- Long Term Effects Of Alkaline Water
Long Term Effects Of Alkaline Water
Are there long-term concerns about drinking ionized water?
Simple answer: NO!
The Long-Term Effects of Drinking Ionized Water
After drinking ionized alkaline water for over 20 years I can say the long-term effects are wonderful and alkaline water health is a reality! The only concerns with drinking ionized water in all this time that I've ever noticed are with balance. Actually prior to drinking alkaline ionized water I wasn't able to get my body balanced at all. So, having the right tools now I CAN achieve balance and that's what I've done for over 20 years. Experience has taught me that it is very healthy and easy to balance your pH when you have a water ionizer.
Here are a Few Tips for Balancing Your Body PH
I don't particularly drink ionized water with meals containing meat or dairy. The reason is that the stomach likes to be acidic when digesting meat and dairy. So, 20 minutes before a meal with meat I will either refrain from drinking alkaline water or I will squeeze a little lemon into it to bring the pH down. Sometimes I put a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of ionized water to drink just before a meal.
I have learned to watch my body whenever I am introducing a dietary change. For instance when I just started drinking ionized water I was so enthusiastic about alkalizing everything that I think I tipped the balance in the alkaline direction too far. The symptoms were slow urinary flow, which stopped as soon as I realized it and shifted my diet for a better "balance".
Science and Research on Balanced PH and the Long Term Effects of Alkaline Ionized Water
Many hospitals in both Japan and Korea use water ionizers for both its alkalizing/anti-oxidizing properties for drinking and for its acid properties in healing skin sores. In those countries their way of life and healing is more holistic than ours. The undeniable benefits of alkaline ionized water have been experienced over a very long time in both Korea and Japan, and with ever-growing popularity and scientific validation, water ionizers are becoming more well-known and used in the US.
Innumerable tests have been done on mice, rats, chickens, etc., and in almost every instance there were good results noted and no negative results have ever been able to be replicated. There have been no substantiated incidents of negative long-term effects of people drinking ionized water.
I have personally known people who beat their cancer and claim it was due to alkaline water drinking. And the alkaline water health of my family and extended family are so remarkable as well! Ionized water has helped us with allergies, colds, acne, weight management, and even for myself, spider veins. Over the years I have had hundreds of customers who either have written to me or spoken with me on the phone and told me their stories of how water ionizers have help them and their families so much.
Water ionizers have a bonafide and rightful, life-long place in any family’s healthy home.
As a long-time educator [I was a teacher/principal for over 24 years], I am very interested in educating people [and giving people the straight scoop] about water ionizers. I will not allow myself to sell a product that could do harm or isn’t tested thoroughly enough for safety. In addition to me, personally, having been drinking ionized water for over 20 years, my family and extended family have too. So after retiring from teaching I decided to pursue this passion. I can safely say that I am healthier today, at age 66, than when I started drinking it at age 45! The reason I am selling water ionizers today is because a water ionizer is the one, single, best, health product I have ever purchased.
Are there negative reports about ionized water?
There are going to be people who, no matter what it is that you are advocating, will advocate against it. In every case, when I’ve come across a report I always give it my full attention.
One chemist was warning people that ionized water could upset the balance in your colon. He was speaking all theory, and obviously never tried it. It seemed like a silly warning, especially in light of all the colonoscopy work that Dr. Shinya has done to show the great things ionized water does for all of his thousands of patients’ colons [Dr. Shinya is the inventor of the colonoscopy]. But even though the claim seemed silly, I still checked it out on myself and my husband with comprehensive stool analyses [which showed a perfect supply of good bacteria, zero bad bacteria, zero parasites, and good results in every other way.] We get regular blood tests too, to ensure that alkaline ionized water is helping us continue to be healthy en every way.
