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Structured Water, What is it and How it can Improve your Health
Structured Water, What is it and How it can Improve your Health

IN DR. BATMANGHELIDJ OWN WORDS:

Biography of F. Batmanghelidj, M.D Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, M.D., an internationally renowned researcher, author and advocate of the natural healing power of water, was born in Iran in 1931. He attended Fettes College in Scotland and was a graduate of St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School of London University, where he studied under Sir Alexander Fleming, who shared the Nobel Prize for the discovery of penicillin.

Dr. Batmanghelidj practiced medicine in the United Kingdom before returning to Iran where he played a key role in the development of hospitals and medical centers. He also helped establish sport projects for youth in Iran, including The Ice Palace in Tehran, the first ice skating and sports complex in the Middle East.

When the Iranian Revolution broke out in 1979, Dr. Batmanghelidj was placed in the infamous Evin Prison as a political prisoner for two years and seven months. It was there he discovered the healing powers of water. One night, Dr. B. had to treat a fellow prisoner with crippling peptic ulcer pain. With no medications at his disposal, Dr. B. gave him two glasses of water. Within eight minutes, his pain disappeared. He was instructed to drink two glasses of water every three hours and became absolutely pain free for his four remaining months in the prison. Dr. B. successfully treated 3,000 fellow prisoners suffering from stress-induced peptic ulcer disease with water alone. While in prison he conducted extensive research into the medicinal effects of water in preventing and relieving many painful degenerative diseases. Evin proved an ideal “stress laboratory,” and despite his being offered an earlier release, Dr. B. chose to stay an extra four months in prison to complete his research into the relationship of dehydration and bleeding peptic ulcer disease. The report of his findings was published as the editorial of the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology in June 1983. The New York Times Science Watch reported this discovery on June 21, 1983.

On his release from prison in 1982, Dr. Batmanghelidj escaped from Iran and came to America. At the Foundation for the Simple in Medicine he began to research the effect of chronic unintentional dehydration on the human body. His findings were published in the Foundation’s “Journal of Science in Medicine Simplified” in 1991 and 1992. They can be read on the web site www.watercure.com.

Dr. F. Batmaghelidj wrote his first self-help book “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water” in 1992, in which he stated that a dry mouth is not a reliable indicator of dehydration. The body signals its water shortage by producing pain. Dehydration actually produces pain and many degenerative diseases, including asthma, arthritis, hypertension, angina, adult-onset diabetes, lupus and multiple sclerosis. Dr. B’s message to the world is, “You are not sick, you are thirsty. Don’t treat thirst with medication.”

Dr. F. Batmanghelidj devoted the last 20 years of his life promoting public awareness of the healing powers of water. He appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs and lectured around the world. He has left a body of valuable works of six books and more than a dozen educational audio and video seminars. His work has created an international community that has embraced the natural healing of the water cure. His ground-breaking book “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water” has been translated into 15 languages and continues to inspire readers all over the world.

“Medical professionals of today do not understand the vital roles of water in the human body. Medications are palliatives. They are not designed to cure the degenerative disease of the human body.

The current practice of clinical medicine is based on the application of pharmacological chemistry to the human body. At the 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 true 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 massages 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.”

– Your Body’s Many Cries for Water

“The human body is composed of 25 percent solid matter and 75 percent water. Brian tissue is 85 percent water. When we starve body cells of water, they start to complain – and set up may adverse reactions.”

“Dry mouth is not the only sign of dehydration and waiting to get thirty 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 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 problem 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 energize 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 has producing an integrated body but the foundation of it is 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.”

“In advanced societies, thinking that tea, coffee, alcohol and manufactured beverages are desirable substitute for the purely natural water needs of the daily ‘stressed’ body is an elementary but catastrophic mistake. While these beverages do contain water, they also contain dehydrating agents. They get rid of the water they dissolved in plus some more water from the reserves in the body.”

“Soda and caffeine-containing beverages don’t replace water needs of the body. Caffeine is a dehydrate substance. It does not allow the water to stay in the body long enough. Within an hour you will urinate more than the cup of beverage that you drank. When children are give fruit juice and soda to the exclusion of water, it only compounds the dehydration problem. At the same time, a cultivated preference for the taste of sodas will automatically reduce the free urge to drink water when sodas are available.”

