Increasing water intake when dehydrated won’t help with hydration unless the H2O can get into your cells. Nine ways to help increase intracellular hydration are:
Reduce your EMF Exposure
Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) loosen the tight junctions in cells, which affects the flow of electricity through cell membranes as well as what compounds can come in and out of your cells. To keep a strong electrical charge and your cells well hydrated, you will want to limit your EMF exposure, which includes cell phone use, WiFi and other wireless technology, your proximity to power lines and cell towers, microwaves, and electrical appliances.
Ground Daily to Gain Negative Electrons
To maintain proper electrical charge in the body and keep the battery that runs our mitochondria well charged, walk barefoot on the Earth or swim in natural bodies of water. Also known as grounding, this practice will transfer free electrons from the Earth to your cells. I once did a five hour barefoot hike — not only was I not tired on my return, but I felt totally energized!
Drink Structured Water
Our bodies are made up of ~60% water, with some organs having a much higher percentage. It follows that our drinking water should be of the highest quality. Structured water — also known as EZ water, or the fourth phase of water — has a gel-like consistency that can form a sort of “bridge” and hold healing information for our cells.
Masaru Emoto studied the effect of intention, words and thoughts on water and found that positive words like love and happiness and classical music created beautifully structured water crystals, whereas heavy metal music and negative thoughts like “I hate you” created distortions in the water crystals.
Structured water is found in nature — the natural forces of water running over rocks and creating a vortex action is what structures water. Permaculture uses a design of several small ponds leading to a larger one to create naturally structured, purified water. If you drink spring water directly from the spring, you are drinking structured water. However, you need to be careful about bacterial and heavy metal contamination.
Fruits and some vegetables naturally contain structured water through the photosynthesis process. Try adding water-rich plant foods to your diet like oranges, watermelon, celery and cucumber, as well as fresh juices.
You can also structure your water using a Somavedic device (use code “biofieldretraining” at checkout for 10% off) that has water structuring capabilities, such as their Medic Green Ultra, Amber, or Gold models. Store your water in glass and place healing words and phrases on the bottles — you can get clear vinyl stick-ons with the words love and happiness. Send loving intentions to your water as it is being structured.
Get Some Sun
Exposure to the infrared light from the sun’s rays or an infrared sauna will structure the water already in your body.
Eat More Electrolyte-Rich Foods
Foods rich in electrolyte minerals help nourish your macro-membranes and keep your cells hydrated. You can take trace mineral or electrolyte drops in your water, drink pickle juice which contains sodium, potassium and magnesium, and eat more bananas, avocados, kale, nuts and spinach.
Take Quinton Electrolytes
Quinton makes two versions of sea water electrolytes: isotonic and hypertonic. Quinton Isotonic is the more gentle of the two supplements. It is equal in molecular structure to blood (iso means equal) and is formulated to slowly release into the blood stream. It is the perfect isotonic solution of organic ocean minerals diluted with natural alpine spring water to achieve the same consistency as your blood plasma. Quinton Isotonic conforms to the human extracellular matrix and supports cellular osmosis and rehydration. The Quinton Hypertonic solution has a marine plasma concentration higher than that of blood that pushes the liquid into the cells. The mineral concentration is 3x that of blood. The isotonic solution would be a better choice for those with sensitive systems. If you are mineral deficient and needing a bigger boost, you could try the hypertonic solution.
Diversify your Salt Intake
When using salt, make sure you are rotating different sources so that you are receiving a range of trace minerals. Some of my favorite brands of salt include: Real Salt, Celtic Sea Salt, and Transformational Salts. Transformational Salts are made by Dr. Cousens Global, and are a 100% pure and Scalar enhanced raw mix of 5 precious ancient seabed and sea salts of the earth from the Peruvian Andes Mountains, Hawaii, Himalayas and Utah — rich in minerals, and without excipients, stabilizers, conditioners, chemicals or preservatives.
Increase Fiber Intake
Fiber helps your body to absorb water by creating bulk and keeping food in your intestines longer, so you are able to extract more nutrients and liquid from it to utilize in your cells.
Practice Resistance Training
Studies have shown that resistance training can increase cellular hydration in both men and women.