HYDROGEN + STRUCTURED WATER = LIFE
If you have not done so already, I would strongly suggest that you thoroughly familiarize yourself with the earlier article entitled “Structured Water – What Is It”, before delving into this more scientific explanation of what is really a very big subject.
Also, please note that the information being presented in this article will no doubt fly in the face of what many of you may mistakenly believe to be the absolute truth regarding the chemistry of water, and of the workings of the universe itself. But having said that, I do hope that you spend some time with an open mind considering the possibilities of what I am about to show you while remembering my earlier assurances that water violates virtually all of the “laws” of western science.
Now having said that, I have received a great many phone calls and emails concerning this article as originally written. My apologies to all of you possesing an understanding of chemistry for any confusion it may have caused. And for those of you with little or no background in the subject, there is no need for you to feel embarrassed in any way for not knowing what I was talking about. It’s my fault, not yours, because I did not explain the subject properly.
The confusion has to do with Hydrogen and Hydroxyl ions and the way they are abbreviated as H3O+ (or more simply, H+) for the Hydrogen ion and OH- for the Hydroxyl ion. The + sign denotes that the ion has gained a positive magnetic polarity when it acquired a negatively charged electron, whereas the – sign indicates that the ion is exhibiting a negative magnetic polarity after losing one of its electrons, thereby becoming more electrically positive.
I know, I know. It all seems a bit crazy at first, but if you will just bear with me…
Later in this article I will go into a much more deatailed explanation of the terms “Antioxidants” and “Oxidants”, which many of you are already familiar with. But do you know what they really mean? Well, an Oxidant is any chemical species that is missing and electron and so it steals electrons from somewhere else. An Antioxidant is any chemical species that has an extra electron and so it can and does readily donate its electron to something else. For something to be oxidized means it has lost one or more of its electrons. Whereas something that is reduced (antioxidized) is something that has gained an eletron. This fundamental chemical reaction is what provides the necessary energy for all living plants, animals and yes…you and me too!
In water [H2O], a small number of the molecules dissociate (split up). Some of the water molecules lose a Hydrogen and become Hydroxyl ions [OH-], (which are also known as Hydroxyl Free Radicals). The “lost” Hydrogen ions then join up with other complete water molecules [H2O] to form Hydronium ions [H3O+]. For simplicity, Hydronium ions are referred to as Hydrogen ions [H+]. In pure water, there are an equal number of Hydrogen ions [H+] and Hydroxyl ions [OH-]. The solution is neither acidic or basic.
And if you really think about it, if this were not the case, then why do virtually all of the science textbooks refer to the Hydroxyl ion as being a highly reactive oxygen species [Oxidant], meaning that it is, by definition, deficient in one or more of its normal compliment of electrons?
We humans literally live in a world of water. We spend the first nine months of our existence submerged in a water-filled womb. The amazing miracle of a healthy, functioning human body is totally dependent on water. Indeed, your own body is made up of more than 65% water (the brain is composed of up to 90% water). The U.S. Government has distributed the following graphic for many years which illustrates the role of water in the human body. And yes, it is the same graphic that I used in the previous article. Glad you’re paying attention…
Of course, all other life forms on earth are likewise dependent on water to flourish and survive. This is self evident. Unfortunately, people often take pure water for granted. Few understand the basic ABC’s of water chemistry. Additionally, there is a plethora of pseudoscience and outright falsehoods concerning water chemistry and its role in providing proper HYDRATION at the cellular level now falsely being promoted as fact. This article will address the correct principles of optimum drinking water chemistry (and by association, plant nutrient absorption), and hopefully provide clarity to this most vital topic.
While extremely complex, water chemistry can be best understood if we look at it simply. It is all about optimum cellular HYDRATION. The root of the term “hydration” comes from the name of the all-important cellular building block known as Hydrogen, the description of which I provided in the previous article. Water can hold measurable quantities of available, electrically charged Hydrogen (that’s VERY important).
Again, for a quick review: the Hydrogen ion is abbreviated as H3O+ (or more simply, H+), and OH- stands for the Hydroxyl ion. The + sign connotes that the ion has gained a positive magnetic polarity when it acquired a negatively charged electron, whereas the – sign indicates that the ion is exhibiting a negative magnetic polarity after losing one of its electrons, thereby becoming more electrically positive. In water [H2O], a small number of the molecules dissociate (split up). Some of the water molecules lose a Hydrogen and become Hydroxyl ions [OH-]. The “lost” Hydrogen ions join up with other complete water molecules [H2O] to form Hydronium ions [H3O+]. For simplicity, Hydronium ions are referred to as Hydrogen ions [H+]. In pure water, there are an equal number of Hydrogen ions [H+] and Hydroxyl ions [OH-]. The solution is neither acidic or basic.
