We have previously discussed the importance of properly watering your human flesh-puppet, and how to go about doing so in accordance with the highest efficacy (here: http://www.themagicspider.net/2014/07/the-tree-of-life-watering-your-roots.html). Yesterday, we discussed the importance of developing conscious control over the nature of your breath, and an example exercise anyone can use to increase their conscious awareness over their passing thoughts and emotions throughout the day (here: http://www.themagicspider.net/2014/07/breath-and-awareness.html). Today, we’re going to discuss another critically important aspect of your flesh-puppet’s overall health: Voltage.
Voltage? What the hell does that mean?
Well, you’ve likely never heard the word voltage used in reference to the body beyond some forms of torture and execution, but the fact is that voltage is everything. You are an electrical conduit.
What you’ve probably heard are words like “pH”, “alkalinity”, and “acidity”, which are much more confusing to wrap one’s mind around at first without some prior education in chemistry, and even then the way such words actually apply to the body is rarely, if ever, discussed. First, let me provide a brief overview of such words before we get to the heart of the matter:
“Acidic" and “Alkaline" (also known as “Basic”) are two extremes that describe a chemical property involving the movement of electrons. Mixing acids and bases can cancel out or neutralize their extreme effects. A substance that is neither acidic nor basic is neutral. The pH scale measures how acidic or basic a substance is. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14. A pH of 7 is neutral. A pH less than 7 is acidic. A pH greater than 7 is basic. The pH scale is logarithmic, and as a result each whole pH value below 7 is ten times more acidic than the next higher value. For example, pH 4 is ten times more acidic than pH 5 and 100 times (10 times 10) more acidic than pH 6. The same holds true for pH values above 7, each of which is ten times more alkaline (basic) than the next lower whole value. For example, pH 10 is ten times more alkaline than pH 9 and 100 times (10 times 10) more alkaline than pH 8.
Pure water is neutral. But when chemicals are mixed with water, the mixture can become either acidic or basic. Examples of acidic substances are vinegar and lemon juice. Lye, milk of magnesia, and ammonia are examples of basic substances. We can learn whether a solution is an electron donor or an electron stealer by measuring its pH.
If a solution is alkaline, it is an electron donor. If it is acidic, it is an electron stealer. Science has long known that healthy people have an alkaline pH and that, in fact, the human body operates best when the pH is approximately 7.2 to 7.35. Chronic disease and pain are almost always associated with an acidic pH, meaning there is not enough electrons (e-l-e-c-t-r-o-n-s, moving electrons, electricity, voltage, I hope this is becoming more clear).
Because the human body is around 75% water, solutions are always in play. In fact, much of the transfer of voltage occurs ionically or via fluids. It is important to realize that fluid solutions can either carry additional electrons, making them electron donors (alkaline), or remove electrons, making them electron stealers (acidic). Electrons are vitally necessary for cells to perform their work adequately. Removing electrons is counterproductive. In fact, "free radicals" are nothing more than molecules that are missing electrons and looking to steal them from other molecules. This makes them unstable and dangerous. Free radicals create cellular chaos that can lead to a vast array of problems. On the other hand, “antioxidants" are electron donors. That’s why antioxidant foods are so important for good health. When a mother tells her children to eat their broccoli, she is actually telling them to consume “antioxidants" or electron donors. In the most literal, absolute, and un-metaphoric way I can, I tell you that such healthy foods charge you with more electricity.
Now that we’ve established the connection between the pH scale and electricity, we can begin to use much more accurate terms with regards to cell health:
Our bodies are made up of trillions of cells. While they are all specialized according to the work they do, they all have the same basic structures. On the outside is a flexible membrane that encloses and protects the cell’s contents. It also regulates what moves into and out of the cell and maintains the cell’s electric potential, which is essential to its ability to do the work required.
Inside the cell are at least one nucleus and some cytoplasm, a jellylike substance that consists mostly of water and dissolved proteins. The nucleus acts as a control center for the cell, while the cytoplasm is home to many different structures called organelles (little organs). Each of the organelles plays a different role. The ones we are most concerned with are the “mitochondria", which function as the power stations of the cell. The number of mitochondria varies for different types of cells, but under optimal circumstances up to hundreds of mitochondria can exist in a single cell. Since cells need energy for everything they do, the importance of mitochondria, and the electron transport chain they utilize to produce energy, cannot be overemphasized.
Cell membranes are made up of opposing pairs of phospholipids, a specialized type of fat, and loose proteins. Each phospholipid molecule has a ball on one end that works as an electron conductor and two legs that work as electron insulators. These conductors and insulators form a capacitor whose purpose is to store electrons.
In effect, the membrane functions as a small battery that stores voltage for the cell.
