- What is dehydration? Think of water as well as mineral substances.
- Unprocessed water should have a liquid crystalline structure
- The structure of water can affect transport that allows proper hydration of cells
- Proper hydration requires transport of trace minerals into and out of cells
- Destruction of water structure can occur in the presence of electronic and other energy waves—where is your cell phone right now? How about the microwave?
- There are ways to measure the tissue state of hydration with a reliable office exam
- Here’s your homework: try looking for level 4 or 5 bamboo salt
Everybody talks about being well hydrated. ”Doc, I drink 6 L of water every day.”
Hydration is much more than drinking water. The amount of urine is not enough to indicate that hydration status is good. A dry mouth may not be present with chronic dehydration. Dehydration can be very subtle and occur slowly.
Babies are 90% body weight water. As adults, we are 70% body weight water. Dehydration increases with age. When cells develop a level of dehydration they do not function properly. This leads to chronic degenerative changes associated with aging and even cancer.
So first let us start with water. Glass is a very viscous or thick liquid and is formed by a crystalline structure. This allows transparency through the glass. Water should also form a good liquid crystalline structure. What do I mean by this?
This can be measured in different ways. Sometimes the angle of the connection between the oxygen and hydrogen in the water molecule can affect how water molecules interact with each other. If the phase angle is appropriate this allows the water molecules to align into a nice crystalline structure. This structure enables passage of the water and minerals into the cell. Acid-base levels or pH, electrical conduction, and even magnetic fields can potentially affect the crystalline structure of the water. Measurements are being developed in all these areas to obtain an objective system to follow the status of water in the human body. 5 G cell phones. Environmental influences.
Think about the whole food concept as far as diet. Nutrient content can be deficient after processing whole food into a box or a can. Processed food is not healthy. What I refer to above when structure is changed is found in processed water. It is a process that can occur in healthy water stored in plastic bottles, for example. Water degrades in ability to hydrate.
This is not simply a matter of buying springwater or purified water. Preparation, transportation, and contaminants may be involved with aspects that could affect the health benefit of water. Certainly, municipal processed water is completely disorganized. As such, it has a decreased ability to penetrate cells and transport substances back and forth.
The oligoscan represents an office exam that involves using an infrared light ray focused into your hand. Several sample points are analyzed. The light enters the skin and, depending on different minerals, may reflect, absorb, or scatter the light signal. The reflective signal is picked up by the scanner to give tissue levels of minerals as well as heavy metals.
Macronutrients are present in large quantities in our body. Examples are calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, and potassium. Trace elements would be chromium, iodine, and selenium. The Oligoscan helps direct recommendations for supplements for each individual patient.
For instance, sugar metabolism may be poor when chromium is low. Chromium improves insulin sensitivity. Selenium is protective against cancer. If iodine levels are low and there is trouble with thyroid function, treating this by taking additional iodine as a supplement rather than thyroid hormone may be an appropriate first step.
Using this instrument for 10 years, I have found it reliable and consistent. It measures tissue levels of minerals and vitamins which may be different than blood or urine levels. Following patients with serial scans can identify which direction patients are moving on their health program.
An important aspect of hydration is demonstrated by the Oligoscan with the K/Na ratio. This stands for the potassium /sodium ratio and reflects the balance of intra-and extracellular water and mineral content. A low number indicates poor intracellular hydration status. This is inside the cell and has nothing to do with thirst. Many times chronic dehydration is corrected by using salt rather than taking more water. This can be demonstrated on serial scans.
I emphasize natural rather than processed salt. Sea salt is processed in most instances and is not a good natural source. Natural salt contains sodium chloride but also trace minerals that work together synergistically with the salt. Himalayan salt is a good natural source of salt and contains a variety of trace minerals.
Here is another option:
Bamboo salt is prepared in tropical nations by filling fresh bamboo stalks with sea salt. These are then roasted slowly, which leaches trace elements from the bamboo stalk. Differences in bamboo salt result from roasting once or multiple times. Bamboo salt contains crystals of blue and silver (copper, manganese, and other trace elements) sprinkled throughout the salt. The more roasting, the better.
So there is water and there are minerals and the state of adequate hydration means that everything is in balance. Natural salt is a big part of this. Supplying proper and adequate levels of minerals can help the body hydrate inside the cell better. This leads to more optimal function. The problem with mineral intake is lack of availability of adequate trace elements present in the environment during production so the food products are lacking in nutrition. Hydration status can improve on a program ingesting less water but supplying proper minerals.
Many things around us in the environment affect the status of water or food. Chemicals can also affect the hydration status. Microwave ovens destroy the integrity and crystalline structure of the water. This can affect the nutritional value of the food cooked in a microwave. We may be out of the “exposure area” of the microwave but the effects are with us in the food. These are new areas of toxicity.
American lifestyle is poor---high fructose corn syrup, added sugar, potato chips, and processed food. None of this is nutritionally beneficial.
The bottom line is an unprocessed water source and a system to restore and maintain proper trace minerals into your system. Again, just taking a teaspoon of Himalayan salt may not be sufficient if the water source is not proper. Drinking a ton of processed water alone is meaningless to produce good hydration.
I look at this article as an Introduction to Biophysics. There are many energy sources such as light, heat, ultrasound, electromagnetic waves, and others known or yet unknown at this time. These energy sources can affect the basic cellular function of the “human machine.” Medical treatment for conditions caused by these energy sources will become more common in medicine. Think about 5G looking at you from your phone.
My younger boy is a high school government teacher. He presented me with the historical facts below. My comment—the water may have been healthier than what many people drink today—just don’t drink after the baby’s bath! Also, think about the exposure to minerals from the dirt floor. That could also have been healthy.
Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May and so they still smelled pretty good by June. However, since they may be starting to smell… Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Now we have the custom of carrying a bouquet when getting married.
Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the sons and men of the house, then the women, and finally the children. Last of all were the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater!”
There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house with a thatched roof. This posed a natural problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hanging over the top afforded some protection. That’s how canopy beds came into existence.
The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying ”dirt poor.” The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet so they spread straw (thresh) on the floor to help the footing. As the winter wore on, they added more straw (thresh) until when you open the door it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed on the entrance way. Hence we have the threshold.