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Happy and Hydrated

By Shanna Shanti

Ever wake up groggy? Sleep disturbances may occur from over-indulging in food, thought, activity, or heavy emotion. Whatever the case, allow yourself to welcome the new day by helping your body cleanse toxic debris and stagnant energy. By drinking electrolyte-rich water, you are gifting every system of your body the opportunity to function optimally.

For those who do not have access to spring water, I suggest investing in an effective filter to remove impurities and heavy metals. In order to thoroughly purify tap water, a reverse osmosis system may be needed, however, the result is flat water with inadequate mineral content. In order to get the amount of minerals needed to hydrate, you would have to drink bathtub loads of water.

To ensure that your 'water is working', I recommend drinking the following 'Morning Hydration Drink' which will ensure you are getting sufficient electrolytes. Simply multiply the recipe as desired. Making a gallon at a time, or half your weight in ounces is a superb option to help you stay happy and hydrated throughout the day.


8 oz pure, filtered or spring water (warm or room temperature)

1/4-1/2 squeezed lemon/lime or 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)

1 tsp sweetener of choice (optional)-honey, maple syrup, monk fruit, stevia etc.