You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty, By Greg Ciola

Is the answer to the world’s health crisis as simple as

drinking half your bodyweight a day in ounces of water with a pinch of unprocessed sea salt? Everyone knows that water is the source of all life. Why is it that something as simple as consuming more water is not considered when it comes to treating or preventing disease? Every single cell of our body functions on salt and water.

In this enlightening interview, CRUSADOR interviews water researcher Bob Bitts who is selflessly and heroically carrying on the astonishing work of Dr. Fereydoon Batamanghelidj, M.D. (aka Dr. B), author of the book ‘Your Bodies Many Cries For Water.’


Crusador: Tell us about Dr. B and his Water Cure?

Dr. B. was slated to be shot as a political prisoner of the Khomeni’s revolutionaries after the government of the Shaw was overthrown in 1979. While in prison, he found that many inmates suffered from ulcers and he used nothing but water to treat them and cured every single one (of over 3,000) with just water. He also found that many of these same people suffering from severe depression were cured in just a few days by drinking lots of water.

When his trial came up a year and a half later, he presented his discovery as his defense from 32 charges, each of which carried the death penalty if he were convicted. The judge recessed the trial and reconvened two weeks later where he acknowledged that their medical doctors concluded that Dr. B. had indeed made a tremendous discovery. That is what gained his release.

After leaving Iran and coming to the USA, Dr. B continued his research at the University of Pennsylvania where he gathered the material for his ground breaking book, ‘Your Body’s Many Cries for Water.’ This book has been peer reviewed by many researchers around the world where Dr. B gave lectures.

Crusador: What are some of the things Dr. B discovered?

He discovered that the root cause of about 65% of health problems is dehydration (a salt and water deficiency) and when the dehydration is corrected, many so-called incurable illnesses are greatly improved or cured. A few are asthma, allergies, chronic fatigue, depression, arthritis, anxiety, obesity, M.S., cancer, Lupus, etc. Probably the most amazing thing is the 100% cure of pet arthritis just by adding unprocessed sea salt to their water and food, at 1⁄4 tsp per quart of water and sprinkling some on its food.

Crusador: Why aren’t mainstream medical treatments the answer to many of the problems?

Using drugs and procedures to silence the alarm signals of underlying problems is like disconnecting the warning lights from your car’s dash. Whether its people or vehicles, the answer is to give the problem no reason to exist. Common sense tells us that the only thing that can get us well and keep us well is a strong immune system. Drugs, chemotherapy and radiation do the opposite. As Dr. Dean Burk, a friend and co-founder of the National Cancer Institute said, “Drugs are man’s way to try to bludgeon the body into a cure profitably and if there’s enough money to be made on it, research could be designed to prove that daylight doesn’t exist.”

Most drugs dehydrate the body. The #1 protocol in every hospital hydrates the body, which incidentally is water and salt. A saline IV has six times as much salt in it as the water cure recipe recommended by Dr. B, which only recommends a 1⁄4 tsp per quart. A quart of saline IV sells for up to $475 and there is only about one penny’s worth of salt water in it.

Crusador: in a major northeastern Pennsylvania newspaper you offered $50,000 if the Water Cure couldn’t cure every child of asthma. Tell me about this?

I saw so many people get well from asthma that I felt it was no more a risk than betting 50,000 that tomorrow at noon it will be daylight. We have no knowledge of it failing even once. Local talk shows were talking about it and bashing it. I said that if I’m wrong, then I’ll have to pay $50,000. Nobody could prove it wrong and not one person came forward to say it failed.

Crusador: Can you highlight a few of the chronic diseases that are caused by a lack of water?

High blood pressure, according to Dr. B, is primarily the result of a dehydrated body that has to elevate the pressure in order to see that every cell gets enough blood which is 94% water. Mineral deficiency can also cause people to be salt sensitive and raise the blood pressure. Dr. B has much info on this on his site and we have some testimonials also.

Heart disease is similar and a great article is on our site under the headline from Family practice News which reads; “Water Sinks Fatal Heart Disease Risk.” High Cholesterol is the result of a dehydrated body needing more cholesterol to seal the water in the cells to minimize water loss. I’ve never seen a case yet where correcting the dehydration didn’t cure the problem.

Asthma is a very simple problem produced in a dehydrated person when the brain deliberately constricts the bronchials in order to prevent water loss. Drinking two glasses of water for an adult having this problem and then putting a pinch of salt on the tongue will stop an asthma attack in minutes. I’ve seen or heard of it work many times.

Crusador: How many lives and how much money would be saved if the Water Cure were endorsed by our medical system?

According to Dr. B, possibly one million Americans every year could be saved from premature death and 1500 billion dollars ($1.5 trillion). Even if Dr. B were only half right as Paul Harvey put it, the water cure would still be the greatest health discovery in history.

Crusador: You’re in the auto parts business. What makes you think that you know more than doctors?

