The Definitive Guide to

Alkaline Water
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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

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very affordable (possibly free). but they really didn’t seem to mean anything. This is a fundamental. It certainly will help you to lose weight. Sometimes we really need to re-focus and re-learn the basics. Who knows.com. From thirst to depression to cancer to obesity to fatigue to bulimia to digestive problems to skin problems and so on. So read on. But I don’t really care about that. I really. This is not to say that dehydration is the only cause. on a daily basis. Interesting.. and I swear it is the single. water makes up 75% of your total body weight. even though we know they are so vitally important.. stick with me and just take this advice for what it is. leading to overeating. . 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. You should listen/read with an open mind and be ready to absorb the information because. even mild dehydration can slow our metabolism down by 3% – when you consider this. it is easy to put into practice and it is very. can have a profound effect on your life. They had no impact on me. 70% of your muscles are made up of water. best bit of advice I will ever give you or that you will ever get from energiseforlife. but I want I really don’t want you to just roll your eyes and tut and say ‘I’ve heard this before’. You may have heard it before. Our body’s cry for thirst is also often mistaken for hunger. It is simple. but the above is just a small selection of the symptoms of repeated. daily dehydration. I’d been trying to research and write this report for about 3 hours . Before I do. 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.the gift of hydration How Hydration Can Totally Change Your Life Apparently.rewording and rewriting all of these water facts. energy & vitality This guide will give you the best piece of advice I have ever been given. and take note. The Earth is 70% water. you might just take one thing out of this guide that makes all of the difference. But this did: the single most important thing you can do for your health. But on the more positive side: Being hydrated can change everything. 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. put any preconceptions aside. really want you to keep an open mind. because we can become nonchalant about them. as the water clears acid toxins from your system and boosts your metabolism.

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.. 12st = 4. Drinking 2 litres of water a day decreases the risk of breast cancer by 79% In fact. I’m only little. I promise you there will be a massive increase in your health. I have found. every day. It is so simple. energy. one of the biggest impacts that our alkaline diet course is having on people is that it is making them properly hydrate themselves.Here are some more facts to show you how important hydration is: A six-year study published in the May 1. 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. But this is just the start of the benefits. And I also know that you might be thinking. but the reason why I think we often don’t give enough importance to hydration is that it is so simple. Drinking the equivalent of 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%.2 litres per day This. that is too much for me.85stone) of body weight For example. but it isn’t really.turn the page to find out the 5 Huge Benefits to Staying Hydrated . I know this sounds a lot.. accurately works out to between 3-4 litres for most people each day. 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. And if you stick to this. mental clarity and vitality. so the official calculator is: 1 litre of water per 40lbs (18k or 2. 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.

