Arthritis/Bursitis Testimonials
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Subject: RE: FW: Shout out to one of your Sponsers....Dramatic testimonial
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2014 14:13:17 +0000


I have been hearing advertising from Bob Butts of Moosic on your and many other stations about the WaterCure2.

Well on Wednesday (Dec 17,2014) of last week, I was diagnosed with Severe Arthritis of the Hip, meaning here comes a hip replacement. I have been walking around with Bone on Bone joints and was in fairly severe pain. I was eating 10 Advil a day to help control it.

Since I had been listening to Bob Butts now fairly often, I figured I’d give his Water and Sea Salt solution a try. I left him a voice mail and he called me back and we had about a half hour conversation of the benefits and if you know Bob, the “Conspiracy” of the Medical and Political community.

Long story short, I bought Celtic Sea Salt (light grey) from Wegmans ($4.50) and started taking a pinch of it about 6 times a day followed by water, half my body weight in ounces of water over the day.

Amazingly, I had the best weekend I have had in the past year regarding pain and walking and this morning everything feels great. I also have much better control of my diet since starting this (as Bob said would happen).

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not cured, but the immediate relief of pain is amazing.

There is really something to this and just wanted to applaud one of your Sponsors!

Sincerely John Hargreaves

You may use my testimonial. It is now about two weeks and pain is still Significantly Reduced to the point I was outside playing basketball yesterday.

On 12/22/2014 11:03 AM, wrote:

Dear Bob,

I think my results speak for themselves as outlined below to the David Madeira show today. Just trying to live up to your request to go tell someone else about it. On top of this I have spoken to two friends and they are both going to try the sea salt and water .



Sent: Sun, 31 Jan 2010 23:01:23 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: It is totally amazing what this has done for me
From: Robert Fairbairn


I just want to pass my thanks on for making this available to people. It's amazing what it has done for me. I was in pain 24X7 from arthritis and various injuries I have had over the years. I am cutting back on my narcotics with the hope that after a while I won't need them any more and I have already cut out the medicine I was taking for arthritis and my stomach. I is such a relief the I may not need a lot of the stuff I still have to take any more. I want to tell everyone about it. I have already got the rest of my family on it and a lot of my friends. They know the kinds of pain I have been in for years and years. I wish I had to money to spend the time to spread this around. I will do whatever I can though.

I want to thank you all for what you are doing and I hope you can continue to spread the word. Thank you for the biggest relief I have ever had.

God Bless,

Robert Fairbairn

From: <>
Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 9:29 AM
To: Robert Butts <>
Subject: testimonial

I was searching the internet for information on Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus when I came across the Water Cure. My father had been suffering with various symptoms and was diagnosed with both of the above diseases, cycling between them at different times during one year. Having my own health issues I was intrigued with what I was reading and decided, logically, that the water cure was not only the best answer for my father, but for myself as well.

I was suffering from intense menopausal symptoms; hot flashes ever five minutes, sleeplessness, anxiety, crying, depression, fatigue. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and menopause. My body ached and was swollen and stiff. At one point I was passing out if I exerted myself at all. I could not get out of bed for three months as the chronic fatigue, loss of consciousness and pain associated with fibromyalgia was debilitating. I would have one or two good days out of a month that I could function on my feet, but then it was back to bed as my energy would again become depleted. At one point I had resigned myself to the fact that this would be how my life would end and the best I could do was to try to be happy with what life dealt me and try to deal. I cried every day. I began going to a wellness center and was given a mass of supplements and put on hormone replacement therapy which I began taking on a regular basis. This did help and I was happy to be going in the right direction. What I didn’t realize then though, was that it wasn’t the supplements, but the water that I was drinking to take them that was bringing me back to health.

It was about a year and a half into my illness before I found the water cure online. It made perfect sense to me and I began to drink….and drink….and drink….and drink. Being afraid of the salt portion of the cure I sort of avoided it at first, but then realized that I would be doing myself more harm than good if I didn’t follow the recipe. I began adding salt, sea salt. After less than a week I decided not to take my hormones one morning and realized that my hot flashes were gone…completely gone! I started sleeping through the night. My fibromyalgia was gone, my chronic fatigue was gone, my menopausal symptoms were gone, my anxiety and bouts of crying had disappeared too. Every day I just get better and better. It is now about three weeks into my water cure story and I could not be happier. I have a dog with cushings disease and during my illness I could not take care of her. This broke my heart, but since I have become healthy once again she is now being taken care of and living as good a life as can be expected. I have two dogs and a cat and they all get salt water to drink. The funny thing is that I brought my other dog to the vet and was told immediately that she was dehydrated! Why don’t our physicians do the same tests for us??? She had a terrible, hacking cough and would spit up bile on a regular basis. I started her on a regimen of salt water which I give her several times a day through a liquid medicine syringe for animals into her mouth and her coughing has stopped and she no longer vomits bile.

