Spring is just around the corner and will be here before you know it! Follow these steps to help get rid of fluid retention in time for bathing suit and shorts season!


You can easily gain 3 – 5 pounds, even a dress size, if you are experiencing water retention. For most women, hormonal fluctuation is the main cause of fluid retention. Food allergies and intolerance can also be a cause for water retention. Although you may not be able to get rid of all the fluids that Mother Nature imposes on you, there are a few things you can do to reduce the “impact”:


– Stay hydrated

– Reduce salt intake

– Reduce sugar intake

– Reduce toxic load and detox regularly

– Use herbs with diuretic properties such as dandelion greens, uva ursi, corn silk, alfalfa, stinging nettle, celery seeds and parsley

– Use sauna to help relieve stored water

– Discover if you may have any food allergies or intolerance by doing an elimination diet