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8817Patrick Flanagan

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  • holderlin66
    Jul 2, 2003
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      "Many scientists studying mortality now believe that aging itself is
      really a disease, and not the inevitable experience of the biological
      organism. A French scientist, Dr. Alexis Carrel, received the Nobel
      Prize for keeping the cells of a chicken heart alive for 34 years.
      Dr. Carrel concluded: "The cell is immortal. It is merely the fluid
      (water) in which it floats that degenerates. Renew this fluid at
      intervals, give the cells what they require for nutrition, and as far
      as we know, the pulsation of life may go on forever." Dehydration of
      the cells is considered a major factor in the aging process.

      The water we drink differs substantially from the intracellular water
      in our bodies. Tap water has a surface tension of approximately 73
      dynes. The water in our cells has a surface tension of approximately
      45 dynes. One of the jobs of metabolism is to reduce the surface
      tension of the water we drink so that the body can absorb it, rather
      than pass it through the kidneys and expel it.

      To synthesize these two basic ideas, when the body becomes dehydrated
      the organs are less able to pool hydrogen, and it is this pool of
      hydrogen which helps to protect against free-radical damage. Szent-
      Gyorgyi wrote in his book The Living State: "Attaching hydrogen to a
      molecule means lending energy to it. Since in hydrogen the electron
      and proton are loosely coupled, by attaching hydrogen we essentially
      attach an electron."

      If dehydration also assists the production of free radical damage
      then one of our primary concerns in maintaining health is to properly
      hydrate the body. One way to do this is to drink water that has
      already had the surface tension reduced so that the body can readily
      absorb it. These waters are known as clustered water and many
      companies are now producing just such water. I personally drink a
      clustered water along with a product that will add colloidal minerals
      and negatively charged hydrogen. This product was created by Dr.
      Patrick Flanagan and is known as Microhydrin. Microhydrin will reduce
      the surface tension of purified water allowing greater conductivity
      in body fluids. Therefore, not only is the water rendered more useful
      to the body, but the negative hydride ions also act as a potent
      antioxidant. Thus both essential needs of the body, proper cellular
      hydration and free radical scavenging are accomplished by using this
      one product.

      Research has also shown that water has "memory" and that the shape of
      the water molecule has a great influence on how the water is
      assimmilated in the body. When "healing waters" from around the world
      are examined on a molecular scale their structure tends to form a
      beautifully symetrica six pointed star. In the few locations where
      these specific waters do exist naturally, the people are known to
      lead long, vibrant lives without many of the health problems that are
      prevalent in western society. See article on Clustered Water ™"

      Bradford comments;

      Chromotography was used by Pfeiffer to determine the cohesive
      nutrional value of various supermarket and biodynamic foods. The
      Formative forces, the etheric formative forces made a visible picture
      of the nutritional cohesion of the tested foods. One could see the
      formative forces, just as one can enter the Hydrogen and Iron forces
      of the Sun and see the glacier and crystal snow flake formations with
      Hexagon, foundational life force imagery. What surprises I had when
      working with Dr. Scharf in Spring Valley and Erica the old woman who
      took up Dr. Pfieffers work. Carrots tasted more than carrots, apples
      more than apples.. tomatoes more than tomatoes one could experience
      biodyamic tastes all the way down to ones toes.

      The facts are that Water, drinking lots and lots of water would take
      out many of the ailments humanity suffers from. Fast Food,
      Hydroginated Fats and all kinds of sugar laced soft drinks are the
      kind of poison condition that the soul is embedded in which fights
      against the human being even developing higher faculties of thinking.

      Your Body's Many Cries for Water
      by Feyedoon Batmanghelidj M.D.

      A Book Review by

      "RARE indeed are those books destined to become all-time classics.
      Even rarer are books destined to accomplish a paradigm shift in any
      major area of modern knowledge. Of still greater rarity are books
      destined to benefit significantly the health of countless millions of
      human beings, at no cost to them. Such a landmark book is Your Body's
      Many Cries for Water by Dr. F. Batmanghelidj. He is a London-educated
      Iranian medical doctor who has made revolutionary discoveries about
      the water metabolism of the human body. His astounding basic
      breakthrough was made while he was confined to a Teheran prison, this
      being a unique circumstance in itself.

