What are The Benefits of Drinking Water?

Published by: Tips on the Best water 4.11.2019

Many people hear from concerned doctors, nutritional specialists, parents, family members and friends that they should drink lots of water every day. Many people know that the recommended daily water intake is at least eight cups of water per day, or even up to half of your body weight in ounces. However, they don’t necessarily know that they shouldn’t stop there.


Health Benefits of Drinking Water

If you’re wanting to feel and look healthier,  you should definitely take it upon yourself to drink more than the recommended amount of water. Drinking plenty of water offers a ton of awesome health benefits, some of which may surprise you. The following are just a few of the amazing benefits of drinking water on a daily has to offer.

Water Can Speed Up the Metabolism

One of the most common benefits of drinking water is its ability to speed up the metabolism in cold form. A cold glass of water can kick-start a person’s calorie-burning process first thing in the morning. The body will start to burn calories at a quick rate because of its need to heat the water up to the body’s temperature. Along with speeding up the metabolism, water can hydrate the person and resolve problems such as fatigue and malaise. Anyone who asks, “What are the benefits of drinking water?” will be pleased to know that.

Stool Regulation

A healthy water intake can help a person who is suffering with constipation. It helps to add liquids to the stool for people who eat foods that are hard on the intestines. Drinking water can help to regulate bowel movements as well as softening the stool. The regulated bowel movements can keep the person happy and healthy.

Eliminates Toxins


The body builds up a supply of toxins on a daily basis. Getting into a regular habit of drinking water can stimulate the kidneys. The kidneys will then do the work of eliminating harmful toxins from the body. A person can tell if he or she is consuming the right amount of water by reviewing the urine color. The color of healthy urine is light in consistency. A person who drinks the correct amount of water may have a near-clear urine color.

Eliminate Bags From Under Your Eyes

Many people suffer from dark circles and bags under the eyes. The condition occurs in a number of people. One reason that people suffer from bags under the eyes is that they inherit it from their family members. Another reason that people suffer from eye bags is lack of sleep. A percentage of people suffer from bags under the eyes because of dehydration. Drinking the appropriate amount of water can resolve the eye bags.

Eases the Pain of Arthritis

Have or know someone suffering from arthritis pain? If so, increasing the intake of water can assist with this painful condition. The pain of arthritis can subside because of the water’s ability to moisturize the joints. A person who is suffering from arthritis should certainly look into Kangen water as a natural arthritis treatment.

Soothes Sickness and Loosens Phlegm

Water is an excellent remedy for a wide variety of illnesses. It can carry nutrients and oxygen to the cells. It can moisturize the air that goes into the lungs. Furthermore, water can loosen the phlegm that accumulates in the lungs. The person can then cough up the phlegm and have relief with his or her breathing. Many doctors recommend an increased intake of water when they come across people who fall ill with viruses. Antibiotics cannot help a person with a virus, so many specialists recommend increasing liquids.

Increased Alertness

Drinking water can increase one’s mental alertness all times of the day. Cold water can lift someone out of a period of fatigue and weariness. Even the mildest form of dehydration can deplete a person’s energy enough to require a liquid intervention. Water can be just what a person needs to make everything better. Water can even provide a person with a boost in a case of depression. One who is looking to increase alertness
should certainly look into Kangen water.

Water Can Increase Dental Health

Another benefit of drinking water is that the person’s dental health can improve. Drinking water can stimulate the salivary glands so that a person continues to cleanse bacteria from the mouth. It can solve problems such as halitosis from dehydration, as well. Furthermore, drinking water can rinse away any items that get stuck in between the teeth. A person should drink a glass of water after every meal to increase the health inside of the oral cavity.

Water Helps to Absorb Nutrients

Water can increase the absorption of any nutrients that a person ingests. Vitamins, minerals, weight loss aids and the like can enter the system quickly for a person who drinks an appropriate amount of water. It can be an aid to a person who works out at the gym every day, as well.

