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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
because we can become nonchalant about them. 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. but they really didn’t seem to mean anything. on a daily basis.the gift of hydration How Hydration Can Totally Change Your Life Apparently. . Sometimes we really need to re-focus and re-learn the basics. 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. Before I do. It is simple. But I don’t really care about that. But this did: the single most important thing you can do for your health. water makes up 75% of your total body weight. leading to overeating. but I want I really don’t want you to just roll your eyes and tut and say ‘I’ve heard this before’.. really want you to keep an open mind.. and I swear it is the single. From thirst to depression to cancer to obesity to fatigue to bulimia to digestive problems to skin problems and so on. as the water clears acid toxins from your system and boosts your metabolism. I’d been trying to research and write this report for about 3 hours . energy & vitality This guide will give you the best piece of advice I have ever been given. The Earth is 70% water. Just the simple act of drinking enough water. even though we know they are so vitally important. put any preconceptions aside. very affordable (possibly free). This is not to say that dehydration is the only cause. stick with me and just take this advice for what it is. and take note. daily dehydration. unless you drink 3-4 litres of good quality water every day then you need to be reminded of this stuff. Interesting. it is easy to put into practice and it is very. They had no impact on me. can have a profound effect on your life. This is a fundamental. best bit of advice I will ever give you or that you will ever get from energiseforlife. It certainly will help you to lose weight. I really. But on the more positive side: Being hydrated can change everything. So read on. Who knows. 70% of your muscles are made up of water. 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. but the above is just a small selection of the symptoms of repeated. Our body’s cry for thirst is also often mistaken for hunger. You may have heard it before. you might just take one thing out of this guide that makes all of the difference.com.rewording and rewriting all of these water facts.
. but it isn’t really. that is too much for me. I have found. And if you stick to this. But this is just the start of the benefits. 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. 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. Drinking 2 litres of water a day decreases the risk of breast cancer by 79% In fact. but the reason why I think we often don’t give enough importance to hydration is that it is so simple. 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. 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.85stone) of body weight For example. energy. Drinking the equivalent of 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%. so the official calculator is: 1 litre of water per 40lbs (18k or 2. I know this sounds a lot. It is so simple. 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.2 litres per day This. I promise you there will be a massive increase in your health. 12st = 4. every day.turn the page to find out the 5 Huge Benefits to Staying Hydrated . accurately works out to between 3-4 litres for most people each day. I’m only little. And I also know that you might be thinking.
And to be honest. Fatigue is a hydration problem. 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. chips. we underachieve and we lose motivation. energy and vitality. Aging occurs when we do not dispose of the internally generated wastes and toxins in our body. refined food. for nutrient absorption. when we are dehydrated by just 5% most of us will experience a 25-30% loss of energy. particularly the blood. Why? When dehydrated. 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.low energy levels (linking it to point 1. 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.and so drinking alkaline. Antioxidants are often referred to as a way to prevent anti-aging because they help to detoxify the body from these wastes . When was the last time you truly drank enough water during the day? And when you did. our cells function optimally. our digestive system works wonderfully and we can remove these aging toxins easily! . When we experience these low energy levels the sensations of thirst and hunger are generated at the same time.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.365. sauces & condiments. Water is needed for almost every body metabolic function . breads. how good did you feel?! 4 When we are dehydrated we get headaches. dairy. but “cuts off water” to peripheral organs such as skin. mood swings. and we instinctively assume that regardless of the driver. pizza. Because this accumulation of waste products inside the body is the aging process. foggy thinking. blood building and circulating and to help the body remove toxins. If you’re feeling tired drink 2 litres of water over the next 90 minutes and see how you feel then! of 8. both of these sensations are ‘the need to eat’. Problems such as acne. our metabolism grinds to a halt. Seriously. 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. Being hydrated also ensures that your body’s cells are able to function effectively. This is the process of getting old. By staying hydrated we separate these two messages and often eat a lot less the right amount. antioxidant-rich water is a fantastic way to slow and reverse the aging process. dryness. trans-fats. When we are hydrated. I estimate that 90% of us are more than 5% dehydrated. psoriasis and more will start to disappear. By hydrating our body with high pH water (see how in a few pages!) we help maintain this alkalinity. dehydrated body.365 in our cells. such as the brain and the heart. When we eat and drink too many acid-forming foods and drinks such as colas. sugars. acid wastes is the anti aging process. maintaining a pH level of approximately 7. 1 Energy! As mentioned above. eczema. alcohol. Both are derived from the same place . Weight Loss! Our brain literally does not distinguish 5 Anti-Aging! The cause of premature aging is an over acid. sweets. Our body is designed to be alkaline. just by drinking 4 litres of alkaline water per day you will begin to see huge improvements with your weight. Alkalinity & pH Balance! When you drink clean. the body preserves the water supply to critical organs. above). meats and more we put our body under an incredible strain to maintain this pH balance at 7. fast food. filtered water with a pH 2 between the sensations of thirst and hunger. filtered water per day will dramatically improve the way you think and feel. fatigue in our mind and our body. white rice & pasta. so when you start to hydrate & alkalize you will also start to see the weight fall away.it is simply vital that we stay hydrated. supporting the body to remove these old.
