Human Photosynthesis: Light Energy and Life

Human Photosynthesis: Light Energy and Life

Not only is the water in our cells sensitive to light so is everything else including our genetic material. The cells respond with hypersensitivity to influences that come from outside the cell. We are our cells and then we are more than that, more than the sum of our parts. What you are about to read has tremendous implications in our understanding of life and cellular processes, human health, and disease.

According to a leading researcher of biophotons, German biophysicist Fritz-Albert Popp (see Lesson 2), light is constantly being absorbed and remitted by DNA molecules within each cell’s nucleus. These biophotons create a dynamic, coherent web of light. The laser-like coherence of the biophoton field is a significant attribute, making it a prime candidate for exchanging information in a highly functional, efficient and cooperative fashion.

Water is crucial to biological existence and we find that dehydration alters the conformation of proteins and removes water layers around proteins that are essential for maintaining the original protein structure. Dehydration also tends to run us down into lower energy states, inflammation and eventually to diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

We are water and it plays the top role in living processes that is not quite understood by physicians and a public, which unfortunately are led into dehydrating conditions through the use of pharmaceutical drugs and inappropriate food and drinking patterns. Coke and Pepsi have done more to dehydrate the public than anyone can imagine and coffee lovers must love the slightly dehydrating quality of its regular consumption.

Few know that water mediates the interaction between radiant energy and physical existence by allowing itself to be structured by light energy. Water is light sensitive meaning we are light sensitive in a sense that goes well beyond the generation of Vitamin D.

“We are the same as plants, as trees, as other people,
as the rain that falls. We consist of that which is
around us, we are the same as everything.”
Gautama Buddha

This article lays down the foundations for a new medicine that will take over the world in the next decade. When doctors find out that we are more like plants than anyone would ever believe they will have to adjust their thinking and practices. One of the basic purposes of this lesson is to explain, in the deepest terms possible, the medical effects of a list of FDA approved devices that penetrate the body with light, lasers, infrared and pulsed electro-magnetic waves.

Whatever the source the body has a highly refined capacity to absorb and even re-radiate out radiant energy across a phenomenal range of the electromagnetic spectrum. So strong is this capacity that writers through the ages have referred to ‘rainbow bodies’ and ‘chakras,’ which is an ancient Indian word meaning wheels of energy that vibrate and shine with the same colors of real rainbows.

It turns out that liquid crystalline water and
sunlight are practically all we need for energy
and life. Just add sunlight for energy and life.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho

The story of light and biological life begins with water, which is becoming increasingly in short supply in this world of ours.

Dr. Pollack and Electrically Structured Water

Dr. Gerald Pollack, professor of bioengineering, received the highest honor that the University of Washington at Seattle in the United States could confer on its own staff for his work with water. Dr. Pollack says that we are not 70 percent water but, rather, 99 percent. He is where we begin our journey to discover the human body’s fantastic ability to absorb pure energy and turn it into healing horsepower to cure itself of many discomforts and disease.

See an interesting video by Dr Pollack entitled “Electrically Structured Water – Part 1” – there is also another interesting video entitled: “Electrically Structured Water – Part 2”.

Pollack’s water studies have led to amazing possibilities: that water acts as a battery, that this battery may recharge in a way resembling photosynthesis, that these water batteries could be harnessed to produce electricity. His 2001 book Cells, Gels and the Engines of LifePollack says, “The book asserts, contrary to the textbook view, that water is the most important and central protagonist in all of its life. There are so many realms of science where water is central. In order to understand how everything works, you need to know the properties of water.”

The key to understanding how this water battery works is learning how it is recharged. “You can’t just get something for nothing – there has to be energy that charges it,” Pollack said. “This puzzled us for several years, and finally we found the answer: It’s light. It was a real surprise. So if you take one of these surfaces next to water, and you see the battery right next to it, and you shine light on it, the battery gets stronger. It’s a very powerful effect.”

“I’m suggesting that you – inside your body – actually have these little batteries, and, remember, the batteries are fueled by light,” Pollack said. “Why don’t we photosynthesize? And the answer is, probably we do. It may not be the main mechanism for getting energy, but it certainly could be one of them. In some ways, we may be more like plants and bacteria than we really think.”

