The Water Cure is a natural health care or holistic treatment that helps your body find homeostasis (its natural balance) so that you can have your optimal (best) health.
It is the first of several important steps you need to do to correct things that may be causing you to have various diseases and conditions.
It is also the most important thing you can do to maintain your best health. This is why this site is dedicated to the curative properties of water and electrolytes (salt, magnesium, potassium and others).
Readers Twittergest Our advertisement (tongue in cheek).
Beyond Natural Cures: Water and Salt are only the foundation. Sometimes we need something beyond water and salt.
WaterCures Alternatives A humorous look at your options to the water cures.
There are a number of ways water can cure.
Health Benefits of Drinking Water: and the failures.
Water Cures Science: the evidence and the research.
Oral vs IV re-Hydration: which is better? Here's the research.
There are a number of ways water can cure.
Re-hydrating with the Water Cure
How it Works
First we will consider: How it Works
Then we will show you: How to Start
How To Start
The water cure involves re-hydrating each and every cell in your body. We have two oceans of water within our body. One around our cells and one within our cells. When we drink water, our body easily sends water to the ocean around our cells.
To get the water into the cells, it is necessary to consume something that will cause the water to be attracted into or pulled into the cell. You no doubt have heard the term osmosis.The American Heritage Dictionary definition of osmosis:
...a process where molecules of a solvent pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one until there is an equalization on both side of the membrane.
When we take the unprocessed sea salt into our mouth to be absorbed into the mucous membranes of our mouth, it quickly goes into our blood. There it is delivered to body and it is attracted to the outside of each and every cell of our body. When the sodium is in the water outside the cell, the water inside (the less concentrated) is attracted out and the water out is attracted in.
The water inside the cells acts much like fresh water lakes inland from the oceans. In our cells there is a greater amount of potassium and outside a greater amount of sodium. Potassium is therefor also essential.
Note: If you eat a number of raw vegetables, nuts and beans rather than processed foods, you are probably getting enough potassium. Potassium supplements should only be taken under a doctors supervision. If you have kidney disease, you should consult a naturopathic physician before starting the water cures protocol.
It is in this process that the water now can re-hydrate each and every cell and the potential of healing takes place.
The popular theory of how WaterCures is that all disease is the side effect of dehydration. Therefore, if we properly hydrate our bodies, we can eliminate many diseases and relieve the symptoms of many conditions.
Please note that simply drinking water is not alone a cure all. We still need to consume the proper nutrients to have optimal health. We also need to avoid as much toxic exposure as we can. Likewise, we need to avoid consuming and exposure to poisons and heavy metals.
The water we consume along with the unprocessed sea salt allow for and help our body to eliminate the toxins, heavy metals and poisons that enter our body.
The WaterCures Protocol: The Most Important 5 Things to Do
To reduce medication errors, the health care team uses the "five rights" of medicine administration. These same rights apply to using water for optimal health. They are: the right patient, the right drug, the right dose, the right route, and the right time.
If you have kidney disease, any kind of salt metabolism problem or any serious disease and or are currently under medical treatment, then this is not for you. You should not follow this unless under the direction of your health care provider.Right Drug
It is critical that the right water and the right kind of salt is used. The water needs to be chlorine free, preferably natural pure water. Note that even filtered water, if it was once chlorinated, has a signature or cellular memory of the chlorine. Optimal water is naturally pure water from a well or spring and stored in glass, not plastic.
The right salt is also essential. The best salt needs to be unprocessed sea salt or unprocessed mined salt. The three kinds of salt that work best are Celtic Sea Salt, Pink Himalayan sea salt and Real Salt.
The pink salt vibrates at the same atomic resonance that the human bodies cells do. In my personal experience, the Celtic Sea Salt works best for internal use and the pink salt works best for salt baths. How it works for each of us may be different.
Daily drink an amount of water that equals half your body weight in ounces. So if you were 200 pounds, you would drink 100 ounces of water daily. This amount will be divided into 5 or 6 and that is your individual dose.
Divide your body weight in pounds in half. This is how many ounces of water you will need to drink each day.
This is your ideal daily dose of water. If you are in extremely hot, dry conditions, your need will increase. If you are perspiring, exercising, working hard, or experiencing excessive mouth breathing, you will need to increase your water intake.
AS recommended from the research of Dr. Batmanghelidj, for every 16 ounces of water, take 1/8th teaspoon of unprocessed sea salt, dissolved in the mouth.
Before drinking the water, dissolve in your mouth 1/8th teaspoon of sea salt.
For some reason, this is the hardest part for some to get. When the water cure does not work, it is often because of dissolving the salt in the water and not in the mouth. This is essential, the salt needs to be dissolved in the mouth. Only in your mouth will it be able to be quickly absorbed into your blood and attract the water into your cells.
This is the Water Cure and the WaterCures protocol in the simplest explanation.
Drink your appropriate amount of water within 20 min of awaking in the morning.
For best results, eat within 35-45 minutes.
Drink 2 hours after eating. Drink 45 min before lunch .
Drink 2 hours after lunch
Drink 45 min before supper
Drink 2 hours after supper
Drink before bed time.