Feeling Hungry? Actually You’re Thirsty

You can learn a lot about your body’s needs just by pay­ing atten­tion.
Many of us walk around with a low lev­el of dehy­dra­tion near­ly all the time.

needing hydration

Thirst is the most obvi­ous symp­tom if you’re water-defi­cient, but here are some of the hid­den ways that dehy­dra­tion can show up:

  • Hunger
  • Dry mouth
  • Feel­ing tired or sleepy
  • Decreased urine out­put
  • Yel­low urine
  • Headache
  • Dry skin
  • Dizzi­ness
  • Few­er or no tears
  • Low blood pres­sure
  • Feel­ing cranky or agi­tat­ed
Next time you feel pangs of hunger, try a cool glass of water first.  It may go a long way towards sat­is­fy­ing your crav­ing.  Water serves a lot of dif­fer­ent func­tions in your body, includ­ing:
  • Remov­ing waste
  • Reg­u­lat­ing body temp
  • Car­ry­ing nutri­ents to cells
  • Moist­en­ing oxy­gen for breath­ing
  • Help­ing con­vert food into ener­gy
  • Cush­ion­ing vital organs and joints
Want to learn more about the role of water in your body’s health?  My col­league Karen Flick­er wrote an arti­cle about hydra­tion. You can check it out here.


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About Ronald Lavine, D.C.

Dr. Lavine has more than thirty years' experience helping patients alleviate pain and restore health using diverse, scientifically-based manual therapy and therapeutic exercise and alignment methods.

His website, askdrlavine.com, provides more information about his approach.

Please contact him at drlavine@yourbodyofknowledge.com or at 212-400-9663.

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