What is Water?


The nature of water, and understanding its function, is far more difficult than you might imagine.

Water is a solvent
It is composed of the basic H20, two parts of hydrogen to one oxygen. That is its solvent quality. It also carries solutes, invisible ingredients like minerals and nutrients and waste products. For example, blood is a solute form of water, with 90% of its make-up being water.

If water is treated by a magnetic or electric field, its surface tension, (measured in dynes) and some of its other structural activities will tend to remain as is. Thus water has memory, and is measured with nuclear magnetic resonance technology.

Water has different structures.
Its two hydrogen atoms do not circle its oxygen at a 180 degree angle, but at a 105.5 degree angle, when it is in liquid form, and at a 109.5 degree angle, when it takes the form of ice. Thus solid water, possessing a more open structure than when liquid, has a lower density, and will float.

Water can kill.
At 10 degrees centigrade, pure distilled water, is 96% to 97% pentagonally structured water. In this type of structured water, namely the distilled, fish and algae and plankton will die.

Water is alive. Hexagonal structured water is healthier to drink. A snow flake is. Snow-melted water has always been popular to drink. Water from mountain lakes and creeks and ponds that comes from snowpacks, has long been known to be the healthiest water in the world; it is what we call "living water".

When an atom or molecule gains or loses an electron, ionization occurs. When water is ionized, the molecule splits into two parts, the hydrogen ion (H+) and the hydroxyl ion (OH-). These ions combine with other solutes in water, often minerals like calcium or potassium, to create an active chemical reaction.

When water carries more hydrogen than hydroxyl ions, it is said to be acid; when hydroxyl ions predominate, then science calls water alkaline. Our blood system is always working to keep itself at that narrow range of pH 7.3 to 7.45. This process is called homeostasis.

When we drink a popular soft drink like colas, which have an acidic pH of 2.5, the bloodstream does not lower itself to that level. Rather, sucrose and other elements in the drink are processed by the blood into acid wastes; some are eliminated, and others are stored at various locations in the body.

What is it that causes us to grow old? Many theories exist today, and they all seem to have one quality in common: they cannot stop, hinder, or slow down the aging process. For example, the Wear and Tear Theory argues that aging is genetic; and that theory is closely related to the Limited Number of Cell Division Theory, which proposes that the cell has only a limited number of divisions, and when used up, the body dies. Another theory says that aging is related to the breakdown of glucose, blood sugar. All these theories, and numerous others, lead to dead ends. They certainly have not produced better health.

Modern medicine has not been able to answer the Why-We-Age question. Yet there is another theory of aging and illness that has been around for many decades. It is voiced by natural healing practitioners in America and Europe, by doctors and scientists in Asia, in Japan and Korea and other Pacific Rim nations. Briefly, this new theory says that aging (and many diseases) result from the accumulation of acid waste products in the body.

Bad diet, either a present one or one in the past, can cause acid wastes to be stored in the body. A meat and potato diet, for example, can cause the body to become more acidic. When acid wastes enter our bloodstream, the blood, in order to maintain that narrow pH range, will store them somewhere else. Acid salts stored in the body, over the decades, will overburden the system. A way has to be found to rid the body of wastes. adult diseases can be treated by alkalizing the bloodstream.

Medicine in America does not attempt to remove acid wastes from the physiological system; so today's modern medicine is rather deficient in treating adult diseases. Even if the medicine cures the disease, if acids are not removed from the body, the treatment's effectiveness will at best only be temporary.

Bad diets--including meat and potatoes, fried foods, soft drink colas, sucrose and other sugars--build up acid salts in the body. Often these deposits, by having to be stored away from blood flow, can remain in the body for decades. Stress-both mental and physical-can create acid deposits in the body. Mental stress can make you feel depressed. While the physiological, scientific connection to stress in the body has not been completely established, there exists a school of thought in psychology, called psychosomatics, which maintains that one's mental state will influence health.

Doctors in Japan, following more than forty years of research and testing, believe that daily drinking of alkaline water can lift depression. Let us look at some of the healing benefits of drinking ionized alkaline water.

Overweight is a major health problem in America. It arises from the overeating of carbohydrates and fats. When the metabolic process is not able to burn them away, the blood must place these fatty acids somewhere. It first stores them under the skin, around the waist in men, and around the hips, thighs and breasts in women. Then it deposits wastes around organs and tissues, which then receive a smaller supply of nutrients and are thereby damaged. This second stage is more deadly.

