Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Acidic Drinking Water & Its Health Risks

The ill effects of acidity in drinking water has recently come to light as studies have progressed documenting the changing lifestyles of Americans. pH is the measurement of acid versus alkaline within a substance. A measurement of seven on the pH scale is generally said to be neutral (pure), while anything below is considered acidic and above alkaline. The pH in the body has been linked to long term concerns as it relates to many diseases. Most forms of diseases flourish in an acidic environment which is why drinking high acidic water in combination with our lifestyle changes and diet are a path for future health problems. The body manages this process of being more alkaline automatically. If the alkalinity level drops than the body will seek to draw alkaline from calcium deposits in our teeth and bones.

In our early years we get away with eating an imbalanced diet because our bodies produce a much higher rate of alkaline. This is why the body in earlier years stays skinnier even if we eat poorly. In our thirties and forties our bodies begin to change and the years of drinking acidic soda and ingesting other dietary NO-NOs, along with stress, environmental toxins and acidic chemicals in our daily hygiene products, all contribute to a higher acid level. Our bodies become less able to neutralize the acid. Chronic acidosis is a new term that has been established by the medical community to describe this event. Another new phenomenon is acid reflux directly linked to our lifestyle change and the amount of acid in our bodies. Twenty years ago did you ever even hear about this disease? Ever heard of acid rain and its damaging affects? This is the same thing that is currently happening in our bodies and it is time to take control!

According to the research of Dr. Enderlein our bodies can only be healed of any chronic illness when our blood is at normal, or slightly alkaline. An imbalanced pH affects the cellular activity in the body, leading to the progression of most degenerative diseases, including cardiovascular disease and heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, kidney stones, urinary incontinence, arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer, diabetes, systemic weight gain and obesity.

Minerals in water are an easy way to improve this balance within our bodies. The water that we choose to drink is impacting our bodys pH levels. Reverse Osmosis and bottled water are both bad choices as they are very acidic. Reverse Osmosis is water that is filtered to such a microscopic level that most if not all the minerals are removed. If you look at the label on bottled water that is processed through Reverse Osmosis (RO) it always states, "minerals added". Even though bottled water generally isnt as acidic as RO water we should still shy away from it since the minerals added do not create a high enough pH level for healthy drinking. Find a water system that offers the best options for optimum health and leaves the necessary minerals in your water. Make choices that are in your family's best interest there are many water system options today that leave the minerals in the water and have a healthy pH level.

To further make you think about drinking acidic Reverse Osmosis water think about this! In general, water with a low pH level of (less then 6.5) is acidic, soft and corrosive. As corrosive as this water is when it travels through our plumbing fixtures it is leaching metal ions like iron, manganese, copper, lead, and zinc from those fixtures and pipes. The fowl taste that comes from metals in the water and the health concerns of metals in drinking water is further proof that acidic water should be avoided.

Not sold yet? Take two different bowls one with Reverse Osmosis water and the other with water where the minerals have not been removed or substituted with salt and put it down for a pet. Their instincts guide them directly to the healthy water with minerals in it and they will choose the bowl with that water every time. Follow your pets instincts and your own and stay away from acidic water your body will love you for it. The long term health risks are real if you do not make this choice.


25 comments:

  1. Very good article about the benefits of alkaline water/diet. Thank you for posting it!

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    2. This article is written without research and due diligence. It commits the confirmation bias: http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/coral2.html

