Asthma/Allergy Testimonials
Here you will find radio spots that might reference your illness.

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Subject: Thank You!
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:54:40 -0600

Hi, My name is Semisi Tukuafu, out of Utah. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist and have been going through Asthmatic symptoms for awhile, from mild to severe. One evening in deep intense prayer for obvious reasons, I asked for help in understanding what the heck to do. (By the way, at the time, I also was undergoing the beginning symptoms of gout which I have had before..) During the night in my dreams, I was directed to google when I woke up these terms: "dehydration, asthma". Throughout the night, I didn't sleep well, because I kept trying to remember that I was to google that in the morning.

Well, in the morning when I did so, I found Dr. B's info. and your website. I have been at it for a few weeks now, with marginal success, until I discovered I was not intaking enough salt! Since I have made the adjustment, I already feel better and can BREATHE better!!!

Years ago (because of similar issues with breathing), in answer to prayer, I was given an answer that was fairly clear, which was: "Study the connection between Salt & Famine". Part of my recent re-evaluation of whether I was following the instructions adequately of the Water Cure, involved being directed (in response to prayer again), to google: "Lack of Salt, Famine". I did so, and found the following article: That was the catalyst that prompted me to relook at whether I was following the salt part of the cure enough.. Anyway, thank you, thank you, thank you, and God bless you!

Sincerely & Aloha, Semisi

Barry Farber interviews Bob Butts about asthma and the Water Cure. Bob talks about asthma and his encounter with a support group. Sad but amusing.

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Date: March 25, 2010
From: David Braun
To: Robert Butts
Subject: promoting the water cure

Hi Bob,

About 8 months ago my family began using the water cure and the results have been nothing short of amazing! The benefits we have experienced are too many to list, for example my 10 year old son no longer has asthma and runs with his friends in the fall grass without fear of the allergy induced asthma attacks that he so often suffered from. I can sum up my own experiences by simply saying I feel 10 years younger!!

Anyhow my reason for writing you this letter was not to tell you all the details of my personal experiences although I would be happy to do that. I have a security/locksmith business that is owned and operated by myself and my family and as you know operating a business you have many opportunities to talk to people. I have been spreading this information to as many as will listen, sadly enough there are so many who either cannot or will not open their minds to the possibility that something so simple and so benign could actually hold the answers to their problems. Although my business is not as large as yours, we have been in business in our area since 1925 when my grandfather originally founded the company. We have already directed many people to the information but I would be very excited if I could perhaps help you distribute your information CD in my area. I would be happy to copy them and distribute them to people in my region if you wanted me to. I have not yet seen your cd but I’m sure it is a very use full tool in spreading the word. I am also considering renting out the books to people as you do, I have most of Dr. B’s books but would probably be interested in getting multiple copies in order to do this.

I welcome your response, and am so very great full for your dedication to the continued promotion of the incredible work of Dr. B. I cannot help but feel compelled to help in this great mission.


David Braun

Date: 5/31/09
Bob Butts

I had severe pollen allergies that made my summers miserable for over forty years, a very bad back that had some arthritis as did my knees. I was told my back would put me in a wheel chair unless I had surgery. Bottom line is that after going on the water cure my allergies were gone in about a week and my bad back and arthritis were gone in a month.

Like all the other people who got rid of profitable health problems, medical science had no interest which is no different than the business, labor unions or any of us whose income would be lost would if the reason for the existence of our jobs were eliminated. The reason most of us think that way is we have been brainwashed into believing that money is the universal measure of excellence and no one ever has too much excellence. That belief has crippled our nation and the world physically, financially and spiritually. Otherwise, incentives would be provided to make us want to eliminate these problems. If they were, and it is simple to do, it would have been impossible for our economy and integrity to collapse, because even the thought of taking advantage of each other could not exist. We'd know that all we have to do is to turn our nation into giant corporation called USA, Inc. and split the money we'd save by eliminating all the high cost problems we can. .

Things would change to the degree we scrapped the insane idea that money is the universal measure of excellence and replaced that measure with excelling at human decency. To the degree that we value human life and want everyone to have better lives is the degree to which all the chaos in our lives would have no reason to exist.

Date: June 17, 2007
From: Anonymous
Subject: Allergies
To: Jim Bolen

June 17, 2007

Dear Jim,

I finally had a moment to send you a follow up on my 11 year-old William. William was treated at Children's’ Hospital in Oakland, CA in 2005 for what we would soon learn was syncopal episodes. That is just a fancy way of telling us that he was chronically dehydrated. I’d never heard of such a thing and only half-heartedly followed through with the doctor’s recommendation. The doctor did not take the time to explain his reasoning in a way I could understand; after all, my children drank water, milk, juice and Gatorade all day! How could any of us be dehydrated?

I happened upon the water cure about 7 weeks ago. Suddenly everything I’d heard from that doctor came back to me. I realized that none of us were drinking the water we needed! As per Dr. Hitendra Patel’s suggestion, I had already put salt into our diet, however in small amounts. We weren’t getting enough of that either.

