Originally published September 6 2008
The Importance of Water for Good Health
by Kevin Gianni
(NaturalNews) This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Water Secrets, which can be found at (http://www.renegadewatersecrets.com) . In this excerpt, David Wolfe shares on the importance of water.
Renegade Water Secrets with David Wolfe, author of the new book Amazing Grace and Eating for Beauty and many others.
Kevin: Well, David, I want to welcome you to this call. I'm excited to talk about what we're going to talk about today.
David: Thanks so much Kevin. It's going to be great. I think the subject matter at hand is probably the most critical of any health information out there.
Kevin: I'm excited about that. For those people who don't know who you are, why don't we just start and tell a little bit about how you got to where you are now and then we'll get into talking about water which is the subject of this conversation.
David: Well, a little bit of background. I was born originally on the East coast in New Jersey. Both my parents are medical doctors. I grew up inside the standard medical environment, mostly in my dad's office actually. I've seen that from the inside out that when I was a very young kid, maybe seven years old, we went to California, it was the first time I ate fruit off a tree. I think I became kind of a nature boy from that point on. Eventually when I got out of college I was looking for something to do and I had been doing raw food and developing kind of a diet program as a hobby on the side. Then gradually that became more and more of what I was doing as a career. I stepped out of the legal profession which is where I was headed and the engineering profession, which I was also headed in that direction too and actually into patent law which combines law and engineering. I got into nutrition full time and I've been doing that for about 14 or 15 years.
Kevin: That's great. Tonight we want to talk about water and there are so many places to start. Why don't we just start with the basis of why nutritionally we need water?
David: Water is the basis of all life. Ultimately there is no fire inside any living organism anywhere so if we look at what is going on in each cell we really see that each cell is a water bag. If we look at every cell in our body, in every plant, in every single living thing, it's just little water bags of little nutrients. Water is a primary substance of all life. We've heard the word hydration before. We know that hydration is critical to being healthy. We found out through Dr. Batmanghelidj's book, Your Body's Many Cries for Water, that most people's hunger pains are actually just thirst pains and if we can get each one of those little water bags hydrated then we're going to feel a whole lot better and we're going to detoxify a whole lot faster.
Kevin: What is the ideal level of hydration? I've heard so many different numbers; 90%, 60%, anywhere between there. What do you think is the ideal level?
David: You hear these numbers thrown around. The human body is 60% water, the human body is 80% water, the human brain is 93% water. I don't know how much any of that is true. We're basically water, secondarily fats and oil and it's probably an 80/20 thing. We're mostly water. 30% to 20% are fats and oils, proteins and other things on down the line but the key thing is how you're feeling about your own hydration. I really feel like I have done too much water at times. Literally drank myself until I was dehydrated and I've drank too little water as most of us have done. We've got to know the balance in between and that's something that we're going to work on here in this recording.
Kevin: Great, maybe this kind of leads into the next question, what is the goal when it comes to water? What are we looking for in terms of the benefits of health with water? It's more than just hydration, right?
David: That's right. In a world today with plastic bottles and all kinds of plastic everything, we've got to be aware that there are binders in plastic that are toxic to the human organism that actually are implicated in cancer, especially breast cancer and can interfere with hormones or hormone disrupters and therefore, probably as a good beginning, we want to either get on to well water and then filter it down right in our own home, right in the line where it's coming in or if we're on municipal water, we want to take that water and do the best we can to purify it so that it doesn't carry any contaminates in it and its either renewed or we get water delivered to us in glass, if possible or non out-gassing plastics. These are options. Having said all that, part of the way to actually make that water hydrate you is to realize that we're not really spring water on the inside... like the water bags which we call ourselves consists of water and salt. Therefore, we're more like an ocean on the inside and we may want to consider adding a pinch or two per gallon, maybe even more of sea salt to drinking water in order to maintain a balance of hydration.
Kevin: Now, I've heard that the mineral composition in our blood is very similar to ocean water. Is that true or is it chlorophyll?
