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00:00 The following program is being brought to you on the Voice America Variety Channel. For more information about our network and to check our additional show hosts and topics of interest, please visit VoiceAmericaVariety.com. The Voice America Talk Radio Network is the worldwide leader in live internet talk radio. Visit VoiceAmerica.com. The views and ideas expressed on the following program are strictly those of the host or guests and do not necessarily reflect the views and ideas held by the Voice America Talk Radio Network, its staff and management. Welcome to the Sharon Kleina Hour, health, environment and the power of water. What you hear in the next hour could very well save your life. Now here’s your host, Sharon Kleina. I want to invite you to listen to the Sharon Kleina Hour, the power of water. 01:03 I’m Sharon Kleina. For many years I have been studying for over 30 years, water, water, water, but I chose to study not only the water that we’re living with on the surface of the earth, below the surface of the earth and around our planet, but also the water vapor, that humidity you’ve heard about, water vapor, the greenhouse gas effects with water vapor. The water vapor from the moment you were born became your most important influence of your life, is where you live and the area you’re breathing. That became a focus and without water on earth there would be no water vapor, humidity for you to stay alive, all of us. What are the symptoms of your life individually? The moment you were born in that delivery room, you opened your eyes, there are no two eyes alike, no two fingerprints alike and more. We’re all different. We’re all dehydrating differently. 02:05 So that water vapor in the air is so influential. Water on the earth, water vapor, and what is happening with our cloud system. And we’ve been talking about this for so long. And the one influence I’m trying to express here throughout the world listening on Voice America and our Apple iTunes and our syndications is let’s get together and learn more about the education that we’re all providing, each one of us participate on the earth lasting forever. But we can’t do it without water on the surface, fresh water and water vapor and that cloud system then influence each other and those aquifers. Example, here in America, I’m an American, here in the United States of America, I’m coming to you from Oregon. I’m in Southern Oregon in the Rogue River Valley, sitting here on the famous Rogue River and the most beautiful rivers of the world and the mountains that are gorgeous 03:06 with tall trees and green and gorgeous and unwater. We’re even having challenges with water. The water’s around us but we’re having challenges. Now in America, there’s no place in the world that uses more water a day than in the Americans. After showering, using the bathroom and brushing our teeth and having one cup of coffee or tea, this typically takes 30 gallons of water. Now I’m used to doing that and many people in America and throughout the world are used to showering and brushing their teeth, having a cup of coffee or tea and using the facilities of the bathroom and that can be using over 30 gallons of water right there. After doing dishes with a dishwasher, 12 gallons per load, running a washing machine, 04:09 43 gallons of water per load, watering your lawn, which here in America we love our green lawns, 10 gallons per minute. By the time we go to bed, the average American is using 150 gallons of water a day. So therefore, when I say the concerns I have about fresh water is serious, look what’s happening in China. We have 118 rivers polluted, the black particle, carbon particle in the air is polluting the waters, the water vapor, they’re breathing and all of us around the world, we can go indoors with insulated windows and walls and have a pollution problem in America because we have insulated windows and walls and forced air heating and cooling. The subject matter has been coming up more and more thanks to people out there like ourselves and others that are really promoting this throughout the world. 05:12 Water is overtaking oil as our scarcest natural resource in the world says Stephen Solomon and we’ve had Stephen Solomon on here. He’s the author of a book called Water, the Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power and Civilization, and even we’re going to find in the United States as well that in the United States by 2030 we could be short 40%!o(MISSING)f the water we require. Other books are Water Wars, wars have been going on around water since the beginning of time. Have you ever noticed that the cities and the communities and the villages are surrounded by, they go to water? At one point in 2001, the New York Times featured a full front page story on water scarcity. This was back in 2001 that’s going to be a water scarcity and that in Texas will have a water scarcity and even though oil has made them rich, the problem is if they’re not going 06:17 to have the oil, the liquid gold for Texas and other places in the world is going to be the water. The water that surrounds us, although always has been recognized to everyone all over the world, has been the source of life, but what’s going to happen when you don’t have it? Will you go steal it from your neighbor? Will you go steal it, take it from the river, coming from another state? The potential of this is very concerning, but we can all do something about it together. There’s