An Interview with Dr. Lee LorenzenBy Uri Dowbenko
It was a case of life and death for Lee Lorenzen. His wife Penny had been severely ill with a chronic fatigue-induced myalgia and multiple viral infections. "I had exhausted everything," he says. "We tried medication, vitamins, herbs, acupuncture, chiropractic-you name it; we tried it. Nothing was working. Finally I decided to get her on a plane, take her to the healing springs, and let her soak in the water. There was nothing else to do." And that's how his odyssey to find a cure began.
Lee Lorenzen has a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry and is licensed in Clinical Nutrition by the American Licensing Board of Nutrition. He has also spent many years in collaboration with Japanese scientists and is a founding member of Tokyo's Japanese American Resonance Research Society, as well as its Vice Chairman. As his research into healing springs continued, Dr. Lorenzen made many new discoveries, both scientific and personal. "I examined a lot of the [healing] waters from all over and I didn't find any real relationship. They were no different than good old drinking water. And the chemistry didn't account for the healing properties which people had experienced. Then I started to dig and found a scientific paper by Dr. Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi, a doctor who had won the Nobel Prize [in 1937]. He dedicated his life to looking at water structure, and that's when a light bulb went on for me. I began to look at-not what's in the water-but the water itself.
This epiphany led Dr. Lorenzen to Japan and the very famous healing springs of Kirumisu, outside of Kyoto. The source of the springs at Kirumisu are very deep and mystical. "I worked with Dr. Ishibasi and Dr. Emoto in Tokyo," Dr. Lorenzen explains. "We designed a way of flash-freezing water with liquid nitrogen right at the source of the springs. We kept it in liquid nitrogen, bringing the samples back to the laboratory in Tokyo and then analyzing them. We were able to show a real relationship between the source and the healing properties."
What Dr. Lorenzen and colleagues discovered was that the water was micro-clustered, or structured in geometric rings, which look like six-sided snowflakes when frozen. "It was basically these hexagons-these forms that were most prevalent in the healing springs-that don't really exist in a lot of other areas," continues Lorenzen. "When you flash freeze them, you can do crystallography and X-ray analyses. It was really quite unique. We had no idea that water would form like this. We published these findings in the Japanese journal Snow and Ice, a scientific peer review journal, last year. This year our results were documented in the book The Message from Water, a summary of over ten thousand photographs taken during our research process. "One of the breakthroughs of the water [that Dr. Lorenzen ultimately developed,] is that it tends to stay fairly stable with good biological activity. Biologically active means that the water works well in hydrating living tissue, unlike common [fluoridated and chlorinated] tap water. Most importantly, the size and shape of these unique [six-sided ring clustered] water molecules allows them to pass through cell walls freely, delivering oxygen, nutrients, proteins and enzymes, while removing toxic substances. After many years of experimentation and testing, Dr. Lorenzen applied for and was granted a patent for Clustered Water in January of 1998. The process itself is quite complicated and involves fourteen steps.
[Editor's note: Essentially, purified water is spun through a vortex, which creates the six-sided molecular structure of the fluid. Next, an extremely high-powered magnet is used to produce the long-term stability of this structure. Using this method, a Clustered Water concentrate is created, bottled, and distributed. When one ounce of this concentrate is placed in one gallon of steam-distilled water (ideally in a glass bottle with a plastic or cork top), then shaken and refrigerated for eight hours, the entire solution becomes clustered like that of healing spring waters.]
"This is the primary form of water in a very young child," says Dr. Lorenzen. "Similar research done by Dr. Katayama called it Clustered Water, or biowater. He showed that biowater is the dominant form of water in very young, potent cells. By the time you reach the age of thirty-six, your amount of biowater or Clustered Water drops by sixty percent." The effects of this water are two-fold. First, it produces a standing wave effect as described by Professor Waterson of Griffiths Uiversity. It helps to re-orient water along proteins, which helps protein, and body enzymes, function more efficiently.
"Secondly, what's left over after the standing wave, is a large collection of water rings that have a very high mobility," Dr. Lorenzen continues. "It penetrates the body through the stomach. In just a few days, we see that someone who's very ill and dehydrated will show a very significant improvement in overall health and energy levels."
