Water is Important


Water all other nutrients are found through this medium, and we cannot live without it. The human body is 60% water and as late as 32 weeks of gestation, the baby’s body is 80% water.  Water is something that is greatly taken for granted and is crucial for good physical health, especially if you are elderly or an expectant mother.

We often do not consider the healing power of water and do not realize
that many health issues are directly related to drying ourselves out,
better known as, “dehydration.”

Water is vital to these functions:

  • Helps control body temperatures
  • Lubricates and cushions joints
  • Keeps the skin healthy
  • Helps remove toxins from the body
  • Helps Circulation
  • Essential for digestion, absorption, and elimination

Here’s a list of some very common chronic health problems associated with dehydration that many people can relate to, including myself:

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome                                     Adult-onset Diabetes

Arthritis                                                                     Asthma

Heartburn                                                                 Kidney Stones

Lupus                                                                        Migraine

Depression                                                               Colitis

Back Pain                                                                        Cataracts

High Blood Pressure                                               Muscular Dystrophy
High Cholesterol                                                     Multiple Sclerosis


Proper water drinking:  

  • Only 4 ounces every 30 minutes and half your body weight in ounces per day
  • Facilitates the removal of worn-out cells.
  • Restores the hydration needed for mineral absorption.
  • Removes the salts and excess urea (nitrate and ammonia) that can lead to heart attacks
  • Sets the stage for efficient digestion of your foods.


I am the Lord your God who heals all of your diseases.
Exodus 15:26

Health Fact – Lymphatic System

HEALTH FACT – LYMPHATIC SYSTEMThe lymphatic system collects toxins and dumps them into the bloodstream during the night, so it’s good to get into the habit of helping the kidneys by drinking sixteen to thirty- two ounces of water when you get up in the morning. This may take some getting used to, but it’s worth it. Alcohol drinks, coffee, juice, sodas, and tea are not water. Nor are they substitutes for water. In fact, through their diuretic action, they can actually intensify dehydration.


Health Fact – Joint Pain


If a body is dehydrated it will actually retain fluid and when the body retains fluids in a state of dehydration, it is also retaining the toxins that those fluids were supposed to eliminate. This increases the level of toxins in your tissues, and sets the stage for chronic disease and premature aging.

Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, M.D., an expert on water and author of an excellent book, “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water”, points out that the body has no water- storage system to draw on in times of need. And those parts of the body most acutely affected by a water shortage are the areas without a direct blood supply, particularly cartilage in the joints. Painful joints, including those with arthritis in them, can be a result of inadequate water intake.

Another good source is “Preventing Arthritis”, a book by Ronald M. Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D., a pain specialist. He stated that joint and pain problems are helped by water, and made worse when a patient is dehydrated or hardly drinks water at all.”
I can attest to the above information first-hand. I’m 61 and 42 years ago I was involved in a tragic auto crash where two people died, and myself battling for my life. I won’t go into all the details but I had numerous broken bones.

According to all medical professionals if you have a traumatic injury, especially one that involves fractures, arthritis is automatic and worsens as you age.

I do not suffer from joint pain unless I forget to drink water. I’ve discovered that if I drink my regular daily water amount, which isn’t always the recommended amount per my weight, but usually is 40 to 50 ounces a day I am pain-free. If I only consume about 25 to 30 ounces a day I am basically still pain-free but with an occasional pain here and there, which is my cue that my water drinking is reduced and if I continue with a reduced intake of water the pain will increase.

Drinking water is one of the most simple ways to improve health but can be the most difficult to accomplish, especially as we age.

Thirst turns out to be a poor indicator of whether or not you have an adequate level of water in your body. A 1998 article in the American Journal of Hospital Palliative Care dramatically points this out. The researchers reported that fluid depletion, even in severely dehydrated, dying people resulted “in relatively benign symptoms,” of which thirst was not a common one.

This is an indicator that we need to systematically drink water because our body needs water and not use thirst as the signal that prompts us to drink.

I keep a glass bottle of fresh pure water by my side at all times so it is readily available. This is a reminder to drink water and increases my likelihood of drinking my daily requirement.

If I need a more serious approach to drink water because I’ve gone too long without drinking my minimum of daily water I put a timer watch on my wrist and set it for 30 mins. When the timer goes off I drink approximately 4 ounces of water, and I do this from arising in the morning until I consume my daily requirement of half my body weight in ounces, which usually ends in the evening. It takes 3 days of systematically drinking water to rehydrate the body if it is dehydrated.

