Week 1 the elixir of life

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Week 1 the elixir of life

  1. 1. TODAY,  I’M  GOING  TO  SHARE  WITH  YOU.…     Why  hydra(on  is  THE    key  lifestyle   habit     The  science  bit  &  your  amazing   body     Signs  from  your  body  you  are  not   ge=ng  enough  hydra(on     To  caffeinate  or  decaffeinate       Top  (ps  for  daily  hydra(on   www.helenturier.com  
  2. 2. Disclaimer          “The  informa,on  and  recommenda,ons  on  hydra,on  in  this   presenta,on  are  based  upon  my  experience  as  a  trained  nurse  and   holis,c  therapist,  my  personal  experience  and  research.            This  presenta,on    does  not  cons,tute  medical  advice  and  is  not   intended  to  replace  medical  advice.  Before  undertaking  any  lifestyle   changes  it  is  best  prac,ce  to  discuss  any  such  lifestyle  changes  with   your  medical  prac,,oner  or  physician.  This  is  especially  important   of  you  have  any  medical  condi,ons  or  take  any  prescrip,on  or  non   prescrip,on  medica,on.            Of  necessity,  the  author  disclaims  all  liability  in  connec,on  with  the   use  of  informa,on  presented  herein.  The  applica,on  of  the   informa,on  in  this  presenta,on  should  always  be  used  on  the  basis   of  a  good  common  sense  approach  to  your  own  circumstances.”  
  3. 3. Once  a  nurse  always  a  nurse..  
  4. 4. The  Elixir  of  Life   •  Our  bodies  are  made  up  of   25%  maGer  75%  water   •  Water  is  in  every  cell  in  our   body   •  Every  cell  in  our  body  is  also   bathed  in  water   •  The  volume  of  water  inside   the  cell  is  higher  than  the   volume  of  the  one  found  in   the  cell  environment.   •  Osmosis  the  vital  flow  of  life   force   •  The  flow  of  water  into  and  out   of  the  cell  acts  like   hydroelectric  energy  pumps  
  5. 5. EffecGve  HydraGon-­‐  ‘THE’    Key   Lifestyle  Habit              Dehydra(on  is   classed  as  a  1.5%  loss  of   normal  water  volume  in   the  body    Thirst  response  does   not  kick  in  un(l  2%   dehydrated    The  thirst  response   diminishes  as  you  age    
  6. 6. Drought  Management   •  When  the  body  is  dehydrated  a  pre-­‐ determined  priority  ra(oning  and   distribu(on  system  for  available  water   becomes  opera(ve   •  Key  chemical  messengers  are  ac(vated   to  direct  and  operate  the  systems  and   sub  systems   •  1%  drop  in  hydra(on  ac(vates  the   system.  The  first  sign  you  may  no(ce  is   yawning  and  the  flow  if  water  into  and   out  of  the  cells  is  diminished  affec(ng   your  energy  (hydroelectric  energy   pumps)   www.helenturier.com  
  7. 7. Drought  Management   •  University  of  Connec(cut  study  on   dehydra(on  and  performance  shows   even  very  mild  dehydra(on  affects   vigilance,  concentra(on,  reac(on  (me,   memory  and  reasoning.   •  Women  are  more  suscep(ble  to  the   adverse  effects  of  low  level  hydra(on   than  men   www.helenturier.com  
  8. 8. www.helenturier.com   Early  warning  signs   •  Yawning   •  Poor  memory   •  Mood  changes   •  Headaches   •  Dry  eyes   •  Fall  in  concentra(on   levels    
  9. 9. Stress  &  DehydraGon     •  The  double  edged  sword   •  Dehydra(on  puts  your  body   under  stress   •  The  stress  response  ini(ates   the  flight  or  fight  system   which  has  a  different   priority  system     •  Long  term  stress  plus   dehydra(on  puts  the  body  a   increased  risk  of  disease   and  malfunc(oning   •  When  working  under   pressure  ensure  you   priori(ze  good  hydra(on    