a book out there called Water Wars that you need to read about and there’s an individual who wrote it and I’m going to spell it. D-A-N-D-A-N-A-S-H-I-V-A, Vandana Shiva, it’s an excellent book on water wars and we have the world, a book that we’ve had Dr. Neal Grig on here, Water Finance, becoming water 07:18 will become the most expensive part of your life in time because unless we begin to study it more and more and what we can do with it. I can’t emphasize it more and that’s what this show has been about. Today I have an exciting guest, I was really looking forward to having him on for you to learn more about water and your life and your organisms and how you function as a body because we’re functioning on 80%!w(MISSING)ater and those cells, up to 50 trillion of them in your body, must function with you drinking water every day and how you eat and how you conduct what you choose in your life. His name is Dr. Ray Peat, his last name is P-E-A-T, P-H-D comes from Eugene, Oregon and the topic today is going to be aging, nutrition and hormones and we’ll be talking a lot about water. We’ll listen to our sponsor, Biologic Aquaresearches product, Nature’s Tears Eye Missed, is a technology 08:22 to supplement the tear film of the surface of your eye. Did you know that the surface of your eye is 98%!w(MISSING)ater and you have an aqueous middle layer in your tear film, a tear film, the doctors were never able to really discuss the tear film until there became a product to compare to. Nature’s Tears Eye Missed is that 100%!n(MISSING)atural water to supplement for dry eye. We’ll listen to our sponsor and we’ll be right back with Dr. Peat. And ask our all-star team to answer your questions, that’s 1-866-472-5787. Thank you for calling VoiceAmerica.com. 09:39 Nature’s Tears Eye Missed, just a missed, all natural, safe, convenient, no preservatives. Nature’s Tears Eye Missed can be purchased nationwide at selected eye care professionals and drug stores near you. You’re listening to the Sharon Kline Hour, Health, Environment and the Power of Water. If you have a question or comment, please direct your email to SharonKlineHour at yahoo.com. That’s Sharon Kline Hour at yahoo.com. Now, back to the program. Dr. Peat, are you with us? 10:39 Yes, I am. Well, I thank you for joining us. I know how busy you’ve been and I’ve been really looking forward to this. Our listeners around the world, I would like them to get to know who you are. And you have a PhD in biology and it’s from the University of Oregon and it was specializing in physiology now, but you’ve come, you’ve taught at many schools and you’ve continued your research, I could see, since way back in the 70s. You may have started earlier, but I want the audience to know you’ve continued in research a long time with your mission here to understand aging, nutrition, hormones and more. But you can tell the audience what your focus has been for so long. I didn’t actually start professional biology study until 1968 at the university and studied 11:39 there four years in physiology and biochemistry. But before that, around 1950, I had heard about Albert St. Georgie and the lecturers. He went around the country doing demonstrations of living tissue and the state of water inside muscles, for example. And he could show that the condition of the water as it affected molecules changed instantaneously when a muscle was stimulated or when a nerve was activated. And I looked around to see who else was working on that kind of thing and it was utterly neglected by the professional biologists. He happened to have got interested in this line of thinking. 12:41 Many years earlier, he got his Nobel Prize working on vitamin C, but his real interest was in how the state of water changes between life and death and the different states of energy production. So I had that in mind all through the 60s and I taught a biology course in Ohio at a little college and while I was working there, Linus Pauling did some research that lined up with Albert St. Georgie’s and he proposed that anesthetics work by altering the state of water in cells. And I looked around again and saw that the chemical community was ignoring Linus Pauling, 13:46 even though he had the Nobel Prize. And these two people were outstanding for their interest in how water lets organisms work. And after several years, I decided that despite the established academic science culture lacking any interest in what I wanted to study, I had enough experience with universities to go through, use their instruments to do the research I wanted without getting indoctrinated by their belief that everything is governed by genes and molecules and membranes and so on. Why do you think they left so much behind? Because as you’ve known by far greater than I, more studies that you’ve done is so far 14:46 back in the 1500s, the 1800s and more, they really were studying all of this, like Lawrence Henderson, who had a lot of research on water and the fitness of the environment and these doctors. And you have a doctor, Gilbert Ling here, a PhD that I’ve read here that you’ve discussed. Why do you think they left that all behind, all that study? That was a philosophical doctrine that took over related to the mainline medicine, allopathic medicine, had its idea of what an organism is and the gene people were representing almost a religious line of thinking that hated to admit that organisms were as complicated 15:52 as they are. They were imposing this system of beliefs all through