THE IMPORTANCE OF WATER
Our body comprises of 65% of water and our brain is made of 75-78% of water. In fact every organ in our body has high water content. World Health Organisation (WHO) had conducted many years of study with regards to places with longevity, and discovered that one of the secrets to longevity shared by all these places is their healthy spring water. Healthy spring water should have the following properties:[expand title=”Read more”]
- High pH (potential of hydrogen) between 8.0 – 10.0
- High ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential)
- Rich in Oxygen
- High in mineral contents
The average pH of blood inside a man’s body is 7.35-7.45. Hence, it is important to maintain our pH for many health reasons. However, we always judged the properties of water by its pH level. In fact, what is actually more important is the Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP or “Antioxidant”) of the water. Dr.Otto Warberg received his Nobel prizes for discovering the cause of cancer, which relates to the lack of oxygen (or low alkaline pH). Scientists found that all healthy people are having a body system that is alkaline inclined.
As such, in order to stay healthy, the best way is to prevent or conquer the free radicals in our body. The easiest way to do so is to obtain antioxidants for our body by drinking alkaline water, which is now made convenient and easily accessible.
So if you want to remove the free radicals from your body and maintain youthfulness and good health, your best choice is to drink BENNINGTON antioxidant alkaline water.
The water from Bennington Antioxidant Alkaline Water System has been proven to share the same benefits as natural spring water as follows:
- Stabilizes oxygen content in our body and immune system
- Contains alkaline-rich minerals including calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, etc.
- Contains super antioxidant properties which help to eliminate free radical damages and possesses have anti-aging and anti-tiring effects.
- Smaller water clusters hydrate and detoxify the body by flushing out toxins and acid waste more efficiently.
- Restore proper alkaline pH level in our body.
- Using Antioxidant Alkaline Water to cook improves the nutritional value and the taste of food.
Examples of world renowned health giving springs:
- Shimanto Health Springs, Japan
- Lourdes, France Health Springs
- Hunza Mountain Springs, Northern Pakistan
- Mountain Springs, Southern Russia.
- BaMa, Guangxi, China[/expand]
Types of Water Available to you
In terms of types of water, here are some basic definitions to keep in mind:
- Purified water: Water that is physically processed to remove impurities (e.g., distillation, deionization, reverse osmosis, carbon filtration, etc.)
- Distilled water (pH approx. 6.8): Water that is boiled and evaporated away from its dissolved minerals, and then the vapour is condensed.
- Bottled Water (pH approx. 6.5): This water is typically from a spring or has gone through reverse osmosis before it is bottled. However, some brands are simply bottled tap water that may or may not have gone through any additional filtering.
- Alkaline water (pH 8.0 – 10): Water that has been separated into alkaline and acid fractions using electrolysis, which takes advantage of the naturally occurring electric charges found in the magnesium and calcium ions.
- De-ionized or De-mineralized : Water in which the mineral ions (salts such as sodium, calcium, iron, copper, chloride and bromide) have been removed by exposing it to electrically charged resins that water attract and bind to the salts.
- Hard and soft Water: Hard water is any water containing an appreciable quantity of dissolved minerals; soft water is treated water in which the only cation (positively charged ion) is sodium.
- Carbonated drinks: Soft drinks, carbonated mineral water, beers and other alcohols.
HOW DOES ALKALINE WATER REDUCE BLOOD SUGAR AND EXTENT LIFE
We know that we get old and sick because of excessive acid accumulation in our body, and that alkaline neutralizes acid; therefore, drinking BENNINGTON Antioxidant Alkaline water makes sense. But do we know how alkaline water works in our body? Some doctors say that our stomach acid will kill the alkalinity and, therefore, drinking alkaline water is useless. Our stomach maintains its pH around 4.0. When we drink high pH alkaline water, the water pH comes down; but stomach pH goes up as a result. How high it goes up is a function of the amount and the pH of the alkaline water we drink. When the stomach pH rises above 4.5, the stomach will produce more hydrochloric acid hence bringing the pH down to below 4.0. [expand title=”Read more”]
How the stomach produces hydrochloric acid is not so known to most medical doctors, except pathologists. The chemical formula of hydrochloric acid production is:
H2O + CO2 + NaCl = HCl + NaHCO3. Water (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), and sodium chloride (NaCl) (table salt) produces hydrochloric acid and sodium bicarbonate byproducts. The hydrochloric acid goes into the stomach to balance stomach acidity and the sodium bicarbonate goes into the bloodstream.