pizza. chips. 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. Being hydrated also ensures that your body’s cells are able to function effectively. mood swings. breads. When we experience these low energy levels the sensations of thirst and hunger are generated at the same time. Alkalinity & pH Balance! When you drink clean. Antioxidants are often referred to as a way to prevent anti-aging because they help to detoxify the body from these wastes . Why? When dehydrated. meats and more we put our body under an incredible strain to maintain this pH balance at 7.low energy levels (linking it to point 1. Aging occurs when we do not dispose of the internally generated wastes and toxins in our body. supporting the body to remove these old. trans-fats.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. how good did you feel?! 4 When we are dehydrated we get headaches. our digestive system works wonderfully and we can remove these aging toxins easily! . both of these sensations are ‘the need to eat’.it is simply vital that we stay hydrated. Weight Loss! Our brain literally does not distinguish 5 Anti-Aging! The cause of premature aging is an over acid. By staying hydrated we separate these two messages and often eat a lot less the right amount. 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. Because this accumulation of waste products inside the body is the aging process. And to be honest. Seriously. filtered water with a pH 2 between the sensations of thirst and hunger. fast food. Fatigue is a hydration problem. This is the process of getting old. I estimate that 90% of us are more than 5% dehydrated.365 in our cells. Problems such as acne. When was the last time you truly drank enough water during the day? And when you did. particularly the blood. When we are hydrated. dryness. just by drinking 4 litres of alkaline water per day you will begin to see huge improvements with your weight. sugars. dehydrated body. Our body is designed to be alkaline. fatigue in our mind and our body. sweets. we underachieve and we lose motivation. eczema. psoriasis and more will start to disappear. energy and vitality. foggy thinking. maintaining a pH level of approximately 7. our metabolism grinds to a halt.365. above). but “cuts off water” to peripheral organs such as skin. such as the brain and the heart. sauces & condiments. antioxidant-rich water is a fantastic way to slow and reverse the aging process. Both are derived from the same place . alcohol. By hydrating our body with high pH water (see how in a few pages!) we help maintain this alkalinity. white rice & pasta. When we eat and drink too many acid-forming foods and drinks such as colas. If you’re feeling tired drink 2 litres of water over the next 90 minutes and see how you feel then! of 8. refined food.and so drinking alkaline. blood building and circulating and to help the body remove toxins. In other words we eat food even when the body needs water.5+ (as recommended in this report) you will notice that you begin to feel a surge of health. for nutrient absorption. our cells function optimally. 1 Energy! As mentioned above. Water is needed for almost every body metabolic function . the body preserves the water supply to critical organs. and we instinctively assume that regardless of the driver. acid wastes is the anti aging process. dairy. when we are dehydrated by just 5% most of us will experience a 25-30% loss of energy. filtered water per day will dramatically improve the way you think and feel. When we are dehydrated our body just cannot do it’s job and our energy and mental state will suffer as a result. we overeat. so when you start to hydrate & alkalize you will also start to see the weight fall away.

chips.365. these are the most important rules to help guide your food choices: 1... we have a small alkaline buffering system that works to neutralise these acids created by our body through it’s day to day activities. leafy greens. all the foods you already know are not good for you. your body calls upon this store of alkaline buffers. smoking. this high sugar content really does undo anything the good stuff can bring. pizza. . whole grains. ice cream. nuts. cakes. calcium or sodium it is likely to be alkaline to the body. Bananas for example are very high in potassium. It makes this diet pretty easy to understand and pretty easy to follow. fatty meats.. I’m sure you can guess that the foods that are alkaline to the body are therefore.while our lifestyles of high stress. So. Before I explain just how simple it is. The only exceptions to the ‘no fruit rule’ are tomatoes. dairy. fresh vegetables. cream etc. blood microscopist and biologist Dr Robert Young. To do this. transfats. unfortunately is acid-forming. but is backed by extensive science. beers. cheese. crisps. In just the same way that our body will do whatever it takes to regulate our temperature to stay within a very tight range.365 is vital to maintain your health & energy The alkaline diet is a very. 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). These are fresh foods. alcohol. healthy diet.why maintaining a pH of 7. salads. very simple and straightforward approach to health. wines. These acids manifest in our diets as colas & fizzy drinks. 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. breads. To put this in context. 2. condiments. 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 . take-aways.regardless of its alkaline mineral content. pH 5 is 100x times more acidic than pH 7 and pH 4 is 1000x more acidic. grapefruit and watermelon (to some degree) which are alkaline because they are so low in sugar. If a food is high in alkaline minerals including magnesium. the pH scale is logarithmic – so pH 6 is 10x more acidic than pH 7. yeasts. fizzy drinks. pioneered by the nutritionist. milky drinks. such as fibre. So you can see how a diet filled with meats. if given a list of foods could put them into the acid or alkaline group 8 times out of 10. BUT . However. microwave meals. what makes a food acid or alkaline? There are a couple of scientific variables. The pH of our important fluids such as our blood is designed to be at a pH of 7. due to its high sugar content. Your body HAS to keep the pH of your blood. refined foods etc. potassium. which is slightly alkaline.. caffeine. seeds. And while our body does create acids naturally through our bodily functions.which.wait for it. simple carbs. stress. 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. 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 know that fruit contains a lot of good stuff too. which is perfectly adequate when we are living a natural. biscuits. 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. avocados. vitamins and minerals . Diet. Cola has a pH of between 2 and 3. but are around 25% sugar. it does the same for the pH of our fluids. emotions and no exercise all contribute to the increased acidity in our body.however. I think most people. but to keep it simple. here is the explanation in scientific terms: Our body is designed to be alkaline. pulses. smoking. cells and other fluids at this slightly alkaline level (pH 7. drinking and getting too little sleep only compounds this problem.365) and it will do ANYTHING it has to in order to maintain this pH balance. dairy. I’m sure it will be of no surprise to you to learn that the most acidic foods are sugar. whole foods and foods with a high-water content and nutritional value. omega oils. lemons & limes (great for dressings and flavourings).

