Alternative medicine

Cure Pain and Prevent Disease by Drinking Water

Water is the ultimate medication of choice to cure pain and prevent disease

by Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, M.D.

My ground-breaking medical discovery reveals the missing natural element that prevents — even cures — the body’s painful degenerative diseases — naturally and at no cost!

I am honored and proud to inform you that my research over 18 years — in addition to my medical training and subsequent 33 years as a doctor — has exposed the simplest natural cure to a vast number of health problems.

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What you will is that we in medicine are trained to use chemicals to treat pain and disease when all the body needs is water — a simple and abundantly available natural element.

Yes! Only water!

This is the reason why we in medicine have made so many deadly mistakes! We are routinely treating symptoms, signs and complications of drought in the body with toxic chemicals that kill more rapidly than the dehydration itself!

Who in his/her right mind would want to take toxic chemicals when all that their body needs is water — free water — natural water, the ultimate medication of choice to cure pain and prevent disease?

The commercial “sick-care” system and the drug industry do not want you to know that in most health problems you are only thirsty and not sick!

They survive and thrive if we remain ignorant of the knowledge of the different ways our bodies show we are thirsty — that we are suffering from local or regional drought. When there is shortage of water, some parts of the body are forced to go without water. In this report, you will get to know how the drought-stricken parts reflect dehydration, and how you can recognize that you are truly thirsty. You will recognize why “dry mouth” is not a sign of thirst, but why different pains are!

Understanding dehydration will empower you to become much healthier and live longer. There is more to it than just drinking water. You will need to invest a little bit of your time and concentration and begin to understand the subject. You might think: “I now know I need to drink water; that is enough.” But you knew that all along. What you did not know — and need to know — is why and what happens if you too become forgetful and complacent, like millions of others who did not drink water until they got seriously sick — with this or that disease — but actually died of dehydration. Also remember, the body is not a container that can be replenished when empty. When dehydration has become symptom-producing, the reversal of its complications take time and understanding. This is the information you need.

Secrets of “water cure” were revealed to me in the unlikeliest place you could imagine — in a Middle Eastern political prison. It was 1979 when all hell broke loose and I was caught in the inferno.

After graduating from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School of London University and having the honor of being selected as the resident doctor in my own medical school, I returned to Iran, where I was born, to set up medical centers and clinics for those in need. I became very successful in this endeavor. Then the political volcano erupted.

You saw it on the television screens. Angry masses engaged in the violent overthrow of the Shah and the Iranian government.

There was a tragic side to this historic event. Almost all 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 people were shot on the first day or two. Their “revolutionary” trials consisted of establishment of identity, pronouncement of guilt, followed by the sentence. The trial would last no more than ten minutes. Other people 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 prison authorities, hence the delay in my being “processed.”

Evin Prison where I was held was built for 600 persons. At one point, it was “sardine-packed” with 8,000 to 9,000 prisoners. At the height of their revolutionary fervor, when segregating different political factions, prison authorities used some cells built for six to eight people to isolate up to 90 persons. One third would lie down, one third would squat, and one third would have to stand. Every few hours, prisoners would rotate position.

The nightmare of life and death in that hell-hole haunted everyone and tested the mettle of both the strong and the weak. This is 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, 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 late night, about two months into my imprisonment (I had begun with six weeks in solitary confinement), my destiny revealed itself. It spoke to me in the loudest of words and forever changed my life.

It was past 11:00 p.m. I was awakened to see an inmate in 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 some ulcer pain medication. His face dropped when I told him I had not been allowed to bring medical supplies with me to prison.

Then the revolutionary 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 those harsh surroundings.

“What happens if the pain comes back?” he asked.

“Drink two glasses of water every three hours,” I told him.

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

If water could cure a painful disease condition in that stressful environment, surely it needed further research! The penny dropped there and then. I realized 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 realized why I had come to prison!

I stopped thinking about myself and started to think about doing medical research in the prison. I began to identify the health problems that “blossomed” due to the stress of prison. By far 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 medication I knew about. People can become dependent of these medications leading to abuse, drug rehabilitation centers are always available when needed.

It was again past 11:00 p.m. I was on my way to a sick inmate when I heard a piercing groan from one of the cells 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 several times before he could reply.

“My… ulcer… is killing me.”

“What have you done for the pain?” I asked. He told me: “Since one o’clock… when it started… I have taken three Tagamets… and one full bottle of antacid. But… not only has the pain not stopped… it has got worse since then.” (At that time, prisoners were able to get medications from the prison hospital.)

By now, I had a much clearer understanding of peptic ulcer pain. What I did not realize until then was the severity it could reach when not even strong medications could stop it.

