Reverse Osmosis water killing people? Yes.
There’s a whole industry feeding on our concept of pure water. And yet, we’ve never had ‘pure water’ in our whole history except, perhaps when we opened our mouths in a rain storm.
Pure water is NOT natural, and this report really shows its effect.
A new Israeli report states reverse osmosis desalinated water lacking magnesium is dangerous for heart patients and may have led to the deaths of hundreds of citizens last year. Magnesium is a critical element in more than 300 metabolic functions, but is lost through the desalination process. This is particularly problematic for Israel, as nearly 75 percent of its tap water is desalinated, more than any other country. So far the nation’s Finance Ministry and Water Authority have opposed plans to replace the pivotal mineral in drinking water, citing cost concerns.
~The Jerusalem Post
The authors noted that Israel began producing desalinated sea water in 1978 but the level has increased steeply over just the past decade. Fresh water from the Israeli National Water Carrier accumulated in underground aquifers or the Kinneret naturally have significant amounts of magnesium and calcium, they wrote, but when salt and other minerals together with it are removed from the Mediterranean’s sea water, little or none of the minerals remain.If you don’t believe us, here’s another study where scientists changed the water fed to rabbits to reduced minerals. They changed nothing else, but the result was clear.
Increased cardiovascular risk.
Reverse osmosis desalination strips all minerals from our water.
We encourage you to investigate it as a real alternative to reverse osmosis. It’s our own design, made in the US and is the most tested domestic water system available.
Learn more here if you in the US, here for Canada, here for UK/EU, here for Australia
We love good news. Daniel Angelini is a new AlkaWay client in Australia, and the first thing he did with his new UltraStream and its pH kit was a few comparisons. The picture is self explanatory! Daniel emailed us and said:
“I got my UltraStream connected a couple of days ago and love it! My Brita was actually making the water more acidic! I think it would be cool for you guys to create some content on social media comparing water, either tap or bottled, to water that’s been passed through the UltraStream. The visual representation speaks for itself. All the best! Daniel”
There’s a lot to learn about alkaline water and diet. We’ve tried to put our 16 years of experience into a simple downloadable booklet called ‘The Untold Truth About Alkaline balance and Diet Click on the image to download yours free.
In the fitness world, inflammation often gets bad press. It is perceived as an enemy of the body simply because when we are inflamed we’ve usually experienced some form of injuries and chronic pain. It’s certainly true that inflammation can be associated with almost about every major health problem we have in medicine today.
So… when people talk of inflammation that they immediately think of it as the bad guy..
This really isn’t the case. We actually need a healthy amount of inflammation in the body. Inflammation is evidence of an active response to injury or illness by your immune system. Its function is to remove cellular debris from the site of damage and facilitate repair. Like everyone, you’ve been injured, so your truth is that the injured area becomes stiff and sore. Your body can’t actually speak, so its way of telling you to be gentle on yourself is to limit range of motion in the affected area to prevent further damage. The body is applying its own version of a “splint” to allow it time to heal. Increased inflammation isn’t bad – it’s a part of your healing process. It’s important not to upset this process by the body so that it can do the job properly. Right now there’s quite a debate about the RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) method. It’s been around in sports therapy for a long time simply because there have been a tremendous amount of studies that show that chilling an area after injury can help it by slowing up the ‘healing process’. Ice slows blood flow, and also slows down inflammation response. We end up taking on seemingly ‘logical’ methods that, while look good on paper, aren’t really ideal for what we are trying to accomplish. When we are injured, we need inflammation to do its job to heal that area, assist in getting the area mobile again, increasing blood flow, so that the healing process is sped up. But.. we don’t consult our own body about the strategy, do we? If we did it’d most likely:
Go Away and let me get on with my time-proven healing system!