“pH” stands for “Potential Hydrogen” – or for how much Hydrogen the substance contains. So the more acidic the substance, the more Hydrogen (or Hydronium ion) it contains. The more alkaline the substance, the more OH- it contains. Again, the H+ Hydronium ion carries a negative electrical charge and positive magnetic polarity, and the OH- Hydroxyl Free Radical carries a positive electrical charge and negative magnetic polarity. Simple…
Below is what the pH scale looks like.
As you can see, the scale ranges from 0 (acidic) to 14 (alkaline), with pure water being 7, or neutral. BTW, look at where two of the “Alkalizing” foods (Lemons, Bananas) sit. And while you’re at it, you might also take note of the substances (Ammonia, Bleach, Milk of Magnesia, Phosphate Detergents, etc.) that register the same pH as Alkaline Water!
So having said the above, the H+ in water is specifically describing an ion of Hydrogen that is carrying an extra electron which causes it to exhibit negative electrical charge, hence a positive magnetic polarity (see the article Structured Water – What Is It? Part One” for a better explanation of polar charges). The magnetic polarity then causes the H+ ion to loosely bond with the water molecule to form what is known as the Hydronium ion [H3O+], which is the form that the H+ is packaged in when it is delivered by the Structured Water to the cell.
The OH- (Hydroxyl Free Radical), on the other hand, because it is deficient one electron in its outer valence orbit, becomes positively charged thereby carrying a negative magnetic polarity.
Therefore, the H+ species is definitely negative in electrical charge whereas the OH- species carries a positive electrical charge that is created because of the higher levels of Totally Dissolved Solids (TDS) readings in Alkaline water. The higher levels of TDS creates the OH- (Hydroxyl Radical) because the dissolved solids steal the electrons from the water molecule.
So, when water “structures”, the Hydrogen ion exhibits a greater negative electrical charge and positive magnetic polarity which causes it to form Hydrogen piezoelectrically charged molecules or “clusters”. This accumulation of H+ molecules, by its very chemical nature, forms what are called Hydronium [H30+] clusters in contrast to the scattered Hydroxyl [OH-] ions commonly seen in contaminated, chaotic, ‘hard’ water. Hydroxyl measures alkaline pH while Hydronium has an acidic pH. Therefore, the water becomes naturally “softer”.
BTW, I do not wish to imply that high TDS water can not be electrically improved with proper water structuring technologies, albeit, it can never rise to the electrical vitality of pure water. But that being said, we have now seen substantial improvements in crop production worldwide with the use of high TDS water that has first been treated with our proprietary Crystal Blue technologies.
Just so you know, the vast majority of energy produced in the universe (and that includes the energy in your own body), comes from Hydrogen, which comprises a minimum of 65% of all of the matter in the universe! (according the spectroscopic analysis). So what do I mean when I say that Hydrogen is responsible for the production of most of the energy? Simple really, all you need to do is go outside on a clear day and look up to see that big ball of fire in the sky that we all know as the Sun. Can you feel its heat? Are you blinded by its light? It all comes from, you guessed it – Hydrogen!
And to give you what may be an even more profound appreciation of the awesome potential of Hydrogen, you should consider the power of the first Atomic Fusion Bomb!
Understanding the Problem
There are many self-proclaimed “Health Gurus” out there today all touting “Alkaline (or Hydrogen Deficient) Water” as the cure all for everything that ails you. But before getting into that argument, let’s first take an objective look at the subject of water itself.
It is a well-established fact that you will die if you go without drinking water for as little as 100 hours (if the ambient temperature is a constant 72 degrees F.) As the temperature increases, the hours to death decrease in a direct linear relationship to the increase in temperature. First, the kidney cells begin to decompose and renal failure begins. As the body is unable to provide oxygen to the cells, toxins quickly accumulate and the heart soon goes into cardiac arrest and stops beating. The body dies.