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  2. I use to work for DPH Dept. of Public Health, we tested all the major name and no name bottled water companies. I can tell you the Best and the two worst. Worst was Crystal Geyser. Remember the Movie Erin Brokovich, The real Erin Brokovich has cancer now, and the real Ed Masry attorney died from cancer because during the case they were working drinking eating out by Hinckley. Crystal Geyser is from the same underground Aquifer. Laced with Hexavelant Chromium 6 cancer causer. One time I was in Smart & Final store, there was the lady paying for loads of that water. I shared this story with her. Her jaw dropped and She replied with her European accent, My husband and I have been drinking this water EXCLUSIVELY for 10 years, and he just died from Liver Cancer. and I currently have breast cancer.
    The second dirties is Arrowhead. It says mountain Spring, but that's just Marketing. It's not. the mountains have horizontal collectors drilled into the side of the mountain to collect snow melt. Well those mountains all have cabins, that don't have any sewage, they have septic tank. Septic tanks are designed to leak fluid and collect the solids. So laundry detergent, laundry wash, dish wash, toilet flush, shower water, kitchen sink wash, kitchen sink wash, it ALL LEAKS into the same collector. Then Federal law requires that when water is transported in tankers which Arrowhead does from the mountains to the bottling plant, that water must be chlorinated to the same level as a public swimming pool, then de-chlorinated, the RO (Reverse Osmosis) and shipped to you. You pay for all that, driver, diesel fuel, diesel truck, insurance, chlorination, de-chlorination and RO.
    The cleanest was Sparkletts, Sparkletts in the 1970's bought all the Deep water tables in every city. Deep means 5000+ feet down, or 1 mile down, too deep for contaminates to leak into it. It's so deep the earth's heat 300+ degrees Fahrenheit past boiling point. So Sparkletts's water being cooked and purified for you by mother nature. AND AND AND it's water that thousands and millions of years old. PURE UnAdultered UnContaminated WATER. At home I have an extra 1 inline filter that turns all my water into a pH9 right after it's gone through the 5 stage filter process. One of the other cleanest waters you can drink are the ones that say Distilled, that means it was cooked / evaporated into water vapors and then condensed bank into water. Like Smart Water. So all contaminates were left behind.

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    1. I see what you are doing today. Good thing to do while you take it easy.

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    2. I see what you are doing today. Good thing to do while you take it easy.

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    4. Stanley Hutchinson, that was better than original article and the YouTube video that got me here. Now I've heard that adding lemon will help. Wouldn't a little baking soda be better?

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  3. I want to add that Dasani water made by Coca Cola is the WORST due to one of it's ingredients the added ingredient is also added to the injection cocktail to kill the death row prisoners I will let you all research to find what it is.

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  5. I suppose if you lick the SanFransisco bridge you gain super powers what BS, Dasani is just filtered tap water

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  6. You got the complete scale wrong. Red is good, yellow is bad. Seriously do some research. Here is a link to a correct video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiKL4_pPmwA

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  7. I don't drink bottled water:p

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    1. Hi roxana.i understand your concern.have you heard of kangen waterthis is the best water you can drink infact mosr celebrities drink this and you save a lot of money compared to bottled water
      Check this website
      Www.celebritykangen.com

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  8. You should test Water pH after they are filtered through Water filters like Zero Water, Pur and Brita. I noticed a change in levels turning water acidic after running through the filters. What's your results?

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  9. Ive just seen your video and i saw two others prior and actually the one you tested to be not good to drink were actually the best ones to drink so im not sure if where u buy the water has anything ti do but your test were quite the opposite of what the other test waters i saw so im like still or more confused ��

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    1. Hi roxana.i understand your concern.have you heard of kangen waterthis is the best water you can drink infact mosr celebrities drink this and you save a lot of money compared to bottled water
      Check this website
      Www.celebritykangen.com

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  10. buy some Reagan for 12$ usually test your water yourself and disregard all these YouTube videos. They might be paid to send a specific message for all you know. Goodluck

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    1. Hi roxana.i understand your concern.have you heard of kangen waterthis is the best water you can drink infact mosr celebrities drink this and you save a lot of money compared to bottled water
      Check this website
      Www.celebritykangen.com

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  11. Hi, the world health organisation quote that you read on your video PROOF, BOTTLED WATER IS MAKING YOU SICK! (at 8:02 of it), do you have it here that we can read it also? (a link to it or just as a text). I'm french and I would like to post it but my english writting is not that good!

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  12. Hi i understand your concern.have you heard of kangen waterthis is the best water you can drink infact mosr celebrities drink this and you save a lot of money compared to bottled water
    Check this website
    Www.celebritykangen.com

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  13. Great article. How about mineral sachets that alkaline your water? Has anyone tried these.

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  14. Yeah its good you show people this but I notice one thing on some waters you put 3 drops. AND others you put 4 is there a reason

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  15. Let people know when buying alkaline water from the stores it only good for 5 days so if one looks at the expired date and when they bottle it it has more they5 days on the shelf s really it ain't no good I know this because I started to drink alkaline water after finding out I had a 19 center meter mass in my chest and giving only 3days to live GOD GOOD

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  16. al mJuly 19, 2017 at 11:21 PM
    Let people know when buying alkaline water from the stores it only good for 5 days so if one looks at the expired date and when they bottle it it has more they5 days on the shelf s really it ain't no good I know this because I started to drink alkaline water after finding out I had a 19 center meter mass in my chest that's the size of a basketball and giving only 3days to live GOD GOOD

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