- Jul 2, 2003http://enchantedmind.com/html/nutrition/clustered_water.html
"Many scientists studying mortality now believe that aging itself is
really a disease, and not the inevitable experience of the biological
organism. A French scientist, Dr. Alexis Carrel, received the Nobel
Prize for keeping the cells of a chicken heart alive for 34 years.
Dr. Carrel concluded: "The cell is immortal. It is merely the fluid
(water) in which it floats that degenerates. Renew this fluid at
intervals, give the cells what they require for nutrition, and as far
as we know, the pulsation of life may go on forever." Dehydration of
the cells is considered a major factor in the aging process.
The water we drink differs substantially from the intracellular water
in our bodies. Tap water has a surface tension of approximately 73
dynes. The water in our cells has a surface tension of approximately
45 dynes. One of the jobs of metabolism is to reduce the surface
tension of the water we drink so that the body can absorb it, rather
than pass it through the kidneys and expel it.
To synthesize these two basic ideas, when the body becomes dehydrated
the organs are less able to pool hydrogen, and it is this pool of
hydrogen which helps to protect against free-radical damage. Szent-
Gyorgyi wrote in his book The Living State: "Attaching hydrogen to a
molecule means lending energy to it. Since in hydrogen the electron
and proton are loosely coupled, by attaching hydrogen we essentially
attach an electron."
If dehydration also assists the production of free radical damage
then one of our primary concerns in maintaining health is to properly
hydrate the body. One way to do this is to drink water that has
already had the surface tension reduced so that the body can readily
absorb it. These waters are known as clustered water and many
companies are now producing just such water. I personally drink a
clustered water along with a product that will add colloidal minerals
and negatively charged hydrogen. This product was created by Dr.
Patrick Flanagan and is known as Microhydrin. Microhydrin will reduce
the surface tension of purified water allowing greater conductivity
in body fluids. Therefore, not only is the water rendered more useful
to the body, but the negative hydride ions also act as a potent
antioxidant. Thus both essential needs of the body, proper cellular
hydration and free radical scavenging are accomplished by using this
Research has also shown that water has "memory" and that the shape of
the water molecule has a great influence on how the water is
assimmilated in the body. When "healing waters" from around the world
are examined on a molecular scale their structure tends to form a
beautifully symetrica six pointed star. In the few locations where
these specific waters do exist naturally, the people are known to
lead long, vibrant lives without many of the health problems that are
prevalent in western society. See article on Clustered Water "
Chromotography was used by Pfeiffer to determine the cohesive
nutrional value of various supermarket and biodynamic foods. The
Formative forces, the etheric formative forces made a visible picture
of the nutritional cohesion of the tested foods. One could see the
formative forces, just as one can enter the Hydrogen and Iron forces
of the Sun and see the glacier and crystal snow flake formations with
Hexagon, foundational life force imagery. What surprises I had when
working with Dr. Scharf in Spring Valley and Erica the old woman who
took up Dr. Pfieffers work. Carrots tasted more than carrots, apples
more than apples.. tomatoes more than tomatoes one could experience
biodyamic tastes all the way down to ones toes.
The facts are that Water, drinking lots and lots of water would take
out many of the ailments humanity suffers from. Fast Food,
Hydroginated Fats and all kinds of sugar laced soft drinks are the
kind of poison condition that the soul is embedded in which fights
against the human being even developing higher faculties of thinking.
Your Body's Many Cries for Water
by Feyedoon Batmanghelidj M.D.
A Book Review by
TREVOR JAMES CONSTABLE
"RARE indeed are those books destined to become all-time classics.
Even rarer are books destined to accomplish a paradigm shift in any
major area of modern knowledge. Of still greater rarity are books
destined to benefit significantly the health of countless millions of
human beings, at no cost to them. Such a landmark book is Your Body's
Many Cries for Water by Dr. F. Batmanghelidj. He is a London-educated
Iranian medical doctor who has made revolutionary discoveries about
the water metabolism of the human body. His astounding basic
breakthrough was made while he was confined to a Teheran prison, this
being a unique circumstance in itself.