simple carbs. 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. wines. fresh vegetables. which is perfectly adequate when we are living a natural. it does the same for the pH of our fluids. These acids manifest in our diets as colas & fizzy drinks. unfortunately is acid-forming. beers. The pH of our important fluids such as our blood is designed to be at a pH of 7. To put this in context. cakes. nuts. fatty meats. I know that fruit contains a lot of good stuff too. here is the explanation in scientific terms: Our body is designed to be alkaline. blood microscopist and biologist Dr Robert Young. which is slightly alkaline. healthy diet. To do this. dairy. 2. 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.regardless of its alkaline mineral content. biscuits. In just the same way that our body will do whatever it takes to regulate our temperature to stay within a very tight range. It makes this diet pretty easy to understand and pretty easy to follow. pizza. seeds. microwave meals... omega oils. 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. I’m sure you can guess that the foods that are alkaline to the body are therefore. drinking and getting too little sleep only compounds this problem. your body calls upon this store of alkaline buffers. Cola has a pH of between 2 and 3. crisps. potassium. transfats.why maintaining a pH of 7. but to keep it simple. cream etc. Your body HAS to keep the pH of your blood. whole foods and foods with a high-water content and nutritional value. Before I explain just how simple it is. salads. emotions and no exercise all contribute to the increased acidity in our body. 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. such as fibre. caffeine. Bananas for example are very high in potassium. And while our body does create acids naturally through our bodily functions.365. pulses. smoking. Diet. milky drinks. fizzy drinks. grapefruit and watermelon (to some degree) which are alkaline because they are so low in sugar. vitamins and minerals . but is backed by extensive science. we have a small alkaline buffering system that works to neutralise these acids created by our body through it’s day to day activities. these are the most important rules to help guide your food choices: 1. I’m sure it will be of no surprise to you to learn that the most acidic foods are sugar. However. very simple and straightforward approach to health. chips. leafy greens. lemons & limes (great for dressings and flavourings). alcohol. dairy. breads.365 is vital to maintain your health & energy The alkaline diet is a very.wait for it.365) and it will do ANYTHING it has to in order to maintain this pH balance. pH 5 is 100x times more acidic than pH 7 and pH 4 is 1000x more acidic. all the foods you already know are not good for you. condiments. calcium or sodium it is likely to be alkaline to the body. this high sugar content really does undo anything the good stuff can bring.while our lifestyles of high stress. smoking. 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. The only exceptions to the ‘no fruit rule’ are tomatoes. cells and other fluids at this slightly alkaline level (pH 7. . stress. if given a list of foods could put them into the acid or alkaline group 8 times out of 10. BUT . If a food is high in alkaline minerals including magnesium. So. what makes a food acid or alkaline? There are a couple of scientific variables. whole grains. ice cream. pioneered by the nutritionist. this store of buffers is very easily depleted because most of us eat and drink such strong acidic foods and do very little exercise ..which. So you can see how a diet filled with meats. I think most people. due to its high sugar content. the pH scale is logarithmic – so pH 6 is 10x more acidic than pH 7. cheese. yeasts. refined foods etc. avocados.however. but are around 25% sugar..