After examining his abdomen for possible complications, I gave him two glasses of tap water. Just over one pint.

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 3 glasses of tap water, he became pain-free, sitting up and socializing with his friends. What a humbling discovery! And I thought I had received the best medical education in the world!

During the years of my captivity, I cured over 3,000 ulcer cases with only water in the 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 seen it heal and alleviate 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 needing bypass surgery.

All these disease conditions responded simply and permanently to water. Ordinary water. Any water you feel comfortable to drink. Clean tap water is as good as any.

I have used water to cure people who were suffering from “incurable” diseases. I have cured people who suffered for 10 years, 20 years, even 30 years from painful conditions produced by dehydration.

As I said, it has taken me 18 years of full-time research — on top of my medical education and many years of clinical experience — to make the curing miracles of water available to people. I have left no stone unturned to develop my research – even when it meant I had to stay in prison longer than officially sentenced.

When I was finally declared innocent of the charges that had been leveled at me — and offered earlier release from Evin Prison — I asked to remain incarcerated for a while longer to complete my research — it actually took me 4 months longer! I was in the middle of serious research that I needed to complete at any cost. Evin was the greatest “human stress laboratory” any serious research scientist could find. Life in prison was still very risky. There was no law or order. Any guard could do what he wanted, even cause someone to be shot on whim. But I had to stay longer and complete my research.

The prison officials could not believe their ears, but they agreed. By then the whole prison community was confounded by my work. The officials began to acclaim the work as theirs, and praised prison as an environment for “scientific research.”

By the time I left prison — after 2 years and 7 months — I had gathered enough clinical data to begin changing the way medicine is practiced — to make it into a truly science-based, people-friendly healing art.

My message was simple. “It Is Chronic Dehydration That Painfully and Prematurely Kills.”

I left all my possessions and my country in the middle of the night in the fall of 1982. I escaped over its borders into Turkey. In November 1982, I reached America, and continued the scientific aspects of my research.

I was eager to share my findings with medical researchers here. I naively thought that what I had discovered would be considered important by leaders of medical research in America.

Alas, neither the American Medical Association, nor the National Institutes of Health would have anything to do with this medical breakthrough!

Even though I have presented my clinical findings and their scientific explanations at international and world conferences, and published them in serious medical journals, these institutions have refused to acknowledge them. They refuse to study the medicinal effects of water in place of the drugs they routinely push their members or followers to use.


Extracted from “A New Medical Discovery” published on Used with permission

Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, M.D., an internationally renowned researcher, author and advocate of the natural healing power of water, was born in Iran in 1931. He attended Fettes College in Scotland and was a graduate of St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School of London University, where he studied under Sir Alexander Fleming, who shared the Nobel Prize for the discovery of penicillin. Dr. Batmanghelidj is the author of Your Body’s Many Cries for WaterWater Cures: Drugs Kill : How Water Cured Incurable Diseases and Water: For Health, for Healing, for Life: You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty! For more information visit


Relieving Anxiety in Pets

While conventional tranquilizers can immobilize pets, these drugs do not relieve the terrible anxiety the poor pets experience

by Shawn Messonnier, DVM

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One of the more common behavior problems for which I am consulted involves anxiety-related issues in dogs and cats. The problems range from simply being anxious when going to the doctor’s office or grooming shop, and thunderstorm phobias, all the way to severe separation anxiety. While behavior modification is very important in dealing with any type of anxiety and phobia (and should not be replaced by medications or supplements,) there are situations where various natural therapies may be helpful in dealing with these issues. While conventional tranquilizers such as acepromazine can immobilize pets, these drugs do not relieve the terrible anxiety the poor pets experience. Therefore, they really should not be used as the sole therapy for anxiety disorders in dogs and cats. This article will briefly review some of the more commonly recommended supplements for dealing with anxiety in pets.

Flower essences are alcohol extracts of various plants. Flower therapy was developed by Dr. Edward Bach during the 1930’s.  Dr. Bach was a conventionally trained physician who studied immunology and was involved in the development of a number of vaccines.  However, he desired to find a less invasive way of treating patients that would have the same favorable results as he saw with conventional medicine.

During his studies he learned about homeopathy and was attracted to Dr. Hahnemann’s philosophy of treating the individual patient.  As a result Dr. Bach began preparing homeopathic preparations of the vaccines he had created.

During this time Dr. Bach began to notice that people could be grouped based upon their emotional states. For example, he noticed that some individuals seemed lonely, some were distracted, some were fearful, and some were more outgoing.  Dr. Bach further noticed that people that fell into these groupings responded best to the same type of homeopathic vaccine.  By matching the homeopathic vaccine with a person’s emotional “grouping,” Dr. Bach achieved even better results in his patients.

