STRUCTURE, ENERGY & VIBRATION OF WATER
This is a very important part of understanding water, including how to care for water so its structure and energy and vibration are each not damaged. The natural vortexing of water always is and remains an important part of water's life.
We do NOT suggest we fully understand about the structure of water; indeed there is so so much we accept do not understand about water.
We do try to learn from those who have spent or spend much of their life studying and/or living with water.
Some of our water 'heros' and 'heroines', with a high water understanding include:
Professor Dr Gerald H Pollack PhD (scientist) see his videos HERE
Viktor Schauberger see his videos HERE
Callum Coats (author/resercher of Schauberger's work) see his videos HERE
Dr Masaru Emoto (the photographer of crystals in water) see his videos HERE
Dan Vitalis see his videos HERE
Glen Caulkins see his videos HERE
Hannah Kroeger (healer and herb specailist) see her videos HERE
Juliette de Bairacli Levy ( vet) see her video here http://www.julietteoftheherbs.com/
Dr Theo Colburn (scientist) see her videos HERE
It was in watching these videos of many of these water experts, which really visually got many messages about water into our consciousness.
We have experienced the other/another great teacher about water, this being water itself... especially clean and alive natural un-processed water.
It is Professor Pollack we mostly refer to, when detailing some aspects of water structure on this page. Hannah Kroeger has some excellent commentary about the vibrations of water, and this can be read HERE.
Also another water researcher whose work we respect is a internet water researcher and enthusiast (Professor Martin Chaplin of School of Applied Science,
London South Bank University, UK) who can be seen/read on this web site:
Professor Martin Chaplin has compiled an extensive water encyclopedia, much of which we have yet to read- but we plan in time to read all he has compiled. He seems to explain about water in a manner we align with.
We were introduced to the writings and compilation of the research works put together by Professor Martin Chaplin, via the web site linked to a group called Aqua Technologies. This latter web site has referenced on it an extensive list of water related experts, as shown here:
The above web site has some links now disconnected, but nonetheless we have found some writing and people named here to be valuable in our own search for water truths. For reasons now unclear, it seems both Professor Martin Chaplin and the Aqua Technologies are not linked; and the work of the Professor has been removed from the web site of the latter, at the Professor's demand. That aside, some of the words written about water on this latter web site also resonate with us.
Here are some simple diagrams from the last mentioned web site, describing some aspects of water. The first diagram is a simple part-cluster of water molecules. The second is showing how well structured water forms into hexagons --- six sided hexagon clusters. This six sided form can also be seen in the crystalline structure of some of Dr M Emoto's pictures of higher quality water crystals.
Professor Dr Gerald H Pollack PhD
Dr Pollack is Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington.
He’s also the founder and editor-in-chief of a scientific journal called Water, and has published many peer-reviewed scientific papers on this topic.
He’s received prestigious awards from the National Institutes of Health.
A summary of some important (to us) water structure points, raised by Professor Pollack, are well set out on the web site of Dr Mercola, and we re-present some, but also recommend a visit to Dr Mercola's web site at this link:
We now reproduce some of this information:
'For years, Dr. Pollack had been doing research on muscles and how they contract, but it struck him as odd that the most common ideas about muscle contraction do not involve water, despite muscle tissue consisting of 99 percent water molecules.
"So I became interested in water," Dr. Pollack says. "We've been doing research in my laboratory at the University of Washington for some 10 years now on water. The book that I wrote in 2001, it's called Cells, Gels, and the Engines of Life, talks about the role of water in cell biology. Water is absolutely central."
Yet textbooks by and large completely ignore the presence of water in your organs, muscles and tissues. Dr. Pollack's book addresses this discrepancy and brings to the fore the role of water.
"The central message of that book is that if you don't understand how water interacts with the components of the cell, you haven't a clue of how the cell works," he says.
Interestingly enough, if you're like most people, you probably think we've got water all figured out. But according to Dr. Pollack, this is far from true. In fact, "those in the field know that it's absolutely not true. We haven't a clue how water works," he says. So here we are in 2011, and even now leading scientists like Dr. Pollack are just starting to pick at the tip of the iceberg in terms of understanding the foundational basis of water!
"In our lab, we've been focusing mainly on water structure near interfaces. Your body, of course, is filled with interfaces. Inside the cell, it's mainly proteins, nucleic acids, and salts. They're all interfacing with water," Dr. Pollack says."So the central question is: what happens when water interfaces with those constituents? Does it change? Does it remain the same? This is where we've made some important discoveries."
HIGHLIGHTS OF A DECADE'S WORTH OF RESEARCH INTO WATER
Dr. Pollack's research has uncovered some interesting surprises.
"[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 the 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, or structured/ordered water, making it essential to understand this water in order to understand the workings of the cell.
This 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 a Chinese-American researcher Gilbert Ling, who wrote several books on the central importance of water in the cell.
So, water is actually part of the structure of each cell. In addition to the fact that this water is interfacing and is ordered, it is also charged. And the water just beyond it is oppositely charged. This acts like a battery.
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."
In a nutshell, the water in each of your cells achieves its ordered structure from energy obtained from the environment, typically in the form of electromagnetic radiation, including sunlight and infrared heat.
HOW THE WATER IN YOUR CELLS IMPACTS YOUR HEALTH
You may have heard about "structured water" before. Many are quite skeptical, and some don't even believe it exists, let alone that it has any value. But it's important when trying to find high quality water. Water filtration processes used to clean our water supply frequently de-structures the water, so the question is whether or not this matters. Dr. Pollack explains this challenging concept in his videos HERE.
