Have you ever been diligent with your water intake yet still feel a lack of hydration?  There might be other factors working against you.

One of those factors could be stress.

When you experience stress, your adrenal glands produce extra cortisol, the stress hormone, and under chronic stress, your adrenal glands can become exhausted, resulting in lower electrolyte levels.

Low electrolyte levels means your body is not efficiently maintaining and regulating the correct amount of fluid in the body which leads to dehydration.

Dehydration zaps your brain’s energy, impedes serotonin production, increases stress in the body and can even elevate the recurrence of anxiety and panic attacks. 

So you can see, it’s a vicious cycle of dehydration causing stress and stress causing dehydration.


Some studies have shown that frequent dehydration, even if it’s mild, may lead to permanent kidney damage. So the sooner we make hydration and support of the kidneys a priority, the better.

Here are some of the ways we can support them..

  1. Drink more water – aim for light yellow/colourless urine
  2. Keep active and fit
  3. Avoid processed meats and high sodium foods
  4. Avoid common non-prescription pills like ibuprofen and naproxen (NSAIDs)
  5. Reduce stress and maintain healthy blood pressure
  6. Increase intake of dark leafy greens, apples and berries
  7. Avoid alcohol and smoking
  8. Detox from heavy metals
  9. Eat probiotic rich foods and supplement
  10. Boost immune system 


Ashwagandha – helps regulate stress, improves sleep and energy.
Schisandra – tones the kidneys 
Rhodiola Rosea- supports healthy cortisol levels
Holy Basil – maintains equilibrium with the stress system in the body
Eleuthero – increases the ability to withstand stress


K + B Herbal Supplement – Supports healthy kidney and bladder function

Vytalyte Drops – ionic trace minerals and salts to improve electrolyte balance

Essential Oils – bergamot, black spruce, cardamom, cedarwood, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, ginger, lavender, peppermint, pine, rosemary and vetiver.  

Dilute your favourite combo and apply topically to the kidney/adrenal area.

For an all natural and healthy electrolyte drink that you can make from home and have on hand when you need some extra hydration.. check out this post:

Homemade and Healthy Electrolyte Drink

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