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Updated: Nov 16, 2020

by Renato “Waterdok” Paragas, M.D.

Many individuals do not pay much attention to what they drink but more to what they eat. They fear sugary foods, salty foods and fatty foods but drink any beverage they want. Neglected by most people, the major component of the human body is water. The younger the person is, the more water his body consists. The adult human body is at least 70 percent water. It is just very disheartening that people today prefer the various tongue-pleasing commercial beverages over plain water as the primary hydrating fluid.

For the past 24 years, I have been drinking purified water supplemented with minerals only to hydrate my aging body. It was in October of 1996 when a parent of my patient introduced me to a water “business”. While having his daughter for a medical check-up, he asked me, “What is a quality drinking water?” I responded by sharing what I thought was a quality water. As a Pediatrician who cares for individuals having a high percentage of water in their bodies, I got surprised by what he had to offer and so, I got interested in the “business” and this started my advocacy in promoting water as the only prescribed beverage for the human body. Two decades after that meeting, I am very, very grateful that I heeded to his offer. Today, I am remain a healthy sexagenarian.

After that meeting, I researched on the health effects of water to health. In the course of my research, I came across Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, an Iranian doctor who wrote the book “Your Body’s Many Cries For Water”. After more than 20 years of studying the effects of water to health, he cited 46 reasons why we should drink water. He declared that much of the problem of bad health today is founded on the misconception that any fluid containing water does the job to quench thirst. Inadequate intake of water on a regular basis leads to a state of “unintentional chronic dehydration,” the main cause of most degenerative diseases. He further emphasized that water is the only prescribed beverage for the human body and NOTHING substitutes for water.

Water is one of the six essential nutrients. The other five are carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals. Water is one of the most ignored and most neglected essential nutrient and its deficiency causes numerous, if not all, illnesses that are prevalent today. If one fails to drink the required volume of water on a daily basis, the vital functions of water, represented by its acronym, won’t happen. These vital 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. If one or more of these functions do not happen, organ dysfunction will set in and disease results. When this is the cause of the disease, no medication can resolve the medical problem. As Dr. Batmanghelidj declared: “You are not sick, you are only thirsty. Don’t treat thirst with medications!”

With the prevalence of water pollution everywhere, we cannot drink water directly from any source including the tap water being supplied by the water districts. Thus, prior to drinking it, it must undergo purification. Today, there are several purification technologies available such as distillation, reverse osmosis, mechanical filters, and ultra violet radiation. Due to the presence of various contaminants such as sediments, microorganisms, chemicals and heavy metals, a single purification method is inadequate. Water has to pass through several purification processes to thoroughly eliminate all the impurities. Unfortunately, these also eliminate the healthy minerals that play vital roles in health. Water without the healthy essential minerals is dead, acidic and unhealthy. Demineralized and acidic drinking water is also linked to various diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, peptic ulcers, cancer, premature aging, kidney disease and many more. Thus, after undergoing the various stages of purification, it is very important to replenish the lost minerals. Restoring the lost minerals will not only make the water more alkaline, the ideal pH being 8.6 to 10, but it will also create a healthier drinking water.

For the past 15 years, I have created an alkaline, healthy water by adding IONIQUE® Mineral Drops into my drinking water. IONIQUE® Mineral Drops contains at least 72 100% natural, potent, food-grade sourced, health-giving, ionic macro- and trace minerals. According to Dr. Gary Price Todd, author of the book “Nutrition, Health and Disease,” the human body requires at least 60 trace minerals in order to maintain a disease- and ailment-free state. IONIQUE® Mineral Drops provides additional minerals the body requires to maintain health and well-being.

For more than a decade, I have ceased prescribing synthetic pharmaceutical products to my patients. Instead, I utilize purified drinking water supplemented with IONIQUE® Mineral Drops. IONIQUE® Mineral Drops’ primary ingredient is magnesium chloride. According to Dr. Carolyn Dean, author of the book “The Magnesium Miracle,” deficiency in magnesium alone causes at least 65 medical conditions. These illnesses are the most prevalent diseases today. With the correction of both water and mineral deficiencies, I was able to help resolve numerous individuals suffering from chronic degenerative diseases. These are proofs that Dr. Batmanghelidj was right when he declared that much of the problem of bad health today was founded on the misconception that any fluid containing water does the job to quench thirst. So, instead of putting more attention to what you eat, it is more health rewarding by placing more attention to what you drink. Quality and quantity of water that you take daily is what makes your body stay healthy and achieve longevity.

Let water and minerals—the magnificent, life-sustaining creations of God, be the answer to your fervent prayers for health and healing!



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