Beating candida, food allergies, and dis-ease. Naturally!
Staying hydrated can be tricky. The brutal cold of -4 degree temperatures, icy wind, and then dry indoor air with the heat blasting will dry you out and leave you parched. If you struggle with dry skin because of eczema (like I do), then the hydration problem can be even more difficult. The moment you go to bend your fingers, your dry skin tears like paper. So painful! I've seen people drink 120 oz of water a day and wonder why they're STILL dehydrated. Well, here's the problem: water doesn't hydrate! So how do we fix that?
As I said, water doesn't hydrate -- it dilutes. So drinking lots and lots of water will flush all kinds of bad things out of your system. That's great! Very important. We need to keep those things moving. The problem is that water doesn't contain the necessary electrolytes to revitalize you. There are lots of new bottle water products you can find at gas stations and Target that claim to be pH balanced, alkaline, electrolyte-water and all kinds of things... but they don't work. Your pH stays the same, you're still parched, and nothing is different.
Don't go running for the Gatorade to make up for it though. The dyes, sugars, chemicals and ridiculous amounts of sodium in these sports drinks aren't worth it.
Coconut water is a good start to rehydrate yourself. However, with the amount of sugars that are in it, if you're struggling with Candida, I would not recommend it either long term, or while you're on a Candida cleanse.
This past week I discovered Emergen-C Electrolyte Replenisher. I added a packet of it to my drink and noticed an immediate difference in about an hour, as my poor scaling, cracking hands actually became soft and smooth again. I drank several more over the next few days and noticed a wonderful difference as my body stayed hydrated, even though I usually stay chronically dehydrated and my skin resists absorbing any moisturizer, lotion or cream.
Another positive on this little drink packet is that it actually doesn't flare up or cause any itchy oral thrush, like drinking too much coconut water does. It's really nice to actually be properly hydrated for once, without some kind of adverse reaction.
Hope this helps some of you on your journey, too :)
P.S. No, I'm not getting paid to endorse anything, I'm just excited to share discoveries that actually work :)