An interesting fact is that the formula above looks simple, but no scientist in a laboratory can produce hydrochloric acid and sodium bicarbonate from water and carbon dioxide and salt. Only living cells can do that. In the lab, the reverse is easy: adding hydrochloric acid to sodium bicarbonate will instantly produce water, carbon dioxide and salt.
Sodium bicarbonate is an alkaline buffer in our blood. In our blood, there are alkaline buffer and acid buffer constantly monitoring the blood pH to maintain a constant blood pH of 7.35–7.45. When the blood becomes too alkaline, the acid buffer works to bring the pH down; and when the blood becomes too acid, the alkaline buffer works to raise the pH.
Alkaline buffers are bicarbonate (HCO3) mated with alkaline minerals. Examples of them are sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3), potassium bicarbonate (KHCO3), calcium bicarbonate (Ca(HCO3)2) and magnesium bicarbonate (Mg(HCO3)2). Acid buffer is mainly carbonic acid (H2CO3), a water and carbon dioxide combination. Carbohydrate completely burnt becomes carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O); therefore there is no shortage of acid buffer.
As we aged, starting around age 45, we lose the alkaline buffer’ bicarbonates in our blood. By the age of 90, we lose 18% of bicarbonates in our blood.
Insufficient amount of bicarbonates in our blood reduces our capabilities to manage (neutralize and dump) the acid our body produces. This is the cause of aging. The age of 45 is the average age when human beings start to show symptoms of diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis and many other adult degenerative diseases. And since we cannot manage the acid, we accumulate acidic wastes in our body. These wastes show up as cholesterol, fatty acid, uric acid, urate, sulfate, phosphate, kidney stones, etc.
THE MOST IMPORTANT PROPERTIES OF ALKALINE WATER
There are many properties of alkaline water, such as surface tension, structure of water, small molecular size, oxygen reduction potential, pH value and etc.
When high pH alkaline water reaches the stomach, it interacts with the stomach acid and causes the stomach to produce hydrochloric acid that goes into the stomach and bicarbonates that goes into the bloodstream. The most important function of alkaline water is to increase bicarbonates in the blood because we lose bicarbonates as we aged. [expand title=”Read more”]
When we say that we alkalize our body, we don’t necessarily mean increasing our saliva pH or urine pH; it means increasing the bicarbonates in our blood. The blood pH does not change, but the ability of our blood to neutralize acid in the body increases.
In the January/February 2003 issue of American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, Dr. Gospodinka R. Pradova published the results of a 10-year study of industrial pollution in Bulgaria. The study compares two groups of people in a plastic manufacturing plant: one group working in the plant with chemical pollution, the other in the non-polluted office environment of the same company. The conclusion shows that people living/ working in a polluted environment have less amount of bicarbonates in their blood than people working in a clean environment.
We live in a world that was changed from an agricultural environment to an industrial environment, which produces more pollution. Our stressful lifestyles create more acid, which causes us to use up more bicarbonates. Some foods are more acidic than others, especially, high protein meat products and highly acidic soft drinks. These are the reasons why we lose bicarbonates in the blood as we aged.
The medical society considers the reduction of bicarbonates in the blood as an inevitable fact of aging. It is argued that the reduction of bicarbonates in the blood is the cause of aging and diseases, not the result of aging. As long as we can replenish bicarbonates in the blood, we can age gracefully! This is the good news about alkaline water!
IMPORTANCE OF MINERALS IN OUR BODIES
Researchers found that drinking orange juice increases the levels of citrate in the participant’s urine and reduces the crystallization of uric acid and calcium oxalate – two components that can lead to the formation of kidney stones. Lemonade and water do not increase citrate levels.
The most well known scientist and inventor “Sang Whang” (Alkaline Pioneer) have said that in the pecking order of ion exchange of the four alkaline minerals in water, potassium is the strongest, followed by sodium, calcium, and magnesium. [expand title=”Read more”]
BENNINGTON Antioxidant Alkaline Water system contains high mineral content, i.e. potassium, sodium, calcium & magnesium. The strongest minerals can replace weaker minerals, but not the other way around. For example, sulphur in food creates sulphuric acid. Since sulphuric acid is dangerous to the human body, the body robs calcium from the bones and combines it with the sulphuric acid to form sulphate, a weaker acid salt that does not dissolve well. Calcium or magnesium cannot kick out calcium from the sulphate, but potassium or sodium can, thus releasing calcium back to the bones. Sulphuric acid combined with potassium or sodium is more soluble for the kidneys to process and discharge.