Inflammation is not ‘bad’. It has many positive benefits. The real issue with inflammation is preventing it becoming chronic. This is when inflammation starts creating problems in our lives. Much exercise creates what is terms by sports scientists as ‘micro trauma’ at the cellular level. We mortals call it muscular damage. When this happens there’s a repair process that does involve an inflammatory response. Its purpose is a positive one that we should try to accept. It helps to promote healing and it is a part of the process of helping your muscles get stronger, and more ready for future training sessions. Actually, it’s often a stated goal of training regimens. This is the mild form of inflammation, and many of us feel it after exercise. It’s a component that helps us avoid more soreness from future training sessions. Most of us understand the process. It’s a part of the adaptation principle to stresses or demands on our body. In this way we can see the healthy inflammation response as something we can welcome in order to get stronger, faster, and more prepared for future training sessions. This is a good thing… but chronic inflammation is something very different. Chronic inflammation occurs when we managed to cause either too much damage at the cellular level, or we have created repetitive stress in a particular joint or soft tissue. Go crazy in the gym and do four times as much work as you usually do and can’t walk right for days and days after. That’s a good way to get chronic inflammation. Excessive muscle soreness can seriously compromise our performance – just because we can’t actually stand the pain. One study of runners experiencing severe delayed onset muscle soreness showed running performance was reduced by as much as three percent. It may not look like a lot, but when over the entire lifetime of a runner’s performance lifespan their economy is only reduced on average by about 10 percent, that’s a significant amount. So.. a bit of soreness isn’t much to worry about. It’s part of our natural adaptation to a new body stressor. However, a significant degree of soreness that changes movement patterns means that the joints will end up moving in ways to protect the injured area and create an environment for more injuries or problems. Ok. So where does that leave us? For me, at age 69, my running days are over and I can amass enough pain and stiffness from a day in the garden. I have found two things to be very, very helpful, to the point that s long as I remember them, I am up bright and early the next day ready for another round of weed pulling. I have two golden rules” Drink enough water – obviously my alkaline hydrogen rich water.. and I boost that with a small bottle of the same water plus two I LOVE H2 tablets dissolved in the same water, so I am getting a real ‘hit’ of H2. And why am I so confident of this strategy? Well it works for me, but if you care to take a closer look at the amazing science of molecular hydrogen you’ll see that just one of its many health supporting properties is support for our natural inflammation cycle. In short, it supercharges my perfectly normal and healthy inflammation response and so shortens the time it takes to do the job I’ve set it with my previous day’s exertions. More on my water here More on I LOVE H2 here All the science here
Hydrogen Water Report
Matt Gordon called us last week. He’s from Bunnan, NSW. Matt’s 40 and prior to ordering his UltraStream, was constantly stiff and in pain, had a bloated belly and had, in his words, ‘one foot in the grave’. He told us that he was on water from a plastic tank. In our experience plastic tanks greatly acidify collected rain water. Although we know they are ‘approved’ for healthy drinking water, one cannot help but ask what it is that the plastic tank is giving off that is entering and acidifying his water. Matt decided that he’s going ‘all out’ to change his health and is not only drinking UltraStream water but also using it to dissolve I LOVE H2 tablets. Matt tell us he’s lost 20 kilo already without changing his diet, his stiffness and pain has gone. His energy levels have ‘gone through the roof’. One quite amazing story he told us: bags under his eyes disappear when he takes his I LOVE H2 tablets with his UltraStream water. And.. his old dog was constantly in pain. Now he feeds him H2 water, he’s acting like his puppyhood has returned. Now.. we have to point out that we are not suggesting that you will have the same effect. We also are legally bound to advise that if you are looking at any change to your health regimen that you should consult your health professional first. And.. I LOVE H2 tablets, which are a special pure form of magnesium that, when dissolved, infuse molecular hydrogen into the water, are imported as a sports supplement.
Tyler LeBaron has become the #1 source of information on hydrogen rich water. This talk, given to the Age Management Medicine Conference in November 2015 shows just how far he has come.Tyler also established the Molecular hydrogen Foundation last year, a non-profit organisation of the best scientific minds from around the world. To keep up to date with the 700+ studies on H2, his site is the place to go. Tyler tested our UltraStream water filter, alkalizer and hydrogen infusion system and discovered its amazing H2 concentration ability.. almost four times as much infused H2 yet ata cost around 1/8 of an electric ionizer.
This lecture is almost an hour long, but well worth it if you are at all skeptical about the potential of hydrogen water.
The UltraStream water filter, water ionizer, water alkalizer and hydrogen infused water system isn’t a one-off product.
It’s an evolution from electric water ionizer to natural, from high cost and maintenance to simplicity and high end filtration. Ian Blair Hamilton is the designer of the UltraStream and is founder of AlkaWay in 2000. He is regarded as an ‘elder’ of the water alkalizer and alkaline diet community internationally.
Take a few minutes to learn the ‘why’ of the UltraStream.
Now we have a reagent test designed specifically to test for the presence of molecular hydrogen in our water, it’s easier for potential buyers to see what they are getting – or not. We know now that molecular hydrogen is the most important ‘secret ingredient’ in water ionizer water, and that the higher the H2 content of the water we consume, the higher the beneficial effect. It’s early days in the story of molecular hydrogen and so there are some people claiming H2 without even testing for it. I watched an interview of Dr Ohno from Japan, leading H2 scientist who laughed as he related that most molecular hydrogen device makers don’t even own a test for H2! We used our H2Blue test on 3 Ionizers. 1. A copy of our own past model, the AlkaStream 2. On AlkaStream 3. Our own invention, the UltraStream. For more information on the AlkaStream and UltraStream, we have a video specifically looking at why we went to the UltraStream, with a special offer for current AlkaStream owners.
