Expert Opinions on Alkaline Water

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What do the Experts say?

A silent revolution is now happening in the fields of health and preventive medicine; it is the use of alkaline water and an alkaline diet to detox. If you don’t do anything else for your body, do this: drink plenty of pure ionized alkaline water daily.

Dr. David S Dyer

 “Restructured alkaline water may well be the best element or supplement you can put in your body! Did you know the Japanese have researched this subject for over forty years and have found that drinking restructured alkaline water can relieve or reduce the three main causes for sickness, disease and pre-mature aging?  Restructured alkaline water made using electrolysis has been consumed by the Japanese for over 40 years and has touched and changed every disease and condition imaginable. I have been using this water for over 6 years and have seen similar results when it is used persistently and consistently. The water is smooth, delicious, hydrating, energizing, permeating, pH balancing and a strong antioxidant. Does this sound like the water you should be drinking? I wish you all good health…”  

Ray Kurzweil

Author, Inventor, Movie Producer, PhD, Scientist, & Technologist. Dr. Kurzweil talks about alkaline and ionized water. There are more benefits to “alkaline water” than simply the alkalinity or pH. The most important feature of alkaline water produced by a water alkalizer is its oxidation reduction potential (ORP). Water with a high negative ORP is of particular value in its ability to neutralize oxygen free radicals. ORP can also be directly tested using an ORP sensor and meter. We have conducted these experiments as well. We found that water coming directly from the tap had an ORP of +290mV, while the water coming out of the water alkalinizer had a negative ORP. The more negative the ORP of a substance (that is, the higher its negative ORP), the more likely it is to engage in chemical reactions that donate electrons. These electrons are immediately available to engage in reactions that neutralize positively charged free radicals. This is the key benefit of water produced by a water alkalinizer that is not available by simply drinking water than has had some bicarb or other compounds dissolved in it to make it alkaline. 

Terry Grossman, M.D

Terry Grossman, M.D., is the founder and medical director of Frontier Medical Institute in Denver, Colorado, a leading longevity clinic. Certified in antiaging medicine, he lectures internationally on longevity and antiaging strategies. He is a member and board certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine as well as the American Holistic Medical Association. His special field of interest is nutritional medicine (the treatment of illness with nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and natural hormones) and anti-aging medicine. Dr. Grossman is licensed as an M.D., and an M.D.(H), a homeopathic medical doctor. He is assistant professor of family practice at The University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Herbert L. Jacobs, Chairman, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Task Force of the Colorado Medical Society describes Dr. Grossman as “one of a handful of modern-day physicians who are laying the foundation for a new paradigm in medicine, combining cutting-edge medical knowledge with the best evidence-based complementary therapies.”
In the words of Arline Brecher, coauthor of Forty Something Forever, “I’ve met good writers and good doctors, but seldom are they one and the same. Dr. Terry Grossman breaks the mold and sets a new standard for physicians.” He is the author of The Baby Boomer’s Guide to Living Forever, and is the co-author with Ray Kurzweil of the book: “Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever” 

Dr Theodore Baroody DC, ND, Ph.D., Dipl. Acu
Author of the book 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.” “The countless names attached to illness do not really mater. What does matter is that they all come from the same root cause: too much tissue acid waste in the body.” Dr. Baroody’s book is a popular and easy to follow book that is worth reading.

Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, MD

I am a researcher. I have researched dehydration for the past 20 years. When I discovered that the solution to most of the disease conditions of our society is not a money maker, I decided to take my information to the public. My research revealed that unintentional dehydration produces stress, chronic pains and many degenerative diseases. Dry mouth is not the only sign of dehydration and waiting to get thirsty is wrong. Medicine has based its understanding that it is solid matter in the body that regulates all functions of the body. I have explained scientifically at the molecular level that it is water that regulates all functions of the body including functions of solid matter. 75 % of our bodies are composed of water. The brain is 85% water. It is water that energizes and activates the solid matter. If you don’t take enough water, some functions of the body will suffer. Dehydration produces system disturbances. When I use the word water cure, I am referring to curing dehydration with water.”

He created the Foundation for the Simple in Medicine and Global Health Solutions publishing to promote public awareness of the health values of water. His message to the world is: “You are not sick, you are thirsty; don’t treat thirst with medication.” His ground-breaking book, Your Body’s Many Cries for Water, has been translated into 15 languages and has sold over a million copies. He has numerous other books, educational material and scholarly publications to his credit. His work has created an international community that embraced him simply as Dr B.

