In my research on structured water, I found information that ran the gamut from denying that such a thing exists, numerous statements that even if it does exist it is of no real benefit, to apparently exaggerated claims that structured water, a.k.a. vortex water, magnetic structured water, etc., can magically heal nearly any illness or malady, including cancer and wasting diseases, then clean your house and wash the dishes.
Okay, I made that last part up, but hey, I’m allowed to dream, right?
Discoveries by Dr. Gerald H. Pollack
In the end, it was the statements made by Dr. Gerald H. Pollack, of the Pollack Laboratory of the University of Washington, Seattle, that intrigued me the most, excited me with the possibilities, and impressed me with the breadth of his knowledge, and his down-to-earth style and humility.
This is no grandstanding salesman; Dr. Pollack is a credentialed scientist who has been researching water and its properties exclusively for nearly fifteen years, has published several highly regarded, award-winning books and dozens of scientific articles on the subject, and readily admits that we are still largely clueless about how water really works. But what surprised me the most about his findings of an implied fourth phase of water was that there is so MUCH of it . . . literally everywhere.
Please note that Dr. Pollack refers to the fourth phase of water as “Exclusion Zone” (EZ) water or “ordered” water, rather than structured water, but they appear to be one and the same.
And, while Dr. Pollack admits that while truly comprehensive research on how drinking structured water affects cells in the human body still needs to be done, when asked by Dr. Mercola whether it is a good idea to drink structured water, he responded: “That’s an open question. My inclination at the moment is to say that if you are able to drink this kind of water, it will be good for your health.”
The Next Wonder Drug
Then again, there is a list of research topics on his website, on which appears the following:
He went further in this article, when speaking about the healing properties of healing waters such as those in Lourdes, in the Ganges and around the world, and in comparing them with the EZ (Exclusion Zone) water he was observing in his lab, he stated: “For spring water and fresh ice melt . . . the high EZ content may explain the recognized health benefits. EZ water should rehydrate tissues better than ordinary water because of its higher dipole moment. To appreciate this argument, picture a bean with positive charge localized at one end, negative at the other. The positive end of that dipole orients toward the negatively charged cell, which then strongly draws in that dipole. The larger the dipole, the stronger will be the draw. Since EZs contain masses of separated charges, or large dipoles, EZ water should hydrate cells better than ordinary water. That’s why EZ water may particularly promote good health.” (Emphasis mine)
Considering how reluctant good scientists tend to be about giving definitive answers on any subject before they are absolutely certain, and considering the great pains he took to qualify his answers, his comments are good enough for me. I am personally now drinking and cooking with structured water, serving it in my home, giving it to our animals, and watering our plants with it, so far with excellent results for all.