When cell division goes awry, the result is cancer. Pollack notes research showing that a difference of water structure underlies organ pathologies—in fact, the technology called magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) distinguishes tumor cells from non-tumor cells by sensing a difference in cell water structure.

Sun + Water = Fuel

MIT chemist Dr. Daniel Nocera agrees with Dr. Pollack saying sunlight can turn water into hydrogen. One day he did a presentation:

“I’m going to show you something I haven’t showed anybody yet,” said Daniel Nocera, a professor of chemistry at MIT, speaking to an auditorium filled with scientists and U.S. government energy officials. He asked the house manager to lower the lights. Then he started a video. “Can you see that?” he asked excitedly, pointing to the bubbles rising from a strip of material immersed in water. “Oxygen is pouring off of this electrode.” Then he added, somewhat cryptically, “This is the future. We’ve got the leaf.”

What Dr. Nocera was demonstrating was a reaction that generates oxygen from water much as green plants do during photosynthesis – an achievement that could have profound implications for the energy debate. What Nocera has devised is an inexpensive catalyst that produces oxygen from water at room temperature and without caustic chemicals – the same benign conditions found in plants.

In Nocera’s scenario, sunlight would split water to produce versatile, easy-to-store hydrogen fuel that could later be burned in an internal-combustion generator or recombined with oxygen in a fuel cell. Even more ambitious, the reaction could be used to split seawater; in that case, running the hydrogen through a fuel cell would yield fresh water as well as electricity. Dr. Nocera is not the only one making miracles turning water into energy.

This astounding conclusion that water plus light equals energy (fuel) has been struggling to surface for many years but is being resisted by entrenched interests in the energy sector that are not quite ready to give up fossil fuels. Many inventors around the world have invented engines that have run on water but the technology is never put into production. In this video we can see on TV an inventor that burns seawater yielding 1,500 F temperatures.

Dr. Wim Vermaas, at the Center for the Study of Early Events in Photosynthesis at Arizona State University reminds us saying, “Sunlight plays a much larger role in our sustenance than we may expect: all the food we eat and all the fossil fuel we use is a product of photosynthesis, which is the process that converts energy in sunlight to chemical forms of energy that can be used by biological systems. Photosynthesis is carried out by many different organisms, ranging from plants to bacteria.

The best known form of photosynthesis is the one carried out by higher plants and algae, as well as by cyanobacteria and their relatives, which are responsible for a major part of photosynthesis in oceans. All these organisms convert CO2 (carbon dioxide) to organic material by reducing this gas to carbohydrates in a rather complex set of reactions. Electrons for this reduction reaction ultimately come from water, which is then converted to oxygen and protons. Energy for this process is provided by light, which is absorbed by pigments (primarily chlorophylls and carotenoids).

Human Pigment Melanin and Light Absorption

The Human Photosynthesis Study Group in Mexico has been studying the main causes of blindness: age-related macular disease, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma with the main aim to develop new therapeutic approaches. They found that the human retina, as well as every cell of our body (eukaryotic cell), has the amazing capability of absorbing energy directly from water like vegetables do.

Melanin, due to its black nature, absorbs all wavelenghts of light spectrum, from infrared to ultraviolet. Present in all cell’s cytoplasm in the form of melanosomes, absorbs sunlight in the animal kingdom. Mexican researcher Dr. Arturo Solís Herrera (medical surgeon, ophthalmologist, and pharmacologist) of the Human Photosynthesis Study Center found that the pigment Melanin (known by the chemical name polihydroxyindol) seemed to protect the tissues of the eye. Then he found that melanin was collecting energy from electromagnetic radiation, and using it to split water atoms into hydrogen, oxygen, and four additional electrons.

Dr. Herrera claims that hydrogen atoms are then sent to cells where it can be recombined with oxygen to produce energy (human body version of a fuel cell). The cells can then use this energy to supplement the sugars the body provides them. In this process, melanin acts like a catalyst which promotes the chemical reaction, but is not consumed by it.

