Zeta Potential and the Ability of Blood To Carry Nutrients
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
4 ppm of aluminum in human blood can cause it to coagulate.
"Chemtrails" contain silver iodide, aluminum, magnesium, barium and strontium.
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The snow on Mount Shasta has 61 ppm aluminum. The environment is being coated with aluminum particles. It is in the air you breathe, the water you drink and the food you eat.
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Aluminum in drinking water is why we stopped recommending alkaline water devices. Aluminum with its +3 electrical charge will accumulate in the alkaline water along with the calcium +2, magnesium +2, sodium +1 and potassium +1.
Thousands of studies show that aluminum is highly toxic to humans, animals, and fish.
Yet the FDA has given aluminum the status of GRAS (generally recognized as safe) so that it can be added to foods, vaccines, drinking water, etc.
GRAS: aluminum ammonium sulphate, aluminum sodium sulphate, aluminum potassium sulphate, sodium aluminum phosphate, aluminum sulphate...
Similarly, under FDA regulations food processors can add any quantity of sodium chloride.
More than 39 diseases are secondary to particle
Mentioned in Dr. McDaniel's book: - heart attacks
As the kidneys concentrate wastes, these wastes may affect the zeta potential within the kidney, thereby causing precipitation and the formation of kidney stones. The method to dissolve the kidney stones will be to increase the zeta potential within the kidney. This can be achieved by reducing the concentration of wastes in the kidney.
Dr. McDaniel removes kidney stones in his clinic using a five step program that includes maximizing zeta potential, ample intravenous rehydration, drugs to create smooth muscle dilation, and painkillers.
Water H2O decomposes into H+ (a cation) and OH- (an anion). Hydrogen peroxide H2O2 decomposes into two OH- anions.
An alkaline solution has more OH- anions, which contribute to the negative electrical potential of the solution.
Cod liver oil, olive oil, vitamin D, and flax oil increase zeta potential.
Colloids are held in suspension via a very slight negative electrical
charge on the surface of each particle. Like charges repel each other.
This charge is called zeta potential. Blood is a colloidal solution, and
all blood cells have a slight negative charge.
When the zeta potential is too low, blood begins to coagulate. This is a condition known as intravascular coagulation. Blood becomes a sludge that is increasingly difficult for the heart to pump, and decreasingly effective at performing the usual functions of blood. "Blood sludge" is widespread in the population (more than half the population will die from heart problems).
Intravascular coagulation is clearly visible in the blood vessels of the eye when viewed under relatively low level (60x) magnification.
Blood is in constant motion at constant temperature and the pH of blood is fixed at 7.35 to 7.4, but its concentration of electrolytes is not fixed, and the electrolytes directly affect the zeta potential.
"So long as the Zeta Potential (ZP) of the system remains constant, the fluidity (viscosity) of the system will also remain constant. But if the ZP of the system is progressively lowered by the introduction of cationic electrolytes or polyelectrolytes, then the stability of the system will undergo progressive changes - from simple agglomeration to fluid gel formation - and finally to a rigid gel." - Thomas M. Riddick
One lab found that best results in reducing intravascular coagulation were obtained by drinking 8 glasses per day of water with a mix of potassium citrate and potassium bicarbonate added sufficient to raise the pH of the water to 8.0 to 8.4. The minerals MUST be taken with the water in order to be effective, because intravascular coagulation is also related to insufficient water intake. Potassium works better than sodium to reduce intravascular coagulation, in fact too much sodium in the diet is part of the problem. The lab recommends that everyone replace table salt with a mixture of 60% potassium chloride and 40% sodium chloride to better reflect the potassium/sodium balance found in foods. Forty to fifty percent of the people examined by this lab had significant blood coagulation.
To increase your zeta potential you must avoid aluminum. Aluminum is used in water treatment plants to cause materials to settle out of solution. It does this by reducing the zeta potential. In your body aluminum does the same thing, causing coagulation of your blood, and deposits and plaques in your arteries, brain and throughout your body. Aluminum is found in municipally treated water, cooking utensils, vaccinations, non-clumping salt and baking powder, antiperspirants, antacids, drugs (read the label carefully), soft drinks and other canned goods where the plastic liner has cracked during sealing, and in other unexpected places.
Consumption of alcohol produces intravascular coagulation. Editor's note: Alcohol also hardens the brain. The brain is a jelly, like raw egg white. To study the brain under a microscope, scientists must harden it and then they can slice it, stain it and view the slices. To harden the brain they use alcohol. As we saw in the quote from Thomas M. Riddick above, a rigid gel results from loss of zeta potential.
