Reverse Aging with Ionized Alkaline Water and AlkaLife®
Sang Wang is an engineer, scientist, and inventor with many U.S. patents. His fields of expertise span many different areas such as data communication devices (modem), electronic filters, chemistry, water, cornea measuring devices, multi-focal soft contact lens, etc. An improvement of his own health without medicine, diet or exercise caused him to investigate the phenomenon and led him to the discovery of his theory of “Reverse Aging“.
Alkalife® is an Alkaline Concentrate. Two drops in a glass of drinking water changes the water into alkaline water.
In a series of blind tests carried out during product development, Mr. Sang Whang evolved the present day formula, which is patented and unlike any purportedly similar product on the market. It contains a special ratio of mineral ingredients to naturally eliminate acid without any long term side effects.
One bottle has approximately 600 drops, which equates to two month’s use.
Alkaline water made using Alkalife® has been tested non-toxic according to FDA approved toxicity tests – by FDA and DEA registered independent laboratories.
Available online from: Glowing-Health.co.uk
We live in a century of highly accelerated advancements in science and technology. At the turn of the century, man began to fly. Today, we can even fly to the moon. Isn’t it reasonable to expect that science today should discover the technology of reverse aging? Well, it has!
This series of articles is to explain scientifically the simple truth about the process of aging, how to combat the aging process and going further, how to attempt to reverse this process. 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. Whether you eat gourmet or junk food, all food generates 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 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 life style. We stay up late and get up early. We do not take time to rest; some of us work more than one job. We, therefore, spend more time producing waste products than processing and discharging them.
The second reason is food. Most of the food we like is mainly acidic. Acidic food does not necessarily mean that it tastes acidic, but that the wastes it produces are acidic, Grains and meats are mainly acidic; fruits and vegetables are alkaline. Citric fruits may taste acidic but they are considered to be alkaline because they contain alkaline minerals. The third reason is our environment. More healthy cells are killed by air, water and soil pollution than the natural death of cells caused by normal metabolism. Thus, more waste products are created.
The question is: “What happens to those non-disposed acidic waste products?”
The answer is simple. These waste products become solid wastes, such as, cholesterol, fatty acid, uric acid, kidney stones, urates, phosphates, sulphates, etc., and, unknown to us, they accumulate and build-up somewhere within our body. This accumulation of non-disposed acidic wastes within our body is the aging process1) .
Alkaline neutralizes acid. Drinking alkaline water helps our body dissolve acid wastes and make it easier for the body to dispose of them safely. Since the accumulation of acid wastes is aging, the reduction of acid wastes is reverse aging. Alkaline water is not a medicine to cure any disease. However, if consumed regularly, alkaline water gradually reduces the accumulated acid wastes. As a result of acid reduction, there are many reports of natural health improvement in Japan.
We use alkaline soap to wash acidic dirt accumulated on our skin; we must wash the acidic dirt accumulated within our body by using alkaline water. Alkaline water has been available in Asia for over 30 years2) water ionizers to produce alkaline water have been approved by Japanese government agencies as medical devices3) .
In future publications more detailed scientific explanations will be discussed on the subjects of water, acidity and alkalinity, effects of acidic wastes on the human body, causes of some adult diseases, effects of alkaline water, and simple methods of making alkaline water.
1) Whang, Sang – Reverse Aging, JSP Publishing, Miami, FL, 1990
2) Sung Bong – “History of Alkaline Water Maker”, Seoul, Korea, 1985
3) Japan Government Publication – “Table of Health Treatment Devices, Category Classification and Affectivity”, Division of Drug Administration, Health & Rehabilitation Department, Tokyo Japan. Original Publication, Oct., 1965. Latest Edition, March 1985 Copyright 1997 by Sang Whang Enterprises, Inc.
Water sustains all forms of life, including human life. The Chinese character “sea” consists of three parts, namely water, man and mother. In other words, sea is the mother of mankind. Although water is all around us, it is one of the most mysterious substances on this planet. Scientists are still discovering amazing facts about water.
Most substances are lightest in the gas state, heavier in the liquid state and heaviest in solid form. However, water gets lighter in its solid form than in its liquid form, that’s why ice floats in water. If water didn’t have this mysterious property, lakes and ponds would freeze from the bottom up in the cold of winter, killing all living things within them. One can appreciate the great wisdom of the Creator in the preservation of life. Water not only sustains life, but also protects it.
More than 70% of our body weight is water; that translates into about 10 gallons of water for a person of 120 lbs. It is very important to have a good understanding of water and to drink the right kind of water. Water is a strong solvent; therefore, it carries many invisible ingredients: minerals, oxygen, nutrients, waste products, pollutants, etc. Seawater is salty because, through eons, it dissolved minerals and salts from the mountains and carried them down stream to the ocean. Inside the human body, blood (90% of which is water) circulates throughout the body distributing nutrients and oxygen, and collecting wastes and carbon dioxides, delivering them to the disposal organs. If water was not a strong solvent, it could not perform these functions.
Water molecule is H2O; that is two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom stuck together. The shape of the water molecule is like a Mickey Mouse face; the head is oxygen and the two ears are hydrogen 1) . Since oxygen is electrically negative and hydrogen is positive, the water molecule is electrically polarized. For this reason, a water molecule cannot exist independently; it must combine with other water molecules to form a five- or six-sided structure called a water cluster2). In lower temperatures, most of the structures are hexagonal; therefore, snowflakes are hexagonal.
In distilled water, at room temperature, one out of 10 million (1 in 107) water molecules are ionized. When a water molecule is ionized., it is split into hydrogen ions H+ and hydroxyl ions OH-. Neutral water means that the number of hydrogen ions equals the number of hydroxyl ions in a container. The number is 107 times the entire number of water molecules in that container (that number we will call N). We abbreviate this by saying that the water has a pH value of 72 ). Acid water has a larger number of hydrogen ions than that of hydroxyl ions. For example, the number of hydrogen ions in acid water, with a pH value of 4, is 10-4 times N, and that of hydroxyl ion is 10-10 times N. The law of nature is such that the exponents must add up to 14 (4+10). The number of hydrogen ions in alkaline water, with a pH value of 9, is 10-9 times N, and that of hydroxyl ion is 10-5 times N. Note that 10-5 is larger than 10-9 by 10,000 times and, again, 5+9 is 14. Because the exponents must add up to 14, pH value of 7 is considered neutral. Since the value of pOH is 14 minus the value of pH, we don’t measure nor mention its value; it will be known once the pH value is known. For that reason, there are only pH meters and no pOH measuring instruments3)
Since alkaline water has more OH-s than H+ , there are more oxygen atoms in it than in neutral water; that’s why alkaline water is sometimes called oxygen rich water. In the same manner, acid water is oxygen deficient water. An interesting trivial fact is that there are approximately 1025 H2O molecules in a 10-ounce glass of water. If that water has a pH value of 10, there are approximately 1021 hydroxyl ions (OH-) and approximately 1015 hydrogen ions (H+). The number of hydrogen ions is one millionth of that of hydroxyl ions, which is negligible.
It is this abundant amount of hydroxyl ions that neutralizes acid hydrogen ions in our body to reduce the accumulated acid wastes, thus reversing the aging process.
Among the people who question the validity of alkaline water, the biggest question is, “What happens to the alkaline water once it reaches the stomach, which is highly acidic?”
People, who have some knowledge of the human body, including medical doctors, ask this question. Let me answer that question once and for all to erase any doubts about the health benefits of alkaline water.
In order to digest food and kill the kinds of bacteria and viruses that come with the food, the inside of our stomach is acidic. The stomach pH value is maintained at around 4. When we eat food and drink water, especially alkaline water, the pH value inside the stomach goes up. When this happens, there is a feedback mechanism in our stomach to detect this and commands the stomach wall to secrete more hydrochloric acid into the stomach to bring the pH value back to 4. So the stomach becomes acidic again. When we drink more alkaline water, more hydrochloric acid is secreted to maintain the stomach pH value. It seems like a losing battle.
However, when you understand how the stomach wall makes hydrochloric acid, your concerns will disappear. A pathologist friend of mine gave me the following explanation. There is no hydrochloric acid pouch in our body. If there were, it would burn a hole in our body. The cells in our stomach wall must produce it on an instantly-as-needed basis. The ingredients in the stomach cell that make hydrochloric acid (HCI) are carbon dioxide (CO2), water (H2O), and sodium chloride (NaCI) or potassium chloride (KCI).
NaCI + H2O + CO2 = HCI + NaHC03
As we can see, the by-product of making hydrochloric acid is sodium bicarbonate (NaHC03) or potassium bicarbonate (KHC03), which goes into blood stream. These bicarbonates are the alkaline buffers that neutralize excess acids in the blood; they dissolve solid acid wastes into liquid form. As they neutralize the solid acidic wastes, extra carbon dioxide is released, which is discharged through the lungs. As our body gets old, these alkaline buffers get low; this phenomenon is called acidosis. This is a natural occurrence as our body accumulates more acidic waste products. There is, therefore, a relationship between the aging process and the accumulation of acids.
By looking at the pH value of the stomach alone, it seems that alkaline water never reaches the body. But when you look at the whole body, there is a net gain of alkalinity as we drink alkaline water. Our body cells are slightly alkaline. In order for them to produce acid, they must also produce alkaline, and vice versa; just as a water Ionizer cannot produce alkaline water without producing acid water, since tap water is almost neutral. When the stomach pH value gets higher than 4, the stomach knows what to do to lower it. However, if the pH value goes below 4, for any reason, the stomach doesn’t know what to do. That’s why we take Al ka-Seltzer, which is alkaline, to relieve acidic stomach gas pain. In this case, hydrochloric acid is not produced by the stomach wall; therefore, no alkaline buffer is being added to the blood stream.
Let me give you another example of a body organ that produces acid in order to produce alkaline. After the food in the stomach is digested, it must come out to the small intestine. The food at this point is so acidic that it will damage the intestine wall. In order to avoid this problem, the pancreas makes alkaline juice (known as pancreatic juice). This juice is sodium bicarbonate, and is mixed with the acidic food coming out of the stomach. From the above formulae, in order to produce bicarbonates, the pancreas must make hydrochloric acid, which goes into our blood stream.
We experience sleepiness after a big meal (not during the meal or while the food is being digested in the stomach), when the digested food is coming out of the stomach; that’s the time when hydrochloric acid goes into our blood. Hydrochloric acid is the main ingredient in antihistamines that causes drowsiness.