Dr. Batmanghelidj is of aristocratic lineage in his native Iran, and
when the Shah was overthrown, the doctor was arrested and jailed with
more than 3,000 other well-born victims of the Khomeini revolution.
While these unfortunates wore awaiting execution, Dr. Batmanghelidj
was assigned as their medical officer pending his own appearance
before a firing squad. He had no medical resources other than water,
in an environment pervaded by stress and terror. Indeed, the doctor
found himself incarcerated in a gigantic stress laboratory.
This became the milieu in which fundamental discoveries were made
regarding the medicinal and functional value of water. These are
discoveries that have eluded giant medical trusts, vast hospital
complexes, battalions of medical professors, universities that boast
about their sophisticated research facilities, and all the vaunted
resources of the pharmaceutical industry. None of them, or indeed,
all of them combined, were capable: of penetrating to the bedrock of
human health: adequate daily water intake.
Without realizing it initially, Dr. Batmanghelidj was working with
clinical controls in place. Prison discipline enabled him to follow
up his patients, who had no possibility of evasion. Forced to use
water medicinally, and water alone, Dr. Batmanghelidj was astonished
in following up his patients, to find that water was effecting full
cures of diverse, normally ineradicable diseases. These cures
occurred in a complete fashion not seen in response to medication,
which "treats" or "controls" such recalcitrant and diverse diseases
as asthma, arthritis, high blood pressure and ulcers. Official
medicine has only palliatives for these conditions, not cures.
If such diseases do not bother you personally, just ask anyone so
afflicted how frustrating it is to be perpetually treated but never
cured, by doctors who are manifestly flummoxed by such diseases. This
bafflement and medical inability to effect cures is almost universal
in orthodox medicine, and largely accounts for the stupendous and
ever-mounting cost of medical care. People get treated, not cured.
They are not cured because the basic cause of their diseases is not
known to classical medicine. America harbors and husbands a vast army
of people receiving medical "treatment".
Dr. Batmanghelidj was blessed by a first class medical training at
St. Mary's Hospital Medical School of London University, one of the
most respected medical schools in the western world. He was one of
the last students of the eminent discoverer of penicillin, Sir
Alexander Fleming. Thus steeped in classical orthodoxy, Dr.
Batmanghelidj was totally embarrassed to find that water was doing in
a dependable way, what medication had never been able to do. In his
classical medical training, like orthodox doctors world-wide, Dr.
Batmanghelidj was taught that it was the solid material in the body
(the solute) that was important. Only an incidental status was
assigned to the solvent aspects of the human body to water.
Irrefutable clinical experience in the controlled prison environment,
forced the doctor to conclude that conventional medicine -- of which
he was himself a product was hobbled and handicapped by a false
paradigm. The false paradigm undergirded, and locked in place, the
illusion that water was not significant in human metabolism compared
with the solutes, with which medical "science" has been vainly
wrestling, generation after generation. The truth of basic human
functioning, as Dr. Batmanghelidj's research progressively confirmed,
is that the solvent (water) and not the solute, plays the cardinal
role in human health.
Orthodox medicine has been ineffective in dealing with a wide
spectrum of diseases, whose etiology is classically listed
as "unknown," because it has this fundamental polarity of solute and
solvent back-to-front. The ramified and fundamental role of water has
simply not been comprehended. After three years doing basic research
in the Teheran prison, Dr. Batmanghelidj was released, and came to
America. Here he continued his pathfinding research on the water
metabolism of the human body for a further decade or more. He worked
with established institutions like the University of Pennsylvania,
lectured widely to physicians, and wrote learned papers for
professional publications such as the Journal of Gastroenterology.
The fallout from Dr. Batmanghelidj's exertions included a large
number of completely cured persons who had been chronically afflicted
with "incurable" diseases. Medical doctors were among these people.