All of the benefits you’ve just read about are just the surface of a plethora of benefits provided when you start incorporating water into your everyday lifestyle. Get into the habit of drinking lots of fresh, fluoride free, purified water continuously throughout your day for the best results possible and experience more stamina, health, and overall happiness!

Kangen Beauty Water

Enagic’s beauty Water is a mildly acidic water with a pH 6.0 that is made by pushing the button on unit. Beauty water is dispensed from the top flexible hose. Alternately, it can be collected while making alkaline Kangen drinking water; when you push the blue Kangen Water® button and the alkaline drinking water is coming out of the top flexible hose, you can collect Beauty Water from the grey secondary hose that runs from the bottom part of the unit).

Beauty water can be used frequently as a spray throughout your day, frequently used for best results. While internally your body is healthiest if it is alkaline, your skin pH is ideally around pH 6.0. Beauty Water makes your skin feel soft and moisturized like you have used lotions or oils; it makes your skin feel hydrated. When used instead of a conditioner after shampoo, it tightens your scalp, reduces tangles and brings a radiant shine to your hair. In fact, many users report significant hair re-growth.

Beauty Water is astringent and oxidative, making it beneficial for the overall health and beauty of your skin and hair. The results of using it are similar to those of expensive toners from exclusive department stores and beauty salons.

It tightens, softens, and provides an environment for healing which is excellent for many common skin conditions. Should you require warm Beauty Water, we recommend slowly heating it on a stove/cooker to the desired safe temperature. Collect in a bowl or in a spray bottle and massage or spray over your body after a bath or shower.

Your skin can feel tight and dry after showering; using Beauty Water in this way leaves your skin hydrated and feeling like you have used lotion. It also closes all your pores. For men, it’s great to use as a toner after shaving – leaving your skin soft and feeling good.

Mix Beauty Water with essential oils, spray on skin to hydrate, reduce lines & wrinkles,
even skin tone and produce younger, healthier skin. Spray it on, splash it on, soak in it,
get it on your skin when you want to have the best-looking skin around!

Groom pets with it– it makes their fur soft and shiny. This and so many other benefits to Kangen water and how it can help you and your family.

To learn more about how you too can experience Kangen water in your home feel free to visit our site.

A New Prescription for Health

Dr.Tim McKnight has a phD in Nutrition.

Dr. McKnight was very skeptical. But with an open mind he watched and listened, then researched, tested and ultimately wrote his insightful book “Confessions of a Skeptical Physician” to share his findings and conclusions.

Dr. Horst Filtzer M.D. a Harvard Medical School graduate cum laude is a Vascular Surgeon and Medical Advisor for Enagic USA

Dr. Hiromi Shinya is a Japanese-born general surgeon. He pioneered modern colonoscopic techniques, and invented the electrosurgical polypectomy snare now common on colonoscopes, allowing for removal of colon polyps without invasive surgery. He is a Medical Advisor for Enagic, USA

Dr. BJ Showman, DDS uses Kangen Water® in her dental practice to help with bleeding, to sanitize and used it in periodontal disease and seen reversals.

A Testimony – Stage 4 Throat Cancer Survivor

My wife and I were talking about all those we’ve lost to cancer who chose traditional treatments. Between us we have lost over 6 family members to cancer.We also know people who chose to fight it naturally who are all still alive today.
We hear lots of testimonies about those sent home to die who decided to try drinking Kangen Water® in one last attempt – who are alive and well to tell about it.
The water doesn’t heal cancer, no one can. But the water appears to help ~ in some way ~ EVERYONE who drinks it.
It’s hard watching people die knowing that maybe, just maybe, something as simple as hydrating with ionized water holds the key to winning the fight.

Kangen water and intestinal issues. (Ulcerative Colitis)

Mindy Collins is a good friend of ours, and shared her story on YouTube a few years back. She suffered from Ulcerative Colitis when she found Kangen water.