Sadly, I cannot get my father to understand that his severe symptoms are the result of chronic and now critical dehydration. He is drinking some water to appease me, but still drinks his tea. He is 79 and just refuses to accept that free water, as opposed to expensive and debilitating medications could be the answer. I am still committed to getting him to understand, but for some people you just have to let them make their own decisions. I have resigned myself to accepting that my father, being on the path that he is, will not be with me much longer unless he changes his mindset and embraces water…the answer to recovery and life.

I praise Dr. Batman every day for bringing this simplistic miracle into my life, and for Bob Butts who so unselfishly works to bring this miracle to others through his time, dedication and knowledge.

Karen DeStefano
New Jersey

From: <
Date: Sunday, February 15, 2009 4:36 PM
To:  <
Subject: psoriatric arthritis


Name: Mike Audet Sr.

Email: <>
Subject: psoriatric arthritis

Dear Bob, I am writing you a long overdue letter. I used to suffer from psoriatric arthritis in my hands and knuckle joints. My fingers were so swollen they looked like saugsages. My knuckles were swollen, red, painful and hot to the touch. If I clenched my fists very tightly my hands would bleed in many places through p! ainful cracks. I had to wear white cotten gloves in order to avoid getting blood on everything I touched. I went to many doctors and dermitologists. No one had an answer and one even said it was the worst case of psoriatric arthritis he had seen. Did I say it was painful? So much so the pain would wake me up at night. Then I read your article about sea salt about two years ago. I bought Redmond Sea Salt the one mined in Utah. In just fifteen days after using it daily the symptoms began to recede. Within a month I was as good as new. To this day I have not had a reocurrance. My friend who is my age had similiar symptoms but not as severe was amazed and somewhat skeptical when I told him about the sea salt. He tried it and he has had no reacurrance in a couple of years. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Mike Audet Sr.

P.S. I subcribe to your letter and enjoy it very much.

Date: March 18, 2007
Subject: Please post this testimonial.
From: John Guy

To: Bob Butts

Water and salt have helped relieve my pain caused by ankylosing spondylitis. This is a hereditary condition with which my grandfather and mother were also afflicted. It was confirmed by my chiropractor after x-ray. The symptoms are hardening of the spine with resulting stooped position, difficulty turning the head from side to side, and iritis (nflamation of the iris). I have read all of Dr. Batman’s books, explored all of watercure and water2, and listened to and watched all posted listings in the audio video area. I follow the eight glasses daily with sea salt program as well as take vitamins, msm, omega-3, and glucosamine chondroitin and receive chiropractic treatments. I believe that since I have began the eight glasses with salt daily regime I have less pain when walking up and down stairs, stand straighter, and have not had a recurrence of iritis. Since I have been drinking eight glasses of water with sea salt I have experience the following positive results.

1. Less back pain.
2. Skin on heels severely cracked in no cracking.
3. Right ankle and right knee swelled, a symptom of gout, are now not swollen.
4. Better elimination ...more water in body has made bowel movements more natural.
5. More energy and an increased sense of well-being.
6. Middle finger of right hand would often not bend naturally (catch) as the result of being injured several years ago. After proper hydration and salt intake I have had no problem with this.

I have shared my experience and told other people about what Dr. Batman has written in his books - most of them agree that drinking water is better but I really can’t say that I know of anyone who has tried the program other than myself. I have a friend who has severe migraine headaches... I showed her the area of Dr. Batman’s book that deals with migraines after which she informed me that it couldn’t be true since her Doctor would have told her if it was...she still has migraines. Thank you, Bob, for your diligence in promoting Dr. Batman’s message.

Date: 2001/06/24 Sun AM 12:01:08 EDT

From: "Christie Interlante"

To: Bob Butts

    I have been suffering with rheumatoid arthritis pain. The pain in my joints was so severe, I could hardly walk. I had spent so much time, energy and now most of the money I had saved, and still I was in pain. I had read about the body's cries for water some time ago, and I remembered it was very good, but until recently when a freind suggested that I read your book on RA and backpain, did I remember how potent the water cure could be. I started having most of the joint problems after I moved to the high desert. I didn't drink much water before I moved, and in the last two years, I have not increased my intake of water. After I read the book, I started drinking water in the AM, two glasses a half hour before a meal, then more water two hours after. I find I have usually had problems drinking water, but now, the more I drink, the more I want, and I am recognizing my so called hunger as thirst. For the first time in 2 years, I am once again able to walk over a mile at a time. I am experiencing less and less pain and swelling in my ankles, knees, wrists, and other joints. I am 30 lbs overweight, and hope that being able to walk and move will help this situation as well. 

