It has come to my attention that some of the features on our website have ceased to function, notably our shopping cart and donation buttons, as well as our Bitcoin provider. I am also finding that changes I made two days ago are still not reflected on the site. Ah, the joys of technology. 😉
Needless to say, this is frustrating, and I already have an email in to our hosting provider to troubleshoot this issue. I’ll keep you posted.
In the meantime, anyone wanting to purchase a unit or make a donation can email me directly at: Cori@AquaTrust.org, and I will handle it as quickly as possible.
And, yes, I do check my email on the weekends, so no worries there.
Meanwhile, here is a link to an excellent podcast featuring Dr. Gerald Pollack, in which he discusses his research into the Fourth Phase of Water and much more.
Those nominated will be handled on a case-by-case basis, with those in the most serious need given highest priority.
Clearly, by nominating someone they are not guaranteed to receive a donated unit, but they will certainly stand a much higher chance than if they were not nominated. On the other hand, if they are chosen, the donated unit will cost them nothing, and we will even pay the shipping.
We Will Donate a Structured Water Unit for Every Unit Claimed or Sold
We pledge to donate one structured water unit for every unit claimed through IndieGoGo, or purchased on our website, and it is part of our mission to continue this practice for as long as we remain in business.
We are hoping to ultimately donate units to a lot of people, all over the world, in order to help as many people as we possibly can.
To nominate someone, please email me at cori@AquaTrust.org, and include the person’s name, contact information, and why you believe that
they deserve and are in need of one of our donated structured water units.
Please note: I apologize for the focusing issues in the video, but although the camera was mounted on a stationary tripod, the sun was peeking in and out of the clouds, causing the camera to continually focus and refocus of its own accord. I will try to upgrade the video in the next day or two.
From my own research, as well as from everything I’ve read, structured water is healthy to drink, and brings many benefits to those who do so.
I am personally noticing better sleep, better focus, and I am definitely getting more done than I was before I started drinking it, which is a huge bonus. My eyes have continued improving, and I no longer feel like they have a coating of gritty gel at the end of the day. Obviously, this is a godsend.
Is Structured Water a Chelating Agent?
According to some sources, structured water seems able to help the body in ridding itself of toxins, and many therefore advise starting slowly, drinking two to four ounces at a time to start, until your body adapts, thus avoiding a “healing crisis” that comes from removing toxins too quickly.
This suggests that structured water may act as a chelating agent, similarly to chlorella or kombucha, which makes sense when taking into account further advice to store it only in glass, stainless steel or lead-free ceramic containers, and never to allow it to sit in plastic.
One source goes so far as to say that because structured water pulls toxins out of your body, it will do the same thing with plastic, and thus becomes filled with toxic petrochemicals the longer it sits in plastic. I have not confirmed this, but plastic does contain numerous toxic chemicals, so I am erring on the side of caution, and either using structured water immediately, or storing it in glass.
Structured Water Acts a Lot Like Soft Water Without the Added Salt
There are also reports from many sources that structured water will remove buildup in your pipes and appliances over time, as well as leaving dishes and laundry cleaner, which improves with time. When installing a whole house unit, it is advisable to empty the water heater tank of any sand, gravel or other calcified build-up, in order to avoid off tastes and off smells in the water, which the structured water will otherwise dissolve over the course of the first month or so.
This is similar to advice given when installing a water softener, and as noted before, structured water does share a number of characteristics with softened water, even though no salt has been added. As I previously mentioned, structured water feels “wetter” than water from the tap, and seems to behave more like naturally soft water than like hard water.
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.
So How Did We Get Involved with Structured Water Units?
My name is Cori, and I grew up in Southern California, where being health conscious just came with the territory. My search for better water started when I was in my teens. I was introduced to the concepts of organic gardening and soil conservation when my dad bought a small health food store as a side business, and I became the relief cashier after school.
A sophomore in high school, I started reading the magazines on the shelves during slow times, and I was shocked when I learned how tainted our public water supply was. I started thinking about a better solution.
At seventeen, I started college with a major in Marine Biology, which, quite obviously, has quite a lot to do with water. Although an occasional professor noted some of the many anomalies in science regarding water, they were usually glossed over, and I rarely got satisfactory answers to my questions. It became fairly clear that there was a lot that even the professors did not know.
My First Job in the Water Biz
In my twenties, shortly after moving to Florida, I worked for a company called National Safewater Associates, aka NSA, that made a variety of water filters that seemed a step in the right direction. Through them, I began learning about water filtration and safety, and ultimately realized that their solution was only a partial fix.
After marriage, my then-husband and I built a number of aquariums together, and I opened an art business in which we had several of them displayed. During this period, I learned more about water quality and filtration, along with becoming very familiar with working with plumbing and dental fittings, as they both played key roles in the bizarre and unusual aquariums we were building.
In the meantime, I was still researching better ways of ensuring a clean and healthy water supply for us and our pets, and was still not happy with what I was finding. Most sources, and a majority of doctors, agree that distilled water is not the best for vibrant health. Reverse osmosis was out of the question because the process wastes three out of four gallons that flow through the system. Water softeners add too much sodium and are not safe to use with septic systems. I kept looking.
Still Seeking a Solution
Following our divorce, I began writing a series of articles for a local paper called the Sand Key Sun, one of which was on different ways to ensure a supply of clean, potable water in case of a hurricane or other natural disaster. In the 2004 train of hurricanes that hit our state, our area was badly affected by two of them, Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne, and in both cases I had friends who were without power for several days.
Happily the worst thing that happened to our home was that we lost telephone service for several days, which we typically did even during heavy thunderstorms, and we had little damage from the actual hurricanes. Though no one I knew lost access to potable water, we all saw what happened during Katrina the following year, and as it can happen entirely without warning, it pays to be prepared.
Ultimately I started hearing about structured water, but most of the information I found initially had little in the way of explanation.
Enter: Dr. Gerald H. Pollack
Then I discovered the work of Dr. Gerald H. Pollack, Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington, Seattle, and it rocked my world. Here, finally, was what I had been looking for all along – a simple and elegant explanation that made sense out of all of water’s anomalies, while also providing the answer to precisely what structured water is, how it occurs, and why it hydrates the body so very well.
Here is a TEDx presentation in which Dr. Pollack explains his most important findings, thankfully in clearly understandable layman’s terms, so that most people will grasp it quickly.