Drinking Water On Empty Stomach

It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases:

Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB  ***(verify from a consultant)***, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear nose and throat diseases.


1. As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water

2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minute

3.. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal.

4. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours

5. Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day.

6. The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life.

The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/reduce main diseases:

  1. High Blood Pressure (30 days)
  2. Gastric (10 days)
  3. Diabetes (30 days)
  4. Constipation (10 days)
  5. Cancer (180 days)
  6. TB (90 days) ***(verify from a consultant)***
  7. Arthritis patients should follow the above treatment only for 3 days in the 1st week, and from 2nd week onwards – daily.

This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times. It is better if we continue this and make this procedure as a routine work in our life. Drink Water and Stay healthy and Active.

This makes sense .. The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals not cold water. Maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to gain…

For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion.

Once this ‘sludge’ reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

A serious note about heart attacks:

  • Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting,
  • Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.
  • You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack.
  • Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms.
  • 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up.
  • Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let’s be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive. A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail sends it to everyone they know, you can be sure that we’ll save at least one life.

Please be a true friend and send this article to all your friends you care about.


  • Locally Owned

    “Furthermore, scientific tests have proven its value.” What tests? Where’s the research from?

  • Todd

    1) if intended for a u.s. audience, why use ml vs oz?

    2) why 4×160 ml instead of 1x 640? are you implying a time gap between the drinks?

    3) point #4, are you suggesting we only spend 15 minutes eating? if we eat in 10, or 30 min? or wait 1.5 hr instead of the recommended 2 hr does it impact results?

    4) point #5 – is there a correlation between old and sick and drinking water?

    5) in your intro you suggest medical studies – any academic references? or medical links? a 100% cure rate, quite spectacular!

    6) after your 6th point and 7th subsequent bulleted item you start randomly capitalizing words, like Water, Stay, and Active – why?

    7) then you suggest hot water, or tea has benefits – should our 4x 160 ml be warm? would have ben nice to metion this earlier.

    8) and i should drink with my meal? just above you said to wait 2 hours?

    9) holy fucking shit! cold water causes cancer?

    lastly – to quote the end of your unsourced article “A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail sends it to everyone they know, you can be sure that we’ll save at least one life” that doctor needs to change jobs! you need to change jobs!

    Thank you for filling the web with useless unwise medical information. I’m glad to post a response and contribute to your meta analyticics. I’m sure there are other ways to feed your family. If you have the ethics to match your ambition, look me up for a real job you can take pride in living.

  • Jayantha

    Most of this made sense to me. I asked a doctor and yes only TB (and meningitis in the other list) were pointed as controversial. Everything else makes perfect sense. Power of water !!!

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  • Geordon VanTassle

    I’m sorry, but as an educated and logical person, I cannot put any belief in any process that claims to be the cure for TB, diabetes, cancer, and meningitis. It’s a medical impossibility, particularly if the process is “drink water in a particular fashion”

  • Jayantha

    Most of this made sense to me. I asked a doctor and yes only TB (and meningitis in the other list) were pointed as controversial. Everything else makes perfect sense. Power of water !!!


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  • BBN Team

    Let alone thinking too much. Nothing of this will do any harm. Do this every morning and feel great!

  • BBN Team

    If you keep your body in an alkaline state you have a much higher rate of keeping cancer away and water is one great thing to do just that, but the water needs distilling then re add minerals [raw salt]. !

  • 何ですか

    People have died from drinking too much water. You may want to put your lawyer on speed dial.

  • 何ですか

    It’s a red flag whenever something is claimed to cure cancer. If it were true, you would hear about it in major news channel, not some obscure web site.

  • Gamini

    There are people who only see the bad in anything.

  • Solene Hope

    is this advisable while breastfeeding?

  • owl

    I’m sorry but I agree with @Todd. These aren’t the days of newspaper. Anyone can write an article on the web. There’s no proof that says this article isn’t written by a bored 13-year-old in preparation for April Fool’s Day.

