"The thorough investigation of water therefore truly signifies the end of all monopolies, the end of all domination and the beginning of a socialism arising from the development of individualism in its most perfect form.” Viktor Schauberger
Cell hydration is important to youth and the key to good hydration is healthy cell membranes. Efficient blood flow throughout the brain is necessary to the evolution of higher intelligence – to keep brain cells from overheating. Along lecithin) to build up your nerve sheaths and cell membranes. The key to good hydration is healthy cell membranes. Omega 3 fatty acids are particularly important for bodybuilders because they assist the liver in breaking down protein from your diet to build muscle, enhancing testosterone levels, protecting joints while body building and increasing energy levels.
Glial cells contribute greatly to human intelligence and awareness (humanization), and so their health is vital. If one uses Dr. Batmanghelidj’s ideas in The Water Cure we see that cellular water uptake is part of the energy generation system of the cell, then because the glial and astrocytes in particular are high in in aquaporin channels glia are the hydropower factories of the brain. As such they must be infinitely valuable for providing memory, efficacy, and functionality of cognition, dexterity, movement, endurance, depth and integration of consciousness. One might say the brain is a water computer. Unfortunately much of what we do in cooked contemporary culture to destroy our living-water and dehydrate our bodies is contributing to mental-emotional decline through the drying up of our hydrolic brain.
At birth we are composed of 90% water but as we become an adult, the hydration level begins to drop to as low as 65% in men and 52% in women. The five quarts of blood coursing through your body are 90% water, and the rest of your body holds between fifty and eighty quarts of water. Both water intake and thirst sensitivity decline with age, and so does mental function. Many mental conditions and diseases are linked to brain dehydration causing the decreased the efficiency of transport into and out of cells. Since seventy-five percent of people are chronically dehydrated, it’s no wonder we are becoming demented. The brain is 85% water and is highly sensitive to changes in its water content. Thus drought management is a primary objective of the water regulatory systems that use histamine, PGE, vasopressin etc…to ensure microviscosity function.
Microstream flow regions surround microtubules require low viscosity for the transport of substances in solution. Microtubules act like drainage pipes in the cytosolic medium of the cell to draw water and create low viscosity regions around them. Microtubules are long hollow proteinaceous cylinders found in nearly all eukaryotic cells. In co-operation with other components of the cytoskeleton, microtubules are involved in several basic cellular processes as segregation of genetic material, intracellular transport, maintenance of cell shape, positioning of cell organelles, extracellular transport by means of cilia, and movement of cells by means of flagella and cilia.
Bound and Free Water—Since water is bound into the structural components of the cell, dehydration causes a disintegration of the cell framework. 60% of cell water is bound to molecules within the cell—that means only 40% of the water in the body is “free water.” In dehydration when viscosity is higher proteins and enzymes become less efficient. Dr. Batmanghelidj goes as far to say that chronic unintentional dehydration is the origin of most pain and degenerative diseases in the human body. “Chronic cellular dehydration painfully and prematurely kills. Its initial outward manifestations have until now been labeled as diseases of unknown origin.”
Here is the short list of things dehydration creates: Constipation, bad digestion, ulcers, GI tract problems, heart burn, allergies, asthma, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney failure, cancer, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, obesity, diabetes, sugar/carbo craving, depression, reduced intelligence and brain function, emotional and social problems, poor eyesight etc.
A major cause of cancer is the lack of “free water.” Down regulation of cell physiology due to dehydration could be responsible for irreversible cell damage and cancer initiation through the alteration of DNA/RNA. The ratio of extracellular to intracellular water content declines as we age. With less free water available in the cell viscosity increases, interfering with the efficiency of protein, peptide and enzyme conformation. Increased hydration allows for the ease of molecular construction and improved receptor function, while dehydration reduces the flexibility and functionality of amino acid chains. Therefore loss of free cell water means the protein and enzyme function necessary for metabolism and repair is down regulated. Acidosis is a condition of dehydration that leads to poor functioning of transport, enzyme reactions, and many other conditions that can lead to decline in functioning of the cells.
Furthermore, stress increases the demand for free cell water both through making the body more acid and increasing gluconeogenesis (the hydrolysis of fats and proteins for energy). We see therefore that during the catabolysis of fasting or weightloss we need more free cell water for the gluconeogenesis of the body tissue. Septic conditions coupled with chronic dehydration establishes stress physiology and stress itself causes cellular free water depletion. For neurotransmission and cation exchange at the cell membrane free water is necessary. Increasing free water raises the synthesis of cellular energy molecule ATP which is fuel for all the work in the body including the ion exchange pumps. When there is an ample supply of free electrons in the body more ATP is produced, adding to the energy level. Dehydration of the cell membrane down regulates the cation exchange pumps and hormone receptor activity of the neuroendocrine system.
Chronic dehydration associated with caffeinated beverages and alcohol consumption may contribute to neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis. When your pituitary gland gets dehydrated the vasopressin and other hormones it secretes are diminished. Vasopressin regulates the flow of water to the cells and intracellular spaces in your body. When this hormone reaches a cell membrane, it presses water through a filtration receptor one molecule at a time so that only water reaches and hydrates the cell. This is crucial because vital organs begin to fail without proper hydration, precipitating aging and even death.
