Written by Kael Balizer
I want to tell you about some extraordinary results a client shared with me today during her follow-up Ayurvedic Consultation. She told me, “I look and feel 10 years younger in just 2-week.” You might be thinking she did something drastic to feel so much better. But what she did was so simple, which is what I love about Ayurveda. However, her body instantly responded with a big “Yes!”
She started drinking water! Not the small amounts of iced water she was accustomed, but sipping adequate amounts of hot water throughout the day. Adequate is approximately ½ your body weight in ounces. In addition, she gave up her Coke Zero and went down to 1 cup of coffee instead of 3. She said, “I’m taking baby steps.”
Her body however, recognized this is as a big step in being able to function properly. Our bodies are made up of 70% water. Every function in our body requires proper hydration.
Most people are dehydrated at some level. Due to not listening to our bodies cry for water, over time our natural thirst detection mechanism gets shut down. Our bodies stop signaling us to drink water and we become chronically dehydrated.
If you have ever wondered how important water is, I’ll let her results speak for themselves.
She said her skin is more hydrated and softer and makes her look and feel 10 years younger. She said her hair is silky soft. She is loving it!
She also reported having way more energy. This was a surprising result for her. She was drinking the coke and coffee to give her enough energy to get through the day, but found she is actually more energized without it!
Her sleep improved drastically and she is now sleeping without her sleep medication! And she is no longer waking 2-3 times during the night to go pee. What?! Drinking more water and not getting up to pee? Our body utilizes H2O to hydrate our bodies on a cellular level, while caffeine from Coke and coffee is a diuretic and causes us to lose more fluid which furthers dehydration, not too mention aggravating our bladder.
She also shared that she is not experiencing swelling in her legs at the end of a long day of working on the computer. She attributes that to another practice we brought in of getting up periodically and laying on the floor with her feet elevated for a 10 min. mediation -yet another simple practice. I however think her water consumption, which is necessary to move lymph and activate circulation, is playing a part in the elimination of her edema as well. As a side, she has also lost a few pounds.
All these results in 2-weeks with just a few simple changes. Imagine what you can do in 2-weeks by integrating the mind/body practices from the Spring Ayurvedic Home Cleanse. If you want to see quick results and incorporate lifestyle changes that are sustainable, join us for the Spring Cleanse beginning March 20. Start preparing by sipping hot water throughout the day and getting hydrated.