Over the past 10 years, I've been diagnosed with emphysema, heart failure, diabetes, kidney failure, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Also for 10 years, I've never taken medications of any kind. Most of these problems were/are not contrary to the text below, they developed because I didn't always follow the protocol the way I should have.
Each of the issues listed was either corrected by using the water protocol (such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, kidney failure) or being maintained as a non-issue (emphysema, diabetes, heart failure).
The best home remedy is to stay properly hydrated.
Most people - even the medical profession don't understand the vital role that water (and salt) play in maintaining the body's health. Because doctors spend about 600 teaching hours in medical school learning how to prescribe medicine but only about 6 teaching hours learning about nutrition, they don't understand the many functions of water in the body - and if there's one thing doctors are unable to do is admit when they don't know something.
The body is composed of around 75% water - some areas have more: brain - 85% water, lungs - 90% water and the blood - 94% water. The reason for so much water is that every function is tied to water and water regulates every function. Thus, when you maintain a water shortage it affects all of the body's functions and health problems develop as a result.
It's their lack of knowledge of water that prompts doctors to promote "drinking fluids" and not water. Fluids and water are not the same thing and do not have the same functions in the body.
Another "scam" that they've sold to people is the dangers of salt. Again, they don't understand how the body works and they don't give the body credit for knowing how to take care of itself. They claim that we get too much salt from processed foods and that it's this excess salt that causes high blood pressure.
While we do get too much salt from processed foods, the simple fact is, like every other nutrient consumed in excess, the body uses what it needs and discards the rest. When was the last time you heard a doctor warn against eating too much Riboflavin - or too much magnesium?
If there's an excess of salt in the body it's because the body needs the extra salt. It is claimed that salt holds too much water in the vessels and this is what doctors are defining as "high blood pressure". But, once again, they don't understand how it works.
A simple little test can prove this theory wrong. Just observe a drop of blood from your finger. The color and thickness will let you know how much water it contains. When a person is dehydrated the blood will be rather thick and have a dark color. This is because when you get dehydrated the blood loses 8% of its water volume.
Salt doesn't hold excess water in the vessels - when you have high blood pressure the vessels are suffering from a water shortage. But because salt does retain water, it's presence in excess signifies chronic dehydration. The body holds onto salt because salt retains water and it's the only way the body can protect itself when you don't drink enough water.
Around 95% of the body's health problems that aren't associated with injury or heredity is due to chronic dehydration. Many issues can be corrected simply by increasing the water intake (and salt in most cases - you lose salt whenever you lose water and thus both need to be replaced).
Dehydration turns the body acidic. If allowed to continue, more extensive damage from the acidic environment can cause more serious issues.
The key is to properly balanced water and salt intake to stay properly hydrated. The body gets most of the other nutrients it needs from food.
"If the primary ingredients were made available for its proper function, the body will never engage in making things harmful to itself" - F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.