Ulcerative colitis (UL-sur-uh-tiv koe-LIE-tis) is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers (sores) in your digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis affects the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum. Symptoms usually develop over time, rather than suddenly.

Ulcerative colitis can be debilitating and can sometimes lead to life-threatening complications. While it has no known cure, treatment can greatly reduce signs and symptoms of the disease and even bring about long-term remission.

Watch the video below and share with anyone you know that has any type of intestinal issues. 

People have been turning to fiber rich diets for years because of the health benefits it produces. But why does fiber produce these benefits? Find out the connection between FIBER and MOLECULAR HYDROGEN in this video.

  H2Minutes Episode 14 – Gut Health and Hydrogen

Learn more about this special water HERE

Yogurt increases breath hydrogen
ydrogen production for prebiotic (carbohydrates)
Hydrogen breath from turmeric
Maintaining intestinal H2 balance; credit the colonic bacteria: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1551553
Lactulose increase H2, leading to nrf2 activation and neuroprotection
Dietary fibre and health: The role of hydrogen production
Hydrogen from intestinal bacteria is protective for Concanavalin A-induced hepatitis
Proof that H2 produce my bacteria is therapeutic


That’s the question most raise in their argument against alkaline water. But the same can be asked about anything. If stomach acid is so powerful that it destroys the benefits of any medication, then why take the prescribed prescriptions? Your body knows what’s good for it. Stomach acid will try to destroy anything that’s unhealthy for your body, but things like nutrients, enzymes, vitamins, water, oxygen, antioxidants, proteins, etc. are absorbed into your body to help promote optimal health.

Water DOES NOT become an acid when it reaches you stomach. Water however, assists our bodies in clearing it of acids, so our body doesn’t become acidic but remains alkaline (7.365-pH or better). Our body has a natural mechanism to keep itself alkaline. It loses the fight when we put the wrong things in us. Water is the most natural detox supplement there is. It is unfortunate however that many tap and bottled waters are full of chemicals, a known fact that it has been weakened in its hydrating attributes.

The natural waters of the world, from natural sources have a high pH level between 9.0-pH and 10.5-pH (making them alkaline). Tap water is neutral, bottled water is almost always acidic. The purest water untouched by pollution, chemicals and waste is alkaline.



To digest food and kill the kinds of bacteria and viruses that come with the food, the inside of our stomach is acidic. The stomach pH value is maintained at around 4. When we eat food and drink water, especially alkaline water, the pH value inside the stomach goes up. When this happens, there is a feedback mechanism in our stomach to detect this and commands the stomach wall to secrete more hydrochloric acid into the stomach to bring the pH value back to 4.

So, the stomach becomes acidic again. When we drink more alkaline water, more hydrochloric acid is secreted to maintain the stomach pH value. It seems like a losing battle.
However, when you understand how the stomach wall makes hydrochloric acid, your concerns will disappear.

👨‍⚕️A pathologist friend of mine gave me the following explanation. There is no hydrochloric acid pouch in our body. If there were, it would burn a hole in our body. The cells in our stomach wall must produce it on an instantly-as-needed basis. The ingredients in the stomach cell that make hydrochloric acid (HCl) are carbon dioxide (CO2), water (H2O), and sodium chloride (NaCl) or potassium chloride (KCl).

🔬 (This Equation Explains This) 🔬
NaCl + H2O + CO2 = HCl + NaHCO3, or
KCl + H2O + CO2 = HCl + KHCO3

As we can see, the byproduct of making hydrochloric acid is sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) or potassium bicarbonate (KHCO3), which goes into blood stream. These bicarbonates are the alkaline buffers that neutralize excess acids in the blood; they dissolve solid acid wastes into liquid form. As they neutralize the solid acidic wastes, extra carbon dioxide is released, which is discharged through the lungs. As our body gets old, these alkaline buffers get low; this phenomenon is called acidosis. This is a natural occurrence as our body accumulates more acidic waste products. There is, therefore, a relationship between the aging process and the accumulation of acids.