chocolate. long version.com The Cycle of Imbalance: . Sugar immediately ferments and causes absolute havoc in the body. more toxins are created. and create harmful by-products. sweets. In addition.com or contact ross@energiseforlife. As explained above. Here is the simple version: Our body is designed to stay alkaline and will do whatever it takes to do so. yeasts. so these all definitely play a part. which then further destroy our internal environment. and the knock on effects of an overacid system compound this even more and a vicious cycle begins that leaves you sick and tired. citations and research visit us at energiseforlife. making the blood even more acidic and polluted. chips. filtered water each day and you will be very pleasantly surprised by the way you feel. and a vicious cycle begins. 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. stop exercising and continually have negative emotions our body is overrun with acids and this causes major disruption. Not surprisingly the acid foods are the ones you already know are bad for you (cola. So there you have it . clean. when the blood deviates from pH 7.365 it causes major stress to the rest of the body. that emotions can have twice as much of an effect on our blood and health as any food can. Dr Young has actually seen. the pH is lowered. Why? Because in an acidic state. 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. And with more acid and sugar. So: Emotions. The unfriendly toxins. further fuelling the problem.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. beer etc) and the alkaline foods are the ones you already know are good for you (fresh foods. salads. becomes mold. 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. The body has to maintain this pH level and it will go to quite extreme measures to make sure it stays there. Consuming sugar is like throwing petrol on a fire. Back this up with 3-4 litres of good quality. 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. leafy green vegetables. So follow your mother’s advice and eat your greens! For more explanation and scientific evidence. This toxic waste is…acid. In short. When we consume acidic foods and drinks. in his analysis of live blood. the bacteria and yeast grows. the acids that are created and consumed in our modern lifestyle also ferment in the blood. It also acts as a food to the yeasts and bacteria already there. toxins and alcohols. nuts. bacteria and mold created by this sugar consumption and acidic environment not only cause your system to become polluted and stressed.that is the scientific. seeds etc). stress and a lack of exercise all contribute to this. 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. dairy. burgers.
This means that you are left with pH water on tap . Not only does it allow your body to perform it’s most critical functions but it also gives you the health.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 .5-9.5 Filtered: tap water is almost always untrustworthy and contains traces of bacteria. heavy metals & other toxins Room Temperature: cold.5 water all day. In simple terms this means that the water is: High pH: you are aiming to drink water that has a pH of between 8. Alkaline ionized water has clusters made up of five to six water molecules. 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. every day without the need for expensive drops. energy and vitality you need to perform at your peak. alkaline ionized water gains the ability to penetrate tissue and cell walls far more easily. With the smaller clusters. pure and alkaline. Don’t you feel more positive when you’re fully hydrated? However. not just any water will do . giving far superior hydration. but it also serves to make the water more hydrating than normal water. as opposed to tap water that contains 12-15. 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. The -OH is alkaline and the H+ is acid.5 water on tap .gives you the highest level of filtration . Plus it just makes you feel good.to really get the maximum benefits of ultra-hydration you should be drinking water that is clean. Increased Hydration (Microclustered Water): This creates the exceptionally healthy alkaline water.gives you pH 9.produces water that is more hydrating than any other source of water This is just the beginning of what ionizers can do. 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 it infiltrates areas that have not been reachable with ordinary H2O.gives you antioxidant rich water on tap .well worth the investment! method #1: use an ionizer Pro’s: The healthiest. by chemically changing the water (adding things to it) or by increasing the hydrogen ions (filtering). .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: . 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+).
Tap water is known to contain toxins.2.. price and longevity of the Chanson ionizers. ORP stands for Oxygen Reduction Potential. Tap water usually has an ORP of around +350. In fact. quite honestly.and which you choose depends on your budget and kitchen set up: Buy now: interest-free monthly installments! Buy now: Buy now: just £63. To give some further comparison. The under sink ionizer is a little more expensive and does require a little plumbing but. then the answer would be very simple: Start drinking alkalized and ionized water. In comparison. been blown away by the design. pesticides. whereas the highly effective filtration of the ionizer removes all of these. These ionizers literally take 3 minutes to set up and do not require any plumbing at all.all of which rob your body of health. drinking water! In fact. alkaline water you are giving your body an abundant flow of antioxidants which will detoxify and protect your body. it actually robs you of energy as you drink it. Which Ionizer is Best for Me? There are two types of ionizer .. On the contrary. selling and testing ionizers for over six years and we have. ionized water has an ORP of between -150 and -450 dependent upon the ionizer you use and the mineral content of your source water. healthy.56 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. sleek design look. With a ‘positive’ ORP . Brilliant if you have limited kitchen bench space or just want a slick. Dr Young (pH Miracle) stated: “If someone were to ask me what’s the one thing I can do to have better health. Although some water areas experience a pH of around 6. boy. tap water has zero electrical negative charge and will almost always have a ‘positive’ ORP. chemicals and heavy metals .l can’t think of a better machine than the Chanson Miracle to give you the type of alkaline & acid water you need” .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. And it is not just us here at Energise. 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. 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. bacteria. and is the standard scale used to measure antioxidant content. soluble minerals in your water! Energise Recommends: Chanson Ionizers We have been using. 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. performance. an added bonus is that the one thing that the ionizer DOESN’T filter is the healthy. is it worth the effort.8-7.
