Water: The Miraculous Molecule

For a substance that seems so simple, there appears to be no end to the functions and benefits of water.  Many have written about it through the ages, including poets, artists, explorers, statesmen, philosophers, and spiritual leaders. They’ve addressed water as our source, as the driving force in Nature, and as a metaphor for the whole of humanity.  Presently, research on the universal solvent may in fact be more popular than ever.  I have touched on the value of water in a few posts, including the ideas of viewing it for inspiration, breathing it to enhance immunity, drinking it for help with looking & feeling younger, and consuming water-rich food and drink to assist with weight loss.  I’ve also shared health benefits of being near a waterfall and at the beach.  Water, whether in our bodies or in our environment, is truly miraculous.

Ft. Lauderdale Beach, Florida

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. ~Jacques Cousteau

Over 70% of our planet is covered in water.  Microscopic plants that live in the sea, called phytoplankton, produce a great deal of the oxygen we breathe and help support the life of all other ocean animals and plants, according to an article from the Davidson Institute of Science Education entitled The Real Lungs of the Earth.  Huge assignments for such tiny sea creatures, wouldn’t you say?

Another kind of sea creature, off the coast of Newport Beach, California

A Senior Research Scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Stephanie Seneff, theorizes that water (in its structured form) is responsible for the ushering of protons into our cells, causing the pH balance of organelles to be altered, making possible functions such as energy production and cellular clean-up.  Debris that is not removed from our cells can cause inflammation, a part of many disease processes.  Dr. Zach Bush, internationally recognized health educator, says that almost all inflammation is the result of dehydration.

Mirror Lake, Yosemite Natl Pk, California

You could be forgiven for concluding that (biology) is all about proteins and genes embodied in DNA. This is only a form of shorthand; for biology is really all about the interactions of such molecules in and with water. ~Phillip Ball, Physicist & Science Writer

Lisa Mosconi, who has a PhD in Neuroscience and Nuclear Medicine, writes in her book Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power that our brains are composed of about 80% water, and every single chemical reaction therein involves its molecules.  Lack of proper hydration, she says, causes the brain to shrink, setting the stage for Alzheimer’s Disease.  I have discovered recently that when my memory is not at its best, eating & drinking substances with a high water and mineral content quickly restores my ability to recall.  See this link for my write-up on proper hydration.

Sunset over Lake Mary, Northern Arizona

In a TEDx talk, Gillian Ferrabee, Director of the Creative Lab at Cirque Du Soleil Media, equates the idea of water in our fascia with our flow of imagination, consciousness, and creativity.  (I’ve also read other sources that have broached the subject of water as consciousness.) Ferrabee says when she and her fellow creatives are blocked, they dance it out!  Dancing (or any kind of movement, actually) helps distribute water within the fascia network of our bodies, and this increased flow prompts new ideas, she states.   Could be a fun solution to a case of writer’s block!

Water is in many ways responsible for life on our planet, both its origins and its continuation.  It blesses us with a myriad of health benefits, regardless of how we receive it.  Whether viewed through the eyes of a poet, explorer, or spiritual leader, the miraculous nature of water cannot be denied.

Wyoming rapids

Rocks and waters are words of God, and so are men. We all flow from one fountain Soul. All are expressions of one Love. ~John Muir

Miraculous Blessings,

Lisa

The content of this article is for educational and informational purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice. Please consult with a qualified health care professional before acting on any information presented herein. Any statements about the possible health benefits of any subject discussed have not been evaluated by medical professionals or the Food & Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness.

58 thoughts on “Water: The Miraculous Molecule

  1. A couple of years ago I hurt my back badly, something I have to live with, but since then I’ve found two things that have helped: keeping my whole body mobile and keeping it hydrated. We were born in the sea, created in water before we moved to the land and as we are also made of so much water, it surely is the miraculous molecule! 💐🙋‍♂️

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  2. I love your photo of Mirror Lake, Lisa. When our older daughter and I were there, there were so many plants that you couldn’t see much of the lake and it was overcast besides. I wonder whether they’ll clean it out or just let nature take over. Living in Arizona or other dry/desert area makes you appreciate water even more and the opportunity to get shots with water drops!! 🙂

    Enjoy the weekend.

    janet

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  3. What a beautiful and educational tribute to one of our most vital resources. I’ve always loved water, and adore being at the beach, and near waterfalls, creeks, rivers, etc. When I moved to Phoenix for a time, I was disoriented for a little while, until I got my bearings on local water sources. I greatly enjoyed the connection between water and consciousness. I’ve not heard of that before. A lovely reflection. Wonderful post, as always Lisa. 🦋💦💧

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    1. Hi, Jeff, thank you for your sweet comment. I was fortunate to have a family who loved the water, so when I was a small girl, we spent much time on the ocean and at a lake. Now that I’m living in Arizona, I’m near fewer bodies of water, as you alluded to. When I’ve gone too long without seeing & hearing ocean waves, I develop a longing, like now! Hoping to remedy that a little later this year! Glad you enjoyed the post, my friend. Oh, how is your garden doing? 🌞

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      1. You’re welcome,Lisa. Always. Ah, yes, indeed. Similar for me, Lisa. Growing up in LA, I was always at the Beach, or some other body of water. Ah, yes, indeed, I do know what you mean about developing that longing to see the ocean. I was in AZ for 6 years, and found a way each year to get to the ocean! Oh, good, I’m glad you have plans to see the ocean soon! I did enjoy your post very much. Garden is doing well, producing like crazy. Tomatoes are coming in bundles!! 🍅🍅🍅 Happy Sunday, my friend. 🤗

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  4. Hi Lisa my dear friend… as always delivered with great content, facts and necessity for rising to the occasion mindfully together. Water is what we are made of .. everlasting and vital for every living organ. 💖💖👏

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  5. Wow Lisa, it was very interesting to read about inflammation caused by dehydration … and you were right in saying that when you dehydrate, your brain tends to react slowly (I’ve experienced it too). When we’re hiking (and it’s cold), I sometimes forget to drink enough water … obviously you then start to dehydrate and think it can be quickly corrected with a banana or energy snack. But I learned to just stopping and drinking water, can make the world of difference!
    Thank you for another great post … oh, and what a wonderful picture is the Mirror Lake 💌.

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    1. Hi, Corna, thanks for sharing your experience. When I first moved to this arid climate, I was unaware of the importance of proper hydration. I can remember frequent long hikes followed by intense headaches lasting the rest of the day that no pain reliever could touch. I’m happy to say I don’t have that problem anymore! Water & minerals help me stay in the sweet spot. Glad you liked the image, my friend. Have a great week! 🌞

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  6. Such a lovely post on a very important topic Lisa and probably one of the reasons why so many have written about this subject. I love the images too, thank you for a great share on water and especially the tips on proper hydration, much appreciated ❤

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