“Ordinary tap water, unless there is proof of its being contaminated with chemicals and heavy metals such as lead, is a good source of water supply. However if you are not convinced that your tap water is free of contamination and impurities, save yourself from this anxiety by installing a small filtration unit on your kitchen faucet. There are effective filter unit that can save you from the hassle of carry its containers day in and day out.”

The human body is about 75 percent water and 25percent solid matter. The brain is said to be 85 percent water and is extremely sensitive to any dehydration or depletion of its water content. The brain is bathed constantly in salty cerebrospinal fluid. The water content of the body is called the solvent, and the solid matter that is dissolved in the water is called the solute.

It is water (solvent) that regulates all the functions of the body, including the action of all the solid (solutes) that water carries around.

The role of water in the body of all living species, human included, has not changed since the earliest creation of life in water. When life on land became an objective – the stressful adventure beyond – a gradually refined body-water-preservation system and drought-management system had to be created. In other words, the body began to adapt to transient dehydration. Over time, this drought – management process became permanent – and currently exists in the body of modern humans.

When human body are under stress or confronting situations that may be perceived as stressful, the physiological translation of that stress reflects a water-dwelling species ventured beyond their water supply. A similar process for rationing water reserves and an anticipated limited future supply becomes the responsibility of a complex system in the body. This multi-system water-distribution process remains in operation until the body receives unmistakable signals that it has once more gained access to an adequate water supply.

The chemical understanding of the human body brought about an almost total concentration of research into the detailed molecular composition and minute fluctuation of the solid matter in the body. Thus a chemical-pharmaceutical perception of human body too shape, resulting gin the development of the “medical-industrial system.” Adherence to the understanding that it is primarily the body solid composition that governs all its functions has produced much misinformation and has contribute to the present chaotic status of medicine.

The Flaw in the above approach to understanding the body lies in the fact that even with all our amassed knowledge, the human body is still an almost unknown structure. We know no more than 10 percent of how the body functions and it is integrated chemically.

The whole structure of modern medicine is built on the pitifully flawed premise that dry mouth is the only sign of dehydration. This false premise is responsible for the lack of understanding about various painful health problems that result in premature death to many millions of people.

Water is too important to the body to signal its shortage only through the experience of a dry mouth. The human body has many other sophisticated signals to indicate when it is short of water. The body can suffer from deep dehydration with-out showing a dry mouth. Dehydration produces severe symptoms, even to the point of causing life-threatening crises.

Dry mouth is one of the very last indicators of dehydration of the body. By the time dry mouth becomes an indicator of water shortage; many delicate functions of the body have been shut down and prepared for deletion. This is exactly how the aging process is established – through a loss of enzyme function. A dehydrated body loses sophistication and versatility.

We have always looked for a drug solution to throw at a health concern. We have not succeeded at limiting these health concerns; rather, we have constantly expanded the list and thrown more drugs at them. We have truly caused a costly chaos in the name of modern medicine, with no end in sight. We now have significant problems that beg urgent solutions.

The solutions to the present human-made and drug-industry-protected health problems of society can only be physiology-based. Understanding the molecular physiology of dehydration will restructure the future practice of clinical medicine. It will cause a fundamental paradigm change in the science of medicines. By showing the way to enhance the natural healing powers of the body within the discipline of physiology, the pharmaceutical approach to our present health problems will be completely replaced. The primary focus in medicine will become disease prevention rather than its protracted, cost-intensive, and invasive treatment protocols.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do you get dehydrated?
  • How do you know if you’re dehydrated?
  • How much water do you need to drink, when to drink?
  • What should we drink?
  • What we shouldn’t drink?
  • Can we drink too much water?
  • How about bottled water?
  • Drinking tips for healthy hydration

HOW DO YOU GET DEHYDRATED?

Through activities of daily living, the average person loses about 3- 4 liters (about 10-15 cups) of fluid a day in sweat, urine, exhaled air and bowel movement. What is lost must be replaced by the water/ fluid we drink and the food we eat.

We lose approximately 1-2 liters of water just from breathing. The evaporation of sweat from the skin accounts for 90% of our cooling ability.

