The most common symptom of chronic dehydration is not thirst, Lee explains. Most people suffering from chronic dehydration find themselves afflicted with a plethora of debilitating conditions such as gastritis, heartburn, arthritis, headaches, depression, weight problems and accelerated aging. The encouraging news is that these conditions can be relieved and cured by consuming water- the most abundant medicine on the planet, available at the nearest faucet.
“Even though medical and nutritional professionals have been telling us for years that we should drink 64 ounces of water a day, few people actually do,” Lee states. “They assume that liquid is liquid, and that as long as they drink something, they are well hydrated. The truth is that coffee, sodas and tea do not give our cells and organs the hydroelectric ‘charge’ they need to communicate and function properly. Only water can do that.”
Lee’s research into the work of Dr. F. Batmanghelindj, author of Your Body’s Many Cries for Water and Water Cures, Drugs Kill started when she discovered that the prescription medication she was taking for dyslexia was actually a combination of five types of salts that drew large amounts of water from her system. “I was gaining weight and didn’t understand why,” she states. “Batmanghelindj’s work really opened my eyes! I realized that the medication was sucking moisture from my organs, tissues and bones. When that happens, the human body reacts by retaining what little water it has for future use, as a protective measure. I lost an entire dress size in only three weeks once I started drinking sufficient amounts of water to counteract the negative effects of the drug.”
list of Symptoms:
1. Fatigue, Energy Loss: Dehydration of the tissues causes enzymatic activity to slow down.
2. Constipation: When chewed food enters the colon, it contains too much liquid to allow stools to form properly, and the wall of the colon reduces it. In chronic dehydration, the colon takes too much water to give to other parts of the body.
3. Digestive Disorders: In chronic dehydration, the secretion of digestive juices are less.
4. High and Low Blood Pressure: The body’s blood volume is not enough to completely fill the entire set of arteries, veins, and capillaries.
5. Gastritis, Stomach Ulcers: To protect its mucous membranes from being destroyed by the acidic digestive fluid it produces, the stomach secretes a layer of mucus.
6. Respiratory Troubles: The mucous membranes of the respiratory region are slightly moist to protect the respiratory tract from substances that might be present in inhaled air.
7. Acid-Alkaline Imbalance: Dehydration activates an enzymatic slowdown producing acidification.
8. Excess Weight and Obesity: We may overeat because we crave foods rich in water. Thirst is often confused with hunger.
9. Eczema: Your body needs enough moisture to sweat 20 to 24 ounces of water, the amount necessary to dilute toxins so they do not irritate the skin.
10. Cholesterol: When dehydration causes too much liquid to be removed from inside the cells, the body tries to stop this loss by producing more cholesterol.
11. Cystitis, Urinary Infections: If toxins contained in urine are insufficiently diluted, they attack the urinary mucous membranes.
12. Rheumatism: Dehydration abnormally increases the concentration of toxins in the blood and cellular fluids, and the pains increase in proportion to the concentration of the toxins.
13. Premature Aging: The body of a newborn child is composed of 80 percent liquid, but this percentage declines to no more than 70 percent in an adult and continues to decline with age.