Wellbeing Essentials: Hydration

One of the simplest things you can do to move towards wellbeing: stay hydrated with water and a drop of doTERRA CPTG Lemon Essential Oil. “Water is life,” said Alberto Lokolo.

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Think of yourself as captain of a giant aircraft carrier. You’re up in the control room, and down below are your workers. Not just hundreds of thousands or even millions — but trillions — of workers. Night and day, they are there, working for you. And they all cooperate, know their jobs well, work for little pay, and you don’t have to micromanage any of them, thank God!

One thing you are in charge of:  feeding your crew and providing all the raw materials they need to do their jobs.  Water is how those supplies are delivered and how waste is removed. Every cell is born, grows up, works, eats, sleeps, and generates waste. If you are are not properly hydrated, you are literally filling up with waste–putting a huge load on your kidneys, liver, bowel, skin, and lungs: your organs of excretion.

One simple small adjustment you can make in your lifestyle for the good: decide to stay properly hydrated every day. It all starts with that decision, that intention. Really think about the benefits. Proper hydration:

  1. Increases metabolism & helps convert food to energy
  2. Maintains healthy blood levels & reduces strain on heart & kidneys
  3. Keeps cartilage and joints lubricated and flexible
  4. Delivers oxygen and nutrients to all cells
  5. Balances electrolytes and maintains muscle strength
  6. Removes waste and toxins
  7. Helps digest food by increasing salivary and other fluids
  8. Moistens skin and other tissues
  9. Increases ability to sweat and stay cool
  10. Helps you feel more full and uplifts your mood
Set the intention to make water intake a priority every morning

Get yourself a good-sized mug, figure out how many refills you need — a simple rule of thumb is half your body weight in ounces. Aim to consume at least half your water for the day by lunchtime, the remainder by dinner.  Put your full water mug next to your bed and take a drink first thing on arising. Think of your insides as a garden, and water it gently. Always sip–three or four swallows at a time–rather than “slamming” it. Set your alarm and get up early enough to give your kidneys and bowel time to do their jobs. Do this regularly early in the day, stop drinking by 7:00 pm, and you won’t have an being awakened in the night.

Adding a drop of doTERRA Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Lemon Essential Oil further aids in the body’s “housecleaning.” The aroma is uplifting emotionally, too — and it is energizing. The cleansing, purifying, and invigorating properties of Lemon make it one of the most versatile oils, not to mention the top-selling essential oil that doTERRA offers.

In a study published in the journal Neurosciences, rats exposed for just five minutes a day to the vapors of Lemon–just inhaling it–showed a marked increase in energy, activity, and were able to traverse a maze significantly faster than rats not exposed to the Lemon oil. In another study, levels of stress hormones were reduced after ingestion.

Lemon has multiple benefits and uses. It is a powerful cleansing agent that purifies the air and surfaces, and can be used as a non-toxic cleaner throughout the home. Taken internally, Lemon provides cleansing and digestive benefits and supports healthy respiratory function.*  When diffused, Lemon is very uplifting and energizing and has been shown to help improve mood. When added to water, Lemon provides a refreshing and healthy boost throughout the day. Lemon is frequently added to food to enhance the flavor of desserts and main dishes.

Note: If you had a “bad” day, hydration-wise, and find yourself thirsty late in the day, you may discover that when you drink water you’ll have to run to the bathroom, a lot, and you’ll still feel thirsty. Think of it this way. Your aircraft carrier has a lot of waste that’s built up because you were short on liquids to keep things flushed. Now when the water comes, all hands are on deck, getting the place back in order. You might need extra water before anybody can get a drink. This is why a little lemon helps!

Lemon is found in a number of reduced-price starter kits, the most cost effective way to  get doTERRA CPTG Essential Oils.  http://BeeJoyful.org.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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