Exercise, sweating, diarrhea, temperature, or altitude can significantly increase the amount of water we lose each day. The most common cause of increased water loss is exercise and sweating. Even though we are all at risk of dehydration the people most vulnerable are infants, elderly adults, and athletes. They are either not able to adequately express their thirst sensation or able to detect it and do something in time.

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU’RE DEHYDRATED?

If you are thirsty, it means your cells are already dehydrated. A dry mouth should be regarded as the last outward sign of dehydration. That’s because thirst does not develop until body fluids are depleted well below levels required for optimal functioning.

Monitor your urine to make sure you are not dehydrated:

  • A hydrated body produces clear, colorless urine.
  • A somewhat dehydrated body produces yellow urine.
  • A severely dehydrated body produces orange or dark-colored urine.

The effects of even mild dehydration include decreased coordination, fatigue, dry skin, decreased urine output, dry mucous membranes in the mouth and nose, blood pressure changes and impairment of judgment. Stress, headache, back pain, allergies, asthma, high blood pressure and many degenerative health problems are the result of UCD (Unintentional Chronic Dehydration).

HOW MUCH WATER DO YOU NEED TO DRINK? WHEN TO DRINK?

To better determine how much water you need each day, divide your body weight in half. The answer is the approximate number of water ounces you should drink daily. You should drink half of your body weight in ounces. If you weight 200 pounds, you should drink 100 ounces water (3.13 quarts, 2.98 liters or about 10-12 cups of water a day). If you weigh closer to 100 pounds you will need only about 50 ounces of water or about four 12-ounce glasses daily.

Individuals who are physically active or live in hot climates may needs to drink more.

WHAT SHOULD WE DRINK? WHAT SHOULDN’T WE DRINK?

We are designed to drink pure, natural water.

  • Avoiding sodas/soft drinks to provide your fluid needs. The high sugar content and artificial flavors in soft drinks are harmful to your health.
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks contain water, but the diuretics contained in these caffeinated beverages flush water out of your body. Don’t count on them to replenish fluid loss.
  • It is OK to drink them occasionally, but if you drink them constantly and don’t drink enough pure natural water, then you are severely compromising your long-term health.
  • Natural pure water is the best choice. If you are committed to a healthy lifestyle and long-term health, make water a habit and a priority in your life.

CAN WE DRINK TOO MUCH WATER?

During intense exercise the kidneys cannot excrete excess water. The extra water moves into the cells, including brain cells. The result can be fatal. For that reason, athletes should estimate how much they should drink by weighing themselves before and after long training runs to see how much they lose, and thus how much water and salt they should replace.

The studies that found 13% of the runners tested drank too much water, resulting in abnormally low blood sodium levels. The low sodium levels made many of these people very sick, and close to the point of death. The importance lesson here is to balance your water intake with your sodium intake.

WHAT ABOUT BOTTLED WATER?

Bottled water’s biggest advantage is convenience. The Americans now drink more water from bottles than any other nation. Bottled water in is a $16 billion-a-year industry.

EPA sets standards for tap water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sets bottled water standards based on EPA’s tap water standards. Most bottled water is simply tap water put through conditioning filters to make it taste better. Pepsi’s Aquafina and Coco-Cola Co’s Dasani are both made from purified tap water. This doesn’t make it bad, but is something to consider when adding up cost and benefits.

Bottled water is safe to drink if it meets the standards. Contrary to popular belief the FDA does not carefully regulate the bottled water industry; therefore even bottled water can be impure unless it is the right kind of water. There are indeed many right kinds of high-quality bottled water that come from great natural water sources, such as spring, glacier, mineral water. High-quality bottled water may be a desirable option for people with special health needs and those who can afford the price.

Just make sure your choice of water does not become a limiting factor to drinking it. If you are drinking less water because of the cost of bottled water, supplement your bottles with reusable bottles or just fill up a previously used bottle with H20 from the tap.

DRINKING TIPS FOR HEALTHY HYDRATION:

Start your morning’s right: Morning is when you are most full of toxin and dehydrated. Reach for a big glass of water first thing in the morning – even before coffee. This water in the morning really gets the blood flowing.

  • Drink a glass of water when you get up and another when you go to bed.
  • Take regular water break breaks.
  • Avoid relying on sodas to provide your fluid need. -Drink water before and after food; ideally drink a glass of water half an hour before you eat your meal and half an hour after the meal. You can drink water with meals, and drink water anytime your body feels like it.

