David, our resident brains trust located this excellent scientific report on the de-acidifying effect of our water. he was researching an article on alkaline ionized water and the paleo diet, which I’ve added below.
by David Kirby
AlkaWay Alkaline Specialist
The Paleo Diet, or Stone Age Diet, is based upon what human hunter-gatherer ancestors commonly ate in the Paleolithic era of pre-history. They relied mainly on a high-protein diet of meats and saturated fats for the majority of their energy. Lots of vegetables, some seasonal fruit and weight-bearing (carrying hunks of dead mammoth) exercise are also key parts of the Paleo Diet, but grains and processed sugars must be avoided.
According to “Contemporary Nutrition: Functional Approach” by Gordon Wardlaw, there are still some indigenous peoples today who are considered hunter-gatherers, and many studies reveal their robust health, strong bones, and low incidents of cardiovascular diseases, cancer, depression and even dental caries. The Neolithic era began after the Paleolithic and is marked by farming and agriculture of grains. But based on fossil evidence, human stature and health conditions reduced after this change, despite some of the advantages of growing domesticated crops.
The Paleo Diet is based on a large variety of scientific research, although there is a concern that high-protein diets not balanced with lots of vegetables can lead to over-acidity in your body, or acidosis.
Paleo dieters need a constant balance of;
(a) the amount of protein consumed – excess protein turns to metabolic acid and
(b) sufficient greens – a daily recommendation is up to 7 cups of greens.
(c) carbohydrates – the aim of the diet is to remove carbohydrates from the body for many, many reasons including their acidifying effect.
Too much protein causes the body to revert to glucogenesis; the body’s production of glocose. The aim of the paleo diet is to convert from a glucose-fuelled metabolism to the natural template of ketogenesis.
Sufficient greens counter this by neutralising acids including acids caused by glucogenesis production.
.Acidosis is quite simply when the pH of the blood falls below the bottom end of the healthy pH range (normal range is 7.35-7.45).
The greens are a natural detoxifier, alkalizer and antioxidant. Given that many Paleo dieters are also high performance athletes, a regular supply of antioxidants keeps inflammation at bay. However the ability of most people to manage 7 cups of greens a day can be difficult.
Acidosis can be an acute condition (develops quickly) or it may be a chronic condition. Acidosis may not cause any symptoms or it may be associated with nonspecific symptoms such as lethargy, depression, nausea and vomiting.
Acute acidosis may also cause an increased rate and depth of breathing, confusion and headaches, and it can lead to seizures, coma, and in some cases death.
Luckily there is a simple and easy solution to this issue. Recent studies at the
Department of Urology, El Mansoura Urology and Nephrology Centre, MansouraUniversity, have shown that in animal experiments that acid/alkaline parameters improved significantly after using ionized alkaline water compared with the conventional water treated with reverse osmosis (RO). Similar results were observed in urinary models. There was significant improvement of both the partial pressure of carbon dioxide and serum bicarbonate after oral ingestion of alkaline water. The University quotes “Alkaline ionized water can be considered as a major safe strategy in the management of metabolic acidosis.“
The University is about to start experiments in the very near future to confirm this issue in humans.
Therefore combining the Paleo Diet with drinking Alkalised Ionized water can be critical to better long term health benefits.
It may also help with the weight loss issues by helping neutralise acids that are normally stored in body fat to protect the body from over acidity.