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7 Alkaline Foods and Drinks to Help you Sleep Better

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Alkaline Foods and Drinks: Safer than sleeping pills

Having trouble getting to sleep?  According to the Centers for Disease Control, you’re not alone. Sleep

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These 7 alkaline foods and drinks can help you get a good night’s rest – naturally!

deprivation is a public health epidemic, but it gets worse: The drugs people take as sleep aids are themselves causing a health epidemic. Over the counter and prescription sleep aids are addictive, and come with nasty side effects such as allergic reactions and “complex sleep related behaviors such as:

  • Making phone calls
  • Driving cars
  • Binge eating
  • And worse

 

All these things happen while the person is not truly awake. People affected with these complex sleep disorders have been involved in terrible tragedies such as fatal car crashes – and they don’t even remember getting into the car! If the prospect of being involved in a terrible car crash that you don’t even remember terrifies you, then consider these 7 alkaline foods and drinks that help you get to sleep naturally, without side effects.

1. Camomile Tea

Camomile tea is recognized as a mild tranquilizer that is effective at inducing sleep. You should make and drink camomile tea about a half hour before bedtime. It works best if you use two or three tea bags to increase the concentration of your tea. You can make camomile tea even better by making it with alkaline water, because alkaline water is better at extracting the active ingredients, called terpenes and flavonoids, than regular water is. That will increase the sedative effects of the tea. Alkaline water also increases the antioxidant potential of tea and improves your hydration status. It is highly recommended that you drink 8 ounces of water before bed to hydrate your body and prevent heart attacks and strokes, so making your camomile tea with alkaline water doubles the benefit of your tea!

2. Kiwi fruit

Research from Taiwan’s Taipei Medical University reveals that eating two kiwi’s an hour before bedtime decreased the time that it took for a person to fall asleep by 35%. The study examined 22 people who had trouble falling asleep. Kiwi also helped the study participants sleep more soundly, and sleep longer. The reason kiwi may be so effective at helping you sleep is that it is high in serotonin. In the body, serotonin is a hormone that helps regulate sleep. Research suggests that increasing serotonin levels in the body can help promote sleep.  Kiwi is also a superfood, it has antioxidant benefits and is loaded with Vitamin C.

3. Seaweed

Seaweed is high in Omega 3 fatty acids, which research suggests helps you get to sleep sooner, and sleep better. The study examined whether taking a 600 Mg seaweed supplement each day for 16 weeks would result in better sleep. It did. Plan to take your seaweed supplement about an hour before bed.

4. Walnuts

Walnuts are a great source of melatonin, which is a hormone that regulates sleep. You may even choose to enjoy your walnuts along with Kiwi, which supplies serotonin, so you get two helpful sleep hormones at the same time.

5. Almonds

If you suffer from low magnesium levels, you may have trouble getting to sleep. Almonds are nature’s richest source of magnesium. Boosting your magnesium levels is also good for your heart and blood pressure.

6. Tart Cherry Juice

In a study on older adults (65+) drinking two, eight-ounce glasses of Montmorency tart cherry juice. Tart cherries are a great source of melatonin, and montmorency cherries are believed to be the best source of it. Tart cherry juice also contains tryptophan, an enzyme that is a precursor to serotonin. The researchers in the study suggested that it may be the combination of melatonin and tryptophan that makes tart cherry juice such an amazing sleep aid. The adults in the study slept an average of 84 more minutes each night, and their sleep cycles were deeper.

You should plan to drink one eight ounce glass in the morning, and one in the evening. If the cherry juice is too tart, you can mix it with alkaline water, which will buffer some of that tartness.

7. Ionized Alkaline Water

Alkaline water supplies magnesium, if your body’s magnesium levels are too low, alkaline water can help improve them even if you have digestive health problems that make it hard for your body to absorb magnesium. Plan to drink alkaline water throughout your day, if you can drink 2 – 3 liters per day, you’ll get anywhere from 10 – 20% of your daily magnesium requirements from alkaline water alone.

How to use these 7 Alkaline foods and drinks every day for better sleep

Morning: Plan to start your morning with an 8 ounce glass of alkaline water and an 8 ounce glass of tart cherry juice. This will serve to start building up your melatonin levels, and hydrate your intestines to encourage peristalsis: The movement of wastes through your intestines. Of course, you can combine the two into one, 16 ounce drink.