This great little video on weight loss says it so well. For more details go to alkaway.com.au
California state reservoir levels have been declared dangerously low, with residents being told to cut back their water usage drastically. There was concern that even aquifers would be milked dry, but this water crisis might soon be over due to a $1 billion dollar water desalination plant that was in the works for 20 years. The Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant began operations on Monday, churning out 50 million gallons of drinkable water each day. Taking in 100 million gallons of seawater every day from the adjacent Agua Hedionda Lagoon, the plant puts the water through numerous processes designed to make it potable. Impurities and particles are removed, and reverse osmosis makes the water fit enough to drink. The concentrated brine leftover is then diluted with seawater and piped back out to the ocean. Though the plant has critics already due to its unknown environmental impact, for now it will supply hundreds of thousands of Californian’s with clean water. The plant is the largest desalination project in the Western Hemisphere to date, and with the help of Poseidon Water and the San Diego Water Authority, it was constructed in record time. Officials claim the plant’s energy efficient processes allow the plant to run on half the energy other plants of the same capacity would require. That technology reportedly saves 146 million kilowatt-hours of energy each year, which is the equivalent of 9,000 cars. It will supply 300,000 San Diego residents with water, and if it is successful, other desalination plants will also be erected. The Surfrider Foundation, a nonprofit working to protect the world’s ocean, opposes the project. In a statement, the organization says desalination “should be the last tool in the tool box, not the first.” Given that RO water contains no minerals, this will mean that every owner of an electric water ionizer will get vastly reduced or no performance from their ionizer. Electric ionizers require minerals (acid and alkaline) to perform. Luckily the UltraStream water ionizer performs perfectly with RO water, uses no electricity and costs far, far less.
We now have our own H2 test meter, imported from Japan. So we took the opportunity of doing the test plus talking about why ORP is not an antioxidant.
For many years we thought that the milky tiny bubbles that appeared in our glass of water from our electric ionizer was a good thing. In those days we thought it meant ‘microclustering’. Now we know it’s molecular hydrogen. But is it a good thing that we see all these bubbles? Here’s what Molecular Hydrogen Foundation‘s Biochemist Tyler LeBaron says:
DISSOLVED HYDROGEN VS. UNDISSOLVED HYDROGEN
HYDROGEN GAS IN THE WATER
The manner in which hydrogen gas is dissolved in the water has an effect on its stability and rate of exsolution (coming out of solution) and dissipation. Hydrogen gas can exist in water as fully dissolved gaseous solutes, colloidal and suspension forms, as well as large macrobubbles that exit almost immediately. There are many things to consider when discussing hydrogen in water including macro, micro and nano-bubbles, zeta potential, nucleation, solvation, Ostwald ripening, bubble coalescence, ionic strength, and other factors that affect solubility and half-life. However, it is important to consider that simply bubbling hydrogen gas into water or producing it in water (e.g. metallic magnesium, electrolysis via water ionizers, etc.), does not necessarily mean that the water will contain a saturated level or even a therapeutic level of hydrogen gas. Indeed, some water ionizers are able to produce a high alkaline pH, and thus by default “produce” hydrogen gas, but the concentration of hydrogen gas in the water may be less than 0.05 ppm.
A great example of undissolved hydrogen can be seen with the “lighter demo”, in which a flame is held near the alkaline output hose of some “water ionizers” and a “crackling” sound can be heard along with small visible sparks as the hydrogen gas ignites. But, the hydrogen gas that ignites is only the “undissolved” hydrogen gas, which immediately evaporates into the air, thus offering no therapeutic value. Therefore, the “crackling” sound that can be heard with the “lighter demo” only indicates that hydrogen gas was produced via electrolysis, but the amount dissolved may actually be below the therapeutic level.
“MILKY” LIKE WATER & BUBBLES
Undissolved hydrogen gas can also be seen in some cases with conventional alkaline water ionizer where the water looks “milky” or “foggy” due to all the large hydrogen gas bubbles. Therefore, just because a water looks milky or you can see many bubbles in the water does not indicate that the water has a high concentration of molecular hydrogen. In fact, the actual concentration may even be below the detection/therapeutic level. Conventional alkaline water ionizers were developed decades before the importance of hydrogen gas was known, thus their design was optimized to produce alkaline water not dissolved hydrogen gas. In fact, some water ionizers may produce very high alkaline water, but with no detectable amounts of hydrogen gas. This is also observed in many water ionizers that may produce an adequate level of hydrogen gas when the electrodes and hoses are clean, but after calcium builds up within the machine, the level of hydrogen gas can fall below the detection limit (this may take a few days to weeks or months depending on the source water and usage). This fact also underscores the importance of regular cleaning and maintenance, with different machines requiring different maintenance programs. This also explains the frequent observation experienced by alkaline ionized water users, that when they clean their machine the water “feels fresh and therapeutic like when the machine was brand-new”. Importantly, one cannot rely on ORP readings to verify that their water has high hydrogen gas levels. You can have a -700 mV reading while having over 1 ppm of H2, or less than 0.05 ppm of H2. (see: this article for an explanation).
