Water cure


Here are Dr. Batman’s recommendations:

    • The “rule of thumb” for salt is to dissolve 1/8 tsp of salt on our tongue per 16 oz ( ½ litre) of water that we drink – 1/16 tsp sea salt per 8 oz. of water we drink.
    • If you have any swelling of your feet, ankles, legs, arms, fingers, eyelids you must stop all salt for 2 to 3 days and just drink the water.  The exception to this would be swelling from an injury/accident.

You probably just rolled your eyes to the back of your head saying, “Are you nuts… that’s a lot of water to drink”. Actually, it’s quite simple to accomplish this when taken in say… 8 glasses of water spaced throughout the day.

For example, lets take a 192 pound person. Half their body weight is 96 pounds. Change that to 96 ounces. Divide that by 8, for the number of glasses you are going to drink, which equals 12 ounces. You would be drinking 8 (12 oz) glasses of water per day. Now… wouldn’t you agree that drinking the water this way is easy to do?

If you do not drink this much water right now, you must start adding the extra water very slowly. This gives your body time to adjust to the added water intake. If you don’t, the water will act like a water pill (diuretic), pulling necessary minerals from your body, possibly causing more harm than good. Senior citizens and children MUST start adding the extra water slowly.

Here’s how to increase your water intake slowly using the above example:

  • Day 1 – start out with 3 (8 oz) glasses of water.
  • Day 2 – add one or two glasses.
  • Keep doing this until your required glasses per day is reached.
  • Now start increasing the ounces until your total per glass is reached.

Please keep in mind, it’s only a rule of thumb on half your body weight in ounces of water and 1/8 tsp of salt for every 16 oz of water.  Some people will require a little more water where others will require a little more salt.

After a while, the body’s requirements can change for a little more water and salt because of hot or cold weather or exercise.  Each person must find his or her body’s requirement at this time.

Never drink more than 33.8 oz  (1 litre) of water at one time (or sitting).

  • Children 2 yrs & up will need 75% of their body weight in ounces of water per day, because their bodies are always growing & every cell in their expanding body needs the extra water (mytosis).
  • Children that are active or playing sports can require up to 100% of their body weight in ounces of water per day.
  • The water cure program does not apply to newborns up to 2 years of age.

Unrefined Sea Salt

Iodized table salt will work in a pinch, but unrefined non-oven-dried sea salt is best, because of the extra trace minerals found in it. Sea salt also tastes better. There are four ways to take the salt:

  1. The best way is to just dissolve the salt on your tongue – let it dissolve as much as you can and drink the water after the salt, washing it down.
  2. If you are very salt-sensitive then you would get some empty capsules and put the amount of salt you require into the capsules and take it with food.
  3. When you put some salt on your food-be careful not to overdo it – if you use TOO much in addition to dissolving it on your tongue, you will acquire a taste for very salty food.
  4. When ill or having a problem, you can do a “quick fix” by dissolving 1/8 teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of water. Swish, gargle and spit one mouthful of the salt water at a time and swallow just the last mouthful.

NOTE: A water cure “coach” can help you with this as well as learn to use several other possible “quick fix” solutions.*

Please note that it is not advised to drink salt water for a continued period of time. Drinking Salt Water Can Cause Further Dehydration.

The Importants of Iodine

You must also make sure you are getting at least 350 mcg of iodine in your multi-vitamins each day, up to a maximum of 450 mcg of iodine each day.

You may want to look at www.drbrownstein.com. Dr. Brownstein further researched Dr. Batmangheligj’ teaching that “we require iodine since there is none in sea salt”. This research in very interesting and informative.

Salt, Water or More Potassium

You need to read the “histamine” article so you can better understand how to tell when you need more salt, more water or more potassium (which is found in most foods).

It is very important for you to have one of Dr. Batman’s books.  A suggestion would be “ABC of Asthma, Allergies and Lupus” or his latest book “Obesity, Cancer and Depression”.  The ABC book contains a lot more than what the title says. There are 6 pages in each book on why a person needs salt and what it does in the human body.