Alkaline or acid produced by the body must have an equal and opposite acid or alkaline produced by the body; therefore, there is no net gain. However, alkaline supplied from outside the body, like drinking alkaline water, results in a net gain of alkalinity in our body.
Ever since the Big Bang, everything in the universe vibrates. All matters, atoms, molecules and all kinds of substances vibrate when energy is applied. We cannot see energy but we can see the effects of energy by observing different kinds of vibrations. Through these vibrations, energy is transferred from one substance to another.
At absolute zero temperature (-273.15 °C or -459.67°F), all matters cease to vibrate. As temperature increases, they vibrate. The velocity and frequency of vibration depend on the substance: molecular weight, molecular structure, the size of mechanical structure, etc. When a tuning fork is banged, it vibrates with a particular pitch, which is its own resonant frequency. The banging energy is transferred into a sustaining tone, although the banging energy does not vibrate at that frequency. The banging energy is an impulse energy that contains a wide range of frequencies, each with a very small amount of energy. The tuning fork converts the entire banging energy into a single tone of vibration.
When we pass 60Hz (cycles per second) electrical current through a substance, tungsten, it converts the energy into very high frequency vibration, namely the visible light frequency. The resonant frequency of tungsten is the visible light frequency. That’s how the electric light bulb works. The natural resonant frequencies of molecules of water and organic substances are within the far-infrared (FIR) wave frequencies (wavelength of 5 to 15 microns); therefore, water and organic substances absorb energy easily from this radiated FIR wave. Since it is their resonant frequency, they vibrate vigorously at that frequency and become the radiator of the frequency as well as its receiver.
There is more water inside of our body than on the skin surface; therefore, FIR wave deeply penetrates the body (2 to 4 inches). If organic substances are heated by near-infrared (NIR) waves (wavelength of 0.76 to 5 microns), the surface gets hotter than the interior, and interior gets heated by means of conduction from the surface.
We burn nutrients to maintain warm body temperature. Our body temperature is higher than the surrounding; therefore, we radiate heat away from us. Sleeping with another person, we receive and transmit FIR energy from and to each other, thus our body burns fewer nutrients to maintain body temperature. Burning fewer nutrients means that we create fewer waste products.
Mineral oxides such as silica (SiO2), alumina (Al2O3) can convert any normal energy into FIR waves in a most efficient manner so that, in room temperature, most of the ambient energy will be converted into FIR wave energy. Most of us have seen an aluminum plate that melts ice right in front of our eyes. This plate is made of FIR resonant frequency material that changes the ambient energy to FIR energy, which, in turn, resonates water molecules in the ice to melt it.
If a metallic or ceramic surface is coated with this type of FIR radiating material and the surface is heated by conventional heating method such as oil or electricity, the surface will generate strong FIR wave. If this type of heater is used in a big hall such as a basketball stadium, the air temperature will not be high but people inside will feel warm. In winter, we notice that the air may be cold outside but we feel warm under sunlight. It is the same principle. Since we don’t have to warm the air inside the stadium, we save energy. Not only that, there is no need to turn the heaters on hours before the game.
Every kind of germs and viruses has its own unique molecular formula; that means they all have different resonant frequencies. Organic substances may have more than one resonant frequency. The sum of these frequencies forms a unique compound frequency. Suppose person “A” has XYZ germs in his body. If a doctor, with samples of XYZ germs, uses a measuring device that picks up the compound frequency of the samples, and amplifies that signal and let it pass through the person “A”, XYZ germs in “A” will resonate to make him feel worse. His body cringes and restricts the passage of that signal. In this way, a doctor can find out what is bothering him without x-ray or blood test. A doctor can also find out all the substances that “A” is allergic to without lengthy and painful tests.
The more advanced studies are being conducted where the compound frequencies of XYZ germs are applied to the person “A” in such a magnitude that the XYZ germs in “A” will all vibrate so vigorously.
Sounds like science fiction? Such test equipment that does all that is already on the market. Doctors can use it to find out which of the homeopathic medicine is better for a particular person. The medical industry will face drastic changes in the 21st century if drug companies, FDA and AMA will not interfere.
Aging, as I define it, is the accumulation of acidic wastes within our body. Our body must maintain slightly alkaline pH level to survive. Our blood pH value is 7.4 at the artery and the cellular fluid pH value is 7.2 to 7.3. In spite of the fact that our cells produce acidic wastes constantly, the body fluids maintain this alkaline pH. Our body is an amazing surviving machine.
Our body tries very hard to dispose of acidic wastes. Most of these wastes come out of our body through urine and perspiration. That’s why urine is acid in genera! (The pH value fluctuates between 4.6 to 8 depending upon what the body is dumping) and the skin surface is acidic. The acidic skin surface kills most of the germs and viruses that it comes in contact with, including the AIDS viruses.
In order to reduce acidity of the blood, our lungs remove carbon dioxide (CO2) and exhaust it through breathing. Carbonic acid H2CO3 becomes water H2O when CO2 is removed. This is perhaps the fastest way to reduce blood acidity. The pH value of blood in the veins fluctuates widely depending upon the waste products dumped into them. That’s why we only talk about the artery blood pH value, which is fairly constant.
With all these efforts to dispose of acidic wastes, we still make more wastes than our body can get rid of. In the meantime, the body must maintain alkalinity in the body fluids to survive. The secret is to convert some of the liquid acid into solid acid. If substance is not dissolved into water, it does not influence the pH value of the water. Some examples of these solidified acidic wastes are: cholesterol, fatty acid, uric acid, kidney stones, urates, phosphates, etc. Cholesterol is incompletely burnt carbohydrate. Cows don’t eat cholesterol-rich food yet they are full of cholesterol because they don’t exercise and don’t burn carbohydrates completely.
Acid coagulates blood! This is the fundamental problem that comes from the accumulation of acidic wastes. Build-up of acid clogs up capillaries and prevents smooth blood circulation. Body organs create all kinds of problems when blood circulation is cut off. It is amazing how the various body organs recover once blood circulation is restored, unless permanent damage is done. Even if the circulation is not completely cut off, when the amount of blood supplied is reduced, the organs function poorly and aging symptoms appear. Build-ups of too much cholesterol and plaques in the artery can cause stroke, as we know very well.
Too many acidic wastes somewhere in our body that slows down blood circulation cause most of the degenerative diseases. Depending upon where our body accumulates the acid, disease symptoms are different. However, the causes are the same: too much acid. Modern medicine is concerned with the treatment of symptoms rather than the elimination of the causes of diseases. In the treatment of social ills, we seem to do the same thing. We address the symptoms of crimes caused by firearms by building more jail cells rather than outlawing gun sales and teaching morals in public schools to prevent youngsters from committing crimes.
The primary place where we accumulate solid acidic wastes in our body may depend on the individual’s genetic makeup. This may explain why some of the degenerative diseases are hereditary. Diabetes itself is not hereditary. What is hereditary is the accumulation of solid acidic wastes around the pancreas. If we do not allow wastes to accumulate around the pancreas, there will not be diabetes in that family even if family members reach the age of 50 or 60.
Cancer cells are acidic while healthy cells are alkaline. Cancer is clearly the result of acidic wastes accumulation. Cancer and acidic environment will be discussed in other articles on Science and Health Series. Uric acid crystals in the joints cause gout. Uric acid comes from nitrogen in proteins. In Korea, gout is referred to as “the rich man’s disease”. Only rich men could afford to eat meat in the old days.
When phosphoric acid or sulphuric acid is created by the oxidation of nutrients that contain phosphor and sulphur, the strength of the acid is too strong for the body to take. To overcome this problem, our body removes calcium from our skeleton to make phosphate or sulphate, which is a much weaker acid. Urates and phosphate in kidney stones are the combination of acid and calcium. This is how osteoporosis develops. Simply taking calcium pills does not help much because calcium does not dissolve well. Vitamin D helps dissolve calcium.
Dr. Sebastian has successfully treated osteoporosis by administering potassium bicarbonate (KHCO3) to his patients1). Our lungs remove CO2 from potassium bicarbonate and potassium hydroxide (KOH) remains. Potassium hydroxide is a strong alkaline, which kicks out ionized. calcium from urates, phosphates and sulphates to restore calcium to the skeleton. Diluted potassium hydroxide is the major ingredient of the patented AlkaLife®.
We take vitamins, mineral supplements and trace minerals with the hope of improving our health. However, if the body acid/alkaline balance is not maintained well, the body cannot absorb these things well and we wind up throwing them out. The solution to combat adult diseases caused by aging is to drink alkaline water. It is too simple for modern medicine to understand.
1) Dr Sebastian et al ” Improved Mineral Balance and Skeletal Metabolism in Postmenopausal Women Treated with Potassium Bicarbonate”, New England Journal of Medicine June 23, 1994
“Free radicals” and “anti-oxidant” are the latest buzzwords of the health industry. The claim is that oxidation of some foods creates free radicals and that these free radicals’ transfer of electrons or “holes” (this is a semiconductor terminology for the absence of electron) damages the human cells. To prevent this phenomenon we have to eat anti-oxidant food or take anti-oxidant vitamins.
Technically, this doesn’t make sense. To begin with, the health industry misunderstands the technical meaning of free radicals. Free radicals must have either positive or negative polarity. If the oxidation of food creates free radicals, they all must be of the same polarity. Otherwise, “free” radicals of opposite polarities will mate with each other immediately and there will not be any “free radicals”.
If they were all positive polarity free radicals, as the health industry implies, all the positive “holes” will go to the skin surface immediately, because the human body is a good conductor. Remember, like charges repel each other; and the skin surface will become positively charged. If this should be the case, we would get electrical shocks whenever we shake hands with another person.
One example of this phenomenon that we experience physically is when we walk on a carpeted floor in a dry climate and build up positive charges in our body. When we touch a doorknob or shake hands, we get a shock. This is the phenomenon of free radicals. To avoid the pain of shock, we can grab a metal key firmly and touch the doorknob with the key. We will then see sparks from the key as it touches the doorknob; this means that all the charges are discharged instantly. This is how good a human body conducts electricity.
