Ionized Alkaline Water
Ionized alkaline water occurs naturally in some locations in the world. Those Springs generally have the reputation of being 'Healing springs'. e.g. Lourdes, Nordenau springs, and others.
This quality water, - ionized water can be produced at home out of your tap water with an appliance made for this purpose: a water ionizer/alkaliser.
Historically, Water ionizers are present in most countries in the world today, worldwide they are numbered in the millions. They have been developed into a high tech appliances over the course of over 40 years: in Japan today every 5th household has a water ionizer installed.
Rainwater, most springs or filtered tapwater do not offer the health improving qualities that ionised alkaline water is able to.
How come? What are the key properties?
Different to filtered water, ionised water is made to be alkaline (of course it is also filtered and purified). Generally we aim to drink at a beginner level pH 8.5 alkaline water and the graduate up towards the mature level of pH 9.5. For medical purposes/treatment levels higher pH of up pH 11 are also available depending on the strength of the Water Ionizer.
Drinking ionized alkaline water regularly assists the body to constantly eliminate acidity and detox effectively. Kidney and liver functioning is improved, so is hydration.
In general, ionised water helps balance the body's pH. This is necessary as our body pH tends to be acidic as a result of our lifestyle choices, in particular diet comprised of mostly cooked foods, pasteurised or otherwise processed foods, and acidifying drinks.
‘Soft drinks are the most acid substance a person can consume, not far ahead of refined sugar. ’
Acidic conditions create a bad environment in our body enabling disease to thrive. For example, accumulated acid waste in the joints encourages inflammation and arthritis. Because ionised water is very alkaline, it dissolves accumulated acid waste and returns the body to balance. Keeping ourselves alkaline is a foundation for good health, and essential in fighting any disease holistically and naturally. As a pH balancer and alkaliser it can offer relief with many acid related conditions, such as gout, inflammation of joints, hyper tension, chronic fatigue, obesity, allergies, cancer a.o..
The alkalinity in ionised water is one key feature, but there are more properties that stand out as being most valuable and offer great health benefits:How do we know when we become dehydrated?
The brain is very sensitive to lack of water, requiring an adequate supply to function well. The body makes fluid available to organs according to a priority system. This means when we miss a drink (or high liquid food), the body becomes desperate for fluid, and certain organs get fluid supplied while others have to miss out, or struggle with short rations, becoming stressed. The skin is one of the organs that misses out when the body gets dry. There are always signals from the body that we are dehydrating, yet we are often too busy or distracted doing other things, that we miss the signs. Ionised water offers excellent hydration properties to the body.
Ionised water is safe, toxin-free and energised drinking water. It helps to naturally flush toxins and acidic waste from the body and is a powerful antioxidant. Ionised water makes more oxygen available to our cells. The advantages of drinking ionised water, is that while being easily absorbed by the body, it helps neutralise acidic waste, making more soluble in the blood . Thus, acidic wastes will be easily drained out of the body in the form of urine or sweat.
Ionised Water is a Powerful Antioxidant:
The negative -ORP (Oxidation reduction potential) of ionised water literally retards the aging process. Ionised water essentially renews us at a cellular level, by offering hydrogen and hydroxyl* ions, both acting as powerful antioxidants. For instance, fresh squeezed orange juice has a negative ORP of -250. So does ionised water at a pH level of 9.0. Making lots of fresh orange juice every day can be a bit of an effort, while it is easy and convenient to make large amounts of ionised water. The ease of producing iW is supportive for drinking as much iW as we wish in a day, while gaining good amounts of fresh antioxidants.
Please note: Ionised Water Provides the Body with Lots of Oxygen and Lots of Energy. To get the full power of negatively charged antioxidants, it must be ideally consumed fresh and strong, right out of the tap!! However it is possible to bottle ionised water. The main thing to pay attention to is to avoid air being in the bottle. Therefore fill the bottle right to the rim and cap it. Then iW will retain most of the antioxidants for a few days.