*It is very important you balance your sodium intake with your water consumption. Take 1/4 teaspoon of salt per quart of water – every 4-5 glasses of water. Be sure to get sea salt. The best is Celtic sea salt or Himalayan sea salt, both of which are readily available at any health food store.

You should always drink water prior to eating, and after eating, to support the digestive process. The stomach depends on water to help digest food, and lack of water makes it harder for nutrients to be broken down and used as energy. The liver, which dictates where all nutrients go, also needs water to help convert stored fat into usable energy. If you are dehydrated, the kidneys turn to the liver for backup, diminishing the liver’s ability to metabolize stored fat. The resulting reduced blood volume will interfere with your body’s ability to remove toxins and supply your cells with adequate nutrients.

Keep a water bottle by your side at all the times. Use either bottled water or tap water, and carry it with you everywhere, to the gym, in your car, to your office. Start by adding water to your daily regiment, during the first week, and then incorporate more as needed. The point is not to wait until you’re thirsty to drink.

Keep water flowing before, during and after workout. Don’t forget to balance your water intake with sodium intake. Drink at least 1 liter of water for every 60 minutes of exercise. Drink more if it’s hot. During exercise, such as playing sport on a hot summer day, you can lose up to 2 liters per hour of fluid per hour. Water and a balance salt is your best bet to keep healthy and hydrated. During exercise, it is recommended to replenish fluid at least every 20 minutes.

The Wonders of Water: Amazing Secrets for Health and Wellness

Water prevents and helps to cure heartburn.

Heartburn is a signal of water shortage in the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. It is a major thirst signal of the human body. The use of antacids or tablet medications in the treatment of this pain does not correct dehydration, and the body continues to suffer as a result of its water shortage.

Not recognizing heartburn as a sign of dehydration and treating it with antacids and pill medications will, in time, produce inflammation of the stomach and duodenum, hiatal hernia, ulceration, and eventually cancers in the gastrointestinal tract, including the liver and pancreas.

Membranes in the linings of your arteries, causing painful angina spasms. Cholesterol actually plays a protective role, bandaging the damaged membranes and keeping them from peeling away. Only water can correct this acid imbalance and relieve the tortuous pain it causes.

Water prevents and helps to cure arthritis. Rheumatoid joint pain – arthritis – is a signal of water shortage in the painful joint. It can affect the young as well as the old. The use of pain-killers does not cure the problem, but exposes the person to further damage from pain medications. Intake of water and small amounts of salt will cure this problem.

Water prevents and helps to cure back pain.

Low back pain and ankylosing arthritis of the spine are signs of water shortage in the spinal column and discs – the water cushions that support the weight of the body. These conditions should be treated with increased water intake – not a commercial treatment, but a very effective one.

Not recognizing arthritis and low back pain as signs of dehydration in the joint cavities and treating them with pain-killers, manipulation, acupuncture, and eventually surgery will, in time, produce osteoarthritis when the cartilage cells in the joints have eventually all died. It will produce deformity of the spine. It will produce crippling deformities of the limbs. Pain medications have their own life-threatening complications.

Water prevents and helps to cure angina. Heart pain – angina – is a sign of water shortage in the heart/lung axis. It should be treated with increased water intake until the patient is free of pain and independent of medications. Medical supervision is prudent. However, increased water intake is angina’s cure.

Water prevents and helps to cure migraines. Migraine headache is a sign of water need by the brain and the eyes. It will totally clear up if dehydration is prevented from establishing in the body. The type of dehydration that causes migraine might eventually cause inflammation of the back of the eye and possibly loss of eye sight.

Water prevents and helps to cure colitis. Colitis pain is a signal of water shortage in the large gut. It is associated with constipation because the large intestine constricts to squeeze the last drop of water from the excrements – thus the lack of water lubrication.

Not recognizing colitis pain as a sign of dehydration will cause persistent constipation. Later in life, it will cause fecal impacting: it can cause diverticulitis, hemorrhoids and polyps, and appreciably increases the possibility of developing cancer of the colon and rectum.

