The water cure!!!

    • Anonymous
      July 17, 2007 at 10:59 am

      Has anyone checked this website out?

      What do you think?

      I Figure what do I got to lose drinking salt water, maybe it just might work…there is one post on this web site from a 19yr old cidp patient who recovered..he gives all the credit to this treatment..

      I have been doing this for a week now…has anyone else tried this….look at all the success stories for MS which is the closest condition I could find besides the one case for cidp..

    • Anonymous
      July 17, 2007 at 11:11 am

      [B]Jason, I hate to burst your bubble but it’s a load od crapola. It’s a web site just selling a so called cure and it can’t cure a damn thing, please believe me. We have had way to many fake cures being offered here and none of them worked. These sales people prey on sick people who are looking for a cure and when you are looking for a cure, you will believe anything they have to say.Please don’t waste your time or money.[/B]

    • Anonymous
      July 17, 2007 at 11:31 am

      Well there is no commitment to buy anything…so I dont see the money making scam….The website gives you the treatment in full description.

      I dont know….I guess I am just gullable to even wanting to believe it…Like I said before what do I got to lose….

    • Anonymous
      July 17, 2007 at 12:36 pm

      Jason, you could also make yourself very sick.
      Your body is used to its own normal amount of salt and putting a large amount into it when its already sick, could cause your electrolytes to become very unbalanced. That is hard on your organs, especially kidney.
      Trudy, natesmom
      Here is a website to help you understand what I’m talking about. Copy and Paste it to your browser.

    • Anonymous
      July 17, 2007 at 12:44 pm

      dont reply until you read the regiment..its not that much “sea salt”..and I have been doing it 9 days now…I am in the hospital right now and they told me if I continue drinking as much water as I am doing right now that they were gonna start restricting my fluids this morning due to fact that it would pull all the sodium out of my system…I had them check my sodium and they said it was perfect. So far so good

    • Anonymous
      July 17, 2007 at 12:50 pm

      i just want to add that the treatment all about getting your body balanced and consuming the proper amount of water helps your body use the salt properly and dispose of what it does not need…but your body can only do this if it is hydrated properly….Like I said before read it first then tell me what you think…I dont think any of us got anything to lose trying this.

    • Anonymous
      July 17, 2007 at 1:20 pm


      I read the water/salt cure…it does sound interesting. At first, I thought that
      it wasn’t well supported, but after reading the vitamin backup, then I actually

      In cell maintenance, there includes water, sodium and protein…who knows,
      but maybe there is something to this. I know I don’t drink enough water on a
      daily basis…I’m a Coke baby from college…coca-cola, that is…I also have a
      sweet tooth, but low blood sugar…I’ve always believed that our eating habits
      and the way we are always eating preservatives in foods, that we are creating these diseases.

      Let us know how it is going…keep taking potassium pills, because that is what
      regulates the balance of water and salt in your body. Not enough and you
      could end up with a heart attack…

      It sounds harmless…but it did note that kidney problem people should not
      try it.

      Good luck Jason

      Miami Girl:cool:

    • Anonymous
      July 17, 2007 at 1:44 pm

      I figured it is as harmless as the iv fluids that hospitals put you on..arent they just saline/salt water…..

    • Anonymous
      July 17, 2007 at 1:55 pm


      Yes…you are correct…saline is sodium and water. However, an IVIG is much
      different….now you are talking white blood cells from another that replace
      the ones that your own body attacks.

      Miami Girl

    • Anonymous
      July 17, 2007 at 7:06 pm


      I’ve read a little about the miraculous salty water and now it all make sens to me in a way. My husband is in intensive care since 15 weeks ( nasty pneumonia and then being on a ventilator for some time his breathing muscle ‘s been affected at the extent that he can’t breath for himself). He’s hydrated with IV saline since and his pain was gone after 1 day, from the start I thought that the good balance of chemical blood was the answer but now I realy believe that the saline had a good contribution to this. Now he’s down to paracetamol for pain 1g every 8 hrs from overdoses of Oxycontin, pregabalin, amitriptyline , cymbalta, fentanyl patches.
      Please keep us posted on your experience, I realy think I’ll try it on myself as this visits to ITU are wearing me down.

      Oh dear , I should change my picture it is summer already……….