Another health-reporter was worrying people about long-term use. [He said short-term use for detoxing was good but not long term. He was, again, all theory-theory-theory, and obviously never touched ionized water himself. With all his theory, he didn’t specify his reasons very well. He hinted at the stomach/colon, and possibly “leaky-gut”, but was elusive. I think he just wanted to sell his newly imported water filters, which he mentioned in the interview.] So, I had a urinalysis [along with a test for leaky-gut] and the comprehensive report showed that all levels for everything tested were perfect. In addition my heart rate and blood pressure were so good the fairly young nurse made a comment about how envious she was.
It’s interesting that none of the “authorities” that I’ve run across who have advocated against water ionization have ever actually tried it. Not only do we feel healthier than ever, but my husband and I get blood, stool, urine and other such tests all the time, and possibly because of drinking ionized water for so many years, these tests are showing us to be 100% healthy time after time after time!
Many health authorities or scientists HAVE fully checked out water ionizers, and have concurred with what I know from experience, that the health benefits for ionized water are actually quite amazing. Ray Kurzweil [inventor/scientist...modern day genius] is an example of such a scientist. He heard the buzz about ionized water, but instead of dismissing it as hype, he thoroughly checked it out. What he found was that alkaline water drinking, alkaline water health and water ionizers made in Japan and Korea are bona fide tools for health and healing. He is outspoken about them, without any personal gain whatsoever, and he encourages people to drink lots of ionized water daily ...simply because he's found the water to be so good.
How do vitamins fit in with water ionizers?
Another benefit: Since I’ve been drinking ionized water, my intake of vitamins and minerals have lowered. I take a normal amount of vitamins today, but took a greater than normal amount 20 years ago…because I wasn’t as healthy then as I am today.
Medical Uses for Water Ionizers:
There is one particular water ionizer that claims to be the only one suitable for medical uses [such as if a person has cancer or some other condition they are worried about]. This is bogus and absolutely, completely, 100% untrue. The actual fact of the matter is that it is a sales pitch and it is in my opinion bordering on fraud.
Water Ionizers are Considered to be Medical Devices by Many
In Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, water ionizers are considered as medical devices. In the U.S., water ionizers are not considered medical devices by the FDA, and it could be risky for a company to market them as such. I look at them as tools that can and should be used to promote long-term health and longevity.
For long-term use, when is it best to consume ionized water?
It is best to consume ionized water between meals, especially if your meal contains meat. Some also suggest to not drink it while taking medications [vitamins are fine though]. A good rule of thumb is for 20 min. before and 20 min. after meals or taking medications, drink little or no alkaline water. If you like to drink water with meals containing meat, then I suggest you squeeze a slice of lemon into your ionized water and you’ll change the pH of it to acidic or just drink filtered water. The reason for this is that during the initial phases of digestion your stomach needs to maintain a more acidic environment [in particular if your meal contains meat].
How do You Know You’re Getting the Best Quality of Water Ionizer?
One way to compare the quality of water ionizers is to compare the water ionizer’s antioxidant levels per Unit of PH. The antioxidants in ionized water (hydrogen antioxidants) are very important, healthwise. Not all ionizers will give as good levels of antioxidants as others. That’s why I’ve done extensive testing of both the pH and antioxidant levels of all of the leading water ionizers. I have also tested ionizers in a variety of different locations, so I could get an idea of how source water affects the quantity of hydrogen antioxidants produced at the various pH levels.
Why Would People Need the Lower PH Settings of 8 or 8.5?
People whose diets are mostly alkaline already, i.e., 80% vegetables, are probably more naturally alkaline and may need to set their ionizers to give them pH levels of about 8 or 8.5. Also, depending on the pH level of your incoming water, some water comes in at already a 8 – 9 pH. In this case, the ionizing of water is still very beneficial, because of the hydrogen antioxidants in the water (which account for about 50% of the health benefits from water ionization).
People whose diets are fairly typical of US, with several trips to a fast food restaurant per week and/or more than 40% of food intake [visually] is from meat and grains will probably be more acidic and need higher pH settings for their ionized water, such as a pH of 9 or 10.