Dr. Bach then began searching for harmless plant-derived materials for his vaccines (rather than relying on the bacterial products used at the time to prepare the vaccines.)  He desired to find plants that would have a healing effect on what he thought were the negative emotions that were at the root of many diseases he saw in his patients.  This would allow him not just to heal the immediate illness but also heal the root cause of the disorder. By freeing the body from its negative emotional states, the body would be free to heal itself.

The system Dr. Bach discovered during his research led to the creation of the flower essences.  The flower essences (flower therapy) are extracts of flowers; each essence addresses a specific trait of mind or personality type.

These flower remedies are used to improve the attitude, personality, and mood of the patient, which Dr. Bach felt was the key to many disorders seen in his patients.  According to Dr. Bach, “Health is our heritage…and is the complete and full union between the soul, mind, and body.  True healing can be obtained by right replacing wrong, good replacing evil, and light replacing dark.”  Dr. Bach felt that the action of the remedies was to open the patient to healing from within by replacing bad virtue (fear) with good virtue (calm.)  Since mental and emotional state can determine health or disease, the flower remedies are used to achieve harmony in the patient.  According to practitioners of flower essence therapy, harmonious patients are healthier as harmony precludes disease.

Rescue Remedy is the best known essence and produces a calming in many nervous pets. It is composed of the essences of 5 flowers: cherry plum, clematis, impatiens, rock rose and Star of Bethlehem.

While I prefer combination products instead of simply choosing 1 or 2 herbs for anxiety, it’s important to understand which herbs may be indicated for anxiety-related problems.

Valerian is an herb that promotes restfulness, and has not been reported to interact negatively with other medications commonly used in pets. The active ingredients in valerian bind to the same receptors in the brain as the drug diazepam. Kava is a well known anti-anxiety herb. The active ingredients cause mild sedation, relief from anxiety, and muscle relaxation. While safe in pets, there have been a few reports of liver failure in people with preexisting severe liver disorders. In my practice, I have not seen any problems but would exercise caution in pets with liver problems. Catnip is a well known herb used for its calming properties. In some cats, it can cause excitement (similar to a mild “high” seen in some people using illegal drugs.) However, when combined with the other herbs in this formula, its sedative and calming properties predominate. Finally, L-tryptophan, being a precursor to serotonin, reduces aggression and anxiety.

Finally, keep in mind that your pet can pick up on your own stress level. Whenever I remove a pet from its owner during the examination, and bring it to our treatment area to perform a procedure, I notice that most pets calm down since they are not sensing the stress the owner also experiences during the visit. And don’t forget the importance of a strong immune system. Using antioxidants, feeding the pet a healthy natural diet, and reducing the amount of vaccines given, can relieve extra stress on the pet’s immune system.

Each pet is different, and there is no cookie-cutter approach that works on every case. For owners interested in avoiding conventional medications (which are usually expensive and often have the potential for undesirable side effects,) I encourage readers to consider these safe natural options before resorting to stronger conventional medications. Make sure to work with your veterinarian before using herbs, as even these natural “medicines” can have side effects in certain pets.

Shawn Messonnier DVM is the author of 8 WEEKS TO A HEALTHY DOG, The Allergy Solution for Dogs, and the award-winning Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats.
His website is


Achieve Change Faster with Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is quickly making its way to the forefront as a preferred method of hypnosis because it works on a broader scale

by Julie Pech
[ad name=”Rectangle Text AdSense”] Hypnotherapy has been around for decades, but its popularity is on the rise as people look for alternative methods to get to where they want to be on a 21st century time table—fast. If you haven’t looked in to it, you’ve missed out on tapping 90% of your brain power. Fortunately it’s never too late to start.

It’s been proven that we only use an estimated 5-10% of our brain to function while awake. The other 90% might be called the power center, also known as the subconscious. When change is desired, it makes sense to access this power. This part of brain is generally asleep under our conscious, or ego. Hypnotherapy helps put the ego down for a nap so we can tap in to the power center.

Clinical hypnosis has been used successfully in the past, but hypnotherapy is quickly making its way to the forefront as a preferred method of hypnosis because it works on a broader scale. To understand clinical hypnosis, imagine a client with an issue or a goal, a hypnotist and a couch. The client lies on the couch, the hypnotist relaxes them, and then feeds them with affirmations to set their desire in the subconscious. Magically the client awakes and all problems are resolved. Of course, most of this too-good-to-be-true image is simply that—a false image, where patients are magically reformed in a mere moment. It doesn’t quite work this way, and while hypnosis can be relatively successful, it’s not nearly as effective as the new and innovative “hypnotherapy.”