In the beginning the skepticism was so great that half the people thought I was nuts and the other half knew I was. That is no longer the case as northeastern Pennsylvania abounds with testimonials and the TV news specials covering this story certainly increased our credibility. Cars and people are a lot alike. Neither will run well if they are water deficient. People come into our store and ask for help. They rattle off their health problems with all the scientific labels and ask me what I think. I think you have drought. You are a couple of quarts low I respond, and they are. I explain that doctors are trained to follow protocols or they could be sued if they don’t.

Crusador: You’ve said that if cars were as easy to fix as people you’d be out of business. Can you elaborate on that statement?

If cars were as easy to fix as people all we’d have to do is to throw all the raw materials that each part is made of in the trunk and the car would digest them and renew every part. That’s all we have to do to fix our bodies, but the raw materials need to be what our bodies need and not be compromised with processing. We need live food, no micro-waved or devitalized food from cooking.

Crusador: You say that most medical researchers already know that the Water Cure works and they would have to be dumb beyond belief if they didn’t. Explain why?

When a prominent TV personality and attorney with MS contacted me after his MD told him to do so, he told me that had lost 90% of his vision in one eye and had difficulty walking up and down steps. I told him that as far as I’m concerned, MS stands for monumentally stupid because researchers would have to be dumb beyond belief if they couldn’t figure out its cause and cure. You already know that the nerve tissue is 85% water. Therefore, what would cause it to get hard?

Obviously lack in water! I never knew of one person with MS who wasn’t severely dehydrated. I told him that his vision would be back in four or five days and in a couple of months, most symptoms would be gone and that’s exactly what happened.

Crusador: Why is salt such an important part of the Water Cure?

Without adequate salt, your body will never retain enough water to make the body function properly. That’s why the saline IV is so great and uses so much salt. No metabolic process can take place properly without enough salt.

Crusador: Compare a saline IV with the Water Cure?

First of all, for the hard nosed skeptic with a health problem, ask your MD to give you a saline IV twice a day for four days, drink no caffeine or alcohol and see what happens. The Water Cure is an oral saline IV with less salt and more minerals. The big difference is the IV costs up to $475 and the salt water only costs one penny.

Crusador: If the Water Cure is so simple, then why isn’t everyone using it?

Because there’s a rule that if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is. Talk show host Barry Farber turned me down for an interview initially when I told him that I don’t do interviews unless the host knows it’s not too good to be true. He verified the truth and called this the most incredible story in his 44 years of broadcasting. The interview we eventually did resulted in about seven shows with Dr. B and me. He said that our interviews caused switchboard meltdown.

Crusador: Medical people say that the success stories you publish are just anecdotal. How do you answer that?

I tell them that the only reason they are called anecdotal is because research already knows the stories are true. Why else would their #1 and most profitable protocol be salt water in the form of saline IV? Whoever invented the saline IV knew very well all that it would do. Actually, Hippocrates, the father of medicine and the namesake of the Hippocratic Oath, was the first to use the Water Cure as documented in the 1934 book, ‘Back to Eden.’

Crusador: What about soft drinks, coffee and alcohol?

Caffeine and alcohol are deadly because they are diuretics that remove more water from the body than was in the drink originally. The sugar in soda is certainly bad and caffeine and aspartame made a bad thing even worse.

Crusador: Thanks for an excellent interview Bob.

Sure. I assure you that anyone who tries the Water Cure will see astounding results nothing short of miraculous.


Drink 1⁄2 your body weight of water in ounces, daily. Example: 180 pounds (80kgs) = 90 oz (2.6L) of water daily. Round it up to about 1 litre of water for every 30kgs of body weight. Divide that into 8 or 10 oz glasses and that’s how many glasses you will need to drink, daily. Use 1⁄4 tsp of unprocessed sea salt for every quart of water you drink. Use sea salt liberally with food. As long as you drink the water, you can use the salt. Use only unprocessed sea salt. Avoid table salt. It only has three minerals in it. While the best sea salt contains all minerals, you should eat for potassium and take some magnesium, calcium and zinc to maximize your immune system. Avoid caffeinated or alcoholic drinks. These are diuretics and will dehydrate you. Every 6 oz of caffeine or alcohol requires an additional 10 to 12 oz of water to re-hydrate you.

Salt that Heals and Salt that Kills

The 40 Amazing Health Benefits of Himalayan Crystal Salt, the purest salt on earth.

Salt is essential for life – you cannot live without it. However, most people simply don’t realize that there are enormous differences between the standard, refined table and cooking salt most of you are accustomed to using and healthy natural liquid salt.

These differences can have a major impact on your staying healthy, or increasing your risk of health challenges you want to avoid.

If you want your body to function properly, you need whole liquid colloidal salt complete with all- natural elements. Today’s common table salt is a poison that has nothing in common with natural liquid colloidal salt.

Most common table salt is made up of chemicals that pollute your body and wreak havoc on your health. Himalayan Salt contains no toxins and all 84 minerals and elements necessary for your optimal health!

