Water Supports Health in Ways You May Never Have Suspected. By Dr. Mercola. The TEDx Talk above, featuring Gerald Pollack, Ph. D., and the two videos that follow, all address the importance of water for biological function and optimal health — and there's a lot more to this than you might expect. Using thirst as a guide to how much water you need to drink is one obvious way to ensure your individual needs are met, day- by- day. But did you know there are different KINDS of water? And that a certain type of water is more beneficial, indeed critical, than regular H2.
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Like plants, the human body not only needs water; it also needs sunlight. The near- infrared rays in sunlight actually penetrate your skin and structure the water in your cells. In this way, sun exposure plays an important role in your body's energy production. As noted by Pollack, cells actually act as . The same step occurs in plants. It's a challenge, to say the least, and quite possibly your body could experience a similar struggle to thrive in the absence of sunlight. As negatively charged particles repel each other, energy is created.
How to Build EZ Water in Your Body. Much of our physical energy is created through the consumption of food. But we also get it from sunlight. As the light is absorbed by the water in your body, EZ builds, thereby creating energy. So, both water and sunlight are critical components of biological function. EZ water is quite stable, meaning it remains structured even if you leave it sitting around for some time. Interestingly, water samples from historically venerated places such as the river Ganges and the Lourdes in France have been measured, showing spikes in the 2.
According to Pollack, you can build EZ water in your cells by. Natural gravity- fed spring water is best, as it contains EZ. You can also increase EZ in your drinking water by vortexing and/or chilling it . As explained by Pollack in a previous interview. This happens spontaneously. But it SHOULDN'T happen spontaneously.
The common idea is that if you want to drive fluid through a pipe or tube, you need to apply pressure. But we have no pressure here. There's no pressure difference between the input and output. But flow builds up spontaneously, and it keeps going, .
It means that light has a particular effect; especially ultraviolet light, but other wavelengths as well. It speeds up the flow. We think that somehow the exclusion zones (EZs) are involved because inside those tubes, there's a little annular ring of exclusion zone, and inside that is an area full of protons .. It seems that the exclusion zone and the pressure of these protons are driving the flow.
Thomas Cowan, a family physician, founding member of the Weston A. Price Foundation and author of . It's not your heart that is responsible for the blood flow — it's the EZ water! As explained by Cowan, if any pumping action were to be involved, it would actually have to occur at the capillaries because that's where the blood stops and needs to get moving again. As the blood moves up the venous tree, the blood vessels narrow and eventually coalesce to come back to the heart. This narrowing of the vessels makes your blood flow faster, in and of itself.
Valves and muscular contractions also play a role. However, the primary way blood moves has to do with EZ water. Therefore, the opposite of positive charge is dissolved into the bulk water in the middle of the tube (capillary or blood vessel) . The positive charges repel each other and that starts the flow going up. She notes that your blood vessels act as an external electrical supply, if you will, and each cell has a cytoskeleton, which provides structural support for the cell, along with an internal electrical supply.
The positive charges feed organelles inside the cell that need a positive charge, such as lysosome. Lysosomes need to be very acidic in order to function properly, and their main job is to clear molecular debris. If positive charges are lacking, the lysosomes cannot do their job, resulting in chronic diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, due to the buildup of amyloid plaque. Inside the mitochondria, the p. H is higher. This discrepancy between inner and outer p. H is required to drive the generation of ATP that supplies energy for the cell. So, the sulfate is made by the structured water, AND it's essential for maintaining the structure of the water that creates it.
When dysfunction enters into this system, bad things happen. As red blood cells flow through your blood vessels, they shed sulfate from their surfaces, thereby depositing negative charges along the capillary wall. In addition, the sulfate, which creates a gel on the interior capillary wall, allows the blood cells to slide effortlessly through the capillaries. When sulfate is deficient, red blood cells can get stuck to the wall, thereby restricting or cutting blood flow off altogether. Your heart also has to work harder to compensate for the decreased ease in blood flow. NO relaxes the blood vessels, thereby improving blood flow.