By looking at the pH value of the stomach alone, it seems that alkaline water never reaches the body. But when you look at the whole body, there is a net gain of alkalinity as we drink alkaline water. Our body cells are slightly alkaline. For them to produce acid, they must also produce alkaline, and vice versa; just as a water ionizer cannot produce alkaline water without producing acid water, since tap water is almost neutral.

When the stomach pH value gets higher than 4, the stomach knows what to do to lower it. However, if the pH value goes below 4, for any reason, the stomach doesn’t know what to do. That’s why we take Alka-Seltzer, which is alkaline, to relieve acidic stomach gas pain. In this case, hydrochloric acid is not produced by the stomach wall, therefore, no alkaline buffer is being added to the blood stream.

Let me give you another example of a body organ that produces acid in order to produce alkaline. After the food in the stomach is digested, it must come out to the small intestine. The food at this point is so acidic that it will damage the intestine wall. To avoid this problem, the pancreas makes alkaline juice (known as pancreatic juice). This juice is sodium bicarbonate, and is mixed with the acidic food coming out of the stomach. From the above formulae, in order to produce bicarbonates, the pancreas must make hydrochloric acid, which goes into our blood stream.

We experience sleepiness after a big meal (not during the meal or while the food is being digested in the stomach), when the digested food is coming out of the stomach; that’s the time when hydrochloric acid goes into our blood. Hydrochloric acid is the main ingredient in antihistamines that causes drowsiness.

Alkaline or acid produced by the body must have an equal and opposite acid or alkaline produced by the body; therefore, there is no net gain. However, alkaline supplied from outside the body, like drinking alkaline water, results in a net gain of alkalinity in our body.

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Changing lives one drop at a time!

Rick and Laura’s Story

It was a phone call from the doctor that led Rick and Laura Fleming to open H2O 4 Life Wellness Center in West Reading. In 2015, Laura was told she had four pre-cancerous polyps, and Rick immediately began researching all-natural alternatives for Laura’s treatment. What he discovered was amazing – water that enables people’s bodies to cure themselves. The unique water was created using a machine that is hooked up to the kitchen faucet. The machine transforms ordinary tap water into electrolyzed-reduced water that is high in antioxidants and has the ability to raise a person’s pH level.“ Moving the pH level up even half a point will change your life!” Rick says. “Drinking one 16-oz glass of this water is equivalent to eating five pounds of blueberries.” Rick was sold, but Laura still wasn’t convinced. Rick was so confident that this water could help Laura that – without telling her – he purchased the machine.

Once it arrived, it took a few weeks to convince Laura to try the water. After drinking it for just a week, she felt relief from her varicose veins. Laura says, “I grudgingly had to admit that Rick was right about the water, and I continued to be surprised by the health benefits I saw as I continued drinking it.” By Laura’s next scan, the polyps had disappeared and her IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), which she had suffered from since she was a teenager, was gone. The couple began sharing the water with their friends and neighbors. Rick says, “They began experiencing benefits you wouldn’t imagine.” For example, after just six weeks of drinking the water, Rick’s step-father’s psoriasis disappeared. The Flemings knew they had to make the water available to more people in Berks County. As an entrepreneur with a passion for helping others, Laura convinced Rick that they should open a store. In February 2018, Rick and Laura opened H2O 4 Life Wellness Center in West Reading for people who want to drink the healthiest water in Berks County.

The H2O 4 Life Wellness Center offers affordable monthly memberships for individuals and families, which provide electrolyzed-reduced water that’s high in antioxidants. The couple also offers educational demonstrations, email support, and pH testing of current drinking water. Today, they have over 2000 members visiting monthly and 4 new locations offering memberships from Pennsylvania to Delaware. Their goal is to bring health and wellness through this unique water to more people throughout Berks County and beyond. “We enjoy educating our members on hydration and our water. It is amazing to hear our members tell us how much this water has changed their lives,” Rick says. “They tell us that their skin looks better, they’re sleeping better, their blood pressure is dropping, and so much more. It is so inspirational to us and supports our fundamental desire to bring health and wellness to this area.” The couple shares their lives with a blended family of six children, a dog, and a cat. “They bring joy to our lives beyond imagination,” Laura says.

