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WATER AND YOU

DR. MANTENA SATYANARAYANA RAJU

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CONTENTS

1. The Story of water

2. How much water to drink?

3. Why should we take 5-6 liters of water?

4. When to drink water

6. What type of water we are to drink?

7. How to drink 5-6 liters of water a day?

8. Complexity in drinking water

9. Is the water content in juices useful?

10. Present day habit of taking water

12. Intake of water while fasting

13. Why we take more water in summer?

14. Water drinking in summer

15. Water therapy

16. Questions – Answers

17. Water cures diseases - Experiences

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1. The Story of water
Plants and trees came into existence in the world and then different creatures
came into being. Experts believe that creatures emerged some 3500 millions of years
ago. In the process of evolution, man evolved from animals. Scientists say that man
came into existence some 650,000 years back. Since then, man learnt from the
nature as to what to eat, how much to eat, how much to drink and tried to adjust
himself to nature. He lived according to the nature. As long as man was close to
nature he could live for long, with full strength without disease and lived happily. But
gradually he drifted away from the nature seeking physical comforts that ultimately
lead him to sorrow. He is not able to come out his life style that is against the
nature. Consequently right from the newborn to the aged every one is suffering from
some disease or another and their life span is shrinking. There are many reasons for
their difficulties and diseases. Particularly, improper food habits, not drinking of
enough water, defecation and lack of sufficient physical exercise are responsible for
this dire situation. Unless man changes his way of living in tune with nature it is
difficult for him to regain his good health to live comfortably. If we stick to the laws
of nature not only we but also the coming generations can live happily.

Air, Water and Food

Air is the most important thing for all living things. If we don’t breathe we cannot live
even for a moment. After the air water is the utmost necessity for all creatures. If we
stop drinking water we will not survive beyond a few days. The next need is food.
Without food we cannot survive beyond a month or so. If all the above three are
supplied to the body in right proportion man can live up to two to three hundred
years. Any imbalance leads to diseases. Saints, Sages and Yogis, who knew this
secret, led a healthy and long life.

Air occupies large percentage of earth. Water and food take the next two places.
Similarly all creatures need air, water and food in that order to survive. The earth
consists of one fourth of land and three-fourth of water. This is the secret of
creation. Inhaling and exhaling of air, which is vital for the body, is not in our
control. Breathing goes on involuntarily. Air is the only thing in the world, which is
free of cost. However, water and food are under our control but come with a price
tag. Hence, we need to exercise our intelligence to possess them.

Water and Matter 2:1

Like the earth, our food consists two third of water and one third of solid matter. In
most of the foods water content is higher. Water is more important than matter for
our body and the ratio of 2:1 should be maintained everyday.

As body exerts water and matter get depleted and they have to be replenished
everyday. As and when water level in our body decreases it demands water through
thirst. But most people drink sodas and cool drinks instead of water to quench their
thirst. We commit the same mistake with regard to food. The foods that our body
needs and the foods that we supply are entirely different. A better coordination
between supply and demand keeps the body under our control. But alas, we supply
what we wish rather than what the body needs. It is time we listen to the dictates of

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the body. Every activity in the body is propelled by water. It is the water, which is
responsible for two third of activity in the body. Water is the manna of health. The
supply of all-important water to the body helps it to perform its duties perfectly
maintaining good health. There is no harm to the body even if we skip food once in
a day. The food stored in the body comes handy when we skip food. However, if we
do not drink water for some time or for a whole day it triggers serious trouble inside.
It is wrong to think that if we drink water once it will be stored for a long time and
meets the needs of the body. Water is beneficial only when we take it whenever
body needs it. As food is emptied from stomach, water is also emptied from the body
from time to time. As we fill the empty stomach with food we must also supply water
to the body.

Man looks down upon the vehicle called the body. He doesn’t care for it. We commit
the same mistake with regard to food. The foods that our body needs and the foods
that we supply to it are entirely different. A better coordination between supply and
demand keeps the body under our control. But alas, we supply what we wish rather
than what the body needs. It is time we listen to the dictates of the body. Every
activity in the body is propelled by water. It is the water, which is responsible for
three fourths of activity in the body. Water is the manna of health. The supply of all-
important water to the body helps it to perform its duties perfectly maintaining good
health. There is no harm to the body even if we skip food once in a day. The food
stored in the body comes handy when we skip food. However, if we do not drink
water for some time or for a whole day it triggers serious trouble inside. It is wrong
to think that if we drink water once it will be stored for a long time and meets the
needs of the body. Water is beneficial only when we take it whenever our body needs
it. As food is emptied from stomach, water is also emptied from the body from time
to time. As we fill the empty stomach with food we must also supply water to the
body.

Experimented on Hundreds

If the body has to get full benefit of the food we eat, it is possible only through
water. The benefit to the body from the higher quantity and expensive food we eat is
possible if the water we take is adequate. Nowadays man eats many varieties of food
and yet his energy is low. If we reduce food intake by 50 per cent we can work more
vigorously and can put in more hours of work. However, it is possible only when we
maintain the water ratio. I tried this experiment not only on myself but also on
hundreds of others. I observed more energy and ability in all of them even when
they put in more hours of labor. They were neither tired nor felt uneasy. Unless we
experience it for ourselves we will not know about the benefit of consuming plenty of
water. We use manure for the growth of plant. To a unit of manure or fertilizer we
put ten units of water. This water absorbs the fertilizer, takes it to roots of the plant,
then reaches branches and lastly leaves. Thus fertilizer gives enough strength to the
whole plant only when there is sufficient ratio of water. Food and fertilizer may be of
different nature, but similar process takes place in the body also.

If we are to understand the need for more water we should know as to where
this three fourths of water in our body exists, what form it takes, what it does, what
is the difficulty the body faces when water level comes down, how much water is
spent in the body, what are the likely symptoms when water level is reduced, the
relation between kidneys and water, the relation of water to salt etc.

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Common man may not grasp the inherent relation between water, cells and
blood, which is part of physiology. Hence, let me narrate it here.

Water in the body

Water occupies 68 per cent of the body. Water is there in and around the cells. The
water in the cells is called intra cellular fluid. Extra cellular fluid exists in different
parts of the body in various forms.

1. Plasma.
2. Interstitial fluid, which is in between the cells.
3. Cerebrospinal fluid-- fluid in brain and spine.
4. Serous fluid, which is in the outer layers of lungs and peritoneal fluid in the
stomach and peritoneum covering the intestines.
5. Synovial fluid-- the fluid in the gaps between joints.
6. Digestive juices.
7. Urine.

Extra, Intra Cellular Fluid

Now let us also talk about fluid inside the cells. The whole body is the sum total of
several cells. The water content in the cells of different parts of the body varies. The
water content in the muscles, muscles of heart, brain and lungs is roughly 70 to 80
per cent of the weight of the organs. Liver and skin contain 70 per cent of water and
bones 20 per cent. If the body weight of a person is 70 kilograms he carries 43 liters
of water. Of this, extra cellular fluid is 11 liters and intra cellular fluid 32 liters.
Likewise, a woman whose body weight is 57 kilos has 29 liters of water. Out of this,
extra cellular fluid is 8.5 liters and intra cellular fluid 20.5 liters.

Now, let us see how the fluids in and around the cells are regulated.

Regulation of intra and extra cellular fluid

Sodium and potassium balance water level in the extra cellular and intra cellular
fluids. It is because of these salts the cells get the energy to pump in and pump out
water from the cells.

Intra cellular fluid contains less sodium and more of potassium.


Sodium=20 mg/ liter
Potassium=110 mg./liter
As against this, extra cellular fluid contains more sodium and less potassium.
Sodium= 143mg./liter
Potassium=5mg./liter

The thin membrane around the cell will be instrumental in sending water, sodium
and potassium in and out of the cells. Through this membrane inflow and outflow is
regulated.

Relation between salt and water

When sodium content in the blood is more, osmotic pressure of blood increases and
intestinal fluids enter the blood. At the same time excess salt in blood joins the intra
cellular fluid. When salt comes in, the water in the cells is dragged out of the cells.

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When cells lose water chemical reactions in the cells is hampered. Cells lose the
capacity to purge out waste material. We observe swelling of joints and face in those
who consume more salt. The reason is the intra cellular fluid in the blood comes out.
This manifests as edema. When there is excess salt in the blood kidneys try to purge
it out with frequent urination.

Water flow from blood to cells and vice versa is a continuous process. The water we
consume is absorbed into blood through intestines. The above illustration shows the
process of this absorption. Osmotic pressure is responsible for inflow of water from
extra cellular fluid to intra cellular fluid and vice versa. Let us know about osmotic
pressure.

Osmotic pressure

The pressure which helps flow of low-density liquid into high-density liquid when a
thin membrane separates them is called Osmotic Pressure.
As shown in the above figure if blood is a liquid, the matter in between the cells is
also liquid. The walls of micro veins separate these two liquids. Let us see how
change of water takes place from blood to extra cellular fluid. Similarly the
membrane around the cells is responsible for change of extra cellular and intra
cellular fluid.

Changes that occur after intake of water

We take 1 to 1.5 liters of water in the morning as we think it is beneficial. Many


people think that blood becomes thinner if that much of water is taken in the
morning. They also think that if excess water is taken pressure of blood decreases,
kidneys will have a problem. With this misunderstanding they desist from taking
water and also discourage others. But this is not true. It has been scientifically
proved that there is no harm as such by taking more water.

An extract from Samson Wrights’ Applied physiology, published by Oxford University


Press, pp 35, is reproduced here for the reference of those who want to know about
it.

REGULATION OF WATER BALANCE AND


COMPOSITION OF BODY FLUIDS BY THE KIDNEY

Water Dieresis

If 1-2 liters of water is drunk, particularly on an empty stomach, absorption takes


place rapidly from the intestines. The passage of water into the blood slightly dilutes
the plasma.

NORMAL EQUILIBRIUM
[K] = 150mEq/ltrs Drink 2 [K+]=143.8
mEQ/LTRS
liters of water 31.3 LTRS
30 ltrs 15.7 ltrs
15 ltrs [Na+] =143.8 mEq/ltrs
[N+] = 150 mEq/ltrs

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Fig 2: Changes in ICF and ECF produced by drinking 2 liters of water and decreases
its crystalloid o.p. by about 3 per cent. (i.e., corresponding to decrease of
concentration of about 10 milliosmoles per liter) this plasma volume increases
slightly. These changes are small because this excess water is distributed throughout
50 liters of body water, and the kidneys increase the loss of fluid in urine.

Body fluid changes

The trivial dilution of the plasma proteins decreases their osmotic pressure to a
negligible extent (e.g. from 25 mm. to 24 mm. Hg); likewise no significant rise
occurs in the capillary blood pressure. The flow of water out of the blood vessels is
the result of decreased crystalloid o.p. of the plasma.

The crystalloid o.p. of the interstitial fluid is higher than the reduced o.p. of the
plasma; water therefore passes from plasma into the interstitial spaces. (Electrolytes
simultaneously diffuse in the other direction, i.e., from the interstitial fluid into the
plasma, but the rate of movement of water in the opposite direction is faster and
more important. At equilibrium the volume of both plasma and interstitial fluid is
increased and both fluids, which together comprise the ECF, have an identical but
lower crystalloid o.p.)

The balance that is normally maintained between intra and extra cellular fluid is
disturbed, and owing to the fall in crystalloid o.p. of the ECF, fluid enters the cells.
Finally the ingested water is distributed equally throughout the body water and all
the body fluids have a slightly lower crystalloid o.p. If there were no renal responses
and if the 2 liters of water ingested were to be stored in the 45 liters of body water
the crystalloid o.p. would fall by only 4.4 per cent.

Renal changes

A renal response occurs after a latent period of 15-30 minutes [Fig. 3.]; the flow of
urine rises (from the ‘resting’ value of 50 ml. Per hr.) to its peak usually within an
hour and a half when a maximum excretory rate of 1300 ml. Per hr. (22ml. Per min.)
may be attained; the dieresis declines and is usually over in 3 hours by which time
the excess urinary output has about equaled the excess fluid intake.

As the volume of urine increases, its specific gravity falls, e.g., to 1001; there may
be a slight total increased excretion of NaCI and urea during the dieresis although
the percentage concentration of these substances is, of course, very low. This initial
washing out of solids is compensated for by a lessened rate of excretion after the
diuresis is over. The point to emphasise however is, the kidney responds selectively
by an enormous increase in water output with little associated loss of solids. There
are no changes in renal dynamics. There is no increase in renal blood flow; there is
no increase in G.F.R. unless the urinary output of 900 ml. Per hour (=15 ml. Per
minute) means that, of every 130 ml. Of glomerular filtrate although 16 ml., as
usual, reach the distal tubule per minute, 15 ml. are allowed to escape in the urine
(compared to 1 ml. as normally)

The level of diuresis is of the same order of magnitude as that seen in clinical
diabetes insipidus and likewise due to lack of ADH. The dilution of the plasma
crystalloids switches off the hypothalamicohypophyseal mechanism responsible for
ADH secretion. It will be noted that the dilution of the plasma precedes the onset of

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diuresis. During this period it may be supposed that the circulating ADH is being
destroyed and that no fresh ADH is being secreted; as the blood ADH level falls and
diuresis sets in.

Now let us see why there is no harm even if excess water is taken.

When we take one or two liters of water on empty stomach it is absorbed by the
intestines and stomach within minutes. The water so absorbed by intestines reaches
blood. With this plasma is slightly diluted. Even then there is no remarkable change
in the osmotic pressure of plasma. Osmotic pressure of plasma comes down to 24
mm Hg from 25 mm Hg. The quantity of blood increases slightly. The changes in the
blood after excess water is taken are negligible. Because the water we take mixes up
with the 43 liters of water in our body and is dispersed all through the body. There is
no change in capillary blood pressure either.

Water from the blood flows into intra cellular fluid when osmotic pressure of blood is
decreased, the reason being the osmotic pressure in the intra cellular fluid is more
than the osmotic pressure of the blood. Now we know that how water flows from the
blood to extra cellular fluid.

Let us know about the inflow of water from extra cellular fluid to intra cellular fluid.

As water flows from blood to extra cellular fluid, sodium and potassium enter into
blood. When sodium and potassium enter blood the osmotic pressure in the cells is
reduced. Since the osmotic pressure in the cells is more than the intra cellular fluid
enters the cells. In this way the water we consume enters all the cells of the body
equally. Now, let us see how kidneys are effected by the excess water we take.

Changes in the kidney when 2 liters of water is taken on empty stomach

Kidneys produce 50 ml. of urine per hour in a healthy person. The outer limit of the
urine the kidneys can produce is 1300 ml. When this limit is reached production
decreases. Likewise when we take more water 1300 ml. urine is produced in one or
one and half hours time. There is neither change in the working of kidneys nor in
their efficiency or in the percentage of blood, which enters kidneys, or the filtering
capacity of the kidneys altered.

When urine is produced in more quantity the amount of sodium chloride and urea
slightly increase. No material, which is useful to the body, goes out.

Reason for excess urination

Generally while filtering the blood kidneys absorb the necessary water and discharge
excess water in the form of urine. When we take more water the filtered water is not
absorbed again. So, that excess water goes out in the form of urine. Therefore, our
kidneys have the great capability to retain water that is necessary and discharge the
excess water.

We learnt that excess water is useful to the body and there is no harm whatsoever.
Now let us talk about the harm to the body when there is less amount of water.

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Changes that occur with less water

Everyday water from the body is expelled through urine, sweat through skin and
breathing. Let us see what amount of water goes out through these forms.

1. 1 to 1.5 liters of water goes out through kidneys in the form of urine.
2. Roughly 600 to 800 ml. of water goes out through skin by way of sweat, some of
it visible and some of it is invisible. When sweating is more daily two liters of
water goes out.
3. 400 to 500 ml. of water goes out from lungs while we exhale.
4. 100 ml. of water is discharged through ablution.

Hence, we have to replenish the water that is lost every day. Some times, when we
suffer from loose bowels and vomiting more water is lost. If the lost water is not
replenished immediately it may lead to complications.

When the water level in the body reduces, the extra cellular fluid also reduces
resulting in increase in osmotic pressure. Then intra cellular fluid is drawn into extra
cellular fluid. Cells, which lost water, would contract. With this the chemical reaction
of the cells is affected. The food taken by cells is not converted into energy. Salts like
sodium and potassium go out. Quantity of urine also comes down. When water level
in the body is reduced most important electrolytes are also lost.

Changes in kidneys

1. There is no change of blood flow to kidneys.


2. Water percentage in the filtered blood by kidneys is reduced.
3. Quantity of urine decreases.
4. Urea, uric acid, creatine, phosphates, waste material-containing nitrogen
accumulate in blood.
5. Unless urine is discharged these waste material are not purged out.

Problems with reduction of water level in the body:


We go thirsty and become weak; skin is dry and loses elasticity; eyes dry up.

Kidneys discharge their duty properly only if water is taken aplenty. They can purify
the blood properly. I heard a specialist in nephrology on television saying that we
should take at least four liters of water a day if kidneys are to function efficiently. He
also said that nothing helps kidneys better as water does.

I have written all this to explain scientifically as what water does to cells. Many
people do not understand all these things. Some cannot understand these things
unless they are written in detail. In this chapter I tried to explain that there is no
harm in taking plenty of water either once in a day or several times a day. When we
know the important role played by water in the body we try to consume abundant
water. If one knows this he will not look down upon water. In the ensuing chapters
we shall read about how much water is to be consumed, how it is to be taken and
when it is to be taken.

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2. How much water to drink?

How much water we have to drink every day is a question to most of the people.
Some say eight glasses and yet others say three liters of water is to be consumed.
Doctors opine that it is enough to replenish the water that is expended from our
body. People are confused at the conflicting views from different quarters. Let us
dwell into the issue.

About 2.5 liters of water is spent daily from our body in the form of urine, excreta,
sweat, digestion etc. The doctors who are well versed with physiology say that it is
enough if the spent water is replenished to maintain the normal level of 68% water
in the body for good health. If we take natural food it produces less waste and 2.5
liters of water would be enough to purge it out, with no scope for bad smell from
saliva, urine, sweat and mouth.

The food that we are used to presently consist of oil, salt, sugar, spices and many
other ingredients to give different tastes. Digestion of this kind of cooked food takes
a longer time leaving large undigested matter for excretion. Only 50% of the waste
matter goes out of the body with the help of 2.5 liters of water and the rest 50% is
deposited in the body. From the accumulated waste inside emanate bad smell from
saliva, urine, sweat and mouth. We can observe from this that 2.5 liters of water is
not enough to push out the stored waste matter. The odor is the better indicator to
denote that whether the water required by the body is sufficient or not. Most of the
people suffer from this bad smell.

It is our responsibility to replenish 2.5 liters of water that is spent from the 68% of
our body’s water and to keep it clean. To keep it clean we have to take more amount
of water. Let us now think about what amount of water is necessary to meet these
two requirements. We would also discuss about the relationship between food and
water.

The very physiology of human body has given first preference to air, second
preference to water and third preference to food. We are aware how important air is
for us to live. Our body contains two third of water and one third of matter. It means
that the property of the body tells us that two third of importance is to be given for
water and one third of importance to food. This is the secret of health.

If a person weighs 70 kilos, water would be 43 kilos of it. The rest of 27 kilos would
be the matter created by food (muscles, veins, bones etc.). From morning to night
which one we are thinking of more – food or water? Which of them is going more
into our body. How many times and how much we eat? How many times and much
water is being taken?

Think for a while how we altered the necessities of the body. We have pushed water
to the third place that should actually be given second place and gave second place
to food instead of keeping it at third place. Ignorance in this regard would not help.

In order to maintain the ratio of 2:1 we have to drink water two times more than the
food we eat. How simple it is? “Greatest truths are the simplest”.

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If we say that one third of food and two third of water how many liters of water is
necessary? We need food and water every day according to the physical labor we put
in. The people who have to do physically exert need more food. The people whose
physical labor is less need less food. How do we decide the quantity of food and
water? Basing on the intake of food or intake of water? Since all of us like eating let
us first decide the quantity of food and then decide the quantity of water. The
amount food intake differs from man to man. The simple answer is two times more
water than the amount of food. Right from a teenager of 15 years to a man who is
50 or 60 years normally takes about 2 kilos of food in course of the day. So five to
six liters of water would do. Those who put in more physical labor usually consume
2.5 to 3 kilos of food. Such people should take 7.8 liters of water. If we eat more the
waste material produced in the body increases. It comes out along with water easily.
We have been consuming about 2 to 3 kilos of food but not drinking more water
because we did not know about it. Some take 2, 3 glasses of water, some others
take 4 glasses and yet others take two or three liters. More food and less water! With
less water inside, the waste matter gets solidified and does not move easily.
Stagnation leads to disease. In the beginning it is manifested in the form of some
ailment and finally it becomes chronic. If the ratio of water intake is proper the body
purges out waste material and keeps itself clean.

According to the property of the body let us start taking 5,6 liters of water. Out of
this, 2.5 liters of water is necessary for the body and the rest of it will be used to
keep clean the 68% of water which body contains.

Now let us start increasing water consumption in the next one or two months while
taking the usual quantity of food. You would certainly notice the change and feel
better. Then you decide yourself whether to take more water or discontinue. It is the
body that shows the result.

It is time to make few more changes in our habits. Ask people around you to take
water before eating breakfast, lunch or dinner. Instead of asking people at the dining
table to have some more servings suggest them to take more water. Offer water to
your guests instead of sodas or coffee or tea and let them know the benefits of
taking 5,6 liters of a day.

3. Why should we take 5-6 liters of water?


Many people know that drinking more and more water is good for health. However,
nobody tells us when and how much. Even if we drink 5-6 liters of water without a
plan, particularly while taking food, it is more harmful than good. Newspapers and

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periodicals say that plenty of water has to be taken but they do not tell us how, how
much and when. We have to drink 5-6 liters of water to meet the requirements of
body and to keep the insides of body clean. It is better if we know the constitution of
body before doing it.

