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STRUCTURED WATER RESEARCH MAY LEAD TO MORE EFFECTIVE TREATMENT OF DIALYSIS PATIENTS
By Suzanne Forcese
It was one of those Eureka! moments when Toronto's Dr. Ramon Gokal, MD; FRCP; FASN Nephrologist; Professor Emeritus of Medicine (University of Manchester), stepped out of his morning shower. Simultaneously, he stepped out of retirement into initiating a joint venture with colleagues in Manchester University and non-profit organization, Natural Action Foundation to oversee trials on patients in renal failure.
All diseases of the modern era are related to chronic dehydration, inflammation and the inability to remove toxins from the body through perspiration, urination, excretion and breathing. All processes are dependent on water. The 'aha' moment for Dr. Gokal came in realizing that water holds the key in treating kidney disease.
In an interview with WaterToday, Dr. Gokal spoke of the immense suffering of patients with kidney disease where treatment options have not significantly advanced in the past 35 years. "The kidneys are the load bearers of our environment. When the liver struggles to filter our blood and produce the proper enzymes, the problems and toxic load goes up in the body." The kidneys step up and keep us well." Approximately 80 litres of fluid is filtered from the blood into the kidneys and about 2 litres is eliminated through the urine every day. When the kidneys are unable to filter blood, excrete impurities, maintain pH balance, and maintain hormonal function the impurities build up and renal failure is the result. When the kidneys are functioning at 5-10% life is endangered.
Dr. Gokal combines alternative therapies, such as Ayurvedic medicine, based on ancient wisdom with modern scientific advances in managing disease, and the prevention of adverse health. "There is an awakening occurring now in the medical community. Physicians are beginning to understand that there is more than just prescription medication. They are looking at things such as food, water, meditation, yoga, for example." It was exactly that marriage of techniques that prompted his re-evaluation of water in the treatment of renal failure.
Patients on dialysis are subjected to haemodialysis 3 times per week, a treatment that exposes blood directly to 150 litres of water for each treatment. In addition, 20 litres of dialysate fluid prepared from water is infused into the blood stream. The infused fluid distributes into the blood stream and some into the cells.
"I know the water used is said to be pure," Dr. Gokal said, "biologically pure and adjusted to the proper pH and electrolytes, but nephrologists and dialysis experts will tell you that this water is not quite right - there is something missing."
Dr. Gokal is looking at what is referred to as "structured" water. He plans to introduce structured water into the dialysis fluids and is expecting to see dramatic results. Dr. Gokal spoke of the Gas Discharge Visualization system (GDV) which acts like an advanced kirlian camera invented by Dr. Konstantin Korotkov as the only testing done on a human patient that he is aware of to date. The GDV, a bio-photonic imaging technology that takes energetic readings has shown the improvements of structured water on a patient with kidney disease. To Dr. Gokal's knowledge; however, the trials that he has proposed are the first ever formally sanctioned human medical trials with structured water.
To fully understand the meaning of "structured" in terms of water, WaterToday dove into the topic with physicist, researcher and inventor Clayton M. Nolte. "Structured water is water in nature," Nolte told WaterToday in an interview. It is free of memory. The main contingent of structured water is life force energy, and that life force energy comes down to the water molecule itself. The water molecule has the power, the individual mandate to protect life, from the things that are adverse to life."
It is Nolte's work that inspired Dr. Gokal. Nolte has created the technology that emulates what nature does through motion and materials. Water vortices have long been known as water's way of self-cleaning and energizing itself and the environment. Nolte's invention which will be used in Dr. Gokal's research involves a specific flow form geometry that establishes a balanced vortex motion within the water mimicking nature's way. In addition, rare and proprietary materials are implemented within the flow form which transfer properties into the water without physically adding anything to the water. This form of passive water treatment alters the organizational levels of the water's molecules to a higher degree improving and restoring the natural functions.
"This is a key scientific study that will assess the role of structured water in dialysis patients and if the results are favorable, then it could have a major impact on the care and quality of life of these patients", commented Nolte on Dr. Gokal's research. Since kidney overload is often a secondary response to other disorders, such as diabetes and many others, a positive outcome could be massive. Trials will consist of kidney function evaluation, hydration and mitochondrial function.
"All disease", Dr. Gokal states "is the result of dehydration. Hydration is dependent on two things - the size of the channel in the cell through which the water passes and the electric charge of that water. The profile of unstructured water - which is tap water, filtered water, reverse osmosis, distilled -water which I call ‘dead' has two problems. Firstly these waters present in clusters of up to 20,000 to 30,000 molecules. Those clusters have to be broken down to pass through the aquaporin channel of each cell. It becomes a tremendous waste of energy because only one molecule can pass through the aquaporin channel of the cell. Secondly there needs to be an energetic charge that is compatible with the health of the cell."
"Un-structured water is lacking in energy. It is full of toxins, antibiotics, radiation - especially if it has come out of plastic bottles. Energetically it is dead and the body eliminates it. The end result is dehydration." It is a complex process for a water molecule to enter the 100 trillion cells of the body. 100,000 chemical reactions are taking place every second releasing oxidative products and free radicals. If those are not removed, inflammation, the most common cause of disease, is the result. "Water is the carrier of oxygen and the medium through which toxins are removed."
The research that Dr. Gokal has initiated is to be divided into two parts. In vitro models are to be examined monitoring the effects of structured water in the aquaporin channel as well as the mitochondria of cells. Trials will then proceed to patients on dialysis. For the control group it will be business as usual. The study group will be hooked up to a dialysis machine that is equipped with Nolte's unit which structures water. All the usual parameters in testing will be followed over a period of 3 months.
Dialysis is considered to be a micro-inflammatory process, generating toxic radicals and micro-particles than can induce further damage and cell death. Improvement in water quality could result in better redistribution of fluid across the aquaporin channels leading to a further advance in the treatment and well- being of the patient. The water quality is therefore of paramount importance.
Water - the basis of all life. Dr. Gokal and Nolte both agree that in its complexity there lies a simplicity that could revolutionize the way Medicine looks at improving the quality of life. "Medicine is not only a science; it is an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided." Paracelsus circa 1500
Natural Action Foundation, the brain child of Clayton Nolte, is a non-profit organization formed to establish a global think-tank to investigate and provide solutions for environmental problems with water and air.
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