The Untold Story of Water
There's something about your water that no one is telling you, and it's very important to your health, and fortunately there is something you can do about it. It has to do with the way that water is in nature, how it is changed when we take water from nature for our own uses, and the effects that has on our bodies.
The Way Water Is in Nature
Let’s start by thinking of a snowflake. It is said that every snowflake is unique – yet they are all hexagonal: six-sided. That is because this is the way that water is in nature. Even in the liquid state, the individual water molecules cluster together in groups of 6, so when they freeze, it looks like a snowflake. This is what we refer to as “structured” water, because of that naturally-occurring 6-sided structure. If you want to know more about why water is this way, I refer you to Dancing With Water, by MJ Pangman. And it is this structure to water which gives water its amazing properties, like memory, and its ability to hydrate your physical body. This is the most important thing for all of us when it comes to health and well- being – cellular hydration. You could say that hydration is the key to every wellness program.
Why this is important to you.
Every human body is, on average, between 75-95% water. You are a water being! Your consciousness here on Planet Earth is grounded in a water-based physical body. Some examples of this: 83% of your blood, 90% of your brain, 90% of your nerves, and 99% of the cerebrospinal fluid (which surrounds your brain and spinal cord) is water. This proportion changes over the course of one’s lifetime. It is estimated that newborn babies are about 95% water, whereas many people’s bodies, at the time of death (age over 60), are only 50-70% water. This may be less surprising considering a lifetime of drinking unstructured water.
Every cell of your body needs water to carry out its essential functions, such as taking in nutrients and expelling toxins. This is what we mean when we speak of hydration. In the body, water is the carrier for nutrients and toxins. And the part of the cell which allows things to come in and go out – the cell membrane or wall – recognizes water by its naturally-occurring, hexagonal structure – that “snowflake” formation. (*2) So when you drink “unstructured” water - which almost everyone is doing - your body cannot use that water in the unstructured state it is in. What then happens? Your body has to use its energy (unbeknownst to you) to re-structure the water first, before it can use it. Thank goodness your body has a way of doing this, otherwise we would all be dead from dehydration. However, this process requires energy, so when you drink unstructured water, you end up losing energy from the internal conversion process, when you should be gaining energy from the water you drink. On a cellular level, this makes our process of growth, maintenance, and regeneration very inefficient. And it also means that most people – regardless of the amount of water they drink – are either dehydrated or under-hydrated.
How Water Loses its Structure
Unfortunately, when we (humans) take water from nature for our own uses, we process it using technology which has the effect of causing the water to lose its naturally-occurring hexagonal structure. Of course, no one is advocating for less water processing, or at least the minimum amount needed to make our drinking water safe. We all want water which is safe, clean, and pure, not to mention convenient to access. But we also want water which is in its “natural” state, because that is what our bodies need. So what aspects of our water technology do this?
Pretty much everything, from forcing the water to move through straight pipes, under pressure, filters, softeners, reverse osmosis, storing it in stagnant containers, plastics, metals, chemical additives – virtually every aspect of our modern water-processing technology has the effect of causing water to lose its naturally-occurring structure. Even the finest Spring water from the best sources has been processed in some form, and by the time you get it, in its plastic bottle, it is unstructured.
(Note: in regards to bottled water, we refer you to the recent discovery that 93% of bottled water samples have microscopic plastic particles in them! )
This presents a real dilemma. We all want water which is the best and healthiest for our bodies. But not everyone has the advantage of living close by a clean natural spring.
This issue with water’s structure and its effects on our bodies has been known for some time, and many ways have been created to re-structure water. There are whole-house water systems, counter-top appliances, and even a specialized form of Golden-Ratio-designed household glassware, all of which have been designed to create a re-structuring effect on the water you bring to yourself. The point is that this is something which can no longer be taken for granted when it comes to your drinking water and your health. The structured/unstructured state of the water you consume is one of the most important aspects of that water for you to consider, for your own personal hydration.
Every structure in your body is based on water. Water is the basis for everything that takes place in your body. When the body goes to create more complicated structures – which it is always doing - it starts with water, along with the other nutrients you ingest. When the water it is being given is unstructured, it’s like starting from a negative position. After all, your body is expecting water in its natural state – why shouldn’t it? The human body is as much a part of nature as water is. They are actually one and the same. So “re-structuring” your water is as important to your health as the other qualities of the water you drink, such as its purity, mineral balance, pH, etc. It’s a new facet of your “water consciousness.” Something to remember and act on. Your body knows the difference, and the more you drink only structured water, the more you will notice the difference too.
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