Is Water the Fountain of Youth?

It’s a legend that many long for, that dates back to the 16th century when Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León was in search of a magical spring called the Fountain of Youth, touted to restore the youthfulness of anyone who bathes in, or drinks, its waters. In modern times, it’s been touted that just plain water, perhaps, is the true fountain of youth that can do everything from reverse the signs of aging to help you drop those last 10 pounds. But is it as simple as eight glasses a day, or is that water you are guzzling being done so in vain?

Dr. Dana Cohen, M.D., is a nationally renowned internal and integrative medicine specialist, and author of the brand-new book “Quench.” Dr. Cohen says that new research shows that hydration may not be as simple as the touted eight glasses of water a day. In fact, she says drinking too much water can actually cause harm to your body’s performance by flushing out vital nutrients and electrolytes from your cells and tissues. Doctors believe that as many as 75 percent of Americans are dehydrated. It’s an epidemic behind many health epidemics that may be the driving force with diseases and disorders such as fatigue, joint pain, fibromyalgia, Type 2 diabetes, reflux, suppressed immunity and even Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Cohen says the scientific and medical community is intrigued by new findings showing a fourth gel-like state of water that is 10 percent more viscous than the liquid state and has the potential to hydrate the body more effectively and efficiently than just plain water.

Join Late Night Health host, Mark Alyn as he discusses with Dr. Dana Cohen how to “eat your water” with four high-gel foods that are ripe for the summer and have lasting healing hydrating effects on your health and longevity.

Dr. Dana Cohen’s multi-disciplinary approach has helped treat thousands of patients using a variety of conventional and complementary therapies. Listen in and learn how to eat your way to better hydration this summer with Late Night Health host, Mark Alyn and Dr. Dana Cohen!

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