In the human body, there is a high conductivity network that spans throughout the body, in addition to the nerve, blood vessel, and lymph networks. When true free radicals, such as negative ions in the atmosphere, enter the human body in a random stochastic manner, they don’t go through our body randomly. They enter and leave our body through this high conductivity network end points. Electrical current always travels through the minimum resistance path, i.e., the high conductivity path. Scientists can detect these high conductivity end points by using conductivity measuring devices. We now know that these high conductivity end points correspond to the acupuncture points that the Chinese had to learn in the hard way through the centuries.
In our body, the function of this high conductivity network is the same as a lightning arrester. The lightening arrester provides a path for the surge of current to go through so that it will not disturb the house or its electric/telephone wires. If not for this high conductivity network in our body, free radicals entering our body will travel randomly and thus disturb the nerve network, sabotaging the orderly flow of brain commands. God has provided this protective network within our body for us to live within an atmosphere where there are many free radicals hitting our body. If there were any so-called free radicals generated in our body, they will be discharged immediately through this acupuncture network.
Free radicals such as negative ions in the atmosphere are good for us. They stimulate the high conductivity path, providing micro level acupuncture treatment. Living in an urban area, we miss negative ions. Up in the mountains or near the sea, there is a higher concentration of negative ions, generating euphoric feeling in us, and people live longer in these areas. Fortunately for us, we can buy a negative ion generator to generate negative ions.
If these troublemakers were indeed “free radicals”, the simple solution would be to have a negative ion generator in a room to neutralize all the free radicals and be done with it instantly; and there will not be any need to take so-called anti-oxidants. It is true that oxidation creates acidic waste products, but oxidation also provides energy that is necessary for us to live. Anti-oxidant, therefore, is not the solution. The solution is to discharge the acidic waste products that oxidation creates. Some food products, vitamins or herbs are helpful in getting rid of acidic waste products or transforming these waste products into a safer form. Perhaps these products are what are erroneously called “anti-oxidant agents”.
Acidic wastes do have hydrogen ion (H+) radicals but they are not free; they are always mated with organic or inorganic acid elements and not with hydroxyl (OH) ions, thus creating an acidic environment. To reduce these H+ ions, we need OH ions. For this, alkaline water is the best remedy. By calling acidic waste products resulting from oxidation “free radicals”, we confuse the issue and, therefore, cannot come up with the proper solution. When we truly understand the problem, a solution is easy to find.
If we substitute “free radicals” with “acidic wastes” and “anti-oxidants” with “waste removing alkaline substances”, all the published articles on “free radicals” make more sense scientifically. We get old because of our “waste mismanagement”. Understanding the fact that waste products are acidic, and not free radicals, we are on the right path to finding the solution to anti-aging, or “Reverse Aging”.
In tap water, there are alkaline minerals and acid minerals; alkaline minerals are positively charged and acid minerals are negatively charged. A water ionizer converts regular tap water into alkaline water and acid water by electric separation means.
In the ionizer, there are two chambers with opposite polarity electrodes. Alkaline minerals in the positive electrode chamber migrate into the chamber with negative electrode; the positive electrode repels positive charges and the negative electrode attracts positive charges. As these positively charged alkaline minerals enter the negative electrode chamber, they combine with hydroxyl ions (OH) in H2O, kicking out hydrogen ions (H+). These hydrogen ions then travel to the negative electrode and give up their positive charge and become electrically neutral hydrogen molecule (H2).
The opposite process takes place with acid minerals. Acid minerals migrate into positive electrode chamber and combine with hydrogen ions (H+) in H2O, kicking out hydroxyl ions (OH-). These hydroxyl ions then travel to the positive electrode, lose negative charge and become water (H2O) and oxygen (02). In the ionizer, oxygen gas is released from the acid water chamber and hydrogen gas is released from the alkaline water chamber. Both chambers remain electrically neutral.
Alkaline water created by a water ionizer is relatively acid free and, depending upon the alkaline mineral content of the tap water and the setting of the ionizer, the pH value of the alkaline water can range from 8.5 to 10.5. The main alkaline minerals of tap water are calcium and a small amount of magnesium.
AlkaLife® is a trademark registered alkaline concentrate designed to turn ordinary drinking water into strong alkaline water with a high pH value similar to that of alkaline water made by a water ionizer AlkaLife® does not eliminate acid minerals in the original drinking water; it simply adds more alkaline mineral hydroxides to increase the pH value of the water. However, as long as both types of alkaline water have the same pH value, the number of hydroxyl ions (OH) in them is the same. These hydroxyl ions will be looking for the same number of acid radical, hydrogen ions (H+), in the body to reduce the body’s acidity. The patented ingredients in AlkaLife® are potassium hydroxide (KOH = K+ + OH-) and a lesser amount of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) = Na+ + OH- ) in the proper ratio so as not to upset the ratio of potassium and sodium minerals in the human body. As stated, the predominant alkaline minerals are potassium and sodium. In the pecking order of ion exchange of the four alkaline minerals in water, potassium is the strongest, next is sodium, then calcium, and the last is magnesium. Stronger minerals can replace weaker minerals, but not the other way around.
For example, sulphur in food creates sulphuric acid. Since sulphuric acid is dangerous to the human body, the body robs calcium from the skeleton and combines it with the sulphuric acid to form sulphate, a weaker acid salt that doesn’t dissolve well. Calcium or magnesium cannot kick out calcium from sulphate, but potassium or sodium can, thus releasing calcium back to the skeleton. Sulphuric acid combined with potassium or sodium is more soluble for the kidneys to process and discharge.
Potassium and sodium are better than calcium or magnesium in reducing sulphate, urates, phosphate, and other acidic salts. Webster defines uric acid as “a white colourless crystalline substance found in urine, being one of the products of metabolism. It is nearly insoluble in water, alcohol, and ether, but soluble in solutions of alkaline salts.” Here also, potassium will work better than calcium. Many people reported relief from gout (which is caused by uric acid) after drinking alkaline water. My observation indicates that those people who drink alkaline water made by adding AlkaLife experienced faster relief from gout.
I personally add AlkaLife drops to the alkaline water made by an ioniser to get the benefits of acid-free alkaline water and strong alkaline minerals such as potassium and sodium.
Looking at the global picture, there are three major categories of diseases. The first is contagious diseases caused by the invasion of foreign live substances. Today’s medical science is effective in isolating these invaders and finding the killer agents or developing immune shots. I believe that it is only a matter of time when medical science will find a cure for AIDS. We already know that the HIV virus cannot survive in an acidic environment; it cannot be transmitted through skin contact because skin surface is acidic.
The second category is degenerative adult diseases caused by the accumulation of non-disposed acidic wastes within our body. Whether the wastes are distributed evenly throughout the body or concentrated in some specific area, they can cause different diseases such as diabetes, digestive problems, constipation, arthritis, gout, cancer, osteoporosis, wrinkles, etc. There are various means by which concentrated wastes are distributed, such as massages, vibrators, magnetic devices, hot baths, sauna, etc. With the exception of perspiration, these methods simply redistribute wastes from concentration. The best way to get rid of acidic wastes through urine is to drink alkaline water.
The third category is mysterious diseases caused by nutritional deficiency. I say “mysterious” because these diseases are rather new and doctors cannot yet figure out what they are. This category is more common among those so-called health-conscious people. They eat exclusively “healthy foods” and exclude all “unhealthy” ones. After an extended time, they develop nutritional deficiency. Since they eat only healthy food but still do not feel well, they suspect that some substances in their drinking water make them sick. They, therefore, insist on drinking distilled water or reverse osmosis filtered water, believing that pure water is the best water. What these people don’t realize is that distilled water leaches valuable minerals from the human body, further depleting the body of needed minerals and nutrients.
Nutritional deficiency could be the result of special diets, which exclude some food or over-indulge in others. Over-indulgence in one kind of food could cause nutritional deficiency/imbalance. Our body needs all kinds of nutrients; certain nutrients are needed to maintain proper ratios with other nutrients. For example, we must maintain the proper ratio of potassium and sodium in our body; taking in sodium salt without a sufficient amount of potassium can cause health problems, and taking no sodium can also cause problem, as we recently learned.
Mr. Hofgren, a health food store owner from Sweden, visited me after reading my book and told me an interesting phenomenon. When people start a vegetarian diet, they definitely feel health improvement. After a few years, their health deteriorates due to nutritional deficiency. However, their memory of health improvement is so vivid that they think they should eat more vegetables, thus making the situation worse.
With all due respect to nutritionists, there are more nutrients in natural food that we don’t know than what we know. It makes me cringe when I hear some nutritionist advising people not to eat certain food because it contains no useful nutrients. Such advice may be doing more harm than help. I have seen many so-called nutritionists disagreeing with one another as to what food is good and what is bad.
When it comes to health and diet, there are two schools of thought. Professional hospital dieticians advocate a balanced diet for their patients, making sure that the needed carbohydrate; protein, fat, and fibre are supplied. They are not necessarily concerned with the types of waste products that these foods produce. On the other hand, health food specialists are more concerned with waste products that the foods produce; they recommend certain kinds of food while excluding others. They are not necessarily knowledgeable about our body’s minimum daily requirements of certain nutrients.
When I was developing AlkaLife, I made 10 different ratios of hydroxide and sodium hydroxide combinations and had them tested on 200 people over a period of two months. The doctor who conducted the test didn’t know what was in each bottle. The test results showed that the ratio of 75% potassium to 25% sodium to be the most optimal for the majority of people. There were two persons who showed a completely different result 20% potassium to 80% sodium was better for them. I told the doctor the contents of the bottles and the peculiarity of the two persons, she consulted her charts and found that they were on an “absolutely-no-sodium” diet. Their body needs more sodium but their head rejects it, for whatever reason. Animals eat and drink what is good for them, instinctively, but we human beings eat and drink what TV ads tell us to. We also reject any food or drink that TV ads tell us not to. My personal recommendation is to enjoy the food that we like, but do not over eat or exclude any food. Eat in moderation following professional dieticians’ balanced diet concept, and let alkaline water do the job of cleansing acidic wastes. Do not use food to cleanse the wastes, thus running the risk of creating nutritional deficiency and/or imbalance.
Medical science deals with the statistics of the phenomena while natural science deals with the principles of the phenomena.
To illustrate my point, let me tell you a story. The famous physicist Isaac Newton was taking a nap under an apple tree and, as you all know, an apple fell down and hit him. He did not pull the apple nor did anybody throw it to him. He wanted to know why the apple fell. In doing so, he discovered the principle of earth’s gravitational force which pulls everything that has mass.
