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Chasing Voltage for Your Best Health



Unlocking the Power Within: Why Cells Need Voltage to Thrive

We are electrical beings. Our cells, and by extension our very lives, depend completely upon electrical charges to function normally.


The heart is wired with electrical cables as well as its own brain, and any disruption of electrical conduction in the heart can cause huge problems.


The brain is made up of neurons, which can only work when these neurons can store and use electrical charges to conduct signals.


The reason we need salt to stay alive is that salt provides us with minerals that increase our voltage. This is why minerals such as sodium and potassium are called “electrolytes”. Let make a very important distinction here—I’m referring to sea salt, Himalayan salt, Celtic salt, etc.…. not table salt. Table salt is pure sodium chloride, which no one needs; in fact, it’s harmful. Real salt is the salts of all minerals. There are somewhere around 100 minerals that we all need to be healthy.


Any significant loss of cellular voltage can result countless disease states. Common conditions such as “fibromyalgia”, “low thyroid”, “adrenal fatigue "are often symptoms of loss of voltage. This can explain why so many people complain of unexplained, chronic fatigue.


In the intricate dance of life, our cells are the unsung heroes, tirelessly working to keep us healthy and vibrant. Yet, beneath their seemingly simple exterior lies a world of complexity and vitality, governed by a fundamental force: voltage.

At the heart of every living cell lies a delicate balance of electrical charges, a symphony of positive and negative ions orchestrating the dance of life. This electrical potential, known as membrane voltage, is not just a byproduct of cellular activity but a vital driver of it.

The Electrical Symphony of Life:

Imagine each cell as a tiny battery, with its membrane acting as the barrier between two worlds: the bustling chaos of the extracellular environment and the orderly harmony within. This membrane potential, typically around -70 millivolts, serves as the lifeblood of cellular function, governing everything from nutrient transport to communication between cells.

Powering Vital Functions:

Voltage isn't just a passive bystander in cellular life; it's an active participant, fueling essential processes that keep cells humming along. From the firing of neurons to the contraction of muscles, voltage serves as the spark that ignites cellular activity. It regulates the opening and closing of ion channels, controls the release of neurotransmitters, and drives the synthesis of ATP, the energy currency of the cell.

The Role of Voltage in Health and Disease:

When the delicate balance of cellular voltage is disrupted, chaos ensues. Dysfunction in voltage-gated channels can lead to a myriad of health issues, ranging from neurological disorders to cardiovascular diseases. Even subtle changes in membrane potential can have far-reaching consequences, affecting cell signaling, metabolism, and gene expression.

Harnessing the Power of Voltage for Health:

As our understanding of cellular physiology deepens, so too does our appreciation for the role of voltage in health and disease. From electroceuticals that modulate cellular activity with targeted electrical stimulation to bioenergetic therapies that restore balance to dysfunctional cells, researchers are exploring innovative ways to leverage the power of voltage for therapeutic purposes.


In the intricate tapestry of life, voltage emerges as a central player, orchestrating the symphony of cellular activity that sustains our existence. From the beating of our hearts to the firing of our neurons, every aspect of our physiology is intricately woven into the fabric of electrical potential. As we continue to unravel the mysteries of cellular voltage, we unlock new opportunities to harness its power for the betterment of human health and well-being.


The list of people who have written on this topic is too long to mention here. Here are the ones I’ve read myself.


“The Body Electric—Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life”,

By Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert Becker, published in1998 (I happened to read his book not long after it came out in the late 90’s)


“Light Medicine”

Dr. Ana Mihalcea


Let’s not forget Nikola Tesla—he understood very well the effects of electricity on living beings.


A good resource for learning more is a podcast done by “The Power Couple”. They are also on Substack. I love the way these two explain electricity and human health. 


I’ll be breaking this topic up into several articles and we’ll get into things that you may not have expected. We’ll also get into the many ways we can turn up that voltage for our best health.



Stay tuned…we will be talking about different factors that steal our voltage and make us unhealthy.

Dr. Heith Root

Dr. Root has helped thousands of people resolve difficult-to-treat chronic pain and other syndromes, with his unique "5 practitioners in one" style. Over 100 hours of training in Applied Kinesiology, over 900 hours in Functional Neurology, over 300 hours in Acupuncture, and over 1000 hours in Nutritional and Botanical Medicine. Dr. Root is also the inventor of a simple device for non-invasively treating facial and head pain.

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Dr. Heith,

I really enjoy your articles. Keep them coming. Can I get copies of ones I read, deleted and now wish I had back? Seems I need a little more voltage to the brain to remember the article on using items to protect from the unhealthy electrical exposures.🤔Diane Pope

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