I began to follow the protocall for water intake first. By the third day I realized I had not needed any allergy medications. I was impressed. I put the children on it and saw similar results. We were amazed. I thought this was proof enough that the Water Cure works. By the way, it has been 7 weeks and the children and I have taken no allergy medications!

Unfortunately my 11 year-old didn’t see our new venture as something he needed to take seriously. He went to a friend’s and swam in the hot sun for 6 hours, drinking soda all day. I was working late that evening and the kids weren’t reminded to have their water. The next morning I got up, filled our water glasses, prepared breakfast, doled out the vitamins and readied the water bottles, which would accompany us to church that morning.

Imagine my horror when my son, who had only been standing for about 10 or 15 minutes during the music portion of the service, slumped into his chair and became frighteningly ridged, knocking over a row of chairs as he fell back. A doctor and an RN who witnessed the scene were sure it was a seizure.

It was in the emergency room where my son looked at me with a very disturbing look. I asked him if he blamed me and he nodded. He looked me in the eye and told me he thought I was poisoning him! I felt compelled at that point to clarify to the doctor, in front of William, what I was giving my children. The doctor explained to William that what we were doing was called oral rehydration. He made it clear that doctors might give children in third world countries a similar solution when an IV was not available. He had to assure William that it wasn’t the salt-water that made him sick; it was the lack of it the day before.

The blood work came back and confirmed the doctor’s diagnosis: The blood was above normal but there wasn’t enough fluid on board for William. He needed more than his body weight in water consumption. Doctor Marc Walter of Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital in San Andreas, CA confirmed for us that information I’d learned from Dr. B’s work was accurate.

Thank you, Jim Bolin and everyone else who is working to keep this information circulating.


Date: December 12, 2007
From: Jenni Chism
Subject: Asthma
To: Donna Rivellio

This a testimonial email Jenni Chism sent to nurse Donna Riviello whose testimonial changed her life.

Dear Bonita, I just read your testimony on the website and it thrilled me to hear you praising our Lord for the miracle in your life. I pray that you are still feeling wonderful. I have been suffering with asthma for 30 years and after my 3rd child (born in June) I was severely ill with a lung capacity of an 85 year old. In Faith, I quit all my medicines to try and find natural help. Everything was so costly and skeptical. After a night of using my rescue inhaler numerous times, I got up and prayed for God to heal me. I believe He can. I then felt this prodding to "go and drink water." So I did, 32 ounces of it. My attack went away. I felt great!!!! I googled asthma and dehydration and by God's Grace found the water cure. I was running, not walking, everywhere that day, dancing with my kids and speaking long sentences without having to take a breath! The Lord led me to a scripture in Mark about giving a "cup of water" in His name, and then one, a couple verses later about being "salt" to the world. I know those words have profound spiritual meaning, but my God is also about the simple meanings. I have been asthma symptom free for 8 days, and I have no doubts that the Lord has healed me. I tell people this and they look at me like I am crazy and that has been hard. But then I read your testimony and the scriptures the Lord led you to and my joy is renewed!!! God is Good! I know He must be doing great things through you!

I have been telling other people and met with such resistance and reluctance to believe something so simple could change your life, so I am hoping my health will be convincing enough for them. My father in law has type II diabetes and is on medication, but his blood sugar is not remaining stable. I have introduced him to the water cure and am praying it works for him. My husband is trying to lose weight, so he is on the water cure! "He who has ears, let them hear!" One more thing, not only are my asthma symptoms gone, but my allergies go away immediately when I drink water, my skin has never felt so soft, my cut on my hand healed within 3 days, and my 6 month old's skin, who I am nursing, has cleared up from being chapped and dry and his eyes just sparkle! That is enough reward right there! Thank you again and I will spread the word, in fact I put the website on our family blog and have been praying it will reach who it needs to reach! Praise God for his perfect creation!

God Bless! Keep sharing your story!

Jenni Chism

Date: August 2007

Subject: 7 Yr Old Joey, Asthma and the Water Cure

From: Joe Durcanin

If you, your son, daughter or someone you know has Asthma, this letter may help end your fear, frustration and helplessness watching them as an attack occurs.

My name is Joe; my 7 yr old son’s name is Joey.

Being very afraid of the medical community, for lack of a better term, because of all the drugs they give you that only cover up the symptom and never cure the cause, I have always eaten healthy and exercised long before it was even fashionable.

To this day, 47 years later, the only time I go to a doctor is if I come down with poison ivy. I later found out “water and salt” does better than any drug at eliminating this, think the /beach/.

This has been instilled upon my family and I can say we eat better than 99% of the people in America.

The problem came when my son was “diagnosed” with Asthma at age 3.

Not knowing what to do, we took him to an asthma specialist, who proceeded to prescribe drugs via a nebulizer and inhaler.

This really angered me, since I knew drugs do more harm than good.

I started reading everything I could on Asthma and any natural ways to help or end it.

To begin with, the steroids you are told to give have adverse side effects that the doctors never tell you about. And they usually tell you they will be required the rest of your life unless you grow out of it.