Water and salt prevent and helps to cure asthma. Asthma, which also affects 14 million children and kills several thousand of them every year, is a complication of dehydration in the body. It is caused by the drought management programs of the body. In asthma free passage of air is obstructed so that water does not leave the body in the form of vapor – the winter steam. Increased water intake will prevent asthma attacks. Asthmatics need also to take more salt to break the mucus plugs in the lungs that obstruct the free flow of air in and out of the air sacs.

Not recognizing asthma as the indicator of dehydration in the body of a growing child not only will sentence many thousands of children to die every year, but will permit irreversible genetic damage to establish in the remaining 14 million asthmatic children.

Water prevents and helps to cure high blood pressure. Hypertension is a state of adaptation of the body to a generalized drought, when there is not enough water to fill all the blood vessels that diffuse water into vital cells. As part of the mechanism of reverse osmosis, when water from the blood serum is filtered and injected into important cells through minute holes in their membranes, extra pressure is needed for the “injection process.” Just as we inject I.V. “water” in hospitals, so the body injects water into tens of trillions of cells all at the same time. Water and some salt intake will bring blood pressure back to normal!

Not recognizing hypertension as one of the major indicators of dehydration in the human body, and treating it with diuretics that further dehydrate the body will, in time, cause blockage by cholesterol of the heart arteries and the arteries that go to the brain. It will cause heart attacks and small or massive strokes that paralyze. It will eventually cause kidney disease. It will cause brain damage and neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Water prevents and helps to cure early adult-onset diabetes. Adult-onset diabetes is another adaptive state to severe dehydration of the human body. To have adequate water in circulation and for the brain’s priority water needs, the release of insulin is inhibited to prevent insulin from pushing water into all body cells. In diabetes, only some cells get survival rations of water. Water and some salt will reverse adult-onset diabetes in its early stages.

Not recognizing adult-onset diabetes as a complication of dehydration will, in time, cause massive damage to the blood vessels all over the body. It will cause eventual loss of the toes, feet and legs from gangrene. It will cause eye damage, even blindness.

Water lowers blood cholesterol. High cholesterol levels are an indicator of early drought management by the body. Cholesterol is a clay-like material that is poured in the gaps of some cell membranes to safeguard them against losing their vital water content to the osmotically more powerful blood circulating in their vicinity. Cholesterol, apart from being used to manufacture nerve cell membranes and hormones, is also used as a “shield” against water taxation of other vital cells that would normally exchange water through their cell membranes.

– Heart pain – angina – is a sign of water shortage in the heart/lung axis.

It should be treated with increased water intake until the patient is free of pain and independent of medications. Medical supervision is prudent. However, increased water intake is angina’s cure.

If you suffer from angina pain – that sudden, terrifying tightness in your chest that makes it difficult to move or even breathe – you’ve probably also been told you have coronary artery disease. Doctors will tell you it’s cholesterol that’s causing your arteries to narrow, and prescribe beta blockers and ACE inhibitors, balloon angioplasty or major, life-threatening surgery like coronary artery bypass.

But it’s not cholesterol that is causing your pain. Angina is actually caused by dehydration. As prolonged drought sets in, your body becomes more acidic. Acid-like chemicals are produced that burn into the cell.

Rheumatoid joint pain – arthritis – is a signal of water shortage in the painful joint.

It can affect the young as well as the old. The use of pain-killers does not cure the problem, but exposes the person to further damage from pain medications. Intake of water and small amounts of salt will cure this problem.

Low Back Pain and Ankylosing Arthritis of the Spine are signs of water shortage in the spinal column and discs – the water cushions that support the weight of the body.

These conditions should be treated with increased water intake – not a commercial treatment, but a very effective one.

Not recognizing arthritis and low back pain as signs of dehydration in the joint cavities and treating them with pain-killers, manipulation, acupuncture, and eventually surgery will, in time, produce osteoarthritis when the cartilage cells in the joints have eventually all died. It will produce deformity of the spine. It will produce crippling deformities of the limbs. Pain medications have their own life-threatening complications.

Asthma, which affects 14 million children and kills several thousand of them every year, is a complication of dehydration in the body.

It is caused by the drought management programs of the body. In asthma free passage of air is obstructed so that water does not leave the body in the form of vapor – the winter steam. Increased water intake will prevent asthma attacks. Asthmatics need also to take more salt to break the mucus plugs in the lungs that obstruct the free flow of air in and out of the air sacs.