"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.
In fact, the protein molecule in your cells cannot be viewed as just a molecule by itself. It's 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—if 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 restore it?
Restructuring Water in Your Cells Creates Tissue Healing
Classically, one way of doing it is to use infrared radiation (heat). By applying heat to the muscle, you increase blood supply, which is helpful. But you're also building water structure! Dr. Pollack's research shows that infrared heat is very effective for ordering cellular water. In terms of the source of the infrared heat, as long as it emits the right wavelength of radiation, it will be effective. According to Dr. Pollack, the wavelength of 3 micrometers (microns) is ideal and very effective.
The sun also emits this wavelength, which may be yet another reason why sun exposure has such profound health benefits and just feels good through and through. Interestingly, the human body also emits radiation within the ideal range, which may explain why simple physical contact, including 'hands-on healing,' can contribute to improved health!
"I know there is a lot of skepticism about that," Dr. Pollack says, "but from a physical point of view, it's entirely possible."
Should You Drink Structured Water?
This is still a question open for debate. However, Dr. Pollack believes that if you're able to drink structured water, it would be good for your health.
Interestingly, certain waters, such as the "healing water" from the Ganges and Lourdes, for example, have been studied and found to have the signature of the structured water found in cells.
We, at Heartland Springs, add in here some other words by Dr Pollack, about deep spring water being structured water. These are the Professors words :
"Spring Water - most people know you feel good when drinking spring water from a deep spring - makes sense this kind of spring water being good for your health
“A very deep spring means this deep water is under pressure- and turns to EZ water, which is more dense than H2O.
Cells need negative charge. EZ water can assist negative charges inside our cells.”
“If you drink spring water it contains a lot of EZ water, and drinking EZ water will help restore the easy water in your cells. EZ water is structured water.”
There are four phases of water: gas, liquid, solid and the 4th stage EZ water, which is just b4 freezing. Its properties are simple in 4th phase. EZ water is Living Water; (EZ = Exclusive Zone).
Best water for body is negatively charged water. Body needs to convert water in cells to EZ water.
We are about 60% cells and our cells are filled withEZ water....and therefore our cells are negative. Most of tissues in our bodies are negatively charged and nature seeks to retain our negative charge....like earth....where as oxidation creates positive charge...and anti-oxidants help return us to negative charge state. We are full of negative charge and we seek to eliminate from our bodies positively charged aspects-urine/faeces/perspiration."
Back to Dr. Pollack's interview with Dr Mercola, where he adds:"In other words, there was a particular absorption of energy at a particular wavelength that's absolutely characteristic of the structured water."
"That makes me think that there is a good possibility that the water really has the capability of retaining that structure over a long time… Therefore, it's possible that if you drink water that has this structure, it might be good for your health."
The second issue is: what happens when you swallow it? Does it still have the proper structure by the time it's absorbed in your intestines? According to Dr. Pollack, this question has yet to be answered and needs to be studied further.
One thing that is known is that structured water tends to stay together.
"For example, if you eat Jell-O, Jell-O is just filled with this kind of water," Dr. Pollack says. "The reason why the water doesn't dribble out of the Jell-O is because it sticks together into this liquid crystalline-structured fashion.
So it's possible that when you swallow properly structured water… it might be preserved. If this structure is then absorbed into your intestines then it's possible it can be retained all the way into your cells. It's also possible that it's the charge within the ordered water that really matters.
Structured water contains charge, negative charge usually. It's possible that what you're really doing is absorbing the negative charge, and that negative charge is critical for building the structure. That's another possible route."
Structuring and Destructuring Water—How is it Done?
Another open question is how you might de-structure water, which is what Dr. Pollack's team is currently exploring. It's unclear whether boiling, for example, can de-structure the water, or whether in fact it might help add structure… (some water processing might also de-structure water)
On the flip side is the question of how to reintroduce structure to water. I've often recommended two simple approaches to restructure water:
Cooling it to about 39 degrees Fahrenheit. ( NOTE: We, at Heartland Springs, suggest going a stage further and re-cooling it to the densest temperature water is found in nature, which is 4 degrees C).
Stirring the water with a spoon in a circular jar to create a vortex. Dr. Pollack agrees. Water cooled to around 39 degrees Fahrenheit, or about 10 degrees Centigrade, does 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."
As for restructuring water by creating vortices, Viktor Schauberger is recognized as one of the leaders in this area. This technique is also used when making homeopathic remedies.
Dr. Pollack explains why 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—little 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."
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."
The Connection Between Structured Water and the Practice of Earthing
Dr. Pollack also offers some fascinating insights into the technique of earthing, or grounding—the simple act of walking barefoot to "ground" with the Earth. The scientific theory behind the health benefits seen from this simple practice is that your body absorbs negative electrons from the Earth through the soles of your feet.
Interestingly, Pollack adds support to this idea by explaining how the Earth is negatively charged, so when you ground, you're connecting your body to a negatively charged supply of energy. And since the Earth has a greater negative charge than your body, you end up absorbing electrons from it.
These negatively charged electrons may then help increase the structure of the water in your cells—just as water increases in structure when a negative charge is introduced with an electrode. Dr. Pollack is a wealth of information, and our interview covers far more than what I've summarized above.' (The 'I've' in this specific article is Dr Mercola)