which then further destroy our internal environment. further fuelling the problem. Consuming sugar is like throwing petrol on a fire.com The Cycle of Imbalance: . so these all definitely play a part. filtered water each day and you will be very pleasantly surprised by the way you feel. and a vicious cycle begins. leafy green vegetables. stop exercising and continually have negative emotions our body is overrun with acids and this causes major disruption. sweets. As explained above. Here is the simple version: Our body is designed to stay alkaline and will do whatever it takes to do so. and the knock on effects of an overacid system compound this even more and a vicious cycle begins that leaves you sick and tired. Dr Young has actually seen. Why? Because in an acidic state. chocolate. the bacteria and yeast grows. the pH is lowered. yeasts. dairy. 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. clean. The unfriendly toxins. in his analysis of live blood. more toxins are created. So follow your mother’s advice and eat your greens! For more explanation and scientific evidence. bacteria and mold created by this sugar consumption and acidic environment not only cause your system to become polluted and stressed.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. When we consume acidic foods and drinks. when the blood deviates from pH 7. seeds etc). So there you have it . Back this up with 3-4 litres of good quality. toxins and alcohols. And with more acid and sugar. Sugar immediately ferments and causes absolute havoc in the body.that is the scientific. that emotions can have twice as much of an effect on our blood and health as any food can. and create harmful by-products. nuts. burgers. making the blood even more acidic and polluted.com or contact ross@energiseforlife. long version. 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. salads. the acids that are created and consumed in our modern lifestyle also ferment in the blood. In addition. 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. citations and research visit us at energiseforlife. chips. becomes mold.365 it causes major stress to the rest of the body. In short. stress and a lack of exercise all contribute to this. Not surprisingly the acid foods are the ones you already know are bad for you (cola. So: Emotions. It also acts as a food to the yeasts and bacteria already there. 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. This toxic waste is…acid. The body has to maintain this pH level and it will go to quite extreme measures to make sure it stays there. 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. beer etc) and the alkaline foods are the ones you already know are good for you (fresh foods.

Increased Hydration (Microclustered Water): This creates the exceptionally healthy alkaline water. as opposed to tap water that contains 12-15.to really get the maximum benefits of ultra-hydration you should be drinking water that is clean.5 water on tap . by chemically changing the water (adding things to it) or by increasing the hydrogen ions (filtering). This is also why many people experience detoxification effects in the first few weeks of drinking the water. . This means that you are left with pH water on tap .5-9. 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. 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+). Drinking enough water during the day is extremely important to your health. 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.gives you antioxidant rich water on tap . every day without the need for expensive drops. energy and vitality you need to perform at your peak. Don’t you feel more positive when you’re fully hydrated? However. Not only does it allow your body to perform it’s most critical functions but it also gives you the health. not just any water will do .5 Filtered: tap water is almost always untrustworthy and contains traces of bacteria. alkaline ionized water gains the ability to penetrate tissue and cell walls far more easily.5 water all day.gives you the highest level of filtration . most alkaline water on Earth Con’s: Initial investment required Can you imagine one small device that not only ionizes the water but also: . This is referred to as ‘microclustered’ water. With the smaller clusters. but it also serves to make the water more hydrating than normal water.gives you pH 9. as it infiltrates areas that have not been reachable with ordinary H2O. Plus it just makes you feel good. Alkaline ionized water has clusters made up of five to six water molecules.you can select your pH and are guaranteed that you can drink pH 9.produces water that is more hydrating than any other source of water This is just the beginning of what ionizers can do.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 . pure and alkaline. heavy metals & other toxins Room Temperature: cold.well worth the investment! method #1: use an ionizer Pro’s: The healthiest. The -OH is alkaline and the H+ is acid. giving far superior hydration. In simple terms this means that the water is: High pH: you are aiming to drink water that has a pH of between 8.

