James Odell, OMD, ND, L.Ac
Water has long been known to be the essential matrix of life. In recent times, a huge number of findings have been collected regarding the role of water in living dynamics. It has been discovered that water can change its molecular structure and recently, a surge of interest has arisen concerning the property of water in becoming “structured” which allows the emergence of complex biodynamics possible, such as holding information or exhibiting “memory”. Structured water is also known as coherent or exclusion zone (EZ) water. Recently the structure and energetic properties of water have been widely investigated by a long list of researchers: Jacques Benveniste, Martin Chaplin, Masaru Emoto, Emilio del Giudice, Marc Henry, Konstantin Korotkov, Luc Montagnier, Elena Napoli, Gerald Pollack, Enzo Tiezzi, Vladimir Giuseppe, Vitiello Voeikov, among several others.
The properties of liquid water are quite different from most other liquids, with many anomalies and unusual traits being identified. These properties are due partially to water being a small and highly polar molecule, but mainly due to water’s capacity to form ordered tetrahedrally-placed cooperative intermolecular hydrogen bonding.
Water seems, at first sight, to be an amazingly simple molecule, consisting of two hydrogen atoms attached to an oxygen atom, and indeed, few molecules are smaller. Its size, however, belies the complexity of its properties, and these properties seem to fit ideally into the requirements for carbon-based life as no other molecule can.
Water also has an interesting property regarding the density of ice. Its solid form is less dense than its liquid form. For many molecules, the solid has a higher density than the liquid. So, for most molecules, the solid would sink in the liquid. But this is not the case with water. For water, ice is less dense than liquid water. This is why ice floats! If this did not happen, then all of the organisms that live in the bottoms of lakes in the wintertime would be completely frozen. But, even worse, during times in our planet’s history when the world has become very cold (causing what we call Snowball Earth), if frozen water sank, then all of Earth’s ocean life would have become frozen and maybe died. Thus, its peculiar density profile prevents oceans and lakes from freezing solid all the way to the bottom, allowing fish to survive the winter.
It can absorb a large amount of heat, which is carried long distances by ocean currents and has a profound impact on climate. It expands when cooled. The range of temperatures at which water stays liquid is rather large compared to most other common solvents. For instance, at sea level methane freezes at -182 Celsius © and boils at -162 C (a range of 21 C) and ammonia freezes at -78 C and boils at -34 C (a range of 44 C), meanwhile water freezes at 0 C and boils at 100 C (a range of 100 C). This means that the range of temperatures where water is liquid is more than twice that of ammonia and almost five times more than that of methane.
Water is an excellent solvent due to its polarity, high dielectric constant, and small size, particularly for polar and ionic compounds and salts. Its solvation properties are so impressive that it is difficult to obtain truly pure water. Water ionizes and allows easy proton exchange between molecules, so contributing to the richness of the ionic interactions in biology.
Water has a high surface tension. This means that that the molecules at the surface of a body of water are attracted to each other and hold each other together. You can see this yourself by filling a glass with water to the very tip-top and then seeing how many more drops of water you can get into it. You will be surprised to find that you can get a good bit more water into the glass! The high surface tension of water is also why some insects, like water striders, can move around on top of water without sinking into it. It also is related to something called “capillary action”, which is used by many plants to draw water up from the ground against gravity.
Even more remarkable than these properties are that water is capable of “remembering” what it comes into contact with. It holds that information in an ‘electromagnetic imprint’. Thus, the structured crystalline quality of water allows it to store information, much like a computer chip. By examining individual drops of water at an incredibly high magnification, scientists can physically see that each droplet of water has its own individual microscopic pattern, each distinguishable from the next and uniquely beautiful.
Dr. Masaru Emoto (July 22, 1943 – October 17, 2014)
“Water is the mirror that has the ability to show us what we cannot see. It is a blueprint for our reality, which can change with a single, positive thought. All it takes is faith if you’re open to it.”
Dr. Masaru Emoto’s Research
The late great Dr. Masaru Emoto, a Japanese scientist, and water researcher, extensively studied, photographed, and wrote numerous papers and books on the memory properties of water. His life was dedicated to researching the memory properties of water and demonstrated how thoughts and vibratory frequencies affect the molecular structure of water. Dr. Emoto’s experiments suggest that water does not just have memory, but its structure could be greatly affected by non-physical events such as sounds, music, thoughts, words, and intention. According to Dr. Emoto, water molecules restructure their position when they interact with the information they are exposed to. Over decades he applied music, thoughts, and emotions with mental intention to water, then froze it, and photographed it with a dark field microscope. Thus, taking snapshots of the different formations of ice crystals to demonstrate how the application of different intentions and sounds affected water’s physical structure.