WATER, SALT and the FUNCTION OF HYDRATION
2006, updated 2014
We all know that water is essential to life and that we’re supposed to drink up. We usually think of hydration as a matter of drinking enough quantity of water, assuming that everyone absorbs this essential substance in the same way.
But hydration has new meaning when we look beyond biochemical processes to the biophysical function of water. There’s a lot more to the story…
Dr. Batmanghelidj, author of Your Body’s Many Cries for Water, says that the root cause of most chronic health problems is chronic dehydration. Of course it’s not quite that simple, but it does makes sense that we should pay closer attention to what it really takes to get ourselves hydrated.
Hydration on the cellular level is a matter of transfering hydrogen into the cell, and hydrogen transfer is the function of the essential life energy called orgone. This is the special function of water, which is different from the solvent function by which it dissolves and flushes toxins out of the cell. Hydration itself regulates all functions of the body, and water is not just a mechanical carrier for regulatory substances.
Water that has a high orgone content could be called living water, such as artesian well water. Artesisan water is water that bubbles up, which means that it’s gone through a long compression process and is now “mature,” containing levity forces which are necessary for consciousness. It’s low in minerals as watershould be, and high in orgone.
You could assay a living water biochemically and find it to be very similar to other forms of purified or spring water. But biophysically it’s very different. Biophysics is about true function, beyond the biochemical constituents or processes. The living water will enhance the function of cellular hydration because of its crystalline structure. Processed water such as tap water lacks this crystalline structure. This means that you could drink large quantities of tap water and still not be hydrated!
WHAT IS SOLÉ
Solé is a 26% concentration of salt in water. When natural crystal salt, such as Himalayan crystal salt is dissolved in water, the water will naturally come to that saturation point, and that’s the solé. Water and salt represent the basic polarity of the two primordial forces of the universe – the radial, nether or earth forces; and the spherical, upper or cosmic forces.
This is the polarity that generates life – it’s the constant pulsation of compression and expansion that animates the universe. Wilhelm Reich was the first scientist to demonstrate this pulsatory nature of the universe. This is so significant, because we can’t get too far without the pulsation of the universe!
It’s this dynamic salt–water polarity represented by the solé solution which carries information for all life functions – the nether vegetative functions as well as the upper consciousness functions, which “marry” to create life.
Solé represents superconsciousness in that the crystal salt is merged in oneness with the water – the two resonate as one and yet the salt retains its own identity (individual freedom) when the water evaporates. Then on the cellular level, the solé facilitates hydrogen transfer to the cell, which releases electrons and is the basis of all organic energy systems.
In the face of dehydration, which the body perceives as a crisis, it manifests many symptoms well before we become aware of needing water via thirst or dry mouth. In other words, the body is crying for water before we even have overt signals.
If you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated.
Even in the midst of an abundance of water, it’s “water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” On a cellular level, the organism becomes armored against receiving the abundance, and can’t become hydrated. It’s a bit like the way we become shy in love if we’ve been rejected before, and we’re a little defensive and not so quick to open up again. The cellular stress then causes more dehydration in a vicious cycle, as the condition of dehydration itself uses up water.
This stressful situation is actually a biological trauma which triggers disease, as the German physician Ryke Geerd Hamer discovered. (Dr. Hamer’s body of work is called German New Medicine – see my article on that).
Dehydration on the psychic level as well as on the somatic level – dryness of thought and rigid attitudes – can lead to disease, especially diseases which have to do with a poverty mentality and suppression of the generative power of the life force.
Chronic dehydration then weakens the generative power, and so it can be carried to offspring, who inherit this dryness in the form of the Psoric miasm. (The chronic miasms are the inherited predispositions to disease, which we’re born with but don’t necessarily activate.) Dr. Hahnemann discovered that the essence of Psora is dryness and deficiency. We call this a kind of “glass half empty” or poverty mentality. And Dr. Reich taught that dryness resulted in a contraction, shrinking or damming up of the life force leading to disease, which he called “shrinking biopathy.”
So there is plenty of research about the effects of chronic dehydration, and much of what people are suffering from when they go to the doctor is a form of dehydration. Yet the doctor gives drugs to suppress the symptoms, many of which are just the body’s “many cries for water.”
NOT ALL SALT IS CREATED EQUAL
The best quality salt is natural crystal salt, such as Himalayan crystal salt. We all need salt – it’s just the poor quality table salt that causes many imbalances and should be avoided. But crystal salt is well tolerated by most people, even those who think they need a “low-sodium” diet. (Try buying low sodium foods and adding your own crystal salt!)