2. sleek design look. whereas the highly effective filtration of the ionizer removes all of these. performance.. is it worth the effort. quite honestly. soluble minerals in your water! Energise Recommends: Chanson Ionizers We have been using. alkaline water you are giving your body an abundant flow of antioxidants which will detoxify and protect your body. price and longevity of the Chanson ionizers. Although some water areas experience a pH of around 6. and is the standard scale used to measure antioxidant content.l can’t think of a better machine than the Chanson Miracle to give you the type of alkaline & acid water you need” .. an added bonus is that the one thing that the ionizer DOESN’T filter is the healthy. chemicals and heavy metals . Dr Young (pH Miracle) stated: “If someone were to ask me what’s the one thing I can do to have better health.and which you choose depends on your budget and kitchen set up: Buy now: interest-free monthly installments! Buy now: Buy£63. Tap water is known to contain toxins. been blown away by the design. With a ‘positive’ ORP . pesticides. bacteria.8-7. drinking water! In fact. ORP stands for Oxygen Reduction Potential. To give some further comparison. Which Ionizer is Best for Me? There are two types of ionizer . On the contrary. 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. 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. And it is not just us here at Energise. The under sink ionizer is a little more expensive and does require a little plumbing but.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.Antioxidant Rich Water: The water that comes through our taps is not great.this means that your tap water has no antioxidant abilities and cannot assist your body in the fight against oxygen free radicals. In fact. 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.all of which rob your body of health. healthy. selling and testing ionizers for over six years and we have. it actually robs you of energy as you drink it. then the answer would be very simple: Start drinking alkalized and ionized water. tap water has zero electrical negative charge and will almost always have a ‘positive’ ORP. Brilliant if you have limited kitchen bench space or just want a slick. ionized water has an ORP of between -150 and -450 dependent upon the ionizer you use and the mineral content of your source water. These ionizers literally take 3 minutes to set up and do not require any plumbing at all. In comparison. Tap water usually has an ORP of around +350. boy.

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. Australia and New Zealand. A small shipping charge applies within Asia.8-7.you get high pH water. Africa and non-mainland US states. such as Dr Young’s PuripHy and Innerlight’s Prime pH are a fantastic way to increase the alkalinity of your drinking water. immediately. but with an average tap water pH of 6. antioxidants and an ongoing expense pH drops. Europe.shipping is absolutely free in the USA.18 ($133USD) per month over 12 months with a deposit of just £247 ($380). you can now own a Chanson. Ionizers from £86. 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 . The extent of the alkalinity depends on your source water pH. Canada. . For more information please visit EnergiseForLife. for just £86. UK.chemically alters the water to raise the alkalinity method #2: use pH drops Pro’s: Effective alkalinity on-the-go Con’s: No filtration. especially Dr Young’s PuripHy.com or email ross@energiseforlife. Owning an ionizer has never been more affordable or accessible! And what’s more .2 you should expect to get a pH of between 8-9 from using pH drops.18 / $133USD per month ENERGISE GLOBAL INSTALLMENT PLAN Thanks to our interest-free installments.

