Jill Of Some Trades

And Master Of At Least One

Hydration and the Changing Structure of Water

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We all know that we are supposed to drink the standard 8-10 glasses of water a day, but most people don’t seem to do that.  I’m going to spend a couple of days on hydration which is especially important since summer is just around the corner.  I also wanted to write about some fascinating new studies that I learned about thanks to my good friend Gwyneth Paltrow and my personal bible – US Weekly.  You can scoff if you would like, but the same people who judge me for reading a so-called tabloid magazine, are the same people who want to read it when I finish “just to look at the pictures” or sneak a peak at the best weekly in line at the grocery store.  Let’s just say, US Magazine is never wrong when it comes to their celebrity scoops and it is my not-so-guilty pleasure.

I really decided to think about Gwynnie’s latest words of wisdom and act upon them because they were, as always, awe inspiring. Here they are for your reference:

“I am fascinated by the growing science behind the energy of consciousness and its effects on matter,” the newly single Paltrow wrote. “I have long had Dr. Emoto’s coffee table book on how negativity changes the structure of water, how the molecules behave differently depending on the words or music being expressed around it.”

The controversial Japanese doctor Masaru Emoto has published several books on water based on his theory that human consciousness changes the structure of water. One of his most famous experiments involved yelling at rice grains to see the effect that the negativity had.

Paltrow touts his theories in the latest issue of Goop, enlisting Dr. Habib Sadeghi to “explain further.” The doctor, who previously worked with Paltrow on his spiritual weight loss book, wrote a column entitled “Figure of Speech: How the Words We Choose Shape our Lives,” which references Emoto’s work, and claims that he “proved that energy generated by positive or negative words can actually change the physical structure of an object.” (usmagazine.com)

To test this theory, I decided to emulate GP and her inspiration Masaru Emoto.  I took several brown rice grains that are Oz approved out of a box.  I did NOT cook them.  I merely spread 2-3 on a napkin and proceeded to spend 30 minutes yelling at them.  Getting no reaction, I tried again.  These were tough nuts….errr….grains…to crack and I was getting no where with them.  I threw them in a pot of boiling water and told both the rice and the boiling water that they were ugly and their mother dressed them funny.  This finally got a reaction.  The water BUBBLED and one of the rice grains completely disintegrated.  This proved that negative words could change the physical structure of rice and water.  I then decided to play nice or good cop if you will.  I got two more grains of rice and put them on the counter and told them how good they were.  Over and over and over again.  I became at one with the grains telling them that I was proud of their long journey to my kitchen.  After two hours of coaxing a reaction, one fell to the floor, either in gratitude, or maybe it was the gigantic sneeze that I had.  I was complimenting the pepper at the same time.  Please do not try this at home – you may not know your own strength and a piece of rice could fall to the floor causing injury to both you and the little grain.

This was an amazingly gratifying day and I shall be like Gwyneth and go forth and purchase Dr. Emoto’s coffee table book to learn more about all of the physical structure.  Tomorrow, you’ll hear more about hydration.  Today I am grateful that I got to see one of my besties AK.  I also discovered that eating too much really hurts when you aren’t used to it.  Hey AK – next time, let’s just stick to the appetizers – what do you say?  Even though I feel like a swallowed an elephant, I am still…

Gratefully yours,



Author: Jill Schneiderman

Hello and welcome to my blog. This started as a one year experiment to try to improve my health, turning to Dr. Oz for advice. One year became two and after that, the writing bug hit and writing about travel, lifestyle and my own musings became more fun so my blog evolved from The Whiz-Ard That is Dr. Oz into Jill of Some Trades. After the death of my mother, I added grief to my list of topics and this became a place for me to remember the good, but embrace the sad as well. I'll never write about any one thing - there is just so much in the world to comment on. Life is all about crying and laughing and learning, sometimes all at once and this is what I hope that my blog is for you.

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