The electric connection, the “key of life”
After reading all the reasons for aging and what can do to measure and work on it is most important to understand the source of life itself. Most scientists struggle to make sense of what life itself is. Many religions are built to explain the reasons for living and how to do it. But the source has remained a secret until now.
When people eat or drink, the large pieces of food get broken down by digestion, creating smaller and smaller parts until reaching the level of molecules. Those molecules can absorb by cells for the next step. This process is called cellular respiration. All of those molecules and elements in the body have the potential to create electrical impulses. Those impulses are dependent on the situations within the specific body systems, like the brain or heart, at the time.
Everything is made up of atoms, and atoms are made up of protons, neutrons, and electrons. Protons have a positive charge, neutrons have a neutral charge, and electrons have a negative charge. When these charges are out of balance, an atom becomes either positively or negatively charged. The switch between one type of charge and the other allows electrons to flow from one atom to another. This flow of electrons, or a negative charge, is what is called electricity. Since the body is huge masses of atoms, its generates electricity
The most famous electrical current within the body is the heart rhythm. Hearts contain within them, a grouping of cells known as Sinoatrial node (SA node). The cells within the SA node, contain electrolytes both inside and outside of the cells. The most common electrolytes within the body are sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and chloride.
|Interesting to note: according to the special theory of relativity, electric and magnetic fields are two aspects of the same phenomenon depending on a chosen reference frame of observation—an electrical field in one reference frame may be perceived as a magnetic field in a different reference frame.|
Electricity is a key to survival. Electrical signals are fast. They allow for a nearly instantaneous response to control messages. If the body did rely on the movement of chemicals to we would’ve died out a long time ago as chemical reactions are relatively slow to perform. If chained to go from point A to B it would take much too long to generate a fast response.
Electrolytes crossing cell membranes, creating electrical discharges, is only one of the countless ways the body uses the food we eat to create energy and power to do work. This is why the food content is classified into calories. A calorie is a unit of energy.
It is important to review the initial process more closely. The negative charge is the natural resting state of cells. It’s related to a slight imbalance between potassium and sodium ions inside and outside the cell, and this imbalance sets the stage for electrical capacity.
The sodium-potassium gate.: At rest, cells have more potassium ions inside than sodium ions, and there are more sodium ions outside the cell. Potassium ions are negative, this implies that the inside of a cell has a slightly negative charge. Sodium ions are positive, on its turn the area immediately outside the cell membrane is positively charged. At rest, there isn’t a strong enough charge difference to generate electricity, though.
When the action is needed the body opens the gate. The membrane gate opens, sodium and potassium ions move freely into and out of the cell. Negatively charged potassium ions leave the cell, attracted to the positivity outside the membrane, and positively charged sodium ions enter it, moving toward the negative charge. The result is a switch in the concentrations of the two types of ions — and a rapid switch in charge. The first impulse creates a serial effect and the gate of the next cell opens, creating another charge, and so on. Like an electrical series connection, the electrical impulse moves from a cell to cell in microseconds moving the message around.
Generally, it is considered that each cell in the human body has a “membrane potential.” That is a difference in (electrical) charge between the inside and the outside of the cell. In most cells, the difference is approximately 70 millivolts. Body capacitance is the physical property of the human body that has its act as a capacitor. Like any other electrically-conductive object, a human body can store electric charge if insulated. The actual amount of capacitance varies with the surroundings; it would be low when standing on top of a pole with nothing nearby, but high when leaning against an insulated, but grounded large metal surfaces, such as a household refrigerator, or a metal wall in a factory.
Synthetic fabrics and friction can charge a human body to about 3 kV. Low potentials may not have any notable effect, but some electronic devices can be damaged by modest voltages of 100 volts.
Body capacitance was a significant nuisance when tuning the earliest radios; touching a tuning knob would couple the body capacitance into the tuning circuit, slightly changing its resonant frequency.
A practical proof of the bodies electric current are the “Touch sensors” everyone uses every day. The body capacitance can be used to operate pushbutton switches, elevators, or faucets. Certain voltage tester probes rely on body capacitance. A capacitive touch sensor responds to close approach (but not a force of touch) of a part of a human body, usually a fingertip. The capacitance between the device itself and the fingertip is sensed. Capacitive touchscreens don’t require applying any force to their surfaces, which makes them easier to use and design in some respects. Furthermore, because of body capacitance, people act as good antennas, and some small televisions use people to enhance reception (besides this we also have the so-called Triboelectric effect / (General Physics) static electricity generated by friction. Also called: frictional electricity. This can generate high powers)
A strong reason why it is possible to see aging from the skin is the fact that the skin is the most “electropositive” everyday material, because of the electrolytes in the cells such as sodium, calcium, and magnesium. These elements readily give up electrons to form a positive voltage in the skin. That voltage can get quite high; the average static spark is in the low tens of thousands of volts. The reason the average static spark isn’t really damaging (painful, yes,) is because of the relatively high resistance of the skin (which helps to hold that charge; the skin becomes a “dielectric”, like the materials in a capacitor), which can be in the high hundreds of thousands of ohms, meaning the actual amount of current moving during a static spark is normally in the milliamps.
