Sang Whang, that
wonderful Korean American scientist and inventor, explains it
beautifully in his ground-breaking book Reverse Aging. He says water has memory (we've seen
this in Dr Masaru Emoto's amazing crystal images and in the early works
of homoeopaths) but he goes further; he says this memory is expressed as
a measurable electrical energy. This energy can be measured in volts (or
millivolts, because it's always very small) and can be lost over time.
When water has this electrical potential, it has the ability to cause
the hydrogen atoms in it to assume two different forms.
(Sang Whang was diagnosed with
high blood pressure at age 56 and was told he'd have to stay on
medication for the rest of his life. His book described his discovery of
ionized, alkaline water, how he gave up his medication - and at age 75
is looking and sounding as good as I would hope to look at that age!)
Stay with me, this is about as
technical as I'm going to get!
When water has electrical energy,
it causes the hydrogen within it to assume one of two forms. One is
hydrogen that has a positive electrical charge. This water is 'acidic'.
The other is hydrogen that bonds with an oxygen atom and becomes
negatively charged. This is the building block of life itself, and
chemically, it is in the form of OH-.
One oxygen atom, one hydrogen atom
with this negative electrical charge. That's ionized water. It now has
energy it wants to donate to any compatible atom in your body. And it is
In both forms, these ions or
atoms, now have the capability to precipitate chemical reactions of
other minerals in water. What has that got to do with your health and
Nothing happens in our bodies
without a chemical reaction.
And every chemical reaction only
happens when the 'electricity' between just two atoms is compatible. So
we can say that we are a chemical organism - by courtesy of electricity.
At the molecular level, way beyond
the cells, trillions of electrically uniting and repelling is going on
every millisecond of your life. It's a veritable orgy of unity, and it's
happening right now in your body, it always has, and it continues until
the balance of acid and alkaline reactions - the battle between them -
And what wins this battle of the
ions? Acid - every time. We all know that our body acids take over after
we die to break down the body. Let me tell you, they've been doing just
that for many, many years before you die. They're doing it now! Rusting,
decaying, breaking down, burning, oxidizing - all a natural part of our
So.. life as we know it is an
internal 'battle' between positively charged atoms (ions) and negatively
charged atoms (ions). We can equally - but less accurately - say life is
a battle between acid and alkaline, because that's exactly what pH is
pH = acid/alkaline balance =
ionizing = O.R.P.
Coming back to water - when there
are more H+ ions in the water than OH- ions, it will read as acidic.
When there are more OH- than H+, it's alkaline water.
I'd like to pause here a minute
and review what we have discussed. I'll put it in point form:
Acid or alkaline liquid is
measured as pH.
pH is a measure of hydrogen ions
The more H+ in a liquid, the more
The more OH-, the more alkaline.
Acid and alkaline can be thought
of electrically as ions of Hydrogen carrying either a positive or
negative charge of electricity.
All chemical processes in your
body are begun and completed when the correct electrical charge is
found to match the electrical charge of another atom. Nothing
happens without electricity. Electricity and chemistry, therefore,
are the same in the body.
Are we OK with that? If not,
please spare another five precious minutes and read it all again,
because what comes next rests upon your understanding so far and is the
key to the secret of health and anti aging that I'm communicating.
Okay. So water can have hydrogen ions in it. Are you OK with me using
the word 'ion'? An ion is an atom with an electrical charge.
We can measure pH using litmus
paper or an electronic pH meter. It will give us a reading of from 0 to
14, with pH 7 being neutral; neither acid nor alkaline. Or we can use an
ORP meter which tells us a lot more. It tells us the O = Oxidizing or R
= reducing or donating Potential of a liquid. That's what O.R.P. means.
Oxidizing means the ability to
oxidize. To burn up. To rust. To break down, and the example I used
earlier of a cadaver breaking down is an excellent one. It is oxidizing.
Reducing is not as easy to
understand. Scientifically, it means giving away, or donating, so if a
liquid has 'reducing potential' it has the ability to donate energy to
The ORP meter actually measures
the electrical charge of the water and if it reads above zero, it's
oxidizing (acidic and an ionic 'robber'). If the voltage is negative
it's reducing (alkaline and a giver)!
Now we can begin to see that we
aren't simply talking about choosing alkaline foods and drinks. We are
choosing ways to 'alkalize' and 'energize', to add to our negative ion
energy store and to neutralize the acidic, positively charged atoms in
Now we are getting very, very
fundamental, and we are using water to carry this energy into the body.
