I'm not sure that this qualifies as a breakthrough, but I've seen articles that followed Dr. Pollack's progress over at least the last five years. If he has qualified for a TED talk, he must have achieved some reputable and significant results. You be the judge. If you watch his talk, please share your thoughts in the comment section.

Gina Bria
February 20th 2017

Are we, too, solar powered, like plants? It’s no longer a question, it’s an answer.
Summary of TEDxtalk: Water, Cells, Life by Dr. Gerald Pollack, a water scientist at the University of Washington, tell us where the energy comes from that supplies our bodies with get up and go. In it, Dr. Pollack challenges the long-held explanation that the bulk of our energy comes from food, in the form of calories. He provides an entirely new and very exciting paradigm, one that will open up new dimensions of body energy for accelerated healing and vitality. And he shares his unexpected laboratory results to back his explanation up. This will surely be a seminal TEDxtalk.
In it Dr. Pollack makes two unexpected and paradigm-advancing points. Hold onto your hat.

Keep reading, watch the video: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/are...-solar-powered