Dr Herrera says that melanin is “super chlorophyll” due to its many advantages over regular chlorophyll. “Melanin is to the animal kingdom what chlorophyll is to the plant kingdom.” A few of these advantages are claimed to include “hundreds of reaction centers” compared to the single reaction center in chlorophyll, the ability to absorb energy from a far broader portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, and capability to function for years outside of human tissue. Chlorophyll is claimed to become totally inactive after only twenty seconds.

The Human Photosynthesis Study Center claims that one third of the energy available to a human being is produced by melanin absorbing electromagnetic radiation, and splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen to produce energy. The main source of energy of the human body is water, not food, in other words: the main source of energy of the CNS is the water located in the ventricles and subarachnoid space, and not through the blood vessels.

Water Energy

Energy comes in an unsuspected highly proportion (99%) from a similar process in plants: the water dissociation, a reaction that we appointed as human photosynthesis by their analogies with the photosynthesis of the plants. Dr. Hosays, “The usual denial that very weak electromagnetic fields have any effect is based on the argument that the energies in these fields are ‘below the thermal threshold’ of random motions of molecules, which will certainly swamp out the signals. But coherently vibrating molecules, far from swamping out the weak signals, will sum up their response to the weak signal, and hence result in a substantial effect.”

Melanin in presence of light (visible and invisible) and water, express its intrinsic property that splits and reforms the water molecule. The basic process of Human Photosynthesis was firstly observed in human retina in 1990 in Mexico by Dr. Herrera, along a study about the three main causes of blindness, data obtained during twelve years of continued work, finally allowed us, in 2002; the understanding of the intrinsic property of melanin to split and reform the water molecule.

Photosynthesis process, in human beings is similar to plants, however, the reaction is in both ways and melanin, the human chlorophyll; can absorb the full electromagnetic spectrum. Therefore our photosynthesis is more flexible (reversible) and efficient (all electromagnetic spectrum).

Dr. Herrera said, “In regards to central nervous system diseases, as Alzheimer´s Disease; therapeutics results has been very encouraging. Our therapeutic point of view is that Alzheimer´s Disease is an energy problem and not a biomass trouble. Food is source of body building-blocks; with meals our body makes skin, nails, muscles, hair; membranes, cellular organelles; nucleic acids; etc. However the energy is taken from water. Energy is defined as those that produce some kind of change, a movement, an attraction, etc. Energy can be manifest in several manners.”

“Therefore glucose is not a source of energy; it is only a very important source of biomass, but only biomass, not energy at all. Otherwise diabetic people should be a very stronger person and the reality is totally opposed,” concludes Herrera.

Living organisms possess the ability to utilize electromagnetic fields and electricity. Water is the medium, the actual physical structures that exist within cells that facilitate the sensing, transducing, storing and transmitting of these forms of energy. Normal cells possess the ability to communicate information inside them and between other cells and again this is mediated through water molecules and the information they are able to hold and transmit.

Lynne McTaggart wrote in The Field, “Coherence establishes communication. It’s like a subatomic telephone network. The better the coherence, the finer the telephone network and the more refined wave patterns have a telephone. This suggests that water, as the natural medium of all cells, acts as the essential conductor of a molecule’s signature frequency in all biological processesand that water molecules organize themselves to form a pattern on which can be imprinted wave information. If Benveniste is right, water not only sends the signal but also amplifies it.”

The Group sees water as not only the universal solvent but as a source of oxygen, hydrogen and energy to millions of chemical reactions that occur daily in our organism. Water has an interesting interaction with many organs of our body, for example, brain, that is submerged in water, inner ear, eye full of water, joints, and pregnancy, water is essential for fetus viability, blood, etc. When the capability of obtaining energy from light and water (human photosynthesis) is put into practice in medicine many diseases will be more easily defeated.

“In my opinion, at the basis of malign transformation is a disturbance of energetic metabolism, which reached a level that cells cannot correct (after having succeeded before, many times), disturbance that affects the whole body in different degrees and requires correction from outside starting from the idea that the final biological oxidizing takes place through photochemical process with releasing and receiving energy,” wrote Rumanian Dr. Viorel Bungau.

