There are a variety of reasons to drink plenty of water each day. Adequate water intake prevents dehydration, cleans out the body, and promotes healing processes. Substituting water for beverages high in calories can also help control weight. Follow the steps below to make sure you are getting enough of this most basic necessity.
Determine how much water you need. You have probably heard the “8 by 8″ rule – drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day (2 quarts, 1.8 liters) – but the amount of water a person needs varies depending on his or her weight, activity level and climate. Another way to determine your specific recommended water intake is to divide your weight (in pounds) by two. The resulting number is the number of ounces of water you need each day. For example, if you weigh 150 lbs., strive to drink 75 ounces of water daily. For those who use the Metric system, divide your weight (in kilograms) by 30 (ex. somebody weighing 70 kg is going to need 2.3 liters per day). Keep in mind that these recommended intake numbers are controversial and some experts believe they are a gross exaggeration. See “caution” below for more information.
Measure your daily intake of water. Do this for a few days. If you find that you are drinking less than the recommended quantity, try some of the following tips:
Carry water with you everywhere put it in a bottle or other container.
Keep a glass or cup of water next to you whenever you will be sitting down for a long time, such as when you are at your desk at work. Drink from it regularly as you’re working.
Try wearing a digital watch that beeps at the beginning of each hour. Use that as a reminder to pour yourself a glass of water. Vow to drink that water before the next beep. If you drink only one small (6 ounce or 180 ml) cup per hour, you will have consumed 48 ounces (1.4 liters) by the end of an 8-hour workday.
Get an AOX Antioxidant Alkaline Water System. AOX water tastes very good and may help make drinking water more appealing to your family. (Watch Sherry Tan’s video testimonial)
Keep water cold if it tastes better for you. Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator at home. Add ice or freeze water in a sports bottle before taking it with you, it will eventually melt and stay cold. Bear in mind that cold water takes energy for your body to regulate the temperature, and does burn some calories. Room temperature water is better if you are dehydrated. Your body can absorb the room temperature water immediately, instead of the body having to raise the temperature of the water first in order to process it.
Climate can drastically change how much water you need. On hot days that require you to be outside, you should drink more water to counteract the fluids you lose when you sweat. This not only keeps your body hydrated, it can prevent heat-related illness. Just as important (but often overlooked) is consuming enough fluids in cold and wet conditions. The human body works much more efficiently (including heating and cooling) when properly hydrated. Inadequate water intake affects the brain’s function first, which can become very dangerous (especially in extreme conditions)
- Increasing your water intake may cause you to have to get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. To avoid this, you may want to stop drinking water a few hours before bedtime–or make sure you visit the toilet before bed!
- People with some heart conditions, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, high uric acid, skin rashes, leg cramps should drink AOX Antioxidant Alkaline Water. If you have a history of kidney problems, especially if you have had a transplant, consult your doctor before increasing your fluid intakes.
- You should not drink too much water while eating as it dilutes your stomach acid and can cause digestion problems.
- Crystal Lite, Gatorade and other electrolyte drinks contain acetic acid which can increase rates of tooth decay. There is no real reason to drink electrolyte drinks unless you are heavily exercising.
AOX natural antioxidant alkaline water is a better choice.
ACIDOSIS is the basic foundation of all diseases. We need to understand the simple process of alkalizing our body and the important role a properly alkalized body plays in restoring and maintaining our overall health. Our glands and organs function properly in exact proportion to the amount of alkaline and acid levels in our system.
THE IMPACT OF ACIDOSIS ON YOUR ORGANS:
HEART The heart is one of the most alkaline-dependent organs in the body. It is partly innervated by the vagus nerve which functions best in an alkaline environment. Correct heartbeat is altered by acid wastes. These wastes rob the blood of proper oxygenation and degeneration of the heart follows. An alkaline system creates an ideal heart function.
STOMACH Digestive difficulties (belching, bloating, sensitivity at the waist, intestinal gas, regurgitation, hiccups, lack or limitation of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, colic in children) may indicate vagus nerve problems and possible hiatal hernia syndrome, which can produce acid residue throughout the system. Hiatal hernia can quickly reduce necessary hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Without proper hydrochloric acid breakdown of foods, the foods become too acidic.
LIVER The liver has over three hundred functions, including processing acid toxins from the blood and producing numerous alkaline enzymes for the system and is your first line of defense against any poisons. All the nourishments obtained through the gastrointestinal tract enters the blood by way of the liver. The load on the liver is much heavier when acid waste products are constantly floating in the blood. If the liver becomes too congested with protein acid wastes, death is imminent.
PANCREAS The pancreas is highly dependent on correct alkaline diet. All aspects of pancreatic function reduce excess acidity and regulate blood sugar balance. To have proper blood sugar balance, you must maintain a primarily alkaline-forming diet.
SMALL INTESTINES The Peyer’s Patches, in the upper portion of the small intestines are crucial to life. They are essential for proper assimilation of food and producing lymphocytes for the lymphatic system’s wide ranging nodal network. They also produce large amounts of the enzyme ‘chyle’, which is a major alkalizing substance. The uninterrupted flow of chyle into the system is crucial. Too much acid waste production from acid-forming foods is a great burden on the Peyer’s Patches, which lessens the production of chyle.
