# 4 - PERSONALIZING "SCD" > YOU ARE NOT SICK, YOU ARE THIRSTY (book excerpts)


(Excerpts from YOUR BODY’S MANY CRIES FOR WATER)

By F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.

 

Management of the available reserves of water in the body becomes the responsibility of a complex system.

 

This complex multi-level water rationing and distribution process remains in operation until the body receives unmistakable signals that it has gained access to adequate water supply. Since every function of the body is monitored and pegged to the flow of water, “water management” is the only way of making sure that adequate amounts of water and its transported nutrients first reach the more vital organs that will have to confront and deal with any new “stress.” This mechanism became more and more established for survival against natural enemies and predators. It is the ultimate operative system for survival in fight or flight situations. It is still the operative mechanism in the competitive environment of modern life in the society.

 

One of the unavoidable processes in the body water rationing phase is the complete cruelty with which some functions are monitored so that one structure does not receive more than its predetermined share of water. This is true for all organs of the body. Within these systems of water rationing, the brain function takes absolute priority over all the other systems—the brain is 1/50th of the total body weight, but it receives 18-20 percent of blood circulation. When the “ration masters” in charge of body water reserve regulation and distribution become more and more active, they also give their own alarm signals to show that the area in question is short of water, very much like the radiator of a car giving out steam when the cooling system is not adequate for the uphill drive of the car.

 

It is not generally possible to drink manufactured beverages in full replacement of the water needs of the body. At the same time, a cultivated preference for the taste of these sodas will automatically reduce the free urge to drink water when sodas are not available.

 

Currently, practitioners of medicine are unaware of the many chemical roles of water in the body. Because dehydration eventually causes loss of some functions, the various sophisticated signals given by operators of the body’s water rationing program during severe and lasting dehydration have been translated as indicators of unknown disease conditions of the body. This is the most basic mistake that has deviated clinical medicine. It has prevented medical practitioners from being able to advise preventive measures or offer simple physiologic cures for some major diseases in humans.

 

With the appearance of these signals, the body should be provided with water for these rationing systems to distribute. However, medical practitioners have been taught to silence these signals with chemical products. Of course they have zero understanding of the significance of this most gross error. The various signals produced by these water distributors are indicators of regional thirst and drought of the body. At the onset, they can be relieved by an increas3ed intake of water itself, yet they are improperly dealt with by the use of commercial chemical products until pathology is established and diseases are born. It is unfortunate that this mistake is continued until the use of more and more chemicals to treat the other developing symptoms and complications of dehydration becomes unavoidable, and then the patient dies. The irony? They say the patient died of a disease. What a clearance for their conscience!

 

The error in silencing the different signals of water shortages of the body with chemical products is immediately detrimental to the cells of the body of the person being treated. The established signal-producing chronic dehydration also has a permanently damaging impact on subsequent d3escendants of the person.

 

The human body is composed of 25 percent solid matter and 75 percent water. Brain tissue is said to consist of 85 percent water.

 

. . . all treatments are palliative and none seems to be curative (except for bacterial infections and the use of antibiotics).

 

It has become clear that the practice of clinical medicine is based on a false assumption and an inaccurate premise. Otherwise, how could a signal system for water metabolism disturbance be missed or so blatantly ignored for such a long time? At the moment, the “dry mouth” is the only accepted sign of dehydration of the body. As I have explained, this signal is the last outward sign of extreme dehydration. The damage occurs at a level of persistent dehydration that does not necessarily demonstrate a “dry mouth” signal . . . saliva is produced even if the rest of the body is comparatively dehydrated.

 

Naturally, chronic dehydration of the body means persistent water shortage that has become established for some time.

 

“Water distribution” is the only way of making sure that not only an adequate amount of water, but its transported elements (hormones, chemical messengers and nutrients) first reach the more vital organs. In turn, every organ that produces a substance to be made available to the rest of the body will only monitor its own rate and standards of production and release into the “flowing water,” according to constantly changing quotas set by the brain. Once the water itself reaches the “drier” areas, it also exercises its many other most vital and missing physical and chemical regulatory actions.

 

Within this view, water intake and its priority distribution achieve paramount importance. The regulating neurotransmitter systems (histamine and its subordinate agents) become increasingly active during the regulation of water requirements of the body. Their action should not be continuously blocked by the use of medication. Their purpose should be understood and satisfied by drinking more water.

 

Since water shortage in different areas of the body will manifest varying symptoms, signals, and complications now labeled as diseases, people may think water could not be offered as a natural solution. Water cures so many diseases? No way!

 

A number of sample testimonials are published in different sections of this book to open the eyes of skeptics to the fact that the greatest health discovery of all times is that water is a natural medication for a variety of health conditions.

 

Since the “water” we drink provides for cell function and its volume requirements, the decrease in our daily water intake affects the efficiency of cell activity.

 

Water, the solvent of the body, regulates all functions, including the activity of the solutes it dissolves and circulates . . .

 

Since the body does not have a reserve of water to draw on, it operates a priority distribution system for the amount of water that is already available or has been supplied by its intake.

 

The adoption of the “view shift” (new paradigm) dictates that chronic pains of the body that cannot be easily explained as injury or infection should first and foremost be interpreted as signals of chronic water shortage in the area where pain is registered—a local thirst. These pain signals should be first considered and excluded as primary indicators for dehydration of the body before any other complicated procedures are forced on the patient. Non-infectious “recurring” or chronic pains should be viewed as indicators of body thirst.

 

These chronic pains include dyspeptic pain, rheumatoid arthritis pain, anginal pain (heart pain on walking, or even at rest), low back pain, intermittent claudication pain (leg pain on walking), migraine and hangover headaches, colitis pain and its associated constipation.

 

The “view shift” dictates that all these pains should be treated with a regular adjustment to daily water intake. No less than two and a half quarts (two and one half liters) in 24 hours should be taken for a few days prior to the routine and regular use of analgesics or other pain-relieving medications such as antihistamine or antacids—well before permanent local or general damage can establish and reach an irreversible disease status. If the problems has persisted for many years, those who wish to test the pain relieving property of water should make sure their kidneys can make sufficient urine so that they do not retain too much water in the body. Urine output should be measured against water intake. With increase in water intake, the urine output should also increase.

 

. . . pain-killers (analgesics) can cause fatal side effects, apart from the damage that is caused by the ongoing dehydration that is temporarily silenced without removing the root cause of these pains—dehydration.

 

Dyspeptic pain is the most important signal for the human body. It denotes dehydration. It is a thirst signal of the body. It can occur in the very young, as well as in older people. Chronic and persistently increasing dehydration is the root cause of almost all currently encountered major diseases of the human body.

