One can measure the body's voltage with a voltmeter that measures in millivolts. However, the voltage in the body pulses, making it difficult to get a true endpoint with a voltmeter. There are computerized devices that will measure the body voltage and impedance.
These were developed in the 1950's before the FDA began to evaluate devices. The FDA has not approved these devices for measuring body voltage, but they have been in continuous use for this purpose around the world since 1951.
Electrons are needed for health and for healing. The optimal cellular pH of 7.35 = -20mv. pH is ultimately a measure of redox potential. Redox potential is a measure of whether electrons are available in surplus (and thus are “electron donors”) or whether electrons are deficient (and thus are “electron stealers”). When the voltage is an electron stealer, it is called plus voltage. When it is an electron donor, it is called a negative voltage. The voltage is converted to a logarithmic scale of 1-14 called pH.
The minus sign means electrons are in surplus and are available to be donated. If cells are injured, -50 mv is needed for healing. In other words, for healing to take place, a more alkaline environment (with even more electrons available then normal) is needed. Antioxidants like vitamin C or glutathione are valuable because they are electron donors which help counteract oxidants (electron stealers). Some other electron donors are low level lasers, essential oils, homeopathic remedies, being grounded, and alkaline water (the next newsletter will be on this topic). Some electron stealers are root canals, mercury fillings, processed foods, acid water and carbonated beverages.
Cells are designed to run at a pH of 7.35 (-20 millivolts) to a pH of 7.45 (-25 millivolts). Cell membranes can achieve a temporary "action potential" of up to -90 millivolts.
We heal by making new cells. Making new cells requires -50 millivolts.
We get sick when we cannot achieve -50 millivolts and thus cannot make new cells. We are thus stuck in chronic disease. All chronic disease is defined by having low voltage.
Chronic disease occurs when voltage drops below -20 millivolts. As voltage drops, these things happen:
1. Cells dont have enough energy to work correctly.
2. Chronic pain is caused by low voltage.
3. As voltage drops, the amount of oxygen in cells drops, switching from aerobic (oxygen- available) metabolism to anaerobic (oxygen diminished) metabolism.
4. With anaerobic metabolism, one unit of fat makes only two molecules of ATP whereas with aerobic metabolism, one unit of fat makes 32 molecules of ATP.
5. With anaerobic metabolism, microorganisms begin to grow and put out toxins to dissolve our cells so they can eat us.
There are multiple sources where the body normally gets electrons (unprocessed food, alkaline water, sunshine, standing in the dirt, etc.). This creates a body pool of electrons.
In the body, the tissue with the least resistance to the flow of electrons is fibrous tissue. Thus wherever there is fibrous tissue, it is serving two purposes: structural support and moving electrons.
The body has three "trucking systems" that move electrons down to the cells: ionically through the circulatory system, through the fibrous sheath surrounding nerves, and through the acupuncture system (the fascial system).
Cell membranes are made up of opposing phospholipids (fats). Because of their unique properties, this arrangement creates a capacitor, a unit designed to store electrons. Thus cell membranes are like small batteries.
Underneath the cell membranes are small power stations called mitochondria. Inside the mitochondria is a rechargeable battery system called ATP/ADP. When the battery is charged, it is called ATP. When it is discharged, it is called ADP.
ATP is the final power source for the proteins in the cell to move. This movement allows the cell to do whatever it is designed to do. As power is drained from the ATP battery, it becomes discharged and is called ADP. Electrons are then brought down from the cell membrane to recharge ADP back to ATP. ATP is also made by the Krebs Cycle.
This process takes place about 70 times per day in every cell.
We have come to understand that chronic disease is accompanied by a loss of voltage. The image to the right is the "power grid" of the body. Thus you will usually find the cause of the loss of power by studying this image. If you can answer the question, "Why did I lose enough voltage to get sick?", you will know how to get well.
There are many things that can destroy your power grid. However, the four most common ones are eating trans fats, not having enough functional thyroid hormone, heavy metal poisoning, and dental infections.
Food manufacturers were losing money because of spoilage. The main thing that spoils is the fats turn rancid. They found that if they cook the fats for 5 hours at 350 degrees, it turns into something very similar to plastic. These "plastic fats" are called "Trans Fats" or "partially hydrogenated fats". Most of the food you will find in the grocery store contains these plastic fats because it increases the shelf-life and thus the profits of the food companies.
If you eat plastic fats, your cell membranes become like cellophane and won't hold a charge = you become a dead battery!
Canola Oil acts similarly to plastic fats and should also be avoided.
The total number of mitochondria (and thus the total number of rechargeable ATP/ADP batteries) you have is dictated by the amount of FUNCTIONAL thyroid hormone you have!
The pituitary gland makes thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). This causes the thyroid gland to make thyroid hormones (T4 and T3). Doctors generally test the levels of each of these to determine if the thyroid is functioning normally. However, these tests are made invalid by fluoride.
The halogens are fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, and astatine. Whenever an atom of fluorine is present, it will displace any of the other halogens.
T4 is a tyrosine protein with four iodines attached to it. When you consume fluoride in water, toothpaste, at the dentist, etc. it displaces the iodine on the thyroid hormone. It appears that the blood tests for thyroid hormones cannot tell the difference between the real hormone and the fake hormone. Thus many people are hypothyroid with normal blood tests! This is called Hypothyroidism Type II.
Heavy metals like lead, mercury, cadmium, etc. destroy mitochondria and thus lower your voltage. It only takes a piece of lead the size of a grain of salt to poison you. Lead was present in paint and gasoline until the 1950's. Lead is commonly found in items imported from China.
According to the World Health Organization, 80% of mercury in humans comes from their dental fillings. "Silver fillings" are mostly mercury. Mercury is so poisonous that you have to wear a biohazard suit to handle it---unless you put it into your mouth! Every time you get a flu shot, you get an injection of mercury!
Heavy metals do not stay in the blood very long. They quickly move down into your tissues. Thus if you find a heavy metal in your blood, it means you have a current source. To find chronic heavy metal poisoning, you must inject a chelating agent into the vein so it can pull the metal out of your tissue and dump it into the kidneys so it can be found.
Microorganisms like bacteria don't have a digestive system, so they secrete their digestive enzymes to dissolve our cells so they can have lunch. Of course this damage to our cells causes us illness.
If you think about it, the type of enzyme necessary for a bug to have lunch on a tooth has to be very strong compared to a Strept bacteria having lunch on your tonsils! These powerful enzymes (toxins) from bacteria that can live on teeth are called gliotoxins and thioethers. These poisons cause the mitochondria to shut down in cells far from your teeth!
Root canal surgery is performed by ripping the artery and nerve from a tooth, killing it. The dentists are the only physicians who purposely leave dead tissue in the body. All dead tissue, whether it is your tooth, your appendix, or you big toe, will become infected and harm you if you don't remove it. There are 2-3 miles of small tubules in a tooth, and it is impossible to sterilize these with lasers, medications or any other way.
Any infection, in a tooth, a root canal, or in the bone around a tooth must be aggressively dealt with or you will develop chronic disease elsewhere.
Marco Torres is a research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental Science and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, environmental toxins and health policy.