KIDNEYS In an adult, about 1 litre of blood per minute passes through the kidneys. By executing their primary duty, the kidneys keep the blood alkaline and extract acid. Kidneys that are overstressed with too much acidity create kidney stones, which are composed of waste acid cells and mineral salts that have become gummed together in a waste acid substance. Therefore, by reducing acid-forming products from entering the body, the chances are better that you can avoid this painful condition.
COLON The colon must be kept clean of accumulated acid wastes. Poisons collect on the colon walls and in cases of diarrhoea or constipation will harden and reabsorb into the bloodstream. Good bowel action (complete elimination) must be done at least 2 times per day.
LYMPHATIC SYSTEM There are 600-700 lymph glands in the body. Lymph fluid carries nutrition to the cells and removes acid waste products. Lymph fluid flows best in an alkaline environment. When the body is overly acidic, it slows, creating one of the most chronic, long-term, life-threatening situations. Gradually, the lymph dries and begins to form very tiny to very large adhesions through the tissues. These adhesions can interfere not only with lymph fluid but with blood flow as well. Hindered lymph flow increases tissue acid storage. Not drinking enough purified water will also slow the lymph. Waste products from foods that are not properly digested are reabsorbed into general circulation via the lymphatic ducts of the small intestine. In addition, bowel movements that do not completely clear the body of its daily poisons are also reabsorbed.
HOW NEGATIVE EMOTIONS CREATE ACIDITY:
Have you ever been so upset with someone or something that you get an upset stomach?
All negative emotions create an acidic environment.
Fear is the underlying cause of most disease. It will undermine your life and your health. Fear causes anger. Anger causes hate. Hate will consume you with continual suffering. Love and understanding cleanse and heal the body creating an alkaline environment within you.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
ALKALINE DIET Eating an alkaline diet is very powerful in making everything else work better. In general, it is important to eat a diet that contains both acidic and alkalizing foods. People vary, but for most, the ideal diet is 80 percent alkalizing and 20 percent acidifying.
EXERCISE Moderate exercise is alkalizing to the body. Excessive exercise (past the point of exhaustion) can create an acidic problem due to lactic acid buildup.
BREATH WORK Deep breathing releases at least 50% of body toxins, so take care to breathe to the bottom of lungs if your work does not provide this release.
REST AND RELAXATION Sleep, meditation and massage are all alkalizers. Eliminate the acidifiers which are fear, worry, anger, gossip, hatred and envy. Seek help to deal with negative emotions.
STAY HYDRATED Drinking sufficient AOX Antioxidant Alkaline Water will assist the removal of toxins and acidic waste from cells.
Start on AOX today to improve your family’s health.
If you suffer from any degenerative diseases like gout, arthritis, asthma, diabetes, hypertension, allergies or if you feel generally ‘unfit’ – what I am about to tell you can dramatically impact on the way you feel and assist you to reach optimal health full of pure energy.
As a certified nurse, I am fully aware of the importance of alkaline / acid balance in our body and the fact that stress, toxicity (heavy metals, environmental toxins, etc), radiation plus nutrition choices are causing acidity in the body and contributing to degenerative diseases.
I am particularly health conscious making sure that I eat healthily, exercise regularly and lead a balance family/work life. All the while, I thought that my body is very healthy, free from disease until I went for a live blood analysis on 1st August 2009. I was surprised that the live blood analysis showed that my body was still very acidic (blood cells cluster together with no movement) in spite of doing the right thing to keep my body healthy. After drinking 500ml of AOX anti-oxidant alkaline water for 20min and I had another blood test done, I was amazed that my blood cell suddenly became opened up and moved freely on the screen. Immediately I made arrangement for the AOX dispenser to be installed.
As a nurse, I fully understand the importance of water as an essential and major component of all living matter. It is the largest single component of our body: Our brains are 76% water, our lungs are 90% water, our blood is 84% water, and blood plasma is 98% water. Critical processes such as digestion, circulation, and excretion cannot occur without it. It carries nutrients to all vital body substances, plays a crucial role in maintaining body temperature, and serves as building material for growth and repair the body.
Tap water is actually raw water from the various sources conveyed by the pipelines to the waterworks where it is chemically treated, filtered and disinfected with chlorine to get rid of all harmful bacteria and viruses. The treated water is then pumped into the distribution system to the various water service reservoirs ready for consumption. Hence the tap water potentially contains rust from the rusty pipes, dirt particles from the pipes and water tank, bacteria, parasites and chlorine. Consuming tap water over time will cause too much strain on the kidney and liver to filter off the added toxins and heavy metal from our body.
I knew I needed to identify the best source of water for daily consumption. AOX water is naturally anti-oxidant alkaline water with very small water cluster that is able to penetrate directly into the blood stream to neutralise the acid waste in the body.