Dr. Henri Coanda

Dr. Henri Coanda, the Romanian father of fluid dynamics and a Nobel Prize winner at 78 yrs old, spent six decades studying the Hunza water trying to determine what it was in this water that caused such beneficial effects for the body. He discovered that it had a different viscosity and surface tension. Dr. Patrick Flanagan and others continued the research. They found Hunza water had a high alkaline pH and an extraordinary amount of active hydrogen (hydrogen with an extra electron), with a negative Redox Potential and a high colloidal mineral content. 

Similar natural water properties and longevity are found in other remote unpolluted places such as the Shin-Chan areas of China, the Caucasus in Azerbaijan, and in the Andes Mountains. In efforts to recreate the Hunza water, Japanese scientists investigated Russian electrolysis technology. They found that electricity could be used to re-structure the water, giving it properties similar to Hunza water.

This functional water technology was first developed in Japan in the early 1950’s and the experiments were first conducted on plants and animals.

Full scale development started in 1954 by several agricultural universities on the effects of alkaline ionic water, especially acid water, on plants; experiments on the human body followed, conducted by Japanese doctors.

The first ionizers were large units used in hospitals.

Following efforts by Japanese medical doctors and agriculture doctors, the water ionizer was approved for medical therapeutics by the Japanese Ministry of Health and Rehabilitation in January 1966. Later they were also approved as medical devices by the government of South Korea.

Internet reports indicate that some 30 million people in Japan have used a water ionizer over the last 40 years.

Felicia Dury Lkiment, BA., MA.

“After years of very positive continuous clinical experiment 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 the coming years…. My suggestion is to drink restructured alkaline water whenever possible.” 
Author, The Acid Alkaline balance Diet, Adjunct Professor, City College, New York  

Dr Sherry Rogers MD. 

Dr. Sherry Rogers is a medical doctor in private practice for over a quarter of a century. Her specialty is finding the cause of illness and getting rid of symptoms that are undiagnosable. Sherry’s written books, scientific papers, and taught advanced courses to physicians learning these techniques. She’s lectured in 6 countries and over 50 US. cities, she has been interviewed on dozens of television shows, and radio programs as well as having written numerous magazine articles. “No longer is a headache a Darvon deficiency. We now have the tools with which any symptom can be turned around, including many cancers, chemical sensitivity, allergies, and much more.“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 disease.”

Dr. Susan Lark

University lecturer and author of The Chemistry Of Success, says: “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 cold, 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.”

Helmut G. Flasch Md.

The “very clean waters” produced by reverse osmosis, (which also is use by most bottled companies) is called “hungry” or “death” water. It is so clean that nothing is left in it. The water is charged with positive ions instead of negative ions and is also acidic instead of alkaline. The water you drink is supposed to bring all nutrients to the destination and to flush out any free radicals. So the solution is to drink water, which has a range of minus 250 to minus 800 mV with a PH in the range of 8.5 to 9.5. Probably the best chance of fighting off just about any viruses, bacterial infection, illnesses- in short be bullet proof to any illness including Cancer, AIDS, Flu, Heart Disease etc is: Keep your body alkaline – not acidic. (Or be prepared for any and all health problems.) The only acidic areas in your body should be the stomach and the urine! The blood and the saliva must be alkaline. Keep your body alkaline, not acidic, is the answer. Having an alkaline body is the ultimate, most underlying answer according to some of the most respected brains on this planet. All ways of living should be geared towards achieving to have an alkaline body! This is really simpler than it sounds. It starts with how to test whether you are alkaline or acidic. The test takes 30 seconds, is done by you at any place and costs a dime or so! Yet this test can and does give you the exact probability of your future health.

David Niven Miller  MA.

Anti-aging expert and author of ‘Grow Youthful’
Longevity writer and researcher David Niven Miller unites traditional wisdom, common sense and accurate scientific research. 
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 antioxidant.”

Dr Keiichi Morishita in his book, The Hidden Truth of Cancer says:

“If the blood develops a more acidic condition, then these excess acidic wastes have to be deposited somewhere in the body. If this unhealthy process continues year after year, these areas steadily increase in acidity and their cells begin to die. Other cells in the affected area may survive by becoming abnormal, these are called malignant. Malignant cells cannot respond to brain commands. They undergo a cellular division that is out of control. This is the beginning of cancer.”