If you have any swelling of your feet, ankles, legs, arms, fingers, eyelids or excessive diarrhea you must stop all salt for 2 to 3 days, just drink the water.  The exception to this would be swelling from an injury/accident. Note: Too much salt can cause diarrhea.

Then begin taking the salt again, but add it back slowly. You should use no more than

1/8 tsp ( ¾ g ) of salt per 16 oz ( ½ litre ) of water.

Dr. Batman says drinking plain water by itself will flush out all the extra salt the body was holding in the cells and help clean out the system. The water will run through you very quickly pulling very important minerals from the body.  It is suggested you take a multi-vitamin with all three main meals to replace what minerals might have been pulled out.

When the swelling is gone, you can restart the program of drinking half your body weight in ounces of water. This time however, you will take it in small amounts throughout the day, slowly increasing the amount of water until up to half your weight in ounces of water has been reached.  Also start taking the salt with the water.

Water Should Stay Inside Your Body For 2-3 Hours

***** Water should stay inside your body for 2-3 hours so your body has time to use the water properly.

If you are peeing (urinating) sooner than 2-3 hours after drinking your water, you should stop drinking plain water and switch to drinking orange juice, lemonade, grape/cranberry juice or any other juice. One point of caution… asthmatics should never drink orange juice

Note: When drinking orange juice, you should add 1/8 tsp of salt per 8 ounces.

If drinking juice does not work, the next thing to try is experimenting with drinking your juice while eating a bagel. This means:

Eat the bagel first then drink your juice

Optional – increasing the salt to 1/4 tsp salt per 8 ounces, when you are eating the bagel may help retain the water longer

You can put cream cheese, real butter or jam on the bagel.

After using a whole bagel for a day or two, then you can cut down to using half a bagel, then a quarter and just stop the bagel and use your food to take with the juice.

Here is how you should slowly go from drinking juice to going back to drinking plain water again. After a few days you should try drinking 2 ounces of plain water a half hour before eating food.  Then you can increase the water to 4 ounces a half hour before eating food.  Next it would be 6 ounces, then 8 ounces and so on until up to your required amount.




Published on 4 Apr 2012

– 4 False Assumptions of 20th Century Medicine
– Caffeine’s Effect on the Body
– Artificial Sweetener’s Effect on the Body
– Modern Voodoo Medicine
– Water’s Life-Giving Functions in the Body
– The Brain’s Water Requirements
– Cell Physiology and the Two Oceans of Water
– Histamine: A Neurotransmitter in Charge of Water Regulation
– Dehydration Produces Pain and Disease
– Salt is Vital
– Dehydration and Stress
– 4 Major Consequences of Dehydration
– Drought Management and the Origin of Disease
– Joints Require Water and Salt
– Cancer
– Prostate Cancer….
– The Body’s Water and Salt Requirements
– 3 Natural Steps to Health
and plus much more ………………….

He’s famous books are Your Body’s Many Cries for Water, & You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty!


by F. Batmanghelidj “The greatest tragedy in medical history in my opinion is the assumption that dry mouth is the only sign of the body’s water needs. Based on this mistaken assumption, modern medicine has made three other confounding mistakes that have cost society dearly. Let us look at these four mistaken assumptions……”

From the author of the self-published sensation Your Body’s Many Cries for Water comes an all new book expanding on the healing powers of water. Asthma, allergies, arthritis, hypertension, depression, head-aches, diabetes, obesity, and MS. These are just some of the conditions and diseases that are caused by persistent dehydration. But there is a miracle solution that is readily available, all natural, and free: water. In WATER: FOR HEALTH, FOR HEALING, FOR LIFE, Dr. F. Batmanghelidj reveals how easy it is to obtain optimum health by drinking more water and supports his claims with over 20 years of clinical and scientific research. Thirsty readers will discover what they never knew, that water can actually: Prevent and reverse aging Cure asthma in a few days, naturally and forever Eliminate pains, including heartburn, back pain, and migraine headaches and much, much more.

The book covers detailed understandings of water shortage in the body related to asthma, allergies, blood pressure disorders, diabetes, constipation, auto-immune diseases, pain, heartburn, hiatal hernia, colitis, ulcers, rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, depression, gout—the list goes on and contains practically all the well-known and well-experienced villains of ill-health!

