by Dr. Scott Saunders M.D.
In The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner, the salt sea mocks the thirst of the ship’s crew:
Water, water, everywhere,
Nor any drop to drink.
Water is Essential for Living
- Two thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered by water.
- Scientists seek it on other planets to try to determine if there is any possibility of life.
- Deserts become lifeless in the absence of water.
- A human being is made up of 70% water.
Water has been a source of healing since the beginning of time. More recently, one doctor has done extensive research on the use of water to cure illness. It started in an Iranian prison. His biography includes:
“When the Iranian Revolution broke out in 1979, Dr. Batmanghelidj was placed in the infamous Evin Prison as a political prisoner for two years and seven months. It was there he discovered the healing powers of water. One night, Dr. B. had to treat a fellow prisoner with crippling peptic ulcer pain. With no medications at his disposal, Dr. B. gave him two glasses of water. Within eight minutes, his pain disappeared. He was instructed to drink two glasses of water every three hours and became absolutely pain-free for his four remaining months in the prison.” (http://www.watercure.com/about_drb.html)
Dr. B went on to do research on other illnesses, including muscular pain, arthritis, and degenerative diseases, finding many of them to be treated simply and effectively with water!
You see, we must have pure water in order to maintain proper balance of both nutrients and salts. Water is essential for all functions of the body:
- The production of energy
- Contraction of muscles
- Removal of waste
- Transportation of nutrients
All these require adequate water to function. Most of our water is not in the blood, but in cells. For example, the muscles work based on the salts dissolved in the water inside and outside of the cell.
We are told to drink eight glasses of water per day, but this may not be good as universal advice. I have a different way to drink water that brings health, vigor and even helps to lose weight.
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