Our doctor even went as far as to say his daughter has been on them for 10 years with no side effects and he would not hesitate to give them to my son. I almost punched him in the face. Thinking, you idiot, your harming your daughter and that makes it okay to do it to other children.

We kept him in the loop just for the nebulizer medicine and inhaler until we found a medicine free way to end our son’s asthma.

We went the essential oil route and had very good results from this, but could never end the attacks.

I was turning over every stone I could to find any ways to end his horrible condition. My main way was thru the internet.

By the grace of God, I stumbled upon an article that mentioned a “Water Cure” for Asthma. I followed every link I could find and eventually found <> and <> .

I purchased 4 books, the main one “ABC of Asthma, Allergies & Lupus”. I must have read them all in one day and started applying the information to Joey.

At the time Joey had no symptoms so I perceived everything as going okay.

Then one night it hit really bad. Nothing I did could stop it. Only a parent of a child knows how helpless they feel when they watch their child’s chest heave up and down trying to gasp for breath as they are sleeping.

I was in tears, it was never this bad. I even found myself placing my hands on him hoping all my health would somehow transfer to him and all his problems would come to me. You know, like it happens on Star Trek. No child deserves this condition.

I went to the books and back to the web sites, trying to see where I had screwed up doing the “water cure”. I happened upon an email address that said if you have any problems contact this person.

That person was Jim Bolen.

I knew from past experiences that these contact people never get back to you, especially when you need it the most.

Still in tears and barely able to see the monitor I sent an email for help, not ever expecting an answer. You know as well as I do that a parent will do anything for their children, no matter how far fetched it seems.

I went and settled in to watch my son sleep the whole night to make sure his breathing didn’t stop.

Lo and behold, around 1:30 AM, my phone rings. As if God had sent down an angel, Jim Bolen was on the phone. Just like that, for some strange reason the pressure seemed to lift of my shoulders.

He told me to wake Joey up and give him water and more salt than I had been giving him. It helped somewhat to calm his breathing down, but he still had a hard time breathing. Joey wanted the nebulizer, since he new it would help him more.

Jim said to give it to him, which we had to do twice that night.

While talking to Jim, I found out something very important. Joey was very dehydrated, even though I have been giving him water and salt, as per the books, for the prior week thinking this was hydrating him.

I was actually dehydrating him more and more every day, and this dehydration is what is at the root of his Asthma. Not what a typical doctor would ever tell you, because they are never taught this in school.

In order for hydration to properly take place, you must be able to hold the water you drink for at least 2 hours before having to go to the bathroom.

Joey was peeing ½ hour after drinking water. Effectively eliminating water and minerals out of his body at a greater pace than they are being replaced. He was getting more dehydrated with every glass of water, thus his Asthma problems did not go away.

Jim told us a little trick that could help keep the water in him. Try eating a bagel with the water.

That little trick worked like a charm.

We had to find out thru experimentation how much bagel to give him, but it helped him to hold his need to pee for up to 2 hours.

Along with the proper nutrition, water and salt, Joey has not had a major episode of asthma for over 6 months.

Now, when we hear the slightest cough starting or hear any type of wheezing starting all we do is give him a glass of water, then a pinch of salt on his tongue. This usually stops it almost instantly. In the rare case it doesn’t, we then give him another glass of water and this will stop any symptoms.

We know Joey still is not fully hydrated, because of these small episodes, but will send an update to this letter in the future.

Who would of ever thought you could control asthma symptoms with just water and salt.

A happy father,

Joe Durcanin

Date: 10/11/05

From: Laura Williams

To: Bob Butts

I started on the watercure plan on Monday. This is Friday and my asthma and allergies are gone!
I suffered for 9 years with adult sever asthma and up until 3 years ago, lived in Maryland. We moved to York Pa., thinking it would help my asthma, only to find out that it made me worse. I had allergy testing done and found out that out of 45 environmental things, I was allergic to 27 things, All types of trees native to Pa, 9 different grasses, both types of dust and so many molds my husband wanted to put me in a plastic bubble. Fall was my worst season, I couldn't even step outside.

Now in the 5 days that I've been on the cure, I have not had to use my inhalers(2) nebulizer or any of the 3 allergy med's. I'm even able to go on short walks and clean my house again without having an attack. This is wonderful.

My question is, I have a 5 month oldcat with recurring conjuctivitis that has become blind in one eye due to this. Would the watercure work on him? If so, how much should salt should he get?

