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Updated: Jul 21, 2020

by Renato “Waterdok” Paragas, M.D

As of April 21, 2020, the Philippine Diabetes Statistics reported that during the 2008 survey, a conclusion was made that one out of every five Filipinos have diabetes. This means that around 20% of Filipinos have diabetes. With the current population reaching 110 million, this figure is very alarming. The report mentioned of a five year old suffering from type 2 diabetes.

I lost my dear Mom to diabetes. She died three weeks before her 63rd birthday despite her regular visits to a renowned endocrinologist in one of the famous medical centers in Metro Manila and taking all the prescribed medications for years. It will be her 24th death anniversary on July 24th. After her death, I lost my trust in pharmaceutical products. If these substances really possess the therapeutic effects they claim to have, why did my mother not get cured?

This question motivated me to search for answers. Three months after Mom’s death, I discovered the true cause of diabetes. It was the state of unintentional chronic dehydration. My mother was a person who disliked drinking water. Her favorite beverages were coffee, tea and beer. After deeply studying the vital roles water contributed to health and well-being, I understood fully why no medication nor pill corrected diabetes. As Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, author of the book Your Body’s Many Cries for Water declared: “You are not sick. You are only thirsty. Do not treat thirst with medication!”

I applied the concept utilizing purified drinking water supplemented with mineral supplement branded as IONIQUE® Concentrated Mineral Drops (IONIQUE® CMD) on managing most chronic degenerative diseases including diabetes mellitus and I was truly amazed that proper hydration did wonders in restoring lost health. This resulted to my ceasing prescribing synthetic products to my patients for the past 14 years and just kept rehydrating them. Today, I have saved numerous patients from their eternal nightmares.

Let me share with you how diabetes develops. Diabetes is caused by a state of unintentional chronic dehydration. This develops when a person does not drink adequate volume on a regular basis; when he takes diuretics, drugs that forces the kidneys to pass out more water than they normally do; intake of caffeinated substances such as coffee, tea, soft drinks, energy drinks, chocolates and sports drinks; and intake of alcoholic beverages. When this state occurs, around 66 percent of water in the cells, 26 percent of water outside the cells and eight percent of water in the blood are lost. This remarkably affects the water demands of the brain. The brain is the main organ of the Central Nervous System (CNS), known to be similar to the electric company that supplies power to the community. As an example, let me mention Meralco here. Meralco, the electricity supplier of NCR and nearby provinces relies on water as its primary energy source. This energy is known as hydroelectric energy. Thus, when the water levels in La Mesa Dam and Angat Dam recede, Meralco panics and sends alerts to its consumers of the impending brownouts. However, Meralco can rely on other energy source such as solar energy, wind, coal, geothermal energy, fuel (gasoline or diesel) and nuclear energy to continuously supply energy when its primary energy source (water) is unavailable.

Now, let me apply this to the brain. The brain also utilizes water as its primary energy source. This is the reason why the brain is immersed into water called the cerebrospinal fluid. When the brain runs short of water, it will also seek other sources of energy to maintain its very vital functions. This alternative source happens to be blood sugar. Although the brain cells are supplied with some amounts of glucose (sugar) during normal conditions when the brain fully relies on water as its primary energy source, the same amount would not be sufficient when the brain runs short of water as when it is in the state of unintentional chronic dehydration. So, to raise the blood sugar level higher (as an alternative energy source), the brain prevents the pancreas from manufacturing and releasing insulin, the hormone needed by the majority of the cells to absorb glucose (sugar). Amazingly, the brain cells do not require insulin to absorb glucose. Because of the absence of insulin, the glucose absorbed after digestion remains in the circulation and its level continues to increase as more glucose is absorbed. This elevation of blood sugar is known as diabetes. This increase in blood sugar level actually is favorable to the water deprived brain cells because there will be more blood glucose that they can utilize when the brain experiences “drought” or water shortage. It is noted that the lesser the volume of water supply to the brain, the higher will be the increase of blood glucose.

You will observe that most diabetics are always thirsty because the chronic dehydration is the root cause. The diabetes does not improve despite medications because most of the diabetics dislike drinking water but prefer other commercial beverages such as coffee, tea, soft drinks, juices, energy drinks, sports drinks, milk and alcoholic beverages. Drinking these beverages will not treat diabetes because they are not compatible to the brain functions. The brain cells and the rest of the bodily cells only recognize water as the beverage of choice. It is only water that provides hydroelectric energy. It is just like filling the fuel tank of a vehicle with diesel when the real fuel the engine requires is gasoline. So, to manage diabetes more effectively, drink adequate volume of purified water supplemented with IONIQUE® CMD. I have witnessed several diabetic patients restore back good health by merely filling up their cells with “mineralized” water than with pharmaceutical products.

Today, diabetes, indeed, is curable!

Aside from proper hydration, correct diet is also vital to the management of blood sugar levels. Avoid eating simple carbohydrates such as rice, pasta, flour products, root crops, and many more.For futher details, please get a copy of my book entitled, The #1 Reason Why You’re Diabetic, the 4-Week Program to Conquer It! It discusses in detail how the concept of “Tubig at mga Mineral” helps manage diabetes.Read several testimonials of satisfied diabetic patients of how the regular intake of purified drinking water and IONIQUE® CMD helped them overcome the chronic disease.

The book is available at all VER1REV Enterprise Branches.Please visit for a copy.

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