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You and Your Health. Is Water a Vital Substance to Our Life?

Discussion in 'JF Doctor' started by LeopoldByongje, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. LeopoldByongje

    LeopoldByongje JF-Expert Member

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    [FONT=&quot]The late Dr. F. Batmanghelidj, M.D., a renowned physician researcher in America, and author of Your Body's Many Cries for Water, discovered the profound benefits water has on the physiological functions of the body. He wrote: "From the new perspective of my 22 years of clinical and scientific research into molecular physiology of dehydration … I can safely say the 60 million Americans with hypertension, the 110 million with chronic pains, the 15 millions with diabetes, the 17 million with asthma, and the 50 million with allergies … all waited to get thirsty. Had they realized water was a natural antihistamine and a more effective diuretic, these people would have been saved the agony of their health problems."

    Look carefully at the following Vital statistics. When you lose 2% of water, your body becomes too acidic and goes into preservation fat-storing mode. A 3% drop in water causes a 10% drop in muscle strength and an 8% drop in speed, as well as lower muscular endurance. By the time you get to 4% drop in body water, you'll experience dizziness and a fall of as much as 30% in your capability for physical labor. Drop to 5% and you'll have problems with concentration, drowsiness, impatience, and headaches (one of the most common signs of dehydration, along with dry skin). Losing 6% of body water can cause your heart to race and your body's temperature regulation to go out of whack. Hit 7% and you could collapse. Even in the earliest stages, dehydration can also lead to muddled thinking, short-term memory problems, trouble with basic math and expressing yourself verbally, and difficulty focusing on a computer screen or printed page. The list goes on: anxiety, irritability, depression, sugar cravings, and cramps. As for making you sick, when the dehydration gets a little more severe, symptoms include acid reflux (heartburn), joint and back pain, migraines, fibromyalgia, constipation, colitis, and angina. Serious dehydration is linked with asthma, allergies, diabetes, hypertension, and such skin problems as eczema, rashes, spots, blemishes, and acne. Degenerative conditions including morbid obesity, heart disease, and cancer are all linked with serious long-term dehydration. If you lose 15% to 20% of your body's water, it can be immediately life-threatening. In short: lack of water can kill you.

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    Tripo9 JF-Expert Member

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    Wonderful! But one thing missin' here though!

    How many litres @ least I should drink a day?
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    eRRy JF-Expert Member

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    Minimum Eight(8) glasses/Day
  4. LeopoldByongje

    LeopoldByongje JF-Expert Member

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    [FONT=&quot]The Following is an extract from the work of [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Dr. F. Batmaghelidj

    [FONT=&quot]Our life, our planet. Over 70% of the earth's surface is water. However, most of it—98%--is salt water. Only 2% of the earth's H20 is fresh water that we can drink, and of this, almost all is trapped in frozen glaciers.
    [FONT=&quot]You are not just what you eat; you are what you drink.
    This is why water is so important to your health.
    The Water Cure (TWC) does not sell water or purification systems or any related products. We offer insights and information; both free and in books that give you easy-to-understand scientific explanations on why water is vital to your well-being.
    TWC believes promoting "water for health, for healing, for life" is an invaluable public health message. We can all change the way we drink – by drinking pure, natural water that is good for our health, our pocket book, and our environment.
    No miracles. Just common sense backed by Dr. F. Batmaghelidj’s years of research and investigation into why water works so well in keeping us healthy and pain free. It can even cure illness in some people who get sick.
    Water is the basis of all life and that includes your body. Your muscles that move your body are 75% water; your blood that transport nutrients is 82% water; your lungs that provide your oxygen are 90% water; your brain that is the control center of your body is 76% water; even your bones are 25% water.
    Our health is truly dependent on the quality and quantity of the water we drink.
    Dr. B's pioneering work shows that Unintentional Chronic Dehydration (UCD) contributes to and even produces pain and many degenerative diseases that can be prevented and treated by increasing water intake on a regular basis.
    If you are committed to a healthy lifestyle, make drinking enough natural water a habit in your life. It won't take long for you to feel the benefit.
    It is a free investment for your long-term health[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]The Wonders of Water: Amazing Secrets for Health and Wellness[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Water prevents and helps to cure heartburn.
    [FONT=&quot]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. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]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. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Water prevents and helps to cure early adult-onset diabetes.
    [FONT=&quot]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. [/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Water prevents and helps to cure arthritis.[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
    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. [/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Water prevents and helps to cure back pain.[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
    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. [/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Water prevents and helps to cure angina.
    [FONT=&quot]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. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Water prevents and helps to cure migraines.
    [FONT=&quot]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. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Water prevents and helps to cure colitis.
    [FONT=&quot]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. [/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Water and salt prevent and helps to cure asthma.
    [FONT=&quot]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. [/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Water prevents and helps to cure high blood pressure.
    [FONT=&quot]Hypertension is a state of adaptation of the body to a generalized drought, when there is not[/FONT][FONT=&quot]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. [/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Water lowers blood cholesterol.
    [FONT=&quot]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.