Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) February 27, 2014
Nearly all available information on the water content of the human body puts the number at 60 to 70 percent, a little more for children and a little less for the elderly. According to recent findings by Gerald Pollack, PhD, Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington, the actual water content may be as high as 99%. Polack believes that this revised figure could alter the prevailing view of the processes through which diseases occur.
Pollack made the statement during a guest appearance on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water syndicated radio show on Voice America, while being interviewed by Sharon Kleyne on the show of February 17, 2014.
The globally syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio show, with host Sharon Kleyne, is heard on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes. Kleyne is also Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research, a water and health research and product development center. Natures Tears® EyeMist®, a 100% pure water mist, is the Research Center’s global signature product for dry eyes.
Gerald Pollack, PhD, is a Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington. Dr. Pollack has been studying the physical make-up of water, and water’s utilization by the human body for ten years. Dr. Pollack’s latest book is The Fourth Phase of Water (Ebner & Sons, 2013).
The previous 60 to 70 percent estimate of the human body’s water content, according to Pollack, was based on the volume of water contained in the body as a percentage of the body’s total volume. Pollack made his revised estimate based on the percentage of individual water molecules in the body, compared to the total number of molecules. By the molecule method of calculation, the human body’s water percentage becomes a whopping 99%.
Pollack became interested in water while studying the physiology and biochemistry of muscles. Pollack noticed that the number one constituent chemical by far in human muscle tissue is water. He become concerned that researchers who study muscles tend to overlook the effect of water on muscle functioning.
The assertion by Pollack that water is more important to the human body than previously realized supports Sharon Kleyne’s theory that the lack of adequate water in the body, also known as “dehydration,” is ultimately responsible for most disease processes. Kleyne and Pollack agreed that it makes little sense to study disease and body functioning without including water in the equation.
Dr. Pollack is best known as the discoverer of “fourth phase of water” or “structured water,” in addition to water’s solid, liquid and vapor phases. The fourth phase is midway between ice and liquid in which there is organized molecule structure but the water remains warm and liquid. The very thin layers of water that cling to the surfaces of other substances is usually structured water. Dr. Pollack theorizes that the water inside our body cells is mostly structured water and that since the behavior of structured water differs from the behavior or other phases of water, our understanding of the functioning of many body parts might need to be revisited.
Recent discoveries about the structure and behavior or water, including Dr. Pollack’s remarkable discovery, underscore Sharon Kleyne’s assertion that in the human quest to understand water as the basis of all life on earth, there remains much to be learned. A previous guest of Kleyne’s, Shui-Yin Lo, :PhD, reported in February, 2012 on a newly discovered “phase” or tendency of water called “stable water clusters.” Kleyne also cites the recent discovery of “sub-glacial water” in Antarctica that remains liquid despite temperatures well below freezing.
Dr. Pollack agreed with Sharon Kleyne that the best way to maintain health is to drink eight to ten glasses of pure water each day, in addition to all other liquid intake. Dr. Pollack noted that the natural mineral content of the water we drink is important because minerals tends to generate structured water, which he believes is more readily absorbed by body cells than regular unstructured liquid water.