“Modern medicine.. treats these malignant cells as if they were bacteria and viruses, it uses chemotherapy, radiation and surgery to treat cancer. Yet none of these treatments will help very much if the environment of the body continues to remain acidic.”
Ed McCabe, who has done so much to promote oxygen therapies, says:

“Deprive a cell 60% of its oxygen and it will turn cancerous.”

Harald Tietze

Author of “Youthing” says that “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.”

Dr. Ingfreid Hobert MD

“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. Sang Whang

Author, Reverse Aging, “Here is the simple process of aging. Every living cell within our body creates waste products. The nutrients from our food are delivered to each cell and they burn with oxygen to provide energy for us to live. The burned nutrients are the waste products. The food that is either good or bad for you is determined by the amount and quality of the wastes produced: toxic, acid, alkaline, etc. Most of our cells go through metabolism and old dead cells become waste products.”
“These waste products must be discharged from our body. In fact, our body tries its best to dispose of them through urine and perspiration. Virtually all waste products are acidic; that is why urine is acidic and the skin surface is also acidic. The problem is that, due to several reasons, our body cannot get rid of 100% of the waste products it produces.”
“The main reason for this is our lifestyle. We, therefore, spend more time producing waste products than processing them.”

Dr. Robert O. Young, PhD

In his book, The PH Miracle by Dr Robert Young, says it this way: “Those willing to look again, and with clear eyes, will be rewarded with the secrets to permanent health. We can heal ourselves by changing the environment inside our bodies. Potentially harmful invaders, then, will have nowhere to grow and will become harmless.”

Dr Hidemitsu Hayashi

Director of the Water Institute, Tokyo, Japan

“Water has the ability to attract and accumulate bio-energy. It also stores an energy memory of harmful or helpful vibrations to which it was exposed in the past.  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. ” 

Dr William 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. “Now we depart from health in just the proportion to which we have allowed our alkalis to be dissipated by introduction of acid-forming food in too great amount… It may seem strange to say that all disease is the same thing, no matter what its myriad modes of expression, but it is verily so.”

Dr Arthur M. Ecano, MD

Says that.. “if the world has accepted antioxidants to slow down the aging process, it should readily agree to the uses of ionized alkaline water as an antiaging agent. Their roles are closely linked and intertwined such that a lasting antiaging program is incomplete without addressing both free radicals and organic acid wastes.” 

Dr Ed Leshin, DC,Lac 

 Says that, “As a chiropractor, I knew about the benefits of alkalizing for years. However, it wasn’t until my own son became ill and wouldn’t take anything else that we looked into getting a water ionizer.  Since using this water, his brain tumor has decreased, he has more energy and his emotional status is so much better. It was hard to ignore these results and I am now a strong proponent of everyone using ionized, alkaline water. I am collecting amazing healing stories from people and plan to write a book about this hidden healing secret known as ‘alkaline water’.”

Are You Acid or Alkaline?

What do the experts say?

It’s quite easy to know whether you need to alkalize before making your decision to invest in alkaline balancing systems.

Although the vast majority of Westerners are overloaded with acid waste, there are a very few who are not.  

In her excellent book The Chemistry of Success Dr Susan M. Lark MD says that understanding the importance of your pH balance will lead you to the realization that peak performance and general health are intimately related, and that robust health is essential if you want to meet your goals in life.

Dr Lark lists the benefits of maintaining a healthful state of slight alkalinity:

(Please note this is for education purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat. Consult a qualified medical practitioner when considering any health regimen modification.)

  Peak performance benefits 

  • May increase Physical vitality and stamina 
  • May enhance mental clarity and acuity 
  • May increase ability to get on with other people. 
  • May increase optimism and vision. 
  • May give faster recovery from illness, injury, and exertion (including colds, flu, sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, allergies, traumatic injury and surgery) 
  • May give increased resistance to illness (colds, flu, sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia) 

 Health benefits 

  • May reduce incidence of digestive problems such as heartburn, irritable colon, Crohn’s disease and colitis. 
  • May reduces risk of and increases relief from urinary tract conditions such as bacterial cystitis, interstitial cystitis, and uric-acid kidney stones.
  • May reduce risk of gout. 
  • May reduces risk of and helps in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. 
  • May lower risk of osteoporosis and promotes bone and teeth growth. 
  • May aid in prevention and treatment of diabetes. 
  • May reduce hypertension. 
  • May also reduce the risk of cancer.