Potassium and sodium are better than calcium or magnesium in reducing sulphate, urate, phosphate, and other acid salts. It is nearly insoluble in water, alcohol and others, but soluble in solutions of alkaline salts. Many people reported relief from gout (which is caused by uric acid) after drinking antioxidant alkaline water.
BENEFITS OF POTASSIUM
Potassium is an essential mineral micro-nutrient in human nutrition. It is the major cation (positive ion) inside animal cells, and it is thus important in maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance in the body.
Potassium is an essential mineral needed to regulate water balance, levels of acidity, blood pressure, and neuromuscular functions. This mineral also plays a critical role in the transmission of electrical impulses in the heart.
Potassium is crucial to heart function and plays a key role in skeletal and smooth muscle contraction, making it important for normal digestive and muscular functions too.
BENEFITS OF CALCIUM & MAGNESIUM
The role of calcium in bone health is indisputable. For an acid overloaded person, it is more important to increase the intake of calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium, for all of these minerals play an essential part in the maintenance of bones, muscles and cells.
It is also an established fact that calcium or magnesium eases the symptom of aches and pains.
Healthy bone structures in humans require both calcium & magnesium. Milk and other dairy products are cited as being high in calcium, but lacking the magnesium levels required for strong bones. Such a deficiency would be mitigated by consuming other foods high in magnesium, such as nuts, seeds, green leafy vegetables, even certain mineral waters high in the element. In fact if you don’t receive calcium & magnesium in a 2:1 ration, you won’t absorb it properly anyway.
Calcium is absorbed in small intestines. There are different types of calcium supplements, namely calcium citrate, calcium carbonate, dolomite, bone meal or oyster shell, calcium gluconate or calcium lactate. The best and most economical way to obtain calcium and fight free radicals is by drinking BENNINGTON Antioxidant Alkaline Water.
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and it is essential to good health. Most people think their bones are made up of calcium only, but approximately 50% of total body magnesium is found in bone. The other half is found inside cells of body tissues and organs. Only 1% of magnesium is found in blood, but the body works very hard to keep blood levels of magnesium constant. Why? Because magnesium is alkaline, and makes up a part of the alkaline buffer!
Magnesium has an essential role in more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Magnesium helps maintain normal muscle and nerve functions, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and is involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. There is an increased interest in the role of magnesium in preventing and managing disorders such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Green vegetables such as spinach are good sources of magnesium because the centre of the chlorophyll molecule (which gives green vegetables their colour) contains magnesium.
Some legumes (beans & peas), nuts and seeds, whole and unrefined grains are also good sources of magnesium. Refined grains are generally low in magnesium. When white flour is refined and processed, the magnesium-rich germ and bran are removed. Bread made from whole grain wheat flour provides more magnesium than bread made from white refined flour. Water that naturally contains more minerals is described as “hard”. “Hard” water contains more magnesium than “soft” water.
HOW BENNINGTON ANTIOXIDANT ALKALINE WATER HELPS RELIEF URIC ACID, GOUT, KIDNEY FAILURE, KIDNEY DISEASES & DIABETES?
Chlorine, which has been added to our tap water, may be one of the most dangerous chemicals consumed by us. Research studies indicate that chlorine combines with organic substances found in tap water to produce chlorinated hydrocarbons that may be involved in such insidious diseases as hardening of the arteries, heart attacks, strokes diabetes and cancer. [expand title=”Read more”]
BENNINGTON Antioxidant Alkaline Water System, our new invention can convert regular tap water into strong alkaline water with a high pH value with antioxidant, oxygen & rich minerals. Water is H2O, two hydrogen atoms for each oxygen atom. Neutral water has an equal number of OH- ions (hydroxyl ions) and H+ ions (hydrogen ions), maintaining the 2 to 1 ratio of hydrogen and oxygen atoms. BENNINGTON antioxidant alkaline water is water with more OH- ions than H+ ions. This water has more oxygen atoms compared to the 2 to 1 ratio of hydrogen to oxygen atom of regular water.
