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Hydration is #1

From the Doctor

hydration

Maintaining good hydration is absolutely critical to maintaining good health, and it becomes even more important to pay attention to it as we age. As we get older the body “dries out”, and our tendons and ligaments become less resilient. Poor hydration can lead to constipation, dry and itchy skin, acne, nose bleeds, repeated urinary tract infections, dry coughs, sneezing, sinus pressure, and headaches and fatigue, which can be the result of toxins building up in our bodies. Poor hydration weakens the body’s immune system and lead to chemical, nutritional and pH imbalances, which can eventually cause sickness and premature aging. Lack of being sufficiently hydrated is the number one trigger of daytime fatigue, and a mere two percent drop in body water can trigger short-term memory problems and difficulty focusing on reading a computer screen or printed page.

Being properly hydrated can also help you lose weight. In 37% of people, the thirst mechanism is so weak it’s mistaken for hunger, causing you to ingest calories you don’t need, when you could have solved your hunger with a zero-calorie glass of water! In fact, one glass of water will shut down hunger pains for almost 100% of dieters.

We lose about a quart and a half of water per day just through breathing, and overall, we lose over three quarts a day. Clearly it’s critical we replace that water, and understand when and how much is needed to hydrate ourselves.

Turn Your Water Into Dehydration’s Worst Enemy

Staying hydrated on an extra hot day or after a hours of physical activity can be difficult. In the short term, dehydration can cause headaches, fatigue, cramps and other uncomfortable symptoms. Sometimes, water just isn’t enough; we need something to replace the electrolytes and salt we lose through our sweat. Sugary drinks , even ones that are meant to replenish much needed chemicals, can actually worsen dehydration.

That’s where Celtic Sea Salt comes in. Traditional, hand harvested Celtic Sea Salt provides important trace minerals, sodium and electrolytes need to rehydrate and stay hydrated. We have it right here at Chiropractic Solution. It can be added as seasoning in place of regular table salt, or, per Dr. Matt’s preference, just adding a pinch to a glass of water will keep hydration levels stable all day long. Ask us about Celtic Sea Salt today!

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Zucchini Noodles with White Wine Sauce 

From: Pastabilities

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 6 mins

Zucchini and Squash noodles are a delicious and colorful healthy dish! And they taste like real noodles!

Ingredients

3-4 large zucchini and/or squash, cut into 4-5 inch sections, spiralized

½ cup – 1 cup spiralized red onion

3 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halve lengthwise about half of them (use red and yellow if possible for maximum color!)

2 Tbs. olive oil

4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

¼ cup dry white wine

2 Tbs. butter

¼ cup fresh Parmesan, grated

¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Heat large sauté pan to medium high heat. Add oil.

Sauté grape tomatoes and onion for 3-4 minutes, until onion is translucent.

Add garlic and sauté another minute. Add white wine and stir.

Add zucchini and squash. Using tongs, toss and sauté noodles for 2-3 minutes. You want your noodles to be al dente!

Add butter, Parmesan, and parsley. Toss.

Add salt and pepper to taste. You’ll notice that the zucchini and squash give off a lot of water. Drain excess water from pan.

Top with additional Parmesan and parsley!

Enjoy!

Bonus Recipe!

Larisa Kingston’s Dark Chocolate Cherry Smoothie
Ingredients
1/2 Cup Frozen Cherrieshydration
1/2 Banana
2 Tbs Almond Butter
1/4 Cup Cocoa Nibs
2 Round Tbs. SP Complete or other protein powder
1 Cup Almond MilkInstructions
Add all ingredients into blender and blend until desired texture. Note: More almond milk may be added for a smoother texture.
Enjoy!
Matt Kingston
About the author

Dr. Matt Kingston is a licensed Chiropractor who received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and his doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic, in Davenport, Iowa. Dr Matt can be seen at Chiropractic Solutions in Madison, WI.

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