Alkalize & Revitalize
Energizing, Purifying & Fine-Tuning Your Acid/Alkaline pH Balance
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For more in-depth info on the healing power of alkaline water and how it hydrates, detoxifies, rejuvenates and energizes the body, click HERE.
On the radio program, This Week in America with host Ric Bratton, I cover the meaning of pH balance, how to identify if you have Metabolic Acidosis (most people have this condition and don't even know it), and surefire tips to heal with an alkaline diet. To listen now, click HERE.
Introduction: Health By Choice, Not Chance
The pH levels of the body's internal fluids affect every single cell in the body. Increases or decreases in pH denature enzymes, harm important metabolic processes, and can result in serious health consequences. This, in turn, affects the tissues, organs, and even the nervous system and signals from the brain.
Factors that cause an acidic shift within the body include diet, processed foods, overeating of any food, medications, lack of exercise, stress, toxicity, depression and even negative thoughts. The typical diet is rich in meats, simple carbohydrates, processed grains, dairy products, coffees, caffeinated teas, soft drinks, and alcohol — all acid-forming foods and beverages. This condition weakens all body systems and creates an environment conducive to disease. A neutral body maintains enough alkaline reserves to prevent an acidic shift within the body. When the body is acidic, the alkaline reserves are depleted and the body is weakened.
The following is a two-part article. In Part 1, I cover many of the questions asked of me during radio and TV talk shows on this topic of acid/alkaline balance and the answers I often give in our discussions. In Part 2, I describe in more detail myriad talking points that I highlight in the media on the ramifications of a chronic over-acidic body, the benefits of water from an Ionizer Plus Ultraviolet Alkaline Water Electrolyzer device (best water for you, your family and your beloved PETS), and how to heal the body and create youthful vitality — easily and effortlessly with special foods, alkaline water, and other lifestyle choices.
A majority of people who consume 6-8 glasses of the alkaline water daily from the Ionizer Plus usually look and feel about 5 years younger in only 30 days.
Questions & Answers
1. How do you measure food energy?
There are two ways to measure a food energy. One way is through Kirlean photography, which measures the electromagnetic energy or the mega hertz (mh), the vibrational frequency of foods. A typical diet is 3 mh up to 50 mh. Cancer cells vibrate at approximately 40 mh. Chicken and hamburger measures at 3 mh. Healthy organs in the body measure around 70 mh. Choose foods that provide the vibrational frequency of at least 70 mh such as organic fresh fruits and vegetables and other plant-based foods. Foods grown in the sun — often referred to as sun-foods — vibrate at a higher frequency. Put simply, foods that are energized will contribute energy to our body. Foods that are not energized, will pull energy from the body.
Another way to measure a food energy is through the pH. pH is an acronym which means the “power of hydrogen” and the scale goes from 1-14; 1-7 is acid and 7-14 is alkaline. The number 7 is often referred to as neutral. Our blood needs to be maintained at 7.365 in order to maintain health. Similarly, our temperature needs to be maintained at 98.6. When it moves even a little bit, we’re affected. The same with the blood -- it maintains itself at a very delicate balance of 7.365 just like our temperature of 98.6.
We can actually measure the pH of foods. Choose foods or take supplements that alkalize and energize the body — such as foods made by nature and grown outdoors in the sunshine. When you emphasize fresh, raw, organic fruits and vegetables, and eat lots of salads with a variety of leafy greens, you will be alkalizing your body. Health is maintained when we maintain the alkaline pH.
You also want to drink the best alkaline water daily. I don't recommend buying alkaline water in bottles at natural food stores for a number of reasons: the plastic bottles are bad for the environment; the water often tastes like the plastic which leaches into the water; the alkaline water is not stable and loses it's alkalinity the longer it's been sitting in the bottle, and it's too expensive. It's so much better to purchase an Ionizer Plus Water Electrolyzer device that makes perfect, delicious alkaline water. I've had my Ionizer Plus machine in my office and my kitchen for almost 20 years and have never had one problem with it. I'm never sick — not even a cold or the flu — in all the years I've been drinking this health-enhancing, alkaline water fresh from the Ionizer Plus machine that purifies and filters your tap water and then makes it the perfect pH of between 9 -10 to drink day in, day out.