In conclusion, there is an important relationship between the total amount of hydrogen gas produced and the total amount of dissolved hydrogen gas. The higher the percent of hydrogen gas that gets dissolved the more efficient the system. Thus, if a system were fully optimized you would not see any hydrogen bubbles or hear any crackling sound during the lighter demo. Although the presence of bubbles or the crackling sound doesn’t mean the water contains high hydrogen levels, it also doesn’t mean that it contains low hydrogen levels.
I received an email a few days ago. I was very interested in the claim it made. (check the pic)
I emailed the advertiser because if there really was something ‘out there’ better than our UltraStream – I wanted to know. After all, we had submitted it to a huge (and very expensive) testing regimen including a hydrogen test with AquaSciences LLC, which showed the UltraStream providing almost 4 x the H2 of a $4000 water ionizer. Here’s my email. “Can you show me the details of the hydrogen produced by the XXXXX? I am very interested.” The answer didn’t take long… “Hi, Non-electric ionizers do not produce as much molecular hydrogen as electric ionizers do. However you can supplement it with H2XXXXXX tablets, read about it here: http://XXXXXXXXX. The filtration test results are here: http://XXXXXXXXXX
I just watched the latest episode of the excellent series of ‘The Truth About Cancer’.
In it, Ty Bollinger interviewed the vendors of two forms of enhanced water. One was ‘MRET Water’, the other was Hydrogen rich water.
Over the last sixteen years I have seen so many new water systems come and go. Magnetized water, Zeta water, super ionized water, microclustered water, BEV water, Pristine Water, Emoto water and now MRET water. I admit to the fact that I was under the impression that some of these waters really did have measurable positive effect. (Note: ‘measurable’).
Microclustering; The Most Common Claim
The supplier of our first electronic water ionizer told me with a very straight face that the water from his machine was ‘microclustered’. I loved the water and for the first time in my life was able to drink water without bloating. So.. naturally, I assumed this was from the microclustered nature of the water. It took a decade for me to realise that what really caused lack of bloating was a simple body feedback system. The water from the ionizer had a high pH. My mouth’s inbuilt pH meter registered it, and according to my natural design, alerted my pyloric valve at the bottom of my stomach to open, thus preventing my stomach from collecting the high pH water with accompanying stomach acid neutralisation. Clever body! Dumb me. I consulted with Tyler LeBaron, biochemist on the same point. Does water ‘microcluster? And what does microcluster really mean? We get a picture of water molecules forming smaller than usual clusters or matrixes, but does water do this? Yes. And No. Tyler explained that water sitting in a glass is not ‘still’ as it may appear. In fact, as Tyler put it, it’s a maelstrom of constantly forming, breaking down and reforming of molecular and atomic connections, all happening at not microseconds or nanoseconds but at FEMTOSECONDS! So the idea of water remaining still long enough for it to be permanently formed in an ‘ideal’ smaller matrix is well. optimistic to say the least. So.. how do we explain the many testimonials we have from drinkers of these waters? Well. and many people won’t like this.. placebo effect is still the most healing force on Earth. Give someone enough optimism about a lifestyle or health regimen change and it has been conclusively, scientifically proven that their health will improve over anyone taking the same steps without the mental encouragement. Placebo people always believe that what they did in terms of health regimen change caused their health improvement.. because they cab’t see that they were in placebo’s clutch. Why would they? To them, they did A, and B was the result. But… surely the weight of numbers of testimonials would prove this wrong, right? It’s my observation that the internet may be the greatest health change vehicle we’ve ever known. prior to the net, we could not access the stories form others so easily, and so we relied – mostly – on what our medico told us. That’s the good part of the net. The not-so-good part is that most testimonials we read about any product have been carefully sifted to remove any less than positiove ones. So our irrational mind takes the easy path and ‘decides’ that based on ‘available evidence’ this product will work for me. Never underestimate the power of your mind. I have not one but two business associates, each of whom have invented a water system that requires no filters and yet, we are asked to believe, ‘neutralises’ all contaminants. Their websites carry many testimonials from people attributing improved health to a device that fundamentally ‘turbulates’ the water before they drink it. There’s been a Korean water jug that ‘vortexises‘ water and carries a similar number of testimonials. Are they all placebo? And.. are they representative of all users’ experience or only the ones who chose to or were asked to give a testimonial to the vendor? I don’t have the answers to these questions but after 16 years what I have developed is what I would call a healthy skepticism. This has came from having to put my own ideas about our water ionizers under the magnifying glass of science vs. hype. I had to realise