A Primer on Water
Water is a big issue – for a number of reasons. Not only is it a valuable and increasingly depleted resource, but it is also the major constituent of our bodies. Without it we cannot survive. And yet, few understand the most basic concepts around this life-sustaining substance. If you want to go on an amazing journey with water, this article will get you started. It will answer some questions about the importance of hydration; It will help you understand water’s connection to pain, illness and aging; it will show you why you never want to drink tap water again; it will open your eyes about pH, minerals, and alkaline water; and it will teach you about water’s liquid crystalline state—the New Science of water. Are you ready?
Dr. Feredoon Batmanghelidj, author of Your Body’s Many Cries for Water and several other revolutionary books, is one of the leading authorities on dehydration. As a medical doctor, he stumbled upon what he later called the “Water Cure” while treating a man in prison. With no medicine available, he was able to relieve the symptoms of a peptic ulcer with 2 simple glasses of water. This and other experiences led him to years of discovery—uncovering basic principles that pharmaceutical corporations do not want you to know.
According to Dr. Batmangjelidj, (Dr. B) there are 4 false assumptions regarding water. The most important one is that we cannot get our water needs with other liquids like fruit juice, tea, coffee, and definitely not from soda or caffeinated drinks. Nothing substitutes for pure water.
There are two kinds of water in the body. There is already occupied and engaged water, and there is free water. The body needs to replace its free water every day. We lose
Symptoms of mild dehydration include:dark urine, unexplained tiredness, irritability, headache, dry mouth, and dizziness. Mild dehydration also impacts your mood. Experiments by the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service has shown that dehydration is associated with confusion, fatigue, and negative moods. One of Dr. B’s biggest
A glass of water, anyone? Water and Pain
Dehydration is the primary pain-producing problem in the human body. It occurs when there is persistent water shortage, particularly in pain-sensing nerve cells. When the body is in drought management mode (dehydrated), there is not enough free water to go around and wash out toxic by-products of metabolic processes. Nerve endings sense toxicity and sound the alarm of pain to stop the activity causing toxic waste build-up.
As an example, when the heart muscle is short of free water and has to beat faster to cope with strenuous activity, pain is produced. Many kinds of pain are thirst for free water. Interestingly, even cholesterol in the arteries of the heart is caused by dehydration.
Water has natural medicinal effects far superior to pain medication. Pain medications shut down the call for water, but they do not correct the free water shortage. Water corrects the pain-producing drought and saves the body from further danger.
Drinking plenty of water is important. However, drinking contaminated water can often do more harm than good. Since water is meant to flush the toxins and waste materials from your body, drinking contaminated water can add to the toxic burden. Unfortunately, the average U.S. citizen faces numerous threats from the water that flows from the tap. Depending on where you live and depending on the effectiveness of your municipal water treatment, any number of contaminants can be present in the water that is supposedly “safe” to drink. Each year the correlation between tap water and many health issues becomes stronger.
Across the nation about 50 percent of drinking water comes from ground water, which is currently contaminated with a variety of pesticides, fertilizers, and other wastes. And if your source of water isn’t from ground water, don’t think you are any better off. Other sources of water are often worse, with industrial wastes, disinfectants, and even pharmaceuticals that make their way into municipal water supplies. In a review of more than 22 million tap water quality tests, 260 water contaminants were found to be routinely served to the public. More than half of these contaminants are unregulated—public health officials have not set safety standards, and testing for them is currently not required.
Common contaminants in tap water
Simply stated, chlorine is a pesticide. Its purpose as a drinking water additive is to kill living organisms. When you consume water containing chlorine, it also destroys cells and tissues inside your body.The long-term dangers of drinking chlorinated water have been recognized for many years. When chlorine is added to water, it combines with organic compounds to form carcinogenic by-products called trihalomethanes or THMs. Although concentrations of these carcinogens are low, scientists believe they are responsible for many human cancers. THMs may also have an effect on the growing fetus during pregnancy.
