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"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
- Thomas Edison

 

  U.S. units of measure:
8 fluid ounces = 1 cup
2 cups = 1 pint
2 pints = 1 quart
1 quart = 4 cups
1 quart = 32 ounces

1 litre is approximately the same as 1 quart.

Dr. Gerson recommended that his cancer patients drink 1 cup of freshly made fruit or vegetable juice every waking hour of the day. At a minimum his patients drank 8 cups, which equals 2 quarts or 2 litres.

In the 1950's, Dr. Reginald Holeman gave cancerous mice hydrogen peroxide in their drinking water. In 60 days the tumors disappeared. - McCabe, page 11.

In the 1980's, Winifred Wirth repeated Dr. Holeman's experiment twice with the same results. - McCabe, page 11.

Mice who receive hydrogen peroxide in their drinking water grow much larger and live twice as long. - McCabe, page 34.

See the Oxygen page for more information regarding hydrogen peroxide in drinking water.

  One of the most important ways to protect to protect yourself from free radical damage is by drinking six to eight glasses of clean water per day. - Dr. Stephen Sinatra

One of the ways to consume more water is to eat wet foods: fruits and vegetables, soups and salads, juices and herbal teas, plus water. Most junk food is dry, so a diet of wet foods is a good way to lose weight and improve your health.

As we get older, tissues cannot rehydrate because they are permeated by fibrin. The result of fibrin accumulation is wrinkled skin and shriveled internal organs. Dissolving this fibrin by consumption of fibrinolytic enzymes allows the tissues to rehydrate. Just as a dry sponge swells as it soaks up water, so do your tissues. Fresh foods contain enzymes.

Eating salt draws water out of the body.

Eating salt with meals doubles your chance of getting acid reflux, eating high fiber foods cuts your chance of getting acid reflux in half.
- GUT 04;3(12): 1730-1735.

If your urine is clear, you are probably drinking enough water.

Eating the proper quantity and type of essential fatty acids allows the body to create a barrier preventing water loss and dehydration. Essential fatty acid deficiency is the most common dietary deficiency in the world today.

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A friend sent me this "Water Therapy" e-mail and  I was curious to know who wrote it. I did a search and  found it just as it appears below, but the source was unknown. However, the Sanskrit name of the water treatment given in the article leads me to believe it has its source in Ayur-Veda, the traditional medical science of India. (The name given is "Usha (dawn or early morning) Paana (drink or in this case, water) Chikitsa (treatment).

Interestingly, my internet search also revealed a somewhat similar modern water therapy put forth by Dr. F. Batmanghelidj who has conducted research and written two books on the subject. I will include some of the information about him, his books, and his research at the end of this e-mail. So read on and see what you think.  ----- David

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WATER THERAPY

Amazing! But True !!

6 glasses of water (1.5  litres) - Astonishing Performance

God has given us plenty and free water. Without spending on medicine, tablets, injections, diagnosis, Doctor fees, etc., just by drinking pure water, the following diseases will be cured. You can never believe before practising. Let us see the list of diseases being cured by this therapy.



Diseases cured by Drinking water

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1.     Headache

2.     Blood Pressure/Hyper Tension

3.     Anemia

4.     Rheumatism

5.     General Paralysis

6.     Obesity

7.     Arthritis

8.     Sinusitis

9.     Tachycardia

10.    Giddiness

11.    Cough

12.    Asthma

13.    Bronchitis

14.    Pulmonary Tuberculosis (T.B.)

15.    Meningitis

16.    Kidney stones

17.    Urogenital diseases

18.    Hyper acidity

19.    Gastro-enteritis

20.    Dysentery

21.    Rectal Piodapse

22.    Constipation

23.    Hostorthobics

24.    Diabetes

25.    Eye diseases

26.    Ophthalmic Hemorrhage & Opthalmia (reddish eye)

27.    Irregular Menstruation

28.    Leukemia

29.    Uterine cancer

30.    Breast cancer

31.    Laryngitis


How does pure water act?

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Consuming ordinary drinking water by the right method purifies human body. It renders the colon more effective by forming new fresh blood, known in medical terms as Haematopaises. That the mucousal folds of the colon and intestines are activated by this method, is an undisputed fact, just as the theory that new fresh blood is produced by the mucousal fold.

If the colon is cleaned then the nutrients of the food taken several times a day will be absorbed and by the action of the mucousal folds they are turned into fresh blood.

