ASK the HEALTH EXPERT: The Wonders of Water

Amongst the many avenues of research into the inner workings of our bodies and the wonders of creation I came across a most inspired approach to our biological complexities, namely, the wonders of water. Dr Gerald H. Pollack is an international leader in the field of muscle contraction and is presently Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington and he has had a long and distinguished career. His research has led him to challenge the current wisdom of how cells work and emphasizes the gel like nature of water contained in the cell.

Unlike mathematical theories, scientific theories cannot be proven. No matter how much evidence can be collected in support of a theory, it is always possible that new evidence will be uncovered that does not “fit” the theory, meaning, the theory needs to be reconsidered. In science when a framework is decided upon it tends to become hallowed ground and so deeply ingrained even logic is disregarded, as Galileo found to his detriment when he questioned the “science” of his time and spent the rest of his life under house arrest for his discoveries. Science is always in a state of flux and man has struggled to explain and understand the world around him for eons. As new research comes to light scientists of today as in earlier times, are reluctant to revise the established set of assumptions accepted as science.

As we have been taught in school, matter exists in three states, solid, liquid and gas. Our bodies are 70% water, and these molecules of water makes up 99% of the total molecules in our bodies. Water has many properties that do not fit into the three-state model, a model that provides one of the bedrock principles of modern science. Only with water is the solid phase less dense than the liquid phase, ice floats on liquid water, and surface tension makes the top layer of water thick or more dense. Why is it then that when we cut ourselves, we do not leak water?  In recent times research has discovered that water can exist as a gel form, neither liquid or solid, and it is in this form that water exists in our cells.

When ordinary {bulk} water comes into contact with a hydrophilic {water loving} surface, a zone of structured water will form in the presence of light, this is sometimes referred to as EZ {exclusion zone} water because it excludes toxins, solutes, and other substances. Most of the water in our biological systems and cells is in this gel form. Most of the proteins in our bodies are hydrophilic and many of them are inside our cells. This effect makes our cytoplasm into essentially, a gel. The layer of gel on the hydrophilic protein surface also becomes negatively charged and the rest of the water becomes positive creating something like a battery and so is a source of energy.

At Pollack Laboratories at the University of Washington researchers have discovered that EZ water grows in the presence of light and as it grows there is an increased separation of charge in the water hence creating more electrical energy. This provides us with a light driven battery in the cell. This energy is used by the cell to fold and unfold proteins to carry out the many functions of metabolism and transportation of products to their respective destinations. Sometimes proteins do not fold properly, and misfolded proteins are believed to be the cause of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease {mad cow disease} cystic fibrosis, Gaucher’s disease and many other degenerative and neurodegenerative disorders. The latest research by Oliver Collet at Nancy University in France, into the way water interacts with proteins, helps to explain one of the great mysteries of protein folding.

The science is too complicated to explain here but suffice to say EZ water is crucial for cellular health. Oxidative stress occurs when cells lose their negative charge, and it hastens the process of aging, inflammation, and disease. EZ water holds a negative charge and is found throughout nature and we need to take advantage of things that are potent sources of this crucial element. Drinking raw vegetable juice, or fresh spring water, or glacial water, and energy from sunlight are excellent ways to increase EZ water. The electromagnetic energy from the earth and infra-red energy from any other living being are also an essential source, so barefoot contact with the ground is very necessary as well as close contact with others. The energy from our hands is a particularly effective way of stimulating blood and water flow. It is possible to obtain some EZ water from regular water by exposing it to ultraviolet light or magnetizing it through a process called vortexing. I have my own experiment of vortexing water here in the store! Water is the single largest “food” substance we ingest, but modern purification methods while making our water bacteriologically safe, however, contains a host of chemical residues which are harmful. The water in our pipes is not flowing in a fashion to create a spiral movement and does not seem to be “alive”. A recent study “Effects of Health-Promoting Agents on Exclusion-Zone Size” September 3rd, 2018 looked at the effect of some agents considered to be health restoring, on the size of the EZ water zone. These agents namely holy basil, probiotic, coconut water and turmeric were found to increase the size of the EZ water zone.  In contrast, Roundup, a glyphosate proved to shrink the EZ water zone. This is detrimental to the cell as the EZ water zone is essential for healthy cell function.

As new research continues to come to light, the scientists of today as in earlier times are reluctant to accept Dr Pollack’s groundbreaking work. He fully acknowledges that his research is controversial. However, I truly believe that we have merely scratched the surface of the mysteries of life, and we should be free to explore every avenue of research to help unravel this conundrum without vituperative derision of shortsighted persons.

Should you like to learn more on this subject I recommend these books:

  • Cells, Gels and the Engines of Life by Gerald H. Pollack
  • Human Heart Cosmic Heart by Thomas Cowan, MD
  • Cancer and the New Biology of Water by Thomas Cowan, MD
  • The Healthy Directions Magazine Vol 29 #8 article by Dr. Julian Whitaker MD

I have found these publications invaluable in my research.

WRITTEN BY: NATHALIE McNEILL, FOUNTAIN HEAD HEALTH STORE & CAFE, FERGUS

Author: LivingSpaces

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