Updated: May 17, 2020
Prescripts for drinking 8 glasses of water a day for overall health is not a new concept. What if water could cure cancer, obesity, depression, migraines, joint pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, colitis, and ulcers? Wouldn’t you drink more water? In 2003, I was introduced to works of internationally renowned researcher and author, Fereydoon Batmanghelidj MD., who theorized the remedy to chronic human diseases and all essential functioning was adequate hydration. Dr. Batman, as he was called, perceived water as the most essential source of energy for brain function and proposed that hydroelectric power in the cell allows the transfer of informational in the brain down through the body. He opined the human species is severely dehydrated and the medical community was misdiagnosing thirst as sickness. The shear mound of evidence he presented proving water's healing benefits without the use of pharmaceuticals or supplements changed my perspectives of physical health more than any other health information I had read. Research confirms, purported Batman, that beyond its function as a source of energy, water serves to detoxify your tissue and blood and regulate the viscosity of your blood's serum as well as decrease inflammation (the precursor to most disease) and it regulates the body’s use of histamine as the drought management system in your body. Water can keep our internal pipes clean. Brain clarity may be just a few glasses away. So if you suffer from allergies, or get headaches, or have digestion problems, constipation, cramping, bloating, or revisits from arthritic pain, debilitating fatigue, or chronic stress chances are your well is dry. Why not take advise from a medical community's superhero and crank up your water intake while it's still a relatively accessible, affordable commodity. It could be the actual fountain of youth. Holy wisdom Batman!