*Hydroxyl ions. These are oxygen molecules with an extra electron attached to them as are all antioxidants such as vitamins A, C and E. Hydroxyl ions scavenge for free radicals, which are unstable oxygen molecules that cause damage to our cells. Once the hydroxyl antioxidant and free radical have canceled each other, the result is that the body's blood and cells are provided with lots of oxygen and therefore lots of energy.
HYDRATOR and DETOXIFIER:
Ionised Water is significantly more hydrating than conventional Water :
Water is one of the most important elements in the body, which is over 80% water. Ionised Water is fundamentally different from conventional water. This is because the size and shape of the water molecule cluster has reduced in size and changes in shape to hexagonal, which allows the water cluster to pass through our tissue more easily. One of the primary causes of disease is chronic cellular dehydration, a condition, which leaves the body's cells in a perpetual state of weakness and defense. Drinking ionized water helps with this condition.
Ionised Water is a superior Hydrator and Detoxifyer:
This is also because of the reduced size and shape of the water molecule clusters. Once reduced, these water clusters pass through the body's tissue much easier and push out toxins and acid waste quite effectively. E.g. KYK water ionizers have several levels of strength so people who are toxic can begin by drinking mild ionised water, slowly drinking it stronger as they acclimatize to it.
BIO AVAILABILITY of MINERALS:
Minerals that are Ionised are more Bio-available :
This means that the body can absorb them much more efficiently and make use of them where they are needed throughout the body. Minerals are some of the most important nutrients the body needs, yet mineral deficiency is common. Ionised water is an efficient and effective way for the body to improve majorly the uptake of minerals. Please note: some water sources, such as rainwater or RO water are deficient of minerals and need re-mineralisation, this means introducing minerals. (see: BIO mineral dispensers)
ELECTRONS AND CONDUCTIVITY: The body is regulated electrically, ionised water increases ions and electrically charged minerals, which offer better absorption of nutrients, and also improve connectedness within the body.
IMPROVES TEETH, DENTAL HYGENE and GUM HEALTH:
Drinking iW, being alkaline and containing electrically charged minerals, in particularly calcium ions, helps regulate gum disease, and allow exposed roots to seal over again, forming new enamel on the teeth. It buffers the pH (acidic pH in the mouth, and by that assists to reduce decay, and improves gum health.
IMPROVES TASTE of FOOD & DRINKS:
Ionised Water hydrates food better, helps bring out its flavor, lowers acid levels of any food including coffee, tea & juice. It ionises the minerals in the food, which helps make them bio-available.
ACIDIC WATER: There are also benefits for the acidic water, such as external application on skin, with ionised water acidic level pH 5-6
Applying Ionised acid water regularly works like an astringent to tighten the skin and remove wrinkles, however, there is NO chemical residue. It soothes and helps keep the skin clear of acne and other blemishes.
CLEANING AGENT - STERILISER:
At its strongest level pH 2-3, Ionised acidic water kills most bacteria on contact. It improves hair and skin conditions of any kind, including fungus, cuts, scraps, even serious wounds. It takes the itch out of mosquito bites, the sting out of other insect bites.
Ionised Acid Water has been used successfully in treating diabetic ulcers. This is a condition that develops in diabetics where a fester opens in the skin, usually in the legs or feet, which can result in amputation if not promptly treated. These ulcers can become very serious. However, soaking the ulcer in Ionized Acid Water has tremendous healing effects, as it has been practiced in Korea for years.
Powerful Antioxidant and alkalizer to help de- acidify our body on a cellular level, to prevent disease and to detoxify
“Ionised water is a powerful antioxidant that provides our body with an abundance of oxygen which gives us energy.
It has a negative charge, which is also an antioxidant. It balances our body pH, which helps prevent disease because it is alkaline. It is a powerful detoxifier and superior hydrator, up to three times more hydrating than conventional water.”
'Ionized Water' by Bob McCauley, 2000.
CHANGES WE CAN SEE AND FEEL !
Best wishes and good health
Joseph Blessing & Brook Weatherwell