Functions of body

The day is divided into day and night, each comprising of 12 hours. Day has light
and it is dark during night. The creatures, which move around during the day, take
rest in night. Those creatures that move around and eat during night take rest
during day. Man does it in reverse. This is the timetable set by nature for man and
accordingly functions of his body are determined. If we follow these rules of the
nature our body functions normally. Any deviation will result in diseases to the
body.

Body’s two functions

1.Day duty of the body 2. Night duty of the body: These two duties are different.
Body has to discharge these two functions every day. Body would be healthy only
when it discharges its functions separately. If these duties are interchanged the body
loses health and life expectancy is reduced. It suffers from diseases.

1. Day duty: The body discharges two types of functions during day. The first is to
digest food, transport this digested food to cells, turn it into energy and move the
waste material to excretory system. The second duty is to produce millions of new
cells in the body in place of millions of those cells, which die every day.

If these two functions are to be discharged perfectly it needs ample water. Digestive
juices can be produced only when we take needed water. Digested food mixes with
blood only when lot of water is there and then only food reaches cells. If water is
available in right proportion the food in cells is converted into energy. All these
functions need water. If these functions are discharged properly water has to be
consumed in right quantity and proportion. There is no use if we take water as and
when we wish.

2. Night duty: The body discharges two types of functions during night. The first -
the waste material, produced during day through consumption of food, is purged to a
certain extent through excretory system in the form of fasces, urine, sweat and
carbon dioxide during the day. The cells purge the remaining waste material during
night.

The second - Many cells in our body get diseased everyday. The body repairs them.
Likewise, the body protects us from injuries, wounds and ill health.

If the body has to purge the waste material through the four forms, which move
during night, they have to be dissolved in water. If sufficient water is not taken the
waste material is not dissolved and it dries up inside the body. Body can repair itself
only when air and water are available. If the body has to function during night, it
needs sufficient water, that too at right time. Five or six liters of water has to be
available to the body to enable it to discharge its duty during day and separately.

Water to be taken on empty stomach

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To purge the waste material released during day and clean the system this water is
helpful. Though the body cleans and repairs itself during night we cannot get up and
take water. The water taken in the morning before eating anything can be called
water on empty stomach. If we take 2.5 to 3 liters of water on empty stomach the
waste material from the body purges completely and keeps the body healthy.

Water to be taken during day

This is needed in view of the day duty. The water taken after breakfast till 6 or 7 pm
comes under this category. Out of five or six liters of water 2.5 liters to 3 liters is
spent for night duty. The remaining 2.5 to 3 liters of water is to be allotted to empty
stomach, which is assigned to day duty. It is imperative for the body to discharge
these two duties. If these two duties are to be discharged properly we have to divide
the intake into two parts. If we feel that we have taken enough water in the
morning, day duty may be hampered. Similarly if you take water in the day and stop
taking in the morning the waste material which has to be discharged during night
remains in the body and we may land in trouble.

We should allow the body to discharge its duties during night and day. It is enough,
if you supply water on time and the body looks after itself. However, if you are lazy
or feel it burdensome to drink water, maintaining good health becomes difficult.
When we do not follow the nature of the body life itself becomes a waste. There is no
other easy way to good health in the world.

4. When to drink water

Man, who is supposed to walk on the ground only is able to fly in the air and swim
like a fish, thanks to the development of his intelligence. At the same time he is not
able to live, as it should be on the earth. That is why he is not able to make out
when to drink water, the elixir of life. Though civilization has made great strides he
continues to commit many mistakes with regard to consumption of water. All
creatures know perfectly when to take water. All the animals consume water in the
same manner.

Only man drinks water most inappropriately. Some take it while eating, some after
the food, some others before taking food and some others whenever they desire to.
It is unfortunate that man who is a part of nature and has enough intelligence does
not know the laws of nature. Even before the man realizes that his manner of taking
water is against laws of nature time passes out. If we do not wake up to this reality
at least now we are doomed.

If you query is when to take water the simple reply is whenever the body demands
it. As the body asks for food whenever it needs through hunger pangs, it also

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demands water through thirst. We feel thirsty on two occasions.

First: The body needs water to meet its requirements. This is natural thirst.
Second: The thirst to digest various tasty foods, which is unnatural.

For the animals and human beings thirst is the same when they consume natural
foods. That is the first type of thirst. The second type is special when we take salt, oil
etc. Unless we know in detail about these two types we will not be able to know
when to take water. We will also know if the thirst we quenched is proper or not.

Natural thirst and its qualities

Natural thirst will be there for those who take natural foods. We are not thirsty in
between if we take natural foods like fruits, vegetables, roots etc. When we eat raw
vegetables also we are not thirsty even if we are used to taking water while eating
food. Food itself tells you when to take water. After the food is digested you feel
thirsty. This is the law of nature. Hence, no creature takes water while eating.
Likewise, if we take uncooked food without salt and oil we won’t be thirsty. We
are thirsty when the cells in our body need water. This is natural and healthy.

Our body contains several millions of cells. All the important chemical reactions that
occur in our body take place only in these cells. There is lot of water in and around
cells. The cells continuously need water. It is with the help of air and water food
turns into energy and waste material gets burnt.

When the water level in the cells decreases cells send signals through nerves to
hypothalamus gland of the mind, which is the centre for maintaining the ratio of
water. When the water level in the cells decreases this center is stimulated and we
are thirsty. As the water level goes down, production of saliva also comes down and
our mouth dries up. The receptors beneath the mucus membrane in the mouth also
receive these signals. Then we feel the urge to drink water. As the water level in
cells decreases mouth does not dry up simultaneously. However, any delay triggers
these symptoms. Even if there are no such symptoms we have to drink water.

When the water we drink reaches blood and then cells through stomach and
intestines the need for water is met. When the cells receive the required water
immediately, they discharge their duties properly. If the water reaches cells within
20-25 minutes their thirst is quenched. If the water we take is to reach blood
through stomach and intestines, the stomach has to be empty. The thirst of the cells
is quenched when the stomach is empty.

What is vital is - we should drink water only when stomach is empty and not
when it is full with food.

Let us examine why thirst is not quenched when stomach is full. Assume cells feel
thirsty when stomach is full and brain sends a signal to take water and you obey it.
Water reaches the stomach. Since there is food in the stomach water mixes with
food. The water mixed with food has to remain in intestines till it is digested. When
water is mixed with food it cannot go into blood from stomach and intestines. The
time taken to digest food depends on the type of food. Approximately it may take 2
to 4 hours. The water we take to quench the thirst of cells, enters blood and then
into cells in about 2 to 4 hours. It means the water taken when thirst reaches cells
only after three or four hours. Till then the requirement of water of cells is not met.

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In the meantime cells face the same difficulty as we take food after three or four
hours of being hungry. Hunger can be suppressed but not thirst. This is the law of
nature and the nature of body too. Whoever feels thirsty when stomach is empty, it
means that he is behaving naturally and leading a natural life. Those who feel thirsty
even when the stomach is full, it means they are leading a life which is against
nature. We should find out the reasons for unnatural thirst and correct them. Many
people tend to argue that as they are thirsty while eating it is natural thirst. To know
why this kind of thirst is not natural we should know about the nature of unnatural
thirst.

Unnatural thirst

When we eat foods that are against the nature, we experience untimely thirst. It is
said that when one commits a mistake he has to continue with the second one also.
It is also said that if we lie once we have to lie again. Likewise, if we take food, which
is against nature, we have to take water in an unnatural way. It is the law of nature
that water is not to be taken while eating. It is the quality of such food that forces us
to take water while eating and after. This food does not refrain you from not taking
water. Let us know about the reasons for feeling thirsty while eating.

The level of thirst depends upon the amount of salt, oil and ghee in the food. There
is a basis for this. 100 ml. of water is required to digest one gram of salt. Oil and
ghee also require water to digest. When stomach is filled with oil, salt and ghee it
demands water to start the process of digestion. This is the reason for being thirsty
while eating and immediately after. Let us observe what happens if the amount of
salt, oil and ghee are more. For example, we eat heavily when we feast. We fill the
stomach leaving no space for water. More water is necessary to digest this excess
salt and oil. Mind gets signals for water. Brain orders to take more water, mouth
refuses and stomach indicates that there is no space. Yet we are thirsty. As there is
no space we take water by force. Any amount of water does not quench our thirst.
We can neither drink water nor bear the thirst.

As the water taken while eating does not help digestion it can be called unnatural.
Those who consume salt and oil experience this unnatural thirst. If we change our
habits then we can have natural thirst. Natural thirst is a step towards good health.

When salt is in excess around cells

Every cell in our body has inner and outer parts. Salt is deposited outside the cell.
Those who take only fruits, vegetables, nuts or cooked food without salt have
enough salt necessary for the body. Salt is deposited around the cells in those who
take a little or more salt. Thirst and the salt deposited around the cells have a close
relationship. Those who take natural foods and desist from salt don’t experience
unnatural thirst. Let us see why people who take salt are thirstier. Water is drawn
towards wherever there is salt. The excess salt we take goes out of the intestines
and get deposited around the cells. The salt deposited around the cells draws water
from the cells. The water level in the cells comes down all of a sudden. This happens
in all the cells of the body. When water in the cells decreases chemical process in
them is hampered. To rectify the situation cells send signals to brain to replenish
water. We receive signals from the brain in the form of thirst. When we experience
such thirst mouth dries up. We feel restless till water is taken. We feel extremely
thirsty.

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When we take salty food we feel thirsty while it is digested and also when that salt is
deposited outside the cells for some hours. If we take salt once, twice we feel thirsty.
Whatever we eat it contains salt. We go on eating something or the other five or six
times a day. Because of it we must feel thirsty 10 or 12 times a day and take water
as many times. Healthy body should demand water accordingly. Since we go on
eating something or the other we do not feel so thirsty. Wrong choice of food sends
wrong signals only.

5. The harm with taking water while eating

All of us have the unnatural habit of dinking water while eating. When one settles
down for a meal invariably one finds a glass or pitcher of water beside him. There
are many ways people drink water while eating.

First type: Some take a glass or two of water and then begin their meal. They
assume that this subsides their hunger and consequently reduces their body weight.

Second type: Some take water frequently to facilitate easy gulping down of food.
Some drink water to stop hiccups.

Third type: Some do not drink water before or while eating but at the end they
consume one or two glasses of water. They believe that three fourths of food and
one fourth of water helps digestion better.

Fourth type: Some drink water only after half an hour or an hour as they find it
inconvenient to drink water immediately after a meal. Nobody has the time or
inclination to find whether taking water while eating food helps proper digestion or
not. Even the doctors who spend several years to study about body of man and
advise people about their health take water in one of the above four ways. Every one
reads books but does not observe nature. Layman, who does not know anything
about medical sciences, and the doctors, who know about it, equally suffer from
digestive problems and take medicines. If we want to know about such small
problems or to overcome them and protect our children we should know the real
issue. If we take water while eating the difficulty in the mouth is different. The
difficulty in the intestines is different. I shall try to explain the problem. To start with
let us take the problem in the mouth.

1. The relationship of water with digestion

The food we eat should get ready for digestion up to 20-25 percent in the mouth
itself and then enter stomach. The teeth accomplish this task. But how many have
time to chew food properly nowadays? Right from a boy to an elderly person

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everybody is busy. There is no time even to eat peacefully. Everybody finishes meal
in 5-10 minutes and rushes out. What will be consequence of such hurried eating?

a) By gulping the food without chewing it becomes difficult for it to go down the food
pipe easily. To overcome this we reach for a glass of water. When we eat fried food
or pickles they some times get obstructed or induce hiccups. To avoid hiccups we
take water. Some people eat food while strayed in thoughts or watching television or
reading newspaper or talking to family members. Since the concentration is not on
the food it leads to obstruction in throat causing belching. To stop it we drink water.
These are the common mistakes we commit and we pass them on to our children
too.

b) When we chew food thoroughly required saliva is produced and it moves into
stomach easily without any obstruction. The saliva substitutes the function of water
though it is different from water. Saliva contains 98 percent water and 2 percent
digestive enzymes. Saliva helps in proper digestion of food. When we drink water
while eating less saliva is produced. This is the second disadvantage. Due to
reduction in saliva and more water in food, digestive process is hampered. There is
no way out but to commit a second mistake. The first takes place in the mouth and
the second in stomach. If we chew food properly, mix it with saliva and concentrate
on eating it goes into stomach easily. The digestion is not only easy but also
complete.

2. The relationship between digestion and water

When food reaches stomach for second stage of digestion, gastric juice, the digestive
liquid, is produced there. It contains the powerful hydrochloric acid. This is the most
important acid that helps in digestion. Along with it there are also other enzymes. All
of them complete the process of digestion. Hydrochloric acid kills certain harmful
bacteria in the food. Food is digested in two hours when this acid is in concentrated
form. Its strength is reduced when water mixes with it. Let us see what is lost when
we drink water while eating.

a) Acids weaken: The powerful acids when mixed with water become mild and lose
their potency. The mild acid fails to digest food as effectively as the strong one. The
stomach is forced to produce double the amount of acid to digest food. When these
acids are produced in more quantity we experience burning sensation and ulcers are
formed. The stomach gets habituated to produce excess acids.

b) Non-digestion of food: When we drink water while eating it goes into stomach
along with food. It obstructs digestive juices from reaching food directly. The food
breaks into small pieces with the help of digestive juices and takes the form of semi-
liquid. However, when we take water while eating it breaks food into pieces but
cannot digest it completely. The process of digestion takes more time. The weight of
the water is also more and natural movements of stomach slowdown. This is also
one of the reasons for delay in digestion. With this the food, which has to digest in
one hour takes two hours and so on. It means the digestion process is taking double
the time. Still it is not digested completely. This undigested food enters small
intestines.

c) Sagging stomach: Generally two glasses of water take 15 minutes to mix in


blood. However, when we take water along with food it remains in the stomach till
the food takes the form of liquid after digestion. It may take two to four hours. The

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stomach, which bears the weight of food and water, sags. As food and water remain
in the stomach for such a long time the food is fermented. This is the reason for
belching. Belly protrudes to some extent even among lean people.

d) Heaviness in stomach: As the water and food remain in the stomach for a long
period food gets fermented and gases are produced. Everyone wishes to have a
stomach full of food. Because of mistakes committed while eating, one or two
glasses of water also enter the stomach that is already filled with food. The stomach
becomes a tight compartment. The heavy stomach puts pressure on the lower part
of lungs and the lungs contract by 20-30 per cent. Less air goes into lungs causing
uneasiness. The diaphragm, which is an important part in breathing process,
undergoes pressure and its movements are restricted. Likewise, the muscles of
stomach, which help respiration, lose their capacity to expand and contract. This
uneasiness continues for 2-3 hours. There is no space left in stomach. Gases are
produced in stomach, which is filled with food and water. These gases that can
neither move up or down push the stomach forward. This results in heaviness in
stomach, uneasiness and restlessness. Sometimes this may also lead to chest pain,
which is often mistaken for heart pain.

e) Drowsiness: The oxygen we inhale to a large extent reaches stomach and helps
digestion. As long as this oxygen is in stomach we feel drowsy. As the food remains
in stomach for a long period the lungs receive less oxygen and we become dull,
drowsy and weak. That is the reason why some people go for a nap. Some others
sleep a while in sitting posture. School children and employees in offices often resort
to this. If we eat food without drinking water there won’t be any heaviness. Food is
digested quickly.

3. The relationship between digestion in intestines and water: The food


digested in two stages partially reaches small intestines. The food when digested
completely in this part is absorbed by intestines in the form of semi-juice. When food
is taken along with water only partially digested goes into small intestines. The
proteins and fat in the food are digested to some extent in the stomach. To digest
the rest, some digestive juices are produced at the junction where the small
intestines join the stomach. Since in it is not digested properly more digestive juices
are produced in the small intestines. The movements in small intestines are
responsible for digestion. Here the food is pounded well, turns into liquid form and
moves forward. When there is water these movements are restricted. In this way the
process of digestion in the small intestines is also delayed as in the stomach. The
intestines absorb the food that is not digested properly. As the food remains in the
intestines along with water the food gets fermented and gases are produced. The
intestines as such have some amount of gas in them. With the movements in
intestines gas tries to come out. We can also hear some sounds. Two hours after we
take food, the digested food is ready to mix in blood. It is more beneficial if we drink
water now. If water is drunk during this period it mixes well with digested food and
easily absorbed into blood.

When the food is not digested properly body absorbs the juices that are not digested
completely. Millions of cells die and millions of new cells are formed in the body. The
formation of new cells depends on the energy and essence of the food we eat.
When the food is not digested properly intestines cannot absorb its full benefit.
Almost 50 percent of the essence of the food we eat is purged out. The food we take
initially becomes powder and then juice-like. That juice is absorbed into blood and
cells and body receives energy. If the food does not become powder and juice we

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feel weak. The cells are healthy and have long life only when they receive properly
digested food and nutrients.

6. What type of water we are to drink?


Everyone is in doubt as to what type of water is to be drunk. Now-a-days all are
afraid to drink any type of water, whatever may be the source. When we speak of
type of water it is about river water, bore-well water, well water, municipal water,
cold water, warm water, filtered water, fridge water, boiled and cooled water, and
mineral water. Only in human beings such doubts occur. All other creatures drink the
accessible water. Their bodies are adapted to any water. In the past human beings
were also used to taking any water as their body was acclimatized to it. As scientific
knowledge improved it also increased his doubtfulness about everything. Despite
taking all precautions people fall prey to cold, dysentery, vomiting, several kinds of
fevers and infections. It is not that we do not have the capacity to protect ourselves
from such diseases. The reason for the entry of pollutants contained in water and
consequent spread of diseases is deficient energy, loss of energy and not working
properly. Let us know about the inherent resistance power our body has.
Before entering the blood the water we drink is purified in three stages. As soon as
the water enters the body it is heated. This heating process drives out some of the
maladies. In the next stage the useful bacteria in our body kill the harmful bacteria.
In the third stage unwanted substances are filtered and absorbed. It takes 15 – 20
minutes to complete all the three and to get water blend with blood. If the immune
system is perfect in intestines and stomach the body takes care of the maladies. If
bacteria or maladies still remain even after this process the liver cleanses it finally
and transports it to the cells. This process takes place every time we drink water. If
we drink saline water and transfused into blood the body is immediately endangered
and the person may die within 15-20 minutes. Now we know why and how stomach,
intestines and liver filter water and protect us continuously. Man always thinks about
the purity of water but does not bother about improving the immunity system inside
the body. If we wish to preserve our immunity systems in tact we should lead a
natural way of life.

We should know why refrigerated water should not be taken, who should take boiled
water and warm water and which water is safe.

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1.) Which water is the best: Air has life-giving power. Water takes the second
place. We imbibe this vital power from water that gives more energy, health and
immunity. If the water is exposed to sunlight it is all the more beneficial. The
sunlight rectifies the maladies and gives energy to water as boiled water eradicates
bacteria.

2.) Sterilized and filtered water: Most of the people in cities drink only sterilized
and filtered water. However, they lack immunity that is found in working people.
Though they store their food in hot packs, keep utensils mirror clean, eat more fruit,
wash vegetables thoroughly, take sterilized water and protect themselves from dust
they are not successful in warding off diseases like infections and fevers mainly
because their immunity system is at the lowest ebb. There is nothing wrong in
drinking sterilized water and bottled mineral water. But they have to carry them
wherever they go. When such water is not available and if forced to drink normal
water they immediately suffer from cold, throat pain, fever and dysentery etc. as
their immunity system is weak. Remember that if you drink sterilized water you have
to drink the same type of water always.
In those who consume any type of water a defense mechanism develops in their
body to fight out the maladies. Anti- bodies develop in our body to fight diseases.
They are always on guard to attack and kill harmful bacteria. It is always better to
continue to drink the same water we are used to. If the system of nature cure is
followed even those who are used to sterilized water can drink any type of water.
The immunity system is strengthened.

3.) Which water container is better: We store water in containers. Since the
containers also have some influence on the water stored our elders have given
importance even to the containers.

a). Earthen container: Storing water in an earthen pot is the best method. Water
and earth are always together. Our body becomes cold, as the sun grows hot. This is
the nature of the body. Likewise, the pot transfers the coolness to water depending
upon the hot climate. This is the special quality of the pot that no other container
has. Water from a pot can be used during summer.

b) Copper pot: After earthen pot copper pot is better. If water is stored in a copper
vessel for 10-12 hours the good quality of copper vessel is transferred to water. Our
body also contains certain percentage of copper. If one can afford copper vessel it
can be used during rainy and winter seasons also.

c) Glass vessel: If water is stored in glass vessel there is no harm and there is no
benefit either. Water in earthen pot and copper vessel may smell. Water gets the

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smell of the material of the container with which it is made. Glass doesn’t carry any
smell. However, it may not be possible to store water in glass wear every day. Some
people fill water in glass vessel and use. They feel that sunrays will have a natural
impact if water is stored in green or blue vessel.

d) Stainless steel vessel: If no other vessel is available it is the best choice. It can
be used in winter and rainy season also.

e) Aluminum vessel: Water should neither be stored nor used from an aluminum
vessel. The Aluminum mixes with water, goes into our intestines and body and leads
to various diseases. Drinking water should not be stored in it.

f) Plastic vessel: If we store water in plastic containers it will have the smell of
plastic. The impact of various chemicals used to produce is acquired by water. But
now-a-days plastic bottles are more in use.

4) How warm-water to be taken? :

Warm water is not sterilized and cooled. It is heated till it becomes warm and taken
instantly. Some people cannot drink water from earthen or copper vessels. Such
people drink warm water and get instant results. There is no harm even if 5-6 liters
of warm water is taken. Let us see who needs warm water.

1) Those suffering from cold: Those who suffer from chronic colds, sneeze
frequently and those whose nostrils are blocked can take 5-6 liters of warm water. It
will give them relief. The warmth of the water eases their difficulty. Those who
cannot take warm water continuously can take 2.5-3 liters of warm water in the
morning.