Thanks so much

Laura Williams

Date: Friday, September 02, 2005

From: Barb Laurie


Dear Mr. Butts, I hope this e-mail finds you well, and that you are continuing to get the word out.  I e-mailed you back in May (I think) and told you a bit of my story of high blood pressure and asthma.   Now it's been five months since I have been having about 108 oz of water a day and 3/4 tsp of Celtic wet sea salt a day.  I don't have caffeine of alcohol, I am still trying to make healthier choices in my food, but I do succumb to the occasional goodie!  Anyway, I have had no asthma attacks at all.  I have had to have three or four puffs of my inhaler in five months..mostly on days when I don't get all my water cure in or I run into someone with alot of perfume.  I am NOT worried!  I read Dr B's book on Asthma and realize I will get better and better in the years to come as my body adjusts to being hydrated and salted.  I started the WC for my blood pressure.  I was on hctz and diovan.  I stopped the diuretic on day two of the WC, no surprise.  Now, in five months I have gone from 120mg of diovan to 80mg a day!  My BP is averaging about 117/78  not bad, eh?  I am 44yrs old and I am hopeful to be off as much if not ALL the bp meds by next year, and also to be off the singulair I take daily for my asthma as well.  I am just patiently drinking my water and having my salt.  I feel a great deal better all around, especially from what I've come from..hospitalizations, chronic asthma and increasing BP's, no energy, pain and weakness!   I know our bodies are desperate for water and sea salt. 

I saw on a web site today about high BP that "over abundance of water and sodium in the blood causes high BP"!!!!! How insane!  Stopping people from salting, and NOW from drinking water!

I tell everyone who will listen, I can't MAKE people drink, but I can be an example if they want the reality of the fact that taking care of our bodies is OUR responsibility, not the doctor';s.  OK, I hope all is well with you, I was nervous when I started this in March, but I am not now, I will never stop getting better!  Sincerely, Barbara Laurie

Subject: Allergies and asthma testimonial
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 17:35:25 -0400
From: Kimberly <>

             Albany, NY


I've worked in a building, that is as dry as the desert, for about 4 years. This is a building where the windows cannot be opened (high rise building) and the circulators for the air do not always work. I was constantly thirsty but I would eat food instead of drinking water. I would always get very asthmatic towards the end of each day when the air circulators in the building were turned off for the night. My seasonal allergies had also gotten progressively worse each year. The asthma progressed to where I was taking medicine for the asthma for a good part of each summer and was on allergy medicine almost year round. I began the watercure about 2 months ago. I am now off of the allergy medicine (pollen levels are at their highest) and have not had too many symptoms of asthma at all. The times that I have felt any asthma are when I have gone a few hours without water and salt at work- where again, it is extremely dry in this building. I am noticing that even though my weight suggests that I should be drinking 8 glasses of water each day, I add 2 more glasses because of the dryness and because I am now exercising. I was afraid to try the salt but am gradually increasing the salt to the amount that Dr. B suggested. As I have increased the amount of salt, my respiratory system seems to be normalizing. It is amazing. I am thrilled. My mom has started the water cure and has noticed two small growths (that the doctor told her were from the sun) are disappearing. She suffered from a dry cough that is also gone.

Your web site information is great.

This is exciting stuff.


Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 19:54:37 -0700
From: John Frank

1450 N. Santa Fe Ave. #C128
Vista, Ca. 92083

To: <>
Hi Bob, 10/15/04
This letter of appreciation is long overdue. In June of 2001 my co-worker gave me your website. I have tried on and off since the mid seventies to find something natural that would work well on my asthma, but nothing made much of a dent. However, my asthma was controlled fairly well most of the time by a very good diet as I'm self-educated in nutrition. But when I went to the desert, my asthma would flair terribly and I would have to self medicate (ephedrine).

But in 1990 I started working for a large trash disposal company and in 1994 they expanded the transfer station part of it which greatly increased the garbage in the air in the shop where I worked. It was so bad in the shop that many of the mechanics had to wear masks. The bottom line of all this is that I believe it gave me permanent lung damage and tons of asthma which caused me to go back heavily on drugs (speed, you know ephedrine, which wreaks havoc with the prostate, urination, etc.). Since then (1994), I hadn't strayed far from the inhaler or pills.

After reading much of your website in June 2001, especially the asthma link, the next morning I started drinking lots of water. Nothing different happened that day. The second morning I started drinking water again and in about 20 minutes I could feel my asthma start to break loose. Since then my life has not been the same! This water diet has cut my use of the ephedrine drug (that I hate with a passion) by at least 95%! If I didn't have permanent lung damage from the disposal company, my asthma would even be better!

Thank you so much Bob. You have been a gift from God. I hope someday I can repay the favor.

May God be with you always.

Your brother in Christ Jesus,
John Frank

Date: August 15, 2000

From: Linda Devens

To: Bob Butts

I am writing to tell you how I feel since I started the Water Cure. I have had trouble breathing for a very long time, and found that I have asthma. I heard about the Water Cure, so I thought I would try it. It is free, so what could it hurt? Well, I have never felt better. I don’t use any meds. I have them with me, but have not had to use them. My skin, hair and nails have improved. I have not felt this good since I was in my 20’s.

My husband is trying it, now that he sees how much better I feel. He never drank water. He said he can’t believe the difference in the way he feels, and he just started.

My friend that works with me has Lupus. She said that has less swelling in her joints and less stiffness. Her husband, who was having a bout with depression and taking 4 Xanax a day, has not taken it in 4 weeks and is doing wonderful. We just wanted to thank you very much.