Rick and Laura invite you to stop by their Wellness Center at 402 Penn Ave. in West Reading to taste the water, see the benefits, and learn how it could change your life. The water we drink in Berks County comes from the Reading Area Water Authority and goes thru a 3-stage filter before getting to the Wellness Center’s machines. It then goes thru the machine and runs over at least seven titanium plates, dipped in platinum. The machine separates the alkaline (good water) from the acidic (bad water). The water is then shocked by 235 watts of electricity, making the water molecules smaller. This water has a shelf life of 72 hours before it goes back to normal. The magic happens in the first 24 – 72 hours and then goes back to very good filtered water.

The Power of Enagic (E.O.W) Strong Acidic Water Hypochlorous Acid Water

True Health One Step At A Time

Strong Acidic Water 

Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water 

What Are You Disinfecting With?

Sometimes referred to as Hypochlorous Acid Water, Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water (E.O.W) or 2.5pH strong acidic water, this amazing water has very special properties as described in the above video, and we are here to help fill the need around the globe for hypochlorous acid water. Our devices can be used virtually anywhere in the world.

It is a proven anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and anti fungal for use on skin, foods, plants, counter tops, etc. In Japan it has been used as a disinfectant in hospitals and restaurants for many years, and was approved for use disinfecting food products in the United States in 2003, in accordance with food hygiene law, under the name Hypochlorous Acid Water

~  No matter what they claim, no other ionizer produces the 11.5 and 2.5pH waters that Enagic’s medical devices produce ~

Unparalleled for cleaning open wounds and killing infection, Enagics strong acidic 2.5pH water is indispensable in the home and commercial operations, keeping areas not only safe and sanitized, but providing a powerful cleaning alternative to harsh and expensive chemicals.

This water has been tested at universities in the United Sates and Japan and has been noted to kill, among other things, E-coli; Salmonella; Tuberculosis; Staph; MRSA (antibiotic resistant staph); microbial bacteria on produce and meats, disinfect surgical equipment and surfaces etc. Yet be safe enough to use as a mouthwash, eye drops, or hand wash.

Commercial operations ranging from daycare centers to medical clinics, restaurants, hair salons, fitness facilities, beauty salons, nursing homes, horse ranches, veterinary hospitals, athletic clubs, dental offices and virtually any public facility all benefit from strong acidic water.

Here are some reasons why we are the leaders in this field:

A water device from Enagic can save you money.

Not only is the initial cost very reasonable but the hypochlorous acid water is only pennies a gallon.  It is reported that, prepackaged hypochlorous acid water cost from $250 to $865 PER GALLON.  For the cost of a few gallons of packaged Hypochlorous Acid Water, you can purchase a device from Enagic that has been tested to last over 20 years and produce fresh Hypochlorous Acid Water as needed. Devices range in price from $2300 to $5000 and can be financed for less than $55 a month.

The water devices from Enagic carry 3 certifications from Det Norske Veritas:

ISO 14001 – International Standard for Environmental Management Systems, ISO 9001 – International Standard for Quality Management & Customer Satisfaction, ISO 13485 – Specific Quality standard for the manufacturer of Medical Devices

Det Norske Veritas is an agent of the US Department of Health & Health and Human Services. DNV has been given the responsibility of certifying UK and US healthcare facilities.  In the US, DNV determines if a healthcare facility qualifies to be or remain a  participating provider for Medicare and Medicaid patients.

Hypochlorous acid water is recommended by the US Center for Disease Control.
Enagic’s devices are the ONLY ones licensed as medical devices.
These devices from Enagic are the only ones in the world to receive WQA (Water Quality Assoc.) Gold Seal Certificate of Compliance on the machines themselves as well as the filters.