. when you’re travelling this isn’t always easy.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. It will alkalize and energize .however .and that’s where the alkaline stick comes in. Though it does remove a small amount of chlorine. Pro’s: cheap.. right?” .method #3: alkaline stick a fantastic product when travelling. a cheap. the it is better suited for pre-filtered or bottled water. very cheap and easy Con’s: Less alkaline effect.. There are a small number of foods that while they are acid in their natural state. It is however. How they work.. they contain such high levels of alkaline minerals.. 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. 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. The alkaline stick is not a filter.and while the answer to that is obviously yes (citric acid) . the alkaline stick can also convert any bottled water to mildly alkaline water within minutes. quick increase in pH by 1-2 pH Con’s: no filtration. Why I Love Lemon Water Lemon water is made by simply squeezing approximately half a lemon into 1 liter of water. ignite your metabolism. It is nowhere near as effective as using an ionizer. 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. tasty and easy way to start your day positively! You can read more about Lemon Water at my blog here . Made of all natural ceramic coated minerals in a surgical stainless steel housing. shouldn’t drink all day The first thing you’re probably thinking is “but lemons & limes are acidic.. These are really cool.but. They are exactly the same technology as the portable alkaline bottles (like the AlkaPod). handy ways to make your water more alkaline when you’re on the road. no filtration. convenient. no ionization. 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).the important distinction to note is that they are alkaline to the body once consumed. 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. straight from the tap of your ionizer is the very best thing you can do for your body . and low levels of sugar that they actually have an alkalizing effect on the body once you consume them.

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). Stage two has the water pass through a mineral chamber. see this as a ‘supplement’ and not as your source of alkaline water.yes and no.but this is wildly misleading as it does not ionize) is a great short-term solution or backup alkaline filter for travel.. . However.a short term boost. but is a good short term or travel solution. and may actually be dangerous. pH drops are safer and more effective because they are so concentrated.. This is nowhere near the same level of performance as an ionizer. at the office or on-the-go. Strictly speaking. Stage one offers basic filtration. I take it with me and keep on my desk. It will remove a little of the bad stuff. 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. 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. This is not a long-term.and there is another problem..so tap water will go from about pH 7 to about pH 8. but it won’t filter or ionize the water . 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. and sometimes pH 8. However. where the water washes over ceramic coated alkaline ‘mineral balls’ which help raise the pH by about 1 point . 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. pHour Salts from Dr Young is a great product for this as it contains a mix of four alkaline minerals. heavy metals or pesticides. viable option and this is exactly what pH drops are for.5. It does an OK job on fluoride though. similar to that of a Brita-type filter.. Using an alkaline filter or ‘jug’ (sometimes referred to as an ionizing jug .. as part of your alkaline. the addition of alkaline minerals WILL increase the pH. The water then sits in the jug in contact with these ‘balls’ to retain this level of pH. balanced diet. but not everything and certainly doesn’t offer filtration of chemicals.

we have invested a huge amount of capital to set up an interest-free. day out. water. 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. 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. This simple tip can lead to some really good. You can use this to build up your new hydration habit over the next five weeks. 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. be it a tea.2 litres! Set a Reminder: this isn’t something you will have to do forever. Click here for more information .18/$133 per month (only just more than pH drops). positive reinforcement that 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. 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. rather than thinking “oh yes. coffee or juice – substitute in water. While these were previously too expensive for many people. monthly payment plan! You can now own a Chanson Ionizer for just £86. 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. I personally like to have a big 1 litre bottle at all times and when I do this I always drink my 4. 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. 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. Not only to start consuming this volume of water.

