In a controlled trial, women who drank an additional 1.5 liters of water daily experienced 48 percent fewer repeat bladder infections than those who drank their usual volume of fluids.
Contrary to the approaches generally used by conventional medicine, this study clearly demonstrates that preventing repeated bladder infections does not depend upon taking either longer or stronger doses of antibiotics.
As Mirja Holtrop points out in this article on our website, five thousand years ago there were no medical doctors prescribing synthetic chemical drugs and no pharmacies selling them. Nevertheless, it is documented that there were fewer degenerative diseases back then than there are today and that the healing results achieved were remarkable. In those days, physicians only used what nature provided: herbs, fruits, diet, and other natural approaches. But the main healing aid was a plentiful supply of fresh, clean water.
Famous historical figures such as Thales of Miletus, Hippocrates, Asclepius, Hildegard of Bingen, Galen, and Paracelsus all swore on the health benefits of water as a precondition for physical and mental wellbeing. Unfortunately, however, and as this latest study reminds us, the physicians of today have not been properly taught about the crucial role played by water in maintaining our health. Water is vital for life, and its importance to our health should not be underestimated.