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Effect of Alkaline Water Water Intake on Lifespan of Auto Immune Disease Prone Mice
Clinical Improvements Obtained From the Intake of Ionised Water
Ionised Water for Prevention of Diseases
Alkaline Water, Cluster Water, Microcluster Water, Reduced water
Dr Baroody's Acid Test
Understanding Alkaline Water
Effect of Alkaline Water Water Intake on Lifespan of Auto Immune Disease Prone Mice
- Research From University of Texas.
Recent studies on ionised alkaline water and mice showed that mice drinking ionised alkaline water increased their lifespan. The study was undertaken in two strains of autoimmune disease prone mice to establish the spontaneous disease process and longevity.
Mice were provide with water and chow diet ad libitum and weekly body weights and spontaneous deaths were recorded.
The mean survival times were recorded:
1. Tap Water pH = 7.5: 235 days
2. Ionised Water pH = 9.00: 287 days
3. Ionised Water pH = 10.00 or greater: 302 days
This is an average increase of about 30% longer life!
The increased lifespan appears to be related to the reduced levels of free radicals and antioxidant enzyme levels. In summary, ionised alkaline water inhibits autoimmune disease and increases lifespan.
Clinical Improvements Obtained From the Intake of Ionised Water
- (1985-2000) HAYASHI, Hidemitsu, M.D.,Water Institute, & KAWAMURA, Munenori, M.D., Kyowa Medical Clinic,
1. Improvement of blood glucose and HbAIC levels in diabetes mellitus.
2. Improvement of peripheral circulation in diabetic gangrene.
3. Improvement of uric acid levels in gout.
4. Improvement of liver function in hepatic disease, cirrhosis of liver, hepatitis.
5. Improvement of gastroduodenal ulcers and prevention of recurrences.
6. Improvement of cholesterol level; hypertension, angina, myocardial infarction.
7. Improvement of hypersensitive disorders; atopic dermatitis, asthma, urticaria.
8. Improvement of autoimmune disorders; rheumatism, collagen disease, SLE.
9. Improvement of so called specific diseases; Behcet's syndrome, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, Kawasaki's disease.
10. Improvement of malignant tumours of liver; hepatoma, metastatic tumours.
11. Improvement of general malaise, chronic constipation & diarrhea as well as persistent diarrhea occurred after gastric resection.
12. Improvement of dehydration in infants with vomiting and diarrhea caused by viral infection.
13. Improvement of hyperbilirubinemia in newborns
14. Experiences of pregnant women who took reduced water during their pregnancy; almost no emesis, smooth delivery, slight jaundice, enough lactation, smooth and satisfactory growth of newborns.
Devices to produce reduced water were introduced into our clinic in May 1985. Based on the clinical experiences obtained in the past 15 years, it can be said that introduction of electrolyzed-reduced water for drinking and cooking purpose for inpatients should be the very prerequisite in daily medical practices.
The Ministry of Health and Welfare in Japan announced in 1965 that the intake of reduced water is effective for restoration of intestinal flora metabolism.
Ionised Water for Prevention of Diseases
Dr.Sanetaka Shirahata, Graduate school of Genetic Resources Technology, Kyushu University, 6-10-1 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8581, Japan. This is a part paper delivered by Dr Shirahata to the Functional Water Symposium in Tokyo.
It has long been established that reactive oxygen species (ROS) cause many types of damage to biomolecules and cellular structures, that, in turn result in the development of a variety of pathologic states such as diabetes, cancer and aging. Ionised water is defined as anti-oxidative water produced by reduction of water. Ionised (electrolyzed reduced water (ERW)) has been demonstrated to be hydrogen-rich water and can scavenge ROS in vitro (Shirahata et al., 1997).
