Biography of Dr. F Batmanghelidj M.D.
Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, M.D., an internationally renowned researcher, author and advocate of the natural healing power of water, was born in Iran in 1931. In 1946, only months after the 2nd World War he was sent to an exclusive secondary school – Fettes College in Edinburgh, Scotland.
He received his medical training at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School of London University, where he studied under Sir Alexander Fleming, who shared the Nobel Prize for the discovery of penicillin.
Dr. Batmanghelidj practiced medicine in the United Kingdom before returning to Iran where he played a key role in the development of hospitals and medical centers. He also helped establish sport projects for youth in Iran, including The Ice Palace in Tehran, the first ice skating and sports complex in the Middle East.
When the Iranian Revolution broke out in 1979, Dr. Batmanghelidj was placed in the infamous Evin Prison as a political prisoner for two years and seven months. It was there he discovered the healing powers of water.
One night, Dr. Batmanghelidj had to treat a fellow prisoner with crippling peptic ulcer pain. With no conventional medications at his disposal, he gave him two glasses of water. Within eight minutes, his pain disappeared. He was instructed to drink two glasses of water every three hours and became absolutely pain free for his four remaining months in the prison. Without using any medication, he was cured.
He successfully treated 3,000 fellow prisoners suffering from stress-induced peptic ulcer disease with water alone. While in prison he conducted extensive research into the medicinal effects of water and discovered water could prevent, relieve, and cure many many painful degenerative diseases.
Evin Prison proved an ideal “stress laboratory,” and despite being offered an earlier release, Dr. Batmanghelidj chose to stay an extra four months in prison to complete his research into the relationship of dehydration and bleeding peptic ulcer disease.
The report of his findings was published as the editorial of the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology in June 1983. The New York Times Science Watch reported this discovery on June 21, 1983.
After his release from prison in 1982, Dr. Batmanghelidj escaped from Iran and came to America to further research and eventually introduce his discovery in medicine to scientists and researchers in the United States.
He was instrumental in creation of the Foundation for the Simple in Medicine in 1983. He began to research the effect of chronic unintentional dehydration on the human body. His research at the foundation produced paradigm shift in the basic science of medicine, when, as guest lecturer of an international cancer conference, he explained that pain is a sign produced by dehydration in the human body.
His paradigm shift article, “Pain : A Need for Paradigm Change” was published in the Journal of Anticancer Research in 1987. His studies show that, if we maintain a healthy lifestyle of drinking adequate water on a regular basis, we will be able to enjoy good health and avoid diseases and painful conditions that require pharmaceutical drugs and expensive medical procedures.
His findings were published in the Foundation’s “Journal of Science in Medicine Simplified” in 1991 and 1992. They can be read on the web site http://www.watercure.com.
Dr. F. Batmaghelidj wrote his first self-help book “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water” in 1992, in which he stated that a dry mouth is not a reliable indicator of dehydration. The body signals its water shortage by producing pain.
Dehydration actually produces pain and many degenerative diseases, including asthma, arthritis, hypertension, angina, adult-onset diabetes, lupus and multiple sclerosis. His message to the world is, “You are not sick, you are thirsty. Don’t treat thirst with medication.”
His book “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water” has helped millions of people live happier, healthier lives. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs and lectured around the world.
He has left a body of valuable works of many books and more than a dozen educational audio and video seminars. His work has created an international community that has embraced the natural healing of the water cure. His ground-breaking book “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water” has been translated into more than 15 languages and continues to inspire readers all over the world.
Other well known books are:
– How to Deal with Back Pain & Rheumatoid Joint Pain
– ABC of Asthma, Allergies and Lupus
– Water : For Health, For Healing, For Life
– Water Cures : Drugs Kill
– Obesity Cancer & Depression