UK. you can now own a Chanson. Africa and non-mainland US states. Europe. . Australia and New Zealand.chemically alters the water to raise the alkalinity method #2: use pH drops Pro’s: Effective alkalinity on-the-go Con’s: No filtration. Owning an ionizer has never been more affordable or accessible! And what’s more . such as Dr Young’s PuripHy and Innerlight’s Prime pH are a fantastic way to increase the alkalinity of your drinking water. for just £86.18 / $133USD per month ENERGISE GLOBAL INSTALLMENT PLAN Thanks to our interest-free installments.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.2 you should expect to get a pH of between 8-9 from using pH drops. immediately.8-7.18 ($133USD) per month over 12 months with a deposit of just £247 ($380). Canada. 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 .shipping is absolutely free in the USA. but with an average tap water pH of 6. A small shipping charge applies within Asia. The extent of the alkalinity depends on your source water pH. For more information please visit EnergiseForLife. especially Dr Young’s PuripHy.you get high pH water. antioxidants and an ongoing expense pH drops.com or email ross@energiseforlife.
and that’s where the alkaline stick comes in. boost your liver and kidney and help your digestive system wake up after a good nights sleep.however ..method #3: alkaline stick a fantastic product when travelling. no filtration. These are really cool. 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. the alkaline stick can also convert any bottled water to mildly alkaline water within minutes. It will alkalize and energize . no ionization.. They are exactly the same technology as the portable alkaline bottles (like the AlkaPod). The alkaline stick is not a filter. tasty and easy way to start your day positively! You can read more about Lemon Water at my blog here . Pro’s: cheap. a cheap. ionized water.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. right?” .but. How they work. 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). ignite your metabolism. There are a small number of foods that while they are acid in their natural state. You just drop it in and shake and after a minute or two your water will be 1-2pH higher. very cheap and easy Con’s: Less alkaline effect. handy ways to make your water more alkaline when you’re on the road. It is however. This wonderfully refreshing drink will alkalize your system..and while the answer to that is obviously yes (citric acid) . 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. It is nowhere near as effective as using an ionizer.. when you’re travelling this isn’t always easy.. Why I Love Lemon Water Lemon water is made by simply squeezing approximately half a lemon into 1 liter of water. straight from the tap of your ionizer is the very best thing you can do for your body . Though it does remove a small amount of chlorine. and low levels of sugar that they actually have an alkalizing effect on the body once you consume them. convenient. Made of all natural ceramic coated minerals in a surgical stainless steel housing. the it is better suited for pre-filtered or bottled water. they contain such high levels of alkaline minerals. shouldn’t drink all day The first thing you’re probably thinking is “but lemons & limes are acidic.. needs replacing every 6-8 months Drinking fresh. 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.
.but this is wildly misleading as it does not ionize) is a great short-term solution or backup alkaline filter for travel. This is nowhere near the same level of performance as an ionizer. balanced diet.yes and no. Stage two has the water pass through a mineral chamber.and there is another problem. 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). I take it with me and keep on my desk. The water then sits in the jug in contact with these ‘balls’ to retain this level of pH. It does an OK job on fluoride though.. and may actually be dangerous. This is not a long-term.5. at the office or on-the-go. However.. 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. pH drops are safer and more effective because they are so concentrated.. similar to that of a Brita-type filter. where the water washes over ceramic coated alkaline ‘mineral balls’ which help raise the pH by about 1 point . heavy metals or pesticides. 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. It will remove a little of the bad stuff. Stage one offers basic filtration. However. The Alkaline Jug works in two stages. but not everything and certainly doesn’t offer filtration of chemicals. as part of your alkaline. the addition of alkaline minerals WILL increase the pH. Strictly speaking. viable option and this is exactly what pH drops are for.. 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 is a good short term or travel solution.. 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. pHour Salts from Dr Young is a great product for this as it contains a mix of four alkaline minerals. and sometimes pH 8.a short term boost. see this as a ‘supplement’ and not as your source of alkaline water. Using an alkaline filter or ‘jug’ (sometimes referred to as an ionizing jug .so tap water will go from about pH 7 to about pH 8. but it won’t filter or ionize the water .