He also discovered that if he didn’t want the apple to fall down, he had to support it with an equal and opposite force. This is Newton’s first law of dynamics. He also discovered the fact that if he supported the apple with a force greater than the gravitational force, the apple would fly. Applying this principle, we make airplanes fly, and we have even reached the moon.
If Isaac Newton were a medical doctor, he would have to verify that another apple also fell. If another apple also fell, he would then mark 1000 randomly selected apples to see how many apples would fall. Let’s assume that out of the 1000, 997 apples fell because birds ate two of them and one dried up. Now he had a statistics of 99.7% of apples fell.
That doesn’t mean that pears will fall down with the same probability. So, he would have to mark 1000 pears, 1000 oranges, 1000 peaches, etc. When you don’t know the principle, you must keep taking samples to establish statistics. It doesn’t take much imagination to take samples and statistics. This is medical science. Sometimes statistics can be manipulated to prove selfish motives. The best example of this is cigarette company research scientists. They concluded that there is no conclusive evidence that cigarette smoking contributes to cancer. Now they are being sued.
If you don’t understand what’s going on, you can get an erroneous conclusion also. I heard a story about a group of scientists conducting an experiment with grasshoppers. They trained 100 grasshoppers to jump whenever ordered to “Jump!” After several successful tries, they continued their experiment by removing one hind leg from each grasshopper and ordered them to jump. They jumped but only short distances. Then the researchers proceeded to remove the remaining hind legs. This time, no grasshopper jumped when ordered to. The researchers concluded that when you remove both hind legs, grasshoppers cannot hear.
“Science of health” that I am talking about deals with scientific facts and principle of health. For example, 99% of foods are made of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen; nitrogen is in protein only; food after oxidation and giving up energy turns into waste products; and these waste products are 99% acidic. Carbohydrate is a string of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, some long strings and some short strings, and the shorter the string the faster it burns. Completely burnt carbohydrates result in carbonic acids, that is, water and carbon dioxide. The chemical formula for fatty acid and cholesterol are incompletely burnt carbohydrates.
Other scientific facts: conducting substances moving under magnetic field gets ionised, i.e. a molecule breaks up into a positively charged part and a negatively charged part. They are NOT free radicals! As a matter of fact, contrary to common belief, there is no free radicals generated inside the human body. (See article number 6 for scientific facts.)
Ever since the Big Bang, everything in universe is vibrating, transferring and receiving energy from one substance to another. However, they are not all vibrating at the same frequency but their own resonant frequency. When a substance receives energy with its own resonant frequency, the substance vibrates very vigorously, even to its own destruction. We all have seen a crystal shattering when a soprano sings a note at the resonant frequency of the crystal.
Far infrared (FIR) frequency happens to be the resonant frequency of water molecule, which is over 80% of human body. There are other substances whose resonant frequency happens to be that of FIR. These substances radiate FIR when any energy (in any frequency) is applied to it. Carbon, in graphite form, and aluminium silicate are some example of this type of substance and they are used to generate FIR radiation.
Theoretically, if you are suffering from a bacteria or virus, you can obtain a sample of the bacteria or virus and pick up its natural resonant frequency of the bug and amplify it and apply to the person in such a strength to destroy the bug in that person.
This is the application of “science of health” by knowing the principle. When medical industry pays attention to the scientific principle rather than the statistical data collection, we will have a revolutionary progress in medicine.
Water is a strong solvent; therefore, it carries many invisible substances: minerals, oxygen, nutrients, waste products, pollutants, etc. Pure water without any substance is as un-natural as a pocket of vacuum within a normal atmosphere. A pocket of vacuum will suck in any and everything around it until the pressure becomes equal to the surrounding.
Likewise, pure water will leach out any and every substance that it can dissolve from the substances that it comes into contact with, until its content is homogeneous with its surrounding or the water is saturated with substances so that it can no longer dissolve anymore substances.
Since the creation of this planet, rainwater has been washing down minerals from the mountains into the ocean. Ocean water has been saturated for a long time with specific minerals, yet rivers continue to carry down the minerals. The result is that at the bottom of the ocean there are tons of mineral deposits precipitated. If we knew how to recover the minerals from the bottom of the ocean, we would be very rich.
Distilled water and RO (reverse osmosis) filtered water contain no minerals, simulating close to pure water. This pure water should be neutral with a pH value of 7. However, it measures acid pH! The reason for this phenomenon is that pure water sucks in carbon dioxides from the atmosphere. Although it measures acid pH, there are no acid minerals in that water. If pure water is stored in plastic bottle, the water smells plastic.
For this reason, distilled water or RO filtered water should be stored in glass bottles or special plastic bottles that can block carbon dioxide penetration. Coca Cola was bottled originally in glass bottles only. Then came the plastic bottle and it lost the fizzles. Then better plastic bottles came out that didn’t lose carbon dioxides; still plastic-bottled Coca Cola has to have expiration dates. Carbon dioxides penetrate through plastics, making pure water acidic.
In the 1980s and 1990s, the health food industry recommended that people eat certain types of healthy food and exclude other types of unhealthy food. Initially, people noticed a marked improvement of their health. However, staying with this healthy diet for several years, people suffered from nutritional deficiency syndrome, which the health food industry concluded as a sickness caused by pollutants in the drinking water. The health food industry began to sell distillers and RO filters to protect people. To me, this is a case of arriving at an erroneous conclusion because they totally misunderstood the facts. (See the grasshopper’s story in article #10, Medical Science and Natural Science.)
In the 1950s distilled water was sold in drug stores with the label “Not for drinking!” Distilled water was used to fill car batteries and steam irons. Distilled water is not healthy because it will leach out valuable alkaline minerals from our body. However, I realize that I cannot change some people’s mind. I am often asked if it is OK to add AlkaLife(R) to distilled water. I wish people would not drink distilled water; however, if one must drink distilled water, it is better to add AlkaLife(R) than not to add.
The question is how many drops of AlkaLife® to add to distilled water. For a glass of ordinary drinking water, I recommend two drops and typically, the pH value increases from 7.5 to 10. However, two drops of AlkaLife(R) in distilled water does not bring the pH value up to an alkaline value. Sometimes, one may have to put more than 10 drops to make distilled water alkaline. This is caused by the presence of carbonic acid in “pure” water, so, how many drops should one put in? My answer is 2 drops.
In two drops of AlkaLife(R), the number of hydroxyl ions (OH) is 1 followed by 20 to 21 zeros, and they are mated with potassium and sodium. In the presence of carbonic acids (H20 + C02 = H2C03 = H+ + HC03″) the hydroxyl ions combines with H+ ions (H+ + OH = H2O) and potassium+ and sodium”1″ ions combine with HCO, ions and become potassium bicarbonate (KHC03) and sodium bicarbonate (NaHC03) which are alkaline buffer. When CO2 are removed from these bicarbonates by the lungs, the original KOH and NaOH in AlkaLife(R) are restored. When we are dealing with carbon dioxides, the pH value can be confusing. What is important is the number of OH ions in the water that will neutralize H+ ions in the body acid. For this reason I recommend 2 drops of AlkaLife® in a glass of distilled or RO filtered water and ignore the pH value. Mathematics and Life
The Japanese have been drinking alkaline water for over 50 years. They developed water ionisers over a half a century ago. Based on their experiences, they recommend five glasses of alkaline water a day to see health improvements.
From the above facts, several interesting calculations can be made. This article is the applications of mathematics in life. Although many of us hate the subject of mathematics, knowing simple mathematics can save or extend our life. For the purpose of the calculations, 1 am going to assume that a glass of water is approximately 10 oz. with a pH value of 10.
Ten ounces of water is approximately 300 cubic centimetres of water, and weighs 300 grams. In the matter of atoms, hydrogen atom is the smallest and its mass is 1.7 x 10-27 kilograms. We use this weight as unit of 1 when we talk about the mass of any atom. Oxygen has a mass of 16 units, carbon 12. Sodium 23, potassium 39, nitrogen 14, etc. The atomic weight of a water molecule H2O has a molecular weight of 18 units. Translating that into kilograms, it is 18 x l.7 x 10-27 kilograms, that is. 30.6 x 10-27 kilograms.
Dividing 300 grams (0.3 kilograms) by 30.6 x 10-27 kilograms, we get 0.98 x 1025. In other words, there is approximately 1 x 1025 number of H2O molecules in a 10-ounce glass of water. If the pH value of the water is 10, the pOH value is 4 (14-10=4). And the number of hydroxyl ions (OH-) is 1×1021 (1×1025 x 1×10-4 = 1×1021: l with 21 zeros after it. This is the number of hydroxyl ions we put into our body when we drink 10 ounce of alkaline water with a pH value of 10.
Since one hydroxyl ion (OH-) is neutralizing one acidic hydrogen ion (H+). An equal number of hydrogen ions, that is, 1×1021 hydrogen ions, will be neutralized when we drink 10 ounce of alkaline water with a pH value of 10. AlkaLife® is designed to have that number of hydroxyl ions in two drops of it.
Whether we put 2 drops of AlkaLife® in 10 ounce or 6 ounce of water, the number of hydroxyl ions we drink is the same. If we reduce the amount of water to less than 6 ounce, then 2 drops of AlkaLife” will make the water taste bitter. So, with AlkaLife®, it is the number of drops that we consume daily that matters, not the amount of water we drink. We recommend 10 drops for a healthy 120 lbs person. It could be more than 10 drops for a heavier person with a more severe acid problem, for a smaller person, one could reduce the number of drops.
The fact that drinking 5 glasses of alkaline water seems to have effects on health improvement means that the first 4 glasses cancel the acidic waste produced that day and the 5th glass is needed to reduce old accumulated wastes.
Interesting mathematics: we break even for that day if we drink only 4 glasses of alkaline water in one day; we don’t get older or younger that day. We maintain the status quo. Thinking carefully, we extended our life for one day because we drank 4 glasses of alkaline water, otherwise, we would have been one day older. This means that one glass of alkaline water. I x lO21 number of hydroxyl ions (OH-), can extend 6 hours of our life! Wow! How much would you pay to extend your life for 6 hours?
Someone asked me what would happen if he drank 100 glasses of alkaline water a day. I answered him. “What happens if you took showers 7 times on Monday morning, could you go for the rest of the week without taking any shower?” As he would waste soap and water after the second shower, he would have wasted alkaline water after 5 or 6 glasses. We cannot rush the Mother Nature by force.
