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Chloe
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MF, I'm in total agreement with both of your posts!  


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Water retention is not so simple for some people. So I don't agree.


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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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mine doesnt, so its certainly not water or a potassium issue. cos im a nonnie, and explorer to boot, and it gets complex-erer, not that i enjoy it turning out that way.


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mine doesnt, so its certainly not water or a potassium issue. cos im a nonnie, and explorer to boot, and it gets complex-erer, not that i enjoy it turning out that way.


Not sure what you mean...."Mine doesn't"....???  Mine doesn't what???

My husband is a nonnie and doesn't retain water.  But he's not an Explorer....

Just wondering.....do you use larch powder?  It acts as a second kidney, Dr. D told DH.  Might help
you get rid of some of this excess fluid.  



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Water retention is simple. If you don't drink enough water, your body will hold onto it any chance it can get, especially in the summer.  


Chloe, if you totally agree with the idea that water retention is simple, I would be wasting my time.


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Chloe, if you totally agree with the idea that water retention is simple, I would be wasting my time.


Until you pointed out that you disagreed, I was truly thinking from my own experience that this
wasn't very complicated.  

Still want to hear what you could add to this discussion.



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