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Monday, January 26, 2015

Alkaline Ionized Water and Children

Alkaline Ionized Water and Children


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As an adult it's easy to see where I went wrong as a teenager and young adult. If only I could go back and re-live my teens and 20's! The one thing I would want to change the most is eating healthier and thinking more about my future health and well-being. Maybe if I had I wouldn't have had to struggle so much when I was in my 40's to regain my health, be slimmer, lower my blood pressure, etc.

So this leads me to the thought “Hey, I have a chance now to pass on all I know to my kids and grand-kids!” Back in our day, parents didn't have the gold mine of information that is the internet. Mom couldn't just Google whatever it is she needed to know, from alternative cold remedies, to vaccines, to what exactly is in these chicken nuggets.

I have learned so much over the years about healthy eating, the pH of our bodies, how disease cannot sustain itself in an alkaline body, the ill effects of soda and sports drinks, how sugar affects little ones and so on. Therefore, I am passing this on to my children. And one of the first steps is providing alkaline ionized water for them. Plenty of it. I urge every one of you to get rid of the soda, Gatorade, sweet tea, juices (all of which RAISE the acidity that gets trapped in bodies) and make sure you have pure alkaline ionized water for your children to drink.

How alkaline should alkaline ionized water be for children?


I suggest that you don't make the alkaline water too strong for children. It is a good rule of thumb to give infants and toddlers purified [filtered] water. On every water ionizer there is a setting for this. Then 2 to 4 year-olds should drink about 8 pH level [which is equivalent to the lowest alkaline setting on your water ionizer]. Four to seven-year-olds should drink at about level 2, or 8.5 pH. After age seven a child should drink at the same alkaline water pH-level as an adult.

You may be thinking to yourself, “Why not just drink tap water or bottled water?” Well, I'll tell you. First of all there is a list of about 100 contaminants that must be removed from tap water, as mandated by the Safe Water Drinking Act. But over 60,000 chemicals are used in the US daily that get into our water supply that have not been tested for toxic effects on our environment or bodies. And what's even more horrifying, pharmaceuticals, including antibiotics, anti-psychotics, sex hormones, mood stabilizers, etc, have been found in the drinking water of over 41,000,000 Americans. In large metropolitan areas from California to New Jersey these drugs have been found in the tap water. Most treatments in the water plants do not eliminate all drug residues from the drinking water. There hasn't been enough time to see exactly what long-term effects this will have, but I can tell you that I am not going to wait around and see.

The standard drinking water is also not the best to provide sufficient hydration due to the chemical compounds found in it that actually works against hydrating the body.

So, how does alkaline ionized water fit in to the picture? First, a water ionizer filters out up to 99.99% of all contaminants from the tap water [depending on the water ionizer and filter combination]. The chemicals, the drug residues, heavy metals. Second, ionized water is “microclustered”, meaning the water molecules are smaller and far easier for the cells of the body to absorb, leading to enhanced hydration. And third, the water has an antioxidant property. Having an excess of electrons, it seeks out and eliminates free radicals in the body. These free radicals are what can cause disease, usually later on in life.

Therefore I have been increasing my childrens' and grand-children's consumption of alkaline water and I encourage you to do the same.  If you are skeptical or curious, do your research. Ask questions. Email me. It really is interesting what you'll find. 



Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Replace Some of Those Harsh Cleaning Agents with Acidic Ionized Water

Did you know that you can use the acidic ionized water from your water ionizer for cleaning and disinfecting? You can!

All water ionizers make three different kinds of water: Alkaline, acidic and purified. We all know that we drink and cook with the alkaline ionized water. But many don't know they can use the acidic water to clean and disinfect. This is a great feature for those wanting to avoid the harsh chemicals under the kitchen sink. Imagine not having to keep all those toxic chemicals in the house, especially if you have kids and pets. Plus think of all the money you will be saving!

A pH level of 4 will kill germs after a few seconds, but a pH of 2.7 will kill them on contact. All while not destroying your skin or making it hard to breathe. I don't know about anyone else, but using bleach or Tilex's Mold and Mildew is an assault on my lungs! Who wants that?!

