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Many people have been suffering from a variety of symptoms like constipation, dry and itchy skin, acne, nose bleeds, repeated urinary tract infections, dry and unproductive coughs, constant sneezing, sinus pressure and headaches, all of which can be traced to a lack of water intake. Most were drinking plenty of fluids: coffee, soda, tea and juice. But none were drinking enough water.

It is recommended that we drink one ounce of water for every two pounds we weigh. A more general recommendation is at least eight glasses a day. Tea, coffee and drinks diluted with water do not count towards the daily recommended amount.

I am practicing water therapy since 1998, thanks to the information abundantly and freely available in internet.  After comparing many articles and consulting my doctor friends, I started this.  For the first few days I felt difficulty in consuming the full 1.5 liters of water.  Then it become easy.  Within 15 days,  I felt totally relieved  from year long arthritis problem.  I feel fresh the whole day. My body weight remains the same for the last 5 years.

I give below the gist of extracts from some of the free articles in the web for ready reference.

Article 1.

Water Therapy

Water is everywhere on Earth and is the only known substance that can naturally exist as a gas, liquid, and solid within the relatively small range of air temperatures and pressures found at the Earth's surface. In all, the Earth's water content is about 1.39 billion cubic kilometers (331 million cubic miles) and the vast bulk of it, about 96.5%, is in the global oceans. Approximately 1.7% is stored in the polar icecaps, glaciers, and permanent snow, and another 1.7% is stored in groundwater, lakes, rivers, streams, and soil. Finally, a thousandth of 1% exists as water vapor in the Earth's atmosphere.

As seen from space, one of the most unique features of our home planet is the water, in both liquid and frozen forms, that covers approximately 75% of the Earth's surface. Believed to have initially arrived on the surface through the emissions of ancient volcanoes, geologic evidence suggests that large amounts of water have likely flowed on Earth for the past 3.8 billion years, most of its existence. As a vital substance that sets the Earth apart from the rest of the planets in our solar system, water is a necessary ingredient for the development and nourishment of life.

Water is a basic component of all living organisms. The quantity of water present in a human adult is equal to about 60% of total body weight with relative variations according to age and sex. At birth the ratio rises to an approximate 75%. The absence of water is more life threatening within a shorter period of time than solid food fasting. A loss of 10% of the total water content in an organism results in the inability to perform organized physical activity.

Whether it is a free molecule or bound to others, water has various biological functions:

It takes an active part in digestion by facilitating transportation and solubility of chemicals through the gastrointestinal tract until the soluble nutrients passing through the intestinal wall can be absorbed by blood and lymph vessels and diffuse into body cells.

It is the medium through which metabolic reactions take place. Blood, for example, contains about 92% water and carries catabolic residues from the cells to the organs of the excretory system: kidneys, lungs, skin .

Water allows for the passage of substances from the cells to the intercellular spaces, to blood vessels and vice versa.

It helps regulate body temperature through perspiration and the elimination of water vapour through the lungs.

The presence of water in the body can be divided in two large categories of function: intercellular which comprises about 50% of total body weight and extracellular which corresponds to 20% of total body weight of which 5% is water from blood and 15% is interstitial water.

Exogenus and endogenous water: the need for water

The greatest portion of water in the human organism derives from exogenous sources. It is therefore introduced into the body through the intake of food and drinks. The remaining portion has an endogenous origin and is formed as a final catabolic product in the oxide-reduced processes.

Water is the most abundant element of our body. 72% of our body is made of water. Water in our body serves much purpose in the body. Apart from circulating nutrients throughout the body in the form of blood it also distributes the heat in the body. The major function of water is to remove waste materials from the body. The waste materials include break down chemicals of the various metabolic reaction of the body and also that are introduced through the food we eat. Taking water as an important supplement of the body cures all diseases.

Hope you are aware of the fact that one can survive without food for some days; but no one can survive without water for a single day.

A number of patients have been suffering from a variety of symptoms, all of which can be traced to a lack of water intake. Most were drinking plenty of fluids: coffee, soda, tea and juice. But none were drinking enough water.

What kinds of symptoms result from drinking too little water? Most commonly I see constipation, dry and itchy skin, acne, nose bleeds, repeated urinary tract infections, dry and unproductive coughs, constant sneezing, sinus pressure and headaches.

You might ask how a lack of water intake can cause this wide array of symptoms. Water is required by every cell in the body as nourishment and to remove wastes. When water becomes scarce, the body tries to limit the amount it loses through breathing, mucous production, urination, perspiration and bowel movements.