      Dr. Batmanghelidj is of aristocratic lineage in his native Iran, and
      when the Shah was overthrown, the doctor was arrested and jailed with
      more than 3,000 other well-born victims of the Khomeini revolution.
      While these unfortunates wore awaiting execution, Dr. Batmanghelidj
      was assigned as their medical officer — pending his own appearance
      before a firing squad. He had no medical resources other than water,
      in an environment pervaded by stress and terror. Indeed, the doctor
      found himself incarcerated in a gigantic stress laboratory.

      This became the milieu in which fundamental discoveries were made
      regarding the medicinal and functional value of water. These are
      discoveries that have eluded giant medical trusts, vast hospital
      complexes, battalions of medical professors, universities that boast
      about their sophisticated research facilities, and all the vaunted
      resources of the pharmaceutical industry. None of them, or indeed,
      all of them combined, were capable: of penetrating to the bedrock of
      human health: adequate daily water intake.

      Without realizing it initially, Dr. Batmanghelidj was working with
      clinical controls in place. Prison discipline enabled him to follow
      up his patients, who had no possibility of evasion. Forced to use
      water medicinally, and water alone, Dr. Batmanghelidj was astonished
      in following up his patients, to find that water was effecting full
      cures of diverse, normally ineradicable diseases. These cures
      occurred in a complete fashion not seen in response to medication,
      which "treats" or "controls" such recalcitrant and diverse diseases
      as asthma, arthritis, high blood pressure and ulcers. Official
      medicine has only palliatives for these conditions, not cures.

      If such diseases do not bother you personally, just ask anyone so
      afflicted how frustrating it is to be perpetually treated but never
      cured, by doctors who are manifestly flummoxed by such diseases. This
      bafflement and medical inability to effect cures is almost universal
      in orthodox medicine, and largely accounts for the stupendous and
      ever-mounting cost of medical care. People get treated, not cured.
      They are not cured because the basic cause of their diseases is not
      known to classical medicine. America harbors and husbands a vast army
      of people receiving medical "treatment".

      Dr. Batmanghelidj was blessed by a first class medical training at
      St. Mary's Hospital Medical School of London University, one of the
      most respected medical schools in the western world. He was one of
      the last students of the eminent discoverer of penicillin, Sir
      Alexander Fleming. Thus steeped in classical orthodoxy, Dr.
      Batmanghelidj was totally embarrassed to find that water was doing in
      a dependable way, what medication had never been able to do. In his
      classical medical training, like orthodox doctors world-wide, Dr.
      Batmanghelidj was taught that it was the solid material in the body
      (the solute) that was important. Only an incidental status was
      assigned to the solvent aspects of the human body — to water.

      Irrefutable clinical experience in the controlled prison environment,
      forced the doctor to conclude that conventional medicine -- of which
      he was himself a product — was hobbled and handicapped by a false
      paradigm. The false paradigm undergirded, and locked in place, the
      illusion that water was not significant in human metabolism compared
      with the solutes, with which medical "science" has been vainly
      wrestling, generation after generation. The truth of basic human
      functioning, as Dr. Batmanghelidj's research progressively confirmed,
      is that the solvent (water) and not the solute, plays the cardinal
      role in human health.

      Orthodox medicine has been ineffective in dealing with a wide
      spectrum of diseases, whose etiology is classically listed
      as "unknown," because it has this fundamental polarity of solute and
      solvent back-to-front. The ramified and fundamental role of water has
      simply not been comprehended. After three years doing basic research
      in the Teheran prison, Dr. Batmanghelidj was released, and came to
      America. Here he continued his pathfinding research on the water
      metabolism of the human body for a further decade or more. He worked
      with established institutions like the University of Pennsylvania,
      lectured widely to physicians, and wrote learned papers for
      professional publications such as the Journal of Gastroenterology.
      The fallout from Dr. Batmanghelidj's exertions included a large
      number of completely cured persons who had been chronically afflicted
      with "incurable" diseases. Medical doctors were among these people.

      Slowly but surely, numerous intelligent medical doctors and
      researchers who studied his work, overcame the same embarrassment
      that had consumed Dr. Batmanghelidj, when he first began
      comprehending the cardinal role of water in human health and
      functioning. Like Dr. Batmanghelidj, these enlightened physicians
      came to realize that medicine was confronting a fundamental paradigm
      shift. Some of these board-certified physicians are quoted in the
      book. More physicians are recognizing this central truth as the
      months pass.