Thank you,

Linda Devens

Date:          Sat, 6 Mar 2004 12:29:03 +0100

From:         Stefan Soos <>

To:              Bob Butts <>

Subject:    Re: Showering & Dehydration

I'm 21 years old and from Vienna, Austria. I'm 6'1' tall and weigh about 150 pounds. iIdrink 10 to 12 glasses of water with a pinch of sea salt a day. My father has asthma; my grandmother has asthma, and I’ve had problems since I was 6 years old.

I've always had problems, but only while exercising and sleeping in "old" houses during most of my teenage years.

I started to do more endurance sports in my late-teens, and my asthma was worsening. I started to taking preventer inhaler regularly, but stopped taking it because of the side effects. In the past, i was taking long baths (30min+) almost daily, and because of working out twice a day, sometimes also a shower in the morning. I have heard from people who suffered from acne or allergies that their health-situation improved significantly after reducing showering and bathing time.


Date: Saturday, March 06, 2004 6:17 AM

From: Bob Butts

To: Stefan Soos

Subject: Re: Showering & Dehydration

I never heard of this happening before. Give me your weight, water and salt consumption and how you spread it throughout the day. Exercise causes dehydration, and if you lose enough water, asthma is the result. That means that you never had enough water and/or salt in your body in the beginning.

Bob and Connie

Where are you from?

Date:          Sat, 6 Mar 2004 12:29:03 +0100

From:         Stefan Soos <>

To:              Bob Butts <>

Subject:    Re: Showering & Dehydration

Stefan Soos wrote:


First of all, I wanted to thank you for helping to stop my asthma and allergy problems. I suffered from both for almost 15 years, but the water cure helped me to breathe free again. Just three days after starting the water cure,) drinking up to 3l ounces of water with sea salt a day) my asthma symptoms seemed to disappear. I felt more energetic than ever before, but every time I started to feel healthy again, the symptoms came back. I didn't know why. I'm a competitive runner despite my asthma. At first, I thought it was the running. I still have exercise-induced asthma, and this probably brings the symptoms back in general. Thus, I stopped runnin, but the symptoms didn't go away. One day, my asthma was so bad. I tried to figure out what may have caused the problems. I was still drinking 3l ounces of water per day; I didn't run the last couples of days, and I didn't eat any diary-products.

But, I did take three long baths and three hot showers the last four days!!! I remembered that my lungs felt pretty bad immediately after coming out the bathroom, so I concluded that I may have been dehydrated from taking too many baths and showers.

I simply didn't take a bath or a shower for the next two days, and my asthma was gone again!!!! Since then, I have only been taking short showers, and a bath of a fifteen minute maximum twice a week. I’ve been asthma free for six weeks now.

I thought this might be interesting to you and others suffering from asthma.

Best Regards,

Stefan Soos

Date:Tuesday, January 16, 2001 3:25 PM

From: Rob Papetti []

Subject: water cure


I tried the water cure for 2 days and I can't believe it. I already drank lots of water but never tried the salt. I took a walk (brisk 3 miles) today without my rescue inhaler and I can't believe it. NO asthma symptoms at all!!!!!!! I have battled asthma, allergies and sinus infections for 25 years and this is a miracle, I e-mailed several friends about it already. I'm going to stay on this program and if successful, I'm going to get a dog. I had to get rid of a dog because of the asthma. I'm also going to put my son on this program. He's developing allergies at a fast and
furious rate and I don't want him to suffer as I have. 

Cool site!!!!!!! I've sent it to a few friends to check out. One is a friend who is considering getting rid of her dog!!!!!!! ALLERGIES!!!!!!! 

Thank you so much!

From: Shelagh Cosgrove


Dear Dr Batmanghelidj,

I am so happy that I came across your book, Your Bodies Many Cries for Water. 

I work at a public library and just happened to pick up a recent copy of Publisher's Weekly Magazine, and saw an ad for your book. It captured my attention immediately, although I didn't really know why at the time. I am 60 years old, and have been reasonably healthy all my life, but the past few years, I have been plagued with symptoms of asthma - difficulty breathing, bouts with coughing, and of course, many nights of interrupted sleep, if not completely sleepless. I tried cough medicines, throat lozenges, nasal sprays, dietary changes, all to no avail. 

Last winter (Feb 2000) I was diagnosed with a mild case of pneumonia, and was in considerable pain and discomfort with that. A course of strong anti-biotics eventually cleared it up, but the asthmatic symptoms never really went away. 

When I got a copy of your book a few weeks ago I was fascinated immediately by what you have to say about the body's dehydration and it certainly made sense to me. I hadn't been drinking water in years! Just coffee, juices, and tea--thinking that that had to be enough liquid. Clearly it wasn't, as I continued to read, and learn about asthma onset. 

So now I am in my fourth week of water-therapy, as I call it, and I have to say, I am in much better shape. The coughing and excess mucus is subsiding, I'm sleeping for an uninterrupted eight hours a night, and overall I just feel MUCH better! 

I took note of the need for increased salt intake as part of the program. I am SO grateful to you for this simple solution to some pretty severe problems for a lot of people. Thank you so much for your research and work on this, and for the courage and vision to continue it under clearly unfriendly, even hostile circumstances. You can be sure I am spreading the word in whatever way I can, but mostly, just following your guidelines is what is really going to change a lot of people's lives. Sincere thanks!

