We can eradicate asthma and allergies, notwithstanding whatever the present 'experts' are advising about them.
(This e-mail was written on MAY 1, 2004, 7:00PM.)
(in respond to a newspaper journalist in Singapore.)
Hello Josephine Chew, here is sharing with you the secret of getting rid of asthma and allergies from the children in Singapore and around the world. That's we must ensure they drink sufficient water [not juices , or canned drinks(caffeinated drinks are de-hydrating the body)] and have enough sea-salt in their daily diet.
In the New Paper page 4-5 (in Singapore, Tuesday, December 2, 2003) you wrote about the Diseases of the Young. You asked , "how does one explain the increase in children's diseases such as myopia and asthma?" In a study by the Children's Medical Institute at the National University Hospital,Singapore, showed that one in five school-children suffer from asthma. And this is on the increase. Asthma even affected children below 3 years.
Many doctors are uncertain about the cause of asthma in children or adults. Unless they shift their paradigm of looking at solute (food or medicine) to the solvent (water) intake, they will continue in their ignorance. Child asthma (in Singapore) 2003: 25%. Compare to Australia :15.5% . As you reported in the New Paper,Dec 2, 2003.
Josephine Chew , if you can get a hold of a copy "Your Body's Many Cries for Water" by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D. you may find out that many of the diseases we see today started off because of prolonged de-hydration of the body (unintentionally) due to ignorance or arrogance.
ASTHMA AND ALLERGIES.
It is estimated that 12 million children suffer from asthma , and several thousand die every year. Let us declare an end to asthma in less than five years . Let us save children from the constant fear of suffocation because they do not recognize they are thirsty for water !
Asthma and allergies are indicators that the body has resorted to an increase in production of the neurotransmitter histamine, the sensor regulator of water metabolism and its distribution in the human body. It is recognised that asthmatics have an increase in histamine content of their lung tissue and that it is the histamine that regulates the bronchial muscle contraction. Since one of the site for water loss through evaporation is in the lungs, bronchial constriction produced by histamine means less water evaporation during the act of breathing - a simple natural (by the human body) maneuver to preserve the body water.
Histamine is an agent that, apart from its water regulatory role, has responsibilities in antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-foreign agents (chemicals and protein) defence systems in the human body. At a normal level of water content of the body, these actions are held at an imperceptive or unexaggerated level.
At a dehydrated state of the body, to the point that the histamine activity becomes exaggerated for water regulation, an immune system activation of histamine-producing cells will release an exaggerated amount of the transmitter that is held in storage for its other functions. It has been shown in animal models that histamine production in histamine-generating cells will decrease with an increase in the daily water intake. No other fluid can be substituted for plain water. Both of these conditions should be regulated with an alert and determined increase in water intake. On average, these conditions respond after one to four weeks of water regulation of the body.
Mr. Peck, an asthmatic since childhood , who also became sensitive to all sorts of "allergens," is no longer in fear of these health problems. His personal letter is available for your viewing upon request.
Mr. Paturis also testified to the fact that his wife's allergic condition became less problematic.
Jose Rivera,M.D., had for years suffered from allergies and asthma . He was severely allergic to cats. In fact, he would never go to a house where a cat was also kept. It seems he at one time got very sick after being exposed to a cat. As a result of using the new information about the relationship of dehydration to excess histamine production in the body , he has totally recovered from both of these conditions. To top it all, he now treats asthmatics with water and salt (sea salt).
[His letter dated 1/6/95. From Jose A.Rivera ,M.D., Lecturer/ Member Advisory Board, International Federation of Holistic Medicine.
To Dr. F. Batmanghelidj,Global Health Solutions, Falls Church, VA.22043 (his website at http://www.watercure.com/ )
Dear Dr.Batmanghelidj, This letter is in appreciation for the information that you have presented concerning water dehydration and asthma. As you recall I have had adult onset asthma since I was in college and have had many bouts of anaphylaxis which were life threatening. Due to the information that you have provided I have been able to ameliorate and cure my own asthma with water and salt intake. I have been asthma free for approximately 1.5 years and have not had any reactions to the allergens of the past. The information has been most helpful in making me aware of when and how to drink water and take salt in order to hydrate myself and prevent any recurrence of asthma. Also, I have been able to advice other patients with respiratory and allergen problems in how to increase their water and salt intake safely, and to my amazement the amelioration has been dramatic. Thank you sir for giving me and others the breath of life thru something so simple as water and salt. Sincerely, Jose A. Rivera , M.D. ]
There are another two appreciation letters (among the many received) from two adults who testified to the fact that this simple information on when and how to drink water and take salt , has provided total relief from asthma and allergies in grown persons, even after many years of suffering from the problem. (E-mail me if you like to read their letters)
Do not forget , if concentrated blood (another symptom due to pro-longed de-hydration of the body) reaches the lungs , local histamine production is a natural and automatic process. Its exaggerated release will promote bronchial constriction. If you suffer from asthma or allergies, increase your daily water intake. Again , do not substitute plain water with other fluid like tea, or coffee, or canned drinks. Do not over drinking thinking you can undo the damage of many months or years of dehydration by excessive intake of plain water in a few days. You need to drink a normal amount every day - eight to ten 8-ounces glasses - until full hydration of the body is achieved over a longer period of time.