      Nothing so radical, in the root-meaning of that word, had ever
      happened to medical knowledge in the history of the world. Chronic
      dehydration was being identified as the fundamental matrix from which
      most human diseases emerge. This book will leave you in no doubt that
      America's deplorable and desperate health care crisis is born of
      dehydration, midwifed by medical inability to deal effectively with
      diseases whose etiology in dehydration is not understood. Almost
      every disease arising out of dehydration is attacked with medication,
      or combinations of medications. Sickness therefore proliferates,
      while the sick cry out in many different ways for water — cries to
      which doctors are deaf.

      Countless ingrained cultural and social customs of modern America,
      such as not drinking sufficient water, and guzzling phenomenal
      quantities of diuretic soft drinks and diuretic coffee and tea,
      reinforce chronic dehydration as the number one health menace in
      America. Dr. Batmanghelidj emphasizes that drinking coffee, soft
      drinks and juices does not counter dehydration or meet the body's
      water needs. The only way out is by drinking water.

      Elusive and seemingly unrelated conditions like dyspeptic pain,
      stress and depression, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure,
      excess body weight, chronic fatigue, arthritis, asthma and allergies,
      insulin-independent diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, back problems and
      a host of lesser complaints that bedevil human beings, have all
      yielded to the ingestion of adequate daily water. Dr. Batmanghelidj
      identifies Alzheimer's as due to dehydration of the brain.

      Eight 8-ounce glasses daily is the recommended regimen advocated by
      Dr. Batmanghelidj, to keep the human body fully hydrated. For each
      cup of coffee or other caffeinated drink, an additional, compensating
      eight-ounce glass of water is required.

      Perhaps the most welcome and convincing finding of Dr. Batmanghelidj
      is the key role played by dehydration in creating back ailments in
      human beings. The spinal discs consist of about eighty percent water.
      When these discs atrophy through varying degrees of dehydration, an
      afflicted human is off on one of the most miserable medical merry-go-
      rounds known to man. The human spine has to support about 75 percent
      of body weight. Without fully-hydrated and resilient spinal discs,
      the spine cannot perform its function properly. "Back problems"
      ensue. Abnormal physical and nervous pressures develop and vertebrae
      become misplaced as the spinal discs collapse. In the U.S.A., such
      back problems are now on an epidemic scale, largely defy physicians
      and surgeons, and endlessly persecute the afflicted.

      Dr. Batmanghelidj has found that rehydration restores the integrity
      and resilience of the spinal discs. Simple exercises he has devised,
      create a natural vacuum effect: that draws the needed water back into
      the discs, whose proper bearing function is thereby eventually
      normalized. Contrast this with the dead-end, mechanistic "back
      surgery" that now consumes hundreds of millions of dollars in
      surgeons' fees and hospital costs every year.

      Back pains are among the body's many cries for water, from which Dr.
      Batmanghelidj's book has appropriately taken its title. The horrific
      wheezing of an asthmatic, which is one of the most embarrassing and
      distressing things anyone can witness, is similarly the body crying
      for water. Dr. Batmanghelidj has demonstrated that asthma is due to
      the body's natural histamines constricting the lungs to limit any
      further loss of water via the breath. The person so afflicted is
      desperately dehydrated. In the prison environment in Iran, adequate
      water provided a cure for asthma — one of the astonishing clinical
      results that first started Dr. Batmanghelidj thinking about the
      medicinal power of water.

      Dr. Batmanghelidj views the way hypertension is classically treated
      as "scientific absurdity". The dehydrated body is desperately trying
      to hang on to its water volume. Uncomprehending physicians intervene
      with diuretics and literally force more water out of an already
      dehydrated body. The author gives lucid, comprehensible descriptions
      of the exquisite hydraulic design and engineering of the human body,
      and the diverse functions of the cells, capillaries and membranes as
      they operate to compensate for dehydration. If the body's many cries
      for water are ignored, as they are in contemporary America,
      degenerative diseases are the inevitable consequence. A congress
      scrabbling to deal financially with an avalanche of degenerative
      disease, is verification enough that the time has come for a new
      medical paradigm."
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