 

Of the dyspeptic pains, that of gastritis, duodenitis, and heartburn should be treated with an increase in water intake alone. When there is associated ulceration, attention to the daily diet to enhance the rate of repair of the ulcer site becomes necessary.

. . . 12 percent of those with dyspepsia develop ulceration in their duodenum after 6 years, 30 percent after 10 years and 40 percent after 27 years.

 

Antacids that contain aluminum are dangerous. They should not be freely used for a condition that will respond to an increase in water intake. Excessive aluminum in circulation has been very strongly implicated as a precipitating factor on top of other considerations in Alzheimer-type disease. . . . Most antacids contain between 150-600 milligrams of aluminum . . .

 

In my opinion, brain cell dehydration is the primary cause of Alzheimer disease. Aluminum toxicity is a secondary complication of dehydration in areas of the world with comparatively aluminum-free water. . . . in a dehydrated state, many, many functions of brain cells begin to get lost, such as the transport system that delivers neurotransmitters to nerve endings.

 

Not recognizing dyspeptic pain to be a thirst signal calling for water will, later in life, cause the human body many irreversible problems. . . . in case there are repeated pains even when water intake has been regulated for a number of days, i6 would be prudent to consult a physician for assessment of the condition.

 

Colitis pain, felt in the lower left part of the abdomen, should initially be viewed as another thirst signal for the human body. It is often associated with constipation, itself caused by persistent dehydration.

 

A severe pain can sometimes appear on the right lower abdominal region. It can mimic an inflammation of the appendix and present some similarity to the pain of early appendicitis. Other distinguishing characteristics are not see; there is no rise in body temperature; there is no guarding and tenderness in the abdominal wall and no feeling of nausea. One or two glasses of water will relieve this lower right abdominal pain.

 

Initially, rheumatoid arthritic joints and their pain are to be viewed as indicators of water deficiency in the affected joint cartilage surfaces. Arthritis pain is another of the regional thirst signals of the body. In some arthritis pains, salt shortage may be a contributing factor.

 

The cartilage surfaces of bones in a joint contain much water. The lubricating property of this “held water” is utilized in the cartilage allowing the two opposing surfaces to freely glide over one another during joint movement. . . . in a dehydrated cartilage, the rate of “abrasive” damage is increased.

 

Because dehydration in the joint surfaces will eventually cause severe damage—to the point of making the bone surfaces bare and exposed until osteoarthritis becomes established—the tissue damage will trigger a mechanism for remodeling of the joint.

 

Fully 75 percent of the weight of the upper part of the body is supported by the water volume that is stored in the disc core; 25 percent is supported by the fibrous materials around the disc. The principle in the design of all joints is for water to act as a lubricating agent, as well as bearing the force produced by weight, or tension produced by muscle action on the joint.

 

To prevent back pain, one needs to drink sufficient water and do a series of special exercises to create an intermittent vacuum to draw water into the disc space. These exercises will also reduce the spasm in the back muscles that in a vast majority of people—80 percent of all back pains—is the main cause of lower back pain and its relationship to water is so important to understand that I have dealt with it in a special book, How to Deal With Back Pain and Rheumatoid Joint Pain . .

 

A simple process in less severe cases of neck pain from disc displacement would be slowly and repeatedly bending the head and neck backward, as much as they will bend. Keeping the neck extended for 30 seconds at a time. This prolonged extension will enhance the force of vacuum and bring water into the disc spaces.

 

The vacuum draws water into the disc spaces and spreads it to all parts in the neck joints and lubricates their movements. This water is needed to be absorbed by the disc core until it re-expands to its natural size, jacking up and separating one vertebra from the other.

 

The common anginal pain means water shortage in the body.

 

. . . migraine headaches seem to be brought about by dehydration; excess bed covers that will not permit the body to regulate its temperature during sleep; alcoholic beverages (hangover) initiating a process of cellular dehydration, particularly in the brain; dietary or allergic triggers for histamine release; excel environmental heat without water intake.

 

. . . it has taken months to hydrate my body, but now a headache is a not-and-again event instead of the norm.

 

At the onset of chemical treatment of depression, the medications sere less harmful. Today, they are very powerful and sometimes dangerous. Some form of them will strip from those treated the ability to emotionally feel for themselves, as well as for others. Some of these medications can destroy empathy and fix a negative idea in particularly vulnerable persons. They may more easily become suicidal, as well as antisocial and homicidal.

 

Pathology that is seen to be associated with “social stresses”—fear, anxiety, insecurity, persistent emotional and matrimonial problems—and the establishment of depression are the results of water deficiency to the point that the water requirement of brain tissue is affected. The brain uses electrical energy that is generated by the water drive of the energy-generating pumps. With dehydration, the level of energy generation in the brain is decreased. Many functions of the brain that depend on this type of energy become inefficient. We recognize this inadequacy of function and call it depression. This “depressive state” caused by dehydration can lead to chronic fatigue syndrome. This condition is a label put on a series of advanced physiological problems that are seen to be associated with stress.

 

If we understand the events that take place in stress, we will also understand chronic fatigue syndrome. In any case, after a period of time of correcting for dehydration and its metabolic complications, chronic fatigue syndrome will improve beyond recognition.

 

. . . dehydration causes stress, and stress will cause further dehydration.

 

In stress, several hormonal overrides become operative. The body assumes a crisis situation and will begin to mobilize for a “fight or flight” response. the body does not seem to recognize the social transformation of humans. It assesses all situations of stress as though a “fight or flight” stance has to be maintained, even with stresses associated with work in an office. Several strong hormones become secreted and will remain “triggered” until the body gets out of its stressful circumstances.  These hormones are mainly endorphins, cortisone release factor, prolactin, vasopressin, and rennin-angiotensin.

 

Endorphins prepare the body to endure hardship and injury until it gets out of danger.

 

If the action of cortisone continues for long, soon there will be some selective depletion from the amino acid reserves of the body.

 

Under the influence of cortisone, the body continues to “feed off itself.” The effect of cortisone is designed to provide emergency raw materials for the production of most essential primary proteins and neurotransmitters—to get the body “over the hump.” . . . it is this phenomenon that produces the damage associated with stress, if the “stressor” maintains its unabated influence.

 

Growth hormone has much similarity to prolactin. They have similar actions, except that prolactin mainly targets the organs of reproduction.

