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Stay hydrated with this Natural Solution

Posted By On 08 Jun 2021
sports boy hydrating

We’ve come a long way in hydration from the Gatorade-days

I remember playing soccer in mid-summer, temperatures around 35 degrees in full sun, guzzling down some bright orange gatorade. This was definitely the best choice at the time and far safer than plain water as it included the electrolytes I needed to replenish my working muscles.

I also remember constantly attending my brother’s hockey games while growing up (3 in rep-how did my parents do it? That’s another story…)
Watching them go out on shift, skate hard,  then return to to their water bottles and guzzle down some bright orange gatorade. Not perfect but this was definitely the best choice at the time and far safer than plain water as it included the electrolytes they needed to replenish their working muscles.

These days, we have become wiser and have much better options that include no artificial colour/flavours or excessive sweeteners.

Here are 2 of my favourites to stay hydrated naturally:

1. Vega: electrolyte hydrator  This product is widely available and from the reputable company Vega. It has nice amounts of C and magnesium. It contains no sugar and is sweetened with stevia.

2. DIY Dr. Almon’s electrolyte booster: For those who have an aversion to stevia and like to make their own beverages, this may be a better option.

  • 1/2 of a lemon or lime
  • pinch of himalayan sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp of unpasteurized honey
  • 3 ounces of coconut water (I like Blue Monkey or Nirvana coconut water)
  • 200 mL of filtered water

Mix/shake/whisk very well. Each batch is per person so you can double up if there is a tournament or more than 1 person playing etc.

As Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod would say, “Stay fit and have fun!”

For more information on how to keep you and your family healthy, I can help in a couple of ways:

1. Work with me one-on-one
If you would like to work directly with me and radically improve your energy-just send us a quick email and we can set you up with a Naturopathic initial consult.

2. Test drive my services
Email us at and we can set you up with a complimentary 15 minute consult

This information and linked articles should be taken for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon for health care advice. Enjoy these testimonials. However, a result for one patient may not be typical of all patients. Our aim is to help you have an excellent experience at our Mississauga office and to help you reach your health goals.

Dr. Kirsten Almon

Dr. Kirsten Almon has a Naturopathic Family Practice in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health with special interest and training in fertility (helping couples conceive naturally as well as improving outcomes for couples using assisted reproductive technology), pregnancy, birth, postpartum and pediatric care. She loves seeing children for "naturopathic well child visits" and consults on common issues such as food introduction, how to avoid colds, flus and ear infections.  Dr. Almon is the co-author and instructor of a Doula course specifically designed for Naturopathic Doctors and teaches across Canada.

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