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79: Hydration: Why You Might Not Be Healing Without It with Dr. Dana Cohen
Erin Kinney, naturopathic doctor, naturopathy, functional medicine, food allergies, adrenal stress, genetic testing, hormone testing, nutritional counseling
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Hydration: Why You Might Not Be Healing Without It with Dr. Dana Cohen

79: Hydration: Why You Might Not Be Healing Without It with Dr. Dana Cohen

Everyone knows that they need to drink water, but do you actually understand the importance of hydration? 


When speaking of chronic disease, many doctors will emphasize the importance of nutrition. Nutrition is definitely a huge piece of the healing puzzle, but another, more overlooked piece is hydration. Hydration really needs to be your starting point before you go on any nutritional plan. The best part? It only takes one day to start seeing results. Whereas with nutrition, it takes weeks to start seeing the effects of your diet changes, you’ll know immediately what it’s like to feel better because you are hydrated. 


In today’s episode of The Dr. Kinney Show, I sat down with Dr. Dana Cohen to talk about optimal hydration and why it should be the first treatment plan for any disease or illness.  


Dr. Cohen has worked side by side with the late Dr. Robert Atkins, a true pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. Well respected by her peers and beloved by her patients, Dr. Cohen, most importantly, is a clinician. She is an internal medicine doctor who has spent her career focusing on integrative medicine. She has helped thousands of patients find relief from a variety of health problems utilizing the principles of integrative and functional medicine.


She practices with an emphasis on the individual, understanding that no two patients are alike. She focuses on nutrition and limits her patients’ reliance on prescription medications by using diet, lifestyle changes, and nutritional supplementation.  


The American Board of Internal Medicine certified Dr. Cohen in 1998.  She served on the Board of Directors of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM), the leading voice of Integrative Medicine, for four years. She is currently an advisor to their Board of Directors. She is a founding member on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Organic and Natural Health Association. She is on the scientific advisory board of Cure® Hydration and the Health and Wellness Advisor for Essentia® Water. She received her MD from St. George’s University School of Medicine and completed her three-year internal medicine residency at Albany Medical Center. 


Her first book “Quench” with coauthor Gina Bria published by Hachette Book Group has garnered rave reviews and has a cult following of devotees. It has been published in six languages. 


In Today’s Episode We Discuss: 


  • The importance of being able to trust your doctor
  • The different phases of water 
  • Ways to create more structured water in your diet
  • Symptoms of low-grade dehydration
  • The importance of greens, sunlight, and water to our health


You have to get back to the basics in order to heal. If you feel stuck when it comes to your health and you just aren’t sure what to do to feel better, getting properly hydrated should be your very first step. 


I hope you find this episode helpful and start taking steps to get more structured water in your diet. If you’d like to learn more from Dr. Cohen, make sure to check out her book Quench where she goes into detail about how you can heal with hydration. 


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