“Water is life’s mater and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water. ”
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Hungarian Biochemist Nobel Prize in Medicine, 1937
Water is really an enigma to most people. They know they need it, but they don’t seem to know why or in what form. I’d like to have a dime for every time I’ve heard that “water is water.” Well, I can assure you that while it may all look the same, it is definitely – and conclusively – not all the same. And, here’s what I mean.
Healing is Voltage
Dr. Jerry Tennant gets down to the nitty- gritty regarding pH and the “body electric.” By acknowledging that pH is really a measurement of voltage, he gives the following example: “One measures the voltage of the solution with a sophisticated voltmeter. By convention, if the solution is an electron donor, one puts a minus sign in front of the voltage. If, however, the solution is an electron stealer, one puts a + in front of the voltage. For example, if your pH voltmeter measures + 150 millivolts, it means that the solution is an electron stealer with 150 millivolts of stealing power. If your pH voltmeter measures —200 millivolts, it means that the solution is an electron donor with 200 millivolts of donating power.”
Water has electrical energy that can be measured in millivolts (no, you won’t be electrocuted), and that capacity for electrical charge can be positive or negative and lost or gained over time. What is imperative to understand here is that positively charged hydrogen atoms or ions (H+) make water acidic, while a hydrogen atom that bonds with an oxygen atom produces a negatively charged (OH-) molecule of water that is alkaline. The science goes way beyond what we care to pursue, but this is what you need to know.
The positive or negative characteristics of water are called the oxidation reduction potential (ORP) because of their ability to promote or neutralize free radicals in the body. Acid and alkaline are always at war within us and, because we constantly overload our systems with acid food and drinks (the H+ positive hydrogen ions) – acid usually wins and our bodies become acidic over time (read cancer). Conversely, if we concentrate on eating foods and drinking water with negative hydroxyl ions (OH-), we increase the negative charge or negative oxidation reduction potential. These OH- ions then bind to the H+ (acidic) ions to neutralize the free radicals that cause the “rusting” or “rotting” of the human internal terrain.
Increasing the alkalinity leads to decreasing the oxidation. The effects of free radicals or oxidation of the cells can be better described as hepatitis, cirrhosis and cancer in the liver; pancreatitis, diabetes and cancer in the pancreas; and nephritis, nephrosis and cancer in the kidneys. While all are bad, do you see the common denominator to all of these? Yes, it’s cancer.
Now, here comes the really important part. Dr. Jerry states, “We maintain our health and heal primarily by making new cells. To make a new cell requires a voltage of -50 mV”
I know this is getting a little long and involved, but it is imperative for us to get a true understanding of how this fits into the “ionized water” schematic. So, lets listen to the good Doctor’s analogy: “Now, lets consider my thumb. My thumb is running at a voltage of-25mV. It is pink, feels fine and works well. Now, I hit it with a hammer. The thumb is red, swollen, hot, and has a pulsing pain. It has automatically gone to -50 mV. This is necessary to make new cells needed to replace the ones I damaged with the hammer. At -50 mV, blood vessels dilate and dump raw materials such as proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, etc. into the neighborhood. I need these raw materials to build new cells. I also need —50 mV to have the energy to turn these raw materials into new cells.
“As soon as I finish making enough cells to replace those I damaged with the hammer, my thumb goes back to -25 mV. It is normal and I am happy. Now, lets assume that I ran out of voltage before I was able to make enough new cells to replace those I injured with a hammer. My voltage dropped to —10 mV. Now, I am stuck in chronic disease. I cannot heal unless I can make new cells. I cannot make new cells unless I have -50 mV and all the raw materials I need to make new cells. In chronic disease, my thumb hurts all the time, it is white, and doesn’t work very well.
“Without the ability to achieve -50 mV and the necessary materials to make new cells, you cannot maintain your health and you suffer aging and chronic disease. You also are unable to repair injuries so they can also lead to chronic disease. You don’t need drugs to heal. You need to make new cells that work to heal. To make good cells, you need voltage and a good diet. You also need to remove toxins from your body that damage cells and make you obese.”
Okay, let’s summarize. We need -50 mV to heal – not drugs. We need voltage, a good diet, and detoxification. By George, I think we’ve got it! We are vindicated and validated by another great doctor. Understand here that the —50 mV to heal simply does not magically appear. No, it comes from alkaline pH, flooding the body with those billions of antioxidants (hydroxyl ions) — that highly negative charge (mV) – that neutralizes the free radicals within the body and brings with it the surge of alkalinity. Yes, folks, I’m talking about Electrolyzed reduced water (ERW) . And, specifically, the “right kind” of Electrolyzed reduced water (ERW) . This is real science – that stuff that the “proof is in the pudding” is made of.