Over the course of the 1980s and 1990s, an Iranian doctor named Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj became well known for his theory that drinking water immediately after waking up and before eating breakfast can have some substantial health benefits. Dr. Batmanghelidj stated that he learned this while imprisoned in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison. Dr. Batmanghelidj’s theory was that symptoms of chronic dehydration are often not recognized as such, and that these symptoms could easily be mitigated by dealing with the dehydration.
- When water enters the system after sleep, the effect on the empty digestive system is to cleanse the colon.
- A well-cleansed colon is more able to properly absorb nutrients, which is a positive for human health.
- One doctor treated 3000 prison inmates, suffering from stress-induced peptic ulcers with only water.
“Over our lifespan, we gradually become chronically dehydrated. If we treat this root problem, we may be able to avoid unnecessary and invasive procedures and medications.”