How Water Cured Incurable Dis-Eases.
Knee Injury; Medial Meniscus Tear:
I thoroughly enjoyed your Wilkes-Barre seminar and commented to my friend that it was the most interesting evening I had experienced in a long time. During the question and answer period, I explained to you my experience with a knee injury, but with this letter I hope to bring more detail and my reasoning in the matter.
On October 7, 1993, while running playing tennis, I injured my left knee; I heard a pop and squish and could no longer bend the knee.
Fortunately I did not fall to the ground. I was able to hang onto the net between the courts. Because of the pain, I painfully hobbled to my car and drove to my chiropractor thinking he might be able to help. He worked on the knee for more than an hour with ultrasound and I still felt no improvement. Once again, it was excruciating to get and out my car, but I did manage and finally arrived home at about 8:30 that evening. I hobbled up to bed and took Excedrin for the pain and tried sleeping without much success.
The next morning it was even more painful so my husband drove me to the knee center in Wilkes-Barre for an examination and what we thought would be arthroscopic surgery. Dr.Cooper referred me to the MRI Center for diagnosis and they reported that I had a bucket handle tear of the lateral meniscus. Dr.Cooper suggested that surgery should be a last resort because of the delivery of complications possible. He suggested that I stay off my feet as much as possible, but could go to work and do light things around the house.
As long as I kept the left knee straight, I didn't experience intense pain, but I limped for months. I went up and down stairs one step at a time for months. I returned to limited tennis playing about three months later but was unable to run. After playing tennis, I had to wrap my knee in an ice wrap for half an hour because of the pain. The doctor prescribed two weeks of physical therapy that helped some. After about four months, I began to get the courage to try running during tennis. I could do most activities, but frequently when I ran I would get a sharp pain at the side of my knee. Thank God the body knows instinctively how to help itself and if I would raise my left foot up to my knee four or five times the pain would go away. At that point , I felt fortunate that I had found something to ease what I felt would be chronic knee pain.
My therapy continued for all of 1994 and in January 1995, I read an article in the Metro about the therapeutic effects of water. I purchased "Your Body's Many Cries for Water" book and it made sense to me. On page 45 you show a well-hydrated and a dehydrated joint comparison, and even though I was drinking close to two quarts of water a day, I reasoned that my knee pain was probably because the knee cartilage was not sufficiently hydrated because it was thinner and somewhat brittle, it had a tendency to get caught between the bones during certain knee motion. It was at that time that I decided to increased water intake to three quarts a day. After several weeks of the increased water intake, I was able to run again. I can even squats without any pain, and it is wonderful to play a vigorous game of tennis with no fear of pain, thanks only to your Water Cure.
I very much believe that water, proper nutrition, exercise, fresh air, a positive altruistic attitude and the nutrient of natural daylight and sunlight are the most effective therapies for good health and best of all, they are free; and the only side effects are a sense of accomplishment and well being.
Thanks for your help and hope this letter will be helpful to others.
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.