    • Anonymous
      July 17, 2007 at 7:38 pm

      An interesting [B]anecdote[/B] …… Growing up in South Africa, when our family went on vacation to the coast every year, our maids (tribal African) would always ask that we bring back as many containers as possible filled with sea water to drink. They did claim that it cured all sorts of ills, and to drink it made you healthier. Needless to say, we could never understand how they could drink the water. Mind you, having just returned from the sea and having had a few mouthfulls as usual 😮 , I still dont understand how they manage to get it down 😀 .

    • Anonymous
      July 17, 2007 at 9:06 pm


      Come to think, I saw on an Oprah show, how Dr. Oz recommended to sinus
      sufferers to use a little pot, I forgot the actual name of it; but you put warm
      water into it and add 1 tblsp. of salt, then pour slowly through one side of
      your nose until it comes out through the other nostril. It cleans the sinus
      pocket behind your nose of impurities. Apparently, a few of the audience
      members had done this for years and swear that they have not had any of
      the sinus problems since. So, there is something to saline solution for it to
      be looked into.

      In fact, there is a commercial that airs with a skating star, Sasha Cohen, who
      backs up using a saline solution product to fight colds.

      So, needless to say, your topic could benefit some…way to go!!!!

      Miami Girl

    • Anonymous
      July 17, 2007 at 9:55 pm

      Hi Jason,

      I’m so sorry to cast doubt on your discovery – but I hope you’ll at least consider another point of view (keep an open mind as you experiment). Don’t hang your hat on this theory and let it blind you to other, possibly more effective therapies.

      Last year, I too, was desperate for a “cure”. I knew there was no cure, but I was willing to accept any theory that would help my daughter regain some functionality. She was 20 at the time – a perfectly healthy, active college kid with a vision for her future. Then cidp. For over a year, she was not able to do the smallest thing for herself – completely dependent on others for her personal care, meals, hygeine, etc. In and out of the hospital constantly.

      Ivig for 18+ months every two weeks only kept her from further deterioration, but didn’t seem to improve her condition. PP was out of the question in our area. Steriods were contraindicated due to other factors. We were looking at trying chemo, but the truth is, no one here was confident enough to handle her situation. We were truly desperate.

      During this time, I dug my heels in and learned some things about the immune system, neurology, and immunology. Every night, I read complicated medical journal articles, texts, and, yes, various cures and remedies. In the beginning, it took a very long time to digest these theories, but after a while I learned to verify/debunk each claim with published scientific facts. There were many unproven theories, and a very few that may have some significant basis to them. The water cure does not seem to be one of these.

      I took a look at the website. Then I did some quick research – any theory making such bold claims is published in a reputable, medical or scientific journal with the purpose of other scientists replicating or disproving the theory. The water cure was first proposed and promoted(as far as I can find) back in 1989 – 1991 by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D., yet I could not find one instance of substantiated findings by others in the medical/science community. After all this time, no one else has found the water cure useful for autoimmune illnesses. (aside from ambigous testimonials) Makes you wonder.

      I am not trying to discourage you – I think many of us have been at this point at some time or another. Keep reading, keep learning. Just be careful and try to verify the information from different sources. Most importantly, keep your doctor(s) fully informed. Perhaps they will be able to document the effects of an unorthodox treatment and share the outcome with the rest of the world.

      I wish you all the best, whatever you choose.


    • Anonymous
      July 17, 2007 at 10:17 pm

      For those of you who have caught my other post, you would know that I am in the hospital right now getting plasmapheresis. I just spoke to doctors about starting cellcept tommorrow along with more PP. So trust me when I say I am not putting all my hopes into one basket. But like I said before, if you look at the water consumption and salt ratios it is pretty harmless…..

      So what do I got to lose..blood work looks good, sodium levels are perfect, potassium is good. If anything trying this has made more health conscious. I have given up all liquids for just water.(I was downing a pot a coffee every morning before this and was big into sodas.) I have my wife keep a platter of raw veg. on the bar for me to snack on.. no more chips and junk..

      If anything it give me hope everyday that this just might turn around if I just will start taking care of my body inside and out.

      Anyways, I would never suggest to anyone to substitue this for conventional medecine….if it wasnt for the PP, I would be paralyzed right now and wouldn’t be chatting with you all….

      Prayers to all of you fighting this with me….

      By the way if I wake up tommorrow perfectly healthy you all will be the first to know…hahaha


      Orlando, FL