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Your Body's Many Cries for Water

by Dr F Batmanghelidj

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an extract from the book


After my training at St Mary's Hospital Medical School of London University and having the honour of being selected as one of the resident doctors in my own medical school, I returned to Iran, where I was born, to set up medical centres and clinics for those in need. This endeavour became very successful – until the political volcano erupted as the angry masses engaged in the violent overthrow of the Shah and the Iranian government.

And there was a tragic side to this historic event. Almost all the professional and creative people who had stayed in the country were rounded up and taken to prison to be investigated, tried and 'dealt with' as quickly as possible. Some were shot on the first day or two. Their revolutionary trials consisted simply of establishment of identity and pronouncement of guilt, followed by sentence. The trial would last no more than ten minutes. Others were given a little more time before being 'processed'.

I was lucky to be among the latter group. I suppose my skills as a doctor were useful to the prison authorities, explaining the delay in my being processed.

Evin Prison in Tehran, where I was held for two years and seven months, was built for 600 persons. At one point, it was 'sardine packed' with 8,000 to 9,000 people. At the height of revolutionary fervour, when segregating different political factions, the authorities used cells built for six to eight to isolate up to 90 people. One third would lie down, one third would squat and one third had to stand. Every few hours, the prisoners would rotate position.

The nightmare of life and death in that hell-hole haunted everyone and tested the mettle of both strong and weak. This was when the human body revealed to me some of its greatest secrets – secrets never understood by the medical profession.

For most of the prisoners, who ranged in age from 14 to 80, the pressures of the exceptionally harsh life caused much stress and ill health. Destiny must have chosen me to be there to help some of these desperate people. One night, about two months into my imprisonment – I had begun with six weeks in solitary confinement – that destiny revealed itself.

It was past 11 p.m. I awakened to awareness of an inmate who was suffering excruciating stomach pain. He could not walk by himself. Two others were helping him stay upright. He was suffering from peptic ulcer disease and wanted medication. His face dropped when I told him I had not been allowed to bring medical supplies with me to the prison.

Then the breakthrough occurred!

I gave him two glasses of water.

His pain disappeared in minutes and he could begin to stand up by himself. He beamed from ear to ear. You cannot imagine the joy of relief he experienced, even in such harsh surroundings.

'What happens if the pain comes back?' he asked.

'Drink two glasses of water every three hours,' I replied.

He became pain-free and remained disease-free for the rest of his time in prison. His 'water cure' in that harsh environment amazed me as a doctor. I knew I had witnessed a healing power of water that I had not been taught in medical school. I felt sure that no similar observation had ever been made in medical research.

If water could cure a painful disease condition in such a stressful environment, surely it needed further research? I realised that my destiny as a healer had brought me to this 'human stress laboratory' to teach me a new approach to medicine and to reveal many other hidden secrets about the human body. I opened my eyes. Instinctively, I realised why I had ended up in prison!

I stopped thinking about myself and started to think about doing medical research. I began to identify the many health problems caused by the stress of prison. By far and away the largest number involved ulcer pains. I treated those who came to me with what proved to be the best 'natural elixir' – water. I found water could treat and cure more diseases than any other single medication I knew about.

It could even cure someone who was literally dying of pain! It was again past 11 p.m. I was on my way to a sick inmate when I heard a piercing groan from a cell at the end of the corridor. I followed the sound and found a young man curled up on the floor of his cell. He seemed to be totally detached, giving out deep, piercing groans.

'What is wrong?' I asked.

He did not react. I had to shake him before he managed to reply, 'My ulcer is killing me.'

'What have you done for the pain?' I asked.

He haltingly explained, 'Since one o'clock … when it started … I have taken three Tagamets … one full bottle of antacid … but the pain has got worse since then.' (At that time, prisoners were able to get medication from the prison hospital.)

By now, I had a much clearer understanding of peptic ulcer pain. What I did not realise until then was the severity it could reach, when not even strong medication could stop it. After examining his abdomen for possible complications, I gave him two glasses of tap water – just over one pint (0.5 litre). I left him to visit another sick inmate. Ten minutes later I returned. Groans of pain no longer filled the corridor.

'How do you feel?' I asked.

'Much better' he replied, 'but I still have some pain.'

I gave him a third glass of water. And his pain stopped completely within four minutes.

This man had been semi-conscious, on the verge of death. He had taken a huge amount of ulcer medication – with no result. And now, after drinking only three glasses of tap water, he became pain-free, sitting up and socialising with friends.

What a humbling discovery. And I thought I had received the best medical education in the world, in London!

During nearly three years of my captivity, I cured over 3,000 ulcer cases with only water in Tehran's Evin Prison – 'my God-given stress laboratory. All thanks to water. Plain, simple, cost-free medicine for everyone. Water that we all take for granted! Water that the medical profession has dismissed as unworthy of research!

Since my eyes were opened to water as a natural medication, I have developed and applied this technique to the point where it has alleviated and healed hundreds of traditionally incurable sicknesses and chronic pains. I have seen water completely reverse conditions such as: asthma; angina; hypertension; migraine headaches; arthritis pain; back pain; colitis pain and chronic constipation; heartburn and hiatal hernia; depression; chronic fatigue syndrome; high cholesterol; morning sickness; overweight problems – even heart problems thought to need bypass surgery. All these disease conditions have responded simply and permanently to water. Ordinary 'natural' water. Any water you feel comfortable drinking is fine. Clean tap water is as good as any.

This book reveals how water can cure so many health problems, by explaining what happens when there is not enough water in the body, and contains the information you need to apply this simple but effective discovery to your own well-being.

Sandra Goodman PhD
Tagman Press

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