By purchasing a water ionizing processor from Enagic, you have a DNV certified water ionizing device that can generate virtually unlimited quantities of fresh hypochlorous acid water.  It would be a major asset for any healthcare or wellness facility.
Unlike other Hypochlorous Acid Generators, Enagic devices can generate 7 different types of water.

There is an entire additional aspect of health benefits from the alkaline, antioxidant water produced from these processors for drinking purposes.


Posted by My Water Works on June 18 2019

Doctor in a white gown with a stethoscope around his neck.

Support for Enagic Kangen™ Water from the Medical Profession

Dr. Hiromi Shinya: Diet is the key to our health, maintains Dr. Hiromi Shinya. That’s the conclusion of this endocrinologist who has spent 35 years as a physician, during which time he’s had the opportunity to examine the stomachs and intestines of hundreds of thousands of patients. “It’s proved an invaluable experience from which to help people adopt the best dietary habits for a healthy and enjoyable life,” says Dr. Shinya.

Dr. Shinya explains how the medical profession has come to realize the importance of maintaining a clean and healthy colon: “So much ill-health stems from problems here, particularly when the colon is acidic.”

The main thing, he continues, is to understand how important, indeed, essential, water is for health. The quality of the water matters immensely. Hard water, which often contains substantial quantities of elements such as magnesium and calcium is preferable as this is ‘good water’. Drinking it means the body maintains the correct alkaline pH balance.

A picture with lots of text about Hiromi Shinya, M.D., Ph.D. Water drops on top of it.

If you want the best drinking water, choose Kangen Water™, argues Dr. Shinya. It’s now widely accepted that nothing else compares to its hydrating qualities. It is a first-class detoxifier and has potent anti-oxidation properties too.

Dr. Horst Filtzer, Vascular Surgeon

Vascular surgeon Dr. Horst Filtzer recalls that his first experience of drinking Kangen™ was a memorable one. “I reacted very positively to it in every way.” After this, Dr. Filtzer began to study the product, and then to investigate the whole area of ionization and the necessity for creating alkalinity in the cells of the body. He found increasingly compelling evidence that this product had qualities that could benefit every single human. “I’d recommend its use in every home since there is nothing approaches it in quality,” advises Dr Filtzer.

His support is based on the vast improvement it has brought about in his own circumstances. “I have no hesitation in recommending Kangen Water™. I’m not only speaking as a physician and surgeon but as a human being too. These benefits need to be made known to everyone and I support this wholeheartedly with my own endorsement.

Dr. Dave Carpenter, Naturopathic Physician

The program of alkalization involves a fresh approach to nutrition and our daily diet, believes naturopathic practitioner Dr Dave Carpenter. It provides positive improvements in well-being that people have tried to achieve previously without success, including enhanced fitness, slimness and mental clarity.

“Through decades of investigation and working with patients, we can determine that the major underlying cause of all illnesses is quite simply over-acidification of the body,”argues Dr. Carpenter. This stems from the diet that most people now have, based on sugars, meat and dairy, with too much coffee, alcohol and other problematic foods. The resulting sickness and constant tiredness disappears on diets based on whole plant foods.

“I’ve found that nothing provides better nutritional support for you than Kangen™,” states Dr Carpenter. “Water is fundamental to diet and Enagic® Kangen™ Water is simply the best choice. Those who’ve tried it for themselves can honestly testify to the improvement.”

Dr Otto Warburg, Nobel Prize Winner

Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Otto Warburg, during his research at the Max Planck Institute for Cell Physiology, made a major discovery regarding the difference between cancerous and normal cells. At work in his lab in Berlin-Dahlem in the 1960s he saw that it was alkalinity that marked one from the other. Normal cells, he concluded, absolutely needed oxygen and were alkaline, while cancer cells lived without oxygen and affected tissues were acidic.

