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Avoiding and Treating Dehydration During the Dog Days of Summer
(Includes a Recipe for a Healthier Homemade Rehydrating Sports Drink)

by Tony Isaacs

(The Best Years in Life) The long hot dog days of summer have arrived, with temperatures across much of the country regularly reaching into the upper 90's and beyond for days on end.  With the heat comes a heightened risk of losing too much of our bodies fluids.  Our bodies are normally about two-thirds water. When levels dip below that amount, the result can be dehydration - which means our bodies lack the proper amount of water and fluids.  Though dehydration can be a serious and even life-threatening condition, it can be avoided and treated easily with common sense measures in most instances.

In the summertime, the main cause of dehydration is sweating from heat. Likewise, exercise and heavy physical activity can cause dehydration due to sweating and the likelihood becomes even greater when physical activity is combined with heat.

Typical symptoms of dehydration include:

* dry or sticky mouth
* low or no urine output
* concentrated sticky yellow urine
* lack of sweating when exposed to heat or during physical activity
* not producing tears
* sunken eyes

The best way to prevent dehydration is to drink plenty of water and fluids and to avoid excessive heat and physical activity which leads to heavy sweating. In the heat of the summer it is especially good to avoid overdoing it and get out of the heat when needed.  Most health experts advise us to drink at least 6-8 large glasses of water every day to keep our bodies hydrated.  During summertime heat and heavy activities, the amount of water and fluids required can be much larger – as much as twice as much or more.  Thus, it is essential to drink plenty of water before, during and after exposure to the heat or heavy physical activity.


If you do become dehydrated, the best treatment is the same as what you would do to avoid dehydration: drink plenty of water and liquids and cool off. Since dehydration also causes the loss of important mineral electrolytes such as sodium and potassium, sports drinks can be a good way to both restore fluids as well as replenish lost electrolytes.  However, commercial sports drinks may contain artificial colors and other ingredients that are less than healthy.  Following is a recipe for a sports drink you can easily make at home from common and healthy ingredients:

Homemade Sports Drink

1 large regular teabag
3 regular-sized green tea bags
1/4 to 1/2 cup of molasses
3-4 lemons
1-1/2 teaspoons of sea salt
2-3 cups Apple juice (or your juice of preference)
Honey to taste

Bring water to boil, add salt.  Turn off heat and add teabags.  Steep for 15-20 minutes.  In a gallon jug mix molasses, honey, lemon juice, and apple juice (or your juice of choice) to make 1/2 gallon.  Shake well.  Add prepared tea and water to complete the gallon.  Refrigerate and enjoy.

The molasses adds potassium and some glucose and other good stuff (make sure to use real molasses and not the syrup sold as molasses in some stores). Of course, the salt adds the sodium. Honey is simply good for us, but also adds some glucose too without raising the glycemic index too much.  The lemon is mainly for taste, but the vitamin C can't hurt.  The apple juice is definitely for taste, so add whatever juice you prefer (for example, grape juice would be wonderful).

NOTE: In the instance of severe dehydration, seek immediate medical attention. Severe dehydration is usually characterized by prolonged dizziness, lightheadedness, lethargy and/or confusion.

Sports drink recipe contributed by Shara from The Oleandersoup Yahoo Health Group

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See also:

Natural Sunburn Remedies Help Relieve Pain and Heal Your Skin

Protecting Your Dog from the Scorching Heat of August

About the author

Tony Isaacs is a member of the National Health Federation and the American Botanical Council. He is a natural health advocate and researcher and the author of books and articles about natural health including "Cancer's Natural Enemy." Mr. Isaacs articles are featured at The Truth About Cancer, the Health Science Institute's Healthiertalk website, CureZone, the Crusador, Health Secrets, the Cancer Tutor, the Silver Bulletin, the New Zealand Journal of Natural Health, and several other venues. In addition, he hosts the Yahoo Oleandersoup Health group of over 3500 members and the CureZone Ask Tony Isaacs - Featuring Luella Isaacs forum. He is also the local moderator of the CureZone Cancer Alternatives forum. Tony and his partner Luella Isaacs host The Best Years in Life natural health website where their motto is "It's never too late or too early to begin living longer, healthier and happier lives."

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