Friday, September 28, 2012


Higher blood cholesterol is a sign that the cells of the body have developed a defense mechanism against the osmotic force of the blood that keeps drawing water out through the cell membranes; or the concentrated blood can not release sufficient water to go through the cell membrane and maintain normal cell functions. Cholesterol is a natural "clay" that, when poured in the gaps of the cell membrane, will make the cell wall impervious to the passage of water (see Figure 14). Its excessive manufacture and deposition in the cell membrane is part of the natural design for the protection of living cells against dehydration. In living cells that possess a nucleus, cholesterol is the agent that regulates permeability of the cell membrane to water. In living cells that do not possess a nucleus, the composition of fatty acids employed in the manufacture of the cell membrane gives it the power to survive dehydration and drought. Cholesterol production in the cell membrane is a part of the cell survival system. It is a necessary substance. Its excess denotes dehydration.

Normally, it is water that instantly, repeatedly, and transiently forms into adhesive sheets and binds the hydrocarbon bricks together. In a dehydrated/membrane, this property of water is lost At the same time that water is binding the solid structure of the membrane, it also diffuses through the gaps into the cell.

Figure 14 has been designed to demonstrate the structure of a bilayer membrane during full hydration and its possible extreme dehydration. I have presented this researched concept at an international gathering of cancer researchers. These same scientific statements are published and have been discussed by other researchers. How does this phenomenon affect us in our everyday life? The answer is simple. Imagine that you are sitting at a table and food is brought to you. If you, do not drink water before you eat the food, the process of food digestion will take its toll on the cells of the body. Water will have to be poured on the food in the stomach for proteins to break and separate into the basic composition of their amino acids. In the intestine, more water will be required to process the food ingredients and then send them to the liver.

In the liver, the specialized cells will further process the intestine-digested materials and then pass the resupplied and composition adjusted blood to the right side of the heart. In the liver, more water is used to process the food ingredients. The blood from the right side of the heart, which has also received some "fat" components from the lymphatic system that empties into the right side of the heart, will now be pumped into the lungs for oxygenation and exchange of the dissolved gases in the blood. In the lungs, aeration of the blood further dehydrates it by the process of evaporation of water—the "winter steam."

Now this highly concentrated blood from the lungs is passed to the left side of the heart and pumped into the arterial circulation. The first cells that will face this highly osmotically concentrated blood are the cells lining the larger blood vessels and capillaries of the heart and the brain. Where the arteries bend, the osmotically damaged cells will also face the pressure of the oncoming blood. Here, the cells will either need to protect themselves or become irreversibly damaged. Do not forget that the integrity of their cell membrane is proportionately dependent on the presence of "water" that is available to them and not that which is being osmotically pulled out. A look at Figure 15, and then Figure 14, will make the understanding of this process of "cholesterol adaptation" to dehydration easier.
There comes a moment when the brain begins to recognize the further imposed severe shortage of water in the body, and then in the middle of eating food will compel the person to drink it. It is already too late, because the damage is registered by the cells lining the blood vessels. However, when this dehydration registers itself by production of the dyspeptic pain, we most stupidly give the person antacid! Not water, antacids! Not water, histamine-blocking agents! Unfortunately, this is the problem with all treatment procedures under the "solutes paradigm." All treatment procedures are "relief of symptoms" oriented. They are not geared to the elimination of the root cause of the problem. This is why "diseases" are not cured. They are only "treated" during the lifetime of the person.
The root cause of degenerative diseases is not known, because a wrong paradigm is being pursued. If we begin to appreciate that for the process of digestion of food, water is the most essential ingredient, most of the battle is won.
If we give the necessary water to the body before we eat food, all the battle against cholesterol formation in the blood vessels will be won.
a longer period of regulating daily water intake, so that the cells become fully hydrated, gradually the cholesterol defense system against the free passage of water through the cell wall will be less required; its production will decrease. The hormone-sensitive, fat-burning enzymes of the body have been shown to become active after one hour's walk. They remain active for 12 hours. It also seems that with the lowering of blood cholesterol and walking to induce the "fat burners'" activity, the deposited cholesterol will also be broken and passage of blood through the already blocked arteries will become possible (see Mr. Fox's letter).
Walking two times a day—every 12 hours—will maintain the activity of the hormone sensitive fat burning enzyme
(hormone sensitive lipase) during day and night and help clear away the excess lipid deposits in the arteries.