The reduction of proton in water to active hydrogen (atomic hydrogen, hydrogen radical) that can scavenge ROS is very easily caused by a weak current, compared to oxidation of hydroxyl ion to oxygen molecule. Activation of water by magnetic field, collision, minerals etc. will also produce reduced water containing active hydrogen and/or hydrogen molecule. Several natural waters such as Hita Tenryosui water drawn from deep underground in Hita city in Japan, Nordenau water in Germany and Tlacote water in Mexico are known to alleviate various diseases. We have developed a sensitive method by which we can detect active hydrogen existing in ionised water, and have demonstrated that not only ERW but also natural ionised waters described above contain active hydrogen and scavenge ROS in cultured cells. ROS is known to cause reduction of glucose uptake by inhibiting the insulin-signalling pathway in cultured cells. Ionised water scavenged intracellular ROS and stimulated glucose uptake in the presence or absence of insulin in both rat L6 skeletal muscle cells and mouse 3T3/L1 adipocytes. This insulin-like activity of ionised water was inhibited by wortmannin that is specific inhibitor of PI-3 kinase, a key molecule in insulin signalling pathways.
Ionised water protected insulin-responsive cells from sugar toxicity and improved the damaged sugar tolerance of type 2 diabetes model mice, suggesting that reduced water may improve insulin-independent diabetes mellitus.
Cancer cells are generally exposed to high oxidative stress. Ionised water causes impaired tumour phenotypes of human cancer cells, such as reduced growth rate, orphological changes, reduced colony formation ability in soft agar, passage number-dependent telomere shortening, reduced binding abilities of telomere binding proteins and suppressed metastasis. Ionised water suppressed the growth of cancer cells transplanted into mice, demonstrating their anticancer effects in vivo.
Ionised water will be applicable to not only medicine but also food industries, agriculture, and manufacturing industries.
Shirahata, S. et al.: Electrolyzed reduced water scavenges active oxygen species and protects DNA from oxidative damage. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 234, 269-274, 1997.
Alkaline Water, Cluster Water, Microcluster Water, Reduced water - Hubert Choi
Ionized water is by far the most superior drinking water available. Ionized water has several names. It is electronically enhanced water that has been run over positive and negative electrodes and become ionized, Which then is separated into alkaline and acidic water. They are created simultaneously, 70% Alkaline water and 30% Acid water.
Both Waters have extraordinary properties and benefits, however, their respective uses could not be more different. The Alkaline Water we drink, the Acid water we use on the outside of our bodies, as well as many other things. Ionized Water has a beneficial effect on everything it comes in contact with as long as is used properly. For instance, We would not want to drink the acid water because it is an oxidant and we would be drinking free radicals, unstable oxygen molecules.
Ionized water is one of the significant preventative health advances of our generation. It is a Powerful Antioxidant, which also provides our body with an abundance of oxygen which in turn gives us energy. It Balances our Body pH, which helps prevent disease because it is Alkaline. It is a Powerful Detoxifier, And a Superior Hydrator, up to six times more hydrating than conventional water.
It is true that drinking ionized water gives you energy. On the surface, it seems like an outrageous claim that drinking water can give you energy. However, we all know that providing the body with oxygen will give us energy. Ionized water possesses an abundance of oxygen, which is one of the reasons bacteria does not live in Alkaline Ionized Water much more than 40 seconds. The other reason is because the negative ORP is a hostile environment to bacteria.
Energy that is derived from oxygen is the best energy a person can have because it has not been derived from an artificial source such as caffeine. Sugar or other stimulants, which are more like rushes that invariably end in some kind of crash.
When we eat too much sugar for instance, our body produces insulin to counteract the sudden influx of excess sugar and we experience a sugar/insulin crash. A few too many of those and you end up a diabetic, especially if it tends to run in the family.
However, with oxygen its an entirely different story. You never get a rush and you never crash. Energy derived from oxygen is natural. Oxygen makes you alert and invigorated. It picks you up slowly and let you down slowly as it is used up. People who drink Ionized Water on a regular basis don’t notice how much energy it does give them until the fourth or fifth day after they stop drinking it.
For someone with cancer, the high oxygen level found in Ionized Water is particularly helpful since Oxygen destroys cancer cells which is why cancer patients are often tired all the time. By drinking Ionized Water on a regular basis the amount of oxygen is a poison to bacteria and the more we can get into our blood stream the better.
