Water for good health

The importance of drinking enough water for good health is often underestimated by many people even though our body consists of 70% to 80% water and the most abundant element in the earth is water and science says all life began in water.

In the recent past probably the most important research on the health giving properties of water has been carried out by the late Iranian born Doctor Feyerdoon Batmanghelidj some of  which is contained in his groundbreaking 1992 book “your body’s many cries for water”.

“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. He thinks of it as the solvent of our ills and deliverer of ripe old age. He thinks of it as the wave of the future.”
-The Washington Times

The good doctor stated that a dry mouth is not a good indicator of dehydration, he estimated that about 80% of the worlds population is dehydrated and the physical consequences of dehydration, amongst other things, can manifest as pain and other serious diseases such as Asthma, hypertension, Angina, Lupus, digestive issues, Arthritis etc. He often stated that people were “Thirsty not Sick”.

Drinking enough water can help with the above health issues and more:

The Role of Salt:
In his excellent book “Water and Salt your Healers within” Dr Batmanghelidj states “water, salt and potassium together regulate the water content of the body”. The salt should be unrefined such as Celtic Sea salt or the Himalayan Pink salt which will have many other vital minerals. Adequate potassium can be obtained from fruits and vegetables.

How Much water to drink:
To 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.

A word of warning: If you have Kidney malfunction please consult your healthcare physician for advice on the correct amount of water consumption.

for much more information on water for health please visit www.watercure.com a website dedicated to the work of Dr Batmanghelidj.

A video on a very detailed talk on water by Doctor “Batman” as he is often affectionately called:

Another sit e run by Bob Butts a supporter and friend of Dr Batmanghelidj is called www.watercure2.org, it has lots of information as well as stories of sick people who have been helped by water. Dr “Batman” has passed away but he has left great gift of knowledge about the health benefits of this a substance we take for granted.

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