As water is the most important and predominant medium that supports all life processes, our health is absolutely dependent on it.
The water that we commonly encounter in our environments; contains disordered water molecules, whereas “biological water” or "cellular water" that composes life, such as the human body, contains highly structured, liquid-crystalline water that comprises a“hydro-network.”
The hydro-network is crucial for supporting proper structures and functioning of essential biological molecules such as DNA and proteins.
When all the cellular molecules are appropriately immersed in the hydro-network, there is proper cellular hydration.
Unlike machines, each of our bodies as we recognize it now is a very low-resolution snapshot of a special gathering of trillions of cells that are fully functional and dying and renewing all the time. Everyday, about 50 billion cells die and are born again to maintain the health of our body.
This is the way life works. While old cells are dying, new cells are being generated at the same time, thanks to adult stem cells (a.k.a, progenitor cells).
But what if the cells are not properly hydrated?
DNA and functional proteins that are needed for stem cell divisions cannot fully function, resulting in aging and degenerative outcomes.
As cellular dehydration is associated with aging and various unhealthy conditions, a common advice is to drink lots of water to ensure proper hydration.
The real measure of health, however, is not simply the amount of water we drink, but whether the cellular hydro-network is sufficiently formed in our body.