Journal, Winter 2015, The Water Issue

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  • The Fourth Phase of Water  Gerald Pollack describes water’s unique properties and how they work in living organisms
  • Sewage in a Glass  Norm LeMoine reveals what’s in our water and how to get rid of it
  • Water Stressors  Marty Michener delves into the way water works in our bodies


President’s Message

by Sally Fallon Morell

This issue of Wise Traditions focuses on the subject of water—one we have wanted to tackle for many years. We publish these articles with much thanks to our presenters in the water track of our latest Wise Traditions conference. Professor Gerald Pollack of the University of Washington has led the way in elucidating the unique properties of water, showing that water structures itself against a hydrophilic surface—which could be anything from air to waxed paper to an artery wall—creating a separation of plus and minus charges. This “fourth state” of water helps explain many phenomena—from a stone skipping on the surface of a lake to blood cells flowing through tiny capillaries. The water in our cells exists mostly in this fourth state, providing a kind of battery for many cellular processes—it is indeed quite accurate to describe the water in plants, animals and humans as “living water.”

Professor Marty Michener explores the subject further, with explanations of how water’s properties keep our blood cells in suspension, and how they coagulate and clot under adverse circumstances—such as a dose of aluminum from a vaccination.

Norm LeMoine talks about what’s in our water—from chloramines to antibiotics to untreated sewage—and what we can do about it.

We are also happy to introduce a new writer for these pages, Merinda Teller, MPH, PhD, who will address current issues in her column “Reading Between the Lines.” In this issue she looks carefully at the recent WHO pronouncement against red meat, a healthy food the medical establishment loves to attack.

For those of you who were not able to attend Wise Traditions 2015—we missed you! Our speakers were uniformly outstanding this year, and so was the food. And we enjoyed meeting many new exhibitors. Next year’s conference is scheduled for November 11-14 in Montgomery, Alabama. Montgomery is about equidistant from three of our largest membership areas—the Mid-Atlantic, Texas, and Florida, and has good air service. Hotel room rates are very reasonable at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel.

It’s hard to believe another year has passed! Here at WAPF, we’ve been busy, keeping up with countless requests for information, issuing three new flyers (see page 10), submitting comments on the Food Safety Modernization Act on raw cheese, and on the 2015 USDA Dietary Guidelines, moving forward with our petition to remove the “heart healthy” label from soy foods, and keeping up with our huge website and popular Facebook page. We could do none of this without the support of you—our members! We wish you all good health and much happiness for the holidays and throughout the new year.

Tim Boyd was born and raised in Ohio, graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a degree in computer engineering, and worked in the defense industry in Northern Virginia for over 20 years. During that time, a slight case of arthritis led him to discover that nutrition makes a difference and nutrition became a serious hobby. After a pleasant and satisfying run in the electronics field, he decided he wanted to do something more important. He is now arthritis free and enjoying his dream job working for the Weston A. Price Foundation.

2 Responses to Journal, Winter 2015, The Water Issue

  1. Roger B says:

    The main issue I have with drinking water is that if purified it will lose its’ natural mineral content which would go against the WAPF principle of mimicking primitive diets. In addition I remember the study “Low-salt water reduces intestinal permeability in atopic patients.” The “low-salt” water concentration was very close to the mineral and bicarbonate content of Evian bottled spring water. I have long supposed the study was an indicator that mineral water might help to reduce intestinal permeability not just for atopic dermatitis patients but for everyone. This article suggests there may be another mechanism for protecting intestinal permeability which is not necessarily related with mineral content, although the Seneff piece suggests it may be related with sulphur and zinc. What to do? I don’t want to drink floride or chlorine in the local water supply and I don’t want to filter out the healthy minerals. Solution: move to Montana. I visited the state and they have the best most tasty, healthy, clean mineral water I’ve ever tasted. What a terrible expense it would be to fly it in to California…

  2. sana says:

    i am agree with Roger B you are right, also sharing about water related information

    for sharing this helpful information with us

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