Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, M.D., in his book “You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty”,
lists four major fallacies of modern medicine regarding the importance of water and dehydration:
” 1. The whole structure of modern medicine is built upon the pitifully flawed premise that dry mouth is the only sign of dehydration. This false premise is responsible for the lack of understanding about various painful health problems that result in premature death to many millions of people”….
2. The second major mistake medicine is making is the thinking that water is a simple substance that only dissolves and circulates different things….
3. The third serious error in medicine is the premise that the human body can regulate efficiently its water intake throughout the lifespan of the person. As we grow older, we lose our perception of thirst and fail to drink adequately, until the plum-like cells in vital organs become prune-like and can no longer sustain life….
4. The fourth nail in the coffin of present-day medicine is the thought that any fluid can replace the water needs of the body.”
In the following tabs, we go into greater detail regarding Dr. Batmanghelidj’s fallacies and how they impact health and longevity.