2) Those who suffer from cough: If one coughs it means that phlegm is deposited
in the lungs. If warm water is taken the phlegm comes out easily. Some have throat
irritation because of cough. Even this pain is cured with warm water.

3) Those who are asthmatic and have allergies: Such people should take warm
water every day so that breathing becomes easy. The soreness of the throat comes
down. Uneasiness would also decrease.

4) Those who have acidity and ulcers: They suffer from burning sensation in

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stomach and excess acid is produced. Warm water works as an antidote to acids.
Acidity can be completely cured with warm water. As acids disappear ulcers get
healed.
All those above mentioned might take warm water if it is possible. Otherwise they
should take at least 2.5-3 liters in the morning. Once they overcome the problems
they can come back to normal water.

5) Why fridge water is not to be taken? : Excess cold or excess heat is harmful
to the body. Water loses action and reaction with these excesses. Blood flows faster
only when water possesses these qualities. If excessively cold or hot substance goes
into stomach the digestion process is delayed until it becomes normal. For example
when we eat ice cream its temperature is in minus degrees. So such of cold material
goes into the body, which maintains 37 degrees of temperature. Since the
temperature of ice is at such a low level the digestive system tries to increase its
temperature. It means the digestion of ice cream does not start before half an hour.
Same is the case with fridge water. These days every household has a refrigerator.
During summer some even drink water stored in deep fridge. When such water is
taken gums and teeth bear the brunt. It is the mouth that decides what is good or
what is bad for stomach and intestines. If that coldness is bad for mouth then think
of the difficulty the stomach has to face. Fridge water has 7-8 degrees of
temperature. Digestive system needs 20 minutes to bring it to body temperature.
The difference between heating the refrigerated milk and fresh milk and warming up
refrigerated water is the same. When stomach contracts because of excessive
coldness, cleaning process does not start till it goes back to normal temperature.
Tonsils in throat get infected easily with fridge water. Formation of phlegm increases.
Asthma, allergy, sinusitis, cough and burning sensation in stomach can never be
cured if fridge water is taken. We can be healthy if we give normal water to the
body, which is natural. If one takes refrigerated food rarely he immediately faces
problem.

There is no difficulty if we take any water available and get accustomed. Type of
water is not the issue. It is the quantity that is important. It is always better to take
normal water. It does not matter how we purify water. The level of immunity counts.
Let us remember it is the immunity, which protects us but not the purified of water.

7. How to drink 5-6 liters of water a day?

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Let us drink 5-6 liters of water dividing it into two parts: 1) On empty stomach 2)
During the day.

1) Water to be taken on empty stomach (immediately after we wake up)

This is the first dose of water we take before we take breakfast. During this period
we have to take 2.5 to 3 liters of water. This can be taken in installments within 2-3
hours. If wake up late we may not find time to take this much of water. That is why
it is better to get up early in the morning. Some people get up between 3-4 A.M.
The process of taking water can start as soon as we get up from bed. Some people
need to urinate immediately after getting up. Then can start taking water after
urinating. Some others may have an urgent urge to ablate immediately after getting
up. This is a good habit. However, number of such people is very low. They can start
taking water after attending to nature call.

First installment: We should drink 1 – 1 ½ liter of water as soon as we get up and


then brush the teeth. Those who find it difficult to drink one liter of water at a stretch
can take half a liter and the rest after 5-6 minutes. It can be taken at one go also.

After drinking water without attending to any other work, concentrate on intestines;
move around for 10-15 minutes and movement in intestines starts. If we do not
think of any other thing the nerves in intestines relax. In addition to this, pressure of
1-1.5 liters of water, acts upon intestines, which are holding the fasces. Under the
weight of stomach the fasces are pushed forward. The concentration on the
intestines and the pressure of the stomach together make the fasces move. Instead
of rushing to toilet immediately move around for a little while and then enter the
toilet. Ablution is easy and complete. Ablating after breakfast or lunch is not a good
habit. Unless you attend to nature calls you should not do anything else. After
ablution you may shave or brush your teeth. The water we take goes into blood after
20-25 minutes. Then you can go for physical exercise.

Remember another point here. Suppose if we take a glass or two of water


intermittently. Even that water goes into blood and does the purification job.
However, it has only one advantage. It can only purify urine. When you take one or
one and a half liters of water it has two advantages. With the pressure of water the
waste material is purged out. The second benefit is it purifies urine also. It means we
have double the advantage, like two birds at one shot. The first installment of water
goes into blood and the cells and soaks overnight the waste material, which has
moved due to the excretion process. If we do some physical exercise the waste
material is stirred well. If water soaks the physical exercise moves it.

Second installment: Those who do physical exercise can take second installment of
water and those who attend to household duties can take second installment of
water, 45-60 minutes after first installment. If necessary, take some more time. Like

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in the first installment as much water as possible can be taken. After that,
concentrate again on the intestines and move around for 10 or 15 minutes. Some
doubt that, when they already have an ablation where is the scope for another. Our
intestines, which store fasces is about one and a half meters. In the first installment
only the fasces stored comes out. Double to that is still there. We do not think about
it, as we are not aware of. It takes half an hour to move the remaining fasces. It
means the second installment is ready half an hour after you ablate the first. The
delay is on our part. For some people second installment is much forceful and more
in liquid form. For some it may take some more days to ablate for the second time.
Some feel perturbed when the fasces in the second installment are watery thinking
they are having dysentery. Others feel they are weakened if water goes along with
the fasces. Some of the first installment of water some enters the intestines. The
second time also same thing happens. The water taken in two installments soaks and
makes it soft and everything comes out along with water. Only some of the water
comes out but there is no harm. Instead, if you take small quantity of water it does
not enter the intestines. Let us illustrate this. When we take more water some of it
goes into the stomach and small intestines and some of it to the large intestines,
which store fasces, and that water comes out.

Some people cannot ablate even if they take second installment of water. No need to
worry. Since there is constipation the intestines may not listen to us. When fasces do
not move even after the intake of second installment of water it is better for them to
take enema with warm water for few days. After taking second installment of water
and ablation you can take bath.

Third installment: Those who take 2.5-3 liters of water in two installments need
not take third installment. Those who take a liter of water in first installment and
another in second installment can think about third ablation after taking third
installment of water. If it is done it is all right. Or else leave it at that. If it is not
convenient you may skip third installment of water.

Those who are overweight, suffer from constipation, have stones in kidneys, suffer
from chronic diseases and emit bad body smell have to take another liter of water
even after consuming 3 liters of water in two installments. Those who suffer from the
above mentioned difficulties should take 4 liters of water in the morning itself for 4-5
months. Those who take 4 liters of water may take it in three hours duration. If 4
liters of water is taken in two hours duration, some may feel it heavy. Such people
can have give gap.

It is better if we finish this water intake in the morning by 7 or 7.30 A.M. We will be
able to urinate completely by 9 or 9.30 A.M. Those who have to go to office or attend

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to business will have completed urination by this time. Those who have to leave
early can start taking water a bit early.

The water taken on empty stomach will rectify the loopholes in the repair of the
system, and purge out the leftover waste material in the form of fasces, urine and
sweat. The water taken on empty stomach will cleanse the cells and 5-6 liters of
blood internally as bathing cleanses the external body. So far we have cleaned only
the external body. Now the internal body will be cleansed. As all other creatures
keep their internal body clean they do not take bath. However, the man cleans up
the body outwardly and leaves the internal body. Any amount of cleaning externally
will not help. That is why whatever may be the amount of soap, talcum powders,
creams that we apply, the bad smell returns just after an hour. You have learnt
cleansing of internal parts. No matter even if you do not take bath. If you can
cleanse the inner body in this way there won’t be any need to buy talcum powders,
pastes, creams and perfumes. This is the way of cleaning the 68% of water content
in our body everyday. It is only the water taken on empty stomach that cleanses but
not the water, which is taken during the day.

Note:
1. Those who suffer from cold, allergy, sinusitis, sneezing, acidity and ulcers better
they take warm water on empty stomach.
2. After the intake of water, 20 to 30 minutes gap is to be given before eating some
thing.

2) Taking water during the day: We eat something or the other during the day.
The water we take is useful to digest, transport the digested food, and turn it into
energy apart from discharging two more duties. The work we attend to generates
heat in the muscles. Water is needed to cool the muscles. It is hot during day. If we
have to protect our body and skin from the sun there should be water in the body
always. To discharge these two duties we have to supply water to the body in time.
Water needed during day is about 2.5 to 3 liters. Let us know about how and when
this water is to be taken. Let us also remember that we should take these 2.5 to 3
liters of water when the stomach is empty but not while we eat.

Fourth installment: It can be taken two hours after breakfast. By this time
breakfast becomes like flour and completely digested. The water we take at this time
mixes up with that flour and turns it into juice form. Fourth installment of water of
about a liter need not be taken at a time because there is no need to ablate. It can
be taken in small quantities. First time one or two glasses of water can be taken and
another glass or two with an interval of half an hour or one hour. In this way
between breakfast and half an hour before lunch, a liter of water can be taken. If

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you so wish even one and a half liters water can also be taken. Go for lunch after
thirty minutes.

The fourth installment of water protects us from sun and maintains the water level in
the body. When there is enough water in the glands and blood, saliva, digestive
juices in the stomach and intestines will be produced sufficiently. Since digestive
juices contain lot of water, if the water level in the blood is less production of
digestive juices before meal will also be less. It means the fourth installment of
water will qualify us to take food.

Fifth installment: Two hours after lunch fifth installment of water can be taken.
One liter of water is enough in this installment. Two hours after lunch food is
digested. However, digestion process in the small intestines goes on. So if we take
one liter water it may be heavy. Hence, it can be divided into installments. If we take
water in this way that water will help the digested food to mix up with blood. Then, it
reaches cells. During the day we will be busy. The fifth installment of water protects
the body from heat generated because of work we do and the sun. If you wish to
take coconut water or buttermilk, they can also be taken, only after half an hour
after taking water and the quantity of the water can also be reduced.

Sixth installment: We should consume this installment between 5.30 and 6.30 P.M.
The stomach should be empty when we take this installment. If water is taken after
6.30 P.M we have to urinate by 10-11 P.M. If you do not want the sleep to be
disturbed, better finish off water consumption before 6.30 P.M. Those who have
problem with prostrate gland urinate frequently during night and the aged should
take the sixth installment before 5.30 pm. If this one-liter of water is taken in a
single dose and concentrate on the intestines most of the people can ablate. This
ablation is that of the breakfast. However, only those who have ablated twice in the
morning can ablate the waste material that is the result of breakfast. Those who
have ablated only once in the morning will be able to ablate in the evening. Any way,
we are not bothered about its source. Purging it out is important. It is better to take
food after 30 minutes of drinking water. If we take dinner, that too by 7 P.M, it will
be digested by the time we go to bed. When food is digested stomach and intestines
find rest. Then, the body resumes the duty of cleaning and repairing. If you take late
dinner there won’t be any time for this process. It may cause diseases. Two hours
after dinner one glass or half a glass of water can be taken. That much water is
sufficient to carry the digested food into blood. If you take more water urination
problem may arise. Many people urinate between 2-3 am. During that time mouth
dries up and body is busy in repair and cleaning activity. If you get up at that time
taking a glass or two of water is good. If you feel it is inconvenient take it after you
get up. There is no need to get up and take water.

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If the urine is not yellowish but light it is a sign for health. Extra urination means
more discharge of waste material. Generally in the morning urination will be white in
color. However, the urine that we pass during day is slightly colored. Anyway, for
those who take water in the manner described above is white in color in morning and
in the evening also because they have taken water on the empty stomach, in the
afternoon and in the evening. With this bad elements of the body go out.

Have patience

Those who wish to take water in this way may try to take 3-4 liters of water. Take 1
to 1.5 liters in the morning, the same quantity in the afternoon for four or five days
and then go for 5-6 liters of water. If you feel any difficulty even 5 liters will also
help. If it is convenient to take 6 liters continue with it. Aged people who need not
move out can take only 4 liters of water. Till you are accustomed it may look
burdensome. One may feel we have nothing else to do except taking water,
purgation and urination and it may look as if we are confined to toilet. You may curse
me for a week or so thinking that you are not able to do anything else except
following this cycle. Show some patience for a week. You feel light and comfortable
and have a feeling of being on cloud nine. After that you would tell everybody that
what a good habit Satyanarayana Raju has cultivated in you.

The mother asks her child whether he has brushed his teeth as soon as gets up. If
he says no she asks him to finish it quickly as it is time to take milk. These days’
mothers forgot to ask whether the child has attended to nature calls. That is the
reason for all the troubles. Mothers and wives tend to feed more but they never ask
whether nature calls are attended to and whether they have drunk enough.
Immediately after getting up the housewife prepares tea or coffee and offers bed
coffee to her husband besides consuming it herself. This is the order of the day.

8. Complexity in drinking water

Any new experiment encounters certain initial hiccups. Whether it is good or bad the
body takes some time to adjust itself to the new situation. When we drink alcohol,
which is against nature, initially the energy in our body refuses to assimilate and

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out as vomit. Initially mouth may get ready and gulp it with some difficulty. In spite
of resistance from the body if it is repeated doggedly it may result in vomiting and
nausea. However, man does not stop there knowingly it is not good for him. He tries
to habituate per force. From now on he does not face much difficulty and adjusts
himself to it. When addicted he cannot live without it. Likewise other habits such as
coffee, tea, cigarettes, tobacco, spicy food, pickles, bakery foods, fried foods, non-
vegetarian foods and narcotics. Everybody may not have all these bad habits but all
the people have one or the other bad habit. They are against nature. With these
unnatural habits, the body, which is to be nurtured in a natural way, loses its natural
qualities. Now if we try to inculcate natural habits body resists as it did in the case of
alcohol for the first time.

Three fourths of liquid in our body is water. We are alternating coffee, tea, soft
drinks and beer for water. We feel irksome to drink a liter of water. Water is natural.
The body would have accepted it had we taken it in an unnatural way! A sort of
confrontation starts inside the body between natural and unnatural elements. If
unnatural element gains upper hand the natural element is shunted out. When
unnatural element is weak it allows natural element, with little resistance. If natural
thing continues to stay there for some time it turns unnatural element into a natural
one. The bad element in the body resists water. If some one has a problem in
drinking water it means he has more bad elements in his body. Then we should try
to chase away bad things replacing with them good things, not running away from
the initial problems. Moving forward we gain the wealth called health.

At the outset let us know about the causes for initial difficulties and the ways to
overcome them.

1) Nausea: When we try to take more water forcibly, for which we are not used to,
it may result in nausea. If we take water willingly nausea will not appear. Most
people overcome this problem within 5, 6 days.

Note:
a. If you experience nausea with a liter of water, reduce the quantity next day.
Increase it as and when nausea decreases.

b. If you suffer from nausea with the first installment of water give some gap and
take less quantity for the second installment.

c. If by taking water nausea increases and in a situation where the water neither
comes out in the form of vomit nor goes down, the only way is to vomit forcibly by
putting fingers deep into the mouth.

2) Vomits: When we take water forcibly it may be end up in nausea. Within 5-6
minutes nausea increases water comes out as vomit. If nausea subsides there is no
vomit. Unless there is a problem with excess water in the stomach there won’t be
any vomit. Unnecessary juices are deposited in stomach and intestines in many
people. When more water is taken those juices are vomited. Those vomits are sour
and burning sensation may also accompany. Even if you vomit once or twice a day it
will be only for a week or ten days. No need to worry.

Note:
a. We feel comfortable if there is a belching after taking water. If there are one or
two belches there is no vomiting. It is uncomfortable when there is no belching. If

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the problem is acute better vomit by inserting fingers deep into the mouth.
Otherwise, take half a liter of water, wait for a couple of minutes and take little more
water and take the rest of it after belching. Then no vomiting occurs.

b. If you vomit after taking one liter of water wait for half an hour or one hour and
take half liter water. You can take another half liter after another half an hour.

c. If the entire water is vomited immediately bowels do not move since the pressure
in the stomach is insufficient. To move the fasces more water is needed. As
mentioned in the first point take water after belching and the bowel movement
becomes easy.

d. If there is pain in throat due to vomiting take warm water. If it still persists apply
coconut oil on neck and give fomentation, which gives a soothing effect. This can be
done twice a day if it is needed.

3) Excess urination: Those who are overweight and those who suffer from joint
pains feel weak by excess urination. In the initial days of taking water, particularly in
the mornings, we may feel that we are spending more time in the toilet and are
unable to do anything else. When we take 2.5 to 3 liters of water in the morning
almost 2 liters of it will pass through urine. Less quantity of urine is produced in
those who consume less water and less urine is stored in the bladder. When excess
urine is produced mind gets the signal to urinate. In the beginning, by taking more
water we may have to urinate for every 15, 20 minutes. Taking water on empty
stomach yields more urine, but more number of times and in less quantity. Many
people overcome this problem within a week. Some may take 10-20 days, yet others
may take a month or two. Those who stopped taking salt, urinate only 3-4 times in
the morning.

There is no problem of excess urination with the water taken during the day. Sun
and food do not allow production of more urine. However, during night you may feel
little more urge to urinate. Those who do not want the sleep to be disturbed should
consume water by 6 P.M.

Note:
Do not worry about more quantity of urination. It only purges out more waste
material.

4) More urination than the water consumed: Some pass more than a liter of
urine, even if they take only a liter of water. Such people suspect something is
wrong with kidney. Nothing happens like that. It is because of the salt deposited in
combination with water. Those who have swollen legs, hands, face and body urinate
excessively on taking more water. Some may not have any outward swelling even if
there is edema. They also urinate more. The extra water, which we take in the
morning, comes out along with salts. In the first 5-6 days the problem will be
solved. Passing excess urine is helpful.

Note:
Don’t bother about the quantity of urine. The body purges it out when it is of no use.
If there is need it holds.

5) Weakness: Some may feel weak in the early days of taking more water. Some
stop taking tea or coffee because of this extra water. Such people blame water for

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their weakness. As consumption of 5-6 liters of water is a new experience, in result
the intake of food may also come down. It may also lead to weakness. Yet others
feel weak as they purge out more fasces than earlier.

Note:
If you feel weak reduce the quantity of water and take four spoonfuls of honey
directly or mixed with water. Weakness disappears with coconut water also. If
weakness persists take some dates, which give energy.

6) Headache: As we are not used to excess water, headache may occur because of
pressure on stomach and on nerves in brain and nausea. When coffee and tea are
stopped some may experience headache for 5-6 days. If it is because of vomits and
nausea, headache persists till they disappear.

Note:
a. If the headache is because of stoppage of tea and coffee it remains all the day. If
it is not bearable taking tablet is the only way.

b. If it is because of nausea and discomfort in the stomach it goes with vomiting. Or


else it disappears once the discomfort is not there. If you take head bath with cold
water in the morning you are relieved.

7) Loose motions: These loose motions are different from the usual ones. In the
usual loose motions the water in the blood also goes out along with fasces, so we
feel weak. When we take more water it goes into intestines, cleans them up and
comes out along with fasces. It gives a great feeling as if we are floating in the air.

8) Feeling moving bowels whenever urinate: Such feeling would be there, only
in a few people. This problem does not arise when you do not defecate in the manner
mentioned above. When second defecation is watery the third installment of water
goes into the intestine where fasces are stored. Since there are no fasces in the
intestines water stays there for half an hour or one hour. In this situation when we
urinate and release gas it gives a sensation of bowel movement. In certain people
there may be wetting of clothes also. With this there may not be any loss but it is
disgusting.

Note:
a. We come to know about it whenever water enters the fasces holding to intestine.
In that situation whenever you release gas concentrate and drag inside rectum and
release gas, then water in the intestines does not come but only gas goes out.

b. This water will be there in the intestine for half an hour or one hour. If care is
taken during this period water enters blood.

c. If this problem is to be avoided those who have watery defecation should not take
third installment of one-liter water at one go. If this is divided into two parts and
taken with a gap of 15-20 minutes the problem is solved. Otherwise take only half a
liter of water.

9) Sagging of stomach: If we take water forcibly or unwillingly we feel that water


is stored either in the stomach or intestines for a long time. When we take 2-3 liters
of water in the morning stomach may get stretched. With this it is felt that belly is
protruding. With increased water intake and easy bowel movement appetite

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increases in some people. Digestion also betters. With this the food is absorbed
completely and if there is no physical exercise stomach protrudes and they blame
the water. Actually belly would contract with extra water. Intake of any amount of
water will not stay in the stomach for more than 15-20 minutes.

Note:
1. Gradually belly contracts. So take water without any hesitation.

10) Edema: One or two in a hundred who take more water face the problem of
edema. This is because of problems in blood circulation, hormones, and deficiency of
blood, thyroid and damage of kidneys. When such people start taking water their
face may be swollen for 5-6 days. However, there is no need to worry and continue
taking water.

Note:
a. Take more water and stop salt and this problem is solved in a couple of days. If
salt cannot be stopped completely, at least the quantity should be reduced. For such
people salt is the first enemy.

b. If the body is very heavy because of edema 4 to 4.5 liters of water can be taken
instead of 5-6 liters.

11) Cold: People suffer from cold mostly because of intake of insufficient water.
Water is the great remedy for cold. Mucus, bacteria etc., are deposited in sinus and
in the gap between the bones. After they are filled to the brim cold manifests and
running nose starts. When we start taking water mucus stored starts coming out and
those parts are cleaned. If the level of histamine increases we get cold. Water is
anti-histamine. It is wrong to think that water therapy does not suit us. Let all the
bad deposited in the body come out and the cold is cured quickly.

Note:
1. If 5-6 liters of warm is taken cold disappears quickly.

2. It is better to give steam bath to face if it is convenient. Do not use any medicine
for common cold. Let it flow out.

12) Fever: Very few people get fever when they start water therapy. We do not
know whether this fever is general or it is because of elimination process of bad
elements from the body. Any way, remember fever helps in eliminating bad elements
from the body.

