You wouldn't dip your food in a dirty cesspool before you ate it, would you?
You wouldn't jump into a roadside ditch of black, dirty water to take a bath, would you?
You wouldn't knowingly give your kids, loved ones or pets handfuls of second-hand pharmaceuticals and plastics to eat for dinner, would you?
But unless you're paying attention to the quality of your water, you're doing that same damage and so much more to yourself and your family when you drink, cook with or bathe in average, everyday, chemical-laden, toxin-filled unstructured water.
See, as you probably already know, water (and specifically the quality of the water you drink) is crucial and essential to everything from your metabolic function to your fat burning to your athletic performance to your longevity.
You can't just drink plastic-laden bottled water or pharmaceutical and toxin laden municipal water and expect to maintain optimal health, or to experience what a truly healthy and hydrated body actually feels like.
But strangely, even modern scientific textbooks, health research, and medical schools by and large completely ignore the actual molecular structure and presence of water in your organs, muscles and tissues, and how that structure affects those areas of your body. In other words, most folks, even physicians and scientists, think “water is just water”.
This is very much not true.
Think about it this way…
Your body is filled with components that interact with and “touch” or interface with the water you drink. Inside the cell, it's mainly proteins, nucleic acids, and salts. They're all interfacing with water.
So the question you should be asking yourself is this…
…what happens when water interfaces with those constituents? Does it change? Does it remain the same?
It is in the exploration of this question where little-known but recent scientific research has made some important and exciting new discoveries. Dr. Gerald Pollack, the researcher at University of Washington who Ben Greenfield first interviewed in the podcast episode “Is All Water The Same?” has uncovered some surprising and dogma-defying facts about water:
“[T]he chemistry book says, if you have a charged interface, or so-called hydrophilic (water-loving) interface (which most of the constituents in your cell are), the current view is that a few water molecules might actually line up and become ordered. But this is considered a secondary effect, — not very important for understanding of how cells function. What we found is that instead of two or three molecular layers, the ordering of water can actually amount to a few million molecular layers.
In other words, the water at interfaces can order in a macroscopic way. Is a really huge amount of this kind of water, and its properties are so different that it looks like a distinct phase of water.”
So, what does this mean, in terms of affecting human biology?
If you think of your 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. Your cells consist mainly of this interfacial, ordered, structured water, making it essential to understand this water in order to understand the workings of the cell.
The concept of structured water is not a new idea. It's been known for years, although the information has largely fallen out of view and been forgotten. One of the pioneers in this area is researcher Gilbert Ling, who wrote several books on the central importance of water in the cell. He explains that water is actually part of the structure of each cell.
In addition to the fact that this water is interfacing and is ordered, water is also charged. And the water just beyond it is oppositely charged. This acts like a battery, as Dr. Pollack explains,
“In your cells are multiple batteries with plus and minus charges, separated… [T]he question is, how are these batteries charged?
The charge comes from incident radiant energy; light, heat, ultraviolet. All of these absorbed energies separate the charge. The energy that's coming in from outside builds this charge separation and order. This potential energy fills your cells. I think this energy is critical to an understanding of how your cells work.”
Unfortunately, standard water filtration processes, storage processes and treatment processes used on our water supply actually remove this natural charge and destructure the water, which matters quite a bit to your health and performance.
“In terms of the water that we drink, it's really a complicated issue,” Dr. Pollack admits.
But “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 that organ. That near-protein water is not ordered in the way it should be.
So what you want to do is reestablish a kind of “ordering.”
What this means is that if you don't have properly structured water in your cells, it can impact the functioning of the much larger protein molecules (and others) that are interfacing with it. And this means your body operates with far less than optimal function.
In fact, the protein molecule in your cells cannot be viewed as just a molecule by itself. They're actually the molecule PLUS the water. These two factors together form the “entity” of the molecule in question.
“If you need that entity to function properly–take a muscle for example‚Äîif the muscle is not functioning, it's the protein and the water that are not functioning,” Dr. Pollack explains. “You need plenty of this ordered/structured water and proteins in their right form in order to make the muscle function properly. So if you have a muscle injury then both are not functioning.”