Daytime: Drink at least 2 liters of alkaline water during the day. It will provide beneficial magnesium and hydration. In fact, drinking alkaline water throughout the day just might stop that 3 O’Clock crash feeling, it works for me!

Evening: After dinner, have two kiwi’s and a handful of walnuts and almonds as dessert. This will give your body time to digest these foods before bed. About two hours before bedtime, have an 8 ounce glass of tart cherry juice. Then about one hour before bedtime, have an eight ounce glass of alkaline water. This glass of water may just save your life: A glass of water an hour before bed can prevent a heart attack or stroke.

Expect the benefits of this natural sleep aid plan to build up gradually, over the course of two weeks. Natural sleep aids don’t have the knockout power of sleep drugs, but they’re also a lot safer. Sleep drugs can cause dizziness that results in harmful falls, and they can be addictive. With these natural sleep aids, you can sleep soundly on the fact that what you’re doing for your sleep is also good for your health.

 

Find out what alkaline water could do for your health. Call us at 855 790-8121 for a free no obligation consultation

 

References

 

Abraham, Guy, and Jorge Flebas. “The effect of daily consumption of 2 liters of

electrolyzed water for 2 months on body composition and several physiological parameters in four obese subjects: a preliminary report.” Highbeam Research. Original Internist, 01 Sep 2011. Web. 2 Jul 2013. <http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-269433201.html>.

 

Heil, P and Seifert, J. Influence of bottled water on rehydration following a dehydrating bout of cycling exercise. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition  Springerlink July 2009. http://www.springerlink.com/content/kn41764j65165u3x/fulltext.pdf

 

Ong, Choon. “Minerals from drinking-water: Bioavailability for various world populations and health implications.” WHO | Water Sanitation Health. World Health Organization, 17 Aug 2004. Web. 4 Jul 2013. <http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/dwq/nutbioavailability/en/>.

4 Signs that you have kidney stones

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Abdominal pain is the most common symptom of kidney stones, but it isn’t the only one. Renal Colic, the waves of pain

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If your pain is constant and severe, get medical help right away

caused by kidney stones is also accompanied by changes in the color and odor of the urine along with flu-like symptoms. If you are in severe pain, see a doctor right away because severe abdominal pain can indicate a life-threatening condition. Keep in mind, kidney stones can pass on their own, but it isn’t worth taking chances. If you think you have kidney stones, you should see your doctor right away. Your doctor can lessen the discomfort and  provide medicine to help you pass stones.

Discolored, smelly urine

A warning sign: Kidney stones result from excessively concentrated urine. If your urine is cloudy, dark, and has a strong odor on a regular basis, you may be at risk for forming stones. If stones have formed, blood may be visible in your urine. Keep in mind that kidney stones aren’t the only reason blood may enter your urine, it can be caused by kidney and bladder infections too.

Kidney pain

When stones get stuck in the kidneys, the pain is sudden and severe. The pain from kidney stones is among the worst known types of pain. Pain from stones being stuck in the kidneys may also be accompanied by back pain, pain in the genitals or groin. This pain may pass or move if the stones in the kidneys move. The pain caused by kidney stones comes in waves, this type of pain is called colic. In between acute pain episodes, there is usually a significant underlying ache.

First Aid: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen (Tylenol) and aspirin offer the most effective over-the-counter pain relief for stones. Along with the pain medication, drink plenty of water. You should drink enough water to maintain light-colored urine, but there’s no need to overdo it. Small stones may pass on their own if you drink enough water, but there’s no evidence that chugging water would make a stone pass any faster. Proper hydration can help prevent stones from forming in the future, so resolve to keep yourself hydrated!

Additional pain relief can be provided by applying warmth to the affected area. Put a heating pad or a hot water bottle on the lower back where the most pain is felt.

Frequent and painful urination

Drinking more water to flush kidney stones out may sound like a simple thing to do, but it’s not. Along with the abdominal pain, kidney stones cause frequent and painful urination even if you don’t drink any fluids. So it’s important to remember, you don’t save yourself any pain by not drinking, and in fact you may prolong your pain because each time you urinate, you give your body a chance to pass the stones.

