Why are you buying your water ionizer?
If it’s to make money selling them to your friends, be aware that for every 100 ‘Independent Distributors’ selling the product, only one or two are making a good return.
MLM selling quickly sorts the sales professionals from the sale hopefuls, and if you take a good hard look at your own sales professionalism you can save yourself a lot of heartache.
Interestingly, the crack salespeople get in early and leave early, leapfrogging to the next big opportunity. This happens in the first year of an MLM’s operation.
That’s why so many MLM’s hit the skids in a matter of two or three years, which is fine if it’s all about pills, but you need them to be around to fix your ionizer!
There we were in our favourite tiny Ristorante in Amelia, Umbria. We had just ordered the vino and we were, as is usual here, the first to dine. Only crudi figuri stranieri dine before nine in Italy! (unsophisticated foreigners)
Just as we lift our wine to our lips, in walks a lady obviously not Italian. ‘Buongiorno,’ she says, ‘er ah, Buona Sera!‘
Obviously not Italian. “Well”, I said, “you’re new here I guess. Would you like to join us?”
Suzette had indeed just arrived that very day. She had enrolled in a course in Art Forensics at the only specialist college in the world, right here in tiny, medieval Amelia. She sat down and we enjoyed talking all about our Italian adventures and her first impressions.
The meal was wonderful, even on our paleo low carb diet. Suzette told us she had a room just up the road opposite the cathedral, and just then the cathedral bells chimed Ave Maria at about fifty decibels.
“Ah well, she said, I guess I’ll settle in.. bells and all.” The conversation moved on to the mineral water on the table, a brand we’d never seen before called Aqua Medici. Almost all of the table waters here are rich in both calcium and magnesium and are a part of every meal. ‘Well’, said Suzette, at least I’m prepared for good water. I brought my own! I couldn’t leave home without my water ionizer, and I’ve got my personal alkalizing travel water bottle’
Our ears pricked up. Cassie asked, “What’s the brand of this water ionizer you brought with you?”
“Oh, ah.. Alkaway. Why?”
After she picked us both up off the floor she told us she was just up the road from our offices at Byron Bay. She lives on the Gold Coast. And her naturopath had recommended two things; 1. Give up her lazy lover, and 2. Get a water ionizer.
“I have no idea how it works, she said, but my son’s eczema has cleared up and so has mine. I couldn’t leave Australia for three months without taking it!”
Here’s the first information I have ever received that details the specific origin of our amazing water.
“Activated water was invented at the Tashkent Gas Scientific Research Institute lead by doctor of science professor S. Aliochin. Scientists were looking for an emulsion of a new composition. During the experiments water electrolysis was performed in a vessel separated into two parts by a partition – a membrane made from special material that allowed the ions to pass through but prevented water from mixing. In fact, during the electrolysis, water in such vessel gradually obtained new properties: on the side of positive electrode (anode) it became acidic and was loaded with positive electric charge and on the side of negative electrode (cathode) it became alkaline and was loaded with negative charge. Water generated in such way was poured into separate containers and it was noticed that it maintains these properties for quite a long period of time. Rapid healing of wounds, sterilised medical instruments and treated post-operative wounds, etc. New properties of such water were so interesting and unexpected that scientists made more than 100 inventions. Shortly afterwards activated water became widely used in Japan which did not save money for this effective preparation.”
When Joyce Bippus tried alkaline ionized water she was ‘sold’ immediately.
So sold that she opened her own alkaline ionized water store. After all, she claims she was able to not have a $40,000 rotator cuff operation because of the water. Joyce was introduced by her herbalist. In an article in her local paper, I read:
“She said, ‘Joyce, just drink this water,’” Bippus said.
After Bippus’ pain (may have: Ian) disappeared within a week, she thought the ionized water should be shared with the community and opened the Holistic Water Store on Mangrove Avenue. The store offers a free 30-day trial of ionized alkaline water to anyone interested.
“It’s my passion,” Bippus said, “and I love my job.”
Ionized water is made by passing normal, unfiltered tap water through an ionizing machine. The machine splits the water into two streams by electrolysis – the application of an electrical current. The machine then recombines the streams differently, adding ions and producing an alkaline pH.
Various natural and alternative health proponents claim the water has very powerful health benefits.
Some Chico State students and athletes have come in and tried the water, Bippus said.
David Vogel of Paradise, a customer of the Holistic Water Store, has been drinking the water for a few months, he said. He suffers from joint pain in his knees and hips and wanted to try the water after hearing about it.
“I (may: Ian) have less joint pain,” Vogel said. “I don’t want to stop. I feel better.”
Others disagree, claiming the water does not have any medicinal benefits.
Stomach acid will instantly turn ionized water acidic, said Jeffrey Bell, chair of the biological sciences department.
“Water that you could drink that isn’t going to burn your mouth won’t change the pH in your stomach,” Bell said.
The amount of acid in your stomach makes everything you eat and drink acidic, he said.
“Water is water,” Bell said. “Having a few ions in it won’t help.”
