The colon has received increased attention in recent years as colon cancer has risen rapidly to become the third leading cause of death in the US. Poor diet, lack of exercise, and dehydration are factors that are often cited to lead to poor colon health. Poor colon health is considered a primary risk factor for colon cancer.
Colon cancer is preventable, and many health practitioners advise their patients to undergo a colon cleaning regimen in order to purge wastes from the colon and remove toxins from the body and use other methods, such as herbal cleansing or taking special supplements.
Thankfully, there is an additional way to achieve good colon health. Drink ionized alkaline mineral water as part of a healthy diet to clean the digestive tract. In general, you should drink 6 – 8 glasses of alkaline mineral water per day. It is a good idea to have two glasses of water when you get up in the morning. The water helps with peristalsis, the process of moving wastes through the digestive tract. Avoid drinking tap water since research shows that tap water can cause digestive problems.
Alkaline water machines are best
While it is possible to alkalize water with baking soda, or by other means, it is better for your health to get alkaline water from a water ionizer. Baking soda adds a lot of sodium to water, so it is not a good choice.
A home water ionizer purifies water, and then raises it’s pH using a membrane-dialysis process called electrodialysis. The process separates water into alkaline and acid waters. The alkaline water is for drinking. The acidic water is for hair and skin, and has other uses as well.
Has the FDA evaluated alkaline water for colon health?
Not yet. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The preceding information and/or products are for educational purposes only and are not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat illness. Please consult your doctor before making any changes or before starting ANY exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using this information or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
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