No, I am really not talking about the fictional superhero character – I am talking about Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, who because of his rather hard to pronounce name has been nicknamed “Dr. Batman”, or “Dr. B”, and in my mind is a superhero in his own right due to his groundbreaking discoveries about water.
was born in 1931, of a wealthy Persian family. In 1979 he found himself a political prisoner in an Iranian prison, facing execution. His execution was stayed in order that he could serve as a resident doctor for the prisoners.
It was at this time that Dr. Batmanghelidj accidentally discovered that the peptic ulcer pain of a fellow prisoner was relieved after simply giving him two large glasses of water. This was the start of a life-long study of the importance of water for human health.
Dr. Batmanghelidj has published many books:
Dr. Batmanghelidj’s studies led him to the conclusion that most of the pain and other symptoms that we have come to know as disease, are the body’s warning signs of chronic, unintentional dehydration, especially a shortage of free water inside our cells.
For example, the inside of the cells of an average adult must remain at approximately 75% water, in order to function normally. The reality is that most people’s cells contain much less than this required amount.
Dr. Batmanghelidj made a distinction between what he called bound water and free water.
He defines the difference in this way: “The human body contains a lot of water, but the water that is contained in the body is mainly already osmotically engaged, in other words it is busy with an activity—a chemical reaction, a chemical undertaking.
That water is called “bound water.” Then the body needs, in order to perform new functions, osmotically free water, and that’s called “free water.”
Dr. Batmanghelidj taught that our bodies can be dehydrated, even though the body has a lot of water in it, due to the lack of this “free water”, and he advised that we constantly need to replace the water we lose with intake of fresh water, in order to provide the body with the free water it needs to perform a number of important functions. For example, be sure you drink prior to eating so that the body has sufficient free water to perform the task of digestion. If you are going to exercise, be sure to give the body enough water to replace the loss from sweating and exertion. Dehydration is not simply lack of water, it is lack of free water. He likened a body suffering a shortage of “free water” to a business that has lots of assets, yet no cash flow to pay it’s employees. Such a business would soon be in serious trouble, and the same is true for a human body that does not have free water, which can be likened to the cash flow of the body.
There is no better way to provide your body with an abundance of this “free water” than to switch to drinking nothing but Kangen Water®.