After drinking the AOX water for the past one and half month and recommended many friends and family members to drink, I had received many favourable feedback from each of them such as:
- Increased energy level
- Better concentration with no more mental fatigue
- Quality night sleep; waking up each morning fully alert
- Almost immediate relief of joint pain due to presence of uric acid
- Family members enjoy optimal immune system with no incidence of flu
- Personally I lost 2kg in one and half month without any change in lifestyle
- Personally I also realised that I do not experience anymore menstrual cramp for the last 2 months and the menstrual flow is normal with no more clot
- My son’s acne has since been cleared naturally
Perfect health is not merely the absence of disease or symptoms but a state whereby every cell in our body is kept healthy. Taking care of our body at the cellular level will keep all our organs and eventually system functioning at it’s optimal level; hence free from diseases. It is important to realise that some of the common warning signs and symptoms such as aches and pain, tiredness, insomnia, flu, rash, constipation, etc are NOT “normal” or “part of growing old”; it is merely due to the accumulation of too much acidic waste in our body, over time making our cell prone to free radical attack, deformed cells and bacteria and parasite growth in the bloodstream. As soon as we decide to take care of our body at the cellular level, you will be amazed how the body start to feel energised and function at it’s optimum.
Drinking AOX anti-oxidant alkaline water daily is definitely the answer to optimal health; hence quality of life!
Notes by Dr. Mona Harrison, MD/Director International Water Council.
Cancer tumors cannot live in alkaline water. All cancer patients should be on alkaline water. We should be drinking alkalized water so our bodies do not provide an environment for cancer tumors to live in.
Alkaline water is fantastic for insomnia and colic. The brain is 90% water. When it cannot maintain that percentage, it will pull water from the other parts of the body.
Cancer is a long period of mineral deficiency. This is caused by over-acidic conditions of the body.
The True Cause of Cancer
“The Hidden Truth of Cancer” a book written by Dr. Keiichi Morishita, explained that if the blood accumulates excess acidic waste due to acidic conditions, year after year, the steady increase in acidity will cause the cells to die, thus creating a platform for cancer growth.
Herman Aihara, in his book “Acid & Alkaline”, wrote: ”If the condition of our extra cellular fluids, especially the blood, becomes acidic, our body first experience tiredness, proneness to catching colds, etc. When these fluids become more acidic, our body will then experience pains and suffering such as headaches, chest pains, stomach aches, etc.”
Dr. Warburg states that the primary cause of cancer is the lack of oxygen in a cell. He did not expound on the reasons for the lack of oxygen. Mr. Aihara claimed that the acidification of extra cellular fluids is the cause of cancer.
CANCER CELLS HAVE AN ACIDIC pH AND ARE OXYGEN DEPLETED, WHEREAS HEALTHY CELLS HAVE A SLIGHTLY ALKALINE pH AND HIGH OXYGEN CONTENT.
Consider that in light of Dr. Warburg’s research: ‘EVERY TIME HE LOWERED THE OXYGEN LEVEL IN A HEALTHY CELL, IT BECAME CANCEROUS.’
Something About Alkaline Therapies
When you drink alkaline water, you are drinking water with excess oxygen, not in the form of O2, but in the form of OH-, which is very stable because it is mated with positively ionized alkaline minerals. Two of these hydroxyl ions can form a water molecule (H2O) and give out one oxygen atom. The alkaline mineral is used to detoxify poisonous acid compounds and when that happens, the hydroxyl ion is freed to supply excess oxygen to the cells to prevent the development of malignant cells. Therefore, you can see that the AOX Antioxidants Alkaline water serves two purposes in this instance.
In a healthy body, the pancreas produces insulin and the insulin manages and helps the body to use sugar and carbohydrates properly. The adult disease diabetes is called insulin-independent diabetes mellitus. Insulin-independent diabetes: In this form of diabetes mellitus, which usually affects people over 40, the insulin-producing cells in your pancreas function, but the output of insulin is inadequate for your body’s needs. People who have this form of the disorder usually eat too much and are overweight. Their over-eating causes an excess of glucose in their blood, and the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to cope with it. The pancreas produces one of the highest pH body fluids, pancreatic juice, with its pH value of 8.8. A shortage of calcium ions in the body impairs the production and the release of the insulin hormone. If one prevents wastes from accumulating by means of consuming alkaline antioxidant water, he will not get diabetes even if he reaches the ripe age of 70 or 80 years old.
This eventually leads to an acidic blood condition. Clogged blood vessels caused by excess protein buildup also impairs pancreatic function. Alkaline antioxidant water, by supplying calcium in an ionized form and by helping prevent excess protein buildup, can help prevent and heal this condition.
As we age (which means ‘as we accumulate acidic waste products’), the efficiency of our pancreas decreases. Apparently, men accumulate more acidic waste products around the pancreas than women. Men initially begin to build up fatty acids around the waist.
Dr. Keijiro Kuwabara of Japan has been clinically treating diabetes quite successfully by use of alkaline antioxidant water. He reported that a 49 years old insurance company employee was diagnosed by the company physician as having a case of insulin-independent diabetes mellitus.
With only one month consumption of alkaline antioxidant water, the sugar count came down to virtually an undetectable level, from 300 mg/dl one month ago.