Why would this be so wonderful for
you? Take a quick look at blood. As we know, blood has lots of water in
it, and so it also has a ratio of the two types of water, the acidic and
the alkaline as we discussed. When there are more alkaline ions, in the
form of OH-, there is more oxygen in the blood, available to us as
instantaneous fuel for life. In fact, if your blood is just a tiny bit
more alkaline (from 7.3 to 7.45), it will be holding around 2/3 more
I remember my first few weeks on
ionized, alkaline water; I was like a kid of Christmas day; up at 3 am
looking for presents! I had just so much energy! Of course, once my
system realized it had this new supply of oxygen, it put it to good use,
modifying my early hour 'high' into sustained energy throughout the day,
Is it possible that the lethargy
you may be feeling could simply be the inability to carry oxygen in your
blood? Can you also imagine the effect of proper oxygen levels in an
athlete or sportsperson's blood?
I have had quite a few people
asking me why they get such a boost from oxygen supplements (Hydrogen
Peroxide). It isn't hard to identify them as an acidic person, and
without fail, those people who tell me that they get a boost from the
supplements are all, in my estimation, trapped in an acid cycle
I get no boost at all from any of
the oxygen boost supplements, so I have concluded that I have the oxygen
already available in my alkaline balanced bloodstream, and the people
who get a boost are deficient, or acidic. It just makes sense!
Isn't this fabulous information? I
am so grateful to have learned about acid/alkaline! We've all
concentrated on finding the latest supplement or miracle cure to 'fix'
our ailments when the real support work can be done using what we are
primarily and overwhelmingly composed of.
What's that? Water!
We are 70% water - yet we've
basically ignored it! So now we are going to look at how water can
change us fundamentally. But to do this I need to let you see what
happens in an acidic body - bearing in mind that unless you are the one
in 100 who is naturally alkaline, this means YOU!
Let's just imagine we've wolfed
down a Super sized burger along with a giant sugary soft drink. Even
while it's still in your mouth - your nerves are already sending signals
to your belly. The chemicals in your mouth have sampled the pH of the
food, and (don't ask me how), your nervous system has told your stomach
how much of this monster meal is 'coming on down'.
Most people still think the
stomach is a bagful of acid into which the burger is going to just
'ker-splosh'. It's just not true.
Your stomach is a vessel that is
used to hold just the right amount of acid; not too much, not too little
- as calculated by the mouth (and I suspect, the eyes - we've all heard
the old saying, his eyes are bigger than his stomach!)
You won't see a big bag of acid down there. You'll see a precisely
controlled mish mash, evolutionarily trained to work with just the right
amount to break down the food and pass it into the lower gut for
absorption. What you also won't see is the bicarbonate of soda that is
also exuded from the bloodstream, and now coats the lining of the
stomach to protect it from the acid. The acid, by the way, is also
delivered to the stomach from reserves in the blood, known as the 'acid
buffer'. If I have time, I'll talk about why older people are short on
acids, but let's keep on track.
Now you've swallowed this
humungous McMess, your body has had ample chance to understand that it
just swallowed something with the potential to kill. It knows that if
the pH of your blood falls to neutral 7 instead of its normal pH 7.35,
you will go into a coma and die. Right now, courtesy of Fast Food and
Drink Corporations, your body is being flooded with acids and your blood
pH is beginning to fall. Your adrenals are screaming! They are telling
you things are dire; but guess what?
You've interpreted the message as
the 'hit' you always get when you gulp a Coke. You've actually learned
to love it!!
The adrenals are our early warning
system. They are telling all of our systems to drop everything and
source some alkaline minerals or negative hydrogen to neutralize this
acid flood. Our major organ systems are hard wired to respond because
this is a survival imperative. It's been with you since Paleolithic
times. You don't digest dinner when a dinosaur is chasing you - you
never have, because you've learned that death is the result of both
So what happens down there? Well,
the 'all systems alert' firstly calls on the pancreas, because one of
the pancreas's jobs is to secrete alkaline chyle to neutralize the acids
now mixed up with the food you have now tossed around in your stomach.
The real problem is that you've
been making a habit of this. Not only have you eaten a Burger, Fries and
Soft Drinks for lunch, you've been downing beers, eating lots of sugar
in fruit because someone told you you should eat more fruit, and you've
been stressed out at work. You've been robbing the pancreas so long that
it's just exhausted. It has nothing more to give.
So the next port of call is body
tissues. "Alkalis? Alkalis? Anyone?" "Sorry. None here." Next stop is
bones and teeth, and yes, we actually erode our own skeleton to feed our
acid habit. That's one big reason there's a plague of Osteoporosis in
the West today.