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. water. I personally like to have a big 1 litre bottle at all times and when I do this I always drink my 4. 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. coffee or juice – substitute in water.2 litres! Set a Reminder: this isn’t something you will have to do forever. so that at the end of week five you are hitting your hydration target day in. You can use this to build up your new hydration habit over the next five weeks. 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. This simple tip can lead to some really good. monthly payment plan! You can now own a Chanson Ionizer for just £86. positive reinforcement that yes. 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. day out. Click here for more information . 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. we have invested a huge amount of capital to set up an interest-free.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. rather than thinking “oh yes. 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. be it a tea. 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. Not only to start consuming this volume of water.18/$133 per month (only just more than pH drops). While these were previously too expensive for many people.
Fresh Vegetable Juice: warrants an ebook of it’s own.black tea (especially with milk and sugar!) . They are just terrible on so many levels. every day . it is a clear. Why? Studies have shown polycarbonate can leach bisphenol A. 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! . The risk is highest when containers start wearing out. What to Drink: Alongside pure alkaline water.alcohol (you know why!) That is not to say you can never have the above in moderation. here is my list of drinks to avoid: . water. before I reveal some other drinks to enjoy.Coconut Water: gaining rapid popularity. water all day. alkaline. The main chemicals that we need to avoid and are most at risk of are Phthalates and Bisphenol A. If you are transitioning away from normal tea and coffee. leaking plastics and chemicals into the food/drink that is contained within them.fruit juice (very high concentration of sugar) . Not to be confused with coconut cream or milk. earthy flavour that is a great substitute for coffee and tea. are put through the dishwasher or when they are heated (including microwaved). Number 3 Plastics: V (Vinyl) or PVC Number 3 plastics may release toxic breakdown products (including pthalates) into food and drinks. flavoured waters.Water Bottle Safety In recent years it has become widely recognise that certain plastics used by manufacturers are extremely unsafe. Here are the signs to look out for and why: Number 7 Plastics: Miscellaneous The ones to worry about are the hard polycarbonate varieties. Get this: particularly when heated! Watch for takeaway hot drinks. I really recommend drinking Red Bush (also known as Rooibos) tea. but I would seriously cut out the soft drinks right now. It is a slightly bitter. Number 6 Plastics: PS (polystyrene) Made into soft Styrofoam-style cups as well as rigid foams. as found in various drinking containers (like Nalgene bottles) and rigid plastic baby bottles. Avoid using them as much as possible.carbonated (fizzy) water (carbonation makes water have an acid pH) . “Soft drinks” includes colas. sports drinks.green tea (high caffeine) .soft drinks (you know why) . but drinking a glass of freshly squeezed vegetable juice each day will have a remarkable impact on your health. into liquids.coffee (high caffeine) . I also recommend peppermint for digestion. slightly sweet liquid that is high in alkaline salts and is quite simply delicious! . coconut water is the water from the middle of a fresh. What Else Can I Drink? It doesn’t have to be just water. young. flavoured milks.you can and should mix it up a little. I also recommend you add in some: . See the next page for my top herbal tea picks! . However. green coconut. Number 6 plastics can release potentially toxic breakdown products (including styrene).Herbal Teas: I recommend staying with organic and caffeine free. energy drinks and iced tea drinks. a potential hormone disruptor.
