My doctor draws blood to check my electrolytes. I look up “electrolytes” on the web. I find only chemical and electrical explanations that don’t tell me why I need this stuff. What are they for?
It’s just like “antioxidants.” The box for my tea bags says they have some and I need some. Why? What are they for?
I need a simple explanation like, “If you don’t have enough of this you will die.” Or even, “If you have more of this, you will be prettier.” I need something to hang my hat on here. I am lost in a sea of incomprehensible information.
Until I receive a credible explanation for why I need these things, I remain convinced that they are words simply made up to sell me products like Gatorade and Lipton’s Tea.