science. There’s a book by someone that I knew in the 1960s called Cold War in Biology that explains how there was a doctrinaire political campaign going on all through the universities of America to change the thinking and direct thoughts to genetic engineering to make it an industrial, medical, manageable concept of how organisms work, where the other people were going directly to the organisms seeing what happens. The mainline thinking wanted to go from factories to doctors to what they could sell. 16:57 What they were doing was putting the marketing department first. Yeah, I noticed that in one of your descriptions and I agree with you. I totally agree with you on that, doctor. I’ve noticed that when I have been out there for so long doing what I do with my research and then I took a product to market, water, because I was the first person to do what I did with water. I always discuss the benefit and the education behind it all and the marketing will come with it if you do that correctly to get it understood why the product has a benefit. You’re right. A lot of people go to the market selling the product and forgetting what the product is benefiting to do and more. You’re right. They got into maybe the greed, let’s call it. To be fair to them, I’ll come up with another side of it, but the greed of getting it out there, getting it understood that this will sell quicker, this will get a patent quicker 17:59 maybe if they go about it that direction. To be fair to everyone, I always say, well, the word patent, Dr. P came up long ago and if you could get a patent on it and for so long they didn’t think you could get a patent on the description of water and now they know they can. I did it, but the thing is, is when I first launched a product for the skin, because I was so convinced that what you’re saying is the skin is dehydrating, the skin on the outside of the body needs hydration, water and then they said when I was looking for a capital, they’d say, well, can it be patented? I’m sitting there just fuming and then I learned to be fair. Everything in marketing, they want it to be patented. Then when I decided to do one, I was asked to do one for the eyes because the dehydrated eyes at the service in the tear film, I studied it and then we decided let’s go for a patent 19:04 there and we’ve been patented almost approved all over the world with a description of water. When you look back on it, Dr. P, do you think that’s why they left the water behind? Because water is the primary reason we’re alive and water is a dehydration is the word that you’d very seldom hear about until all of a sudden lately. Have you noticed, Dr., you’re hearing the word dehydration quite commonly lately, not just because your temperature is rising. You’re hearing the word dehydration. Yeah, I think it’s a matter of being able to control products. When I was taking my first course in muscle physiology, water was absolutely neglected. The membrane was there to keep the water inside and the enzymes caused reactions, but the 20:07 way the water handled, controlled the chemical reactions was absolutely neglected and the professors didn’t want to talk about it. In electron microscopy, my professor had his marvel of how the little parts inside the cell worked and the spaces were so narrow that only a few layers of water would fit between the molecules, but he absolutely didn’t want to talk about what was in those spaces. But a professor at the University of Washington, Gerald Pollock, is demonstrating that he has videos available on the Internet that are just amazing. He shows that the effect of a surface organizes water and causes water to be in control of things dissolved in it at a tremendous distance out from the surface, which is vastly greater 21:13 than the areas involved inside the cell. When you look back at what these professors were doing, they were basically being crazy to ignore the great power of the water inside the cell when Gerald Pollock is demonstrating that it extends out so you can see it in a beaker or in a glass tube. And to be fair, because of the medical team I’ve put together throughout the years, there are physicians and surgeons in all backgrounds, nature paths and more, PhDs, is until they have something to compare to, they’re all afraid to discuss it, the nature of what it is. Now, you could answer that better than I. There’s a nature to the water, there’s a nature to its function, and the dehydration effect from birth, and what do you think to analyze that mean? Because it’s been causing a lot of problems that they don’t want to go to the nature of 22:15 that molecule in the cell. In fact, I had a Nobel Prize winner on here, doctor, and he said, Sharon, he said, Sharon, I took me 25 years, millions of dollars, and knowing the doctors to prove there is water there, and that cell, it didn’t go anywhere, you know, there’s water. And doctor, can you imagine how far we’ve come in research, and they still don’t want to admit that we’re made up of water, and when the research goes in to study all of these diseases and symptoms, they don’t go after the dehydration in the water first. I think they should, and I’m committed to that statement. When I was a little kid, I would ask people why the water was blue, and they would say it was the sky reflecting in it, and I was at Crater Lake on a cloudy day when the sky was absolutely gray, and the lake was just as blue as ever, and the whole culture, including 23:20 Science Magazine, the Journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They were, as recently as the 1970s, publishing articles claiming that basically it was the sky that was the way light was interacting with the water, but Linus Pauling, way back in one of his textbooks, said in the properties of water, it’s a blue substance, and the fact that you can put water in a bucket and it’s blue, it’s simply obvious to the eye, but science had this insane need to abstract things, to say water basically isn’t there, it has only these things that we are willing to assign it, and that is the common sense. 