Zeta Potential is a measure of the electrical force that exists between atoms, molecules, particles, and cells in a fluid. Zeta potential’s strength determines the amount of material (nutrients, wastes) that fluids such as your blood and lymph can carry. Maintaining zeta potential is one of the main keys to leading a long and healthy life. If you are in the optimal range for Zeta Potential, your blood is able to move around well in the body. When your pH (the acid or base level) is normal and you are well hydrated, it is extrememly unlikely that you WILL EVER develop heart or kidney disease.
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
Zeta Potential Explained
Particle charge: particles are either positively charged, negatively charged or neutral (when they are called a molecule). In the body, the main liquid that moves things around is called blood plasma. It is what the red blood cells move in. If we look at blood plasma from an electrolyte standpoint, there are a specific amount of electrolytes (particles) that are supposed to be in solution. These charged particles attract or move away from each other very much like traffic on a highway as they move through the body.
Red blod cells are commonly negatively charged. Through small electrical forces this makes the red blood cells slightly push away from each other. This allows blood to normall flow smoothly. This is healthy blood. If the charge on the blood cell changes from negative to slightly positive, the blood cells now want to be closer together. They may even want to stick to each other. What do we call that? A change in Zeta Potential…or a clot.
If you have an excess of positive charges (the positive particle number goes up) in your body (which can come about from many things – like too much salt in your diet, heavy metal toxicity, drinking unfiltered tap water, chronic dehydration, and WAY too many things to list here….) you presdispose yourself to: cancer (from a drop in pH), blood clotting diseases (heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis and many more), kidney and gall stones (from the precipitation of blood electrolytes). If you notice, these are most of the chronic things that people die from.
If you have an excess of negative charges in your body (which can come from many things as well) you predispose yourself to diseases of fluid retention: congetive heart failure, peripheral edema, and nutrient deficiencies. These are the rest of the chronic diseases.
A lot of processed foods with chemical preservatives, pesticide residue and additives are of a cationic 1:1, 2:1 nature. Bad for humans. These foods have a natural zeta potential lowering effect on the blood.
As it is, blood is naturally maintained in a dispersed state that is just on the verge of beginning to sludge. This is required for an effective blood clotting mechanism so if you cut yourself you don’t bleed to death. The blood clotting mechanism is associated with the release and activation of prothrombin-thrombin which is a cationic polyelectrolyte.
Now with blood at a natural precipice just ready to sludge, if we add negative health items, including highly cationic, mineralized water to our diet that have a further sludging effect on our blood, the situation for health begins to deteriorate.
How can we increase Zeta Potential in our blood?
“Earthing” is the name popularly given to electrically grounding the human body to the Earth. Modern people are electrically insulated from the Earth most of the time due to rubber sole shoes, rubber tire vehicles, vinyl and carpet floors, wood structures, and so on. However, the human race evolved in direct electrical contact with the Earth while walking barefoot, sleeping on the ground, etc. It turns out that insulating ourselves from the Earth has health consequences, and that many health benefits are to be gained by reconnecting to the Earthing.
In our modern world, this electrical reconnection to the Earth is being created by means of conductive bed sheets and floor mats that plug into the grounding hole in electrical outlets. Conductive footwear is also being developed.
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:
– your red blood cells are more effective
– your heart is able to pump blood more easily
– your blood and lymph are better able to carry nutrients
– your body is better able to dissolve and remove toxic deposits.
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, etc. A study in Switzerland found that people who had chelation therapy to remove lead from their body also had less cancer in later years.