The Trickle Effect

Considering jumping on the band wagon and begin a new health journey, but don’t know where to start?  Don’t overwhelm yourself, just take one-step at a time.  Do you realize that one small change, such as increasing your daily water intake can significantly improve your health?  Yes, water, the stuff you don’t want to drink because it makes you run to the bathroom constantly when you try and drink your quota.   Getting that daily quota is so imperative to your health.  You are flushing out toxins!  Environmental toxins, food toxins, they literally go right down the drain. And yes, your body is able to naturally detoxify through the use of its lungs, liver and kidneys.  But sometimes we give it more than it can handle, such as all those margaritas at happy hour on Friday night, or too many pieces of Gram’s homemade apple pie on Sunday.  Water helps keep these toxins washed out.   

Drinking water also helps to prevent kidney stones, as well as protect you from urinary tract infections.  Water can also boost your immune system.  Drinking more water during cold and flu season helps to maintain a healthy immune system.  Water carries oxygen to your body’s cells, which results in a properly functioning system, flushing harmful toxins from your body, which in turn helps prevent toxins from building up and having a negative impact on your immune system.

It’s no secret that up to 60% of the human adult body is comprised of water.  But did you know that drinking water can increase brain power and provide energy?  Drinking water can help you think, focus and stay alert.  Need a mental boost?  Try skipping the 3 PM coffee break and drink a glass of water instead.  Increasing your water intake can help you avoid headaches and general fatigue.  It can also decrease your appetite which can aide in weight loss.  It’s very easy to mistake hunger for thirst.  Listen to what your body is telling you.  Sometimes it just wants water.  Back to the basics. Nothing fancy, just filtered water from your kitchen faucet will do the trick.

When you detox at Deer Lake Lodge, we add lemons to our water. Lemon water not only enhances the water’s flavor, which can help you drink more, but citrus fruits like lemons are high in vitamin C, which is a primary antioxidant that helps protect cells from damaging free radicals. Vitamin C may also reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, and stroke, and lower blood pressure.  Drinking lemon water, especially warm or hot can wake up your digestive system and get it moving, which helps prevent the build up of toxins.

So the next time you’re browsing on your computer, reading up on the latest health trend, remember “The Trickle Effect”.   Make one small change at a time. And yes, from time to time you may face plant, head first, off of the wagon.  Just don’t quit!  Hop back on and keep moving forward. You CAN do this.  It will make a significant difference in your health, keeping your body healthy and keeping those toxins flushed.  Begin your new health journey by simply increasing your water intake.

 K. Addis