Doctors and Experts
Many doctors have written books or otherwise worked to share what they learned by researching the benefits of water ionizers and alkaline ionized water. Their findings about ionized water represent decades of work on the topic. These Doctors and experts have worked with ionized water diligently and for years to thoroughly test water ionizers in their own unique ways. So, why not learn from their hard work and research?
It is my hope that you will take all the time you need to study these resources. Though this wealth of knowledge took decades to gather and study by the experts, you have an opportunity to obtain it in only a short time. In other words, your brief study could result in priceless gains to your health and longevity.
Dr. Robert Atkins
Author, The Atkins' Diet
"The cells and fluids in most people’s bodies…are overly acidic. This can cause a lot of health problems. It prevents your body from neutralizing and disposing of harmful, poisonous toxins and leaves you more susceptible to the cell-damaging free radical oxidation that leads to cancer and other diseases."
Dr Theodore Baroody
Author, Alkalize or Die
"I have administered over 5000 gallons of this water for about every health situation imaginable. I feel that restructured alkaline water can benefit everyone."
Felicia Drury Kliment
Author The Acid Alkaline Balance Diet
"After years of very positive, continuous clinical experiments that I am conducting with hundreds of clients using electronically restructured alkaline water, it is my opinion that this technology will change the way in which all health providers and the public will approach their health in coming years….My suggestion is to drink restructured alkaline water whenever possible."
Dr. Don Colbert
Author, 7 Pillars of Health
"I have had countless numbers of patients with painful osteoarthritis on many different medications for arthritis. Many have been pain free within a couple of months after adjusting their urine pH to 7.0 to 7.5 by consuming adequate amounts of alkaline water and alkaline foods. As a result, many are able to go off of their medications."
Dr. Howard Hay (1930)
"...people with more acidic blood were more likely to be ill. He defined a pH range of 7.4 to 7.5 to be associated with good health. When foods are metabolized, acids are produced which are neutralized by the alkaline salts (carbonates) of calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium. Foods containing chlorine, phosphorous, sulfur and nitrogen, animal products and refined carbohydrates tend to be acid forming." Dr. Howard Hay (1930)
Here are some examples of Acid Forming, but Healthy Foods...
- Foods high in chlorine: cabbage,cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts.
- Foods high in phosphorous: meats, poultry, fish, nuts, beans and dairy.
- Foods high in sulfur: broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and eggs.
Dr. Hidemitsu Hayashi, Ph.D
Director Water Institute, Tokyo
"Chlorinated tap water is polluted with non-biological chemicals and negative energy imprints. It is also devoid of bio-energy and so may be regarded as being badly polluted as well as ‘dead’. Alkaline living water is regarded by a growing number of health care professionals as the best water to drink and is listed as a medical device in Japan for the treatment of degenerative diseases." Benefits of Alkaline Ionized Water, by Dr. Hayashi Hayashi's Clinical Trials
Dr. Ingfried Hobert
"I say you do not need expensive medicine with all the negative side effects to regain health. Alkaline water has profound long term effects because it alkalizes your body and provides an effective antioxidant."
Dr. Leonard Horowitz
"International studies show that populations with little or no history of illness, such as cancer…, drink higher (pH) alkaline waters. After all potential risk factors were considered and factored out, it became evident that they had been drinking waters with a pH of 9.0 to 10.0."
Dr. Ben Johnson, MD, DO, ND
"We talk a lot about Oxidation Reduction Potential and it's huge, but lets not forget that we're talking about alkaline water and if your asking which is more important, it is the ORP, but alkalinity is very important too. Everything in the body works better when the body is alkaline, enzymes work better and enzymes are necessary for most functions in the body even creating energy, even electricity. The electricity that all cells work on in the body, it's essential that you have a alkaline environment. It limits how much energy or how fast the reactions can occur. If you don't have the proper enzyme functions, and is to some degree the measure of alkalinity everything in the body works off of hormones too. You've got thyroid hormones, testoterone, estrogen, all the different hormones in the body. Alkalininty makes those work better." You can see his video here.
Dr. William Kelly
"Alkaline water, produced by a water ionizer, has become the most important advancement in health care since Sir Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin."
Dr. Kim Young Kwi
Author, The Secret of Life-Giving Water
"Water is not just some colorless and tasteless one-dimensional liquid; on the contrary, life on earth originated from water, and all life forms depend on water to sustain them. ...Without water neither humans nor any other life forms can exist."
Ray Kurzweil PhD.
Author, Inventor, Scientist, Technologist
"There are more benefits to 'alkaline water' than simply the alkalinity or pH. The most important feature of alkaline water produced by a water alkalinizer is its oxidation reduction potential (ORP). Water with a high negative ORP is of particular value in its ability to neutralize oxygen free radicals.
