I see more and more people who are drinking plenty of water, yet not hydrating. You can eat food or take vitamins and not assimilate and in a similar way, you can drink water without hydrating.
First lets look at how the water available to us today is different from water of yesteryear. In the not so distant past, water was consumed from creeks, rivers and wells. Water flowing down a river is moving, bouncing off rocks and tripping over a water fall only to splash at the base of the fall, travel around rocks and curl its way down the river. This twisting and turning movement causes a structuring of the water which gives the water a DNA looking curl to it. This water is often referred to as living water, structured water or ionized water. Compare that to water that travels miles through pipes from the sewage treatment plant to your house.
Another quality of natures water is that it is naturally oxygenated as it smashes against rocks. When the water hits the rocks the protons bounce off and the water becomes electron rich. Electron rich water doesn’t happen when water travels miles in straight line pipes. This type of water would tend to become more proton rich and unstructured. Proton rich water has a positive charge. Electron rich water is negatively charged. This is significant because the exterior structure, or door of the cell wall (aquaporin) is positively charged and wants negatively charged electron rich water. When electron rich water can get into the cell, it has the unique ability to hydrate and flush metabolic waste. Remember, the proton rich water does not have this ability. Proton rich water in fact can be thought of as water that has the ability to “rust” us on the inside. It creates oxidative stress. Electron rich water has the ability to act as an antioxidant or reduce oxidative stress.
There is actually a way to measure if water is proton rich or not, thus creating oxidative stress. The “measuring stick” for this is the use of a meter called an ORP meter. ORP stands for Oxidative Reduction Potential, or the potential to reduce oxidative stress. When using the ORP meter, water is placed in a cup. The meter is turned on and put in the water. It rises to a certain number and stabilizes at the number which indicates its ability to reduce oxidative stress. I think of this as the rusting or aging process. Water being tested with higher positive numbers indicates lower ability to reduce oxidative stress. The lower the number, the higher it’s ability to reduce oxidative stress. Therefore, if the number is a negative number, that is good and the higher the negative number the greater antioxidant ability of the water.
Our results- We gathered several different kinds of water: tap water, well water, several different bottled waters even bottled alkaline water etc… All the water we tested was proton rich. This was not a test for how filtered the water was. It was a test for the potential to reduce oxidative stress. In other words, it’s a test that measures if the water is electron rich, thus having the ability to get into the cell, hydrate and wash metabolic waste. Our results were startling. All the water we tested other than our structured water was between (positive) 44 and 120. Our structured water coming right from our machine got up to (negative) -66. When we let water from the machine sit for several hours, the numbers went down, indicating that the ORP drops with time.
Above I described how water in nature gets “structured” and takes on a DNA looking form. Only non chlorinated water can structure or become “living water”. Most of us aren’t drinking river water because of the contaminants. Even if we could drink river water, it usually doesn’t have a very high ORP. There are a few anomalies in the earth where water naturally has a high ORP. In these areas people tend to live longer. The only option most of us have for obtaining structured water is to purchase a structured water system. A structured water system has filtration built within it to remove chlorine. I prefer to run the water through a Multipure filter first, then run the filtered water through the structured system. We installed a Multipure filter under the sink and put the structured water system on top of the counter near the sink. This is our drinking water. The main sink faucet is free for other uses. For information on filtration see our article called Water Filtration. Multiple water systems can be found at cleanwater.healthinhand.info
How does the structured water system work? A vortex is created inside the system. The protons are flung off and a magnet plate system attracts the protons and collects the electrons. The oxygenated, electron rich water exits the machine from the faucet at the top of the machine. The acidic, proton rich waste water, exits from the tube at the bottom of the machine and empties into the sink. The end result is very clean and hydrating drinking water.
Where can I find structured water? There are only a few companies that produce structured water. We are using the Vollara water system. It’s a high quality stainless steel system with no replacement parts. There is no issue with water calcification with this unit. It has a self cleaning mechanism built within. We can offer a very good discount if we sell the units at our clinic instead of on line. This can happen if we purchase three systems at a time. The bulk purchasing allows us to take several hundred dollars off per unit and we translate that discount to you. The only way we can offer this discount is if they are pre ordered. We also have an on line web site. There are other items on the site besides the structured water. The web site is livingwater.healthinhand.info
Features of Vollara’s Living Water System
Direct Disc Ionization (DDI)— Uses a single platinum coated titanium disc electrode that ionizes water with the same effect as a multi-plated ionizing units. This system uses less precious metals than other machines and requires less maintenance.
Environmentally Friendly— Vollara Alkaline Ionized Water Machines are more energy efficient than other leading brands. They are designed to reduce materials needed and energy necessary to power the ionizer. In addition, the ionization disc is recyclable.
Optimal ORP— Alkaline Ionized Water Machine by Vollara produces optimal negative Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) with a higher flow rate that previous technology, such as electrolysis chambers.
Maximum Safety— Mineral scale causes platinum plating to wear away on solid plates, and less expensive mesh plates can have exposes titanium alloy. Because Vollara’s Alkaline Ionized Water Machine uses DDI, it eliminates the risk of heavy metals leaching into the water.
Continuous Power— Vollara’s patented constant power monitors the Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) level of your water source, and automatically adjusts the power to maintain constant pH levels. This unique water cooled power supply allows for continual operation without overheating. Conventional solid or mesh plate ionizers can only operate for a limited time before overheating and shutting down.
High Quality Filter— The dual filtration system removes chlorine and other contaminants from tap water and makes natural coral calcium available when water is acidic or soft. A carbon and sediment filter removes taste and odor from water, while the carbon and food grade sulfite filter ensures proper mineralization.
Living Water Ionizer— Sleek, modern “stainless steel” colored exterior will fit in with a modern kitchen design. Installation is quick and easy.
Long Life— With proper care and low-level maintenance, the Living Water unit provides a longer service than conventional plate units. Vollara also offers a 5 year warranty.
Water Range— The Alkaline Ionized Water Machine by Vollara can reach higher pH levels than other leading ionizer systems. With 8 different options, you can adjust the pH level on this machine from 4.0 strong acidic water to 11.0 strong alkaline water, with optimal drinking water options 8.5-9.5 pH.
Benefits of Living Water
- Digital reader that shows you when you reach the desired pH level.
- Achieves optimal ORP levels at a higher flow rate than other machines.
- Provides acid-buffering alkaline water for drinking and cooking, right from the faucet
- Produces strong acidic water for cleaning without chemicals
- Generates water with excellent negative Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) for increased antioxidant properties
- Easily installs to your existing faucet with no special plumbing