    Then again, I’m not saying this is pure crap. After all, there’s no harm trying what it suggested. I’m just saying don’t expect miracles, and that @disqus_EKkV4j64Ha:disqus is right for analysing the article in search for the truth.

  • drinking milk every morning will do no harm either. It will not cure cancer or any eye infection. Stop this bullshit.

  • Load of crap.

  • MD

    It will do harm. You claim that water will cure. A person will stop taking their medication because “water will cure” their illness. That is completely irresponsible of you guys. This is why my patients are a lot sicker because they read stuff like this on the internet.

  • Kayja Athena Tigris

    I see nothing wrong with adding this to one’s diet and routine. Definitely consult a doctor before considering going off medications or other treatments. As for some implying that this is too much water, It’s only a little over 20 oz. I believe most American households use cups/glasses of this size on a regular basis, so no harm will come from adding 20 oz of water to your routine. Other than that I agree with Todd, that there needs to be more information in this article before one tries to follow the full routine.

  • Dan

    AMERICANS!!!! Always drama and a lots of questions !!!! For the author -Nice post and useful Tnx 🙂

  • ghormax

    I agree with drinking water as a cure. However, I don’t think it is necessary to follow the rules so exactly as long as you drink a lot of water (but not too much either).

  • jim4558

    Your own link disproves this article.

  • jim4558

    Says what double-blind scientific studies? Nonsense.

  • jim4558

    Fine, drink more water. However to make these claims borders on the criminal for people who have these afflictions. There is an obligation to tell the truth, not to lie.

  • illusion and conspiracy theori

    There were many alternative medication for cancer mainstream media never spoke of. There were many cured and spoke of it which mainstream media turned a blind eye to. You are a fool to wait until mainstream media tells you what is right. They lie you on war against terrorism and they lie on war against drugs. They even lie you on climate change and dirty american politics which is run by arm, drug and oil mafia. They only tell you what required to make you a fool. I am not saying this claims are 100% true but water never had bad effect on health unless you are fool to consume too much. Anything when overdose had bad effects, What irritates me most bu fools is that they think mainstream media tell you the truth all the time. In fact they mostly lie.

  • illusion and conspiracy theori

    Yes. Like you and todd I too think this may not be 100% true. But it makes perfect sense to drink more water, specially empty stomach. Ancient Ayurveda treatments used hydro therapy for many deceases. But my personal openion is Todd thinks too much and missing the main point of this article.

  • illusion and conspiracy theori

    Typical fools who believe 100% what mainstream media says but never believe something suggestively good. Questions something written with good intention. I think this will urge those fools who drink carbonated and all shitty piggy drinks to drink more water.

  • illusion and conspiracy theori

    Another fat ass fool. Tell me a single such case except for those idiots who doesn’t know a thing about a dose. A typical fool you are and if at all if there’s anyone who died by drinking too much. haha

  • illusion and conspiracy theori

    A person who stops taking medications and entirely depend on hydrotherapy would die out of foolishness and not because of advice such as these. Death certificate should say died from stupidity. lol

  • illusion and conspiracy theori

    Bitch please Zeus!

  • 何ですか

    Feeling good about yourself now? Don’t get too comfy. You just might be sharing a cell with Kevin Trudeau.

  • OK today is April Fool’s 🙂 Wouldn’t mind reading some foolish articles like the one above.

  • charbellhm

    7) Would have been not ben :p

    This article promotes drinking water…we all know we should drink between 2 to 3 L (metric) of water per day…so drink them in the morning todd.. maybe it also has a cure for cynicism and OCD

  • dana

    also, drinking water prior to brushing your teeth means you’ll ingest all the nasty bacteria that’s been developing in your mouth overnight. not advisable at all

  • CaribbeanGlow

    No need to apologize! Stay sick and fat!

  • CaribbeanGlow

    If you trust the major news channels to that extent, you have more problems than drinking water could ever cure.

  • Hwoarang5

    what body back up the claims above? just because internet says so its not creditable like that…. why not share the original articles or study thesis …

  • Teng Fei

    A quote from your link:
    “there is no evidence that any form of hydrotherapy can prevent or treat cancer.”
    “Relying on this type of treatment alone and avoiding or delaying conventional medical care for cancer may have serious health consequences.”