In other words, as the red blood cells move through your capillaries it triggers the release of NO that further facilitates blood flow. As you can see, your body is designed with multiple positive feedback loops that feed back into themselves. Put another way, your body is designed to optimize its own function, given the chance. Your red blood cells have cholesterol molecules on their membranes, and this is what gives them their negative charge. These cholesterol sulfate molecules are then shed as it moves through your capillaries. The cholesterol sulfate attaches to the endothelial cells in your capillary wall, providing them with the negative charge that drives blood flow, even in the absence of any kind of pumping action.
Embrace the Light. As explained by Seneff: Cholesterol sulfate supplies cholesterol, sulfur, oxygen (as sulfur has four oxygen molecules), energy and negative charge to all the tissues in your body. Sulfate is synthesized in your skin, and red blood cells use energy obtained from sunlight. Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (e.
NOS) can oxidize both sulfur and nitrogen, choosing which one to oxidize based on the current environmental conditions, including the EMF created as the negatively charged red blood cells flow through an area. Exposure to light builds the EZ water, which plays several crucial roles in biological function, including propelling blood flow and allowing for cellular energy production.
In essence, Seneff proposes that your skin is a solar- powered battery, and your body uses light energy, just like plants, albeit in different ways. According to Seneff, deficiencies in cholesterol and sulfate supplies to the blood and to the tissues may in fact be one of the most important factors driving modern diseases.
In other words, your body greatly prioritizes sulfate, allowing damage to occur in order to extract what little sulfate is present when there's a lack of it. At present, this is still only theoretical.
Further studies need to confirm that e. NOS is in fact responsible for the creation of sulfate. Either way, your body does make sulfate in response to sunlight, and sulfate maintains the gel consistency of the EZ water surrounding your cells. Sulfate is also essential for maintaining optimal blood flow.
To optimize e. NOS, you need sufficient amounts of cobalamin (vitamin B1. It is also highly susceptible to damage from toxins such as mercury, aluminum and glyphosate. Glyphosate in particular is very detrimental, as it has been shown to suppress CYP enzymes such as e. NOS. As noted by Bria, dehydration is more common than you might think, and even a 2 percent loss of body water leads to significant cognitive loss.
About one- quarter of children in the U. S. Bria was shocked to discover that desert people do not actually look for flowing water sources. Instead, they search for plants and roots. While the plants differ based on the region, the one thing these desert plants all have in common are that they are high- gel releasing plants, such as yucca and desert sage (chia seeds). These plants have adapted to the harsh environment of the desert, where water is scarce, and we can benefit greatly from their survival adaptations. And, Bria notes, H3.
O2 provides greater hydration with less volume of water. It's a considerable irony that our global hydration problems from water scarcity may actually be solved by growing (and consuming) desert plants! As noted by Bria, drinking lots of plain water can .
And, rather than flushing nutrients out, hydrating with plants provides you with a wide variety of nutrients, along with fiber that helps absorption. This knowledge helped Bria solve her mother's problem. She ground up fresh chia seeds and instructed the nursing staff to add some to her morning orange juice each day. This alone was enough to resolve her dehydration symptoms. How to Gauge Your Personal Water Requirement.
While conventional wisdom states you should drink eight 8- ounce glasses of water per day, there's no real science to back that up. Water requirements are in fact extremely individual and can vary from day to day, depending on your age, body size, activity level, temperature and so on. Three strategies that will help you gauge your water requirement on any given day are. Once your body has lost between 1 and 2 percent of its total water content, it will signal its needs by making you feel thirsty.
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult, Paperback. Josie Cormier, the daughter of the judge sitting on the case, should be the state's best witness, but she can't remember what happened before her very own eyes—or can she? As the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show—destroying the closest of friendships and families. Nineteen Minutes asks what it means to be different in our society, who has the right to judge someone else, and whether anyone is ever really who they seem to be.
