Drinking enough water is essential in helping your system remove toxins from dying pathogens and a hard-working immune system.
Water is the beverage of choice, why? Unlike other beverages, your body can use it right away. There is no need to filter it, remove dyes, chemicals, or impurities and it is also free of sugar and caffeine.
The basic amount of water to support your system daily is half your body weight in fluid ounces. Example: You weigh 150 lbs. Divide 150 in half and you get 75. Your essential amount of water is 75 ounces per day.
The maximum amount of water is 128 oz per day. If you weigh more than 256 lbs, you need to consume some beverages which replace electrolytes such as PowerAde or Gatorade.
When I say this is your base amount of water, that amount can also increase based on several factors: environment, work, and diet. If you live in a warm to hot area or it is a hot time of year, you may need to increase your water intake. If you are outside frequently or for long periods of time, you need to increase your water consumption significantly. If you consume caffeine or alcohol in any forms, you need to increase your water intake as the chemicals increase your body’s need for water.
Salt is essential to support the healthy use of water in the body. When you are consuming enough water, you need to consume enough salt. Sea salt is said to have more trace minerals in it than regular salt. Either type of salt will offer support to your cells and kidneys to help clean them out and improve their functions. Thus, drinking water and consuming the right amount of salt helps reduce the severity of a herx.
To increase the cleansing effect of the water, you can add the juice of half of a lemon to 16 oz of water and drink first thing in the morning. The lemon helps clean and alkaline the body, assisting in the removal of toxins.
Starting with a clean body and keeping the fluids moving through the body keeps the toxins from dying pathogens from backing up. If this is not regularly done, inflammation may build up and lead to pain.