Several cups of water are lost daily through breathing because the lungs require humid air to do their work. In the winter when drier air prevails outside and heating systems (especially forced hot air and wood stoves) dry out the air inside, even more water is lost. It is estimated that on an average day in the fall, 3-4 cups of water are lost through breathing. On a cold, dry winter day as much as 2-3 more cups of water may be lost in this way. The body has to moisturize the air before it reaches the lungs and does so through the mucous membranes lining the nasal passages and the bronchi. As available fluid decreases, the mucous lining becomes drier. This in turn irritates the lungs, causing them to become more reactive to dust, mold particles, cigarette smoke and other irritants, and less resistant to viruses and bacteria. The result: dry cough and bronchitis.

The mucous membranes of our lungs and gut are an important component of our resistance to disease. They provide an effective barrier to bacteria, viruses and pollutants when intact. But a number of substances (such as aspirin) are known to harm this barrier. What is less well known is that a lack of water in the body makes the all important mucous less viscous and can cause constipation, irritable bowel syndrome and a slowed movement of the bowels contents. These problems in turn increase ones risk of other long term disease including hemorrhoids and colon cancer. The mucous lining in the sinus passages is similarly vital as a defense against disease. When it becomes drier, sinusitis, nose bleeds and allergic symptoms worsen.

Obviously, we all lose some water through urination and urination is required for the removal of various toxins from the body. When fluid volume is diminished, the ability of the body to remove toxins through urination is also diminished. It is a comon misunderstanding that the more water we drink, the harder it is on the kidneys. In fact, except for people with some uncommon kidney problems, the opposite is true. Water soluble toxins cannot be easily removed through the bowels, especially when a lack of water also causes constipation. These toxins then must be eliminated in other ways such as through the skin. The increase in body toxin levels can cause headaches and fatigue. The attempt by the body to remove excess levels of unwanted chemicals through the skin can cause acne and will aggravate eczema.

The easy solution to all these problems is to drink more water. Coffee, tea and soda all contain caffeine which is a known diuretic and will actually accentuate the symptoms of fluid loss. Fruit juices are more concentrated in sugar than your body's fluids and so the body will attempt to dilute them in the gut thereby causing a loss of water from other areas of the body. In the dry, hot air of winter and very hot days of summer, drink at least 10 glasses of water daily for optimal health. During the spring and fall, 8 glasses will suffice for most people, although those with inhalant allergies do best to drink as much water as possible. Pregnant women need to drink at least 50% more water daily than they would while not pregnant. People who exercise vigorously should add one glass of water for each 30 minutes of exercise. Herbal teas and diluted fruit juices (1/3 fruit juice to 2/3 water) can be substituted for some of the water. Drink one extra glass of water for each cup of coffee or black tea you have. Humidifying the air in the winter will help reduce water loss, but be careful to clean humidifiers daily to discourage bacteria or mold build up.

What type of water is best? Activated carbon or charcoal filtered water is probably the least expensive way to drink 'safe' water. The carbon filter removes most of the carcinogens and bacteria commonly found in drinking water. These filters are often very inexpensive and can be found in almost any department store. Distilled water has had all the metals (both harmful and helpful) removed. None of the flourinated and chlorinated hydrocarbons (coming from combining fertilizers and pesticides with flouride and chlorine) are removed. It is these hydrocarbons which are linked with the most health problems. Bottled spring waters may be healthy, but they are not yet required to be analyzed for chemical and bacterial levels.

Water can be a miracle cure for many common ailments. Try drinking some now and see if you don't feel better!

How to do water therapy?

Usha Kaala Chikitsa" is the Sanskrit reference for water therapy. According to this ancient system, 1.5 liters of water should be drunk without even brushing the tooth. You may wash your face thereafter. It is very essential to note that no drinks (like tea, coffee, and milk) or any form of solid food should be taken within half an hour to one hour before and after drinking 1.5 liters of water. Using any form of alcoholic drink in the previous night is strictly prohibited.

What are the alternative ways to do this water therapy?

If you are not comfortable to drink water before burshing the tooth, then drink water after brushing the tooth.But remember you can have the 100% effect only when you do before brushing the tooth.

1. Take one and a half litre of water in a copper or silver vessel and start drinking. Keep drinking as much as you can. If you cannot empty it all at once give a 5 minutes gap and drink rest of the water. Again if some water left give a gap of another 5 minutes and empty the vessel. Keep doing this everyday you notice that in a few day you can empty the vessel all at once. This is the best trick to do the water therapy.

