Dr Simone’s Wellness Water Recipe: By Dr Simonè Laubscher

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Dr Simonè shares her wellness water recipe with us.


We are all made up of around 100 trillion cells and these cells need to be hydrated and plump like big fat grapes, not shrivelled up raisins. To help hydrate at a cellular level there are certain key ingredients, which you probably have in your kitchen, that facilitate hydration at a cellular level.  


My Wellness Water is an infusion with lemon, lime, ginger, cucumber and mint leaves. It helps hydrate your body and brain at a cellular level. This helps you hydrate and detox, supporting overall health and a strong immune system (so optimum nutrients can get carried to the cell and toxins can be removed). You can also add cinnamon as a powerful blood sugar balancer too.


A study by Khan Et al. from the American Diabetes Association concluded that taking 1, 3, or 6 g of cinnamon per day reduces serum glucose, triglyceride, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol in Type 2 diabetes. The same study suggests that cinnamon inclusion in the diet of people with Type 2 diabetes will reduce disease risk factors.


I recommend drinking 2-3L of clean filtered water every day and to try and make 1-2L of that mixed with our wellness water recipe. I mix up a big jug each day as my daily water quota — that way, it’s easier to track and reach my goal.


Ingredients of my wellness water:

  1. 2L of water
  2. Juice of 1 lemon or lime
  3. 1/4 teaspoon of unprocessed sea salt such as Celtic Sea Salt
  4. A thumb of grated ginger
  5. 1 fresh cinnamon stick if blood sugar balancing is a goal
  6. Garnish with mint leaves


Then leave it in a jug or glass pitcher to stay hydrated each day.



If you suffer from water retention, reduce the Celtic sea salt to 1 pinch and add 1 cup of sliced cucumber to help flush out your lymphatic system.


The unprocessed sea salt can help with hydration and electrolyte balance too due to its mineral content, which includes sodium, chloride, potassium, magnesium, and others.


Here's how it works:

  1. Sodium and Chloride: Sodium and chloride are electrolytes essential for maintaining fluid balance within cells and throughout the body. When you sweat or lose fluids through other means, you also lose electrolytes. Sea salt, which contains sodium chloride, helps replenish these electrolytes, ensuring proper hydration and electrolyte balance.
  2. Potassium: Sea salt also contains potassium, another crucial electrolyte. Potassium plays a role in regulating fluid balance, muscle contractions, and nerve signals. By consuming sea salt, you can help replenish potassium levels lost through sweating or other means.
  3. Magnesium: Some types of sea salt contain magnesium, another important mineral involved in hydration and electrolyte balance. Magnesium helps regulate muscle and nerve function, blood sugar levels, and blood pressure. While the magnesium content in sea salt may be relatively low compared to other sources, every bit contributes to overall electrolyte balance.
  4. Trace Minerals: In addition to sodium, chloride, potassium, and magnesium, sea salt contains trace amounts of other minerals, such as calcium and zinc, which also play roles in various bodily functions, including hydration and electrolyte balance.
  5. Hydration: Consuming sea salt with water can help enhance hydration by promoting fluid retention. Sodium, one of the primary components of sea salt, helps regulate the body's fluid balance by encouraging water retention. This can be particularly beneficial during periods of increased fluid loss, such as intense physical activity or hot weather.


Don’t forget movement is key such as walking and doing 200 bounces a day on a mini trampoline. Swimming in the sea or Epsom salt/magnesium salt baths or foot baths are also brilliant.


The information in this article is not intended to be taken as medical advice. We recommend consulting your primary healthcare professional before making any changes to your supplementary routine.