Potassium Cures: Q&A
Last Modified on Nov 30, -0001
drinking water softened with potassium chloride for five years and, through a hair test, found that I have an imbalance of too much potassium and too little sodium. How do I change that? We have switched to distilled water, but that hasn't helped. I have trouble with swollen ankles, feet and lower legs. How can I change that imbalance? Thanks much"
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Distilled water will cause a buffer deficiency whereby the body's pH will vary a lot and may cause ups and down in terms of energy and emotion.
SO taking some baking soda now and then will buffer your body's pH.
Distilled water is not good for you because it lacks bicarbonate buffers. It sometimes causes you to loose hair and swollen cells. Adding some sea salt into your water will solve the problems. Try 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt per liter of water. Drink them for a couple of weeks and things should get better. Your cellular osmosis is imbalanced since there are lack of cellular salts extracellular salts as opposed to intracellular. Remember that potassium chloride is an intracellular, and lack of extracellular salts, such as sodium chlorides (salt) causes the cells to bloat and hence, swollen ankles and knees.
Reducing potassium, you need to get a potassium antagonists which are zinc and magnesium."
03/30/2013: Sugarmags from Silicon Valley, Ca replies: "... "Remember that potassium chloride is an intracellular, and lack of extracellular salts, such as sodium chlorides (salt) causes the cells to bloat and hence, swollen ankles and knees."
Thanks for pointing this out. There is so much focus on the dangers of salt, that people forget that there are benefits. We certainly have too much sodium in the S.A.D., but to eliminate it entirely is very dangerous."
recommend?...we have a reverse osmosis system in our house. Previously I drank distilled water...it is confusing to know the correct, healthy thing to do..."
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "I would recommend mineral water. Reverse Osmosis is too demineralized. People who lived in areas of hard water have low incidences in many diseases, especially where magnesium is higher relatively to calcium had a much lower incident in heart attacks and other diseases and can be clearly seen.
Finland used to have the world's highest cardiovascular diseases because their water were high in calcium when compared to magnesium, while Japan had a high magnesium to calcium and yet they have the world's lowest heart attack. The funny thing about it, Finland later found out about it and made some changes in their supplies and now have statistics equal to Japan.
Of course the main culprit is chlorine, fluoride and calcium, in that order. You cannot raise chickens, pigs and cows with high chlorine, they all die early of heart diseases. So what is done in the industry is to add a water dechlorinator, the same kind that is used in aquarium stores to rid chlorine of it. The chemical name is sodium thiosulfate.
The other issue being that your body needs an adequate buffer, so adding potassium and sodium bicarbonate to your drinking water really helps. Adequate buffers allows your body's pH to be stable and makes your quite resistant to virus, and bacteria.
Defluoridate your water by adding a pinch of supermaket borax to your liter of drinking water will prevent fluorides from harming and calcifying your pineal gland and destroying your melatonin levels.
Finally adding 1/4 teaspoon of good sea salt per liter of water to your drinking water will really remineralize the water.
In aquarium fish tanks, pH, buffer, salinity, mineralization, water hardness, are important with the health of your fish. If this is important, than our own body's are just like fish tanks, you have to be vigilant in controlling them also.
Most of all keep your calcium managed by vitamin Ds, but DON'T take calcium supplements. Please refer to a book - "The Calcium Bomb". This is one
reason why many alternative health out there are starting to recommend "no milk" or "no dairy".
Taking these few recommended steps you will see your health improved within a week. So start monitoring how you feel and you will know what is right."