Personally, I have been a fan and a believer of alkaline water for almost 6 years. I didn’t of course believe it at first. I had to put it to the test. I didn’t have a “diagnosis” or anything I was trying to address with the water – I was on an alkaline diet – so I figured, “What’s the point? I got this!”. So “Magic results” or “Miracle cure” simply weren’t going to be part of the experience for me….But… being a cancer survivor, I’m always looking at ‘alternatives” – at ways to stay healthy. So the question nagged at me. What are the alkaline water benefits – if any?
One thing I knew, your blood is supposed to be alkaline. Plain and simple. And in order to stay healthy, you have to keep it that way.
Yes, your body is going to regulate that, but how hard do you want your body to have to work at it? After all, it’s already performing thousands of functions all at once.
Second, the higher your pH, the more easily your body can assimilate Oxygen.
I had heard the phrase “Cancer cannot live in an alkaline environment”. Years ago, when I myself was battling cancer. That was 17 years ago – and I’m here to tell you, the alkaline water health benefits are so much easier to get your body alkaline that way than juicing wheat grass all day! Today, It’s a bit of a buzzphrase these days…. But, well it’s only half true. The statement, as quoted by Dr. Otto Warburg, Nobel Prize winner goes more like this “Cancer thrives in an acidic oxygen deprived environment.” – which makes it a little more complicated.
There are many alkaline water health benefits – they just might not be as “cut & dry” as you thought. Only a small part of the alkaline water health benefits is the obvious “alkalinity” piece.
Don’t get me wrong – minerals are important – however, not all minerals are created equal. It’s just a small piece of the alkaline water health benefits puzzle.…Now, depending on which machine you are drinking water from (and I hate to tell you, there IS a difference) alkaline water health benefits will vary. Why? Because most machines add minerals to the water – so you could potentially wind up with an abundance of inorganic minerals you DON’T need (or want) if you happen to choose a “2 stage filter” (Generally 1 is for taking things out and 1 is putting things back in… please see my article called “The Top Ten Things To Consider When Purchasing A Water Ionizer”.) Don’t get me wrong – filtering the water is important too. It’s just not THE top priority. Any more than the alkalinity is. Ionizing it is.
While it is true that alkaline water health benefits your system because most of us are lacking some or many of the 70+ minerals our bodies are comprised of (mostly due to the lack of them in our over farmed soils), there are other factors – like the processed foods we consume, for instance, unless you are eating organic foods, the chemical minerals used to “nourish” the soil and plants (I use the term loosely here) are not only inorganic, but unusable by the human body. Much like the inorganic minerals put in 2nd rate ionizersNow, your body NEEDS all 70 + of those minerals. But what if ONE or two are missing? Things go wrong. … things just don’t quite run right…but it’s hard to put your finger on just what. And it’s really hard to gauge WHICH minerals you are missing. So getting minerals is important – and ONE of the key components in alkaline water health benefits – but it’s important to know your source, know what you are getting and why. Certain minerals make water alkaline – but aren’t necessarily good for your body. True, you need the right minerals to be alkaline –because most of us are so horribly acidic.
What makes a body acidic? Stress. Processed food. Lack of sleep. GMO foods. Chem Trails. Computers. Pollution. Stress. Cell phones. Food additives. Negative thoughts. Did I mention stress? The truth is, we are surrounded by it. So an alkaline diet alone just ISN’T enough. But neither is alkaline water. After all, you could just put lemon in your water and make it alkaline – if that were all there was to it, we would all just make our own and experience the alkaline water benefits.
So… pH is important. Ok. Got it…what are the OTHER alkaline water health benefits?
Oxygenating, Super hydrating, detoxing, and nutrient absorption are in any expert’s book the priorities of water. Ionized water is all that only 6 times more efficient. Look, we all know water is good for you. You need it. Can’t live without it. The alkaline water health benefits are so amazing because – while it’s still just water, it super – EFFICIENT water. Energized. And we all want more energy, right?
So, what then is the biggest reason for alkaline water health benefits? Surprisingly, the real magic is how the 3 properties of Kangen Water® work together. For more details, please read my article, “What IS Kangen Water”