Re-hydrating with the Water Cure
Dr. Batmanhelidj in his book The Body’s Many Cries For Water tells how we can using nothing more than pure water and natural salt to overcome chronic dehydration, pain and disease in the body.
Many people today exist almost entirely upon water that has been carbonated, caffeinated, and or artificially sweetened. None of these drinks hydrate the body, lead to dehydration and disease.
Any attempt to cure any ailment or disease should include eliminating any drinks other than pure water.
Here is a synopsis of the protocol recommended by Dr. Batmanhelidj.
How it Works
The water cure involves re-hydrating each and every cell in your body. We have two oceans of water within our body. One around our cells and one within our cells. When we drink water, our body easily sends water to the ocean around our cells.
To get the water into the cells, it is necessary to consume something that will cause the water to be attracted into or pulled into the cell. You no doubt have heard the term osmosis.
The American Heritage Dictionary definition of osmosis as:
“A process where molecules of a solvent pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one until there is an equalization on both side of the membrane.”
When we take unprocessed sea salt directly into our mouth to be absorbed into the mucous membranes of our mouth rather than through the stomach, the salt quickly goes into our bloodstream.
From there it is delivered to each cell of the body. When the sodium in the water outside the cell is more concentrated than the water inside the cell, the water inside is attracted out and the water outside is attracted in.
This is how you can rehydrate each and every cell and begin the healing process.
The water inside the cells acts much like fresh water lakes inland from the oceans. In our cells there is a greater amount of potassium and outside a greater amount of sodium. Potassium is therefore also essential.
Note: If you eat a number of raw vegetables, nuts and beans rather than processed foods, you are probably getting enough potassium. Potassium supplements should only be taken under a doctors supervision and if you have kidney disease, you should consult a naturopathic physician before starting the water cure protocol.
The popular theory of how water cures is that all disease is the side effect of dehydration. Therefore, if we properly hydrate our bodies, we can eliminate many diseases and relieve the symptoms of many conditions.
Please note that simply drinking water is not alone a cure all. We still need to consume the proper nutrients to have optimal health. We also need to avoid as much toxic exposure as we can. Likewise, we need to avoid exposure to and comsumption of poisons and heavy metals.
The water we consume along with the unprocessed sea salt allows for and helps our body to eliminate the toxins, heavy metals and poisons that enter our body.
The Five Most Important Things to Do
To reduce medication errors, the health care team uses the “five rights” of medicine administration. These same rights apply to using water for optimal health. They are: the right patient, the right drug, the right dose, the right route, and the right time.
If you have kidney disease, any kind of salt metabolism problem or any serious disease seek the advise of a homeopathic or medical doctor.
It is critical that the right water and the right kind of salt is used. The water needs to be chlorine free, preferably natural pure water. Note that even filtered water, if it was once chlorinated, has a signature or cellular memory of the chlorine. Optimal water is naturally pure water from a well or spring and stored in glass, not plastic.
The right salt is also essential. The best salt needs to be unprocessed sea salt or unprocessed mined salt. The three kinds of salt that work best are Celtic Sea Salt, Pink Himalayan sea salt and Real Salt.
The pink salt vibrates at the same atomic resonance as human cells. In my personal experience, the Celtic Sea Salt works better for internal use and the pink salt works better for salt baths. In any event try to use one of the three.
Daily drink an amount of water that equals half your body weight in ounces. So if you weigh 200 pounds, you would drink 100 ounces of water daily. Divide up the total number of ounces you need to drink by 5 or 6 times that you will be drinking water to determine the individual servings size.
If you are in extremely hot, dry conditions, your need will increase. If you are perspiring, exercising, working hard, or experiencing excessive mouth breathing, you will also need to increase your water intake.
AS recommended from the research of Dr. Batmanghelidj, for every 16 ounces of water, take 1/8th teaspoon of unprocessed sea salt, dissolved in the mouth.
Before drinking two 8 ounce glasses of water, dissolve 1/8th teaspoon of sea salt in your mouth.
This is the part that some people seem to resist the most. When the water cure does not work, it is often because of dissolving the salt in the water and not in the mouth. This is essential, the salt needs to be dissolved in the mouth. Only in your mouth will it be able to be quickly absorbed into your blood and attract the water into your cells.
First thing when your feet hit the floor in the morning drink at least 2 glasses of water. If you are overweight, this would be a good time to drink as many as 4 glasses of water. Drink your appropriate amount of water within 20 min of awaking in the morning.
For best results, wait 20-45 minutes before eating
Drink water 20-45 min before each meal
Drink water 2 hours after each meal
Drink water every time you feel hungry
Drink water before bed time
This is the Water Cure Protocol in the simplest explanation.
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Dehydration accentuates the appearance of aging. Perhaps the best word picture to describe this occurance is the difference between a fresh, plump grape and a raisin. The grape is hydrated; the raisin is dehydrated.
Some people have said that friends and family are saying they look ten years younger after only 28 days of drinking 3 liters of water daily.
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