that I wanted to believe some of the more er.. esoteric ideas given to me by my Koream manufacturer. And.. as I opened up to more science and less conjecture, I began to see just how prevalent (and successful) this ‘halftruth’ strategy is! One company promoting microclustered water sold $165,000,000 worth of product last year. Having said all this, I leave the decision to you. Perhaps all I can suggest about MRET water is to ask yourself how much you WANT to believe in MRET Water as the ‘Truth About Cancer‘. If I WANT to believe it, odds are that I am not making a clear decision and have already activated my placebo mind. Now….. to ‘Alkaline’ water. I am certainly an expert on alkaline water. We sold our water ionizers for all of those years on the benfits of drinking alkaline water. I wrote a book (The Untold Truth About The Cause of Disease) on alkaline diet and water. I designed my own Alkaline Foods Chart. I taled about, read, researched, lectured. I guess that makes me an ‘expert’. Just after Ty spoke to the MRET Water man he also spoke to a friend of mine, Paul Barratiero. We met Paul earlier this year when he visited Australia, setting up his sales network for his water ionizer. Paul’s electric ionizer is about as good a product as there is in electronic water ionizers and sells for about $2400. But here’s what I find interesting. Paul is a smart guy. He knows, as I do, that the water from his device has a high pH but NOT high alkalinity. It doesn’t add alkaline minerals. It passes the water through an electrolysis cell which affects the pH, not the alkalinity. He only talks about hydrogen. Alkalinity is so.. passe! At the same time, the biggest (by far) vendor of this type of system still claims that their machine’s alkaline water properties are important. So who is right? Well, as Paul said on ‘The Truth About Cancer‘ there’s ample science to prove the therapeutic properties of hydrogen rich water. And.. just to add to the mix, I undertook a metastudy some years ago on alkaline water around the world and there’s certainly no doubt in my mind that alkaline water is better to drink than neutral or acid water. One study of 100,000 death certificates in Finland stood out. 100,000 certificates were analysed by place of residence, and then these were correlated with the hardness (calcium/magnesium content) of the water the former person had consumed while alive. Overwhelmingly, the people who drank calcium/magnesium rich water from their taps live longer and experienced better health. But.. please note.. I said ALKALINE Water, not high pH water. OK. So it appears that there is sufficient science to say with conviction, (free of placebo bias), that both alkaline water and hydrogen rich water will support health and longevity. There are many other possibilities suggested by the 400+ scientific studies of hydrogen rich water, including all major disease types, but.. as far, no large scale double blind studies. So.. it still comes down to YOU researching and understanding if only to overcome your need to believe. So what about this high pH water? If you are clear about the difference, fine. If not, go back to my previous para and get it clear. But here goes again…
- Alkaline Water contains alkaline minerals.
- High pH water contains molecular hydrogen (H2)
- Alkaline water MAY contain molecular hydrogen (H2) because magnesium, an alkaline mineral reacts with H2O to make H2.
This process occurs until the magnesium is exhausted. Now.. NONE (Magnetized water, Zeta water, super ionized water, microclustered water, BEV water, Pristine Water, Emoto water and now MRET water) of the waters discussed at the beginning of this article are either alkaline or high in H2. Am I saying they don’t have an effect on health? No, I’m not. ANY improvement in the quality of our drinking water is one of the best investments one can make in future health. But .. and let’s face it.. this is why you have watched ‘The Truth About Cancer’. You want to know the best water for you to avert cancer. I’ve received many emails and calls about the video. And one common thing came through. Everyone noticed that Ty Bollinger owned one of Paul Barattiero’s Water ionizers. This, it seemed, was what they wanted to hear more than all the techno facts and figures. So their decision was this: 1. Ty Bollinger drinks Paul Barratiero’s water. 2. Paul Barratiero’s water must be the best. Now.. I am in a privileged position here. I opened up Australia and the company Paul began his career in water ionizers in the US to water ionizers. Paul gets his ionizers from the same company that made our water ionizers. So here goes with a direct comparison based on what I have learned about getting the best water possible. 1. Alkaline Water You can buy alkaline water in bottles nationally. It’s tap or purified water with added alkaline minerals. Or.. if you live in a ‘hard water’ area (most of the US and Europe) you can drink from the tap or a basic filter and get the benefits of the millions of people referenced in my metastudy. But many vendors of devices using electrolysis to create high pH water make the claim of giving alkaline water. They don’t, or if they do, the calcium level is low. If these devices are used in hard water areas, they often have major calcium accretion problems because calcium, normally in solution, becomes ionically ‘sticky’ and drops into suspension as its pH is changed. Sumarizing:
- You can make your own alkaline water with alkaline electrolytes.