2. Can you please give us some specific foods that cause the acidic shift within the body.
All junk foods, hot dogs, beer, foods made with white sugar/flour products and foods made with artificial flavoring and coloring all increase the acidity. So do all animal products, soda pops, alcohol, and anything with caffeine in it.
3. Explain in simple terms, if you will, about this delicate balance in the body of maintaining the proper pH and why drinking a special alkaline water can help.
As mentioned previously, the body will do everything possible to maintain the delicate balance of the pH of 7.365. In other words, the body does everything to preserve that delicate balance in the blood.
Here’s the perfect metaphor to make it really clear. What would you do if you had a goldfish and the fish was sick? Would you treat the fish or change the water? The answer is simple. When the fish is sick, we change the water.
Well, the fish is a metaphor for the human cell. The water that surrounds the cell, the fish, is our internal environment, the fluids of our body which make up the majority of our body. About 70% of our body is water; 30% is matter. Same with each cell and our planet earth. That’s no coincidence. When a cell is sick and tired, its’ because of the environment.
When you begin to alkalize and energize the body (especially with water from the Ionizer Plus), you start reclaiming your inner terrain. To alkalize our body, we want to increase our electron activity by introducing more electrons -- they have an affinity toward their opposite -- the proton. Anything acidic is protons and anything alkaline is electrons. Extra electrons will neutralize the acidity, or protons, and maintain the integrity of our internal fluids which maintains the integrity of the cell.
BIOGENICS is something that transfers its life to your life, like fresh organic foods and alkaline water from the Ionizer Plus. Plant-based foods grown outdoors in the sunshine also transfer their healing vibrations to your body, especially when they are organically grown.
4. What role does family history play in one's health?
Family history is really a reflection of a lifestyle. Of course, there can be a predisposition of that which is genetic, but that’s still lifestyle as well. We all have lifestyle triggers. And I often compare it to a game called Russian roulette. You take a gun and you put one bullet in the chamber and you spin it and you put the gun to your head and pull the trigger. Well, you see, the bullet represents the genetics; the trigger represents the lifestyle.
If you have a predisposition to something like diabetes, heart disease, or breast cancer — then that’s family related. But if we’re pulling the lifestyle triggers by over-acidifying the internal environment, then those symtomologies will be expressed. When we’re dealing with hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, obesity, arthritis, cancer, or Type I or Type II diabetes, these aren’t things that we get, these are things that we do through our lifestyle choices through pulling the trigger. If we stop pulling the trigger, and move our lifestyles into the cycle of balance, then health will be reflected rather than the symptoms we’ve mentioned here.
5. When the body become over-acidic, where is this acidity deposited in the body?
Acid always settles into the weakest spot of the body. So if we have a predisposition, it will always go to the part of the body that’s the weakest. I call those our "dead zones" -- like always attracts like. As acids accumulate within, they will settle into the weakest part of the body and that’s where sickness or disease or aches and pains will then be reflected.
That can change quickly by changing the diet and drinking the best alkaline water. You see, rather than treating any specific disease or ailment or particular location in the body, when we take a holistic approach and begin the process of dealing with our entire fluids, which make up 70% of our body, by alkalizing them, then that’s going to impact every cell in the human body.
6. What do you say to people who tell you they can't give up their junk foods.
Good question and I get asked this a lot. Perhaps you think you will never be able to give up coffee, steak, eggs, ham, bacon, chicken, beer, soda pop, etc., and you believe it will be impossible to make the transition. I know people that drink 10-15 cans of pop a day. What happens is when you put light and energy and alkalinity and more electrons into your body, everything starts changing. You don’t have to give up your soda pop. It gives you up. You no longer crave it.