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Now I'm sure it may seem odd at first since the water doesn't suds up or look like your typical soapy products, but don't fret! The acidic water is killing the bacteria that you don't want lingering around your bathroom, kitchen, floors, etc.

All you have to do is fill a spray bottle with the acidic ionized water and you have yourself a powerful disinfectant capable of killing bacteria, fungus, viruses and microbes.

The acidity of the water can lose its strength after a while, so I highly recommend dispensing it right before you plan on using it.

Here are some uses for the acid water:

* Rinse your fruits and vegetables with them after purchasing from the grocery store. This will kill any bacteria and fungus, as well as remove pesticides. This will help extend the life of your produce.

* Spray your stove and counter tops with the acid water and wipe down with a dry cloth or paper towel to disinfect after handling raw meat.

* Rinse everyone's toothbrush with the acid water to disinfect the brushes.

* Use to disinfect cutting boards.

* Add to your washing machine to freshen your clothes and make them fluffier.

* Lightly mist on your keyboards to disinfect.

* Wipe down your cell phone and land line phones to disinfect them.

* If you have a bed wetter in the house, spray down the affected area to disinfect and get rid of the odor.

The list goes on and on.

So, tell me, what other uses can you think of for the acid water? Comment below!


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Jessica's Journey to Further Weight Loss with Alkaline Ionized Water

Jessica's Journey to Further Weight Loss with Alkaline Ionized Water

Jessica has already lost 40 pounds on her own in the last 6 months. But now that the holidays are over she wants to kick her healthy eating habits into high gear and drop another 60 pounds. And this time she's going to be blogging her successes. The main difference in her routine is going to be adding 3-4 quarts of alkaline ionized water to her regimen each day. She is going to track the differences between eating healthy without alkaline ionized water and how adding it to her lifestyle changes is affecting her weight loss and overall health.

Jessica's diet

Prior to changing my eating habits I would eat what I wanted, when I wanted. Fast food, lots of sweets, more soda than I care to admit, very little water each day, chips and dip, fried foods, you name it.

About 1 ½ years ago my mom gave me a book called The No-Grain Diet by Dr. Mercola and it really made sense. This blog isn't here to get into why I chose that diet, but it really hit home on why I was so overweight and why other diets weren't working very well.

I started eating a diet of meat, vegetables, limited fruit, some dairy, nuts, seeds and LOTS of water. The weight just started melting off and I was ecstatic. I have been overweight since about the age of 8 and it has only gotten worse as an adult and especially after having 3 kids. Trust me, it was really hard at the beginning. I was so used to consuming massive amounts of carbs and it took me about a month to be able to feel full without all the breads, biscuits, potatoes, etc.

Before and After the First 40 Pounds

Here is a picture of me before and after my first 40 pounds:
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Adding Alkaline Ionized Water to My Diet

I'm really super excited about adding 3-4 quarts of alkaline ionized water daily. I have been doing a lot of research on the benefits of alkaline ionized water and it really is an important factor in maintaining overall health.

I will be using the WellBlue Alkaline+ PH Ionizer Pitcher. It holds 3.5 quarts and I will be drinking a pitcher every day.

Eventually I would like to upgrade to a water ionizer machine that I hook up to my faucet, but while I save up the money for that investment I will be using the pitcher as a portable water ionizer that I can bring to work with me.

Tracking my Successes and Noticeable Differences

Stay tuned and check in each month as I will be writing on my weight loss and all the differences I have noticed since incorporating the alkaline water. I can't wait to see what's in store for me.

I have another 60 pounds to lose and I'm hoping to get it done in about 6-8 months! :)

And if there is anyone out there who would like to start this exciting journey with me, you can reach me at jessica.reel@me.com. I would love to have others follow along with me and encourage each other during this exciting and rewarding time.

I look forward to talking to you all next month!


 Jessica

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Are Alkaline Water and Alkaline Ionized Water the same thing?

Are Alkaline Water and Alkaline Ionized Water the Same Thing?

So, what is Alkaline Ionized Water? Is it different than Alkaline Water? It is very common to hear these two terms used interchangeably, but they are, in fact, two very different things.

Alkaline Water simply has a pH above 7.0, and it can be created in many ways by adding minerals to it (such as baking soda, which we have discussed previously), lemon juice, Himalayan Salt, to name a few, to make the pH higher. You can also purchase expensive bottled alkaline water at stores such as Wal-Mart.