    Perhaps read the links before you cite them.

  • Teng Fei

    A quote from your link:
    “there is no evidence that any form of hydrotherapy can prevent or treat cancer.”
    “Relying on this type of treatment alone and avoiding or delaying conventional medical care for cancer may have serious health consequences.”

  • Teng Fei


    Excessive water changes the chemical makeup of blood so much so it can pass through osmosis into your cells. Your brain becomes bloated and swollen, and the skull puts pressure on it, causing damage, and potentially death. Unlike this article, water intoxication via excessive water drinking is well documented.

  • yvo84

    You need to source the studies in the article, otherwise this is just another article on the internet claiming something that may or may not be true.

  • R.R.

    Don’t be so dramatic, the article raises points and states its recommendations as fact and truth supported by scientific research.

    Any intelligent human with at least half a working brain would do well to seek citation and not blindly follow everything the internet says.

    Drinking 2 litres of water at an exact temperature of 41.25 degrees celcius before sleeping is scientifically proven to prevent all cancer and induce natural weight loss.

    You gonna believe what I just said and start doing that now?

  • R.R.

    You don’t even seem to have an understanding of what cancer is.

    obvious troll is obvious.

  • R.R.

    You’re welcomed to be the sucker who follows a specific daily routine based off bogus internet hoaxes.

    Please do so, we need more LULZ in this world.

  • R.R.

    I’ve heard from ancient Arudhuvarhsumansdersdfetsggdfstrghghgst treatments that eating 10 raw eggs on an empty stomach is a magical way used to rid the body of all evils, illnesses and serves as a pathway to opening your spiritual chakra alignment and achieve physical and spiritual perfection.

    Your Hydro treatment pales in comparison, please adopt the legendary Arudhuvarhsumansdersdfetsggdfstrghghgst treatment instead.

  • selphie

    You make such a big deal regarding the benefits, research and everything that you all missed the main point. “Always drink water”, because our body really needs it. -_- Why do you have to question everything what it says on the article? If you don’t believe it, then don’t. If you believe it, then believe it. That’s all there is to it.

  • Taras Bulba

    Very simple. Don’t believe in the benefits, don’t do it.

  • sicti

    Yes Sir! Thank you for saving my life!!! :)))

  • Rui

    Thank fucking goodness for this comment. Some people do not understand the need to seek credibility.

  • George

    Actually they have cures for cancer but they can’t make money off it so it is buried and never gets air play. CBC news here in Canada did a report on it which you can google and the response from the pharmaceutical companies was it was a public domain product that would garner them cents not dollars. Cancer is a 17 trillion dollar a year business its built on fear and powered by greed.

  • George

    Actually poisoning your body with poison to get rid of poison may have health consequences.

  • Humphrey John

    Guys, it’s just water. Would it hurt you to drink water? It’s not like the writer is asking you to drink gasoline. After all, what harm can a few glasses of water do to you? In fact, it’s the safest drink you can ever get. Just drink water and do not over analyze.

  • TBGO1991

    i would ask you back, how can one measure 41.25 degree celcius?

  • R.R.

    With a thermometer that measures 2 decimal places? duh

  • TBGO1991

    i only use thermometer that measures 1 decimal place but thank you.

  • jon

    its so helpful and I had dry stomach which hard and pain during I use toilets , its makes easier and soft in my stomach . no pain no worries thank you

  • Maya Thakuri

    Let’s try and see for some months and then talk. What’s harm in that? May be this is what they mean by Hydro Power Energy.

  • jose manipula

    I agree with Dan. Todd is a negative person.

  • nomad

    Do this for 180 days, and it cures cancer, lol. Yeah okay.

  • nomad

    Way to defeat your own argument.

  • nomad

    I agree with drinking water. I’m not going to swallow the idea that it cures cancer or any of those diseases listed, though. When an article claims that something is supported by scientific studies, it behooves the author to provide that research as a reference. There is no such research with the conclusions listed in this article; therefore, the author is LYING.

