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Thursday, November 23 2023

Dr. Gerald Pollack has a PhD in biomedical engineering and is a professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Journal Water, and convener of the Annual Conference on the Physics, Chemistry, and Biology of Water. He is the executive director of the Institute for Venture Science. His interests have ranged broadly from biological motion and cell biology to the interaction of biological surfaces with aqueous solutions like water. In 2001, he wrote his second book named Cells, Gels, and the Engines of Life and in 2022 wrote his third book: The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid and Vapor.

Two decades ago, Dr. Pollack met with Dr. Gilbert Ling, another biologist who had started the idea that water in our cells was “structured” and had written much about that in many papers and books. Many think he should have won a Nobel prize for his work and Professor Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, who discovered vitamin C, said “Dr. Ling is one of the most inventive biochemists I have ever met”. Ling, who passed away in 2019 just short of his 100th birthday, spent his career questioning the sodium-potassium pump theory on how cells exchange materials. This “sacred cow” idea in physiology caused him to lose stature in his field later in life, but he persisted over many years and came up with a new theory called The Association-Induction Hypothesis. This theory proposed that it was the special “structured” arrangement of proteins and water that account for the molecular activities of the cell and not the pumps and channels of the membrane that is a foundation of cell physiology. Although Ling lost his professorship in 1988 because of his radical thinking, Raymond Damadian, the inventor of the first MRI machine, credits Ling’s work with his ability to invent the MRI. Pollack’s second book Cells, Gels, and the Engines of Life is according to Pollack, a simplification of the writings of Ling and served as an inspiration to Pollack to study the properties of water in cells for the next 20 years. According to Pollack and his research, Ling said water was stacked in positive and negative poles, but what he found was different from what Ling described. If Ling was correct, the cell would have a neutral polarity, but what Pollack found was that the cell had a negative charge. The reason for this was that even though the cell contains water, which is H20, which is neutral, more negative OH ions were near the membrane and more positive H (hydrogen) ions were outside what Pollack calls the exclusion zone. This exclusion zone wasn’t H2O, but really H3O2, had a negative charge, and acted more like a gel or plasma form of water. The water in cells was structured to some extent like Ling said, but not quite the same way. Since Pollack was seeing that there was a negatively charge zone in the cell along with a positively charged zone, he surmised that each cell could act like a battery and in fact he proved this by placing small electrodes in each area and saw that the cell was able to power a LED light. Conversely when a light was placed near the cell the exclusion zone of H3O2 grew in diameter and when a light was removed, the exclusion zone diminished in size. This is especially true with the application of infrared light which we know is important to the mitochondria of the cell. This information gives further validation that we thrive in light much like plants do. This exclusion zone can be seen in this photograph.

Another property of exclusion zone water is its slipperiness. In an experiment where tiny hydrophilic spheres were placed in a cell the exclusion zone expanded by a few millimeters away from the spheres. Accordingly, this would explain how red blood cells are able to easily squeeze through capillaries half the size of the red blood cell. The exclusion zone on the inner membrane of the capillary and the exclusion zone on the outside of the red blood cell each with a negative charge, together create this slippery contact that repel each other and allow the red blood cell to slip through. This helps to explain why the heart is not the only mechanism for pushing blood through the body. In a previous newsletter Is Your Heart Just a Pump?, based on a book by Dr. Thomas Cowen, he challenges the idea that the heart muscle is capable of pushing blood through the tens of thousands of miles of capillaries throughout the body. Perhaps Pollack’s discovery is the answer to this question.

Pollack calls exclusion zone water EZ water for simplicity’s sake. Some people use the term ExW for electrically expanded water to describe the same thing. In either case, proof of the existence of this fourth phase of water gives greater understanding of how our cells work. We live and die at the cellular level so understanding this idea gives us a step up in how to solve illness in the body. Do sick people have less EZ water in them? If they do, could this be a reason why even eating right or taking the right medication or supplements fail to work in some people? Is there a lack of EZ water along the inner capillaries that bring nutrients to the far reaches of the body, an injured area, the heart, and the brain? Is it possible that this knowledge could prevent strokes and improve blood flow through stents? From the above photograph you can see how the exclusion zone water pushed the bulk water or positively charged particles to the right. Is it possible that a lack of exclusion zone water would result in a failure to push positively charged toxins out of the cell and the body would have trouble detoxifying?

Final Thoughts

We often hear we should drink more water. It’s good advice. However, it makes a bigger difference if we can convert that water into EZ water. Being exposed to infrared light helps and so does eating fruits and vegetables or juicing them because EZ water exists within the cell walls of fruits and vegetables. Grounding ourselves by having our skin in contact with the earth or swimming in a lake or the ocean is another way of creating EZ water within us because the earth is a negative polarity charge, and it serves as a conductor of negative ions. According to Pollack although it needs to be researched more, being in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, drinking water from an underground spring or water having been put through a vortex most likely can create more exclusion zone water in us. If you would like to listen to a 24-minute TED talk on water by Dr. Pollack, click on this.

There is one more way you can create EZ water. However, you will have to wait until next month to find out how.

If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water” Loren Eiseley

Happy Thanksgiving!

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