Chloramines are a more recent water treatment additive that is now being used in many water treatment facilities. They are a combination of gasses (chlorine and ammonia) used in addition to or in place of chlorine because their effects are longer lasting. However, numerous difficulties have been identified with the use of chloramines as a water disinfectant:Chloramines remain in the water longer than chlorine—they do not evaporate when left in the open as chlorine does.
Lead, mercury, aluminum, cadmium, and arsenic are heavy metals. They are dangerous in water even at extremely low concentrations. Many sources of tap water contain heavy metals.
Fluoride Water fluoridation for the prevention of dental cavities is still a hotly contested subject. However, those who are willing to look beyond the politics and the money will find a vast array of evidence against fluoridation. In 1990, Newsweek magazine advised the public that “political decisions [about fluoridation] were at odds with expert advice” and that “fluoride from your tap may not do much good—and may cause cancer.”
Pesticides are common synthetic, organic contaminants in water. They reach surface and well water supplies from the runoff in agricultural areas. Some pesticides decompose and break down rapidly. However, many of them take years to break down. There is no EPA maximum contamination level for pesticides. Most go unregulated in water.
A vast array of pharmaceutical drugs, including antibiotics, pain medications, anti-depressants, cholesterol-lowering drugs, and medications for asthma, epilepsy, mental illness, and heart problems, have found their way into drinking water.
Some drugs, including widely used cholesterol medications, tranquilizers, and anti-epileptic medications, are completely resistant to current municipal wastewater treatment processes. Chlorine is only marginally effective. In fact, there is evidence that the addition of chlorine makes some pharmaceuticals more toxic.
Filtration/Purification, a must!
For most people, drinking tap water is not an option. The difficulty lies in identifying what is in your water so that you can select an appropriate technology for contaminant removal. If you are looking for broad spectrum filtration, try an activated carbon filter. If bacteria are your concern, consider ultraviolet light. If you have concerns about contaminants that are very small (such as fluoride), purchase a fluoride filter or a reverse osmosis system. The very best water systems on the market today use a combination of these technologies to remove as many different types of contaminants as possible.
Depending on your needs, there are a number of types of filtration systems available. When your water is either treated with chloramines or is fluoridated, pay special attention to get a system that will address these circumstances. Most filters will not routinely filter out these contaminants.
pH – Do you really want alkaline water?
Drinking “alkaline” water has gained popularity over the last decade. Alkaline water is produced either by using a
Ionizing machines called water ionizers make alkaline water by placing the water in an electric field—separating the positively charged (alkaline) ions from the negatively charged (acidic) ions in water. This produces two streams of water: alkaline water and acidic water. The alkaline water has been advocated for drinking, but there are many who are waking up to the serious consequences of this practice. Ionizers produce aggressive water that imbalances the body.Drinking ionized water or water with a pH higher than 8.0 for long periods of time can be detrimental.
Roger Bezanis, author of the book, pH Madness, says: “As alkaline water sales soar, people get sicker and sicker… Why?” His book explains that health pivots on the simple balance of acid vs. alkaline. The area is so confused that white appears black and black appears white. His book, pH Madness unravels the confusion and sets the record straight. If you want to destroy your health, go ahead and drink alkaline water.
There has been significant debate over the health benefits of minerals from drinking water; the bioavailability of minerals from water has been questioned for many years. Although drinking water is not the major source of minerals for the human body, drinking mineralized water (not alkaline water) has been shown to make a contribution to the mineral balance in the body. The bioavailability of minerals from water is dependent on several factors: the presence of flora and other conditions within the intestines, the presence of food at the time of consumption, age-related metabolic efficiency, and mineral deficiencies. Each of these factors can affect the degree to which minerals are absorbed from water.