BENNINGTON antioxidant alkaline water is considered water with more oxygen; however, adding more oxygen (O2) to the water does not make the water alkaline. Neither does adding hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) makes the water alkaline. Other competitors might make the water oxygen rich, but not alkaline; that is, the pH value of the water does not increase.
The differences between oxygen (O2) and extra oxygen in OH- is that the oxygen O2 is volatile oxygen whilst extra oxygen in alkaline water is more stable oxygen that does not dissipate until the mating alkaline mineral is used to neutralize acid.
Alkaline water created by BENNINGTON Antioxidant Alkaline Water System is relatively acid free and, depending upon the alkaline mineral content of the tap water and water system, the pH value of the alkaline water can range from 8.2 to 10.0. The main alkaline minerals of tap water are calcium and a small amount of magnesium.
BENNINGTON Antioxidant Alkaline Water System does not eliminate any acid minerals in the original drinking water; it simply adds more alkaline mineral hydroxides to increase the pH value of the water. These hydroxyl ions will be looking for the same number of acid radical, hydrogen ions (H+) in the body to reduce the body’s acidity.
In fact, the predominant alkaline minerals are potassium and sodium. In the pecking order of ion exchange of the four alkaline minerals in water, potassium is the strongest, followed by sodium, calcium, and magnesium. BENNINGTON Antioxidant Alkaline Water system contains high minerals i.e. potassium, sodium, calcium & magnesium. The strongest minerals can replace weaker minerals, but not the other way around.
For example, sulphur in food creates sulfuric acid. Since sulfuric acid is dangerous to the human body, the body robs calcium from the skeleton and combines it with the sulfuric acid to form sulfate, a weaker acid salt that doesn’t dissolve well. Calcium or magnesium cannot kick out calcium from sulfate, but potassium or sodium can, thus releasing calcium back to the skeleton. Sulfuric acid combined with potassium or sodium is more soluble for the kidneys to process and discharge.
Potassium and sodium are better than calcium or magnesium in reducing sulfate, urate, phosphate, and other acidic salts. The definition of uric acid is “a white colorless crystalline substance found in urine, being one of the products of nuclei metabolism”. It is nearly insoluble in water, alcohol, and ether, but soluble in solutions of alkaline salts. Many people reported relief from gout (which is caused by uric acid) after drinking alkaline water. Our observation & testimonials indicate that those people who drink BENNINGTON antioxidant alkaline water experienced faster relief from gout, kidney diseases, kidney stones, diabetes, etc.
Oxygenated water is not alkaline water. It contains more oxygen but this oxygen is volatile, i.e. readily dispensable oxygen. It gives more energy immediately, and one may feel more energetic for the moment but it does not neutralize acids in the body. As a matter of fact, it creates more acid in the body to be dumped. According to a pulmonologist, the maximum amount of oxygen dissolved in water is so small compared to the amount of oxygen we breathe in that it would be more beneficial if we learned how to breath properly. There are many bottled waters sold claiming to give more energy for so many reasons, but remember that more energy means more acidic waste production.
BENNNGTON antioxidant alkaline water has neither any nutritional value to give you energy nor any medicinal value to cure any disease. All it does is neutralize acid in the body thus promoting better blood circulation, and the better blood circulation helps the body to heal itself. The human body is a marvelous survival machine that knows how to heal itself. With BENNINGTON antioxidant alkaline water, the blood circulation improves without the use of blood thinners.
HOW DOES BENNINGTON ANTIOXIDANT ALKALINE WATER HELP DELAY AGING?
Every living cell within our body creates waste products. The nutrients from our food are delivered to each cell and they burn with oxygen to provide energy for us to live. The burned nutrients are the waste products. Every food that you eat generates waste products. Most of our cells go through metabolism and old dead cells become waste products. [expand title=”Read more”]
In fact, our body tries its best to dispose these waste products through urine and perspiration. Virtually all waste products are acidic; that is why urine is acidic and skin surface is also acidic. However, due to several reasons, our body cannot get rid of 100% of the waste products it produces.
The main reason for this is our lifestyle. We stay up late and wake up early. We do not have enough time to rest; most of us work too hard. We therefore spend more time producing waste products than processing and discharging them. The second reason is food. Most of the food we like and eat is mainly acidic. Acidic food does not necessarily mean that it tastes acidic, but that the wastes it produces are acidic. Grains and meats are mainly acidic; fruits and vegetables are alkaline, but most people don’t like or eat them. It is very difficult to change one’s eating habits. Drinking BENNINGTON antioxidant alkaline water is the perfect solution for today’s fast-lane lifestyle.