Not recognizing asthma as the indicator of dehydration in the body of a growing child not only will sentence many thousands of children to die every year, but will permit irreversible genetic damage to establish in the remaining 14 million asthmatic children.

Dehydration also causes Neurological and Autoimmune Disorders.

Persistent dehydration inside some vital cells, in its extreme stages, will result in a number of disruptive conditions that have been labeled as different diseases – depending on the specialty of the “medical specialist” who first labels the problem. The initial stages of these health problems will begin by the loss of some of the most essential amino acids that get used up as detoxifying agents – antioxidants, when the person is not producing enough urine to get rid of the toxic waste of metabolism.

Since brain activity desperately depends on the presence of some of these amino acids, their depletive overuse will result in an inadequate presence of certain neurotransmitters – such as serotonin, tryptamine, melatonin and indolamine that are made from the amino acid tryptophan; or adrenaline, noradrenalin and dopamine that are made from the amino acid tyrosine.

As a result of an imbalance in the neurotransmitter composition of the brain, and based on proportionate depletion of a number of primary elements, a wide range of health problems have been recognized by the medical profession. Instead of recognizing these conditions as “deficiency disorders, they have been labeled as “diseases of unknown cause.” In short, when dehydration produces health problems, instead of correcting the dehydration and its metabolic complications, people are given toxic medications.

These conditions have received various labels. Most frequently used labels are: depression, impotence, anxiety neurosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, attention deficit disorder in children. At more serious pathological stages, they are labeled as autoimmune diseases – such as insulin-dependent or juvenile diabetes, lupus, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer disease, and even AIDS.

These conditions are caused by prolonged chronic dehydration and the metabolic complications of dehydration. For more information on these topics, read the book ABC of Asthma, Allergies and Lupus. In order to understand old-age diabetes, read the book Your Body’s Many Cries for Water.

To understand AIDS as a metabolic disorder, a number of referenced articles have been posted in the science page of this website.

Back Pain

Low back pain and ankylosing arthritis of the spine are signs of water shortage in the spinal column and discs – the water cushions that support the weight of the body. These conditions should be treated with increased water intake – not a commercial treatment, but a very effective one.

“At 82 years of age I am still in fair shape and only regret I did not have the superb advice of Dr. Batmanghelidj sooner. I have used his advice for the painful arthritis I have in my hands and back and, within two weeks, I have experienced considerable reduction of pain.”
– Laurence Malone, Chagrin Falls, OH

Tragedy: Not recognizing arthritis and low back pain as signs of dehydration in the joint cavities and treating them with pain-killers, manipulation, acupuncture, and eventually surgery will, in time, produce osteoarthritis when the cartilage cells in the joints have eventually all died. It will produce deformity of the spine. It will produce crippling deformities of the limbs. Pain medications have their own life-threatening complications.

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Colitis

Colitis pain is a signal of water shortage in the large gut. It is associated with constipation because the large intestine constricts to squeeze the last drop of water from the excrements – thus the lack of water lubrication.

Tragedy: Not recognizing colitis pain as a sign of dehydration will cause persistent constipation. Later in life, it will cause fecal impacting: it can cause diverticulitis, hemorrhoids and polyps, and appreciably increases the possibility of developing cancer of the colon and rectum.

Diabetes

“After another month, my blood glucose (Bg) was completely normal! I weaned myself off of the oral medication and monitored my Bg levels–they remained normal and the Bg readings were generally below 120.”
– Sean Daibbi Mac Airchinnigh

Adult-onset diabetes is another adaptive state to severe dehydration of the human body. To have adequate water in circulation and for the brain’s priority water needs, the release of insulin is inhibited to prevent insulin from pushing water into all body cells. In diabetes, only some cells get survival rations of water. Water and some salt will reverse adult-onset diabetes in its early stages before it becomes an autoimmune disease with a destruction of insulin-producing cells.

Tragedy: Not recognizing adult-onset diabetes as a complication of dehydration will, in time, cause massive damage to the blood vessels all over the body. It will cause eventual loss of the toes, feet and legs from gangrene. It will cause eye damage, even blindness.