In the meantime, because our blood
pH is plunging dangerously, the stomach has been told to stop what it's
doing and let the body use its limited available energy to work on
alkalizing this deadly acid flood, so what does it do? It dumps its half
processed McLoad into the lower intestine.
It's acidic, it's lumpy, it's half
digested, and the poor old pancreas, the gate keeper to the lower
intestine, can't do a thing to change it and fulfill its purpose of
protecting the lower gut. It's like a lorry load of toxic waste sneaking
past a helpless sentry.
About now it's oozing into the
intestine. And because you've been acidic for so long - (a byproduct of
acidosis is constipation as the water from the stools is sucked out into
the abdominal cavity to help move garbage) - your bowel is what doctors
call "lazy". It moves slowly because it's full of hard feces. And being
acidic, it burns the sensitive absorbent villi on the intestinal walls
as it goes, even to the point of bursting though the intestine wall,
flooding the abdominal cavity with filthy, rotting, acidic McGarbage
that only a few hours ago was sitting on a shelf in a fast food outlet.!
So now we come to where all of the
effects of excess acid conspire against us and our future health.
But first, do you know what a free
radical really is? It's a positively charged oxygen atom or ion. And as
we have learned it is oxidative. It breaks things down. It burns, it
So as always, in a perfect body,
things work perfectly. In this perfect body it has a perfect purpose as
the perfect little janitor, moving about and reacting with garbage,
toxins or putrefying matter to oxidize it and render it down to its
Note that I said that's what it
does in a perfect system, but an acidic system isn't a perfect system.
As we have already discussed, virtually every system in an acidic body
is under siege and working at far less potential than it was designed
for. So things go wrong. They either over or under-perform, or they
perform in a way they shouldn't. So it is with our free radical system.
In a state of siege, or acidity, it produces too many free radicals, (ah
well, better more than not enough, folks!) and being eager little fully
active critters, they go forth and oxidize - anything! Not just putrid
food or waste, but healthy cells! That's why our scientists say it is
ageing us. They are acidic - positively charged, acting as a result of
acid, in an acidic system.
could they possible work in the way they were designed?
So what do we do about all this
mess? We see the glossy advertisement for anti-oxidant capsules,
tablets, exotic juices and the like and we spend six, seven, ten dollars
a day gobbling them down.
What is it they have in those
little capsules? They have chemical cages holding something we've now
heard about; the H- hydrogen ion, the great donator, the giver, the
lifesaver! Instead of drinking negative hydrogen loaded alkaline water
at about two cents a liter, people are told they have to get their
antioxidants in pills! What a setup! Companies make millions from the
But does water really work? I was
attending an exhibition of health systems three years ago. I'd been on
our stand for three days. Three days of non-stop talking, and when
someone told me there was a stand where you could have your antioxidant
ability tested, my first reaction was that I couldn't possibly have a
good reading. I was just too tired. However, it was free, and things
were quiet, so I went to see what it was all about. Sure enough, there
was the man, the computer and the test report coming out of a printer.
He was trying to sell people on buying his brand of antioxidant pills,
but he was quite happy to test me. "I've been talking non stop for three
days." I said. "Will it still work?"
"That makes no difference," he
replied. "The probe measures the carotene in the skin, and that's the
best indicator of antioxidant ability."
"So what is a good score?" I
asked. He explained that the top score was thirty on the computer's
scale, and that very few people got anywhere near that.
I held out my wrist. He applied
the probe and a minute later pulled the results from the printer,
"Are you sure you're not on some
form of antioxidant supplement?" he asked with a slightly suspicious
"None at all." I answered. "Why?"
"Because your score is the highest
I've done all week. You are over the scale. You scored forty! What is it
you do to get a score like that?"
I looked him in the eye to watch
"I drink alkaline water."
In the years since that test, I
get calls from clients from all over. It seems that wherever he goes
with his machine, he finds one of our clients.
"Guess what? I had my antioxidant
ability tested! And." they say.
"And your reading went off the scale, right?"
"How did you know?" they ask, astounded.
So I DO know the alkaline water
works as a powerful antioxidant. All alkaline foods will work to some
degree, but it just makes so much sense that if you are 70% water, and
if water is everywhere in your body, then - to my mind - water in an
antioxidant form is a far more efficient and economical mode of
countering free radicals than food or pills.