Physicians use EDTA chelation therapy to increase zeta potential and remove toxic heavy metals from the body. The increased zeta potential allows toxic deposits in the body to re-enter solution so that they can be removed by the kidneys, liver, and in the sweat. A study in Switzerland found that people who had chelation therapy to remove lead from their body also had less cancer in later years.
The following section is adapted from http://customers.hbci.com/~wenonah/info/colloid.htm
The ability of a liquid to carry material in suspension is a function of these minute electrical charges. As the negative charge increases, more material can be carried in suspension. As the charge decreases, the particles move closer to each other and the liquid is able to carry less material. There is a point where the ability to carry material in suspension is exceeded, and particles begin to clump together with the heavier particle materials dropping out of the liquid and coagulating.
Positive charged ions decrease carrying capacity while negative charged ions increase it.
Water has a slight negative charge.
As zeta potential decreases, the heavy metals generally come out first.
Reduced zeta potential can manifest as symptoms of degenerative disease like osteoporosis. The cause is not calcium intake. The cause is reduced carrying capacity, which destroys the blood's ability to carry minerals in suspension to bone.
Effect of pH
PH 7 is balanced, equally alkaline and acid. As pH becomes more acid (down to pH 3) carrying capacity decreases. As pH becomes more alkaline (up to pH 11) carrying capacity increases. This varies a great deal depending on what elements are in solution.
Effect of Electromagnetic Radiation
Certain electromagnetic radiation frequencies decrease the carrying capacity. While there are many frequencies not yet measured, 60-cycle alternating current will produce a decrease in carrying capacity.
Methods that Temporarily Increase Carrying Capacity
Since carrying capacity is a function of the Electro-negative charge on particles, it is possible to artificially increase and create a higher Electro-negative field which will temporarily (up to about 8 hours) increase the carrying capacity of a liquid. The nature of the charge on these particles is essentially an electrostatic one similar to the charge that builds up on the body when walking across a carpet that creates a spark when metal is touched. During the time this artificial increase is present, the particles in suspension react as if the basic chemistry was changed. The carrying capacity will increase and the surface tension will decrease. When the artificial charge on the particles dissipates however, the carrying charge of the liquid will theoretically return to the same carrying charge as before the charge was increased. In essence, it will relax back to the original values.
In actual practice, this rarely occurs. During the time the carrying capacity is higher and the surface tension is lower, the liquid will have dissolved more material into solution due to the higher wetting action, the ability to penetrate through smaller pores and increased capillary action resulting from the lower surface tension. More material is likely to be in suspension, picked up and carried while the carrying capacity was increased by the higher surface charge. When the liquid relaxes as the artificial field dissipates, these additions may have changed the chemical composition, and the particles will find a new equilibrium point which may be higher or lower depending on the particles which have been taken into suspension. If the artificial charge is maintained at a constant level, the effect is little different than changing the basic chemistry.
Zeta Potential in Agriculture
Aluminum can destroy the zeta potential in agricultural soils, rendering the soil colloidal solution incapable of supporting plant life. It makes no difference how much nutrient is added to the soil, if water cannot carry it into the plant. Aluminum enters the colloidal solution when it is dissolved by excessive acidity in the soil. The response needed by the farmer is to add lime to the soil, increasing the pH sufficiently to remove the aluminum from the soil solution thereby restoring the zeta potential.
The discussion and concern about acid rain in the northern forests is not an acid rain problem, but rather a problem of lowered pH from acid rain that leaches aluminum into the soil and reduces the zeta potential. The ions of aluminum get into surface water, reduce the carrying charge (zeta potential), and increase the surface tension creating a devastating effect on forests.
The following section is adapted from
Clean Your Arteries
To clean out your arteries you need to remove both the minerals and the fibrinogen that have been deposited on arterial walls due to low zeta potential. The minerals can be dissolved by raising the zeta potential of the blood. The fibrinogen can be dissolved by consuming enzymes, particularly bromelain (from fresh pineapple), or pancreatic enzymes plus bromelain.
Increasing your zeta potential accomplishes the following:
For more about zeta potential and health read:
McDaniel, T.C. Disease Reprieve, Xlibris Corporation, 1999. Dr. McDaniel has successfully treated thousands of patients for many conditions by increasing their zeta potential.
Other ways to help the arteries are described on our Healthy Heart page.
