The Water Cures protocol is simple and easy. But there are a few basics to know before you use it.
For some people, this should not be used without working with a medical or naturopathic doctor. There are other concerns you should consider, like the medications you are on. All of this and more is discussed below.Can You Help? We are always looking to translate this page into other languages. We need volunteers who can translate or edit the page once translated. Please let us know if you can help at the bottom of the Contact Page.
The Metric Water Cures Protocol for kilograms in weight and milliliters / liters.
Start Using the Water Cures Protocol
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First, is it for you? There are only a few reasons why someone would not want to use the water cures. We will cover them first.
Do Not Use Water Cures If...
DO NOT USE Water Cures if you are under a doctor's care, are on medication or have kidney disease. Talk to your doctor first.
If You Are on Medications?
If you are on medications from your doctor, starting the water cure protocol could cause problems. Only use the water cures under your doctor's supervision.
If You're Under a Doctor's Care?
If you are currently being treated by a doctor, do not use the water cure protocol without first consulting your doctor.
You Pee Less than 3 Times daily?
Do you go to the bathroom to pee less than three times a day? You should check with your doctor first before using the Water Cures protocol.
If You Have Kidney Disease?
If you have kidney disease you should not use the protocol without first consulting your doctor.
If you have a kidney or organ transplant, the water cure is not for you. Sorry.
If You Mostly Eat Junk Food.
Processed foods and junk foods are notorious for not having enough potassium. The Water Cures Protocol requires adequate potassium. Failure to take in enough could cause a serious imbalance and it can be dangerous.
Do not supplement with potassium in any way unless under a doctors supervision. Strictly follow the doctors supervision and do not use the Water Cures protocol if you are on potassium supplements.
Only get your potassium from vegetables. Generally, if you eat about 50% of your diet as vegetables, you will get adequate potassium. Some doctors suggest we need 47oo mg daily. This is often the one thing that can bring blood pressure down on its own.
You Eat Less Than 50% of Diet as Vegetables
This is perhaps one of the key elements that makes the Water Cures Protocol lower high blood pressure as well as work so good in other ways to improve health.
It is essential that you do not try to supplement with potassium supplements unless under your doctors supervision. This is important. A friend of the family was told to take potassium supplements. The wife thought she would help things out and had him eat nearly a dozen bananas that first day he was home. He died.
Generally speaking, if we eat about 50% of our diet as vegetables, we will get adequate potassium. You can do a web search on how much potassium is in which foods if you think you are not getting enough. Again, do not take potassium supplements unless under your doctors supervision.
Warning: If your doctor has told you that your salt levels are low or if you are self restricting your salt and/or if you drink lots of water every day without salt, then you need to use extreme caution when starting the water cures protocol.
YOU MAY EXPERIENCE DISORIENTATION OR WORSE IF YOU ARE LOW IN SALT AND SUDDENLY START TAKING SALT ORALLY.
If you drink lots of water and have self restricted your salt intake, then you should only start the water cures protocol under a doctor's supervision. It will require slowly building up so your body can adjust to the needed amount of salt.
The following is the water cures protocol. This is the basic information. The more comprehensive information can be found on the bottom of..."What is the water cure? The water cures protocol."
Daily Amount of Water to Drink
How Much Water Each Time You Drink?
The daily intake of water should be about half your body weight in ounces. So a 300-pound man will drink 150 ounces of water. If it is hot out, if you are working hard, exercising or if you are in an athletic sporting event, you will need additional water and salt.
Divide the daily dose of half your body weight in ounces by 5 or 6. This is how much you drink each time.
Another way to calculate your water need: Every time you drink, it should be about 10% of your body weight in ounces of water.
NOTE: Do not drink more than 32 ounces in 2 hours, never drink without taking the salt. Yes, with one exception, every time you drink the water you will take the salt. This 10% in ounces should be taken 5 to 6 times a day.
Since this is a lot to start out, try to do this first thing in the AM and 1 hour before bed. Then add a third time in the middle of the day. Then add 2 or 3 more times as you make this a habit.
How Much Raw Salt Should You Take?
There are three kinds of salt.
Raw or unprocessed salt that comes from the sea. It is very flavorful and has over 80 trace minerals.
Processed salt that also comes from the sea. Simply buying sea salt does not mean you are getting the raw salt. It is often called table salt. It is stripped of all minerals except sodium and chloride and has anti-caking and sometimes other things added to it. It is not healthy for humans.
Mined salt (Himalayan or Real Salt, usually pink, brown or black).
How Much?There are two sets of numbers. In the original findings of Dr. Batmangehlidgh, it is suggested to take 1/8th teaspoon of salt for each 16 ounces you drink.
In time, if this is not working, increase it slowly to 1/4th tsp per every 16 ounces. This is about 1/2 teaspoon per liter, still less than you get in a saline IV but remember, the salt has numerous electrolytes, and over 80 different trace minerals.
You will take the salt each and every time you drink water. You will dissolve it in your mouth so that the salt gets absorbed into your gums and taken into your blood stream. Although it is not necessary to have it totally dissolved, that is the best before drinking the water.
When to Take the Salt and Water
Take the salt before drinking the water, each and every time you drink the water.
Drink the water within 20 minutes of awaking. Normally this is about 30-45 minutes before your first meal. Then drink 2 1/2 hours after you eat. Then again 30-45 minutes before you eat your next meal. Do not drink during meals (too much water will dilute your digestion decreasing your immunity). Drink 30 minutes before sleep.
You can drink during meals, however, it is best to only have sips of water.
Drinking water dilutes the stomach acids needed for digestion. Drinking before a meal prepares the stomach for the food soon to enter. It makes it possible for the acids to be more readily made.
Quick Start: Make it a Habit
To make it a habit, consider only doing it first thing in the AM and last thing at night. Do this for at least 30 days and as many as 66 days before starting a third time. Each additional time you add taking the salt and drinking the water, do that new time for 30 to 66 days to make it a habit. Make it a habit before adding a fourth and fifth time to take the salt and water.
Doing anything for 30-66 days and it will help you developed a habit.