Hunza, a mountainous valley situated at an elevation of around 2,500 meters from the sea level is located in the northern areas of Pakistan. It’s a blessing for the Northern Pakistan that the greatest mountainous ranges Himalaya, Karakorum, Pamir’s and Hindukush meet there.
Living in a blessed land the people are also blessed with good health and unique physic. This brings the people of Hunza among the five places on Earth where humans routinely live to over 120 years. Researchers have linked this unique fact with the glacial water (Hunza Water) the people consume daily.
Dr. Henri Coanda, the Romanian father of fluid dynamics and a Nobel Prize winner at 78 yrs old, spent decades studying the Hunza water. He discovered that Hunza water has anomalous properties; having different freezing point, boiling, viscosity and surface tension point than ordinary water. After him Dr. Flanagan worked for a further 30 years on the Hunza water sample trying to isolate and synthesize its properties. He found Hunza water had:
- Extraordinary amount of active hydrogen (hydrogen with an extra electron).
- A negative Redox Potential.
- High colloidal mineral content.
- Lower surface area.
Dr. Flanagan finally discovered nano-colloids – tiny minerals shaped like smooth spheres that were only 5 nanometers in diameter and were 2,000 times smaller than a red blood cell and that had a very high electrical potential, called zeta potential. These particles disperse throughout the Hunza water with this electrical potential and in interacting at the electrical level with the hydrogen and oxygen molecules that comprise water.
Having lower surface tension makes Hunza water wetter water. Ordinary water has a surface tension of 73 dynes per centimeter – a dyne is a very small unit of force, the amount needed to break the surface skin of the water. This results in a better cellular hydration and nutrient absorption for the people.
It was also found that the water contained certain silicate minerals that originate from the surrounding glacial mountains. The amorphous silicate derivatives themselves have unique characteristics in their ability to structure water and transport minerals and electrolytes (1,8,9).
All these unique properties of Hunza water clearly illustrate the reason of long life, lower heart diseases and good health of the inhabitants.