As I said I was going to do in a previous post, I ordered Dr. Batmanghelidj's book Your Body's Many Cries For Water and finished reading it today. I 'm assuming none of you tried drinking 6-8 glasses of water, or more, every day since reading the previous post since I haven't had any comments on the earlier post. But I am convinced through testimonies (actual printed letters in the book and on his website from people who had been helped by only drinking water) and my own experience, there is validity to the premise that many ailments today are caused by water deprivation.
In light of all I've learned, I thought it only right to "sound the alarm" again. What a simple solution to many of the aches and pains we have today!
Dr. Batmanghelidj says dyspeptic pain is the most important signal that the human body is dehydrated. He says he has treated over 3000 people with dyspeptic pain--all of whom "responded to an increase in their water intake, and their clinical problems associated with the pain disappeared." He recommends 2 glasses of water immediately when the pain begins. If it is especially severe, drink another glass 15 minutes later. How much better than popping antacids!
Other prime indicators of dehydration, in addition to dyspepsia/heartburn, are rheumatoid pain, back pain, angina pain, headaches and leg pain on walking. If you have any of these problems I would highly recommend drinking more water until you are consuming at least 2 quarts per day. The Dr. also suggests adding up to 1/2 t. sea salt to the water, especially if you are experiencing muscle cramps, because contrary to much of what medicine has told us, our body needs salt.
Here is the link to his website again: http://www.watercure.com in case you're interested.
And here is a link to the book on Abebooks.com if you're interested in ordering a used copy. The doctor also had a convincing hypothesis on AIDS which I had never heard but seemed to have validity.
If you are in pain or sick in any way, why not try it? What have you got to lose?