Quick tip: The next time you think you are hungry, drink a glass of water first, often we give our body food when it is simply asking for a glass of water.

Bonnie Frownfelter ND

Health Fact – Water

One critical aspect of water relates to detoxification. Water is the only solvent the body can use to rid itself of toxins. Some toxins are environmental and enter the body, but the majority are formed inside the body as the waste products of normal metabolic function. Without any water intake, these toxins would accumulate so rapidly that, in most cases, you would die within four or five days. With a much less- than- optimal intake you wouldn’t die, but you wouldn’t be able to flush the toxins out fast enough, and this would lead to toxin accumulation, decreased energy production, decreased organ function, and ultimately disease.

Water Fasting – Helpful Information and Tips


MANAGE HEALTH NATURALLY       WATER FASTING – Helpful Information and Tips


Fasting purifies the body:

  • Physically,
  • Mentally
  • Spiritually

By purifying these three areas super vitality and health can be enjoyed. After a fast of one to three days it will seem as though a dark cloud has been lifted from your mind.   There will be an increased clarity of thinking and problems that use to seem bigger than life will become trivial.


Don’t tell anyone you’re going to fast because the average person is not educated in the many benefits of fasting so they’re not qualified to criticize your fasting program. Most are not aware of the wonders and miracles of fasting. It is a personal journey and one that does not need the negative input that can distract the focus needed to complete the journey.


Your mind must rule over your body. Our flesh has no reasoning power and lacks in the intelligence department. Your mind must be stronger than the desires and cravings of the flesh. Your mind needs to tell your flesh, and reassure it that it is NOT going to die! The stomach usually does all the directing and leads many to eat when they are not even hungry. Emotional and addiction eating is powerfully damaging to health.


If and when you are convinced without reservation that fasting is going to be good for you, you are ready, because once you tell your conscious and subconscious mind that you’re going to fast for internal purity; it is already set into motion.


Do a shorter fast to condition your body for a longer fast. Dr. Paul C. Bragg (Bragg N.D. & Bragg N.D., Health Science) recommends that six ten-day fasts spaced at three month intervals be completed successfully before a longer fast is attempted.


A good starting fast is 24 hours, from lunch to lunch or dinner to dinner, but it is important to abstain from all foods, fruit and all juices too! There is one exception: 1/3 tsp of honey and 1 tsp. of lemon juice can be added to each glass of water. This acts as a mucus and toxin dis-solver.

Drink half your bodies weight (100# drink 50 oz.) in ounces a day only taking in four ounces at a time, which is all your body can process at one time. According to Dr. Batmanghelidj, 3 grams or ½ tsp of mineral salt is needed for every ten glasses of water taken in. (Batmanghelidj, 2008)


Fasting is nature’s way of ridding your body of its waste, mucus, toxins, and other foreign substances that have been stockpiled in your body and can lead to ill health and early aging.


According to Dr. Patricia Bragg (Bragg N.D. & Bragg N.D., Health Science) every person on the average food of civilization has more or less a mucus-clogging pipe system. Such toxic mucus results from undigested and un-eliminated, unnatural food substances, accumulated almost from birth. The greatest amount of mucus is found in the lungs. Fasting is an excellent way to rid the body of this mucus.


Rest and relax as much as possible, fasting is a time to allow your body to heal and do its internal house-cleaning. Deep breathing exercises, walking, and getting lots of fresh air would be permissible and good to do without extreme exertion.


Fasting allows your body to use all its vital force to eliminate toxic poisons and flush them from your body without having to process new foods coming into the body. It gives the body a break from the daily digestive process to actually clean up all the toxic residues left behind from improper eating, and toxins in our environment. It’s a time for the liver to catch-up and clean-up. We bombard our bodies with so much on a daily basis that it can be very healthful to give it a break from the necessity of digesting. Remember: you will NOT starve, but you will have better health and clarity of mind.

God bless your journey … it’s a new path on which much can be gained!

Bonnie Frownfelter ND


Works Cited

Batmanghelidj, M. F. (2008). Your’s Body’s Many Cries for Water. Global Health Solutions, Inc.

Bragg N.D., P. P., & Bragg N.D., P. P. (Health Science). The Miracle of Fasting. Santa Barbara: Health Science.






YES, WE DO NEED WATER, WE CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT IT…so much so that the body requires half it’s body weight in ounces daily. That means if you weight 200# then you’d need to drink 100 ounces daily to keep all your bodily systems functioning in their optimum capacity.

Water is a conductor of electricity and our energy comes from voltage in the body.  It is voltage that create frequency that is needed to build new cells.