Did you know desert cultures stay hydrated not from water but from plants? There is a widely known misconception that drinking water is the key to staying hydrated. But the truth is, drinking water is only a small portion of the larger picture of hydration. Water may be hidden, but it’s all over the place, even within ourselves.
In this episode of Hydrate, guest Gina Bria reveals to us where water is hidden in the world and within ourselves, and how we are made up of way more water than many of us realize. Plus, we dive into the negative effects of dehydration on our cognitive functioning and aging, the hydration power of chia seeds, and Gina’s top daily hydration practices.
Gina is an anthropologist and founder of the Hydration Foundation, recognized as a leading resource for hydration science and education. She has been named a Real World Scholar and is Co author with Dr. Dana Cohen, MD of QUENCH: Your five day plan to Optimal Hydration recommended by the New York Times, Oprah’s O Magazine, NPR and many other media sources who recognize how she is changing the conversation on hydration, making it easier for us all.
What we discuss:
- 05:00 – Gina’s water rituals
- 06:00 – Desert cultures and water/hydration
- 07:30 – Drinking water is not the only thing that hydrates us
- 11:00 – Botanicals
- 13:00 – What is the chia story?
- 20:00 – How frequencies de-harmonize our water
- 22:30 – The correlation between dehydration and cognitive loss.
- 25:00 – How water conducts electro-magnetic signals
- 30:00 – How every 12 days you absorb your environment through water
- 36:10 – How plants broadcast biological information
- 39:45 – Daily practices to help your body get in that resonant frequency with nature
- 50:50 – The relationship between water, minerals and salt.
- 58:00 – Why dehydration is one of the biggest contributors to aging
- 59:30 – Becoming water beings results in longevity
- 01:03:00 – Why listening to music is hydration
- 01:05:00 – Why our personal hydration has global impact