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Chronic Dehydration – What Can Drinking More Water Do For You?

You’ve probably heard this a million times: “drink more water!” Simple right? But how many of us actually drink enough water, especially the right kind of water? Amazingly, most of us are in a state of “chronic hydration.” Let’s “dive” into this important topic today!
 
Our bodies are made up of between 60-75% water, therefore, how much water we drink can have a tremendous effect on our health. Getting our daily dose of pure, alkaline water every day is nourishing to our bodies and can simply help us feel better. When you’re feeling hungry, tired, headachy, or lethargic, it could be a result of dehydration. Instead of reaching for coffee, energy drinks or junk food, take a few deep breaths and choose a glass of water instead. After a tall glass of water, you may notice your ability to make better decisions and perhaps go for a healthy piece of fruit instead of that cookie!

The benefits of drinking water are endless, here are just a few:
  • Increasing energy and mental clarity
  • Supporting weight loss
  • Healthier skin, hair and nails
  • Reducing headaches, inflammation and pain
  • Better digestion; less constipation and/or bloating
  • Smoother lymphatic flow and elimination of toxins
How much water should you drink and what kind?
 
A minimum of half of your body weight in ounces per day (E.g. if you weigh 160 pounds, drink 80 oz. of water = 10 cups/day.) Avoid water with chlorine and fluoride, so basically stay away from TAP water and even standard bottled water! I recommending drinking clean filtered water, spring water, or alkaline water. At our house, we have an under the sink, reverse osmosis alkaline filtration system by I-Spring, which we love. Another great option is a counter top system made by Berkey. You could also look into a whole house filtration system, which is more expensive but may be well worth it in the long run! One easy option is to go to a health food store and get some Essential or Penta water, these are super alkaline (9-9.5 pH) and are so healthy and refreshing.
How to best drink your water?
To start your day right, drink 16 oz. of warm/hot water with the juice of 1/2 a lemon.
Doing this first thing in the morning will help cleanse your liver, ensure healthy elimination, and freshen your system for the day ahead. 
 
Keep a bottle of water accessible throughout the day, whether you are on the go or at a desk. Having a water bottle close by will remind you to take a sip when thirsty. To make your water even more refreshing, try adding berries, lemon/orange slices, and other fruits. Keep in mind that if you drink coffee or caffeinated tea, you’d need to drink even more water, as these are dehydrating. If you drink most of your daily water before early evening, you most likely will not be thirsty before bed. This is good, because drinking before bed and then waking to use the bathroom disturbs your peaceful night’s sleep. 
 
If there’s one thing that you could do to improve your health today, would you intentionally drink more water? I hope so!
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Dana’s Memorial Day Lymphatic Therapy Massage Special!
 
Some of you may know, I offer an effective healing therapy to improve lymphatic function and detoxify the body called Lucero Lymphatic Therapy (LLT), which involves a combination of deep lymphatic cleansing and energy bodywork.

In honor of Memorial Day and the beginning of Summer, I am offering this service for 35% the regular price. Here’s the deal:
90 Minute Lymph Therapy/Massage & Health Consultation
Special Price: $90 (valued at $125)                Offer Expires 6/30/17
 
Click here to book your session!        (Feel free to share with your friends/family)
 
Here’s what a client said about my Lymphatic Therapy and working with me:
“Dana has helped me immensely with my health needs. She helped me with clearing emotions with EFT work, releasing toxins through lymphatic drainage, and rebalancing my whole system through foot, back, and face zoning. Her treatments are tailored to the individual and she is very intuitive about her client’s needs. She offers nutrition advice throughout the treatment so that you can continue your healing. Dana is a natural healer with a great wealth of knowledge and experience guiding her. I recommend her treatments to all my friends and family.”
-Jennifer W., Fremont, CA
Sincerely,

Dana Tran, CHC, AACP

Feeling tired? It could be your clogged Lymphatic System

Hi friends!
 
Are you feeling tired and drained more often than you’d like? Believe it or not, you are amongst the majority of us who are living a fast paced, overly fatigued lifestyle. Not to worry, with a bit more focus and self care, you can be on your way to having more energy and a greater zest for life!

One of the most significant factors in improving our health and energy is the ability of the body to eliminate toxins. Stored toxins from years of environmental exposure, chemicals, harmful foods, dirty water, body products and medications all have negative effects on our health. The Lymphatic System is our body’s sewage system and needs to flow freely so our organs function properly and so that the body can eliminate waste. This is crucial for optimal health and well-being. 
 
