Water is the foundation of life, and next to air, the most important nutrient you need to stay alive. Yet, when it comes to healing the body, people don’t often think of water as a "cure for disease. Water, however, may be one of the cheapest and most important disease cures you’ll ever use.
While being held as a political prisoner in Iran, Dr. F. Batmagheldi discovered that water alone can help heal many chronic ailments. Following his release from prison, he continued his research on the healing power of water. In his book, "Your Body’s Many Cries for Water", he claims that the body signals its water shortage by producing pain.
Drinking more water can heal numerous diseases including asthma, arthritis, hypertention, angina, adult-onset diabetes, lupus and multiple sclerosis. Dr. Batmagheldi has linked dehydration to about 90 different diseases.
Thirst is not an adequate indicator of dehydration because most of the water loss in your body (66%) takes place inside of the cells. Another 26% takes place in the extracellular fluid or lymphatics and only 8% is lost from the blood.
Also, many of the beverages people drink are diuretics. This means they cause the body to flush more water than they contain. Coffee, tea, soda pop and alcohol are all diuretic in nature, meaning that if you drink these beverages you need even more water than normal to replace the water you have lost.
Dr. Batmaghelikj says that thirst is not a reliable indicator of dehydration. His message is, "You are not sick, you are thirsty. Don’t treat thirst with medication."
Most people need about two to three quarts of water each day. This should be purified water so that chlorine, fluoride, heavy metals and other contaminants have been removed.
Source: Steven Horne, RH (AHG)
June 7, 2011