"You see, we're not treating disease," Dr. Lorenzen asserts in defense of potential political persecution by government regulating agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). "We're just trying to help re-induce order in the protein systems. Protein systems themselves can't have adequate order, unless there are actual water rings involved in bending and holding the proteins."
Dr. Lorenzen's research in Japan on the Clustered Water phenomenon has been ongoing for more than thirteen years. "Frankly, the Japanese were just more open-minded about new technologies," he says. "We've done clinical double-blind studies with private physicians. And we've taken that data, very significant data, to universities and research facilities [in the United States]. They dismissed it. . . . They said it was not possible." Dr. Lorenzen says that he has done over 210,000 patient histories, which show that Clustered Water helps in a variety of ailments, but he insists "it is not disease-specific, but it helps in overall cell function." And that's the key to observing FDA guidelines. "Basically, this is not a therapy," asserts Dr. Lorenzen. "This is not a disease treatment. If you go and have restorative surgery, a crushed bone for example, an orthopedic surgeon rebuilds that bone and gives it structure and function. We're basically doing the same thing [with Clustered Water] at the cellular level. And frankly, it 's so simple, it's been overlooked."
"It's a much more efficient way of hydrating cell systems in that it's giving [or returning] the water ring structure, which is necessary for normal cell [DNA and enzyme] function, signaling, replication, and repair. As we age, we dehydrate anyway. That's well documented. . . . We're showing that with these Clustered Water solutions we can help eliminate edema, help improve intercellular water pressure, help improve protein structure, and therefore cell function."
World-renowned public health expert Dr. Leonard Horowitz agrees. An internationally known authority in behavioral science and public health education, Dr. Horowitz has authored many books and articles. In his book, Healing Codes for the Biological Apocalypse, (Tetrahedron, LLC, 1999), he writes that "the specific frequency used by genetic biochemists to repair DNA, the hereditary code of life, was impregnated into Clustered Water by Dr. Lorenzen."
"He and other investigators discovered that six-sided, crystal-shaped, hexagonal clustered water molecules form the supportive matrix of healthy DNA," writes Dr. Horowitz. "During aging and intoxication, these crystalline clusters are depleted, thus compromising the integrity of cellular DNA. This primary process underlying aging negatively affects virtually every physiological function." Biochemist Steve Chemiske writes that these hexagonal water clusters, which support the DNA structure, "vibrate at specific resonant frequencies and these frequencies can help restore homeostasis to every structure in the body through signal transduction . . . , the process by which one form of energy is converted to another." Dr. Lorenzen's vision for the future includes the integration of Clustered Water technology into current medical practice. "Now that we have patents on the process and applications," he said, "we want to expand the technology into beverages, skin care cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. It can be used for IV [intravenous] solutions, eye-drop solutions, and other solutions that will serve as a more effective delivery system, as well as rapid hydration solutions."
In fact, the latest products include an eye-drop solution as well as a skin cream. "We're not trying to undermine the pharmaceutical industry, but we're trying to use this technology to enhance it. Then we can have a better delivery system. The whole industry can become more cost-effective, and it will enhance safety, lower toxicity, and lessen the side effects [of medicines].
"In the case of reducing toxicity-many chemotherapeutic agents, for example, are supplied to the individual systemically, since the patient is dehydrated and can't get adequate cell transfer anyway. That's why they use megadoses. We've already documented this in the National University of Mexico City study, in which they hydrate the patients for thirty days prior to giving them therapy. They're finding they have to use much less medication. This could be very important to the pharmaceutical industry as a supportive adjunct.
"If we can pretreat the patient with a hydration system that's going to allow better cell water turnover and therefore better absorption. This increases the efficiency of the medication. Pretreatment of patients with Clustered Water solutions is Dr. Lorenzen's major goal for the future. "That 's what we're doing in the clinics," he says. "We have thirty-two clinics-classical medical clinics-so we're testing patients with a solution to document how quickly the cells can absorb. It's a non-invasive, non-radiation process using modified MRI technology, to assess the results-relative cell hydration and transport."
"We're not treating disease," reiterates Dr. Lorenzen, on behalf of the government authorities. "We're trying to restore order, so that the body can heal itself."