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On 1/20/2015 3:08 AM, Abbas Yusuf wrote: Dear Sir,

I am happy to see young people taking over the baton of Water cure even giving it the fancy politically correct medical jargon: Hydration Therapy. I am worried that some of the older generation water cure activists have either moved on or are getting old. That is why I am very happy with the young breed.

In around 2000, I suffered from chronic ulcers so bad I had anti-Acid bottles on either side to my bed to drink at night , so sever the pain was. I had lower back pain that would strike like 3/4 times a year so debilitating I literally use to crawl to the toilet, Hemorrhoids that were infected and blood/pus oozing I had to have rolls of tissue paper on my back side!! Erectile Dysfunction...Insomnia, Obese (120 Kg) finally diagnosed Diabetes...And the Doctor put me on Diabetes medication. THIS WAS MY WAKE UP CALL. I have seen Diabetics suffer miserably and I did not want to go this route.

I called my friend an MD Dr. Deedat (South Africa) for this opinion, he drove over to me on the week-end and literally threw away my medication and told me I don't take prescription medication, but I make a living from it. He told me you have no Diabetes you are only too Obese... take off 20/30 kg and come and see me...He of course taught me how to change my diet. In the mean time some one gave me Your Body's Many Cries for Water of Dr.F. Batmanghelidj, M.D . ...I also read everything in of Bob Butt. In two months..NO MORE weight issue, NO MORE Diabetes or medication, NO MORE Hemorrhoids, NO MORE Ulcers, NO MORE Insomnia, and NO MORE Back pain to date 20 Jan 2015.

From then on I have been very interested in Natural health and healing. I have given a lot of people salt water and many who used it benefited, most laughed at it. I have since then been researching the internet daily at least 2/3 hours on Natural Medicine. BUT I FORGOT ABOUT WATERCURE and WATER CURE2 Websites!!!!

Finally some four months ago seeing a lot of people suffer from Chronic,Degenerative and Idiopathic Diseases, I decided to switch careers and therefore started thoroughly researchING for CURES THAT WERE 100 % EFFECTIVE, NO SIDE EFFECTS, RESULTING IN INSTANT CURES, READILY AVAILABLE ANYWHERE, AND ARE 'DIRT' my searches I ended up in websites. and I saw Dr. Batmanghelidj and I saw Bob Butt and I got a SHOCK OF MY LIFE....WHAT??? IS THIS NOT WHERE I STARTED IT ALL....ISNT THIS WHERE I GOT HEALED...CURED OF 5 OR 6 INCURABLE DISEASES IN RECORD 2 MONTHS...AND I FORGOT ALL ABOUT IT!!?... and my new terms of references I research now for CURES THAT ARE 100 % EFFECTIVE, NO SIDE EFFECTS, RESULTING IN INSTANT CURES, READILY AVAILABLE ANYWHERE, AND ARE 'DIRT' CHEAP!!! I just can't believe it!!!

No more NOW, I am now in the field to help the people HEAL, CURE before I FORGET again...

I thank you very much


On 1/16/2014 4:48 PM, Camacho, Ruby wrote: Hi Bob,

I have had back pain for 20+ years, I would go to sleep expecting to rest but when I wake up in the morning I felt like I hadn't rested at all or like a semi had run over me a few times. I was in so much pain in the morning and as soon as I would get up and move around my pain subsided. So I hardly ever slept much because I couldn't stand the pain.

I started the water cure at the beginning of December 2013. To my surprise within 3 days my pain had diminished 90%, and after a week the pain was completely gone. I could for the most part say I am PAIN FREE even though I have felt my pain try to come back once or twice in this 5 week period. Do you know what could be going on? Is it maybe that time of the month that my body struggles with the changes that go on in the body? Other than that I couldn't believe something so easy took care of it all. I thought I was already drinking enough water (I drink 6-8 glasses of water sometimes 10) so I guess the salt is what my body needed. I carry around a 24 oz. water bottle and I add a pinch of celtic sea salt to it which equates to less than a 1/4 teaspoon of salt. I fill that bottle up 3 times plus I add an extra cup to make 10 cups of water daily.