Arthritis & Gout
Many different forms of arthritis and gout are the result of acid accumulation in the joints. Heavy people add more pressure on their joints, thus speeding up wear and tear; however, a young person seems to do fine even if he is heavy. It is the accumulated acid that damages cartilage and irritates the joints. Unfortunately, the joints are where the blood cannot carry out wastes easily. Gout is the accumulation of uric acid in the joints. According to Webster, gout is a disease resulting from a disturbance of metabolism, characterized by an excess of uric acid in the blood and deposits of uric acid salts in the tissues around the joints, especially of the feet and hands it causes swelling and severe pain, especially in the big toe. In today’s medicine, there is no effective treatment for these types of degenerative diseases. Because it is painful, one instinctively takes painkillers; however, aspirin types are acidic and they can further irritate the joints. The sooner we accept the fact that these diseases are the result of too much acidic waste, the sooner we will find the cure for these problems.
The skeletal structure of the body is a “calcium bank”. When the body’s condition becomes too acidic, it frequently makes compensating withdrawals of calcium from the bones, leaving them brittle and subject to breakage. A bone is made out of proper combinations of calcium and phosphorus.
When just the calcium is removed, the remaining bone becomes highly phosphoric and it becomes weak. The postures of many old people change and they seem to get shorter as they age. These are the results of losing calcium from the skeletal structure.
Prolonged usage of alkaline antioxidant water can help prevent this disaster of the modern diet. Ionized calcium can help to repair the damages. Many women worry about taking too much calcium supplement, believing that it may lead to calcium deposits. All calcium deposits within the body have been found to be leached from the body and not from nutritional calcium. The true cause of calcium deposits is lack of hydrogen, alkaline minerals and proper cleansing, which precipitates a state of crisis, causing calcium to be commandeered away from the body tissue and bones due to acidosis.
Chronic Diarrhea & Constipation
It sounds like a contradicting statement, but both of these seemingly opposite phenomenon are the result of too many acids. If too much acid affects the pancreatic juice causing it to be less alkaline and the foods coming into the intestine become too acidic, this will cause diarrhoea. Alkaline antioxidant water will help in this case. Constipation is caused by acid accumulation somewhere near the colon. The alkaline antioxidant water helps the secretion of fluids into the colon by eliminating acid build-up.
Asthma, Hay Fever & Allergies
Allergies, in general, is the result of a misguided immune system building up antibodies against normally harmless substances. Asthma is a class of allergies where the allergic reaction results in partial obstruction of the bronchi and bronchiole by contraction of the muscles in the bronchial walls. They are triggered by pollen, dust, hairs on cats or dogs, or even by moods. Doctors don’t know why these things happen to some people. Japanese doctors blame it on the immune disorder caused by acidosis.
When a woman gets pregnant, the foetus takes priority in getting all the necessary alkaline ionic minerals, since a baby is born with the highest alkalinity. This means that while she is sleeping, she loses a lot of alkaline ionic minerals and her blood becomes acidic rather suddenly. This phenomenon is known as morning sickness.
The heart is one of the most alkaline-dependent organs in the body. It is partly enervated by the vagus nerve which functions best in an alkaline environment. Correct heartbeat is altered by acid wastes. These wastes rob the blood of proper oxygenation and degeneration of the heart follows. An alkaline system creates an ideal heart function.
As the body consumes toxins, the kidneys become over-burdened with acid wastes. Nephritis, uraemia poisoning, and bladder diseases are all acid related conditions, which can be helped greatly by alkalizing the bloodstream. Kidney stones begin as tiny specks; they gradually build into solid stones, composed of phosphates, urates, etc. They are another form of acidic salts. Drinking plenty of alkaline water will prevent kidney stones from forming, and even after their formation, it can help dissolve them.
Digestive difficulties (belching, bloating, sensitivity at the waist, intestinal gas, regurgitation, hiccups, lack or limitation of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, colic in children) may indicate vagus nerve problems and possible hiatus hernia syndrome, which can produce acid residue throughout the system. Hiatus hernia can quickly reduce necessary hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Without proper hydrochloric acid breakdown of foods, the foods become too acidic.
The colon must be kept clean of accumulated acid wastes. Poisons collect on the colon walls and in cases of diarrhea or constipation will harden and reabsorb into the bloodstream. Good bowel action (complete elimination) must be done at least 2 times per day.
The liver has over three hundred functions, including processing acid toxins from the blood and producing numerous alkaline enzymes for the system and is your first line of defence against any poisons. All the nourishment obtained through the gastrointestinal tract enters the blood by way of the liver. The load on the liver is much heavier when acid waste products are constantly floating in the blood. If the liver becomes too congested with protein acid wastes, death is imminent.
There are 600-700 lymph glands in the body. Lymph fluid carries nutrition to the cells and removes acid waste products. Lymph fluid flows best in an alkaline environment. When the body is overly acidic, it slows, creating one of the most chronic, long-term, life-threatening situations. Gradually, the lymph dries and begins to form very tiny to very large adhesions throughout the tissues. These adhesions can interfere not only with lymph fluid but with blood flow as well. Hindered lymph flow increases tissue acid storage. Not drinking enough purified water will also slow the lymph. Waste products from foods that are not properly digested are reabsorbed into general circulation via the lymphatic ducts of the small intestine. In addition, bowel movements that do not completely clear the body of its daily poisons are also reabsorbed.
