and throughout the body. And, where glycogen is, water is. When you stick to a low carb diet, you release your glycogen stores (sugar) from your muscles, and you “let go” of water. Furthermore, insulin causes your kidneys to retain water, and insulin is more present with a high carb diet and less so with a ketogenic or low carb diet. I am sure you all know the “puffy” feeling you get after a night of pizza and beer!
Natural Supplements to Improve Water Balance and rid you of Water Retention:
KETO: Quickly allows the body to let go of excess water retention in the body. Reduces Inflammation throughout the body as well which causes Water Retention. Many report 2-8 Pounds of water weight loss within a week.
Accelerated Ancient Salt. There are 60 minerals we need; all of the minerals you need are contained in Accelerated Ancient Salt. Accelerated Ancient Salt has no chemicals, plastics or toxins in it, contains the full spectrum of needed minerals and is Scalar Charged with Frequencies to detox the body from radiation and heavy metals; no other salt comes close.
Accelerated Ancient Salt is composed of raw, unbleached, unheated, unrefined ancient seabed and sea salt from pristine sources in the Andes, Himalayas and the U.S. without stabilizers, chemicals or plastics like most salts. Furthermore, it is charged with Scalar Frequencies to help detox the body of heavy metals and radiation. It helps replenish electrolytes, suppress appetite and sugar cravings, lower blood sugar, alleviate nausea, and tastes amazing! It also has a strong negative charge to help “pull out” positively charged toxins, parasites and undigested fats.
Ola Loa: Provides the needed Electrolytes, Minerals and Amino Acids to balance the PH in your body and helps the body let go of excess water.
Quinton Isotonic. Quinton Isotonic provides almost the exact ratio of minerals found in the human body’s blood plasma. It helps restore homeostasis and natural rehydration, as it supplies the total iono-minerals to the extracellular fluid. Furthermore, it supports normal cellular osmosis and normal digestion and production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
Wild-Lytes. Wild-Lytes goes beyond the scope of a simple electrolyte formula to target the effects of daily stress, inflammation, adrenal fatigue, and immune disruption at a cellular level, providing a foundation for whole-body health. Unlike many electrolyte supplements, nothing in this formulation down-regulates phase one liver detoxification or blocks sulfation pathways for oxalate metabolism.
Himalayan sea salt is mineral-rich and contains the natural electrolytes our body depletes through exercise, illness, and our everyday stress response.
Cilantro supports oxygenation of the blood and is a natural liver detoxifier, helping to alleviate adrenal fatigue and unburden our overtaxed immune systems.
Watermelon contains citrulline, a building block of nitric oxide—vital for cardiovascular function—and is rich in vitamins A, B6, and C, potassium, magnesium, and l-arginine—an amino acid that manages blood supply to the muscles and can relieve muscle cramping and fatigue.
Each element is powerful on its own, but transformed in union, supporting cellular communication for optimal results.
Wild-Lytes can help balance and support:
- Hydration & Electrolyte Balance
- Muscle Cramping & Fatigue
- Immune Function
- Heart and Cardiovascular Function
- Oxalate, Sulfur, and Uric Acid Metabolism
- Adrenal Function
- Lymphatic Metabolism
- Histamine Flairs
- Joint Pain and Swelling
- Blood Sugar Regulation
- Skin Health
The following supplements assist with water retention and balance:
Drain Dampness: 1. Diuretic, diaphoretic; 2. Strengthens the spleen; 3. Helps with edema (swollen feet and ankles), difficulty in urination, sensation of heaviness.
Channel Flow: This formula can be used successfully for relieving Pain from knee tendonitis, tennis elbow, headaches, and for routine pain as you would an NSAID or Tylenol. Clients have used Channel Flow alone or with other herbal formulas for Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Endometriosis, Dysmenorrhea, Headaches, TMJ pain, low back, shoulder and neck Pain, and post-surgical recovery. The formula has also been used experimentally for foot and ankle pain.
Stone Clearing. This dissolves urinary and kidney stones, promotes blood circulation, and is a diuretic.
Uri-Flush: 1. Helps to dissolve and flush out Kidney Stones; 2. Supports Healthy Kidney Function; 3. Helps Promote Healthy Urinary Tract; 4. Supports a Clear and Clean Urinary Tract; 5. Revitalizes and Optimizes Many Body Functions.
Mobility 3: 1. Treats physical discomfort due to exposure to wind, cold, or dampness. Symptoms include headache, numbness, pain, malaise, fatigue, and the like; 2. Treats arthritis and muscle pain that worsens in cold damp weather; 3. This formula is particularly suitable for persons over 30 years of age.
Mobility 2: 1. Treats Edema; 2. Treats severe chronic Arthritis or rheumatism characterized by inflammatory processes and stagnation of blood flow in the joints; 3. Treats gout, sciatica, lumbago.