Yes, water cures works for the Lupus headache.
This is a brief look at why water cures works, the mechanisms of headaches and for the nay-sayers, something to think about.
When those of us at Water Cures hear people speak of the headache caused by lupus, we think dehydration. If by adding to our diet, fluids (water) and electrolytes (salt), we can eliminate a typical headache, then it should work with lupus caused headaches too.
Our brain is the most important organ in the needs hierarchy our body. The brain has the greatest need for the delivery of water and the various materials transported within the water.
It is not important to just get water. The properties and quality of the water also have an effect on the body, for instance, whether it is acidic or alkaline.
What would then happen if the body does not get enough water? What if it is in a state of fluid and electrolyte imbalance? This imbalance is a state beyond just dehydration. By imbalance, we mean less than bodies needs? Our body and especially our brain would enter a state of stress. We may not be conscious of this but the stress is there none the less.
To understand the stress, consider what the brain has to do. On top of managing the symphony of the various systems of the body, our brain also has to keep in operation our mind. And the brain is responsible for the other body functions need their allocation of water and materials as well.
Because the brain has such incredible responsibilities, it gets a bigger share of the blood. Up to 20% of the total blood circulating throughout the body will pass through the brain. This is most notable in that the brain only 2% of the total body weight.
Water is transported within the blood cells and into the brain. There it provides fuel for the hydroelectric energy produced from the water entering the cells through the membranes. Hydrolysis (chemical breakdown by water) is another way energy is produced.
The hydrolysis water plays a part in, breaks down starches, proteins and fats to create other chemical products. These too are used as fuel for the brain. In the Eat Low-fat world we live in, our bodies have become more acidotic or leaning to the acid side of the balance. This increases the chemical imbalance and the body will work to correct it.
When we have less hydration than the body needs and not enough of the electrolytes that help with the transport of the water, our bodies go into self preservation mode.
One of the self protection mechanisms, pain in the head that says, HEY, SOMETHING IS REALLY WRONG HERE! Thus the explanation for the lupus headache being part of the body being in a state of unintentional dehydration.
In self preservation mode, all kinds of bad things happen. At WaterCures.org we believe as did Dr. Batmanghelidj first proposed, dehydration results in numerous diseases. Autoimmune diseases are the result of chronic fluid and electrolyte imbalance based on the water cures theory. Lupus headaches are likewise a symptom of the imbalance.
In the absence of any other plausible theory, all things being equal, this is the most likely probability. The only other option is that we do not know what causes lupus headaches.
Water and electrolytes help the body by using water as fuel and to process other products and chemicals needed by the body. Water also helps with an essential clean up. It is our detoxifier.
Lest we forget, sometimes lupus is caused by drugs. Stop taking the drugs and the disease goes away (after the body detoxifies itself). Drugs are nothing more than chemicals we put into our body. We know that headaches can be caused by chemical exposure or even an overdose of sugar. So what about the lupus headache?
Without sufficient water and electrolytes to help transport the water, the cells can get a buildup of chemicals. Additionally, when we are exposed to toxic or poisonous chemicals, our body has to eliminate them as well. Without enough water, this becomes more difficult for the body to accomplish.
So when the brain is not getting enough water and electrolytes needed to both fuel and detoxify, it deploys a backup system to make sure that it gets enough water so that it can function at minimal performance.
To increase the water, histamine, a neurotransmitter is released. Along with subordinate regulators, histamine acts like a key. The key hole is the H2 receptors or type-2 histamine receptor cells. These, when activated, cause the brain capillaries to dilate or get bigger.
The brain cannot feel pain. So the pain we feel is believed to be from, among other possibilities, the blood vessels.
This is the bodies cry for help. The headache we feel is the bodies saying I need more water and I need some salt to get the water to the cells. Remember, your body does not do things for no good reason.A Note About Liquid Chlorophyll: We mention this because it is part of the advanced Water Cures protocol. Liquid chlorophyll if from alfalfa can cause flair ups in those with Lupus. Chlorophyll should not be used for those with Lupus.
There will be naysayers to this theory. Taking this attitude and position is much like flat Earthers.
People in ancient Babylon believed the earth was flat. People who read the Bible from the time of the Bible writer Isaiah knew the earth was round. In the third century BC, Eratosthenes of Cyrene, was able to predict the circumference of the earth and remarkably accurately at that.
Then move ahead in time to the 1800's. A writer by the name of Washington Irving wrote a historical fiction that incorporated myth-making. In this mythical history, the flat earth belief was intrenched in our culture.
Indeed, the flat earth belief was considered the second of 20 Common Errors in History published by the Historical Association of Britain. That pamphlet was published in 1945. Yet if you were in school through the 1980's you were probably taught that in the time of Columbus, the earth was flat.
We were taught and even believed this myth because this is what the people who taught us were taught and believed. Nobody questioned how or why Eratosthenes of Cyrene knew otherwise although they were also taught about him.
So, Flat Earthers believe because this is what they were taught. No other reason. They just believed because the people teaching them had to be right because they were teaching them.
Lupus is an idiopathic disease. The lupus headache, forget it, science does not even have a clue. This means that it is a disease or condition that arises spontaneously or that for which the cause is unknown. That is what we are taught and that is what most believe. To suggest otherwise would be, well, wrong because we don't know what causes it.
Do you see the problem with this thinking?
If science does not know what causes Lupus, let alone the lupus headache, then how can anyone say it cannot be dehydration? Even if dehydration as a cause is just a theory, until proven otherwise, how can it be said that it is not a viable theory.
Let the debate press on. In the mean time, what can it hurt to improve our hydration status and, given the latest CDC report that we need more salt, it can actually help us.
Of course, if you have kidney disease, salt issues or are under a doctors care, do not make any changes with out first getting the advice of your doctor or health care providers.
The Water Cure Protocol The protocol to help you eliminate the Lupus Headache.