Poor Eye Sight / Eye Diseases
We generally do not consider the change in our vision as we age to by any kind of disease. We consider that to be a sign of aging and accept it as a fact of life. However, how or why do these things happen? Undoubtedly, the process of acidification does something. As we accumulate phosphates and urates etc. in our cells, the cells lose more oxygen. This causes more unburned sugar in the cell that will bond protein molecules. The end result is that the cells and tissues get stiff, inflexible, hard, etc. If we do not allow the acids to accumulate in our cells, these things would not have to happen. Then, can we reverse it? The answer is YES!
Is it worth trying AOX Antioxidant Alkaline water? By now, you would have concluded that alkaline water is not magic water or a medication. It is simply alkaline water acting as a buffer to the acidic conditions of the body; and we have learnt that acidosis condition of the body is creating a platform for degenerative diseases. Therefore, it makes sense to drink AOX on a daily basis.
Your health is your responsibility and the water you choose to drink is your choice. Start on AOX today.
In some extreme cases, the build up of acidic elements are so great that it starts to destroy healthy cells around them. Healthy cells must maintain a slightly alkaline pH level. Some cells change their formula in order to survive in an acidic environment. If they are successful, this is the beginning of cancer. Cancer cells are acidic while healthy cells are alkaline. Even if the cancerous tumours are completely removed surgically, as long as the acidic conditions in the area remain, the chances are that new tumours will develop around the same area.
Exactly where the left over waste products are accumulated may very according to every individual. However, the parts of the body where wastes accumulate first may determine what kind of adult disease that individual may develop first. Within one family, the storage places may be similar. This may explain the hereditary effects of certain adult diseases.
Anti-Aging And Alkaline Diet
In order to learn how to get younger, we must understand the process of anti-aging and an alkaline diet.
Handling natural health improvement devices developed in Japan a few years, I have witnessed as well as personally experienced many mysterious phenomenon in the reverse aging effect.
Being a scientist, engineer, and inventor, I have tried to understand and explain the phenomenon scientifically, applying the scientific principles of those non-drug, natural health improvement devices. During the course of the study, I came to a realization of what the human aging process is about. The great news is that, with this new theory, the anti-aging process can be explained, and ANYBODY CAN GET YOUNGER IF HE OR SHE SO DESIRES.
The Aging Process
We get old because we are not disposing of all the internally generated wastes and toxins, and accumulate the leftovers within our body.
For our body to function and to maintain body temperature, we burn nutrients within our cells. The main ingredients of all foods, expensive or inexpensive, gourmet or junk, vegetable or meat, alkaline or acid, are carbohydrates, proteins or fats. And they are nothing but the combinations of four elements: carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen and oxygen.
After these nutrients are burnt (oxidized) in the cells, they all turn into organic acids: carbonic acids, uric acids, lactic acids, fatty acids, ammonia, etc. Fats are acidic even before oxidation. The Chinese word for oxygen is written with two characters, “sahn-so”. They literally mean “acid root”.
These acidic wastes and toxins are disposed out of the body in liquid form, as urine or perspiration, after first being dissolved into the blood. Every element within our body was place there by the blood and can come out of there by first being dissolved into the blood and then being carried out. If anyone loses ten pounds by any dietary means, it can be said that most of that ten pounds came out through the urine.
Unfortunately, due to our life styles and environments (i.e., too much ingestion, overwork, over indulgence, not enough rest, staying up late, not enough exercise, inadequate water consumption, smoking, pollution, low alkaline diet etc.) the body cannot get rid of all the acidic waste products that it generates within. We accumulate these left over waste products somewhere within our body. This is the process of getting old.
To make matters worse, mixed with these organic acids are inorganic acid minerals such as chlorine, phosphor, and sulphur that come in with most of our acidic foods: meats, grains and root crops. We don’t eat enough of alkaline diet (anti-aging) foods such as fruits and vegetables that contain inorganic alkaline minerals: calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, etc.
Although the amounts of inorganic minerals are small compared with the organic acid wastes that the body produces, they contribute more towards the acid side. However, one important thing to note is that even if one does not eat any acidic food at all, as long as carbohydrates and proteins are consumed, the body produces much more acidic wastes than the inorganic alkaline minerals can counteract.
We are born with high alkaline blood pH of 7.44. As we get older, the blood pH drops down to 7.35 or below. The blood pH referred to here is the artery blood pH. The difference of 0.09 in pH value seems very small but since pH is logarithmic, the amount of hydroxyl ion (OH-) in 7.44 pH is 1.23 times that of 7.35 pH, because 10=1.2303.
The hydroxyl ion is an oxygen donor while the hydrogen ion (H+) is an oxygen taker. In other words, young people carry 23% more of the oxygen donors in their blood than older people. No wonder they are more energetic.
Uric acid is nearly insoluble in water, alcohol, and ether, but soluble in solutions of alkaline salts. In other words, it becomes soluble in alkaline water. Arthritis and gout are caused by uric acid deposited between the joints, non-dissolved due to the low alkalinity of an older person’s blood. Drinking AOX alkaline water will gradually elevate one’s blood pH and the gout will disappear naturally. (More about this acid free alkaline water later)
As we live with poor waste disposal systems for a long period of time, some parts of our body build up more acids than others, and they can clog up capillary vessels around those acidic areas. This causes some body organs to function in a sluggish manner. We feel tired and run down sometimes for no reason whatsoever, and adult diseases such as high blood pressure, arthritis, diabetes, asthma, allergies, etc. start to set in WE SIMPLY ACCEPT THESE PHENOMENA AS “GETTING OLD.”