  • Faith Lewis

    It’s just water………GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Dani Barca Casafont

    Sure, but you should define what do you understand by “poison”.

  • milespacker

    Fact: 1. Drinking water is good only if it’s clean. 2. Death can cure cancer as cancer only thrive in living tissue.

  • Where’s your references to back up these claims? What tests? Am I supposed to just take your word for it? Well lets just take that warnings off prescription drugs while we’re at it then, and the nutritional facts and ingredients from food labels too. Since you know, everything people say is fact. -_-

  • Kat Carranza

    I remember this treatment being prescribed to my father after he had heart surgery. he did not automatically start with 4 glasses, he started drinking lesser than that and gradually drinking more after a few days/weeks till he could do the 4 glasses when he wakes up. 🙂

    to the people commenting, it doesn’t necessarily say it cures cancer, the statement says “cure/control/reduce main diseases” one or all of those will be applicable to a disease listed.

  • Arati Poudel

    hehehe 🙂

  • K Nobles

    Wow…. Drinking water is good. But not a wonder drug. Some of the diseases or illness can have viral or bacteria origins. Which can survive/live or thrive in water. This article has little science based info, and should be treated as a “fad diet” big claims with little knowledge or research. It does have a good Message of drinking water(I work in ems and see lots of “sick” people whom are actually just dehydrated). Claims of cures water based treatments though…. Sounds like I may be lifting you into my stretcher if you ditch actual medications for water.

  • K Nobles

    You question it because people will buy into the whole idea that my water is curing me and then they stop taking there meds. Which then causes them to be sick and a burden on the health care system. Why? Because someone made up “medical facts” and posted them on the Internet. If the article said hey water is great for you! That’s fine but don’t lie about cures or treatments.

  • Slyy

    Water gives life, so drink water. That’s all the article is saying………….

  • Jun B. Rejas

    Empty stomach? Dude you’ll kill all those people with peptic ulcers.


    I agree. I’m one who benefited in this therapy. My hyperacidity cured.


    If you feel something irregular in your health TODD just try it so that you can feel the effect of what you had said “unsourced article”.

  • Steve Zenkitten

    I think a lot of this is “mind over matter.” If you believe water can do these things, it will do these things. I believed water would make me better when I had bronchitis, so I drank 12 oz. every hour for two days, and I was completely better. In my case, water did cure me because I believed it would. Maybe instead of immediately discounting and arguing about whether or not this is a “good post,” one should just accept what it says. Wouldn’t it be nice for cancer patients to believe this? I would have given anything for my father to have believed this and followed its guidelines to a happier life as compared to the horrible suffering he experienced at the end.

  • Guys and Gals,
    instead of wasting time arguing back and forth. those who think this information is valuable, go and continue research on the subject. Those who do not think is valuable, just ignore it. In any case if you want to talk about health breakthroughs or have important information please share it with me.

  • Poisons are among others, chemicals that either harm the body directly or indirectly. IE Cyanide, Nerve Gas, Snake Venom, most Pharmaceutical Drugs and other man made chemicals.
    Any substance that stops or interfere with the natural process of the body or require extra energy expenditure to be removed from the body can be considered a poison. If you want to know how to help the body to remove poisons / toxins naturally contact me.

  • lulu

    On your comment of who could have written this article: given how informally this article was written, it’s no doubt that someone outside of the professional medical field could have written this. That lessens the credibility and believability of what I’m reading. Although, I’m not saying drinking water isn’t good for you, but the claims made were presented so unprofessionally, it’s hard for me to take them seriously.

  • grevyturty

    Wow, 100% pseudoscientific, dangerous nonsense. The purveyors of this garbage should be in jail.

  • grevyturty

    Yeah why question anything? That would require thought, and if it’s on the internet, it’s definitely true!

  • Yogi Mik

    I confirm that. I used to drink 2-3L of water at a little higher temp. for about 2-3 months, then about 1.5L for a year, 100% vegan food, no sugar, no alcohol, no smoking, mostly sitting life style for 12-15 hrs at a computer desk, and I’ve lost 15kg of my body weight. That was a nice surprise, because I was doing it for cleansing body from toxins purpose.