24:23 With your background, as educated as you are, and as much as you’ve learned with your research and more and publications to write now, but there’s common sense, and research that they started using, now I’ve been very lucky. I’ve had the head of stem cell transplant research from Harvard on here, she agrees water, I’ve had the head of nutrition research from Harvard, and he said water and nutrition, and you with your background have been pounding the pavement for so long, water and the individualities of what is happening to the body, and its water content, and its cells, and relationships to how it’s living. I’ve went after the air we’re living in, because I found that they had ignored the water vapor too, doctor. You hear the word humidity, but water vapor, greenhouse gas, go together, 25:30 carbon dioxide much later, but there’s an influence with the body water, the water vapor, the cloud system, the water on the surface of our, fresh water on the surface of our earth, plus what’s in the aquifer, all over the world. That’s a relationship we all have. Now tell us, the forest are a great stabilizer of the whole water system, ground water and air water depend on the interaction of forests, and so deforestation has been causing a terrible change in the water system. Exactly, and the water vapor and the cloud system. Yeah. Right, right. We have a part of our team, Dr. Dwayne Cecil PhD, who was with NASA for 35 years in NOAA, and he has said the same thing, that this impact, but it can be corrected. 26:31 They can go back in, and you know, doctor, I truly believe that I could be wrong, and you know better than I, and I’m going to give you an example. People are not educated about it. When we’re talking water, we’re talking about the obvious. There’s the puddle, there’s the lake, there’s the stream, there’s the river. We’ve got to be careful with the irrigation water. They’re hearing always the same thing. They’re never hearing that they’re water, that they’re made up of water, and the impact on them with the water vapor and the cloud system, the fresh water on the surface. They’re not real. People have to be impacted personally to feel what is happening to them. The education has not been what you just said today. The walking human being is water, and we need to look at the symptoms of their life individually as being related to the water, and them, and the water around them. They’re not being educated about that, doctor. 27:36 Part of the water system is the trunk of trees. The wood is moist, and there are channels so that the moisture from inside the tree comes out into the leaves when the roots are slightly deprived of water. The tree can live by moving water from inside its trunk, and the bigger the trunk is, the greater the reservoir of available water to put back into the air. And if you cut down trees that are five or six feet in diameter and replace them with a forest of trees that are six or eight inches in diameter, they are unstable as regulators of atmospheric water, 28:36 because there’s just a very tiny reservoir available to them. So when the humidity goes down in the air, they aren’t able to replenish it from these huge tanks of water in their trunks. And what’s going on below their root system into the base of the earth below the soil? Something to keep in my mind as you were talking. When our forest environmentalists were very concerned about the forest and not the cutting and all, but they also didn’t want to have the dead trees cut or the dead brush, which brought in a lot of insects and problems. If I put you in a spot, don’t let me do that with this question. But what happens to the healthy forest when you have dead trees around it, around the forest and the brush and the insects? What would that do to 29:41 dehydration the trees? Well, the insects come in after the forest is dying, basically, because the immune system of the tree depends on good nourishment. And part of the nourishment comes from the rotting old generations. It’s like organic gardening. You put the residue, the corn stalks, chop them up, let them rot and put them back in the soil so that the minerals that were taken out of the soil are constantly going back into the soil. If you take a forest fire, a forest fire will reduce the brush and dead material to ashes, but the ashes feed the soil on the next generation of trees and keep the cycle going. But if you haul out the lumber and burn it somewhere else and dump the ashes, basically, into the rivers and oceans, you’re polluting the 30:43 rivers and oceans and starving the forest soils by hauling that tremendous amount of organic mineral residue out of the forests. You know, when you’re talking there for a moment, I was following you with why you chose, you’re so knowledgeable and you’ve done exactly what is so important to save lives in this planet as you went to the depths of the origination of what the planet started with. We started with water