As a Certified Natural Health Specialist at Chambers’ Apothecary, I consult with customers and patients regarding a wide range of health issues. Today, though, I would like to discuss one of the most basic – and most important – health issues: dehydration.
Dehydration is always a factor in mental and physical performance, but during these hot summer months, it is even more important to watch for the warning signs. By the time you are aware of the symptoms, your body is already experiencing dehydration, and your performance could be suffering. It is important to take active preventative steps to ensure that our bodies have what they need.
Some of the signs of dehydration include a feeling of mental fogginess, chapped lips and burning eyes. Your brain is 70% water, so every time you drink water, you’re helping your body function properly. Even a 4% loss of water can cause memory loss and otherwise adversely affect your cognitive thinking. Nutrition – particularly hydration – is one of the few changes that people can make in their lives that can cause them to start feeling better right away.
Water is obviously critical to staying hydrated, but the body also needs vitamins and minerals to perform properly. Unfortunately, most of us don’t get enough of these from the foods that we eat as part of our regular diets.
At Chambers’ Apothecary, we proudly carry a wide variety of Trace Minerals Research® products and supplements that are designed replenish your body and make sure that it is performing at its best. Not only do they provide the vitamins, minerals and electrolytes that our bodies need, but they also help the body absorb those nutrients and direct them where they need to go. Trace Minerals offers products that prepare your body to effectively use these nutrients before, during and after your workout (from warm-up through recovery) to increase your stamina, optimize your performance and maximize your results.
For the month of July, our Discount Club Members will receive 20% off of all Trace Minerals Research products and a free travel size of their ConcenTrace Drops with purchase of any Trace Minerals Research product, which are perfect for anybody who spends a lot of time outside or plans to hit the beach. If you’re not already a member, stop into Chambers’ Apothecary to find out more about our Discount Club Memberships.
As part of our commitment to superior service and custom treatment plans, I am available for nutritional consultations. Together, we can establish a plan that will keep you balanced, hydrated and performing your best all summer long.
Randi Weist, LMT, CNHP, CHS
Natural Health Specialist
278 Lincoln Way East
Chambersburg, PA 17201