- You can drink alkaline water from your tap if you have ‘hard’ water.
- You can buy alkaline water in bottles.
- You can buy a water filter that elutes alkaline minerals as it filters.
2. Hydrogen Water Let’s quickly talk about the best method of getting H2. The best is inhalation. But.. it’s not easy. We are talking about a gas that, when mixed with air, becoming highly explosive and I know of no approved device to deliver H2 gas safely. The vast majority of scientific studies relate to hydrogen infused water. At atmospheric pressure at sea level, we can only get 1.6 parts per million in water, no matter what the means. H2 quickly escapes if more is added. The parts per million test is what we have arrived at as a definition of quality or effectiveness of hydrogen rich water. From our research we have been able to link the strength of the H2 in a single ‘dose’ to beneficial effect. So if 1.6 ppm is the maximum possible at sea level, what do the various systems manage? None of the string of inventions mentioned at the start of this article give any H2. Paul’s gives a consistent 0.8 ppm. More expensive models give a little more.
- Bottled water gives none.
- Kangen water varies from 0.3 ppm (tested at AquaSciences LLC) depending on how clean the electrolysis plates are.
- Other systems give 1.0 ppm.
- My own invention, the UltraStream, has been measured at 1.1 ppm by Tyler LeBaron’s AquaSciences LLC test facility.
- I LOVE H2 tablets dissolved in water in a sealed bottle give above 2ppm.
Portable water bottles using media we have sourced from Japan give 1.4ppm. (Still in test phase) This article is getting too long already so I won’t detail the cost benefit ration of every method. You’ll find plenty of information about this on our website here. High pH Water This is water from an electronic water ionizer, which uses electrolysis to alter pH. remember, it is not necessarily high in alkaline minerals because the system does not ADD alkaline minerals and only concentrates the minerals already in your water. Now here’s a recent lesson we got. Traditionally, water from an electric ionizer was assessed for quality by using a pH test kit and an ORP meter. ORP is a measure of the electrical charge in water. It has been commonly quoted as proof of the antioxidant effect of this water. It isn’t. It is what it is; an electrical charge, positive or negative. If it is positive, the water has an oxidising power. It can rust things. If negative, it can donate electrons to the body. But to claim it is an antioxidant is a stretch. The antioxidant effect of water from an electric ionizer is related directly to the level of H2 in the output water. Nothing else. Our UltraStream is different. It doesn’t use electrolysis. It uses magnesium to create H2. And it has alkaline magnesium and calcium in the filter so it is a true alkaline water. I trust this article has helped you understand the background to The Truth About Cancer Video. Thanks to Ty Bollinger and the many people involved! Links:
We spent a very wet weekend at home here in Byron Bay at the edge of a cyclone. I decided that wet was just a state of mind and stoked up with a BIG energy boost. I had a dose of Rocket Fuel, colloidal minerals and I LOVE H2, donned shorts and tee, and went out to our HUGE pile of mulch that is waiting to be barrowed around the garden. Well, I did around 30 barrowloads in the rain. Kinda proud of my 69-yearold self, but I do have to give some attribution to my ‘energy cocktail’! While I was out and about in the garden I couldn’t help but notice how may flowers took the rainy weather as an opportunity to ‘come out’.
About half of a group is ischemic stroke patients were found to be dehydrated when they arrived at the hospital, a Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Stroke Center team reported—and they did poorly compared to the patients who arrived hydrated. Presenting a study at the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association International Stroke Conference in Nashville, Tenn., Mona Bahouth, MD, a Johns Hopkins Hospital stroke fellow, said that the report suggests all stroke patients should get fluids. The problem is that rehydration poses a risk of hypervolemia, which can put stress on the heart and cause fluid to back up in the lungs. In the study, Bahouth and colleagues followed 168 patients admitted with ischemic stroke. They found that stroke condition worsened or did not improve in 42% of the dehydrated group, but that only 17% of the hydrated group worsened or did not improve. The patients’ progress, or lack of it, was tracked with MRI scans, and NIHSS scores. Discussing the results, Bahouth said it is already known that about 60% of stroke patients are dehydrated, and that the condition may in itself cause strokes. “When patients don’t drink enough water, their blood gets sludgy,” she said. That could mean that as it travels through the brain, this thicker blood flows slowly and can back up in narrowed or blocked blood vessels. “The beauty here lies in the simplicity of this potential treatment,” she said, “Rehydration is cheap and can be given to people even in the most remote locations.” But that does not mean these patients should be told to immediately drink water after the onset of a stroke. That could lead to choking. The research also did not resolve the question of whether the patients’ dehydration signaled other medical conditions that could have contributed to their tendency to have poorstroke outcomes. Still, Bahouth added, in general, “as people get older they tend to avoid drinking enough water, partly because they don’t want to have to use the bathroom as often—particularly if they have a disability.” That reluctance to drink water could be contributing to stroke risk, she said. The study found that dehydration in the group of patients followed was not linked to race, gender, ethnicity or diabetes status. Patients with kidney disease were not included in the study.
