Energy Hacks – Water

Energy Hacks – Water


Energy Hacks for a Supercharged Body: Step 1 – ‘Structured’ Water

Who isn’t tired? Good news – there are 7 easy strategies available to supercharge your body through something called ‘energy hacking’.  Energy hacking is optimizing your performance, health, and wellbeing with the help of technology and biological tools.

In a previous blog post we discussed things that drain our energy and 7 easy energy hacks to allow for abundant free-flowing energy required for optimal health and performance ( The first energy hack we’ll discuss is structured water.

We all learned that water or H2O is available as ice, liquid, or vapor. New research from Gerald Pollack, PhD, Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington shows that there is a fourth phase of water – a gel, which is referred to as EZ or structured water. In the lab, with increasing temperature, water moves from ice, to EZ, to liquid, to vapor. In the body, EZ water gel forms where water touches the surface of cells. EZ water lines all the cells of the body, turning them into batteries that fuel mitochondria (the cell’s energy generator) and turning the body into an energy grid. EZ water also stores and transmits information, much like a computer chip.

There are several easy ways to ‘charge’ water and supercharge the body.

  1. Consider the source – The earth naturally produces structured water through melting of ice and underground flow. Glacial, spring, volcanic, artesian, mineral, and sparkling waters are excellent sources of structured water. Water stored in glass retains it purity, but water stored in plastic does not.
  2. Drink chilled water – Water at about 39 degrees is closer to the EZ phase – the phase between ice and liquid,
  3. Create a vortex – the mechanical action of stirring creates a vortex and increases the formation of EZ water.
  4. Juice – Juicing puts pressure on plant cells, extracting their EZ water.
  5. Soak up the sun – Light increases water’s structure. Exposing the body to sunlight or infrared light increases the amount of structured water in the body. Exposing drinking water to sunlight increases the structure in the exposed water.
  6. Go negative – Structured water has a negative charge and exposure to negative charges enhances the amount of structured water in the body. The body is exposed to negative charges via the consumption of antioxidants (including antioxidant-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables) and grounding (e.g., by walking barefoot on the earth).
  7. Add precise energetic information to water – NES infoceuticals ( ) deliver precise energetic information to cells to improve their performance.

To learn more about research on the fourth phase of water and its importance to your health, view Dr. Pollack’s YouTube video at .  Skeptics might find the following essay of interest . For all the scientific details, Gerald Pollacks research is presented in his book The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid, and Vapor ( ).


Mimicry to Build Relationships

Mimicry to Build Relationships

Dogs use Mimicry to Build Relationships. When a friend smiles at you, you quickly and involuntarily smile back.

In that split-second, you are mirroring the other person’s facial expression and building empathy. The same is true of dogs. They use rapid mimicry with other dogs to reinforce social bonds and initiate playful behavior.

Researchers studied two typical play behaviors, the open-mouthed, relaxed canine grin and the play bow in dogs meeting in a dog park. They confirmed the rapid mimicry of these behaviors among a wide variety of dogs and noted that play sessions lasted longer if they were initiated with mimicry. In addition, dogs who were already friends engaged in more mimicry than dogs who were strangers. Recently, it has been shown that mutual gazing between dogs and their owners is mediated by the hormone oxytocin. Oxytocin is thought to play a similar role in dog-dog behavior.

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August Tip – Stop Using Those Retractable Leads!

August Tip – Stop Using Those Retractable Leads!

While retractable leads may seem like a good idea because they allow your pet to roam and run, they are dangerous!

A retractable lead consists of a thin cord wound around a spring-loaded device with a plastic handle. A button on the handle is used to control the amount of cord released. The button is also used to break (stop the release of more cord) and to rewind or recoil the cord so as to bring the pet in closer to the handler. The cords come in various lengths, most often 10, 16, or 26 feet. There are numerous concerns with this type of lead.