Dr. F. Batmanghelidj writes in his book Water: For Health, For Healing, For Life, “To asthmatics, people with osteoporosis, and also cancers, sunlight is medicine. Light from the sun acts on the cholesterol deposits on the skin and converts them into vitamin D. Vitamin D encourages bone making and the entrapment of calcium by the bones, which in children helps them grow. Vitamin D also stimulates calcium absorption in the intestinal tract. Calcium has a direct acid-neutralizing effect in the body and is effective in balancing cell pH – an outcome that helps alleviate asthma complications.

Sunlight – energy – converts cholesterol in the skin to vitamin D. Vitamin D is responsible for the re-entrapment of calcium and its reentry into cells and the bones to be rebounded and restored… The union of calcium with vitamin D and its membrane receptor acts as sort of a magnetic rod, and whole chains of other essential elements and amino acids stick to the exposed calcium and are drawn into the cell. In this way, the energy of sunlight, and its conversion of cholesterol to vitamin D, has a direct physiological impact on the feeding mechanism of the cells of the body. Use sunlight to your advantage to lower your cholesterol and promote formation of denser bones.”

Dr. Joanna Budwig many years ago in Cosmic Forces against Cancer hinted about how important solar electrons are Solar Energy and Man as Antennaconcludes that “people do react very positively to the sun, despite the fact that many doctors today advise patients to avoid it.”

Electrons and Health

The physicist Dessauer writes, “If it were possible to increase the concentration of solar electrons tenfold in this biological electron-rich molecule, then man would be able to live 10,000 years. It is, in any case, true that all so-called mutations which damage the genetic factor, which have a negative effect on man and which cause disease, indicate a withholding of electron energy, while the concentration of solar electrons-stored in the bipolar molecule between unsaturated electron-rich fats and protein can greatly increase the depository effect of strength and power as well as the subjective health condition. A wealth of electrons means an increase in happy well-being. This result of a positive sum of strength and power was also recognized by Aristotle.”

An increased concentration of electrons means an increase in man’s feeling of happiness. To absorb the electrons into the living body, we must already have in the body’s electron system either the same wavelength or a multiplicity of wavelengths.

Solar energy electrons are both wave and matter! De Brogue writes that light is the fastest, purest, lightest and most beautiful form of matter we know, as well as the fastest and purest form of energy we are aware of. As the fastest emissary from star to star, sunlight electrons are always, whatever their condition, both wave and matter.

The electron is a form of matter always surrounded by magnetism: according to the measurement methods used, it can be measured as either matter or wave. This borderline situation between energy and matter overturns all classical physics, and is extraordinarily interesting as well as of vital importance in respect of physiological, medical and biological problems. We can store the sun’s energy and the living body is then in a position to summon, depending on the situation, energy from this storage depot of electrons. When these depots are empty, the person then feels irritable, tired, and his limbs become heavy.

The Secrets of Light

Children later diagnosed with multiple sclerosis had far lower levels of vitamin D than other youngsters, Canadian researchers reported in studies showing more links between the “sunshine” vitamin and disease. These were the first studies to show the effects in children, although others have shown that adults who live in northern latitudes, who get less sun exposure, may have a higher risk of MS. They also support a growing body of studies that link low vitamin D levels with disease, including breast and colon cancer, heart disease, diabetes and tuberculosis. [i]

Electronic waves communicate the regulatory functions of life.
In fact, all organic life absorbs, emits and processes light.

Biophotons are extremely weak light emissions from living organisms. This light emission is an expression of the functional state of the living organism and its measurement therefore can be used to assess this state. Cancer cells and healthy cells of the same type, for instance, can be discriminated by typical differences in biophoton emission.

According to the biophoton theory biophoton light is stored in the cells of the organism – more precisely, in the DNA molecules of their nuclei – and a dynamic web of light constantly released and absorbed by the DNA may connect cell organelles, cells, tissues, and organs within the body and serve as the organism’s main communication network and as the principal regulating agent for all life processes.

Dr. Heinrich Kremer sees the origin of cancer differently than the mainstream. He terms his new theory Cell Dyssmybiosis. According to Kremer cancerous cells do not originate from DNA mutations, but from a functional process that occurs in the mitochondrion (a cell organelle or “organ of the cell” if you will). The mitochondrion makes energy for the body in the form of ATP. We need lots of ATP to keep living. What is really interesting is the role of electromagnetic energy (light) in the process. It appears that the complex matrix of reactions that make ATP absorb light.

