by Marsella G - MA - Med SPA Asthetics and Wellness Advocate
Since I had tried so many different natural allergy remedies, I wanted to find out why I had such good results in rehydrating my body with ionized water. What was the connection between allergies and dehydration?
What I discovered is that, according to Dr. F. Batmanghelidj, author of Water: for Health, for Healing, for Life, dehydration is one of the primary causes of allergies and asthma.
If you suffer from allergies, I am sure you know that allergies are caused by a histamine reaction in the body. What most people don’t know is that histamine production increases greatly when the body is dehydrated.
Since 75 percent of our population is estimated to be dehydrated, it is no wonder that so many people suffer from allergies and asthma!
In addition to increased histamine production, dehydration also affects antibody production. This means that the body will not have the adequate antibodies to deal with foreign invaders, such as pollen and other antigens.
Best Water for Allergy Relief
If you suffer from allergies, chances are high that your body has been dehydrated for many months or years. Drinking water to rehydrate your body is not a quick fix and the type of water you drink is important.
I highly recommend ionized water (also known as Kangen Water®) since it is the only water that worked for my allergy relief.
NOTE: Not all water ionizers are equal. The manufacturer makes a huge difference in the quality of ionized water that is produced and how long the device will last. If interested, see our recommendations below for specific water ionizers
I believe the combination of ionized water properties (alkalinity, micro-clustering, and antioxidant potency) all contributed to the quick results I experienced.
This is not to suggest that the ionized water "cured" my allergies. Only the body itself has the ability to provide a lasting cure for any health condition. However, I am convinced this water provided the optimal environment in my body to alleviate the allergy symptoms.
Is ionized water the only type of water that is effective?
Studies indicate that mineral-rich, filtered drinking water will also hydrate the body well, but it will most likely take quite a bit longer than drinking filtered water that is ionized.
The alkaline minerals in water are essential for proper hydration. I do not recommend demineralized water (such as distilled or reverse osmosis) because I drank it for years and know that it did not provide the same allergy relief I get from mineral water.
5 Simple Guidelines to Rehydrate Your Body
If you have tried other natural allergy remedies and want to give water a try, follow these simple guidelines for at least six months. No matter what, you can’t lose. Water is foundational to health!
Choose mineral-rich filtered drinking water. I recommend ionized water or high-quality filtered water rather than tap water, unfiltered well water, bottled water, or demineralized water (such as reverse osmosis or distilled).
Drink half your body weight in ounces of water daily. For example, if you weigh 200 pounds, you would drink 100 ounces (about 3 quarts) of water daily. Increase this intake during hot weather and exercise.
Drink water throughout the day. The most important time to drink water is when you wake up in the morning, so drink at least 16 to 32 ounces before breakfast. (You can add ¼ fresh lemon in water for added alkalizing benefits). Drink most of your water in between meals, and sip only water or tea during meals for optimal digestion.
Keep track of how much water you drink. The only way to know for sure if you are drinking enough water to rehydrate your body is to measure it, at least for the first two weeks. Use a quart jar to keep track, which is much easier to keep track of than glasses or water bottles (e.g., 3 ½ quarts).
Add natural salt to your drinking water. Add ¼ tsp of Celtic sea salt or Himalayan crystal salt (not refined, processed salt!) per quart of water. Unprocessed salt itself is a natural antihistamine. Adding salt to your water will increase hydration and help to ensure mineral balance in the body.
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Disclaimer: If you are on medication or have been diagnosed with a specific health condition, you should always consult with your medical doctor or other health professional before making any dietary changes, including increasing your intake of water or salt.