Ian: Hmmm. I relate to the bit about getting older and not wanting to pee so often.. but I made the choice. Pee more and drink enough. And yet the underlying question is whether consistent hydration supports stroke immunity. From all we read.. especially the comment about sludgy blood – means to me that hydration is incredibly important! We could take this question much farther. Your salt ratio relates to your ability to hold water. And then we can look at the effect of changed pH on the effect of water. I had the experience for most of my life of bloating with tap water or bottled water, but as soon as I began drinking high hydrogen alkaline water this all changed. Just one other point I picked up.. I had never heard of hypervolemia. Obviously it only applies when someone is dehydrated and attempts fast rehydration, but surely a better answer is a daily program or target of hydration?
When you have a really, really great water system like the UltraStream it doesn’t really matter where tit goes, as long as you can get the water. John, our man on the ground in California attended an open house recently, and guess what he found in the bathroom?
Nearly three- quarters (72 percent) of Americans will be committing to “drinking enough water” in 2015, according to a new survey conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of the Council for Responsible Nutrition. “Water is a must! It’s essential to many bodily functions for people of all ages. We’re encouraged to see that people recognize the importance of appropriate levels of hydration,” said Duffy MacKay, N.D., senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs, CRN. “But water is only one of the healthy habits that this survey demonstrated people found most important. Let’s remember that the key to good health is a constellation of healthy habits, not just one habit in isolation.” According to the survey, “drinking enough water” was the number one health and wellness habit American adults are committing to in 2015, with the following four options rounding up the top five:
- eating healthy/healthier in general (66 percent)
- getting more physically active (62 percent)
- getting more sleep (49 percent)
- taking vitamins (47 percent)
- a healthy breakfast (37 percent)
- spending more time with family and friends in real life, instead of online (34 percent)
- staying cool, calm and collected when stuck in traffic (30 percent)
- visiting the doctor before getting sick (23 percent)
- tracking meals/exercise via mobile app(s), online tool(s) or personal gadget(s) (17 percent)
Could you live on four liters of water per day?
A nonprofit is challenging people to try it for a day to encourage conservation and highlight the distress of those who live in places where clean water is not readily available. “Fill a one liter water bottle and use it for everything: cooking, cleaning, drinking and bathing. You can refill your bottle 3x. Try to use all four liters without going over. Stay hydrated!” the human rights non-profit DIGDEEP says. Four liters is the “minimum necessary to survive,” according to a Forbes columnist. That said, “between 50 and 100 liters of water per person per day are needed to ensure that most basic needs are met and few health concerns arise,” the United Nations says, citing the World Health Organization. DIGDEEP founder and executive director George McGraw explained the challenge. “People know we’re in the middle of one of the worst droughts in history, but it doesn’t feel real to most of us,” he said. “There has never been a better time to learn why water matters and how to protect it. Even without a drought, the USGS estimates we’ll run a deficit in the Colorado River by 2060 the size of the annual consumption of LA.” In a Triple Pundit column, Michael Kourabas, who attempted the challenge, explained why it’s so hard. “Most of us use nearly 4 liters of water — in other words, all of the water allotted in the challenge — every time we wash our hands or face. Most Americans use more than 400 liters of water every single day, or 100 times what the challenge requires. A single toilet flush uses about 6 liters of water, and a mere three flushes amounts to more water than most other people in the world use all day to clean, cook, drink and bathe,” the columnist said. Ian: I have to add that it would depend on what sort of water I had to drink!
Want to know how to make an AlkaWay team member’s day?
