The overall message of the book is to drink more water. Throughout the book, the author uses colorful and exciting descriptions to pass along questionable scientific facts. Before following or propagating any of the descriptive benefits of water, I would strongly recommend consulting a physician. Many of the statements in the book are questionable from a scientific standpoint. As a chemist, I am appalled that the author chose to state unfounded (scientifically) benefits or adverse effects regarding ‘acid’ or ‘basic’ states -- without a reference (footnote) to back up them up. These concepts along with the science in this book are highly questionable – which does not in any way make them correct. Books written with unfounded truths are the exact reason why as a society, ‘trends’ such as ‘alkaline diet’ or ‘alkaline water’ are held on by the public for so long. The human body is very good at managing the internal pH at any given time – without any outside influence. Be careful and consult your physician before trying to influence your body’s internal pH by external means – please. Although, as science progresses forward, these myths (largely contained in this book) will be debunked and new myths will arise. Overall, I would not recommend this book to anyone to read who is looking to improve their lifestyle.