The blood is all important in curing ailments and restoring health, and for this water should be consumed in a regular pattern.


How to do this water therapy?

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1)     Early morning after you get up from bed (without even brushing your teeth) drink 1.50 litres of water i.e., 5  to 6  glasses. Better to premeasure 1.50 litres of water. Let us all know that our ancestors termed this therapy as "Usha Paana Chikitsa".

2)     Here it is very essential to note that nothing else - neither drinks nor solid food of any sort - should be taken within 1 hour before and after drinking this 1.50 litres of water.

3)     It is also to be strictly observed that no Alcoholic drinks should be taken the previous night.

4)     If required, boiled and filtered water may be used for this purpose.


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Is it possible to drink 1.50 litres of water at one time?


1) To begin with, one may find it difficult to drink 1.50 litres of water at one time, but one will get used to it gradually.

Initially, while practising you may drink four glasses first and the balance two glasses after a gap of two minutes.

Initially you may find the necessity to urinate 2 to 3 times within an hour, but it will become normal after sometime.

By research and experience, the following diseases are observed to be cured with this therapy within the indicated days as below


Constipation 1 day

Acidity 2 days

Diabetes 7 days

BP & Hypertension 4 weeks

Cancer 4 weeks

Pulmonary TB 3 months

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Note:

It is advised that persons suffering from Arthritis or Rheumatism should practise this therapy thrice a day, i.e., morning, midday and night,
1 hour before meals - for one week; and twice a day subsequently till the disease is cured.

(End of "Water Therapy" article)

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Modern Research

Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, M.D. is a formally trained medical doctor who received his medical education and training at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School of London University. He has spent most of his scientific life researching the link between pain and disease and chronic dehydration.

Dr. Batmanghelidj discovered the healing powers of water 17 years ago when he was serving time as a political prisoner in an Iranian jail. He successfully treated 3,000 fellow prisoners suffering from stress induced peptic ulcer disease with the only medication he possessed water. This is when he understood for the first time in medical history that the body indicates its water shortage by producing pain.

Since his prison experience, he has focused his full time attention on dehydration produced health problems in the body. His discovery has helped hundreds of thousands of people suffering from a variety of pains and degenerative diseases regain their health.

Dr. Batmanghelidj has presented his findings at several international and world conferences, and they have been published and peer reviewed in a number of scientific journals. His findings are now available to the public in an easy to understand form in his two books, Your Body's Many Cries for Water, and How to Deal with Back Pain and Rheumatoid Joint Pain, and his video on back pain and audio tape of his lectures. These health education materials have been peer and media reviewed and acclaimed both nationally and internationally.

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"Your Body's Many Cries for Water"
  new book by Dr. F. Batmanghelidj

Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, 66, was trained at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London. His extensive clinical and scientific research shows how the body naturally generates different thirst signals, but that these can be mistaken for symptoms and signs of illness. Recognizing them for what they are, he says, means that we can enjoy better health and avoid costly mistakes.

"Since the water we drink provides for cell function and its volume requirements, the decrease in our daily water intake affects the efficiency of cell activity. (...) As a result, chronic dehydration causes symptoms that equal disease when the variety of emergency signals of dehydration are not understood." (p.14)

"The human body has a major problem with its normal water regulation, caused by a gradual loss of thirst sensation. This problem is confronted often enough in clinical practice that it does not need explanation. However, The Lancet editorial of 3 November 1984 and the 20 September 1984 article by Paddy Phillips [should] remove any doubt on the issue." (p.140)

"Humans seems to lose their thirst sensation and the critical perception of needing water. Not recognizing their need for water, they gradually become increasingly and chronically dehydrated with the progress of age. Further confusion lies in the idea that when we're thirsty, we can substitute tea, coffee, or alcohol containing beverages. This is a common error." (p.14)

"Not recognizing the thirst signals of the body will undoubtedly produce complicated problems in the present way of treatment of these conditions. It is all too easy to assume these signals are complications of a serious disease process and begin to treat signal producing dehydration with complicated procedures. Although water by itself will alleviate the condition, medications or invasive diagnostic procedures may be forced on the person. It is the responsibility of both patients and their doctors to be aware of the damage that chronic dehydration can cause in the human body." (p.18)

"These chronic pains include dyspeptic pain, rheumatoid arthritis pain, angina pain (heart pain on walking, or even at rest), migraine and hangover headaches, colitis pain and its associated constipation. The "view shift" dictates that all these pains should be treated with a regular adjustment to daily water intake. No less than two and a half quarts (two and one half litres) in 24 hours should be taken for a few days prior to the routine and regular use of analgesics or other pain relieving medications." (p.19)