Tell us, just like Elaine did this morning, that you love your UltraStream. Elaine rang to ask about filter life. She had been away for a couple of months in which time she didn’t use the UltraStream. She had called to ask if she should wait another couple of months over the 12 months before replacing her filter. I told her that it was fine to do so but advised that a filter that has gotten to its use-by date may not necessarily exhibit the usual symptoms of impending life end, like slow flow or stopping. If you have particularly organic sediment, your filter may be 12 months old, still flow properly, but the organic ‘junk’ it has collected (as a good filter should!) may begin to decay. When that happens you can have taste changes signifying the fact that something ain’t right. I like to change mine after 12 months no matter what, becasue of this possible in-filter contaminant possibility. Elaine had also just tested the pH of her water and after 12 months it was still giving 9.5 plus, indicating a strong flow of hydrogen rich water.
Yes, Beetroot juice lowers systolic blood pressure
A new study has shown that daily consumption of beetroot juice may significantly reduce systolic blood pressure (BP) in overweight older people. The study, in Nutrition Research, showed that just three weeks supplementation led to a reduction of systolic BP of 1.3mmHg. 24 participants were randomised to either have beetroot juice concentrate or blackcurrant juice with a 1-week post supplementation phase (week 4). The results showed that beetroot juice concentrate supplementation was associated with beneficial effects on daily systolic BP, however the benefits ceased if consumption stopped and were only seen if the blood pressure was measured at home, and not when 24hr ambulatory monitoring (ABMP) was used. Beetroot juice contains naturally occurring nitrates, which then convert into nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide is the body’s vasodilator that optimises circulation to every cell in the body, hence its effect on lowering blood pressure. This study adds to growing evidence that the nitrates in beetroot have significant health benefits.
Yes, Ultrastream water may also lower systolic blood pressure.
Our man in the US, John Biethan, is an UltraStream fan because his BP got seriously improved when beginning the water.
Hmm. which would you prefer to drink?
Can we have hydrogen rich water anywhere we go? Yes we can!
Ian compares an electronic portable hydrogen rich water product with our AlkaPod and comes up with some surprising results. Both make fresh molecular hydrogen infused in water on the go. Both alkalize the water using minerals. Both give the water good ORP. One is a visible process, the other isn’t. One uses electricity, the other doesn’t. One is renewable, the other works as long as it works. One holds H2 far more efficiently that the other. One may go ‘Bang’ if you don’t do it right. Please let us know what YOU think of these products. We thrive on your feedback.
I received this from Tyler LeBaron today and it’s really worth a read. It’s aimed at vendors of ionized water.
Microwaves Virtually nobody cares how/why they work but we all know they do and we all have one. And so too it is with water ionizers. It doesn’t matter how it works it just does!!!”
Right??? Or maybe not!?!
The analogy of the microwave sounds great on the surface; however, when actually paralleled with ionized water it immediately begins to fall apart. For example, virtually everyone already owns a microwave and knows that it works. This is in stark contrast to what we are doing with ionized water, which is introducing the idea to those who have never even heard of it!
Here’s a hypothetical example: let’s say that you are selling microwaves, but here’s the catch, no one has ever even heard of a microwave before. Now I ask.. how much luck would you have with the following sales pitch?
“This microwave heats your food up by using super-novaic powers that combine all of the Disney princesses together and they warm the food up in only seconds”? *
Now, those who actually “try it” may buy it. But obviously many people will not even waste their time with such nonsense (which ends up being a lot of sales lost)—not to mention the fact that you will be laughed at and ridiculed.
Don’t you think more people would listen and just “try it” if you said something more realistic about how it works such as saying, “its kinda like the sun, in that it sends out waves of energy which heats the food”.
Isn’t the latter explanation more reasonable? If they have any doubt to what you say you can show them numerous scientific articles demonstrating how microwaves heat things up—In addition to having them just “try it”. By the same token, when we offer “simple” and “correct” information about ionized water more people will be interested and will try it. Moreover, there are numerous scientific articles to back up the accurate information, but obviously there are no articles to back up inaccurate information such as “Disney princesses” or any inaccurate claims about ionized water (e.g. “electron rich”—which ironically if it really were would actually be cytotoxic).
Now please don’t misunderstand. Just as you do not have to really comprehend the physics of how the “microwave” works, but just a simple explanation that is scientifically accepted; similarly, you do not have to understand the detailed chemistry behind how ionized water works. Just a simple and concise explanation that is backed up by the scientific literature is all you actually need. This simple fact of life will prevent you from losing another sale from someone who would have otherwise been genuinely interested.
*Note: Although you may feel that this example greatly exaggerates common ionized water claims, I am here to tell you that from a scientific point of view many ionized water claims sound just as silly as this one.
Tyler has been a tremendous help to us here at AlkaWay in opening our minds to the truth about alkaline ionized water.
He’s an inspirational young man dedicated to spreading the word worldwide. His site is here.