You might ask if a dying patient’s life can be extended by 6 hours with a glass of alkaline water. The answer is “no”, because irreparable damages have already been done. It is almost the same as giving a glass of alkaline water to someone who got shot and bleeding to death; it will not make him live 6 more hours.
The theory of 6 hours of life extension with 2 drops of AlkaLife® applies to the average person without any irreparable damage due to excess acids. Alkaline water should be consumed regularly to prevent any development of acid accumulation that may cause permanent damages.
Health food industry has come up with a new gimmick trying to sell ”health food”. They tell people that inorganic minerals are not absorbed by human body and only the organic minerals are effective in human body; therefore, one must intake healthy food with organic minerals. This is the most irresponsible statement by someone who has no basic understandings of chemistry, atoms and molecules.
In the periodic table of elements, there are 107 elements with all different atomic number and atomic weights. Each element has a number of protons and neutrons that give the weight of the element and they are surrounded by spinning electrons, whose number is equal to the number of protons. Since the protons have positive charge and the electrons have negative charge, each element is electrically balanced all by itself.
Electrons spin around very fast. That is the only way that the electrons do not collide with protons. They form layers of orbital spheres. Depending upon the number of the electrons on the outer most layer, the stability of the electrons changes, in other words, the elements have a tendency to give up an electron or two, or strong tendency to pull away an electron or two from other elements near by.
An element which gives up an electron becomes positively charged. Alkaline minerals are in this category. An element which pulls away additional electrons from other element becomes negatively charged, and these are acid minerals. In general, in the periodic table of the elements, the elements on the left hand side are alkaline minerals and the right side, the acid minerals. All these minerals are inorganic minerals.
Some elements have very stable electron orbit structure and they are called inert elements. Gold is the most inert element that does not react with other elements. That’s why it is the most precious metal.
Common positive metals in the order of active reaction potential is listed below.
Potassium is the most active and gold is the most inert mineral.
K, Potassium; Na, Sodium: Ca, Calcium; Mg, Magnesium; Al, Aluminium; Zn. Zinc; Fe. Iron; Ni, Nickel; Sn, Tin; Co, Cobalt; Mn, Manganese; Pb, Lead; Cu, Copper; Hg, Mercury; Ag, Silver; Pt, Platinum; An, Gold.
If a higher power mineral is injected into an aqueous solution containing lower power mineral compound, the higher power mineral replaces the lower power mineral. The ion exchange in a water softener works with this principle. Hard water contains too much calcium compounds and sodium chlorides (salt tablets) are interjected into the water softener to removed calcium and occupy the place where calcium was and the calcium is combined with the chlorine to form calcium chloride and calcium chloride precipitates to the bottom of the unit that is back washed out periodically. This is why the water from water softener contains less calcium but contains sodium. Each mineral atom has its own oxygen reduction power.
The pH value of the alkaline water is determined by the number of hydroxyl ions (OH-) in the water. However, the minerals that are mated with the hydroxyl ions can have different redox potentials. The OH- ions are used to neutralize H+ ions and make H2O: however, the alkaline minerals in the alkaline water are used to replace the lower power minerals in the aqueous solution.
When the cells produce too much poisonous acid such as sulphuric acid, the body robs calcium from the bones and changes it to calcium sulphate. It is a little safer acidic salt. If the alkaline water contains minerals stronger than calcium, such as potassium and sodium can kick out calcium and return them to the bones and the potassium-sulphate can be discharged easily because it dissolves better than calcium sulphate.
All these minerals in our body functioning to balance the acid and alkaline to survive are inorganic minerals. The human body does not make distinction where and how the minerals come from. This notation of inorganic minerals are useless because the body does not assimilate and throws them out unless it came in the form of organic minerals are totally irresponsible.
Table salt, sodium chloride, is a combination of two inorganic minerals, namely sodium and chlorine. There is nothing organic about it. However, the body assimilates them and can cause many changes in our body. I am concerned about the people who know nothing about the basics of chemistry but make irresponsible statements to sell their products.
There is no such thing as organic minerals. All minerals that play many functions in our body are inorganic minerals.
There are two basic scientific facts we need to know in order to understand human health and longevity.
As we age, we build up acidic wastes in our body. Acid comes from foods that we eat, some foods producing more acid than others. Acidic wastes are formed in our cells as we burn nutrients to get energy to live. Our body tries its best to dump the acidic wastes through urine, perspiration, and breathing CO2 out. Unfortunately, we cannot get rid of 100% of these acidic wastes. We gradually accumulate these leftovers somewhere within our body. This is the process of aging.
Acid coagulates blood. It is a necessary property of blood to stop bleeding when we have a cut. Because of this life-saving property, blood gets thick as we age (or as we accumulate more acid), causing poor blood circulation. Poor blood circulation is the primary cause of adult degenerative diseases.
When we understand the above scientific facts, the solution to maintain youth and health is to reduce the acids in our body. Taking blood thinners is the wrong solution because bleeding will not stop when we have a cut; this is unnatural. Surgeons will not operate on patients who are on blood thinners. Then how can we reduce the acids? Here are three conventional and one lesser-known methods.
Neutralization of acids: Drink alkaline water to dissolve acids for safe discharge through the kidneys.
Diet and exercise do work to a certain extent; but to be effective and long lasting, we must follow through for an extended time, which is not that easy. Since we build up acids gradually and the entire body adjusts to the changes accordingly, we must, therefore, reduce slowly, giving all parts of our body time to adjust to the change. It is risky to rush this process. Liposuction or surgery is not only painful and expensive, but both are also unnatural. These methods can only remove fatty acids but not other deeply imbedded acids such as uric acid, kidney stones, sulfate, etc.
Drinking alkaline water is the cleanest and most effective way to reduce acids. The Japanese have been drinking alkaline water for over half a century. They developed a machine, called a water ioniser, that electrically splits tap water into alkaline water and acid water. At the end of World War II, Americans lived longer than the Japanese by about six years. Today, fifty years later, Japanese people live longer than Americans by about six years. In fact, they now have the longest life span on earth.
How can we get alkaline water? A water ioniser is one method. However, depending on the mineral content of the tap water, the ioniser may not produce high pH alkaline water. Another way to make alkaline water is with the alkaline concentrate, AlkaLife. Two drops of it in a glass of ordinary drinking water (6 to 8 oz.) changes the water to alkaline water (pH of 9 to 10). AlkaLife comes in a 1.2 oz. bottle; it is portable, making it very convenient to drink alkaline water anywhere anytime.
The recommended dosage is 5 glasses a day for the average person. A bottle has approximately 600 drops and should last about 2 months.
Alkaline water does not burn fatty acids away but dissolves them. When we touch chicken or meat fat, our hands become sticky. Washing the fat off our hands with regular tap water does not work unless we use soap. Soap liquefies the fat and makes it easier to clean. Fat is acid and soap is alkaline.
Of the four methods to reduce acids in our body, drinking alkaline water is the cleanest, easiest and most effective. Alkaline water neutralizes acids, liquefies them and discharges them safely through the kidneys. Burning acids away by diet and exercise is the hard way, melting acids away by alkaline water is the easy way. Alkaline water is not a quick weight loss scheme. Yes, many lose weight but very slowly and it requires a steady drinking regimen.
Alkaline water does not have any nutritional value or medicinal value; all it does is neutralize and eliminate the excess acids in our body, thus improving blood circulation. When blood circulation improves, we feel more energetic and many disease symptoms diminish. Alkaline water is indeed the proverbial “fountain of youth”. Since alkaline water is so beneficial, any intelligent person can recognize the damaging effects of highly acidic soft drinks, especially those with phosphoric acid.
These words, written by H. L. Mencken about the meaning of life and death, may also apply to the struggle of the healthy skeleton against the deleterious effects of retained acid. (Dr. Jeffrey A Kraut, M.D., The New England Journal of Medicine, page 1821. Vol. 330 No. 25, June 23, 1994). Mr. Mencken wrote these words in 1919. Indeed life’s struggle is against retained acids (hydrogen ions are acid radicals). The most effective scientific weapon against acid is alkaline water.
Science has finally discovered the secret of health and longevity!
“You are what you eat, or rather what you absorb”.
Indeed, what we eat is very important for us to sustain life and maintain good health.
Unfortunately, there are many conflicting theories as to what is good food and what is bad. This paper is not trying to tell you what to eat and what not to eat.
A major part of the foods that we eat is made of 4 elements: carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen and oxygen. Less than 2% of the foods are inorganic minerals, alkaline and acid. Only protein contains nitrogen; fat and carbohydrates are strings of carbon and hydrogen mixed with oxygen. (Without oxygen mixed in, it is called hydrocarbon and is food for the automobile: gas and oil.)
Foods burn with oxygen in our cells to give us energy to live. When completely burnt, carbohydrates become CO2 (carbon dioxides) and H2O (water). The chemical formula for cholesterol and fatty acid is incompletely burnt carbohydrates; which means they can be burnt later to give us energy. If we fast, or stick to a low carbohydrate diet, our body burns stored fatty acids to get the energy. This is how we can lose weight.
We don’t get fat because we eat fatty foods. Fatty acid comes from incompletely burnt carbohydrates. In other words, if we eat foods high in carbohydrates and don’t exercise, the foods become fat. Look at cows: they only eat grass but beef is the highest in fat and cholesterol; because cows don’t exercise. For decades, Americans were told to eat a low fat high carbohydrate diet; today, obesity is our nation’s “biggest” problem. (Pun intended.)
Carbohydrates come in many forms, usually strings of carbon and hydrogen mixed with oxygen. Some have longer strings, some shorter. The shorter the string, the faster it burns. Sugar has short string and burns faster; grains have longer strings and burn slower. Since sugar burns faster and easier, it takes away the opportunity for the longer grain-carbohydrates to burn, creating more fatty acids. We all know that sugar is not healthy. In the family of carbohydrates, there is one that burns even faster than sugar: alcohol.
Burning carbohydrates produces carbonic acids (H2CO3), which goes into the blood stream. When this carbonic acid goes through the lungs, the lungs remove CO9 and leaves only H2O. This removal of CO2 by the lungs is the quickest way to reduce blood acidity, and blood from the heart contains very small amount of CO2. When we drink alcohol, it burns so fast that the lungs cannot remove CO2 fast enough, and blood with the high level of CO2 goes into the brain, and we get intoxicated.