Sweating, Vomiting and Nausea

Flu like symptoms can accompany abdominal pain when you have kidney stones, and they may be a sign of an infection. If you have ongoing, flu-like symptoms in addition to the pain, seek medical attention promptly. An infection along with kidney stones is potentially life threatening.

Alkaline water may help fight kidney stones in stone formers

Kidney stones form when the concentration of substances like calcium, uric acid,  or oxalate in the urine gets too high, or when the concentration of citrate in the urine gets too low. Drinking adequate amounts of water each day can help reduce your chances of forming stones by lowering the concentration of stone forming substances in your urine.

It’s important to know what kinds of stones you’re forming: Alkaline water raises urine pH, which can help prevent some stones from forming. If you have a history of stone-forming, talk to your doctor before starting alkaline water. Your doctor may want to strictly control your urine pH, and you should follow their instructions to the letter. Alkaline water also supplies calcium, and your doctor may want to limit your intake of calcium.

Alkaline water could be most helpful if you form calcium oxalate stones. These are stones that form because you have excessive levels of oxalate in your urine. The calcium in alkaline water will bind to the oxalate in your intestines, and that can lower oxalate levels in your urine.

The most important things to talk about with your doctor is that alkaline water raises urine pH, and that it supplies calcium. In most cases, alkaline water’s higher pH and the moderate amount of calcium it supplies will be helpful. There are some cases where doctors need to precisely control urine pH or calcium levels, so if you form stones, you need to talk to your doctor before drinking alkaline water.

 

Learn more about what alkaline water could do for you. Call us at 855 790-8121 for a free, no obligation consultation

 

References

 

Ostojic, Sergej, and Marko Stonanovic. “Hydrogen-Rich Water Affected Blood Alkalinity in Physically Active Men.” . Research in Sports Medicine: An International Journal, 06 Jan 2014. Web. 20 Feb 2014. <http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15438627.2013.852092>

Abraham, Guy, and Jorge Flebas. “The effect of daily consumption of 2 liters of

electrolyzed water for 2 months on body composition and several physiological parameters in four obese subjects: a preliminary report.” Highbeam Research. Original Internist, 01 Sep 2011. Web. 2 Jul 2013. <http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-269433201.html>

 

Heil, D. “Acid-base balance and hydration status following consumption of mineral-based alkaline bottled water..” Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 13 Sep 2010. Web. 26 Mar 2014. <http://www.jissn.com/content/7/1/29>

 

Rosborg, I, B Nihlgard, and L Gerhardsson. “Hair element concentrations in females in one acid and one alkaline area in southern Sweden.” PubMed NCBI. Ambio, n.d. Web. 3 Jul 2013. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14703901>

 

Ong, Choon. “Minerals from drinking-water: Bioavailability for various world populations and health implications.” WHO | Water Sanitation Health. World Health Organization, 17 Aug 2004. Web. 4 Jul 2013. <http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/dwq/nutbioavailability/en/>.

5 Symptoms of a heart attack – before it happens

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A heart attack can strike suddenly without warning, and have devastating consequences. Or does it?

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If you experience these symptoms, seek medical help before you have a heart attack

The Centers for Disease Control studied heart attacks and found that there are five symptoms that you may feel up to a month before your heart attacks. The good news is, if you do notice these symptoms and go see your doctor right away, your chances of surviving, and avoiding a heart attack increase considerably.

Symptoms of a heart attack

Chest Pain: The most common symptom is pressure or burning in the chest. This symptom can occur at any time, and you should take it seriously. Contact a doctor immediately, doing so may just save your life. If you are prone to chronic heartburn, that condition can easily mask this symptom, so it’s best to get your chronic heartburn under control, right away.

Alkaline water can help: Alkaline water neutralizes pepsin, the enzyme that triggers the damage that gastro-esophageal reflux causes. Because of this, drinking alkaline water may help you find relief from the constant pain of chronic acid indigestion. If this works for you, you’ll notice that your GERD symptoms will gradually diminish over a course of about two weeks.