I read Dr. Batmanghelidj's book "Your body's many cries for water", I really enjoyed the book and am sharing it with everyone. It sounded like I was drinking the water the correct way but then I started to read some of the tips on your website on how to drink the water and it states that I should not nurse my salt water all day rather take 1-3 cups at specific times with a pinch of salt on my tongue. At times I experience a very dry mouth even if I drink 10-12 cups of water, does that mean I'm taking in too much salt or does it mean my body is really asking for more water? Are there any side effects if you take too much salt water? I ask cause in my 3rd week of doing the water/salt I experienced diarrhea for like 30 hours and I felt like it was the stomach flu, I did not eat or feel like eating anything for like 28 hours, my body was aching, my body felt hot, slight headache, and weak, after like 30 hours my symptoms subsided and in the morning I felt like nothing had ever happened. Could it have been the flu or could it have been the 2 cups of hot water that I had drank one after another and both with a small pinch of sea salt. It was very cold that day and I did that to warm up but boy did I feel awful after that.

My question is how long do I use the salt or how do I know my body has enough salt and is it time to reduce or eliminate the salt? Is this a daily thing that I have to keep track of and how?

I've ordered "The ABCs of Allergies, Asthma, and Lupus" and am very anxious to read it because I have also been suffering from post nasal drip for a very long time (15+ years), and if the water can cure that I will be in heaven. With congestion that accumulates in my throat that will turn into a cough or an infection and you know how hard a cough can be to get rid of, can the salt get rid of the cough pretty quick also?

I will continue to read your website, there is so much valuable information, I want to thank you for putting it out there and allowing me a chance to write to you with questions and/or concerns.

Bob Butts' Response:

You need more salt. Google diarrhea cured with sea salt & water or take some charcoal.

Google any question you have like: Back pain cured with sea salt & water or any problem the same way or go for a swim in the ocean.

I drink about 10 ounces at a time and a half tsp of sea salt licked off my tongue. Just go how you feel & keep a record. I will do this as long as I live & only change if I feel it necessary, Sometimes I will cut it to 1/4 tsp. As far as I'm concerned the main cause of bad health are the big profits made on bad health and government meddling promoting medical protocols that keep people sick. The news media isn't even allowed to interview me & doctors have to shut up or lose their licenses & jobs.

Please tell all the people you can. Biggest problem is we made money the universal measure of excellence rather than human decency and ethics. Even Saudi Arabia cures 73 illnesses with sea salt while we promote low salt diets which raise the death rate 500% as JAMA & the CDC said it does. Again, our money addiction silences the free solution

Please do your part and help us all you can. Tell the world. We run 700 radio spots a month telling people how to get well.

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Simple solution to everything, Love people more than money. Hope you don't mind my sharing your story. It will help many people. They are all to people who have done much to help people around he world and we need all the inspit=rational stories we can get. Love of money is doing us in. Dr. Batmanghelidj deserves for what he's done for humanity.

Note from Bob Butts: Back testimonial addition:  Try an inversion table to expedite healing your back. I tried getting on an inversion table and it stopped the pain in minutes. I had to do it a few times and the pain kept getting less. Try it for about three minutes before you buy it.
Bob Butts

From: Darrell Stoddard []
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 10:01 AM
To: Bob Butts
Subject: Re: Love Your Website