In February 2000, the U. S. Department of Agriculture sponsored the “Great Nutrition Debate” on weight loss diets. Many prominent diet gurus, including Dr. Robert Atkins, Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. John McDougall, were there to debate the merits of their respective diet programs: the low carbohydrates high protein diet, the ultra-low-fat regimen, the Asian rice plan, etc. The only thing anyone could agree on was that Americans need to lose weight; other than that, the debate’s conclusion was “they all agreed to disagree”. All the doctors have personal experiences in successful weight reduction cases, but they do not have scientific understandings of their experiences; therefore, they could not agree with other people’s experiences.
As lay people, we find it very difficult to decide which diet program to follow. Different programs suggest contradicting strategies; not only that, those who advise on specific diets do not have the technical understanding of what is in the food nor do they know about individual needs. This is the blind leading the blind. As a result, many people develop nutritional deficiency problems, especially among the so-called health-conscious people.
Dr. Atkin’s diet is right for weight loss purposes, but a diet high in protein has its problem. When protein is oxidized, it becomes uric acid and develops ammonia. Uric acid is a poisonous acid, and, unless neutralized by alkaline minerals, could be dangerous. In the absence of sufficient alkaline minerals in the diet, the body robs calcium from the bones to change uric acids into urates (a primary cause for osteoporosis). Uric acids in the joints cause gout urates in the joints cause arthritis. Gout is very painful because uric acid is poisonous.
Some people diet to lose weight, others select special diets to reduce acidic wastes in the body. Among the latter group are vegetarians and macrobiotic diet people. At the beginning, these diets seem to work; but after an extended time, people’s health begins to deteriorate due to nutritional deficiency. But based upon their experiences of health improvement at the beginning, more people believe they should increase their special diets. This is a vicious cycle.
Unfortunately, there is no medicine for nutritional deficiency syndrome; alkaline water cannot help either. Food supplements may help, but the chances of finding the right supplements are very slim. Another thing to watch out for is that some natural herbal supplements work as blood thinners to help blood circulation. These supplements could mislead us as if they give us more energy; they do not reduce acids. But they only force blood to be fluid even under an acidic environment, like aspirin does.
My recommendation is not to overeat or indulge in any particular food, and do not exclude any food. Eat a wide variety of foods and let the intelligent body select the needed nutrients. Do not try to use foods to eliminate acidic wastes in our body; we will wind up creating more acidic wastes. Let alkaline water do the cleansing job.
We all know that exercise is good for our health. It helps burn calories and discharge acidic wastes through perspiration. It also tones muscles and helps build a lean and muscular body. Through exercise, many people lose weight and improve their health.
Then, why isn’t everybody exercising? We have many excuses but also some justifiable reasons for not exercising. Proper exercise is both time-consuming and hard work. Quick and easy exercises are not as effective for health improvement. And some of us are physically unable to exercise properly.
One of the difficulties of exercise is knowing when we are over-doing it, which leads to lactic acid build-up, which could create problems. Lactic acid is induced by the lack of oxygen due to improper breathing or pushing beyond the limits. Lactic acid could cause exercise-induced asthma.
As we age, we build up acid debris or blood clots in our blood. These are the results of too much acid in our body. During exercise, our blood pressure could be extremely high temporarily. This is why we measure blood pressure in a relaxed mood to get consistent readings. While exercising, there is the risk of debris or clots being pushed by the extremely high pressure and plug up our blood vessels leading to a critical part of our brain. This is why we hear many people having strokes during exercise.
It is imperative that we eliminate these debris or clots before any rigorous exercise regimen. Alkaline water is the only solution to dissolve these acidic solids in our blood. Blood thinner is not the solution. Blood thinners may force the blood to be fluid under an acidic environment, but they do not change the environment from acid to alkaline; therefore, it does not dissolve the acidic solids in the blood.
Another benefit of exercise is that it warms the body internally, especially the muscles. Heat makes us sweat out the acidic wastes/heavy metals accumulated under the skin.
On the other hand, if we over-exercise, our arms and legs will be sore the following day. Stress and over-exercising burn nutrients fast and create concentrations of acidic waste. These wastes are created so fast that normal blood circulation could not carry them out fast enough and they form pools of concentrated acid. When this happens, capillaries surrounding the pools of acids get clogged up, preventing normal blood circulation to get the acid out.
Initially, these spots, where nutrients are burning fast, are high in temperature, and then cool off after blood circulation is blocked. This blocked blood circulation is the cause of pain or soreness. Thermo graphic photos show a lower temperature at the location of pain/soreness. Since the original clogging action of the capillaries takes place at high temperature, and then the lower temperature shrinks the capillaries, the removal of acidic wastes becomes more difficult.
We need to heat the acid concentration area. If the soreness is not severe, we can exercise more to force the temperature up to expand the capillaries to enable blood circulation. This exercise cannot be so severe as to create more acidic wastes, but just enough to heat expand the clogged up capillaries.
To heat the area of acid inside our body without any further exercise, we can use FIR (far infrared ray) heating pads for deep heating. FIR frequency is the same as the water molecule resonance frequency; therefore, it can heat water the best. This is the reason why FIR heat penetrates deep inside our body. Regular heating pads must burn the skin to heat inside by conduction means.
Once the area is heated by FIR, without creating any additional acidic wastes, the clogged up capillaries are expanded. When one part of our body is hotter than the other surrounding parts, our body rushes blood in to even out the temperature. This temperature balancing action allows the blood to carry out the acids and relieve pain. These acids are now distributed throughout the body. Massage, acupressure and vibrators are helpful in distributing the wastes to relieve pain. To get them outside of our body, we must drink more alkaline water. Note that there is no pain-killing medicine involved here.
Where there is a pool of acidic wastes surrounded by clogged up capillaries and blood circulation is cut off, there is pain. Provided that there are nerve endings to feel the pain. Unfortunately, many places inside our body do not have nerve endings. Some people walk around with leftover surgical tools in their body! Many of us are walking around with acidic concentration(s) in our body, undetected. By the time it grew so big that we feel pain, even in areas without any nerve endings, it is usually too late. That is why adults over 40 are advised to have regular checkups, hoping for early discoveries.
To prevent this kind of tragedy, I recommend FIR sauna to heat the body internally and drink ample alkaline water. When the body is more alkaline, it is less likely for acidic wastes to form.
Exercise is good, but make sure you know what you are doing. Combining alkaline water with exercise will diminish any side effects of exercise: for example, lactic acid will be neutralized by alkaline water.
The Japanese classify human diseases into two major categories: contagious diseases and adult degenerative diseases. Contagious diseases arc caused by viruses and bacteria, and modern medical science is very much advanced in taking care of them. Adult degenerative diseases are caused by acidic wastes our body generates. The most dreaded disease in this category is cancer, a major cause of death in this country.
There are two theories of cancer development. In 1923, German biochemist. Dr. Otto Warburg (1883-1970). discovered the ’cause’ of cancer and received a 1931 Nobel Prize. In his book. The metabolism of Tumours, Dr. Warburg demonstrated that the primary cause of cancer was the replacement of oxygen in the respiratory chemistry of normal cells by the fermentation of sugar. The growth of cancer cells is a fermentation process, which can be initiated only in the relative absence of oxygen. The National Cancer Institute verified Dr. Warburg’s theories in the 1950s: however, very little work has been done since then to determine the causes of oxygen deficiency in the human body.
Herman Aihara, in his book, Acid & Alkaline, states that:
Acid solution has more H+ ions than OH- ions. Compared with neutral water of H2O, acid solution is deficient in oxygen. The opposite is true with alkaline solution. Mr. Aihara does not mention anything about the lack of oxygen; he talks about the acidification of extra cellular fluids that causes cancer. Dr. Warburg states that the primary cause of cancer is the lack of oxygen in a cell, he does not mention anything about acidity, which causes lack of oxygen. Knowing that acidity creates lack of oxygen, both Dr. Warburg and Mr. Aihara are talking about the same environment, except Dr. Warburg deals with the symptoms of acid build-up and Mr. Aihara the cause. 1 believe that Mr. Aihara hits the nail right on the head.
The German approach is to supply more oxygen to alleviate the symptoms, while the Japanese approach is to reduce acidity, the very cause of cancer, with an alkaline diet. The fact that malignant cancer cells are acidic and healthy cells are alkaline proves that cancer is the result of acidity. Even if the tumours were removed successfully by surgical means, as long as the acidic environment is not changed into an alkaline environment, new tumours will start all over again.
In America, we are now finding out that diet has something to do with cancer. Cancer is caused by excess acid in our body and that acid comes from the food we cat. Cancer is not caused by free radicals, but acid radicals H+ hydrogen ion. Hydrogen ions in an acid solution are not free: they are always mated with negative acid radicals. Mr. H.L. Mencken, speaking about the meaning of life and death stated:
Since cancer is caused by excess acidic waste in our body, drinking alkaline water to reduce them is the best cancer prevention method. Alkaline water does not have any nutritional value to give us energy or medicinal value to cure any disease; however, it neutralizes acid and improves blood circulation. With more alkaline blood circulating throughout the body, alkaline blood can inhibit the growth of cancer cells and may even kill existing cancer cells.
Several people reported to me that they applied AlkaLife solution directly on the skin cancer area and killed cancer cells. I understand that “it hurt like hell and left an ugly red scar”: however, after about 2 weeks new skin grew back, and the cancer did not recur. A more interesting fact is that healthy skin around the cancer did not burn, only the cancerous part burned. Cancer cells are acid-thriving cells and cannot survive in a strong alkaline environment. Conventional treatment of cancer, such as radiation or chemotherapy, kills both cancer and healthy cells, thereby causing more damage.
I do not recommend anyone treating skin cancer with AlkaLife without the supervision of a medical professional. 1 do hope that the medical industry will conduct controlled test on skin cancer by using strong alkaline solution of varying values of pH to come up with a better cure for skin cancer. The day will come when doctors, knowing the size and the pH value of the tumour, can destroy cancerous tumours by injecting the correct amount of alkaline concentration directly into the tumour, killing the cancer cells without harming the healthy cells.
The concept of retained acid damaging health is not new, neither are efforts to reduce acid in our body for better health. However, when we think of health, we only think of diet and exercise and miss the most efficient and easiest method: alkaline water. One thing to remember is that alkaline water is not destroyed by stomach acid as discussed earlier.
