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Water : for health, for healing, for life : you're not sick, you're thirsty!

Author: F Batmanghelidj
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on more than twenty years of clinical and scientific research into the role of water in the body, a pioneering physician and the acclaimed author of Your Body's Many Cries for Water shows how water -- yes, water! -- can relieve a stunning range of medical conditions. Simply adjusting your fluid and salt intakes can help you treat and prevent dozens of diseases, avoid costly prescription drugs, and enjoy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F Batmanghelidj
ISBN: 0446690740 9780446690744
OCLC Number: 50919965
Notes: "Some of the material in this book originally appeared in Your body's many cries for water, which was first published in 1992 and updated in 1995"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: xvii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface: The Dawn of a New Medical Era xv --
Where Did Modern Medicine Go Wrong? 1 --
The New Level of Thinking in Medicine 7 --
The Birth of a New Scientific Truth in Medicine 9 --
The Steps in Shaping Present-Day Medicine 12 --
Water--the Bizarre and the Simple 15 --
We Are Still Water-Dependent 16 --
My Ongoing Battle with the Medical Establishment 22 --
Basics of New Medicine for the Next Few Thousand Years 31 --
Forty-six Reasons Why Your Body Needs Water Every Day 32 --
Some of the Primary Properties and Functions of Water in the Body 35 --
Water Regulation of a Fetus and an Infant 41 --
Water Regulation During Childhood and Adolescence 49 --
Water Management in Adults 51 --
Reduction of Thirst Sensation 53 --
What Is Chronic Dehydration? 57 --
Identifying Dehydration 58 --
Newly Recognized Thirst Perceptions 61 --
The Primary Drought- and Resource-Management Programs 71 --
Asthma and Allergies 72 --
Allergies and the Immune System 74 --
Blood Pressure and Dehydration 93 --
Diabetes 110 --
Constipation and Its Complications 118 --
Autoimmune Diseases 121 --
The Crisis Calls of the Body for Water 125 --
Pain 126 --
Heartburn or Dyspeptic Pains 130 --
Hiatal Hernia and Heartburn 135 --
Colitis Pain 145 --
Headaches and Migraine 146 --
Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain 148 --
Lower Back Pain 152 --
Osteoarthritis 154 --
Dehydration and Disease 157 --
Obesity 158 --
Dehydration and Brain Damage 169 --
The Blood--Brain Barrier 171 --
Neurotransmitters and Dehydration 173 --
Serotonin: The Foreman of All Neurotransmitters 178 --
Histamine: The First Neurotransmitter in Our Body 180 --
Water: The Energizer of the Brain 182 --
Dehydration: The Cause of Strokes 187 --
Hormones and Dehydration 193 --
Depression and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 200 --
Dry and Burning Eyes 203 --
Higher Blood Cholesterol 204 --
Coronary Heart Disease 208 --
Hot Flashes 209 --
Gout 210 --
Kidney Stones 211 --
Skin and Dehydration 211 --
Osteoporosis 213 --
Cancer Formation 218 --
The Water Cure: How Much Water and How Often? 225 --
Water or Fluids? 227 --
Caffeine in Beverages 227 --
Alcohol in Beverages 230 --
Juices and Milk in Place of Water 232 --
Minerals Are Vital 239 --
Salt: The Eternal Medication 241 --
Salt: Some of Its Hidden Miracles 245 --
Other Essentials for Health and Healing 253 --
Proteins 253 --
Stress and Amino Acids 254 --
Essential Fats 264 --
Fruits, Vegetables, and Sunlight 266 --
Conclusion: Four Simple Steps to Vibrant Health 275.
Responsibility: F. Batmanghelidj.

Abstract:

Based on more than twenty years of clinical and scientific research into the role of water in the body, a pioneering physician and the acclaimed author of Your Body's Many Cries for Water shows how water -- yes, water! -- can relieve a stunning range of medical conditions. Simply adjusting your fluid and salt intakes can help you treat and prevent dozens of diseases, avoid costly prescription drugs, and enjoy vibrant new health. Discover: The different signals of thirst and chronic dehydration in your body, How much water and salt you need each day to stay healthy, Why other beverages, including tea, coffee, and sodas, cannot be substituted for water, How to naturally lessen, even eliminate, symptoms of asthma and allergies, How to help prevent life-threatening conditions such as heart failure, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and cancer, How hypertension may be treated naturally, without diuretics or medication, Why water is the key to losing weight without dieting, How to hydrate your skin to combat premature aging.
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