It gives a slight energy boost. flu. Tannins. to ease anxiety and stress and to help unwind after a long day. Very useful for colds. E. which help strengthen your body’s capillaries among other things. so drink up! 4. this awesome tea is a great drink to have if you’re trying to transition away from coffee. B2. that can be really useful in detoxing and cleansing. They are also rich in flavonoids. Peppermint Very alkaline. Zinc • Additional Compounds: Carotene. You can use a water ionizer. 3. boil this and you’re set. flatulence. 5. Rosemary is another big hitter in the antioxidant stakes. aside from green. 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. To be honest. Vitamin C. Because of the very high vitamin C content in rosehips (along with other vitamins. Vitamin B6. It’s slightly bitter taste helps replace that bitter urge for coffee and black tea. It’s packed full of nutrients including calcium. niacin/Vitamin B3. Luckily I’ve got almost as much lavender growing as I have rosemary! Hence me being so relaxed 7. Niacin (B3).Top 7 Herbal Alkaline Teas 1. colds. alkaline water jug or other filter to make alkaline water. manganese. Iron. Phosphorus. C. Redbush (Rooibos) Absolutely PACKED with antioxidants. 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. very good for digestion. Vitamin B12. this zingy badboy is also good for digestion and nausea – but is also great for circulation. Vitamin E and Vitamin K making it a great all-rounder! 6. Vitamin D. very tasty and very. bad breath. It’s refreshing. B1. . Yerba Mate A wonderful tea. Antioxidants. Lavender The best smelling tea. B Complex • Minerals: Calcium. Potassium. natural and caffeine free and has been widely recommended for IBS. native to South America. thiamin/ Vitamin B1. Rosemary Native to the Mediterranean. Polyphenols. rosehips are considered to be an energizer. 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. headaches. Manganese. lavendar is the great relaxer – helping ease you off to sleep. riboflavin/Vitamin B2. Pantothenic Acid and 15 Amino Acids. 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. Chlorophyll. Ginger Tea One of my personal favourites. it also holds its ORP too but not for too long. Trace Minerals. Rose Hip Rose hips are the fragrant and tasty fruit of the wild rose plant and make a very very flavoursome tea. feel free to add lemon. B5. Selenium. Inositol. nausea and heartburn. If you’ve ionized the water. Fatty Acids. biotin. pantothenic acid. zinc and magnesium – all powerful alkaline minerals. Magnesium. stomach aches and more 2. flu. Flavonols. minerals and tannins). stress and headaches.
oranges contain high levels of antioxidants such as Flavonoids. What is ORP and Why ORP is Important The antioxidant capacity of liquids is measured in ORP (oxidation reduction potential or redox potential). actually. 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. We all know how important it is to drink enough water and stay hydrated every day. eat bright coloured foods – and they’re right. to make alkaline and antioxidant-rich water we increase the concentration of hydroxide ions. Lutein. Antioxidants & Water You might be wondering exactly how water can contain antioxidants. tomatoes. not too scientific(!): .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. Conversely. To make acid and highly oxidizing water. However. they simply change the reading on the ORP meter. This is the standardised measure of antioxidants in liquids in the same way that ORAC is the standard measure of antioxidants in foods. Bright coloured foods such as blueberries. but drinking the right kind of water could make an incredible difference to you health. 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. a molecule capable of inhibiting the oxidation of other molecules. Lycopene and Phytosterols. we increase the concentration of hydrogen ions in the water. If you want ORP for ORP’s sake then this is fine. every day? Imagine how vibrant you would be if you were getting 3-4 litres of antioxidant-rich fluids every day. energy and vitality. 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. but these do not give a true benefit. It is possible to lower the ORP by adding minerals and vitamin powders. but if you want the real benefit of the antioxidant then ionization is the way to go. I don’t blame you. As long as something has the capacity to inhibit oxidation it will act as an antioxidant in the body. hopefully. . an antioxidant is. quite simply. 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-. This does not have to only come from fruit and vegetables.
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.5 and 9. is the potential for one liquid substance to reduce the oxidation of another substance. so here it is: . In other words. To give this some meaning and relativity.Basically all liquids have an Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP). Again. As things oxidize. What This Means This means that if you are drinking alkaline. which acts as an oxidizer The Two Types of Acid Water There are two types of acid water – mild and strong. hair and nails and ‘Strong’ is used for cleaning and sterilizing. as normal tap water has an ORP of +250 to +400 this means it basically has zero potential for reducing oxidation. ionized water with a pH of between 8.5 then you are drinking water that is very. including me for many years. 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+. 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. quite frankly. ionized water is not only alkalising and amazing at buffering excess acids. depending in part on the amount of minerals in the source water and how the ionizer is adjusted. Alkaline. only think of alkaline water when they think of the benefits of owning an ionizer. It is measured in millivolts (mV) and most liquids fall between +700 and -800. ‘Mild’ is used on the skin. Amazing ACID Water! Most people. Summary So. the lower the ORP level. very antioxidant-rich. Since a. as per the definition of an antioxidant above. you can’t drink it. Sound good? OK. Not any more. 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. Alkaline ionized water has an ORP of -350 to -800. the ORP rises. to keep it simple – ORP basically means the level of antioxidants in liquids and the lower the better. which. I use almost as much acid water now than I do alkaline! Why? Because acid water just has so many practical uses! Sure. 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. the more powerful the antioxidant. In fact. 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.
