Dr Kellogg says...
Water drinking is an internal bath; it dilutes the fluids of the body in which cells and fibers are bathed; it purifies the body by diluting the medium in which it lives. By the free use of water the movement of the mass of liquid in which the living elements of the human body perform their work is quickened, and the stream of life runs clear and pure. It has been shown that water is absorbed from the stomach very slowly. This takes place chiefly in the intestine. Absorption is is stimulated, however, by the presence of Carbon dioxide. Distilled water charged with CO2 is the best of all drinks as a beverage for use in connection with hydrotherapy. It is soothing to the stomach and is rapidly absorbed; hence more readily quenches thirst. The presence of mineral salts of any kind lessens the rate of absorption. p 922
from Dr JH Kellogg's Hydriatic Techniques...
- Cold Water Drinking - Laxative, Antipyretic
- Hot Water Drinking - Suppresses gastric digestion and secretion
1.5-2 litres per day, 20-25°C carbonated, distilled and with some fruit juice
Hydration: 120-180mls every 1-1½hrs through the day in Toxaemia in:
- Cirrhosis of liver
- Inactive Skin
- Drug Addictions during recovery
8-10 glasses/day in chronic biliousness Indigestion
use Enema in