Resources (Dr. Rory’s Recommended Reading)
by Dr. Dana Cohen and Gina Bria
Did you know that dehydration mimics dementia?
Dehydration affects our guts, our brains, our hormones, our everything! Did you know that having a negative emotion could mean that you are dehydrated? Did you know that by the time you feel thirst, you are already dehydrated? What does the word Quench mean to you? Authors of Quench want to show us why 8 glasses a day is not the way to hydration, but food can be used to quench the body’s thirst! Ideally, the biggest food group you consume daily should be fruits and vegetables.
It is fascinating to ponder that if your body is not properly hydrated, then everything else you do like exercise, eating right, managing stress, getting adequate sleep, is compromised? Your body has miles of fascia, under your skin and around your organs. It should be relaxed, wavy and have a stretch to it so you can move without restriction. When you experience trauma, whether physical, emotional, or chronic inflammation, your fascia loses its stretch becoming tight and restricted tension in the body. The authors of Quench teach us about micro movements you can practice throughout your day to move the hydration through your fascia and down to your tissues and organs. A movement as simple as chin to chest, eyes to the ceiling, or just shrugging your shoulders will get water moving in your body through your fascia. Simply put, movement drives hydration in your fascia into your cells.
This book encourages you to quench your thirst and your environment by consuming more fruits and vegetables, exposure to less technology, and easy intentional movements. I couldn’t put this book down once I started reading it! I hope it speaks to you as it did to me.
To your good health!