However. “Soft drinks” includes colas.carbonated (fizzy) water (carbonation makes water have an acid pH) . Why? Studies have shown polycarbonate can leach bisphenol A. leaking plastics and chemicals into the food/drink that is contained within them. a potential hormone disruptor. I really recommend drinking Red Bush (also known as Rooibos) tea. Here are the signs to look out for and why: Number 7 Plastics: Miscellaneous The ones to worry about are the hard polycarbonate varieties. The main chemicals that we need to avoid and are most at risk of are Phthalates and Bisphenol A. Number 3 Plastics: V (Vinyl) or PVC Number 3 plastics may release toxic breakdown products (including pthalates) into food and drinks.soft drinks (you know why) . it is a clear. Number 6 plastics can release potentially toxic breakdown products (including styrene). slightly sweet liquid that is high in alkaline salts and is quite simply delicious! . What to Drink: Alongside pure alkaline water. If you are transitioning away from normal tea and coffee.alcohol (you know why!) That is not to say you can never have the above in moderation.Herbal Teas: I recommend staying with organic and caffeine free. are put through the dishwasher or when they are heated (including microwaved). Get this: particularly when heated! Watch for takeaway hot drinks.green tea (high caffeine) . into liquids. coconut water is the water from the middle of a fresh. I also recommend you add in some: . energy drinks and iced tea drinks. but I would seriously cut out the soft drinks right now. Avoid using them as much as possible. I also recommend peppermint for digestion. 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! . flavoured waters. See the next page for my top herbal tea picks! . water.fruit juice (very high concentration of sugar) .coffee (high caffeine) . The risk is highest when containers start wearing out. earthy flavour that is a great substitute for coffee and tea. here is my list of drinks to avoid: .Water Bottle Safety In recent years it has become widely recognise that certain plastics used by manufacturers are extremely unsafe. before I reveal some other drinks to enjoy. It is a slightly bitter. sports drinks. green coconut.black tea (especially with milk and sugar!) . alkaline.you can and should mix it up a little. Number 6 Plastics: PS (polystyrene) Made into soft Styrofoam-style cups as well as rigid foams. What Else Can I Drink? It doesn’t have to be just water. but drinking a glass of freshly squeezed vegetable juice each day will have a remarkable impact on your health. young. They are just terrible on so many levels.Coconut Water: gaining rapid popularity. Not to be confused with coconut cream or milk.Fresh Vegetable Juice: warrants an ebook of it’s own. every day . water all day. as found in various drinking containers (like Nalgene bottles) and rigid plastic baby bottles. flavoured milks.

thiamin/ Vitamin B1. flu. 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. Trace Minerals. colds. Ginger Tea One of my personal favourites.Top 7 Herbal Alkaline Teas 1. Lavender The best smelling tea. Inositol. Rosemary is another big hitter in the antioxidant stakes. To be honest. Iron. Flavonols. It gives a slight energy boost. Vitamin B12. Rose Hip Rose hips are the fragrant and tasty fruit of the wild rose plant and make a very very flavoursome tea. Zinc • Additional Compounds: Carotene. niacin/Vitamin B3. Redbush (Rooibos) Absolutely PACKED with antioxidants. Luckily I’ve got almost as much lavender growing as I have rosemary! Hence me being so relaxed 7. flatulence. alkaline water jug or other filter to make alkaline water. Vitamin D. B5. zinc and magnesium – all powerful alkaline minerals. Fatty Acids. aside from green. Antioxidants. nausea and heartburn. which help strengthen your body’s capillaries among other things. flu. B Complex • Minerals: Calcium. E. Vitamin E and Vitamin K making it a great all-rounder! 6. 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. this zingy badboy is also good for digestion and nausea – but is also great for circulation. native to South America. It’s slightly bitter taste helps replace that bitter urge for coffee and black tea. feel free to add lemon. C. They are also rich in flavonoids. Pantothenic Acid and 15 Amino Acids. Vitamin B6. minerals and tannins). Tannins. If you’ve ionized the water. that can be really useful in detoxing and cleansing. It’s refreshing. very tasty and very. pantothenic acid. Rosemary Native to the Mediterranean. so drink up! 4. It’s packed full of nutrients including calcium. . stress and headaches. Chlorophyll. Manganese. very good for digestion. You can use a water ionizer. manganese. stomach aches and more 2. B2. 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. Vitamin C. Polyphenols. Magnesium. bad breath. to ease anxiety and stress and to help unwind after a long day. Yerba Mate A wonderful tea. headaches. this awesome tea is a great drink to have if you’re trying to transition away from coffee. 3. natural and caffeine free and has been widely recommended for IBS. Very useful for colds. it also holds its ORP too but not for too long. 5. Potassium. 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. Phosphorus. rosehips are considered to be an energizer. Peppermint Very alkaline. Niacin (B3). biotin. riboflavin/Vitamin B2. Because of the very high vitamin C content in rosehips (along with other vitamins. B1. boil this and you’re set. lavendar is the great relaxer – helping ease you off to sleep. Selenium.

