When you decide to make your health a priority, drinking more water is a great place to start. Water is an essential nutrient that we can’t live very long without, yet it is the most common nutritional deficiency in the American population.
Water does SO many important things for your body. It keeps your bodily fluids viscous so they can flow as needed. It flushes toxins, cushions bones and joints, transports nutrients, lubricates joints and empowers your body’s natural healing process. There are many more.
Early signs of dehydration include fatigue, anxiety, irritability, depression, cravings, cramps and headaches. Late signs of dehydration include heartburn, joint pain, back pain, migraines, fibromyalgia, constipation and colitis. This is a long list of problems that may improve simply by drinking more water.
So, how much water should you drink?
Drink 1/2 your body weight in oz. daily, up to 128 oz. (1 gallon). Drinking too much water isn't good because it can flush out importan...
Yesterday I was interviewed for a local radio show called Kathryn's Kitchen. It will air Friday March 3, sometime between 9 and 9:30 am, during The Point. Soon after, it will be available to listen to for a month here.
We talked a little about what I do as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. I also shared this recipe for Indian Cabbage.
Every ingredient in this recipe has multiple health benefits. To name just a few...Mustard seeds, cumin seeds, coriander, cabbage and lemon support digestion. Turmeric is a powerful anti- inflammatory that supports the liver and digestion. Coconut oil is a healthy fat that is quickly and easily absorbed and provides lasting energy for our body and our brain. It also has anti microbial-properties. Sea salt helps us have the right balance of fluid inside and outside our cells.
I am happy to tell you that I will be teaching nutrition classes at The Workhouse here in Bend. The first one is Sunday, June 26 from 2-4pm.
This class will teach about specific foods that can be incorporated into your diet to improve your health. Samples of some of these foods will be provided. These foods will include things like saurkraut, kombucha, chicken soup, beet/carrot/apple slaw, apple cider vinegar in water, etc. There will even be a delicious healthy desert.
Prior to class students will complete an online Nutritional Assessment Health Questionnaire. The results of the questionnaire will be given to students at the beginning of class. It will give students insight into their personal areas of nutritional strength and weakness. Students will be able to use this knowledge to apply the information learned in class.