**It is never too late or too early to revise and be wise again for the rest of our journey.......
Use Water-cure. Rather be thankful for the timely warning, and do something about it.
Drink at least 10% of your own daily water-quota (31.42 ml multiply by your present body weight(kg), every 90 minutes. Use 1/4 teaspoon of sea-salt in your daily diet, for every 1250 ml water drank.
Pain is a sign/signal produced by dehydration in the human body. Pain may be common but it is not normal.
To simplify complications is the FIRST essential of success.**
Reduce orange juice intake to one, or at most two, glasses a day. The potassium content of orange is high. High loads of potassium in the body can promote more than usual histamine production. In asthmatics, this point should be kept in mind.
Mary B. is one of the administrators in a government department that is responsible for the health care system of a major city. She suffered from asthma for many years. She no longer enjoyed her walks in the parks. Shortness of breath deprived her of the joys of walking. It just so happened that one of my colleagues at the Foundation for the Simple in Medicine became aware of her problem. Responding to the recommendation to drink water , she indicated she was taking ample water. When she was asked to define her daily water intake , it came to light she was drinking many glasses of orange juices and was counting her juice intake as water intake. It was explained to her that although orange juice contains water , it cannot be assumed it replaces the needs of the body for pure and simple water. She accepted the advice to cut the orange juice intake and increase her water intake. Within days her shortness of breath improved. The last time we heard from her, she was apparently clear of her asthma.
Let me explain another important issue - the role of salt. The health salt for the body is sea salt. Not the man-made manufactured 'salt'. When there is water shortage , the body begins to retain salt. In some people , the salt regulatory mechanism are inefficient. Add to this physiological problem , bad education (or mistaken propagation) about dieting and salt-free diets that have become established trends in our society. In certain people, salt shortage in the body can occur and become symptom-producing in exactly the same way as water shortage, such as some arthritis pains. There are many organ-pains which are misinterpreted by the professionals in general, which are in fact the body crying out for more water to be ingested. No body can cure thirst by using more medications. In severe asthma attacks, salt shortage is a major contributing factor.
I would like to share an important secret with you. Salt is a natural antihistamine. [A packet (737grams) of sea salt costs only S$2.31] People with allergies should begin to increase their salt intake to prevent excess histamine production. Water is needed in the lungs to keep the air passage moist and prevent them from drying up when air goes in (inhale) and comes out (exhale).
In dehydration , mucus secretion protects air passages from drying. In the first stages of asthma, mucus is secreted to protect the tissues. Tissues are a group of cells in an organ. There comes a time that the mucus is secreted and it stays put, preventing normal passage of air through the airways. Sodium is a natural mucus breaker , and it is normally secreted to make mucus "disposable." That is why phlegm is salty when it contacts with the tongue. Salt is needed to break up the mucus in the lungs and render it watery for its expulsion from the airways .
In dehydration, and in conjunction with water preservation mechanism, a simultaneous and associated salt-preservation program becomes established. Not losing salt to mucus secretion becomes a part of the program . The body needs to be assured that both water and salt are available before bronchial constriction relaxes and mucus becomes loose enough to be secreted. In children with fibrocystic lungs, this relationship of salt and water for normal lung development and functions, as well as mucus secretion, should be kept in mind.