So, how do you get rid of this dysfunction and restore structure to water?
There's a few ways. For example, cooling your water is one way to do it. Water cooled to around 39 degrees Fahrenheit, or about 10 degrees Celsius, does indeed experience an increase structure.
“We're studying the effects of temperature on the water structure that we see next to these hydrophilic surfaces,” Dr. Pollack says. “It does look as though when you reduce the temperature, this area of structure increases. In fact, we're studying the possibility that the structured water is actually an intermediate between water and ice. It's possible that the real structure of this structured water, if you will, is very much like ice – not quite, but almost.”
Another option for restructuring water is to create “vortices”, which are rapidly swirling areas of water. Dr. Pollack explains exactly how this technique works:
“If you think of a vortex, what happens? Well, the vortex is a kind of mechanical perturbation or agitation. Probably it builds bubbles‚Äîlittle air bubbles that are deeply involved or enveloped into the vortex.
If these bubbles contain an envelope of structured water, then vortexing would be a very powerful way of increasing structure. So I think that is another way of increase. Both of those ideas: reducing the temperature and vortexing, probably do lead to increased water structure.”
You can also expose your water to specific electrical or energetic frequencies. Researchers have also investigated what happens to the structure of water when you run an electrical current through it.
“If you put a negative electrode right next to structured water, the structured region grows, but with a positive electrode it diminishes,” Dr. Pollack explains. “So this structured water is just filled with charge. It's not free charge, its charges that are fixed at points in a very tight matrix–something like a semi-conductor. But it can build, and the source from which it builds is water, ordinary bulk water.
… So yeah, if you put an electrode in, it does work. It has a powerful effect … In the experiments we've done, it's just a matter of 5-10 volts … We haven't studied it in enough detail how much voltage you really need to put on to be effective. That needs to be done in the future. There are pilot experiments that we've done and we haven't published them yet.”
So you now know that the ultimate way to create structured water is by creating cooled, vortexed, electrochemically charged water.
How exactly do you do this?
Enter a structured water filter.
Structured water simply cant be created using charcoal filters, reverse osmosis or softeners, although you can pass water that has been through any of these filters through a structured water filter to “restructure” it. To get true, tasty, healthy, clean, pristine structured water you must use the same concepts Dr. Pollack outlines in his research, and this structured water filter is exactly how you can do it.
What you are about to discover is is the exact structured water filter that I use in my own house.
It's called the “Hydro Energizer”.
The Hydro Energizer structured water filter contains a complex array of completely natural elements and minerals. As water passes through a vortex that contains these components, your water absorbs the natural energies generated by the minerals, and this forms the very same crystallized, structured, energized water that Dr. Pollack has discovered in his research. This process alters the molecular structure of water, without removing the precious minerals in your water like other filters do. And as your water is structured, the resulting suspended solids, contaminants and sediment are naturally isolated and filtered from your water.
The end result is that the water you drink actually hydrates your cells and supports your body with nourishing, natural water in the same way that a mountaintop spring would, without you having to hike to the top of a mountain to get your water!
What else can you expect when you drink or use structured water?
When your livestock and domestic pets drink this water, they become better hydrated. If you have fish (and fish tanks) they become cleaner and healthier. Without as many chemicals and water-bound toxins floating in your body, you'll have better relief from joint and muscle pain. If you have a hot tub, pool or spa, it will become cleaner with less chemicals required. You'll need less soap when washing your body and feel cleaner after your showering and bathing. Dry itchy skin begins to vanish. Your clothes are washed more efficiently and rinsed cleaner in the laundry. By removing existing calcium and aragonite deposits, this filter even results in cleaner dishes, windows and cars…
…you get the idea. The list goes on and on. When you experience real, natural, structured water, it impacts nearly every area of your life because nearly every area of your life depends at some point upon water.
And you can now experience water the way it was meant to be and the way it exists in nature…
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