"If the problem has persisted for many years, those who wish to test the pain relieving property of water should make sure their kidneys can make sufficient urine so that they do not retain too much water in the body. Urine output should be measured against water intake. With an increase in water intake, the urine output should also increase." (p.19)

How much water?
"Your body needs an absolute minimum of six 8 ounce glasses of water a day. [ 8 ounces is equivalent to app. 2,25 deciliter ] Alcohol, coffee, tea, and caffeine containing beverages don't count as water. The best times to drink water (clinically observed in peptic ulcer disease) are: one glass one half hour before taking food breakfast, lunch, and dinner and a similar amount two and one half hours after each meal. This is the very minimum amount of water your body needs. For the sake of not shortchanging your body, two more glasses of water should be taken around the heaviest meal or before going to bed. Thirst should be satisfied at all times. With increase in water intake, the thirst mechanism becomes more efficient. Your body might then ask you to drink more than the above minimum. Adjusting water intake to mealtimes prevents the blood from becoming concentrated as a result of food intake. When the blood becomes concentrated, it draws water from the cells around it. Water is the cheapest form of medicine to a dehydrated body. (...) There is more natural magic in a glass of water than any medication you are brainwashed to use for the treatment of the conditions I have explained in this book. And I do not sell water!" (p.127)

Salt
"Salt is an essential ingredient of the body. In their order of importance, oxygen, water, salt and potassium are the primary elements for the survival of the human body. (...) The precaution to keep in mind is loss of salt from the body when water intake is increased and salt intake is not. After a few days of taking six or eight or ten glasses of water a day, you should begin to think of adding some salt to your diet. If you begin to feel muscle cramps at night, remember you are becoming salt deficient. Cramps in unexercised muscles most often means salt shortage in the body. Also, dizziness and feeling faint might be indicators of salt and water shortage in the body. If such occasions arise, you should also begin to increase your vitamins and minerals intake, including vegetables and fruits for their water soluble vitamin and mineral content. I have developed a rule of thumb for daily salt intake. For every ten glasses of water (about two quarts), one should add to the diet about half a teaspoon of salt per day. An average teaspoon can contain six grammes of salt." (p.135, 136)

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AMAZING SECRETS FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Cure # 1: Water prevents and cures heartburn. Heartburn is a signal of water shortage in the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. It is a major thirst signal of the human body. The use of antacids or tablet medications in the treatment of this pain does not correct dehydration, and the body continues to suffer as a result of its water shortage. Tragedy: Not recognizing heartburn as a sign of dehydration and treating it with antacids and pill medications will, in time, produce inflammation of the stomach, duodenum, hiatal hernia, ulceration, and eventually cancers in the gastrointestinal tract, including the liver and pancreas.

Cure # 2: Water prevents and cures arthritis. Rheumatoid Joint Pain Arthritis is a signal of water shortage in the painful joint. It can affect the young as well as the old. The use of painkillers does not cure the problem, but exposes the person to further damage from pain medications. Intake of water and small amounts of salt will cure this problem.

Cure # 3: Water prevents and cures back pain. Low Back Pain and Ankylosing Arthritis of the Spine are signs of water shortage in the spinal column and discs the water cushions that support the weight of the body. These conditions should be treated with increased water intake - not a commercial treatment, but a very effective one. Tragedy: Not recognizing arthritis and low back pain as signs of dehydration in the joint cavities and treating them with painkillers, manipulation, acupuncture, and eventually surgery will, in time, produce osteoarthritis when the cartilage cells in the joints have eventually all died. It will produce deformity of the spine. It will produce crippling deformities of the limbs. Pain medications have their own life threatening complications.

Cure # 4: Water prevents and cures angina. Heart Pain Angina is a sign of water shortage in the heart/lung axis. It should be treated with increased water intake until the patient is free of pain and independent of medications. Medical supervision is prudent. However, increased water intake is angina's cure.

Cure # 5: Water prevents and cures migraines. Migraine Headache is a sign of water need by the brain and the eyes. It will totally clear up by preventing dehydration from establishing in the body. This particular type of dehydration might eventually cause inflammation of the back of the eye and possibly loss of eye sight.