[Letter from Priscilla D.Preston, APR (dated October 31,1994)
To Whom It May Concern:Imagine having to sleep in an upright position for almost a year , struggling for each breath and suffering from countless asthma and panic attacks nightly ! That was me until five months ago ! On March 27, 1993 I was hospitalized with a severe asthma attack and developed bronchial pneumonia ! My blood gases registered 40 and I was in a life-threatening situation ! After my release from the hospital , I was placed on large doses of theophyllin and prednisone. My weight skyrocketed and the medication caused me to become hostile and disoriented. I really didn't want to live ! Then, a wonderful friend gave me a flyer on Dr.Batmanghelidj's book Your Body's Many Cries for Water ! I quickly mailed a check and a letter to the doctor, pleading for a fast delivery ! To my complete surprise, he called me personally and started helping me by telephone to get off the medication, which was inappropriate for my condition at this time and asked me to drink at least three liters of water a day and use a small amount of salt ! He also asked me to walk in an indoor shopping mall for 15 minutes a day. I can now walk for 30 minutes a day and my breathing is 100% better ! As of this date , October 31, 1994, I am no longer on any medication for asthma ! I have not used an inhaler or medication of any sort for more than five months ! When I start any sort of mild wheezing, I just drink a glass of water and take a little salt and I'm fine! And .... guess what ? All of the wonderful water and walking has made me loss 35 lbs. I'm now back to my desired weight and I look young, vibrant and healthy again ! There are million Americans out there who need to get "the message." They suffer from AIDS , asthma, arthritis and chronic fatigue syndrome, etc. Everyone in America could benefit from reading Dr. Batmanghelidj's books!
Priscilla D. Preston
This is why Mrs. Preston's and Dr.Rivera's asthma got better. This is why asthma is not a "disease" that gets "cured." It is a physiological adaption of the body to dehydration and salt shortage . It will recur anytime sufficient attention is not paid to regular water and salt intake. A pinch of salt on the tongue after drinking water fools the brain into thinking a lot of salt has arrived in the body. It is then that the brain begins to relax the bronchioles. Alcohol and caffeine contribute to severe asthma attacks. People with asthma should slightly increase their salt intake. As a guide , for every 32 ounces of water intake , you may use 1.5 gram (a quarter teaspoon) of salt in your daily diet.
[Letter from Cheryl Brown - Christopher, M.D. dated May 24,1995.]
Reference : Jeremy Christopher (my son)
Dear Dr. Batmanghelidj: I am writing to thank you for your kind assistance in treating Jeremy's allergies. As you know, Jeremy is my eight year-old son who suffered for the last 3-4 years with severe allergy symptoms related to allergic rhinitis and asthma. More recently he has had significant coryza and coughing which is associated with his asthma. On about the 28th of April 1995, we began a program of re hydration involving his drinking two cups of water before food or exercise and excluding all other fluids. In addition, he consumes a half teaspoon of salt which is added to his food to offset the increased water intake. Within 3-4 days he showed dramatic improvement; he no longer had severe and excessive mucus production, his coughing had virtually stopped , and his sneezing and other allergy symptoms were totally gone. Therefore we discontinued his Benadryl and Albuterol and continued his hydration program. Jeremy has been following this program now for approximately four and a half weeks, spending almost four weeks off his medication and is doing quite well. Not only have his symptoms cleared subjectively, but in terms of objective findings, his peak flow volumes have been within normal range. His constant medication-induced drowsiness has disappeared and as a result he is more alert, and his school grades have improved. Therefore I want to emphasize how effective this treatment has been for Jeremy and I wish you well in sharing this cost effective and very efficacious program with others. Once again Dr. Batmanghelidy , I thank you for advising me on the new treatment program of Jeremy's allergies and asthma.
Very truly yours, Cheryl Brown - Christopher , M.D.
1419Forest Drive* Suite #202. Annapolis . Maryland 21403 . (410) 268-5005
As you read in Dr.Christopher's letter to me , her son was on two different medications for his asthma. The air capacity of his lungs, even with medications , was 60 percent of normal. In one month of water and salt treatment, his lung capacity went to 120 percent of normal , with no medication.
Aaron Warner is 10 years old and was put on five different medications to treat his asthma. In his mother's words to me : " The schedule my son would need to keep to maintain his medications is not very realistic for a 10-year-old, and after two days on medications he was feeling worse and his head hurt, throat hurt, mouth hurt and he was tired, drowsy, grouchy and became sun-sensitive."
Jeremy and Aaron are now off medications, and their parents are elated.
The information that water and salt cure asthma was aired on June 5,1995, by Paul Harvey News for the first time.
This good news is now becoming known more and more . We may be able to end in less than five years the scourge of medical ignorance about chronic dehydration that permits so many millions of innocent children to suffer unnecessarily to the point of a few thousand of them dying of asthma. What these children need to realize is the fact that, for them ,breathing has become difficult because they are so thirsty . Multiply the impact of increased water intake in the prevention and cure of asthma attacks, as seen in Jeremy's and Aaron's case, to the other 12 million asthmatic children , and you can suddenly see the possibility of saving them all from "suffocation and death from dehydration. " Only with your active help, and if we can get the media to lend a hand in educating the public about the role of water in prevention of asthma, can we save these innocent children who are caught in the grips of ignorance and commercialism in medicine.