2. Taste of water satiates the tongue. Therefore pouring water directly to the throat avoiding contact with the tongue, one can drink one and a half liters of water with ease.This is another way.

3. Measure 1.5 liters in cups and drink cup after cup. This is another way however some feel satiating sense soon.

What is the necesasity of taking water therapy? Is it not enough if one consumes water at regular intervals throughout the day?

Let us suppose that you wash your face and hands regularly but do not take a bath continously for a month. Think what will happen to your body? The same is the case here also. Bathing is the process of cleaning the body externally. Water therapy is the process of cleaning the body internally. Water therapy cleans all your inner organs and flushes out the poisonous particles of the cooked food in your lever. If you can not take this therapy everyday, try to have it atleast twice or thrice in a week. You can feel its pleasure only by its practice. It can not be described in words.Water therapy is not for thirst but for flushing all the toxins out of body and regain good health.

Initially if you will feel slight uncomfortness in gulping 1.5 liters, measure the amount in cups (Seven glasses makes 1.5 liters). Start with one glass for the first day. Next increase to two glasses and then to three and so on till you can drink nine glasses. You may also drink four glasses first and the balance three glasses after a gap of two minutes. However the vessel method is the best.

Side effects of water therapy

Most of them initially urinate 2 to 3 times within an hour after doing this water therapy. However it is observed that as days go by the system gets used to retain water and use it throughout the day. So bear with the inconvenience you first observe.

Some people notice more fatigue and tiredness in the beginning after doing this water therapy. Its just because the body is cleaning up. After a few days these symptoms vanish and one will feel more energetic.

Will water therapy cause kidney failure?

This question is raised by many. In-fact we are only helping the kidney not to strain itself from water shortage. We relieve the water stress of the body through water therapy.

An individual is considered balanced in terms of water content when his/her water intake together with the amount that is formed within the body is equivalent to the quantity of eliminated water (urine, lung and skin's excretory functions ).

The need for water isn't the same for all. It instead varies with age and, in fact, an infant must consume proportionally more water than an adult due to a relatively higher rate of metabolism and perspiration rate / body surface area.

Regarding adults, a recommended water consumption is one which is directly proportional to the sum of calories comprised in a daily diet, i.e. a ratio equivalent to about 1ml of water per calorie. For a child, the suggested intake is 1,5ml water/calorie.

What water to be used?

Since water obtained in many places is polluted, it would best be to use filtered water (free from chemical pollutants). We would say reverse osmosis water. Spring water can also be used if you are confident that it collected from a spring and is not contaminated with any toxic substances. Water can be boiled and sterilized too.

Can cold water be used?

NO. Water while drinking should not be cold nor warm, but at room temperature.

Can I use flavored water?

The basic purpose is to clean the body hence pure water with no other additives is the best.Hence avoid flavored water.

Can I use any special water for normal drinking after the therapy?

Ofcourse You can.Try to make sidha water by doing the following; Take 1.ginger (half the size of peanut)

2.A bunch of cumin seeds

3.some corriander seeds or a bunch of coriander leaves.

4.A pinch of turmeric powder

5.A tiny pinch of pepper. 6.A bunch of Nannari root or vetti root. 7. One seed of cardamom (not one pod)

Mix the above with water and boil it.

Use it for your normal drinking and make it as a pleasure. These flavorings have medicinal values apart from imparting taste to water. Ginger and cumin rectify indigestion problems. Ginger cures nausea and vomiting. Most of these flavor have many potent phytochemicals and so protect the body from many diseases. These natural chemicals have been proved anti- cancerous and anti-oxidants by many scientific studies. However these additions should be to the very minimum amounts. We would like you to consult us in this regard for more details or for specific problems.

Water improves digestive power and induces pancreatic enzymes, which will be absorbed by the body for its physiological effects, which are still unknown. Some of the effects of the pancreatic juice are that it helps the body to selectively remove cancer cells. There are many proofs that injection of pancreatic juices shrinks cancers. Water therapy is an effective way to boost and use one's one pancreatic juice supply. There fore this is number one CANCER PREVENTIVE LIFE STYLE.

Drinking water improves absorbing power of intestines and therefore helps in absorbing all the nutrients needed for the body.

It helps the kidneys to excrete toxic chemicals and metabolic waste more efficiently. Water therapy is the only way through which we supply the kidneys enough water to dispose the metabolic wastes of the body. There are many cases in which arthritic pain, kidney stones (unbreakable even by lasers) have been cured instantaneously.