Table salt is refined sodium chloride, biophysically “dead,” acid-forming and dehydrating, and toxic because of other additives.
Sea salt from the oceans may contain pollutants, and although it has a crystal structure to some degree, it’s not the superior crystalline structure of crystal salt. The nutritive elements remain on the surface of the structure and aren’t integrated into the crystalline structure. And actually, what’s sold as sea salt and hyped as such a healthy alternative to table salt, is pure white, which means that it’s been refined, so it’s not much better than table salt.
Rock salt is the original form of salt that has not become “mature,” has not developed a crystalline structure, and so the minerals can’t be properly absorbed.
Crystal salt has been sufficiently compressed so that the minerals are ionic, and the crystalline structure has become matured, which allows the minerals to be absorbed.
WATER, NOT BEVERAGES
Beverages are drinks that contain 50 or higher TDS (total dissolved solids). Even herb teas really aren’t hydrating. When TDS is high, hydrogen and electrons are bound up, and can’t be released to the cells. So for each beverage taken, even if the beverage is nutritious, an additional glass of water is needed in order to maintain hydration.
Water should contain high orgone energy like artesian water, but it’s not always easy to find. Good options are filtered water, ideally non-fluoridated, and then re-energized by placing it on a small orgone generator. Or even just put a few quartz crystals into the container and let it sit. Even better, run the water through a vortex. There are small plastic pieces that fit between two bottles to create a vortex by pouring the water from one bottle into the other.
Some people advocate exposing drinking water to sunlight – not a good idea. The best quality water comes directly from the ground, a very dark place!
HOW MUCH DO WE NEED?
Depending on the person’s level of activity and other individual factors including health issues, each person needs roughly 1/2 ounce of water per pound of body weight, daily. Divide body weight in half, and that’s the number of ounces per day.
Living foods such as raw, unpasteurized milk from healthy, pastured animals, and fresh, raw juices also provide the living matrix that promotes proper hydration. Fresh, raw coconut water is great.
Then there’s raw milk..
Aajonus Vonderplanitz was a brilliant raw animal food researcher who advocated drinking plenty of raw milk instead of water. And there is a history of “milk cure” that has been a very powerful therapy for a wide range of health issues. It has none of the problems associated with pasteurized milk, as pasteurization denatures the protein and renders it indigestible. Commercial milk products should never be used, but their raw counterparts are supremely healing. See the recommended books below. Today, raw milk can be difficult to find, but some sources may be available from local farmers.
Marine plasma is another source of living water (used as a supplement not for everyday drinking water. ) The original research by Dr. René Quinton is available online.
BEYOND THE GLASS OF WATER
The deeper issue of hydration takes us to the mental/emotional realm, where we need to look at how we become armored on deeper levels of our being and can’t take in the “juices” of life. We know when we read something that’s dry and lifeless, it’s not physically dry, of course, but the phenomenon of dryness is there. It’s lacking the kind of moist warmth that’s characteristic of love and life.
When people are “dry” in this way, they become resistant to and unable to take in the living water of life energy. And they become dehydrated on the cellular level, because what’s going on at the physical level is the reflection of what’s going on at the psychic level.
Sometimes they can’t get hydrated no matter how much living water they drink, and that’s because the psychic level needs to get hydrated in order for the cells to become receptive to the water they need. But also by continuing to drink living water and exposing the cells to the water they need, that helps open up the pathways for the resistance to free up and for the organism to accept the loving energy of water.
Getting hydrated often involves releasing mental/emotional blockages in various ways – through Medicine (the Heilkunst system), which destroys the blockages that impede energy flow and lead to emotional armoring; and through the mental and spiritual practice of releasing the false beliefs and fears that aren’t part of who we really are.
The process of remediation and soul/spiritual development is a bit like becoming juicier! We let go to dissolve ourselves in the living waters of life. And yet we maintain our individuality, our consciousness intact. This pulsatory function of dissolving and emerging, dying and living – it’s the movement of life. Think about that next time you drink a glass of water!
Water and Salt: The Essence of Life, by Dr. Barbara Hendel
Your Body’s Many Cries for Water, by Dr. Batmanghelidj
Milk Diet, by Dr Charles Porter
The Raw Milk Cleanse, by Allyson McQuinn