Note:
If you suffer from fever do not stop taking water. If more water is taken, bad
elements in the body move out quickly. Along with water if we fast for a couple of
days fever subsides soon.

13) Loss of appetite: By taking extra water it may not be possible to take
breakfast sufficiently. If you take water before lunch it is also affected. Since we are
not used to intake of more water appetite may come down and we cannot eat
properly.

Note:

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a. If appetite decreases reduce the quantity of water to 3.5 to 4 liters. After three or
four days you become normal.

b. If there is no appetite skip breakfast. Take honey mixed with water or fruit juice
once or twice so that stomach gets rest.

c. Those who suffer from constipation mostly face this problem. Such people can
take enema with warm water for some days.

Do not get disturbed to know that there are so many problems with intake of more
water. Fifty per cent of people do not encounter such problems. It is not that
everybody faces all these problems. Till you get accustomed to it such problems
arise and vanish on their own. Any way, follow these advices and continue to take
more water. Once you get accustomed to this in 10-15 days you cannot live without
taking more water. When you cannot take 5-6 liters of water by any chance you feel
that you lost something. When you are getting long lasting benefits better ignore
small inconveniences.

9. Is the water content in juices useful?

We take five liters of water daily. We also drink some liquid or the other from
morning to evening: buttermilk, coconut water, sugar cane juice, soft drinks, sodas
etc. Let us assume the water content in these liquid foods is about one and a half
liters. Some people think since these liquids also have water content why not reduce
that much quantity of water. Many people thinking that beer has also lot of water
content, avoided water.

Water we take has two functions. First is cleaning and the second is to meet the
requirements of food, thirst and protect the body from heat. We also learnt that
these two functions are carried out when we take more water. Let us see whether
the water content in beer, fruit juice and coconut water carries out these two
functions.

Cleaning: Water content in them is mixed with food, vitamins, minerals and salts.
The water content reaches cells through blood. This water should come out after
cleaning the pollutants like salts and waste material in the cells. The water content in
these liquids is sufficient to clean up waste materials and salts but it is not enough to
clean the waste materials that are deposited in our body. What is the use of cleaning
soiled hands with polluted water? Coconut water contains 98% water. It is water
only notionally. Are we keeping the glass used to take coconut water without
cleaning it? Are we not washing it? Why do we wash it when it contains only water?

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We clean it because the food elements and salts stick to the glass. Coconut water
cannot clean it. Only water cleans it. If coconut water sticks to your hands are you
not cleaning them with water? It is the water, which cleans. Everything is cleaned by
water.

Quenching the thirst and meeting the requirements of the body: During
summer and when we work hard we feel thirsty. Our mouth demands water. Let us
assume we drink coconut water or fruit juice, which contain more than 95% of
water, instead of pure water. Your body demanded water and you gave it juice. Does
the body quench its thirst by that? In fact, is your thirst quenched or increased?
Thirst is not quenched but increased. Unless you take water it is not quenched. If the
body is not satisfied unless the water it demands is given, don’t we understand that
thirst is not being quenched? Hence, unless water is supplied to the cells thirst is not
quenched. It takes one or one and a half hours for the water content in the juices to
reach the cells after digestion. Thirst is not quenched immediately. If we are hungry
we take food immediately. Taking juices when we are thirsty is like cooking food
slowly taking our own time.

During the day we are busy with some work or the other. It is hot also. The heat
generated in the body and atmosphere needs water. If you drink juice the water
reaches cells in one or one and a half hours time. If there is food in stomach it takes
at least three hours. In the meanwhile body heats up.

It is another thing to take coconut water or buttermilk in the afternoon once or twice
when you do not like to take water. That is good if you are resting. It is a must to
take 5-6 liters of water every day, which discharges two vital functions. In short, the
water content in juices does not do the job of water.

10. Present day habit of taking water

As the civilization has advanced man learnt to add taste to whatever he eats or
drinks. Even the fruits, vegetables, leaves, nuts and roots are modified by way of
cooking according to the needs of the taste buds. Since we are used to tasty food we
are averse to natural foods. Yet we drink water, which has no taste. For the last 15-
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tongue has developed such tendency they are not interested in the natural water.
We may be inclined to take water at least when we sweat. There is no sweat either
these days. People take water just like that but not with any interest. The tendency
is such that they add sugar to water and spice to buttermilk. If this situation
continues a day may come when we have to add salt or something to water, store it
and then drink it. Many in urban areas might have already got this idea by this time.

Earlier, guests were given a welcome with a glass or vessel of water. Now we treat
the guests with tea, coffee or some soft drink. Rich people are not taking water
outside their homes. They fear that the water we offer may be contaminated and
they carry water wherever they go.

Now a day we are used to bed coffee and whenever we are thirsty we take soft
drink, beer and juice instead of water. There are 10% of people who take two or
three glasses of water per day and there are 60% of those who take five or six
glasses of water or even less. 15% may be taking two liters of water. 10% take
between two to three liters of water. 5% take between three and four liters of water.
Those, who take 5-6 liters of water a day, are very rare. Those who take less water
frighten those who take more water by saying that kidneys will have to bear more
loads and everything goes out along with urine and the blood gets diluted.
Even those who take less water suffer from nausea and allergy. There are people
who take limejuice instead of water or add pepper to water. Elders take less water
and discourage children who to take more water. Children generally drink more
water. Parents feel that children do not take food and milk properly if they consume
more water. These days many take bottled water. If you ask them to take 5-6 liters
of water they raise the pertinent question of the cost involved for the whole family.

I enquired during the last 7-8 years from several people about their way of taking
water. Those who take more water brush aside the difficulties. Those who cannot
take more know the difficulty better. Some cannot take more water because of
health problems and yet others are averse to take more water by birth. Different
tastes lead to varying behaviors. The difficulty to take more water is part of it. If we
change the existing habit of taking water and take water according to the needs of
the body health will improve. If you are mentally ready to take more water it
becomes tasty. If you start thinking that we are not taking water for its taste but for
health there won’t be any difficulty.

11. The relationship between water and excretion system

Man takes food daily in three forms. 1. Air 2. Liquid 3. Solid.


The oxygen in the air we breathe, the digested food from the intestines and water
are transported to the cells. With the help of oxygen, the food turns into energy
there. The cells release waste material also along with energy. For example when we
burn firewood apart from heat ash and smoke are also produced.

1) The cells that take oxygen release wasteful carbon dioxide.

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2) The cells, which take water, also release some waste material.
3) Waste material containing nitrogen etc. is released from the solid food.

The water we drink goes from the stomach into blood and from there to cells. When
the cells use the water, waste material reaches excreta in the following way.

1) The carbon dioxide released from cells, again through blood, has to reach
lungs and get released. If blood flow is to be sufficient, this has to happen.
For proper blood flow it should have necessary quantity of water.
2) The nitrogenous waste materials such as urea, uric acid, creatine, phosphates
and toxins are purged out through urine and excreta to some extent. If there
is enough water in around the cells they can throw out the waste material
easily. The salts and vitamins, which are in excess to the needs of the body,
are also purged out through urine.
3) The waste material produced after digestion goes into intestines. If this is to
be sent out easily there should be enough water in the intestines.

Some waste materials are transported to the skin in the form of sweat.

In our body, even if the four excretion systems are good, waste material does not go
out if sufficient water is not available. If such waste materials are stored they
produce organisms that cause diseases.

Inner body – polluted or clean?

If waste material goes out every day in these four forms it is good for health. The
same is the case with all creatures. If the waste material goes out every day there
won’t be any bad smell in the body. It means the body is clean and immunity is
perfect. Let us see what happens in human beings. Even if fifty per cent of waste
goes out through these three forms the remaining rest pollutes 68% of water stored
in the body. If you want to know whether the 68% of water in our body is polluted or
not, just observe the bad smell of waste material that comes out. If it has bad smell
it means the inner body is polluted and if it does not it means the inner body is
clean.

The first bad smell comes from saliva. Since the inner body of animals is not polluted
their saliva does not have bad smell. They neither brush their teeth nor clean the
mouth with water. If our body emits bad smell it means the inner body is polluted.
Since our sweat, urine etc., have bad smell we clean with soap, take bath and use
talcum powders, perfumes and clean the toilets with phenyl. The bad smell and the
water has a very close relationship. I have narrated all these things because you
have to understand the excretion system.

If the water content is insufficient the process of excretion slows down. Hence, foul
smell. Those who take only a liter or one and a half liter of water their inner body
remains polluted. To clear these pollutants the body tries to clean itself in the form of
minor ailments. If we are suffering from cold, vomits, headache, fever, cough,
stomach pain, allergies etc., means the excretion system is not functioning properly
and the body is cleaning itself.

The water, which cleans everything, cleans every cell and every part of our inner
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inside and purges out all the waste material and keeps the inner body pollution free.
We have to keep clean not only the outer body but the inner body also. Since water
has close relationship with excretion system it is more important for human beings to
drink more rather than eat more.

12. Intake of water while fasting

Fasting means giving rest to stomach and intestines. To give rest to them we should
not eat anything. When we do not eat anything waste material is not produced in the
body. It is like keeping the body off duty during day. Usually (when we take food)
night duty for the body is to clean and repair. While we fast we do not take food
during day so the body cleans and repairs itself. In effect it means cleaning and
repairing duty all the 24 hours. When we do not eat anything the waste material,
which is stored, is cleaned. As we work for six days and take rest on Sunday the
body also takes rest when we fast. Our elders who knew this secret were going on
fast on certain days of the month and on the day when we worship by attaching
sanctity to it. This sanctity is nothing but sanctity to our body and soul.

People are afraid that the body becomes weak by fasting. Honey is the best food,
which keeps you away from hunger and helps in fasting. It is like nectar. If we take
honey energy is produced even while stomach and intestines are off duty. Honey
gives more energy than food. It is better to fast with the help of honey. It is only
water that benefits the body while on fast. If all the waste material is to be cleaned it
is the water, which does the job. The water after going into the body soaks the
waste material and purges it out through fasces, urine, sweat and carbon dioxide. It
is futile to go on fast without taking water. Likewise it is no fasting if you take tea,
coffee, fruit juice and a light diet. If you do it you neither clean the body nor give it
food. Even very little amount of food means stomach and intestines have to work to
digest it. It means it is another usual day.

It is good to fast once in a week. We trouble the body by consuming more food on
Sundays. I think it is better to fast on Sunday rather than some other day. In my
view it is better to fast whenever we are indisposed, when there is no appetite and
on festival days etc. Since it is the water, which helps cleaning process, it is better to
fast while taking more water.

How to take water while fasting:

1) Right from getting up from the bed till 9-10 A.M take 3 liters of water, each with
an hour gap.

2) You have free bowel movement with the pressure water.

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3) At 9-10 A.M, whether you are hungry or not take a glass of water with limejuice
and honey.

4) After taking honey take half a liter to one liter of water in a couple of installments.

5) Again at 12-12.30 P.M take limejuice and honey.

6) Around 2 P.M take water.

7) In this way take limejuice and honey and water 5-6 times before you sleep in the
night.

8) You can stop taking water around 7-8 P.M to avoid frequent urination disturbing
your sleep.

9) If some people feel any difficulty or feel weak they can take coconut water.

10) While fasting give rest to the body and it is better to keep yourself busy by
reading spiritual books or prayer.

11) If you feel weak any amount of honey can be taken. (Up to 250 grams).

12) The next day you can continue with your usual routine.

Many people fast but they do not derive the intended benefit. There is no harm in
fasting without taking honey but there won’t be any benefit if you do it without
taking water. Moreover it is harmful. Many take pride in saying that they can fast
without even taking water. If you take no water or less water the purpose of fasting
is lost. Let us overhaul the body by fasting once in a week and guard the body from
diseases.

13. Why we take more water in summer?

Many are afraid of summer. They wait for the four months of summer to go and are
eager for the rainy season to set in. Everybody tries to keep the body cool
outwardly. Air conditioners, coolers, cold baths and umbrellas are used to protect
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we go out in the sun. If we take care to keep the cooling system inside the body
nothing happens even if we are exposed to sun.

If the cooling system inside the body is to function properly and make us move freely
and comfortably in summer it depends upon the water we consume. Since the body
demands more water during summer we will be compelled to take more water. No
doubt we drink more water during summer than during winter and rainy seasons.
Since we do not take enough water we are not able to bear the summer. Most of the
people daily take less than 2-3 liters of water. If we want the body to be comfortable
in summer we should take at least 6-7 liters of water. Five liters of water is sufficient
when we are not exposed to sun. Two more liters of water is necessary when we are
exposed to sun to keep the body cool externally and internally. Do not forget that by
taking more water in summer you are doing a great service to your body.
The problems faced with intake of less water in summer cannot be undone either
with medicines or with something else. Unless you supply the required water to the
body it cannot function normally.

Let us know the problems faced during summer, the reasons for it and the
relationship between water and the problems.

To protect the skin: It is water that protects the skin and the body from sun. If
water is not sufficient we face several problems. If water is not sufficient our body
dries up like a plant and face becomes pale and dark. Even the skin dries up,
becomes dark and cracks are visible. To cool the body from the heat generated
through our physical work water is needed. Likewise, when it is hot, skin needs
water to protect itself. To meet these two requirements we have to take more water
in summer.

When it is hot the body sends in water to the skin in the form of sweat, which makes
the water evaporate and cool the body. Body is cooled with the water in the form of
sweat. 1.5 to 2 liters of sweat is produced in summer to protect the body. When the
water level in the body is less, less water flows to the skin. Thus the sweat is also
less. When there is less sweating body faces more heat. Many people face problem
with prickly heat during summer. People apply coolants to the body but do not think
of its cause. Those who take less water suffer from prickly heat more. If more water
is taken and soaps are not used this problem will subside. As long as there is oil in
the lamp the wick is not burnt. When there is no oil the wick is burnt. In the same
way as long as there is enough water in the body sun can do no harm.

2) To excrete waste material: Come summer we are reminded of summer


vacation. Parents take their children for entertainment etc. Some people go out on
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spend more money to eat a variety of food. We take ice creams, cool drinks and cool
water. In the evenings we take a variety of snacks while on the move. Some people
offer variety of food to the guests as a mark of affection and honor. In summer all of
us are fond of pickles. Since they are tastier when they are fresh we consume more
of them. In this way all the people consume lot of waste material and take cool
drinks, juices and ice creams to quench the thirst instead of water and trouble the
system in the body. Hence, many suffer from dysentery, fever, cold, cough, motions,
vomits, stomach pain and headache. When we suffer from viral fever and typhoid we
think it is because of change of season. Even doctors say so. Every body blames the
season not knowing that it is because of our habits.

Many people suffer from boils, mouth ulcers and cracked feet. As we are not aware
of the reason we think it is because of the influence of summer. Some others satisfy
themselves by thinking it is because of eating mango or jackfruit. However, this is
not because of heat but it is the consumption of waste material that is manifested in
this way. If we take more water in summer than usual we can avoid many problems.

3) To facilitate free urination: The water we take in summer comes out three
fourths in the form of sweat and one fourth in the form of urine. Since less urine is
produced many face the problems like burning sensation, yellow color urine and
feeling of insufficient discharge of urine from bladder. If we want to avoid all these
during summer we have to take more water in the morning, afternoon and evening

4) To defecate freely: Most people suffer from constipation during summer. The
water we take is mostly used to meet the requirements of the body and protect the
skin from the hot sun. As more water goes out in the form of sweat less water comes
out in the form of urine. If there is some more water it is used to prevent the fasces
from hardening up. Those who take more water their fasces are soft and free. When
sufficient water is not available the fasces become hard and it punctures the nerves
in the intestines resulting in blood in the motion. When the problem of piles mounts,
we feel that it is because of heat but not because of deficiency of water. Taking more
water is the only remedy to this.

4. To prevent from sunstroke: People who take less water and work in the sun
and those who move in the hot sun suffer from sunstroke. All of them feel it is
because of heat but not because of deficiency of water. The available water goes to
the skin in those who take less water. If you are working in the sun this less quantity
of water is not sufficient to cool the muscles and other needs of the body. When
there is less water blood becomes thick and blood flow to the brain is hampered. As
the cells in the brain do not get sufficient water we have reeling sensation, blurring
of vision, heaviness in the head, sunstroke and become unconscious. If anybody
faces this problem it is said that he is suffering from dehydration and suffering from
sunstroke. The simple solution for this is consumption of more water.

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14. How to take water in summer

Generally one feels thirsty more in summer. But the thirst in summer is different
from the thirst of other seasons. As more water goes out of body in the form of
sweat we have to replenish it. Then the ratio of water in blood, cells and the
surrounding areas is maintained properly. If the water we supply goes into the blood
and meets the requirement of the body there won’t be any problem in summer. If
the water we take remains in the stomach for two or three hours it is of no use for
the body. If the thirst is not quenched the consequent problems cannot be contained.

If the water we take has to go into the blood quickly and the requirements of the
body are to be met we should take water on empty stomach. If this is done the
water goes into blood in 15-20 minutes and reaches the cells and meets their
requirement. Likewise, the skin also gets water immediately. Instead, if the water is
taken when there is food in the stomach it remains there till the food is digested and
leaving the requirements of the body unattended to. If water is taken in this way the
problems that we face in summer cannot be avoided. If the summer is to be spent
happily we have to drink water in the following way.

1) As usual we have to take 2.5 to 3 liters of water right from getting up and taking
breakfast. In any season this much water is needed to clean the body.

2) Two hours after breakfast half-liter water should be taken.

3) After another thirty minutes take half a liter more.

4) In this way till half an hour before lunch take as much water as possible in
installments. This amounts to 1 to 1.5 liters. The water taken between 11 A.M and 3
P.M during winter and rainy season protects the body from sun and helps free bowel
movement. Usually we take 1 to 1.5 liters of water between breakfast and lunch in
installments. If we work and move in hot sun more water can be taken.

4) Two hours after lunch, if we take half a liter of water every half an hour three or
four times till 6.30-7 P.M it helps both inside and outside.

5) In winter and rainy season it may lead to urination during night so it is advised to
take half a glass of water after two hours of dinner. However, during summer a
couple of glasses of water can be taken. There will not be either urination or
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6) Instead, in the cool drinks, juices and buttermilk that you drink the water content
in them is of no use to the body unless they are digested. We cannot protect our
body by drinking them.

To protect the body in summer it is only the water that helps but not juices, coconut
water, sodas and cool drinks. In other seasons there may not be much of a problem
if we take such liquids but in summer it is better to drink water.

15. Water therapy

So far we have learnt about the usefulness of consuming water and now let us
discuss about how the water is beneficial if used outwardly. Water therapy consists
of two types: warm water and cold water therapy. Water therapy is most useful to
the body, which has more water. First let us know how our body responds to cold
and hot climates.

Properties of cold water

Skin has two types of receptors. It receives both cold and hot. The receptors that
denote cold and hot in various parts vary in number. On the whole cold receptors are
15% more than hot receptors. The cells, which denote the temperature, send signals
to the brain. As the cold receptors are more in number they produce more current
like energy. That energy reaches the hypothalamus in the brain, which controls
temperature. Let us observe the change with the cold-water therapy. The skin is
warm because of blood. If we put cold water on the body the blood gets cooled to a
certain extent. The power-like energy and the cooled blood reach the part, which
controls the temperature. The specific part in the brain prepares nerves to bear the
coolness. It prevents extra coolness. As we put water on the skin, within half a
minute signals reach the skin through nerves. Since then the body protects the skin
from being damaged by coolness.

1. With coolness skin contracts to some extent.


2. The junctions in the skin where both veins and arteries meet nerves are closed.
The part in the brain takes care to stop more blood flow to the skin.
3. After the body is soaked the micro nerves in the skin are also closed and blood
circulation is stopped. Since the blood circulation is stopped the coolness does not
affect the skin. So we do not experience coolness.

When we take bath with cool water it is very cold initially. It is because the blood in
the skin becomes cold initially. By the time you put some more water signals from

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brain reach the skin. The three changes mentioned above take place immediately. It
is because of this we don’t feel that much cold when we put more water.

Bath after food is not good

As a reaction to the action of cool water a sort of chemical substance is released.


With this chemical substance the contracted nerves expand and transport more
blood to nerves and micro nerves. If the outflow of blood from the skin when we put
cold water is action, more flow of blood to the skin after a little while is reaction.
Here reaction is more than action. So the body is sending more blood to the skin.
The excess blood, which has come to fight coolness, remains in the skin for a long
period. We can feel our body warming up when we take cold bath. If we feel more
warmth after the bath it is because of more blood in the skin. The reason for asking
not to take bath after food is that the blood in the stomach that helps digestion
reaches the skin and remains there for a long time when we take bath. It means the
digestion will not be sufficient or it is delayed.

Causes for improper blood flow

If the body is cooled it gets more blood. Not only the skin but the neighboring parts
also get more blood flow. The inner parts of the body like heart, kidneys, lungs, brain
and throat also get more blood flow when we give cold treatments to the adjoining
organs. The cold-water therapy provides the facility of more blood flow to any of the
intended part. The blood flow to the skin is less in those who do not do physical
labor. That is the reason for looking older, feeling weak and a feeling that organs of
the body are not in control. It is the blood circulation system that transports food to
the different parts and the organs of the body and waste material to excretion
system. Air, water and food travel together in the blood. The parts that do not have
proper blood flow do not get sufficient air, water and food. Moreover, the blood
cannot transport waste material from the cells properly because of insufficient blood
flow. Though we take good food and nutritious elements, they get mixed with blood
and if the blood flow is not proper we do not get the full benefit of that food. For
those who are engaged in physical labor whatever they eat reaches cells. So they are
less prone to diseases. Though Americans take nutritious food they are more prone
to diseases because they do not have proper physical exercise and there is
insufficient blood flow. There are no medicines that help increase blood flow. That is
why doctors who prescribe medicines also ask us to go for a walk and physical
exercise. Because of improper blood flow the efficiency of organs is impaired. The
efficiency of internal organs is affected when they do not get sufficient food (no
proper blood flow) and as we become weak we do not take proper food. We should
think about how to cure diseases that occur due to insufficient blood flow. Man is
concerned about eating bellyful and taking medicines but does not think about
eliminating the disease altogether. These are the reasons for human beings not
being able to overcome diseases.

