Water. H2O. Most of us take it for granted. But have you every taken a moment to stop and consider just how strange water is? Water is the proverbial thorn in the flesh for the scientific community because it refuses to obey the standard laws of physics.
Lets take a look at some of the more well known idiosyncrasies of water. No other material is commonly found in all its phases of solid, liquid, and gas. As a gas water is one of the lightest know, as a liquid it is much denser that it should be and as a solid it is much lighter than it is expected to be. All other substances contract as they cool off, water expands when it freezes. At 4 degrees C water is at its densest and will expand upon either heating or cooling. Water also defies the law of gravity by what is called capillary action. If you place a straw or small tube into a glass of water it will climb up into the tube. The smaller the tube the higher the water will climb.
One of the reasons water behaves so strangely is caused by the way the molecules bond together. This is called hydrogen bonding and most chemical reactions in our body involve hydrogen bonding at some point or other.
Water molecules are polarized. Meaning that one part of the molecule is more positively charged than another. In the case of water the ends are more positive than the centre. Because of the is the molecules act like little magnets and stack in an orderly fashion but the water is still liquid because the hydrogen bonds can easily be broken an reformed. Water can be literally both a liquid and a solid at the same time.
Probably the most controversial thing about water is the fact that it seems to have memory. Many experiments have been done that point in this direction. We will take a look at a few of the more fascinating ones.
Jacques Benveniste was a French immunologist. In 1979 he published a well-known paper on the structure of platelet-activating factor and its relationship with histamine.
Benveniste found that high dilutions of antibodies produced exactly the same reaction as the antibody. Biologists were puzzled by Benveniste’s results, as only molecules of water, and no molecules of the original antibody, remained in these high dilutions. Benveniste concluded that the configuration of molecules in water was capable of storing biological information; a journalist coined the term water memory for this hypothesis.
Luc Montagnier tells another story that began 10 years ago when he discovered the strange behaviour of a small bacterium, Mycoplasm pirum, a frequent companion to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection; and like the HIV, has special affinity for the human lymphocytes (white blood cells). He was trying to separate the bacterium of about 300 nm from the virus particles of about 120 nm using filters of pore size 100 nm and 20 nm, starting with pure cultures of the bacterium on lymphocytes.
The filtrate (solution that went through the filter) was sterile, and no bacterium grew in a rich culture medium that would normally support its growth. Furthermore, polymerase chain reactions (PCR) failed to detect any DNA in the filtrate.
But, to Montagnier’s surprise, when the filtrate was incubated with lymphocytes that were not infected with Mycoplasm (according to the most stringent tests), the bacterium was regularly recovered.
So, was there some information in the filtrate responsible for directing the synthesis of the bacterium? That marked the beginning of a long series of investigations on how DNA behaves in water, which led to the discovery that the M. pirum DNA was emitting low frequency electromagnetic waves in some diluted solutions of the filtrate in water, and this property of M. pirum DNA was soon extended to other bacterial and viral DNA.
The instrument used to detect the electromagnetic (EM) signals consists of a solenoid (a coil of wire) that detects the magnetic component of the waves produced by the DNA solution in a plastic tube as it induces an electric current in the wire. This current is amplified and analysed in a laptop computer using special software, and the resultant signals plotted out on the computer screen.
In summary, ultra-low frequency (500 – 3000 Hz) electromagnetic (EM) signals were detected in certain dilutions of the filtrate from cultures of micro-organisms (virus, bacteria) or from the plasma of humans infected with the same agents. The same results were obtained from the bacteria’s extracted DNA.
In another experiment, a fragment of HIV DNA was used for generating EM signals. This fragment was amplified by PCR, which is basically a method of making many copies of a single strand of DNA. Dilutions, like those used to make homeopathic tinctures, were made of the DNA and EM signals were detected in the dilutions.
One of the diluted solutions, was placed in a container shielded by 1 mm thick mu-metal (an alloy that absorbs EM waves). Close to it, another tube containing pure water was placed. The water content of each tube had been filtered through 450 nm and 20 nm filters and diluted from 10-2 to 10-15. A copper solenoid was placed around the tubes and they were exposed to a low intensity electric current oscillating at 7 Hz to produce a field similar to the earth’s Shumann resonance (the Shumann resonate is the oscillations of the earth’s magnetic field). The magnetic field was maintained for 18 hours at room temperature. EM signals were then recorded from each tube. At that point, the tube containing pure water also emitted EM. This result shows that the EM signals carried by the nanostructures in the water originating from the DNA had been transmitted to the pure water in 18 hours. No such transfer of EM signals was achieved when the time of exposure was less than 16 to 18 hours, or when the coil was absent, or when the generator of magnetic field was turned off, or the frequency of excitation was less than 7 Hz, or when DNA was absent in the ‘donor’ tube.