 

It has been shown in mice that increased prolactin production will cause mammary tumors. . . . the relationship between stress, age-dependent chronic dehydration, persistent prolactin secretion, and cancer transformation of the glandular tissue in the breast should not be overlooked. A regular adjustment to the daily water intake in women—particularly when confronting stresses of everyday life—will at least serve as a preventive measure against possible development of stress-induced breast cancer in the age group of women predisposed to this problem and prostate cancer in men.

 

In severe dehydration, produced by the habitual intake of alcohol and caffeine, when water has to be urgently pumped into the “waterways” in the nerves, more blood circulation has to be brought alongside the nerves. The process will involve the release of histamine from the cells in the lining that cover the nerves. This will, at some point, cause an “inflammatory” situation that will eventually damage the lining of the nerves in the vicinity—at a pace faster than they can be repaired. The outward manifestations of such a “regional” process have been labeled as different nerve disorders, including multiple sclerosis (MS).

 

Rennin-Angiotensin (RA) system activity is a subordinate mechanism to histamine activation in the brain. The RA system is also recognized to be very strongly active in the kidneys. This system is activated when the fluid volume of the body is diminished. It is activated to retain water, and to do so, it also promotes the absorption of more salt. In either water or sodium depletion of the body, the RA system becomes very active.

 

Until water and sodium content of the body reach a preset level, the RA system also brings about the tightening of the capillary bed and the vascular system. It is designed to do this so there is no “slack” and empty space in the circulation system. This tightening can reach such a level that it becomes measurable, and we call it hypertension. You think a reading of 200 points is high? I have seen the blood pressure of a man without prior history of hypertension reach a level of 300 points, when he was arrested and taken to one of the Iranian political prisons to be shot.

 

The reason for this tightening of the blood vessels during stress is simple to understand. The body is a highly integrated and efficient complex multi-system. When there is stress, some of the available water is used for the breakdown of stored materials, such as proteins, starch (glycogen) and fat. To compensate for the lost water and to put the system into a squeeze, the RA system will also coordinate work with vasopressin and other hormones. The kidneys are the main site of RA system activity.

 

The kidneys are responsible for urine production and the excretion of excess hydrogen, potassium. Sodium, and waste materials. All of these functions have to be maintained proportionate to the sufficient availability of water to be used to make urine. It is ture the kidneys have the ability to concentrate the urine. However, this ability is not to be used to its extreme at all times, or it will eventually produce kidney damage.

 

The RA system is the pivotal mechanism for the restoration of fluid volume in the body. It is one of the subordinate mechanisms to histamine activity for water intake. It regulates the vascular bed to adjust for the fluid content of the circulation system. Its activity is decreased by the presence of more salt and water to fill the fluid capacity of the vascular bed. In the kidneys, it senses the fluid flow and the filtration pressure for its urine-making system. If the filtration pressure is not adequate for urine filtration and secretion, the RA system will tighten the blood vessels in this organ.

 

When the kidneys are damaged and urine production is insufficient, the RA system is more active. It promotes more salt intake and induces more thirst. Kidney damage may be the consequence of long-term dehydration and salt depletion that had triggered the RA system activity in the first place. But we have not in the past recognized the significance of the vascular tightening (essential hypertension) as an indicator of body’s fluid loss. Now, insufficient fluid balance in the body may have to be considered as the primary factor in some cases of renal damage—to the point of needing kidney replacement.

 

. . . constant substituting of caffeine-containing drinks for water will deprive the body of its full capacity for the formation of hydroelectric energy. Excess caffeine will also deplete the ATP-stored energy in the brain and the body—a possible contributing factor for shorter attention span in the younger, cola-consuming generation, or chronic fatigue syndrome as a result of excess coffee consumption in later life. Excess caffeine intake will eventually exhaust the heart muscle because of its over-stimulation.

 

Dehydration is the number one stressor of the human body—or any living matter.

 

High blood pressure (essential hypertension) is the result of an adaptive process to a gross body water deficiency.

 

When we do not drink enough water to serve all the needs of the body, some cells become dehydrated and lose some of their water to the circulation. Capillary beds in some areas will have to close so that some of the slack in capacity is adjusted for. In water shortage and body drought, 66 percent is taken from the water volume normally held inside the cells; 26 percent is taken from the volume held outside the cells; and 8 percent is taken from blood volume. There is no alternative for the blood vessels other than closing their lumen to cope with the loss in blood volume. The process begins by closing some capillaries in less-active areas. Otherwise, where will the balance come from to keep these capillaries open? The deficient quantity must come either from outside or be taken from another part of the body!

 

It is the extent of capillary bed activity throughout the body that will ultimately determine the volume of circulating blood. The more the muscles are exercised, the more their capillaries will open and hold a greater volume of blood within the circulation reserves. This is the reason why exercise is a most important component for physiological adjustments in those suffering from hypertension. This is one aspect to the physiology of hypertension. The capillary bed must remain open and full and offer no resistance to blood circulation. When the capillary bed is closed and offers resistance, only an increased force behind the circulating blood will ensure the passage of some fluids through the system.

 

Another reason why the capillary bed may become selectively closed is shortage of water in the body. Basically, water we drink will ultimately have to get into the cells—water regulates the volume of a cell from inside. Salt regulated the amount of water that is held outside the cells—the ocean around the cell. . . . when there is a shortage of water, some cells will go without a portion of their normal needs and some others will get a predetermined rationed amount to maintain function. However, blood will normally retain the consistency of its composition. It must do so to keep the normal composition of elements reaching the vital centers.

 

All blood tests can appear normal and yet the small capillaries of the heart and the brain may be closed and cause some of the cells of these organs a gradual damage from increasing dehydration over a long period of time.

 

When we lose thirst sensation (or do not recognize the other signals of dehydration) and drink less water than the daily requirement, the shutting down of some vascular beds is the only natural alternative to keep the rest of the blood vessels full. The question is, how long can we go on like this? The answer is, long enough to ultimately become very ill and die. . . .

 

Essential hypertension should primarily be treated with an increase in daily water intake. The present way of treating hypertension is wrong to the point of scientific absurdity. . . . if we do not drink sufficient water, the only other way the body has to secure water is through the mechanism of keeping sodium in the body. The RA system is directly involved. Only when sodium is retained will water remain in the extra cellular fluid compartment.

 

When diuretics are given to get rid of the sodium, the body becomes more dehydrated. . . . they do not cure hypertension; they make the body more determined for salt and water absorption—however, never enough to correct the problem. That is why, after a while, diuretics are not enough and supplemental medications will be forced on the patient.

 

Water by itself is the best natural diuretic. If the persons who have hypertension, and produce adequate urine, increase their daily water intake, they will not need to take any diuretics. If prolonged “hypertension-producing dehydration” has also caused heart failure complications, water intake should be increased gradually. In this way, one makes sure that fluid collection in the body is not excessive and unmanageable.

