Acidosis: Is it the real McCoy? And do water ionizers assist?

Occasionally we come across a medical practitioner who makes the blanket statement that the body is infinitely capable of maintaining its own pH balance. 

In one sense this is true; we do indeed have amazing pH rebalancing ability, but nothing comes without a price in energy. These medicos seem to base their theory on an ideal body. Unfortunately there seems to be as close to no such thing anymore. It makes sense to me that if I load myself up with acidic foods, my body inherits the cleanup and rebalancing job, and expends valuable resources in doing so. Unfortunately again, the same professionals often have the opinion that because I’m not of the same qualification, my opinion doesn’t count. Fortunately things are changing. A doctor friend of mine tells me there’s a general and pervasive trend towards patients arriving very informed for their co-consultation.

But just to reassure readers who still think their doctor is superhuman, here is a study showing the reality of acidosis, and results in using alkaline ionized water.

here’s another study discussing acidosis induced by diet. Again, we have some medicos saying diet can’t create systemic acidosis, so this is another important study. It’s a .pdf and so you need to click on the link to download it.
Here’s the link.
Diet-induced acidosis: is it real and clinically relevant?


Ionized alkaline water: new strategy for management of metabolic acidosis in experimental animals.


Department of Urology, El Mansoura Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, 72 Gomhoria Street, Mansoura, Egypt.


Metabolic acidosis can occur as a result of either the accumulation of endogenous acids or loss of bicarbonate from the gastrointestinal tract or the kidney, which represent common causes of metabolic acidosis. The appropriate treatment of acute metabolic acidosis has been very controversial. Ionized alkaline water was not evaluated in such groups of patients in spite of its safety and reported benefits. So, we aimed to assess its efficacy in the management of metabolic acidosis in animal models. Two models of metabolic acidosis were created in dogs and rats. The first model of renal failure was induced by ligation of both ureters; and the second model was induced by urinary diversion to gut (gastrointestinal bicarbonate loss model). Both models were subjected to ionized alkaline water (orally and by hemodialysis).

Dogs with renal failure were assigned to two groups according to the type of dialysate utilized during hemodialysis sessions, the first was utilizing alkaline water and the second was utilizing conventional water. Another two groups of animals with urinary diversion were arranged to receive oral alkaline water and tap water. In renal failure animal models, acid-base parameters improved significantly after hemodialysis with ionized alkaline water compared with the conventional water treated with reverse osmosis (RO). Similar results were observed in urinary diversion models as there was significant improvement of both the partial pressure of carbon dioxide and serum bicarbonate (P = 0.007 and 0.001 respectively) after utilizing alkaline water orally.

Alkaline ionized water can be considered as a major safe strategy in the management of metabolic acidosis secondary to renal failure or dialysis or urinary diversion. Human studies are indicated in the near future to confirm this issue in humans.


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