Testimonials That Make You Ponder

Mr. Mohammed Wahby's concern is not unique to him; everyone who has raised blood cholesterol levels is worried.
It is common knowledge that many diseases are associated with raised cholesterol levels in blood circulation.
Different blood cholesterol levels have in the past been considered normal—all the time decreasing the accepted threshold until around 200 (milligrams per 100 cubic centimeters of blood) is now considered normal. Even this figure is an arbitrary assessment. I personally believe the normal range to be around 100 to 150. My own levels started around 89 and never went above 130. Why? Because for years and years, my day started with two to three glasses of water. In any case, a March 28, 1991 New England Journal of Medicine report, followed by an editorial, about an 88-year-old man who eats 25 eggs daily and has normal blood cholesterol levels, reveals one fact. The cholesterol we eat seems to have little to do with the high level of cholesterol in some people's blood.

Let us get one thing clear: Excess cholesterol formation is the result of dehydration. It is the dehydration that causes many different diseases and not the level of cholesterol in the circulating blood. It Is therefore more prudent to attend to our daily water intake rather than to what foods we eat. With proper enzyme activity, any food can be digested, including its cholesterol content. Mr. Wahby could reduce his cholesterol levels without too much anxiety about his food intake (see letter on page 90).
He lived normally and yet his cholesterol levels came down dramatically from 279 to 203 in two months without any food limitations. All he had to do was to drink more water before his meals. If he had taken regular daily walks, this level would have been further reduced during the two months. In time, it will be further reduced. His testimonial is printed by his kind permission. He is so happy with the simplicity of the process that he wishes to share his joy with others.
If increased water intake lowers cholesterol levels, only to rise again, make sure your body is not getting short of salt. Read the section on salt in chapter 12. You should realize that cholesterol is the basic building block for most hormones in the human body. Naturally, a basic drive for increased hormone production will also raise the rate of cholesterol production.
Basically, it is assumed that heart disease begins with the deposit of cholesterol plaques in the arteries of the heart.
At the final stages, the two may exist at the same time. However, in my opinion, it begins when the constriction producing chemicals from the lungs spill over into the circulation that goes to the heart. As it is explained in the chapter on asthma, in dehydration, part of the process of water preservation is the associated secretion of substances that constrict the bronchioles. At a certain threshold that does not at the time manifest itself in an asthma attack, the same chemicals, if they spill into the blood circulation that goes through to the lung, will also constrict the walls of the heart arteries once they reach them. This situation will lead to heart pains, known as anginal pains.

Letters to Doctor Batmanghelidj

Dear Dr. Batmanghelidj,
November 22,1993
I have just ordered another copy of your book on water, having given a son my first copy. I tell everybody about it and my experiences. Perhaps you would be interested.
My first son Charles, 58, who lives with me is deaf and autistic. I take him 3 or 4 days a week to a facility for the handicapped. They had been taking his blood pressure there and notified me that the doctor said he should go on medication - his BP was 140-160/100-104. I had just received your book and asked the M.D. to let me experiment for 2 weeks. Reluctantly he agreed, but warned me it was very dangerous.
I kept Charles home and used the water routine, also adding a little magnesium and potassium.
Two weeks later the nurse took his BP. and it was 106/80. She said-"The doctor will be in shortly"- evidently the M.D. didn't believe her and he checked it himself and had to admit it was so. He didn't ask me what I did, so I did not tell him about water, but if the BP. continues as it is, I will tell him.
I went on the water routine too without any particular problem in mind, but noticed that in about 10 days my tendency to get dizzy if I moved my head quickly had disappeared. I also had been unable to lower my head to flat at nights and had to have several pillows. Now lam much better, and have had only one spell in over a month: I am 82 and a 1/2.
Thank you for the work you are doing - it is much needed. 

More power to you. 

Marjori Ramsay.

*If you can find out why this doctor was not interested in discovering how Charles's mother brought his blood pressure back to normal, you will then realize why we have a health care crisis on our hands!!

Michael Peck has in the past been involved in an administrative capacity with the Foundation for the Simple in Medicine. The foundation is a medical research ("think tank") institution. At a scientific and public education level, the foundation is engaged in the introduction of the paradigm shift on water metabolism of the body in this country.
Mr Peck briefly explains his medical problems since childhood. Who in the world would have thought so many disparate medical conditions could be related, and after so many years, these conditions would disappear as a result of a simple adjustment to daily water intake? The solution to Mr. Peck's medical problems was so unique his wife also began to adopt the "treatment ritual."