 

The mechanism of sodium retention in these people is in an “overdrive” mode. When water intake is increased gradually and more urine is being produced, the edema fluid (“swelling”) that is full of toxic substances will be flushed out, and the heart will regain its strength.

 

Higher blood cholesterol is a sign that the cells of the body have developed a defense mechanism against the osmotic force of the blood that keeps drawing water out through the cell membranes; or the concentrated blood can not release sufficient water to go through the cell membrane and maintain normal cell functions. Cholesterol is a natural “clay” that, when poured in the gaps of the cell membrane, will make the cell wall impervious to the passage of water. Its excessive manufacture and deposition in the cell membrane is part of the natural design for the protection of living cells against dehydration. Cholesterol production in the cell membrane is a part of the cell survival system. It is a necessary substance. Its excess denotes dehydration.

 

If you do not drink water before you eat the food, the process of food digestion will take its toll on the cells of the body. Water will have to be poured on the food in the stomach for proteins to break and separate into the basic composition of their amino acids. In the intestine, more water will be required to process the food ingredients and then send them to the liver.

 

In the liver, the specialized cells will further process the intestine-digested materials and then pass the resupplied and composition adjusted blood to the right side of the heart. In the liver, more water is used to process the food ingredients. The blood from the right side of the heart, which has also received some “fat” components from the lymphatic system that empties into the right side of the heart, will now be pumped into the lungs for oxygenation and exchange of the dissolved gases in the blood. In the lungs, aeration of the blood further dehydrates it by the process of evaporation of water—the “winter steam.”

 

Now this highly concentrated blood from the lungs is passed to the left side of the heart and pumped into the arterial circulation. The first cells that will face this highly osmotically concentrated blood are the cells lining the larger blood vessels and capillaries of the heart and the brain. Where the arteries bend, the osmotically damaged cells will also face the pressure of the oncoming blood. Here, the cells will either need to protect themselves or become irreversibly damaged. Do not forget that the integrity of their cell membrane is proportionately dependent on the presence of “water” that is available to them and not that which is being osmotically pulled out.

 

There comes a moment when the brain begins to recognize the further imposed severe shortage of water in the body, and then in the middle of eating food will compel the person to drink it. It is already too late, because the damage is registered by the cells lining the blood vessels. However, when this dehydration registers itself by production of the dyspeptic pain, we most stupidly give the person antacid! Not water, antacids! Not water, histamine-blocking agents! Unfortunately, this is the problem with all treatment procedures under the “solutes paradigm.” All treatment procedures are “relief of symptoms” oriented. They are not geared to the elimination of the root cause of the problem. This is why “diseases” are not cured. They are only “treated” during the lifetime of the person.

 

If we give the necessary water to the body before we eat food, all the battle against cholesterol formation in the blood vessels will be won. After a longer period of regulating daily water intake, so that the cells become fully hydrated, gradually the cholesterol defense system against the free passage of water through the cell wall will be less required; its production will decrease. The hormone-sensitive, fat-burning enzymes of the body have been shown to become active after one hour’s walk. They remain active for 12 hours. It also seems that with the lowering of blood cholesterol and walking to induce the “fat burners” activity, the deposited cholesterol will also be broken and passage of blood through the already blocked arteries will become possible.

 

Walking two times a day—every 12 hours—will maintain the activity of the hormone sensitive fat burning enzyme (hormone sensitive lipase) during day and night and help clear away the excess lipid deposits in the arteries.

 

Excess cholesterol formation is the result of dehydration. It is the dehydration that causes many different diseases and not the level of cholesterol in the circulating blood. It is therefore mopre prudent to attend to our daily water intake rather than to what foods we eat. With proper enzyme activity, any food can be digested, including its cholesterol content.

 

If increased water intake lowers cholesterol levels, only to rise again, make sure your body is not getting short of salt. . . . Cholesterol is the basic building block for most hormones in the human body. Naturally, a basic drive for increased hormone production will also raise the rate of cholesterol production.

 

Basically, it is assumed that heart disease begins with the deposit of cholesterol plaques in the arteries of the heart. At the final stages, the two may exist at the same time. However, in my opinion, it begins when the constriction producing chemicals from the lungs spill over into the circulation that goes to the heart. As it is explained in the chapter on asthma, in dehydration, part of the process of water preservation is the associated secretion of substances that constrict the bronchioles. At a certain threshold that does not at the time manifest itself in an asthma attack, the same chemicals, if they spill into the blood circulations that goes through to the lung, will also constrict the walls of the heart arteries once they reach them. This situation will lead to heart pains, known as anginal pains. These same chemicals can also set the stage for the deposit of cholesterol in the walls of the arteries. The common factor to all the various conditions labeled as different diseases of the heart and the lungs is an established dehydration.

 

Is it heart disease or dehydration that is killing people? In my professional and scientific view, it is dehydration that is the biggest killer, more than any other condition you could imagine.

 

. . . you will see that the individuals in question had multiple problems that got better by the regulation of daily water intake. You are now privy to information on where the mistake lies in the creation of monstrous problems within the health care systems in scientifically advanced countries. They seem to allow the arrogant treatment of a simple dehydration of the human body by chemical mallets until real diseases are born.

 

Q. Why are 30 percent of Americans overweight?

A. They don’t know when they are thirsty; they also don’t know the difference between “fluids” and “water.”

 

The sensation of thirst and hunger are generated simultaneously to indicate the brain’s needs. We do not recognize the sensation of thirst and assume “both indicators” to be the urge to eat. We eat food even when the body should receive water. In these people who lost weight, by drinking water before eating food, they managed to separate the two sensations. They did not overeat to satisfy an urge for the intake of water.

 

. . . the brain uses two mechanisms for its energy requirements:

 

One, from metabolism of food and formation of sugar: two, from its water supply and conversion of hydroelectric energy. It now seems that the brain depends very extensively on energy formation from “hydroelectricity,” particularly for its transport system in its nerve supply to different parts of the body.

 

To satisfy the brain’s requirements, the human body has developed a very delicate balancing system to keep a normal range of sugar concentration in the blood. It does this in two ways. One, by stimulating the intake of proteins and starchy foods that it will convert to sugar, in addition to the sugar in the diet; two, by converting some starch and proteins from stored reserves of the body into sugar. This latter mechanism is called “gluco-neo-gene-sis.” It means remaking of sugar from other materials. This remanufacturing of sugar for use by the brain is done in the liver.

