What if the mental health definition was wrong? What would that mean for those many suffering? What would that mean for the stigma?
Two Definitions, One Is Wrong
The first definition is beautiful and but not totally accurate.
The World Health Organization mental heath definition includes reaching our fullest potential. It involves coping with normal stressors of daily living. Mental health would allow us to play and work productively and to be able to add meaningful contributions to our community. This assumes we have a measure of emotional intelligence and have a moral compass.
The other definition of mental health is a negative one.
It basically defines mental health is the absence of mental illness. At the water cures, we disagree. We believe mental health is something more.
Mental health is the quality of the human brain, being properly nourished, properly hydrated and given the appropriate electrolytes being able to empower a person to live to their fullest potential.
Note: Fullest potential is not dependent on the brain as much as the mind. If we have never been taught ethics or how to work effectively or efficiently we cannot expect that of someone.
So what happens if the brain is not properly hydrated, fed and given the proper electrolytes?
What is called mental health becomes mental illness.
What if mental illness is in reality, a physiological reaction to dehydration, depletion of electrolytes and or a lack of the proper nutrients?
We know that with certain mental illnesses or mental diseases, there is a shortage of certain chemicals or sometimes there are certain physiological changes.
This theory would be easy to check out. All we would have to do is give an amount of water that would be appropriate for the body weight and a corresponding amount of unprocessed salt. The reason for requiring unprocessed salt is that combined with the sodium and chloride are up to 80 trace minerals. These are essential for brain health. The salt helps the minerals get transported throughout the body and to the brain.
The experiences of those who have tried the water cures protocol indicate that the theory is sound. Unlike pharmaceutical companies, there is no funding for a treatment that is free.
Since salt and water alone will not care for all of our needs, there may be a need for some out side of the glass help. Dietary changes or supplements may be needed for some.
Where the health care system believes that mental illness symptoms are manageable with medications and counseling (psychotherapy), there is a huge profit to be made.
If you know someone who has mental illness, why not let them know about the options the water cures offers.
With the water cures, there is no profit. Only good health for the majority.