Amazon review
“Everyone should own a copy of this book!! (Or this DVD). If everyone drank the water they should, we wouldn’t be feeding as much $$ to the pharmaceutical companies… water is free and our bodies need it for everything!! Very enlightening information…”

“You’re not sick; you’re thirsty. Don’t treat thirst with medication.”

Dr. F. Batmanghelidj

Our life, our planet. Over 70% of the earth’s surface is water. However, most of it—98%–is salt water. Only 2% of the earth’s H20 is fresh water that we can drink, and of this, almost all is trapped in frozen glaciers.

You are not just what you eat; you are what you drink.

This is why water is so important to your health.

The Water Cure (TWC) does not sell water or purification systems or any related products. We offer insights and information; both free and in books that give you easy-to-understand scientific explanations on why water is vital to your well-being.

TWC believes promoting “water for health, for healing, for life” is an invaluable public health message. We can all change the way we drink – by drinking pure, natural water that is good for our health, our pocket book, and our environment.

No miracles. Just common sense backed by Dr. F. Batmaghelidj’s years of research and investigation into why water works so well in keeping us healthy and pain free. It can even cure illness in some people who get sick.

Water is the basis of all life and that includes your body. Your muscles that move your body are 75% water; your blood that transport nutrients is 82% water; your lungs that provide your oxygen are 90% water; your brain that is the control center of your body is 76% water; even your bones are 25% water.

Our health is truly dependent on the quality and quantity of the water we drink.

Dr. B’s pioneering work shows that Unintentional Chronic Dehydration (UCD) contributes to and even produces pain and many degenerative diseases that can be prevented and treated by increasing water intake on a regular basis.

If you are committed to a healthy lifestyle, make drinking enough natural water a habit in your life. It won’t take long for you to feel the benefit.

It is a free investment for your long-term health.



“In health and in sickness, PURE WATER is one of heaven’s choicest blessings. Its proper use promotes health. Drunk freely, it helps to supply the necessities of the system, and assists nature to resist disease.” Ministry of Healing p237.

“Thousands have died for want of PURE WATER and PURE AIR, who might have lived… These blessings they need in order to become well. If they would become enlightened, & let medicine alone (meaning drugs), and accustom themselves to outdoor exercise, and to air their houses, summer & winter, and use SOFT WATER for drinking and bathing purposes, they would be comparatively well and happy instead of dragging out a miserable existence.” How to Live Ch4 p56.

“Reduce the feverish state of the system by a careful and intelligent application of WATER. These efforts will help nature in her struggle to free the system of impurities… The use of WATER can accomplish but little if the patient does not feel the necessity of also strictly attending to his diet.” How to Live Ch4 p60.

“Nature, to relieve herself of poisonous impurities, makes an effort to free the system, which effort produces fevers and what is termed disease. But even then, if those who are afflicted would assist nature in her efforts, by the use of PURE, SOFT WATER, much suffering would be prevented.” How to Live Ch4 p60.

Jesus answered and said unto her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that says to you, “Give me to drink,” you would have asked of Him, and he would have given unto thee LIVING WATER.” John 4:10.


In one (1) drop of water there are about 5 billion molecules. Your body is approximately 80% WATER, and all body chemistry reactions take place in water solutions. WATER is the best and finest catalyst known throughout all nature. (A catalyst is something that joins 2 or more compounds together without becoming a part of the union as such. A minister may marry a man & a woman without becoming part of the union. The minister would be the catalyst.)

Water is also the best of all the cleansing agents known to man. There is nothing as good to cleanse the temple that God has given us as pure, clean, DISTILLED drinking water. Most people do not drink enough water. I often have people say to me: “I never drink any water.” My reply is: “What do you think you are? A Volkswagen!”

We are water-cooled mechanisms, and water is just as essential to us as it is to plants. If we do not drink enough water to wash out the worn out cells then our bodies will store or collect these worn out cells. Just as a bad apple in a barrel of good apples, it makes the good apples rot more quickly. This also happens in our bodies.