    Thank you. 

    Rebecca Clemons

Date: 2001/06/18 Mon AM 03:00:12 EDT

From: Steven B 


To: Bob Butts

After hearing you and Dr. B on the Art Bell show with Barbara Simpson, I tried the Water Cure. Having RA for the past 15 years, living with the disfigured/damaged joints for the past 10 years. I thought I was 'destined' to be afflicted with this 'dis-ease' for life !

Over the past few months - my level of pain dramatically increased to the point of wanting to seek managed pain medications, once on these medications I knew my life would be altered dramatically, with severe stomach and liver problems arising from their use. I was suicidal! Chronic severe pain daily - pick a joint, any joint. I was days from seeking a doctor to give me those life altering drugs. 

Then I heard you and Dr. B - try it I thought, and I did. Please accept my great gratitude and appreciation for the relief this simple process has brought to my 'new' life !

Within 4 days the pain has subsided to the point where I cried from relief, instead of crying from the pain !

Thank You ! Thank Dr. B ! My life is so altered for the better, and I see the best to come.

PS. Now that my 'vision' is clear - I see now that this increase in joint pain may have been a result of drinking a glass of wine daily - which I started 3-4 months back. Of which I have STOPPED.

From: Mike George 

           935 Main Street 

           Avoca, Pa. 18641 

           (717) 457-7909

To: Dr. F. Batmanghelidl 

      Global Health Solutions 

      P.O. Box 3189 

      Falls Church, Virginia 22043

About eight months ago, I had a talk with Bob Butts, owner of Cee-Kay Auto in Moosic Pa. When Bob discussed "The Water Cure" with me I laughed, I really laughed. But, I had this leg problem. My legs used to swell up real bad, I could hardly walk because of my arthritis and gout. I went to the doctor, he gave me anti-inflammatory pills. They just ended up ripping my gut out, so I stopped taking them. 

Then when Bob talked to me again about your program, I decided to start it. I have kept it going for the last four to six months. Now I feel like a young person. I am 54 but I feel 20. I was ready to sell my business of 35 years and get rid of it. I figured that my legs were worn out. At least, that's what the doctors had told me. I needed joint, ankle, and knee replacements. I had one right knee done but the left one I never went back for. The first one didn't do any good. My attitude changed greatly after I started drinking water. 

When your living in constant pain, you're mind is only on one thing. I was just going to get rid of the business and say I can't do what I used to. I usually work 10 to 15 hours a day. I felt I might as well, get out of the business. Then I started just drinking water and adding a little salt on my food. My health has really improved in the last four to six months. I am not saying that is all because of the water. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. All I know is that since I have been following "The Water Cure" I have made "The Water Curd" a habit. I really feel much better and my wife will also tell you that. I used to be nasty and very unpleasant to live with and now all that has changed. 

I have no problem with people contacting me about my health. They can call me at my business number (717) 457-7909, Mike's Service Station. I will be glad to tell them how I feel. When I talk to people about this, they laugh at me. Well, I laughed at it in the beginning too. Why water? Water has been around since the beginning of time. Instead of drinking coffee in the morning or milk like I used to, I go home for breakfast and I have a 12 oz. glass of water. I don't drink coke or beer with my meals or anything else except for a 12 oz. glass of water. If I want a beer later then I'll have one. 

I can't say that my complexion brightened up or wrinkles diminished, but at 54, 1 don't look too bad. It is funny, people with swollen legs are told not to drink so much fluids and to stay away from salt, but I did the opposite and my legs are just about down to normal. I can wear cowboy boots again. I haven't worn cowboy boots since I was 42 or 44 years old. That's when my gout got real bad. It was pill after pill until I ended up with ulcers from them. Now I don't take any pills. My joint pain is just about gone. It'll flare up now and again. It's the kind of work that I do. It depends on the stress, especially in the shoulders. I do a lot of heavy work, a lot of pulling, picking up heavy tires and parts. Its all I do all day. Some days you go home and your shoulders hurt, but that's from normal wear and tear. 

Before I started on "The Water Cure" a scale from one to ten, I felt like checking in, a zero. I wanted to die but now at least I am a seven or eight. When I get to ten, I'11 let you know.

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