Swollen Ankles, Feet, or Hands? One Simple Answer that Works!

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The best treatment for fluid retention is to drink plenty of fresh, purified water.

water-in-glassWhen the body doesn’t get enough water, it goes into survival mode and retains as much as possible.  The stored water shows up as swollen feet, legs and hands.

Diuretics are a temporary solution at best.  They will release stored fluids, but essential nutrients get flushed out, too.  The body, still in threat mode, will replace the lost fluids and you’ll be back where you started!

Only by giving your body plenty of water (not juice, soft drinks or coffee) can it return to a healthy balance.  From there excess water will be released naturally.

Teach yourself to drink water throughout the day, especially when you aren’t thirsty.  Start gradually.  Your goal is to reset your “thirst-o-meter”.

How much water you should drink depends on your weight.  The rule of thumb is to drink “1/2 your weight in ounces”.

Say you weigh 130 lbs.  Your goal is to drink 65 ounces, or approximately 2 quarts per day at minimum.  More if you workout, live in a hot/dry environment or spend time in the sun.

If you are chronically dehydrated, you will be urinating a lot at first.  That’s OK.  You are flushing out toxins and getting your kidneys and bladder back to their natural, healthy state.

Water makes up more of our bodies than any other component. Staying hydrated is a mandatory foundation to health. Contact the Author, or browse our Merchant Directory to find local holistic merchants in your area.


Author: Suzanne Finder – Thrive Water Systems of San Diego, CA