To make acid and highly oxidizing water. Conversely. oranges contain high levels of antioxidants such as Flavonoids. To understand how ionized water creates this negative ORP and makes the water antioxidant rich. but drinking the right kind of water could make an incredible difference to you health. we increase the concentration of hydrogen ions in the water. 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 if you want the real benefit of the antioxidant then ionization is the way to go. every day? Imagine how vibrant you would be if you were getting 3-4 litres of antioxidant-rich fluids every day. quite simply. 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. 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. but these do not give a true benefit. 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.We create ionized water by separating the hydrogen ions (H+) from the hydroxide ions OH-. . If you want ORP for ORP’s sake then this is fine. they simply change the reading on the ORP meter.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. actually. Antioxidants & Water You might be wondering exactly how water can contain antioxidants. Lycopene and Phytosterols. a molecule capable of inhibiting the oxidation of other molecules. We all know how important it is to drink enough water and stay hydrated every day. This is the standardised measure of antioxidants in liquids in the same way that ORAC is the standard measure of antioxidants in foods. I don’t blame you. As long as something has the capacity to inhibit oxidation it will act as an antioxidant in the body. tomatoes. It is possible to lower the ORP by adding minerals and vitamin powders. Lutein. This does not have to only come from fruit and vegetables. eat bright coloured foods – and they’re right. to make alkaline and antioxidant-rich water we increase the concentration of hydroxide ions. energy and vitality. Bright coloured foods such as blueberries. hopefully. an antioxidant is. What is ORP and Why ORP is Important The antioxidant capacity of liquids is measured in ORP (oxidation reduction potential or redox potential). not too scientific(!): . However.

including me for many years. 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. Alkaline ionized water has an ORP of -350 to -800. to keep it simple – ORP basically means the level of antioxidants in liquids and the lower the better. In other words. you can’t drink it. very antioxidant-rich. Again. is the potential for one liquid substance to reduce the oxidation of another substance. which acts as an oxidizer The Two Types of Acid Water There are two types of acid water – mild and strong. 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. the more powerful the antioxidant.5 then you are drinking water that is very. so here it is: . Amazing ACID Water! Most people. ‘Mild’ is used on the skin. As things oxidize. ionized water with a pH of between 8. just imagine the difference it could make to your health. which. I use almost as much acid water now than I do alkaline! Why? Because acid water just has so many practical uses! Sure. hair and nails and ‘Strong’ is used for cleaning and sterilizing. Alkaline. In fact.Basically all liquids have an Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP). as per the definition of an antioxidant above.5 and 9. Sound good? OK. 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+. Summary So. quite frankly. Since a. Not any more. only think of alkaline water when they think of the benefits of owning an ionizer. When water is ionized it increases the concentration of hydroxide ions (OH-) which leads to a negative ORP. What This Means This means that if you are drinking alkaline. the lower the ORP level. the ORP rises. 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. ionized water is not only alkalising and amazing at buffering excess acids. as normal tap water has an ORP of +250 to +400 this means it basically has zero potential for reducing oxidation. To give this some meaning and relativity. 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. depending in part on the amount of minerals in the source water and how the ionizer is adjusted. It is measured in millivolts (mV) and most liquids fall between +700 and -800.