What is often overlooked when discussing proper water consumption and hydration however, is what happens when ocean water or alcohol is consumed in lieu of fresh water. Kidney failure can occur in as little as 72 hours when one is adrift on a life raft and ocean water or alcohol is consumed in order to relieve the thirst sensation. When one understands the chemistry of cellular hydration and pure water, this will explain why the TYPE of water one consumes (and even places on crops) is critically important.
One measure of water purity is quantified by the term “Totally Dissolved Solids” [TDS], which in turn is typically described as “Parts Per Million” (ppm). Typically, “fresh” water has a measurement of 0-1000 ppm of TDS. “Brackish” water is 1,000-15,000 ppm. “Ocean” water measures 30,000 to 40,000 ppm TDS. So why is it that ocean water will not effectively hydrate your cells when you drink it? After all, it is water, isn’t it? It’s wet and often cool and fish live in it, right? Why then will it cause quicker dehydration and renal failure than if you were drinking no fresh water at all? The answer to this question lies in the lack of H+ions in ocean water – which ions are the foundation of cellular “HYDRATION”.
Now Let’s Discuss “Oxidants” and “Antioxidants”
We’ve all heard the terms “Oxidants” and “Antioxidants”, but do you know what they mean? Here is a simple explanation:
- An Oxidant is any substance that steals electrons from somewhere else. If it steals the electron from a living cell, the cell can be permanently damaged, or even die. A good example of a common Oxidant would be chlorine laundry bleach (which is injected directly into our water supplies to sterilize the water as part of the process of “making our water safe to drink”. See my article “How and When the Idea Began that Drinking Alkaline Water Is Good For You”). In the same way that the bleach obliterates the germs in the water by stealing their electrons, it likewise steals electrons from the blueberry stain on your favorite shirt which causes the stain to simply disappear. Like the bleach (which is VERY alkaline), the Hydroxyl Free Radical [OH-] is also a powerful Oxidant, similar in its harmful effects to bleach because like the bleach, the Hydroxyl Radical is also missing one electron which makes it very hungry to steal one from somewhere else. Note: It is precisely because the OH- (Hydroxyl Radical) is deficient in one electron that makes it so very dangerous to your health, as I will explain in more detail later in this article.
- An Antioxidant is any substance that donates electrons to another substance. A well known example of an Antioxidant would be Vitamin E. The membranes that make up all of your 70 trillion plus cells are composed of electrons. The reason that Vitamin E helps to protect you from heart disease and cancer (among many other disease states), is because it protects your cells from losing their precious electrons to various Oxidants, both in your environment (like the chlorine in water), or in your own body.
But far stronger even than Vitamin E is the H+ ion. In fact, it is considered by many researchers to be one of the strongest Antioxidants known!
So to be absolutely clear about just how dangerous the Hydroxyl Radical [OH-] is to your body, here is the definition of its destructive effects directly from Wikipedia.
“Hydroxyl radicals are highly reactive and undergo chemical reactions that make them short-lived. When biological systems are exposed to hydroxyl radicals, they can cause damage to cells, including those in humans, where they react with DNA, lipids, and proteins.”
Did you catch that? Damage to cells? DNA? Lipids (fats)? Proteins? So how can consuming a glassful of Hydroxyl Free Radicals that has essentially the same damaging effects as drinking diluted laundry bleach possibly be good for you?
Well, that is exactly what you are doing when you drink
”Alkaline, [Hydrogen Deficient] Water”!
There are today many people making really good You Tube videos extolling the “Antioxidant” capabilities of “Alkaline Water”. The problem with all of them is that the videos are (unbeknownst to the authors), all describing the complete opposite effect. Rather than “proving” the sought after Antioxidant effects, the test results actually demonstrate the powerful oxidizing capabilites of Alkaline Water. Here is just one of them…
Unknown (I’m sure), to the unwary gentleman pictured above, what the above video is actually demonstrating is the very same effect you see when you rub laundry bleach on a stubborn food or grass stain. It disappears. Or to be more precise – it “OXIDIZES!”
OK, now that I have your undivided attention, many of these “Health Gurus” and slick marketing companies are today enthusiastically proclaiming the almost miraculous (but totally misleading and unfounded) effects of “Alkaline Water” as being the reason for the complete reversal of many serious disease states, including heart disease and cancer, among many others.
Now I realize that what I just said will probably disturb many of you who have been misled through clever marketing into believing that the body responds best with “high alkaline water”, and that some of you are even involved in marketing products that purport to produce this “superior water”, which is always touted as having received the endorsements and blessings of various government agencies and professional medical associations. Problem is – none of it is true. None of it.