All of the energy generated for the use of a cell occurs within the mitochondria via a type of rechargeable battery system known as ATP/ADP. “ATP" stands for adenosine triphosphate, meaning there is three phosphates, whereas “ADP" stands for adenosine diphosphate and only has two. ATP exists when the battery is charged and ready for work. As energy is spent, the battery becomes ADP. Recharging takes place as electrons are brought in from the cell membrane and bonded with a third phosphate once again.
This process takes place approximately 70 times per day in every cell in the body. If the ATP/ADP system is not functioning properly, cells cannot generate the power they need to keep the body working. In addition, when the number of mitochondria that are supposed to be functioning in a cell is reduced for any reason, the cell’s ability to provide for its own energy needs is diminished.
“pH” can refer to voltage, but the scale in this case ranges from –400 to +400 millivolts (mv), with 0 in the middle (likened to the neutral 7 on the pH scale). Since we are no longer dealing with a logarithmic scale, now the lower number represent goodness and higher number represent badness. Moving down the scale from 0 into the negative range indicates increasing levels of health, while moving up the scale into the positive range indicates increasing dysfunction. Healthy adults normally measure –20 millivolts (mv) of energy, which translates to a pH of 7.35. Children, young adults, and athletes commonly measure –30 mv of energy. Problems occur when a body’s voltage drops below the necessary operating level of –20 mv. Thus, at -15 mv, a person is tired. At -10 mv, he/she is sick. At -5 mv organs are no longer able to function properly. Problems resulting from continued drops in voltage include chronic pain, a decrease in oxygen levels, and infections. Remember, moving up this scale into the positive range increases vulnerability to illness. At +30 mv, the cellular electrical system malfunctions, reversing cellular polarity; the way electricity is conducted through cells. Damage also occurs to DNA, and cancer is able to gain a foothold in the body and grow.
Without oxygen, the body and all of its cells can’t work. As oxygen levels decrease, so does health. In 1966 Otto Warburg, one of the twentieth century’s leading cell biologists, received a Nobel Prize for discovering that cancer cannot grow when normal oxygen levels are present.
The amount of oxygen in cells is determined by voltage. If a cell has adequate voltage, it will also have adequate oxygen. If cellular voltage is low, the amount of oxygen in the tissues will be low. This applies to metabolism as well. When voltage and oxygen are low, metabolism becomes anaerobic, which means that oxygen is unavailable. Anaerobic metabolism is very inefficient and not preferred by the body for any extended duration of time.
So, now that I’ve walked you through some pretty big chunks of multiple textbooks, let’s address how you can easily integrate a heightened level of voltage into your body:
1.) Eating a diet that is primarily composed of high voltage foods; meaning mostly vegetation that is fresh, alive, and not processed in any way that might destroy the living tissues that can still provide your body with electrons.
2.) Standing barefoot on bare ground. Your feet are conveniently equipped with thousands of electron transport cells per square inch. In fact, this is the most potent way to go about recharging your batteries. Humanity evolved naked on the ground. We are not built to rely entirely upon our diets to deliver us the proper amount of voltage. Lucky enough, THE EARTH IS ONE GIGANTIC ELECTRON DONOR. Every time your feet are “grounded” to Earth, your body is sucking up electrons DIRECTLY THROUGH THE SKIN OF YOUR FEET. This is how we evolved. Perhaps the most deadly thing humanity has ever done to itself with regards to introducing disease into the body was insulating our bodies from the earth using rubber-soled shoes. Get the hell outside with your bare feet as often as you can, and if you’re sick or experiencing chronic pain I strongly recommend you grab a chair, haul it outside, take your shoes n socks off, and sit with your bare feet in the dirt for at least 20 minutes a day (but more is better).
3.) Proper breathing to introduce more oxygen into the system (here again: http://www.themagicspider.net/2014/07/breath-and-awareness.html)
4.) RELAX YO CRAZY SELF. Calm the eff down dude. Constantly being riled up expends energy at a much higher rate than chillin out. Stop blowin all those electrons on stupid shit.
IN A FRIGGIN NUT SHELL:
The body doesn’t get well by making damaged cells work correctly. It gets well by making new cells that work correctly.
The process of rebuilding a new and healthy you is based on the fact that the body is constantly replacing itself. Your body grows new retinal elements every two days, new skin in six weeks, a new liver in eight weeks, new nerve cells in a period of months. As each new cell is built, the body seeks proper building materials from which to construct the cell. If the body cannot find good, healthy materials, it will use whatever is available.
To make new cells, the body must have raw materials (nutrition) and sufficient cellular energy to use the materials. If any of these are lacking, pharmaceuticals and/or surgeries will not help.
Human cells are designed to run at about -20 millivolts (or pH of 7.35). The body has the ability to heal itself of many ailments if it is supplied with sound nutrition and proper cellular energy.