Our Water Crisis.........
The late Dr F Batmanghelidj author of “Your Body Cries for Water” said:
"You are not sick, you are thirsty ".
He explained that the many illnesses that plague millions of people worldwide spring from a simple unrecognized cause - we don't drink enough water.
When our bodies eventually cry out painfully in protest, we call those desperate thirst signals asthma, diabetes, arthritis, angina, obesity, Alzheimer's, high cholesterol and hypertension among many other maladies.
Dr Batman as he becomes known to an ever-widening international audience, discovered the healing properties of water while awaiting trail and likely death during the Iranian revolution. In the prison he treated over 3000 patients suffering from a range of ailments with water alone: that’s all he had as he had not been allowed to bring medical supplies into the prison.
On witnessing his first case, he said:
"His 'water cure' in that harsh environment amazed me as a doctor. I knew I had witnessed a healing power of water that I had not been taught in medical school. I felt sure that no similar observation had ever been made in medical research."
About the need of ensuring that the water we drink is pure and not contaminated, Dr Batman said:
"Eventually, filtration of water at point of use will become standard practice in advanced societies that have a tendency to pollute drinking water."
The Real Cause of Cancer
Dr Otto Warburg discovered the real cause of cancer in 1923 and he received the Nobel Prize for doing so in 1931. Dr Warburg has made it clear that the prime cause of cancer is oxygen deficiency (brought about by Toxemia). In this lecture he explains that though there are many secondary causes of cancer, there is only ONE primary cause. A primary cause is one that is observed in ALL cases of cancer.
Dr Warburg discovered that cancer cells are anaerobic (do not breathe oxygen) and cannot survive in the presence of high levels of oxygen. He discovered that cancer cells have a metabolism similar to plant cells - they seem to revert to this more elementary form when deprived of oxygen.
"All normal cells have an absolute requirement for oxygen, but cancer cells can live without oxygen - a rule without exception." Dr. Otto Warburg
"Deprive a cell 35% of its oxygen for 48 hours and it may become cancerous."
Cancerous tissues are acidic, whereas healthy tissues are alkaline. Water contains H+ and OH- ions, if there is an access of H+, it is acidic; if there is an access of OH- ions, then it is alkaline. Lack of Oxygen and Acidity are the two sides of the same coin. Presence of cellular Oxygen and Alkalinity are the two sides of the other coin:
healthy cells are alkaline, sick cells are acidic.
High acidic levels encourage morbid, cancerous growth; high alkaline levels encourage healthy cell growth.
As alkaline water provides Alkalinity and excess Oxygen to cells, many experts are suggesting that alkaline water may help prevent cancer.
Alkaline Healing Water
What is Alkaline Ionized Water?
Alkaline water is water with excess Oxygen and Alkaline Minerals. It has more OH- ions then H+ ions; it is highly oxygenated water with the oxygen in the stable bias OH- form that is needed by our cells. Each of these ions is bonded with an alkaline mineral in the all-important colloidal form. At a pH between 9and10, ionized alkaline water will have 100's of times more excess oxygen then neutral tap water and no acid elements or toxic substances in it.
Ionized water is produced by electrolysis by a Water Ionizer. This small device first filters and purifies ordinary tap water and then passes it through an electrolysis chamber with platinum coated solid titanium plates. All alkaline elements in the water are drawn towards one plate, while all acid elements like chlorine, fluoride** and heavy metals that are not captured by the filter are drawn to the other plate to be discarded. You drink the alkaline water and can use the acid water for skin care.
Japanese scientists discovered a method that puts back into water the missing ingredients that nature provides to the best natural water like Hunza water:
Alkaline water is drinking water as it should be, and as it is in nature’s best waters like glacier waters. Nature separates water into acid and alkaline - high altitude spring waters tend to be alkaline (for drinking), whereas hot spring waters are acidic (for skin cleansing). Fresh Evian spring water for example is alkaline and has small cluster sizes.