Why is water therapy suggested in empty stomach?

After a nights sleep, so many hormones are secreted and broken down. They should be removed in the morning from the body to avoid undesirable effects. Hence water therapy in the morning is very beneficial. Also in the empty stomach, maximum water is absorbed and part of the water used for flushing the colon and rectum if any junk found. When water enters the body in the morning, it helps kidneys to flush out the toxic metabolite form the body. Therefore water cleans the whole digestive system and the interior body.

Water therapy is more or less taking an internal bath. While you give importance to the external bath do not forget that there is a system of water therapy for internal bathing.

Article 2.

Water As Medicine (Pani Prayog)

(Stay Fit Without Spending Any Money)

If people start ignoring the lure of fluids like beer and soft drinks, and stick to drinking fresh, pure water instead, one shall soon observe a marked decrease in the number of patients all over the world. Naturopathy has studied the therapeutic qualities of water under two distinct parts : (1) Internal Application (2) External Application. If you desire the benefits of this therapy, you must, as a prerequisite, get rid of a so-called `modern habit'-- namely ``Bed tea'' or the habit of consuming tea, the moment one wakes up, even without brushing teeth or moving out of bed. Never forget, you can start on Water Therapy only after you clean your mouth thoroughly.


In olden days, tradition urged people to consume about 1 litre of water, kept in a copper vessel overnight, after they woke in the morning and brushed their teeth. The water, reacting chemically with the copper of its container, reached the benefits of the same deep into the being of its drinker. A small amount of copper intake, daily, is very conducive to our well-being, health-wise.



1. The Internal Use of Water Therapy: To initiate Water Therapy, drink 1.25 litres of pure, fresh water on an empty stomach each morning, after having starved for 8-10 hours the previous night-long. Please do not drink any less than 1.25 litres of water in the morning. Try consuming the entire quantity of water within 5 to 10 minutes. However, if in the initial stages of your therapy, you find drinking so much water rather difficult, you might start by drinking a quantity smaller than the prescribed 1.25 litres, and with time, graduate to drinking more and more water, till you reach the 1.25 litre mark. It is easy to determine this quantity : An average soft-drink bottle holds 250 ml. of liquid. 1 litre = 1000 ml. Gauging thus, 5 soft-drink-bottles-full will give you your daily 1.25 litres of fresh, pure water. This, you are to consume within 5 to 10 minutes. Make sure to give yourself ½ an hour of complete rest, after drinking the water. Exercises, moving bowels or bath can be taken care of, only after this rest-period. Make sure you don't eat or drink anything within 1½ to 2 hours of drinking water in the morning.

Benefits : Which are the ailments that can be cured or controlled by this form of Water Therapy? They are : Asthma, cough and other respiratory diseases, cold and sinus, acidity, constipation, dysentry, indigestion, infections of the intestines, piles, blood-pressure, angina (pain in the heart/chest), uneasiness etc. The above mentioned experiment, if carried out with lukewarm water instead of cold water, can prove to be more beneficial for people suffering from 'Vat'-related diseases. The juice of a whole lemon, if consumed with lukewarm water, with 1½ to 2 spoonsful of dry ginger powder added to it, can help a lot in such cases.

In case of 'Pitta'-related diseases, mix 1½ spoonsful 'Trikatu' (dry ginger, black pepper and piper longum) in 1.25 litres of plain pure water and add ½ spoonful of 'Trifla' (Almond, Beleric myrobalans and Myrobalans) powder to that, and use this mixture for water therapy. If one requires relief from Cough (mucus) related diseases, one should carry out this experiment, with lukewarm water. In 1.25 litres of lukewarm water, add : 1½ spoonsful of ghee made from cow-milk, 1 or 1½ spoonsful of salt and 2 spoonsful of honey. Some people drink coconut-water on an empty stomach every morning, which is a good habit indeed. There is no water as pure as coconut-water, which is rich in potassium and other mineral nutrients. If you have the habit of drinking coconut-water every morning, keep in mind the quantity of coconut-water you consume. If you consume 100 ml. of coconut water every morning, and are into Water Therapy as well, subtract 100 ml from the stipulated 1.25 litres of water (for Water Therapy) and balance the remaining quantity with pure water, for Therapy. The same instruction applies for the juice of wheat leaves and lemon-water. Subtract the quantity of wheat leaves' juice that you drink every morning, from the stipulated quantity of 1.25 litre water for Therapy. Likewise, subtract the quantity of lemon-juice that you consume, from the mandatory 1.25 litres of water you are to drink, and drink pure water accordingly, to make your daily, morning fluid-intake add to 1.25 litres

How does this form of Water Therapy act within the body?