If you don’t believe me then try asking yourself this simple and very common sense question: Where in all the world do you find nature producing fresh drinking water by ripping apart the perfect geometric symmetry of the water molecule and throwing the beneficial half of it away (the electrically charged Hydrononium ion that makes up most of your body) while at the same time leaving behind only the highly destructive OH- (Hydroxyl Radical) for you to drink…or to give to your children? And if it is true that nature throws away the electrically charged Hydronium ion (to where I know not?), while leaving behind only the electrically deficient (hence highly destructive) Hydroxyl Radical, then how does nature create snow flakes that require electricity (electrons) and magnetic polarity for their formation?
And why are many of those people drinking this manufactured (tortured) water so sick – and getting sicker by the day? And why are many areas in the western and southwestern U.S., Gobi Desert, Middle East, etc., where the soil is known to be highly alkaline, is there hardly any vegetation growing, and what does manage to grow is usually scraggly, sickly and anything but verdant? The insects might eat it, but darn few animals will. In addition, many of the alkaline water springs, lakes and streams in those areas are well known to be completely unfit to drink precisely because of their High Alkalinity!
THE GOBI DESERT
Now compare those toxic waters with the pristine water of Mount Roroaima that is located deep within the high elevation plateaus of Venezuela. You can see more about Mount Roroaima’s miraculous waters on the video “Water – The Great Mystery”, that I included in Part One of the previous article entitled “Structured Water – What Is It?”. Its water is renowned to be the finest and purest drinking water on earth, providing over 30,000 times the electrical energy of the water coming out of your tap!
BTW, it is also acidic. Think about it…
So how much more “evidence” do you need?
OK, still don’t believe me? Well following is a short video that you really need to see. But before tuning in, please take note that I disagree with James Sloane about his claim of “mineral water” being a valuable source of dietary minerals. Indeed, you receive more minerals in one stalk of celery than you would receive by drinking one whole gallon of the most mineral-rich (1000 ppm) water you can find. So would you consider one stalk of celery as being adequate to meet your daily mineral requirements? No, of course not.
Now I realize that James was not suggesting that you depend entirely on your drinking water to supply your body with the necessary amounts of minerals it needs every day to function. But neither did he make it clear that “mineral water” will in no way come close to meeting those needs.
You see, your dietary mineral needs can only be met by a diet consisting of wholesome, mineral-rich, naturally grown foods. Other than that, James is spot on.
To clarify, the OH- (Hydroxyl Radical) is widely known to be a very dangerous free radical that robs the cells of life-giving, electrically-charged “Hydronium” ions [H3O+ or H+], and that is precisely why you become dehydrated and suffer when you drink ocean water! It’s because of its high amount of Totally Dissolved Solids that give rise to the electrically-deficient (hence VERY DANGEROUS) OH-.
Ditto with alcoholic beverages! Take a look at the chemical formula of ethyl (drinking) alcohol: CH3CH2OH. Forgetting the first part of the formula for now, did you notice the OH group connected on the end of the molecule? Yep, it becomes the very same Hydroxyl Radical that I spoke about earlier once it disassociates from the parent molecule…the very same Hydroxyl Radical that is known to cause cellular damage because it is such a powerful “Oxidant”, meaning that it steals electrons. It also dehydrates you as anyone who has “had a few beers” knows all too well.
So the “alcohol hangover” is really nothing more than your precious brain (which is electrical) having been robbed of its essential, life-giving electrons because the Hydroxyl Radical literally steals the brain’s electrons. That loss of electrons, in turn, leads to brain inflammation and swelling which then leads to a screaming next-morning headache. Hence the reason that drinking alcohol in large amounts kills brain cells while at the same time serving to electrically short circuit your body’s entire nervous system, something that we can all easily identify as being, well – “drunk”!
Here Is Another Reason To Not Drink Alkaline (Hydrogen Deficient) Water
In addition to what James Sloane and I have laid out to you regarding the very serious and potentially devastating long term effects of consuming “Alkaline (Hydrogen Deficient) Water”, there is another equally harmful effect that I will now discuss.
Could it be that many chronically ill people are simply chronically dehydrated? Is it possible that chronic dehydration is the root cause of the majority of debilitating disease states absent any acute injury event? Moreover, is it possible that the water you are drinking is actually not adequately hydrating your cells, (even though you drink a lot of it), and is in reality slowly dehydrating you? Will it shock you when I tell you the answers are YES, YES, and YES?