Cure #6: Water prevents and cures colitis. Colitis Pain is a signal of water shortage in the large gut. It is associated with constipation because the large intestine constricts to squeeze the last drop of water from the excrements thus the lack of water lubrication. Tragedy: Not recognizing colitis pain as a sign of dehydration will cause persistent constipation. Later in life, it will cause fecal impacting: it can cause diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, polyps, and appreciably increases the possibility of developing cancers of the colon and rectum.

Cure # 7: Water and salt prevents and cures asthma. Asthma, which also affects 12,000,000 children and kills several thousand of them every year, is a complication of dehydration in the body. It is caused by the drought management programs of the body. Free passage of air is obstructed so that water does not leave the body in the form of vapor, the winter steam. Increased water intake will prevent asthma attacks. Asthmatics need also to take more salt to break the mucus plugs in the lungs which obstruct the free flow of air in and out of the air sacs. Tragedy: Not recognizing asthma as the indicator of dehydration in the body of a growing child not only will sentence many thousands of children to die every year, but will permit irreversible genetic damage to establish in the remaining 12,000,000 asthmatic children.

Cure # 8: Water prevents and cures high blood pressure. Hypertension is a state of adaptation of the body to a generalized drought, when there is not enough water to fill all the blood vessels which diffuse water into vital cells. As part of the mechanism of reverse osmosis, when water from the serum is filtered and injected into important cells through minute holes in their membranes, extra pressure is needed for the "injection process." Just as we inject I.V. "water" in hospitals, so the body injects water into tens of trillions of cells all at the same time. Water and some salt intake will bring blood pressure back to normal! Tragedy: Not recognizing hypertension as one of the major indicators of dehydration in the human body, and treating it with diuretics that further dehydrate the body will, in time, cause blockage by cholesterol of the heart arteries and the arteries that go to the brain. It will cause heart attacks, small and/or massive strokes that paralyze. It will eventually cause kidney diseases. It will cause brain damage and neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease.

Cure # 9: Water prevents and cures early adult onset diabetes. Adult Onset Diabetes is another adaptive state to severe dehydration of the human body. To have adequate water in circulation and for the brain's priority water needs, the release of insulin is inhibited to prevent insulin from pushing water into all body cells. In diabetes only some cells get survival rations of water. Water and some salt will reverse adult onset diabetes in its early stages. Tragedy: Not recognizing adult onset diabetes as a complication of dehydration will, in time, cause massive damage to the blood vessels all over the body. It will cause eventual loss of the toes, feet and legs from gangrene. It will cause eye damage, even blindness.

Cure # 10: Water lowers blood cholesterol. High Cholesterol levels are an indicator of early drought management by the body. Cholesterol is a claylike material that is poured in the gaps of some cell membranes to safeguard them from losing their vital water content to the osmotically more powerful blood circulating in their vicinity. Cholesterol, apart from being used to manufacture nerve cell membranes and hormones, is also used as a "shield" against water taxation of other vital cells that would normally exchange water through their cell membranes.

Cure # 11: Water Cures Depression, Loss of Libido, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lupus, Multiple   Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy. These conditions are caused by prolonged chronic dehydration. They will clear up once the body becomes well and regularly hydrated. In these conditions, exercising one's muscles should be part of the treatment program .

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So here's to your health.

Cheers!!!

Glug . . . . . . . . . .   Glug . . . . . . . . .   Glug . . . . .!

 

As you well know, if you make the blood thicker it has a more difficult time moving through the blood vessels, and this in turn increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. In one study researchers evaluated the water-drinking habits of 34,000 Seventh Day Adventists over a six-year period. They discovered that these individuals dramatically reduced their risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke simply by drinking at least five glasses of water a day. Increasing fluids other than water didn't have any positive effect whatsoever. (Family Prac News Oct,98:1-2
- Dr. David Williams Health Dispatch September 29, 2003.

 

In the chapter on the COLON  we saw how the standard indigestible American diet packs layer upon layer of plaque onto the inner lining of the colon. One of the prime functions of the colon is to reabsorb water, in order to prevent dehydration. Plaque prevents such a reclamation, and the result is that we lose both water and minerals that normally should be reabsorbed. - Dr. Tim O'Shea

From Dr. Robert Jay Rowen's Second Opinion April 2002.

Cure Your Hypertension

One of the main problems with conventional therapy is it does not address the cause of elevated blood pressure. It just treats the symptoms. Years ago, articles appeared clearly showing the introduction of sodium (salt) into the endothelium (the inner lining of the blood vessels) as the principle factor in the development of hypertension. Salt, and the water it carries, was shown to be a major underlying force in the swelling of the vascular lining, which would require greater pressure (hypertension) to pump blood through the swollen vascular system. And none of the prescription blood pressure pills treats this cause.

