Achoo! How Proper Hydration Can Help with Seasonal Allergies!

Springtime is just on the horizon, but it’s not all sunshine and roses!

Spring is the season of colorful flowers, blue skies, and new life but for those who suffer from sinus pressure, headaches, and allergies, it can be a miserable season. If you suffer from springtime misery, read on to learn more about the role that hydration plays in decreasing allergy symptoms.

Dehydration and Histamines

When you are exposed to allergens like pollen and dander, your immune system responds by releasing a chemical called histamine. Histamines are responsible for the watery eyes and feelings of an itchy, sneezy nose. The primary goal of histamines is to remove allergens from the body by any means necessary. When you are dehydrated, histamines are elevated which can cause you to feel more intense allergy symptoms.

The Role of Hydration

Proper hydration can help you feel better and can aid in your immune system performing better. Here’s how:

  • Decreased mucus production – When you are hydrated your air passageways are moist and in turn less mucus is produced, because your internal water level can sufficiently protect the tissues in your air passageway.
  • Decreased histamine production – When you are hydrated, your histamine levels are balanced so you will notice less sneezing, watery eyes, and allergy symptoms.
  • Regular bowel movements – When you are properly hydrated your body doesn’t use the water reserves from your colon. This means the colon will have sufficient water to work in harmony with your body and release allergen toxins regularly.

How to Maximize Hydration

Drinking bottled water is not the most effective way to get the hydration. This is because most of us are drinking bottled water that has been stripped of vital nutrients. Real hydration will provide your body with electrolytes, vital minerals, and sodium that it needs to perform at its highest. You can get these benefits from hydration therapy.

At Vida-Flo, we specialize in hydration therapy. It is a 45 minute process in which water infused with saline, vital minerals, and electrolytes are administered through an IV. It is virtually painless and after the session, clients report feeling energized, alert, and without the symptoms of allergies.

If you want to enjoy the beautiful season of spring without feeling the effects of allergies, hydration therapy is a great option for you. Schedule your appointment today by clicking here.

How to Eliminate Jetlag Quickly and Get Back to Your Life!

If you travel regularly for business then you know there are advantages and disadvantages to this lifestyle.

The biggest advantage is that you are able to experience different cultures, foods, and settings. The biggest disadvantage is that if you are feeling jetlagged, you can’t enjoy any of it. The key to eliminating jetlag is simple. Read on to learn more.

1. Hydrate prior to travel

Being cramped in an airplane for several hours is not only uncomfortable, but it can also be a dehydrating experience. Security checkpoints almost all over the world do not allow passengers to bring water or other beverages into the airport. If you run out of time or choose not to buy overpriced airport water, you will find yourself on a plane waiting for a small cup of water which surely won’t quench your thirst.

Your body needs proper hydration prior to travel in order to limit the effects of jetlag. Hydration therapy is a great way to give your body what it needs to sustain through long airplane travel. At Vida-Flo, we offer hydration therapy that is designed to quench your thirst on a cellular level. We use IV’s to pump water with vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes straight into your system. The process takes about 45 minutes and the effects of increased energy and strengthened immunity lasts for up to a week. This means you can eliminate the effects of jetlag simply through hydration.

2.  Boost the immune system

Jetlag can often be mistaken for the onset of a cold. Your immune system is put under pressure during air travel, because germs and bacteria are trapped in the cabin. When you inhale, you ingest these germs and often this results in sickness. You feel stuffy, tired, and even nauseous after catching an airplane cold.

We recommend hydration therapy to strengthen your immune system before travel. Germs and bacteria will be no match for your body when you take the time to enhance your defense system.

3.  Provide yourself adequate rest time

Be sure to give your body rest time so you can adjust to the new time zone and climates. The body needs sleep to function at full capacity. If you have an important meeting on Monday, plan to land Sunday morning so you can rest and have time to adjust.

Let us help you be more successful as you travel for business by eliminating the effects of jetlag. Call today to get started with hydration therapy.

Managing Psoriasis Naturally: The Important Role of Hydration

What is Psoriasis?

In order to understand how to manage Psoriasis, it’s important to answer the question “What is Psoriasis?” Many people believe Psoriasis is simply a skin condition that causes red, itchy, flakey skin patches, but Psoriasis is more than just a skin condition. It is a chronic disease of the immune system and while the exact cause of the disease is unknown, it can be linked to genetic predisposition, environmental factors, and an imbalance within the immune system.

Psoriasis And The Immune System

Your immune system works to keep your body healthy by fighting off foreign intruders. Those who have Psoriasis have an overactive immune system in which the body attacks its own healthy cells. In response, more healthy cells are created at a faster rate to replenish the ones that were destroyed. The body struggles to shed the overproduction of cells, which causes a buildup of excess skin cells. This build up is seen on the external level as dry, red, flaky patches of skin.

Psoriasis And The Role of Hydration

Since our bodies are made up of 70% water, hydration plays a critical role in supporting a healthy and balanced immune system. The recommended intake of water is half our weight in ounces daily. This can be difficult for the average person who is balancing work, family, relationships, and self care. Luckily, there is an alternative!

Hydration Therapy

The alternative is called hydration therapy and here at Vida-Flo we are experts in this method. We have developed the perfect balance of water, sodium, vital minerals, and electrolytes to ensure your body receives the complete hydration it needs to support your immune system.
Our clients feel noticeably energized after a 45 minute hydration therapy session and report sleeping better and feeling less stressed. These are great benefits for your overall wellness, specifically for your immune system. By providing hydration, you aid in the process of immune regulation and in turn decrease the overproduction of skin cells, which can minimize the external symptoms of Psoriasis.