Nowhere in nature is water without minerals. According to an article titled, Health Risks from Drinking Demineralized Water, demineralized, distilled, and reverse osmosis water has several negative health effects. It causes increased urination and the excessive elimination of minerals and electrolytes. It also causes a build-up of extra-cellular fluid (edema or puffiness), fewer red blood cells, and other changes in the blood. So, drinking water
Calcium carbonate (not a well-absorbed form of calcium) can be difficult to break apart in the stomach, and it may be taken up as a whole molecule that is then deposited in joints and arteries, just like scale is deposited in pipes.
The emerging science of quantum physics describes the human body as a living crystal—an organized matrix of crystal-like fluids that are capable of supporting almost instantaneous communication. Water is the key. Under certain circumstances, water molecules organize to form a repeating geometric pattern called hexagonal water. This water has properties that are different from normal water. It is also referred to as “structured” water. In her book, Hexagonal Water The Ultimate Solution, MJ Pangman likens the difference between normal water and its liquid crystalline form (hexagonal or structured water) as similar to the difference between a piece of quartz and a quartz crystal. A crystal has different properties because of the way the molecules are organized.
In the 1960s, it was discovered that crystalline water immediately surrounded the collagen molecule that makes up the connective tissues of the body. This crystalline water-connective tissue system has recently been implicated as one of the major communication systems within the body. Structured water has been described as more efficient water, with the potential to hydrate more effectively and therefore to enhance energy, soften skin, improve bowel regularity, and enhance mental clarity. Structured water can be made at home using the Vitalizer Plus.
When there is insufficient water inside the cells, every metabolic function suffers and the body must operate from a level of “crisis management.” This has been well documented from the medical perspective, by Dr. Batmanghelidj.
As we age, the amount of water inside our cells decreases. Our cells begin to shrink and stiffen – their ability to expand and contract is reduced. As a
Organized, hexagonal water enters the cells more rapidly and more efficiently providing superior hydration with a subsequent effect on nutrient absorption, waste removal, metabolism, immune function, and overall health.
Drinking hexagonal water made in the Vitalizer Plus is one of the easiest and best ways to overcome chronic dehydration and to protect your body from the symptoms of disease and premature aging. Within minutes, vitalized water moves into the cells, taking nutrients and expelling metabolic wastes in a much more efficient manner.
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According to the authors of “Dancing with Water: The New Science of Water”, the Vitalizer Plus is a premier tool for creating basic molecular structure in water(pg 142).
The book, “Dancing with Water” outlines the New Sciences that verify water’s liquid crystalline (hexagonal) structure. It outlines the importance of Nature’s forces in the creation of hexagonal water. Chapter 2 discusses how vortices affect water’s molecular structure and its energetic properties. Chapter 5 includes a discussion of the Earth’s electromagnetic field and its influence on water’s structure. Chapter 4 discusses the importance of minerals (salts) in the creation of liquid crystalline water. According to the authors, when vortical movement and balanced electromagnetic fields are used together with a natural balance of ionic minerals, water becomes a coherent, living, liquid crystal capable of holding information and structural patterns. In this state, its properties change. It acquires the ability to amplify signals and other information within the body. It moves more efficiently in and out of cells, and it participates in metabolic functions more efficiently. The Vitalizer Plus spins water within a magnetic field while releasing ionic minerals from the basket in the base of the pitcher. It emulates nature, creating the best water there is.
Benefits of drinking Hexagonal water made in the Vitalizer Plus.
The degree to which water is organized, influences its life-giving properties – especially within the human body. Multitudes of tests now verify that drinking hexagonal water improves, hydration, overall energy, mental clarity, and a host of symptoms related with those factors.
Water is also the carrier of wastes from our bodies. The efficiency of hexagonal water is often noticed within days – cleansing the body of long-held toxins and metabolic wastes.
Research has identified the critical role water plays in support of the immune system. Hexagonal water has been found surrounding healthy DNA and other healthy proteins in the body. Other water structures have been found in conjunction with diseased tissues. Many, who drink Vitalized water, notice an improvement in their general health.
