Water – How Much is More Important Than When

A bald eagle soars over the beautiful, clean water in Lake Coeur d'Alene


I recently received an email from one of my favorite people on the planet, Deanna Waters.  Deanna and Dave (click here to link to their blog) received forwarded information from an unnamed ”cardiac specialist” which listed the ‘correct’ times to drink water.  So we put the question to Sue Ward, Certified Nutritionist, and here’s what she recommends:

  • 1 glass of water upon rising (we recommend room temperature water with the juice of 1/2 a fresh lemon with a few shakes of cayenne pepper)
  • Plenty of water throughout the day (especially in hot weather or when exercising)
  • Limit water with meals (too much water with a meal or too close to a meal may interfere with or dilute digestive enzymes)

The bottom line is, not enough water will always be a problem to all body systems.  Chronic dehydration is a big problem.  It is MUCH more important to be sure you take in enough water than it is to worry about scheduling drinks at a specific time.

We also recommend drinking pure water (filtered tap water is our first choice) and a Reverse Osmosis filter would be a good choice (be sure to add ¼ teaspoon of Unrefined Celtic Salt or Himalayan salt per gallon to put back some essential minerals).

Drinking bottled water?  Read our thoughts on bottled water here:  http://sanovivblog.com/2011/02/19/460/

 And for those of you who read your way to good health, we recommend Your Body’s Many Cries for Water by Dr.  Batmanghelidj.

“Nutrition for the Holidays” Recipes

Sanoviv's Chief of Nutrition, Research, and Education, Sue Ward CCN

Our medical team at Sanoviv loves preparing and giving our free monthly webinars.  A thousand thanks to Sue Ward for hosting ‘Nutrition for the Holidays’ November 2011. 

Below are the recipes Sue referenced during the webcast.  Let us know how they turn out – photos welcome! 

Angeled Eggs  http://bit.ly/uHCwfv

Blueberry Mint Lemonade  http://bit.ly/tqldtM

Breakfast Vegetable Pie   http://bit.ly/sOyYHp

Chocolate Dipped Bananas   http://bit.ly/sAPvmw

Coconut Sweet Potatoes   http://bit.ly/s7uxlr

Green Bean Casserole   http://bit.ly/u5gq8K

Limeade with Raspberry Ice Cubes (or just add the ice cubes to water)  http://bit.ly/roU4zu

Shrimp Dip   http://bit.ly/rEQxlt

Sparkling Ginger Cider   http://bit.ly/rthjxS

Spirulina Coconut Snacks   http://bit.ly/rQZQti 

Water = Life   http://bit.ly/sh8qeL

Thank you for being part of our Sanoviv family.  Our admissions team would be happy to help you understand the benefits of a visit to Sanoviv for you and your loved ones.  www.sanoviv.com

Free dehydration webcast June 14



Join Dr. Aaron Garcia, D.C., for a free webcast on Tuesday June 14, 2011 at 5 pm PT, 8 pm ET to learn about the effects of dehydration on your body.

This topic is timely as the world changes seasons.  Whether you are heading into summer or winter, dehydration is a serious threat to your wellness.  Learn how your body uses water, how pain may be a sign of dehydration, and common misconceptions about fluid intake and output.

Dr. Garcia will also address healthy solutions so you can be sure you are optimally hydrating your body.  Please join us!

For the Live Meeting Webcast – Go to www.GlobalWebcast.usana.com and click on Global Conference Call Theater.
(The link works only on the day of the event about 15 minutes prior to the start of the seminar)

If it is your first time, please download the software by clicking “Accept, Install & Join” (NOT web console). Then put in your name and click “Connect”. If you are asked for an ID or a password, then close out and begin again as that is an error screen. If you are using a MAC, you will need to have phone access for hearing. Everyone else should be able to hear through your computer.

For phone access only:  (212) 990-8000 6063#

*Sanoviv does not record these webcasts

**Free webcasts are hosted on the first Tuesday of each month by Patti Roney, Dr. Denis Waitley, and Sanoviv.

Do it yourself Detox Tips

Be a picture of blooming health!

See Dr. Francisco Ulloa’s post about healthy home detox here:  http://sanovivblog.com/2011/05/24/top-3-ways-to-detox-at-home/

Extra credit for these quick do-it-yourself detox tips:

  • Body brushing – using a soft, long handled brush, take seven minutes to brush your skin with smooth strokes, always brushing toward the heart
  • Observing one liquid-only day each week, whether or not you are actively detoxing
  • Drinking green juice as your snack once or twice a day
  • Choosing Brazil nuts each day as a source of selenium
  • Eating or drinking a healthy probiotic supplement (we recommend USANA) at least three times per week to support healthy digestion (do not mix the probiotics with anything hot, as that may kill the good bacteria before it can help your body)
  • Foot and hand massages at least weekly – do it yourself or trade with a partner.
  • Drinking at least 64 ounces of clean water daily
  • Eating water-rich fruit (especially melons and citrus) alone, without any other foods, so your body can more easily digest them.
  • Staying away from granulated sugar and chemical substitutes
  • Rebounding daily to stimulate your lymphatic system (learn more here: http://sanovivblog.com/2011/01/24/lets-learn-about-lymph/)
  • Deep, rounded belly breathing
  • Wearing organic cotton or bamboo clothing that allow your skin to breathe.
  • Getting a full night’s sleep – every night.  If you need assistance relaxing, we recommend deep breathing, meditation, and USANA’s PureRest.