Cold bath prevents obesity

Are you amazed to hear that cold bath prevents obesity? It is true and it is the secret
of creation. The blood is lukewarm. If we want to have warm water we have to spend
some fuel. When we take cold bath some of the energy or some calories in the body
are spent. If we take bath with warm water there is no opportunity to spend the
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bath with soap nut. These days 80 per cent of people say that they cannot adjust to
cold bath. It is not, in fact, true. If you are away from cold water you are away from
nature. Making the body accustomed to cold water and increasing blood circulation is
part of water therapy of nature cure.

Properties of hot water

The responses of the body to cold and hot water vary. Coldness leads to contraction
and hotness leads to expansion. We have learnt earlier that skin first contracts and
expands afterwards when we put cold water. Now let us see what happens when we
put hot water. As soon as the skin gets hot water the nerves expand and more blood
flows into micro nerves. That is the reason for skin turning a little red when it burns
or hot water is put on the body. The same change occurs in this condition also.
Depending upon the contact of hotness the adjoining parts also will have a change in
the blood flow. The blood rushes to that hot spot for a longer time. This blood flow is
called action. As long as it is hot nerves would be in the state of expansion. Since the
extra flow of blood does not go back we feel sweating at that part. As the micro
nerves get more blood it sweats. When the extra flow of blood does not recede there
is no reaction. However, the cold water has both action and reaction. As such there
is very little benefit with hot water. Whenever we go for hot water therapy we have
to end it with cold-water therapy. Cold water has to be used to allow the nerves and
muscles to contract after expansion. Then that portion will contract and blood flow
becomes normal. Blood flow is not as effective with hot water as it is with cold water.
Hence, we feel cooled after hot water bath. The skin of those who take hot water
bath looks dry and pale. Even if you take hot water bath take cold-water bath also.
There is no harm. However, we do not like to take bath in this way. After taking hot
water bath you feel further chilled when you take cold water. We may not be able to
do this but do not forget that keeping away from hot water is beneficial.

1. Cold water treatment to feet: Put cold water either in a wide basin or a tub. Sit
in a chair and place the feet in ankle deep water for 12 to 15 minutes. Stir water
with feet now and then. After that, walk for ten minutes or clean the feet with dry
cloth and rub. This has to be done to send back the excess flow of blood. Do not
keep feet in cold water for more than 15 minutes. With the cold bath to feet the
pressure of blood in chest and head comes down. It helps stomach and lungs, gives
relief to feet, prevents pain in feet and increases the efficiency of intestines. This
helps a lot those who suffer from cramps in the feet and those who lose sensation of
the feet.

2. Hot water treatment to feet: Dip feet in a basin containing warm water. Put a
wet cloth on the head. After four minutes you can continue to keep the feet in the
basin as long as you can bear. On the whole keep the feet in warm water from 10 to
15 minutes by adding warm water. After removing the feet from the basin put them
in cold water for two minutes. Or else wash your feet with four or five mugs of cold
water. Warm water bath to feet helps those who feel heaviness of heart and pain in
the heart. It helps those who suffer from cold and throat trouble. It is more useful to
cure pain in the legs. Those who cannot sleep properly also can sleep well.

3. Hot and cold water treatment to feet: Keep the two basins side by side, one
with warm water and the other with cold water. Keep a wet cloth on your head and
dip your legs in warm water for five minutes and put them in cold-water basin for a
minute. Repeat this. With this blood flow to feet enhances. As you put your feet in
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and there is blood flow up and down which is useful to reopen the nerves that are
closed. It is more useful for those who suffer from cramps and pain in the ankles.
Those whose feet are cold also will be benefited. The headache with increased
pressure of blood and headaches because of disorder of nerves will cure. It is also
useful to come over tiredness, to get good sleep and cure the edema of feet.

4. Treatment of hands: If you dip your left hand in a bowel with cold water for 10
to 15 minutes blood flow to heart increases. Coronary arteries will function more
efficiently by which heart problems can be prevented. If you put right hand in warm
water the fore head and the skin warm up.

5. Fomentation: This is useful when there is pain in a specific part and increases
blood flow to a certain part. Apply gingili oil to the part of the body to be fomented
and massage for ten minutes. This is to prevent the skin from getting damaged
because of fomentation. Take hot water in a bowl and dip a cloth in it, squeeze it and
put it over the part to be fomented. You can also foment with hot water bags. If the
water is very hot do not foment for more than 10 minutes. Warm water fomentation
can be given for 15 to 20 minutes. While fomenting concentrate your mind on the
part of the body which is being given fomentation. Think that pain is coming down
slowly. When fomentation is given to muscles and joints they relax and pain
subsides. If warm water fomentation is given to muscles they are adjusted well.
When there is pain or gas in the stomach warm water fomentation and intake of
warm water helps. With fomentation of stomach the movement of intestines is
controlled. Fomentation brings down the production of excessive digestive juices.
Fomentation of liver increases the blood flow to it and its efficiency increases. Those
who have joint pains and pain in the knee get some relief from fomentation. But do
not foment with hot water for more than 10 minutes. With this hot treatment there is
a scope for the reduction of intra auricular temperature. Immediately after that tie a
wet cloth over the fomented joints. With this more heat is generated in the joints.
Whichever part is fomented either it should be dipped in cold water or wet cloth tied
to it.

6. Cold ties: Those who have pains must tie that particular part with a wet cloth.
Take soft cotton cloth, dip it in water and tie to the part, which has been treated,
and tie another dry cloth, which does not absorb water. The dry cloth should be able
to stop the air from entering inside. With this blood circulation to that part increases.
Fever subsides if stomach is fomented or with cold tie. If it is intended only to
increase the blood flow rather than bring down the pain cold tie helps a lot.
Whichever part is given cold tie blood flow increases to that part. This can be
retained for 15-20 minutes.

7. Tub bath: There are three or four kinds of tub baths. Both warm and cold water
is used for tub bath.

Fill a round tub with cold water and sit in keeping the legs out. Right from thighs to
naval part body should be in water. Upper portion of naval part and the lower portion
of water should not get wet. Large quantity of blood flows to the parts, which are in
water. With tub bath it is possible to supply more blood to large intestines, lower
abdomen and uterus. Tub bath can be taken for 15-20 minutes. While taking tub
bath rub the lower abdomen with hand which helps increase blood flow to that part.
Giving tub bath depends upon the patient and the disease. These tub baths have
specific purpose. They are necessary to cure chronic diseases. Tub bath does
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menstruation, kidney diseases, piles, the abnormalities of married life, gastric
problems, constipation, digestive problems and reduction of phlegm.

7. Steam bath: Waste material goes out of the body in those who sweat profusely.
Those who do not sweat more the waste material in the skin can be driven out with
steam bath. Steam bath is more useful in throwing out waste material and salts from
the body. This can be taken once in a week or ten days.

Before taking steam bath massage with gingili oil is advisable. Those who cannot get
their body massaged can apply the oil themselves. This oil protects us from the heat
of the steam. Apart from this massage increases the blood flow. The tiny pores of the
skin open up with massage and more waste material from the skin is thrown out. Oil
massage is important before steam bath. Before taking steam bath taking two
glasses of water is a must. If water level in the body decreases with sweat there is a
possibility of feeling weak. If the first precaution is intake of water the second is
keeping a wet cloth over the head or putting water on the head. With this there is no
hindrance of blood flow to head and the neck. As the blood flows to the wet part the
rest of it goes to the skin. If you do not do this the blood which has to go to head
also reaches the skin and you may have reeling sensation and even swoon.

Steam bath at home

Nature cure centers have a special box for steam bath. We can have steam bath
even at home. When we apply oil to the body fill half of a big vessel with water, cap
it tightly and boil it. If that is wide at the bottom and narrow at the top it will be
more convenient to have steam. Let the water boil thoroughly. The boiling sound
should be audible. Those who have electric rice cooker may use it. Fill it with one
fourths of water and boil. Put a stool in the bathroom and take a double bed spread.
Take the boiling vessel to the bathroom. Remove clothes completely sit on the stool
with your legs wide open, place the vessel tightly capped between your legs, take
water and cover yourself with the bed sheet in such a way that air does not enter
inside, then open the lid of the vessel only one fourths and after five minutes slide it
some more, third time you may open the lid completely. After this you may stir the
water with a ladle so that steam comes out well. Within 15-20 minutes the steam will
be out and we start sweating. Those who are afraid of covering the body entirely or
those who feel uncomfortable can stretch their head and take the steam. Those who
use electric rice cooker can take the steam even when the water continues to boil.
After 10-15 minutes it may be switched off. After steam bath allow the body to
absorb the sweat for 5- 6 minutes and then take head bath with cold water. It is
better to use more water for bathing.

Note: Those who are weak, suffer from high blood pressure, vomits and loose
motions should not take steam bath. Those who are anemic and suffer from heart
problems should take steam bath only on the advice of a doctor.

The changes in the body with steam bath: When the body heats up with steam
bath the tiny nerves in the skin open up and life energy enters into them. With this,
sweating starts. When the body heats up, the spleen contracts and red blood cells
are released into blood. It means more blood cells join blood. While steam bath is
taken some of the liquid in and around the tissues, muscles and nerves joins the
blood and plasma in the blood is diluted.

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Thus the quantity of blood increases and respiration slows down because of release
more red cells when steam bath is taken. When the skin heats up blood pressure
slightly goes up. Sweating depends on the heat, metabolic activity, salt deposits in
the body and the glands of the sweat in the blood. If steam bath is taken at home
the sweat may be between half a liter to liter and it is between one and one and a
half liters if it is in a box. Those who have more salt deposits in the body sweat
lightly. There is possibility of 10-20 grams of salt coming out when steam bath is
taken. With sweating the increased quantity of blood comes to normal when we
finish steam bath. With steam bath the salt and urea, which are to be purged out
through kidneys, are thrown out through sweat. Steam bath gives scope to influence
the adrenal glands on the kidneys and help to bring down the percentage of
eosinophillia in the blood. Eosinophillia keep coming down for three days after taking
steam bath. Steam bath is more beneficial for those who suffer from eosinophillia.
Water is to be supplied afresh when the stored water goes out with steam bath.

1. Treatment for cold and phlegm: If the following treatment is adhered to twice
a day there will be lot of relief for those who suffer from cold and blocked nostrils
and those who suffer from sinusitis and excessive phlegm and make wheezing
sounds while breathing.

Apply some coconut oil to face. Take a bucketful of water into the bathroom. Sit on a
small stool in the bathroom and place the hot water in front of you and take handful
of water with both hands and press that water to your face. The heat from the water
touches the nose and sinus portion. Then take water once more and repeat it 10-15
times in a minute. Use up the bucketful of water and take bath with lukewarm water
and feel relaxed.

2. Treatment for crack feet: Apply coconut water to feet and dip them in tolerable
hot water. With this cracked feet will soak in hot water. After 15 minutes rub the feet
either with a soft napkin or with a soft brush the soaked, cracked portion peels out.
However, do not allow bleeding. Feet will become smooth. When you rub them they
are dried up. Then apply coconut oil once again. If it is possible, use shoes with
socks. Even only socks can be used while at home. If socks are used feet will always
be soft and wet and there is no scope for cracks. This can be done every day till the
cracks disappear.

3. Treatment for nausea: When the food is not digested and digestive juices are
produced more it will end up in nausea and we feel that it was better if we can
vomit. Vomiting in the following method will be relaxing. Take 5-6 glasses of warm
water at a stretch till the stomach is full. While taking water you should have an urge
to vomit. Insert fingers deep into the mouth and move them around and you vomit
immediately. The undigested food and excess digestive juices come out along with
water. If necessary a pinch of salt can be added to water. There is no harm. The
vomit will be easy with salt water.

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16. Questions & Answers

1. You say that one should not drink water while eating. But medicines
are to be taken only after eating. How can we take them without
water?

Answer: Taking water along with food hampers digestion. That is why it is not
advisable. But those who have to take medicines can do so with small quantity of
water. It does not hamper digestion. Medicines can be taken with buttermilk also.

2. While eating we drink liquids like buttermilk. Is it not the water


content in it an impediment to digestion?

Answer: Yes it is. Thin buttermilk contains 95 % of water. Soup like liquid also has
the same water content. When we mix these things with food we do not chew
properly but gulp it. This is one difficulty. The second problem is the liquid foods
dilute the digestive juices. Stomach sags for those who consume more liquid foods
since the food remains in the stomach for a long time. In the meanwhile gases are
produced. This is the reason for belching. We can use some curd instead of thin
buttermilk. If you wish, you can drink buttermilk, when the stomach is empty or two
hours after food. It is better to stop taking with food. If it is inevitable reduced
quantity minimizes the damage.

3. When liquids like buttermilk are not advisable what about fruit juice,
which contains lot of water. Does it not hamper digestion?

Answer: The water content in liquid food is what we physically add but fruits
naturally contain water and they have vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Fruits are
intended to eat and most of them are in semi-digested form. They are to be digested
40-50 per cent only. That is why we feel hungry soon after we take them. The water
content in fruits rather helps digestion. Some fruits if taken along with food help
digestion. The water content in fruits and liquid food is not the same.

4. Don’t we develop potbelly if we drink 5-6 liters of water?

Answer: When we take a liter of water it first goes into the stomach. Some of it (20-
25%) goes into small intestines. The water in the stomach and small intestines
reaches blood in 15-20 minutes. The intestines and stomach retain water only for
15-20 minutes. However, water mixes with blood quickly only when we drink water
on empty stomach. If we take water along with food it remains in the stomach as
long as food is there and the stomach sags. Remember that the water taken on
empty stomach helps contraction of stomach and the water drunk with food makes it
sag. 5-6 liters of water is advised only on empty stomach. No need to worry about
protruding belly.

5. Does it not lead to loss of appetite if we take more water?

Answer: Waste materials are produced after the food we eat is turned into energy. If
these materials are purged out sufficient appetite generates. When the excretion is
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appetite. The 5-6 liters of water that we drink, pushes out waste material completely
from cells. Water increases appetite. When I ask you to take one liter of water before
lunch some of you may have a doubt that it reduces appetite. This water goes into
blood within 15-20 minutes. You are advised to take food after about half an hour.
So the water does not come in the way of appetite. As we are not habituated to take
more water, in the initial stages some may have a feeling that their appetite is less.
However, when they are used to it in the next 10-15 days they find that their
appetite has rather increased. Some difficulties are unavoidable till we get used to it.
Initial loss of appetite is one them.

6. It is said that it leads to nausea if we drink water on empty stomach.


How far is it true?

Answer: It is absurd to say that intake of water leads to nausea. Instead water is the
remedy for it. The water taken on empty stomach cleans up unnecessary digestive
juices and colloids. If these juices are in excess they go out in the form of vomits.
Likewise, the waste material in the liver joins these juices during night to be purged
out. If more water is taken on empty stomach people, who already have more such
juices in store, vomit. It means water cleanses it. Since it comes out with water we
feel that vomit is because of water but we are not aware that it is the water that
cleaned the stomach. If coffee or tea is taken on empty stomach we are adding more
waste materials inside. As they are not visible nobody says it is nausea. It is wrong
to consider water as responsible for it.

7. Some people suffer from cold and loose motions when they drink
water outside while they are away from home. Is water responsible
for it?

Answer: This is not because of water. But it is due to lack of immunity. It is true
that water has certain contaminations. If we take outside water bacteria, toxins and
viruses go into the body. When the immunity system is perfect the body eliminates
all of them and cleans the water and sends it into blood. If the immunity is less all
these elements go into blood and the cells and body purges them out in the form of
loose motions or cold, to protect us. Since we are not aware of our deficiency we
blame water. When the immunity system is perfect any water will do. If you improve
the immunity system by following nature cure method the intake of any water and
consumption of 5-6 liters of water will not cause cold or loose motions.

8. Though I am drinking 5-6 liters of water for the last six months there
is foul smell in urine. What is the reason?

Answer: Foul smell in urine is eliminated in a couple of months in most people when
they consume 5-6 liters of water. Those who follow natural food regime it disappears
much earlier. People who suffer from chronic diseases may need some more time.

9. Can we mix limejuice or honey in water when we are not able to drink
plain water?

Answer: Some people do not like to take 5-6 liters of water and take only 3 liters.
Even that may cause aversion. If you feel that change in the taste facilitates the
intake you may add a little limejuice. Otherwise you can chew a piece of lime and
drink water. After that you may continue to take water normally. Honey contains
nutrients. When we want to purge out the waste material intake of water is beneficial

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but not water mixed with juice. Whenever you feel that just water cannot be taken
you may mix a spoon of honey to a liter of water. There is no harm in mixing
limejuice or honey to get habituated to water.

10.When we drink water as advised by you we are urinating frequently.


Is it common to all?

Answer: People get diseases because of irregular bowel movement and urine. If
urine is not passed properly stones may be formed in kidneys and gall bladder and
even kidneys may get damaged. It is not wise to save the time you need to pass
urine and utilize it to earn money, or for business or to do some thing you feel
important. As there is a specific time to eat and rest if you allot some time for
excretion also, in this speed age health will not be affected. Urine is to be passed and
not to be stored. If you realize that discharge of more urine helps purging waste
material keeping you happy, you will not entertain such ideas. Happiness comes out
of good health.

11.It is said that excess urination leads to weakness. Is it not true that
excess urination leads to discharge of useful salts etc.?

Answer: As some glucose goes out with urination diabetics feel weak. If natural food
regime is followed, medicines and salts are given up; the outflow of glucose can be
arrested. Even by urinating more the diabetics will not become weak, if they take
more water. Kidneys retain the useful salts and purge out excess salts. This is the
natural function of kidneys. The salts that go out are only those, which are not useful
to the body. If the unwanted things are to be purged out more urination is
necessary. If more urination is to occur more intake of water is necessary. Only
useless material, but not the useful ones goes out in people whose kidneys function
properly.

12. More urine goes out than the water taken in. Why?

Answer: Most of the people take more food and less water. After some days salt gets
stored in the body. Salt is stored along with water, not in isolation. When salt and
water are stored more, legs, hands and face become swollen. When such people
start taking 5-6 liters of water every day they urinate more in the first 10-15 days.
Some may not urinate still more. This is true. The water we take collects the salt
deposits around the cells and comes out. As the water we take and the stored water
come out together more urination occurs. After a week or two the quantity of urine is
either half the quantity of water intake or it is the same. This is the sign of good
health.

13.If usual 5,6 liters could not be taken on a particular day, shall we take
extra water the next day to compensate it?

Answer: Yes, it is better. The water taken in the morning helps clean the cells and
blood. If sufficient water is not taken on any day more water may be taken the next
day and clean the system.

If water is not taken in the morning due to unavoidable circumstances there is no


harm. There may not be any disorder in the body but on other occasions when water
is not sufficient problems may arise. It cannot be set right the next day. We may
encounter problems like reeling sensation, dryness of mouth, burning in the eyes,

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urine in yellow color or less urination and weakness writ on the face may be evident
on the same day. When the climate is pleasant such problems may not crop up.
However, when it is hot we should take ample of water during the day.

14. Is it advisable to bathe in swimming pools and streams for a long


time?

Answer: When we get into water the blood in the micro nerves goes into inner
organs because of coolness. This is called action. After that more blood flows into the
skin to keep the body warm on the orders of the brain. This process takes half a
minute to one minute. This is called reaction. This reaction takes place for 15 to 20
minutes and keeps the body warm. It will be cool as soon as we enter the water.
Within a minute the body warms up. As long as we remain in water the reaction goes
on. After 20-30 minutes we feel cool again. It means the reaction is complete. If we
come out within 20-30 minutes there is no problem for the skin. However, if we
remain in water for long, blood circulation to the skin may come down; skin may
contract and become pale. From the health point of view it is not advisable to remain
in water for long.

15.Diabetics generally urinate more. If they consume 5-6 liters of water


will they become weak because of excessive urination?

Answer: Cells do not accept glucose quickly in diabetics. If the left out glucose comes
out with urination they feel weak. When such people take more water pollutants in
the cells will decrease, they become healthy. With that sugar percentage comes
down with the consumption of more water itself in most of the people. Some
diabetics are able to control sugar percentage with intake of more water rather than
changes in the food. The more intake of water, in fact, reduces the quantum of
urine. Excess urination is not at all bad because of intake of more water. The
discharge of waste materials like urea, uric acids, toxins and chemicals through urine
make the kidneys and the body healthier.

16.Can we reduce the quantity of water in winter and rainy seasons?

Answer: People take more water in tropical countries. Such people are healthier.
People in cold countries take less water. They have more health problems. Water is
necessary not only to cool the body but to purge out waste material also. If man
changes his food habits depending on the seasons consumption of water may also be
altered. Pickles, snacks, spicy food, non-vegetarian foods and fast foods are
consumed more in winter and rainy seasons but quantity of water is cut down. That
is why doctors are busy during this period. We fall sick. Instead of reducing the
quantity of water increase it if necessary and keep the body clean. This is the sign of
good health.

17.Do we have to change the quantity of water depending on the food


we consume?

Answer: About 2 to 2.5 liters of water is spent from the body every day. This water
may be sufficient for the needs of the body. But we take more salt, oil, ghee, sugar
and spices. Moreover, we cook and fry the food and take polished grains. With these
changes body accumulates more waste material. If we want to overcome them we
need to take more water voluntarily. Since we are going after tastes and modifying
the natural foods we need more than 5-6 liters of water. If 50 % of raw food and

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50% cooked food is eaten, that too without salt, oil and spices, 5 liters of water is
sufficient. If only fruits, raw vegetables and nuts are taken 4 liters of water is
enough. Those who take non-vegetarian food, bakery products, pickles etc., cannot
be comfortable unless they take 6-7 liters of water.

18.What amount of water can be given to children?

