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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