We have all heard the old adage about eight glasses a day. However, if there is other smarter way to hydrate your body, in addition to just drink insane amount of water? According to Dana Cohen,MD,author of the new book Cold,There the most sure. She is a traditionally trained doctor has been to implement an integrated/functional medicine for 20 years, and her new book is all about managing hydration for ultimate health.
Dr. Cohen says that many American women suffer the effects of chronic, low-level dehydration. These effects include more than just dry skin and the urinary system problems—they can affect every area of your life, from cognitive thinking to move.
Read on to discover 5 unexpected ways dehydration affects your body, and to Dr. Cohen’s breakthrough discovery of the best way to keep the moisture.
Tell us a little about your new book, Cold. What prompted you to write it?
Cold To solve the problem of low grade, sub-clinical dehydration is affecting the most of us, but is implicated in many chronic diseases. There’s breakthrough science shows a new stage of the existing water in our cells and nature. This is by gaining more of this”glue”from the plants the more effective moisturizer we didn’t drink more regular liquid water. Think cacti, aloe Vera, and Chia seeds-all extremely moisturizing.
We give recipes for juices, soups, water injection, and other moisturizing foods, are loaded with this water. There is a simple 5-day plan that anyone can and will benefit, from the elderly to the super fit. There is also new research fascia—the connective tissue network that surrounds each organ and cell in our bodies—it is because of this study of motion is the second half of the hydration equation. Fascia as a hydraulic pump of the body and we must increase the flow!
How common is dehydration common among American women?
I think that most of us go through our days not the best of the moisture. Our environment is terrible and the climate control room, UV lights, electronic equipment, processed foods, and increase the drug names some of the culprits, is the absorption of us faster than we can replenish.
How much water should we drink each day? It does not change your age? Time of the year? Whether you pregnant or not?
Everyone is different, we are different shapes and sizes, we do different activities, some sweat more than others..there is no one size fits all. Cold plans allow you to find your own optimal hydration. However, if we get a rule of thumb I would say drink half your weight in ounces, If you are pregnant or a weight exercise machine people who sweat a lot.
Rolling five unexpected ways dehydration can affect the body according to Dr. Cohen:
Dehydration can actually you stupid.
Even as little 2% loss in hydration can lead to decreased cognitive function. I think fatigue and brain fog of the early signs of dehydration.
It puts you in a serious health risk.
The chronic dehydration of day and Risk Factors of Type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s. It also put you at risk for certain cancers, such as colon and bladder cancer.
Not getting enough water can age you, quickly.
Water is truly the fountain of youth. In the book, we talk about healthy fats and is related to hydration. It with your cell walls, we need fat to keep our cell walls heathy so hydration can access free. There is no topical product that can beat the within the water as a sign of youthful skin. Ancient Chinese Princess used to eat lychee fruit to maintain their skin young. Lychee with glue, you can see it and taste it. (Warning-litchi have a lot of sugar, so that small batch, or I often recommend a Supplement called Oligonol, it is made from litchi, you can open the capsule and put it in your smoothie.
Dehydration inhibits mobility.
Water allows us to move smoothly—pun intended. Small joint pain, more range of motion.
Not getting enough water magic trouble to your digestive tract.
Finally, we want to forget that water is not only important, why it is important is, why out. In order to properly detoxify, we need plenty of moisture.