Using salt and water to cure diseases is more common than you would imagine. There is no question that water plays a part in the healing of diseases. Likewise, salt is one of the most important of our electrolytes. Almost everyone entering the hospital gets a saline IV. This is nothing more than water and salt given through the veins. The salt and water enters the veins, goes through the tissues of our body and then back into the arteries to be recirculated again.
The Salt and Water to Cure Diseases controversy will exist as long as there are huge profits to be made from chemical based cures. Those who think they are experts claim Water Cures does not work. Their basis for saying it does not work, "there are no studies that say it works, therefor, it cannot work." There are a few flaws with this thinking.
A Lack of evidence is not evidence of a lack of effectiveness.
Carried to its logical conclusion, it would mean that likewise, we should not use drugs or treatments that do not have evidence that they work. Where is the evidence of the effectiveness of vaccines or that they do not cause harm. There are two scientific ways to consider the effectiveness of most medicines....The NNT and the NNH. These terms stand for the number needed to treat and the number needed to harm.
The numbers needed to treat in some cases, can be as low as none in 100. Many drugs will only treat 1 in 36 or 1 in 64. Your odds are better in Las Vegas.
There is a second reason they are wrong.
There Is Science: Using Salt and Water to Eliminate Certain Diseases and Improve Some Conditions Works
There is another problem with the pundit's claims salt and water does not cure or help our body improve our health. They are like the group who is funding the science to prove the sun does not shine. Of course, the funding will only pay for the study to be conducted from 10 PM to 4 AM. Armed with the science, it can be proven that the sun does indeed not shine.
Using the same thinking with the salt and water therapy, they say it does not work. They claim it is not possible, that the thought of diseases cured with water is not even conceivable.
Did they say there were no studies? Yes, the pundit wannabes say there is no science. They make a compelling argument but they failed.
Here is just one of many papers discussing it.
The National Institute of health published a paper titled, Water, Hydration and Health. On the paper it said, "Water's importance for prevention of nutrition-related noncommunicable diseases has emerged more recently because of the shift toward large proportions of fluids coming from caloric beverages."
'Water's importance in preventing nutrition-related noncommunicable disease.'
Two takeaways, water prevents non-communicable diseases, and the wrong drinks can be a causative factor in disease. I you consider the implications, if water prevents disease, then it's possible to use water to treat diseases.
There is more research proving it works. The science can be found on PubMed from the National Institute of Health. It can be found in the science behind the nursing diagnoses: Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalance. Would nurses have a diagnoses and treatment that was not science based?
The Missing Link (er eh Salt)
Those who say water therapy does not work because there is no research to prove it have also left out one basic element or part of what we educate in using the water cures protocol, the salt. Most of the naysayers have not looked at the Water Cures Protocol. The healing process involves not only water, there is also a need for salt to help transport the water into the cells.
Water Water Everywhere, For Health, How Does To Get You There?
Each of our body systems depends on water and electrolytes to function at optimal levels. If your organ systems are functioning at sub-optimal levels, you will have dis-ease.
Water in our bodies provides hydroelectric power for each of our cells.
Water flushes toxins out of our organs as well as out of the individual cells of our body.
Water carries nutrients to the cells.
Water helps cushion certain parts of our bodies.
Water helps lubricate parts of our bodies.Something to Consider: How does water get into the fibrocartilage in-between our bones since there is no blood circulation? The cartilage is dependent on being bathed in joint fluid. This fluid is dependent on both hydration status and electrolytes to get the fluids transported to the areas of greatest need. Thus, it is not just that water cures diseases, there is also a necessity for electrolytes.
Water helps certain cells maintain moisture such as our ears, nose and throat.
When there is an imbalance in both fluid and electrolytes, there is either dehydration or edema.
Research has found that with even mild dehydration, there is a loss of energy and stamina. (Read: Water and salt, the ultimate almost free 4-hour energy drink.)
Many of the problems that people have from the various side effects of dehydration can be fixed with proper hydration. Thus we say it is possible to use water to cure diseases.
