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It was in October, 1996 when I was introduced by the father of my patient into a water “business”. He sold drinking water systems. Being a pediatrician in practice, I got interested in it since water comprised a large percentage of the body composition of infants and children. While extensively studying the health effects of water, I got very surprised that water played a very vital role in health and wellness and it was never given full attention in regard to our overall health. With this neglect, numerous individuals are suffering severely, most especially to those with chronic illnesses. Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, in his book “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water” extensively explained that most chronic diseases are complications of a state known as unintentional chronic dehydrations. This state is the result of one’s failure to drink adequate volume of water on a regular basis or substituting water with other types of beverages. Dr. Batmanghelijd further explained that when a person reaches the age of 40 years, his thirst sensation wanes and is substituted by the sensation of hunger. This makes the individual eat more and drink less. As he passes further the age of 40, he gets more dehydrated if he does not drink water adequately, and worse, if he prefers to drink the various commercial beverages laden with caffeine such as coffee, tea, soft drinks, energy drinks and sports drinks. Chocolates also contain caffeine. Caffeine is a diuretic. It enhances the kidneys to eliminate more water than the volume of the beverage takes. Dr. Batmanghelidj mentioned that for every cup of coffee one drinks, he eliminates three cups of water.

Caffeine is also an addicting substance. It belongs to the family of substances called alkaloids.

Its family members include cocaine, nicotine and theobromine. The addiction makes it very

difficult to stop taking it. Many of my patients hesitate to adopt my concept of drinking water

supplemented with minerals to manage their diseases because it involves drinking water only.

For the past 16 years, I have been managing patients by merely prescribing them to take more water and refrain from drinking any commercial beverage. Dr. Batmanghelidj mentioned 46 reasons why we should drink water only. Water has five vital functions that without it, one or more of its functions cannot occur and thus, affects one or more physiologic functions causing dysfunction and result to disease. These functions are: W – works to keep body cells toned; A – assists in weight loss; T – transports nutrients and oxygen throughout the body; E – eliminates acidic metabolic wastes and toxins out of the body; and R – regulates body temperature.

Last week, I attended a conference. Several participants approached me to help them manage

their illnesses. Most of them got disappointed when I advised them to stop drinking coffee. Through my more than a decade practicing medicine without using any pharmaceutical products, I noted that around 98 percent of my patients are coffee drinkers. Try asking someone you know who is sick if he or she drinks coffee, and about 98 percent of the time, the answer will be an affirmative.

I always associate the human body to the car engine. If your car’s engine runs on gasoline, you will always fill the tank with gasoline no matter how much a liter will cost. This also applies to the diesel-run engine. You will always fill the tank with diesel fuel. No driver of a sane mind will ever add even a liter of a cheaper, different type of fuel to save money. This principle amazes me that people hesitate to apply it to themselves. Despite their illnesses, people always insist to drink their preferred beverage and refuse to drink the healthier, life-sustaining, God-given beverage. It is impossible to restore lost health without drinking water and utilizing other beverages as its substitute.

A word of advice though. Drink purified drinking water supplemented with IONIQUE Mineral Drops. Water without minerals is acidic and dead. Due to the prevalence of pollution

everywhere, water can only be taken after it has undergone purification. Today’s water purification technologies often eliminate the healthy minerals thus it is very important that the lost minerals be replenished prior to drinking it.

Dr. Batmanghelidj declared that water is the only prescribed beverage for the human body and nothing substitutes for water. He further declared that you are not sick. You are only thirsty so, don’t treat thirst with medications.



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