The “Alkaline Water” crowd will all tell you that you need to “alkalize” your entire body if you wish to achieve superior health. So let’s begin by taking another look at the facts to see if its actually true.
Let’s take a close look at the U.S. Government’s 1962 brochure on water entitled “What Does Water Do For You?”, along with my more detailed explanation of each point.
- “Needed by the brain to manufacture hormones and neurotransmitters”. Negatively charged hydrogen ions are the basic building blocks of all ACIDS – including amino acids and DNA chains. Without amino acids, hormones and neurotransmitters can never be produced and/or repaired. Moreover, without adequate H+ ions, the brain is much more susceptible to concussions and trauma damage.
- “Forms saliva (digestion)”. Yes, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. The proper H+ dense drinking water also keeps the hydrochloric acid (HCL) in the stomach from becoming too buffered (alkaline). If the HCL rises above 4 on the pH scale, then proteins are not broken down correctly and a plethora of health “problems” such as diverticulitis, high cholesterol, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic indigestion, etc, are the inevitable result.
- “Keeps mucousal membranes moist”. This is critical in a healthy immune system and lowering the risk of colds and flus, as well as seasonal allergies.
- “Regulates body temperature through sweating and respiration”. Do you know that pure water is the premier catalyst in many complex chemical reactions at the cellular level? As a matter of fact, the most important physiological activity of a cell is actually an acid-producing process. Carbohydrate substances are broken down into carbon dioxide, and thus carbonic acid: C(H2O)n + O2 → H2CO3 → CO2 + H2O. Here is a critical truth to understand – the ingestion of “acidic” foods and liquids actually make the body more “alkaline”. This comes about because the weak organic acids in such substances are partly in the form of sodium or potassium salts (aka electrolytes). In order to maintain electrical charge balance, some of the CO2 produced by normal metabolism of these food and liquid acids must be converted into bicarbonate, which is a weak base (alkaline).
- “Allows body cells to grow, reproduce, and survive”. Without adequate H+ ions via proper hydration, cellular DNA is more apt to mutate and form various cancers.
- “Acts as a shock absorber to brain and spinal cord”. Simply put, a correctly hydrated brain and spinal chord is much healthier and much less prone to injury and chronic pain.
- “Flushes body waste, mainly in urine”. The body’s amazing lymph system is also extremely dependent on proper hydration in order to take cellular waste to the kidneys and then the urine.
- “Converts food to components needed for survival”. Without adequate H+ ions, the HCL of the stomach becomes buffered and alkaline, disrupting the breakdown of proteins and carbohydrates.
- “When H+ is scarce, the cellular production of Adenisone TriPhosphate (ATP) is also limited”. Without ATP, cells become stressed and low in energy. When cells are low in energy, the entire body becomes depressed and lacking in energy as well.
- “Lubricates joints”. This is even more critical as people age and enter their “golden years”.
- “Water is the basic component of most body parts, especially the brain”.
- “Helps deliver oxygen all over the body”. Once again, without oxygen, the human body dies.
And Here Is Yet Another Reason to Not Drink Alkaline (Hydrogen-Deficient) Water! “The Calcium Cascade”
Approximately 35 years ago, two time Noble prize winner, Dr. Linus Pauling, propounded the theory that many of the chronic disease states that we see exploding today (such as heart disease and cancer), are in large part due to the deposition of crystalline calcium (in the forms of calcium carbonate and calcium oxylate) throughout the body. This deposition of crystalline calcium within the body can be crudely likened to the build up of limescale on your bathroom shower walls. And in a similar way to how the limescale builds up and becomes a hard scale in your shower, so too does it build up inside of every part of your body. This buildup inevitably leads to the breaking down of your body’s cells because they are no longer able to receive the optimal amount of essential nutrients they need to thrive. Sadly, Dr. Pauling’s theory was never embraced by the orthodox medical and pharmaceutical communities at the time. I say sadly because if it had been adopted a great deal of needless suffering would have been avoided. But that’s a subject for another article…
You can find many videos on You Tube explaining Coronary Calcium and how it affects you. BTW, isn’t it a shame that its taken over 30 years to confirm what Dr. Pauling had been saying all along?