As I mentioned earlier, there's a simple treatment that's extremely effective, doesn't use drugs, and promises to get millions of people off these destructive pills. In fact, what you are about to read is so deadly to the establishment, that despite its incredibly profound truth and faultless methodology, major medical journals refused to publish this data. Why? Because it would cost the drug companies, which advertise in these journals, billions of dollars. And that's no exaggeration!

Alan Goldhammer, DC of True North Health, in Rohnert Park, California, took in 174 self-referred adults, each admitted for in-patient care of hypertension and other problems over a 12-year period from 1985-1997.

In order to participate in the study, patients had to have a systolic BP of at least 140, and a diastolic BP of at least 90, or both. The initial BP average for the group was 159.1/89.2 and the average weight was 78.4kg (approximately 210 lbs) with body mass index of 29.

The water-only fast was administered for periods ranging from four to 28 days. The only intake was distilled water (minimum of 40 ox daily). The patients' physical activity was limited, as it can cause significant energy expenditure (this can be dangerous without food to replace the lost energy). Electrolytes and other blood parameters were also carefully monitored, and researchers followed all accepted protocols for fasting.

The results of this study were nothing less than phenomenal! The average BP of the group dropped to 127.4/77.7, and to an astounding 121.9/75.7 after the physicians slowly re-introduced food. At the same time, body weight dropped an average of 12.1 pounds, and body mass index dropped from 28.7 to 26.5. The biggest surprise was that the worst cases of hypertension actually saw the biggest reductions in their BP! The worse the hypertension, the greater the correction. An amazing 89 percent of the subjects became normal! The final average BP of the entire group was 117.5/78.7.

All patients on anti-hypertensive medication at the onset of the treatments were off their drugs by the conclusion of the fast!

You would think that hunger would be a major problem for the patients, but after the second or third day, your body naturally dulls the hunger sensation. And even better, there were no complications reported at any time in the study except for occasional mild nausea and temporary low blood pressure.

At the time of the published report, the researchers had followed up on 42 of the 174 original subjects over a period of 27 weeks after discharge. The average BP was 123/77 in these 42, suggesting these results are either permanent or sustainable for many months.

Folks, you don't have to be a rocket scientist to see why several big-time medical journals refused publication of this data. It strikes a silver stake into the heart of all the pharmaceutical precepts of hypertension treatment.

This therapy is so effective, it more than doubled the results of our best therapy to date, and fixed the problem at the source!

Dr. Goldhammer adds that those individuals who have adhered to a vegan follow-up diet have remained free from hypertension for as long as he has followed them. He feels that the addition of small amounts of fresh fish or fowl, up to three ounces twice a week, does not have any adverse effects in the maintenance of normal blood pressure, once corrected. I think you could probably add a few ounces of grass-fed beef, as well.

Action to Take

(1) I do believe in fasting, having repeatedly seen dramatic results over many years. However, I do not, under any circumstances recommend a lengthy (more than one day), unsupervised water fast. I've watched people do fresh juice fasting with ease and  never a problem, often for two or three weeks. Juices contain minerals and vitamins, which sharply reduce mineral imbalances, which could occur during a prolonged water fast. A terrific book on the subject is How to Keep Slim, Healthy, and Young with Juice Fasting by Paavo Airola.

(2) If your blood pressure is higher than 160/100, I suggest a supervised water fast, such as the program run by the study's authors or those well trained in water fasting. I will admit, a water fast does not sound pleasant. However, the thought of hypertension complications is far less appealing.

(3) If fasting causes your blood pressure to drop, make sure you work with your doctor to reduce your drug dependence.

(4) If you don't currently suffer from high blood pressure, a periodic one-day juice fast will help prevent this deadly problem. Once or twice a month should be plenty. I also think simply adding more water to your diet will help considerably.

Hypertension is not a lifetime disease, as the medical pundits would have you believe. It's a reversible disorder, brought on by a bad diet, lack of exercise, stress, and a modern "civilized" lifestyle. There are many other treatments you can add to this therapy to further ensure your health. I'll be reporting on these in future issues.