 

The dependence of most brain functions on energy from sugar has developed a satiety or pleasure association for the sweet taste. It has established a certain coding system for coordination of functions by the other organs, particularly by the liver when sweet taste stimulates the tongue. When there is not enough sugar in circulation, the liver begins to manufacture it and constantly tops up blood levels by the addition of more sugar. At the beginning, it will convert stored starch, followed by proteins and small quantities of fat. Fat conversion is a very slow process.

 

If muscles are used, they begin to metabolize some of their stored fat as a choice source of energy to do work and maintain or increase their bulk. To do this, they begin to activate a fat-breaking enzyme called “hormone sensitive lipase.” It has been shown in repeated blood tests in Sweden that this enzyme’s activity is seen after one hour’s walk and retains its fat-breaking activity for 12 hours. Once muscles begin to use fat,, more sugar will become available to be used by the brain. With repeated walks, activity of the fat-burning enzymes become much more pronounced. Thus, a component of any dieting program should be muscle use for its long-lasting, primary and direct physiological effect on fat breakdown. It is this enzyme in blood circulation that will also clean all blood vessel walls of fatty plaques and deposits.

 

The human body still needs muscle activity to maintain normal functions.

 

However, if the brain is used more (in times of stress) and the body is not used proportionately to supply the brain with its sugar needs, a less-disciplined person will give in to eating more often and in larger quantities. It becomes more dramatic of one does not recognize the other thirst signals of the human body when it needs water for its energy supply, when in place of drinking water by itself more food is consumed. In stress, the body becomes dehydrated. The reason we tend to gain weight is one simple fact: we eat to supply the brain with energy for its constant round-the-clock activity. However, when food is eaten, only about 20 percent of it reaches the brain. The rest will gradually become stored if muscle activity does not use up its allocated portion. With water as a source of energy, this storage does not happen. Excess water is passed out in the form of urine.

 

My observation has been that diet sodas (all variety of manufactured soft drinks are called soda instead of using the label on the drink), even though containing no appreciable number of calories, are possibly the cause of more weight gain in people who resort to taking them to control their weight.

 

In America in 1850, about 13 ounces of soda were consumed per person per year. In the late 1980s, more than 500 twelve-ounce cans of sodas were consumer per person per year. The 1994 annual report of the beverage industry shows that per-capita consumption of sodas is 49.1 gallons per year. . . only 5.5 percent were caffeine-free. . . . they call it “caffeine dependency.”

 

It is assumed, just because these beverages contain water, the body will be adequately served. This assumption is wrong. This broad-base increase in consumption of mainly caffeine-containing sodas forms the background to many of the health problems of our society.

 

Gross disfigurement of the body by fat collection is the initial step in the decline of the human body, and in my opinion is caused by the wrong choice of fluids intake. Some of these beverages do more damage than others.

 

Caffeine, one of the main components of most sodas, is a drug. It has addictive properties because of its direct action on the brain. It also acts on the kidneys and causes increased urine production. Caffeine has diuretic properties. It is physiologically a dehydrating agent. This characteristic is the main reason a person is forced to drink so many cans of soda every day and never be satisfied. The water does not stay in the body long enough. At the same time, many persons confuse their feeling of thirst for water: thinking they have consumed enough “water” that is in the soda, they assume they are hungry and begin to eat more than their body’s need for food. Thus, dehydration caused by caffeine-containing sodas, in due time, will cause a gradual gain in weight from overeating as a direct result of confusion of thirst and hunger sensations.

 

In the intestinal tract, aspartame converts to two highly excitatory neurotransmitter amino acids: aspartate and phenylalanine, as well as methyl alcohol/formaldehyde—wood alcohol. It is claimed the liver renders methyl alcohol non-toxic. I personally think this claim is made to brush aside voiced objections for commercialization of a manufactured “food” that has a known toxic byproduct.

 

. . . caffeinated diet sodas in sedentary persons must cause weight gain; they indirectly stimulate more food intake because of the brain’s forced use of its energy reserves. Bear in mind that only some of the energy value of foods eaten will be used by the brain. The rest of the consumed energy will be stored in the form of fat if not used by muscle activity.

 

A conditioned reflex becomes established as a result of life-long experience with sweet taste that is associated with the introduction of new energy into the body. When sweet taste stimulates the tongue, the brain programs the liver to prepare for acceptance of new energy—sugar from outside. The liver, in turn, stops the manufacture of sugar from the protein and starch reserves of the body and instead begins to store the metabolic fuels that are circulating in the blood.

 

. . . if sweet taste is not followed by nutrient availability, an urge to eat will be the outcome. It is the liver that produces the signals and the urge to eat. The more sweet taste without the accompanying calories that stimulates the taste buds, the more there is an urge to eat—overeat.

 

Non-nutritive sweeteners—aspartame in solution—will enhance appetite and increase short-term food intake. . . the volunteers were left with a residual hunger compared with what the reported after glucose.

 

. . . the brain retains for a long time the urge to eat when the taste buds for sugar are stimulated without sugar having entered the system. The sweet taste will cause the brain to program the liver to store supplies rather than release supplies from its storage.

 

When caffeine and aspartame are introduced into the body, they will dictate their stimulating effect on the cell physiology in the brain, the liver, the kidneys, the pancreas, the endocrine glands, and so on. Aspartame is converted to phenylalanine and aspartate. Both have direct stimulatory effects on the brain.

 

It is primitive and simplistic thinking that one could easily lace water with all sorts of pleasure-enhancing chemicals and substitute these fluids for the natural and clean water that the human body needs.

 

One should remember that caffeine is similarly an addictive drug, the use of which has become “legal.” . . . stimulating the body at the early stages of life of a child with pleasure-enhancing chemicals in beverages, in some will program the senses to use harder addictive drugs when they reach school age.

 

It is estimated that 12 million children suffer from asthma, and several thousand die every year.

 

Asthma and allergies are indicators that the body has resorted to an increase in production of the neurotransmitter histamine, the sensor regulator of water metabolism and its distribution in the body.

 

At a dehydrated state of the body, to the point that the histamine activity becomes exaggerated for water regulation, an immune system activation of histamine-producing cells will release an exaggerated amount of the transmitter that is held in storage for its other functions.

 

It’s been shown in animal models that histamine production in histamine-generating cells will decrease with an increase in the daily water intake.

 

Do not forget, if concentrated blood reaches the lungs, local histamine production is a natural and automatic process. Its exaggerated release will promote bronchial constriction. If you suffer from asthma or allergies, increase your daily water intake. Do not overdrink thinking you can undo the damage of many months or years of dehydration by excessive intake of water in a few days. You need to drink a normal amount every day—eight to ten 8-ounce glasses—until full hydration of the body is achieved over a longer period of time.

