Are you Considering the AlkaStream?
AlkaWay are the originators of the AlkaStream design. The AlkaStream was originally sold as the AOK909 from China. AlkaWay took the basic design and improved it with a stronger top, better US made media and a longer spout. We sold over 4000 units worldwide, so why have we given it up? Unfortunately, we had serious quality control problems with the supplier. Even with the close control we insisted upon, we found that the replacement filters were not to the original high standard. We also discovered a more serious problem. The design of the filter uses a form of ceramic to limit bacteria. Unfortunately this media tended to block up very easily. With the incoming water pressure, this caused a pressure buildup of water that could not pass through the filter. It was then found that the casing was not strong enough. When an AlkaStream blew up and broke a 2″ thick granite benchtop with the force of the explosion we knew we had a problem. Of course, if users checked the ceramic and cleaned it sufficiently, it was OK, but it’s a hard job to remove the filter and remove the accreted sediment to allow the filter free water flow. Finally we found that the outer casing was made from a relatively cheap plastic which succumbed to the pressure, causing it to crack. Of course if users adhere strictly to the instructions, they will have no risk of explosion. But for us, the accumulated problems meant we were not happy when we could see that something better was possible. It took us about 2 years to build on what we had learned, with the help of some of America’s best filtration engineers, but the UltraStream was born. Our biggest change was manufacturing in the US instead of Asia. The Ultrastream costs us almost 3 times as much as the AlkaStream to make, but we felt that this was our big chance to really ‘raise the bar’ at every level. Unlike the AlkaStream we specified EPA-approved plastics throughout. Unlike the AlkaStream we removed anything that could rust. Unlike the AlkaStream we dispensed with the thinwalled outer casing. Unlike the AlkaStream we used Spartan carbon, the best carbon in the world. Unlike the AlkaStream we used USA certified anti-fluoride media with zero ‘leak’ of media. Unlike the AlkaStream we used the most expensive heavy metal reducing patented media in the world. Unlike the AlkaStream we dispensed with the potentially dangerous ceramic. Unlike the AlkaStream we imported a special media that gave better molecular hydrogen infusion for longer. Unlike the AlkaStream we are continually upgrading the Ultrastream with better technology. Every time you order a new filter, you get the latest and best proven new performance. Unlike the AlkaStream the actual filter is also the outer case so there is no difficulty in changing filters. Unlike the AlkaStream we have tested the UltraStream to the strict European safety standards. Unlike the AlkaStream we have university laboratory tested the Ultrastream filter to the full service life of the filter. Unlike the AlkaStream we have tested the Ultrastream for molecular hydrogen infusion and have found that at normal usage flow, it produces almost four times the molecular hydrogen of a $4000 electric water ionizer. Yes, UltraStream costs more than the AlkaStream, but we have made it to give you fabulous hydrogen rich ultra pure water as long as you want it. Now, each time you change a filter, your whole system is upgraded and renewed. Please be aware that there are many counterfeit units for sale internationally and in Australia without the improvements we made to the AlkaStream. Unfortunately many are using our trademark without our permission, and people who have been deceived are coming to us under the impression that we will support them. We cannot support these sales and we are actively pursuing vendors using our trademark without our permission. Our international websites are: USA: www.alkaway.com AUS: www.alkaway.com.au UK/EU: www.alkaway.co.uk
Yesterday I had an appointment with my acupuncturist. Neil is a wonderful guy. An Aikido master, practitioner of Zen for thirty years, and wise beyond words. So our sessions are always peppered with some excellent to-ing and fro-ing. After six months in Italy and the Italian diet of coffee and red wine interspersed with food, he said I was in good shape. Then he threw in the clunker. “The Cancer Council has finally come out and stated categorically that any alcohol at all heightens your risk of all cancers. Even though red wine has been shown to be good for the heart, its coronary benefits are outweighed by its cancer factor.” Damn! I hate hearing things that don’t agree with my preferred worldview. Especially when i’d just ‘graduated’ from my very basic wine appreciation to something more – an appreciation, through practice and diligent self-application, of what it really means to drink a good red vs. most of the stuff I’d ever drunk before. My sense of achievement was shattered. The question I hear from my readers is.. will Ian give up wine in the light of the Cancer council’s proclamation? Will a fact change a behaviour? Will cold hard data overcome the love of a sip of red in the company of good friends? The answer is that I will continue to expose myself to this risk. I will have one glass of Merlot with dinner. But.. how can I say i am a health advisor if I do things like that? Years ago I challenged my local GP. I asked him how he could be a good doctor and smoke. His answer was, of course, predictable. “What I do with my life is my affair. What I do to assist you with your life is your affair. If you think I’m not capable of advising you on your health, I recommend you seek the services of another doctor.” But.. the question still remained in my mind. If you hear a fact about the way you live that is conclusively showing you to be at high risk of a slow and nasty death, but you so easily choose to ignore it, how can health advice ever sink in? This is a real can o’worms, because I can look at it using the Kubler-Ross’ famous stages of denial as a guide: 1. Ignore 2. Deny 3. Argue 4. Bargain 5. Accept. And I begin to see all the factors that are in play here. Our need for instant gratification vs. a perceived lower quality of life. Our ability to actually hear a negative message and accept it. Our history of misinformation from apparently august medical authorities. Our need to ‘rebel’ using the many professional ‘rebels against the system’ we can find on the net. Our love of where we are right now and our resistance to change. It has been said that to actually change someone’s point of view they must be immersed in a new paradigm for at least 21 days. This is the reason cults work so well. But isn’t the paradigm we live in conducive to denial of the truth? If not, why are we so damn unhealthy and so willing to bargain for a few more days of ‘as is’ health rather than the promise of a better day every day following a change in our present health regimen? If there is a ‘cult’ I suggest we are all members. It’s the “I’m (cough) alright Jack cult.
Yes, it has arrived, Running a bit roughly like a new motorbike that needs a tune, but we’ll fix that.Very excited, but also a bit sad at losing my old Blogger blog. Clunky but like Google, always there. I managed well over a thousand posts there all about alkaline water and water ionizers and alkaline diet and just about anything else that came into my mind!