Testing Your Urinary pH
The pH of the urine indicates how the body is working to maintain the proper pH of the blood. The urine reveals the alkaline building (anabolic) and acid tearing down (catabolic) cycles. The pH of urine indicates the efforts of the body via the kidneys, adrenals, lungs and gonads to regulate body pH balance through the buffer salts and hormones. Urine can provide a fairly accurate picture of body chemistry, because the kidneys filter out the buffer salts of pH regulation and provide values based on what the body is eliminating. Urine pH can vary from around 4.5 to 9.0 for its extremes, but the ideal range is 6.5 to 7.0+. Urinary pH tends to be lower in the morning and higher in the evening.
The pH of the urine can vary widely. The pH of urine is also affected by the biochemicals that the body is eliminating. These include biochemicals such as excess minerals, vitamins, and products of metabolism and also include drugs and toxins being eliminated by the body.
The pH of the urine is not as affected by digestive enzymes as salivary pH. However, the pH of the urine can be affected by:
preservatives you eat
pollutants you breathe
stress you encounter
the food you eat
how much water you drink
the amount of pathogens in your system
how much rest you receive
all the biochemical activities going on in your body
A brief Science of Body pH
Minerals with a negative electrical charge are attracted to the H+ ion. These are called acid minerals. Acid minerals include: chlorine (Cl-), sulfur (S-), phosphorus (P-), and they form hydrochloric acid (HCl), sulfuric acid (H2SO4), and phosphoric acid (H3PO4). Minerals with a positive electrical charge are attracted to the negatively charged OH- ion. These are called alkaline minerals. Nutritionally important alkaline minerals include calcium (Ca+), potassium (K+), magnesium (Mg+), and sodium (Na+). (Cancer patients tend to have an excess of sodium. – Gerson page 97). To determine if a food is acid or alkaline, it is burned and the ash is mixed with water. If the solution is acid or alkaline then the food is called acid or alkaline. Ash is the mineral content of the food.
Also, while it is commonly understood that the body needs calcium to build bones, what is not generally known is bones are a complex matrix of many different minerals and if all the required minerals are not present then strong bones cannot be built. There are at least 18 key bone-building nutrients essential for optimum bone health. The implication is that it is easier to destroy bone through excess acidity in the body than it is to rebuild bone. Furthermore, as farm soils become depleted of many trace minerals the foods grown on these soils contain less and less of the required nutrients. At last count, the human body requires 90 different nutrients for optimum health, and the list is growing year by year.
How does this relate to body metabolism? Basically, if the body fluids are acid they will seek alkaline minerals to react with – such as sodium, potassium, zinc, iron, calcium. These are found in the liver, muscles, ligaments and bones, etc., if too little is available from the diet. But why should this happen? Effectively, all the body’s internal fluids are designed to be slightly alkaline, such as interstitial fluid, cerebrospinal and lymphatic fluid, liver bile and so on. The only exception to this is the hydrochloric acid produced by the stomach.
While our bodies are designed to be alkaline, cells produce acid as a by-product of their normal activity. The acid waste matter thus produced is reduced to carbon dioxide and water which are excreted harmlessly from the body.
When food is consumed and metabolized, however, not all of it is used up. A residue remains and this has been called ash (and perhaps the major area of disagreement in this subject is over the classification of foods into acid-ash forming and alkaline-ash forming foods). Digestion oxidizes foods in much the same way as if they were burned except that it involves enzymes operating at low temperatures; a lemon, for example, will break down into carbohydrates that will further break down into carbon dioxide and water leaving a residual alkaline ash consisting of minerals salts such as sodium, potassium and calcium etc. So while a lemon will taste acid and present and acid pH if tested raw, its ash will be alkaline and so will its effect on the body.
Proteins on the other hand leave an ash consisting of phosphates, sulphates and nitrates (from the phosphorus, sulphur and nitrogen that proteins contain). These are all acid. The net effect of protein consumption (whether from animal or vegetable sources) is to increase acidity.
The body has to rid itself of its acid wastes. This type of acid ash cannot be eliminated through the lungs as carbon dioxide and water in the same way as cellular metabolism. Instead the body has to buffer the ash with alkaline substances in order to neutralize it. Buffering takes place both inside and outside the cell, the majority of the buffering occurring in the blood itself.
Clinical research by Dr M T Morter (Arkansas, USA) has shown that if the anabolic urinary and salivary pH (measured immediately upon awakening) is below 6.8, we can be relatively certain that digestive support must be provided. Controlled clinical studies by Dr Paul Yanick (Pasadena, USA) have confirmed Dr Morter’s findings and recorded that intracellular assimilation of nutrients is significantly decreased when the anabolic pH is below 6.8.