Ionized water has two Antioxidant qualities or components to it. Ionize means to gain or lose an electron. In the case of Ionized water, an electron is grabbed from one oxygen molecule and donated to another making that oxygen molecule become an Antioxidant.
All Antioxidants have this property of possessing an extra electron such as Vitamins A, C and E. It is miraculous that normal tap water can be turned into an Antioxidant. Not only that, but it is an efficient Antioxidant because it is a liquid with small water molecule clusters and thus is more easily absorbed into the body.
Virtually all liquids have an Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP), which is the mill voltage it possesses. Normal tap water has an 300 to 400 ORP, meaning that the potential for reducing oxidation is nonexistent. Only a negative ORP can reduce or negate oxidation. Alkaline Ionized Water has a –350 to –250 ORP, depending in part on the amount of minerals in the source water and which level the unit is on. This means it has a very high potential for reducing oxidation. Fresh squeezed orange juice has a –250 ORP, as do most other fresh squeezed juices asd vegetables. However, if they have been pasteurized or otherwise processed, the antioxidant and negative ORP properties have been removed from the food as well as all its rejuvenating properties.
Oxidization means to decay or age. As things oxidize, the ORP rises. A higher ORP also retards bacterial growth and if high enough, it will kill bacteria. Rust is metal that has oxidized. In the human body oxidation is caused by free radical damage.
Free radicals are oxygen molecules that have lost an electron and become unstable. They are caused by pollution, stress and poor diet. Essentially all diseases arise from the environment.
Because of the predominance of hydroxyl ions in Ionized Water, the water becomes Alkaline, meaning it has a high pH, somewhere between 8 and 10 depending on which level the Water Ioniser is on. At a pH 10, Ionized Water begin to taste salty so there is a limit to how strong Ionized Water should be consumed even though it is not harmful to you at this level. A pH of 9.5 is sufficiently high enough to satisfy the body.
The ease at which a pH of 10 or higher is achieved will depend on how slow the water runs through the Water Ioniser and how high the mineral content of the source water is.
The more minerals you have in the source water, the stronger ionization you will have. If you tried to use purified water, either distilled or reverse osmosis which has no mineral content, no ionization would occur.
There are alkaline mineral and acid minerals and ionization will become stronger on the alkaline side if there alkaline minerals present and stronger on the acid side if there are acid minerals present.
The fact that the Ionized Water we drink is alkaline is very important because disease thrive in an acidic environment and will not flourish and thrive in an alkaline environment.
Ionized Water is sometimes called reduced water because typically water molecules group together in clusters of 10 to 13 molecules. Ionized Water molecule clusters are split in half and grouped into 5-6 water molecules, thus it is Reduced in size. The Ionized Water molecule cluster has been changed from an irregular shape to a regular hexagonal shape that passes through our body tissue much more efficiently than conventional water. It is this smaller, regular sharp that hydrates anything much more efficiently than conventional water.
All Water Ioniser currently manufactured have more than one level of ionization strength. Some of the older Water Ionisers have only one level, which is very limiting, especially after first purchasing a Water Ioniser. The better models have 4 or 5 levels of strength which allows a person to ease into Ionized Water when they first start drinking it. The detoxification effect of Ionized Water requires some people to start drinking it rather weak and building the strength of the water over time.
Headaches and diarrhea are common detoxification symptoms. The better Water Ionisers have four or five level, each level increasing in strength until pH9.5-10 is reached (depending on source water).
Although we can not drink too much Ionized Water once the body has acclimatised to it, many people need to start by drinking Ionized Water at a weak level, meaning that only a small percentage of the water has been ionized. The more toxins that a person has in their body, the weaker they should start drinking Ionized water so the detoxification effects are kept to a minimum.
Sulfur, Iodine, Chlorine, Phosphorous, Bromine, Copper, Silicon, Fluorine. These are known as acid-forming minerals. These minerals will strengthen the acid side of the Ionized Water by forming more hydrogen ions.
