Recently I was told something that was eye opening.

Someone pointed out to me that the top prescribed meds and dehydration have a lot of similarities.

I thought this was crazy, but then looked it up and noticed he was right.

Why not see for yourself?

Signs of Dehydration are Similar to the symptoms of the top medicines prescribed

    • Digestive issues
    • stomach issues
    • Blood sugar issues
    • issues with cognition
    • depression
    • inflammation
    • pain
    • your body doesn’t function as well as it should
    • lack of water can cause toxicity which causes rashes
    • psoriasis
    • dandruff
    • and all kinds of other things
    • lack of water can cause us to go into a starvation cycle which can cause acne
  • dry skin, and have our skin prematurely age

Think about this for a second.

If the top prescriptions are for the same signs and symptoms of dehydration, then don’t you think that some (not all) people could be ignoring their bodies need for more water?

There are two things we need to stay alive.  Water and air.   Yet we take them for granted.

We are lucky to have access to water whenever we need it.   We often ignore our thirst signal and slowly over time our body starts to show signs of dehydration.

You may be wondering, how is it possible to not know we are thirsty?

It’s not as hard as you would think.

Our bodies are amazing and they adapt.

The thirst signal is quiet and easy to ignore.  If we feel like we need water, but are busy we tend to ignore it.   Our bodies then take that as a sign that water is not accessible and it reacts by reducing the amount of water in parts of our body that do not need it to stay alive.   This affects all of our body systems slowly over time, so we don’t link our issues with dehydration.

Please note– This does not mean that you should go off of your medications and drink water and you will be better.  Always consult your doctor before you make any medical changes.  They put you on the medication for a reason.   Adding water along with your meds can only help you feel better.

Why not set your body up to have as strong as a base as possible, so that you are ready for anything it decides to throw at you?

Turn on your thirst signal today.

As soon as you wake up chug 16 oz/2 cups of water.

Any time you look or think about water chug another 16oz/2 cups.

You will find that after a day or so your body will start craving more water.  You will become more alert, handle stress better, become calmer and your body will slowly stop aching.

Who’s ready to start hydrating their body so it can run optimally.

If you need some motivation we’d love to have you in our Free FB Group for Officers and their families.    Post pics of you drinking water daily to stay accountable and motivated while learning how to reverse the effects of shift work on your body, so you can sleep better, have more energy and prevent burn out.




The advice provided in this article is for informational purposes only. It is meant to augment and not replace consultation with a licensed health care provider. Consultation with a Naturopathic Doctor or other primary care provider is recommended for anyone suffering from a health problem.


Andi Clark is a mom, wife of a Police Officer and the founder of 911 Lifestyle. Also known as The Elite Trainer for Police and First Responders, Andi is an expert in peak performance and how stress physically affects your body.

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Andi Clark is a mom, wife of a Police Officer and the founder of 911 Lifestyle.

Andi has a background in athletics including a 25+yr career as a personal trainer, nutrition and mindset coach to athletes and stressed out high end executives.

Being healthy and active was what she lived for. Until her body started waking absolutely exhausted, workouts become something to push through instead of enjoy. A short fuse crept in, motivation left and injuries seemed to be a part of life. All of this added up to the point that she had to stop all activity altogether.

Doctors, specialists and prescriptions were never able to fix the problem.

Once Andi realized she had a genetic stress condition that puts her body into an increased stress response state all the time (similar to what Police Officers and First Responders experience when they put on their uniform and have to mentally prepare for whatever may happen in their day) was she able to figure out what was happening and how to reverse it.

Through years of research and studying, Andi formulated a completely different way to thrive when your body is always functioning at higher than usual stress levels. One where it is possible to reverse and prevent an officer from getting to a point where they struggle to get through their days by taking a preventative approach instead of a reactive one. And one that reduces the negative effects of shift work on the body.

Through her husbands career as an officer her focus has been on preventing burnout, exhaustion and a tanked immune system that she knew can result from high levels of stress that are out of your control.

As she watched his co-workers struggle with everything from sleep, exhaustion and anger leading to divorce, PTSD and even suicide it became apparent how LIFE-SAVING the foundations she was laying down for her husband actually were, because not only was he tolerating the shiftwork lifestyle, he was thriving in it.

Andi created 911 Lifestyle once she realized the strategies her husband was using MUST become available to all Police Officers and First Responders so they can peak during crisis, recover quickly after, have energy left over for their families and become the Elite First Responders that they were born to be.