Answer: Children usually like to take more water and less food. However, mothers
think that children’s appetite is killed if they take more water and discourage them
from drinking more water while forcing them to consume more food. It is prudent to
encourage children to drink more water.

1. Children below one year – 300 ml to 500 ml.


2. Children between 1 to 5 years – 1 liter to 1.5 liters.
3. Children between 5 to 10 years – 2 liters to 3 liters.
4. Children between 10 to 15 years – 3 liters to 4 liters.
5. Between 15 to 20 years – 4 to 5 liters.

If children drink like this they can eat and digest well and grow healthy. They will be
free from ailments like cold, headache and fever. It can be said that water is a boon
to children. The parents who take more water can ask their children also to do so.
They will have good immunity, enjoy health always and lead an active life.

Note: I am reproducing a letter regarding benefits derived from more intakes of


water and the changes that occurred in children.

Medical bill of hostellers reduced

My name is Durga Prasad Reddy. I am 42. I am the director of a school. I spend


most of time with the children. When one of our colleagues told about Dr. Raju’s
natural life style we brushed him aside thinking that taking five liters of water and
food of raw vegetables, that too without salt, is impracticable and impossible. But,
after some time we happened to attend to Dr. Raju’s wonderful speech.

That was turning point for me. I bought books written by him and started drinking
water as suggested by him. By drinking 4-5 liters of water a day I stopped snoring
just within four days. Slowly I was accustomed to more water and it became a habit.

More good things were to follow. We explained and made all the 350 students in our
hostel take more water in the morning. Generally, children like snacks, oily food and
junk eatables. Hence, most of them were suffering from constipation and minor
ailments. We could eliminate constipation completely among them by making them
drink more water. Children have become more active and are able to study well.
Earlier we used to spend huge money on their medical care and medicines. Now it
has come down by 50%. Most of the wardens of our school were obese. Now they
have become lean and more active.

Durga Prasada Reddy, Director, Santhiniketan School, Hyderabad, AP

19.You say that water purges salt along with urine. Then more salt goes
out with the intake of more water. Where is the harm in taking salt?

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Answer: More urination is possible only with intake of more water. Kidneys can purge
only 5 grams of salt from our body everyday. If we take one or two liters of water
even that amount of salt also is not purged. The salt is deposited in the body.
Humans take 4 to 30-40 grams of salt for the sake of taste. Only the people whose
kidneys are damaged and those who suffer from high blood pressure are reducing
the consumption of salt and none else. Those who take more water and consume salt
usually are a little better but the problem persists. For example, take people who do
more physical labor while taking more salt and 6-7 liters of water. If they do not face
any problem we think that the entire salt is thrown out of the body. However, they
are prone to suffering from high blood pressure, joint pains, paralysis, heart
problems and damage of kidneys.

20.If we travel early in the morning there will be more urination. Is it


possible to have free bowel movement without taking more water?

Answer: Those who have free bowel movement regularly have their intestines in
their control. Even if water is not taken many people can ablate freely if they
concentrate on bowel movement and walk around. Some people cannot have it
unless they drink water. They try in the above said manner. If they succeed they are
lucky. Until you take water don’t think of ablation. Those who fear that they may
have to ablate in the journey and those who cannot do without ablation can take
enema to advance it. It is 5 minutes job. There is no need for drinking water.

21. What should we do to avoid urination and stop dryness of mouth


while traveling?

Answer: It is a problem if you take water when you travel by air or car. If you do not
take water body suffers. To avoid them take half a glass of water every half an hour
or one hour. Then the body protects you from sun, heat and demands water for its
needs. This water gets evaporated but does not turn into urine.

22.We need some more time to stop taking salt completely. We feel
thirsty while we take food with salt and oil. Shall we take water
either while we eat or after we eat or shall we stop taking water.

Answer: If you chew food properly so as to mix it well with saliva you can take food
without drinking water. Do not take water after eating even if there is some
difficulty. Usually water should not be taken till two hours after food. If you take food
with oil and salt, and feel thirsty water can be taken after one and a half hours.

23. Some areas have lot of florin in water. Shall we drink 5-6 liters of
such water?

Answer: Those who have florin problem can do with 3-4 liters of water. If you drink
that water you face problem of florin and if you don’t the body does not receive
sufficient water required for various chemical reactions. Since both are important
people in these areas can follow the norms of naturopathy and avoid problems. If
you take less than 3-4 liters of water all the organs in the body face problems.
Hence, don’t drink less than that.

24.Are there people who need less than 5-6 liters of water? If so who
are they?

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Answer: 1. Those with damaged kidneys: The kidneys of such people lose the
capacity to filter water and turn it into urine. If they take more water they face many
more problems. Such people should take more water on the advice of a doctor.
2. Those with enlarged heart: Blood cannot be pumped properly in this condition.
Such people and those who feel difficulty in walking should not take 5-6 liters of
water. They can drink more water on the advice of a doctor if they suffer from
swollen face and body.
3. Ascites: For those who suffer from this ailment the liver is completely damaged,
infected and their stomach protrudes abnormally. They face difficulty in breathing
because of pressure on lungs. They can drink only 1-2 liters but not 5-6 liters of
water.

25.Don’t we suffer from cold if we take cold bath every day?

Answer: Cold bath has nothing to do with cold. Some people take cold bath in a river
or lake as early as at 4-5 A.M. for a month or two as part of religious practice. If you
ask them about cold they say that they never suffered from cold during this period.
Rather they suffer from it in normal days. If you take hot water bath regularly and
switch over to cold bath all of a sudden you suffer from cold till you get accustomed.
Even if you suffer from cold, continue it till you get habituated.

We have some mucus in the gaps in the face and head. In those who do not have
physical exercise this problem is more. When such people take hot water bath mucus
gets diluted to certain extent. If such people take cold bath suddenly the mucus
becomes thick. It obstructs breathing. Nostrils try to throw it out. We call it cold. The
reason for accumulation of mucus is lack of physical exercise, pollutants in water,
deficiency in food and anomaly in thinking process and not because of cold bath.

17. How water is helpful in curing some diseases

What more do we need than perfect healthy free from diseases as long as we live? If
we take more water all the organs and cells in the body become free of pollutants
and blood circulation continues to be proper. It is not that water is the sole medicine
for all the diseases. Some of the diseases can be cured completely by taking required
quantity of water. Others can be cured up to 50 %. In some other cases only relief is
possible. For some diseases water may not effective. If we take 5-6 liters of water
results will be automatic. Everything has some limits. Within those limits water will
be effective.

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When I began to drink 5-6 liters of water I never knew that there were so many
benefits. For the last ten years I have been taking lot of water and made thousands
of people also do the same thing. I realized its amazing effect when people told me
either in person or through letters or over phone. I am touring different parts of the
state every month to inform and deliver lectures to people about the natural way of
life and the benefits of drinking enough water.

The power of water is one amongst several secrets of health. It is easy, cost free,
trouble free and instantly adoptable. Thousands of people in our state are practicing
it after hearing to my lectures. Before writing this book on water I made a
suggestion in my speeches. I requested them to write me back the benefits they got
and the problems they encountered when they take 5-6 liters of water a day. I also
asked them to tell me the time taken to experience the effect. Several hundreds
have written to me. After reading those letters I felt that the effects of taking water
should be propagated among people who could not hear me through this book and
this website.

I thought it would be better to reproduce the experiences of people who could cure
their diseases. Following are some of the uses of water and a few experiences
expressed in the letters.

1. Reduces high blood pressure to some extent


Those who suffer from blood pressure may not find it completely cured. The
salt accumulated on the walls of the intestines obstructs the expansion and
contraction of the intestines. With more salt and less intake of water blood
becomes thick. If this thick blood is to be pumped through hardened nerves
heart has to undergo pressure. In result blood pressure goes up. If 5-6
liters of water is taken salt deposits are flushed out, blood vessels become
soft and blood pressure comes down. It cannot be cured without medication
in all the people. It depends on the percentage of salt in the food.

When more water is taken many people are able to bring down the blood
pressure from 140/90 to 120/80. Those who are not able to maintain blood
pressure are able to control it with more intake of water. Anyway, do not
stop medicines immediately after taking more water. Medicines are to be
reduced under medical supervision. Water can prevent people from falling
prey to blood pressure. If 5-6 liters of water is taken blood pressure can be
kept under control. Those who have moderate blood pressure can be cured
completely.

Blood pressure came down with intake of more water

For the last fifteen months Dr. Manthena Sathyanarayana Raju, naturopath has been
visiting our town and giving lectures explaining how natural life helps people to live
healthy. We happened to attend to attend his speech about eight months back.
Intake of more water is one of the things that he speaks about. As advised by him I
am taking 5 liters of water every day and I am feeling well. I am able to ablate twice

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or thrice daily freely. Since four years my blood pressure was 160/100. When I
started taking 5 liters of water it became normal. Some other small problems have
also vanished. I used to suffer from headache frequently. Even that is controlled
with intake of water.

Earlier we used to drink tea and coffee regularly and stopped them when we started
taking water. We are not facing any problem. My husband and I are taking 5 liters of
water and enjoying the benefits. I hope that every one recognizes the importance of
water to protect our health.

The advice given by Dr.Raju selflessly and with a smile on his face is most useful to
people. God may be somewhere and not visible, but Dr. Raju is the visible god for
many. Mere words cannot express his greatness. One will understand how to protect
health by reading his books easily. We heard about the usefulness of water but there
is nobody who tells us so vividly about it. It is proved that constipation is at bay if we
take 5 liters of water a day. If we take natural foods and take 5-6 liters of water as
suggested by him we can lead a happy life without diseases. This is our experience. I
salute him.

Alluri Sujata, Sitarama Raju, Tanuku, West Godavari district, AP, India.

2. Low blood pressure can be eliminated


Drinking 5-6 liters of water will cure reeling sensation and blood pressure.
Water is the only medicine for low blood pressure. Those who take less
water suffer from low blood pressure. If we consume more salt and take
less water we can never overcome the problem of low blood pressure. Less
water intake decreases the pressure of water in the blood. If the pressure of
blood is low heart cannot pump blood properly. When the brain does not
receive blood properly we suffer from reeling sensation and swoon. Low
blood pressure can surely be cured with drinking 5-6 liters of water and
head bath with cold water everyday. Whenever there is reeling sensation
and weakness coconut water will be helpful.

Low blood pressure cured with water

My name is Radha, aged 38. I am suffering from low blood pressure since 10-12
years. I used to feel weak frequently and get tired soon. Two years back after
reading the books written by Dr. Raju I started taking more water. When I got used
to this I reduced the consumption of salt also. Initially I was apprehensive of
becoming further weak since I am already suffering from low blood pressure. Even
then I continued to take 5 liters of water and reduced salt. When I checked my BP it
was 100/70. Earlier it used to be 90/60. When it reached 100/70 I stopped feeling
weak. During these two years my BP never came down below normal range. It is
now 110/70. I can confidently say that it is because of taking more water as advised
by Dr. Raju. I decided to continue the food habits and intake of water till the end of
my life. I thank the doctor.

A.Radha, Gopuram St, Narsapuram, India

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3. Relief from headache
60 per cent of people who come to us are able to be free from headache
just by taking more water. Others are not that lucky unless they follow food
regimen and other restrictions too. Maladies in stomach and excretion
system cause headache. If more water is drunk and head bath with cold
water is taken headache disappears within 10-15 days. As we take more
water and desist from taking water while eating stomach feels light. With
this many people are free from headache. There are 10-12 reasons for
headache: Anemia, thickening of blood, consumption of less water,
contraction of blood vessels and rupture of blood vessels in the brain,
oozing of bad chemicals because of tensions etc. Water brings about
changes in all aspects.

Migraine vanished

I am suffering from migraine since 20 years. Headache used to be very severe. By


the grace of god I could meet Dr. Satyanarayana Raju three years back and followed
the method of fasting. Since then, there is no headache. Though I am not able to
implement all the advices given by him I am continuing to take 5 liters of water.
Some days I take even 6-7 liters of water.

I am following 50% of food restrictions. Headache has disappeared. There is no need


to visit a doctor and my health is perfect. This kind of food gives peace of mind.
Every one in my family is taking more water. Digestion is good because of this. As
we are taking 2-3 liters of water in the morning bowel movement is free. Even
appetite in our children has increased with intake of more water and pranayama.
There is big improvement in the health of even our relations with intake of more
water. We thank him.

Datla Usha Rani, Tadepalligudem, Phone: 21688

4. Relief from constipation


When less water is taken fasces are hardened and stick to intestines. It
cannot move from intestines leading to constipation. Even if good food is
taken and intake of water is less bowel movement will not be free. Only
water helps the fasces become soft and move without sticking to the
intestines. 90 in 100 are able to have free bowel movement and are free
from constipation when they take 5-6 liters of water. The intake of water
helps cure constipation. Taking lot of water, concentrating on intestines and
entering toilet when the urge is powerful is helping many people.

5. Good sleep

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There are many reasons for not being able to sleep properly. If constipation,
stomach disorders, insufficient blood circulation to head, tension and blood
pressure are reasons for sleeplessness taking more water helps. Many can
sleep well if they have free bowel movement.

Cured of many things

I had constipation from the age of 13-14. I used to excrete once in two days. Then I
did not take it as a problem. When I was pregnant I asked the doctor to prescribe
some tablets for free bowel movement. He asked me to take more leafy vegetables
and I did so. Even then there was no relief. Stomach was always heavy as if I had
eaten just then. If I ate in the morning I was hungry only in the evening. I skipped
dinner frequently. I felt comfortable when I did not eat. I longed for light stomach
and more appetite. When I took tablets the ablation was hard and the fasces were
marble like. There used to be gas formation. I suffered from this till a month ago.
Now I am 41. I suffer from severe headache and cannot sleep well. The situation is
unbearable for the last 18 years. I consulted many specialists, both Ayurvedic and
Homeopathic. All the effort was futile. I used to be angry with them. When I used
tablets prescribed by psychiatrist I could sleep and had some relief from headache.
After some time they also stopped working. I could not sleep the entire night and
suffered from severe headache. I am writing all this to tell you that my experience
has proved that there is close relationship between cure, free bowel movement and
water.

After reading “Nature Cure for Complete Health’ written by Dr. Stayanarayana Raju,
I started drinking more water. Initially it was difficult to take water early in the
morning. Within a week I could take 5 liters water a day. After three weeks I could
ablate 2-3 times a day. I ablate within 10 minutes of taking water. After an hour I
take water and ablate and once more in the evening after taking water. Stomach is
not tight. Appetite is good. I am taking lot of water on empty stomach as suggested
by the doctor. Above all this I am able to sleep well after suffering from
sleeplessness for several years. I enjoy this and feel that this is a boon from god. I
started taking more water just to see the difference and never imagined that there
would be such a fantastic relief. I met Dr. Raju to thank him for being instrumental
in giving me this happiness and also to consult him about other problems. My
headache vanished just in three days after practicing his advice, which I gathered
from the books. No medicine works so effectively. Nobody believes that fantastic
results are possible just with the intake of 5-6 liters of water instead of medicine.
One can believe it only when one experiences it. I found out that the process of cure
starts when we start taking water systematically and ablate 2-3 times a day. Earlier I
had no interest in doing anything on time. I used to feel weak and lazy. After taking
water and free bowel movement I feel active and enthusiastic.

Most people consult doctors and take medicines. They spend huge money but how
many of them are gaining health? It is my strong belief that Nature Cure is the only
way out for the society to improve immunity and live in complete health. I am
indebted to Dr. Raju.

N. Kumari, Pochannapeta, Bachannapeta Mandal, Warangal DT. AP. India

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6. Appetite increases
Those who do not have free bowel movement have less appetite. They eat
something or the other and get along. In result appetite further diminishes.
Unless you clean the fasces there is no use of medicine. If water is taken in
the above said manner constipation disappears completely and appetite
increases. Digestive juices are produced in less quantity due to insufficient
availability of water. If those juices are less appetite decreases. With the
intake of 5-6 liters of water digestive juices are produced in good quantity,
bowel movement is free and appetite becomes good.

7. Burning sensation in stomach decreases


With more intake of water people are able to get relief from burning
sensation in the stomach within two or three days. Some say they find relief
the same day. Acids ooze out in the stomach and cause burning sensation.
Water influences these acids and works as an antidote. If water is taken
after two hours of taking food there won’t be any burning sensation. The
water we take along food dilutes the acids that are produced. The water we
take thrice in a day stops the influence of acids on the intestines. It is better
to take warm water to keep away from acidity. If the burning sensation is to
be relieved immediately it is better to take 5-6 liters of warm water.

8. Gas trouble
Gas is produced more in those whose digestive system is weak and those
who suffer from constipation. Harmful bacteria are generated from the
stored fasces, which release a variety of gases. This gas cannot go
downwards because of constipation. The undigested food in the stomach
also produces certain gases. These gases make the stomach heavy. By
taking more water constipation disappears. Food is digested properly if as
we do not take water while eating. Because of these two changes gas
trouble subsides.

Heaviness of stomach is cured

Inspired by your invaluable speeches I started taking 6 liters of water a day and
benefited immensely.

I am cured of heaviness of stomach after food. Digestion is proper now. The


protruded belly has receded and I am looking better. With one and a half liters of
water in the morning there is pressure on the intestines and the bowel movement is
a bit hard. After taking another one and a half liters of water the fasces are like
water and free. Now I do not have any gas formation, acidity and belching, which I
had earlier.

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In addition to this I am taking dinner by 6.30 P.M. This food is easily digested, I am
feeling active and there is no laziness. Urinary infection is also cured. Now I am
trying to follow other things and stop taking salt.

I sincerely believe that those who suffer from acidity and heaviness of stomach etc.
would be benefited a lot by following your message.

D. Apparel, M.V.P. Colony, Visakhapatnam-17. AP. India

9. Some relief from ulcers


Very few people are relieved from ulcers just by taking more water. They
are cured completely if they follow food regimen also. There are several
reasons for ulcers. Untimely eating, having more tea, diminution of mucus
in the intestines, generation of acids in excess and harmful bacteria are the
causes for ulcers. Taking 5-6 liters of warm water is better in these
conditions. The burning sensation due to ulcers is reduced to a large extent
with intake of more water. If the method of taking water is perfect there is
no suffering. Intake of more water leads to increase in mucus in the
intestines and gives relief.

Relief from ulcers and duodenal ulcers

I suffered from duodenal ulcer, acidity, allergy and tension. Joint pains,
sleeplessness and continuous pain at ulcer spots. I suffered from ulcers for almost
ten years. In spite of using several allopathic and homeopathic medicines pain used
to recur. Any delay in taking food led to lot of pain in the stomach. Mucus membrane
in the stomach is completely damaged. Constipation was also acute.

The result of drinking 5-6 liters of water and natural foods:


1) Stopped smoking and chewing betel leaf.
2) Injury to stomach is cured, mucus membrane is restored and immunity
increased.
3) Pain at ulcer spot disappeared and no pain in any part.
4) With the change in food allergies due to constipation have vanished.
5) Acidity is controlled and there is good appetite.
6) Relieved of all tension and have peace of mind.

I became very healthy by putting into practice the way of taking more water as
advised by Dr. Raju. If somebody finds it difficult to drink more water take a
mouthful of water and gulp it. In this way one and half liter water can be taken.

Both rich and poor would be fortunate to be healthy with the method of taking water
as suggested by Dr. Raju. I wish that his service becomes more widespread and
everybody gains complete health.

N.V.S. Murty (Bala), Bhimavaram, Phone: 27799

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10. Weight reduction through intake of water
Those who are obese have more water content in their body. More water is
stored in their body unusually. Those who put on weight take less water.
They think that more intake of water makes them further obese and reduce
intake of water. Less intake of water leads to storage of water inside the
body, which leads to overweight. Those who are overweight by 20 kilos are
able to reduce their weight by 5-6 kilos in 20 days when they take 6-7 liters
of water. Without any change in food they are able to reduce weight in the
first month. If they change their food habits they can reduce their weight
further, at least they can maintain the same weight. With the intake of more
water the process of food becoming fat is not that active. There are people
who reduce weight just by intake of water.

Weight reduced

I am Shiva Rao, aged 41. I heard about Dr. Raju through my friend and attended his
lecture. On that day he spoke about “Water and its uses” for two hours. I was
surprised to see the large number of people who turned out at this meeting. By
listening to his speech I learnt so many invaluable aspects of water, which were not
told by anybody earlier.

I started taking water as suggested by him.


a) One and half liters immediately after getting up.
b) One and half liters after physical exercise.
c) One liter 30 minutes before lunch.
d) 1 or 2 liters in the evening.

The benefits I derived from this:


1. I used to feel uncomfortable with 71 kilos of weight. As I continued to follow the
intake of water 100%, my weight is reduced to 58 kilos and I am able to maintain it
at that level. My body is light and energetic.
2. I am able to ablate freely in the morning. Earlier I never ablated the second time.
Now by taking water after physical exercise and with concentration on bowel
movement I am able to ablate second time.
3. Earlier, I had bad breath. No more now.
4. Cold water bath has driven away headache.
5. Earlier my blood sugar level was 120 mg. Now it is below 100 mg.
6. I did not check up my BP earlier. Now it is 110/70.
7. Joint pains disappeared.
8. Protruded belly is reduced, as I am not taking water either while eating or
immediately after food. So, the stomach has contracted.

I pray God that many more people are benefited by Dr. Raju and lead a happy life.

P. Shiva Rao, Indian Overseas Bank, Trunk Road, Ongole – 523001, India

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Sound Sleep

I feel even God may not help people as the way you do. There won’t be any disease
if your books are read and practiced. Doctors and hospitals have to close their shops.
There is no necessity for pharmacies. Countries can save trillions of dollars.
Everybody will be hale and healthy.

These days treatment begins after investigations and x-rays costing thousands of
dollars. The whole life is spent on taking medicines and undergoing investigations.
There may be some relief but no permanent cure. In these circumstances you
brought some thing relief for suffering people. I feel that I am fortunate to share my
experiences with others through this letter about the benefits I derived from your
speeches and books and putting them into practice. I describe the usefulness of
taking water as per your advice.