P.S. I would be happy to have this testimonial posted on your website, or included in any printed material you wish to publish.

Date: 2/3/97

From: Hans C. Moolenburgh, M.D.

            2012 LN Haarlem 

            Oranjeplein 11 


To: Dr. F. Batmanghelidl 

       Global Health Solutions 

       P.O. Box 3189 

       Falls Church, Virginia 22043 

Once in a blue moon one comes across a really revolutionary book. It happens so seldom that those moments stand out as highlights. Your book, 'Your Body's Many Cries for Water,' is such a book and moreover I finally know who to thank for my recovery. This of course sounds strange, so I will tell you.

In the summer of 1993 I was on vacation with my wife in Spain. On a hot day we went to the beach and paddled around on our rubber boat. Afterwards, at the hottest moment of the day, we climbed the step rocky path to our car and there and then my breath left me. I was 68 at that time so I was not too astonished, but the strange thing was that my breath did not return.

Ten days later we came back from the holiday and my breath was still up there on that rocky path. At least, it did not come home with me. I resumed my practice and was still out of breath. I had x-rays taken as I had treated a woman with an open T.B., but nothing. When, in the fall, my breath had still not come back, a doctor in New York gave me a telephone call and he asked me: "You talk differently. What is the matter with you breath?" I told him about it and he said: You did not drink enough. You're the victim of bronchial constriction and this is caused by your body trying to save your water supplies." I had never heard that one before, but I took his advice and began to drink 8 glasses of water a day, and in one week all my breathlessness had evaporated as if it had never been there.

Since then, I realized that in my youth I drank a lot of water but somewhere along the road I had lost the habit, so I began to drink more pure water (as my friend had stressed). Everything went well until this winter. It was so extremely cold in December that I just stopped drinking all that cold water for a while. This happened to coincide with a rather strenuous dental repair which was rather painful and suddenly I developed gastritis with a tongue as white as snow. I suddenly remembered that my New York friend had told me that another pathway the body choose to stop losing water is to close the pylorus. I straightaway started taking 8 glasses of water again (luckily the cold weather had lessened considerably) and within four days my stomach was healed, much to the surprise of a young colleague who had never heard of gastritis healing so fast.

You asked for corroborating evidence in your book so this is why I send you this lengthy letter.

I have been a medical practitioner for 27 years and after that (since 1981) I left general practice and now I am a consultant on allergy, food and chemical intolerances and holistic treatment for cancer. I have already used the water treatment for asthma in my extensive children's practice (half of my patients are under 10 years old) and I definitely see results. I can say from personal experience, both on myself and in my practice, that I can confirm what you have found.

From: Brenda Taft

To: Bob Butts and Connie Giblin


I'm doing great! The pollen in Connecticut has been in the extremely high range for the last month or so. The water and salt has helped me tremendously. Normally, I'd be popping sinus medications every day during this period. I haven't taken any since I've been strictly adhering to the water program. I even gave it a test the other night. I had a long day of driving and delivering milk and other food products to my customers - (I'm kinda like an old fashioned milk man) from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. I was exhausted when I got home, muscles were tight, etc. Plus, it was a high pollen day. Plus, I had 1 1/2 glasses of Chardonnay with dinner. Anyway, about 4 PM, I woke up with a horrible headache. I wasn't sure which thing caused it so I took a full glass of water and some salt and two aspirin. (Normally aspirin doesn't work for me if it's a sinus headache.) I woke up about an hour and a half later and the headache was completely gone, although I was still a little achy. In the past, I would have taken an antihistamine, but it seemed clear in the book that salt is a natural antihistamine and now "I believe." 

Enough about me. I've been telling a lot of people about the water cure. If I can get them to focus long enough to listen, they almost always agree. The only person I've had a problem with is my youngest sister, Beverly. We almost had a fight about it tonight. She's had high blood pressure ever

since she was a teenager and is treating it with medication (I know, I know). I told her about water being a natural diuretic and about the salt, she said she trusts her doctor (the family physician) and it's working for her to cut back or cut out the salt and she already drinks a lot of water. She says when she eats too much salt, it retains the water she drinks and makes her puffy. There's no getting through to her - at least from me. By the way, both my parents are retired R.N.'s, so you know what our upbringing was like as far as "natural" cures, chiropractors, etc.

But, I have another positive story. One of my customers, an elderly woman, was complaining of an ulcer and acid reflux problem. I told her about the water cure and we figured out her ounces and I said to "give it a try." I saw her a week later and she said "I really think it's helping." I gave her a water book. Then, another week later she told me her symptoms were completely gone. Yea!

My next person that I really want to help is another older person - a man this time. He's been plagued with terrible migraines for a long time, maybe his whole life, I'm not sure. They get so bad, he has to go to the hospital sometimes for a shot for the pain. He's tried everything, including biofeedback, headache clinics, etc. He was excited to try the water program since he said he only drank about 1/2 glass of water a day normally. He's been drinking lots of water - I don't know about his salt, but he did read the book (I lent it to him). I thinks he's been drinking water for about 3 weeks and last week, unfortunately, he had a headache. I remembered reading in one of your testimonials about a guy with migraines so I looked it up again. It said it took him 3 months or something to get rehydrated, so I copied this letter and sent it to him, hoping he'll continue. I'll see him tomorrow, probably, so I'll see how he's doing.