  • Jack

    nobody give shit for what you think Todd. Dumb ass american

  • brianbgood

    Fair point. It’s the same with all manner of belief systems. Submit. Don’t ask questions. Here’s a side of fear mongering to go with the double portion of guilt I just served you. For desert, 2 scoops of self loathing.

  • COWonXTC

    This is just a overdone version of http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/diet/Benefits-of-drinking-water-early-morning/articleshow/32657591.cms 😉 But 1 liter water is good after waking up, I bet.

  • Link us the research paper please. We know water is good for us. We’re, what, 50-60% water? Until there is research evidence backing it up this has no credibility. Could be bro-science for all we know.

  • Gary Smith

    Links or you’re lying.

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    Published Wednesday, May 12, 2010 9:48PM EDT

    An inexpensive drug already in use for other diseases might hold the key to a completely new way of treating cancers — not by killing off cancer cells, but by simply reprogramming them.

    The finding comes from some exciting Canadian research on patients with brain tumours. The study found that DCA — or dichloroacetate — can shrink the tumours by altering a cancer cell’s metabolism.

    While the study was small — just five patients were studied — the researchers say their findings are “proof in principle” that the treatment approach works.

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    The University of Alberta’s Dr. Evangelos Michelakis and a colleague look at a brain scan in Edmonton, Wednesday, May 12, 2010.

    Dr. Evangelos Michelakis of the University of Alberta’s Department of Medicine speaks with CTV News in Edmonton, Wednesday, May 12, 2010.

    Cancer cells are notoriously resistant to death, because of their tendency to kick their own cell metabolism into high gear and gobble up lots of nutrients. Cancer cells can also suppress mitochondria, which are the tiny powerhouses inside cells that convert food into energy and which can kill off its own host cell if it demands too much energy.

    Back in 2007, Dr. Evangelos Michelakis, a professor at the University of Alberta department of medicine, discovered along with and colleagues that DCA might help slow cancer growth.

    DCA is a common compound that has been used for years to treat children with inborn mitochondrial diseases, by “boosting” and normalizing their mitochondria. Michelakis wondered whether DCA could also help repair the damage cancer causes to mitochondria.

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    What’s more, the drug left healthy cells healthy, unlike other cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. Because healthy cells don’t have the same mitochondrial changes as cancer cells, the DCA left them unchanged.

    Now, Michelakis has led a team to test the effects of DCA on patients with glioblastomas, a highly aggressive type of brain cancer that has few other treatments.

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    Brain imaging scans revealed that in four of the patients, no further cancer growth was seen for 15 months after initial treatment. In three of the patients, the tumours actually shrank.

    Follow-up studies on cells taken from these patients showed that the DCA helped normalize cancer mitochondria to they could kill off cancer cells, along with other anti-tumour effects. What’s more, none of the patients reported significant side effects when taking DCA at the level prescribed.

    “We showed that DCA was killing the brain cancer cells,” Michelakis told CTV News. “But more importantly, we had evidence that DCA might be doing the same thing in cancer stem cells, which are the mother of all cancer cells.”

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    Michelakis say he’s delighted with the results, which are published in the journal, Science Translational Medicine.

    “It’s now clear that targeting metabolism for cancer might be a new frontier for cancer,” he said.

    Dr. Joseph Megyesi, a neurosurgeon who is the chair of the board of directors for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, expressed cautious optimism about the study, noting that false hopes have been raised before.

    “There have been other new ways of approaching glioblastoma that when tested over longer period of time didn’t turn out to be as good as initially suggested,” he told CTV.

    But Megyesi also said that patients “should be cautiously optimistic that this potential treatment may be effective down the road.”

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    Still, he said, if DCA is shown in further studies to be effective, the fact that it is already being used to treat mitochondrial diseases would make it easier for it to be approved for a new use.