7. How does one start changing the diet and protect the body from disease?
Just begin the process of alkalizing your body and these foods and habits (even smoking) will give you up. It's true. You will lose your appetite for these other kinds of foods, drink, and lifestyle. So you’ll end up changing the way you eat in spite of yourself. You’ll even start craving salads and will lose the taste for sweets, ice creams, etc. Just start the process of alkalizing your body with water from the Ionizer Plus device.
Diabetes, obesity, heart disease, arthritis, and cancer are not diseases, but symptoms of excess acidity. Same with most other diseases.
8. How does alkaline water affect children?
As children begin to alkalize, their concentration improves, their ability to focus improves, and their ability to stay balanced improves, which helps attention deficit and hyperactivity. In other words, you’re not treating the symptoms, you’re changing the child’s internal environment by alkalizing, energizing, and revitalizing.
9. What can I expect when I start alkalizing my body?
When you starting alkalizing the body with the proper foods, beverages, water, supplements, and lifestyle choices such as getting ample sleep, exercise, and relaxation time, your body will naturally detoxify itself. And when you detox, do it gradually. If you overdo it at the start, you may experience diarrhea, rash, flu-like symptoms, and even vomiting. These are extreme and don't happen too often. And when you start drinking the water from the Ionizer Plus device, you'll start at level 1, and gradually increase to level 3, as they detail in the directions, so you don't go immediately into a high-level whole body detoxification. You'll start out gradually. You usually don’t feel any symptoms if you start off more gradually, as mentioned below in more detail. I suggest that you take in smaller amounts of green smoothies, green juices, and alkaline water more frequently during the day rather than massive amounts less often during the day. You will see almost immediately that your skin, eyes, and circulation will change as you detox and alkalize. Eat 6 small meals during the day during the initial detox process.
If you use my name "Susan Smith Jones" as a code when purchasing the Ionizer Plus, you will receive a discount of $300. The stellar company that sells the Ionizer Plus is High Tech Health in Boulder, CO. To order or ask any questions, call them at 800-794-5355 (US & Canada) or 303-413-8500 (Intl), both MT.
10. I've heard that infrared saunas help to make the body more alkaline. Is that true and what sauna do you recommend for home use?
Yes, that's true, infrared saunas help rid the body of too much acidity and it does this through sweating. I have been using my personal Transcend Infrared Sauna for years. If you click on the previous link, Thermal Life Infrared Saunas, you'll find loads of details about the benefits of infrared saunas and sweating. The Transcend Infrared Sauna is the best ones available in the industry. For even more info on the benefits of taking regular infrared saunas, please click HERE. They come in all different sizes and shapes to fit in any area of your home or apartment. My favorite one is their model called Transcend. Like the Ionizer Plus, they are created by High Tech Health company in Colorado. If you use my name "Susan Smith Jones" as a code when purchasing the sauna, you will receive a discount of $500. To order or ask any questions, call them at 800-794-5355 (US & Canada) or 303-413-8500 (Intl), both MT.
11. What is a top quality food I can start eating now to increase the alkalinity in my body?
Add fresh sprouts into your diet. I encourage you to become a kitchen gardener and grow your own organic, delicious sprouts. You can read all about sprouting, the benefits of different sprouts, and how to use them in recipes in my my popular book Kitchen Gardening: Rejuvenate with Homegrown Sprouts, which covers the ABC's of Sprouting. I have purchased my sprouting supplies and organic seeds for 25 years from this top-notch company Handy Pantry.
Adding 1/2 - 1 cup of fresh, homemade sprouts into your diet will do wonders for neutralizing an over-acidic body and creating a more alkaline internal environment. It takes minutes spread out over 3-4 days to grow and harvest them in the corner of your kitchen; kids love to participate in the growing process; and these gems of nature — beautiful, delicious sprouts — will help you lose weight and look years younger. I usually have about 5-7 kinds of sprouts growing in my kitchen and have enjoyed growing them for decades.