Now for the most crucial test: could the EM signals transmitted to the pure water that never had DNA in it provide sufficient information to recreate the DNA sequence? To test this, all the ingredients necessary for synthesizing the DNA by the polymerase chain reaction – nucleotides, primers, polymerase enzyme – were added to the tube with the pure water that had gained the EM signal. The amplification was done under ordinary conditions, and the DNA produced was then run through an agarose gel electrophoresis.
A DNA band of the expected size (104 bp) was found. It was 98 percent identical to the sequence of DNA from which the EM signals originated (only 2 out of 104 basepairs were different).
The experiment was highly reproducible, 12 out of 12 times; and was also repeated with another DNA sequence from the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, the agent of Lyme disease.
This suggests an explanation for Montagnier’s original observation made ten years ago that the bacterium could be reconstituted from a sterile filtrate incubated with human lymphocytes. The EM signals of all the bacterium’s DNA were in the sterile filtrate. The nanostructures induced by M. pirum DNA in the filtrate carried information representing different segments of its genomic DNA. Each nanostructure, when in contact with the human lymphocytes, directs the synthesis of the corresponding DNA by the DNA polymerases in the cell. There is then a certain probability that each piece of DNA recombines within the cell to reconstruct the whole DNA genome of Mycoplasm. From there, the synthesis of the rest of the bacterium – membrane lipids, ribosomes, and proteins – could take place, thanks to the host cells. One single reconstituted Mycoplasm is sufficient to infect the lymphocytes.
There is a theory for how this may work, but it is far too much to get into in this article and there are still many unknowns. However, there is a saying that all the things that man invents existed first in nature. And in all reality why is the idea that water can store information any more startling than the idea that a computer can. So the question now becomes, how does a computer store information.
A computer chip is made of a silicon crystal. And information is stored on it in the form of positive and negative charges in the crystal. Water is also a crystal, and also stores positive and negative charges in its crystals. So, is the glass of water you just drank capable of storing information? The answer is yours to discover.
Water. Most of us take it for granted. But have you every taken a moment to stop and think just how important water is to you? For the human body, water is truly a vital resource. You can go weeks without food but only 5-7 days without water. When the water in your body is reduced by just 1 percent, you become thirsty. At 5 percent, muscle strength and endurance declines significantly and you become hot and tired. When the loss reaches 10 percent, delirium and blurred vision occur. The limit is 20% reduction, death is the inevitable result below that.
Water is all important to the mechanics of the human body. The body cannot work without it, just as a car cannot run without gas and oil. In fact, every single cell and organ function that constitutes our entire anatomy and physiology depends on it. No other substance is as widely involved in the processes and make up of the body.
Shall we take a closer look at the importance of water in our bodies? The ability of water to disassemble and rearrange other molecules is essential to the chemistry of life. It does this by forming weak bonds with the other molecules. This is often why we refer to water as the universal solvent.
Water helps our bodies remove toxins in many different ways. Water flushes toxins and waste from the body through urination and perspiration. Water helps reduce constipation and aids in bowel movements which ensures that wastes are removed quickly and regularly before they become poisonous in the body. This waste buildup can occur in the body if dehydration becomes a regular occurrence and this can cause headaches, toxicity and illness. Drinking enough water will also reduce the burden on the kidneys and liver by flushing out waste products in a timely manner.
Water serves as a lubricant in digestion and almost all other body processes. The water in our saliva helps facilitate chewing and swallowing, ensuring that food will slide easily down the esophagus. Water also lubricates our joints and cartilages and allows them to move more fluidly. When dehydrated, the body rations water away from the joints. Less lubrication equals greater friction and that can cause joint, knee and back pain potentially leading to injuries and arthritis. Even our eyeballs need plenty of lubrication to work well and remain healthy.
