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.