Additional points from Dr. T.C. McDaniel's book Disease Reprieve:
"The body performs at a pH of 7.35 with the range as wide as 6.8 to 9.0. pH is controlled by the Alkaline Reserve formula shown below...Obviously if you are to be of assistance through choices of foods and drinks, you need to be aware how relative alkalinity and acidity is maintained. Therefore, in our office we use a pH tape that can be deposited for a brief second in saliva beneath the tongue or in a sample of urine recently drawn. The pH then is matched by a color sample ranging from a pH of 5.0 to a pH of 9.0...The pH 'dipstick' is an excellent source of dependability in measuring alkalinity, acidity, and any reading between the aforementioned extreme range." - page 43.
"Therefore, it is important to keep pH on the alkaline side for discrete dispersion of plasma formed elements; acidosis and ketosis secondary to hyperglycemia promotes slowed plasma flow..." - page 44.
"Without measuring these additional cationic surfactants that are such a part of the etiology of clot formation, we are sometimes likely to err and not understand how the trace cationic surfactants (Mercury, Aluminum, Copper, Tin and Zinc, to name a few) can produce a hypertonic solution higher than the reading when using only Sodium, Glucose and BUN in the above referenced formula." - page 47. (Editor's note: BUN is "Blood Urea Nitrogen" and is a measure of the efficiency of the kidneys.)
"An understanding of Zeta Potential, the force that maintains the discreteness of particles in a colloidal system, brings order to the study of practical and theoretical colloidal behavior...As we alternate between simple man-made inorganic systems and sophisticated organic natural systems, we find the basic principles apply to both." - page 50.
"Ionic concentration results from the introduction of one or more elements into the system, producing an electrolyte solution. Inorganic elements hydrolyze in solution to dissociation, liberating a radical...The resulting electronegative element is called an anion. The electropositive element of a dissociated molecule is called a cation, and sometimes referred to as a 'free radical'." - page 51.
"The strength of the ionic concentration is measured by its conduction of an electric current called Specific Conductance. The term micromho is generally employed in expressing this conductivity; mho being the reciprocal of ohm, a unit of electrical resistance, times one million (1 one-millionth of an ohm)." - page 52.
"When the concentration of an anionic electrolyte in a dilute colloid system is progressively increased, its Zeta Potential becomes more electronegative until it reaches a plateau; then reverses, and the colloid is eventually 'salted out'. 'Salting out' refers to the agglomerating or flocculating effect of a high reagent concentration in a system." - page 52.
"The valence of the ion can have a dramatic effect on Electrophoretic Mobility, amplifying the Zeta Potential of the colloid in varying degrees. According to the Schulze-Hardy rule, di-valent cations are approximately 20 to 80 times as effective as monovalent cations in the agglomeration of electronegative colloids, and tri-valent cations are 10 to 100 times more effective in agglomeration of electronegative colloids." - page 52. (Editor's note: This is why we are concerned about the consumption of aluminum. It is not required by the body as a nutrient, and has an effect on zeta potential 60 x 100 = 6,000 times greater than sodium.)
"Knisely, Bloch and associates at the University of South Carolina demonstrated that Intravascular Coagulation could readily be seen in the venules and arterioles of the sclera and/or conjunctiva of the human eye, and that a high degree of fluidity of the blood (without clumping of the formed elements) was characteristic of good health. Conversely, a high degree of coagulation was inevitably associated with morbidity and death." - page 55.
"The principles of Zeta Potential, once clearly understood by a Physician, should be effectively incorporated into a patient education program that places a clear emphasis on self-reliance and individual responsibility for maintaining good health." - page 56.
"Zeta Potential values less than -14mv usually represent the onset of agglomeration. A plateau region, marking the threshold of either agglomeration or dispersion, exists from about -14 to -30mv. Values more electronegative than -30mv generally represents sufficient mutual repulsion to result in stability." - page 56. (Editor's note: An electrical charge of -30mv would equate to a pH of 7.5. We discuss the relationship between electrical charge and pH on our saliva pH test page where we also find that healthy people have an arterial blood pH of 7.5 which is slightly more alkaline than is the average blood pH for the population.)
"Electrolyte solutions that produce the desired Ions serve as surfactants. The ions of both anionic and cationic electrolytes may carry from one to four charges and are accordingly designated mono, di-, tri-, or polyvalent type electrolytes." - page 57.
"When the electrolytes are negatively charged, they are written as 1:1, 1:2, 1:3, or 1:4 to indicate the ratio and their respective ionic strength relating to successive increase in Zeta Potential and degree of dispersionary effect on the colloid." - page 57-58.
"When the electrolytes are positively charged, they are written as 1:1, 2:1, 3:1 or 4:1 to indicate the ratio and their respective ionic strength relating to successive decrease in Zeta Potential, which allows van der Waals Forces to come into play, resulting in agglomeration." - page 58.