Insofar as this disease process is concerned, the calcium scale is carrying a positive electrical charge and a negative magnetic charge. You may remember that the Hydrogen ion in water is carrying a negative eletrical charge and a positive magnetic charge. You probably also know that positive and negative charges attract one another. So what happens is that when the Hydrogern ions from the blood are pressed against the cell membranes of the blood vessels, they (the Hydrogen ions) cause the calcium on the surface of the cell membranes to dissolve into the cellular fluid. (BTW, this is the very same reason why our Crystal Blue Water Structuring units produce water that dissolves the limescale from your home’s plumbing and appliances).
When the calcium moves into the fluid of the cell, it can then be used to great advantage by the cell for a myriad of essential functions. To show you what I mean, following is a list of benefits that are initiated with the activation of the Calcium Cascade through the regular consumption of Hydrogen rich Structured Water which begins the cascade process by first mobilizing the crystallized calcium.
- One of the major components of your body’s immune system are large killer cells known as macrophages whose job it is to seek out and destroy all types or pathogens. Studies prove that macrophage activity is greatly enhanced by the Calcium Cascade which leads to greatly heightened immune function.
- Enzymes are proteins produced by the body. Their role it is to initiate virtually every biochemical reaction within you. Enzymes are activated, stimulated or even restrained (depending on the needs of the body) through the Calcium Cascade.
- “NO” gas (Nitric oxide) is produced in large amounts. NO gas may be one of the (if not THE) most important substances that you body produces. Being a gas, it dissolves effortlessly into the blood, lymph and surrounding tissues. It’s primary action is to dilate the blood vessels which in turn promotes the free flow of blood throughout the entire body.
- It stimulates healthy cell division.
- It stimulates healthy cell differentiation. The mere division of cells does not mean regeneration. What matters is that the new cells undertake to do their tasks that relate to certain tissues; that a bone cell becomes a bone cell and a liver cell becomes a liver cell. According to research, this effect forms part of the Calcium Cascade. Whether cells are stimulated into division or concentrate more on their specific tasks depends on how much calcium there is in the cell before the instream.
- The body’s blood pressure sensors are optimized which act in normalizing blood pressure. In the medulla oblongata, a part of the brain on the extension of the spinal cord, there are vibration producers for blood pressure that react positively to the calcium concentrations to lower or raise the blood pressure.
- Adrenaline sensitively is reduced which assists in lowering systemic inflammation.
- Insulin sensitivity is normalized. VERY IMPORTANT!
- On every cell membrane (in animals and people), and cell walls (in plants) are “gates” that permit the free flow of nutrients while making possible the elimination of metabolic toxins. The Calcium Cascade opens the gates and keeps them open.
- The functioning of the nervous system is fully optimized.
- Fatty acid metabolism is normalized.
So there you have it: eleven more of many reasons why you must be consuming Hydrogen rich Structured Water if you want to improve or maintain your health. And here’s a little hint. If you really want to see the very best results, try combining your Structured Water with a little Apple Cider vinegar or Lemon juice along with a drop or two of “Aqua Vivos” (the next article after this one).
Let’s Summarize So far
Contrary to the what the Alkaline Water crowd is saying, and as you have just read above in addition to what you learned earlier from James Sloane, your body was designed to remain in perfect balance between both Alkaline and ACID.
The pH of your mouth can vary from slightly acid to noticeably alkaline depending on what food you are eating at the time. It is constantly adjusting itself and does so moment-to-moment…even if you only begin to think about eating! This range of pH is necessary to break down the carbohydrates you eat.
Your stomach is as acidic as a car battery because the acid is needed to break down the proteins necessary for life. The acid is HYDROchloric acid. Did you catch that? HYDRO, or HYDROGEN folks. And where does the HYDROGEN come from to make the HYDROchloric acid? HYDROGEN-rich water!
The Hydrochloric acid is then neutralized by the bicarbonates your body produces from its stores of minerals to protect you from the acid when it enters the small intestine.
It is a well known medical fact that the amount of Hydrochloric acid we produce declines with age. It is also well known that as we age we also tend to drink less water and that our bodies contain less water.
Many holistic health consultants and practitioners, in recognition of the problem of reduced stomach acid, recommend that their older clients and patients begin using Hydrochloric acid supplements (unlike standard medical practitioners who have, for the most part, refused to even address the real issue. Or worse yet, they prescribe stomach antacids to reduce the gas that is always produced by the lack of stomach acid which invariably leads to poor digestion, hence – fermentation – NOT DIGESTION). Totally backwards!