A picture with text and a black-white photo on the left of Dr. Warburg. Enagic logo on top and gold medal.

Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj

Dr Fereydoon Batmanghelidj was a researcher with major concerns about lack of proper hydration in the general population. His work on dehydration led him to believe that a great deal of stress, pain and serious disease results from not paying sufficient attention to body’s need for water. Dr Batmanghelidj believed that people should not wait until they feel thirst coming on before drinking.

Our bodies are mainly composed of water, he argued. “75% in fact and the brain itself is composed of 85% water.” While the medical profession has been focusing on the solid matter of the body, it’s water that counts in making sure the solid parts stay healthy and this operates at molecular level. “Allowing yourself to become dehydrated will result in illness. Curing with water simply means treating the problems created by dehydration with water.”

Dr. William Howard Hay

Auto-toxification is the term that surgeon Dr. William Howard Hay used to describe the way we poison ourselves through the accumulation of acid in the body. Dr. Hay, developer of the Hay Diet, argued early in the 20th century that illness escalates in relation to the amount of acid forming food that we eat. This reduces the alkalinity of the body and Hay believed that increased acidity is implicated in every case of disease.

If only we brought to an end the acidification of our digestive and metabolic processes, argued Dr Hay, then we would find the cure for many diseases.

He cited acidification as the major factor in a range of diseases from influenza, arthritis and colitis to hay fever, typhoid and pneumonia. Hay argued that it’s clear this is due to acidification pushing the body to the limits of toxin tolerance. Disease, he suggested, is the body’s way of attempting to rid itself of the burden of acidic toxins that it carries due to diet.

Hay maintained that an overload of acidic content in the blood results in an even higher build-up of acidic tissue. Areas of overloaded tissues that have suffered for years in this way begin to die. Other cells survive by becoming malignant. In effect they are cells that are no longer under control of the regulatory systems of the body and so cancer begins.

Dr. Keiichi Morishita

The Director of the Ochanomizu Clinic in Japan, Dr Keiichi Morishita, believes that our approach to the treatment of cancer is unhelpful. Dr Morishita, who is also the Head of the International Natural Medicine Association, argues that treating cancer cells by the established methods of surgery, followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy, is of no benefit unless changes are made in the body’s alkalinity.

“Water that is high in alkalinity is drunk by patients in Asia as part of their treatment. It is the anti-acidity effect that helps in preventing cancer and this is an established part of medical practice,” is Dr. Morishita’s message.

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Dr. Robert C. Atkins

The creator of the famous Atkins diet linked all our modern diseases with the level of acidity in our bodies. Not only did he think that alcohol, smoking and sugar were acid-creating, but also that stress would increase acidity too. Dr Atkins argued that only the skin, perspiration and stomach contents were intended to be acidic while all the rest of our body should indicate a level of alkalinity.

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Dr. Susan Lark
How much alkaline water should be drunk is a frequently asked question. Clinical nutritionist Dr. Susan Lark suggests four to six glasses over a day are required. This amount, she says, is sufficient to restore balance from acidification. It should be part of a regular program to help the body buffer the effects acid in the diet. Over acidity can result in various conditions and alkaline water is an appropriate aid, when used with other remedies, for winter conditions like bronchitis, colds or flu. Its excess supply of free electrons make it as valuable as vitamin C and similar products as an anti-oxidant. Taken long term it aids the body in avoiding major issues such as heart disease, strokes and a range of other health problems.

“The effects of electrolyzed alkaline water are more far-reaching than simply increasing raise the pH value of the body’s cells and tissues along with neutralizing acids,” states Dr Lark. It’s the chemical process. The addition of free electrons through electrolysis results in greatly increased anti-oxidizing properties. “This means it has more to contribute to preventing the oxidation process caused by free radicals in the body,” explains Dr. Lark.