One of the keys to Great Health is Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Iron and Manganese. There are known as alkaline-forming minerals. There minerals will strengthen the alkaline side of the Ionized Water by forming more hydroxyl ions. When these minerals are used by the body they leave behind an alkaline ash in the urine. For instance, each time the heart attack, standard procedure when you arrive at the hospital is to put the victim on magnesium drip.
All ingested substances and all situation (physical, emotional, or mental) that affect the body, leave either an alkaline or acid ash residue in the urine. Thus, if a person has created his or her own acidic environment, it can spread further until it consumes the body. When many cancer patients are near death, their bodies begin to produce ammonia as a natural chemical reaction in order to counteract the acidic enviroment that has been created by the cancer. This is the bad odor that many cancer victims have as they are nearing death.
Acid wastes literally attacks the joints, tissues, muscles, organs and glands causing minor to major dysfunction.
At this time, the medical establishment in the Unite States and many other countries have not accepted the idea that body pH (alkalinity and acidity) and disease walk hand in hand. In fact, I can say without hesitation that if you catch a cold and you are miserable, you will feel much better if you simply raise the pH of your body by drinking ionized water eating as many fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs as you can. By raising the pH, you are giving your body its best chance to fight the virus that has invaded it with the defenses it has in its arsenal. We call that our immune system, which is at its best when the body is Alkaline.
Alkaline Water - Gives you lots of Energy!
Removes acidic waste from the body
Hydrates body up to three times more effectively than conventional water
Nutrients are absorbed more efficiently into the body.
Foods cooked with ionized water taste better.
Nutrients from foods and drinks are absorbed better by the body.
Minerals that are ionized as more easily assimilated by the body.
Powders such as flour are mixed more thoroughly and smoothly.
Ionized water boils faster/cools faster.
Promotes regularity and overall good digestion.
Promotes overall health and healing by bringing the body into balance.
Benefits of Acid Water
Having acid water on tap is worth the price of a Water Ionizer by itself. It has an extraordinary effect on many things it is used for. First of all, It is an oxidant. When Acid Water is freshly made. Small bubbles are also present in the water, but not as many as on the alkaline side, which is far more cloudy. However, they are hydrogen ions on the acid water side, which are free radicals. For that reason, we should not drink Acid Water.
Acid Water kills most bacteria on contact. This of course would depend on the strength of the acid water, how high the ORP is and how low the pH. For instance, an ORP of 1100 and a pH of 2.5 would be considered anti-microbial, meaning that it would kill all bacteria on contact regardless of the kind of bacteria. Chlorine, which is an oxidant, has a one second bacterial kill rete with an ORP of 700.
In Japan, Acid Ioniser Water is used effectively as on golf courses as a fertilizer and pesticide. Acid water has a very nice conditioning effect on the skin and hair because both are rather acid. The skin has a pH of about 4.7, the hair about 5.6.
Acid Minerals (Acid-Binding Minerals)Phosphorous, Iodine, Bromine, Copper, Silicon, Fluorine (Fluoride) and Sulfur. Several of these minerals our body needs in abundance. Having a copper deficiency, for instance, is responsible in part for people’s hair graying. However, just by taking a supplement with copper in it will not necessarily be readily assimilated into the body.
Acid Water - External Use Only – Do Not Drink
Kills bacteria on contact.
Help heal cuts, blisters, scraps, rashes, even more serious wounds.
Helps heal diabetic ulcers.
Provides excellent relief from Mosquito Bites & Bee Stings.
Provide excellent relief from Poison lvy & Poison Oak.
Cleans hair and makes it feel great after rinsing.
Excellent water for car, truck or boat batteries.
Great for Skin.
Relieves chapped hands & dry, itchy skin
Effectively removes plaque from teeth. Use it instead of toothpaste.
Wash vegetables, fruits, meats and fish with it to kill bacteria.
Gargle with it to relieve sore throats and mouth sores.
Works as an astringent to tighten skin.
Excellent treatment for acne, eczema and other skin diseases.
Excellent treatment for fungus such as athletes foot.
Promotes plant growth and general health, herbs and wheat grass.
