Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
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Listen to this audio file: Todd Thorne RSD 5-2-13 60 Sec.

UPDATE 1/30/08 Courageous nurse's phenomenal recovery!

Walk for the cure was wrong to oppose show of water cure.
Published: June 22, 2010


The RSD fund raiser, "The Walk for the Cure" at McDade Park on June 13 to raise money to fund research to find a cure for RSD, the most painful disease known to man, turned into the "Walk From the Cure." Evidently the worst thing that could happen to any disease fundraiser is to have proof that the disease for which they are raising money to cure can be easily cured and, without any cost.

When the facilitators for this event saw our water cure group, they immediately told us to get out and we'd not be allowed to hand anything out because it doesn't work. If we didn't leave, they'd have the sheriff evict us. I guess they were upset that presenting evidence that RSD can be easily cured without pain, suffering or cost certainly has a bad effect on raising money to cure a problem already cured, as evidenced by the presence of RSD sufferer Todd Thorne of Pittston and his family. Last year Todd could not walk so he rode in a wheelchair during the "walk for the cure." Now he is walking as the water cure rid him of much of the symptoms from a disease whose pain often drives victims to suicide. Some even choose to have their limbs amputated to avoid the pain in their arms and legs. His family who accompanied him could not believe how angry the people were who manned the booth for the RSD fundraiser. At the same time, no fundraisers that I'm aware of have any interest in the the fact that simple dehydration is the cause of most so-called incurable diseases.

While so many people are suffering from bad economic health, they are forced into suffering bad physical health to protect profits made on often easily cured health problems. On a bright note, MS sufferer Alan Osmond of the Osmond Family sought information for his MS from our water cure site on about May 28 and got some relief in hours from this so-called incurable disease and continues to improve dsily. You can read his positive comments on the Osmond family website, where he recommends the water cure..

At any rate, the actions of those who manned the RSD fundraiser booth were some of the most unconscionable acts I have ever seen. What is it that dehumanizes us so much that we are blind to the harm we do to each other when obsessed with money? Our only objective is to help people get well and without cost. Could it be because we are bad for any business that gets more profitable the worse our health gets? Ironically, when these people were venting their anger, a downpour erupted, washing the event out.

I might add that not one of our legislators, state or federal, has any interest in this either.

Bob Butts


See the highly acclaimed TV news special by a CBS affiliate: How the water cure cured a nurse and a radio director of operations of diabetes, HBP, high cholesterol, excess weight, 75% of RSD pain and more.

Todd Thorne

There are people who believe that things in life happen for a reason. Sometimes what happens - no matter if it is a good thing, a bad thing, a funny thing or very serious - it makes you who you are and teaches the person a lesson in life and self-understanding. Even if the happening is traumatic or enlightening it will eventually make that person grow emotionally and spiritually. I am one of those people who believes that it can and will bring new meaning to self enlightment.

Six years ago, I was a nurse/paramedic who wanted more out of life than my current education provided me. So I went back to college in pursuit of a Physicians Assistant degree. I handled the first two years of college rather well, getting above average GPA's. But, in doing this college thing, I knew that I still had to work and bring in money to support my family. So I took a side job that was offered to me by an old high school friend who was the plant manager of the facility. Upon visiting the plant and sitting down with that old friend, I made him aware that I had a few injuries along my way in life, but he hired me anyway.

Three months into working, I literally got the shock of my life. The shock was from a malfunctioning machine that jolted me with 480volts of electricity on a 60amp current. It wasn't until nine hours after the incident that I woke up in a hospital bed looking at my wife and our two boys. No one knew what actually happened until then.

During the next 18 months, I was bounced back and forth between Cardiology and Neurology with each medical field saying that my problems lie with each other. Finally, as a new doctor at the hospital was brought onto my case, I got a definitive answer to my problems. He diagnosed me with a "Chronic Pain disease called, R.S.D.(Reflex Sympathetic dystrophy). A disease that is sometimes referred to as the suicide disease because anyone who has it either commits suicide because of the pain or has an heart attack because their body couldn't stand up to the amount of pain and stress it puts on a body.

I was put on a regiment of medications that numbered up to 14 different pills a day - ranging from pills to stabilize my organ hormones to controlled substance pain relieving medications. But all this time I was still battling the effects of the electricity on my body, it was deteriorating my body to an unstable stage.

One of my old acquaintances, Denise DeBiasi, I knew from a local auto parts store, Cee Kay Auto Stores, saw my wife and I passing the store that she was working in, came out to ask me what had happened. My wife and I explained it all to Denise and she told us to stay right there. She came back out of the store with all sorts of papers and audio CD's to read and listen to. I took her advise and listened to the CD's and read all these papers intently. I knew I had to try something, anything to get some relief. All the doctors were doing for me was filling me up on pills that was turning me into a wasted zombie. At the age of 43, I couldn't just give up and waste away.

It took a little while for my body to adjust to using the watercure because of the different thing I had to give up and introduce a new way of living. But I was still fighting the effects of the electricity on my body. My case was a lot different that what would be normally seen. It should only maybe take up to two weeks to improve a person starting on the watercure, but with me it took nearly the next two years.