Your table salt is actually 97.5% sodium chloride and 2.5% chemicals such as moisture absorbents, and iodine. Dried at over 1200 degrees Fahrenheit (650 degrees Celsius), the excessive heat alters the natural chemical structure of the salt causing the potential for a myriad of health challenges in your body.

Himalayan Salt Is Over 250 Million Years Old

This is by far the purest salt available on earth and is absolutely uncontaminated with any toxins or pollutants.

Himalayan Salt offers all the natural elements exactly identical to the elements in your body – the very same elements originally found existing in the ‘primal sea.’

It helps the body in:

1) Regulating the water content throughout your body.
2) Balancing excess acidity from your cells, particularly your brain cells.
3) When you use pure Himalayan Salt, you receive 250,000,000 years of accumulated sunlight and energy, plus all the natural minerals your body needs for restoring balance and life force.
4) Balancing your blood sugar levels and helping to reduce your aging rate.
5) Assisting in the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in your body.
6) Absorption of food particles through your intestinal tract.
7) Help in clearing mucus plugs and phlegm from your lungs – particularly useful in asthma and cystic fibrosis.
8) Help in clearing mucus and phlegm from your sinus reversing sinusitis.
9) Acts as a strong natural antihistamine and helps clear up congestion in your sinuses.
10) Prevention of muscle cramps.
11) Making the structure of your bones firm – osteoporosis can occur when your body needs more salt and takes it from your bones.
12) Regulating your sleep – it is a natural hypnotic.
13) Maintaining your libido. When you use it, empirical studies shows that oxygen increase
which helps erectile dysfunction (ED).
14) Preventing varicose veins and spider veins on your legs and thighs.
15) Stabilizing irregular heartbeats – in conjunction with water it is actually essential for the regulation of your blood pressure.
16) Stabilizing your blood sugars.
17) Regulating your healthy blood pressure.
18) Regulating all your endocrine system and buffering acidic hormones from glandular function.
19) Providing the matrix for all energy needs of the body.
20) Eliminating sugar cravings.
21) Curbing the need for a sugar hit from smoking a cigarette.
22) Empirical evidence shows that taking Himalayan Salts stops the cravings for acids like coffee or tea.

The Typical Table And Cooking Salt In Your Grocery Store Has Been ‘Chemically Cleaned.’

What remains after typical salt is ‘chemically cleaned’ is sodium chloride – an unnatural chemical form of salt that your body recognizes as something completely foreign. This form of salt is in almost every preserved product that you eat. Therefore, when you add more salt to your already salted food, your body receives more salt than it can dispose of.

This is important, as over 90% of the money that people spend on food is for processed food. Typical table salt crystals are totally isolated from each other. As a food, table salt is absolutely useless, and can potentially act as a destructive poison. In order for your body to try to metabolize table salt crystals, it must sacrifice tremendous amounts of energy.

Inorganic sodium chloride upsets your fluid balance and constantly overburdens your elimination systems, which can impair your health.

When your body tries to isolate the overdose of salt you typically expose it to, water molecules must surround the sodium chloride to break them up into sodium and chloride ions in order to help your body neutralize them. To accomplish this, water is taken from your cells and you have to sacrifice the perfectly structured water already stored in your cells in order to neutralize the unnatural sodium chloride.

This results in dehydrated cells that can prematurely break down.

You Are Losing Precious Perfectly Structured Intracellular Water When You Eat Normal Table Salt?

For every gram of sodium chloride that your body cannot get rid of, your body uses twenty-three times the amount of cell water to neutralize the salt. Eating common table salt causes excess fluid in your body tissue, which can contribute to:

* Cellulite.
* Rheumatism, arthritis and gout.
* Kidney and gall bladder stones.

When you consider that the average person consumes 4,000 to 6,000 mg of sodium chloride each day, and heavy users can ingest as much as 10,000 mg in a day, it is clear that this is a serious and pervasive issue.

So Why Are Many People Still Using Table Salt?

Because well over 90% of the world’s salt is being used directly for industrial purposes that require pure sodium chloride. The remaining percentage is used for preserving processes and ends up on your kitchen table.

With the use of rigorous advertising, the salt industry is successful in convincing you there are actually health advantages to adding potentially toxic iodine and fluoride to salt. In addition, your table salt very often contains dangerous preservatives not required to be listed on the packaging.

Aluminum hydroxide is often added to improve the ability of table salt to pour. Aluminum is a light alloy that deposits into your brain – a potential causative of Alzheimer’s disease.

Get Nature’s Health Insurance – Pure Himalayan Salt

The Himalayan Salt does not burden your body as other salts do. It is very difficult for your body to absorb too much crystal salt since there are powerful and effective feedback loops that regulate this process. Natural salt always has a balancing effect and does not contribute to high blood pressure like typical table salt.

With chemical dumping and toxic oil spills polluting the oceans at an alarming rate, most of today’s sea salt is not nearly as healthy as it used to be.