(1) When 1.25 litres of water is drunk in a span of 5-10 minutes, after a night of fasting that lasts for no less than 8-10 hours, the pressure of water that grips the intestines, activates them a lot more than usual.

(2) Due to the sudden water-pressure, the bits and particles of food that adhere to the walls of the intestines, along with gases and other undigested materials, disengage themselves from the intestinal walls, dissolve into the inflowing water and leave the body along with the same. This in turn, gives the intestinal cells a new lease of life.

(3) The intestines are not the only parts of the body to benefit from this Water Therapy. The cells of the entire being get revitalized. When, after 8-10 hours of fasting, water is drunk, the insides of the body soak it up thirstily and as a result, every single cell of the body gets affected by the water-intake. The free radicles and toxic elements adhering to the cells, are literally pressurised into removing themselves from the cells, and then the body's in-built cleansing system gets rid of these unwanted elements very easily, afterwards. This sort of cleansing is good, in cases of cancer and 'metabolic' diseases. Water is directly related to the kidneys and that is why Water Therapy does away with impediments within and ailments of the urinary track very fast. Water Therapy not only destroys the bacteria of the urinary track but there is also a chance of ridding the body of 'Pathri' (Stone) with the same therapy.


(1) The first 3-7 days of Water Therapy could trouble the patient somewhat. He might suffer headaches and body-aches, as well as feel his head swimming. Sweating, nausea and loose-motions could also form parts of the 'symptoms'. If not all these, he might definitely experience a certain sort of uneasiness. The thing to keep in mind is that these are not harmful 'after-effects' of Water Therapy. These symptoms merely serve to testify that the body is getting rid of all the toxic elements trapped within its cells. Since these are not signs of harmful after-effects of Water Therapy, the therapy ought to be continued despite them. If necessary, the quantity of water drunk every morning could be decreased to a bearable extent. After a couple of weeks, when these disturbing 'symptoms' subside or die their natural death, the water intake can be increased to its stipulated level.

(2) Though this sort of Water Therapy is good for kidney and heart-patients, they are however advised to try it out only after procuring their physicians' permission and relevant guidance.

2. The External Use of Water Therapy:

This therapy has been divided into two major parts :

(1) Enema

(2) Bathing.

We will give you some never-heard-before information on the subject of bathing but first, let us discuss Enema: It is quite a tradition to use soap-water for the purpose of Enema, but we would not advice that. 'Herbal Enema' is far better. Castor oil, wheat leaves juice and lemon juice mixed in lukewarm water and used for Enema make the intestines clean and strong within no time. During 'Herbal Enema' the so-called 'chemical reaction' that takes place between the intestines and herbs, has no chemicals involved in it and as such, has no side effect, either. One should avoid Enema in the following cases:

(a) If there is a serious blockage in the intestines.

(b) If one is suffering from high fever.

(c) If there exists an ulcer or hole in the stomach or intestines.

Now to discuss Bathing, which is an integral part of Water Therapy. There are various ways of Bathing, amongst which you might be aware of Steam Bath and 'Kati' (Bath below the waist length) Bath. Steam-bathing facilities are only available in big cities, so let us suffice it to say that in this form of bath, even the tiniest pores of the skin open up in such a way as to allow a thorough cleansing of the skin, making it glow. The name 'Kati' bath itself suggests that this is the art of bathing the waist. It helps eradicate problems like irregular periods, piles, pain along the waist, diabetes, and sciatica. The sort of Water Excercises that are gaining popularity in the western countries now-a-days, have their roots in the principles of Kati baths. People are made to excercise, first in cold, then hot and then, in cold water again. For a Kati-Bath, the patient requires a bath-tub first, in which he is expected to remain in a sitting position for about 30 minutes, in lukewarm water-- his waist immersed in the same. You might not be aware of 'Friction Rub Bath'. Ancient Indian Granths have adviced one to massage / rub the head, neck, hands and feet after a bath, with the help of a dry towel. Acupressure points are strewn all over our bodies and as and when these points are pressurised, the bodies develop strength to combat various diseases, internally. During a 'Friction Rub Bath', you press and rub against these special acupressure points and increase your body's immunity power. If you normally finish your simple bathing ritual in 10 minutes, 'Friction Rub Bath' wouldn't take you more than 15 minutes! But only this much can instantly deliver you from: fatigue and body-ache, headache and burning sensations in hands and feet, high blood-pressure and weak functioning of the heart, indigestion and 'Jhunjhuni' (pins and needles?). This sort of bath is especially useful if one suffers from 'Sandhi vaat' and insomnia. All you have to do in order achieve such benefits is stand beneath the shower and rub your head as you bathe, applying some pressure.Rub your neck from left to right. Rub the areas around and even behind your ears, applying pressure.