The red blood cells’ unique, remarkable role in oxygen and carbon dioxide transport as well as their extremely high hemoglobin content (hundreds of millions of hemoglobin molecules are packed into every RBC). Hemoglobin contains the same porphyrin ring as chlorophyll, though chlorophyll’s is coordinated by a magnesium atom instead of an atom of iron. Given chlorophyll’s role as the light-processing molecule of plants, hemoglobin thus appears to be unusually well equipped to absorb and process light.

Sunlight dominates the chemistry of the blood. People who do not get sunlight do not have the same richness and redness of blood as do
those who secure plenty of sunlight. There is not a tissue nor a function
in the body that is not benefited by regular and judicious sun-bathing.

Fasting and Sun Bathing

Dr. Max Bircher-Benner says, “Absorption and organization of sunlight, the essence of life, takes place almost exclusively within the plants. The organs of the plant are therefore a kind of biological accumulation of light. These are the basis of what we call food, whence animal and human bodies derive their substance and energy. The nutritional energy may thus be, termed organized sunlight energy. Hence sunlight is the driving force of the cells of our body.”

According to a leading researcher of biophotons, German biophysicist Fritz-Albert Popp, light is constantly being absorbed and remitted by DNA molecules within each cell’s nucleus. These biophotons create a dynamic, coherent web of light. The laser-like coherence of the biophoton field is a significant attribute, making it a prime candidate for exchanging information in a highly functional, efficient and cooperative fashion.

Magnesium is at the center of life’s ability to absorb light and
change its electromagnetic energy into organic chemical energy.

 Cancer patients need light
and they need magnesium.

Low-level laser therapy, also termed photo-biostimulation, is simply defined as light exciting or activating cells. The photons (light as it travels in bundles) from most low-energy laser devices can penetrate deep into tissue, about 3 inches, without causing heat or tissue damage. Once inside the cell, the photons comprising the laser beam can trigger many cellular changes such as the production of enzymes, protein substances vital for innumerable bio-chemical actions.

Laser light also stimulates the cells’ mitochondria. Mitochondria are tiny biochemical engines that produce enzymes essential for cell function. In short, low-level laser therapy appears to heal at a cellular level. It’s like shining a ray of sunlight directly on injured cells inside the body and stimulating the cells to return to normal function.

Nearly 2000 different investigations from over eighty countries about the effect of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) on humans and animals have been published in the medical literature.

Even dentists use light in their work and have accidentally discovered that the blue curing light used to harden dental fillings also may stunt tumor growth, Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia say that their blue-violet light produces free radicals that damage cell growth and increases cell death. “One desirable feature we’ve observed with the blue light is that non-cancerous cells appear unaffected at light doses that kill tumor cells,” says Dr. Jill Lewis. [ii]

Twenty-five years ago Dr. John Ott investigated the background to a report that children at a school in Illinois had five times the national rate of leukemia. [iii] He found that all the pupils who developed leukemia had been in two particular classrooms. In these two rooms the teachers always kept the large curtains completely drawn across the windows to reduce glare and distraction, and to keep the children’s attention on schoolwork.

The indoor lighting was therefore on all the time, and this was ‘warm white’ fluorescent. We know that vitamin D is protective against cancer. But the sun is not recommended by oncologists. Sunlight in large doses for long periods may cause skin cancer but sunlight at rational dose levels protects from cancers and is more than useful in any cancer treatment protocol.

Dr. Damien Downing, in his book Daylight Robbery [iv] says Russian scientists have showed that animals exposed to the correct doses of sunlight were capable of clearing a wide range of toxins out of their system considerably quicker than animals reared away from the sun. The toxins that they studied included quartz and coal dusts, toxic minerals such as lead, cadmium and mercury, liver poisons such as carbon tetrachloride, and the neurotoxins which these days are so heavily used worldwide as pesticides. They found that sunlight speeded up the clearance of toxins from the body twice to as much as twenty times. The best effect was obtained when sunlight exposure had started some time before exposure to the toxin.

