By Dr. Stefan Kuprowsky
Acid wastes build up in the body in the form of cholesterol, gallstones, kidney stones, arterial plaque, urates, phosphates and sulfates. These acidic waste products are the direct cause of premature aging and the onset of chronic disease.
The basic idea is that our bodies become acidic over time due to diet, lifestyle, stress and the incomplete digestion and metabolism of food. Acid wastes build up in the body in the form of cholesterol, gallstones, kidney stones, arterial plaque, urates, phosphates and sulfates. These acidic waste products are the direct cause of premature aging and the onset of chronic disease. In order to rid the body of these acidic wastes, it is important to reduce the consumption of acidic foods, such as coffee, alcohol, soft drinks, refined foods and sugar, and increase the intake of alkaline foods such as fresh juices, green drinks, sprouts, fruits and vegetables. In this article, I will examine the health benefits of drinking water that has been purified, alkalized and ionized by a device known as a water ionizer.
Chronic Dehydration – An Unseen Epidemic
In my practice, when I test people’s internal chemistry using the Biological Terrain Analysis (BTA), it is surprising how many people show up not only extremely acidic but also chronically dehydrated. When you look at a person's lifestyle, however, it is not surprising. People have replaced the drinking of water in our society with drinks that are essentially dehydrating, such as: coffee, tea, soft drinks and alcohol. Not only are they making their bodies more acidic, they are also causing long-term dehydration of their bodies. The human body is 70 % water and the blood is 90% water, so after oxygen, water is the most vital nutrient. Dr. Batmanghelidj, author of the book, Your Body’s Many Cries for Water, believes that chronic water dehydration is the root cause of many health conditions, such as heartburn, arthritis, headaches and migraines, high blood pressure, angina, asthma, adult-onset diabetes and colitis. He also believes that most people have lost their natural thirst for water.
Water is involved in virtually every single body process, such as digestion, detoxification, elimination, metabolism, circulation, temperature regulation, and joint lubrication. It is important to realize that our body does not need liquids; it needs water. You wouldn’t think of washing your clothes in beer, wine, pop, coffee or even fruit juice. For most of these beverages, it takes additional water to metabolize them.
How much water do we need to drink on a daily basis? It is recommended that you drink water in ratio to your weight. For example, a woman of 110 pounds requires 2 liters per day. On average, we require between 2 and 4 liters of water per day.
Now that we know how much water to drink, what type of water should we be drinking? The simple answer is to drink the purest water that is available to you. For many people this would be filtered or bottled water. I have many patients who believe that distilled water is the purest and therefore the best water for them to drink. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Distilled water has had everything removed from it, including the minerals. It therefore will draw minerals away from the body and leave it mineral-deprived over time. It is also energetically dead. It has no vital force left in it. Researchers looking into the longevity of populations around the world have discovered a common factor - they all seem to drink highly energized and mineralized water from mountain streams.
If you don’t live high in the mountains with any access to energized Hunza water, what is your next best choice? After having thoroughly researched the subject, I believe that the best water is water that is alkaline-reduced and purified using a small device known as a water ionizer.
The Japanese began to experiment with alkaline water over thirty years ago. The result of their research led to the development of a water ionization technique that can be accomplished by simply using a counter-top device the size of a toaster, which is connected to the kitchen faucet. The process is called electrolysis and is accomplished by running tap water over positive and negative electrodes. This splits the water into two streams. One is alkaline ionized and the other is acidic ionized. Water is made up of two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen. The alkaline component is composed of a hydroxyl ion and a hydrogen ion. To ionize means to gain or lose an electron. Both water streams can be used, but for entirely different purposes. Alkaline water goes by many names including: microwater, cluster water, reduced water and miracle water.
Alkaline water is used for drinking and has many wonderful properties. First of all, it is alkaline, meaning that it has a pH in the range between 8 and 10. Tap water or distilled water has a pH of 7. By drinking alkaline water, we help to neutralize the acidic wastes that have built up in the body. We are also restoring the body to its slightly alkaline state, which is the ideal condition to maintain optimal health and prevent disease. Cancer and other degenerative diseases develop in a body that has become overly acidic.
The second and most amazing property of alkaline water is its antioxidant properties, which neutralize free radicals. Alkaline water contains hydroxyl ions with an overabundance of electrons, which can be easily donated to neutralize free radicals. This is like taking anti-oxidant vitamins and minerals in the water you drink. One glass of alkaline water has the same anti-oxidant activity as one glass of fresh juice. This powerful benefit is worth the cost alone.
The ionizer also imparts smaller water clusters. Regular water consists of clusters of 10 to 13 molecules that have an irregular shape. Alkaline water has clusters of 5 or 6 water hexagonal-shaped molecules which are more easily absorbed and able to saturate body tissues. Alkaline water is six times more hydrating than regular water. The smaller clusters also are able to scavenge free radicals with greater ease, increasing its antioxidant properties. Alkaline water also improves the detoxification qualities of water because of its improved hydration of body tissues. One of the interesting aspects of human aging is that our body cells become more dehydrated with age, even if a person is drinking adequate amounts of water. The smaller clusters of Alkaline water help to hydrate our body cells more efficiently.
A fourth feature of alkaline water is its increased oxygen content. This is because there are more hydroxyl (OH- ) molecules in alkaline water than regular water. You can see a cloud of tiny bubbles immediately after it is made. This increased oxygen content helps to neutralize the effects of free radical oxygen molecules, which occur all the time. The free radical effects of unstable oxygen are known as oxidation or rust. Drinking oxygen-rich water will help to increase oxygen levels in the blood. You will notice an increased energy level.
One of the most cost-effective things you can do for your overall health and well-being is to drink more water and to use a water ionizer to make Alkaline water. Although some of the effects can be duplicated using water additives and silica hydrides, I believe that it is less costly and more efficient to use a water ionizer. The best units come from Japan or Korea and cost between $1,000 and $2,000. The better units also come with a filter to .01 microns, which removes all chlorine, chemicals, bacteria and viruses while leaving the minerals. This is the beginning of 21st century medicine where true optimal health is achievable using simple but highly effective methods. Drink alkaline water for health and long life.
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