 

Reduce orange juice intake to one, or at most two, glasses a day. The potassium content of orange juice is high. High loads of potassium in the body can promote more than usual histamine production. In asthmatics, this point should be kept in mind.

 

When there is water shortage, the body begins to retain salt. In some people, the salt regulatory mechanisms are inefficient. Add to this physiological problem bad education about dieting and salt-free diets that have become established trends in our society. In certain people, salt shortage in the body can occur and become symptom-producing in exactly the same way as water shortage, such as some arthritis pains. It is my understanding that in severe asthma attacks, salt shortage is a major contributing factor.  . . . salt is a natural antihistamine. People with allergies should begin to increase their salt intake to prevent excess histamine production.

 

Water is needed in the lungs to keep the air passages moist and prevent them from drying up when air goes in and comes out. In dehydration, mucus secretion protects air passages from drying. In the first stages of asthma, mucus is secreted to protect the tissues. There comes a time that much mucus is secreted and it stays put, preventing normal passage of air through the airways. Sodium is a natural mucus breaker, and it is normally secreted to make mucus “disposable.” That is why phlegm is salty when it comes in contact with the tongue.

 

Salt is needed to break up the mucus in the lungs and render it watery for its expulsion from the airways. In dehydration, and in conjunction with water preservation mechanisms, a simultaneous and associated salt-preservation program becomes established. Not losing salt to mucus secretion becomes a part of the program. The body needs to be assured that both water and salt are available before bronchial constriction relaxes and mucus becomes loose enough to be secreted. In children with fibrocystic lungs, this relationship of salt and water for normal lung development and functions, as well as mucus secretion, should be kept in mind.

 

This is why asthma is not a “disease” that gets “cured.” It is a physiological adaptation of the body to dehydration and salt shortage. It will recur anytime sufficient attention is not paid to regular water and salt intake. A pinch of salt on the tongue after drinking water fools the brain into thinking a lot of salt has arrived in the body. It is then that the brain begins to relax the bronchioles. Alcohol and caffeine contribute to severe asthma attacks. People with asthma should slightly increase their salt intake.

 

(Included in the book is a letter from a parent of an 8 year old with severe allergies and asthma who drank 2 glasses of water before food and exercise – excluding all other fluids – and  added a half teaspoon of salt to his food per day. He was off Beneadryl and Albuterol in a week, his coughing stopped, his peak air flow was normal, his drowsiness had disappeared and his grades improved.)

 

The information that water and salt cure asthma was aired in 1885 on Paul Harvey News for the first time.

 

Insulin-independent diabetes, established in the elderly and which can be regulated by the intake of “tablet” forms of medications, is most probably the end result of brain water-deficiency, to the point that its neurotransmitter systems—particularly the serotonergic system—is being affected.

 

The prevalent consensus of opinion is that the bulk of energy requirement in the brain is provided by sugar alone. My personal view is that this is only the case if there is water and salt shortage in the body. Water and salt are absolutely essential for the generation of hydroelectric energy, particularly for neurotransmission mechanisms.

 

The pancreas—a very complex gland located between the stomach and the duodenum—other than being the seat of insulin manufacture is engaged in the production of copious quantities of a bicarbonate-containing watery solution. This bicarbonate solution is emptied into the duodenum to neutralize acid coming from the stomach. This is how the acid from the stomach is neutralized. It happens that while the stimulating agent, PG of the E type, may be involved in shunting circulation to the pancreas so that the watery bicarbonate solution can be made, at the same time it naturally inhibits the secretion of insulin from the pancreas. It acts like a very tightly operated servo-mechanism. The more one system has to be served, the more the other system will be decommissioned.

 

But in insulin-dependent type of diabetes, there may be severe salt shortage, in which case the brain has no alternative but to raise the level of sugar even more to compensate for the low salt reserves in the body.

 

It seems that dehydration causes a severe depletion of brain tryptophan, a most essential amino acid in the human body. When there is adequate amount of trypotophan in the brain, among its other effects, the pain threshold is raised—one endures pain better.

 

. . . Salt content is responsible for the greatest contribution to the extracellular osmotic balance. . . Serotonin, tryptamine, melatonin, and indolamine are derived from tryptophan, and all are neurotransmitters. Thus, tryptophan is the natural brain regulator for salt abslrption in the body. It seems that lower levels of tryptophan—and in consequence, its neurotransmitter products—will establish lower-than-normal salt reserves.

 

It follows that a low-salt diet is not conducive to the correction of a diabetic’s high blood sugar.

 

If the blood sugar is to come down, a slight upward adjustment of daily salt intake may become unavoidable.

 

. . . this property of tryptophan is most essential to prevention of cancer cell development in the body.

 

One major physiological value to exercising is the direct relationship of muscle activity to the build-up of the brain tryptophan reserves.

 

Normal levels of tryptophan in the brain maintain a well-regulated balance in all functions of the body—what is meant by homeostasis. With a decrease in the efficiency of all functions in the body.

 

Depression and some mental disorders are the consequence of brain tryptophan imbalance. Prozac used in some mental disorders, particularly in depression, is a drug that stops the enzymes that break down serotonin, a byproduct of tryptophan. When more serotonin is present, all nerves function normally. However, Prozac cannot replace the indispensable role of tryptophan through a balanced diet and regular water intake.

 

Water shortage and proportionate histamine release bring about an increase in the rate of tryptophan breakdown in the liver. It seems that adequate water intake arrests the increased and inefficient metabolism of tryptophan in the body. Chronic dehydration causes its loss from the pool of different amino acids held in the body. Tryptophan cannot be manufactured in the body; it must be imported through food intake. It is one of the essential amino acids. Thus, hydration of the body, exercise and the intake of right foods help replenish brain tryptophan reserves.

 

There are 20 amino aciss (AAs) from which different proteins are made. Each protein has a different mix of these AAs. . . Depending on the sequence and the number, the mix can function as enzymes, as assembly lines for the manufacture of other proteins, and as energy generatiors in the hydroelectric pump units.

 

There are eight essential AAs that are not manufactured in the human body; they must be imported from food intake. . . At certain times, they also become partially scarce. . . Of the AAs that get dumped in stress, tryptophan seems to be one of the most important.

 

However, one can not consume this or that amino acid by itself to balance the pool, even if one knew all the intricate ramifications. One must consume the full range of AAs to build the “reserve pool” in due time. The precaution one can take is to eat proteins that have these AAs in ample proportions. Some proteins, such as long-exposed meat, may become deficient in some amino acids. The best proteins are those stored in the germinating seeds of plants, such as lentils, grains, beans, etc.—also in eggs and milk that nature provides to produce the next generation of chickens and to feed the calf.