I'll look for Health magazine. It's great to see the word getting out in the

mainstream. You're doing a great job, too.

Thanks for your e-mail. I'll keep you posted on everybody. I just got 5 more water books.

Hope you had a nice memorial day.

From: Christine S. Hailes 

            746 Huntswood Ct. 

            San Jose, CA 95120 

            408-997-7491or 801-486-1507

To: To Whom It May Concern:

One year ago we read the book "Your Body's Many Cries for Water," available at We had been hoping for this very miracle that would allow our family, and especially our 11-year old asthmatic child to live a normal life, so we decided to try it. What did we have to lose, we decided. Even if 1/10th of what was claimed was effective in our case, it would still be great, and it wouldn't cost a lot to try. Within days several of the results listed below were obvious, especially the asthma and all its related problems.

1. All wounds heal much faster.

2. Strength has returned to ankles and wrists (50-year old woman).

3. Allergies, both milk and pollen, have disappeared.

4. Asthma has disappeared - no more medication, decongestants, antihistamines, or inhalers.

5. Sore ribs from hard bed gone - previously needed a special pad. 

6. Shinier hair with much more body.

7. Impetigo gone.

8. Smoother skin, with less wrinkles on face and elbows, rarely requiring lotion.

9. Dark, healthy skin on black children.

10. 11-year old lost 10 excess pounds.

11. No more ear infections.

13. Sleep great after 20 years of insomnia.

15. Good appetite increase in child with asthma.

16. School grades from D- to A/B's.

17. No more motion sickness.

18. No more antibiotics for bronchial problems due to asthma.

19. Much more pep and energy.

20. Arthritis in fingers gone.

It has taken a while for the children to get used to the new program and getting them to continue to drink enough water daily is a challenge. Several of us have added significant salt to our diet to prevent headaches, control eye tearing, and promote sleep. We have not all been successful in using water drinking to automatically lose excess weight, but in all other areas we are fully satisfied. Except for weight loss, all the books claims that we were able to verify have been completely confirmed in our lives. We would be delighted to talk to anyone who might be interested in our experiences. 

We fully support any effort to encourage or force the medical, pharmaceutical, and beverage industries to recognize the essential nature of water drinking to the human body, and to discontinue their commercialized, profit-driven assault on our health.

Von Kiel Family Medicine & Wellness Center, Erik Von Kiel, D.O. Board Certified Family Practice with emphasis on Preventive Medicine, Liberty Square Med, 501 North 17th Street Allentown, PA. 

Date: 1/6/95

From: Jose A. Rivera M.D. 

            Lecturer/Member Advisory Board Intl. Fed. of Holistic Medicine

To: Dr. F. Batmanghelidl 

       Global Health Solutions 

       P.O. Box 3189 

       Falls Church, Virginia 22043 

This letter is In appreciation for the information that you have presented concerning water dehydration and asthma. As you recall I have had adult onset asthma since I was in college and have had many bouts of anaphylaxis which were life threatening. Due to the information that you have provided I have been able to ameliorate a cure for my own asthma with water and salt intake. I have been asthma free approximately 1.5 years and have not had any reactions to the allergens of the past. The information has been most helpful In making me aware of when and how to drink water and take salt in order to hydrate myself and prevent any recurrence of asthma. Also, I have been able to advise other patients with respiratory and allergen problems In how to increase their water and salt intake safely, and to my amazement the amelioration has been dramatic. 

Thank you sir for giving me and others the breath of life thru something so simple as water and salt. As of 4/6/99, all symptoms are still gone! Sincerely.

From: Michael Peck 


To: Dr. F. Batmanghelidl 

      Global Health Solutions 

      P.O. Box 3189 

      Falls Church, Virginia 22043

This letter is a testimony to the merits of water as an essential part of the daily dietary requirements for good health. I have been following your recommendations for nearly five years, and have found myself taking for granted the positive effects of water intake. When I first started on the program I was overweight, with high blood pressure and suffering from asthma and allergies, which I have had since a small child. I had been receiving treatment for these conditions. Today, I have my weight and blood pressure under control ( weight loss of approximately 30 pounds and a 10 point drop in blood pressure ). The program reduced the frequency of asthma and allergy related problems, to the point of practical nonexistence. Additionally, there were other benefits, I experienced fewer colds and flus, and generally with less severity. I introduced this program to my wife, who had been on blood pressure medication for the past four years, and through increased water intake has recently been able to eliminate her medication. Thanks again for your program.

