Drinking habits

Our body consists of about 65 percent water. One of the greatest dangers is that there is a lack of water in the cellular functions as a result of marginal feeling thirst and correspondingly less water; and with increasing age dehydration can arise on accountof insufficient intake of liquids. This can go so far that even the cell membrane processes decline and ultimately slacken, that the toxins are no longer eliminated as a result of insufficient water supply, and the elasticity of the cells declines more and more. There is no system in the body, no cells and no inttercellular cavity which would not be dependent on water. Moreover, we should be aware that the cells constantly lose a bit of water during the ageing of our organism. Thereby the structure of the cells is less fluid, they increasingly crystallize and and are less adaptive. But interestingly enough you can perceive that the brain undergoes the reverse process: the brain's water content increases with age. This also shows us that a person can be active and creative, continue to train his/her brain, and therefore still be able to deal with exacting demands. Let's consider some of the tasks of water in the body:

  • supplying all cells and tissue with water in the right quantity and quality
  • the regulation of osmotic pressure in the third spaces
  • co-operation in the regulation of the electrolyte metabolism
  • the regulation of the acid-base metabolism
  • reaction mechanism in chemical processes
  • solvent in water-soluble substances
  • cleansing of the body
  • transportmedium
  • temperature regulation

The average water loss - through respiration, skin respiration, urine and stool - and the water turnover of a Central European amounts to 2,4 titers. This has to be re-compensated by the body via the water in food (e.g. fruit and vegetables) and the water that is created through the metabolism. It follows that the most minimal water intake of an adult should amount to about 1.5 liters per day.

The increased output of water through sweating, hard labor, sports, etc. has to be compensated through increased drinking. Normally a stronger feeling of thirst is noticeable. If this is not the case, health disturbances will soon crop up.

An important faktor of orderly acid-base-metabolism is the optimum pH-Value of the blood (7,4). The blood is then neutral to slightly alkaline. Metabolic disorders result from deviations from this mean value. The kidney is a factor, which ensures this constant. For instance, if it has a latent functional disturbance and this results in diminished water discharge, the pH value sinks and hyperacidity ensues. That's why water content and acid-base metabolism are closely linked with one another. Since the acid production exceeds the absorption of base in our nutrition and habits, the surplus H+ ions (hydrogen ions) must be eliminated by the kidneys. If this does not happen, shifts in the acid-base balance arise. This balance is then restored through the other compensation mechanisms. This can be effected through the buffering of the H+ ions by means of calcium and magnesium, which is above all removed from the bones and teeth. In the worst case, bad teeth and even osteoporosis can develop as a result.

You should know that the so-called drinking water (tap water) we use on a daily basis has to be treated or the water works has to assure us of the drinking water qualitiy. It is contaminated by bacteria, fungi and viruses, as well as by industrially-manufactured toxins - no matter whether they are fungal, weed, snail or insect toxins, or inorganic waste products, such as arsenic, asbestos and heavy metals. In addition there is also radioactive substances that enter into the ground water, such as plutonium, radium and strontium 90. In order to guarantee the quality there are the so-called limit and guide values, which are valid in Germany and are supposed to guarantee us that no deleterious influences emerge, whereby in some cases (e.g. chlorination of water) the water works are allowed a certain amount of freedom if a danger is looming as a result of bacteria or other contamination. There's not enough space in this book to illustrate the dispute concerning these limiting values. It's certainly an advantage that there are any limiting values at all; according to WHO estimates, about 25.000 people die as a result of contaminated water every year in many countries without such colntrol values and control functions.

Nevertheless we must make clear, that water functions as an energetic information carrier and chemical compound carrier. In this context, bear in mind that we absorb these burdening substances - which are also to be found in the smallest areas - throughout our entire life. Moreover we must bear in mind that the limiting values for individual substances are fixed, but the interactions of the substances among one another have never been examined.

There is a simple chemical test which many healing practitioners and physicians conduct in ther practices, the STS heavy metal test, which provides information concerning how many hevy metals in ppm (pats per million) a liquid contains. In my practice, I offered this test to all patients in order to check the water. But since I have examined the water from more than a hundred different people and without exception had to determine a heavy metal burden of usually 5 ppm, I now only do so at the request of the patient in order to spare him/her the expenses.

From a biophysical viewpoint, drinking water quality is oriented to three mesurable values. The pH value, the RH2 value and the R value: The pH value, the degree of acidity, should lie a bit under 7 in the ideal case. The RH2 value is the ability of the water to react chemically with contained substances and thereby to reduce i.e. to gain or to oxidize additional electrons - to release electrons. The lower this value is, the more electrons the water contains. On a scale of 0 to 43, the neutral RH2 value would lie at 28, and a more ideal value would be in the direction of 22. The R value is the most important value. It is the electric resistance of the water measured in ohm. This is defined by the overall amount of minerals in water. The more minerals contained in the water, the lower the ohm value. And of course vice versa: the less minerals the water contains, the higher the resistance; and this value should be far above 1.000 Ohm.

Therefore pure water hardly conducts electricity at all; the electricity can only flow if many ions are in the water. As a comparison: Seawater has the highest conductivity, followed by some mineral waters. Under this aspect, if they are not individually prescribed on a short-time basis for cure-related reasons, they can have an enormously damaging effect on the body. Pure water has a very high resistance - up to 10.000 and 20.000 Ohm and more. However drinking water should have at least 6.000 Ohm. Municipal tap water lies at 2.000 Ohm and lower. Since it is already charged, it hardly has the ability to bind with wastes in the body; indeed, it is already bonded with minerals, whereby it loses the essential ability to detoxify. Only a few healing and mineral waters have the required value, such as "Haderheckwasser" from Königstein, Volvis and Spa from Belgium (this has ca. 17.000 Ohm). The best that I have found is the PLOSE water from the South Tyrolian high Alps with 28.000 Ohm. The only alternative known to me is a remote osmosis device that purifies your tap water. It's an expensive investment, but keep in mind that such a device produces about 20 -25 liters daily. Therefore the investment is soon worth it for a 3-4 head family.

Never underestimate the effect of pure water and its detoxification ability. Especially with regard to severe illnesses which burden your immune system, cancer or other diseases, you should not drink normal tap water or mineral water under any circumstances; you should also avoid water filled in plastic bottles. In my opinion, since water has a highly soluble effect, plastic softening agents are virtually always able to be found in the bottles. Sometimes I even tested benzene in the water from these bottles.

Above all, you should take the minimum amount during therapy. I require that my patients drink 2 liters of pure still water per day, because we particularly put an enormous amount of toxins into circulation through the Bicom resonance, and the body requires liquid quantity to be able to eliminate these toxins; otherwise they would settle somewhere else. Of course, depending on the illness you can also drink special beverages, but you should become accustomed to drinking 1,5 liters of pure water daily - even if you are not undergoing any therapy. Tea and coffee are absolutely not included since they are stimulants. You will notice the difference. Especially in the beginning - for ca. six weeks, until the acclimatization period is over - you will have to pass water quite frequently. This is a "flood-out" effect. Later the body will have this regulation under control, and you will once again aquire your natural thirst; and after these six to eight weeks you will develop the feeling that you really need to drink pure water as well as to eat food normally. Even if it's difficult in the beginning: try to achieve the stated quantities, your body will thank you for it.

from Parasites - the hidden cause of many diseases
by A. E. Baklayan. Dr. Clark Research Association, CH, 2005

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