ABOUT 13.8 BILLION YEARS AGO…
It took only sixty seconds: following the Big Bang that was the originating performance act of our universe, and at a temperature of 1 billion degrees, the first element was created. It was named hydrogen (whose etiology comes from the Greek words hydro and genes, meaning water forming). Hydrogen (H2) is the simplest and most abundant element in the universe, comprising about 90% of the visible universe.
So, way back when, protons and neutrons paired together to make deuterium. Deuterium is a close cousin of hydrogen, or an offshoot of hydrogen, or a rare form of hydrogen, and differs only in the number of neutrons: hydrogen has none; deuterium has one. This extra neutron makes deuterium twice as big and twice as heavy as plain ole’ hydrogen.
In the primordial soup that was forming at the beginning, all the deuterons combined to form helium. Next, this primordial matter separated into unequal parts: ¼ helium and ¾ hydrogen.
We can see, already, that creation is not a half and half/always equal split. It is uneven, maybe even sometimes unfair. So, as the universe began its cooling process, a very tiny amount of deuterium nuclei were trapped between the hydrogen and helium particles. They remained unpaired, isolated (a little like social isolation for humans). Thank the Lord, because those deuterium atoms combined 2 to 1 with oxygen atoms. Voila: WATER (aka H2O).
Water is, of course, the major constituent of planet Earth. 71 percent of Earth’s surface is water, with the oceans holding 96.5 percent of all Earth’s water. Water also lives in the air as water vapor, in rivers and lakes, in icecaps and glaciers, in the ground as soil moisture and in aquifers. And deuterium is still in all our waters: 6 drops (300 milligrams) in each liter of water.
During that long stretch of Earth becoming the earth as we know her for the next 13.799999 billion years, deuterium was doing its thing, happily staying in our water.
Eventually humans evolved. Hydrogen is crucially important for humans because water lives inside us. The most important function of hydrogen in the human body is to keep us hydrated.
As humans became curious about ourselves and our surroundings, we became scientists. Even for a long time after we became scientists, even after we first discovered hydrogen as an element, we had no idea of the existence of deuterium. That all changed in 1932, when Harold C. Urey documented the existence of deuterium, for which he won a Nobel Prize. It was a useful discovery because deuterium, which became known as “heavy water,” was the missing ingredient needed to make nuclear reactors which would then enable us to make atomic bombs.
Between the years 1934 and 1939, research of the newly discovered deuterium flourished. Over 200 studies were published on the biological effects of deuterium, and all arrived at the same conclusion: deuterium is an impairment to the healthy life of living things. In nature, deuterium helps things grow. But too much deuterium is a bad thing, for bacteria, plants and animals. But because heavy water was in demand for military usage during the war, the water became difficult to get, and research faded.
In 1953, a Soviet researcher, Gennady Berdyshev, became interested in a section of people living in the Altai and Yakutia areas of Siberia. He had noticed a striking number of centenarians living into their old age with good health and vitality. The normal rate of centenarians was 10 per one million people; yet, in these areas, the rate was 325 per one million. After much research, Berdyshev concluded that the key difference was that these people were drinking glacial melt water. And he further understood, importantly, that the glacial runoff was 15-20% depleted in deuterium.
Shortly after Berdyshev’s discovery of the health and longevity-inducing properties of deuterium depleted water (DDW), a Level 6 nuclear disaster occurred in the Soviet Union. This was the third largest nuclear disaster in our history of nuclear power. Berdyshev brought to the region the melt water, and many victims of the accident who were thought to not be able to survive did, indeed, live.
It wasn’t until after the Soviet Union fell that the details of the use of DDW as a medical treatment became known. Research on DDW had a resurgence of interest. Experiments showed that mice given deuterium enriched water died within a matter of days. And conversely, that mice given DDW had significantly increased life-spans than normally expected.
In 1974, T.R. Griffiths proposed the radical theory that deuterium might be the primary cause of aging. His theory is based on the facts that deuterium is more electronegative than hydrogen, twice as heavy, and has different atomic binding properties than hydrogen. All these properties, he proposed, result in deuterium interfering with DNA replication and repair.
In the 1990s, Hungarian researcher Gabor Somylai did extensive clinical trials of DDW with humans. He published his book, Defeating Cancer in 2001, and showed that the survivability of the test group getting the DDW was significantly better than the cancer patients who did not get the DDW. By 1919, Somylai had compiled 2222 case studies on DDW.
Berdyshev had, by this time, became a distinguished gerontologist at a university in Kiev, and established a new department of Juventology. He resumed his studies of DDW, and he and colleagues built three industrial machines to recreate deuterium depleted glacial melt water. The machines took advantage of the fact that DDW freezes at a higher temperature than regular water; the deuterium was able to be separated out from the water using multiple freeze and thaw cycles.
For those who didn’t have access to DDW, a simple home-recipe formula was given. The procedure was called the Melt Water Cure, and consisted of performing repeated freeze and thaw cycles using a regular household freezer. Although it became a popular fad, the reduction of deuterium was only 5%, not a significant enough diminution to confer better health and longevity.
In 2006, Russian Igor Pomytkin showed that the mechanism accomplishing the health benefits was happening specifically within the mitochondria. The next year, Turkish researcher Abdullah Olgun brought the understanding of how and why deuterium causes biological damage related to the adenosine triphosphate (ATP) cycle (which had been discovered 40 years earlier by Paul Boyer at UCLA). The ATP molecule is precisely what creates cellular energy. When deuterium takes the place of hydrogen inside the mitochondria, however, it interferes with the cellular protein engines (which operate like tiny mechanical motors), inhibiting the mitochondria’s ability to produce hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). This is critical because H2O2 acts as messenger molecules sending signals to regulate oxidative stress. Without the cellular engines working at full throttle, our body’s immune capacity to fight disease is diminished, metabolic problems arise, premature aging occurs, abnormal cell growth takes place, and disease ensues. With too much deuterium, this cellular log-jamming within the ATP Synthase cycle happens every 15 seconds.
Drinking DDW dilutes the heavy hydrogens out of your body. Your cells are then able to produce ample energy for maximal health. Simultaneously, DDW disadvantages cells that have become metabolically unhealthy.
Currently, there are world-wide only five producers of DDW: Vividi in Russia, called in the US Litewater; Qlarivia in Romania; Preventa in Hungary; and two plants in China.
La Casa has been carrying Qlarivia water for two years. Recently, I celebrated water maestro Robert Slovak’s 75th birthday with him. Robert has brought the Russian produced Litewater to thee US, and La Casa is now carrying it, as well. We can also drop-ship Litewater to you directly.
It is recommended that we reduce our deuterium level to below 120 ppm. It is a good idea to test your deuterium levels on a periodic basis. You can order a test kit from: https://www.ddcenters.com/become-a-client/
There are more than 56,000 listed Google references of studies on deuterium depleted water. I encourage you to delve into some of the research for more extensive information.