Water sustains all forms of life, including human life. The Chinese
character "sea" consists of three parts, namely water,
man and mother. In other words, sea is the mother of mankind.
Although water is all around us, it is one of the most mysterious
substances on this planet. Scientists are still discovering amazing
facts about water.
Most substances are lightest in the gas state, heavier in the
liquid state and heaviest in solid form. However, water gets lighter
in its solid form than in its liquid form, that's why ice floats
in water. If water didn't have this mysterious property, lakes
and ponds would freeze from the bottom up in the cold of winter,
killing all living things within them. One can appreciate the
great wisdom of the Creator in the preservation of life. Water
not only sustains life, but also protects it.
More than 70% of our body weight is water; that translates into
about 10 gallons of water for a person of 120 lbs. It is very
important to have a good understanding of water and to drink the
right kind of water. Water is a strong solvent; therefore, it
carries many invisible ingredients: minerals, oxygen, nutrients,
waste products, pollutants, etc. Sea water is salty because, through
eons, it dissolved minerals and salts from the mountains and carried
them down stream to the ocean. Inside the human body, blood (90%
of which is water) circulates throughout the body distributing
nutrients and oxygen, and collecting wastes and carbon dioxides,
delivering them to the disposal organs. If water was not a strong
solvent, it could not perform these functions.
Water molecule is H2O; that is two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen
atom stuck together. The shape of the water molecule is like a
Mickey Mouse face; the head is oxygen and the two ears are hydrogen
1). Since oxygen is electrically negative and hydrogen is positive,
the water molecule is electrically polarized. For this reason,
a water molecule cannot exist independently; it must combine with
other water molecules to form a five- or six-sided structure called
a water cluster
2). In lower temperatures, most of the structures are hexagonal;
therefore, snow flakes are hexagonal.
In distilled water, at room temperature, one out of 10 million
(1 in 107) water molecules is ionized. When a water molecule is
ionized, it is split into hydrogen ions H+ and hydroxyl ions OH-.
Neutral water means that the number of hydrogen ions equals the
number of hydroxyl ions in a container. The number is 10-7 times
the entire number of water molecules in that container (that number
we will call N). We abbreviate this by saying that the water has
a pH value of 72).
Acid water has a larger number of hydrogen ions than that of
hydroxyl ions. For example, the number of hydrogen ions in acid
water, with a pH value of 4, is 10-4 times N, and that of hydroxyl
ion is 10-10 times N. The law of nature is such that the exponents
must add up to 14 (4+10). The number of hydrogen ions in alkaline
water, with a pH value of 9, is 10-9 times N, and that of hydroxyl
ion is 10-5 times N. Note that 10-5 is larger than 10-9 by 10,000
times and, again, 5+9 is 14. Because the exponents must add up
to 14, pH value of 7 is considered neutral. Since the value of
pOH is 14 minus the value of pH, we don't measure nor mention
its value; it will be known once the pH value is known. For that
reason, there are only pH meters and no pOH measuring instruments.
Since alkaline water has more OH-s than H+s, there are more oxygen
atoms in it than in neutral water; that's why alkaline water is
sometimes called oxygen rich water. In the same manner, acid water
is oxygen deficient water. An interesting trivial fact is that
there are approximately 1025 H2O molecules in a 10 ounce glass
of water. If that water has a pH value of 10, there are approximately
1021 hydroxyl ions (OH-) and approximately 1015 hydrogen ions
(H+). The number of hydrogen ions is one millionth of that of
hydroxyl ions, which is negligible.
It is this abundant amount of hydroxyl ions that neutralizes
acid hydrogen ions in our body to reduce the accumulated acid
wastes, thus reversing the aging process.