Staying safe from the Coronavirus
We hear all the time that wearing face masks, washing hands, social-distancing and sanitizing the environment can protect us against invasion by virus. I think we all wish it were that simple, but after months of face masks and social-distancing why are the numbers of cases not in better control?
It is a simple truth that some people get things they are exposed to and others don’t. Also, it’s clear that some people have only mild reactions (if any) to Covid-19 and others die. It’s not good enough to only focus on external precautions. There are important internal precautions that one should take to proof oneself up against disease.
The internal health of our immune systems and cells
How often have you heard that you should drink plenty of water when you’re sick? There is truth to that, but the truth extends well beyond sickness. You should drink plenty of water when you’re well to prevent sickness. Drinking water helps to build healthy cells and immune systems. Drinking ionized water helps even more, as explained below. Water is the single, most basic, and best way to proof ourselves up against diseases of all kinds.
How drinking water proactively helps to build healthy cells and immune systems
Water changed my health and my life 25 years ago. Read my testimonial. Drinking ionized water helped to make my body healthier and more resistive to infections. In fact, my body has much greater ability to fight off infection and to not be bothered by germs and viruses now, at age 68, than it did at age 45. There are three reasons why…
The Immune System: Tolerance, Homeostasis (balance), and Resilience.
To build a strong healthy immune system and cells, we need to think about three things: tolerance, balance, and resilience.
Tolerance is a quality that varies from person to person. What is meant by tolerance is the ability of the body to have germs, viruses or even chemicals within it and not be adversely affected by them. It is highly desirable to be tolerant of environmental menaces. After all there are thousands upon thousands of germs, viruses and all kinds of menaces in our environment.
I am personally not very tolerant of chemicals but have been highly tolerant of germs and viruses ever since I started drinking ionized water about 25 years ago.
Prior to drinking ionized water I got every cold and flu that ran through the school where I was teaching. The doctor said I had allergies and “post nasal drip” and suggested antihistamines. After drinking ionized water for a while (several months) I remember one day wondering what happened to my allergies. I hadn’t gotten ill for a long time. It was then that I started to give credibility to the power of the water.
- Read more about the concept of disease tolerance, a new concept in medical science. https://www.salk.edu/scientist/janelle-ayres/ "You want to have a drought-tolerant plant, for obvious reasons, so why wouldn't we want to have a virus-tolerant person?"
Balance in the body is super important. Some people are prone to illness because their hydration-levels are low (they don’t drink enough water), or pH-balance is off in their diets or what they drink. Antioxidant-levels are another key to long, healthy living, because our bodies are very often overrun with free-radicals and oxidation. Both free-radical damage and oxidation are major contributors to many diseases.
Drinking alkaline ionized water helps contribute to balance in the body in all three of ways listed above: hydrating the body, balancing the body’s pH, and counteracting free-radicals and oxidation.
- See our page on the benefits of ionized water.
There are other things that need to stay balanced too, such as nutrition and exercise, but this post is about water and how something as simple as water can make all the difference in a person’s ability to ward off illnesses from any source. Viruses and germs being everywhere in our world, it is a grim life for anyone who is too easily made ill from exposure to these things.
Resilience is the body’s ability to overcome an illness once it takes hold and we start to feel ill. Or, even if we get very ill, how quickly does the body bounce back to normal? Prior to drinking ionized water 25 years ago, I wasn’t very resilient. I had a lingering sore throat and recurring earaches and swollen glands for over a year. After drinking ionized water for a while, I noticed these things were going away and staying away. In the 25 years since then I have probably experienced just a handful of instances where I felt ill, and in those cases none of them lingered. I often drank one or two quarts of ionized water immediately upon feeling ill, and whatever it was just went away. Then at some point, maybe about 2010 when I got a new water ionizer (the Athena) I can’t recall getting any of those old ill feelings at all anymore. I seriously don’t even need tissues anymore (ever). It’s remarkable.