One important key to know is that the Lymphatic System doesn’t have it’s own pump and depends on us to move the body in ways that can help free lymphatic stagnation. 
 
Here are the 10 best ways to increase lymphatic flow
  1. Deep breathing throughout the day – even in short 1-3 minute intervals is fine
  2. Healthy sleep – 7 to 9 hours/night is ideal
  3. Regular exercise – walking, jogging, swimming, biking, yoga, tai chi are great
  4. Clean water – 1/2 of your body weight in ounces/day of pure alkaline water
  5. Good nutrition – no processed foods and eat mainly fruits and vegetables, whole gluten free grains, and good fats (more on this in future newsletters)
  6. Proper digestion & elimination – a healthy gut flora is key, a probiotic can help
  7. Get some Sunshine – at least 15 minutes a day of pure sunshine will do you good
  8. Dry Skin Brushing – a tried and true method to increase overall circulation 
  9. Lymphatic massage – this form of bodywork is so healing, restorative, and can help cleanse the body and lymphatic system
  10. Epsom salt baths or foot soaks
Epsom Salt Bath or Foot Soak Recipe:
2 cups Epsom Salt
1/2 cup baking soda
5-7 drops Lavender or Eucalyptus Essential Oil (or 3-4 drops for a foot soak)
 
Directions:
Put all ingredients in bathtub while water is running or a small foot soak tub
Turn on calming music, light a candle, and simply relax for 15-25 minutes.
Just let go and be in the present moment, there’s nowhere to go and nothing to do, just be – your body, mind, and spirit will thank you, so enjoy! 
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Dana’s Memorial Day Lymphatic Therapy Massage Special!
 
Some of you may know, I offer an effective healing therapy to improve lymphatic function and detoxify the body called Lucero Lymphatic Therapy (LLT), which involves a combination of deep lymphatic cleansing and energy bodywork.

In honor of Memorial Day and the beginning of Summer, I am offering this service for 35% the regular price. Here’s the deal:
90 Minute Lymph Therapy/Massage & Health Consultation
Special Price: $90 (valued at $125)                Offer Expires 6/30/17
 
Click here to book your session!        (Feel free to share with your friends/family)
 
Here’s what a client said about my Lymphatic Therapy and working with me:
“Dana has helped me immensely with my health needs. She helped me with clearing emotions with EFT, releasing toxins through lymphatic drainage, and rebalancing my whole system through foot, back, and face zoning. Her treatments individualized and she is very intuitive about her client’s needs. She offers nutrition advice throughout the treatment so that you can continue your healing. Dana is a natural healer with a great wealth of knowledge and experience guiding her. I recommend her treatments to all my friends and family.”
-Jennifer W., Fremont, CA
Sincerely,

Dana Tran, CHC, AACP

Hearty Kale Salad

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2 cups green kale, thinly sliced
1 large avocado, medium chopped
½ cup cherry tomatoes
½ cup yellow or orange bell pepper
1 Tsp. parsley, minced
Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
½ tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. lime juice


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Baked Banana & Coconut Whipped Cream

4-5 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced 1 Tsp. sesame seeds 1 Tsp. dried coconut flakes Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Place bananas in a square glass baking dish
  3. Drizzle sesame seeds and coconut flakes on top
  4. Bake for 15 minutes until browned
  5. Enjoy with a side of coconut whipped cream as a guilt free dessert!

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Naturally Sweet & Delicious Banana Walnut Cookies

1-cup creamy sunflower butter or almond butter
(or you can use ½ a cup of each kind for a wonderful variation)
2 very ripe banana, mashed (about ½ cup)
6 tablespoons ground flax seed
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup raw chopped walnut pieces or pumpkin/sunflower seeds
¼ tsp. pink Himalayan sea salt

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Fresh Guacamole

health coach dana tran nurturing recipes snacks2 large or 3 medium ripe avocados
1 tomato, chopped
¼ bell pepper, chopped
1 tsp. onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 – 2 Tsp. cilantro, chopped
Pink Himalayan salt & pepper to taste

 

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Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

4-5 cups water, just enough to cover the vegetables in the pot

3-4 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes

**Alternative version is to use butternut squash for a yummy variation

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Probiotic Raw Salad

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2 cups chopped lettuce or other mixed greens –
(Romaine lettuce, arugula, dandelion greens, kale, chard, butter lettuce)
¼ cup grated carrot or grated raw beet
½ cup chopped or sliced tomato, cucumber or jicama
½ avocado, chopped
½ cup raw fermented vegetables like sauerkraut or kimchi, etc.

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