Water, Celtic sea salt and low blood sugar
Hello Nancy, I have some questions for you. I weigh 105 lbs. I use two liters of filtered water containing 1/4 teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt in each liter. Am I doing right?
Upon arising, I drink one pint of 1/4 teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt and wait for about 15 to 25 minutes before eating. Because of my low blood sugar, I am unable to wait for an hour. What do you suggest or recommend?
I was told by a chiropractor that I need three liters of water daily to flush out toxins. Is it too much water for my body?
I eat raw organic fruit and vegetables, plus beans. No grains, nor bread, etc.
I hope you will be able to give me some advice. Thank you.
If you can do it, the better way to take the Celtic salt is to dissolve it on your tongue, per Dr. Batmanghelidj, author of "Water for Health, for Healing for Life."
He recommends drinking half your body weight in ounces of filtered water each day and dissolving about 1/8 tsp of unrefined natural salt on your tongue before each 16 ounces (about 1/2 liter) of water you drink.
If you cannot do this, then 1/4 tsp of Celtic (or Himalayan) salt in a liter twice a day is ok. You do not have to wait an hour after drinking water before eating. Waiting 15 to 30 minutes before you eat is fine.
Regarding the 3 liters of water daily…
Since I do not know your full health history and I am not a medical doctor, I cannot give any advice (FDA regulations . . .)
However, in general, I will say that we recommend people drink 1/2 their body weight in ounces of water on a daily basis.
So, at your current weight, that would mean about 55 ounces or almost 2 liters.
In my nutrition/health consultation business, I have also recommended to my clients on occasion to drink up to 3/4 of their body weight in ounces for detoxification or other purposes. When drinking at least 1/2 to 3/4 of one’s body weight in ounces of water each day, taking trace minerals (such as the Celtic salt) is essential because you will be flushing out more minerals than usual.
Eating a high plant-based diet (which it sounds you are) will also replenish minerals. If you are not getting any seaweed in your diet (dulse, kelp, nori, etc.), you might consider adding some (if your doctor agrees). Seaweeds are high in trace minerals.
If you are concerned about drinking too much water, I highly recommend you check out the following articles so that you are at least aware of the signs and symptoms of drinking too much water. Most people’s kidneys can handle way more than 2-3 liters of water a day, but there are other factors to consider, such as how fast you drink the water, activity levels, weather, health conditions, etc.
Drinking Too Much Water Too Fast Can Be Dangerous
Excessive Water Drinking