Easily Fatigued: If ordinary tasks and light exertion leave you feeling exhausted, this may be a sign that your arteries are clogging up. If your arteries are getting clogged, the flow of blood to your lungs may not be sufficient to recharge your blood hemoglobin with oxygen.

Shortness of breath: The fatigue that results from the heart having to work harder to pump blood is nearly always accompanied by shortness of breath. Because heart problems limit the supply of blood to the lungs, the body simply can’t get enough oxygen to function

Alkaline water may help: Your blood’s ability to absorb oxygen in the lungs is pH dependant. If your blood pH is too low, it isn’t able to release waste gasses in your lungs and take on oxygen. Alkaline water may help you maintain your blood pH in the healthy range so it can absorb oxygen. If this works for you, you’ll feel more energetic shortly after drinking a glass of alkaline water.

Lingering cold symptoms: If a cold lingers for more than a week, it may indicate heart trouble. Be especially on the lookout for pink mucus when you cough. This can indicate that blood is seeping into your lungs. It happens because the heart is having difficulty pumping blood through the lungs.

Swelling: When the heart has to work hard to pump blood, veins can become swollen. The first parts of the body to swell are the limbs and ankles. The swelling is also likely to be accompanied by a blueness in the lips, fingers and toes. This condition is called peripheral cyanosis. If you have swelling accompanied by peripheral cyanosis, see a doctor right away.

“The more alkaline the water, the greater the protective effect on the arteries”

That’s a direct quote from Hard water and heart: the story revisited, the largest ever study on the effects of drinking water on the heart. Researchers found that drinking enough water is good for your heart, but for best results, you want to make the water you drink alkaline water. Here’s why

  • Great source of calcium and magnesium
  • Hydrates better and faster than plain water
  • Can elevate blood pH by as much as 40 to 70%

 

Why you need calcium and magnesium for your heart: Virtually every process in your body depends on calcium and magnesium, and your heart is no exception. The strongest evidence of benefit to the heart from drinking alkaline water is for the magnesium in it. The study: Hard Water and the Heart showed that people who drank water that lacked magnesium tended to have heart problems and high blood pressure far more frequently than people who drank water with healthy levels of magnesium. A water ionizer concentrates both the calcium and magnesium in your water so you get more of both with every glass of water you drink.

Hydration: A glass of water and hour before bed will save your life. Drinking an eight ounce glass of water before bed can prevent a heart attack or stroke. The CDC estimates that 3 out of 4 people are chronically dehydrated. Dehydration makes your blood thicker, and harder for your heart to pump. Alkaline water provides hydration that is superior to regular water.

Blood pH: When you are out of breath, your body is in a state of respiratory acidosis: Your blood pH is too low for your blood to absorb enough oxygen from your lungs. Alkaline water is absorbed quickly into the bloodstream, and it has been shown to raise blood pH from 40 – 70% within the healthy pH range for blood, if your body is in a condition of respiratory acidosis.

Water ionizers make heart healthy water

Alkaline water is good for your heart, if you can make every glass of water you drink alkaline water, then you are supplying your body with the calcium, magnesium, pH balance and hydration it needs for good heart health. Throughout your day, you should drink about 2 – 3 liters of water for proper hydration. A water ionizer never runs out of alkaline water, so you’ll be able to make every glass of water you drink heart healthy. Could drinking alkaline water prevent a heart attack? Thanks to it’s superior hydration, mineral content, and pH balance, it may improve your chances of living a heart-healthy life considerably.

 

Better water, better health. You’re worth it. Call us at 855 790-8121 and take back your health.

 

References

 

Gumashta, J, R Gumashta, and et al. “Hard water and heart: the story revisited.” IOSR

Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences. IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences, n.d. Web. 5 Jul 2013. <http://iosrjournals.org/iosr-jpbs/papers/vol1-issue1/B0110720.pdf>.

 

Ostojic, Sergej, and Marko Stonanovic. “Hydrogen-Rich Water Affected Blood Alkalinity

in Physically Active Men.” . Research in Sports Medicine: An International Journal, 06 Jan 2014. Web. 20 Feb 2014. <http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15438627.2013.852092>.

