Water for Wellness
Water for wellness???
Most of us are aware that we should drink more water, some of us don't see that it's necessary and drink very little water, others realise they don't drink enough and are 'going to try to drink more'. I, for one, keep telling myself that I should drink more water .... but I never thought of it before as being a cure, in fact water for wellness, for many of the health problems that people suffer from today.
Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, M.D., is an internationally renowned researcher, author and advocate of the natural healing power of water and has written many books on the subject. You can access some of his books by clicking the above link.
Two of the most essential nutrients of life are water and salt and some of the problems caused by a deficiency of these nutrients are:
"Arthritis, asthma, autism and other birth defects caused by the mother being dehydrated, most back problems (without enough water & salt the body cannot produce enough cartilage to prevent joint degeneration), cancer, high cholesterol which only appears when the body needs it to prevent water loss in cells, circulation problems, depression, diabetes, fibromyalgia, headaches, lupus, Multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, obesity, osteoporosis, scleroderma & most skin problems and thyroid problems."
It would seem far too simple to imagine that we could actually cure any of these problems just by adding water and salt to our diet. Yet, what is the most common treatment that is used in hospitals to stabilise the patient? - an IV saline drip.
"When Dr. Batmanghelidj thinks of a glass of water, he doesn't think of it as half full or half empty. He thinks of it as brimming over with the essential fluid of life, water for wellness. He thinks of it as the solvent of our ills and the deliverer of ripe old age. He thinks of it as the wave of the future."
Quote from the Washington Times]
Dr. Batmanghelidj (let's just call him Dr. B - he won't mind) truly is a missionary. He has no commercial interest in selling water. He doesn't even tell people to go buy designer water. He has no ulterior motive other than truth.
Dr B. discovered the healing power of water when he was being held as a political prisoner during the Iranian Revolution in 1979. During his imprisonment which lasted for two and a half years, he successfully treated over 3000 people suffering from peptic ulcers with water only. He learnt that people were really thirsty and dehydrated and this was showing itself in the form of a painful 'disease condition'.
"You're not sick, you're thirsty. Don't treat thirst with medication."
In his book Your Body's Many Cries for Water he goes on to say:
"The current practice of clinical medicine is based on the application of pharmacological chemistry to the human body. At medical school, more than six hundred teaching hours are allocated to the use of pharmaceutical products... Only a few hours are allocated to instructions on diet and nutrition.
The simple truth is that dehydration can cause diseases. Everyone knows that water is good for the body. They seem not to know how essential it is to one's well-being. They do not know what happens to the body if it does not receive its daily need of water.
"We misinterpret thirst signals as pain, and treat them with drugs which silence instead of cure the problem. Because dehydration eventually causes loss of some functions, the various signals given by water distribution system regulators during severe and lasting dehydration have been translated as indicators of unknown disease conditions of the body. I discovered that histamine is a vital chemical messenger in the brain. Histamine has a most important function not written about in medical textbooks. It is in charge of water intake and drought management in the body. It is less active when the body is fully hydrated, and becomes increasingly active when the body becomes dehydrated.
To hush the body's call for water by masking the symptoms with drugs is like turning out the dashboard light that signal us that our car is about to overheat.
Every function inside the body is regulated by and depends on water. Water must be available to carry vital elements, oxygen, hormones, and chemical messages to all parts of the body. Without sufficient water to wet all parts equally, some more remote parts of the body will not receive the vital elements that water supplies. Without sufficient water to constantly wet all parts, your body's drought-management system kicks into action. The histamine-directed chemical messenger systems are activated to arrange a new, low quota of water for the drought-stricken area.
When histamine and its subordinate "drought managers" come across pain-sensing nerves, they cause pain. This is why dehydration produces pain as its first alarm signal. If the dehydration persists and is not corrected naturally with water, it becomes symptom-producing and, in time, develops into a disease condition."
About The Water Cure (from an Interview with PhenomeNews)
"The human body is composed of 25 percent solid matter and 75 percent water. Brain tissue is 85 percent water. When we starve body cells of water, they start to complain – and set up many adverse reactions."
"Dry mouth is not the only sign of dehydration and waiting to get thirsty is wrong. Pain in the body is a crisis call of the body for water. Thirst should be prevented. When body does not receive enough water and you have pain that is a sign of dehydration."
"Chronic pain of the body which cannot easily be explained as injuries or infection should first and foremost be interpreted as a signal of chronic water shortage in the area where the pain is registered. These pain signals should first be considered and excluded as primary indicators for dehydration of the body before any other complicated procedures are forced on the patient."
"Once you understand how the human body works, the wonderful simplicity of water as a free and permanently available choice of medication for so many health problems begins to make sense."
"I have to abandon some of my past learning and build a new landscape for the science of medicine in the future. Medicine has based its understanding that it is a solid matter in the body that regulates all functions of the body. I have explained scientifically at the molecular level that it is water that regulates all functions of the body including functions of solid matter. Without water, this solid matter is absolutely useless. It is water that energizes and activates the solid matter. 75 percent of our bodies are composed of water. The brain is 85 percent water. Now if the solid matter is not active without water therefore water is more important than solid matter. And if you don't take enough of water then some function of the body will begin to suffer. I am talking about system disturbance - dehydration produces multi-system upheaval."
"This is new information based on science. It is simple information. The origin, design, of the human body is made on simple events. Integrating these simple events produces an integrated body but the foundation of this simplicity is based on water. Water is what it needs. The medical community has spent 100 years of money and time researching the solid matter. If they spent a quarter as much time and one tenth as much money on investigating dehydration, we will become a much healthier nation."
The truth about the aforementioned problems and a whole lot more are they are really all the same problem because when the salt and/or water deficiency which caused the problem is corrected, the problem will often disappear. If you don’t like doing things the no-cost way, then ask your doctor to give you two saline IV’s day for at least four days while drinking no caffeine or alcohol and see what happens. You might consider jumping in the ocean for an hour a day & see the great benefit you receive from being immersed in salt water.
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