When you have a cold, the doctor tells you to lie down and drink a lot of fluids.

What does being horizontal have to do with your nose running? And why drink fluids for a running nose?

Do you realize when a dog is sick, it stops eating and it will lie down too.

What is going on?

Here is my insight.

Energy is fixed at any point in time. It is allocated, predictably, first to take care of your health and then (with whatever energy remains) to engage in any physical action you desire or can sustain.

Look at people sick in the hospital. The sicker they are the more they sleep.

Sleeping a lot when you are sick concentrates all the energy for healing.

But how specifically does the healing happen?

I’m glad you asked.

All diseases come from disintegration.  Something is falling apart that manifests itself by pain, fever and a general complaint of feeling lousy and sick.

If disintegration is the cause of all disease then integration is, of course, the solution.

So how to integrate?

Start with oxygen. It relates to everything and is everywhere except in a vacuum. Thus it relates to everything; It is an integrating force.

Many forms of therapy are designed simply to make the patient breathe oxygen. Look at the emergency room and you will see a patient with a mask on his face. He is being provided with oxygen to prolong his life.

Water is another way of getting oxygen. Just a different chemical combination, CO2, which contains oxygen. ( (A) – water and (I) – air are interchangeable).

So, when the doctor tells us to drink lots of water it is as if he or she is telling us to take in a lot of oxygen.

Lying down and thus doing nothing stressful frees the liquids to provide for healing.

At True North Health Center in Santa Rosa, California, they do just that. They use water fasting to successfully treat diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus, arthritis ….immune disease problems. And while drinking lots of water you are not allowed to get out of bed. Just lie down and let your body heal itself. That is what the doctors order.

Now let me make a quick jump to change.

The world keeps changing, faster and faster, almost in the blink of an eye. And we know change causes disintegration. We might posit the axiom the more change, the more stress in our lives. And what follows?

The more water we should drink.

Now I hope you know why.  At least six glasses a day.

If my insight is right.

Just thinking.

Ichak Kalderon Adizes