Monday, June 22, 2015

Alkaline Ionized Water and High Blood Pressure

Alkaline Ionized Water and High Blood Pressure

If you’re one of the millions who suffers with high blood pressure, then continue reading. We are going to go over how numerous people have lowered their blood pressure on their own and how you can, too.

What is high blood pressure?

High blood pressure is a condition where the pressure of the blood against the artery walls is greater than normal, or greater than what is considered healthy and safe.

Your blood pressure reading is given as a ratio, e.g. 120/80 (said “one twenty over eighty”.) The top number is the pressure the blood is exerting against your artery walls when the heart is contracting and pumping the blood through your body. The bottom number is the pressure exerted when the heart is resting and filling with blood. The ideal blood pressure is below 120 for the top number and below 80 for the bottom number. 

120-139 and/or 80-89 is considered pre-hypertension (another word for high blood pressure).
140-159 and/or 90-99 is considered stage 1 high blood pressure.
160 and higher and/or 100 and higher is considered stage 2 high blood pressure.
181 and higher and/or 111 and higher is considered an emergency and you should seek immediate medical attention at the closest emergency room. 

What is the Big Deal with High Blood Pressure?

I mean, I feel fine. I don’t feel sick or unhealthy.

Well, sure. But high blood pressure is no laughing matter. While you mostly can’t feel when you 
have HBP, there are still risks involved in letting it go untreated. And it can still wreak havoc on your cardiovascular system without you realizing it.

When high blood pressure is left untreated, the artery walls become thickened, narrow and hardened with a substance called plaque. This makes it harder for the blood to pump blood throughout the body, which cuts down on the amount of oxygen-rich blood being delivered to the brain and other organs.

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This increase of the plaque can lead to a stroke or heart attack.

High blood pressure also affects that heart by causing it to pump harder, making the walls thicker and unable to work efficiently. Over time this can cause the heart to be unable to pump blood well enough and causes congestive heart failure. Not good!

So, What Can be Done About it?

Blood delivers oxygen and other nutrients to the tissue in your body and transports waste products away from the tissue. The blood is roughly 95% water, so when you are dehydrated your blood thickens up, even if ever so slightly. This makes it harder for the heart to pump the blood throughout your body. If the blood isn’t getting to the tissues well enough to supply the with oxygen and carry off the waste, your body becomes acidic.

Acidity of the body starts in the blood stream.

Dr. Kancho Kuninaka, a renowned doctor in Japan who was one of the first to research and test ionized water treatment for medical conditions, found that practically all who had high blood pressure had a rather acidic body. He found that by consuming plenty of alkaline ionized water, the patients’ blood pressure lowered without fail.

There are several contributing factors to the lowering of the blood pressure. When you are drinking the alkaline ionized water your body is more able to absorb it, and therefore become hydrated, due to the fact that the micro-clustered molecules are easier for the body’s cells to absorb. And when you are hydrated fully the blood is thinner making the heart’s job easier to pump all the blood throughout the body. Another factor is the calcium ions in the alkaline ionized water. These help remove the built up plaque in your blood vessels. This makes it easier for the blood to flow, as well, lowering your blood pressure.

You cannot get these same results by simply drinking tap water or even bottled water, no matter how fancy the bottle or exotic sounding the name. That’s because no other water has the micro-clustered water molecules which absorb into all the cells in your body! Actual hydration like you have never experienced!


That’s why I am so passionate about water ionizers and helping educate as many as I can, as quickly as I can. 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Ionized Water Can Work Wonders on Diaper Rash and Heat Rash

There are so many great uses for the two different kinds of water your electronic water ionizer puts out. Today we are going to go over a couple of great uses that all parents, grandparents, babysitters, et al, can appreciate: using mildly acidic ionized water to help with diaper rash and heat rash.

Diaper Rash

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This time of year was always the time diaper rash flared up in my young children. The heat, humidity, increased activity and sweating would wreak havoc on their little bottoms. I went through bottles of the most popular baby ointments, and, while A&D worked the best, I still had this recurring issue.

Generally diaper rash is caused by leaving a soiled diaper on for too long, but it can also be caused by food allergies/sensitivities, sensitive skin, chafing, antibiotics, yeast or bacterial infection, etc.

My youngest was the most affected by diaper rash. I didn’t do anything different with her, she just always seemed to have diaper rash, even if mildly.

I wish I had known when my kids were in their diaper-wearing years that mildly acidic ionized water, with a pH of around 5.5, could work wonders on their diaper rash.