Ionized alkaline and acid waters are used in hospitals and clinics throughout Japan and South Korea, where the water Ionizer is classified as a medical device.
The term Alkaline Water is just a label used to describe ideal drinking water as provided by nature; one of many labels that arise as we explore the hidden properties of water. In health literature alkaline ionized water is also called:
Alkaline pH is just one of these facets, the most easily measured facet of the water diamond. The fact that the water Ionizer separates neutral tap water to acid and alkaline can be easily checked by the litmus test or pH meter by anyone.
The other aspects or facets of good water such as the Micro-clusters, colloidal Mineral content, ORP values (show if the water is reduced or oxidized), bio-energy levels, and general life enhancing qualities are less easy to measure and quantify by the average person. Water researchers, particularly in Korea and Japan have researched all these aspects of ionized water.
Ionized water is one of the most effective and easy ways for your body to:
Acid wastes like lactic acid that are insoluble in neutral water become soluble in alkaline water and so can be removed from the body by drinking alkaline water.
Free Radicals and the ORP
Free radicals are very reactive substances that damage the cells of our bodies; they have been described as public enemy number 1 and the cause of aging. If you cut an apple and leave it, it turns brown. This is because of the action of free radicals and oxidation. What stops this oxidation from happening substances known as anti-oxidants like Vitamin C and E that donate an electron, in effect sacrificing themselves to protect you.
Free radicals are deficient in electrons, so they steal electrons (and energy) from others, which starts of a chain reaction. There is evidence that Ionized Alkaline Water is a very powerful anti-oxidant.
Ionized Alkaline Water when measured with an ORP (oxidation reduction potential) meter shows an abundance of electrons that can counter act the effects of free radicals.
Ionized Alkaline Water (also called Reduced Water for this reason) has a negative redox potential of approximately -250 to -350 mV.
This means it has a large mass of electrons ready to donate to electron-thieving active oxygen in the form of free radicals.
Tap water has an ORP or redox of +400 to +500 mV. Because it has a positive redox potential, it is apt to acquire electrons and oxidize other molecules, and then rob your body of electrons in the form of energy.
For more information, read the article micro-water by Dr Hayashi.
What is pH Balance?
Our blood pH should ideally be 7.365. At this slightly alkaline pH level our bodies function optimally. Like gravity, we are continuously pushed towards acidity from the food we eat. Even if we consume perfect food, the digestion process will always create organic acid wastes which we will need to remove and re-establish alkaline balance.
What measurable properties does alkaline water have?
"Consuming the right type of water is vital to detoxifying the body's acidic waste products and is one of the most powerful health treatments available."
"We recommended that you drink 8-10 glasses per day of this alkaline water. It is one of the simplest and most powerful things that you can do to combat a wide range of disease processes.
It is interesting to note that in Japan, professional sports teams drink alkaline water to improve their performance"
Ray Kurzweil is one of the world's leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists. Called “the restless genius” by the Wall Street Journal and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes magazine, Kurzweil's ideas on the future have been touted by his many fans, who range from Bill Gates to Bill Clinton.
Ray Kurzweil has been awarded 12 honorary doctorates, and honoured by 3 US Presidents, including Bill Clinton.
TERRY GROSSMAN, MD, is the founder and medical director of Frontier Medical Institute in Denver, Colorado. His longevity medical practice attracts patients, including many VIPs (such as co-author Ray Kurzweil) from around the country and the world.
He is a member and board certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine as well as the American Holistic Medical Association. His special field of interest is nutritional medicine (the treatment of illness with nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and natural hormones) and anti-aging medicine. Dr. Grossman is licensed as an M.D., and an M.D.(H), a homeopathic medical doctor. He is assistant professor of family practice at The University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Herbert L. Jacobs, Chairman, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Task Force of the Colorado Medical Society describes Dr. Grossman as “one of a handful of modern-day physicians who are laying the foundation for a new paradigm in medicine, combining cutting-edge medical knowledge with the best evidence-based complementary therapies.”