So what are you waiting for? Stop hiding behind long sleeves and sweaters. You can rekindle your confidence and improve your skin’s appearance naturally. Get started with your hydration therapy experience at Vida-Flo today by clicking here to schedule.

How to Improve Eczema Naturally and Effectively!

Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is the skin condition that causes red, dry, and itchy skin.

Affecting both adults and children, the condition is commonly seen in the creases of elbows, behind knee caps and even on the neck and face. If you suffer from eczema then you understand the condition is uncomfortable, unsightly, and can feel uncontrollable at times. While there is no known cure, but there are natural remedies for eczema. Read on to learn more about how to improve eczema with Vida Flo’s hydration therapy.

1. Hydrate

Our bodies are made up of over 70% water, so health is synonymous with hydration. Most people don’t get the daily recommended consumption of water. With so many beverage options at our disposal, choosing water can seem like the least inspiring option. Here at Vida-Flo, we understand the importance of water and we know that drinking it isn’t the only way to get its various benefits. We recommend hydration therapy as an alternative method for those who struggle with their daily intake of water.

The Vida-Flo hydration therapy method is applied through an IV and uses 1000ML bags that consists of normal saline (0.9% sodium chloride), electrolytes of potassium, calcium, minerals, and lactate. These ingredients are all natural, but aren’t usually found in bottled water which is often stripped of the vital nutrients your body needs to maintain adequate hydration levels. Hydration therapy will give your skin the internal moisture it needs which can help to decrease the symptoms of eczema.

2.  Moisturize

If are wondering how to improve eczema, then you need to understand the role of topical moisture. It is critical for you to apply a layer of moisturizer to your skin twice daily. We recommend a natural moisturizer like unrefined shea butter which is rich in vitamin A and vitamin E. This will also help to improve the appearance of dark marks and scars. Shea butter may seem like a heavy, creamy, and thick moisturizer but it is quickly absorbed by the skin, so you won’t look or feel greasy long after you apply it.

3.  Soften your water

Our skin is our body’s largest organ and when we shower we absorb the water directly into our skin. Unfortunately, the water that comes from our shower isn’t the best for our skin especially when it is considered to be hard water. Hard water is contains higher levels of calcium and magnesium. Exposure to hard water can significantly enhance the symptoms of eczema. By placing a water softener over your shower head, you can shield yourself from hard water deposits and reduce the absorption of high levels of calcium and magnesium in your skin.

4.  Use natural soaps and detergents

If you suffer from eczema, you can greatly benefit from natural soaps and detergents. Traditional soaps contain ingredients like sodium lauryl, laureth sulfate, dioxane, parabens, propylene glycol, diethanolamine, and fragrances. These chemicals are not only hard to pronounce, but they also can trigger eczema flare ups. Opt for a more natural alternative like castile soap which is oil based and natural and can be used to wash your skin and clothes.

5.  Eliminate food allergens

Often times eczema is a result of food allergens. If you have never been tested for food allergies you may be consuming the foods that are causing your discomfort. A simple food allergy test can help you identify the foods that are not compatible with your body, so you can begin to make informed food decisions.

There are many natural remedies for eczema, but here at Vida-Flow, we encourage you to experience the wonders of hydration therapy. Schedule your first appointment today by clicking here.

How To Eliminate A Hangover This St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day is an ode to drinking, but that doesn’t have to mean a hangover is certain!

You have one opportunity each year to overindulge in green food and green beer and it is on St. Patrick’s Day. This holiday was created to celebrate the Irish heritage and this year it falls on a Saturday. Celebration is likely to last throughout the weekend, so here are a few tips to eliminate a hangover this holiday weekend.

1.  Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

It can be a bit of a pain trying to monitor your water intake as you drink, but with Vida-Flo there is an easier way. It’s called hydration therapy. Hydration therapy is a fast and effective way to eliminate a hangover. The process takes only about 45 minutes and is administered through an IV. It’s virtually painless and within moments, water infused with sodium, electrolytes, and vital minerals are introduced into your body. As a result, you feel renewed, rehydrated, and without the hangover symptoms.

2.  Eat a hearty meal

By eating a hearty meal before drinking you can set yourself up for success. The food in your system helps to absorb some of the alcohol, so you won’t feel as bad the next morning compared to a person who didn’t eat. Also, be sure to eat the next day. While fried foods are not the best for you, they can help to settle a queasy hangover stomach.

3.  Decrease day drinking

If you begin drinking early in the day, chances are you will intake more alcohol compared to a person who begins at night. Your body, as a result, feels more intoxicated. While day drinking is fun, you can eliminate an intense hangover by limiting the amount of day drinks you inbibe.

4.  Know your limit

There’s a fine line between feeling good and being drunk. Knowing the difference between the two can save you from the side effects of nasty hangovers. Try to give yourself thirty minutes to an hour between drinks, so you can gage your intoxication level.

5.  Go with responsible friends

If you choose to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with responsible friends you will make responsible decisions. Having fun doesn’t have to end with painful experiences. Responsible friends will encourage you to have a few drinks and a great meal this St. Patrick’s Day, take Uber or Lyft to get home safely, and schedule a hydration therapy appointment in advance to kick the headache and nausea of a hangover.