 

Rylander, Ragnar, and Maurice Arnaud. “Mineral water intake reduces blood pressure

among subjects with low urinary magnesium and calcium levels.” BMC Public Health. BMC Public Health, 30 Nov 2004. Web. 1 Jul 2013. <http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/4/56>.

 

Abraham, Guy, and Jorge Flebas. “The effect of daily consumption of 2 liters of

electrolyzed water for 2 months on body composition and several physiological parameters in four obese subjects: a preliminary report.” Highbeam Research. Original Internist, 01 Sep 2011. Web. 2 Jul 2013. <http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-269433201.html>

 

Ericson, John. ” 75% of Americans May Suffer From Chronic Dehydration, According to

Doctors.”Medical Daily. Medical Daily, 03 Jul 2013. Web. 15 Nov 2013. <http://www.medicaldaily.com/75-americans-may-suffer-chronic-dehydration-according-doctors-247393>.

 

Heil, D. “Acid-base balance and hydration status following consumption of

mineral-based alkaline bottled water..” Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 13 Sep 2010. Web. 26 Mar 2014. <http://www.jissn.com/content/7/1/29>.

 

Rosborg, I, B Nihlgard, and L Gerhardsson. “Hair element concentrations in females in

one acid and one alkaline area in southern Sweden.” PubMed NCBI. Ambio, n.d. Web. 3 Jul 2013. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14703901>.

 

World Health Organization, . “Nutrients in Drinking Water .” WHO | Nutrients in drinking

water. World Health Organization, n.d. Web. 5 Jul 2013. <http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/dwq/nutrientsbegin.pdf>.

 

Yoshichika, Kitagawa, Liu Chengwei , and Ding Xiaodong. “The influence of natural

mineral water on aquaporin water permeability and human natural killer cell activity.” Science Direct. Science Direct, 27 May 2011. Web. 5 Jul 2013. <https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006291X11007005>

Top 5 Foods that are making you Fat

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Think it’s ok to grab a few potato chips in between meals to keep from feeling hungry?

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Shocker: The food most at fault for making you fat? Potatoes.

You might want to think again: Potatoes and potato chips are the number one food that is associated with weight gain in a groundbreaking, 20 year long study just released by the New England Journal of Medicine. Many people understand that sugary beverages like soda can cause weight gain, but some of the other foods that do so might surprise you.

Starches, processed foods, top the list of diet breakers

The list of diet breakers include foods that were associated with steady weight gain over several 4 year periods. Potato chips caused an average of 1.69 lbs gain over each 4 year period period. Potatoes caused a gain of 1.28 pound. Sugary drinks, mostly soda, packed on an average of 1 lb. Unprocessed red meats caused a .95 lbs gain, and processed meats like bologna were close behind at .93 lbs. The study examined a total of five, four year periods, potatoes were singled out, but any starchy food was associated with weight gain. Further down the list of diet sabotaging foods is alcohol, with a .41 lbs weight gain.

Lifestyle factors that affect your weight

Alcohol use was responsible for an average of a .41 lb weight gain over each 4 year period in the study. Smoking didn’t seem to cause weight gain, but people who quit lost an average of a whopping 5.17 pounds. Too much sleep, more than 8 hours per day, and too little sleep, less than six hours per day, was associated with a gain of .31 pounds over each 4 year period.

Foods that caused weight loss

Diets high in some foods resulted in long term weight loss over the 20 year period the study was conducted: Diets rich in vegetables, whole grains, fruits, nuts, and yogurt resulted in weight loss:

For each 4 year period, people who ate these foods lost an average of:

  • Vegetables – .22 lbs
  • Whole grains – .37 lbs
  • Fruits – .49 lbs
  • Nuts – .57 lbs
  • Yogurt – .82 lbs

Yogurt is obviously the big winner in this category, which supports the common wisdom that yogurt is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Clearly, the evidence shows that eating healthy is likely to put you on a path of long-term, healthy weight management.