In our bodies these worn out cells collect in the weakest areas, often causing pain in those parts of the body:- the knees, joints, head, muscles, etc. The drug oriented doctor will diagnose the pain and treat the hurts, without knowing where those worn out cells originated. However, he is doctoring the effect and not the cause. In the RBTI (Reams Biological theory of Ionization) we work on the CAUSE and pay very little attention to the EFFECT. In ignorance, the medical “profession” falsely diagnoses these effects, and gives fancy names like Arthritis, Cancer, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome etc.; and uses either surgery, radiation, or poisonous drugs (Cut, Burn & Poison approach), to treat or remove affected areas; further complicating an already overburdened system. Thus the original problem remains.


Pure Water. What is it? Let’s answer this by asking, “What isn’t pure water?” Would you drink dirty water from your:- dishwashing, car radiator, swimming pool, dog water bowl? No! Why? Because it is dirty and full of undesirable matter, or molecules. We put the BEST FUEL in our cars for the BEST PERFORMANCE, likewise we require the BEST WATER for our bodies. Dirty water and mineral water is hard water. It is not easy to wash dishes in hard water; and boiling hard water in a kettle, leaves a dirty chalky rim of insoluble matter on the inside of the kettle.

Obviously hard water is inefficient at cleaning the human body; and, when drinking this water that holds impurities or mineral solids suspended in it, these solids will as surely leave deposits in your system as they do in your kettle.

Pure Water is the opposite, it is empty (or near empty), making it a softer water. Rain water used to be depended upon for drinking water to a greater extent, than it is today around the world. In most locations, rain water is not as pure as it once was because of the great amount of air pollution. One of the most well known long living groups of people in the world, are the Hunzas, and they drink glacier water. Glacier water is equivalent to DISTILLED WATER.

DISTILLED WATER is the water that nature prefers. Rain is water that is distilled without the help of man. Fog is distilled water before it is condensed into drops.

Rain, snow and ice, are all “cationic” (energy attracted to earth). In the process of transpiration, water in the colloidal form of steam or mist, becomes “anionic”, and is attracted up to the Van Alien Belt, and accumulates in the stratosphere. This process is nothing more than Gods natural WATER DISTILLER. All unwanted inorganic and organic matter is stripped from the water molecule except miniscule particles of essential anionic calcium, potassium and chlorine. (Calcium, potassium and chlorine in an anionic form are assimilable. Calcium, potassium and chlorine in a cationic form are non-assimilable, and are removed via distillation.) Thus, DISTILLED WATER is not totally empty, but contains within itself, a few highly assimilable minerals in a colloidal & organic form. Because of worldwide pollution, water distilling must now be imitated in most places.

PURE DISTILLED WATER is classed as a high energy water. That means the water molecules have very little within them to tie up their magnetic energy. The distilling process polarizes (makes electronegative) each water molecule. Distilled water also has a high electrical resistance, and a low conductivity, due to its pure state. This results in soft and wetter water, that is, it has a lower surface tension making it far superior for moving energy in and throughout cell membranes. Distilled water is sweet to taste.


You may wonder whether roof collected rainwater is pure? It is generally much better than the “treated” (poisoned) water in towns & cities, but sadly there are few places on this earth where there is good dean rainwater. Unless you buy a WATER DISTILLER, you may have no choice but to drink from the “best of a bad bunch”. Roof collected water often picks up much inorganic / organic and non-assimilable matter. Then add the metal oxides from the roof, guttering, pipes and finally storage tank! All of these contaminants and / or minerals are unnecessary to the body. This type of water is known as hard and dry water, with a low electrical resistance and high conductivity. (NOTE: Water drunk from concrete tanks helps create calcium spurs and calcification in the joints. DISTILLED WATER helps remove these problems.)


a: Hard water places a heavy burden upon the kidneys which increases the salt levels in the blood and other body tissues. The body literally stacks salts up in areas, hoping that the system will be able to remove them before too long. When these salts are not removed, eventually the degeneration of the systems chemistry becomes exaggerated. Cardiovascular disease is the effect produced by excess conductivity. Likewise kidney disease Is on the rise, from the same cause.