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Heartburn

Heartburn is a signal of water shortage in the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. It is a major thirst signal of the human body. The use of antacids or tablet medications in the treatment of this pain does not correct dehydration, and the body continues to suffer as a result of its water shortage.

All too often, doctors fail to recognize heartburn as a sign of dehydration – and treat it with antacids, acid blockers, and other potentially harmful medications. Over time, these drugs produce stomach inflammation, ulcers, hiatal hernia, and eventually cancers in the gastrointestinal tract, including the liver and pancreas.

The truth is, chronic heartburn is a sign of water shortage in the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. It is a major thirst signal of the human body. Taking antacids to treat this pain does nothing to correct dehydration, and your body continues to suffer as a result of its water shortage.

Tragedy: Not recognizing heartburn as a sign of dehydration and treating it with antacids and pill medications will, in time, produce inflammation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum, hiatal hernia, and localized ulcerations. It will ultimately cause cancer of the esophagus, as well as other cancers in the gastrointestinal tract, including the liver and pancreas.

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High Blood Cholesterol

“Last year I was shocked to discover that my blood cholesterol level had shot up to 279. When you ‘prescribed’ ample water be taken before meals instead of medication that I was just about to submit myself to, I was very skeptical. In two months, and with very little observance of all the old ‘rules’ which were making my life miserable, my cholesterol went down to 203 for the first time in more than nine years! My weight too was surprisingly down by about eight pounds and has since been under control…I believe I owe you a big THANK YOU.”
– Mohammed Whaby, Washington, DC

High cholesterol levels are an indicator of early drought management by the body. Cholesterol is a clay-like material that is poured in the gaps of some cell membranes to safeguard them against losing their vital water content to the osmotically more powerful blood circulating in their vicinity. Cholesterol, apart from being used to manufacture nerve cell membranes and hormones, is also used as a “shield” against water taxation of other vital cells that would normally exchange water through their cell membranes.

High Blood Pressure

“Leaving years of diuretics and calcium-blockers behind, for three months I drank your recommended amount of tap water, occasionally more. My blood pressure, heretofore contained by drugs, gradually dropped from an average of 150-160 systolic/over 95-98 diastolic to an amazing, drug-free 130-135 systolic/over 75-80 diastolic average. This drug-free approach, based essentially on tap water and a pinch of salt, has relaxed my system and justifies the confidence that you hold the handles of a truly revolutionary and marvelous medical concept.”
– Walter Burmeister, Lt. Col., El Paso, Texas.

Hypertension is a state of adaptation of the body to a generalized drought, when there is not enough water to fill all the blood vessels that diffuse water into vital cells. As part of the mechanism of reverse osmosis, when water from the blood serum is filtered and injected into important cells through minute holes in their membranes, extra pressure is needed for the “injection process.” Just as we inject I.V. “water” in hospitals, so the body injects water into tens of trillions of cells all at the same time. Water and some salt intake will bring blood pressure back to normal!

Tragedy: Not recognizing hypertension as one of the major indicators of dehydration in the human body, and treating it with diuretics that further dehydrate the body will, in time, cause blockage by cholesterol of the heart arteries and the arteries that go to the brain. It will cause heart attacks and small or massive strokes that paralyze. It will eventually cause kidney disease. It will cause brain damage and neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease.

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Migraines

“I also noticed that my girlfriend started drinking it as religiously as I have and she hasn’t had any headaches and she used to have them all the time. And her energy level is up. She said it is unbelievable what it has done for her. And my mother used to have horrible sinus headaches and she doesn’t have these anymore.”
– Nathaniel Clevenger

If you’ve ever suffered from migraine headaches, you know how incapacitating they can be. But just as frustrating is not knowing what causes them to happen and when the next agonizing attack is going to occur.

Doctors will tell you there is no cure. Instead, they prescribe painkillers, vasoconstricters, and nausea medications to help you cope with the symptoms. Sometimes even calcium channel blockers are used as a “preventative” – yet one of their many side effects is, of all things, a headache.

Why would anyone want to increase their suffering by taking medications riddled with side effects that worsen the very problem they are trying to correct? Instead, you must address the root cause of migraine headaches. Migraines are a sign that your peripheral vessels are excessively dilated, due to factors like heat stress, hangover, and allergic or dietary triggers, all of which are made worse by dehydration. Drinking sufficient water promotes the closing of your vascular system throughout your body, alleviating your pain and preventing future attacks.