 

Lentils and green beans in particular are good stores for AAs in food ingredients.

 

Insulin-independent diabetes should be treated with an increase in water intake, exercise, and diet manipulation to provide the necessary amino acid balance for tissue repair, including brain tissue requirements. Salt regulation should also be kept in mind. Diabetes is a good example of the next-generation damage that is caused by dehydration.

 

. . . continued dehydration and its unchecked disturbance of the amino acid metabolism in the body is most probably responsible for the destruction of DNA structure in the pancreas’ insulin-producing beta cells. Thus, dehydration and its promotion of stress physiology may ultimately also be responsible for the emergence of insulin-dependent diabetes.

 

With strict and absolutely regular daily water intake to prevent the stresses and associated damages of dehydration, the chief conductor and supervisor of the body’s well-being—tryptophan and its neurotransmitter derivatives, serotonin, tryptamine and melatonin—will be well-positioned to regulate all functions. A balanced amino acid intake in simple proteins will make sure enough of all of them is made available to the body. Regular daily walks will keep muscles well-coordinated and correct any physiological process that are established in the body as a result of anxiety and emotional “stress.”

 

AIDS

 

I hold the idea that AIDS is not a viral disease but a metabolic disorder precipitated by an exaggerated way of life. It can equally be caused by severe malnutrition in poorer and famine-stricken societies.

 

. . . We are only now beginning to understand what AIDS my be. We know one thing it is not:  a virus-produced disease!

 

It seems on the face of it that AIDS patients are victims of an imbalance in their bodies’ amino acid composition. If they could correct their protein metabolism, they might be able to survive, and their bodies might be able to product sufficient resistance to fight other acute infections. After all, even for the manufacture of antibodies to defend against other bacteria, the body needs the basic amino acid ingredients tin their correct proportions.

 

With repeated secretion of semen into a male or female rectum, the immune system suppression is unavoidable—not because of a “virus,” but because of chemical properties of the semen itself. Women who participate in anal sex to avoid becoming pregnant should be aware of this immune suppressive property of semen.

 

In addition to all of the above, the intestinal wall is not capable of withstanding the forces involved in rectal manipulation for sexual purposes . . . .

 

By joining so many disease conditions by the acronym of AIDS, and by getting the public to think of AIDS as a single disease produced by a slow virus, my colleagues in this branch of research are doing a disservice to mankind. They sharply deviate from the truth, and in the process, secure more research funds, sell more test kits and promote the sale of poisonous chemicals that accelerate the deterioration of the health of those so treated.

 

Morphine-like substances register their effect through the nerve system, which sends messages around by the use of serotonin as its neurotransmitter agent. This nerve system and morphine-like substances are able to alter the metabolic pattern of the body. Endorphins, the natural morphines of the body, not only suppress pain sensation and produce euphoria, they also alter the level of hunger sensation. People who use morphine and heroin lose their appetite and do not seem to eat properly. They begin to feed off their own body.

 

Furthermore, those who use these drugs on a regular basis are highly stressed people, either by the initial reason that forced them to take drugs, or by the difficulty of getting a regular supply. In any event, stress physiology sets in, and because of altered metabolism, not enough of the body’s daily needs will be available. When morphine or heroin is used, the sensations of hunger and thirst are also suppressed, and the body begins to feed off itself. In countries where people used to smoke opium, a great number of these people eventually died of lung infections—exactly what is now blamed on the virus and contaminated needles.

 

It is also important to know there is a time gap of many years between recognition of “HIV” in the body and production of clinical symptoms of immune suppression. I can assure you, the amino acid imbalance during this time gap becomes a far more potent killer than the “virus of AIDS.” At the beginning, the body begins to produce antibodies to the virus. It is only after some time that production of all antibodies becomes insufficient and ineffective. We should remember that a balanced and well-proportioned amino acid pool composition in the body is absolutely essential for antibody production by the white blood cells and the liver cells.

 

One terrible aspect of AIDS is the cruelty with which it affects babies born to mothers who are HIV positive. It should be clear, if the mother is deficient in certain amino acids in her body, she is not able to provide the baby with the correct range of amino acids for its normal development.

 

In my article on the neurotransmitter histamine, first presented briefly at the 3rd Interscience World Conference on Inflammation in 1989, and later published in 1990, I also explained the immune suppressive actions of many of the chemical agents that are generated as a result of stress in the human body. In this extensively distributed article, I discussed some aspects of AIDS as a severe stress-induced “system disturbance,” opposing the current view that it is caused by a single particle, a virus.

 

My research was progressing at the same time as new information on the critical roles of cysteine in the manufacture of some DNA materials became available and published. It became completely clear and obvious to me that AIDS was a metabolic disorder, and the DNA/RNA fragments classified as the different viruses of AIDS were themselves a product of cysteine shortage in the body.

 

The article explains details that have been ignored by those who wish to force a solution to the problem through viral research—a total waste of public funds.

 

You need to realize the human body is designed to defend itself against all types of infections. It survived fast acting viruses such as smallpox, measles, polio, and others during its development. It generally takes the body about nine days to mount an effective defense against even fast viruses. If the body can survive fast viruses, surely it is more than capable of defending itself against slowly growing viruses.

 

All that we need to understand is how to make the body stronger and stop actions that would make it vulnerable.

 

Chapter 12

 

Your body needs an absolute minimum of six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day.

 

Alcohol, coffee, tea, and caffeine-containing beverages don’t count as water.

 

The best times to drink water (clinically observed in peptic ulcer disease) are: one glass one half hour before taking food—breakfast, lunch, and dinner—and a similar amount two and one half hours after each meal. This is the very minimum amount of water your body needs. For the sake of not shortchanging your body, two more glasses of water should be taken around the heaviest meal or before going to bed.

 

Thirst should be satisfied at all times. With increase in water intake, the thirst mechanism becomes more efficient. Your body might then ask you to drink more than the above minimum.

 

Adjusting water intake to mealtimes prevents the blood from becoming concentrated as a result of food intake. When the blood becomes concentrated, it draws water from the cells around it. Water is the cheapest form of medicine to a dehydrated body. As simply as dehydration will in time produce the major diseases we are confronting now, a well-regulated and constantly alert attention to daily water intake will prevent the emergence of most of the major diseases we have come to fear in our modern society.

 

There is more natural magic in a glass full of water than any medication you are brainwashed to use for the treatment of the conditions I have explained in this book. And I do not sell water!

