When you’re feeling parched and need to quench your thirst, the beverage you choose can make a big difference to your health. And while most of us know that soda and other sweet drinks are not the healthiest choices around, which beverages are truly health-promoting remains more of a mystery!
One way to spot if you are dehydrated is to check your CBC (complete blood count) blood laboratory results. An elevation of your RBC (red blood cells) or Hb (hemoglobin) and/or your Hct (hematocrit) can be an indicator of dehydration, which is the most common cause of a high hematocrit. As the volume of fluid in the blood drops, the RBCs per volume of fluid artificially rises; with adequate water intake, the hematocrit returns to normal.
If you would like to discuss the benefits of beverage and foods in your diet, please email me or contact my office at 805-569-5000 to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Jacob Bastomski
Dr. Jacob Bastomski, a board-certified chiropractic neurologist, has served the Santa Barbara area since 1981. As a Santa Barbara chiropractor, Dr. Bastomski seeks to improve health through functional neurology and clinical nutrition.
Please contact us anytime at (805) 569-5000 if you’re looking for a holistic approach to alleviate your Sciatica or lower back pain, especially if traditional medical approaches have failed. Less severe back pain may only require one to five spinal adjustments. Dr. Bastomski’s Back to Health Wellness Center is located at 1900 State St. Suite H in Santa Barbara.