The following is an e-mail message I received from Sandy Peppersack on August 20, 2002.
After having my son 3 1/2 years ago, I became ill-severe bleeding/hemorrhaging for 6 months per period, severe weight gain, loss of hair, migraines, joint aches and pains just to name a few. I tried dietary changes, exercise changes, herbs, medication, etc. All helped a little, but not enough. We found the AlkaLife drops and within weeks, the bleeding slowed, after 5 weeks, the bleeding stopped and I actually have a cycle. I have started to lose the weight; the hair is starting to come back. Shortly after starting the drops, I became pregnant and the drops settled my morning sickness, although I am confident this would help throughout pregnancy, I did miscarry (problems from before). Thank you so much, l am getting my life back and my son is getting a mother that is fun!
When a woman gets pregnant, she loses quite a bit of alkaline minerals to the foetus. In creating mankind. God made sure that the new life gets priority in alkaline minerals. The fetus stays in a water bag (placenta) for 9 months, until the water breaks. During that time, the fetus receives nutrients through the umbilical cord for energy and growth. When the nutrients are burnt, they create acidic wastes, which the fetus must discharge into the placenta. Since the mother’s blood vessels are not connected to the fetus’ blood vessels, her blood vessels cannot carry out the wastes that the fetus makes.
In the early stage of the pregnancy, mother’s body loses alkaline minerals to the placenta to make sure that the adequate amounts of alkaline minerals are there to neutralize all the acidic discharges from foetus for the next 9 months. This causes her blood to become acidic rather suddenly, which is the cause of morning sickness, as discovered by Japanese doctors. This is why drinking alkaline water immediately relieves morning sickness.
If the mother had adequate alkaline reserve, i.e., plenty of alkaline mineral supply in the form of alkaline buffer in the blood, she would not even have morning sickness.
Otherwise, not only would she have a severe case of morning sickness, but the placenta will not have enough alkaline minerals to neutralize all the acidic discharges from the foetus during the pregnancy. In this case, the baby’s chance of having jaundice upon birth is very high.
Before a woman becomes pregnant, she should drink ample amount of alkaline water to avoid morning sickness and have a healthy baby. Without enough alkaline minerals, the woman ages considerably during pregnancy and may experience all kinds of post-delivery problems, such as those mentioned above. I know a woman who lost her teeth after delivery, because she lost so much calcium to the newborn during pregnancy. Pregnancy is a major cause of osteoporosis among women.
Lack of alkalinity brings about many diseases; over acidity creates solid wastes such as cholesterol, fatty acid, uric acid, kidney stones, plaques, etc. Excess acid thickens the blood, which slows down the blood circulation, and poor blood circulation invites all kinds of pain and diseases.
From the time we are in our mothers’ womb to the time we die, our lives go through a constant balancing act of acid and alkaline. Acid leads to pain and sickness and eventual death; alkaline leads to health and longevity. Even with diet and exercise, acidity usually wins. We need an external boost of alkalinity to offset the imbalance of excess acid. The best alkaline booster is alkaline water. Each glass of ordinary drinking water with 2 drops of AlkaLife contains 1021 the number of hydroxyl ions (OH-) that will neutralize an equal number of hydrogen ions (H+).
It is your body, your health, and your life. It is up to you.
Why Don’t Doctors Operate on Patients on Blood Thinners?
The human blood has many God-given life-saving properties; when it is exposed to air, rapid oxidation takes place and it becomes strong acid. It thickens under acidic conditions, and hardens under strong acidic conditions to stop bleeding.
Blood gets thicker as we get older because blood becomes more acidic as we age. The foods that we eat burn with oxygen to give us energy, and then they turn into acidic wastes. Our body tries its best to get rid of these wastes through urine and perspiration.
Unfortunately, we cannot get rid of them one hundred percent; we must store the leftovers somewhere in our body. This is the process of acidification; which, in turn, is the process of aging.
Since acid coagulates blood, blood circulation around the areas of acid accumulation becomes poor and all kinds of aging diseases develop. Going one step further, blood thickens with clots and fatal results could happen. For this, modern medicine developed blood thinners to force blood to be fluid, even under acidic conditions. Rather than eliminating the cause of blood thickening, we rely on symptomatic treatments, regardless of all the negative side effects.
When artificial blood thinner is interjected into the blood vessel, blood is forced to be fluid and bleeding cannot be stopped. For this reason, doctors cannot operate on patients while they are on blood thinners or aspirin, which also acts as a blood thinner. Blood thinner ruins a valuable life-saving property of blood.
Some Chinese “natural” herbal medicines are merely blood thinners; this can fool the patients as if they are getting more energy. People may not be aware that they are taking blood thinners, but their blood may not coagulate when exposed to air. For this reason, doctors must order a coagulation test before any surgery.
In order to prevent blood from coagulation, we must remove the cause of blood thickening, which is excess acid. We must reduce the accumulated acid from our body, thus keeping the blood fluid and maintaining blood’s ability to stop bleeding when there is a cut. Commonly known methods to reduce acid from our body are: (1) stop drinking soft drinks, especially high acidic colas; (2) exercise and sweat out the acids; (3) eat more alkaline foods.
These methods are not easy to follow through. The various dietary means are very confusing with different experts recommending different things. Furthermore, dietary means of exclusion can create nutritional deficiency problems. The most effective and cleanest way to reduce acid from our body is drinking alkaline water.
AlkaLife® comes in a 1.2 oz bottle, two drops in a cup of water change that water to a high pH alkaline water. This can be visually demonstrated by a pH testing solution; the watercolour changes from bluish green to bright purple. The acid neutralizing effects of alkaline water made by AlkaLife® is the same as alkaline water made by an ioniser.
More and more MDs are accepting the fact that too much acid is the cause of diseases and death. After all, cancer cells are acidic while healthy cells are alkaline. Unfortunately, MDs miss the point of using alkaline water to reduce acid; they all turn to alkaline food for the solution. It is very difficult to change one’s eating habits.
During the past decade, scientific advancements in healthcare have opened our eyes to non-Western preventive healthcare methods such as water ionisers, alkalinity/acid balance, magnetic, and far-infrared technologies for non-invasive natural health maintenance. This country must keep up with these advancements to maintain a healthy population and reduce the ever-escalating healthcare costs.
The following is a quotation of the “The Bob Livingston Letter”, P.O. Box 110013, Birmingham, AL 35211, April 2001
From: Foods That Alkalinise And Heal, by Mary C. Hogle.
Commercial foods are acid foods. Acid foods are addictive, causing over-eating and weight management problems. Whole natural foods have a balanced pH.
Live people need live, whole, alkaline, green food. This is a difficult concept because of the green taste. We have to cultivate a taste. Then our bodies will reject dead commercial foods, salt and sugar. Also, you have to take whole live foods over time in order to reverse the effects of many years of eating commercial foods. Adults are more like children than children. They will make a very brief attempt to change to raw whole foods or Barleygreen®, and after a few days they quit, muttering that didn’t help them. How can anyone expect to reverse the effects of years and years of poor eating habits in only a few days? Most people don’t have the determination to overcome their bad eating habits! You won’t get a simpler solution for a return to health than God’s creation of whole live food.
>Now more and more MDs are accepting the fact that too much acid is the cause of disease and death. After all, cancer cells are acidic while healthy cells are alkaline. This is what I have been telling the world for over ten years. My book, Reverse Aging, explains it scientifically.
Health professionals all recognize the need to reduce our body’s acid accumulation. However, they try to solve this problem with alkaline food. Many experts do not agree that natural and live foods do indeed reduce body acid. The dietary approach may work if the diet program is just right for that individual and that the individual is persistent; however, an unbalanced diet could result in nutritional deficiency.
The world is missing the point of using alkaline water for acid reduction. Alkaline water works better than diet because it does not add more wastes in the process of reducing acids. All special diets and exercise create more acidic waste. Alkaline water with any diet and/or exercise regimen works extra well. Alkaline water with any food will do wonders. Alkaline water, special diets and/or exercise mean that there must be a change of lifestyle. It is very difficult to change one’s eating habits. Drinking alkaline water is the perfect solution for today’s fast-lane lifestyle.
Many MDs misunderstand that stomach acid neutralizes alkaline water and drinking alkaline water is, therefore, useless. This is not true! The fact is that if the stomach gets too alkaline or less acidic due to drinking alkaline water, the stomach must produce more hydrochloric acid to maintain the original acidic state. In the process of producing hydrochloric acid, the stomach must also produce sodium bicarbonate, an alkaline buffer, and put it into the blood stream, making the blood more alkaline. The stomach makes hydrochloric acid by this formula:
H2O + CO2 + NaCI = HCI + NaHCO3 Water + carbon dioxide + salt = hydrochloric acid + sodium bi-carbonate
I learned this from a pathologist, Dr. Stephen Weiss. Pathologists know this process but most MDs do not.
If we look at the stomach alone, we can come to an erroneous conclusion. When we look at the body as a whole, there is a net gain of alkalinity when we drink alkaline water. This is why it doesn’t make any difference whether one drinks alkaline water on an empty or a full stomach.
Acid leads to pain, disease, and death; while alkalinity leads to better health and longevity.
Any problem if I take more than 2 drops?
No. If you put in more than 5 drops, you may taste some bitterness.
Are there any negative side effects?
Some people report minor headache for a couple of days in the beginning, could be a sign of detoxification. The Japanese have been drinking alkaline water for over 50 years without any side effects.
Can children drink alkaline water?
Yes, but reduce the number of drops per day in proportion to his/her body weight. E.g., 5 drops a day for a child of 60 lbs.
Can I give alkaline water to my dog/cat?
Yes, animals also create acid wastes after they eat.
How do I take AlkaLife?
Add 2 drops of AlkaLife into a glass of water (6 to 10 oz glass) and drink 5 glasses a day. Ten drops a day distributed throughout the day. This is based person of 130 lbs. If you are heavier, increase the number of drops a day proportionately.
How does alkaline water (AlkaLife) help me?
Alkaline water has no nutritional value to give us energy or medicinal value cure any disease; it neutralizes the acidic waste in our body.
Acidic waste thickens our blood and impedes blood circulations, as we get older. By neutralizing and reducing acidic wastes, alkaline water improves blood circulation. Improvement of the blood circulation gives us more energy and eliminates many disease symptoms. Alkaline water is the most natural way to improve our health without any medicine.
