Are you sick… or just Thirsty?

Read on to find out why water is so important for good health.  Did you know that some chronic conditions can be prevented by drinking more water?

Yes, that’s right, medical studies have shown that when you drink more water you are less likely to have degenerative conditions, especially if you are older.  You lose your ability to detect thirst after you reach your 20’s says DR. F Batmanghelidj.  He is the author of Your Body’s Many Cries For Water.  See his website,

You may assume that water is freely available, you can’t be short of it.  It’s true that you are dehydrated long before your body shows signs of thirst.  Water shortages over time can create a variety of symptoms including tiredness and achiness. I think part of the problem is that many people don’t like the taste of tap water.  I use a Nikken water filter that adjusts the PH in the body and has other benefits too.

Dehydration is the root cause of most major diseases

Toxic wastes build up when there is a shortage of water to regenerate new cells. I usually start my day off with a large glass of room temperature water.

No one is suggesting that you stop using medications, but some conditions can be markedly improved just by increasing your daily intake of water.  Medical science has suggested that if you are taking pain medication, you should take two and a half liters of water over a 24 hour period.

Dr. Batmanghelidj says: “Water is better than almost any medicinal product out there on the market.”


Water regulates all the body’s functions.  Hormones need water for transport in the body too. Did you know that your brain is made up of 85% water?  Modern medicine silences the body’s signals for more water, by prescribing chemicals, especially in the elderly. Water is a natural remedy for many conditions especially over a long period of time.

If you suffer from heartburn, migraines or joint pain you may be chronically thirsty. You may feel chronically tired.  If you are taking vitamins you need plenty of water with them for maximum benefits. If you wait for signs of thirst you might already be dehydrated. More information is found in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, June 1983.

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