Slowly but surely, numerous intelligent medical doctors and
researchers who studied his work, overcame the same embarrassment
that had consumed Dr. Batmanghelidj, when he first began
comprehending the cardinal role of water in human health and
functioning. Like Dr. Batmanghelidj, these enlightened physicians
came to realize that medicine was confronting a fundamental paradigm
shift. Some of these board-certified physicians are quoted in the
book. More physicians are recognizing this central truth as the
Nothing so radical, in the root-meaning of that word, had ever
happened to medical knowledge in the history of the world. Chronic
dehydration was being identified as the fundamental matrix from which
most human diseases emerge. This book will leave you in no doubt that
America's deplorable and desperate health care crisis is born of
dehydration, midwifed by medical inability to deal effectively with
diseases whose etiology in dehydration is not understood. Almost
every disease arising out of dehydration is attacked with medication,
or combinations of medications. Sickness therefore proliferates,
while the sick cry out in many different ways for water cries to
which doctors are deaf.
Countless ingrained cultural and social customs of modern America,
such as not drinking sufficient water, and guzzling phenomenal
quantities of diuretic soft drinks and diuretic coffee and tea,
reinforce chronic dehydration as the number one health menace in
America. Dr. Batmanghelidj emphasizes that drinking coffee, soft
drinks and juices does not counter dehydration or meet the body's
water needs. The only way out is by drinking water.
Elusive and seemingly unrelated conditions like dyspeptic pain,
stress and depression, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure,
excess body weight, chronic fatigue, arthritis, asthma and allergies,
insulin-independent diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, back problems and
a host of lesser complaints that bedevil human beings, have all
yielded to the ingestion of adequate daily water. Dr. Batmanghelidj
identifies Alzheimer's as due to dehydration of the brain.
Eight 8-ounce glasses daily is the recommended regimen advocated by
Dr. Batmanghelidj, to keep the human body fully hydrated. For each
cup of coffee or other caffeinated drink, an additional, compensating
eight-ounce glass of water is required.
Perhaps the most welcome and convincing finding of Dr. Batmanghelidj
is the key role played by dehydration in creating back ailments in
human beings. The spinal discs consist of about eighty percent water.
When these discs atrophy through varying degrees of dehydration, an
afflicted human is off on one of the most miserable medical merry-go-
rounds known to man. The human spine has to support about 75 percent
of body weight. Without fully-hydrated and resilient spinal discs,
the spine cannot perform its function properly. "Back problems"
ensue. Abnormal physical and nervous pressures develop and vertebrae
become misplaced as the spinal discs collapse. In the U.S.A., such
back problems are now on an epidemic scale, largely defy physicians
and surgeons, and endlessly persecute the afflicted.
Dr. Batmanghelidj has found that rehydration restores the integrity
and resilience of the spinal discs. Simple exercises he has devised,
create a natural vacuum effect: that draws the needed water back into
the discs, whose proper bearing function is thereby eventually
normalized. Contrast this with the dead-end, mechanistic "back
surgery" that now consumes hundreds of millions of dollars in
surgeons' fees and hospital costs every year.
Back pains are among the body's many cries for water, from which Dr.
Batmanghelidj's book has appropriately taken its title. The horrific
wheezing of an asthmatic, which is one of the most embarrassing and
distressing things anyone can witness, is similarly the body crying
for water. Dr. Batmanghelidj has demonstrated that asthma is due to
the body's natural histamines constricting the lungs to limit any
further loss of water via the breath. The person so afflicted is
desperately dehydrated. In the prison environment in Iran, adequate
water provided a cure for asthma one of the astonishing clinical
results that first started Dr. Batmanghelidj thinking about the
medicinal power of water.
Dr. Batmanghelidj views the way hypertension is classically treated
as "scientific absurdity". The dehydrated body is desperately trying
to hang on to its water volume. Uncomprehending physicians intervene
with diuretics and literally force more water out of an already
dehydrated body. The author gives lucid, comprehensible descriptions
of the exquisite hydraulic design and engineering of the human body,
and the diverse functions of the cells, capillaries and membranes as
they operate to compensate for dehydration. If the body's many cries
for water are ignored, as they are in contemporary America,
degenerative diseases are the inevitable consequence. A congress
scrabbling to deal financially with an avalanche of degenerative
disease, is verification enough that the time has come for a new
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