vapor, water, fresh water, and then, of course, all of that ran down to a low point called an ocean. And fresh water has an enormous influence on this planet. Gene Cernan said when he was on the moon the last time and he’s looking back at earth and he sees that blue ball of water vapor around earth, blue, there’s the blue, and he said that’s 31:44 God’s porch. And meaning fully that the water, without the water and understanding and better education about water, people will take it for granted. And it’s like, oh, Peter Brayback, the chairman and Nestle, he said, and he’s really passionate about water and the mission for himself and water too, doctor. He said, too, people don’t realize they’re pricing it now because it is people have taken it so much for granted, doctor, that it’s going to become so much more expensive because they took it way too for granted. Water. Yeah, Vandana Shiva has some very important videos available on the internet. She was trained as a physicist, I think a nuclear physicist, but she realized that nuclear energy wasn’t going to help the health of the planet, that looking at the water economy was really important. That’s the one that did you hear me before I started the show. That’s the book I was talking about at the beginning of the show. 32:48 Yeah. She has been doing videos and movies, documentaries on the importance of saving the water resources. We need to take a break. This will be our last one. Don’t go anywhere. And then we’re going to come back and you’re going to educate us about what your research has been finding in the different categories of progress your own and the hormones. And then we’ll get into aging and nutrition because that aging and nutrition go together and the dehydration effects of the body as far as I’m concerned. So don’t go anywhere. I’m really enjoying this. Thank you so much for being here today. I’ll listen to our sponsor with nature’s tears eye mist with just a mist. Did you know your eyes are 98%!w(MISSING)ater at the surface? When you’re supplementing a dehydration of dry eye, what is dry eye? It’s a lack of water, dehydration of the 33:50 water at the surface of the eye. We’ll listen to our sponsor with nature’s tears eye mist and we’ll be right back with Dr. Pete. Talk, talk, talk. That’s all we do is talk. If you’d like to talk, call us toll free right now at 1-866-472-5787. 1-866-472-5787. That’s it. That’s it. Discover the secret of nature’s tears eye mist, an entirely different approach to eye care without eye drops. When your tear film is dry, your eyes feel dry. 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Dr. Pete, you have spent a lot of time studying progesterone and the hormones, and I’ve been reading here about your valuations on the 35:56 effects of estrogen, radiation stress, and lack of oxygen, which I believe dehydration causes stress. Could you explain to us and talk to the audience like they need to be educated about the progesterone and the hormones, as if they don’t really understand how they function? The organism, the structure is mainly a system of protein molecules and fat and nucleic acids, DNA, and those things are in a way peripheral to the basic protein structure. The protein changes its electrical properties according to the chemical reactions going on inside. It can change its 36:56 acidity or alkalinity according to the metabolism and what you’re eating. And ordinary, like a sponge or a bowl of jello, any system with a lot of protein in it will change the way it holds water according to the degree of acidity and alkalinity. Acidity makes it give up water. Alkalinity makes it retain water. And the protein itself is on the acidic side, but it associates with alkaline metals like sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. And these neutralize the acidity of the proteins. And the metabolism of basically burning sugar in the presence of oxygen, that energy 38:02 is what regulates the balance of acidity and alkalinity. And in turn, it’s the alkalinity, essentially, that makes the organism retain water. And so edema, where your feet or fingers swell up, that is regulated as a result of bad metabolism, letting your hormones get out of balance, changing the acidity and alkalinity of the whole organism so that instead of the water staying inside cells where it belongs, it falls out of cells and collects in your feet and fingers or whatever is downhill under gravity. And the hormone that is most responsible for keeping 39:04 the cells hydrated and functional, demonstrating the processes that Albert St. Georgie went around the country demonstrating in lectures with fluorescent light showing that the muscle would become luminous when it contracted and dark when it was relaxed. These changes in the state of water are constantly being regulated, mainly by the thyroid hormone letting us use oxygen to produce energy. And the thyroid maintains the protective hormones, such as progesterone, pregnenolone, testosterone, DHEA. And under stress or injury, the sum of the testosterone or DHEA 40:05 changes in the estrogen, which changes the ability to regulate water. It tends to create the edema state, but the edema reverses the functional state of the organism momentarily to put it back into a growth condition so that it can renew the cells. That’s its function once a month. There should be a surge of estrogen in the woman’s tissues to prepare for pregnancy and lactation. But if the estrogen persists too long, then the water is out of control