Toss the Advil; Drink More Water



“You’re not sick; you’re thirsty.  Don’t treat thirst with medication.”

–Dr. F. Batmanghelidj

I had a very strange dream last night. I was someplace, but I have no idea where. I was holding this cup in my hand and this woman approached me. I don’t know who she was. She told me to go all the way down to the room at the end and make a left. Here I would be able to fill my cup with water. I did as I was told and reached the room which, to me, looked like a bathroom. I don’t remember if I actually filled my cup with water but when I looked up I saw my Godmother Lucy who passed. She was talking to a man. I was so shocked when I saw her and yelled, “Lucy!” She then turned to look at me. I then asked, “How are you?” To this, she replied, “I am OK.”

Then I remember that I wanted to hug her so I told her to come closer. She looked at me and said, “I can’t.” At that moment, my alarm clock went off and I woke up.

I posted the above dream on my Visits from Heaven Facebook Page on September 23, 2011 and received several responses.  But one comment from Freddie Rivera, a psychic medium and a group member, really caught my attention.  Here is what he wrote:

“To me things are very simple; the woman was a spirit guide telling you that you need to drink more water, your system needs it. Josie you can be so easily distracted, when you were getting the water, you saw Lucy, and forgot about the water you so need. You are being told to set your goals and stop jumping from one thing to another, you so want to do everything very fast and so right that it makes you feel like you haven’t done anything at all, when in actuality you have. Lucy was telling you, don’t worry, do what you have to do, I am always here.”

Freddie was absolutely correct.  I never drink enough water.  For some reason, I find drinking water boring.  Coffee is usually the closest I come to water.  Secondly, I do have a tendency to juggle too many things at the same time.  And always get the feeling that I’m just not getting enough done. And third, it doesn’t surprise me at all that my Godmother Lucy would come to me in a dream and warn me as she did.  She was always looking out for me when she was on this Earth and continues to do so from the Other Side.

Recently, I was speaking with a friend of mine, Mary Ellen, who told me about a doctor named Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, M.D. and how he discovered that water is actually a pain reliever and can cure the body of various diseases and ailments.  As we chatted, I couldn’t help but remember my dream and thought perhaps this time I should pay attention so I began to research the benefits of water.  Honestly, I don’t think I will ever look at water the same way again.

Dr. Batmanghelidj was a practicing physician in Iran before the Iranian Revolution broke out in 1979 and was taken as a political prisoner to the infamous Evin Prison for over two years.  While confined, he discovered the many healing powers of water.

In an Editorial found on his website (J Clin Gastroenteral5:203-205, 1983/A New and Natural Method of Treatment of Peptic Ulcer Disease), Dr. Batmanghelidj writes of one of many healings:

“In January 1980, a chance incident forced me to treat one of the inmates, who late one night sought relief for unbearable pain, with 500 cc (two glasses) of water.  His pain became less severe and then disappeared completely after 8 minutes.  He was an experienced “sufferer” with a long history of repeated treatment, and found relief of pain with water a surprising but welcome experience, particularly as it permitted him to avoid any contact with the guards.”

After his release from prison in 1982, Dr. Batmanghelidj came to America and began to research the effects of dehydration on the human body.  His findings are astounding as he found a shortage of water in the body not only produces pain but many degenerative diseases.  These include arthritis, lupus, and multiple sclerosis. So drinking enough water can help prevent these and many other conditions including asthma, colitis, migraines, high-blood pressure and early-adult onset diabetes.

The human body contains an average of 60 percent water.  Infants have a much higher percentage of water but this drops as they get older.  Here is a little breakdown of where the water is in our body:

Brain and Heart: 73 percent water

Lungs: 83 percent water

Skin: 64 percent water

Muscles and Kidneys: 79 percent and

Bones: 31 percent

When you consider the percentages, it’s no wonder why our body needs water to function properly and survive.  Typically, an adult male needs 3 liters per day while a female is said to need 2.2 liters. Getting enough water flushes out the toxins in the body and is said to increase energy, boost our immune system, and even promote weight loss.   (

After what I’ve read and discovered, it’s clearly a no brainer.  It’s about time I give drinking more water a try.  How about you?  Water anyone?

Note:  Additional information about Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj can be found on his website:


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