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Is Rehydrating good for you?

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No, not the way we do it. The idea is to NOT BECOME dehydrated. If you’ve become dehydrated you can’t just undo any damage by lashing down the fluids, harm has been done to your system, your ability to recover, and your hormonal equilibrium.

Re hydrating is of course necessary to not be dehydrated, but how we do it is usually incorrect and sometimes harmful. Large amounts of water at the same time can dilute your stomach acids, making it harder to break down your foods (hindering digestion). This is especially true for those of us who drink a big glass of water with every meal.

Try to rehydrate slowly, small sips and not based completely around your meals. A little bit of lemon juice can help your body’s absorption, but really the idea is to not become dehydrated in the first place. So have a few sips of water after every alcoholic drink, and sip on water through sweat inducing training.

 

If you feel dry, sluggish, or headachey, it’s a bad sign

Rip Tip of The Day…

Avoiding Xenoestrogens!

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Oestrogen dominance in both men and women in todays fast paced manufactured culture is one of the main causes of fat storage, especially around the unwanted areas. This is a real issue for anyone, but in particular men who feel they are developing “moobs”. Oestrogen causes fat storage in the more female regions, while testosterone causes storage around the mid-rift mainly.

Both men and women could do with having higher test (testosterone) levels. Test is an anabolic hormone responsible for fat burning, muscle building and a heightened metabolism. Oestrogen is created in bodyfat, and it promotes fat storage, a vicious cycle that leads to elevated soft fat tissue and lowered metabolism. Oestrogen inhibits the production of testosterone, so keeping your oestrogen levels stably low is very important.

Xenoestrogens are foreign or synthetic oestrogens that pass into our system through pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, plastics, fuels, car exhausts, dry cleaning chemicals, industrial waste, meat from animals which have been fattened with estrogenic drugs, and countless other household and personal products which many of us use every day.

Avoiding the use of these products and returning to a “naturalistic state” means lower oestrogen levels and therefore higher test levels.

Steps to lower Xenoestrogen intake would be the use of less products, aiming for organic and grass fed/wild meat and vegetables, and avoiding plastic wrapping on foods.

Big no-no’s would be the plastic taste you get when you leave water in a bottle on a hot day, and the lids on coffee cups. These heated plastics get released into the drink and become Xenoestrogens you consume. So avoid!