by Sang Whang
Among the people who question the validity of alkaline water, the biggest question is, “What happens to the alkaline water once it reaches the stomach, which is highly acidic?” People who have some knowledge of the human body, including medical doctors, ask this question. Let me answer that question once and for all to erase any doubts about the health benefits of alkaline water.
In order to digest food and kill the kinds of bacteria and viruses that come with the food, the inside of our stomach is acidic. The stomach pH value is maintained at around 4. When we eat food and drink water, especially alkaline water, the pH value inside the stomach goes up. When this happens, there is a feedback mechanism in our stomach to detect this and commands the stomach wall to secrete more hydrochloric acid into the stomach to bring the pH value back to 4.
Contains excerpts from “Alkalize or Die”, by Dr. T.A. Baroody, Jr .
ACIDOSIS is the basic foundation of all disease. We need to understand the simple process of alkalizing our body and the important role a properly alkalized body plays in restoring and maintaining our overall health. Our glands and organs function properly in exact proportion to the amount of alkaline and acid levels in our system.
THE IMPACT OF ACIDOSIS ON YOUR ORGANS: HEART
The heart is one of the most alkaline-dependent organs in the body. It is partly enervated by the vagus nerve which functions best in an alkaline environment. Correct heartbeat is altered by acid wastes. These wastes rob the blood of proper oxygenation and degeneration of the heart follows.… Read the rest
by Zoltan P. Rona MD, MSc
During nearly 19 years of clinical practice I have had the opportunity to observe the health effects of drinking different types of water. Most of you would agree that drinking unfiltered tap water could be hazardous to your health because of things like parasites, chlorine, fluoride and dioxins. Many health fanatics, however, are often surprised to hear me say that drinking distilled water or purified water on a regular, daily basis is potentially dangerous. Paavo Airola wrote about the dangers of purified water in the 1970’s when it first became a fad with the health food crowd.
Distillation is the process in which water is boiled, evaporated and the vapor condensed. Reverse osmosis or purified water is free of dissolved minerals and, because of this, has the special property of being able to actively absorb toxic substances from the body and eliminate them.… Read the rest
by Dr Zoltan P. Rona
During nearly 19 years of clinical practice I have had the opportunity to observe the health effects of drinking different types of water. Most of you would agree that drinking unfiltered tap water could be hazardous to your health because of things like parasites, chlorine, fluoride and dioxins.
Many health fanatics, however, are often surprised to hear me say that drinking distilled water on a regular, daily basis is potentially dangerous.
Paavo Airola wrote about the dangers of distilled water in the 1970’s when it first became a fad with the health food crowd.
Distillation is the process in which water is boiled, evaporated and the vapor condensed. Distilled water is free of dissolved minerals and, because of this, has the special property of being able to actively absorb toxic substances from the body and eliminate them.… Read the rest
Dr. Ben Johnson has the unique qualification of three degrees, all related to health. He is a down-to- earth, low key guy living near Atlanta Georgia. see http://www.thehealingcodes.com/thoughts.htm
In western countries “Breast cancer” is becoming increasingly rampant with devastating consequences for the ladies in our life. Dr. Ben Johnson (a qualified Medical Doctor, Osteopath and Naturopath) has been studying what may be the possible causes for this massive increase over the past 30 years. In adding to his experience, he has travelled widely on every continent, trying to establish why some women living on the continents of Africa, the Indian sub continent and in S.… Read the rest
Use this checklist to get a sense of how acidic you may be. Determining your acidity levels isn’t an exact science, but this Self-Test can help you get a better idea of how urgently you need to begin alkalizing your body.
The idea is this: the more symptoms, the more acidic you may be, and the more urgent it is for you to begin an alkalizing program.
3. Muscular pain
4. Cold hands and feet
6. Low energy
7. Joint pains that travel
8. Food allergies
9. Chemical sensitivities to odor, gas heat 10.Hyperactivity
12.Pre-menstrual and menstrual cramping 13.Pre-menstrual anxiety and depression 14.Lack of sex drive
18.Constipation… Read the rest
People with diabetes should have regular testing to make sure that their diabetes is under control and not causing further health complications. Doctors are saying it is not enough to do daily in-home glucose testing. The goal with all diabetics should be to keep their blood glucose as close to normal as possible.
There are a number of routine clinical tests available for diabetics, but a new study shows that not all diabetics are getting these tests done by their health care professionals.
There are four tests available for people with diabetes. The first test is a hemoglobin A1c test which measures blood glucose levels over time. The American Diabetic Association recommends that this test be done twice a year. Some health professionals recommend it be done four times per year. … Read the rest
Researchers reporting in the New England Journal of Medicine say that some people are sensitive to low barometric pressures while flying in commercial aircraft. Very low barometric pressures are uncommon in modern aircraft but sea-level air pressures are not the norm either. Some passengers flying on long commercial flights experience feeling of illness similar to mountain climbers who experience altitude sickness.
Feelings of weakness, along with headaches, nausea, mental confusion, fuzzy thinking, leg cramps, swollen hands and feet, dry scratchy throat, and disturbances in sleep seem to be the cluster of symptoms experienced by those passengers flying about 6,500 feet. Even alarming symptoms like blood clots are being experienced more and more among long flight flyers.
Aside from the low barometric pressure, some of the symptoms can also be attributed to prolonged sitting, foul cabin air, fatigue, dehydration and even jet lag.… Read the rest
As a child, I used to be upset sitting in my classroom at school in a half empty room when my classmates were laying at home in front of the TV, not having to do the school thing. Why did I have to be so darn healthy while all my friends were sick? It didn’t seem fair that when flu season hit, I didn’t get it. Didn’t I deserve to watch reruns on TV too?
When flu season hit, the school almost looked like a ghost town with easily one third of the students off with the latest bug. The other two-thirds of us would survive the coughing, spewing and sneezing, facing the flying snot of the lunch hour. We even drank out of the school water fountain and survived.… Read the rest