To those of you who do recognize the cause and the seriousness of the problem of poor digestion, I suggest that you first place your clients and patients on HYDROGEN-rich water, which has already been shown in many cases to correct the problem all by itself.
So let’s take a look at what happens to the food you eat. As stated above, the carbohydrates are pretty much broken down in your mouth, providing you chewed your food well. But the proteins are not broken down in your mouth. The digestion of proteins happens only in the stomach and only in the presence of the very strong acids produced there. So let’s say that you are drinking Alkaline (Hydrogen Deficient) Water. What happens when that water comes into contact with the necessary acids of your stomach? Well, just like any over-the-counter antacid, the water will neutralize the stomach acid – a VERY BAD THING!
Picture placing a fresh piece of steak in a tray containing some water and then tightly covering the tray and leaving it there for say 3 days at a room temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. What do you think you will find after the three days? Yep, a decaying, smelly piece of rotting meat that stinks up the whole place.
Now picture eating a piece of meat (or vegetable protein if you are a vegetarian – it matters not what type of protein it is for the purposes of this illustration), and picture what will happen to it while it is just sitting there in your warm, moist and dark, near-neutral pH stomach. Well, it too will rot, just like it did when it was sitting there for 3 days in your tray experiment.
When foods rots it ferments. When food ferments, it always produces gases, hence the nasty smell. In the case of protein fermentation, two of the gases created are carbon dioxide and methane. Both of them are very toxic to the cell.
Are you old enough to remember the “Running Revolution?” Hate to admit it, but I am. In addition to running for the presumed health benefits, let’s face it, some of us were also running to achieve the elusive “Runners High”. Seems that after running non-stop for about 20 miles or so that you all of a sudden became enveloped by a feeling of complete euphoria bordering on a true opiate high, even though it wasn’t an opiate high at all. Or so we thought…
In actuality, what your body was doing was producing a class of chemicals known as endorphins which serve to reduce the pain, inflammation and the oxidative stress that you were bringing on yourself by pushing your body way too hard.
BTW, endorphins ARE opiates and boy do they make you feel good…
So what does this have to do with Alkaline Water? Glad you asked. When the carbon dioxide and methane that are produced by digestive fermentation are taken up by the blood and delivered to the cells, the cells in turn, in an effort to protect themselves from the inflammation and oxidative stress brought on by the Alkaline Water, secrete huge amounts of opiate-based endorphins in an effort to protect themselves in the same way that they tried to protect themselves in the person running those insane numbers of miles. This is why the person consuming Alkaline Water feels really good initially. He or she is literally riding on a “DRUG HIGH.” But like any drug high, it doesn’t last forever. After some time the body loses its ability to produce the large amount of endorphins necessary to protect itself from the oxidative stress which then leaves the whole body wide open for attack from (you guessed it!), the Hydroxyl Free Radical! This attack, in turn, causes the inevitable breakdown of the cell which further leads to the catastrophic collapse of the entire system resulting in any one or more different disease states including heart disease and cancer, among many others.
How then do you maximize the all-important electrically charged H+ Hydronium ions in your own body? Well, the best way to do it is by drinking the right kind of electrically charged water.
So what is the best water for people, crops and animals?
Remember that acidic foods and liquids are incredibly important as catalysts in the production of ATP and other critical enzymes at the cellular level. Remember also that high TDS water typically measures over 8 on the pH scale. In other words it is quite alkaline, hence deficient in electrical charge. Remember what would happen to you if you were to drink ocean water? Well, keep in mind that sea water is an alkaline pH 8.1. Go ahead – look it up for yourself.
Now I am not here saying that 8.1 pH fresh water will kill you as quickly as if you had been drinking pure sea water. The reason the sea water is more dehydrating than the fresh pH 8.1 water is because of the higher salt content of the sea water. Extremely high levels of salt damage the kidneys causing them to deteriorate much more quickly than if you had been drinking the high pH fresh water. It is because of decreased (or absent) kidney function that the body is rendered unable to rid itself as quickly of the overload of Hydroxyl Free Radicals and other metabolic waste products which inevitably accelerates the breaking down of the body. But that is also not to say that the pH 8.1 fresh water will not get the job done (meaning dehydrating you), over time. It will simply take a little bit longer to do it, that’s all…
Here then is critical water chemistry – the only time H2O actually manifests as PURE WATER is when the water is “balanced” at a reading of 7 on the pH scale of 0-14. Any water higher than 7 becomes a “base” which means that it exists as the damaging free radical OH+.