I am 58, weighing 85 kilos. I am taking every day 6-8 liters of water. From day one I
am able to ablate freely. I am quite happy. Perhaps with the waste material going
out through fasces and urine I am able to sleep well. I learnt only after following
your advice that easy bowel movement and sound sleep are the two important things
in life. I could reduce my weight by five kilos. I had a misconception that intake of
more water leads to more weight. But the doctor has cleared my doubts through his
speeches. Not only body weight is reduced but it has become soft and smooth also.

We committed so many mistakes all these days by not knowing the power of water.
It is not only surprising to know that health can be improved drastically, but
practicable to utilize water which is available free of cost and in plenty. After
observing the benefits I derived my family members have also started drinking more
water.

N. Krishna Murty, Tanuku, AP, India Phone: 08819-236257, 236169

Younger by ten years

It is 11 months since I came under the “allurement” of this doctor. I cannot describe
the benefit I got with it in words. Generally we are put to loss with allurement, but it
is not so in this case. His writings have given me psychological and physical strength.
I heard many of his lectures. Each one of them is superb. His advice on health is
practicable to everybody. Following the food regimen may be a bit difficult but taking
more water is not at all difficult. It should not be.
Water is nectar. Civilization flourished wherever there is water. It is water that is
most important to living things after air. Man is not taking enough water and is
troubling the body and falling prey to diseases. In my experience of 11 months I am
convinced that the words of this doctor are absolute truths.

Though I did not have any ailment I had enormous relief when I started taking more
water in a couple of days. I try to narrate my experience how water became nectar
in my case.

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As soon as I get up I take 1.25 liters of water after having thorough mouth wash.
Initially, I did not like it and took only a couple of glasses and some more forcefully
after some gap. When I moved around I used to feel the bowels move and there was
easy ablation. After completing physical exercise I could ablate the second time and
felt happy. It was nice to take head bath with cold water. With this my constipation
disappeared and I became active. Not only my problems like constipation, heaviness
of stomach, gas and indigestion were gone but fat in the abdomen has also burnt
out. What a surprise! I cannot believe that just water brought about all this change.

Following the advice, that water can be taken whenever the stomach is empty I
practiced taking water before an hour to eating food and after two hours. I could
overcome the bad habit of taking water while eating. We stopped keeping water
glass at the dining table while eating. Other food restrictions coupled with taking only
honey and limejuice once in a week has brought about sea change in my health.
Particularly taking water has helped a lot. Within these ten months body weight
came down by 15-20 kilos. My weight has come down to 72 from 93 kilos.

I stopped taking tea or coffee completely. Now I am quite active. I believe that my
age is reduced by ten years. Now I am 64 but I have a feeling that I am only 50 and
feel very active. There is absolutely no change in the tone, in the nerves, in the
hands and not even in conjugal life. Now my digestion has improved and is able to
sleep well.

There is no need for medicines. Water is the doctor! Water is the medicine! Water is
the protector! Water is our relative! Friend! I salute the water. That is why sages
worshipped water and given it a prime place. Ignorant of the power of water people
are facing problems.

S. Hazrath Ali, Vemuru - 522 261 AP, India

11. Contraction of tummy


Man has lower and upper abdomen. If there is no proper ablation lower
abdomen grows. If we drink water while eating well upper abdomen grows.
When we take more water ablation is free and the lower abdomen comes
down. If water is not taken till after two hours of eating food upper
abdomen decreases. The water taken on empty stomach brings down the
tummy.

Tummy reduced by intake of water

My name is Butchaiah. For the last 8 years I have hypertension and pot belly. I
weigh 70 kilos. I am 40. I used medicines. My blood pressure was under control
when I used medicine and returned when I stopped medicines. I read books written
by Dr. Raju, followed his advice and started taking water. Now I am healthy.
Protruded belly has gone down to a large extent. Even my weight is reduced to 58
kilos. Being a doctor I am advising people to take more water. They are also feeling
better.

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My mother is 60 and suffering from knee pain, allergy and hypertension. She used to
take lot of medicines. After taking more water she gave up medicines and is feeling
much better now.

P. Butchaiah, Pochannapeta, Warangal District.

12. Cold can be cured


Some suffer with every change in food and water and some others
frequently once in a month or two. Those who suffer from high histamine
and eat unsuitable food get this ailment. When waste material and toxins
increase in the body they are purged out in the form of cold. It can be said
that those who take less water suffer from cold. Water is anti-histamine. It
means water works as antidote to histamine produced in the body.
Moreover, with more intake of water waste material and toxins are purged
out everyday and cold is cured and it stops from recurring. When suffering
from cold 6-7 liters of warm water gives quick relief. Remedy for cold is
water.

Cold and cough disappeared

At the outset accept our heartfelt blessings. I wish that God helped you always to
continue the service, which you are engaged in. I am the one who has been
benefited by reading your books and following your advice.

I am 52. I used to suffer from cold and cough in winter. I had disturbed sleep due to
cough. Some times my neck became stiff. When I started taking more water on your
advice there was lot of relief. I was not used to cold-water bath from my childhood. I
used to take warm water bath even in summer. Now I am taking even head bath
with cold water. Earlier I used to suffer from cold, headache and cough whenever I
took cold bath, traveled or exposed to rain. I am confident that I will be able to lead
the rest of my life without depending on anybody and without becoming a burden to
anybody. I can confidently say without any hesitation that many more in different
places are cured and would be cured with your advice. I pray the almighty that
people follow your advice and your mission is accomplished without any hindrance. I
pray God to bestow upon your health and wealth.

Anivilla Satyanarayana Murty, BHPV Township, Visakhapatnam-12

Cold and constipation disappeared

Many people are leading a healthy life by following natural way of life, advocated by
you. I am one of them. I followed the method of taking more water and became
healthy.

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I was suffering from severe cold and constipation for the last two years. Since two
years I had a running nose. My handkerchief was in constant use. I consulted
doctors and took many medicines. But there was no respite. I used to suffer from
severe stomach pain in midnight. I used to take tablets to get relief but still
continued to suffer. I read your books. I started taking 1.5 liters of water after
getting up. They say it is not possible to take that much of water but I could with
firm determination. The relief was immediate.

Now I do not have running nose. Cold is gone, no constipation and stomach pain
either. I feel that I am at the first step of this way of life. I wish to follow the rest
and live happily till the end of my life with your blessings.

L. Yugandhar Goud, Gagillaput, Ranga Reddy District.

13. Edema can be cured


If any body suffers from edema it means there is more salt and less water in
his body. More salt is deposited in the body in those who take less water.
Salt is not deposited in isolation. It stores water also. This leads to edema.
As we suffer from edema we reduce consumption of water and the trouble
shoots up. If the stored water from the body has to come out we have to
take more water. The water we take goes into the body and comes out in
the form of urine along with the stored salt. With this edema will disappear
to a large extent. Only few people can get rid of edema with intake of just
water. Those who have limited problem get complete relief. Those who have
lot of swelling cannot be cured completely just with water. 50-60 per cent
can be cured. If they stop taking salt edema disappears within 5-6 days.
Taking more water is important.

Swelling in legs is cured

My name is Satyavathi, aged 44. I used to suffer from pain in legs and knee. I took
medication from an orthopedic doctor. The pain subsided when I used medicines and
recurred on stopping. They were never cured completely. If I walk a while there used
to be swelling in my feet. They used to swell even when I exerted a bit at home. For
the last one year I was suffering from pain in the left part of stomach. The stomach
used to be heavy and I felt irritated to do any work. I was not able to even meditate.
I was fortunate to hear your speech. After hearing you I could understand your
books perfectly.

I am taking six liters of water as advised by you regularly. Stopped taking tea and
coffee and taking raw vegetables and using very little salt in vegetables. I shall try to
stop even that shortly.

Now I do not have swelling and pain in my legs, knees. Stomach pain has also
disappeared. I do not tire out or there is any irritation if I work. I feel comfortable. I

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am able to meditate for long. I am indebted to Dr. Satyanarayana Raju for giving me
such a good health. We distributed your books to many people.

V. Satyavathi, Tadepalligudem.

Edema subsided

After attending and hearing Dr. Raju’s speech I started taking 5 liters of water a day
regularly.

Earlier I was suffering from edema and allergic bronchitis. After started taking water
edema has disappeared. I used to be frightened during nights in winter. I could not
sleep because of sounds from inside and breathlessness. I did not face such problem
this winter. Even the homeopath that treated me is surprised to know the change in
me. I became confident as my health improved. With this confidence I gave up salt
after hearing his lecture.

Sarada Devi, Tadepalligudem.

14. Relief from cough in a few days

I am Jyostna, aged 20. I used to suffer from cough since I remember. Phlegm used
to come out whenever I eat something. I was very much worried mentally. Added to
this I was overweight.

My mother, who visited the nature cure center of Dr. Raju informed me about the
food regimen and the way of taking more water. I am also taking water along with
my mother. I observed lot of change in me just in a week of taking more water.
Phlegm has decreased. I was very happy. Cough also subsided. I am able to reduce
the weight, though slowly. I am quite happy now.

I am thankful to Dr. Raju who is responsible for bettering my health.

P. Jyostna, Aakiveedu.

15. Sneezes

Sneezes occur to throw out cold from face and nostrils. As the cold
obstructs air sneezing appears. If we do not want to sneeze we should stop
cold. For this we should take more water. Those who take less water sneeze
frequently. It is better to take warm water throughout the day to stop
sneezing. At least it is to be taken in the morning. For some people this
problem goes with water and some others should stop taking salt

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completely. Some others are not relieved of this unless they do Pranayama
and some jogging. However, warm water helps to a large extent.

Sneezing stopped

I am Venkata Laxmi. I come from an agricultural family. I have to attend to


household duties in the morning. I sneeze a lot when I get up early in the morning.
Sometimes I sneeze 40-50 times. If I start sneezing they won’t stop. When I
consulted an allopath he told me that these sneezes are because of allergy to
fertilizers and chemicals and that I should use medicines.

When my husband, Surya Prakash, visited Hyderabad he attended the lecture


session of Dr. Satyanarayana Raju and learnt about nature cure, particularly water
therapy, and informed me about it and asked me to practice it. After that I too
attended Dr. Raju’s lectures.

He asked me to take warm water initially. As advised by him I took sterilized and
cooled water. I was relieved from sneezes within a week. Now there is no sneezing
even if I take any water. Moreover, I had many benefits with taking more water.
Digestion improved, body is light and able to do more work. What medicines could
not do, Dr. Raju gave me relief just with water. I am happy.

N. Venkata Laxmi, Musturu Camp, Koppalla District, Karnataka state, India

16. Allergies
Allergies are of several kinds - food allergy, dust allergy, skin allergy etc.
Allergies are not cured with medicines. It is said the allergic items are to be
avoided completely. Those who give the body natural foods such as fruits,
vegetables and nuts are allergic to unnatural foods like cool drinks, ice
creams, sweets, pickles etc. Allergies occur when natural foods are given to
unnatural body. Being allergic is common these days even to snow, sun,
rain, coconut, honey, citrus fruit, water, flowers and vegetables. It means
our body, which has turned unnatural, is not accepting natural things. It is
throwing them out considering that there is no place for them. Actually we
should be allergic to pickles, cakes, sweets, cool drinks, fried vegetables
and non-vegetarian food. There is nobody who visits a doctor with such
allergies. Unless we clear the body of unnatural stuff, allergy to dust, food
and skin cannot be overcome. It is water that cleans it. If the body is
cleaned outside with water allergies won’t go. Many people are cured of
allergies just with drinking water. Some others get relief when there is
change of food along with taking more water. 5-6 liters of water is very
useful.

Dust allergy is cured

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I am Udaya Bhaskar, aged 25. I was suffering from constipation for a long
time. When I started taking 5 liters of water a day from the first day itself
constipation was gone. Earlier I used to ablate once in two days but now I am able to
ablate twice a day. This is a happy change in my life. I am cured of constipation just
in one day.

1. I had dust allergy. It disappeared in a month.


2. Earlier I was suffering from cough. Phlegm was not coming out. After starting
intake of more water I am relieved of cough. Phlegm came out easily and there is no
problem from phlegm.
3. I had asthma right from childhood. I took medicines. After intake of water it is
almost controlled.
4. Scars and pimples on the face have also disappeared.
5. I suffered from rash when I ate plantains and dates. They also disappeared after
some days of taking water.
6. Bad breathe, body odor and foul smell from fasces also stopped.
7. I am inclined towards spirituality. I am able to concentrate on meditation.
Irritation has gone. I developed a service motto.

With the advice of Dr. Raju after taking more water for six months and reading his
books I stopped taking salt also. Asthma that came under control with more water
has disappeared after stopping salt. I am not taking medicines either. I came to
Hyderabad and took to fasting under the supervision of the doctor. Then onwards my
lungs are cleared and now I am completely free from cough and uneasiness.

My entire family members are following Dr. Raju’s advice. All of us are taking food
sans salt. My father suffered burns in childhood and scars were left on the face. They
are not that visible after 40 years by taking more water. My sister had a scar on the
neck and a potbelly. My mother is relieved of cough with which she suffered for 20
years. Now we are rest assured of happy life.

Generally, doctors do not suggest taking more water. Even if they do, they will not it
tell when it should be taken. Dr. Satyanarayana Raju is a superb person who tells us
about the quantity and timing of water intake. We salute him.

E. Udaya Bhaskar, Proddutur, AP, India

Skin allergy disappeared

I am S. S. Manohar Rao. My left hand has a wound. I took homeopathic and


allopathic medicines, for a year, but of no avail. After that I tried Ayurveda also. Cost
of medicines was heavy but to no relief. Finally they said that it was due to plastic
allergy. They said that the wound would heal if I did not carry the plastic bag that I
usually hold with me. However, I continued with it, as it was necessary for my
livelihood. At that time I happened to attend the lecture of Dr. Raju. I showed my
hand to him and asked him whether it could be cured. He asked me to take 5-6 liters
of water and promised that it would go within 10-15 days. I was a bit skeptical but
just wanted to try.

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Within four days of taking water the wound started healing. Within ten days even the
scar was not visible. I was surprised by the power of water and continued with it. Not
only the wound healed but I had free bowel movement and able to travel without
any sign of weakness.

I used to suffer from knee pain for two years earlier. Doctors expressed inability to
cure it. Now I am relieved of knee pain also. My wife, mother and even my son are
taking water in a systematic way. We changed our food habits also. Thanks to Dr.
Raju.

S. S. Mohan Rao, Perala, Chirala- 523 157.

Cough, cold and allergies cured

I am Sambasiva Rao. I was suffering from cold, cough and allergies for a long time. I
used Homeopathic medicine for allergy. I consulted and an E.N.T. specialist. He said
surgery was necessary. He was not sure whether it would be cured even after
surgery. He prescribed some medicines and advised me not to take banana, lime,
citrus fruits, cucumber, eggplant and coconut. Though I stopped all of them and was
under medication I found no relief.

I am a bookbinder working in a printing press. That day I got a book, “Health is


Happiness” for binding job. I read that book on the same day. I learnt several things.
Since then I stopped taking medicines and started taking water. I tried to follow
other things also to a certain extent. I was completely cured of cough and cold.
There was lot of relief from allergy. Whenever there was a symptom of allergy I took
more water and went on fasting.

G. Sambasiva Rao, Maha Laxmi book binding works, Tadepalligudem

17. Scars disappear


I have got some scars on the face and the skin. I feel that I will look better
without them. Skin cannot be cured easily. As the skin is at the end of the
body blood pumped through heart reaches skin late. The waste material,
which is to be thrown out, reaches the skin. Through perspiration the skin
sends out the waste. Otherwise part of the waste materials remains in the
skin or goes back into the body. Those who take less water do not perspire
properly and waste material gets deposited in the skin resulting in skin
disease and scars. When more water is taken blood gets diluted and more
blood flows to skin. Those who take more water but not sweat much
discharge waste material through urine. Skin is cured with water.
Complexion improves by drinking more water. Scars may disappear.
Blackness under the eyes also diminishes for some.

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Scars on the face disappeared and back pain subsided

I am Sankar, aged 33. Earlier I used to eat any thing and sleep for long hours. I was
not inclined to do any work and didn’t like to mingle with people. I could not bend
forward and whenever I did something my back was getting jammed. I could not
understand why this was so even when I am doing physical exercise. There were
scars on the nose and the face and they looked ugly. I used whatever was advised
by doctors, but of no use. As I was suffering from back pain for the last 5-6 years I
felt that my kidneys would be damaged and I may die. I turned my mind towards
spiritualism.

My meeting with Dr. Raju was a turning point in my life. I heard his speech at
Visakhapatnam. Dr. Raju spoke at great length about the structure of the body, it’s
secrets, when and what is to be given and particularly the importance of water to the
body. Health is nothing but practicing of his teachings.

When I tried to take 5 to 8 liters of water initially I suffered from vomits, nausea and
reeling sensation. I continued to take water even after vomiting. In 4-5 days my
body was under my control. Initially even half a liter of water caused nausea. In 10-
15 days I could take 1 liter of water at a time. I could even take 1.5 liters of water.

My back pain is a thing of the past. It disappeared within 10-15 days of taking more
water. Scars on nose and cheeks also vanished. Complexion has improved as the
skin became smooth. I was fortunate enough to get rid of such severe diseases
without spending any money. Dr. Raju, who is bestowing on us such a fortune, is
indeed great.

I do not have any ailments now. I am confident that I need not take any medicine in
my life.

Sankar, Vizag

18. Diabetes
Just by taking more water diabetes cannot be cured. More water cleans cells
of maladies and their capacity to absorb glucose enhances. With this, sugar
in urine and blood sugar comes down to a certain extent. In those who have
sugar levels slightly high it comes to normal range with the intake of water.

Water, the great cure

I suffered from constipation for many days. By God’s grace I have gone through
“Natural way of Life” and “Easy steps to Life” written by Dr. Manthena
Satyanarayana Raju and heard his speeches. As per his advice I started with 2 liters
of water a day and could reach 5 liters a day in one month. I am able to ablate in 2
minutes twice after taking first and second installments of water. My constipation

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problem has vanished. There is another advantage of taking more water. I am a
diabetic since 12 years and using medicines. After taking 5 liters of water my sugar
level has come down drastically. I am confident that I can stop medicines shortly.
My wife Satyavati also started taking water along with me and is relieved of maladies
of excretion system. She has undergone treatment under the supervision of Dr.
Raju. She stopped all the Homeopathic, Ayurvedic and Allopathic medicines, which
she was using for the last two decades.

K. Brahmanandam, Retired engineer, Kovvur – 534 350, AP, India.

Wisdom has dawned

Since childhood I did not like drinking water. At best I used to take two glasses of
water a day. I used to gulp down food and take a glass of water. This was the
routine. There was no particular time for ablation. I used to ablate whenever there
was an urge. I used to ablate once in two-three days. Now I feel that I spoiled one of
my kidneys and gall bladder, as I did not take sufficient water. Due to lack of enough
water stones formed in my kidney and my left kidney had to be removed. After that,
doctors advised me to take more water but none of them told me anything about the
quantity, method and timing. Perhaps because of this my gall bladder too had to be
removed later. In addition to this diabetes and constipation have let me down.

Mother Nature gave me wisdom through Dr. Raju. The good thing I did was to buy a
set of books written by Dr. Raju and read and put into practice his advices. I set
aside my earlier routine and started a new life. Though it was a bit difficult in the
beginning I got accustomed to it gradually. I never faced any problem. I found a sea
change in my health. I am quite active these days after taking more water on the
advice of Dr. Raju.

I take 1 liter of water each time at 5 am, 8.30 am, 11 am, 3pm and 6pm. With this I
am able to ablate freely which gives me a good feeling. In the evening I ablate once
more and my body feels light. Blood pressure and diabetes are well under control.
I would like to mention one thing specifically. It is my personal experience that it is
only by following Dr. Raju’s advice I regained my health at the age of 62. May God
bless Dr. Raju.

K. Mallikarjuna Rao, 12-3-23, Kovvuru – 534 350

19. Stones in the kidney

Some of the stones in the kidney can be thrown out just by taking more
water. Some others go out through urine. However, all types of stones do
not go out with water. It depends on the type of stones and the area in
which part of body they are formed. If some people suffer from stones even

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after consumption of lot of water they have to either take medicines or go
for surgery. Those who take less water suffer from formation of stones in
the kidney and bladder, as the calcium and oxalate are not purged out but
turn into stones. If such stones melt by taking more water it means they
would not have formed if sufficient water were to be taken. It could have
been avoided.

If stones in the kidneys are to melt down it is better to take 7, 8 liters of


water for some time.

Stones in the kidneys have gone

I was suffering from stomach pain. Scanning revealed the presence of three stones
in the lower abdomen and two in the kidney. I was about to be admitted into
hospital in Hyderabad for surgery.

Then I happened to read Dr. Raju’s books in my in-laws house. I was surprised to
know the experiences of people who got rid of the stones in kidneys. Immediately I
started taking more water as advised in those books. After some time when I went
for check up in the hospital, to my surprise, doctors found no stones. I visited NIMS.
They have done some investigations and told me that there are no stones. It is
amazing that just with water the stones in the kidneys have disappeared. I felt very
happy and shown those reports to Dr. Raju. Now, I am very healthy. Not only for
saving money but for giving peace of mind, I am grateful to Dr. Raju.

S. Narsimha Rao, Nandikotkur, Karnool District – 518 401, AP India.

20. Burning sensation of urine


Urine is produced less in those who take less water. It leads to deposit of
waste material such as urea and uric acid instead of being purged out.
Because of less production of urine it becomes thick. As it goes out in little
quantity burning sensation occurs. Thinking that there is lot of heat in the
body, people take water mixed with sugar or buttermilk, but not water. As
the urinary organ in women is a short one, bacteria easily enters into the
bladder through reproductive organs causing infections. Added to that if
they take less water bacteria are allowed to grow causing burning sensation
in the urine. They may suffer from fever also. In such condition if they take
more water the urinary tract gets cleared and giving relief from burning
sensation. Urine should always be clear and have good flow without any
smell. Then, there will be no scope for infections.