The strength of hypnotherapy lies in its powerful one-two punch—a combination of hypnosis and therapy. The “therapeutic” element generally involves a 30-45 minute consultation between the therapist and the client. Goals and intentions are defined, possible blocks to their attainment are discussed, and an understanding of the client’s needs is assessed. During this consultation, the client will often discover for themselves exactly what their issues are, just as in traditional therapy. This in itself is very personally empowering, but the fun doesn’t end here. When therapy ends, hypnotherapy begins.

While the therapeutic session is in process, the hypnotherapist takes a special interest in the words the client uses, their mannerisms, their gestures and their emotional characteristics. Routine observation? Yes, but the hypnotherapist is actually developing a hypnotic “set,” designed specifically for the client to be used while in trance. When the therapist uses the client’s words and phrases in the session, it puts the client in control of the messages they receive in trance. It also insures that the subconscious will respond most favorably to the work to be done. While this might sound like a alarming prospect—you, the one with the problems, hypnotizing yourself to fix everything—it’s actually much more empowering because your own words are more readily accepted by your subconscious.

The “hypnosis” element of hypnotherapy is more interactive than clinical hypnosis, meaning there’s more dialog between the therapist and the client throughout the session. While you’re in trance, your therapist guides you and gently talks to you about what you’re experiencing. By doing this, the therapist can continually integrate your words into your experience, successfully guiding you toward your intention. It also allows the therapist to move in the direction your subconscious is going, guiding you and helping you identify your issues.

It’s been proven that we’re more receptive to our own words than those of others, but this isn’t such a surprise. With our constant self-talk, we listen to ourselves more than anyone else. Unfortunately this can often prove to be our downfall. When a limited belief system remains stuck in the subconscious, we continue to pound negative statements into our brain day in and day out. But hypnotherapy can teach us to access our highest and most supportive selves. It also helps identify the first time a situation occured, which allows us to change the initial response. Over time, this change moves forward into our present lives and helps us make the changes we desire. But can you just relax and talk to yourself to achieve the same results?

Bobbi Thompson, owner of the School of Integrated Healing in Denver and certified hypnotherapist, notes that “It is sometimes difficult to quiet the mind enough to change subconscious programming to something more positive, and a hypnotherapist helps achieve this necessary level of relaxation. The hypnotherapist also maintains a neutral response to the client’s events, so the guidance occurs with more clarity.” It’s certainly possible to achieve success on your own, but for maximum results on the quickest time table, use a hypnotherapist.

Even if you’ve struggled with a 20 year smoking habit, fear not. In his book Meditation as Medicine, Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa gives example after example of the enormity of the power of the mind. In one study, people were able to slow the growth of yeast in 151 of 194 dishes simply through focused thought. In another study conducted using a computer generating random numbers, the group was able to “think” the system into generating patterned numbers that were not just statistically significant, but were considered extraordinarily successful. Another startling fact—the group’s success was heightened after they’d “bonded” with the machine, a response Dr. Khalka likened to the emotional attachment some people come to experience with their car.

When you consider that all these experiments were performed with the conscious mind, or only 10% of the mind’s power, you begin to get an idea of the power of the unconscious mind and how accessing it can make goal attainment extremely probable.

Ultimately, whether or not you can stop your habit, jump-start your career or become a world class athlete appears to be based more in your belief system and less in whether or not you can actually achieve it. A deep set pattern, possibly even triggered in early youth, can create a lifetime blueprint that you continually repeat. Ever hear these words? “You’ll never be able to do that! Do it my way fastest it’s the best way. What if it doesn’t work out? Then what are you going to do? You better be careful.” As Bobbi says, “…hypnotherapy allows us to alter the moment an attitude, belief or behavior began and transform it.” No other form of therapy has the ability to access that amount of power for change.

In one of his songs, Dave Matthews sings to his father “it’ll take a life time to undo what you’ve done,” undoubtedly a collective-soul issue we’re all tied to in some indiscriminant way. Fortunately hypnotherapy gives us an option we haven’t had in the past, allowing us to recreate our purpose and intentions in our own words, to deeply set our deepest desires within our subconscious and to change lifetime patterns by altering our response to their very beginnings.

To find a certified hypnotherapist in your area, try or (National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists). Both websites offer a nationwide directory divided by state.

Julie Pech is a certified hypnotherapist specializing in career advancement, sports performance and personal achievement. She’s also a free lance writer, as well as the author of “The Chocolate Therapist: A User’s Guide to the Extraordinary Health Benefits of Chocolate.” For hypnotherapy information, contact author Julie Pech, CHt, at: 720-981-5806 or Website: For book information go to: