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The Definitive Guide to Understanding Alkaline Water
From Ross Bridgeford - The Alkaline Diet Guy
Updated: 7th July 2012
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give your body the gift of hydration how much water do I need? benefits of alkaline hydration the alkaline diet - why alkaline is best how to make alkaline water at a glance alkaline water chart top five ways to stay hydrated water bottle safety (plastics) what else can I drink? top seven herbal alkaline teas what is ORP? amazing ACID water further reading & references 1 4 5 7 11 21 22 23 24 25 26 29 33
They had no impact on me. unless you drink 3-4 litres of good quality water every day then you need to be reminded of this stuff. Just the simple act of drinking enough water. I’d been trying to research and write this report for about 3 hours . I really. This is a fundamental. but they really didn’t seem to mean anything. even mild dehydration can slow our metabolism down by 3% – when you consider this. and I swear it is the single.. It is simple. This is not to say that dehydration is the only cause.the gift of hydration How Hydration Can Totally Change Your Life Apparently. But on the more positive side: Being hydrated can change everything.com. leading to overeating. But this did: the single most important thing you can do for your health. Who knows.rewording and rewriting all of these water facts. best bit of advice I will ever give you or that you will ever get from energiseforlife. energy & vitality This guide will give you the best piece of advice I have ever been given. 70% of your muscles are made up of water. even though we know they are so vitally important. But I don’t really care about that. really want you to keep an open mind. The Earth is 70% water. So read on. water makes up 75% of your total body weight. Interesting. You should listen/read with an open mind and be ready to absorb the information because. Before I do. Our body’s cry for thirst is also often mistaken for hunger. and take note. it is easy to put into practice and it is very. you might just take one thing out of this guide that makes all of the difference. on a daily basis.. but the above is just a small selection of the symptoms of repeated. but I want I really don’t want you to just roll your eyes and tut and say ‘I’ve heard this before’. can have a profound effect on your life. . You may have heard it before. put any preconceptions aside. very affordable (possibly free). because we can become nonchalant about them. It certainly will help you to lose weight. Sometimes we really need to re-focus and re-learn the basics. From thirst to depression to cancer to obesity to fatigue to bulimia to digestive problems to skin problems and so on. If that makes sense to you then let’s get into the report! a 5% drop in body fluids will cause a 25-30% loss of energy in most people In fact. daily dehydration. stick with me and just take this advice for what it is. as the water clears acid toxins from your system and boosts your metabolism. you can see why rehydration can support weight loss! Proper hydration is so important to every function of the human body (if fluids drop by just 15% we die) and dehydration is at the root cause of such a ridiculous number of symptoms.
every day. so the official calculator is: 1 litre of water per 40lbs (18k or 2. Drinking 2 litres of water a day decreases the risk of breast cancer by 79% In fact. But this is just the start of the benefits. but the reason why I think we often don’t give enough importance to hydration is that it is so simple. I promise you there will be a massive increase in your health. I know this sounds a lot. And I also know that you might be thinking. And if you stick to this. Drinking the equivalent of 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%.turn the page to find out the 5 Huge Benefits to Staying Hydrated . 12st = 4. accurately works out to between 3-4 litres for most people each day. one of the biggest impacts that our alkaline diet course is having on people is that it is making them properly hydrate themselves. So I am not going to argue the point too much – I think 99% of you will agree that drinking enough water on a daily basis is absolutely a good thing. mental clarity and vitality. energy. that is too much for me. I have found. 2002 American Journal of Epidemiology found that those who drink more than 5 glasses of water a day were 41% less likely to die from a heart attack during the study period than those who drank less than two glasses.Here are some more facts to show you how important hydration is: A six-year study published in the May 1..85stone) of body weight For example. I’m only little.. but it isn’t really. It is hard for our brain to connect such a profound effect with something as simple as drinking a proper amount of water each day. It is so simple.2 litres per day This. So let’s get into the good stuff: how you can start to directly change the quality of your life with water! How Much Water Should I Drink? The easy answer is 3-4 litres per day.
foggy thinking. Being hydrated also ensures that your body’s cells are able to function effectively. If you’re feeling tired drink 2 litres of water over the next 90 minutes and see how you feel then! of 8. Antioxidants are often referred to as a way to prevent anti-aging because they help to detoxify the body from these wastes .and so drinking alkaline. sweets. acid wastes is the anti aging process. pizza. dryness. When we are dehydrated our body just cannot do it’s job and our energy and mental state will suffer as a result. And to be honest. but “cuts off water” to peripheral organs such as skin. Both are derived from the same place . our digestive system works wonderfully and we can remove these aging toxins easily! . sauces & condiments. how good did you feel?! 4 When we are dehydrated we get headaches.low energy levels (linking it to point 1. so when you start to hydrate & alkalize you will also start to see the weight fall away. filtered water with a pH 2 between the sensations of thirst and hunger. for nutrient absorption. both of these sensations are ‘the need to eat’. Aging occurs when we do not dispose of the internally generated wastes and toxins in our body. These are the Top 5 Benefits to staying hydrated! 3 Clear Skin! When you start to stay hydrated and consume 3-4 litres of water per day you will also begin to notice some dramatic changes to your skin. This is the process of getting old. chips. just by drinking 4 litres of alkaline water per day you will begin to see huge improvements with your weight. meats and more we put our body under an incredible strain to maintain this pH balance at 7. fast food. flush toxins & acids from the body (such as yeasts/ candida and bacteria growths) and our energy and vitality will go through the roof! Being over-weight is also an acid problem. dehydrated body. Weight Loss! Our brain literally does not distinguish 5 Anti-Aging! The cause of premature aging is an over acid. alcohol. When we eat and drink too many acid-forming foods and drinks such as colas. When we are hydrated. when we are dehydrated by just 5% most of us will experience a 25-30% loss of energy. Alkalinity & pH Balance! When you drink clean. refined food. When we experience these low energy levels the sensations of thirst and hunger are generated at the same time. In other words we eat food even when the body needs water. blood building and circulating and to help the body remove toxins. I estimate that 90% of us are more than 5% dehydrated. and we instinctively assume that regardless of the driver. maintaining a pH level of approximately 7. antioxidant-rich water is a fantastic way to slow and reverse the aging process. white rice & pasta. our metabolism grinds to a halt.365 in our cells. energy and vitality. By staying hydrated we separate these two messages and often eat a lot less the right amount.365.5+ (as recommended in this report) you will notice that you begin to feel a surge of health. fatigue in our mind and our body. dairy. mood swings.it is simply vital that we stay hydrated. filtered water per day will dramatically improve the way you think and feel. trans-fats. When was the last time you truly drank enough water during the day? And when you did. the body preserves the water supply to critical organs. Problems such as acne. such as the brain and the heart. particularly the blood. 1 Energy! As mentioned above.the benefits of hydration drinking three to four litres of quality water per day will transform your health Staying ultra-hydrated by drinking 3-4 litres of clean. Water is needed for almost every body metabolic function . Because this accumulation of waste products inside the body is the aging process. we underachieve and we lose motivation. By hydrating our body with high pH water (see how in a few pages!) we help maintain this alkalinity. we overeat. our cells function optimally. psoriasis and more will start to disappear. breads. Our body is designed to be alkaline. Why? When dehydrated. sugars. eczema. Seriously. supporting the body to remove these old. Fatigue is a hydration problem. above).
this high sugar content really does undo anything the good stuff can bring. chips. If a food is high in alkaline minerals including magnesium. I’m sure you can guess that the foods that are alkaline to the body are therefore. cells and other fluids at this slightly alkaline level (pH 7. salads. due to its high sugar content.which. Before I explain just how simple it is. lemons & limes (great for dressings and flavourings). it does the same for the pH of our fluids. beers. but to keep it simple. Diet. vitamins and minerals . such as fibre. To do this. if the body is constantly drawing calcium to neutralise the acids we consume then the symptoms of osteoporosis emerge (hence the recent scientific studies linking cola consumption with osteoporosis). ice cream. biscuits. Bananas for example are very high in potassium. The pH of our important fluids such as our blood is designed to be at a pH of 7. The only exceptions to the ‘no fruit rule’ are tomatoes. . but is backed by extensive science. I know that fruit contains a lot of good stuff too. omega oils. condiments. what is the alkaline diet? As we have evolved over the last century our diets and lifestyles have dramatically increased the amount of acidity in our lives.. potassium.. the pH scale is logarithmic – so pH 6 is 10x more acidic than pH 7. calcium or sodium it is likely to be alkaline to the body. transfats. Your body HAS to keep the pH of your blood. leafy greens. 2. whole grains. In just the same way that our body will do whatever it takes to regulate our temperature to stay within a very tight range. crisps. but are around 25% sugar. BUT . fresh vegetables. if it contains any of the following then it will be acidifying: o o o o o sugar yeast is fermented (like soy sauce) contains fungi (like mushrooms) is refined/microwaved/processed One confusing food for most people who transition to an alkaline diet is fruit . simple carbs. breads. refined foods etc. fizzy drinks. if given a list of foods could put them into the acid or alkaline group 8 times out of 10. what makes a food acid or alkaline? There are a couple of scientific variables. which is slightly alkaline. yeasts. we have a small alkaline buffering system that works to neutralise these acids created by our body through it’s day to day activities. this store of buffers is very easily depleted because most of us eat and drink such strong acidic foods and do very little exercise . I think most people. very simple and straightforward approach to health. stress.wait for it. unfortunately is acid-forming. whole foods and foods with a high-water content and nutritional value. milky drinks. seeds. smoking. which is perfectly adequate when we are living a natural. However. pH 5 is 100x times more acidic than pH 7 and pH 4 is 1000x more acidic. smoking.. grapefruit and watermelon (to some degree) which are alkaline because they are so low in sugar. caffeine. And when we deplete these buffers and still ingest more acids…what happens? The body is forced into drawing upon the alkaline minerals it has to buffer which causes havoc in the body – for instance. So you can see how a diet filled with meats.. pizza.while our lifestyles of high stress. nuts. your body calls upon this store of alkaline buffers.365. alcohol etc would quickly deplete these buffers as it would take a solution that is somewhere between 10000 and 100000 times more alkaline than cola to balance this out. fatty meats. cream etc. So. all the foods you already know are not good for you. dairy.365 is vital to maintain your health & energy The alkaline diet is a very. healthy diet.365) and it will do ANYTHING it has to in order to maintain this pH balance. dairy. here is the explanation in scientific terms: Our body is designed to be alkaline. blood microscopist and biologist Dr Robert Young. These acids manifest in our diets as colas & fizzy drinks.regardless of its alkaline mineral content. alcohol. And while our body does create acids naturally through our bodily functions. drinking and getting too little sleep only compounds this problem. cakes. microwave meals. It makes this diet pretty easy to understand and pretty easy to follow. pulses.however. I’m sure it will be of no surprise to you to learn that the most acidic foods are sugar.why maintaining a pH of 7. take-aways. Cola has a pH of between 2 and 3. These are fresh foods. To put this in context. wines. emotions and no exercise all contribute to the increased acidity in our body. pioneered by the nutritionist. cheese. these are the most important rules to help guide your food choices: 1. avocados.
further fuelling the problem. The body has to maintain this pH level and it will go to quite extreme measures to make sure it stays there. more toxins are created. Sugar immediately ferments and causes absolute havoc in the body. In addition.that is the scientific. So: Emotions. nuts. In short.com or contact ross@energiseforlife. in his analysis of live blood. seeds etc). And with more acid and sugar. stress and a lack of exercise all contribute to this. citations and research visit us at energiseforlife. but they also feed off your good nutrients (meaning you feel less of the benefit of the good things you do eat) and excrete toxic acid waste. becomes mold. which then further destroy our internal environment. Back this up with 3-4 litres of good quality.The Problem With Sugar Sugar is such an issue because when it is consumed it immediately and dramatically affects the pH of the blood and causes massive damage to the body. The unfriendly toxins. the lengths the body has to (and will) go to in order to maintain this alkaline pH causes damage to almost every other area of the body. Consuming sugar is like throwing petrol on a fire. bacteria and mold created by this sugar consumption and acidic environment not only cause your system to become polluted and stressed. long version. yeasts. When we consume acidic foods and drinks. making the blood even more acidic and polluted. red blood cells cannot function as they are supposed to and in this state they begin a biological transformation into bacteria and yeast (this transformation is called pleomorphism) and pollute your internal environment. so these all definitely play a part. and create harmful by-products. that emotions can have twice as much of an effect on our blood and health as any food can. Exercise is obviously essential because it pumps our blood and lymph around the body to remove wastes and helps to deliver oxygen to cells for necessary functioning. leafy green vegetables. Why? Because in an acidic state. and the knock on effects of an overacid system compound this even more and a vicious cycle begins that leaves you sick and tired. Here is the simple version: Our body is designed to stay alkaline and will do whatever it takes to do so. stop exercising and continually have negative emotions our body is overrun with acids and this causes major disruption. Dr Young has actually seen. burgers. the pH is lowered. As explained above.365 it causes major stress to the rest of the body. It also acts as a food to the yeasts and bacteria already there. This toxic waste is…acid. salads. chips. Not surprisingly the acid foods are the ones you already know are bad for you (cola. when the blood deviates from pH 7. So follow your mother’s advice and eat your greens! For more explanation and scientific evidence. sweets. clean. toxins and alcohols. beer etc) and the alkaline foods are the ones you already know are good for you (fresh foods. the bacteria and yeast grows. and a vicious cycle begins.com The Cycle of Imbalance: . dairy. filtered water each day and you will be very pleasantly surprised by the way you feel. So there you have it . To become alkaline you simply need to start focusing 70-80% of your diet on the alkaline foods and try to limit the acid foods. chocolate. the acids that are created and consumed in our modern lifestyle also ferment in the blood.
heavy metals & other toxins Room Temperature: cold.5 water on tap .5-9.the three simple but highly effective ways to make high pH water how to make alkaline water this is the king of alkaline water filtration . Plus it just makes you feel good. every day without the need for expensive drops. This is referred to as ‘microclustered’ water. This is also why many people experience detoxification effects in the first few weeks of drinking the water.you can select your pH and are guaranteed that you can drink pH 9. Drinking enough water during the day is extremely important to your health. most alkaline water on Earth Con’s: Initial investment required Can you imagine one small device that not only ionizes the water but also: . alkaline ionized water gains the ability to penetrate tissue and cell walls far more easily. Over the next few pages I will take you on a guided tour of the three most effective ways to alkalise your water! High pH Water: The way in which ionizers work is very simple. as opposed to tap water that contains 12-15.gives you antioxidant rich water on tap . The -OH is alkaline and the H+ is acid. chilled water is actually very hard for your body to use and it burns vital energy There are two ways you can create alkaline water. giving far superior hydration. This means that you are left with pH water on tap . In simple terms this means that the water is: High pH: you are aiming to drink water that has a pH of between 8.5 Filtered: tap water is almost always untrustworthy and contains traces of bacteria. but it also serves to make the water more hydrating than normal water. pure and alkaline. .5 water all day. Don’t you feel more positive when you’re fully hydrated? However.gives you pH 9.gives you the highest level of filtration . With the smaller clusters. not just any water will do .well worth the investment! method #1: use an ionizer Pro’s: The healthiest. energy and vitality you need to perform at your peak.produces water that is more hydrating than any other source of water This is just the beginning of what ionizers can do. as it infiltrates areas that have not been reachable with ordinary H2O. Not only does it allow your body to perform it’s most critical functions but it also gives you the health.to really get the maximum benefits of ultra-hydration you should be drinking water that is clean. by chemically changing the water (adding things to it) or by increasing the hydrogen ions (filtering). they separate the acid water from the alkaline water by disassociating the water molecule (two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom) to form one hydroxyl ion (-OH) and one hydrogen ion (H+). Increased Hydration (Microclustered Water): This creates the exceptionally healthy alkaline water. Alkaline ionized water has clusters made up of five to six water molecules.
. Which Ionizer is Best for Me? There are two types of ionizer . the first thing a water ionizer does to your tap water is filter it using a combination of bacteriological and particulate control incorporating silver-activated charcoal! The result is that you have perfect. is it worth the effort. quite honestly. And it is not just us here at Energise. healthy. To give some further comparison.and which you choose depends on your budget and kitchen set up: Buy now: interest-free monthly installments! Buy now: Buy£63. then the answer would be very simple: Start drinking alkalized and ionized water. Although some water areas experience a pH of around 6. alkaline water you are giving your body an abundant flow of antioxidants which will detoxify and protect your body. These ionizers literally take 3 minutes to set up and do not require any plumbing at all.l can’t think of a better machine than the Chanson Miracle to give you the type of alkaline & acid water you need” .this means that your tap water has no antioxidant abilities and cannot assist your body in the fight against oxygen free radicals. it actually robs you of energy as you drink it. On the contrary. The under sink ionizer is a little more expensive and does require a little plumbing but.8-7.Antioxidant Rich Water: The water that comes through our taps is not great. With a ‘positive’ ORP .all of which rob your body of health. Tap water usually has an ORP of around +350. Dr Young (pH Miracle) stated: “If someone were to ask me what’s the one thing I can do to have better health. Ultra-Filtration: The filtration provided in water ionizers does vary slightly (we recommend the Chanson models) but in each you are getting a filtration that will make your drinking water FAR more healthy than tap or bottled water. sleek design look.2. price and longevity of the Chanson ionizers. selling and testing ionizers for over six years and we have. Brilliant if you have limited kitchen bench space or just want a slick. soluble minerals in your water! Energise Recommends: Chanson Ionizers We have been using. drinking water! In fact. tap water has zero electrical negative charge and will almost always have a ‘positive’ ORP. chemicals and heavy metals . Cola has an ORP of approximately +550 and bottled water is less healthy than tap water with an ORP of between +400 & +650 By drinking ionized. pesticides. bacteria. whereas the highly effective filtration of the ionizer removes all of these. In comparison. performance. ORP stands for Oxygen Reduction Potential.. and is the standard scale used to measure antioxidant content. been blown away by the design. boy. an added bonus is that the one thing that the ionizer DOESN’T filter is the healthy.56 just now: interest-free per month monthly installments! Counter-Top Ionizer Chanson Miracle MAX Under Sink Ionizer Chanson VS-70 The counter-top ionizer is best for those on a budget or who do not want a difficult installation. In fact. ionized water has an ORP of between -150 and -450 dependent upon the ionizer you use and the mineral content of your source water. Tap water is known to contain toxins.
Owning an ionizer has never been more affordable or accessible! And what’s more . Canada. Ionizers from £86. immediately.18 ($133USD) per month over 12 months with a deposit of just £247 ($380). The extent of the alkalinity depends on your source water pH. Africa and non-mainland US states. but with an average tap water pH of 6.chemically alters the water to raise the alkalinity method #2: use pH drops Pro’s: Effective alkalinity on-the-go Con’s: No filtration.shipping is absolutely free in the USA.com Other Brands I Recommend: pHion Balance: pH Booster Innerlight: Prime pH Alkavision: Plasma pH Click here to see our range of pH Drops click here to find out more about Chanson Ionizers & our Interest-Free Payment Plan The payment plan is interest free over 12-months and is available globally. UK. antioxidants and an ongoing expense pH drops.you get high pH water. Australia and New Zealand. such as Dr Young’s PuripHy and Innerlight’s Prime pH are a fantastic way to increase the alkalinity of your drinking water. A small shipping charge applies within Asia. For more information please visit EnergiseForLife. you can now own a Chanson. Europe. . especially Dr Young’s PuripHy. pH drops work in by infusing the water with highly alkaline minerals to raise the alkalinity of the water and give you a real alkaline boost! Each different brand has a different technique but the effect is similar across all of them .18 / $133USD per month ENERGISE GLOBAL INSTALLMENT PLAN Thanks to our interest-free installments.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org you should expect to get a pH of between 8-9 from using pH drops. for just £86.8-7.
It will alkalize and energize .. These are really cool. straight from the tap of your ionizer is the very best thing you can do for your body . Why I Love Lemon Water Lemon water is made by simply squeezing approximately half a lemon into 1 liter of water.method #3: alkaline stick a fantastic product when travelling. quick increase in pH by 1-2 pH Con’s: no filtration.the important distinction to note is that they are alkaline to the body once consumed. convenient.. tasty and easy way to start your day positively! You can read more about Lemon Water at my blog here . It is however. It is nowhere near as effective as using an ionizer.I really don’t see this as a replacement for pH drops or an alkaline water ionizer as it does not offer the high pH effect or any level of filtration or antioxidant content. Though it does remove a small amount of chlorine. a cheap. You just drop it in and shake and after a minute or two your water will be 1-2pH higher. needs replacing every 6-8 months Drinking fresh. handy ways to make your water more alkaline when you’re on the road. There are a small number of foods that while they are acid in their natural state.. You should drink this first thing in the morning (before anything else) and add just a little boiling water to make it slightly warm (note: NOT hot). but you can use them with any bottle you like! increases the alkalizing EFFECT of the water once consumed method #4: add lemon or lime Pro’s: Very.however . The alkaline stick is not a filter. Pro’s: cheap.. no ionization. when you’re travelling this isn’t always easy.. ionized water. This wonderfully refreshing drink will alkalize your system. boost your liver and kidney and help your digestive system wake up after a good nights sleep.but. the alkaline stick can also convert any bottled water to mildly alkaline water within minutes.. How they work. and low levels of sugar that they actually have an alkalizing effect on the body once you consume them. right?” . very cheap and easy Con’s: Less alkaline effect. but it is a really handy device! They cost under $100 and will last around a year on normal water and two years if used to revive previously ionized water. They are exactly the same technology as the portable alkaline bottles (like the AlkaPod). Made of all natural ceramic coated minerals in a surgical stainless steel housing.and that’s where the alkaline stick comes in. shouldn’t drink all day The first thing you’re probably thinking is “but lemons & limes are acidic.and while the answer to that is obviously yes (citric acid) . the it is better suited for pre-filtered or bottled water. no filtration. they contain such high levels of alkaline minerals. ignite your metabolism.
where the water washes over ceramic coated alkaline ‘mineral balls’ which help raise the pH by about 1 point . but is a good short term or travel solution. It does an OK job on fluoride though. as part of your alkaline. but not suitable for long-term usage method #5: alkaline minerals Pro’s: Gives an instant alkaline boost to your body Con’s: No filtration and not suggested for repeated daily use or long term a great method for on-the-go pH and basic filtration method #6: alkaline jug Pro’s: raises pH like the alkaline stick and gives a little (basic) filtration Con’s: Filtration not good enough long-term and no ORP or high pH benefit I am often asked if you can just add certain minerals (such as sodium bicarbonate) to make alkaline water and the answer is. heavy metals or pesticides. similar to that of a Brita-type filter. and sometimes pH 8. but it won’t filter or ionize the water . and may actually be dangerous. Stage one offers basic filtration. having one glass of alkaline mineral infused water per day can be a great way to neutralise acids and give your body an alkaline boost. This is not a long-term. Strictly speaking. the addition of alkaline minerals WILL increase the pH. I take it with me and keep on my desk. at the office or on-the-go.. balanced diet. Stage two has the water pass through a mineral chamber. pH drops are safer and more effective because they are so concentrated. The water then sits in the jug in contact with these ‘balls’ to retain this level of pH. It will remove a little of the bad stuff. viable option and this is exactly what pH drops are for.. I would not recommend drinking 4 litres of water containing this level of alkaline minerals (especially when it is just one mineral such as sodium). The Alkaline Jug works in two stages. The amount of the mineral you will need to add to make 3-4 litres of water suitably alkaline will likely be well over your Recommended Daily Intake. This is nowhere near the same level of performance as an ionizer.. However. but not everything and certainly doesn’t offer filtration of chemicals.yes and no.so tap water will go from about pH 7 to about pH 8. Using an alkaline filter or ‘jug’ (sometimes referred to as an ionizing jug .but this is wildly misleading as it does not ionize) is a great short-term solution or backup alkaline filter for travel.5. pHour Salts from Dr Young is a great product for this as it contains a mix of four alkaline minerals.a short term boost. .. see this as a ‘supplement’ and not as your source of alkaline water. However.and there is another problem.. I personally have one of these to take with me on holidays or business trips and when I’m working out of a temporary office.
This simple tip can lead to some really good. be it a tea. You can use this to build up your new hydration habit over the next five weeks. you can say no and it makes you even more healthy! Always Have Water At Your Desk: simply having a bottle at your desk at all times means that when you do remember you can tuck straight into it. day out. It is amazing how often you suddenly realise it is lunchtime and you’ve not really had anything to drink! Substitute: for every other drink you go to have. we have invested a huge amount of capital to set up an interest-free. but also to simply remember to drink this much water throughout the day! So here are my top five tips for making this a habit: No No No Removes virtually all impurities Removes some impurities No 1 2 3 4 5 Carry A Big Bottle: this is the best tip – because it makes sure you always have your water on you to sip. but I recommend you set an hour reminder on your phone or watch to beep and remind you to have a big gulp or a glass of water every hour. monthly payment plan! You can now own a Chanson Ionizer for just £86. now let me just finish this email first” Finally – know your outcome and plan your route to success: Here is a daily hydration schedule you can download. positive reinforcement that yes. No Water has a mildly alkaline effect No No LEMON & LIME REVERSE OSMOSIS CHANSON IONIZER No No No No Molecules are microclustered and so are more hydrating No ORP up to -450 meaning it is a very rich antioxidant Removes virtually all impurities Removes virtually all impurities Water can be set anywhere from pH 3 to pH 12 SUMMARY While there is obvious merit in a number of these approaches I thoroughly recommend buying a Chanson Ionizer.18/$133 per month (only just more than pH drops). Click here for more information . Not only to start consuming this volume of water. so that at the end of week five you are hitting your hydration target day in.at-a-glance comparison: ALKALISES WATER Raise tap pH by 2 points getting your 3-4 litres of water a day requires a habitual change Top 5 Ways To Get Your Water How to Start Hydrating (and make it a habit) IMPROVES HYDRATION INCREASES ANTIOXIDANTS FILTERS PH DROPS WATER DISTILLER BRITA FILTER No No No I know it seems difficult at first. coffee or juice – substitute in water. While these were previously too expensive for many people. water. I personally like to have a big 1 litre bottle at all times and when I do this I always drink my 4. rather than thinking “oh yes. You will be surprised at a) how good it makes you feel and b) how much of a pat on the back you can give yourself afterwards.2 litres! Set a Reminder: this isn’t something you will have to do forever.
Not to be confused with coconut cream or milk.Herbal Teas: I recommend staying with organic and caffeine free. water all day. They are just terrible on so many levels. water. every day . Here are the signs to look out for and why: Number 7 Plastics: Miscellaneous The ones to worry about are the hard polycarbonate varieties. However. The risk is highest when containers start wearing out. The main chemicals that we need to avoid and are most at risk of are Phthalates and Bisphenol A. into liquids. alkaline.Water Bottle Safety In recent years it has become widely recognise that certain plastics used by manufacturers are extremely unsafe. I also recommend peppermint for digestion.Fresh Vegetable Juice: warrants an ebook of it’s own. earthy flavour that is a great substitute for coffee and tea. energy drinks and iced tea drinks.coffee (high caffeine) . Juicing dark green veggies will give you an almighty nutrition hit and will get you on your way to your minimum 5 serves of veg each day! . Number 6 Plastics: PS (polystyrene) Made into soft Styrofoam-style cups as well as rigid foams.alcohol (you know why!) That is not to say you can never have the above in moderation. but drinking a glass of freshly squeezed vegetable juice each day will have a remarkable impact on your health. What to Drink: Alongside pure alkaline water. it is a clear. but I would seriously cut out the soft drinks right now. I also recommend you add in some: .fruit juice (very high concentration of sugar) . Number 6 plastics can release potentially toxic breakdown products (including styrene). Avoid using them as much as possible. “Soft drinks” includes colas. What Else Can I Drink? It doesn’t have to be just water. are put through the dishwasher or when they are heated (including microwaved). here is my list of drinks to avoid: . flavoured waters. If you are transitioning away from normal tea and coffee.Coconut Water: gaining rapid popularity.carbonated (fizzy) water (carbonation makes water have an acid pH) . Number 3 Plastics: V (Vinyl) or PVC Number 3 plastics may release toxic breakdown products (including pthalates) into food and drinks.black tea (especially with milk and sugar!) . See the next page for my top herbal tea picks! . Why? Studies have shown polycarbonate can leach bisphenol A. It is a slightly bitter. flavoured milks.green tea (high caffeine) . as found in various drinking containers (like Nalgene bottles) and rigid plastic baby bottles. sports drinks.soft drinks (you know why) . slightly sweet liquid that is high in alkaline salts and is quite simply delicious! . I really recommend drinking Red Bush (also known as Rooibos) tea. Get this: particularly when heated! Watch for takeaway hot drinks. leaking plastics and chemicals into the food/drink that is contained within them. young.you can and should mix it up a little. green coconut. a potential hormone disruptor. before I reveal some other drinks to enjoy. coconut water is the water from the middle of a fresh.
Trace Minerals. B2. Fatty Acids. B Complex • Minerals: Calcium. Flavonols. minerals and tannins). To be honest. zinc and magnesium – all powerful alkaline minerals. You can use a water ionizer. manganese. Pantothenic Acid and 15 Amino Acids. It gives a slight energy boost. Antioxidants. Manganese. natural and caffeine free and has been widely recommended for IBS. Vitamin B12. Polyphenols. thiamin/ Vitamin B1. stomach aches and more 2. headaches. that can be really useful in detoxing and cleansing. Yerba Mate A wonderful tea. white and black tea (which all contain caffeine) you can’t really go wrong! Herbal teas are a great way to up your fluid intake with flavour! And of course. Zinc • Additional Compounds: Carotene. Vitamin E and Vitamin K making it a great all-rounder! 6. alkaline water jug or other filter to make alkaline water. feel free to add lemon. Potassium. Chlorophyll. Redbush (Rooibos) Absolutely PACKED with antioxidants. flu. which help strengthen your body’s capillaries among other things. pantothenic acid. They are also rich in flavonoids. It’s refreshing. Rosemary is another big hitter in the antioxidant stakes. E. Ginger Tea One of my personal favourites. Inositol. stress and headaches. bad breath. Phosphorus. It’s packed full of nutrients including calcium. 3. Tannins. so drink up! 4. lavendar is the great relaxer – helping ease you off to sleep. this awesome tea is a great drink to have if you’re trying to transition away from coffee. Selenium. boil this and you’re set. Very useful for colds. C. Luckily I’ve got almost as much lavender growing as I have rosemary! Hence me being so relaxed 7. this zingy badboy is also good for digestion and nausea – but is also great for circulation. Niacin (B3). riboflavin/Vitamin B2. nausea and heartburn. B5. very tasty and very. native to South America. aside from green. rosehips are considered to be an energizer. I love it because it grows SO easily and you get LOADS of it when you grow a bush! It’s high in the following: beta-carotene/Vitamin A. Rose Hip Rose hips are the fragrant and tasty fruit of the wild rose plant and make a very very flavoursome tea. . 5. flu. Rosemary Native to the Mediterranean. biotin. niacin/Vitamin B3. If you’ve ionized the water. that is free from the jitters of caffeine-based drinks such as coffee and green tea and each infusion of yerba mate contains: • Vitamins: A. Vitamin C. Lavender The best smelling tea. it also holds its ORP too but not for too long. B1. Iron. Vitamin B6. Vitamin D. Because of the very high vitamin C content in rosehips (along with other vitamins. to ease anxiety and stress and to help unwind after a long day. colds. flatulence. It’s slightly bitter taste helps replace that bitter urge for coffee and black tea. Peppermint Very alkaline. very good for digestion. Magnesium. mint or anything else like cinnamon to add extra alkaline flavour! Is Boiled Water Alkaline? Yes! Water that is ‘naturally’ alkaline due to ionization or mineral content holds it’s pH wonderfully.Top 7 Herbal Alkaline Teas 1.
but these do not give a true benefit. Lutein. quite simply. Antioxidants & Water You might be wondering exactly how water can contain antioxidants. I don’t blame you. To make acid and highly oxidizing water. every day? Imagine how vibrant you would be if you were getting 3-4 litres of antioxidant-rich fluids every day. an antioxidant is. but if you want the real benefit of the antioxidant then ionization is the way to go. To understand how ionized water creates this negative ORP and makes the water antioxidant rich.We create ionized water by separating the hydrogen ions (H+) from the hydroxide ions OH-. not too scientific(!): . eat bright coloured foods – and they’re right. If you want ORP for ORP’s sake then this is fine. This is the standardised measure of antioxidants in liquids in the same way that ORAC is the standard measure of antioxidants in foods. We all know how important it is to drink enough water and stay hydrated every day. we increase the concentration of hydrogen ions in the water. What is ORP and Why ORP is Important The antioxidant capacity of liquids is measured in ORP (oxidation reduction potential or redox potential). This does not have to only come from fruit and vegetables. If you had asked me a few years ago I would probably have said – you can only get antioxidants from food! It is what the media tells us. energy and vitality. . hopefully. a molecule capable of inhibiting the oxidation of other molecules. However. oranges contain high levels of antioxidants such as Flavonoids. actually. Conversely. I need to explain two things: 1) How ionized water is made 2) What ORP is How Ionized Water Is Made To keep this simple and. It is possible to lower the ORP by adding minerals and vitamin powders. And this is exactly what water with a negative ORP does! How to Make Negative ORP Water There is only one real way to get a negative ORP in your water and that is to use an electric water ionizer. but drinking the right kind of water could make an incredible difference to you health. Bright coloured foods such as blueberries. As long as something has the capacity to inhibit oxidation it will act as an antioxidant in the body. to make alkaline and antioxidant-rich water we increase the concentration of hydroxide ions. they simply change the reading on the ORP meter. Lycopene and Phytosterols. When the water runs through the ionizer it splits these ions into acid and alkaline and depending on the setting you select you will get the required mix of ions to create the pH and antioxidant level you are after.What is ORP? Can you imagine how great you would feel if you could drink something that had more antioxidants than green tea all day. tomatoes.
very antioxidant-rich. To give this some meaning and relativity. Not any more. as normal tap water has an ORP of +250 to +400 this means it basically has zero potential for reducing oxidation. As things oxidize. When water is ionized it increases the concentration of hydroxide ions (OH-) which leads to a negative ORP. just imagine the difference it could make to your health. Since a. Summary So. as per the definition of an antioxidant above. Again. including me for many years. mindblowing presentation from Ronnie Ruiz (CEO of Chanson Water USA) at the Z-Factor Health Weekend (see my photos here) in May I am now a fully converted acid-water-user. but there isn’t a lot else you can’t do with it! What is Acid Water? Acid water can be characterised by the following: 1) having a pH of between pH 2 and pH 4 2) having an ORP of +800 to +1200 (see here for more info) 3) having a hypochlorous acid component from 1-30 mg/l 4) being microclustered 5) being heavy in H+. the more powerful the antioxidant. Amazing ACID Water! Most people. the ORP rises. here are some rough ORP measurements: Tap water: +250 to +400 ORP Cola: +400 to +600 ORP Green tea: -120 to -250 ORP Orange juice: -150 to -250 ORP Alkaline ionized water: -200 to -800 ORP So. ionized water is not only alkalising and amazing at buffering excess acids. hair and nails and ‘Strong’ is used for cleaning and sterilizing. Alkaline. to keep it simple – ORP basically means the level of antioxidants in liquids and the lower the better.5 then you are drinking water that is very. ‘Mild’ is used on the skin. the lower the ORP level. Alkaline ionized water has an ORP of -350 to -800. is the potential for one liquid substance to reduce the oxidation of another substance. I use almost as much acid water now than I do alkaline! Why? Because acid water just has so many practical uses! Sure. In fact. but it is also antioxidant rich – infusing your body with free-radical scavenging antioxidants that will protect your cells and encourage your health and wellness. only think of alkaline water when they think of the benefits of owning an ionizer. ionized water with a pH of between 8. which acts as an oxidizer The Two Types of Acid Water There are two types of acid water – mild and strong. quite frankly. you can’t drink it.Basically all liquids have an Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP). so here it is: . What This Means This means that if you are drinking alkaline. In other words. Sound good? OK. which. It is measured in millivolts (mV) and most liquids fall between +700 and -800.5 and 9. depending in part on the amount of minerals in the source water and how the ionizer is adjusted. energy and vitality if you were drinking 3-4 litres of water each day that had more antioxidants than green tea or freshly squeezed fruit juice.