Alkaline Ionized Water is water that has been ionized and made alkaline by a procedure called Water Electrolysis. It is full of antioxidants and is far more absorb-able and hydrating than regular water or water that has minerals added to it to make it alkaline.

As you can see in the Alkaline Water Plus Blog simply adding baking soda to alkalize your water is not an effective measure. In fact, the high level of sodium alone is detrimental to your health, especially if you already deal with such conditions as high blood pressure or water retention.

The many great benefits of Alkaline Ionized Water aren't simply from the fact that it is alkaline, but that it is ionized. Drinking water that is merely alkaline is not providing anywhere near the benefits as drinking alkaline ionized water.

The Properties of Alkaline Ionized Water



The Benefits of Drinking Alkaline Ionized Water

There are several different qualities to Alkaline Ionized Water that make it so beneficial to your body and health.

These qualities are:
  • The water raises the alkalinity of your body
  • The water is rich in antioxidants and very oxygenating
  • The water is far better at hydrating than any other water
Let's take a look at each of these qualities separately.


The Water is Alkaline

Our bodies tend to be very acidic. This is due to the average diet, smoking, alcohol, stress, pollution, etc. We store deposits of acidic toxins in our body that can (and do) cause disease, malnutrition or, if you are lucky, just an overall since of not feeling well.

Drinking alkaline ionized water has been shown to prevent and reverse disease, malnutrition, lack of energy, etc., by ridding the body of these acidic waste build-ups and creating an environment in the body that disease and malnutrition cannot survive in.


The Water is Rich in Antioxidants and is Oxygenating

Antioxidants seek out and neutralize the free radicals in your body. Since the antioxidants have an excess of electrons, they can give these electrons to the free radicals that are in need of them, which keeps them from leeching electrons from healthy tissue. The body is then left with an excess of oxygen molecules that it can use for energy production and oxygenating the tissues in the body.


The Water is More Hydrating

When the water is ionized, the water molecules are made smaller, called “microclustering”, and are therefore easier for your cells to absorb. This provides even greater hydration than drinking tap, bottled, distilled, filtered or reverse osmosis water. And right along with this, if you have, for example a powdered vitamin supplement mixed into your alkaline ionized water, this vitamin supplement will be absorbed by your cells in a greater amount than it would otherwise be if you were drinking regular tap water.

As you can see, there are many great benefits to be had from drinking alkaline ionized water. These same benefits cannot be found by simply alkalizing your water by adding minerals to it. I very highly recommend obtaining a water ionizer for you and your family as soon as possible.

Also, I will be writing blogs in future weeks that go over in greater detail some of the points we have covered here, like what exactly a free radical is, what antioxidants are, water electrolysis and so forth. So stay tuned...


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Ultra Runner Drinks Chanson Alkaline Water and Runs his Personal Best!

The Ukrainian Ultra Runner, Stuisheel Oleg Lebediev, recently ran the official longest race in the world.  The race was 3100 miles long in NY from June to August 2014.

Lebediev was advised by his naturopathic doctor to start drinking Chanson water while training for his race.  He started with Level 1 and then switched to Level 2 Chanson water.  On his 48 day race, he experienced on the 6th day that his legs felt new again.  He averaged 64 miles per day, and the last three days he ran 70 miles or more.

He drank ionized water every 6 hours.  He also experienced less stomach acid problems throughout the race than in previous races.  You can see a more detailed report from Lebediev himself here: http://www.stutisheel.org/research-on-ionized-water-in-ultra-running/.

The Chanson water ionizer helped this Ultra Runner hit his personal best and recover much faster than he thought possible!  If you have an active lifestyle, alkaline water can help you too!  Check out our Chanson Miracle Max page for more information on a wonderful Chanson water ionizer.  Just click the picture below.

You can always count on the best water ionizer comparisons, reviews, information, research and prices at Alkaline Water Plus.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Bottled Water-To Drink or Not To Drink

Did you know that if you only drank bottled water for a year at 100oz a day, you would spend between $1400 and $3650 depending on the brand of bottled water.  And that is only for one year!  Tap water is much much cheaper, at less than $1 per day.

