By Scott Miners
“Oh, the water…get it myself from the mountain stream.”1
Water flowing in a mountain stream, through an aquifer, rippling through creeks, carries an imprint from the earth, the minerals, the alignment of molecules. There’s refreshment from pure water, not only in taste, but also in the energy it provides. Water is malleable. Research from New York Times bestselling author Masuro Emoto shows just how much we affect water, not only by substances put into it from the air and ground by a culture that built itself on industrial waste, but also by our thoughts.2
This is not to advocate for taking polluted water and drinking it after thinking positive thoughts. An authority on water, William E Marks, states, “Today, because of the questionable quality of the drinking water found in public water supply systems, it is no surprise to see health-conscious people…use some kind of water filtering system in many urban and suburban offices as well as homes.” He adds, pollution has caused “the practice of drinking naturally pure water from springs, flowing streams, and rivers to be a fading memory.”3
Water is the transport system in the body for all nutrients carried to cells. Blood flows because we have water and becomes sluggish and can clot without enough water. However, water that has been polluted, either by industrial chemical waste, or via toxins from dying organisms in the water source, is altered from its original magnetized state by water treatment facilities.
A molecule of water has north-south magnetic poles and surface tension. Water from a mountain stream is magnetized by the flow of molecules through the Earth’s magnetized minerals. It also carries trace minerals that are important to the human body. Author John Barron writes, “Magnetizing your drinking water breaks its surface tension, making it wetter and more useable by every cell in your body. In addition, there’s a strong secondary benefit. Applying a magnetic field to water can not only make it wetter, but it can also raise its pH (up to a full point, depending on the water).”4
Barron notes that by “magnetizing” water he does not mean that it becomes magnetized, but rather that its surface tension is changed and forms smaller clusters, which makes the water more efficient to the body. Conversely, chlorine and other chemicals used for purification leave their marks in the water. Indeed, traces of pharmaceuticals, fluoride, and other chemicals can be found in conventionally treated water. Microplastics, in the form of beads, fragments, and fibers are also a concern, as they are found in every creature in the sea, but also in riverbeds from rural streams to urban waterways. Scientists have found “microplastics everywhere,” including our food chain.5
As one example of over a hundred years of chemical pollution, Marks writes about the massive numbers of industrial chemicals that have been found in water supplies worldwide. Using DDT as a benchmark for how these chemicals don’t just go away after a few years of use. DDT was widely used, and, in fact, after being banned in the US in the late 1960s was still produced there and is sold globally, as are a number of other toxic chemicals banned in the US. Just because DDT was banned in the US does not mean it isn’t still lingering in the groundwaters worldwide or continually being carried by air currents globally and deposited on the earth. He also cites Mary Wolff, a researcher at Mount Sinai School of Medicine who “found that the tissue of women with breast cancer had unusually high levels of DDE [Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene], a breakdown product of DDT.”6
She also notes, “A German study reported elevated levels of PCBs in women suffering from endometriosis.… Many of the chemicals that concentrate in breast milk—including DDT, some PCBs and dioxins—are among a growing list of pesticides and industrial chemicals that mimic the hormone estrogen. These synthetic hormones disrupt the development of the immune, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and digestive systems. The reproductive system is particularly vulnerable.… Since WWII, the sperm count of men in industrialized countries has dropped 50 percent.” To complicate this further, says Marks, “Many of the estimated 70,000 chemicals humankind releases into the environment end up mixing with each other or with preexisting chemicals on our planet’s water surface and inside our watery bodies to form new and unknown chemical compounds. There is no way to know what new compounds will be created and what their impact will be on life.”7
An idealist might suggest that you love your water so that, as Masuro Emoto found, you can help it to some degree—which, in the case of even the purist water seems a wise course of action. However, you might wish to have a quality water filter for you and your family. There are many on the market; we at the Journal have preferred Water for Wellness filter systems for many years (waterforwellness.us).
Scott Miners is editor of Well Being Journal.
1. Van Morrison, “And it Stoned Me,” Moondance collection.
2. Masuro Emoto, The Hidden Messages of Water.
3. William E Marks, The Holy Order of Water: Healing Earth’s Waters and Ourselves, Bell Pond Books, pp 1-2, 2001.
4. Jon Barron in “Magnets & Water Bioavailability,” Natural Health Newsletter, 9-04-2002 at https://www.jonbarron.org/article/magnetizing-water. Accessed 3-07-2019. Also see http://www.lifenatural.com/a-Magnetic-Water-Surface-Tension-Scientific-Article.pdf.
5. From “Microplastics are ‘littering’ riverbeds” at
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-43378842/microplastics-are-littering-riverbeds. Accessed 3-07-2019.
6. Marks, op cit, p 141.
7. Marks, op cit, p 144.