2. Use for acne of every type. Use to clean dirt and grime all over the house (removes fingerprints from drywall). 5. 12. 6. Use in clinical applications to sterilize surgical instruments. Use on cutting boards. 15. 17. Use as a soak for sore rough feet. 25. Use in doctor and dentist office for cleaning and antibacterial. Use on skin for Eczema. Pour into bath water to soften skin. Use for pink eye. Use as a streak free glass and mirror cleaner. Use for female yeast infections and other female issues. Use for dry skin patches or rough skin. Use to spray in shoes to disinfect and deodorize. 24. 10. 8. Use as a mouthwash and gargle. 2. Use for ear infections. 8. 9. 16. Spritz three times a day and let air dry. Use as an enema. Use for Jockitch. 6. Food Preparation 1. Use to lessen the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the face. 19. Use on boils. etc. 9. 7. Use in place of deodorant 20. Use for cleaning wood floors (a light mist is all that is needed). Use to spray into laundry baskets to kill mold and fungi. Use for skin rashes or baby diaper rash. 3. Use to spray directly in refrigerator for foul odors. Internal Disinfectant 1. 4. Use to treat bad breath. Use in meat and dairy product facilities as a sterilizing and cleaning agent. 4. Use to spray on carpets and rubber bathtub mats. Spritz on face for a refreshing pick me up. It will not dry the hands out. Use for poison ivy and other plant rashes. 5. First Aid & Sterilizer 1. 22. Use for minor cuts and scrapes. Carry a bottle around and use as a hand sanitizer. 7. 5. Use for infected tooth or gums. Use as a gargle for a sore throat. 3. Use to sanitize the interior of your washer and dryer. 3. Use to prevent shaving bumps. Use on skin for Rrosacea. Use to replace expensive skin moisturizers and creams. Use to disinfect human and pet bedding. Use to kill bacteria on fruits and vegetables by using the mist or dipping. 4. Use for Athletes Foot. Use to lessen the appearance of scars. Use for Toe Fungus.Chanson’s List of 66 Uses of Ionized Acid Water! Skin & Hair 1. 11. Use as a toothpaste. Cleaning Purposes 1. 6. 8. 7. 6. Use for dandruff. Actually speeds skin renewal process! 2. 5. 3. 2. Use to lessen the appearance of age spots. 10. 21. 18. 11. Use on skin for Psoriasis. Use as an aftershave. Spritz on after shampoo and let air dry. Use for burns. 13. . 14. Spritz on after washing and let air dry. Use on household sponges to extend their life and prevent foul odors. 2. Use as a hair conditioner. 23. Use to stop bleeding in minor cuts. Use as a skin toner. 26. 4. 7. Use to promote faster healing of cuts and wounds. Use to sanitize bathrooms and kitchen counters.
And many. after a life changing Tony Robbins seminar in 2004.12. Now. Spray in bird cages. The water will not hurt the bird. Callum.com/wordpress) SnyderHealth. guides.com My Blog! The Energise Alkaline Diet Blog (energiseforlife. Use for auto glass. 14. 15. Use in cat litter boxes to kill odors and bacteria. 3.com How to Use Acid Water To use the acid water you simply have to set your ionizer to produce the pH you are after and then store the water in a spray bottle for when you want to use it! I recommend using a dark glass bottle for the skin spray and a HDPE plastic bottle for cleaning and disinfecting around the house.com/wordpress.energiseforlife. articles and more to support and inspire even more people to reach their health goals. more…………….you can contact him through his blog at www. Ross lives in Melbourne. his time is split between Australia and the UK working on new projects to take Energise to the next level and building even more resources. 13. England) with his partner Tania and is passionate about helping you to reach your health goals . after nearly six years of living alkaline and building Energise into the healthy giant that it is today. many. 16. The Big Extra Benefit The best part about using acid water for your skin and as a cleaner around the house is that you are now not using any chemicals around the home! Either on your skin or your surfaces! This is not only fantastic for your health but it is also fantastic for the environment. starting with the London Marathon in April ‘05. Use on doorknobs and handles to disinfect them. Use for chrome polishing. After attending that event it became their mission to support as many people as possible to reach their health goals.com) TheDailyGreen. . Kills many types of spiders and insects. References & Further Reading Here. in a quite random order. Use to sanitize phones. This journey started with himself and after that event in the September of that year he vowed to turn his health around. About the author Ross created Energise along with his brother. Bug Control 1. 17. blogs. Spray on ant trails to deter them. 2. videos & websites that have been incredibly motivating to me on my own alkaline diet journey and have also been used in creating this report: The pH Miracle: Dr Robert Young (book) Your Body’s Many Cries for Water (book) Dr Young on youtube: Discussing Chanson Ionizers Discussing alkaline water Chanson Water (chansonalkalinewater. Use for deodorizing. Pets 1. Use to sanitize computer keyboards (light spritz).. Use on animal’s skin for any kind of skin issue. 2. are all of the books. Australia (with frequent visits back to Northampton.
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