Pain of dehydration

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Author: Jule Klotter
Date: Jan. 2005
From: Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients(Issue 258)
Publisher: The Townsend Letter Group
Document Type: Book review
Length: 1,087 words

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Water: for Health, for Healing, for Life

by F. Batmanghelidj, MD

Warner Books, Inc., 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020 USA;

Softbound, ISBN 0-446-69074-0, c. 2003, 275 pp., $14.95 (US)/$22.95 (CAN)

Water Cures: Drugs Kill

by F. Batmanghelidj, MD

Global Health Solutions, Inc., 8472-A Tyco Road, Vienna, Virginia 22182 USA; 703-848-2333; fax 703-848-0028;

Softbound, ISBN 0-9702458-1-5, c. 2003, 226 pp., $15.00

Since 1979, Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj has been treating pain with water and a little salt. While imprisoned as a political prisoner during the Iranian Revolution, he successfully treated over 3,000 cases of stress-induced peptic ulcer disease and abdominal pain with water--the only substance he had to offer. In the years after his release, his research has led him to understand that water has a greater biological effect on the body than conventional medicine has imagined. His first book Your Body's Many Cries for Water (1992, first edition) explained the water-regulating effects of histamine and the link between dehydration and many ailments, including asthma and joint pain.

Although he has tried to get the medical establishment to investigate water's healing properties, Dr. Batmanghelidj has been largely ignored by policy makers. Frustrated with the establishment's adherence to pharmaceuticals, he has turned to educating the public directly through publications and interviews. Dr. Batmanghelidj has produced several books on water and its healing benefits. These books, along with audio- and videotapes of lectures that he has given, are available through Global Health Solutions, Inc. ( Recently, Dr. Batmanghelidj has produced two more books, Water: for Health, for Healing, for Life and Water Cures: Drugs Kill. How much can...

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Klotter, Jule. "Pain of dehydration." Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, no. 258, Jan. 2005, p. 114. Accessed 5 June 2023.

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