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Water retention is not so simple for some people. So I don't agree.
Please feel free to add to the discussion. I would like to learn what you know about this subject. In my experience, dehydration caused MY ankles to swell....plenty of water and magnesium helped to release the fluid but it was a long slow process.....I used to retain fluid all the time, and now I don't....but I never really knew the primary reason for the fact that in winter my rings fall off my fingers and in summer, they're tight. In summer I'm likely to maybe need a bit less salt? Although not sure.....not sure why hot weather causes more fluid retention.
There is also something Dr. D explained to me about fluids being inside the cell vs outside the cells...When the bioimpedence test is done at the clinic, they come up with a number that shows you whether fluid is getting inside the cell or not.....and often if there is too much fluid outside the cell, the membrane fluidizer drink of flax oil/lecithin and a juice is used first thing in the AM, on an empty stomach for the purpose of softening the stiff cell wall......The stiff cell wall prevents nutrients from getting into the cell.....and if a cell is going to make a good copy of itself, you want that copy to come from the healthiest possible cell.
So I'm thinking one of the "other" reasons for this fluid imbalance is that the cell wall is stiff and fluids are pooling outside rather than getting inside the cell.
But still, not sure if this is a primary reason for fluid retention. I know when I eat anything with MSG or strange preservatives, my whole body retains fluids.....I get puffy hands and feet and my face looks swollen. On a clean diet, I'm not retaining fluid at all.
I happened to agree with what MF said....but please, if you have something you could add...... please feel free to do so.
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