After wiping them up, wipe their bottoms using a cloth wet with acidic ionized water or spritzing them with a spray bottle filled with ionized water. You can purchase a dark glass spray bottle and keep the water in there, making it easier to throw in your diaper bag and keep at the various changing stations in your house.

I also recommend letting their bottom air dry before putting their new diaper on, but I know this isn’t always possible. You can still wipe them with the ionized water cloth or simply spritz them before fastening the diaper shut.

The mildly acidic water will kill the bacteria causing the diaper rash, as well as wipe off any chemical residues from the baby wipes and also from the diaper.

This also works well before applying any kind of ointment. It will make sure the area is fully clean and free of any remaining residue from the baby wipes and will allow the ointment to penetrate the skin better.

Lastly, I recommend bathing your child in this same acidic ionized water. You can heat it up on the stove before filling a small basin with it. Just make sure it’s not too hot before placing them in the bath water.

Heat Rash  

Heat rash is caused when the sweat glands are blocked and the sweat gets trapped under the skin, causing inflammation and rash. The degree of rash can vary from pesky to very painful.

As soon as you notice the symptoms of heat rash, apply a cool compress or rag dampened with strong acidic ionized water to the affected area until the compress cools off. Then wet it again with the acidic ionized water and re-apply. Also make sure you keep the area dry and clean once you’re finished with the compress. Repeat this every couple of hours.

I highly recommend keeping the skin exposed and letting it air dry before putting clothes back on. Also, there are some parts of the skin that are always covered like the armpits or under rolls of baby fat. I recommend keeping the skin affected with the heat rash exposed till it’s dry. You may have to hold your baby and keep the skin pulled taut to let it air dry in those tight crevices.

I hope you found this article helpful. And, of course, if the symptoms aren't improving or are worsening, contact your physician.  


Sunday, May 31, 2015

Reverse-Osmosis Water, Distilled Water and Your Health

Often when you hear someone mention reverse-osmosis (RO) or distilled water you think it’s better than other kinds of water, especially tap water. But, I wanted to talk to you today and give you some information on why RO and distilled water are not better and can actually be harmful to you.

What Exactly is Reverse-Osmosis Water?

Reverse-osmosis water is water that has been forced through a membrane which eliminates 90-99% of all contaminants and minerals. Now the eliminated minerals is the real problem. Sure, contaminants are not welcome in our drinking water, but the alkaline minerals are very beneficial to our bodies.

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How Does Reverse-Osmosis Negatively Affect Our Bodies?

There was a study conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the latter part of the 1970s that showed continual consumption of RO water actually has a negative effect on the body.
It was found while testing on animals, mostly rats, that the consumption of this kind of water led to several different negative occurrences: increased water intake, increased or excessive production of urine, extracellular fluid content and lowered red blood cell counts. These same effects were confirmed in people who volunteered to participate in the study.

Other more recent studies suggest that the intake of water low in minerals, may be associated with higher risk of fracture in children (Verd Vallespir et al. 1992), certain neurodegenerative diseases (Jacqmin et al. 1994), pre-term birth and low weight at birth (Yang et al. 2002), some types of cancer (Yang et al. 1997; Yang et al. 1998, Yang et al. 1999a; Yang et al. 1999b; Yang et al. 1999c; Yang et al. 2000), an increased risk of sudden death (Eisenberg 1992; Bernardi et al. 1995; Garzon and Eisenberg 1998), a higher risk of motor neuronal disease (Iwami et al. 1994), and preeclampsia (Melles & Kiss 1992).

You can find another article I wrote on this subject here.

Cooking with Mineral-Depleted Water

It has been found that cooking with soft water (water low in minerals) leads to the loss of all essential elements from the food, but, in contrast, when cooking with hard water, there is very little to no loss of these same essential elements.

The Best Water to Choose

I highly recommend purchasing an electronic water ionizer, which will give you alkaline mineral-enriched water that is very beneficial to you.  

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Spider Veins, Varicose Veins and Alkaline Ionized Water

The season of shorts, summer dresses and swimming suits is upon us and I would like to help you manage this bothersome ailment, if not help you get rid of it completely.

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If you suffer from spider veins you know how unsightly they can be. And if you suffer from varicose veins you know they are not only unsightly, but can be painful. Today I’m going to cover how drinking alkaline ionized water has not only helped my spider veins, but also how it has helped many others and why.

What are spider veins and varicose veins?

Spider veins are dilated veins close to the skin’s surface. They are usually red or blue and look like a spider’s web or tree branches. They are normally found on the legs and/or face.