From: Carl Montesaro 

             Monroe Shocks

To:  Bob Butts 

        Cee-Kay Auto

        4949 Birney Ave.

        Moosic, PA. 18507


I wanted to thank you and let you know of our success story with the water treatment for asthma. My younger brother Michael has been battling severe asthma since he was 8 years old. He relies on his inhaler every day to do his daily activities. My brother has always been active in sports and relying on his inhaler to do these things can become very annoying. Roughly six months ago I sent him literature on the things that you have been doing with water and sodium. He had nothing to lose but all to gain by trying to increase his water and sodium intake. Since he has been doing this he no longer relies on his inhaler to do his daily activities and can now play a full game of baseball without having to stop for his breath of pharmaceutical air. 

    Thanks for all that you have done and keep doing it for others.

From: Sandra Paczkowski 

            247 Gedding Street 

            Avoca, Pa. 18641 

            (717) 457-9516

To: The Editor

    I am a 53-year-old woman who has had asthma for three years. Each time that I would get a cold (and that was frequently) I would get this uncontrollable cough. I had tried all conventional treatments including allergy treatment & medications. On April 24, 1996 after a severe bout of bronchitis, asthma and coughing, I developed OpticNeuritis (inflammation of the optic nerve and vision loss) in my left eye. On January 2, 1997, again after a terrible asthma coughing session that has since December 23, 1996, 1 started developing vision loss in my right eye. On the following day my cousin recommended THE WATER CURE (drinking 64 ounces of water daily and using 1/2 teaspoon of sea sail as seasoning on my food) for my asthma. After only two days, I was able to shovel my sidewalk at 7 a.m. in the bitter cold and not have a coughing session. I immediately began drinking 64 ounces of water every day, using salt and in two days I stopped coughing and have not coughed for five months now or even had a cold which is a miracle for me. 

    I am now able to drive, work, cut grass, shovel snow and go for walks and except for the damage done to my left eye, lead a perfectly healthy normal life. I truly feel that the coughing brought on by dehydration (because I didn't drink anything, no coffee, no tea, no soda or any other caffeinated drinks) caused my vision problems and it was the drinking of water and using salt which alleviated the coughing spasms. We all think that because we drink a lot of coffee, tea, soda, or juice, that we are getting the fluids we need, but we don't realize that most of these drinks can and do d ' dehydrate your body. Water is the most inexpensive non-invasive, healthy thing we can do for ourselves.

Date: 3/23/98

From: Don Bornstein 

            Victory Sales Group Inc. 

            Tel 732-536-0187 Fax 732-536-5870

To: Bob Butts 

       Cee-Kay Auto

       4949 Birney Ave.

       Moosic, PA. 18507


I've been on the "water cure" since our meeting last Tuesday. Results are astonishing! The bags under my eyes nearly disappeared in three days and I feel great! I took forward to visiting my son's home with all his pets and see how it effects my allergies. Thank you, thank you. YOU made a believer out of me.

From: Christine Bursian 



To: Bob Butts & Connie Giblin  

Heard Paul Harvey tell of Dr. Batman's asthma cure and in less than a week my son, Jeremy's symptoms almost completely stopped.

From:  Pirscillia Preston

             1232 S. Crocket St.

             Amarillo, Texas 79102


To: Dr. F. Batmanghelidl 

       Global Health Solutions 

       P.O. Box 3189 

       Falls Church, Virginia 22043

No more sleeping upright, struggling for breath and suffering countless asthma and panic attacks. No more hostility and disorientation. I look young and I'm vibrant and healthy. I now want to live again. Thanks to Dr. Batman.

From: Joanne Winfield

            Pittsburgh, PA


To: Bob Butts & Connie Giblin


Asthma gone, softer skin and increased mental awareness.

Dear Bob Butts,

I have been on the Water Cure for about 3 months now. I started to open my eyes to it after seeing a paragraph about drinking some water and eating a pinch of salt, to cure asthma. It worked the first night. That was about 5 months ago. I no longer carry an inhaler with me.

In using water with the Coarse Celtic-Sea Salt (CCSS) I have found that measuring the amount was easy for me at home (I do consulting and use an office at home) since I had a digital scale. I used the estimate of 6 grams CCSS per gallon of water.

I am writing to tell you/others that I found a commercial measurer that is graded in Coarse Sea Salt volume/ounce of water. Actually, the intended use for this item is to load black powder into mussel loading pistol (old fashion gun).

I have attached a photo of the item, and it is set at a 16 oz measurement. This item will give about 0.75 grams of CCSS, at this 16 oz setting. The measurer will give a maximum setting of 50 oz. I carry one of these on my key chain and some salt in my back pack. 50 oz is 1.5 liters (2.3 grams of CCSS) and that is the usual size of water bottle I drink from.

The second attachment shows a method to fill the USA 192 device.


One Cabela Drive

SIDNEY, NE.69160 (Nebraska) U.S.A.

Tel: 308 254 5505

Fax: 308 255 2303

This is a link to other places that distribute this item (the price was about $13):

I hope this is some help.

Martin Lee Phone: (408) 741-5342


Dear Dr. Batmanghelidj,

I was extremely difficult to live with. My wife threatened to leave me because of my often bad moods. I had no patience with anyone until I tried the watercure for my asthma. I became the happy-go-lucky person I always knew I could be. Best of all, my marriage is great.



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