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  • Writer's pictureNichole Eliason

Are you drinking enough water?

Updated: Sep 17, 2020

Water is the most common nutrient deficiency.

Water is the MOST important nutrient within the body.

Your body weight divided by two is the minimum number of ounces you should be drinking every day. Keep in mind if you are drinking diuretic beverages such as coffee, tea, alcohol, sodas, and some herbal teas such as peppermint, you will need to add an additional 12-16 oz. of water for every 8 oz. of these diuretics.

Be sure that you are getting adequate electrolytes as well. Simply adding a pinch of unrefined sea salt to a water with electrolytes, such as SmartWater, will greatly improve your hydration.

Many people with chronic pain are low on electrolytes.

An easy way to asses if you are well hydrated is to look at the veins in your hands, they should be "popped up" nice and full, and still be visible when held at heart level.


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