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Alkalosis is a condition where the blood’s pH gets too high. The safe pH range for blood is 7.35 – 7.45, if it goes outside that range for Alkaline water even at a high pH can’t cause alkalosis because it isn’t a strong alkali very long, it can be life threatening. Many people wonder if you can get alkalosis from drinking alkaline water. The answer to that question is no. Alkaline water made by a water ionizer isn’t a strong enough base (alkali) to overcome the body’s systems for maintaining a balanced pH. You could get alkalosis from drinking water mixed with baking soda, and that is one of the reasons you should never... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Wednesday, October 03, 12:02 PM America/Los_Angeles

One of the most commonly asked questions about alkaline water from a water ionizer is: Why can’t I get an PH test strips can’t tell you the true pH of ionized alkaline water accurate pH reading with pH test strips? The reason is that pH test strips are designed to test alkalinity and pH, not just pH alone. Many people think that pH and alkalinity are the same thing, but they’re not: pH is the balance of hydrogen and hydroxyl ions in water Alkalinity tests water’s ability to resist changes in pH pH test strips don’t give water ionizers full credit for their effect on water pH The pH level of alkaline water can be  tested in one... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Thursday, January 11, 11:43 AM America/Los_Angeles

Is drinking high pH alkaline water dangerous? Only if there is a high concentration of strong alkali in it. Much higher than you could get from a water ionizer (except for the Kangen Machine when chemical alkalis are added). The pH of water and the Alkalinity of water are two different things. What pH measures is potential hydrogen,  which is the molar concentration of hydrogen ions in the water. Alkalinity measures the ability of alkaline water to buffer – resist changes – in pH. High pH water has many uses including sports drinks, cooking, and rinsing produce Alkalinity and pH are related but they measure two different things. Water... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Tuesday, July 01, 13:51 PM America/Los_Angeles

Why an Alkaline pH balance is best for fluoride detox by Life Water Ionizers Your kidneys filter toxins from your body and help balance it’s pH. If you eat acidic foods, your urine pH balance will drop as your kidneys will excrete the acids in your bloodstream to restore the bloodstream’s pH balance. Learn More Maintain an alkaline pH balance to detox from fluoride But the problem is, the lower your urine pH balance, the less effective your kidneys are at expelling acidic toxins. This is why doctors use a procedure called alkaline diuresis to save poisoning victims. During the alkaline diuresis procedure, doctors use an intravenous solution... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Tuesday, April 01, 12:47 PM America/Los_Angeles

Your body has a healthy pH balance when the pH of all of it’s fluids – blood, urine, and saliva are at healthy levels. Blood pH is closely regulated by your body in a pH range of 7.35 – 7.45. The normal range for urine pH is 4.6 – 8.0, but if your urine pH is constantly below 6.0, you may be at risk for problems like kidney stones. The saliva has a normal pH range of 6.2 – 7.4, but the pH in your mouth actually varies depending where you test it. Your body needs a slightly alkaline pH balance to maintain good health You can maintain a healthy pH balance by changing your diet to one that favors alkaline foods, by drinking... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Monday, January 27, 11:48 AM America/Los_Angeles

Many people confuse water pH and alkalinity, but they are NOT the same thing! Many people think that water pH and water alkalinity are the same thing, but they’re not! Water’s pH measures the concentration of hydrogen ions in the water. Water alkalinity measures the ability of that water to neutralize acid. The pH of alkaline water and alkaline water’s alkalinity are not the same thing. Alkaline water can have low alkalinity, but a high pH, the reverse is also true. pH of Water The pH of water determines whether the water is alkaline, acidic, or neutral (pH of 7). The EPA requires that tap water have a pH of at least 6.5 to prevent corrosion... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Wednesday, December 12, 11:56 AM America/Los_Angeles

The pH of water affects what you use it for The pH of water determines if water is alkaline, acidic or neutral. Alkaline water is drunk for health purposes.  Neutral pH water is neither alkaline nor acidic. Pure water has a neutral pH of 7, but pure water isn’t found in nature, and drinking it is bad for your health. Effect of Alkaline pH Water Water with a pH of greater than 7 is alkaline water. Alkaline water has been drunk for centuries for  health and healing. Alkaline water is found in nature at famous health spas like Nordenau in Germany, Hita Tenryosui in Japan, and Carlsbad Mineral Springs in California. Access to the  alkaline spring... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Wednesday, June 20, 12:35 PM America/Los_Angeles

Why Alkaline Water is better for Hydration Studies have shown that  Alkaline water  may hydrate better than plain water. Thanks to recent  research conducted at Colorado State University, we now know why! Studies have shown that a class of proteins found in every cell in the body called aquaporins  can regulate the flow of water into and out of cells. Aquaporins have a hollow channel which allows water to pass through one molecule at a time. In the presence of acids or other toxins, aquaporins will close up, and block water from moving through the cells. The reason aquaporins close up is to prevent the escape of protons (positively charged... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Thursday, May 10, 10:51 AM America/Los_Angeles

Use this handy guide when choosing which level of alkaline water to drink from your water ionizer Nearly all alkaline water ionizers make four levels of alkaline water. Each of these levels has a use for maintaining a healthy body pH balance. The key to maintaining a healthy body pH balance is knowing what level of water to drink, and when to drink it. Monitor your urine pH balance You monitor your urine using pH test strips. The pH of your urine will vary depending on the time of day, and what time you ate last. Check your urine  pH when you first get up, an hour before and after each meal, and before you go to bed. Keep track of the daily average... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Monday, April 30, 10:56 AM America/Los_Angeles

Alkaline Water v.s Ionized Water The Chemistry of Ionized Water and Alkaline Water You need to know a few terms used in chemistry to understand the difference between plain alkaline water and ionized alkaline water. Most of all, you need to understand that alkalinity and pH are not the same thing. Alkalinity measures the ability of water to neutralize acids. Alkaline water can have high alkalinity while having only a moderately alkaline pH because alkalinity and pH are not the same thing. You want water with high alkalinity to neutralize as much acidity as possible if your health challenges come from acidity. Consequently, alkaline ionized water... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Wednesday, April 11, 11:01 AM America/Los_Angeles