Water Ionizers Can Cause More Harm Than Good (Video)

Water Ionizers

The body is made up of 90 percent water. It is important, therefore, to know what type of water is best to consume. One kind, made from water alkalizing machines or water ionizers, has become a huge fad over the years but there is strong evidence they could cause more harm than good.

Alkaline water is made with a machine by separating the water into acid and alkaline through electrolysis. Their popularity started in Japan in the late 70s.

A common belief is that illness is caused by an acidic body; therefore, the theory became putting massive amounts of alkaline water into the system would cure any illness. That seems logical but there are many factors that go against that thinking in regards to artificially-raised PH water.

First, drinking much machine-made alkaline water disrupts the digestive system by cutting down on the acids in the stomach where digestion occurs. That can then lead to ulcers and other problems.

Too much artificial alkaline water can also lead to heart trouble, nervousness and anxiety, bladder problems and side pains due to too much alkalinity in the upper bowels.

However, drinking water that is naturally alkalized will not create an overly-alkaline body, even when consumed in large amounts.

Dr. Robert Gilles, a tumor researcher, says tumors create their own acidity and are not affected by surrounding alkalinity. In fact, the opposite is true– cancer is destroyed by acidity. We’re not talking about the acidity that comes from junk food, however.

For example, massive amounts of Vitamin C, which is acidic, have been shown to cure cancer; it kills cancer cells without harming good cells.

Many people claim they were cured of cancer, diabetes, obesity and other illness by drinking massive amounts of alkaline water. That’s hard to dispute unless you consider the reason might be because they were merely drinking more water, especially after buying water ionizers like the trendy Kangen machine at $4,000 to $6,000 a pop. I’m sure, at that price, many people are thinking they’d better get their money’s worth and guzzle gallons of the stuff.

So, if you look at the mere fact they were drinking more water, who’s to say they would not have been cured drinking other types of water? (Except tap water, of course.)

There’s a story of an army doctor who ran out of medicine and advised his patients to just drink water. Most of them were cured. I doubt he had one of those alkaline machines on hand.

Water can be naturally or artificially ionized. The problem with machine-made alkaline water is the body is not getting naturally-occurring calcium and magnesium. What happens then is drinking demineralized water will result in an extreme loss of bone density. That’s because the body is forced to pull the calcium from the bones in order to provide the system with this vital nutrient. So more harm than good can be done with water ionizers.

These companies that sell water ionizer machines are operating on the data that the body needs a PH of 7.0 to 8.0, generally. However, water flowing from natural mountain springs can be as low as 6.5 – and full of minerals. It is the minerals in the water which buffer the acidity and are responsible for the PH level. The PH factor is not as important as vital minerals.

An artificially-raised PH is called an unstable PH because it is not in harmony with the mineral content. Therefore, over time, it will revert back to the PH it originally had.

Dr.Mercola says the benefits of this artificial water only last for a month due to detoxification and after that, it becomes harmful.

One reason for that is water goes through the water ionizer and passes over titanium and platinum plates to make it alkaline; these are very toxic chemicals which, after a few months, can create problems in the body.

Added to that, the water ionizers do not filter out toxins like fluoride in the water which is extremely harmful to the body. Whatever benefit there might be from water made more alkaline can be wiped out by the toxins. In the end, machine-made alkaline water may be little better than tap water.

Science writer Brian Dunning says the body’s acidic level is not affected by what you eat or drink. In other words, if you eat more acidic food, the body will produce less acid and if you eat more alkaline food, it will create more acids. The body knows how to heal itself and keep a balance – assuming we don’t abuse and overwhelm it with processed and GMO food.

A major reason for this over-emphasis on alkaline water is due to the really bad diet many people eat – a very acidic diet. Therefore, alkalized water seems to be a good solution. But it is artificial; a much better plan is to get back to basics and eat healthy, nourishing food, especially fruits and vegetables which are very alkalizing.

Water flows down the mountains and picks up minerals from the rocks; that’s what we should be drinking – unadulterated, unaltered, life-giving water, however you can get it, not from water ionizers which can cause more harm than good. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

By: Lucille Femine

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4 Responses to "Water Ionizers Can Cause More Harm Than Good (Video)"

  1. Rodney   February 17, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Well, many/some medical findings found and published by doctors and believed worldwide by many were later taken back and replaced by new findings of different doctor. Eg. How many eggs should one take? There was once claimed eating egg everyday is good, later claimed can’t eat everyday as high cholesterol, then claim OK just to eat egg white, then claim not recommended to just eat egg white as protects of eggs need the egg yolk to break it down. So what is what? Is doctor findings all correct?