  1. The cord used in retractable leads is thin and can snap when used with a powerful or aggressively pulling dog. A snapped cord allows the dog to break lose and may recoil back, hitting the handler.
  2. The cord used in retractable leads is thin and can easily cut through skin if the dog wraps the cord around the handler, if the handler grabs a malfunctioning cord to control the dog, or if the dog wraps the cord around himself or someone he encounters as he is roaming or with whom he is playing,
  3. The long cord may put the dog too far away from the handler to properly control him, allowing the dog to run up on other people or dogs, run into the street, or get into dangerous items/substances that the handler does not see because of the distance. Because of their length, they are not suitable for use on city streets, where the pet could run-up on pedestrians or run into the street. In addition, they should not be used in confined spaces, such as a veterinarian’s office or groomer.
  4. The pet is at risk for suffering neck injuries resulting from the snap back received when running out the distance of the long cord.
  5. Some handles on retractable leads can be cumbersome and too easily dropped.
  6. The retractable lead is a mechanical devise and subject to malfunction.
  7. Some handlers have difficulty mastering the use of the button on the retractable lead and may allow the cord to extend further when their intention was to pull the dog in closer and out of danger.
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If you still want to use a retractable lead, be sure to review the safety warnings included with the lead you purchase, know how to use the buttons on the lead, and check the lead often for frayed cords and mechanical problems.

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Dog with a Job – Sometimes you just have to goof off!

Dog with a Job – Sometimes you just have to goof off!

Kota has been teaching Annie and Jake how to find wildlife, but sometimes a guy just has to take a break and have fun!

Kota is really good at finding scat and scent posts, but still needs a little work in letting me know what he found.  He’s also teaching Annie and Jake how to work with us. We work on the trails and at home almost every chance we get. On this trip Kota was pointing out coyote sign and black bear sign earlier in the day, but sometimes, you just have to goof off! Kota decided to have fun splashing the other two dogs, me, and my friend with the camera. He was running straight at us full speed through the water, then at the last second he would change direction. We were all soaked but having fun. When we got back to the buildings, he was a little upset that the humans had to use the facilities. He was letting us know by yelling his disapproval at us, and Jake decided to join in.

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Dog with a Job – Play Time for Kota

Dog with a Job – Play Time for Kota
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Joyful play is essential for good health!

Kota loves his dog park time!

Once a week we go to the local dog park to let off some steam and wrestle and run with his friends. Every week, Kota loves playing tug with these two! Sometimes he lets them win, sometimes not. Tug and fetch are his two favorite games. As the weather gets warmer, more dogs will be at the park and there will be more fun to be had. Finally, this might be something that tires Kota out!


Dog with a Job – Kota Goes Kayaking

Dog with a Job – Kota Goes Kayaking

Kota and I recently went kayaking.

He learned very quickly to sit in the kayak and not shift his weight. This trip was not part of work, but rather a relaxing weekend trip. I paddled around the shore where we put in and let Kota watch the ducks, cormorants, butterflies, and algae. He was content to sit in front of me and watch everything, and when he got tired he just laid down. It almost seemed like he did this all before. I am very proud of Kota!

Kota Kayaking Collage


Communicating through tail wags

Communicating through tail wags

dogs wagResearch Shows Dogs Communicate with Each Other Through Tail Wags! Previous research demonstrated that a wag to the right is indicative of positive emotions, while a wag to the left shows negative emotions.  This new research shows that a dog will recognize and respond differently to another dog that wags to the left compared with one who wags to the right. To learn more, go to


The Only Difference is What Their Mother Ate!

The Only Difference is What Their Mother Ate!

MiceIt takes more than good genes for good health. This point is dramatically demonstrated in this short video showing two mice from the same mother, but different litters. The two mice are genetically identical, have eaten the same diet since birth, and were raised in exactly the same environment. The only difference is the diet the mother ate during her pregnancy! Not only do these mice look different, but along with being obese, the yellow one is at higher risk of developing diabetes and cancer. In contrast, the brown mouse is leaner and less likely to develop these diseases.

The effect of environment on gene expression is called epigenetics. Genes can be likened to computer hardware and epigenetics to the software. Put another way, DNA has the instructions; epigenetics is how those instructions are read.

The importance of epigenetics goes beyond diet. Chemicals from our environment as well as chemicals produced by our bodies bind to our DNA every second of every day and affect how our genes are read. These chemicals determine if the gene is turned on or off – they even determine how much it is turned on. This is why we at arf think that good nutrition, minimizing exposure to potential toxins (including vaccines, medications, and environmental toxins) and joyful living are so important to achieving and maintaining good health.