Hydrogen (H) (Simple, But Powerful)
Hydrogen is a pretty interesting element. It is the most basic in the periodic table of chemical elements being the first one on it because it contains just a single proton and a single electron. Hydrogen, which is a gas by nature, is extremely powerful due to its explosiveness. Ever heard of a hydrogen bomb? Quite a few years ago, the United States harnessed its powerful effects and unloaded on the Japanese, wiping out a huge portion of them in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In the universe, hydrogen can reach unimaginable temperatures and eventually create the next element, Helium, through a process called nuclear fusion. Continuing this process will yield the rest of the elements in the table up to a certain number. So how does hydrogen have an effect on humans you might ask? When hydrogen combines readily with another gas, Oxygen, we get water. Now you get it? I could stop here, but there’s more to learn. It can also join with Carbon to create methyl derivatives. Another option is for it to pair up with yet another gas, Nitrogen, and create ammonia. N and H together are how we get amino acids and ultimately every protein in the human body. You are merely the product of lots of combinations of these elements in the periodic table that when struck by the light of the sun, creates a physical presence known as the human body. When mother nature joins the 3 elements of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen we create sugars. Voila! One of which is a 5 ring sugar known as ribose. This sugar is how we get DNA and RNA. Are you seeing the picture now? Good! Hydrogen is mostly known as a moisturizer when it comes to human nutrition and health. Hydrogen is found in all living organisms in abundance, but very often it is easy to become de-hydrogened. OK I made that word up so you would better understand. The real word should have been dehydrated. Now that you follow, I’ll carry on. Proper hydrogen, or hydration levels make ALL cell processes much more efficient and ultimately create a healthier you. Maintaining optimal water levels, a minimum of 80oz everyday no matter what, will help tremendously with digestion, absorption, assimilation, and elimination. In fact, I’ll bet you right now that if you start drinking more water every day, you’ll relieve your constipation at least a little bit and probably more than just a little. If you add in eating green leaves with the water every day, I guarantee you’ll be shocked at what comes out. I’m serious too! Try me if you don’t believe me. Here is my challenge: 100oz of good filtered water along with green leaves like spinach, kale, chard, dandelion, etc. 2-3 times per day and every day for 1 month. I bet the majority of you all out there won’t do it cause you don’t like either greens or water. You’d rather eat sugar rich foods and drink tea, coffee, soda, or alcohol. Don’t fool yourself. OK back to hydrogen. Hydrogen, or water, will help relieve stress levels, it will create better cell to cell communication, it will calm the over exhausted nervous system it will help cleanse both the liver and kidneys, among many other things in the body. When most of the world, roughly 7 billion humans, which by the way is way too many humans for this Earth to sustain, lives in a chronically dehydrated state, there’s no wonder why most of us are dying earlier or getting ill or struggling with many diseases. To conclude this report on hydrogen, I find it is in everybody’s best interest to drink a minimum of 80oz of filtered water every day and eat lots of fruits and vegetables everyday since they contain more hydrogen, water, than any other food out there. This will create a more alkaline (opposite of acidic) internal environment and allow all cells to work optimally and efficiently and create a more invigorating life that is free of many, if not most or possibly all illnesses and diseases known to man.