The information in the following table comes from page 58:
Editor's note: It is apparent from the above table that of the main alkalizing minerals in the body (sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium), potassium is the ONLY one that increases BOTH alkalinity and zeta potential. Here is validation of Dr. Gerson's use of potassium in the treatment of cancer patients. "The ideal task of cancer therapy is to restore the function of the oxidizing systems in the entire organism. This, of course, is difficult to accomplish. It involves the following: 1) detoxification of the whole body, 2) providing the essential mineral contents of the potassium group, 3) adding oxidizing enzymes continuously as long as they are not reactivated and built in the body...This will create a near normal condition of the oxidizing system in the body, to which malignant cells with the fermentation system cannot adapt." - Dr. Max Gerson, page 7. The increased zeta potential provided by potassium is a prerequisite to accomplishing the first item in Dr. Gerson's list: "detoxification of the whole body".
"Non-ionic surfactants can adsorb onto the colloids, creating Steric Hindrance, which interferes with ionic mobility and thus with Zeta Potential. Sugar and alcohol are non-ionic surfactants." - page 60.
"If the ionic concentration of the plasma increases to more than 290 milliosmhos, one half of the excess cations will migrate into the Extracellular Fluid (ECF) where they are stored in an effort to relieve the Hypertonicity. When the plasma returns to normal osmolarity, the extra electrolytes, which were stored in the Extracellular Fluid, will re-enter the plasma, eventually to be removed by the kidneys. If, however, the ionic concentration of the plasma remains elevated, the cationic migration will continue until the Extracellular Fluid is also hypertonic. At this point, the body will make water available to flow into the area of high concentration in an effort to dilute the solution. Edema is the accumulation of Interstitial Fluid resulting from high ionic concentration." - pages 62-63.
"Urine is the result of continuous filtration of blood through the kidneys. The primary objective is to save essential electrolytes." - page 63.
"Na+, K+, Ca++ and Mg++ are all cationic, totaling approximately 3.6 grams. Cl-, HCO3-, HPO4- and S3O4-, are all anionic, totaling approximately 5.5 grams for a combined ideal total of approximately 9 grams per liter of blood...Selective tubular resorption assures recycling of these essential electrolytes and the minor minerals, whose total weight approximates 11 to 12 mgs." - page 63. (Editor's note: the anions listed above are chlorine, carbonates, phosphates, and sulphates.)
"One of the major uses of Zeta Potential is to study the interaction between colloids and electrolytes." - page 64.
"The mineral content of the daily input of foods and liquids is of the greatest importance in maintaining health. This, after all, is the source of all the anions and cations, which, as electrolytes, power the electrophoretic activity of the blood system...Through careful selection of food and drink relative to mineral content, it is possible to manipulate and control to a high degree the dispersion or coagulation of the formed elements." - page 69.
"When viewed in the light of Zeta Potential, the crux
of the present epidemic of Cardiovascular-Renal Disease seen in this
country appears to result from three major sources:
"The only hope we have to minimize the ill effects of this needless inversion is to avoid as much as possible these processed foods and to increase the daily intake of Potassium. Frequently prescribed forms include Potassium Gluconate, Acetate, Bicarbonate, Citrate and Chloride. The use of these supplemental Potassium salts improves the electrolyte balance essential to cardiovascular renal function." - page 70.
"In excess of 90% of all drugs listed in the Physician's Desk Reference (PDR) have the potential to divert homeostasis. The culprit: the cation." - pages 91-92.
"Distilled or quality Reverse Osmosis water is used exclusively by our patients." - page 93.
"The smallest mass, the atom, has a positive charge in its nucleus and the anion (electron) orbiting the proton." - page 98. (Editor's note: We are intrigued with the description of the electron as an anion.)
"I have also long known that the number one problem in venous stasis relates to inadequate liquid intake. I also recalled that in the 1950's, Ivy League colleges found that we are usually two liters low in blood volume before we become thirsty enough to think about drinking." - page 110.
"We tell our patients repeatedly that the number one problem of disturbance of antegrade flow is hypovolemia, not enough water." - page 111.
"We teach that the common problem in American's circulatory disorders is the pollution that comes with high amounts of cationic electrolytes, primarily aluminum, tri-valent in power, a critical element in the use of precipitating the particles in water so that the water we drink would be potable, generally meaning that we will drink it though unaware that we are still polluting ourselves." - page 111.
"The greatest single invention of the 20th Century in my opinion is the development and effectiveness of a Reverse Osmosis water unit that will remove these toxic substances in part responsible for Intravascular Coagulation, Deep Venous Thrombosis, Pulmonary Emboli and Kidney Stones, all components of The Wheel of MisFortune." - page 111.
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