Letter sent to the Pain Research Institute 

Mr. Stoddard

I want to personally thank you for saving my life. There are very few good doctors with any integrity left. It is all about the money. I forgot if I got your website from Kevin Trudeau's Book or Bottom Line Health it does not really matter. It is only important that I found you. Two years ago, it seemed as though it happened over night but my symptoms were gradually becoming more noticeable over time, starting in my teens I thought it was just old age creeping up on me. First it started with knee injuries then my upper back and neck started really bothering me at 41 years of age. I had been in a car wreck 5 or 6 years prior to these symptoms I thought it was result of the wreck, sometimes this does not show up for several years. The headaches were miserable. Always in my neck , back of the head and top of the head. It seemed like I went for a solid year and had a headache everyday. I went to Orthopedic, Chiropractor, Neurosurgeon, and General Doctor. Had and MRI done that said I had a mild bulging disk in my neck C6, slight herniation at T3 and T4 and a mild herniation at T8,T9. T3 and T4 were off the midline.T6 was the worst of all as far as inflammation and being out of place the MRI said nothing about it but the chiropractor had to constantly pop it back in. You could see it on x-ray. I was going to a chiropractor 2 times a week some of the things the chiropractor told me made some sense. He told me to quit drinking coffee and cokes and drink water. He wanted me to start working out which I know a strong back does help. However none of these specialists really helped me very much. They really did not listen to what I was telling them as with most doctor's they are only treating symptoms and not getting to the rout cause and getting rich in the process. I kept telling them just the slightest of activity and my back would be out of place and my head was about to explode, I told my Chiropractor I would roll over in bed and jump out of place and that my neck was constantly popping and felt like I had grit in it. It felt like I was sleeping on a concrete pillow at night I could never get comfortable. I also told the neurosurgeon this he said he could bring a dozen 45 year old men off of the street and none of them would be any worse off than I was. I knew this was not normal I felt helpless. I tried several other natural remedies, CMO for one it did nothing , then I ordered your Biotape it did nothing however you sent me two packages of sea salt, I thought nothing of it and threw it on the counter it set there for three weeks. Then one day I decide to follow your instructions and start taking this with non-chlorinated water. Within 4 or 5 days I could tell a noticeable difference. Not only did it seem like my back was better but my energy level was out the roof, the headaches started getting less and with less severity. I not only started researching sea salt but other aliment remedies. All of the major aliments cancer, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes are all tried together in my opinion. However when I started taking your sea salt I read an article on the web about 24 different things sea salt along with water were essential for. Three tipped me off as to what my problem was. One was slobbering all over your pillow at night, 27% of your bones are made of salt and a salt deficiency was the leading cause of osteoporosis, and salt deficiency would lead to irregular heart beats but would regulate high blood pressure. I had all of these symptoms. I was on the verge of serious health problems. I was severely dehydrated. Luckily I did not destroy my back during this period because I work extremely hard everyday. I have been taking sea salt for about 3 months I am almost completely healed it is amazing and so are you. Thank you so much. My mom had the worst case of arthritis I had ever seen she has past away. Neither my mom nor I ever ate much salt because doctors are constantly telling us it is bad for us and table salt may be. However I only wish I could have found you sooner I watched her suffer the last 15 years of her life and now I know the answer. My mother was a coca cola addict that may have been my biggest challenge if I could go back in time. I always told her I thought the cokes were a lot of her problem, then I had no research to back it up it was only a guess. I know now she was severely dehydrated. For me personally I will never drink soft drinks or coffee again maybe an occasional cup of decaf. It will only be non chlorinated water and a pinch of sea salt a couple time a day. If I had not received this miracle from you, I would either be insane or dead. The good Lord left us the answers we have just been brain washed by big medicine and all of these man made products that are killing us even the water out of our own taps. You and your associates are truly miracles from God. Godly people have integrity. *

Thank you so much,
Alan G. Burley

Letter sent to Bob Butts from Darrell Stoddard, Founder - Pain Research Institute  - Author Pain Free for Life



Subject: Back pain...