Use to lessen the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the face. Use as a streak free glass and mirror cleaner. 15. 7. Use as an enema. Use to spray into laundry baskets to kill mold and fungi. Use for acne of every type.Chanson’s List of 66 Uses of Ionized Acid Water! Skin & Hair 1. 6. Use for burns. Use as a mouthwash and gargle. Use on household sponges to extend their life and prevent foul odors. Use as a soak for sore rough feet. Use as an aftershave. Use for ear infections. Use for Toe Fungus. 7. 9. 3. Spritz on face for a refreshing pick me up. 9. Use to disinfect human and pet bedding. 16. Use for skin rashes or baby diaper rash. Use on boils. 5. Use for infected tooth or gums. Use on skin for Eczema. etc. 6. Use to spray in shoes to disinfect and deodorize. Actually speeds skin renewal process! 2. 4. 2. 17. 5. Use to replace expensive skin moisturizers and creams. 6. Use for dry skin patches or rough skin. 18. Carry a bottle around and use as a hand sanitizer. Use to stop bleeding in minor cuts. 6. First Aid & Sterilizer 1. Use to prevent shaving bumps. 12. Food Preparation 1. 8. Cleaning Purposes 1. Spritz on after washing and let air dry. It will not dry the hands out. Use to lessen the appearance of scars. Use on skin for Rrosacea. Use to lessen the appearance of age spots. Spritz on after shampoo and let air dry. 4. Use as a toothpaste. 3. Use to clean dirt and grime all over the house (removes fingerprints from drywall). Use to sanitize bathrooms and kitchen counters. 5. 19. 10. 2. 2. 11. Use on cutting boards. Use on skin for Psoriasis. Use as a skin toner. Use for female yeast infections and other female issues. 4. Use for cleaning wood floors (a light mist is all that is needed). 8. Use to promote faster healing of cuts and wounds. 4. Use to spray on carpets and rubber bathtub mats. Use for Jockitch. Use in meat and dairy product facilities as a sterilizing and cleaning agent. 24. 25. 7. Spritz three times a day and let air dry. Use for Athletes Foot. Use as a gargle for a sore throat. Use in clinical applications to sterilize surgical instruments. 26. Use in doctor and dentist office for cleaning and antibacterial. Internal Disinfectant 1. 8. 23. Use for minor cuts and scrapes. . Use for pink eye. Use to spray directly in refrigerator for foul odors. 10. 14. Pour into bath water to soften skin. 3. Use in place of deodorant 20. Use as a hair conditioner. 3. Use to kill bacteria on fruits and vegetables by using the mist or dipping. Use to treat bad breath. 7. Use for dandruff. Use for poison ivy and other plant rashes. 2. 11. 13. 21. 22. Use to sanitize the interior of your washer and dryer. 5.

13. Now. many. in a quite random order. 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. Callum. After attending that event it became their mission to support as many people as possible to reach their health goals.com My Blog! The Energise Alkaline Diet Blog (energiseforlife. blogs. 3.12. Use for chrome polishing. References & Further Reading Here. are all of the books. . Spray on ant trails to deter them. Use to sanitize computer keyboards (light spritz). Use to sanitize phones. 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. Use for auto glass. England) with his partner Tania and is passionate about helping you to reach your health goals .com) TheDailyGreen. more……………. About the author Ross created Energise along with his brother. Bug Control 1. The water will not hurt the bird. after a life changing Tony Robbins seminar in 2004. Spray in bird cages. starting with the London Marathon in April ‘05. 16. Use on doorknobs and handles to disinfect them.you can contact him through his blog at www.com/wordpress.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. 14. articles and more to support and inspire even more people to reach their health goals. Kills many types of spiders and insects. guides..com/wordpress) SnyderHealth. 17. Use in cat litter boxes to kill odors and bacteria. Pets 1. 2. after nearly six years of living alkaline and building Energise into the healthy giant that it is today. And many. This journey started with himself and after that event in the September of that year he vowed to turn his health around. Ross lives in Melbourne. Use on animal’s skin for any kind of skin issue. 2.energiseforlife. 15. 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. Australia (with frequent visits back to Northampton.

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