After my post on the health benefits of water, I received an email from someone letting me know about something called “The Water Cure.” I hadn’t heard about this before so I did some reading on it today.
In my water post, I said that a good rule of thumb was to drink 8-10 glasses of water per day. The Water Cure suggests drinking half your body weight in water. For example, if you weigh 140 pounds, you would need to drink 70 oz. of water per day. If you weigh 200 pounds, you would need 100 oz. per day. This makes logical sense to me, since there is more body mass that needs to be hydrated. I do not know if it is scientifically valid, but it does sound reasonable.
The Water Cure is based on the teachings of Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, M.D.. His website can be found here. I’m going to be reading some more about it in the coming days. There are some testimonials on that site that seem almost too good to be true, but then perhaps all we really need is water after all.
Are we collectively dehydrated? Is this leading to an epidemic of disease? I don’t know, but it’s worth serious consideration. All I know for sure is that I know a lot of people who drink very little water. They live off coffee and soda and alcohol. If we all drank more water, maybe we’d all feel better.