20 Year totals: How weight gain foods affected weight

You can compare the foods that resulted in weight gain to the foods that resulted in weight loss by multiplying all of the results presented above by five, since there were four, 5 year periods where weight was tracked in this study:

If you ate all of the foods that caused weight gain for 20 years:

  • Potato chips – +8.45 lbs
  • Potatoes – +6.4 lbs
  • Sugary drinks – 5 lbs
  • Unprocessed red meat – +4.75 lbs
  • Processed meats – +4.65 lbs
  • Total average weight gain over 20 years = 29.25 lbs

If you drank alcohol over that period, add 2.05 lbs, and if you smoke, add a whopping 25.85 lbs. Both of these would bring your total average weight gain over 20 years to 57.15 lbs. Add your TV time on top of that, and you would have gained an additional 1.55 lbs for a total of 58.7 lbs.

As you can see, each of these foods or lifestyle factors individually was only responsible for a small amount of weight gain, but add them all together and it really adds up. So if you are wondering “where did all the weight come from?” The prime suspects in your weight gain are listed above.

How much you would have lost with a healthy diet and lifestyle

Over the same 20 year period, if you ate a diet rich in the foods that resulted in weight loss, you would have weighed an average of:

  • Vegetables: -1.1 lbs
  • Whole grains: -1.85 lbs
  • Fruits: -2.45 lbs
  • Nuts: -2.85 lbs
  • Yogurt: -4.1 lbs
  • Total potential weight loss = -12.35 lbs

If you stayed active, you would have lost an additional 8.8 lbs over the 20 year period., your total weight loss would be 21.15 lbs.

It’s easier to gain weight than lose it

As you can see from the totals above, it’s easier to gain weight than lose it. If you lead the least healthy lifestyle, with all the fattening foods, smoking, and lack of exercise, you would gain an average of 58.7 lbs. If you followed the healthy lifestyle, you would have lost an average of 21.15 lbs. The difference between the two is 37.55 lbs. This means it takes one and a half times longer for you to lose the weight with a healthy lifestyle, than it took for you to gain the weight with an unhealthy lifestyle. But all’s not lost, there is one more healthy thing you could do which may help you lose the weight.

Alkaline water: 12 pounds weight loss in two months

Research done on new, middle aged drinkers of alkaline water who were obese at the start of the study showed that they lost an average of 12 pounds over two months! There’s many possible reasons that alkaline water may help weight loss:

  • Drinking water at the right time reduces appetite
  • Improving hydration can boost your metabolism
  • Antioxidant water may help favor the growth of beneficial probiotic bacteria that are associated with healthy weight management
  • Alkaline water helped the study subjects detox from heavy metals

Everyone’s body is different, so weight loss could happen for any of the above factors, or even for reasons science hasn’t discovered yet. The main things you should take away from the two studies presented in this article is:

  1. A healthy diet, lifestyle, and alkaline water together may give you your best chance for reaching a healthy weight.
  2. It’s easier to gain weight than it is to lose it, so don’t be so hard on yourself!

The best time to start your healthy new lifestyle? Now.

 

Put alkaline water to work in your diet. Call us at 855 790-8121, the new you is waiting!

 

References

 

Mozaffarian, Dariush. “Changes in Diet and Lifestyle and Long-Term Weight Gain in

Women and Men — NEJM.” New England Journal of Medicine. New England Journal of Medicine, 2011. Web. 10 Nov. 2015. <http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1014296#t=articleBackground>

 

Abraham, Guy, and Jorge Flebas. “The effect of daily consumption of 2 liters of

electrolyzed water for 2 months on body composition and several physiological parameters in four obese subjects: a preliminary report.” Highbeam Research. Original Internist, 01 Sep 2011. Web. 2 Jul 2013. <http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-269433201.html>.

Alkaline Water Effects on the Body

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So, what happens when you first start out drinking alkaline water? That depends on your health.

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The effects that alkaline water will have on your body depends on your health

Alkaline water has many effects on the body. If your body struggles to handle acidity, you may experience side effects when you first start drinking alkaline water. If you’re already in great health, like I am, alkaline water’s most profound effects will be on your athletic endurance and on your complexion.

What happens to new drinkers of alkaline water

That depends on your health before you start drinking alkaline water. For example, my wife experienced mild, detox symptoms for the first week. I didn’t experience any symptoms at all. She had significant health challenges, some of which alkaline water has helped. I didn’t have any health challenges. How likely is it that you’ll experience side effects when starting alkaline water? Take this quiz:

  • Are you Clinically Obese? (BMI greater than 30)
  • Do you have GERD?
  • Do you have poor digestive health?
  • Do you suffer from Metabolic Syndrome?