How Much Water: One Size Does Not Fit All
The Institute of Medicine reported that men need approximately 3 liters (0.8 gallons / 100 ounces) of total beverages a day. This is about 13 cups. Women need about 2.2 liters (0.5 gallons / 67 ounces) or 9 cups a day. Other say 8 glasses a day (2 liters / 64 ounces). Yet nowhere is there any studies, research or basic science for these recommendations. none, zero, zip.
Imagine doing research on people, each with their own unique metabolisms and weighing from 95 pounds to 600 pounds. Then there would be the different needs between men and women. It is not likely ever to have such a study.
There is a big problem with 'one size fits all.' The one size viewpoint assumes that a 100-pound jockey needs three liters of water and the 400-pound morbidly obese guy also need the same amount. Even more curious, what if the 100 pound man has an otherwise sedentary life, sitting in front of a computer? Or the 400-pound guy is a sumo wrestler? Drinking three liters could be dangerous for the 100-pound guy as well as for the 400-lb guy, both for different reasons.
In the absence of a better study, the formula Dr. Batmanghelidj proposed is the best option. Drink half of your body weight in ounces of water daily. Divide that amount by 5 or 6 for your individual dose of water. Never drink more than 32 ounces in 2 hours. Take in a ratio of 1/8 tsp of unprocessed sea salt dissolved on your tongue with each 16 ounces of water you drink.
A simpler way to do the math of how much water you need....drink 10% your body weight in ounces of water and do that at a minimum of 5 times a day.
All Fluids Are Not Created Equal
Not to be left out of the water to cure disease debate is what particular fluids best hydrate the body? The evidence says only filtered or pure natural water works best.
Most doctors will say that any liquid provides water for hydration. While logical, where is the science to back this statement? Often it comes from sports commercials claiming they are absorbed faster than water. While it is somewhat intuitive, it is wrong. When the water and sugars or foods are combined, the science of the effectiveness of hydration breaks down.
Faked ScienceA sports drink company did a slight-of-hand trick when testing their products. Actually it was a slight-of-drink trick. They put a tube into the test subjects and had the water skip the stomach and go straight to the jejunum. This is not the way our bodies work. Using this to test their drink against water, amazingly, the sports drink outperformed water.
Inquiring Minds Want to Know: why would they test their product in an unnatural way? Simple, to advertise that it works better than water works in real life. After all, they did do a scientific study. and their goal is to sell product. How will they stay in business otherwise.
Another question: why don't the Quack Naysayers ever go after such pseudoscience produced by the sports drink manufacturers? The sports drink companies pay for the advertising that keeps the naysayers in business. Rarely will the Quack Watchers ever go after any main stream commercial enterprise when there are huge profits at stake.
Various fluids have differing responses in our bodies. Chemicals or other additives, carbohydrates, proteins or fats all cause different reactions in the body, not necessarily hydration.
Consider low-fat milk. Seems like it is mostly water, right? Because it has been stripped of the milk fat, it now causes the body to become acidic. This in turn causes the bones to shed calcium to counteract the acidity. The result, dis-ease in several forms. Want more proof that milk does not help and may even harm your health? Look up the Harvard Woman's Study on Osteoporosis. It found that milk does not product strong bones.
How Hydration Works
When the body takes in water, the mucous membrane and the mucous lining of the stomach is loaded with salt. When you drink water, that salt is washed out and enters the gut so that the water can be absorbed. However, there is a limit. We do not make salt. We depend on the salt we eat.
Most agree that water is the best source of hydration for our bodies. We have found that it is the primary source of hydration in order for water to cure diseases.
If water can prevent nutrition related disease (note the NIH reference above), then it would seem that logic would dictate that drinking water could be a viable treatment for disease.
There is one caveat. Water on its own is a diuretic. Yes, this is in all the science books and research shows this to be true. However, those promoting the hydration craze fail to point out this important fact.
Coffee and teas are only slightly more dehydrating than plain water. Remember, the pundits say all water can do to help us is to hydrate. Yet some fluids, such as water, actually dehydrate us more than others (juices that have natural salts or minerals less so).
Thus it is necessary to have the electrolyte of salt to help the body to absorb the water. Not just any salt. Only unprocessed sea salt or naturally occurring salt such as is mined. These provide the electrolytes and the minerals we need to sustain life and properly hydrate our bodies.
This debate is far from over. We will continuously provide more info on salt and water to cure diseases in future days.