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Water Date Written 2007
Author Joe Holmes Date Revised  

Dr. Batmanghelidj's book "The Body's Many Cries for Water" states all disease is related to water
and water heals all disease
He has several other books on water and diseases related to water
See his web site

The first time I heard this statement I thought it was crazy. I thought this is another unfounded ridiculous theory to line someone's pocket. Sure water is good but the thought that it can cure or that its deficiency causes all diseases was just too much for me to accept. Like anyone else I could accept that the purity of water had merit, but that not drinking enough water could be responsible for all disease was just too simplistic to be credible.

Well several months after first hearing the statement about water being the source for all the body's health I obtained Dr. Batmanghelidj's book "Your Body's Many Cries for Water"

I was amazed with the research and substantiation in his book and it has completely changed my mind and my life. I began drinking 1/2 ounce of water per pound of body weight along with 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt per quart of water each day. See Salt page

My energy and desire to exercise has increased tremendously. In the past my chronic fatigue and lack of energy was so bad that if I attempted any exercise I would be so exhausted and unable to function for days. I must add that water is not the only change I have made for my health but it certainly is a vital part. See positive mind page

Since Dr. Batmanghelidj's research has not been accepted by main stream medicine he has been forced to publish his research to the public. His first article was published in 1982 and appeared in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology in June of 1983 and reported on in the Science section of the New York Times. He has followed this up with numerous reports and articles to numerous medical forums.

Here is one of his statatements, "My research revealed that unintentional dehydration produces stress, chronic pains and many degenerative diseases.... Medicine has based its understanding that it is 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. 75 % of our bodies are composed of water. The brain is 85% water. It is water that energizes and activates the solid matter. If you don’t take enough water, some functions of the body will suffer. Dehydration produces system disturbances. When I use the word water cure, I am referring to curing dehydration with water." Fereydoon Batamanghelidj, M.D.

This is a recent email reply from Dr. B's web site.
The benefits of Dr. B's program are fantastic. -but we never claim that the water and salt will cure things. (That's not exactly true: Water and sea salt cure dehydration.) When the body is hydrated, it is better able to protect and heal itself as it was designed to do. But the body heals itself. The water and salt only meet the needs of the body to allow it to function as it should.

re: sea salt. You'll find about 24 reasons why sea salt is good and needed by the body in Chapter 13 of the book "Water for Health, for Healing, for Life," by Dr. Batmanghelidj. He doesn't sell sea salt or recommend any particular brand, so this might be of help to you on your salt page. (All the salt that Dr. B talks about is always sea salt. He assumes that we will be using this, and assumed it from the beginning. The sea salt is what he grew up with and thought of as salt.)


The Albany Medical College published a research report that stubstintuates this claim.

See our disease page and item (1) where the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Albany Medical College, NY 12208, USA. has indicated water relates to oxygen and that proper oxygen is a fundamental basis to prevent all diseases.


Distilled water is the most pure water, but not necessarily the best water because it lacks essential minerals. All minerals as well as all impurities are removed from distilled water. That means that it lacks vital nutrition as well. It is suggested that this lack of minerals will leach minerals out of the bones thus cause more harm than good.

Some say a person with osteoporosis who drinks only distilled water will accelerate the removal of minerals from the bones. Or in other words distilled water leaches minerals out of the bones. Others claim distilled water lacks a healthy ph balance.

One of the problems with water treatment plants is the controversial use of aluminum. see this site  Aluminum is reported to be the source of many health problems and is the most prevalent mineral in our world.

Home test kits at Water safe

Health Effects of Drinking Water Contaminants  See article published by: North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

These are some diseases and problems with contaminated water; Amebic dysentery, Cercarial dermatitis, Cholera, Contagious Diseases, Cryptosporiosis, Cyclosporiasis, Cysticercosis, Dracunculiasis, Dysentery, Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia, Hepatitis A, Hookworm, Melioidosis, Neurocysticercosis, Polio, Toxocariasis, Trachoma, Traveler's diarrhea, Typhoid fever, Waterborne Diseases See source

"The sad truth is our water supply is compromised by harmful chemicals. EPA standards require water treatment plants to reduce certain contaminants. Annual reports issued by the EPA for 2002 indicate that there were 80,635 documented violations nationwide. When violations occur, “boil water” alerts are issued but, by then, you may have already consumed contaminated water." Source

"Distillation of water is widely recognized as the most effective way to purify water for safe drinking. Although some warn against the removal of minerals from water, it is understood that the minerals found in our water are non-absorbable, which means they either pass through our bodies or worse could build-up contributing to certain health problems. We agree with the experts that food derived minerals from fruits and vegetables are a key to health and quality of living. If you feel that you do not get enough minerals naturally through your diet, you can also use supplements which of course are from food source minerals." source

Beware of too much water without a balance of sea salt. See Hyponatremia a condition that can cause death.

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