Dr. F. Batmanghelidj
25 March 1992
Foundation For The Simple In Medicine
2146 Kings Garden Way
Falls Church, Va. 22043

Dear Dr. F. Batmanghelidj,
This letter is a testimony to the merits of water as an essential part of the daily dietary requirements for good health.
I have been following your recommendations for nearly five years, and have found myself taking for granted the positive effects of water intake.
When I first started on the program I was overweight, with high blood pressure and suffering from asthma and allergies, which I have had since a small child. l had been receiving treatment for these conditions. Today, I have my weight and blood pressure under control (weight loss of approximately 30 pounds and a 10 point drop in blood pressure). The program reduced the frequency of asthma and allergy related problems, to the point of practical
nonexistence. Additionally, there were other benefits, I experienced fewer colds and flus, and generally with less severity.
I introduced this program to my wife, who had been on blood pressure medication for the past four years, and through increased water intake has recently been able to eliminate her medication.
Thanks again for your program,

Michael Peck


 Michael Paturis is a fellow Rotarian. He first became aware of my work when I was asked to speak before his club a few years ago. One day we had lunch together and I explained in detail why hypertension and fat accumulation in the body are generally the consequences of chronically occurring dehydration. He accepted my advice of increasing his daily water intake. He also convinced his wife to adopt the measure. Please note the impact of increased water intake on allergies and asthma that have been stated in the two letters.
Lt. Col. Walter Burmeister has observed the effect of water on his own blood pressure. As you can read in his letter, which is being published with his kind consent, he, too, has experienced a drug-free and nature-designed adjustment to his blood pressure.
If water is a natural diuretic, why do intelligent and appearing-to-be-learned people still insist on using chemicals to get rid of water from the kidneys? As far as I am concerned, this action constitutes negligence. Since this action will eventually damage the kidneys, and ultimately the heart, its practice should stop.
My colleagues who still insist on blindly using diuretics in the treatment of hypertension are walking into foreseeable litigations for negligent treatment of their patients. The new information will provide their patients with sufficient insight to understand what damages have been caused in them by the stupid way of asserting the treatment of "hypertension" with diuretics. Let the February 1995 class action suit of smokers against the tobacco industry be a
lesson for the health care industry.


F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.
Foundation For The Simple In Medicine
2146 Kings Garden Way
Falls Church, Virginia 22043
Dear Dr. Batmanghelidj:
I again wish to thank you for your kindness in helping my wife and me to better appreciate the importance of water
to our health.
We feel the conscious increase in our water consumption contributed greatly to our weight loss — a weight loss
which had been urged upon both of us by our respective physicians for years. My loss of approximately forty-five (45) pounds has resulted in such a lowering of my blood pressure that I am no longer taking medicine for my blood pressure. My wife's weight loss has alleviated the discomfort she has experienced for years with her back. In addition, she believes the weight loss has reduced her discomfort and problems with her allergies.
With best wishes, I remain
E. Michael Paturis

3 August 1994
F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.
Foundation For The Simple In Medicine
2146 Kings Garden Way
Falls Church, Virginia 22043

Dear Dr. Batmanghelidj:
Since my 24 May 1994 letter, and your consequent telephone call, a physical change of address has absorbed my
time. The new address is LTC Walter F. Burmeister, 118 Casitas del Este, El Paso, Texas 79935.
Albeit, much more important than these facts, I am in a position to verify how tap water effectively lowers hypertension. Starting in early April 1994, leaving years of diuretics and calcium-blockers behind, in accordance with your recommendation, for  approximately 3 months I drank a minimum of eight 8-ounce glasses of tap water; occasionally more. The blood pressure, heretofore contained by drugs, gradually dropped from an average around 150-160 systolic/over 95-98 diastolic to an amazing, drug free, 130-135 systolic/over 75-80 diastolic fluctuating average.
My wife makes these measurements at home; each time taking two or three readings. The record shows several lows of 120s. over 75d. and a rare high of 140s. over 90d. However, the average range, as stated above, uniformly dominates.
In addition to vitamins and minerals, this drug-free approach, based essentially on tap water and a pinch of salt, has relaxed my system end justifies the confidence that you hold the handles of a truly revolutionary and marvelous medical concept.
Since you are about to publish a book with applicable testimonies of the Hydration System, my personal experience is gratefully offered as a way of saying thank you.
Respectfully yours,

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