Friday, September 7, 2012


The human body can become dehydrated even when abundant water is readily available. Humans seem to lose their thirst sensation and the critical perception of needing water. Not recognizing their water need, they become gradually, increasingly, and chronically dehydrated with progress in age (see Figures 1 & 2). Further confusion lies in the idea that when we're thirsty, we can substitute tea, coffee, or alcohol-containing beverages. As you will see, this is a common error.
The "dry mouth " is the very last sign of dehydration. The body can suffer from dehydration even when the mouth may be fairly moist. Still worse, in the elderly, the mouth can be seen to be obviously dry and yet thirst may not be acknowledged and satisfied.

Scientific research shows that water has many other properties besides being a solvent and a means of transport. Not having paid attention to the other properties of water in the regulation of different functions in the body has produced the pitiful confusions that are infrastructure to our so-called, science-based modern medicine.
•Water has a firmly established and essential hydrolytic role in all aspects of body metabolism—water-dependent chemical reactions (hydrolysis). Similar to the chemical powers of water that make a seed grow and produce a new plant or a tree: the power of water that is used in the chemistry of life.
• At the cell membrane: the osmotic flow of water through the membrane can generate "hydroelectric" energy (voltage) that is converted and stored in the energy pools in form of ATP and GTP—two vital cell battery systems. ATP and GTP are chemical sources of energy in the body. The energy generated by water is used in the manufacture of ATP and GTP. These particles are used as "cash flow" in elemental exchanges, particularly in neurotransmission.
• Water also forms a particular structure, pattern and shape that seems to be employed as the adhesive material in the bondage of the cell architecture. Like glue, it sticks the solid structures in the cell membrane together. It develops the stickiness of "ice" at higher body temperature.
• Products manufactured in the brain cells are transported on "waterways" to their destination in the nerve endings for use in the transmission of messages. There seem to exist small waterways or microstreams along the length of nerves that "float" the packaged materials along "guidelines," called microtubules (see Figure 3).
• Proteins and the enzymes of the body function more efficiently in solutions of lower viscosity; this is true of all the receptors (receiver points) in the cell membranes. In solutions of higher viscosity (in a dehydrated state), proteins and enzymes become less efficient (possibly includes the recognition of thirst of the body). It follows that water itself regulates all functions of the body, including the activity of all the solutes it carries around. The new scientific truth (paradigm shift)—"Water, the solvent of the body, regulates all functions, including the activity of the solutes it dissolves and circulates"—should become the basis of all future approach to medical research. When the body is dehydrated, apart from the establishment of a "locked-in" drive for water intake, a rationing and
distribution system for the available water in the body becomes operative according to a predetermined priority program—a form of drought management,

It is now scientifically clear that the histamine directed and operated neurotransmitter system becomes active and initiates the subordinate systems that promote water intake. These subordinate systems also redistribute the amount of water in circulation or that can be drawn away from other areas. Subordinate systems employ vasopressin (vayso-press-in), renin-angiotensin (RA), pro-staglandins (prosta-glan-din, PG) and kinins (ky-nin) as the intermediary agents. Since the body does not have a reserve of water to draw on, it operates a priority distribution system for the amount of water that is already available or has been supplied by its intake.

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