The first tip I give to every YPSI client and athlete is:
Start each day with 1/4 teaspoon salt and a squeeze of lime juice in a glass of water.
The substance most similar to human blood is a 0.9% saline solution (sea water); Doctors compensate for the loss of blood plasma with saline solutions.
Salt has another important function, it nourishes and relieves the adrenal glands.
The adrenal gland is a walnut-sized gland that sits on top of the kidney and is responsible for the production of various hormones such as adrenaline, noradrenaline, aldosterone and most importantly cortisol, the stress hormone. Cortisol is primarily released under stress and is usually only associated with the negative side of stress. However, cortisol also has a major influence on our energy level and thus has a positive effect.
Along with testosterone, the male sex hormone, it peaks in the early morning circadian rhythm between 6-8 a.m. and then gradually falls throughout the day. Ideally, we wake up every morning with a high level of cortisol, between 6 and 8, without an alarm clock and are productive within a few seconds.
Although humans are not designed for constant stress, we suffer from it 100 times more than our ancestors. Mobile phones, the Internet, appointments and many other factors drain our resources every day. However, this only works up to a point – until adrenal function gradually dwindles, which manifests itself in morning tiredness, among other things. According to statistics, every second person in the western world has some degree of adrenal fatigue.
One of the easiest ways to strengthen the adrenal glands and increase energy levels is with the following recipe
– 1/4 tsp. Himalayan salt (or any other natural salt that has a color)
– A dash of lime juice (fresh or from a glass bottle) – ideal to bring the pH value, which falls at night, back to an optimum in the morning so that all enzymes for energy production can work optimally. A shot is about 1 tablespoon for those who are picky.
- A glass of water
Mix everything and drink in the morning right after getting up. Complete.
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