    Michelakis notes that all of the studies they’ve undertaken thus far on DCA have come with the support of the University of Alberta and public donations. That’s in part because DCA is a commonly available compound that is not patented or owned by any drug firm. Pharmaceutical companies have not been interested in funding further research on DCA since the treatment won’t make them a profit.

    “That was the biggest challenge in the beginning: no industry support, no clinical applications,” Michelakis said.

    “We showed that, yes, you can take a generic drug, and if you have the right support, from the university and from the health authority and you have the generous support of donors and funding agencies, you can make it happen,” he said.

    He also notes that similar studies will soon start on the use of DCA for treating breast cancer, and could be extended to other cancers, too.

    The University of Alberta continues to solicit funds to advance the research on DCA. Anyone who would like to donate to the university’s DCA Cancer Research Fund can do so online, or by contacting the university’s Faculty of Medicine.

    With a report from CTV’s Avis Favaro and Elizabeth St. Philip

    Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/simple-cheap-drug-holds-cancer-treatment-promise-1.511625#ixzz35oTW7hkh

  • Gary Smith


    DCA has been studied for some time as a drug to treat certain illnesses other than cancer. Medical researchers have tested it for decades in helping reduce the buildup of lactic acid in the body. Although not a threat to healthy people, lactic acid can overwhelm people with certain problems, and become so severe as to threaten life. For instance, children with genetic defects that affect mitochondria cannot process lactic acid. Tests have not shown it to work well so far for this problem in part due to side effects, but doctors are still working on it.

    It has also been studied for lactic acidosis due to other causes, including severe head injuries, malaria, and monochloroacetic acid poisoning. It is still being studied for these kinds of uses.

    It has also been tested on people with very high cholesterol levels.

    In 2007, a Canadian study found that rats with cancer that were given DCA in their drinking water had much slower tumor growth than those not given DCA. They also found that DCA killed lung, breast and brain cancer cells, but not healthy cells, in tissue cultures (laboratory dishes).

    Since that time, several studies have been done in the lab looking at the effects of DCA on cancer cells in a dish or in animals. Prostate cancer cells seemed to be easier to kill with radiation if they had been exposed to DCA. Breast cancer cells implanted into rats’ tails spread into fewer areas if the rats were given DCA. Cancer cells from the endometrium (lining of the womb) were more likely to die with DCA exposure, although this only held true for the mildly to moderately invasive cancer cells. The very aggressive cancer cells were not affected by DCA.

    Canadian researchers are now starting to look at using DCA in people with cancer. Studies to find safe doses of DCA in humans are now under way. One study is looking at DCA for cancer that has spread or come back. Another is looking at whether DCA can boost the effectiveness of radiation treatments. There are also U.S. studies looking at toxicities and how to reduce DCA side effects.

    But as of late 2009, no studies in humans have yet shown that DCA can help treat cancer. Available evidence does not support the use of DCA for cancer treatment at this time.

    Are there any possible problems or complications?

    This substance may not have been thoroughly tested to find out how it interacts with medicines, foods, herbs, or supplements. Even though some reports of interactions and harmful effects may be published, full studies of interactions and effects are not often available. Because of these limitations, any information on ill effects and interactions below should be considered incomplete.

    Some studies of people who took DCA for reasons other than cancer have found that it may cause drowsiness, fatigue, upset stomach, and lowered blood sugar levels. Some people had changes in their blood chemistry over time that suggested that their livers may have been affected. Liver function seemed to improve after DCA was stopped.

    DCA may cause nerve damage in some people when taken for a long time (months or years) and can result in weakness and numbness in the arms and legs. This can lead to trouble walking. These nerve effects tend to get better over a period of weeks after the DCA is stopped. This effect has happened even in people who were taking thiamine (vitamin B1) to help prevent nerve damage.

    In mice and rats that were given high doses, the effect on the nerves did not get better after DCA was stopped. Liver damage was also seen at high doses. Dogs that got higher doses had eye problems, trouble walking, and trouble breathing; some had diarrhea and weight loss. DCA causes liver cancer in lab rodents when put in their drinking water. Keep in mind, though, that drugs do not always affect people and animals in the same way. It is hard to say without further testing which of these effects might also happen in people, and whether higher DCA doses might cause permanent damage.