Molecular hydrogen (or hydrogen for short) is a subject in and of itself. Molecular hydrogen is plentiful in ionized water. Molecular hydrogen (h2), or hydrogen for short, works in 2 major areas to strengthen immune systems and cells, making them more resistive to invasion by viruses:
1. Hydrogen selectively neutralizes damaging free radicals and prevents oxidative damages
a. Hydrogen fights free radicals. Free radicals have a role in killing germs and viruses in the body, but high levels of free radicals (called oxidative stress) is bad and can cause chronic infections, weakened cells and many diseases. Immune disorders can arise too, causing the body to go into self-destruct mode.
b. Hydrogen counteracts oxidation. Hydrogen works to prevent cells from the oxidative damages, supporting the immune system by boosting the body’s ability to control the spread of diseases by keeping the cells strong and healthy.
- https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0006291X97966225 Shows electrolyzed water helps to protect DNA against damage from oxidation.
- https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0924224411002408 Shows ionized water is beneficial and suppresses oxidative-stress related diseases.
- http://pubs.sciepub.com/ajfn/4/6/4/ Shows hydrogen water as an effective antioxidant to fight free-radicals*
2. Hydrogen boosts your own immune system to stop viruses
Your best defense against viruses and illness is a healthy immune system.
a. White Blood Cells: The White blood cells, T-Cells, CD4, and other immune cells are supposed to effectively fight off pathogens and viruses. Sometimes they don’t work properly (either are sluggish or are too aggressive and end up fighting your own body as in auto-immune diseases). Ionized water has been found to assist in immune system responsiveness.
- https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28728239/ Shows hydrogen assists with T-Cells and other immune cells.
- https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20190245/ Shows ionized water protects against T-Cell damage.
b. Inflammation is another thing that indicates one’s immune system is off somehow. Not only that, but chronic inflammation can cause its own string of diseases. Ionized water has a long history of helping people overcome inflammation.
- http://wprim.whocc.org.cn/admin/article/articleDetail?WPRIMID=468363&articleId=468363&locale=zh_CN Shows ionized water helps to reduce inflammation after exercise.
- https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19252295/ Shows ionized water assists with immune responsiveness.
c. Your cells, themselves, are supposed to be strong and hard to invade. When these things are compromised, we become more prone to illness. Even the immune systems cells, themselves, are subject to breaking down and malfunctioning.
- https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28894978/ Symptoms of allergic rhinitis (alergies) were dramatically reduced with the hydrogen treatment (using hydrogen rich saline water injections). The immune systems’ T-cells and other immune related cells were more protective*
- https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19252295/ Ionized water assists in immune system responsiveness*
Compared to bottled water, drinking alkaline ionized water is super cost effective. Most water ionizers have 5 (or more years of parts/labor warranty) and need filter-replacements yearly. That yearly replacement assumes you are going to be consuming about 600 or so gallons of ionized water yearly. At this rate an average-priced water ionizer (costing $2000.) plus 5 sets of replacement filters (add another $1000) will give you $3000 spent for 3,000 gallons of water, or $1/gallon. When you look at how much people pay for a quart of water (sometimes over $2/quart, which translates to $4/gallon) you see the cost is not bad at all.
One thing I’ve always figured into the costs is the fact of how much money I used to pay for doctors and various remedies 25 years ago vs how much I pay now (almost zero). Keeping healthy can be very cost effective.
* Many people, doctors and scientists have also observed the power of this water in one way or the other.
My background is in physiology, teaching, nutrition and weight loss. I have raised 5 children who are all grown now. I have a masters degree in education and was a teacher/principal for 24 years. I created Alkaline Water Plus in 2009 to educate people about the benefits of ionized water.
The very best thing I have ever purchased is a WATER IONIZER, and I've been in perfect health ever since I started drinking ionized water 25 years ago!
Cathie LoGrasso Owner, Alkaline Water Plus
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