Dr. Bell explains how he came to suspect that it might be the IV saline making patients improve and how he then tried it for various persons and what effects were obtained. An excellent write-up in my opinion. But it obviously raises another question. If IV saline helps, even temporarily, would oral increased salt (NaCl) and water be of help? Have Dr. Bell and his patients tried increased oral salt and water? Have others who may read this post tried increased oral salt and water? If so, what effects -- if any -- were noted? I myself have come to think over the last several years that just using reasonable amounts of salt on/in my food (unmeasured) and being sure that I remember to take adequate liquids by mouth (unmeasured and just about anything generally considered healthful) makes me feel better -- and the opposite (avoiding salt and allowing myself to become dehydrated) makes me feel ill.