An easy gentle way to lose weight is to wash fatty acids out of the body by drinking six to eight glasses of alkaline water a day. This practice has been employed in Japan for the last thirty years, and doctors there record numerous instances of weight loss.

Dr. Keiichi Morishita in his book, The Hidden Truth of Cancer, states that if the blood develops a more acidic condition, then these excess acidic wastes have to be deposited somewhere in the body. If this unhealthy process continues year after year, these areas steadily increase in acidity, and their cells begin to die.

Other cells in the affected area may survive by becoming abnormal; these are called malignant. Malignant cells do not respond to brain commands. They undergo a cellular division that is out of control. This is called cancer. Modern medicine in America treats these malignant cells as if they were bacteria or viruses. It uses chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery to treat cancer. Yet none of these treatments will help very much, if after all of that, the acidic environment remains.

Drinking water that has a high alkaline pH, because of its de-acidifying effect, will help in preventing cancer. In Asia, alkaline water is regularly served to patients, and is by excess protein buildup also impair pancreatic function. Alkaline water, by supplying calcium in an ionized form, and by preventing excess protein buildup, can help this condition. The Japanese have been successfully clinically treating diabetes with alkaline water.

Many different forms arthritis and gout are the result of the accumulation of acid wastes in the joints. Ointments simply cover-up symptoms. Aspirin, being acidic, can offer short-term relief, but over a longer period, it can add to the pain. Alkaline water is employed by Asian doctors to alter the acidic condition in the body so that the body can fix the problem by itself.

As the body consumes toxins, the kidneys become over-burdened with acid wastes. Nephritis, uremia poisoning, and bladder diseases are all acid related conditions which can be treated by the consumption of alkaline water. Kidney stones begin as tiny specks; they gradually build into solid stones, composed of phosphates, urates, etc. They are another form of acidic salts. Drinking plenty of alkaline water will prevent kidney stones from forming, and even after their formation, it can dissolve them. Japanese doctors have used alkaline water for years to treat the kidneys.

Alkaline water is produced using electrolysis to electrically split filtered tap water into alkaline and acid water. The machine was first developed in Japan in the early 1950's, and approved for use as a medical device by The Health & Rehabilitation Ministry in Jan. of 1966. The ionized minerals found in city tap water are important. Common alkaline minerals are sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium; the common acid minerals are chlorine, lead, sulfur and phosphorous.

The water ionizer has two chambers, with a positive and a negative electrode. When the process is complete, one chamber provides alkaline water with its ionized alkaline minerals. This is what we drink, the water that is so healthy for us.

A woman in her forties under high stress was diagnosed with high blood pressure and was told she had abnormally high cholesterol levels. She began consuming one and a half quarts a day of alkaline water. After a few weeks, both her cholesterol and blood pressure were lowered; and as an added benefit, her stomach began to feel much better. A teenager with severe acne began drinking the water, and after three months, the condition was cleared up. He consumed two quarts a day of alkaline water. A man worried about the effect of the prescription drugs that he was taking for overweight began consuming two quarts of the water per day. After six months, he had thrown away his drugs, and had lost over thirty pounds. In California, a man had been suffering from hyper-acidity for many years, and after eating a meal would unpredictably vomit. He began consuming six glasses of the alkaline water per day. Within a week his acidity ended; he also lost fifteen pounds in three months, and discovered a dramatic rate of increase in his ability to heal small ailments, like cuts and bruises. A woman had suffered constipation for thirty years, and began drinking the water on a regular basis, and completely rid herself of this condition. She had also lacked an appetite for years, but has now developed a healthy one. One man who likes to consume alcohol moderately, noticed when he began consuming the water on a regular basis, that he quit suffering hangovers, and that the drowsiness he regularly experienced had left him. A female athlete in her twenties began consuming the alkaline water for a stomach condition; she felt an increase in her general energy level, and after a day of strenuous training, found that the alkaline water minimized the aches and pains she had always previously experienced. For years, a woman had suffered ulcers, and was feeling nauseous from her medication ; a regular consumption of the water allowed her to cease her medication and the ulcer began to go away.

One could go on and on with these stories, and there are many more, but what we suggest you do is simply try the water yourself.