throughout the organism and it tends to cause the swelling, headaches, nervous tension, swollen feet and so on associated with premenstrual syndrome or pregnancy problems and so on. And thyroid and progesterone are the 41:10 most powerful hormones in preserving the proper retention of water in cells, not too much, not too little. Now on young people, let’s say I’ve always used this example. The moment the baby left its mother’s womb in the pocket of water, we entered in the air we live in. And that’s water, vapor, humidity and the influences of that from there on. And there’s no moisture meter today like they have blood pressure checks yet. I hope to gosh we can do one someday and decide what is happening by checking that out regularly, what is happening in the body. And what you have just said is the individual, how does an individual know this is all happening? Well, the aging process is essentially a loss of water. A baby has an extremely high water content in its tissues. 42:12 80 something percent, I think. And a very old person that gets down approaching maybe 55 percent. And the function decreases along with the water so that a baby has an extremely high metabolic rate and ability to heal tissues. And once the at puberty, the resistance, health, vitality, everything is at a maximum. And after that, everything tends to go downhill. The ability to heal gradually decreases with aging. But all along the water content of the tissue, right from conception to death, it’s a decreasing percentage of water inside every cell except the cells that are- No, we’ve talked about water. You’ve got to know a lot to help our listeners 43:15 understand. We were talking about the acidity of the body and the alkaline that is so important. Tell us about what you’ve been learning about nutrition. Here in America, all over the world, their nutrition habits were based on founders of taste. What is to you the best nutrition to re-help retain the water, to detoxify the body, and keep a real gradual dehydration of the body that’s healthy so the person will not age too quickly and be healthier? What did you learn about nutrition? There were some studies about 20 or 30 years ago in which if you feed the animal or even the tissue in a dish, if you feed it saturated fats such as coconut oil, the cells of the skin grow in an orderly way, retaining their moisture, keeping the skin plump, firm, and resilient. 44:25 If you feed them polyunsaturated fats, they mature very quickly as if under the influence of a vitamin A deficiency or estrogen excess. They’re more susceptible to sun damage. The cells grow slowly in irregular columns and the skin overall is thinner. The sun damage and too much polyunsaturated fat in the diet makes the skin age and become disorganized prematurely. That got me interested in coconut oil. About 20 years ago, I started writing about the biological effects of increasing. What about coconut water? I studied it a little bit too. It’s a great source of minerals. If it’s fresh, it has very good sugar. The sugar oxidizes, 45:35 produces carbon dioxide, and the carbon dioxide is the main power in regulating the alkalinity of cells. It’s what moves minerals in and out of cells through your kidneys and so on. The orange juice is an ideal source of carbohydrate because it has its own minerals with it, the same as coconut water. Milk is a good food, cheese, because of the high… You’re not anti-dairy. Your research hasn’t proven anything about being anti-dairy. No, because of the high value of the high calcium content and the low ratio of phosphate to calcium because phosphate is an age-accelerating thing. Diet high in meat and nuts, for example, 46:43 has a serious excess of phosphate and deficiency of calcium. Calcium is one of the best things for stimulating the rate of metabolism and preventing obesity. People who drink milk regularly are a very slim population in proportion to the amount of calories they consume, and there are a couple studies in which dementia is much higher in populations that don’t drink any milk. Now, I also want to ask you about… You’ve got an article here about aging eyes, infant eyes, and you’ve done a lot of research on that and the lungs. Tell us about what you were learning about eyes because that’s been a field I’ve been involved with now for 10 years with research about the eyes and what’s happening with the environment and exposures with the 47:47 environment today. I especially got interested in how the transparency of the cornea, lens, and vitreous humor, how that works. When I was in Mexico at Lake Pot Squirrel, the fish there are transparent. At least they used to be. I think pollution is changing it, but in the market they would pile up fish that were the size of small trouts and even some eight inches long, others about the size of a cigar, but you could read a magazine cover right through the fish, absolute transparency. That got me interested in the issue of what makes the cornea or the lens 48:50 able to be transparent even though it has relatively little water. It’s a very tough, hard, rubbery tissue and the state of the water is so organized and you have to think about Gerald Pollock’s research to think about what organization can mean to water. The molecules are lined up such that the quantum energy is organized as it moves through. There’s another very important website, May 1 Ho, her last name is just H-O, called, I think it’s ISIS, Institute for Science, and she writes about the coherence of organisms involving