I wrote about potassium in my book – The Manual For The Human Body, and I have mentioned it in several of my articles but several people have asked me to write about potassium because its role in the body is not clear to them. This does not surprise me at all since our health experts are confused themselves.
Let us see what the “experts” think about potassium:
Medical News Today
“Potassium’s primary functions in the body include regulating fluid balance and controlling the electrical activity of the heart and other muscles.
Potassium is an electrolyte that counteracts the effects of sodium, helping to maintain a healthy blood pressure. It is also important for maintaining acid-base balance.”
University of Maryland Medical Center:
“Potassium is a very important mineral for the proper function of all cells, tissues, and organs in the human body. It is also an electrolyte, a substance that conducts electricity in the body, along with sodium, chloride, calcium, and magnesium. Potassium is crucial to heart function and plays a key role in skeletal and smooth muscle contraction, making it important for normal digestive and muscular function. Many foods contain potassium, including all meats, some types of fish (such as salmon, cod, and flounder), and many fruits, vegetables, and legumes. Dairy products are also good sources of potassium.
Having too much potassium in the blood is called hyperkalemia; having too little is known as hypokalemia. Keeping the right potassium balance in the body depends on the amount of sodium and magnesium in the blood. Too much sodium, common in Western diets that use a lot of salt, may increase the need for potassium. Diarrhea, vomiting, excessive sweating, malnutrition, malabsorption syndromes, such as Crohn disease, can also cause potassium deficiency. Use of a kind of heart medicine called loop diuretics can also cause you to be short on potassium.”
We do not have to go further because wherever we look we are going to hear the same “scientific” truths about potassium in regard to our health.
Since we are told that the levels of sodium and potassium have to be balanced, the alternative medicine jumps on the bandwagon to score on the supplementation market.
Here is what Dr. Mercola has to say about potassium:
“Only 2 percent of U.S. adults get the recommended daily amount of 4,700 mg of potassium.10 This is especially problematic because potassium is a nutrient that needs to be kept in proper balance with sodium in your blood.
If you consume too much sodium, which is common if you eat a lot of processed foods, you’ll have an increased need for potassium.
Deficiency may be related to taking diuretic medication, however, anyone who eats a poor diet — an excess of processed foods and not enough fresh, whole foods — is potentially at risk of inadequate potassium levels.
It should be noted that your body generally does a remarkable job of regulating levels on its own, without any outside help from a supplement, but also, too much potassium in the system is a rarity.”
Although Dr. Mercola recommends that we get the necessary potassium through the food, many people will reach for the supplement to make sure that they have enough of that stuff in their body.
There are many sites promoting potassium supplements and many people are loading on them and on the vegetables that contain potassium.
To take a way the confusion I will show you what potassium is really about.
For our cells to be able to hydrate they have to use osmosis. Osmosis is movement of liquid from one place into another through a semipermeable membrane. This membrane is a cellular membrane, so water from the circulatory system has to enter into the cell through the cellular membrane. There are no special valves or portals that will enable the water and particles to enter or exit the cellular membrane.
The extracellular fluid (in the circulatory system) is loaded with sodium but it has minuscule amounts of potassium as well.
The intracellular fluid (within the cell) is loaded with potassium but it has minuscule amounts of sodium as well.
Atom of sodium has 11 electrons in its orbit so it has a size that can easily pass through the membrane. Sodium can enter and exit the cell at any time so it cannot accumulate there.
Potassium is slightly larger having 19 electrons in its orbit. Because of its size it cannot pass through the membrane without a help of pressure so it becomes trapped within the cell. More potassium that accumulates within the cell will increase the viscosity of the intracellular liquid. Increased viscosity starts to absorb the liquid of lesser viscosity and the water with its elements starts to be sucked into the cell. This water movement will persist as long as the viscosities equilibrate themselves or to say it plainly, until the liquids achieve the same viscosity or even out.
This means, the more potassium there is within the cell, the higher water pressure there will be.
The question is, if potassium cannot pass the membrane without pressure and it becomes trapped within the cell, how did it get there in the first place?
Scientists are telling us that we have to eat vegetables that have high potassium content so how does this potassium enter our blood since it has to pass cellular membranes on the way? Later it has to pass cellular membrane to enter the cellular structure so that it can accumulate within the cell and how can this happen when the cell is already pressurized?
Something is wrong in Paradise, wouldn’t you say?
Popular science is giving us all kinds of bogus solutions ignoring the truth and the truth is that cells will produce desired amount of potassium so their osmotic pump can work effectively. This is done through a process called cold fusion.
Wait a minute, we have been told that cold fusion is very difficult to achieve. Another lie we have been swallowing.
Cells have an organelle that increases the voltage and serves like capacitor. This organelle is called the prismatic body. So if the cellular brain which is within the cellular membrane called the receptor does not find toxic elements within the extracellular liquid, it gives the order for potassium production. The prismatic body zaps sodium with high voltage, excites it and bonds it with an atom of oxygen. 11 electrons of sodium bond with 8 electrons of oxygen and 19 electron potassium is created. As more and more potassium is being produced, the intracellular pressure is rising and under that pressure toxic elements including heavy metals will be expelled from the cell. As particles and water are leaving the cell under the pressure, the cell will lose potassium as well. This is how potassium ends up in the blood circulation.
Now you know that supplementing potassium through the food is impossible so all medical recommendations regarding potassium supplementation are ridiculous.
Now you understand why is salt so necessary for our hydration.
No salt, no potassium.
The time required for potassium buildup so that the osmosis goes into action is 10-15 minutes and it takes about the same time for the liquids to even their viscosity after the potassium production was stopped which will stop the movement of water into the cell.
This is the reason why when first time exposed to a toxin, cells will absorb it until they realize its toxicity and then they will still soak it in for another 10-15 minutes.
On the other hand if the cell is familiar with the toxin, as soon as receptor senses it, it stops potassium production so only several minutes toxin will be able to penetrate into the cell. Just a trace of known toxin will shut down the whole cellular structure of the body.
This explains why the first dose of the chemotherapy has such destructive effect and the following treatment do not result with any effect or just a mild effect at best.
For many years now I am telling you; “forget what you know and absorb like a child the new information you are exposed to”
With love and light