In this enlightening episode, we sit down with Dr. Dana Cohen, co-author of the life-changing book “Quench.” We delve into the science of hydration, discuss how modern lifestyles contribute to dehydration, and explore affordable ways to stay hydrated. Dr. Cohen also shares her insights on the relationship between hydration and concussions, and why it’s crucial to listen to your body’s cues.
Key Discussion Points:
- The science behind “gel water” and its importance in hydration.
- How modern lifestyles, including screen time, contribute to dehydration.
- Affordable and accessible ways to stay hydrated.
- The role of hydration in treating and preventing concussions.
- The importance of listening to your body’s cues for thirst.
More About Dr. Dana Cohen:
The video features an interview with Dr. Dana Cohen, co-author of the book “Quench,” which focuses on the importance of hydration for overall health. The discussion covers various topics, including:
Importance of Hydration: Dr. Cohen emphasizes that hydration is not just about drinking water but also about how the body utilizes it. She discusses the concept of “gel water” found in fruits, vegetables, and smoothies.
Modern Lifestyle and Dehydration: The conversation touches on how modern lifestyles, including screen time and air conditioning, can contribute to dehydration.
Affordability and Accessibility: Dr. Cohen acknowledges that fresh fruits and vegetables can be expensive but suggests alternatives like frozen options and services.
Concussions and Hydration: Dr. Cohen discusses new research that suggests hydration can play a role in the treatment and prevention of concussions.
Listening to Your Body: Both the host and Dr. Cohen agree that people often ignore their body’s signals for thirst and rely too much on external metrics like smartwatches.
Future Work: Dr. Cohen mentions she is working on a new book that will focus on getting more whole foods into your diet.
Social Media and Technology: Dr. Cohen warns that as technology advances, people may become less attuned to their body’s needs.