this quantum level organization of water molecules and she has 49:55 illustrations of the color continuity right through a whole organism showing that the light has to be organized by the organism as a whole, not by individual random atoms. In the lens and the cornea, what this means is that if, for example, you have too much inflammation, too much estrogen, too much ultraviolet radiation, anything that excites the tissue too much, it lets the water get disorganized, and the water content increases just the way edema causes water to accumulate in your feet or fingers where it shouldn’t be. The water accumulates in the loose form and that’s what causes the opacity of a cataract. It’s actually too much water because it’s out of control 51:02 and disorganized. Do you think that’s because, because we’ve been studying that in the ophthalmology field, do you think that’s because of the dehydration of the atmospheric influence of the eye, being dehydrating too quickly because it can’t keep up? We’ve been learning that if there’s too much water, it’s because the water is dehydrating too quickly. Well, the proteins are dehydrating. They are losing the control of the water, so the living substance is, it’s lost its water and the water is accumulating basically. It can’t retain the water. And if the body, and maybe you can help me with this one when I’ve been studying, if the body is swelling, it’s trying to hold back on its loss of water. It’s dehydrating too quickly and the eyes. Now, as you’ve said here, you know the eyes and the brain 52:04 are connected in the womb at the same time. So the brain being an estimated 80%!w(MISSING)ater and then the eyes at the surface in the tear film about a certain, in that tear film aqueous layer about 98%!w(MISSING)ater. If it’s overreacting, that the water is dehydrating too quickly. And then with the carbohydrates that we’re talking about and fats in the food, the cells are getting, I’m very blunt about this. The toxin in the cell is getting too heated and you can correct me. And I call that almost a manure. It cannot expel. It cannot detoxify. It’s heating up. Now, you can correct me or help me with that. The age pigment is involved. It’s what you see accumulating in spots on the old people’s skin. But it starts anytime the tissue isn’t getting enough oxygen to retain 53:08 its water the way it should. The polyunsaturated fats become oxidized and form clumps of this dark orange or brown or black pigment. And this wastes oxygen and creates a vicious circle. So it’s definitely junk accumulating in cells. But with enough energy, progesterone and thyroid, for example, can energize the cell enough to reverse that age pigment. But it helps greatly if you use things like milk, orange juice, coconut water and coconut oil are good. Not definitely not the thing. We’re out of time, but I need to ask you. The first thing that came to my mind just now is you’re living in Eugene, Oregon, where the University of Oregon football 54:10 team with Chip Kelly was well known in the past few years that he really worked with his team on the science of health as a behavior and nutrition and sleep and attitude. Were you hired by him? Everything you’re saying is exactly what everybody, how everybody, I call it the health Olympics doctor. Everybody should get out of bed every day and be in the health Olympics. But what would you like to say to the audience? You definitely have done so much. We’ve only got about half a minute left. What would you like to say to the audience worldwide on what you think you’re going to be learning? There’s so much on the internet. If you look at websites like Vandana Shiva and Gerald Pollock and Martin Chaplin has a great water website on many pages of 55:15 very detailed information. You can get information that your doctor won’t know for 100 years. Exactly. And then go to yours. It’s www.raypeat.com. Well, we’re out of time. I enjoyed it and I know the world out there did too, Ray. Dr. Pete, I hope I can have you back on someday because in the future when you have a moment, because there’s so much more that I could have had you discuss today, but we really did learn a lot. I thank you so much for all you’ve done, your commitment and don’t back off of the medical field. I know they’re coming. Okay. Thank you. Thank you. You have a nice day. Bye. Well, we’re out of time and I have to close, but I want to thank Polly Featherton for getting Dr. Ray Pete. I think that’s always going to be one of our most exciting educational shows. I know that you should embrace your life. You’re in the 56:20 health Olympics and embrace somebody else’s, but Earth is whispering to us every moment of the day. Do not take anything, take it all with you. Leave something behind of yourself. It’s so important. And I want to thank you for listening. I appreciate every one of our guests. I’m sure you will too. And I want you to have a nice day. Think of the water. Drink your water and think about your health. You’re in the health Olympics with all of us. Thank you for listening. You have a nice day and you be well. Thank you for listening. Join us next week for another edition of the Sharon Kleina Hour, Health, Environment and the Power of Water. Monday is a 10 a.m. Pacific time on the Voice America Variety Channel with an encore Wednesdays at 12 noon Pacific time on the Voice America 57:22 Health and Wellness Channel. Remember to visit Sharon’s website at SharonKleinaHour.com.

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