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and Treating Dehydration During the
Dog Days of Summer
by Tony M. 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
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:
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 May forum. He is also the local moderator of the CureZone Cancer Alternatives forum. Tony and his partner Luella May 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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