Changes in the Relevant Test Parameters of 101 Diabetes Patients under the Influence of the So-Called “Nordenau-Phenomenon”

Sanetaka Shirahata, Zbigniew Gadek

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The study examined changes in the test parameters of 101 diabetes patients (56 female, 45 male) under the influence of what is known as the “Nordenau Phenomenon”, which attributes a healing effect to an old slate tunnel with an underground spring. The average age of the test persons was 67,9 years; the average duration of their stay in Nordenau was 3 days for group 1 (61 patients), respectively 10,7 days for group 2 (40 patients) taking two tunnel walks of 30 minutes each and consuming two litres of water daily. The spring water was considered to be a possible active substance, as it possesses the quality of ‘reduced water’. The diagnostic parameters of blood sugar, HbAlc, Chol., HDL, LDL and Trigl. were tested twice — at the beginning and at the end of the participants’ stay in Nordenau. The survey pointed to a significant improvement with regard to blood sugar and HbAlc in group 2. The counts of Chol., HDL, LDL and Trigl. showed only slight improvements below statistical significance. In view of the fact that the ‘reduced water’ shows “in vitro” an effect on the glucose absorption by muscle- and fat cells similar to that of insulin — an effect which can be reproduced in animal experiments from Shirahata — the results of this study seem to have sufficient correlation with those of basic research to be worthy of serious consideration.

Publish Year 2002
Country Germany
Rank Positive
Journal Animal Cell Technology: Basic and Applied Aspects
Primary Topic Whole Body
Secondary TopicDiabetes (Type II)
Model Human
Tertiary TopicOxidative Stress
Vehicle Water, Commercial (Nordenau)
pH Alkaline
Application Ingestion