In Dr Gabriel Cousens book, Spiritual Nutrition, he talks about the fact that water high in hydrogen is high in electrons and works as a powerful antioxidant. The most natural and healing water is the most hydrogen donating water. Could that have been a foreshadowing to the current hydrogen water craze? Let me not get ahead of myself here.
Water Is Life
We have to drink to remain hydrated. The human adult body is 2/3 water, basically 50% of our body weight. This is exactly why I say to drink half your body weight in ounces of water daily so we can make sure to maintain the balance. We are constantly losing water daily through sweat, digestion and breathing. 85% of the brain is water and when the brain starts to dehydrate, the neurons dehydrate and shrink. This is a significant contributor to senility.
Water is a universal antioxidant, or should I say the right water. The high electron charge of healthy water brings electrons into the system so they are able to destroy free radical activity, according to Dr Gabriel Cousens.
When you’re dehydrated you may get stomach pain. The cells in the lining of the stomach need to be hydrated and flushed between meals to get rid of the acids. Joint pain is another symptom of dehydration. Joints are lubricated by water. Sciatica pain sufferers, read this closely. If you have muscle spasms, pay attention. After a few days of rehydration, pressure on the nerves begin to alleviate.
Some other symptoms besides stomach pain, sciatica pain and muscle spasms that you may want to be aware of are:
- Heart pain
- Toxic build up
- Dry tongue
One of the main causes of death in airplanes is dehydration, which causes clots in the legs, which can then migrate to the lungs as pulmonary embolism.
A study at the University of Washington showed that drinking 5 glasses of water a day decreases the risk of colon cancer by 35%, the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and the risk of bladder cancer by 50%.
Water is like our vibranium or like the heart shaped herb (if you’ve seen the Black Panther movie, you know what I mean). This is our super power to keep us healthy. Water holds information and when distilled, the information is erased. Because of this we can bless the water and charge the water with crystals. We can even play classical music for the water, which changes the formation of the cells of the water to these beautiful geometrical shapes, which are said to mean the water is in alignment with a healing frequency. This does not happen with polluted tap water or chlorinated water.
Ok, so you’re up on not drinking tap, but you’re not sure which type of water is the best water and Dr Cousens basically endorsed water high in hydrogen. Hydrogen water is the new big thing in the wellness world right now and has been in Japan since the 1960s. It’s water infused with more hydrogen. And here you thought water was just H2O. I’m telling you my friends, as you are busy running your lives, there are people out here running with ideas and advancing technology – some good and some bad. Let’s see if we can sort out this water confusion.
The makers of hydrogen water brands here in the U.S. claim that the water increases energy, aids in rapid muscle recovery, boosts endurance, reduces lactic acid, and reduces fatigue. In Japan people are bathing in it.
It’s accessible too. You can get $2 hydrogen pouches, a $1,000 hydrogen infusing machine, or $60 hydrogen tablets so you can have this water on the go and at home.
Cameron Moore says the creators of hydrogen water cannot make better water than God, the original Creator of water.
I recently went to a workshop where Cameron Moore from Beyond Vegan Lifestyle made some interesting comments about water. On a follow up call with him this week, he reiterated that hydrogen water has a small sampling to prove its benefits and risk, whereas the sampling of spring water is from the beginning of time. There is no contest. People skeptical of hydrogen water have echoed the same sentiment saying there are not enough studies done to prove its efficacy.
Let me explain who Cameron is and why we care about what he has to say. Cameron has a chemistry background and was trained in commercial water treatment. Why? Why does anyone get trained in that? Well, he actually owned a water company called Avita, which was so good that Dr Sebi called him to supply tons of cases of this water to his patients in the retreat center in Honduras. Avita’s water came from an artesian well, a confined aquifer that had no exposure to the outside world so it was crisp, clean, pure natural spring water formed by God as Cameron likes to say. Cameron is such a huge fan of spring water that he recommends it to his clients on his Dr Sebi inspired nutrition program because of the mineral content in the water. The bonus is the fact that it’s naturally alkaline. The alkalinity of the water is a byproduct of the minerals.
If you agree with Cameron regarding hydrogen infused water, there are other options. Natural acids, like lemons, limes, apple cider vinegar, and grapefruit are high in electron donating hydrogen. That’s why we love to add them to water to make water more hydrating.
Beyond hydrogen water and spring water is geothermal water, which is naturally heated mineral water (aka hot springs, which we know to be healing waters). This thermal water is infused with rich minerals. Soaking in the water has health benefits, including stress and pain relief, increased blood circulation and has been known to improve sleep patterns.
Starkey Spring water is a great example of this. It’s from a protected geothermal spring in the Idaho Mountains. It comes from more than 2 miles deep in the Earth so the water is pure. It’s naturally alkaline at a 9.6 pH level. If you want to taste the difference, try drinking this water for a week and going back to your old water. You won’t like the taste. This company was bought by Whole Foods so they have exclusive distribution.
According to Dr Cousens, healthy water increases alkalinity of the extracellular fluid. Inside the cell is acidic and outside is alkaline and this is a healthy balance. He says alkaline water disrupts this balance and ages the body. However, there are natural spring waters with a high pH (alkaline) so I’m not too sure about that statement. However, I have heard from herbalists who say that alkaline water is not the best water and when it is super high it can be dangerous which sounds like it’s in line with Dr Gabriel Cousens ideology about the fact that it disrupts that natural balance of acid and alkaline in and outside of the cells. Naturopathic Doctor Robert Morse says alkaline water can create alkalosis, which is when the body is too alkaline. The way he explains it is that the body is always moving towards homeostasis so if you drink 11 pH water and your body is naturally at 7, then you raise your blood pH level beyond where it needs to be for balance.
If you were wondering, the symptoms of alkalosis are:
- Hand tremors
- Muscle twitching
- Prolonged muscle spasms
Should you worry about this? I wouldn’t. If you stick to spring water, which is naturally alkaline, good. It’s rare for people, especially people living in America, to be too alkaline.
Deuterium Depleted Water
Have you heard of this water before? I went to a workshop and a doctor mentioned that this water was popular in Denmark and made by an American named John Ellis. Why is it popular in Denmark? Well, apparently it’s showing promise for cancer patients.
All water contains deuterium, which is called heavy hydrogen water because the nucleus has twice the mass of ordinary hydrogen. Deuterium depleted water is water made from a process that removes deuterium. This water is called light water. Click here to see how it works explained by John Ellis himself. The theory that research is showing so far is that this light water can protect against mutation and protect DNA from radiation, which is why it’s helpful for cancer patients.
Seems interesting that this water light on the hydrogen would help protect against mutation while heavy hydrogen water is considered an antioxidant. Almost seems like these two things conflict. I reconcile it this way. Deuterium depleted water is made by a process and this water helps people who are sick and using unnatural techniques to kill the cancer cells, which also kill healthy cells. This light water just makes the effects not so bad. So you’re using unnatural means to alleviate the negative symptoms of unnatural techniques. If you’re in this emergency situation, it’s worth knowing about. For the rest of us just trying to live healthier lives, spring water is what we need.
Let me know your thoughts below. What do you think is the best water to drink?