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Jodi Picoult refuses to tiptoe around volatile issues. In The Tenth Circle, she knotted a tight narrative around an incident of date rape. Nineteen Minutes recounts a deadly high school shooting rampage, its causes, and its aftermath. In flashbacks, we witness the deepening alienation of teen killer Peter Houghton, a helpless victim who sinks steadily into the execution mode of his combat video games. Standing in literal judgment over this teen killer is Alex Cormier, the judge who presides over his trial. Cormier struggles hard to balance her professional duties with her relationship with her daughter, Josie, a former friend of Houghton's and a survivor of the mass slaying. Torn from the headlines and humanized.
Peter Houghton, an alienated teen who has been bullied for years by the popular crowd, brings weapons to his high school in Sterling, N. H., one day and opens fire, killing 1. Flashbacks reveal how bullying caused Peter to retreat into a world of violent computer games. Alex Cormier, the judge assigned to Peter's case, tries to maintain her objectivity as she struggles to understand her daughter, Josie, one of the surviving witnesses of the shooting. The author's insights into her characters' deep- seated emotions brings this ripped- from- the- headlines read chillingly alive. On one level, it's a thriller, complete with dismaying carnage, urgent discoveries and 1.
The bullying escalated from swiping his lunch and smashing his eyeglasses to slamming him into lockers. Finally, one morning in March, Peter takes a gun to school; in 1. Picoult has a keen ability to take a situation from today's headlines beyond sensationalism to examine the emotions and relationships of all those involved. Peter's parents are well intentioned but clueless about the pain their son experiences daily. Alex Cormier is the judge who will be hearing Peter's case. She is a single mom to Josie, who was Peter's childhood playmate but left him behind when she moved up to the popular crowd.
Josie's boyfriend, Matt, not only bullied Peter but displayed increasingly abusive behavior toward her. There are no neat solutions as the tension builds, and unexpected testimony provides a surprise ending. The excellent narration by Carol Monda is especially effective with the teenagers' voices. Highly recommended for adult and high school collections.—Nann Blaine Hilyard. Picoult's 1. 4th novel (after The Tenth Circle, 2. Peter Houghton, 1.
In small- town Sterling, N. H., Peter is in high school with the kids who've tormented him all his life; and his all- American older brother eggs the bullies on. Peter retreats into a world of video games and computer programming, but he's never able to attain the safety of invisibility. And then one day he walks into Sterling High with a knapsack full of guns, kills ten students and wounds many others. Peter is caught and thrown in jail, but with over a thousand witnesses and video tape of the day, it will be hard work for the defense to clear him. His attorney, Jordan Mc. Afee, hits on the only approach that might save the unlikable kid- a variation of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder caused by bullying.
Thrown into the story is Judge Alex Cormier, and her daughter Josie, who used to be best friends with Peter until the popular crowd forced the limits of her loyalty. Also found dead was her boyfriend Matt, but Josie claims she can't remember anything from that day. Picoult mixes Mc.
Afee's attempt to build a defense with the mending relationship of Alex and Josie, but what proves a more intriguing premise is the response of Peter's parents to the tragedy. How do you keep loving your son when he becomes a mass murderer?
Unfortunately, this question, and others, remain, as the novel relies on repetition (the countless flashbacks of Peter's victimization) rather than fresh insight. Peter fits the profile, but is never fully fleshed out beyond stereotype. Usually so adept at shaping the big stories with nuance, Picoult here takes a tragically familiar event, pads it with plot, but leaves out the subtleties of character.
Though all the surface elements are in place, Picoult falters in her exploration of what turns a quiet kid into a murderer. ISBN: 9. 78. 07. 43. March 6, 2. 00. 7In nineteen minutes, you can mow the front lawn, color your hair, watch a third of a hockey game. In nineteen minutes, you can bake scones or get a tooth filled by a dentist; you can fold laundry for a family of five. Nineteen minutes is how long it took the Tennessee Titans to sell out of tickets to the play- offs. It's the length of a sitcom, minus the commercials. It's the driving distance from the Vermont border to the town of Sterling, New Hampshire.