    Nobel prize winner, Otto Heinrich Warburg, findings said that acidic blood is cause of cancer. If doctors always claim that our body is smart and will change itself whether knowing too acidic it give out less acidic (auto adjust) and so on. I believe everything will have a threshold of how much it can take. If body can fully adapt and change to keep balance, we don’t need any doctors be none of us will fall sick.

    If it is claim that water can help cure cancer by these doctors, why it wasn’t part of the treatment instead using chemotherapy to kill both good n bad cells? But in Japan Kangen water is used to treat cancer and other illness, and one brand is endorsed by Japan government as medical equipment.

    Why some doctors are so skeptical at ionized water can help heal many disease? Shouldn’t they be happy there is new cure without medication? Doctors have benefits from issuing Medications? Doctor earn less as few less consultations n less operations?

    I personally have chronic backache since I was about 14 years old and suffer pain for over 26 years. I drink a lot of water each day and seen many doctors from different countries such as Singapore, Australia, Taiwan, China and so on. None has help in my condition. My condition worsen that the pain stretched from right back to entire right back and buttock to entire leg. Done all scan and check.. nothing wrong with spine. All was given is painkillers n anti – inflammatory pills. Not until I was introduced to kangen water, I drank the same amount of kangen water to replace my normal drinking water. The pain and discomfort reduced 80% after 3 days take the kangen water. After 2 weeks, the pain is gone.

    My mum who had asthma.she used to cough so bad at night before sleep for 10 over years. After 1 week on kangen water, she stop coughing.

    My question is if doctors are so smart why my mum and I was not cured until we use kangen water? Are the medications given to us really effective and helping to cure the problem or just suppress our suffering. We know in fact many medication is just to suppress or contain it, and some medication have side effects. Despite side effects, the medication still issued to patient. Why? Why some doctors are not supporting a natural way of cure with no substantial evidence of side or bad effect on alkaline water? Many still take the pills u gave which may have side effects.

    Doctor findings will usually cover their back by saying so far no adverse or side effect to be found on the medication or treatment. Am I right? So u expect us to believe whatever from a doctor says? Well I believe it helps cure many diseases be I benefited from it.

    I think we should have an open mind and be fair. If we don’t we can have endless questions at pills and treatment doctor give. Japanese doctors are also qualified doctors. Unless u can make yr population longest living human, I’m going w the Jan’s and kangen water and unless u have a Nobel prize, I believe what Otto Heinrich Warburg said.

    We need things to balance our body. With the food we taking is way too unhealthy as have more chemicals, GMO….. We need something to facilitate our body to heal. Why GMO was introduced even having so many side effects and almost the entire world is eating it. Why don’t spent time going against GMO instead of alkaline water.?

    CHEMOTHERAPY has know to have 50% hope for cancer patient, patient still try despite knowing it kills good n bad cells and “harden” or “burn” yr intestines. Kangen water helps clear that. What’s the harm of trying with so many testimonials world wide and used in Japan hospitals? Just because is Japan?

    ME IDEAL world, in fact, our human world there should not be discrimination of races.

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  2. rikhavkhimasia   November 9, 2013 at 7:01 am

    really illuminting, th originl one and Jim above. I alkalize my water with lemons, leaving one, cut in 8 pcs overnight in a bottle of 20 ltrs.

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  3. Al Kaholik   October 21, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    I agree that alkali water is simply the new leatril or worse,I think you should avoid using the argument that vitamin C destroys cancer. Recent studies have shown that megadoses (1000 mg or more) of vitamin c actually stimulate cancer growth.

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  4. Jim   October 18, 2013 at 9:30 am

    I wholeheartedly agree that alkaline water is just a new snake oil people are peddling. I do disagree with natural minerals in water. These are all in the inorganic form and our body is not absorbing them. We need minerals in a chelated form which means they have an amino acid wrapped around it. This allows our bodies to recognize it and absorb it. Minerals in water absorbed by a plant and run through the process of photosynthesis wrap the amino acid around it and thats why getting minerals from the food you eat is so vital. Out of water all you need is water. most everything else is doing harm or straight nothing for you.

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