 

If you are not sure of your water source not being contaminated or containing impurities not safe to drink, save yourself from this anxiety by installing a small filtration unit on your kitchen faucet. There are very effective carbon or ceramic filter units that can save you from the hassle of buying water . . .

 

Usually, the “bad taste” is attributed to dissolved chlorine in the water

 

If we fill an open-top jug with water and let it stand in the refrigerator of on the kitchen counter, the chlorine that is dissolved in the water will evaporate and the smell of it will go too.

 

How and when do you think osteoporosis begins? Actually, many years before it is recognized. When hydroelectric energy stores become depleted on and off, energy stored in the bondage of calcium to calcium in the cells and eventually in the bones is used.

 

Ease of sleeping:  are you having difficulty in sleeping at night? Try drinking a glass of water and then putting a pinch of salt on your tongue . . . this combination alters the rate of electrical discharge in the brain and induces sleep. Remember not to touch the palate with the salt. It may cause irritation. A cup of yogurt at night before going to sleep will also help. It works as if you have taken a sleeping pill.

 

Prevent Fainting:  Always drink water before going under the shower. Drink more water and increase your salt intake if you feel faint when you stand up.

 

Prevent A Heart Attack: . . . anginal pain that projects into the arm is a late complication of chronic dehydration . . . you should also begin to exercise—walk, walk, walk!

 

Color of Urine: It should ideally be colorless to light yellow. Dark urine is a good sign of dehydration.

 

What we discussed above was directed at disease prevention.

 

First and foremost, do not imagine you could reverse the situation if you now “drown” yourself in water.

 

You cannot just cut your medication and begin drinking water in place of these “chemical manipulators of the body chemistry.” You should for a few days assess exactly the quantity of water you normally drink and the amount of urine you pass. Now begin adding one or two glasses of water a day to the amount you usually drink. Also measure the quantity of urine you pass. If the amount of urine you pass begins to increase, then you can also increase the water you take. If you are on diuretics, remember that water is the best natural diuretic if the kidneys function normally. In my opinion, it is ignorance-bases “science” to prescribe the intake of diuretics in place of increasing water intake if the kidneys of a patient are capable of producing urine.

 

The very foundation of “knowledge” on which medical practice of today is staking its credibility and license to practice is in error and ignorant of water metabolism disturbance as a possible cause of disease emergence in the human body.

 

After reading my book, Dr. Julian Whitaker in his October 1994 newsletter, HEALTH AND HEALING, that goes to 550,000 people, went public. He stated, “In medical school I learned that water was unimportant to the body . . . water was inactive, simply along for the ride,” and so on. I am told that he is advising those who attend his clinic about chronic dehydration. Your attending physician has the same basis of wrong education about the human body and its calls for water. now that you know better, tell him where he has gone wrong in your case. Ask him to supervise your condition when you begin to adjust your daily water intake and your diet.

 

The body is under a constant drive to retain salt to keep water inside the system. It will take a gradual increase in urine to pass the excess salt out. Water will do it if its intake is increased very gradually. When urine formation is reduced and some edema (swelling) of the legs and eyelids are present, increased water intake should be proportionate to increased urine production. As the puffiness of the eyes and the swelling of the ankles begin to show signs of being reduced, then water intake can be increased. My basic concern is for the inadvertent collection of water in the lungs. That is why I insist on an accurate measurement of fluid intake and urine output if you wish to test the effect of increasing your daily water and reducing your coffee and tea intake.

 

Salt Free Diet Is Utterly Stupid: Salt is a most essential ingredient of the body . . . about 27 percent of the salt content of the body is stored in the bones in the form of crystals. It is said that salt crystals are naturally used to make bones hard. Thus salt deficiency is the body also could be responsible for the development of osteoporosis. Salt will be taken out of the bones to maintain its vital normal levels in the blood.

 

Low salt intake will contribute to a build-up of acidity in some cells. High acidity in the cell can damage the DNA structure and be the initiating mechanism for cancer formation in some cells.

 

, , , after a few days of taking six or eight or 10 glasses of water a day, you should begin to think of adding some salt to your diet. If you begin to feel muscle cramps at night, remember you are becoming salt-deficient. Cramps in unexercised muscles most often means salt shortage in the body. Also, dizziness and feeling faint might be indicators of salt and water shortage in the body. If such occasions arise, you should also begin to increase your vitamins and minerals intake—particularly if you are dieting to lose weight of do no eat properly, including vegetables and fruits for their water-soluble vitamin and mineral content.

 

For every 10 glasses of water (about two quarts), one should add to the diet about half a teaspoon of unrefined seasalt per day. Unrefined salt contains six grams of salt. Half a teaspoon is about three grams of salt. Of course, one should make sure that the kidneys are producing urine. Otherwise the body will swell up. If you sense your skin and ankles are beginning to swell, do not panic. Reduce salt for a few days, but increase your water intake until the swelling in the legs disappears. You should also increase your movements—exercise: muscle activity will draw the excess fluid into the blood circulation and some salt is then lost in perspiration and urine. Do not sit or stand in one position too long.

 

Carrots (for the beta-carotene content) are an essential dietary requirement. Beta-carotene is a precursor for vitamin A and absolutely essential for liver metabolism, apart from its need by the eyes. Some orange juice for its potassium content should also be added to the fluid intake of the body. Please remember, more is not better.

 

At this stage in the book, I would like to inform you that a vast majority of very frequently used medications are either directly or indirectly strong antihistamines. The strongest variety are used in the discipline of psychiatry and for patients with depression. Many of the antidepressant drugs on the market are antihistamines—so much so that some gastroenterologists are using these drugs for the treatment of ulcer patients because they are cheaper. There are many on the market and, because of competition, their prices are lower than the traditional H2 blocking agents that have cornered the market.

 

The antihistamine medications will strongly affect the immune systems of the body at the level of the bone marrow.

 

Your doctor is responsible to you and as your physician, he needs to become informed. It is your responsibility to help your doctor become aware of the paradigm shift. It is now your responsibility to help change the health care system to work for you and the commercial and political aims of its administrators.

 

The evaluation of drugs for ultimate use in treatment procedures should be carried out only after patients are fully hydrated and several days have elapsed before starting the test.

 

My colleagues in the medical profession must similarly stop treating the signals of dehydration of the body by the indiscriminate use of pharmaceutical products or invasive procedures.

 

More than enough scientific information to demand the necessary change in the present structure of the health care system is now available. Please do not be indifferent to the pain and suffering of others. Take a resolute stand to stop the present health care sting against those who do not yet know that chronic dehydration is the root cause of most degenerative diseases of the human body.