You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty

When I first decided to start studying water, the first book I read was “You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty” by Dr. Batmanghelidj.  Wow, what an eye opener.  I could not believe all the things that can go wrong in your body when you don’t drink enough water and I was not a water drinker at that time.  I started my day with coffee and continued drinking coffee until at least lunch time.  If I drank 3 or 4 bottled waters in a day, I thought a drank a lot of water…wow, was I wrong.

Here’s how Dr. Batmanghelidj got started on a lifetime of studying water ~

 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. Dr. B. successfully treated 3,000 fellow prisoners suffering from stress-induced peptic ulcer disease with water alone. While in prison he conducted extensive research into the medicinal effects of water in preventing and relieving many painful degenerative diseases. Evin proved an ideal “stress laboratory,” and despite his being offered an earlier release, Dr. B. chose to stay an extra four months in prison to complete his research into the relationship of dehydration and bleeding peptic ulcer disease. The report of his findings was published as the editorial of the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology in June 1983. The New York Times Science Watch reported this discovery on June 21, 1983.  (

Since our body is 70-75% water, doesn’t it make sense that the quantity and quality of the water we drink is going to have a HUGE impact on our health?  It makes sense to me so I want to encourage you to start studying water and reading this book is a great place to start.  I buy all my books used from Amazon.

Achieving optimum health is like a puzzle.  The puzzle includes many pieces like diet, exercise, rest, water, etc.  About 3/4 of the puzzle is made up of one thing…WATER.  That’s why I always say changing this ONE thing will have a bigger impact on your health than any other single thing you could do.  By the way, once I started drinking more water my headaches went away.  Now I know headaches are one of the first symptoms of dehydration.

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