b: Food provides 20% of the minerals we require; and the air we breathe (through our lungs & skin), provides the other 80%. I.E.: Water was not meant to be a means of providing minerals to the body; but Is a catalyst to enable the body to take minerals out of the food & air.

c: The higher the mineral content of MINERAL WATERS, the higher the danger to your health. To understand the harmful effect of mineral water is to understand cytology, or the cells structure and function. The elements of the mineral kingdom cannot be assimilated directly by the human / animal cell. They must first go through a process of linking with amino acids first. In the plant kingdom is the link for getting minerals into human life efficiently. The plants can take in the mineral directly, especially when it has colloidal phosphate available to It. All minerals (with the exception of nitrogen) need colloidal phosphate to link up with, so its journey into the plant is simplified. Once in the plant, the phosphated minerals become a part of the cell structure after going through recombining processes in the energy cycles of the plant cells. These energy cycles put the mineral into a chelated form. That is, the mineral ends up linked with amino acid complexes in the plants structural tissue. When man eats the plant, the mineral complex in the plant amino acids can then be easily converted by human enzyme activity, into molecular structures on the human frequency.

[We need minerals in our diet, but just because we require iron, we don’t go and eat nails, just because they are high in iron! Our body can digest nails, but it is of no benefit to our mineral needs. Eating silverbeet is preferable to eating nails.]

Nature also distills water during all the metabolic functions of the plant. So when you are drinking a fruit juice, you are actually drinking water that the plant has distilled and placed organic mineral-sugar complexes within. However, fruit juices can not take the place of plain distilled water. Juices contain the mineral sugars that makes the body recognize the liquid as a food and not as plain water.


PURE WATER (Steam Distilled), is recommended as 1: A Cleansing agent, 2: A Catalyst for the body’s normal chemical functions.

Keep in mind, that the use of distilled water is preferred not just because of its lack of inorganic minerals, but because of the higher energy. Steam distilled water will move through the system and especially the liver, better than low energy water. It will assure that your body is kept at the correct hydration level.


Purchase an electric water distiller, approximately $325 for 17 litres / day; to $10,000 for bulk quantities. Click here to view high quality Water Distillers that are available in Australia;

Buy steam distilled water from shops / supermarkets. Make sure it is genuine distilled water;

In Australia there is a good brand called Moore’s Distilled Water. Available in 6 litre packs at most Woolworth’s stores; approximately $4 to $5 each;

Filter clean rain water through a quality charcoal tube cartridge filter;

Fit a rain water diverter to your guttering / tank, to divert the first flow of water away from the holding tank. The first 100 to 200 litres of water that flows off the roof, is usually 10 times more contaminated than the bulk of the rainwater;

Beware of “Mineral Waters”. The more minerals, the harder the water. Minerals are provided via food & air, not your water;

Do not use DEIONISED WATER, it is not suitable for human consumption. It is a pure water suitable for a steam iron. Deionised water is “hungry water”, & win pull usable minerals out of your body over a period of time;

Water advertised “PURIFIED”, is usually “DEIONISED WATER”, and unless it states “Steam Distilled Water”, beware;

Anything less than steam distilled water is a crippling water, & not what God created originally.


For those of you who need extra convincing in regards to distilled water, you can do this simple experiment if you have pets in your home. Fill 2 clean pans with drinking water. One with distilled water and one with plain tap water, giving them a choice of which they prefer to drink. Given a choice, animals will always prefer distilled water. Who told them it was better?

Given the choice, birds – dogs – cats – goats and even human babies will drink distilled water rather than any other water, and at first will often drink large quantities as their body rehydrates.

REMEMBER, DRINK SMALL AMOUNTS OF DISTILLED WATER REGULARLY. For about 10 hours a day, drinking 3-4 ounces every 1/2 hour for the average person is the most the liver can utilize; above this you’re wasting water.

A hard working person in hot conditions may require much more water. The average person requires 2 litres / day. In extremely hot climates like Australia, this amount can and does quadruple! DON’T DRINK LARGE AMOUNTS OCCASIONALLY.

Don’t drink water with your meals, rather, drink water up to 5 minutes before eating, and after 1/2 hour of finishing your meal.

Dr. Robert Bruce