The third reason is our polluted environment. More healthy cells are killed by air, water and soil pollution than the natural death of cells caused by normal metabolism. Thus, more waste products are created. These waste products become solid wastes, such as, cholesterol, fatty acid, uric acid, kidney stones, urates, phosphates, sulfates, etc., and, unknown to us, they accumulate and build up somewhere within our body. This accumulation of non-disposed acidic wastes within our body is the aging process.
BENNINGTON antioxidant alkaline water can neutralizes acid. Drinking alkaline water helps our body dissolve acid wastes and make it easier for the body to dispose of them safely.
Dr. Sang Whang quoted: Since the decline of bicarbonates in the blood stream is an aging process, then conversely, the increase of bicarbonates in the blood stream is reverse aging.
BENNINGTON antioxidant alkaline water is not a medicine to cure any disease. However, if consumed regularly, BENNINGTON antioxidant alkaline water gradually reduces the accumulated acid wastes, which will result in natural health improvement.
Drinking BENNINGTON antioxidant alkaline water is the cleanest and most effective way to reduce acids. The Japanese have been drinking alkaline water for over half a century. They developed water ionizer machines. At the end of World War II, Americans lived longer than the Japanese by about 6 years. Today, fifty years later, Japanese people live longer than Americans by about 6 years. In fact, they now have the longest life span on earth.
We use alkaline soap to wash acidic dirt accumulated on our skin; we must wash the acidic dirt accumulated within our body by using alkaline water. Alkaline water has been available in Asia for over 30 years and water ionizers producing alkaline water have been approved by Japanese government agencies as medical devices.
HOW DOES BENNINGTON ANTIOXIDANT ALKALINE WATER REDUCE BLOOD PRESSURE AND CHOLESTEROL?
Water expert Professor Won H Kim in his book ‘Water of Life: a cure for your body’ makes a number of interesting observations on the role of alkaline water for the improvement of blood circulation and the reduction of cholesterol. [expand title=”Read more”]
He said that “as we have seen, irregular blood circulation can be called the beginning of all adult onset ailments. The major cause for this comes from acidic waste materials, which get piled up on vascular walls or clog capillary vessels. Crucial organs need a smooth supply of blood, but piled up waste on walls make vessels narrower. This coupled with clogged capillaries, results in raised blood pressure to supply blood. This is the general principle behind occurrence of hypertension. Alkaline reduced water resolves hypertension originating from residues of waste on vascular walls.
Alkaline reduced water does more than just decrease the acidic wastes by alkalising blood; it is effective for hypertension because its superior power to conduct surface activity can melt effete matter stuck to vascular walls.”
HEAL CANCER BY CORRECTING CELL pH ACID-ALKALINE LEVEL
“All normal cells have an absolute requirement for oxygen, but cancer cells can live without oxygen – a rule without exception.” – Dr. Otto Warburg
“Deprive a cell 35% of its oxygen for 48 hours and it may become cancerous.”Dr. Otto Warburg. [expand title=”Read more”]
Dr Warburg has made it clear that the prime cause of cancer is oxygen deficiency (brought about by Toxemia.) Dr Warburg discovered that cancer cells are anaerobic (do not breathe oxygen) and cannot survive in the presence of high levels of oxygen.
Nobel Prize winner Dr. Otto Warburg discovered that cancer cells only thrive in a low-oxygen state. When your body cells and tissues are acidic (below pH of 6.5), they lose their ability to exchange oxygen, and cancer cells are able to thrive. On the other hand, when your body cells and tissue are alkaline (above pH of 7.0) cancer cells find it difficult to survive because of the high amount of oxygen present. Alkaline tissue holds 20 times more oxygen than acidic tissue and this oxygen rich environment prevents further cancer cell growth. In a pH of 8.0 or greater, cancer cells and cancer-causing pathogenic microbes (viruses, bacteria, fungus) cannot survive. Maintaining proper body cell and tissue pH is critical for staying healthy and creating an inhospitable environment for cancer cells and virus-bacteria-fungus to multiply. Most people are born into this world with a pH near or at neutral. If you can keep your body tissue pH somewhere between 6.5 – 7.0 it is very difficult to get sick. A near neutral pH (bright blue range) is the goal.