12. Can you think of any other lifestyle choice to avoid if I want to reduce the acidity in my body?
Yes, avoid constipation. Chronic constipation creates more acidity in the body, stress to the colon and anus, not to mention other complications that ride tandem with constipation such as hemorrhoids, fecal impaction, IBS, Crohn's disease, etc. You can say good-bye to constipation when you use a toilet stool. As I like to say, it's the #1 way to go #2.
URINE pH: Why Every Kitchen Should Have An Ionizer Plus®
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The pH levels of the body's internal fluids affect every single cell in the body. Increases or decreases in pH denature enzymes, harm important metabolic processes and can result in serious health consequences. This, in turn, affects the tissues, organs, and even the nervous system and signals from the brain.
Urine: The normal range of pH of urine fluctuates from 4.5 to 8. Urine pH is a good screening test to help predict a variety of disease states within the body. The diet has a huge influence on the pH of the urine and the body's pH throughout the day. Citrus fruits, legumes, and vegetables raise the pH, making the urine more alkaline. Meats and cranberry juice have the opposite effect, making urine more acidic.
A first morning urine pH test is the only pH test worth doing. The body's first morning urine tells you what the kidneys are doing. The kidneys do their work overnight and the urine produced in the morning is usually acidic. To neutralize acidic waste, drinking alkaline water and eating an alkaline diet is imperative. Otherwise, sodium, magnesium, and calcium are depleted and the body begins to steal calcium from the bones to neutralize acidic waste in the kidneys. In severe cases, this will result in osteoporosis. Secretion of acidic urine by the kidneys is one of the most important mechanisms the body uses to maintain a constant body pH.
A highly acidic urine pH occurs in:
- Uncontrolled Diabetes
In people who are not drinking alkaline water, the pH of urine tends to be acidic. Control of pH is important in the management of several diseases. Consumption of alkaline water will make the urine less acidic. Below highlights the many ways you can benefit from drinking alkaline water.
For 20 years, I have been using the Ionizer Plus Water® Electrolyzer system and it's made a profound difference in my health. In fact, I would never be without this machine in my healthy kitchen. Below you'll learn more about acidosis and its effects on the body and health.
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As personally witnessed in my own health and also with countless clients, patients, and friends using the Ionizer Plus, it helps to:
- Accelerate hydration
- Assuage eczema and psoriasis
- Lose weight more easily
- Promotes new hair growth
- Reduction in cellulite
- Increase mineral absorption
- Boost antioxidant efficiency
- Balance digestive system
- Increase energy
- Create the best-tasting water
- Make recipes more delicious
- Beautify skin
- Promote deep sleep
- Detoxify and rejuvenate the body
- Restore youthful vitality
For More Information or To Order
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Detox, Acidosis, Alkaline Water & Whole-Body Rejuvenation
Factors that cause an acidic shift within the body include diet, processed foods and medications, lack of exercise, stress and toxicity. The typical diet is rich in meats, simple carbohydrates, processed grains, dairy products, coffees, teas, soft drinks, and alcohol.
This highly acidic diet has created a medical condition called metabolic acidosis. Acidosis taxes the organs and systems of the body as it tries to rid itself of acidic waste. Some acids are filtered through the kidneys and colon, some excreted via sweat, but many acids remain in the system.
Acidosis is a condition in which there is too much acid in the body fluids. Acidosis occurs when acid builds up or when bicarbonate is lost and the blood pH falls below 7.35. This condition weakens all body systems and creates an environment conducive to disease. A neutral body maintains enough alkaline reserves to prevent an acidic shift within the body. When the body is acidic, the alkaline reserves are depleted and the body is weakened.