Water is the most abundant molecule in cells, according to Dr. Gerald Pollack, water accounts for 70% of total cell mass and 99% of the molecules in the cell. Dr. Pollack is one of the few expert researchers on the subject of water and what it means to your health. Cells are composed of water, inorganic ions, and carbon-containing (organic) molecules. Consequently, the interactions between water and the other constituents of cells are of central importance in biological chemistry. The critical property of water in this respect is that it is a polar molecule, in which the hydrogen atoms have a slight positive charge and the oxygen has a slight negative charge. Because of their polar nature, water molecules can form hydrogen bonds with each other or with other polar molecules, as well as interacting with positively or negatively charged ions. As a result of these interactions, ions and polar molecules are readily soluble in water. In contrast, nonpolar molecules, (which cannot interact with water), are poorly soluble in an aqueous environment.
Water is a perfect conductor of electricity and this becomes important in the second by second operation of our bodies. For example, the electrical potential is shared between the brain neurons through electrochemical transmitters. This electrical potential of brain chemistry must be present for clear thinking to take place.
If you think of the cell as a matrix of proteins, like a grid made up of proteins and nucleic acids, the spaces in between those grids are filled with water. This means there are a lot of surfaces that interact with water and impact its structure. Water that is close to a surface is not the same as “bulk” water, it is structured. Nor is the water in our cells the same as the water in the pitcher before you drink it. The water in our cells is highly structured. The water molecules are stacked in an orderly fashion. Some people call it liquid crystalline water.
In fact, Dr. Mae Won Ho did some very interesting experiments on the water in the cell. Under certain conditions it diffracted polarized light into all the colours of the rainbow proving that it was structured. We recommend that you read her book The Rainbow and The Worm for more information on this fascinating subject.
Your cells consist mainly of this interfacial, or structured/ordered water, making it essential to understand this water in order to understand the workings of the cell. The body uses this water in many special ways. Chemical reactions that could not happen otherwise happen in structured water. It can be used to transmit information from one part of the body to another, much faster than is possible with a nerve impulse.
Did you ever happen to touch the stove when it was hot. Your hand jerks away automatically. We call this a reflex. But what is a reflex? It has been proven that there is no way the nerve impulses could reach the brain, make the decision to jerk the hand away and send the signal back that fast. Some scientists believe the body uses structured water to send the signals.
The water inside your cells is absolutely critical for your health. If you have a pathology of an organ, it’s not only the proteins inside that organ that are not working, but also the water inside the cells of that organ. The water in the cell is not ordered the way it should be.
Every day, we lose 2-3 quarts of water through urination, sweating and breathing. Since many of the processes within the body rely greatly on water, it is important we replace our fluids regularly to compensate for this loss.
Consistent failure to drink enough water can lead to Chronic Cellular Dehydration. This condition where the body’s cell are never quite hydrated enough leave them in a weakened state, vulnerable to attack from disease. It weakens the body’s overall immune system and leads to chemical, nutritional and pH imbalances that can cause a host of diseases. An estimated seventy-five percent of Americans have chronic dehydration. Mild dehydration is also one of the most common causes of daytime fatigue.
Most of you are aware that if you put either of distilled or de-ionized waters into a bowl of gold fish they will die …. there is no longer any oxygen in the water. The water is dead. Now I don’t know about you, but I don’t like the thought of drinking something that kills anything. I know the rebuttal of these manufacturers is that if you want to put it into the goldfish bowl all you have to do is hook up an oxygenation machine to the water. Have you ever seen people that are drinking these waters carrying an oxygen generator? Even if they are, they still are only doing one half of the job to make it as beneficial to our bodies. You must understand that our bodies need the minerals that are in water. Our bodies can only adsorb minerals which are water soluble. The quality of the water that we drink has a huge effect on our health.
There is a lot of information out there about water. “You should drink this water or that water. It could save your life!” A lot of this information is put out there by people who are selling a product, but really have no idea how water truly works. We need to be aware of this, and educate ourselves. We need to know why some water can heal, and other water can cause illness. Water is a very amazing substance. One that puts me in awe of our Creator and his marvelous works.
Percentages of Water in your body:
Interesting facts about water and the human body:
75% of us are chronically dehydrated.
In 37% of us, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3%.
One glass of water deters hunger pangs for 98% of the dieters observed in a University of Washington study.
The biggest trigger of daytime fatigue is lack of water.
Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic maths, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, breast cancer by 79%, and developed bladder cancer by 50%.
Water serves a number of essential functions to keep us all going:
A vital nutrient to the life of every cell, acts first as a building material.
It regulates our internal body temperature by sweating and respiration
The carbohydrates and proteins that our bodies use as food are metabolized and transported by water in the bloodstream; It assists in flushing waste, acts as a, shock absorber for brain, spinal cord, and fetus, forms saliva, lubricates joints.