Date: 11-04-06

From: Todd Vogt (

To: Bob Butts

Dear Bob Butts, I have been meaning to tell you about my back problems. I have been experiencing back pain for about 20 yrs. Each year it got worse and worse. 2 yrs ago it got so bad I was going to have to go on state disability. I have been a hard working construction worker for years and the thought of being unable to work was sending me into depression. About 1 yrs ago my friend told me about the water cure for my asthma, several days after starting the cure I noticed my back pain was gone. This was amazing!! I didn't realize that it was from the water until I went a day without drinking much water, I had a bad back incident. I couldn't even go to church the next day, so I started drinking the salt water and by lunch time my pain was gone, it was then I realized it was the water that was helping my back. I want to thank you Bob for opening my eyes to the fact that God put the cure for my problems all around me. I have never been this healthy. I don't get sick anymore either.
Thank you and God bless you,
Todd Vogt

Date: August 21, 2002

From: Fran Slavetski

To: Bob Butts

I believe Bob Butts is one of the greatest men in this area. He is not only a successful businessman in the area, but he is a great humanitarian. I have had the great pleasure of knowing Bob Butts. He has independently spent his own money on his belief. I have tried the Water Cure and feel so much better. I drink more than 64 oz. of water and have given up caffeine. I previously had severe back pain and had trouble bending and lifting. I have noticed I feel so much better. I prefer water to any other liquid and have not been sick or missed work for 7 years. And, I work 7 days a week, 18 hours per day. I am 49 years old. I am appreciative of Bob Butts for turning me on to water.


Date: 31 March 31, 2001 

From: Alta Craig


To: Bob Butts 

        Cee-Kay Auto

        4949 Birney Ave.

        Moosic, PA. 18507

I have recently purchased Dr. B's books on the water cure and begun drinking water and using salt as per his instructions. Yesterday and today I have been aching all over, especially in my joints and lower back, which I injured 35 years ago. I have a ruptured disc which bothers me when the weather changes or if I strain it with housework or garden work. I have done the pillow exercises Dr. B. recommends, and they helped some, but it's mostly the all over aching that is keeping me down. I have tried all my life to eat a good diet, don't smoke or drink or use caffeinated drinks. Do you think this could be a "cleansing reaction"? Is this a typical reaction after starting the program for about two weeks? Please let me know since I seem to be getting worse instead of better! Thanks so much for your time.

From: Connie Giblin 


To: Alta Craig"

What do you weigh and how much water and salt are you using? Are you spreading your water throughout the day? You may need more sea salt. You aren't using regular salt, are you? Joint and lower back problems are 99% due to salt and/or water deficiency. I alsways suggest for severe joint pain that adding Knox Gelatin to your diet will accellerate the healing. Gelatin is ground up cartilege which is comprised mainly of salt and water. Stay in touch till you are 99% and then you can refer others to this site. Problems like yours are usually ver simple to get rid of. Read the testimonial letters and especially the Biser interview.

From: Alta Craig" 


To: Bob Butts 

        Cee-Kay Auto

        4949 Birney Ave.

        Moosic, PA. 18507

Guess what? I emailed Dr. B. and he told me to take more salt too, so I began using the Celtic sea salt in addition to 1/2 my body weight (150) in ounces of water spaced throughout the day, and after about 24 hours I felt my back pop, and it's not hurting so bad. I think the vertebrae went back into place, which relieved the pressure on my sciatic nerve, which was inflamed. So it may take a few days to get back to normal, but at least the miserable pain is gone. How about that? I have a book on Celtic sea salt, which I just began rereading, but I am a true believer now in the water/salt cure. Thank the Lord! I have been in bed for four days with this pain, I don't like to take medicine or go to medical doctors or even chiropractors if I can avoid it. But I was about ready to, until this. Will keep you posted and also take the Knox gelatin; my husband went and bought me a big box. Thanks for your interest and concern; it helps to know someone out there cares.

P.S. I eat a pretty good diet, no alcohol, caffeine, or smoking. I have tried to eat a vegetarian diet, but can't seem to give up meat. I am just trying to eat more healthfully now (more vegetables) and adding a glass of carrot/celery juice once a day as well. Any thoughts or suggestions will be gratefully accepted!

Date: June 24, 1996

From: Dorman J. Bryce

To: Dr. F. Batmanghelidl 

       Global Health Solutions 

       P.O. Box 3189 

       Falls Church, Virginia 22043

On June 29, 1995, I hurt my back. On June 30, 1995, in a lot of pain, I called my medical doctor. He was closed and I couldn't see him until July 3. On June 30, I went to the chiropractor. He took X-rays, gave treatment, and I received some relief.