Keep in mind that each point higher on the pH scale means there are 100 times the number of OH- (Hydroxyl Radicals) vs. H+ ions. So if you happen to be drinking water that measures 8 or higher on the pH scale, you may be placing your health and well being in jeopardy over the long haul because you are consuming a tremendous amount of free radicals daily.
Conversely, the PURER the water becomes (as measured by the absence of Totally Dissolved Solids), the lower the water registers on the pH scale because it contains so many beneficial negatively charged Hydrogen ions. For instance, medical grade distilled or pollution free rainwater (such as Mount Roroaima water) that has been “structured” (either by our Crystal Blue technologies or by nature itself), often measures as low as 5.8 on the pH scale. In other words, there are train loads of usable H+ ions for the cells to utilize which in turn benefits people, animals and crops – as every farmer knows.
So what is actually meant by the term “Structured Water?” Simple, in addition to purity, water that has been allowed to tumble and flow over crystalline mineral objects such as rocks and boulders, or when it cascades over waterfalls (just like the inside of our CBE Structured Water units), becomes extremely rich in “free electrons”. These free electrons then impart the familiar snowflake structure to the water that I spoke about in detail in the previous article.
But Wait! There’s Even More!
One additional benefit conferred by the electrically charged water is that the free electrons often escape the water into the atmosphere which simultaneously causes the free O2 oxygen molecules in the air to also become “negatively charged”. The healthful and stress-relieving effects of negatively charged O2+ are well documented, as are the stressful effects of positively-charged O2- (which is the O2 molecule that is lacking electrons in its outer shell). Electronic circuits such as computer screens, cell phones, televisions, automobile dashboards, etc., all result in the surrounding O2 molecules being stripped of electrons and thus becoming “positively charged”. Conversely, falling or tumbling water provides a recharging of the O2 molecules you breathe in which results in feelings of relaxation and well being. This explains why people are naturally attracted to such places as Niagara Falls (the honeymoon capital of America and the very place where yours truly began his life journey those many, many years ago!), sea shores, (waves are powerful O2 chargers), and pine forests (pine needles discharge large amounts of negatively charged O2 as well).
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During the early 20th century, an Austrian naturalist named Victor Schauberger intensely studied and recorded the amazing things that pure stream water cascading from melting snows from the Alps did when it came in contact with specific “structures”, such as rocks and large boulders. Over the years, Schauberger became known as the “Water Wizard” because he was able to actually capture the electrons generated from “Structured Water” with many of his amazing inventions. The bottom line is that Schauberger simply quantified the almost inter-dimensional qualities of pure H+ rich water when it passes over a piezo-electrical rich crystalline mineral object (just like the inside of our CBE Structured Water units). He showed that even highly polluted water can heal itself through the process of “structuring”. Indeed, he further proved that when extremely pure water was “structured”, and then made available to people, plants and animals, truly amazing and VERY beneficial results were seen. Furthermore, when certain specially prepared organic vegetable enzymes were introduced into the pure water before the water was “structured”, the beneficial effects were further magnified.
You can read more about the subject of pure, activated and frequency-enhanced vegetable enzymes in the next article entitled “Aqua Vivos – The Water of Life” – which is an additional proprietary product we offer that takes the science of structuring water to heights even higher than our already state-of-the-art structured water devices do alone).
So There You Have It!
In conclusion, adding inorganic minerals such as magnesium or calcium salts to drinking water in a misguided attempt to increase the amount of H+ ions is completely contra-indicated and potentially harmful. Remember, when water reaches the 1,000+ TDS level, it becomes brackish and always registers as alkaline OH- (Hydroxyl Radical). We should never forget that we drink water NOT for its mineral content, but ENTIRELY for the all important H+ ion which is the very root of the term HYDRATE. Our Crystal Blue Water Structuring Units have been independently tested and proven to change the H+ electron configuration of the water in a noticeable and very beneficial way. Ongoing testing of our CBE technologies on agricultural farms and ranches worldwide has resulted in impressively larger crop yields and other very positive effects on the environment as a whole, just as the “Water Wizard”, Victor Shauberger, conclusively proved over a century ago.