Hope this information has been helpful in enhancing your health !

Medical Report: A New Medical Discovery  

by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.  

Every function inside the body is regulated by and depends on water. Water must be available to carry vital elements, oxygen, hormones, and chemical messengers to all parts of the body. Without sufficient water to wet all parts equally, some more remote parts of the body will not receive the vital elements that water supplies.

Water is also needed to carry toxic waste away from the cells. In fact, there are at least 50 reasons why the body needs sufficient water on a regular, everyday basis. Without sufficient water to constantly wet all parts, your body's drought-management system kicks into action. The histamine-directed chemical messenger systems are activated to arrange a new, lower quota of water for the drought-stricken areas. When histamine and its subordinate "drought managers" come across pain-sensing nerves, they cause pain. This is what I discovered in my research that I mentioned earlier.

This is why dehydration produces pain as its first alarm signal. If the dehydration persists and is not corrected naturally with water, it becomes symptom-producing and, in time, develops into a disease condition. This is why people who take antacids to silence their bodies’ thirst pain become more vulnerable and eventually develop other serious complications of dehydration.

Medical professionals have been educated to treat pain and disease with medications. They do not understand the problems associated with dehydration. Nowhere in their training as doctors are they taught what happens if one does not drink an adequate amount of water every day. learn more about the Miracles of Water

Dr. Batmanghelidj  MD - "Use 1/4 tsp. of sea salt for every quart of water you drink.  Use a good sea salt, one with at least 80 minerals,  liberally with food.  As long as you drink the water, you can use the salt.  Some put it in their  water, some lick it off their hand, some season their foods after cooking. It's up to you. Make sure you take potassium daily (banana, orange juice,etc) " learn more about real salt for health

Water, The Ultimate Cure By Steve Meyerowitz 

Discover why one's drinking habits may be the cause and cure of headaches, lower back pain, stress and depressions, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and excessive weight. This book encourages you to drink up and drink often and helps you sift through the water jungle to find which water is right for you. 



Joint & Back Pain  

Anxiety & Depression  

High Blood Pressure  

High Cholesterol  

Fatigue & Insomnia  


Allergies and Asthma  

Arthritic Pain  



1.   75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated  (likely applies to half the world's population).

2.   In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.

3.   Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.

4.   One glass of water shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.

5.   Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

6.            Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up  to 80% of sufferers.

7.   A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focussing on  the computer screen or on a printed page.

8.   Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water you should every day?

Would you like a glass of water or Coca-Cola?

1.   In many states in the USA, the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coca-Cola in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.

2.   You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coca-Cola  and it will be gone in two days.

3.   To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the "real thing" sit for one hour, then flush  clean. The citric acid in Coca-Cola removes stains from vitreous china.

4.   To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a crumpled up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

5.   To clean corrosion from car battery terminals:  Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the  corrosion.

6.   To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

7.   To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, Remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.

8.   To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a  regular cycle.The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from  your windshield.


1.   The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid.  Its PH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days.

2.   To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate), the commercial trucks must use the "Hazardous Material" place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.

3.   The distributors of Coca-Cola have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years! Now the question is, would you like a glass of water or Coca-Cola?

Expert Says:


Next time you feel hungry, drink a glass of water instead. According to Hogan, thirst often triggers a sensation of hunger. You have nothing to lose - and everything to gain except weight.

“Water keeps your body running smoothly, and it has no calories,” she says. Water lubricates the joints and organs, maintains muscle tone, regulates body temperature, helps maintain tissue balance and filters out impurities. It also transports nutrients such as calcium, sodium and potassium to cells.

The rule of thumb has always been to drink at least 64 ounces of water a day (more if you’re active or drink caffeinated beverages). If you’re not up to keeping count, keep an eye on your urine output instead - a pale yellow color and low odor indicates proper hydration. Just remember to drink before you feel thirsty - by the time your body signals a need, you could be as much as 16 ounces low.