Water sustains all forms of life, including human life. Water is one of the most mysterious substances on this planet. Scientists are still discovering amazing facts about water. More than 70% of our body weight is water. That translates into about 10 gallons of water for a 120lb. person. You are a bundle of water wrapped in skin and walking around. Understanding water and drinking the right kind of water will give us health and longevity.
Properties of Water
Water is a strong solvent: therefore, it carries many invisible ingredients, such as minerals, oxygen, nutrients, waste products, and pollutants. Inside the human body, blood (which is 90% water) circulates throughout the body distributing nutrients and oxygen, and collecting waste and carbon dioxides. Every substance deep inside the body was brought there by the blood and can be brought out by the blood.
Unlike any other substance, water is lighter in its solid state in its liquid state. That why ice floats in water. Otherwise, lakes and ponds would freeze from bottom up in the winter time, killing all living things in them. Water not only sustains life but also protects life.
Structure of Water
We all know that a water molecule is H20. That means each molecule contains two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. These two hydrogen atoms are not attached to the oxygen atom in 180 deg. angle but a 104.5 deg. angle in liquid state and a 109.5 deg. angle in ice, making ice a more open structure than liquid water and giving it a lower density.
These angles create electric polarization effects on water molecules. The side with hydrogen is more positive than the side with oxygen. For this reason, water molecules are not disjointed, but instead they form structures that change from hexagonal to pentagonal and back, contantly, in a very short of time (10¯¹¹ second) in a cooperative manner.
WATER IS ALIVE!
Yes, Water is alive without any living organism in it. The percentage of hexagonally structured water molecules varies as a function of temperature. In pure water, there are 3 to 4% of hexagonally structured water molecules at 10°C (50°F) and the rest is pentagonal in structure. There are 10% at 0°C (32°F), and virtually 100% at -40°C (??), we all know that a snow flake is hexagonal. The technology of the NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonator) is enabling scientist to see the molecular structures.
Water in a living organism
The water in a living organism is much more complex than the pure water or ‘bulk’ water, as the scientist call it. According to Dr. Moo-Shik Chun, professor at the Korea Science and Technology Institute in Seoul, Korea, one protein molecule is surrounded by 70,000 water molecules and those water molecules form at least three different layers with different structures.
Dr. Chun classifies these different layers as X, Y, and Z layers. “The water molecules closely attached to the protein molecule form what is called the Z layer water and the farthest layer is the X layer which is more like the ‘bulk’ water. The layer in between is called the Y layer. The Z layer water is ionically bonded with the protein molecule and it is very much restricted. It is almost like solid water but will not freeze until the temperature is very low”.
“The bulk water, the X layer water is quite free from influence of the protein molecule, and it freezes at 0°C. The Y layer water freezes at around -10°C and the study of this layer water is important to be able to understand the health and the enzyme activities in the living organism. For example, the Y layer water surrounding an alanine dipeptide molecule has 62% hexagonal structure, 24% pentagonal structures, and 14% other structures.”
“It can be said that hexagonally structured water is the water that living organism like. This may explain the fact that snow-melted water is good for the growth of plankton, green algae, etc. The water from snow has high contents of hexagonal structures. Some of these results are difficult to see but are discovered and demonstrated by computer simulation methods”.
Dr. Chun further explains that the Y layer water surrounding a malignant tumor doesn’t have any many structures. He also explains in his paper that the ionized calcium atom forms hexagonal water structures around it.
Other properties of Water
Another interesting fact that scientists have discovered is that water has some degree of memory. Upon treatment by a magnetic or an electric field, properties such as surface tension and structural activities linger on for some time. Until the technology of the NMR was available, few people believed this fact. The Japanese have many magnetic and/ or electric field health treatment devices. More is written about these devices in Chapter 7.
Compared to other liquids, water has a high specific heat value. This fact helps our body to withstand wide variations of ambient temperature. Another important chemical characteristic of water is ionization. Ionization happens when an atom or molecule loses its electrons or gains electrons from another atom. Even without any minerals in the water, one in ten million parts of water molecules H2O is ionized, the molecules splits into two parts: hydrogen ion H⁺, and hydroxyl ion OH¯. These ions in turn ionize mineral in water to create an active chemical reaction. Since water cause ionization, without water our body ceases its chemical reactions. This means death.
Acid and Alkaline Water
Sometimes there are more H⁺ ions than OH¯ ions in water. That kind of water is called acid water. Conversely, the water with more OH¯ ions than H⁺ ions is called alkaline water. When their numbers are equal, the water is called neutral water. A very interesting natural law exists in these numbers of H⁺ ions and OH¯ ions. When the water is neutral and the temperature is normal room temperature, the ratio of H⁺ ions to the total water molecule is 1:10⁷. If we call the total number of water molecules to be 1 unit, the total number of H⁺ ions in this neutral water is 1X10¯⁷ unit. Since the neutral water has an equal number of OH¯ ions, it is also 1X10¯⁷ unit. In short, we say that the pH of this water is 7.
If acid minerals such as sulphur or chlorine are added to this water, the number of H⁺ ions increases because the hydrogen atoms give away electrons to the acid minerals. When the number of H⁺ ions increases to 1X10¯⁶ unit (ten times that of neutral water), the law of nature forces the number of OH¯ ions to decrease to 1X10¯⁸. The pH of this water is 6. The sum of the exponents for H⁺ ions and OH¯ ions always adds up to 14 in room temperature water (22°C). There is no need to say that the pOH of this water is 8. It is understood. For this reason, we only measure the concentration factor of the hydrogen ion and not the hydroxyl ion.
We think that water is H₂O, that is two hydrogen atoms for each oxygen atom. However, this exactly 2 to 1 ratio exist only in the water with a pH of 7, where the number of H⁺ ions is the same as the number of OH¯ ions. Since alkaline water has less H⁺ ion than OH¯ ions, this water has more oxygen atom than half of the hydrogen atoms. Conversely, acid water has more H⁺ ions than OH¯ ions; therefore this water has less oxygen atoms than half of the hydrogen atoms.
Human blood has a pH value ranging from 7.3 to 7.45. From the table above, the excess OH¯ ions in the water with a pH value of 7.45 is 2.463×10¯⁷ (2.818×10¯⁷ – 0.3458×10¯⁷ = 2.463×10¯⁷). The excess OH¯ ions in the water with a pH value of 7.3 are 1.494×10¯⁷. Blood with a pH value of 7.45 contains 64.9% more excess oxygen than blood with a pH of 7.3. The pH value of 7.3 and 7.45 seem almost the same, but there is a big difference in the amount of excess oxygen between the two example s of blood.