In nineteen minutes, you can order a pizza and get it delivered. You can read a story to a child or have your oil changed.
You can sew a hem. In nineteen minutes, you can stop the world, or you can just jump off it. In nineteen minutes, you can get revenge. As usual, Alex Cormier was running late. It took thirty- two minutes to drive from her house in Sterling to the superior court in Grafton County, New Hampshire, and that was only if she speeded through Orford. She hurried downstairs in her stockings, carrying her heels and the files she'd brought home with her over the weekend. She twisted her thick copper hair into a knot and anchored it at the base of her neck with bobby pins, transforming herself into the person she needed to be before she left her house.
Alex had been a superior court judge now for thirty- four days. She'd believed that, having proved her mettle as a districtcourt judge for the past five years, this time around the appointment might be easier. But at forty, she was still the youngest judge in the state. She still had to fight to establish herself as a fair justice - - her history as a public defender preceded her into her courtroom, and prosecutors assumed she'd side with the defense. When Alex had submitted her name years ago for the bench, it had been with the sincere desire to make sure people in this legal system were innocent until proven guilty. She just never anticipated that, as a judge, she might not be given the same benefit of the doubt. The smell of freshly brewed coffee drew Alex into the kitchen.
Her daughter was hunched over a steaming mug at the kitchen table, poring over a textbook. Josie looked exhausted - - her blue eyes were bloodshot; her chestnut hair was a knotty ponytail. She didn't have time for any vices. She would have liked to say that she knew with authority that Josie didn't have any vices, either, but she would only be making the same inference the rest of the world did when they met Josie: a pretty, popular, straight- A student who knew better than most the consequences of falling off the straight- and- narrow. A girl who was destined for great things. A young woman who was exactly what Alex had hoped her daughter would grow to become. Josie had once been so proud to have a mother as a judge.
Alex could remember Josie broadcasting her career to the tellers at the bank, the baggers in the grocery store, the flight attendants on planes. She'd ask Alex about her cases and her decisions. That had all changed three years ago, when Josie entered high school, and the tunnel of communication between them slowly bricked shut.
Alex didn't necessarily think that Josie was hiding anything more than any other teenager, but it was different: a normal parent might metaphorically judge her child's friends, whereas Alex could do it legally. She squinted across the table, trying to read Josie's textbook upside down. Like if you've got carbon monoxide gas and hydrogen gas and you toss in zinc and chromium oxide, and.. Have you had breakfast? Shouldn't a seventeen- year- old be able to take care of herself in the morning?
Alex started pulling items out of the refrigerator: eggs, milk, bacon. Her husband had her committed when she put a pound of bacon in the blender and chased him around the kitchen with a knife, yelling Bam! Domesticity wasn't Alex's strong point - - she didn't know how to make a pot roast but was proud to have memorized the phone numbers of every pizza place and Chinese restaurant in Sterling that offered free delivery. Is it too Margaret Thatcher?? No one knows what you have on under your robe.
You could wear, like, pajama pants. Or that sweater you have from college that's got holes in the elbows. Alex stared at her daughter - - the bitten half- moon fingernails, the freckle behind her ear, the zigzag part in her hair - - and saw instead the toddler who'd wait at the babysitter's window at sundown, because she knew that was when Alex came to get her. She held her mother's admission as if it were a butterfly lighting on her hand by accident: an event so startling you could not call attention to it without risking its loss. But there were miles to drive and defendants to arraign and chemical equations to interpret, and by the time Josie had set the bacon to drain on a pad of paper toweling, the moment had winged away. By the time she backed her car out of the garage, her head was already focused on the decision she had to write that afternoon; the number of arraignments the clerk would have stuffed onto her docket; the motions that would have fallen like shadows across her desk between Friday afternoon and this morning.