"It is well known that many chronic diseases result in excess acidity of the body (metabolic acidosis). We also know that the body tends to become more acidic due to modern dietary habits and lifestyles and the aging process itself. By drinking high negative ORP alkaline water, you combat metabolic acidosis and improve absorption of nutrients.
"Drinking alkaline water helps reduce the burden on the limited alkaline buffers which are needed for the body’s natural detoxification”
Dr. Susan Lark, M.D.
Author, The Chemistry of Success
"Peak performance and optimal health depend on the body’s ability to maintain a slightly alkaline state in virtually all our cells and tissues…Drinking four to six glasses of alkaline water a day will help to neutralize over-acidity and over time will help to restore your buffering ability. Alkaline water should be used when conditions of over-acidity develop, such as colds, flu or bronchitis. Like vitamins C, E and Beta Carotene, alkaline water acts as an antioxidant because of its excess supply of free electrons. This can help the body against the development of heart disease, strokes, immune dysfunctions, and other common ailments."
Dr. Maschiro - Akashi Hospital
Dr. Maschiro has worked with water ionizers helping patients in his hospital for over 11 years with excellent results. See video.
David Niven Miller
Author, Grow Youthful
"Increasing your consumption of good quality tap water or filtered water can transform your health and play a central role in the healing of virtually all degenerative diseases. However, alkaline water has profound long-term effects because it alkalizes your body and provides an effective anti-oxidant."
Dr. Peggy Parker
Dr. Parker discovered that by correcting oxidation of the cell membrane with high-quality ionized water; the healing power of the cell becomes activated.
"This profound discovery will change the face of medicine."
Dr. Parker is a traditionally trained Naturopathic Physician who resides in Spokane, Washington. She is an internationally renowned teacher and lecturer. After receiving her Naturopathic degree, Dr. Parker continued her education with a post doctoral degree in Biological Medicine from the PBMN in Lustmühle, Switzerland. This intensive, two year program was designed and led by the famous Swiss physician, Dr. Thomas Rau. The basic focus of this course revolved around adjusting the pH (acid/alkaline ration within body fluids), ORP (rate of oxidation in body tissues), and the conductivity of minerals across the cell membrane, and just how these factors affect health. In addition to a successful private practice, Dr. Parker consulted with holistic Medical Doctors around the country, served as the Medical Director of Fusion MediSpa in Northern Idaho for several years. As a physician Dr. Parker has been trained to both administer and evaluate tests including Darkfield Microscopy, Biological Terrain Assessment (QFA), EAV, Electro-Dermal Screening, Computer Regulation Thermography, Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis, Sclerology, Heart Rate Variability, Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis, Applied Kinesiology and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to name a few. In addition to her medical training, Dr. Parker is a gifted medical intuitive and has been trained as a Reiki Master, a Yuen practitioner, a Neuro-Modulation Technique therapist, a Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, a Herbalist, an Nutritionist and holds undergraduate training as a counselor.
Dr. Parker became involved with water ionizers in January of 2005. Her primary interest was in the efficacy of this water as a form of treatment. This led her to do extensive testing and research on the topic of ionized water and its impact on health. Dr Parker states:
“As a Biological Medicine Physician, I have been measuring the levels of oxidation in the bodily fluids for about a decade using a very sophisticated piece of lab equipment called the QFA (Quantitative Fluid Analysis). Based on the rate of oxidation in these fluids this measurement device calculates a person’s biological age."
"For most people this biological age is generally 20-50 years older than their actual chronological age. Since it is our biological age that determines the length of our life, that number is quite significant. More than three years of testing and research have led me to the discovery that drinking reduced alkaline water is the most effective tool for quickly, easily and economically changing the rate of oxidation on cells that I have ever encountered.”
As the cell membranes within our body become oxidized they become damaged. This prevents nutrient absorption into cells and also prevents wastes to be removed from cells. The abundant antioxidants in ionized water reverses oxidation of tissues and membranes and allows for better hydration, cell metabolism and overall cell health.
Dr. Mu Shik Jhon
[Hexagonal Water Research]
"Hexagonal (alkaline ionized water) water moves easily within the cellular matrix of the body, helping with nutrient absorption and waste removal."
Dr. Sherry Rogers, M.D.
Author, Detox or Die
"Alkaline water rids the body of acid waste…After carefully evaluating the results of my advice to hundreds of individuals, I’m convinced that toxicity in the form of acidic waste is the primary cause of degenerative diseases."
Dr. Hiromi Shinya
Author, The Enzyme Factor
Dr. Shinya is a Japanese/American surgeon and famous gasteroenterologist. He is the inventor of the colonoscopy and has performed over 500 thousand colonoscopies in his career. He has written a diet plan to help his patients, which includes drinking alkaline ionized water throughout the day. His novel approach to medical/natural healing is famous world-wide, and he has cured many people who came to him with diseased colons. Read more.