Cancer cells do not thrive in an alkaline environment:
Dr Keiichi Morishita in his book, The Hidden Truth of Cancer says:
“If the blood develops a more acidic condition, then these excess acidic wastes have to be deposited somewhere in the body. If this unhealthy process continues year after year, these areas steadily increase in acidity and their cells begin to die. Other cells in the affected area may survive by becoming abnormal, these are called malignant. Malignant cells cannot respond to brain commands. They undergo a cellular division that is out of control. This is the beginning of cancer.”
“Modern medicine.. treats these malignant cells as if they were bacteria and viruses, it uses chemotherapy, radiation and surgery to treat cancer. Yet none of these treatments will help very much if the environment of the body continues to remain acidic.“
For more information on cancer prevention, please read the following website.
WHY PURIFIED WATER IS BAD FOR YOU (ARTICLE BY ZOLTAN P.RONA MD, MSc)
During nearly 19 years of clinical practice I have had the opportunity to observe the health effects of drinking different types of water. Most of you would agree that drinking unfiltered tap water could be hazardous to your health because of things like parasites, chlorine, fluoride and dioxins. Many health fanatics, however, are often surprised to hear me say that drinking purified water on a regular, daily basis is potentially dangerous. Paavo Airola wrote about the dangers of purified water in the 1970′s when it first became a fad with the health food crowd. [expand title=”Read more”]
Distillation is the process in which water is boiled, evaporated and the vapor condensed. Purified or reverse osmosis water is free of dissolved minerals and, because of this, has the special property of being able to actively absorb toxic substances from the body and eliminate them. Studies validate the benefits of drinking purified water when one is seeking to cleanse or detoxify the system for short periods of time (a few weeks at a time). Fasting using purified water can be dangerous because of the rapid loss of electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride) and trace minerals like magnesium, deficiencies of which can cause heart beat irregularities and high blood pressure. Cooking foods in purified water pulls the minerals out of them and lowers their nutrient value.
Purified water is an active absorber and when it comes into contact with air, it absorbs carbon dioxide, making it acidic. The more purified water a person drinks, the higher the body acidity becomes. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Purified” water, being essentially mineral- free, is very aggressive, in that it tends to dissolve substances with which it is in contact. Notably, carbon dioxide from the air is rapidly absorbed, making the water acidic and even more aggressive. Many metals are dissolved by purified water.
The most toxic commercial beverages that people consume (i.e. cola beverages and other soft drinks) are made from purified water. Studies have consistently shown that heavy consumers of soft drinks (with or without sugar) spill huge amounts of calcium, magnesium and other trace minerals into the urine. The more mineral loss, the greater the risk for osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, hypothyroidism, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and a long list of degenerative diseases generally associated with premature aging.
A growing number of health care practitioners and scientists from around the world have been advocating the theory that aging and disease is the direct result of the accumulation of acid waste products in the body. There is a great deal of scientific documentation that supports such a theory. A poor diet may be partially to blame for the waste accumulation. Meats, sugar, white flour products, fried foods, soft drinks, processed foods, alcohol, dairy products and other junk foods cause the body to become more acidic. Stress, whether mental or physical can lead to acid deposits in the body.
There is a correlation between the consumption of soft water (purified water is extremely soft) and the incidence of cardiovascular disease. Cells, tissues and organs do not like to be dipped in acid and will do anything to buffer this acidity including the removal of minerals from the skeleton and the manufacture of bicarbonate in the blood. The longer one drinks purified water, the more likely the development of mineral deficiencies and an acid state. I have done well over 3000 mineral evaluations using a combination of blood, urine and hair tests in my practice. Almost without exception, people who consume purified water exclusively, eventually develop multiple mineral deficiencies. Those who supplement their purified water intake with trace minerals are not as deficient but still not as adequately nourished in minerals as their non-purified water drinking counterparts even after several years of mineral supplementation.
The ideal water for the human body should be slightly alkaline and this requires the presence of minerals like calcium and magnesium. Purified water tends to be acidic and can only be recommended as a way of drawing poisons out of the body. Once this is accomplished, the continued drinking of purified water is a bad idea.
Water filtered through a solid charcoal filter is slightly alkaline. Ozonation of this charcoal filtered water is ideal for daily drinking. Longevity is associated with the regular consumption of hard water (high in minerals). BENNINGTON antioxidant alkaline water is the best possible drinking water. Disease and early death is more likely to be seen with the long term drinking of purified water. Avoid it except in special circumstances.
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