However as both these researchers have shown, supplementing the diet with appropriate alkalizing agents was highly beneficial in elevating the systemic pH by replenishing the alkaline mineral and enzyme reserves. Since systemic deficiencies show only in the last instance in the digestive tract, practitioners should not wait until the signs and symptoms of poor digestion become evident. From a preventative perspective, compensation should be made when symptoms are minimal and the anabolic pH is below 7.4 after an Alkaline Load Test (see “Correlative Urinalysis” by M T Morter).
Diets which are high in protein, fat and carbohydrates and low in greens and raw food, stress the digestive mechanisms, inhibiting proper digestion and overloading the immune system with incompletely digested macromolecules and toxins. These digestive disturbances are aggravated by the typically high intake of food additives, pesticides and stimulating foods that are common in the Western diet.
|Acidic||Mayonnaise, Mustard, Miso|
|Acidic||Cheese (all varieties, from all milks)|
|Acidic||Pineapple, Pomegranate, Rasberry|
|Acidic||Peanuts, Peanut butter|
|Alkaline||Fresh red beet, Red radish|
|Alkaline||Cabbage lettuce, fresh Celery, Cayenne pepper|
|Higher Alkaline||Cucumber, fresh|
|Highly Acidic||Fruit juice (sweetened)|
|Highly Acidic||Tea (black)|
|Highly Acidic||Pork, Beef, Canned Sardines & Tuna|
|Highly Acidic||Artificial sweeteners|
|Highly Acidic||Pickled vegetables|
|Highly Alkaline||Baking soda|
|Highly Alkaline||Soy Sprouts|
|Highly Alkaline||Sprouted seeds, Straw grass, Wheat grass|
|Highly Alkaline||Soy nuts|
|Slightly Acidic||White biscuit, Whole-grain bread|
|Slightly Acidic||Whole-meal bread|
|Slightly Acidic||Homogenized milk|
|Slightly Acidic||Milk (not pasteurized)|
|Slightly Acidic||Yoghurt (unsweetened)|
|Slightly Acidic||Fruit juice (natural)|
|Slightly Acidic||Water (spring)|
|Slightly Acidic||Cod liver oil|
|Slightly Acidic||Corn oil|
|Slightly Acidic||Sunflower oil|
|Slightly Acidic||Black currant|
|Slightly Acidic||Cherry, sweet|
|Slightly Acidic||Dates (dried)|
|Slightly Acidic||Fig juice powder|
|Slightly Acidic||Grapes (ripe)|
|Slightly Acidic||Italian plum|
|Slightly Acidic||Mandarin orange|
|Slightly Acidic||Strawberries,Red currant|
|Slightly Acidic||Yellow plum|
|Slightly Acidic||Chicken, Duck, Fish|
|Slightly Acidic||Liver, organ parts, Oyster|
|Slightly Acidic||Apple Cider Vinegar|
|Slightly Acidic||Soy Protein Powder|
|Slightly Acidic||Brazil nuts, Cashews, Hazelnut, Macadamia|
|Slightly Acidic||sweet potatoes|
|Slightly Acidic||Flax seeds|
|Slightly Acidic||Pumpkin seeds|
|Slightly Acidic||Sunflower seeds|
|Slightly Acidic||Agave nectar|
|Slightly Acidic||Barley malt syrup|
|Slightly Acidic||Brown rice syrup|
|Slightly Acidic||Maple Syrup|
|Slightly Acidic||Milk sugar|
|Slightly Acidic||Cooked vegetables (all kinds)|
|Slightly Alkaline||Tea (herbal, green)|
|Slightly Alkaline||Water (Fiji, Hawaiian, Evian)|
|Slightly Alkaline||Borage oil|
|Slightly Alkaline||Coconut Oil (raw)|
|Slightly Alkaline||Evening Primrose oil|
|Slightly Alkaline||Flax seed oil|
|Slightly Alkaline||Marine lipids|
|Slightly Alkaline||Olive Oil|
|Slightly Alkaline||Sesame oil|
|Slightly Alkaline||Banana (unripe)|
|Slightly Alkaline||Cherry, sour|
|Slightly Alkaline||Coconut, fresh|
|Slightly Alkaline||Figs (dried)|
|Slightly Alkaline||Figs (raw)|
|Slightly Alkaline||Fresh lemon|
|Slightly Alkaline||Soy flour|
|Slightly Alkaline||Bee pollen|
|Slightly Alkaline||White radish, Yams|
|Slightly Alkaline||Seed –Caraway, Cumin, Fennel|
|Slightly Alkaline||Sesame seeds|
|Slightly Alkaline||Asparagus, Egg plant|
|Slightly Alkaline||Bell peppers,capsicums, Brussels sprouts|
|Slightly Alkaline||Green cabbage|
|Slightly Alkaline||Mustard greens, Onion|
|Slightly Alkaline||Peas, fresh & ripe|
|Slightly Alkaline||Pumpkins (raw)|
|Slightly Alkaline||Raw onions|
|Slightly Alkaline||Red cabbage|
|Slightly Alkaline||Sea Vegetables|
|Slightly Alkaline||Seaweed (dulse, kelp, laver, etc)|
|Slightly Alkaline||Tomatoes (raw)|
|Slightly Alkaline||Watercress, White cabbage|
|Slightly Alkaline||Royal Jelly|
|Slightly Alkaline||Carrot, Potatoes|
Water Ionizers, The Average And The AOX
Conventional water ionizers create artificial alkaline water that causes side effects. They also emit harmful radiation and create waste water.