When we are born, the water in our bodies is more hexagonally structured. This crystalline water network supports efficient, almost instantaneous cellular communication, which has been referred to in quantum physics as cellular coherence.
Water is involved in every process in the body. Hexagonal water has been shown to activate enzymes and enhance many other metabolic functions. Increased energy is a common result.
As a result of chemotherapy and numerous other drugs, I became a Type II diabetic with blood sugar readings that averaged between 270 and 278. Though I was very careful to exercise and follow a strict diabetic diet, nothing seemed to bring down my high blood sugar levels until I was introduced to The Vitalizer Plus and I discovered the importance of drinking hexagonal water. After only 2 months, my doctor made arrangements for new blood work. Tests which monitored my blood sugar over a period of a month revealed that my blood sugar average was 145 – normal! Wow! I am amazed and verygrateful!
— Raphael Martinez
When I first began to drink Vitalized water, I was having trouble with a lot of swelling in my legs. Within 2 weeks, it was gone and I noticed that my circulation seemed to be much better. I also began to notice how much more energy I had. This water has also helped with my cholesterol. My cholesterol has gone down from 250 to 195 and it has stayed down for the last 9 months – ever since I began to drink Vitalized water. Even my doctor told me to keep drinking this water!
— Jeanette Hill
When I began to drink Vitalized water, I noticed a difference the very first day. For a few days, I experienced a cleansing – then I began to notice other things. Besides a greater amount of energy, the swings in my blood sugar began to level out. After 4 months, my doctor reduced the amount of Metformin I was taking. My blood sugar was down to 100! I was also able to reduce my asthma medication and my blood pressure medication. My doctor told me to keep drinking vitalized water. After 6 months, I was told that I no longer need any medication for diabetes. Since I began drinking vitalized water, I have found myself doing things that I have not done for a long time. I feel so much better. My skin is not as dry and it is noticeably softer.
— Rhonda Reynolds
When I was introduced to the Vitalizer Plus my feelings about water completely changed. The water from this unit is so incredible that I can honestly say I’m enjoying water for the very first time in my life! I have gone from drinking no water, to drinking about a half-gallon a day – and I love it! Vitalized water is truly refreshing and thirst-quenching. Thanks!
— John Cortright
At the time I started drinking vitalized water, I was spending $300.00 a month on vitamins. For me, vitalized water has had a much more profound effect on my energy than those $300.00 worth of vitamins ever did! I keep a gallon jug of vitalized water at the office and I probably drink a half gallon throughout the day. I’ve quit drinking diet sodas and I no longer need my 2:00 PM Red Bull drink.
— Kurt Chase
I’m really picky about who tends to my plants. No one waters them but me. I have noticed a definite difference since I began giving them vitalized water several months ago; they have better color, their leaves are glossier and they just appear healthier. I appear to be healthier too. Besides wanting to drink more of this special water, it hashelped lower my blood sugar. I no longer take any medication.
— Lloyd Taylor
Several years ago, I began to have chest pains. Though my situation was not life-threatening, I was told that my cholesterol levels were very high. Ever since then, I have struggled to get my cholesterol down. It has been as high as 245, and the lowest it had ever been was 221. Then a friend of mine introduced me to the Vitalizer Plus and I began to drink vitalized water. The results were amazing! After only 6 weeks, I returned to my doctor for more blood tests and was told that my cholesterol was 182 – the lowest in 7 years! What 5 years, 3 types of medication and hundreds of dollars in expenses could not accomplish, drinking vitalized water had done. Now, after a year on the water, my cholesterol is still low. I appreciate the extra boost of energy that vitalized water gives me and I love the taste. Thanks for this water from heaven!
— Luis Avina
I noticed a difference the very first day that I drank vitalized water. I definitely had more energy. In fact, during the year that I have been drinking this water, I have been reminded on several occasions, just how much
— Melinda Chase
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