Water is a necessity of life. I found a wonderful book that fully explains more about water than I ever imagined possible. We all need water and F. Batmanghelidj, M.D. has written “Your Body’s Many Cries For Water” to educate us all in how important water is to each of us.

He caught my immediate attention with this statement on the front cover of his book, “You’re Not Sick; Your’re Thirsty. Don’t Treat Thirst With Medication.” That statement caught my attention for more than one reason. First of all, I am one of those who really does not like the taste of water! I have tasted ice-cold water from pure mountain sources and found it good, but most water has a totally different taste. Because of this distaste I have often attempted to find flavored waters to drink. Second, I have lived and traveled extensively in parts of the world where no one drank water because it was a sure way to become ill. In the town I lived in, in Guatemala, no one drank the water; instead they drank beer, soda pop or fruit juice. Even babies were weaned onto beer or soda. Coffee was made from water that had been boiled extensively.

Third, and almost the most important statement is not to treat thirst with medication. I am opposed to using medication whenever possible. That is not to say at all that I am opposed to medication and it’s proper use. Having once owned a pharmaceutical production laboratory I have seen the overuse and misuse of pharmaceutical drugs far too much, I was excited to see what Batmanghelidj had to say in this regard.

Batmanghelidj has written a very informative book that goes into great detail of the many reasons to keep the body supplied with good, fresh water. And yes, he spends almost a chapter talking about the difference between water and other fluids.

The WashingtonTimes gives “Your Body’s Many Cries Fror Water” this glowing report, “When Dr. Batmanghelidj thinks of a glass of water, he doesn’t think of it as half full or half empty. He thinks of it as brimming over with the essential fluid of life. He thinks of it as the solvent of our ills and the deliverance of ripe old age. He thinks of it as the wave of the future.”

He has written an entire chapter on the values of salt and exercise. In his book you will learn much about the value of salt and its relationship to the water content of your body. I must admit that I still search out good sources of flavored water but this book has caused me to discover new ways to introduce more water into my diet.

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8 thoughts on “WE ALL NEED WATER

  1. This post is truly an eye-opener for me, thanks for posting. 

    Although I am aware that there are countries where people drink coke and sodas instead of water, it’s shocking to know that people in Guatemala weaned their babies onto sodas or beers. OMG! Don’t they have supplies of potable drinking water? What is their government doing about it?

    Anyway, I used to not like water too. But I forced myself to drink at least 8 glasses of water daily because I know that it is the healthiest drink. Indeed; we all need water because our bodies need it. I find Dr. Batmanghelidj’s statement very enlightening and I believe him. I also heard one doctor say that the common cause of headaches or migraine is lack of water in the brain. 

    By the way, what do you think about drinking bottled water? Some folks say that they are not healthy because most plastic bottles contain BPA. What about mineral water, are they as healthy as fresh spring water?

    1. Personally I do not drink water from our tap.  Most people in my area agree.  I have found that some of the mineral waters are really quite good.

  2. I recently read this post about the importance of staying hydrated and found it to be an important reminder. 

    It made me question how often I am getting enough water throughout the day, as well as how much of a difference it can make in terms of our overall health. 

    After reading this post, I started consciously making sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day – I could already feel the difference it was making in my energy levels and overall well-being! 

    It’s wonderful how something so simple can have such a massive impact on our health.

  3. Someone once said that “water is the liquid of life and that is so true because without it we cannot live. There is no other drink that can replace it. In fact, I believe that our bodies are made up of 75% water I think so in many cases when we feel a certain way our body is just crying for water. Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. This article offers a fresh perspective on the vital role of water in our lives. Have you had the chance to read “Your Body’s Many Cries For Water” by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.? I’m interested to hear your take on the statement “You’re Not Sick; You’re Thirsty. Don’t Treat Thirst With Medication.” In my opinion, proper hydration is remarkably beneficial and should be regarded as an integral part of one’s diet – with the additional advantages of incorporating salt and exercise, as suggested in the book. Not supprisingly, it appears that consuming adequate amounts of water might even help resolve certain health issues.

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