AOX natural water alkalizers, on the other hand, allow you to enjoy the health and healing benefits of 100% natural alkaline water without the side effects. Furthermore, they emit no radiation and create no waste water.
Water ionizers split water molecules with electricity to artificially create alkaline water.
The resulting water is considered artificial because all water found in nature has a pH that perfectly corresponds to the minerals in the water. When you drink alkaline water, the body assumes it is receiving alkaline minerals, like calcium and magnesium.
The problem with ionized water is the gap between pH and the minerals in the water.
Alkalinity and pH
Source: Water, Alkalinity and pH
Most people assume that water with high pH will definitely have alkalinity. This is a misconception. A glass of water at pH 9 can have low, medium or high alkalinity. You can have high pH water (highly alkaline) and have just about no alkalinity to speak of – meaning the water hardly buffers the body’s acid condition at all. It’s not high pH alkaline water we need, it’s water with high levels of alkalinity.
Simply put, it is not enough to drink high pH alkaline water – in fact pH is not a big factor at all when one is trying to alkalize the body (just “think” lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and fresh green juices – all of which have an acid pH but are still great for alkalizing!). The key to addressing excessive metabolic acids and building alkalizing reserves in our body fluids and tissues is the amount of alkalinity (alkaline mineral compounds) that is consumed.
Alkalinity is important because it protects or buffers against rapid pH changes. It is a measure of the buffering capacity of water – its ability to resist sudden changes in pH. pH is a measure of how acidic or alkaline water is. Alkalinity is the water’s capacity to resist changes in pH that would make the water more acidic. This capacity is commonly known as “buffering capacity.”
- pH simply expresses the degree of hydrogen ion concentration
- Alkaline means that the pH is greater than 7
- Alkalinity is the true measure of acid-neutralizing capacity which includes the bicarbonate (HCO3-1), carbonate (CO3-2) and hydroxide (OH-1) ions. It is measured in mg/l or ppm as CaCO3.
Alkalinity of natural water is determined by the soil and bedrock through which it passes. The main sources for natural alkalinity are rocks which contain carbonate, bicarbonate, and hydroxide compounds. Borates, silicates, and phosphates also may contribute to alkalinity. Limestone is rich in carbonates, so waters flowing through limestone regions or bedrock containing carbonates generally have high alkalinity – hence good buffering capacity.
Alkalinity is a measure of the capacity of water to neutralize acids. At normal drinking water pH levels, bicarbonate, and carbonate are the main contributors to alkalinity.
Increased stress and poor dietary choices create excessively acidic conditions in the body. While a healthy body can maintain its own pH balance by using its reserve of alkaline minerals to buffer acid, our modern lifestyle has depleted these minerals reserves.
The condition of having an acidic body is known as acidosis. It is a precursor to numerous diseases.
While drinking artificial alkaline water neutralizes acid in the gut, it does not provide the minerals the body needs. Even worse, the body often becomes too alkaline in the gut and digestive tract while acidosis still exists elsewhere in the body. In this case, the body will leech the calcium from its own bones to neutralize the acid elsewhere.
When ingesting artificial alkaline water, the body is continually stressed by the gap between the pH and the actual minerals present in the water.
Alkaline water is water that has a pH level between 8 and 10 of 8 or 9 which is higher than the pH level of tap water which is generally between 6 and 7.
When rain water flows through layers of natural rock, alkaline water is naturally produced. AOX filters work on the same principle by adding in antioxidants and alkaline minerals and reduce the molecule size to boost hydration. Unlike electrolysis Alkaline Ionizer, AOX does not produce waste water and harmful radiation.
There are numerous benefits associated with drinking mineralised water as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Cultures around the world have utilized the healing properties of naturally occurring alkaline water for centuries. In fact, most of the ‘healing springs’ around the world such as Lourdes and Nordenau have naturally alkalized water. In recent years, the benefits of alkaline water have led it to become the preferred form of hydration amongst health enthusiasts and celebrities including Mark Wahlberg, Madonna, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lopez and Miranda Kerr.
There are a whole host of ailments associated with excess acidity in the body. Drinking AOX alkaline water helps the body to eliminate this acidity and detox more effectively, thereby preventing many of the diseases which are caused by a diet high in acidic substances. Some of the benefits of drinking alkaline purified water may provide include:
- Soothes acid reflux by assisting in the breakdown of food proteins
- Hydrates the body more effectively than untreated water and can help with hangovers
- Neutralizes acid in the bloodstream to improve energy levels and metabolism performance
- Dissolves accumulated acid waste
- Supports the immune system and helps to prevent aging and disease through its antioxidant properties
- Cleanses the colon
- Helps manage skin conditions such as acne and eczema
- Lubricates the muscles and joints and eases inflammation and arthritis
- Rejuvenates the skin
- Can benefits the kidneys and helps break up kidney stones
- Reduces body fat
- Protects bones
- Helps manage allergies
- Improves teeth, gum health and overall dental hygiene
- Enables the better absorption of nutrients
- Fights fatigue
- Helps manage gout
- Helps you achieve better overall health