Water is life
Water and life are intimately connected. Without water, there is no life. Any gardener or farmer knows that. However, many people are not aware of how vital water is.
Text Dr Carsten Vagn-Hansen
What Does Water Do?
Water transports active, natural hydrogen into the body’s cells, where it delivers electrons to the battery and its “power plant”- the mitochondria. The hydrogen atom constitutes 97% of the universe, and two hydrogen atoms together with an oxygen atom become a water molecule (H2O). It is the free electrons from hydrogen that are necessary for our life chemistry. They originate from the sun and are stored in water, living food and in our bodies as free electrons. They maintain, build and create life and energy. Those are used inside and outside of cells all over the body. Raw food contains most atoms of all food types. “Raw food” refers to all food that is not “killed” by high temperatures. Water with a pH value of 7.2 or less contains the most biologically active, natural hydrogen and therefore most electrons. Water is also a solvent. It helps to remove toxins from the cells and the body, for example, through the urine.
Water is also a means of communication.
Using a pattern of fluctuations carried by the water, the cells can “talk” to each other and regulate each other’s growth. This is partly the reason why not everybody has cancer and why homoeopathy works. Everything that happens within the cells is dependent on fluctuations and energy, which comes from the electrons in the water. The communication between the human brain and the body’s organs and tissue is dependent on energy. It has turned out that the “energy roads” are chains of water molecules that flow through acupoints.
When oxygen from the air is lead by the blood to the cells in the body, harmful free radicals are formed. This leads the mitochondria to oxidise, and less energy is generated. Natural water has many electrons and is, therefore, a powerful antioxidant, as the free radicals are removed when the water donates electrons to them.
Many substances in the water will catch some of the electrons. That makes it more difficult for the water to donate electrons to the free radicals. The more elements that are in the water, the lesser of an antioxidant effect will the water have. Caffeine or example from bonds with the hydrogen and therefore prevents the release of electrons. Carbonised water will also have difficulties releasing particles. Distilled water has the highest content of free electrons, as H3O is formed instead of H2O, and H3O can release even more electrons. Distilled water does not taste particularly well. By adding a little sea-salt, for example, Himalaya salt or the Danish Læsø salt, the water becomes even more active and releases electrons more willingly. It is even better if you rotate the container with water and in that way imitate water in rivers. The water becomes revitalised; it comes back to life. The Austrian Johan Grander has worked extensively with this kind of improvement of the water. Revitalised water, or so-called “Grander-water”, can even give its active energy to other types of water placed close to it. You can read more about this on GRANDER.COM.
Water enters the fatty cell walls through ion channels and large molecules bonded to water are pulled through the cell wall. Water molecules can move freely between the fat molecules. Lack of water can lead to loss of energy, fatigue, dizziness, constipation, dry skin and itching, sore and stiff muscles, headache, reduced memory and ability to concentrate. Sadly, many people interpret these symptoms as signs of sickness, contact a doctor and are given medicines. That is a bad thing because medications can have side effects that can make the situation worse. Especially since the exact cause of the plagues, namely water shortage, is not cured.
DR. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj’s Recommendations
An Irish-American doctor, Fereydoon Batmanghelidj has in his book “Your Body’s many cries for water”, descried how one by drinking enough water can cure diseases such as ulcers, asthma, high blood pressure and angina. The feeling of thirst decreases with increasing age, consequently many elders drink too little. Many people are also taking diuretic medicines and therefore think they shouldn’t drink too much water. This is a big misunderstanding as diuretic medicines are supposed to rinse sodium out of the body, and sufficient amounts of water is required for the medicine to function properly. Diuretic medicines can also lead to a lack of minerals such as magnesium and calcium. Coffee, tea, cola, soda, beer, wine and liquor can in addition create problems with the acid-base balance. If one drinks these things, one has to drink extra water.
One has to drink approximately 30ml pr. kilo body weight, so an average person should drink about two litres every day, which adds up to approximately eight glasses. However, if one has renal dysfunction, one should not always drink quite as much. On the other hand if one sweats a lot one needs to drink more.