If we look at the stomach alone, we can come to an erroneous conclusion. When we look at the body as a whole, there is a net gain of alkalinity when we drink alkaline water. This is why it doesn’t make any difference whether one drinks alkaline water on an empty or a full stomach.
Acid leads to pain, disease, and death; while alkalinity leads to better health and longevity.
How long does a bottle of AlkaLife® last?
Approximately 2 months if taken 10 drops a day. There are 600 drops in a bottle.
How soon would I feel the effect(s) of drinking alkaline water?
It depends on the individual and the kind of symptoms you have. Many customers experience relief of gout pain, acid reflux, morning sickness, kidney stones, fibromyalgia, high altitude sickness, high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, etc. Some people feel the effects immediately (such as morning sickness and high altitude sickness). Some symptoms, such as high blood pressure, gout, high cholesterol, may take several weeks or even months. If you don’t feel any symptoms, you may not notice any effect. However, rest assured that alkaline water is neutralizing acidic wastes accumulated somewhere in your body. Remember, cancer cells are acidic.
Is AlkaLife® FDA approved?
Alkaline water is not a food or medicine; therefore, FDA does not approve or disapprove of it. However, FDA wants to know if it is toxic when consumed directed. Alkaline water made by AlkaLife is tested to be non-toxic according to tests conducted by an FDA approved independent testing lab, following FDA approved test procedures.
Is it OK to boil alkaline water?
Yes. Unlike acid minerals, alkaline minerals do not evaporate under heat, that is why we can add AlkaLife® drops into coffee, tea and even cook with it, and still maintain the benefits of alkalinity.
Isn’t stomach acid going to destroy the alkalinity of the alkaline water?
No. For a more in-depth understanding of stomach acid and alkaline water, please read the article “Alkaline water and Stomach Acid”
What about antacids, instead of alkaline water?
Have you read all the ingredients in antacids? Antacids are for temporary relief of excess stomach acid only, not for continued consumption to neutralize excess accumulated acidic wastes throughout our body.
Drinking alkaline water is a lifestyle change; one must drink continuously over time to maintain good health. With all the ingredients in antacids, it is not recommended for long-term use.
What is the difference between alkaline water made by a water ioniser and that made by AlkaLife?
They are the same as far as the effects on neutralizing acids, as long as the values are the same. The difference is the alkaline minerals in the water. For more information, please read articles “Water ioniser and AlkaLife” & “Myth of Organic and Inorganic Minerals”
What is wrong with drinking baking soda water? Isn’t that also alkaline water?
Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate; adding it to drinking water does not raise the pH value of the water. However, once in the blood stream, it will act as alkaline buffer and, when too much acid is around, the lungs will exhale CO2 The only problem with this method is that continued consumption of baking soda will upset the potassium/sodium balance of the body, creating bad side effects as high blood pressure.
As long as we eat food, we need to drink alkaline water to neutralize the excess acidic wastes food produces. Drinking alkaline water is not a short-term project, it is a lifestyle change. AlkaLife® contains the patented proper ratio of potassium/sodium and long-term use will not upset our body’s balance. In the human body, acid/alkaline balance is important, the proper balance of potassium/sodium is also important.”
A note of caution: There are imitations of AlkaLife®. Unless these products are infringing the patent, their mineral contents may cause side effects if consumed on a long-term basis. Not all the additives used to increase the pH value of drinking water are the same; please make sure you have the original AlkaLife®.
We all know that we get old and sick because of excess acid accumulation in our body, and that alkaline neutralizes acid; therefore, drinking alkaline water makes sense.But do we know how alkaline water works in our body? Some doctors say that our stomach acid will kill the alkalinity and, therefore, drinking alkaline water is useless.
How do we answer that? Have you thought about that?
This is what happens in the stomach.
The stomach maintains its pH around 4.0. When we drink high pH alkaline water, the water pH comes down; but stomach pH goes up as a result. How high it goes up is a function of the amount and the pH of the alkaline water we drink. When the stomach pH rises above 4.5, the stomach will produce more hydrochloric acid and put it in the stomach to bring the stomach pH down to below 4.0.
How the stomach produces hydrochloric acid is not well known to medical doctors, except pathologists. The chemical formula of hydrochloric acid production is:
H2O + CO2 + NaCl = HCl + NaHCO3
Water, carbon dioxide and sodium chloride (table salt) produce hydrochloric acid and sodium bicarbonate. The hydrochloric acid goes into the stomach, and the sodium bicarbonate goes into the bloodstream.
[Note: An interesting fact is that the formula above looks simple, but no scientist in a laboratory can produce hydrochloric acid and sodium bicarbonate from water and carbon dioxide and salt. Only living cells can do that. In the lab, the reverse is easy: adding hydrochloric acid to sodium bicarbonate will instantly produce water, carbon dioxide and salt.]
Sodium bicarbonate is an alkaline buffer in our blood. In our blood, there are alkaline buffer and acid buffer constantly monitoring the blood pH to maintain a constant blood pH of 7.365. When the blood becomes too alkaline, the acid buffer works to bring the pH down; and when the blood becomes too acid, the alkaline buffer works to raise the pH.
Alkaline buffers are bicarbonate (HCO3-) mated with alkaline minerals. Examples of them are sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3), potassium bicarbonate (KHCO3), calcium bicarbonate (Ca(HCO3)2) and magnesium bicarbonate (Mg(HCO3)2). Acid buffer is mainly carbonic acid (H2CO3), a water and carbon dioxide combination. Carbohydrate completely burnt becomes carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O); therefore there is no shortage of acid buffer.
In 1996 Dr. Lynda Frassetto at the University of California, San Francisco, discovered that as we age, starting around age 45, we lose the alkaline buffer bicarbonates – in our blood. By the age of 90, we lose 18% of bicarbonates in our blood.
Figure 2, graph B of
Journal of Gerontology: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 1996, Vol. 51A. No. 1, B91-B99
By Dr. Lynda Frassetto of University of California, San Francisco
Dotted line added by Sang Whang
Insufficient amount of bicarbonates in our blood reduces our capabilities to manage (neutralize and dump) the acid our body produces. This is the cause of aging. The age of 45 is the average age when human beings start to show symptoms of diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis and many other adult degenerative diseases.And since we cannot manage the acid, we accumulate acidic wastes in our body.These wastes show up as cholesterol, fatty acid, uric acid, urate, sulfate, phosphate, kidney stones, etc.
WHICH IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PROPERTIY OF ALKALINE WATER?
There are many properties in alkaline water, such as surface tension, structure of water, molecular size, oxygen reduction potential, pH value, which alkaline minerals are used to sustain the pH value, etc. However, with the exception of the water’s pH value, nothing else helps the blood receive bicarbonates.Also, all the other properties change as the water reaches the stomach and interacts with the stomach acid. Even the pH value changes in the stomach. However, the change of pH value causes the stomach to produce hydrochloric acid that goes into the stomach, and the bicarbonates go into the bloodstream.
When we say that we alkalize our body, we don’t necessarily mean increasing our saliva pH or urine pH; it means increasing the bicarbonates in our blood. The blood pH does not change, but the ability of our blood to neutralize acid in the body increases.
In the January/February 2003 issue of American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, Dr. Gospodinka R. Pradova published the result of a 10-year study of industrial pollution in Bulgaria. The study compares two groups of people in a plastic manufacturing plant: one group working in the plant with chemical pollution, the other in the non-polluted office environment of the same company. The conclusion shows that people living/working in a polluted environment have less amount of bicarbonates in their blood than people working in a clean environment.
We live in a world that was changed from an agricultural environment to an industrial environment, which produces more pollution. Our stressful life-styles create more acid, which causes us to use up more bicarbonates. Some foods are more acidic than others, especially, high protein meat products and highly acidic soft drinks. These are the reasons why we lose bicarbonates in the blood as we age.
The medical society considers the reduction of bicarbonates in the blood as an inevitable fact of aging. I argue that the reduction of bicarbonates in the blood is the cause of aging and diseases, not the result of aging. As long as we can replenish bicarbonates in the blood, we don’t have to age!
This is the good news about alkaline water!
Since bicarbonates enter the bloodstream only when the stomach produces hydrochloric acid, it is important that we drink as high a pH value alkaline water as possible. I recommend we drink alkaline water on an empty stomach. On an empty stomach, the stomach pH value may be high but the amount (volume) of hydrochloric acid in the stomach is small; therefore, drinking high pH (9.5 to 10) alkaline water will raise the stomach pH relatively high. That may cause the stomach to produce more hydrochloric acid, allowing more bicarbonates to enter the bloodstream.
Another possibility is that alkaline water may pass into the intestine immediately, since there is no solid food in the stomach to be digested. When that happens, the blood will absorb alkaline water into the bloodstream from the intestine. If alkaline water is introduced directly into the bloodstream from the intestine, the acid buffer (carbonic acid, H2CO3) will interact with the alkaline water to bring down the blood pH and the acid buffer will become the alkaline buffer.
Ca(OH) 2 + 2(H2CO3) = Ca++(HCO3-)2 + 2(H2O)
An increase of bicarbonates in the bloodstream will prevent aging and the onset of adult degenerative diseases. Now you know the scientific mechanics of how alkaline water extends life.
The above example is based on calcium hydroxide-rich alkaline water. This kind of water is produced with a water ionizer because the alkaline mineral in tap water is predominantly calcium.
Alkaline water made with AlkaLife® contains potassium hydroxide and sodium hydroxide in a patented ratio. When potassium hydroxide or sodium hydroxide goes into the bloodstream, again the acid buffer, carbonic acid (H2CO3) reacts with them and they become bicarbonates and water.
KOH + H2CO3 = KHCO3 + H2O
NaOH + H2CO3 = NaHCO3 + H2O
ONLY ALKALINE WATER!
Various kinds of commercially produced water claim health benefits: energy water, Pi water, snow melted water, special spring water, magnetically-treated water, oxygenated water, hexagon structured water, etc. However, none of them adds bicarbonates to the blood except high pH alkaline water. When we think of health, we think of diet and exercise. But no diet or exercise adds bicarbonates to the bloodstream.
Some people argue that we can ingest bicarbonates (baking soda).It will be like ingesting salt because our stomach acid will break that down into water, carbon dioxide and sodium salt; no bicarbonates will reach the bloodstream. And we all know what salt can do to the human body.
Only alkaline water can extend your life!
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