Bottled water is often lightly filtered tap water which makes the high price more outrageous.  I have tested a wide variety of bottled waters and there are very few that have an alkaline pH or negative ORP like alkaline ionized water.  Here is a video of me testing out a wide variety of bottled waters:



Very often, they actually have an acidic pH, so you are overpaying for acidic water!  There is a lot of advertising and hype that goes along with bottled water, there are some people who do not drink anything but bottled water.  In fact, the Natural Resource Defense Council says this on their website

"1. Isn't bottled water safer than tap water?

"No, not necessarily.  NRDC conducted a four-year review of the bottled water industry and the safety standards that govern it, including a comparison of national bottled water rules with national tap water rules, and independent testing of over 1,000 bottles of water.  Our conclusion is that there is no assurance that just because water comes out of a bottled it is any cleaner or safer than water from the tap.  And in fact, an estimated 25 percent or more of bottled water is really just tap water in a bottle -- sometimes further treated, sometimes not.

"2. Is bottled water actually unsafe? 


"Most bottled water appears to be safe.  Of the bottles we tested, the majority proved to be high quality and relatively free of contaminants.  The quality of some brands was spotty, however, and such products may pose a health risk, primarily for people with weakened immune systems (such as the frail elderly, some infants, transplant and cancer patients, or people with HIV/AIDS). About 22 percent of the brands we tested contained, in at least one sample, chemical contaminants at levels above strict state health limits.  If consumed over a long period of time, some of these contaminants could cause cancer or other health problems.

"3. Could the plastic in water bottles pose a health risk?

"Recent research suggests that there could be cause for concern, and that the issue should be studied closely. Studies have shown that chemicals called phthalates, which are known to disrupt testosterone and other hormones, can leach into bottled water over time. One study found that water that had been stored for 10 weeks in plastic and in glass bottles contained phthalates, suggesting that the chemicals could be coming from the plastic cap or liner. Although there are regulatory standards limiting phthalates in tap water, there are no legal limits for phthalates in bottled water -- the bottled water industry waged a successful campaign opposing the FDA proposal to set a legal limit for these chemicals."


Also, check out this video about the story of bottled water:



Instead of buying all of this bottled water, it would be wise to invest in an alkaline water ionizer.  You would get a much higher quality of water for less cost!  Depending on the ionizer that you buy, it could pay for itself within a year!  See our water ionizer comparison chart to see which water ionizer would best suit you.  There are many many choices in the water ionizer arena, and it can get confusing to someone who is new to the idea.  Our comparison chart is made for the new-comers to alkaline water.  It is very extensive and is based on years of our own testing and comparing water ionizers.  https://www.alkalinewaterplus.com/water-ionizer-comparisons/

You can check out our benefits of alkaline water page to find out more about alkaline water and how it works.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Bottled Alkaline Water

I have recently been seeing more alkaline water choices in the grocery stores.  You can get bottled alkaline water at many grocery and health stores.  I want to go over why this is not the best way to get your alkaline water.

Bottled alkaline water has to be stored in a very specific way in order to keep the pH and ORP properly.  If you store it with any air in the bottle, the ORP can dramatically drop in as little as one day.  See the video below to see how to properly store ionized water.


Most bottles that you would buy in the grocery store, are plastic and do not store alkaline water well. So, if you have bottles sitting on the shelves of a grocery store filled with alkaline water, it will very likely not be as alkaline as it was when it was ionized.



The best way to drink alkaline water is to pour it from your ionizer and drink it right away.  This way it has the best ORP and pH that it could.  But, if you are going to store alkaline water for any period of time, the best container we have found is our vacuum seal stainless steel bottles.  They will store the pH and even the ORP!  This is almost unheard of.  See our product page for more details: https://www.alkalinewaterplus.com/store/accessories/vacuum-sealed-stainless-bottles-set/

If you want the best water for you, the best thing to do is to get your own water ionizer.  Pick one that is right for you.  Then you can pour and drink healthy alkaline ionized water whenever you want! You can see our water ionizer comparison page on our site for help with choosing your very own ionizer.  https://www.alkalinewaterplus.com/water-ionizer-comparisons/