David: That's what I've heard and here's how it relates. Ocean water is, from a mineral perspective, identical to chlorophyll which is identical to hemoglobin or our blood. So those three substances -- chlorophyll, our blood, and ocean water -- are identical with one exception and that is in ocean water the amount of sodium is drastically higher. In chlorophyll the amount of magnesium is drastically higher and in human blood the amount of iron is drastically higher. Other than that, all the other mineral ratios should be about the same.
Kevin: That's pretty incredible that there are similarities across the board.
David: I find it fascinating. When I look at the herbs, I look at the herbs as a giant water bag. It's like a giant cell and that cell is mostly salty because most of the oceans are filled with salt. Therefore, when we look at our own organism we have to consider that we're the salty ocean on the inside and therefore some salt with our water may be what's required in order to keep us hydrated.
Kevin: Salt in water can also help with regular bowl function, correct?
David: That's right. Dr. Norman Walker and Dr. Bernard Jensen, both of them spent about 60 to 65 years on that particular subject. That is, determining exactly what kinds of minerals are used in the digestive process and keeps our digestive organs healthy, meaning our stomach, small intestine and large intestine or colon and what they found out is that the small intestine and the large intestine require mineral salt in order to retain moisture in those environments to stop constipation and to allow bowel movements to occur regularly and for detoxification to happen smoothly.
Kevin: With the minerals in water, and there are so many different types of water -- distilled, spring, all these different types -- it sometimes gets so confusing. What are some of the minerals besides salt that we're looking for to get a full spectrum water?
David: That's a rare and great question. One of the minerals of course is silica. Silica is what gives water a kind of creamy smoothness. You'll see silica in spring waters in the way that the water kind of rolls on itself and then it becomes very hyper-organized and really just gets that almost mystical appearance especially when its very cold, when you actually tap that kind of water you discover that its silica content is high and if you want to know more about silica well you can just study crystals because crystals are made of silica.
Kevin: What are some of the nutritional benefits of silica?
David: Silica is extremely important for bone growth. We know that when we're young, we have a high silica content in our body and tissues. When we're old, we have a low silica content. We know that silica nutrition is important for anti-aging. In addition to that, silica wraps itself around or actually contains other minerals and those minerals are what we call high energy partials that are also found in water. Those are the minerals that respond to our consciousness. What that means is that if we bless water, it improves the water. We know that if we put intention into our water that it changes the structure of the water... We know this from Dr. Masaru Emoto's work and much metaphysical work before that. There's something in the water that's responding and it appears to be high energy particles that are held into the water by silica. That's where we are with the signs from all this and these high energy particles are often mostly misidentified where mainstream science is right now, but not where cutting edge science is.
Kevin: Really and what is that being identified as?
David: Well, mostly these high energy particles resist the cut/burn/poison chemical theory of science. That's how we test for everything, we cut it, we burn it, we poison it and then we analyze it and that theory causes certain types of matter to be left out of the equation. For example, if you put certain types of high energy particles through that theory, what you'll end up out on the other side is what is called carbon so it will be misidentified as carbon when in fact it was never carbon. It just appears to be carbon because it's black to spectrum emission and absorption so it appears to be black like charcoal but in fact it's not actually carbon. That's probably the best way to describe it. These minerals can also be misunderstood or misidentified as iron, aluminum and in fact silica as well.
Kevin: So the water actually can be living?
David: Well, water is a living thing. That's what makes the whole earth alive. Every single organism exists, in my perception, as a vehicle for the ennoblement of water into consciousness.
Kevin: Say that again.
David: Every organism exists as a vehicle for the ennoblement of water into consciousness. Let's say you go and you drink water from the spring. You brought that water into your organism. If in fact your body is a holy temple, then what you've done is you've brought the water in and nobled that water and made it part of your consciousness. That to me is really the fundamental understanding about water that changes it from something about: "I've just got to drink this to be hydrated" into more of the spiritual side of what water is about and what our role here is on the planet as storers of water instead of just drinkers of water.
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