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Want to know what the latest absurd gimmick in healthy water is today? Look no further than Dr. Mercola’s EZ Water or Living Water is a scam Dr. Mercola’s EZ Water or Living Water. Dr. Mercola claims: “There is a fourth phase of water, not H2O but H3O2, and can be called living water. It’s more viscous, dense, and alkaline than regular water; has a negative charge, and can hold energy, much like a battery, and deliver energy too”. A fourth phase of water? If that were true, this would be a groundbreaking discovery. Alas, it’s not. If you search for H3O2, you’ll find out that it is water with antioxidant hydroxyl ions in it. That... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Thursday, May 31, 11:38 AM America/Los_Angeles
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The Cosan water ionizer is an alkaline water filter that costs $500. The Pitcher of Life is an Why pay $500 for something you can get for less than $50? alkaline water filter that costs $39.97. Both of these products make antioxidant alkaline water with dissolved molecular hydrogen in it. They both give you about the same pH level and antioxidant ORP levels. But is the Cosan water machine worth $460 more than the Pitcher of Life? That depends on your circumstances. Filtration: Cosan vs Pitcher of Life The Cosan alkaline water filter reduces levels of chlorine, heavy metals, sediments, and biological contaminants in your water. So does the Pitcher... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Wednesday, March 28, 11:51 AM America/Los_Angeles
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There are some pretty crazy alkaline water scams out there, from the crazy things that Kangen Representatives say, to wild health claims made for alkaline water by desperate salespeople. But a new Don’t fall for the gia-wellness alkaline water scam alkaline water scam outdoes them all. A company called gia Wellness has come out with an alkaline water pitcher called the “i-H2O Activation System” that claims to make the molecules in water “transform” into a “single file alignment.” I’ve heard some pretty wild claims about water, but this one truly takes the cake! For the record, you can’t make water molecules fall into any... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Thursday, April 06, 11:47 AM America/Los_Angeles
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What About the Rebuttal to Alkaline Water Plus? Alkaline Water Plus has never been a fan of Life Ionizers. They have made many allegations about Life over the years (for Alkaline Water Plus makes a lot of false claims about other companies too reasons that are unknown to us) but none of those allegations have stuck. Recently, they’ve come out with new allegations that impugn the good reputation of Life’s Korean manufacturing partner. We here at Life Ionizers feel we need to respond to their false and reckless allegations. Note: Alkaline Water Plus is forbidden to sell Life Ionizers and several other brands. They import a dubious ionizer called... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Wednesday, February 01, 12:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
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Caveat Emptor – buyer beware, that’s the label that they should require be placed on brands of bottled Tests showed that Trader Joe’s alkaline water was 10,000 times less alkaline than what it says on the label alkaline water like Trader Joe’s Alkaline Water + Electrolytes. What should buyers beware of? The pH of the water may be much lower than the pH printed on the bottle. Trader Joe’s alkaline water has no antioxidant benefit – the most important benefit of alkaline water Consumer reviews for Trader Joe’s alkaline water show that people who tested the water found it to have a pH as low as 5 in some instances.... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Tuesday, July 05, 11:45 AM America/Los_Angeles
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Alkaline Antioxidant Water Scams Is that expensive bottle of alkaline water an antioxidant? Probably not. There are several alkaline antioxidant Be careful, don’t fall for these antioxidant alkaline water scams water scams that are bilking consumers out of millions of dollars annually. It’s important to understand that all water which is alkaline is not necessarily antioxidant, and that some of the most expensive alkaline waters out there are NOT antioxidant alkaline water! Bottled alkaline waters Consumers are spending millions on bottled alkaline water, expecting the same benefits that you get from the antioxidant alkaline water made... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Friday, June 03, 11:56 AM America/Los_Angeles
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What is the Life Ionizers Reviews Ripoff Report Scam? Don’t be fooled! The website Ripoff Reports is a scam. Ripoff reports passes itself off as consumer reviews website, but it’s not. Ripoff Report is a scam meant to bilk businesses out of thousands of dollars for worthless “reputation management”. Life Ionizers has an A+ rating! In the last 3 years, Ripoff Reports has had 50 consumer complaints lodged against them with the Better Business Bureau. Click that link and see for yourself. They have 19 complaints of false and fraudulent advertising, 28 consumer complaints of problems with their service and three billing, collection... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Friday, January 22, 14:17 PM America/Los_Angeles
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There’s a lot of misconceptions out there about alkaline water, and it’s easy to see why. The correct name for alkaline Alkaline water: Good health – and the studies to back it up water is “Electrolyzed Reduced Water” in chemistry, there is no such thing as alkaline or kangen water. Both of these are simply marketing terms. That’s why if you do a Google Scholar search for alkaline water studies, you won’t find any. To find the studies that have been done, you have to search for Electrolyzed Reduced Water. An article online called Alkaline Water: Good Health or Junk Science by Jan Roberts claims that alkaline ionized water can’t... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Tuesday, January 12, 11:48 AM America/Los_Angeles
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Would you trust a doctor who told you to “forget about focussing (sic) on calories, carbs, protein and pH levels, and start focussing (sic) on eating and living right”? Marcus Rothkranz isn’t a doctor, he seems to have no medical background at all. Probably not. Would you trust some guy on YouTube who gave you the above advice? If you value your health, definitely not! But amazingly, lots of people do fall for The Alkaline Myth, a scam being spread by Marcus Rothkranz who publishes videos with questionable “health” advice on YouTube. Since he doesn’t think you should focus on protein, what does Marcus suggest you eat instead of... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Thursday, October 08, 11:49 AM America/Los_Angeles
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Back in May of 2010, Dr. Mercola published an article where he states that you should be drinking “living” water. He describes living water as water that is “structured in a way that is not well understood.” In that same article from 2010 he said “hopes to have more information about ‘structured’ water in the future”. Today it’s august 26th, 2015, more than five years later, and Dr. Mercola hasn’t provided any further information about ‘structured’ water – nor will he ever – because there is no such thing as structured water. Dr. Mercola: America’s most popular snake oil salesman Reality check: Dr. Mercola... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Thursday, September 10, 11:30 AM America/Los_Angeles