Learn how to naturally put an end to your migraine headaches NOW with My Forever Healthy & Pain-Free Program! Or Learn more about dehydration by listening to the audiotapes Water RX for a Healthier Pain-Free Life, designed for drive-time listening – 10-hour educational program. Pain Scientific Information on Dehydration

Pain

Signifies Thirst For Water F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.

There has been a groundbreaking medical breakthrough that you need to be aware of. It has already shaken the foundation of mainstream medical establishment in this country. Simply put, it is the “new scientific understanding” that chronic unintentional dehydration can manifest itself in as many ways as we in medicine have invented diseases.

Tragically, this Medical Breakthrough is not reaching the public through the Health maintenance systems in this country.

It is estimated that more than 110 million people in America are prone to suffer from various pains; in some cases with crippling intensity. “Pain of dehydration” afflicts Americans in various ways not usually associated with dehydration. They are:

  • Arthritic Pain – By far the largest sector of our society reveal their chronic unintentional dehydration in form of arthritic pains.
  • Heartburn – Heartburn, reflecting dehydration, destroys many a night’s rest or a day’s peace of mind for many millions.
  • Back Pain – This devastating pain is a periodic yearly affliction for over 30 million people.
  • Migraines – This debilitating pain devastate the lives of the young and the old.
  • Colitis pain – This pain is associated with constipation. They are everyday companions and concern of a large sector of our society.
  • Fibromyalgia – The pain felt in the muscles and joints all over the body is a crippling problem suffered by millions.
  • Angina pain – Since angina is an ominous sign of impending heart attacks and possible death, it is the most feared of all body pains.

To relieve these devastating pains, a variety of pain medications have been produced and prescribed by doctors who never realized the physiologic significance of why the human body possesses a pain alarm system at all, and what is the common factor and trigger mechanism for these pains. Since these pains are felt in different locations, obviously they meant different diseases, or so it seemed! Because pain research has until now focused entirely on its solid composition, the common factor of water shortage in the interior of the body had not been apparent.

The new scientific understanding since 1987 is that localized or regional dehydration is the primary common factor and pain-producing problem of the human body. It becomes established when there is persistent regional water shortage, including in the interior of the pain-sensing nerve cells in the human body. This is the common factor to all body pains. In drought management mode, and when there is not enough “fresh water” to go around and wash out the toxic by-products of metabolism from the areas that are engaged in continuous activity, the nerve endings in those areas sense the increased toxicity, sound the alarm of pain and force the person to stop doing whatever that would increase toxic waste production – hence the loss of function in painful areas.

As an example – when the heart muscle itself is short of “fresh water” and yet has to beat faster and forcefully to cope with any strenuous physical undertaking, pain is produced. In that instance, pain means thirst for “fresh water,” even if it is believed that the blood flow to the heart muscle is reduced because of narrowing of its blood vessels. Interestingly, even cholesterol plaque formations in the heart arteries are caused by the same dehydration.

In treatment of chronic pains of the body, simple water has natural medicinal effects far superior to any pain medication. Pain medications shut down the crisis calls of the body for water, but do not correct the “fresh water” shortage in the interior of the body. Whereas, water intake corrects the basic pain-producing drought and saves the body from further danger.

For more simplified information Read the book “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water” which is the product of over 20 years of full-time research and gives detailed information on this topic. You can order this groundbreaking book online after you have read its extensive professional and international reviews.

References: Posted on this website

  • Batmanghelidj, F.; “A New and Natural Method of Treatment of Peptic Ulcer Disease;” J. Clin. Gastroenterology 5: 203-205, 1983
  • Batmanghelidj, F.; “Pain: A Need for Paradigm Change;” Anticancer Research, vol. 7, No.5B, PP 971-990, Sept.-Oct. 1987 – Guest Lecture – the International Workshop, New Perspectives in Cancer Research, 15-18 October 1987, Greece.
  • Batmanghelidj, F.; “Neurotransmitter Histamine: An Alternative View Point;” 3rd Interscience World Conference on Inflammation, Antirheumatics, Analgesics, Immunomodulators; Monte-Carlo, March15-18, 1989, In Win 89, page 37, Book of Abstracts – invited presentation.