After I started the watercure, I saw something that amazed me. Some of the feeling started to return to my legs, I saw the then dormant nerves start waking up and jumping through my skin. The doctors thought it was their doing that was starting to get my somewhat better, but it wasn't. I told then that I had started on the watercure protocol and they basically told me to stay out of their offices if I continued to use a fake treatment. Hundred of thousand of dollars are spent on Orthodox medicine, while only a few dollars for food and supplements are spent on the watercure.

What I studied for many, many years for different medical degrees failed me, and something that is virtually free did more for me, got me walking and driving a car again. I know I will never be able to return to my former employment in the medical field, but using the watercure had opened other avenues of life to me. I'm down to 4 medications per day and basically about 80% into remission of the R.S.D.

If it wasn't for my friend from Cee Kay Auto telling me about Dr. Batmanghelidj's formula for the watercure, I know I wouldn't be able to do anything that I do today. My wife and I even have co-founded an "anti-bullying" group with another family. We became anti-bullying advocates with this group called, P.A.S.S./Parents Advocating for Safe Schools. The watercure works, I'm living proof of that. Pain and Illness should not be a way of life.

I now live in Jenkinstownship, PA with my wife, Janet and our two sons. Todd jr and Jesse D. Without having them in my life and pushing me to keep going, to not let myself down and just be just another statistic of illness, I would have never been able to stay focused on doing the water cure nor would I have completed this manual. I'm actually able to have a life again, not just walking, but living life doing things with my family and friends. It's for all the people in my life, I didn't give up hope.


Date: 1-30-08

Subject: Testimonial..RSD.75% cured with Water Cure!

From: D R
To: Bob Butts

My name is D R. I am a 50yr. old LPN disabled with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy( RSD )for 17 + years. I have also been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, CFS, TOS, & many other chronic pain syndromes. I was a victim of hospital errors/abuse 12 days at a local Hospital in 2005. Due to all the trauma & Unnecessary life threatening complications my RSD spread throughout my body and was in a major flare-up. I was in bed 20-22 hours a day for the next 2 years. I also developed numerous other health problems such as: constipation & rectal bleeding, weight gain & muscle atrophy of my left leg. Most were caused by medication, inactivity, dehydration & a poor diet (nutritional deficiencies). I was out of the house 3 times...Total. I was like a prisoner trapped in my own body & mind. My body was riddled with intolerable pain & my mind was crippled with depression, guilt & even dark thoughts of suicide.I was Painfully alive...Not living. Thru my 17 + years of horrific RSD pain I have had over 55 Stellate Ganglion Nerve Blocks, 9 ribcage nerve blocks, Intra-Spinal Epidural Catheters, Hundreds of Trigger point injections, Pt, Ot, acupuncture, other therapies & have run the gamut with medications. All with minimal or No relief of pain. I felt helpless & hopeless.

May 19, 2007 I started Dr. Batmanghelidj's Water cure. Within 2 weeks my pain had decreased 75% ! My depression is gone & I lost 28 unwanted pounds in 5 months! I NEVER had 75% relief of pain with any costly medication or painful treatment. All of the other health problems are also relieved or gone! I have now regained much of my life back simply by adding the proper amounts of sea salt & water to a more nutritious diet. I have stopped drinking any caffeine; coffee, soda or alcohol. Caffeine dehydrates our bodies. Dehydration is the cause of most disease, pain & illness. Read the many testimonials of people helped or even Cured of diabetes ,cancer, pain & many diseases. God has truly Blessed me & shown me His mercy. He has given me a second chance...a new less painful life! Yet, the most amazing thing is my 17 + years of extreme pain, suffering & tears has enabled me the spiritual joy of helping others get well too naturally. I don't want anyone to suffer needlessly the way I did. Please Help me Help others obtain pain relief thru the Miracles of the Water cure!



Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2007 19:12:50 -0800
Subject: testimony on water cure
To: D R

Dear D R,

I just read your testimony on Bob Butts' 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!

God Bless! Keep sharing your story!

Jenni Chism

From: D R
To: <>
Subject: RE: God Bless!
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 15:58:26

Dear Jenni, thank you for the beautiful e-mail! God is so Great! He has given me such Blessed pain relief. I always say in God's time & God's way ! The 2 years I spent bedridden with Intolerable pain was for a reason.. His purpose. During those 2 years my body was riddled with pain & my mind was crippled by depression, hoplessness & even dark thoughts of suicide.My faith in God & the love for my children sustained me. During that time I read over 250 books. Many books on religion, spirituality & of most importance the Bible.I became more spiritual & closer to God,my Father. I realize now God was preparing me for my mission to help others get well naturally thru the Miracles of the Watercure and faith in Our Lord!

When I speak with people now who are suffering from severe pain & depression I am Truly speaking from my heart. I have been in that painful,lonely place that they are now at. I have walked a mile in their moccasin. I know Exactly what they are feeling & they know, that I too have experienced the same thing . To many people it is just a relief to talk to me knowing that I am listening with compassion & empathy. God has given me the wisdom of words to help console & guide other people to a healthier,happier life! I am humbled that God chose me to suffer & then made me well so that I can serve Him by helping others. I am thrilled that God has also Blessed you with relief from your asthma.I am sure you will stay healthy by following the watercure & praising God for his guidance! Please do keep in touch . I really care & pray for all who contact me... peace & healing... D R