Water Retention Remedies

Jun 29th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Water Retention Remedies

Water retention can be a common problem, especially for women. Some women can gain from 2 to 8 pounds just in water retention at different times during their hormonal cycles. Water retention symptoms include swelling of the legs, abdomen, face, hands and overall body.

What causes water retention? The causes of water retention include hormonal changes, such as estrogen in excess of progesterone, dehydration or too much water, kidney deficiencies, lung and heart disease, pharmaceutical drugs, low protein diet, excessive salt intake, pregnancy, toxicity, lack of exercise and stress.

Thankfully there are a number of natural water retention remedies. It is important to have your health evaluated by a qualified practitioner, such as a medical practioner and a naturopathic doctor to determine that there is not a serious underlying disease. The following are some natural water retention remedies that may help to eliminate unwanted excess water weight that may be weighing you down.

1. Drink sufficient, but not too much water. Drink about 1 L per day of good quality water, that is preferable alkaline. (for more info on alkalinity read my book The Healthy Millionaire.) If you exercise heavily, you may need more water than this, but beware, if you drink too much, it can cause water retention.

2. Balance your hormones. For women, too much estrogen as compared to progesterone levels, can be a cause for bloating and weight gain. VitaWomen’s Formula from VitaTree Nutritionals, helps to balance estrogen levels naturally, with no synthetic hormones and protects from harmful estrogens in the environment. For more info visit www.vitatree.com.

3. Exercise- Exercise helps to move the lymph and toxins in the body. It is also a great idea to detoxify the body, at least 4 times per year, at the change of each season. See my Detox formula called VitaDetox, at www.vitatree.com. VitaDetox contains some gentle diuretics that help to rid the body of excess fluids and water retention.

4. Ensure that you eat sufficient protein everyday. Protein helps to keep water in the cells and prevents it from leaking outside the cells causing swelling and edema. Good sources of proteins include eggs, chicken, beans, lentils, nuts and seeds. There are also some good vegetarian protein powders available on the market that help to supplement protein if you may be deficient.

In conclusion, no matter what causes water retention in your case, try to get to the bottom of it and treat it naturally.