Drink water. Heal trauma.

My main goal for this blog is to help people understand their mental health needs.

There are so many factors that play a part in that but water is a huge factor and probably one of the easiest things we can change. 

Did you know…

- your body needs water to produce neurotransmitters and hormones to deal with stress?
- dehydration stresses your body out which can add to your inability to handle emotions properly?
- you should be drinking half your body weight in ounces of water, per day?

Are you waking up at 2-3am every night to pee? This means your liver needs detoxing. Try drinking 8oz of room temperature water with lemon in the morning for 30 days. 

Before I started learning about how to live a healthier lifestyle I struggled with chronic headaches. I drink soda and tea all day. I remember complaining about my headaches and someone asked “have you had water lately?”. To which I would say “I had some the other day.” 😳🤯 Did you know too much added sugar in your diet can cause you yo be more dehydrated?

Ya’ll!! How was I surviving?!? No wonder I was a mess. My body was the last thing I thought about taking care of. I was a mom of 3 little ones and a wife who’s husband was gone 12-14 hours a day. I was just trying to survive from one day to the next while keeping everyone alive.

Then I read something that n Pinterest about our bodies being a vessel. God gave us one body and this is the vessel the Holy Spirit dwells in, so we need to take care of it.  Would you clean up your house if God was coming over? Then we should probably take care of my body, too. This was an ah-ha moment for me. 

This is where I started my journey to a healthy lifestyle. I had to first start with the belief that I should take care of my body, that my health needed to be a priority and that if I wanted to be the mom and wife I had dreamed of being, I had to take care of me so that I could take care of them.

So does drinking water heal trauma, not that I am aware of, but you can’t heal anything if you are dehydrated and malnourished. So let’s start with something easy, like drinking a glass of water. 

I’d love to start a conversation about our health. It’s such an important topic that wasn’t talked about in my family for generations before me. I’m curious, did you grow up in a home where the importance of health was talked about or did your family just focus on getting by day to day?!

If you want to know more about drinking water and how it effects your health I found a great website that goes in depth. 
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