Saturday, 25 February 2012

The Benefits of Water and Salt to our body

Histamine/Anti-Histamine and the dangers of taking Anti-Histamine
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Histamine is a chemical that our body releases when it needs help correcting a shortage of some very important substances like water, salt or potassium. Histamine and its buddies (5 helpers) will help re-balance the body that is “out of balance”. Histamine is really a good thing that saves our lives according to the great Dr. F. Batmanghelidj. The medical field today is using anti-histamines because it does not understand how histamine really works in the human body. When histamine is produced in the body, it can be over-produced because we are taking too much of one thing or another that our body cannot use.

A good example is orange juice. Orange juice is loaded with potassium that our body cannot use without salt. * So when a person drinks orange juice and does not take enough salt that is required for the potassium to go into the human cell, then histamine is released to take care of this problem. A person needs 1/8 tsp of salt (3/4 gram) for every 8 oz (250 cc) of orange juice for the potassium to be used by the cells in the body. Dr. Batmanghelidj explains this very clearly in his books.

The book I like best is the “ABC of Asthma, Allergies and Lupus”. On page 149 at the bottom and at the top of 150 he writes, “It is a good policy to add some salt to orange juice to balance the actions of sodium and potassium in maintaining the required volume of water inside and outside the cells.” In some cultures, salt is added to melon and other fruits to accentuate their sweetness. In effect, these fruits contain mostly potassium. By adding salt to them before eating, a balance between the intake of sodium and potassium results. The same should be done to other fruits.

What he is saying here is we need salt with all our food because of the potassium. Potassium is in almost everything we eat. Yes, salt can be very bad for us if we don’t take enough water to balance out the salt intake. Salt can cause high blood pressure, make us retain water and help in clogging up our arteries, and the list goes on. Dr. Batmanghelidj’s book, “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water”, explains how a shortage of water and or too much SALT will cause most of the medical problems we have today.

On the back cover it says,


1. Prevent and reverse premature aging
2. Eliminate pain, including heartburn, back pain, arthritis, colitis, angina, and migraine headaches
3. Cure asthma in a few days, naturally and forever
4. Cure hypertension without diuretics or other medications
5. Lose weight effortlessly and naturally, without strict dieting

This book explains that a lack of water in the body (chronic dehydration) is the root cause of many painful diseases including asthma, allergies, hypertension, arthritis, angina pain and much more.

The biggest problem today is we are not drinking enough water; plain water, not coffee, tea, soda, sports drinks, energy drinks, etc. The human body needs plain water and salt. The proof of this is the use of “SALINE IV’s” in ambulances and hospitals. They don’t give an IV of plain water but of salt water. One liter of saline is 33.8 oz of water and 9 grams of salt (1 ½ tsp of salt). They don’t give you a sports drink or energy drink IV, but a saline IV and sometimes they will give you a liter of vitamins, minerals and another IV of sugar water (dextrose or glucose).

The best natural antihistamine is salt, according to Dr. Batmanghelidj If we take too much water and don’t take enough salt for our water intake, the body will release histamine. You can tell when you get a runny nose or possibly by having some congestion in your throat and lungs. If you are constantly clearing your throat, you need to take some salt . The same is true when eating foods rich in potassium or drinking fruit juices and not taking enough salt for the potassium in the juices. You can get a runny nose or have congestion in your throat or lungs. Too much salt intake will also cause the release of excess histamine and again you will get the runny nose or congestion in the throat or lungs. A person’s eyes could also be an indicator of histamine release in the body by giving them a watery (runny) eye. When you drink water and have one of the symptoms listed, then you need to put some salt on your tongue and the symptom should clear up. If you are eating food and have one of the listed symptoms then you need to take some salt for the potassium. Just put some salt on your tongue and if it stops the symptom, then you know what you are reading is true. It won’t hurt you to try it. You don’t have to swallow the salt, just let it stay on your tongue for a minute or two and then you can rinse the salt out of your mouth or just release it into a cup or napkin. If you took too much salt or put some salt on your tongue and have one of the symptoms, then you would drink a glass of water or two and the symptom would go away. Each person needs to be aware of their symptoms, and try to find the proper balance of water to salt as well as the required amount of salt for the foods they are eating.

I hope this letter will be of some help to those who are trying Dr. Batmanghelidj’s program for the first time. The strongest antihistamine we have is adrenaline that is released by our adrenal glands that sit over our kidneys. Coffee, or rather CAFFEINE, is what will stimulate the adrenal glands to release adrenaline. CAFFEINE will also cause the body to release its own stored energy it has for an emergency. When the stored energy is released, the body will borrow what it needs to put the energy back into its emergency system so it can react to another emergency. CAFFEINE will cause the body to cannibalize off itself. Every cell in the body needs water and salt to maintain healthy cells that will work together to keep a person in good health.

There is so much to be learned from reading Dr. Batmanghelidj’s books. This statement is from his book, “ABC of Asthma, Allergies and Lupus on page 172, at the bottom of the page. “STRICT ATTENTION TO DAILY SALT INTAKE IS VITAL FOR PREVENTION OF HEART DAMAGE THAT CAN BE CAUSED BY CONTINUOUS STIMULATION OF THE SYMPATHETIC NERVE SYSTEM WHEN ONLY WATER IS TAKEN.”

The use of commercial anti-histamines will only keep covering up the body’s shortage of water and salt. Just think about why doctors tell us to stay away from salt and sodium because it’s not good for us. The doctors say we get way too much salt in our foods today. Commercial foods are loaded with salt/sodium to extend (preserve) the life of the food. Excess salt/sodium is very bad for us if we don’t drink plain water. Plain water will wash out any extra salt held by the body. But drinking plain water and not taking enough salt will pull the salt out of the cells, causing an imbalance. This imbalance is what causes diseases. The body needs water and salt to stay healthy.

Ask your doctor or nurse to explain to you why they will give a person an IV of saline (salt water) in the hospital when they tell us we are getting way too much salt/sodium in our food today.

Our problem today is we are not drinking enough plain water anymore. We have turned to commercial beverages.

Animals in the zoo drink plain water. Dogs and cats drink plain water. Most dogs and cats don’t get enough salt. That is why they lick humans’ skin. It’s for the salt. I suggest that you put some salt in their water dish and you will see big changes in your animal.

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*The minerals in natural sea salt are best. Plain white table salt has had the minerals removed and these minerals are sold. Sea salt tastes better. Our body needs these other minerals to stay healthy.

I suggest you check out all Dr. Batmanghelidj’s books and read them. They have been a life saver for me and many other people. If anyone has questions about what Dr. Batmanghelidj has written and needs some help understanding it, please contact Robert Butts.

Disclaimer: This information doesn’t replace your doctor or need for medications. This information is only meant to educate or make you aware of the body’s needs.All information on this page was taken from Dr. Batmanghelidj books, and edited for the internet by  Jim Bolen, a dear associate of Dr. Batmanghelidj. Please e-mail Robert Butts with any questions concerning the Water Cure or contact Jim Bolen concerning any information about this page (histamine/anti-histamine)..

Source: Histamine/Anti-Histamine and the dangers of taking Anti-Histamine


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