July 3, I saw my medical doctor. He examined me and then sent me to a physical therapist for three different days. I had some relief but not much.

I returned to my medical doctor on July 10, still in pain. He gave me some pain pills and took an X-ray and CAT-Scan of my lower spine. He also sent me back to the physical therapist for three more days. Again, some relief.

On July 13, still in pain, my medical doctor sent me to have an MRI on my back. Also, during this time, I had two more chiropractor visits. During all the above time I was on pain pills twice a day.

My wife remembered reading in Dr. Julian Whitaker's Health and Healing Letters (March 95, Vol 5, No 3) where he mentioned your book "How to Deal with Back Pain and Rheumatoid Joint Pain." She went to a local book store and purchased the book for $14.95. We hurriedly read your book, did the exercises you suggested and started drinking water. WITHIN ONE HOUR MY BACK WAS PAIN FREE and has remained ever since. God bless you.

What really ticks me off, besides the pain I was in, is:

MRI $543.50

Your book and instruction only cost $14.95 and you gave me almost immediate relief in only one treatment.

Again, God bless you for your books and knowledge. We now also have your book, "Your Body's Many Cries for Water," your video and your tape. They are all exceptional. If you publish anything else, I want them.


Dorman J. Bryce

Date: September 1995

From: Harry Finn 

            Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702


To: Bob Butts 

        Cee-Kay Auto

        4949 Birney Ave.

        Moosic, PA. 18507

My wife Carol and I will be forever grateful for showing us the most simple, economical way to better health. To think, all you have to do is drink eight glasses of water and one quarter teaspoon of salt per quart per day. I now know that anyone who does this will notice a considerable improvement in their health. I have yet to hear anyone who has taken that advice say they haven't noticed a difference. It works. You just have to do it. No one can do it for you. Also, people who are looking for better health through water must be made aware of the variables. For every cup of coffee I drink, I also drink an added glass of water. For every glass of soda, I do the same. After a short time you lose the taste for these other drinks. 

I remember the first time I drank diet soda. I hated the taste. Because that's all my family used to buy, I started to acquire a taste for it. Then I hated the taste of regular soda. The same holds true when you start to drink water on a regular basis. Now I can't stand the taste of any soda. I never would have thought the day would come when I would enjoy a tall glass of cold, FILTERED, water with a pizza pie. That's right! I can't even drink soda with pizza. Water tastes much better. I still enjoy two cups of coffee in the morning, but I drink a glass of water before each cup. Some of the benefits we've reaped from taking your advice are 99% less back pain, a higher energy level, the absence of severe migraine headaches, and finally a thirst that needs quenching. For the past twenty years I never drank because I was thirsty. I drank because I believe drinking diet soda becomes habitual. Since I started drinking water I found that I drink because I'm actually thirsty. That alone amazes me. 

My wife suffered for years with severe migraine headaches. She used to lay in bed with the drapes drawn for a day or two. I wouldn't even go into the bedroom for fear of waking her if she should be sleeping. It used to break my heart to see her suffer like that knowing there wasn't anything I could do for her. After trying everything under the sun for some simple relief, she started drinking water in the amounts you recommended. Low and behold, she starting experiencing relief for the first time in years. 

I was diagnosed as having a herniated disc. I will never ever forget the pain that used to shoot down my legs if I moved the wrong way. There were times my wife had to put my socks on me in the morning. Then I would have to crawl out of bed. I couldn't sit in a chair, any kind of chair, for six months. If I was standing when the pain hit it would knock me right to the ground where I would stay until I could muster up the courage to crawl to the couch or bed. Sometimes I would just lay where I was for hours. To get to the doctors I had to lay on my stomach in the car. I had to eat at the kitchen table standing up. Now don't get me wrong, the doctor helped me. The pills I took for inflamation and the pills I took for pain helped. At the time, I couldn't have endured without them. Here's what I'm saying. The first year I had a perscription for the original bottle and three refills, all of which were used in one year. The second year I started drinking the water and I used only one bottle of pills in one year. I really think I could have done without those pills the second year but the pain was so horrendous it seemed as if I needed that little bit of extra insurance once in a while if I felt the slightest twinge in my buttocks. (That's where the pain would always originate.) 