    People who are very sick do not process the drug as quickly as those who are healthier, so that people with health problems may build up toxic amounts of DCA over time.

    Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use DCA. People who are getting other cancer treatment with similar side effects (such as liver or nerve damage) might expect to have these effects worsened. Anyone who is taking DCA should be under a doctor’s care to watch for liver damage and problems with blood chemistry that may result.

    It is not clear if DCA might also affect a person’s risk for getting a new cancer. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has listed dichloroacetic acid as “likely” to be a cancer-causing agent in humans, although this is based mainly on studies in animals. Dichloroacetic acid is also on the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) list as a cancer-causing agent and as a cause of reproductive harm in men. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) does not have enough studies on people to be sure, but based on the evidence that is now available, says that dichloroacetic acid can “possibly” cause cancer in humans.

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  • Andy

    I have heard about the benefits of drinking water on an empty stomach before, in fact I knew someone who did this every morning 20+ years ago. Another past work colleague told me about drinking cold drinks with food, especially oily or fatty food. It is the resultant sludge that can cause stomach and colon cancer, not the water! I started doing this a week ago as I suffer with Fibromyalgia and gastric problems, and I have started to notice that my stomach pain is less and I feel generally better with my FMS than I have for a while. Worth doing in my opinion.

  • False according to this. It was a hoax http://www.snopes.com/medical/myths/heartattacksandwater.asp

  • herbprof

    Interesting, I have been drinking that much water every morning, but after I take care of things like brushing my teeth. I am seventy and I have no diseases, and I take no medications! So, I think I will take this one step further, and drink the same amount of water about 10 minutes earlier! And see if things like my happiness, energy and endurance improve as who would not want MORE?

  • herbprof

    Don’t get your panties in a wad, it is only water!

  • herbprof

    Boy have they got you fooled, the major news media is bought and paid for through medical advertisements…How about this, one Hundred and Twenty Thousand people die every year in just the USA from taking the medication their doctor prescribed to them, and they get away with it! Don’t you think that this same health system just might not tell you a cure existed? Because of the billions of dollars they would lose with their tired, old, worthless, Chemotherapy, Radiation Treatments and Operations?

  • herbprof

    Oh, Pa,Pa,Pa,Please Donate Because We Are So Close To A Cure
    These come out every year, and then after it has scammed thousands of people out of billions of dollars while it killed them! We then hear these headlines, “new cancer cure reprograms healthy cells and causes the spread of cancer, OOPs!” And it turns out the company withheld tests that revealed the drug was a dangerous dud! The FDA, takes a few billions out of their profits and these scammers move on with their blood profits to the next new cancer cure scam! Wake-up, these people make only drugs that they can get a patent on. To make it a drug that can be Patented, it always ends up being a poison, every single time!

  • herbprof

    The vast numbers of average Americans in the USA do pretty much the same things every day. That is why doctors know when you have a certain cancer, what your chances of dying are, and how many months, or years you have left. And how much money they can squeeze out of you as you depart. The trick that will get you out of this little parade that is going off of a very boring, but painfully nasty cliff, is to not do what everyone does every day. Drink that water, it is after all just water, and very few of those Average Americans who are dying of cancer today did it!

    I looked this water treatment up and yes it has no science to back it up but it also has zero victims. And there is a book out by a Dr. F. Batmaghelidj, “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water,” discussing his use of water to treat many diseases.

    “Doctor Finds Ulcer Remedy “It started with a patient suffering unbearable ulcer pain one late night. The Doctor treated him with 500 cubic centimeter of water. His pain became less severe and then disappeared completely. The physician was so impressed that he prescribed two glasses of water six times a day and achieved a “clinical” cure of the ulcer attack.”

    The New York Times “Science Watch”, June, 1983 listing all kinds of health cures using just water

  • Kenny Gee

    You had me for a quick second until I realized this wasn’t a BBC article. If water was the cure for cancer it would be MUCH more expensive.