You can check if you drink enough by looking at the colour of your urine. It is supposed to be very bright. Dark urine is a sign of dehydration. The same is said if the skin on your hand does not smooth out immediately after you’ve pulled it.
Ayurveda (“The doctrine of life”) is a holistic medical system founded in India about 7000 years ago. An ancient Ayurvedic advice is to start the day with a large glass of hot water, because it is good for the stomach and stimulates intestinal function. Cold water, however, has a numbing effect. The water should not be boiled, as it kills it. Lukewarm water on the other hand is a good idea. In natural or revitalized water, the water molecules are in clusters, also called micelles, while in water that is heated to more than 43 degrees the molecules are free. This causes the water to lose its structure and information. Boiled and distilled water drains the body of minerals, including calcium. Unboiled water on the other hand is an excellent source of this mineral.
Nowadays lifestyle and eating habits causes most people to lack some of the vital minerals. Besides effective mineral and vitamin supplements it is wise to use sea salt when cooking, which in contrast to table salt contain many valuable minerals. Start out your day with quarter of a teaspoon sea salt diluted in warm water. Very few people are so sensitive that they cannot handle the extra salt. Contrary, many people with too high or too low blood pressure can normalize it with the help of water and sea salt.
In the Nordic countries we are privileged with regards to clean water, but we are starting to have problems because we use too many chemicals, and not everyone is lucky enough to have access to groundwater. More chemicals appear in the ground water all the time, even from pipes made of plastic. Some of the most toxic one finds in the water, in addition to salmonella and other harmful bacteria, is chlorine. A big Finnish study suggests that chlorine increases women’s risk of developing cancer in the oesophagus, bladder, rectum and breasts. Strangely they did not find any connection between chlorine and cancer amongst men.
There are several ways to remove chlorine from water. You can buy different water purifiers for you home, which do not only remove chlorine but also other harmful substances. Reversed osmosis is also an alternative. That is a method of filtering where separation of different chemical substances occurs by diffusion through a semipermeable membrane. Vitamin C can neutralize chlorine in the water. One gram of vitamin C can neutralize 1 ppm (part per million) chlorine in 3.785 litres of water.
The water quality, especially the quality of the drinking water, is important for our health. Therefore we should be glad that we live in a part of the world where most people can drink ground water and in that way maintain a good water balance. For sick people taking medicines, the water they drink to swallow the pills might be what they benefit from the most.
DR. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj’s Recommendations
Drink 30 ml tapped water pr. kilo body weight every day. If you weigh for example 70kg, you should drink 70×30=2100ml=2.1 litres pure water.
Drink half a litre water approximately half an hour before every big meal.
Consume approximately a quarter of a teaspoon mineral salt every day, for example sea salt (Himalaya salt or Kalaharia salt are good alternatives).
Avoid caffeine-containing drinks such as coffee, tea, cola etc.
Avoid alcohol-containing drinks such as beer, wine, liquor etc.
For every glass of caffeine or alcohol-containing drink that you do drink, drink at least one extra glass of water (in addition to the 30 ml pr. kilo body weight).
Young people normally drink a lot, but not enough water. Older people lose their feeling of thirst and treat symptoms of dehydration with medicines, which is not helpful. We misuse our water resources. The world’s biggest problem in the future will be water shortage, something that already affects large parts of the world. The flower production in Zimbabwe for example has some places caused the ground water to sink as much as three meters.
Carsten Vagn-Hansen is from Denmark, has been practising medicine for 18 years and is a lecturer and tutor at Practicing Doctors Centralized Postgraduate Education. He was the president of the International Society for General Practise. He has also received several awards, including The International Nature Medicine Honorary Price. He is the author of numerous books within health and fitness. To top it off, he has been a radio doctor at Danish radio and a TV doctor in DR TV.
He is currently a writer for EQ Magazine in addition to being a health consultant and a speaker.
Read more at his webpage: radiodoktoren.dk