Relieved of burning sensation

I am Venkateswarlu, aged 29. My brother, 28, and myself were suffering from
constipation. We started taking 4.5 to 5 liters of water every day as suggested by Dr.

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Raju. Urine was yellow in color. Sometimes there was burning sensation also. Both
these problems are out with intake of more water. Now there is no difficulty even if
we move around in the hot sun. We are very happy. The 1.5 liters of water taken in
the morning are very useful. Gas trouble is also cured.

M. Venkateswarlu, Marrichettu Palem, Prakasam district, Phone: 273119

21. Body odor

If one’s body is emitting bad smell it means waste material is deposited


there because sufficient water is not available to purge them out. Even if
the excretion system is all right, urine and sweat smell bad as needed water
is not there to help move it out. If 5, 6 liters of water is taken everyday
these bad smells decrease to a large extent in a couple of months.

Bad smell in sweat disappeared

As I thought work is worship, while in job, I never cared for other things whether
they were good or bad. On retirement I started to know more about health, spiritual
and mental issues. Now I am 65.

I was impressed with Dr. Raju’s speeches. I bought his four books and read them. I
started taking more water. I cut down the intake of salt significantly.

I am taking 1.5 liters of water in the morning and going for a walk. When I return
my clothes are soaked in sweat. By the time I complete physical exercise, Yoga,
Pranayama and meditation I feel there is no water content left in my body. I am
taking 1.5 liters of water again. Around 11 am I am taking one more liter of water.
After two hours of lunch I am taking one more liter. I take water in the same manner
everyday.

My experiences

1. Earlier I used to perspire more with bad smell. Sweating was very
inconvenient. After I started taking more water surprisingly bad smell of
sweat has gone completely. My body has become light. There is no smell in
urine. I am not feeling inconvenient even if it sweats.

2. I used to have a feeling of heavy stomach always. I tried out several things
but of no avail. Earlier I was not taking water in a proper way. I used to take
water immediately after food, that lead to heavy stomach after one and a half
hours. However, after starting taking more water in a systematic way
heaviness of stomach has disappeared.

3. Now I am able to ablate in a minute, twice a day. Earlier also I had free bowel
movement but it was not that easy and fast.

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Absolutely there is no doubt about there is lot of benefit to the nation by the system
of taking more water as suggested by you. Your words are interesting, scientific and
laudable. Your effort to serve the society in a selfless manner is appreciable.

K.V.V. Prasad, Opp. Stella college, Vijayawada-8, Phone: 0866-2470030

22. Piles
Constipation leads to piles, too. Fasces become hard and marble like, which
stick to the intestines. Fasces turn like this, as there is not enough of water
in the system. As we try to defecate by applying force the hardened fasces
punctures the nerves in the walls of the intestines. This leads to bleeding,
pain in the rectum and burning sensation. Taking less water is the reason
for all this. If more water is taken defecation will be easy and painless. If
the bowel movement is easy there won’t be piles problem. Bleeding would
stop completely. Certain piles are cured with just intake of more water.
Some may get relief but they may not be cured of piles completely.

Piles cured

Prior to 1991 I suffered from piles and got them operated upon. I had no problem for
two three years. However, the same old came back. Whenever I tried to defecate I
had lot of pain. Bleeding was also there. My clothes used to be soiled without my
knowledge. I tried out several systems of medicine and got surgery done for the
second time in 199p. However, there was no relief. When I gave up all hope and felt
that there won’t be relief through out my life I happened to read Dr. Raju’s book
“Natural way of life for complete health”. Started taking one liter water at 6 am and
a liter each three times with an interval of one hour. After taking water thrice I could
defecate without any trouble. Your book is a god’s gift to me. I am able to lead a
happy life by taking five liters of water a day. Piles have disappeared and I am able
to defecate freely and feeling happy.

Now, I started to practice the other aspects of natural way of life as suggested by Dr.
Raju. I am 70 now. I hope to lead the rest of my life happily. I am introducing this
method to my friends. I thank you for helping to get rid of my diseases and showing
the way for a happy life.

Dasari Basavaiah, Retired teacher, Karlapalem, Guntur district.

23. Belching
Drinking water while eating and immediately after having food causes
belching. When we take water with food it remains in the stomach and
intestines undigested for a long time, leading to fermentation and belching.
However, if water is taken two hours after food it is digested properly and

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there is no possibility of belching. We can keep off such problems if we take
more water that too in a systematic way.

Belching controlled

I used to take very little water earlier, that too with food. As far as I remember I
could ablate only once in a day, after struggling for half an hour. My grand father
used to say that we should be able to ablate twice a day. But he could not. He used
Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines. Even then there was no free ablation. He used to
take very less water. An allopathic doctor who was close to us said there is no
problem even if there is no ablation for one or two days. By trying to ablate forcibly
he got hernia and he had to undergo surgery.

Now I am 33. Earlier I used to get belching after eating. After reading Dr.
Satyanarayana Raju’s books and on his advice I began taking water after two hours
of eating food. The belching problem has completely cured. Now I am taking 5, 6
liters of water regularly.

After taking 1.5 liters of water in the morning I am able to ablate easily. At 5 pm I
take another liter of water and ablate. I could keep ablation under control. Since
then, I read all his books and putting all the suggestions into practice.

I had psoriasis earlier. After consumption of more water it is cured to a large extent.
My weight has come down from 68 kilos to 63 kilos. Potbelly has also decreased.
Everyone can cure chronic diseases by taking more water.

T.V. Ramaraju, Krishna Nagar, Visakhapatnam.

24. Protection from sun


When we are exposed to sun skin warms up. In order to protect the skin
water content in the body is evaporated in the form of sweat. Those who
take less water perspire less and their skin looses the ability to bear the
heat. If we take more water nothing happens even if we are exposed to sun.
There is no possibility of suffering from sunstroke and reeling sensation.

Water is a boon for me

I am Khadar laxmi aged 40.

I happened to hear the speech of Dr. Raju when he came to our town.
That is a turning point in my life. I faced several problems for the last 18 years. I got
married at 17. Child bearing, abortions and loss of offspring have wrecked my
health. My left hand doesn’t work properly as if I had a paralytic stroke. Overweight,
body pains, sleeplessness, excessive sweating, weakness and not being able to do
anything were the problems I faced. I was mentally depressed due of these health
problems. Added to this I had injury to my ankle that does not allow me to walk.

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This pain subsided when I consulted orthopedic and used pain killers. When I stop
them pain recurs.

In these dire conditions I happened to get acquainted with Dr. Raju and his books. I
feel he is like a living god as far as people like me are concerned. At last I found a
way out after a long time. I am convinced that realizing the ideals and service to the
society are achievable.

The pain in legs subsided within three days of taking more water. All other problems
have also subsided and I feel the effect of good health.

Summer is a bane for me. I feel weak and perspire at the thought of sun. I cannot
describe the intensity of weakness. I cannot even speak. Shivering of the body,
reeling, feeling of sight loss, not being able to move even a step used to bother me.
I am as good as dead. However, that miserable situation is off now. I am able to
walk a mile even in hot sun. I am surprised and feel whether it is me or am a
different person altogether.

Earlier I used to feel uncomfortable and irritated when there was sweating. Any
thought, slight movement of the body and slight agitation led to severe perspiration.
I used to hate myself. Now I am relieved of this ugly situation. Even if I perspire
there is no bad odor and no bad smell from clothing and body odor. I am relieved of
excessive appetite also.

I am quite peaceful. I feel I am meditating always. Bad thoughts are not coming to
my mind. This is a great change that I wanted. Being quiet is now natural. Negative
aspects like anger and hatred are things of past. Mind is judging things but not
getting attached to them. I am feeling liberated. I got rid of fear and cowardice and
am able to hop like a deer actively and am able to work speedily. I cannot repay the
debt of Dr. Raju.

G. Khadar Laxmi, Penukonda, Anantapur district – 515110

25. Asthma
Generally those who suffer from asthma get sneezes and suffer from cold.
They feel that taking more water would enhance those problems and tend to
take less water. With this more histamines are produced which leads to
breathlessness. If we are used to take more water allergies do not lead to
asthma. If people suffering from asthma, take 5, 6 liters of warm water
breathing becomes easy, phlegm gets diluted and is thrown out. This results
in easy breathing. There may be some people who get complete relief with
taking more water and lot of people get 50 – 60 per cent relief. If salt
consumption is given up uneasiness is cured completely.

Asthma disappeared at the age of 80

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We are all following the natural way of life as advocated by Dr. Manthena
Satyanarayana Raju and leading a healthy life. The experience of our family has
proved that this way of life is useful in curing chronic diseases, all the ailments and is
suitable to people of any age group.

My mother is 82. 35 years back her uterus was removed. When she fell ill we have
consulted an allopathic doctor. They diagnosed it as thyroid problem and advised to
take medicines life long to keep it under control. She used those medicines for
several years. At 70 she developed asthma. She used to suffer a lot. At times she
used to cough heavily and sputum used to come out heavily. She was advised to
take anti biotic drugs. She was advised to not to exert, to be careful and desist from
consuming allergic things.

When we met Dr. Raju in this situation he asked her to take warm water. When we
asked her to follow this she was reluctant, refused to take even a single drop of
warm water saying that she has already become sufficiently old and expressed a
doubt how can this be cured with water when it is not cured with medicines? I made
her to stay with me and convinced to take warm water of course forcefully in the
beginning. Slowly she was used to it. Breathlessness and whistling sound came
down. Now she is not only cured of asthma but the heart problem with which she
was suffering from 7, 8 years has also subsided. Even at this advanced age she is
able to manage herself without anybody’s help. She is able to sweep the floor, cook
and draw water from the well. What more health and wealth she needs! Now she is
following food restrictions and is quite healthy.

Bhadramma, Sajjapuram, Tanuku, Phone: 254314

26. Joint Pains


People suffer from joint pains as the lubricating liquid goes down between
the joints. Those who take less water that lubricant is produced less. If
more water is taken, the percentage of lubricant increases. Moreover blood
circulation also improves with intake of more water. Generally obese people
suffer from joint pains. By taking more water joint pains also come down
while body weight comes down. In the early stages of joint pains
consumption of more water gives relief to a large extent. It may not be that
useful to the people who suffer from joint pains for a long time.

Knee pain reduced in two months

I am Polapala Srinivas Rao, 38. I suffer from knee pain and edema on the legs. I
could not squat and suffered a lot. I used to feel drowsy. My body weight was also
more. It was 90 kilos. When I consulted a doctor in it was found that I became
diabetic. After hearing Dr. Raju’s speech and reading his books I started practicing
the method of natural way life. I am taking 6, 7 liters of water everyday.

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My weight came down to 80 kilos within three months. Earlier the bowel movement
was also not free. Now I am able to ablate 2, 3 times a day. Surprisingly knee pain
has subsided just in two months. Even dandruff has gone. I had white patch at the
wrist for the last four years. That patch is on vane. I am not using soap. I am
rubbing the body with a soft white cloth that gives glow to my complexion. As I
stopped salt, edema on the legs also is reduced. I am very healthy and active. My
height is 5 feet 8 inches. I plan to reduce my body weight another 10 kilos by
following this system. I am taking vegetable juice, sprouts, fruit, bread and more
vegetables. The sugar level is normal. Many people are able to live healthy without
taking any medicine by following the system of natural way of life. Dr. Raju is just an
incarnation of god. I pray creator to give him health and long life.

Polapala Srinivas Rao, Bandlamitta, Ongole-523 001

27. Longing for tea and coffee goes off


We are used to take tea and coffee as soon as we get up. Once we are
accustomed to them it is very difficult to give up. Once you start taking 3
liters of water, one liter every hour you do not feel like having tea and
coffee. If we cultivate good habits bad habits go away.

The water that changed my habits

I had the fortune of listening to your speech. Since then, I am attending your
lectures and learning new things. I started water therapy initially. I am narrating my
experiences of following this method.

Eight months back, before I happened to meet you, my health was in bad shape.
Constipation, headache, body pains, sleeping more during day and not being able to
sleep in night, irritation, anger and lack of interest in work were the problems I
faced. There were bloodstains in the fasces. I was afraid of it. As my father suffered
from piles my fear was compounded. In this situation I heard your speech and
practiced your suggestions. I am taking at least 5 liters of water. I could see positive
changes in the first week itself. There was free motion. There were no bloodstains in
the fasces. Body pain and headache disappeared. There is no irritation. I have
positive thinking now. The atmosphere at home is also peaceful.

Before starting to take more water I used to consume tea and coffee for six times a
day. Even then I was not satisfied. I wanted more. As soon as I go home I used to
ask for tea even at lunch or dinnertime. I used to consume lot of chilly. I used to
take more sweets also. I used to take pride in taking more sweets and hot items. I
relished non- vegetarian foods. I used to eat more and used to sleep after eating.
After I get up I wanted to eat some thing or the other. Consumption of snacks and
soft drinks was also more. Even then I was not satisfied. I was drinking lot of water
while eating. I used to pester my wife for different varieties of dishes. I used to
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left. Even then there was no satisfaction. On Sundays my wife was vexed of cooking
for me.

When I started taking more water on the advice of Dr. Raju all these habits have
changed all of a sudden. I stopped tea and coffee. Oversleep and laziness
disappeared. I am very active now. I am able to sleep well and ablate freely and
realized the happiness in it. I am happy to know that this is all because of taking of
more water. Earlier I used to demand for more food from my wife. Now she asks me
to take this or that and take tea etc. I told her about the issue. I hope that they
would also change.

As the old habits are changed I am contented person now. I bade farewell to bad
thoughts and following right path. I am narrating my experience to others. It is
proved in my case that following natural way of life is the only solution to change the
habits.

Cherukuri Venkat Rao, A.T. Agraharam, 11th line, Guntur.

28. Mouth ulcers


Tensions, constipation and deficiency of vitamin B are the causes for mouth
ulcers. Intake of more water is keeps mouth ulcers at a distance. Though
the reason for it is not known result is evident.

Mouth ulcers and dandruff reduced

This is Malladi Kondaiah. I am taking more water as suggested by you since last year. I
am giving my experiences.

1. Headache and bad smell from mouth have gone. I am confident I need not take
medicines.
2. Earlier I used to suffer from mouth ulcers. Even taking food was difficult. This
has disappeared in very short time. It never recurred.
3. I suffered from hair fall and dandruff. They have disappeared.
4. As I had no teeth digestion was a problem and suffered from loose motions. Now
digestion has improved.

Malladi Kondanna

29. Amoebiasis
Ameobiasis is caused by antameoba hystolytica. The outward symptom of
this disease is frequent motions with mucus and stomach pain. This disease
pertains to large intestines. Mucus membrane in the intestine is damaged
and ulcers are formed. If the disease persists it may harm the deeper
membrane also.

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There is scope for more breeding of germs when faeces are stored in the
intestines. By taking more water mucus membrane becomes perfect. As
ablation is regular constipation disappears and amoebiasis subsides.

Amoebiasis disappeared

I am Jagannatha Rao, aged 50. I was suffering from constipation and ameobiasis
since 25 years. On the advice of my wife I have gone through Dr. Raju’s books and
started taking more water. In the beginning I experienced nausea and suffered from
loss of appetite. However, I continued taking water. Slowly I got used to it and my
ailments began disappearing. I tried for free ablation various ways. Earlier I had to
stay for long in the toilet. Now ablation is easy. stomach pain and amoebiasis also
have gone. I am able to achieve this by taking more water.

K. Jagannatha Rao, Visakhapatnam.

30. Cramps
Cramps occur because of less blood circulation to end parts of legs and
hands. Those who take less water suffer from cramps more. Cramps come
down with more intake of water as blood circulation improves.

31. Fever
Some suffer from fever frequently. Fevers are symptoms of for the need to
purge out maladies in the body. As we get accustomed to take more water
and purge out waste material frequent fever does not recur. Fever slowly
decreases with consumption of more water.

Tonsils and fever controlled

I am Hanish, a student of 9th grade. I am continuing water therapy from my 7th


grade. The system suggested by Dr. Raju is quite useful to me. I suffered from
constipation that has gone now completely. When I was in 7th grade I suffered from
tonsils. I used to suffer from severe ear pain and frequent fever. As tonsils used to
swell I was not able to eat properly. Since then I started taking more water and am
now free from all these problems. So far tonsils pain and ear pain never recurred.

I am taking 4, 5 liters of water. There is no smell in the urine. Taking water before
face wash and defecating and taking water and defecating once again is my routine.
With this, I am not only healthy but mentally also very active. Now I am not afraid of
my health. I believe that students, children and elders will be healthy if they take
water as suggested by Dr. Raju. I thank him for giving me good health.

U. Hanish, S/o. U. Ssambasiva Rao, Aditya Public School, Akiveedu,

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32. Sinusitis
Those who suffer from cold for a long time are affected by sinusitis. With
this nostrils are blocked and suffer from headache. By taking more water
waste material along with mucus deposited in the nostrils is also thrown
out. Taking warm water and fomentation of face helps those who suffer
from sinusitis.

Sinus trouble reduced

I am Ramulu. I have sinus problem for the last 10 years. I used to suffer a lot in winter. I
used several antibiotics. They gave me temporary relief but not permanent cure.

I learnt about the usefulness of water through a friend who was following Dr. Raju’s
Natural Lifestyle. Initially I did not take it seriously. But I started taking half a liter of
water and now taking 3, 4 liters of water. In three months the result was amazing. There
was no running nose in winter. No cold at all. There was no need of using any antibiotic.
I am quite happy with the benefit I derived from drinking more water. I thank Dr
Satyanarayana Raju who brought happiness in the life of so many people.

B. Ramulu (Teacher), Gagillapur, Santiniketan High School, Hyderabad-43.

Relieved of anger

After listening to the lectures of Dr. Raju and reading his books I started following
natural way of life three months back. I am taking 5 liters of water daily. I take 1.5
liters of water early in the morning, 1 liter between 8 am and12 noon, 1.5 liters in
the afternoon, one liter in the evening and one more liter before going to bed. With
this constipation and gas troubles have vanished. I am able to ablate easily. As the
maladies from the body are thrown out quickly irritation and anger have subsided
and now I am feeling peaceful. Even my blood pressure is under control.

I hope that complete health is possible to academicians like us if 5, 6 liters of water


is taken systematically. I wish that the natural way of life as being propagated by Dr.
Raju reaches everyone and people get good health by practicing it.

K. S. Ramarao Principal, Government Junior College, Tadepalligudem

Heaviness of heart cured

I am now 73. I had heart problem in 1996. I was experiencing heaviness in heart if I
walked a little distance.

I visited many visited hospitals. I got angiogram done. Doctors advised balloon
surgery. I enquired from them whether I should take medicines after the surgery.

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They replied in affirmative. I was not inclined go for surgery if I had to use medicines
through out life.

I happened to attend the speech of Dr. M. Satyanarayana Raju where I bought his
books. From the next day onwards I started taking one liter of water in the morning
and was able to take 5 liters of water in 3 months. After that I started taking sprouts
and food sans salt. I could reduce my weight by 8 kilos. As my weight was reduced
and looking weak my family members did not cooperate with my food regimen. Then
onwards I am taking vegetarian food prepared at home. I did not stop taking 5 liters
of water. I stopped taking water while eating.

Benefit of taking 5 liters of water:

1. Easy defecation in the morning and free motion along with water after
walking and physical exercise.
2. Earlier faeces contained worms. Now that has gone.
3. Blood pressure and diabetes are within limits and mucus in the faeces
reduced.
4. Free bowel movement was not possible with allopathic medicines. Now I am
able to ablate freely in spite of taking medicines.
5. I am able to walk for a distance of 2 kilometer.
6. I am not feeling heavy when I take a walk after dinner.
7. During December and January I used to face the problem of sputum coming
out. Now it is not there.
8. I was not able to breathe freely during night as nostrils were blocked. I used
to take nasal drops. There is no such problem now.
9. I am using dates and honey.
10. I was not able to take the stairs earlier. I am able to take the stairs easily I
with no heaviness in heart now.

K. Suryanarayana, Nidadavolu-534 301. Phone: 08813-21520.

Last word

I congratulate you for reading “Water And You” completely. It is said that people do
not read books about health if they are lengthy. However, your patience, interest
and zeal in health are evident from reading this book. It is one thing to have an
intention to read good books and reading with interest and assimilating it is another.
Now you have completed these two stages. There are two more things to do. The
first is to remember what is read and keeping it in your memory. There is no use if
you have so many good things in mind. It is not useful unless you put into practice. I

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am sure practice is not difficult for you. The second is putting into practice the good
things that are stored in your mind.

I hope that you would give importance in your life to water. Start taking water with a
determination to give up tea and coffee. Within four five days the longing for them
will come down and you will be able to shun them. Try to take two liters of water on
empty stomach and another two liters during day. If it is difficult, start with three
liters and increase the quantity gradually. Do not do anything forcibly. If your mind
accepts water you will start liking it. Slowly start taking 5 liters of water. Many
people can ablate easily by taking more water. These two are symbols for good
habits. If there are any difficulties try to overcome them by following the methods
mentioned in this book. Even if you face some difficulty feel that it is for your good
and go ahead.

You are trying to get benefited by taking water. Just water is not enough for
complete health. You have to know about other things also and put them into
practice. Do not forget that natural way of life will help you to overcome the
difficulties and live without medicines.

It will be further better if you know and follow food regimen also. If you want to
know all those secrets read all the books that I have written and practice them with
prudence. We have to learn to live in a natural way at least now. We are spoiling our
health because of ignorance. Unless we change our way of life it cannot be rectified.
I wish wholeheartedly that your entire family would change the present way of life to
live happily hereafter. If we have the blessings of a good teacher along with our
effort we can surge forward courageously without any hindrance. I pray that all of
you will be bestowed upon those blessings and good wishes.

Let the whole world be happy,

Mantena Satyanarayana Raju

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