I recently came across a recipe for homemade electrolyte for your farm animals and decided to use my health and wellness back ground to make it even better.
In the heat of the summer, all of us, including our livestock and pets can use a good electrolyte supplement to help keep our bodies hydrated, alkaline and functioning properly.
Remember, electrolyte is alkaline in nature. Our bodies are meant to be alkaline. No cancer can live in an alkaline body and most other diseases cannot either. Alkaline and hydration are two sides to the same coin as are acidity and dehydration.
1 cup of clean filtered water - not distilled.
2 teaspoons of raw sugar or honey
1/8 teaspoon of sea salt (Sea 90 available from me)
1/8 teaspoon of baking soda
Sea salt contains many minerals that processed salt does not, one of which is magnesium. Magnesium attracts moisture out of the air. If our bodies and our plants have magnesium, they will be more hydrated naturally as they will be attracting moisture from the air. Pretty neat how our Almighty Creator made that to work.
* Also giving a mixture of 1 tablespoon of non-distilled apple cyder vinegar in a cup of water will help hydrate the body as well. Vinegar goes in the body as an acid to cleanse the liver, kidneys and blood and is then converted to alkaline ash as lemon juice is, leaving the body more alkaline. A tablespoon or two of honey can also be added to this for taste.
I like to offer to my animals, including fowl, at least 3 different water sources. 1. Clean, filtered, if possible, drinking water/pond water
2. Clean, filtered water with the electrolyte in it.
3. Clean, filtered water with the apple cyder vinegar mix in it.
* I find that while the animals do drink the plain water, they more often than not, prefer the electrolyte and vinegar waters.
Giving them the choice ensures they get a proper balance of what they need. If they do happen to get sick, I may not give them the choice and force them to take the electrolyte or vinegar to help them to get well.
Blessings to you and your animals. Let me know how this works for you.