  10. 10. Other  signs  from  the  body  that  you   are  not  properly  hydrated     •  Cons(pa(on  –  Bristol  Stool  Chart   •  Diges(ve  disturbances     •  Aches  and  pains   •  Breathing  disturbances     •  Circula(on  disturbances   •  Skin  problems  –rashes,  break   outs,  sensi(vi(es   •  Weight  control    
  11. 11. Caffeine     •  Caffeine  is  a  natural  s(mulant   that  enter  the  blood  stream  very   fast  and  act  upon  the  nervous   system  causing  it  to  release   energy  (ATP)    from  the  cells.  It  will   also  act  to  override  the  bodies   natural  energy  distribu(on   system.  Hence  why  people  use   caffeine  when  they  are  (red.     •  Constant  use  of  caffeine  will   deplete  the  ATP  stored  energy  in   the  brain  and  the  body.       •  A  long  term  caffeine  intake  is   damaging  to  the  body  
  12. 12. Caffeine     •  Cup  of  tea  contains  75mg  of  caffeine   •  Cup  of  coffee  100mg   •  Cup  of  filter  coffee  is  140mg   •  Recommended  daily  intake  is   200-­‐300mg  (less  of  pregnant  women)     •  Caffeine  also  acts  as  a  diure(c   s(mula(ng  your  kidneys  to  produce   more  urine   •  Caffeine  also  disrupts  the  calcium   levels  in  the  cells  as  it  causes  them  to   liberate  more  calcium  into  the  blood   Therefore  for  women  in  middle  age   where  osteoporosis  is  a  risk  caffeine   intake    should  be  limited    
  13. 13. Alcohol   •  Vasopressin  is  one  of  the   chemical  messengers  involved  in   ra(oning  and  distribu(ng  water   according  to  the  priority  plan   when  there  is  dehydra(on.   •  Alcohol  suppress  the  secre(on  of   vasopressin  from  the  pituitary   gland.  Lack  of  vasopressin  will   translate  to  general  dehydra(on   especially  in  the  brain  cells.  Brian   cells  have  highest  energy   requirement  of  all  cells.  
  14. 14. How  much  to  drink?   •  Best  guide  of  how  hydrated  you  are  is   the  colour  of  your  urine   •  As  a  nurse  I  was  always  told  a   pa(ents  urine  should  be  pale  yellow,   so  that  you  could  only  just  see  it  in   the  toilet  pan.  Another  way  to  look  at   it  is  to  aim  for  pale  white  wine  colour.   •  Anything  darker  counts  as   dehydrated.   •  Bear  in  mind  some  medica(ons  and   supplements  can  colour  your  urine.   •  Any  pink,  red  or  other  colours  should   be  checked  by  a  healthcare   professional    
  15. 15. Top  Tips     •  Start  the  day  with  a  glass  of  water   •  Have  a  small  glass  of  water  30   minutes  before  each  meal   •  Got  a  headache?  Have  a  glass  of   water  before  you  reach  for  the   painkillers   •  Feeling  hungry?  Have  a  drink  of  water   you  are  more  likely  to  be  thirsty  than   hungry   •  Have  a  glass  of  water  with  each   caffeine  or  alcoholic  beverage     •  Keep  a  boGle  of  water  on  your  desk   and  sip  throughout  the  day   •  Download  your  20  top  (ps  booklet   from  our  Facebook  page.  To  join  go  to   www.helenturier.com/7habits  
  16. 16.   Water  is  energy  for  your  body     Mild  dehydra(on  disrupts  memory,  concentra(on   &  performance  as  well  as  body  func(ons  such  as   diges(on  and  circula(on     Drinking  6-­‐8  glasses  of  water  a  day  is  the  simplest   and  most  effec(ve  way  to  improve  your  health     Caffeine  should  be  used  only  for  short  periods  only   and  daily  intake  should  not  be  more  than  300mg     Our  health  is  priceless.  No  amount  of  money  can   protect  you  from  poor  lifestyle  habits.     Women  can  change  the  world,  especially  when   they  do  it  together.     Developing  The  7  Lifestyle  Habits  of  Healthy  Happy   Women  is  the  answer  to  ‘Having  it  All’.   What  Have  We  Covered  So  Far?  

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