"...by drinking alkaline water, the aging process can be reversed and the wastes can be reduced in the long term to a level of a much younger person. The functions of the organs can be revived."
Author, Reverse Aging
"Since the accumulation of acid wastes is aging, the reduction of acid wastes is reverse aging. Alkaline water is not a medicine to cure any disease. However, if consumed regularly, alkaline water helps to gradually reduce the accumulated acid wastes."
Sang Whang's book, Reverse Aging, greatly influenced me to spend the money [$1,100.00, which was a huge investment for me at the time] and purchase my first water ionizer back in the mid-90's. I bought a water ionizer to "reverse aging" for myself. I wanted to avoid all of the body conditions associated with aging (that Sang Whang mentions he had before buying his first water ionizer) and also look good all the way through my middle and senior years. I'm happy to say that I've accomplished all of that and obviously Sang Whang did as well. He explains his story, briefly, in this video. I think Sang Whang's book is as relevant today as it was when I bought it, and everybody wanting to understand the simple science of aging should buy this book. You can see his video interview here.
Dr. Watanabe Ifao
Watanabe Hospital [Head of Gynecology]
"Ionized alkaline antioxidant water improves body constituents and ensures effective healing to many illnesses. The uses of antioxidant water in gynecological patients have proved to be very effective. The main reason for its effectiveness is that this water can neutralize toxins."
"When given antioxidant water to pre-eclamptic toxemia cases, the results are most significant. During my long years of servicing the pre-eclamptic toxemia cases, I found that the women with pre-eclamptic toxemia who consumed antioxidant water tend to deliver healthier babies with stronger muscles. A survey report carried out on babies in this group showed intelligence above average."
Of course Dr. Wantanabe was working in Japan, where the atmosphere for natural healing and treatment of patients is far friendlier than in the US. His findings are impressive to me. I remember having toxemia when I was pregnant. That is a scary thing! Also, the fact that the babies of the mothers who were drinking ionized water were stronger, healthier and smarter is significant to me as a mother. I think lots of mothers would want this information. Who do the new mothers rely on for that information? That’s right…their doctors.
Dr. Robert O. Young, M.S., PhD.
Author, The pH Miracle
"If someone were to ask me, 'What is the one thing I can do to have better health?', then the answer would be simple: Start drinking alkaline, ionized water.”
View more information about pH-balancing your body on our benefits of ionized water page.
Watch out for the Quack Watchers Reviews!
Water ionizers are definitely not a hoax. But, with anything good introduced in the world, you will have naysayers. I check out every story. As part of my due-dilligence, I will look to see if the person who is saying bad things about something I know to be good may have an agenda. In every case I have found hidden agendas.
- Doctors With Heavy Drug Company Ties: Drug companies have a great deal of money and power and are obviously threatened by natural remedies and preventions, so watch out for people who claim that ionized water is a hoax! Every "Quackwatch" site I have investigated has ties (hidden or open) to drug companies. These are people who have never tried or even touched a water ionizer, but somehow "know" it is bad (or whatever they say). One very famous out-spokesperson person against water ionizers (and was also outspoken against every form of natural healing and prevention) was actually was paid by the drug companies! In a court hearing Dr. Stephen Barrett (of Quackwatch.com) was forced to admit ties to the the AMA, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
- Retailers With Hidden-Money-Agendas: Even with natural-healing, some retailers have ties to products that would likely be threatened if people no longer needed those products. Before my first water ionizer I spent a fair amount of money on natural remedies. Now, since drinking ionized water has resolved so many issues for me, I spend very little or no money on remedies at all. I have changed my way of thinking pretty drastically (see my testimonial). There was one particular naturopath who was openly putting down ionized water, and he even refused to be given a machine to try and test. He had been selling all kinds of vitamin cures and had been touting reverse osmosis water for years. A person can go two ways when faced with a new product or idea, and this very famous naturopath's chosen path was to stick with the profitable many items he sold online and deny the possibility of ionized water benefits. At the time he was denying this, thirty years of amazing clinical trials in Japan and Korea had shown water ionizers to be quite effective in over fifty major diseases (see many of the doctors' work, above). In this case he was being very similar to the drug companies' agenda, above, in that he had never even touched a water ionizer and was strictly speaking theoretically while at the same time pushing his water filters and reverse osmosis products. Later on (about 2011) he changed his tune a little by endorsing hydrogen machines (which were a good match with his reverse osmosis products and ideas).
- Water Ionizers vs Hydrogen Machines: Water ionizers have been studied for about 40 years and hydrogen machines about 15. Both products are amazing and awesome in their ability to produce hydrogen water. The differences are explained on this page: Hydrogen Machines vs Water Ionizers.