For more information on water fasting, please contact True North Health at 6010 Commerce Blvd. #152, Rohnert park, CA 94928; 707-586-5555, Fax: 707-586-5554, or visit the Web site: www.healthpromoting.com . True North Health has been given a major contract from a large Bay area labor union to treat members with this program. The union believes that paying for the program for members will dramatically improve their health and reduce long-term health costs by curing hypertension. It can do the same for you!

Ref: J. of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics, May 29, 2001.  

You can subscribe to Dr. Robert Jay Rowen's Second Opinion newsletter  by contacting Second Opinion Publishing, P.O. Box 467939, Atlanta, GA 31146-7939, 800-728-2288, 770-399-5617, or fax 770-399-0815.

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Other ways to help the arteries are described on our Healthy Heart page.

 

Excess Salt and the Kidneys

The above article regarding using a water fast to remove excessive sodium from the tissues thereby relieving hypertension highlights the problem our kidneys have when we consume too much salt. To further understand the situation we draw upon the information found at http://customers.hbci.com/~wenonah/riddick/chap22.htm 

 

TABLE NO. 24

 
Range Average
1.) Water Input, Liquid +
Foodstuffs (liters)
1.5-3.0 (say) 2.0
  a) Drink, about 50% - 1.0
  b) Food, about 50% - 1.0
 
2.) Water Output, liters
  a) Insensible and vaporization 1.0-1.20 1.1
  b) Urine 0.80-1.00 0.9
  Ave. 2.0
 
3.) Input and output of
Mineral Salts
  a) Sodium Chloride 5-14.5 9.7
  b) Potassium (as chloride) 3.7-11.2 7.4
  c) Miscellaneous-say - 0.9
  Total 18.0

The above table suggests that the average person consumes about 2 litres of water a day, with half of this coming from drink and the other half from food. What happens to this water? The next section of the table suggests that about half (1 litre) disappears in the sweat and out the lungs, while the other half (about 1 litre) is excreted in the urine.

What would happen if a person drank an extra litre of water daily? Assuming that the water lost via the sweat and lungs is relatively constant, ALL of the extra fluid consumed will be excreted via the urine. The amount of water removed from the body via the kidneys and bladder is doubled. This is very significant to the kidneys as we shall see.

The third section of the table considers mineral salts. The main mineral salt we consume is sodium chloride (table salt) closely followed by potassium which is found in fruits and vegetables and their juices. (It is important to the body that sodium and potassium be consumed in the appropriate balance.) If the body requires the minerals then there is no problem. If the minerals are surplus to the needs of the body, as is the case with excess sodium chloride in the "Cure Your Hypertension" article above, then the surplus mineral salts need to be removed from the body by the kidneys.

When the kidneys are filtering mineral salts out of the blood they create a concentration gradient. The concentration of mineral salts within the kidneys is greater than the concentration in the blood. This concentration gradient is opposed by osmotic pressure that wants to equalize the concentration of mineral salts on both sides of the kidney membrane.

The more salt the kidneys must remove from the blood, the greater the concentration of salt within the kidneys, and the greater the concentration gradient between the inside of the kidneys and the blood. When the concentration of salt within the kidneys is double that of the blood the concentration gradient is 1:2. It might even get as high as 1:3. As the concentration gradient increases, the kidneys need to work harder and harder to overcome osmotic pressure. Eventually the kidneys reach a limit where they can increase the concentration gradient no further. What happens then? As we saw in the article "Cure Your Hypertension", the excess salt moves into other tissues and causes problems there.

What happens if we drink more water? As shown in the table above, drinking an extra litre of water will DOUBLE urine output. This reduces the salt concentration gradient within the kidneys by HALF. With a lower concentration gradient the kidneys will be able to extract more surplus salt from the blood, eventually allowing the tissues to be cleansed. (Increasing the zeta potential should also help cleanse the tissues).

So if there are excess mineral salts and other substances stored in the body that the kidneys should be able to remove, this analysis suggests a reason why it is there and how it can be dealt with. Our choices are: stop eating so much of the offending substance, drink more water, raise our zeta potential or all three.

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Cancer patients generally have too much sodium relative to potassium. The above articles indicate why the body may contain too much sodium and how it can be removed. Drinking more fluids may help restore a proper sodium/potassium balance in the body, which is highly beneficial to cancer patients.

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Healthy Oils  for Healthy Kidneys

The fine filter systems in the kidneys consist of extremely thin membranes. To function properly these membranes need a healthy balance of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids plus saturated fats such as are found in coconut oil. See "Saturated Fats and the Kidneys".

 

 


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