Columbia, South Carolina, USA – It is definitely the “Dog Days of Summer” here in the South. They are the hot, sultry days of summer. Historically, it is the period following the heliacal rising of the star system Sirius. Sirius is the brightest star in the sky, if you don’t count the Sun. It can even be seen with the naked eye during the day. Sirius is one star in a group of stars that form the constellation Canis Major, meaning “Greater Dog.” It’s no surprise, then, that the nickname of this big, bold star is Dog Star.
With the heat index still hitting 105 these days, getting dehydrated is easier than usual. Dehydration can cause a list of ailments and symptoms that are very similar to disease. A lot of people who are just dehydrated are diagnosed with disease, when a simple glass of water (or ten glasses) can help eliminate these symptoms. Dehydration can cause dry eye, brain fog and fatigue, disease, sickness, and overall malaise.
Symptoms of dehydration include:
• Dry mouth
• Decreased urination or deep yellow urine
Any sound familiar? START WITH HYDRATION!!! Drs. Travis and Jenna Zigler, founders of Eye Love, highly stress to their patients when they wake up, before eating anything, to drink 32 ounces or more of water. Check out more tips to stay hydrated on the Dry Eye Show with Drs. Travis and Jenna Zigler. Treatment for all disease should start with drinking plenty of water daily. Seventy-five percent (75%!!!) of us walk around dehydrated. You should be carrying around a reusable water bottle with you at all times (do yourself and our planet a favor and avoid disposable plastic water bottles!). Follow the motto, “If you think, drink”. This means that every time you think about drinking water, you should take a drink. We have a survival mechanism that tells us we are starting to get thirsty before we even do.
Flushing the body with water and staying properly hydrated has numerous effects on the body including boosting your metabolism by 30-50% for the next two hours (which is like working out). It will flush your circulatory and lymphatic system of toxins accumulated in the body throughout the day before, as water is the purge vehicle for toxins. Along with flushing the body of these toxins, proper hydration lowers the noise in your body and connects your mind to your body (less brain fog = more clarity).
Before the dog days of summer get you down and out, Get to drinking… WATER! You will feel the effects of hydration after 3-days of doing the hyper-hydration in the morning.
Feel clearer and more alive than ever before. Learn more at https://eyelovethesun.com/blogs/dry-eye/dehydration.