Symptoms of Acidity
- Central Nervous System: Headache, Chronic Fatigue, Brain Fog
- Musculoskeletal: Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Obesity, Poor Circulation, Gout, Weakness
- Gastric: Nausea, Heart Burn, Indigestion
- Intestinal: Diarrhea, Constipation, Leaky Gut
Elimination of Acidic Symptoms
The Ionizer Plus Water Electrolyzer (shown in the photo to the right next to the sink with the arrow pointing to it) creates alkaline water and restores the body back to a state of balance, allowing the body to heal itself. After starting to drink Ionizer Plus water, your first morning urine will become slightly darker and more acidic as toxins are washed out of the kidneys. This will continue for months as the body rids itself of stored toxins. Digestive problems will be eliminated and chronic heartburn, indigestion, constipation and diarrhea are usually gone within seven to ten days but are guaranteed to be gone within thirty days. Irritable bowel syndrome symptoms are diminished in that time.
Once the digestion problems are eliminated and mal-absorption problems are gone, then relief of additional acidic symptoms will be experienced. At this point the body will return to a neutral state, allowing the body to heal itself.
To order an Ionizer Plus®, call: 800-794-5355 (US & Canada) or 303-413-8500 (Intl). Their friendly and knowledgeable team will help you with any health concerns you may have. Tell them hello from me.
Ionizer Plus water hydrates and energizes the body, delivers nutrients to the cells and efficiently cleanses the body's many systems. Reducing the cluster size of water molecules from 11-16 to just 5-6 molecules allows the water to pass through cell walls more easily and hydrate the cells more quickly.
Faster and deeper penetration at the cellular level allows the body to regulate its temperature and pH more efficiently. Microclusters of mineral-rich water also delivers nutrients to cells efficiently and thoroughly.
Ionizer Plus Benefits
- Removes all bacteria, chemicals and viruses from water
- Reduces surface tension of water and hydrates the body faster and deeper
- Provides highly bioavailable minerals to the body
- Is a free radical killing antioxidant
- Improves blood circulation by lowering blood viscosity
- Relieves the organs and systems of the body that are taxed by acidic waste
- Improves arthritis and fibromyalgia
- Delivers oxygen to the body and increases energy
- Eliminates digestive problems
- Alleviates symptoms of acidity
- Neutralizes a hangover quickly and easily
- Restores the body to a state of balance and allows the body to heal itself
- Supports hair growth and prevents hair loss and hair thinning
Most poisons and toxins are acidic. Chronic acidification can hinder the body's ability to detoxify itself and compromise the liver and digestive system. Liver enzymes needed for phase I and phase II detoxification are highly pH sensitive and are responsible for the chemical biotransformation of toxins into water-soluble metabolites for excretion in the urine. When the body is chronically acidic, these enzymes become compromised and unable to perform properly.
Alkaline water enhances and accelerates the detoxification process and is exactly what the body needs to flush toxins. Alkaline hydration enhances the physiological processes responsible for attaining and maintaining proper blood pH balance and urine alkalinity. Drinking alkaline water reduces the acidic waste load on the kidneys; the higher the pH of the kidneys, the less they will have to work to excrete toxic waste.
The digestive system's pH balance is important to detoxifying the body because bad bacteria in the gut will produce toxins if the pH is too low. Good bacteria, probiotics, allow the body to digest, absorb food and get rid of waste. Bad bacteria produce toxins, prevent absorption of nutrients and ultimately poison the body.
The pH balance in the digestive system determines which bacteria will be active by the amount of available oxygen in the system. Beneficial probiotic bacteria thrive in the absence of oxygen and an alkaline environment. Alkaline hydration and pH balance are essential for the body's detoxification system to work optimally.
Alkaline Water Uses
- Coffees and teas
- Soaking and sprouting seeds, nuts, legumes, grains (activates enzymes)
- Smoothies (neutralizes acidity in fruit and delivers nutrients more efficiently)
- Add to fruit juices to make them alkaline, easier to digest, less acidic
- Storage of fruits and vegetables
- Use in any recipe that calls for water
- Soups, rice, pastas, beans, eggs
- Steamed vegetables
- Gastrointestinal Fermentation: eases discomfort
- Constipation: hydrates bowels and improves condition
- Diarrhea: hydrates and reduces discomfort
- High or Low Blood Pressure: regulates blood pressure if drunk one hour before eating
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