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Water cure, legit or bs?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 19, 2013 at 1:18 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwtX5GGVfvg&feature=youtube_gdata_player

This is one of Many water cure videos on YouTube, is there any merit to this or is it bonkers?

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on March 23, 2013
at 09:25 PM

"water curing cancer? How thirsty would that cancer patient really have to be?!"-lmao.

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on March 22, 2013
at 04:24 AM

*applause*. Thank you for that. :)

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on March 20, 2013
at 12:47 AM

+ 1. Sometimes instead of laughing, I just blink in astonished approval.

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on March 19, 2013
at 11:24 PM

n.p.....:) ty2..

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on March 19, 2013
at 10:23 PM

I know right. I figure it's just one of those things. I used to drink a lot of water a few years ago, then not so much. Recently I've added more on top of my diet with really nice results. No miracle, just a really nice previously underestimated part of a healthy diet (to me). Thanks for your n=1 Mary, +1 :))

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on March 19, 2013
at 09:50 PM

yeah. I am more interested in the water cures of bathing/ swimming in salt water. Cold water immersion, etc. Definately think people can be dehydrated. I've found in the summer -- no problem, drinking water all the time. In the winter I go through the day without even refilling my water bottle. Also when I do track workouts or play basketball I drink about 32 oz water. When I do my runs I can go 60+ minutes with no water, and then only drink a cup or so when I get home.

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on March 19, 2013
at 03:07 PM

Basically just the idea that a lot of people are unknowingly dehydrated and possibly any n=1s of people here who have noticed a difference from deciding to drink more water. His water cure I don't think is anything special, I think he just recommends like half your weight in ounces of water with adequate minerals. But recently we've had that crazy troll talking about his water fast and JK just made a blog about water, so these things kinda sparked my curiosity and I'm trying to get some input on if others think this is semi-legit or just charlatanism at its finest.

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on March 19, 2013
at 02:52 PM

As you mentioned, there are MANY types of water cures, you asking about this one in particular or the concept of water cures?

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on March 19, 2013
at 01:39 PM

C'mon let's get some input guys, you know I +1 all thoughtful responses.

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on March 19, 2013
at 08:06 PM

Off the cuff, seems pretty bonkers. I mean.. water curing cancer? How thirsty would that cancer patient really have to be?!

I watched a few other videos as well claiming water cures hypertension.. and somehow that makes a little more sense to me. I will say anecdotally that my father in law has high blood pressure and I have never once in 6 years seen him drink water. He drinks lots and lots of diet coke and coffee.. and really nothing else. However, he is 60 and otherwise healthy. So. who knows.

I would be interested in hearing the thoughts of some biochemists on this matter.

I tend to think that everyone is super hydrated.. bc bottles of water are so ubiquitous, but maybe we have made water such a commodity.. i.e., people seem to think that tap water isn't good enough and will only drink bottled.. seemingly regardless of there socioeconomic status. So maybe with that the average person is vastly under-drinking?

I would say dehydration is at best a contributing factor to poor health.

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on March 23, 2013
at 09:25 PM

"water curing cancer? How thirsty would that cancer patient really have to be?!"-lmao.

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on March 19, 2013
at 08:40 PM

Drink water when thirsty, don't drink it when not. Bam. Done.

"The market for selling disordered eating plans is totally saturated, sir."

"But we have to peddle some bullshit, Cappy; we have to stay afloat."

"Yes sir, we must stay afloat."

"That's it! Afloat...floating...water! We'll sell them a plan for disordered drinking! We'll tell them to measure the water they're drinking and we'll make them scared of dropping dead due to dehydration! This is gonna be big, Cappy...big, I tell ya!"

"Absolutely, sir. Shall I bring your Rolls Royce around?"

"Pah! This is a Bentley day, my boy!"

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on March 20, 2013
at 12:47 AM

+ 1. Sometimes instead of laughing, I just blink in astonished approval.

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on March 22, 2013
at 04:24 AM

*applause*. Thank you for that. :)

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on July 14, 2013
at 08:04 PM

Pretty much try it and see. I started the water cure as i had horrendous hayfever. Within 10 minutes my sinuses cleared and my eyes stopped itching. Its been two weeks now and still hayfever free, even on the hottest day of the year.

Side effects of doing this 40 years of psoriasis is clearing nicely. I'm just a little scared now that when the hayfever season is over I'll forget and go back to drinking tea coffee and rubbish again and my skin will flare up, but I'm hoping not.

Lets be honest it costs very little so try and see.

But for me, clear skin, clear mind, boundless energy and allergy free make drinking water worth my while.

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on March 19, 2013
at 10:07 PM

heres more on his beliefs and thoughts...

http://www.naturalscience.org/fileadmin/portabledocuments/report_water_en.pdf

do i think that water is the end -all cure for all diseases .. no sadly not- if only it was so simple (or is it!!!!!!!!)

I do believe that he makes some legitimate sounding arguments though. And most importantly hes not really selling anything. (other than his book) I appreciate how he says balance 1 quart water to 1/4 teaspoon salt. My n=1 that i can share is that back when i smoked cigarettes, i drank tonnes and tonnes of water. I was always soooo thirsty i couldnt ever get enough water. My body was crying for water to counteract the nicotine and junk in the cigarettes. I think he makes some valid points and his hearts seems to be in the right place. Maybe theres something to it.. and hey i dont think it can really hurt. Hes not advocating drinking barrel fulls. Lately i dont really feel like drinking as much water as i used to ..but maybe i will try to up my intake ..see about flushing out those GMO toxins. :)

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on March 19, 2013
at 11:24 PM

n.p.....:) ty2..

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on March 19, 2013
at 10:23 PM

I know right. I figure it's just one of those things. I used to drink a lot of water a few years ago, then not so much. Recently I've added more on top of my diet with really nice results. No miracle, just a really nice previously underestimated part of a healthy diet (to me). Thanks for your n=1 Mary, +1 :))

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on July 14, 2013
at 09:37 PM

Here is an interesting fact. Since 1998, more people have died in marathons from too much water than from not enough. But for the average population, getting rid of liquid calories and drinking primarily water instead would be a huge improvement in health.

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