I'll stop talking about myself at
this point; there are literally hundreds of stories that we have
received over the last seven years about the effects and power of
drinking Alkaline water. These are all real stories from real people
just like you; athletes, housewives, businesspeople, doctors,
naturopaths, families young and old. You'll find just a few of their
stories on our brochures and on our website, but more come in every
week, and they are always amazing.
Do you know the really cool thing
for me? Yes, it's wonderful water and it has great effect on me every
day of my life. But it's also clever water. It splits into acid water
that I use to cleanse and remove bacteria from my food, my kitchen, my
bathroom, my skin and hair. It also provides the alkaline water I have
But here's the great thing. It
costs me two cents a liter, and I NEVER have to buy another throwaway
plastic bottle of water.
This machine has been a Godsend!!!
son and I work with a Ministry called Restoration Ranch. We take the
machine up there and fill the water bottles every two days. There are
about 35 men ages starting at 22 yrs to 60 yrs old. They are alcoholics
and drug users which the court has sent to the ranch as a last resort
before sending them to prison.
However the miracle of the detox water is that I hear reports from the
men that they sleep through the night, their muscles are not cramping
up, head aches have disappeared, sugar cravings have diminished or
completely gone away, tremors in the nerves have subsided, and what I
have heard the most is that those who were depressed are acting somewhat
can actually keep their focus on the good things of life and there is
much more. These things are happening in just several days using the
A Quick Comparison of
Water Health Systems
Now that you know what happens
with ionized, alkaline water you will have a very good idea about other
so-called ionized water. There are many, many water filters that
frankly, wish they were ionizers.
The difference is in the basic
principle we have discussed about negative hydrogen ions; the superior
antioxidant ability of the water.
The only reason the water
alkalizer works so well is that it actually splits water into two
1. The alkaline water we've talked
about - ionized, negatively charged, oxygenated, micro clustered super
2. The 'other' water that is
simultaneously separated from the alkaline water; acid, astringent,
This water is a wonderful addition to your home because it can be used
as a non-chemical cleanser for food, for greens, for work surfaces, for
windows, for hair and skin. This is the same water used instead of harsh
chemicals at the massive Tokyo Fish Market to clean up daily. It is also
used in many Japanese and Korean hospital and clinics.
Only a true electronically
controlled water ionizer splits the water this way. The alternatives you
may read about all use a magnet in the water stream. Although this does
create a little less positive ionization in the water, (not enough to
become negative) it will quickly re-associate back to normal H2O when it
leaves the magnet's field. So there's no lasting stream of OH- molecules
as we discussed earlier and there's no alternative acid stream output.
Over the years of working with the
water alkalizer, I've heard so many stories invented by other
manufacturers about why their system is better, but it all boils down to
one simple fact. They can't alkalize like the systems we've been talking
about. End of story.
However ... there are some questions I hear again and
again which I'll share now.
Q: Does it remove fluoride?
A: Fluoride is an acid molecule and the majority of it passes out in the
acid stream. I am in possession of a test on a similar system from
Sequoia Labs USA showing full removal. Fluoride is a sneaky molecule
that can join with other molecules in the water, and so we can't promise
Q: Can I over-alkalize?
A: The alkaline water isn't loaded with alkaline minerals that will keep
on alkalizing when in your body. It is loaded with sacrificial hydrogen
ions that unites with positively charged molecules in your body. Then
their work is finished. I've never seen anyone too alkaline. Alkalinity,
unlike acidity, is managed by the body by immediate elimination.
Q: How does the filter in it
compare to normal filters?
A: Most water filters are 1 micron exclusion rating. The BioStone water
filter cartridge in the alkalizer is 0.1 or .01 micron; ten or one
hundred times more effective.
Q: Isn't Reverse Osmosis the most
effective water filter?
A: Yes. It is so effective that it takes all minerals and everything
out, making the water so 'empty' that it will begin uniting with CO2 in
the air and turning acid. RO systems are not popular today because they
waste approximately 9 liters per liter supplied.
Q: What about a distiller? That
doesn't waste water.
A: True. A distiller doesn't waste water, but it is very power-hungry
and has the same problem of RO. It is also so 'clean' that it also ends
up acidic. If you look at our own history, you'll realize we have never
had access to pure water and therefore our bodies are not made to
process it. We need mineralized alkaline water because that's what we
are made of; saline, mineralized, alkaline water! Drinking pure water -
remembering the fact that the body is always balancing everything -
means it has to find minerals from it's own reserves to mineralize the
water you paid so much to process and drink!
Q: Lots of systems say they alkalize.
A: Many do, but they do just by adding alkaline minerals - usually
calcium - to the water as it is filtered. You still get all the acids in