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Dr. Ray Kurzweil

Like many other doctors who have investigated alkaline water, Dr. Ray Kurzweil, inventor and award-winning scientist, believes that there are more benefits to “alkaline water” than the increased alkalinity or changed pH effect it has on the body. He is also conscious of the value of the reduced oxidation that comes from using an alkalizer. This is known as the oxidation reduction potential, or ORP. Oxygen free radicals that threaten the body can be neutralized by water that has a high negative ORP. It is possible to test the quality of ORP with appropriate equipment. Using sensors, the difference between tap water and alkalized water was clear. Water from the faucet had on the whole an ORP of +290mV, in contrast to the negative ORP of water from the alkalinizer. Chemical reactions involving electron donations are more frequently the result of substances with higher negative ORP values, which means they begin to neutralize the dangerous free radicals that are positively charged. This, believes Dr. Kurzweil, is the most important reason for drinking that has come from an alkalinizer. The effect is even greater than drinking water that has had alkaline material dissolved in it.

Unstable free radicals, it is argued, have the potential to cause massive damage to our bodies because of their oxidizing capability. Dr Kurzweil believes that they are implicated in a broad range of diseases including sunburn, stroke,heart conditions and cancer. They may be involved in eye conditions such as cataracts too. The danger arises because free radicals have to collect electrons, taking them from healthy tissue and thus disease results.

The free radicals literally “strip” electrons from undamaged cells, says Dr. Kurzweil, leading to disease unless something intervenes. It’s the free radical oxidation of LDL cholesterol within our arterial walls that triggers the harmful immune response leading to blocked arteries, a major cause of heart disease. Drinking negatively ionized alkaline water that has been created by electrolysis produces electrons for the free radicals so that they don’t scavenge them from healthy cells. The case is clear and it all comes back to chemistry. The ions produced by electrolysis can prevent the free radicals from doing damage.

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Dr. Yoshiaki Matsuo PhD

Redox – reduction-oxidation reaction – is the most important aspect of alkaline water agrees Dr. Yoshiaki Matsuo, Vice President of the Water Institute of Japan. Dr. Matsuo goes on to explain that human blood averages around 7.4 on the pH scale, with the states of acidosis or alkalosis confined within a deviation of 7.4 + -0.05. ORP, oxidation-reduction potential, has not received the interest it should have done.

We’ve known for a long time that the free radicals containing oxygen atoms, also known as ROS (reactive oxygen species) are the cause of many forms of damage to cells, argues Dr. Matsuo. This leads to states of illness such as diabetes and cancer, as well as being a major contributor to ageing. Drinking electrolyzed reduced water, also known as ERW, which is rich in hydrogen has been shown to be a scavenger of the dangerous ROS radicals in our bodies, concludes the doctor. (Shirahata et al., 1997.)

Dr. Robert Young

Dr. Robert Young, cellular nutritionist, also believes that our pH level has an influence at the cellular level in our bodies. Issues are caused by long term acidification of the body. In order for our metabolism to work as it should, out

Photo of Dr Robert Young, cellular nutritionist.

system needs to be alkaline. The doctor describes the effects of acid in our bodies as “corrosive.” This effects every aspect of the systems that keep us functioning, damaging tissues and our cardiac and arterial systems. If this continues for a lengthy period of time, eventually all the cells in our bodies are effected negatively. This inevitably results in the diseases with which we are all too familiar, from heart disease to brain disfunction.

It comes down to lifestyle. Our modern lives, Dr. Young feels, are high stress, full of pollutants and inappropriate diets. The effect of this ongoing behavior on our bodies is that essential minerals such as magnesium and calcium, needed for healthy bones and organs, are taken by free radicals, leaving us with no safety buffer or reserves. Loss of bone density, digestive issues and high blood sugar, leading to weight gain. Nearly 70 serious conditions, Dr. Young argues, are caused by acidification of the body. Drinking alkaline water is the easiest way to avoid acidification, thus eliminating the major cause of sickness and disease, maintains Dr. Young.

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