Use for cleaning wood floors (a light mist is all that is needed). 4. 8. Use to spray in shoes to disinfect and deodorize. Use for ear infections. Use to sanitize bathrooms and kitchen counters. Use as a skin toner. 5. Use on skin for Eczema. Use in doctor and dentist office for cleaning and antibacterial. Use to spray into laundry baskets to kill mold and fungi. Use in clinical applications to sterilize surgical instruments. 7. 6. Use for burns. Use as a hair conditioner. . Spritz on after washing and let air dry. 17. Pour into bath water to soften skin. Spritz three times a day and let air dry. 6. 7. Use for Jockitch. Cleaning Purposes 1. 10. Use on boils. 8. 2. 19. 15. 3. Use on skin for Rrosacea. Use for Athletes Foot. Carry a bottle around and use as a hand sanitizer. Use on household sponges to extend their life and prevent foul odors. Use for pink eye. Use to disinfect human and pet bedding. 13. Use as an aftershave. 8. Spritz on after shampoo and let air dry. Use on cutting boards. 5. Actually speeds skin renewal process! 2. etc. 4. Use as a mouthwash and gargle. Use for dry skin patches or rough skin. Use for dandruff. Use on skin for Psoriasis. Use to spray on carpets and rubber bathtub mats. Internal Disinfectant 1. It will not dry the hands out. Use as a gargle for a sore throat. 7. Use in place of deodorant 20. Use to kill bacteria on fruits and vegetables by using the mist or dipping. Use to sanitize the interior of your washer and dryer. 22. Use for Toe Fungus. Use to lessen the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the face. 4. 3. 9. Food Preparation 1. Use to lessen the appearance of age spots. 24. 25. 18. 21. Use to treat bad breath. 9. 2. 23. 12. 14. 3. 11. Use to promote faster healing of cuts and wounds. Use to clean dirt and grime all over the house (removes fingerprints from drywall). Use to spray directly in refrigerator for foul odors. 3. Use for minor cuts and scrapes. Use for female yeast infections and other female issues. Use as a streak free glass and mirror cleaner. Use as a soak for sore rough feet. 7. 16. 2. 5. 11. Use as an enema. Use for poison ivy and other plant rashes. Use for skin rashes or baby diaper rash. 6. Use as a toothpaste. 26. 6. Use in meat and dairy product facilities as a sterilizing and cleaning agent. Use to stop bleeding in minor cuts. Use to replace expensive skin moisturizers and creams. 2. Use for acne of every type. First Aid & Sterilizer 1. Use for infected tooth or gums. 4. Spritz on face for a refreshing pick me up. Use to lessen the appearance of scars. Use to prevent shaving bumps. 5. 10.Chanson’s List of 66 Uses of Ionized Acid Water! Skin & Hair 1.
12. Use for deodorizing. Use on animal’s skin for any kind of skin issue. 2.com/wordpress. guides.energiseforlife. Spray on ant trails to deter them. many. 15. Use for auto glass. starting with the London Marathon in April ‘05. . About the author Ross created Energise along with his brother.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. Use to sanitize computer keyboards (light spritz). in a quite random order. England) with his partner Tania and is passionate about helping you to reach your health goals . Use for chrome polishing. Australia (with frequent visits back to Northampton. And many. Kills many types of spiders and insects. The water will not hurt the bird. Use in cat litter boxes to kill odors and bacteria. This journey started with himself and after that event in the September of that year he vowed to turn his health around. 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 to sanitize phones. blogs. after nearly six years of living alkaline and building Energise into the healthy giant that it is today. after a life changing Tony Robbins seminar in 2004.com) TheDailyGreen. Bug Control 1. 2. 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. 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. are all of the books. Pets 1. more……………. References & Further Reading Here. 3.you can contact him through his blog at www. Callum.. Now. 14.com My Blog! The Energise Alkaline Diet Blog (energiseforlife.com/wordpress) SnyderHealth. Use on doorknobs and handles to disinfect them. 13. articles and more to support and inspire even more people to reach their health goals. After attending that event it became their mission to support as many people as possible to reach their health goals. Ross lives in Melbourne. 17. Spray in bird cages.
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