Bippus offers promotional material with information about the ionizers. The statements in the material have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
The machines range in price from $1,200 to $5,000 for those interested in ionizing their own water, but Bippus offers interest-free financing to those who can’t afford a lump sum payment.
Anyone interested in learning more about ionized alkaline water from Bippus and her colleagues can attend a weekly seminar held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays in the store.
“My goal is to get people educated on how they can help themselves,” Bippus said.
This is very typical. I’ve seen so many articles like this, and always with the old phurphy about the stomach neutralising the pH of the water. (I added the ‘may’ for legal reasons). And dear Jean will need to be careful about what she says because we are STILL not allowed to publish therapeutic effects of alkaline ionized water – there’s a million dollar fine for it. Even though the lists of scientific studies grows monthly.
The really weird aspect of this ‘prove it or lose it’ attitude is that we have done all we can to go legal. We contacted the top gun in our Therapeutic Items registration organisation and asked if we could have our water ionizers ‘listed’. No, you can’t came the reply, because we have already decided water filters can’t be listed. So.. although we are willing to register water ionizers, we can’t because someone somewhere at a desk with a stamp has decided tha water isn’t therapeutic.. no matter what.
OK… we asked. So if you won’t register us, then water ionizers are not a therapeutic device, right? Right. So because we aren’t a therapeutic device we can say anything we like, right?
No, came the answer. If you say it does anything we will take action against you.
But you just said we aren’t a therapeutic device.
Yes, we can say it but you can’t disagree with us.. even if we refuse to list you.
Had a talk with Allan Stone in Tasmania this morning. At 71 he’s full of beans and after talking about his chocolate cravings disappearing after alkalizing, he told me his Melody water alkalizer was in the same design league as his Dyson vacuum Cleaner. ‘It’s so well designed, so easy to use. I had a top-fill water filter before this and it was such a nuisance!”
In a laboratory test we just received on a new Alkapod using tap water, here are the quite amazing pH and ORP (negative ions) results for 20 consecutive laboratory tests.They are still available: we are very close to running out but we ehave anoth thousand on the way.
Here’s the link to order yours. Yes, we deliver worldwide.
Ray Kurzweil was inducted in 2002 into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, established by the U.S. Patent Office. He received the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize, the nation’s largest award in invention and innovation. He also received the 1999 National Medal of Technology, the nation’s highest honor in technology, from President Clinton in a White House ceremony.
He has also received scores of other national and international awards, including the 1994 Dickson Prize (Carnegie Mellon University’s top science prize), Engineer of the Year from Design News, Inventor of the Year from MIT, and the Grace Murray Hopper Award from the Association for Computing Machinery. He has received twelve honorary Doctorates and honors from three U.S. presidents.
He has received seven national and international film awards. Ray’s books include The Age of Intelligent Machines, The Age of Spiritual Machines, and Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever. Four of Ray’s books have been national best sellers and The Age of Spiritual Machines has been translated into 9 languages and was the #1 best selling book on Amazon in science.
Question: I have read on the Internet that it is not possible to create alkaline or acid water
from pure water and that water that is pure enough to drink can’t be split into alkaline and
acid components. Is this true?
Answer: As responsible scientists, we had the same skepticism when we first heard about
alkaline water. Therefore, the first thing we did was to purchase a water alkalinizer as well as an
accurate electronic pH meter. We ran tap water with pH 7.1 from our home faucet into the
device and found that the water coming out of the alkaline outlet had a pH of 9.5 (indicating very
alkaline), while the water from the acid outlet measured pH 4.5 (indicating very acidic).
We repeated this experiment with a variety of tap waters obtaining alkaline outputs with a pH
ranging from 9.5 to 9.9. It is true that “pure” or distilled water can not be ionized. If you were to
try to “split” distilled water, it would not work. Tap or spring water, however, has dissolved
minerals in it. It’s the minerals in the water; primarily calcium, potassium and magnesium that
allow water to be “split” by an electric current into alkaline, “electron-rich” (i.e., containing
negatively charged ions that can engage in chemical reactions to provide electrons to positively
charged free radicals) and acid, “electron-deficient” components. Individuals who say it is not
possible to split tap or spring water are misinformed.
One site on the Internet states “Ionized water is nothing more than sales fiction; the term
is meaningless to chemists. Most water that is fit for drinking is too unconductive to
undergo significant electrolysis.”
The above statement is easily shown to be incorrect with a simple pH meter and an electrolysis
machine. Most tap waters run through the machine produce highly alkaline water as measured
by a pH meter.
Question: Since you advocate drinking alkaline water, why not simply mix something like
sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) with water and drink that? There are, in fact, alkaline
waters sold that are made by mixing water with bicarbonate. Wouldn’t that work as well
and be much less expensive than a water alkalinizer?
Answer: There are more benefits to “alkaline water” than simply the alkalinity or pH. The most
important feature of alkaline water produced by a water alkalinizer is its oxidation reduction
potential (ORP). Water with a high negative ORP is of particular value in its ability to neutralize
oxygen free radicals.