I'm convinced the pills eased the pain at the time but the water aided in the cure. The reason I say aided is because I also had to start walking and exercising. When I saw the big improvement in my health I almost naturally started eating more of the right foods. It seems as if everything starts falling into place once you make it a way of life. I'm not a health purist. I still smoke. But you know what? I smoke less. I still don't live or breathe or eat every hour of the day in the way that's s best, but, overall I'm in much better health now than I was a couple of years ago. 

For the most part, everything in moderation never killed anyone. I even started bowling a couple of months ago. At one time I was convinced I would never be able to pick up a sixteen-pound bowling ball and throw it down an alley. I owe this new way of life to you, Bob Butts. Thank you! I'm writing you this letter in the hope other people will see it and maybe it will motivate them just enough to try it. If I help just one good person, it will have been worth it. I am forever indebted to you.

From: L. Palmer 

            York, PA

To: Dr. F. Batmanghelidl 

       Global Health Solutions 

       P.O. Box 3189 

       Falls Church, Virginia 22043

I read Dr. Batman's book about 10 months ago. I found his claims astonishing but intriguing. When I read his explanation of the hydraulics of the spinal column and how dehydration compresses the disks, causing back pain, I decided to try his remedy because I suffer from ankylosis spondylitis (a form of rheumatoid arthritis), and from mild hypertension. 

Believe me, it was not easy to drink the required water each day, simply because I had not been a big water drinker. I forced myself to do it and was rewarded for my effort, I have had no sever flare-ups on my spinal column since I began the water regime. You had to have been in my shoes to appreciate what this means to me. Being laid-up with spinal vertebrae inflammation many times each year, and as a result resembling "a walking comma" is very debilitating and painful. My elevated blood pressure has also returned to normal. 

I consider Dr. Batman's information as God-sent. It is my prayer that you too will benefit from his pain-relieving and life-extension revelations. 

Adults should drink at least eight, 8 oz. glasses per day to hydrate their body. Dr. Batman also reminds us to make sure that you have at least 1/4 teaspoon of salt per day in your food intake to help your body utilize the added water intake. The salt is crucial. Always drink water between meals, and not with meals. Dr. Batman recommends you drink at least a half-hour before meals and about 2 1/2 hours after meals, for best results. This time schedule of water intake will help digestion rather than dilute it. 

Also, don't think for a moment that drinking coffee, soda pop, diet colas, tea, or fruit drinks is a substitute for water. When Dr. Batman prescribes eight, 8 oz. glasses of water, he means just that. Most coffee, pop and tea are dehydrating drinks. In other words, they're diuretic; their liquid isn't available to irrigate your system because of the caffeine and/or phosphates they contain. If you cannot give up these dehydrating liquids, just make certain you don't count their intake as part of your eight, 8 oz. glasses of water each day. 

I consider Dr. Batman's information as God-sent. It is my prayer that you too will benefit from his pain-relieving and life-extension revelations.

Date: November 18, 1999

From: Tom Johnson

            Sales Manager

            Nickson Industries, Inc.

            Plainville, Connecticut 05062

To: Bob Butts 

        Cee-Kay Auto

        4949 Birney Ave.

        Moosic, PA. 18507

Please accept the following statement as a testimonial to the water cure.

I started the water cure to relieve nagging lower back pain. Not only did it cure that, it cured bursitis I had in my shoulder, eliminated my need to take antacids for my stomach, and antihistamines I was taking for chronic allergies and if that was not enough I no longer have dandruff. I could add that it lowered my cholesterol and blood pressure but someone might think I am stretching the truth. I'm not! Thank you.

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