The greater the dehydration the more water and bicarbonate secretory gland cells will need to cope with the drought and the “burden” of solid food digestion. The stress of the pancreas under chronic dehydration conditions may be one of the main contributing factors to pancreas cancer. Cooked food dehydrates the body further, due to the extra processing, cleanup, healing, storing of toxic waste and detoxification necessary. Thus cooked food is an exhaustive burden on the body's water resources...when we already don't regularly drink enough water free of the caffeine and other hydro-dysregulating agents. When you drink coffee the caffeine limits the secretion of vasopressin and keeps it from circulating. Thus, even though you are getting plenty of water with the coffee, your cells are not hydrating. Alcohol has a similar effect, which is why partying makes us thirsty. To counter this effect drink 1-2 glasses of water prior to your morning coffee and before bed to ensure hydration free of the vasopressin suppression. Eliminate table salt as much as possible. There is plenty of sodium in vegetables so you don’t need to add additional salt.
When a brain suffers from dehydration this causes it to shrink. The real cause of Alzheimer's and dementia could be chronic dehydration. The cure is in the prevention. It is so obvious - medications will not re-hydrate your brain. The solution to dehydration is simple: cool, clean water. Drink eight to ten eight-ounce glasses a day of pure distilled water, and you’ll be amazed at how many ailments disappear. Flanagan’s Mega H- Silica Hydride and ORMUS magnetic trap water are ultra hydrators…as is silicon rich glacial waters. Both Coconut oil and high silicon water and high magnesium water protect against Alzheimer's. High blood pressure is a sure sign of dehydration. Drinking the water sets the viscosity of the blood, if the blood is too thick this puts increased pressure on the kidneys. Coconut water is not only delicious and ultrahydrating, but it could be a viable natural solution to lowering your blood pressure as well as keeping you hydrated. Most of the time when an organ fails, it fails because of lack of hydration, oxygenation and circulation. Once you clean out the blood vessels and re-establish circulation, the organs will recover very quickly.
Humectants— Honey is a hygroscopic humectant, meaning that it attracts and helps retain skin moisture, hydrating your skin. Raw Manuka Honey and lemon juice in water amplifies its hydrating capacity. Red grapefruit juice and cayenne pepper increase the absorption of nutrients. Other humectant agents that act to increase the body’s water holding capacity include seaweed. Kelp acts to cleanse, hydrate and re-mineralize the body inside and out leaving it soft, smooth and toned. Ocean minerals are concentrated against the osmotic gradient to accumulate a much higher concentration of each mineral inside seaweed cells and intercellular spaces than in the surrounding seawater. This enables seaweeds to use water equilibrium mechanics to move materials in and out of their cells. Algin from seaweed has great therapeutic value as a heavy metal detoxifying agent. Using brown algae as part of an heavy metal removal treatment plan along with an increased daily water intake, as well as frequent hot baths and saunas with vigorous dry skin brushing before and after each bath or sauna.
Seaweeds also have significant amounts (1-3%) of Omega-3 fatty acids. Nori, in particular has 3% omega-3 fatty acids and large amounts of vitamins A and C. Microbes help with mineral processing and structure water, that is why cabbage cider etc...are so good, the bacteria structure the water.
Melatonin is abundant in many seaweeds, up to 1000 times the amounts found in land plants such as Feverfew and St. John’s Wort. The brain is especially susceptible to free radical attack since it is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and consumes very high amounts of oxygen. Melatonin is an antioxidant hormone that is widely used in medicine for protective and treatment purposes in cases of oxidative stress. Melatonin was able to protect against cardiolipin oxidation thereby reducing thyroid disease and aging. Because melatonin is a water and fat-soluble substance is a valuable antioxidant inside the cell membrane between bilayers. It strengthens the hydrogen bonding between the functional groups of both melatonin and the polar parts of lipids and/or water.
Hydrophilic Substances—Other hydrophilic substances that can be used for hydration of the body or soil include: Kelp, algae, polysaccharides from aloe, chia, glucomannon (Konjac root), buckwheat goop and silicon from horsetail, bamboo, nettle, oatstraw, diatomaceous earth and clay. Hydrophilic amino acids include serine, threonine, cysteine, tyrosine, aspargine and glutamine. Take inositol and zinc supplementation together when you are in acidosis. Inositol can help balance electrical charges and functioning in brain cells.
Omega 3 essential fatty acids improve cell membrane functioning, helping to improve cellular transport and ATP production.
Supplement with Magnesium-Potassium Chelates 500 mg daily, as they are often depleted in dehydration.
Trimethylglycine (TMG) is also called glycine betaine has three methyl groups attached to each molecule of glycine. TMG was discovered to improve membrane potential and to hasten the conversion of homocysteine back to methionine.
Alpha lipoic acid improves membrane potential, including mitochondrial membrane potential, is essential for the production of cellular energy in the form of ATP and reduces reduces lipofuscin accumulation in the brain. As an antioxidant Alpha-lipoic acid seems to help prevent certain kinds of cell damage in the body, and also restores vitamin levels such as vitamin E and vitamin C. What makes alpha lipoic acid unique is that it functions in water and fat, unlike the more common antioxidants vitamins C and E. Take Alpha lipoic along with Ester Vitamin C for antioxidant protection to the lipids in the cell membrane to preserve their hydration capacity.
Moisturizing skin humectants that deliver hydration directly to the skin cells include: glycerin, hyaluronic acid, alpha-hydroxy acids, sodium PCA, urea, honey, sorbitol and lactic acid. Hyaluronic Acid - Can bind up to a 1,000 times its own weight in moisture.