Varicose veins are red or blue swollen veins where blood has pooled and caused the distention of the vein due to poor circulation. The valves in the veins which are supposed to prevent blood from flowing in the wrong direction are malfunctioning and so the blood starts flowing back down, away from the heart, and so blood pools in the affected veins. They are usually found on the legs and are most common in women above the age of 50. However, anyone can suffer from them and they can be hereditary.

Both problems stem from the same issue, malfunctioning valves in the veins, however, varicose veins are a more extreme case of malfunction.

How Does Alkaline Water Help?

As I have previously written in a  former blog post and in my own testimonial page , I have noticed that drinking alkaline ionized water with higher than -400 ORP levels has helped get rid of my spider veins! The rest of this article is devoted to explaining why this is, and giving you tips to help you replicate what I did, i.e., rid yourself of spider veins.

There are two reasons why I believe drinking of alkaline water helps spider veins. 


  1. The abundant antioxidants in alkaline ionized water help to fight free-radicals which are constantly bombarding the circulatory system, at their starting point. When we breathe in, we take in Oxygen, O2 +The majority of this Oxygen is in the form of free-radicals, because each Oxygen pair is missing one electron in its outer ring. It will seek out and steal that electron from surrounding molecules, tissue and cell walls. The first place Oxygen goes is into the circulatory system, where it robs the walls of the veins of its needed electron. Read more about the free-radical theory of aging. Alkaline ionized water has an abundance of anti-oxidants, negatively-charged spare electrons, to donate to the active Oxygen molecules, causing them to neutralize instantly and become more bio-friendly.
  2. It is a well-known fact that when the body rids itself of acidic wastes it rejuvenates the circulatory system of the body. This is otherwise called "cleansing". Alkaline ionized water helps to cleans the body of toxins. When you cleanse the body, and keep the vessels of circulation clean, it makes sense that you will improve the health and strength of those vessels. Read more about the benefits of ionized water.


Drink enough alkaline ionized water to make a difference.

I personally recommend drinking at least 1 gallon of water per day when you’re trying to rid your body of a specific ailment or malady. The suggested formula to determine your minimum daily requirement of water is: Take half your weight in ounces of water every day. So if you’re, say, 200 lbs, that would mean drinking 100 ounces of water per day, or roughly 12.5 cups of water.

I would love to hear any feedback or see before and after pictures, so feel free to email me pictures. Or if you have any questions, feel free to email those to me. 

And please keep in mind that this does not supplant medical advice from a licensed physician. I am solely sharing my observations as well as other people's own observations. 

  

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Alkaline Water and the Health of Your Feet

Man, summer got here fast. And you know what that means – sandals and open-toed shoes for the next 5-6 months. Let's make sure your tootsies are ready for that kind of exposure all summer long.

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Alkaline Water and Toenail/Foot Fungus

I know this is probably either an embarrassing or icky topic to talk about, but I'm sure most of us have dealt with it or know someone who has and it's good to have a solution ready. I have unfortunately had the bad experience of removing my toenail polish and seeing a little black spot on my big toenail. This was about a month after getting a pedicure and I knew that their foot tubs must not have been cleaned properly. I knew better than to go back there again. And I wish I had known about this easy solution to help.

We all have fungus and bacteria lurking around on our feet. It's just whether it takes over and becomes damaging to the toenails and eventually the toenail beds.

But here is a way to stop the fungus in its tracks. This also works well for athlete's foot, which, by the way, is not just for athletes. Anyone can get it. Especially if you walk barefoot in a gym locker room, public swimming pool, hot tubs, etc.

Here's what you will need:

2.5 pH acidic water
11.5 pH alkaline water
A spray bottle
A tub or other receptacle to soak your feet in

Directions:

1. Twice a day, spray the affected area with  2.5 pH acidic water. Do not dry with a towel, but allow to air dry.
2. For severe cases, soak affected areas in 11.5 pH for 20 minutes up to 4 times a week.3. After soaking, pat dry then completely air dry and spray nails with 2.5 pH acidic water and let air dry.4. Moisturize with hydrating lotion.


Along with this daily regimen, I suggest treating your footwear in this fashion:
1. Wash socks thoroughly with 2.5 pH water and allow them to soak.
2. Soak tennis shoe in 2.5 pH water for an hour before washing.
3. Spray inside of shoes thoroughly with 2.5 pH water and allow to dry.


This regimen will also cut down on dry, cracked skin on your heels and toes.


Feel free to let me know how this goes for you and if you have any questions.

Read on...
...for more ways to use a water ionizer.
...for more testimonials from people drinking ionized water.








Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Alkaline Water and Dental Problems

We have all had some form of dental problem in our lives, whether it be a cavity, bleeding gums, toothache, etc. Well in all my years of using and selling electric water ionizers, one of the benefits I have discovered is how the alkaline ionized water has helped with my oral hygiene.

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Acidity in Your Body and Tooth Decay

When our bodies are too acidic we have natural mechanisms set in place that take certain alkaline minerals from other parts of our body in order to maintain an ideal pH. This is to keep our blood in a slightly alkaline state with a pH of around 7.4. One of the sources of alkaline minerals is calcium from our teeth. Now what happens when calcium is being leached from our teeth to ensure our body maintains a constant pH level? You guessed it – cavities!

But what happens when we maintain an alkaline environment in our body by drinking plenty, and I do mean PLENTY, of alkaline water and eat alkaline foods? Our bodies don't need to tap into its reserves of alkaline minerals and therefore we suffer less, if not no, tooth decay!

Acidity in Your Mouth and Alkaline Water

Drinking alkaline ionized water with a pH of at least 8.8 aids in killing the excess acids in your mouth that also contribute to tooth decay. With our typical American diet, our mouth and saliva are more acidic than they should be. But drinking alkaline water will handle this acidity so that it doesn't wreak havoc on your teeth.

Another facet to this is gingivitis and periodontal disease. It has been shown that rinsing with the acid ionized water effectively kills the bacteria in your mouth that contribute to gum disease.

I recommend using alkaline water to brush with and then rinsing your mouth with acidic ionized water to kill any lingering bacteria. I also suggest rinsing your toothbrush with the acidic water to kill any bacteria on your toothbrush's bristles.

Here are more common ailments that can be remedied by drinking alkaline ionized water.

Also, take a look at our electric water ionizers to start yourself and your family on the way to better dental health.  

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Alkaline Water and Pregnancy

My pregnancies were some of the best times of my life. I loved most everything about them. And as an expecting mother, whether it's your first pregnancy or your fifth, you want to do everything right for the little baby growing inside you. That's why I'm going to go over why drinking alkaline ionized water is such a fantastic addition to your diet before and during your pregnancy.


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Your Body During Pregnancy


When you first become pregnant your body tends to become more acidic. This is due to the alkaline minerals being taken from the mother and supplied to the growing fetus. These are delivered via the umbilical cord. When the baby consumes these nutrients they produce an acidic waste that is expelled by way of the placenta. The mother's body has a hard time neutralizing these acidic wastes and they can build up in her cells.

The baby is also needing more and more fluid for the growing amniotic sac. You need plenty of water to help flush out the waste and also supply the amniotic sac with plenty of hydration.

Many medical professionals mistakenly think women get dehydrated from all the nausea and vomiting in the first trimester, but actually it is the opposite – the nausea and vomiting are caused by being dehydrated and more acidic. That's why mothers experiencing morning sickness feel relief right away once they start drinking alkaline ionized water.

Did you know that by week 20 you have approximately 50% more blood than before you conceived? And blood is composed of nearly 50% water? I'm sure you can see why it is so very important to not only increase your water intake but to make sure the water you are drinking is hydrating you to the fullest.

How Alkaline Water Helps Hydrate You


When the alkaline water is processed in your water ionizer, the molecules are broken down and made smaller. This enables the cells in your body to absorb them far easier than regular tap or bottled water.
This then helps flush out all the acidic waste in your cells and continue replenishing the fluid in the amniotic sac.

Recent studies in Japan have found that drinking plenty of alkaline ionized water can lower your risk of pre-eclampsia. Also, drinking ionized water helps stabilize blood pressure, reduce water retention and thus eliminate swollen hands and ankles.

When to Switch to Alkaline Water


It is important that you don't wait until you have conceived to start drinking plenty of alkaline water. It is highly beneficial to start prior to conception to increase the alkalinity of your body and create a reserve of alkaline nutrients for when conception does take place.

Did you know that during the course of your pregnancy over 1 trillion divisions of cells takes place in your womb? That is a lot of cells, each of which needs water to stay hydrated!

Medical Research Proves Alkaline Water Aides in Pregnancy


Dr. Watanabe Ifao, head of Gynecology in Japan, worked with tens of thousands of gynecological patients who had pre-eclamptic toxemia and this is what he has to say about alkaline ionized water:

"I found that the women with pre-eclamptic toxemia who consumed antioxidant water tend to deliver healthier babies with stronger muscles."

Also a follow-up survey carried out on babies in this group showed their intelligence was above average.

So go ahead and add that water ionizer to your list of items needed for baby. It really is an important addition to your routine.