The use of color and light in healing is actually quite old. The Priests of ancient Egypt, Babylonia, and China used color or colored light in many of their healing practices. Sunlight therapy was a common medical practice in historic Greek, Chinese and Roman times for the relief of skin disorders such as psoriasis. In the 1890s, Nobel Prize winner Dr. Neils Finsen reported that he could heal skin lesions caused by smallpox and German measles by using red and infrared-light treatments.

The use of colored light in healing was banned by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) fifty years ago because it was thought to be nothing more than medical quackery. But today, FDA approved phototherapy devices like the Lumatron developed by Dr. John Downing, are being used for the therapeutic application of specific colors and frequencies of light to the body.

Photodynamic therapy uses tumor-killing drugs that are activated by light. With skin cancer, first a cream is rubbed onto the affected area, then a light shone onto the cancer for 20 minutes. This creates a form of oxygen which destroys the tumor. The same technique can be used to treat cancers inside the body, if the area can be accessed with an endoscope (a flexible tube) containing a light.

Fibre optic cable carries light to the tumor site. Beams of light could be the latest weapon for doctors fighting a tough-to-treat cancer which kills nine out of ten patients. Photodynamic therapy, according to a research paper, increased the expected lifespan of many of the 16 pancreatic cancer patients who underwent it. [v]

Now we find new evidence that light therapy combats fungal infections and this is important when you consider that cancer is a late stage fungal infection or is almost always accompanied by one. A newly discovered mechanism by which an infectious fungus perceives light also plays an important role in its virulence, according to Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators at Duke University Medical Center. The findings suggest that changes in light following fungal invasion of the human body may be an important and previously overlooked cue that sparks infection, the researchers said.

The discovery in the human pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans further suggests that light therapy, in combination with anti-fungal drug treatments, might offer an effective method to combat a variety of fungal infections, particularly those of the skin or nails, said HHMI investigator Dr. Joseph Heitman and Dr. James B. Duke professors of molecular genetics and microbiology and medicine at Duke.

“The genes required for light sensing, while not essential for virulence, do contribute to the rapidity with which the fungus causes lethal infection in the mammalian host,” Heitman said. “It is therefore conceivable that light could be used as a therapy for fungal infections, particularly infections at the body surface, such as those of skin or nails.” Laser therapy might also be possible for certain fungal sinus infections, he added.

Non-small cell lung cancer is difficult to treat. Light therapy helps patients with an advanced form lung cancer. A study found patients in whom the cancer had spread to the chest lived three to four times longer if they were given the treatment. [vi]

Far Infrared Ray (FIR) or Heat Therapy is also useful to prevent, combat and kill cancerous cells. Far Infrared Ray are waves of energy, totally invisible to the naked eye, capable of penetrating deep into the human body, where they gently elevate the body’s surface temperature and activate major bodily functions. Far Infrared promotes the killing of many pathogenic (disease causing) bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.

Far Infrared relieves nervous tension and relaxes muscles thereby helping the body make the most of its healing abilities. FIR reduces soreness on nerve endings and muscle spasms, as muscle fibers are heated. Far Infrared strengthens the immune system by stimulating increased production of white blood cells (leukocytes) by the bone marrow and killer T-cells by the thymus.

Far Infrared expands capillaries which stimulates increased
blood flow, regeneration, circulation and oxygenation.

Sun therapy is a form of natural FIR thermal therapy. Far Infrared rays are the invisible rays of natural sunlight that have the longest wavelength. The cancerous cell has a weakness, heat. It will die if the temperature goes above 42C/107.6 F. Far Infrared treatment raises body temperature to 42 degrees C. Far Infrared heat penetrates through the body and can kill existing cancerous cells. Far Infrared heat enables capillaries to expand, thus enabling good circulation and combating the existence of cancer cells.

Our gratitude and sincere thanks to Dr Mark Sircus for suggesting this topic – this is an adaptation from his writings.



[iii] Ott, John, Health and Light, Pocket Books, New York, 1973.

[iv] Daylight Robbery – The Importance of Sunlight to Health (Arrow Books 1998)




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