ORP can also be directly tested using an ORP sensor and meter. We have conducted these
experiments as well. We found that water coming directly from the tap had an ORP of +290mV,
while the water coming out of the water alkalinizer had a negative ORP. The more negative the
Water Ionizers are an investment
When you invest in a water ionizer here at AlkaWay we want to know what you receive in terms of health response. We survey people at 30 days, 60 days and 180 days. Of course the longest period should give the best data, and here’s what we’ve found from our 180-day user reports.
13% drink 2-4 glasses a day, 16% drink 4-6 glasses a day, 45% drink 6-8 glasses a day and 26% drink more than 8 glasses.
72% said they feel more energetic, 50% say they are more regular, and 63% say their skin has improved. 45% of drinkers have had friends say they are looking better.
Drinking AlkaWay water has affected food preferences for 39% of users, energy levels for 65%, mental state for 61%, and improved skin for 52%.
Now THAT makes us happy!
A good video has been uploaded to Natural news by Dr Len Saputo on the hazards of water disinfection byproducts. Worth a look.
And yes, in case you are wondering, he does recommend our products.. but his insight into disinfection byproducts we are all exposed to is worth a check.
When I take a moment to look at what magnesium does, it reminds me once again of the complexity and brilliance of the human body. And like all great and complex machines, it reminds me of the importance of ‘tuning’ it and giving it what it needs to carry out all those mindboggling daily tasks that support another day in our life.
Magnesium is the central element in chlorophyll and the basis of early life on the planet. It’s been around for ages and I think we can safely say that it’s here to stay. Which is a good thing when you consider all of the amazing things it does for us every day:
Magnesium ions manage more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body through their role as enzyme co-factors
- It’s essential in the replication and repair of DNA for new cell growth
- It’s vital in the generation and use of the energy that makes our cells function
- It’s also vital to relaxation – without it, our muscles would be in a constant state of contraction (no rest time!)
- About 2/3 is stored in our bones, where it plays two different roles – giving the bone physical strength and structure, and sticking around on the surface of the bone so it can be tapped into when things get lean.
So how do you know if you’re deficient?
It’s tricky to test for magnesium because only 1% of your body’s stores are found in the blood, and even less in blood serum, so blood testing may not detect a deficiency.
If that’s the case, the following questions might help you work out if you’re at risk:
1. Do you drink lots of fizzy drinks?
The average consumption of sweet fizzy drinks is more than 10 times what it was sixty years ago , and most dark-coloured carbonated drinks contain phosphates which bind with magnesium inside the digestive tract, making it unavailable to the body.
2. Do you eat a lot of sweets, pastries, cakes or desserts?
Refined sugar is all take no give – not only does it take up vital energy just to be ‘managed’, it also causes the body to excrete magnesium through the kidneys.
Are you stressed a lot of the time? Do you get anxious or hyperactive? Have trouble falling asleep or staying there?
All of these things can be signs of low magnesium, and low magnesium can make them worse. Studies have investigated the adrenaline and cortisol hormones, which are associated with stress and anxiety, and found a link with decreased magnesium .
Do you drink a lot of coffee, tea, alcohol or caffeinated ‘energy’ drinks?
The kidneys play an important role in controlling magnesium levels in the body, but things like caffeine cause them to release extra magnesium regardless of whatever else is happening. Over time, this can result in magnesium deficiency. Medications for asthma and estrogen replacements, as well as diuretics and birth control pills, can also create this problem.
Do you get painful muscle spasms, cramps, facial tics or eye twitches?
These are well-known signs of magnesium deficiency. Remember that magnesium is required for muscle relaxation, and calcium is needed for muscle contraction. The two need to be in a state of balance to function effectively.
Are you over 55?
As we age, we need more magnesium – but our diets don’t always take this into account.
There are lots of delicious magnesium-rich foods you can get into including apples, apricots, avocadoes, artichokes, almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, spinach, buckwheat flour, barley, green leafy vegetables, garlic, peas and beans.
Bear in mind that if you take calcium supplements, it’s important to balance them with the same dose of magnesium because calcium supplementation can reduce magnesium absorption and retention if magnesium intake is low . Plus, magnesium supplementation improves the body’s use of calcium anyway.
From our point of view we are very happy to be handling the new magnesium-based AlkaStream water system. It’s fundamentally different to our electronic systems that only concentrate the alkaline minerals that happen to be in the input water. If your water is low in calcium or magnesium you’ll only get what is there, concentrated in the alkaline stream. The AlkaStream, however, takes different approach. It first removes as many minerals as it can from the tap water entering it, then releases magnesium and calcium ions into the output water. In this way it’s supplying a constant level of ionized magnesium to you in every glass.
For me, my self-diagnosis for possible magnesium deficiency (I’m 65 in about 2 weeks) is watching for muscle spasms andcramps. It’s been an easy method that responds quickly to a few more glasses of water. That’s my ‘manifestation of magnesium defieciency but yours may be different. take another look at the symptom list above.
Magnesium, to me, is the easy life mineral, It just makes everything work better!