Extends the life of cut flowers.
Reverse Aging - Sang Whang
Mr. Sang Whang is a successful inventor, scientist, and engineer. Mr. Whang has discovered a new theory of aging and reverse aging. He explains the health and aging processes in layman terms in his book, Reverse Aging. Below is an excerpt from that book.
In order to learn how to get younger, we must understand the process of aging. 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 reverse 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 either 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 (ie., too much ingestion, overwork, over indulgence, not enough rest, staying up late, not enough exercise, inadequate water consumption, smoking, pollution, 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 sulfur that come in with most of our acidic foods: meats, grains and root crops. We don't eat enough of alkaline 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 acid-free 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." 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.
The Reverse Aging Process
Because the accumulation of waste products inside the body is the aging process, helping the body to get rid of the OLD waste products is the reverse aging process. This reverse aging process takes two steps. The first step is to develop a good disposal system and the second step is to pull out the old wastes from their hiding places.
Development of A Good Disposal System
Since, as mentioned before, the waste disposal is done in liquid form by urine and perspiration, it is imperative that we drink plenty of water. When one is going through any diet program, doctors will advise to drink 8 glasses of water a day. They know the disposal is through urine, but they don't tell you what kind of water to drink. Since all waste products are acidic, the best kind of water is acid free alkaline water. Drinking 4 glasses of this alkaline water is much more effective than 8 glasses of regular, bottled water or filtered tap water. There are devices called water ionisers that split alkaline minerals and acid minerals in regular tap water by electrical means. A quality water ioniser takes in regular tap water which has both acid and alkaline minerals in it and has a typical pH value of 7. The system then releases water with a pH value of 9 or higher with all the alkaline minerals from the original tap water. At the same time it releases acidic water with a pH value of 5 or lower with all the acid minerals in the original tap water. Since this alkaline water has twice as many alkaline minerals as the original water but NO acid minerals, it is more than twice as potent as the original water. Inside our body, it will neutralize only acidic elements and discharge them safely out of the body. Drinking 8 glasses of regular water can leach out acidic wastes as well as some valuable alkaline minerals such as potassium. With alkaline water, 4 glasses are sufficient and there is no worry about losing potassium from your system.
Dr Baroody's Acid Test
Dr Theodore Baroody, in his book “Alkalize or Die”, offers a list of symptoms that may be precipitated by Acidosis:
3. Muscular pain
4. Cold hands and feet
6. Low energy
7. Joint pains that travel
8. Food allergies
9. Chemical sensitivities or odours, gas, heat
11. Panic attacks
12. Pre-menstrual and menstrual cramping
13. Pre-menstrual anxiety and depression
14. Lack of sex drive
19. Hot urine.
20. Strong smelling urine
21. Mild headaches
22. Rapid panting breath
23. Rapid heartbeat
24. Irregular heartbeat
25. White coated tongue
26. Hard to get up
27. Excess Head mucus
28. Metallic taste in mouth
1. Cold sore (Herpes 1 & 11)
3. Loss of memory
4. Loss of concentration
5. Migraine headaches
7. Disturbance in smell, vision, taste.
10. Hay Fever
11. Ear Aches
14. Viral infections (cold, flu)
15. Bacterial Infections (staph, strep)
16. Fungal infections (candida albicans,athlete's foot, vaginal)
20. Urinary infection
23. Excessive failing hair
27. Numbness and tingling
1. Crohn's disease
3. Learning Disabled
4. Hodgkin's Disease
5. Systemic Lupus Erythematosis
6. Multiple Sclerosis
8. Rheumatoid arthritis
9. Myasthenia Gravis
13. All other forms of cancer
Hidemitsu Hayashi, M.D., Heart Surgeon and Director of the Water Institute of Japan
The bodies of all living organisms are composed largely of water. About 70 to 90 percent of all organic matter is water.
The chemical reactions in all plants and animals that support life take place in a water medium. Water not only provides the medium to make these life sustaining reactions possible, but water itself is often an important reactant or product of these reactions. In short, the chemistry of life is water chemistry.