 

If you answer yes to three or all of the above questions, then it’s likely that you’ll experience some side effects when starting alkaline water. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Start with Level one alkaline water, stay on level one for a week
  • If your symptoms are hard to handle, then mix your level one alkaline water with purified water from your ionizer. Use half alkaline water, half purified water

The most commonly reported effects of alkaline water on the body

Weight loss: After the first week or two, any symptoms new drinkers experience subside. The most frequently claimed effect is weight loss. My wife lost 11 pounds after her first week of drinking alkaline water. The reasons some people lose weight on alkaline water haven’t been studied, so they’re not well understood. It is known that drinking water at the right time can help reduce your appetite, but not all alkaline water drinkers time their water consumption. Some alternative health supporters believe it may be caused by detoxification, but that claim hasn’t been tested by research.

Digestive health: Improved digestive health is another commonly heard claim. Japanese research backs that claim up. It was found that 88% of people who suffered mild digestive upset experienced partial or full relief from their symptoms in about 2 to 4 weeks after starting to drink alkaline water. It’s important to note the relief came gradually, alkaline water is not a drug. If you have severe digestive health issues, do not stop taking your medication unless your doctor tells you to.

GERD: Another commonly reported effect of alkaline water is relief of the symptoms of GERD. My wife’s GERD symptoms ended about two weeks after she started drinking alkaline water. A study done in-vitro shows that alkaline water inactivates pepsin – the enzyme which triggers the painful burning of GERD.

Alkaline water effects you can test

Some of the beneficial effects of alkaline water, such as improving your hydration levels, aren’t as easy to spot as benefits like weight loss, but you can still test for them.

Urine pH: Your 24 hour average urine pH is a good indicator of your body’s pH balance. If your urine pH is too low, you’re at risk for Metabolic Syndrome, the symptoms of which are:

  • High blood pressure
  • Bone loss
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Kidney stones
  • Obesity

 

It doesn’t take much The difference between being perfectly healthy, and having all five symptoms of metabolic syndrome is less than half of a pH! Doctors treat metabolic syndrome with a variety of medicines, including medicines that are for raising your urine pH. Alkaline water offers a natural, gradual way of raising your urine pH.

Want to test your urine pH? How to test your urine pH

Bone health: Another of the health benefits from drinking alkaline water is for bone health. Several studies show that drinking alkaline water lowers two crucial enzyme markers of bone loss. The best way to test for this is to have yourself tested by a doctor for bone loss before starting alkaline water, and a couple of months later. Both enzyme markers – PTH and S-CTX.

You can also test for bone loss by measuring the levels of calcium in your urine. This test is nowhere near as accurate as the blood testing your doctor would do, but it can give you some idea. How to test yourself for calcium loss

Hydration

Here’s a simple way to test your hydration status right now called the Pinch Test. Simply lay a hand flat on the table, then pinch the skin about one inch back from any knuckle. When you release it, the skin should snap right back into place. If it doesn’t, or it takes a long time to snap back, it’s likely that you are dehydrated.

If you are dehydrated, you’re not alone. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 3 out of 4 people are chronically dehydrated. You can put alkaline water to the test for hydration by drinking it for a week, then repeat the pinch test. If you were dehydrated before, it’s likely that you’ll see a noticeable improvement. Ultimately, improving your hydration status can lead to younger looking, healthier skin, like it did for this woman.

How long does it take for alkaline water to have an effect?

Everybody’s body is different, but in general you should see some effects within 60 days. Alkaline water has a gradual effect on health. For example, my wife continued to see improvements for the first year that she was drinking alkaline water. Today, five years later, the improvements, such as lost weight are being maintained.

We have been providing water ionizers to people for almost 20 years and we know that they love the health benefits…they even tell their friends and that is how our business has grown.  We are so confident in the health benefits provided by our Life Ionizers that we provide a 60 day return policy.  Please check out our website for full details and call us now  to find out how alkaline water is right for you!

 

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