|Pregnancy is the transfer of life instead of the event of new life
Many scientists speak of “new life” when referring to the birth of a baby. But this is factual a mistake. New life should come from absolutely nothing. It should occur from an unsupported material which does not carry life in itself.
Conception is the moment the sperm cell enters the egg cell and is accepted. The first zygote is a fact followed by mitosis (cell dividing) and a further growth of a fetus into a baby. This biology is commonly known and accepted by all scientist and common people in the world.
Everybody also agrees on the fact that the spermatozoid and the egg cell are both living and fully functioning organisms. Both do carry life inside. When two living cells interact and melt to start a new organism we can assume that the life in both living cells is transferred into the new organism. There is no moment of death, stop or complete reboot of these cells before the new organism starts to grow.
With this fact it is proven that life never START to exist but that it is TRANSFERRED from a living organism through fertilization into a new organism. It is transferred, not new.
|Nerve cells communicate with each other by acting as “transducers:” creating electrical signals (very small voltages and currents) in response to the input of neurotransmitters, and when stimulated by electrical signals. If an electric current of sufficient magnitude is conducted through a living creature (human or otherwise), its effect to override the tiny electrical impulses normally generated by the neurons, overloading the nervous system and preventing both reflex and volitional signals from being able to actuate muscles. Muscles triggered by an external (shock) current than involuntarily contract, and there’s nothing the victim can do about it.
This problem is especially dangerous if the victim contacts an energized conductor with the hands. The forearm muscles responsible for bending fingers tend to be better developed than those muscles responsible for extending fingers, and if both sets of muscles try to contract because of an electric current conducted through the person’s arm, the “bending” muscles win, clenching the fingers into a fist. If the conductor delivering current to the victim faces the palm of the hand, this clenching action forces the hand to grasp the wire firmly, thus worsening the situation by securing excellent contact with the wire. The victim is completely unable to let go of the wire.
Medically, this condition of involuntary muscle contraction is called tetanus. Electricians familiar with this effect of electric shock often refer to an immobilized victim of electric shock as being “froze on the circuit.” Shock-induced tetanus can only be interrupted by stopping the current through the victim.
Even when the current is stopped, the victim may not regain voluntary control over the muscles for a while, as the neurotransmitter chemistry has been thrown into disarray. This principle has been applied to “stun gun” devices such as Tasers, which is based on the principle of momentarily shocking a victim with a high-voltage pulse delivered between two electrodes. A well-placed shock has the effect of temporarily (a few minutes) immobilizing the victim.
Electric current is able to affect more than just skeletal muscles in a shock victim. The diaphragm muscle controlling the lungs, and the heart can also be “frozen” in a state of tetanus by electric current. Even currents too low to induce tetanus are often able to scramble nerve cell signals enough that the heart cannot beat properly, sending the heart into a condition known as fibrillation. A fibrillating heart flutters rather than beats and is ineffective at pumping blood to vital organs in the body. In any case, death from asphyxiation and/or cardiac arrest surely result from a strong enough electric current through the body. Ironically, medical personnel uses a strong jolt of electric current applied across the chest of a victim to “jump start” a fibrillating heart into a normal beating pattern.
How AC affects the body depends largely on frequency. Low-frequency (50- to 60-Hz) AC is used in the US (60 Hz) and European (50 Hz) households; it can be more dangerous than high-frequency AC and is 3 to 5 times more dangerous than DC of the same voltage and amperage. Low-frequency AC produces extended muscle contraction (tetany), which may freeze the hand to the current’s source, prolonging exposure. DC is most likely to cause a single convulsive contraction, which often forces the victim away from the current’s source. [MMOM]
AC’s alternating nature has a greater tendency to throw the heart’s pacemaker neurons into a condition of fibrillation, whereas DC tends to just make the heart stand still. Once the shock current is halted, a “frozen” heart has a better chance of regaining a normal beat pattern than a fibrillating heart. This is why “defibrillating” equipment used by emergency medics works: the jolt of current supplied by the defibrillator unit is DC, which halts fibrillation and gives the heart a chance to recover.
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