I am a field geologist, and a few years I started to develop severe gout-like symptoms in my foot. These symptoms generally occurred after working in areas where I tended to get overly dehydrated (desert or tropical environments). I have found that massive hydration (drinking 2-3 liters of water over an hour or two) tends to almost immediately (within a few hours) reverse my symptoms. Hydration generally keeps me gout free, and when gout does occur (very rarely now), it is the gout "cure" for me. It sounds almost too simple (and cheap) to be true, but it works for me.
Question for Bill from San Fernando:
Hi Bill, I am hoping you can answer a question I have on water. We have our own well water which we drink, unfortunately it tests quite high for being hard. I just came on some information about hard water can cause hardening of the arteries could you help me with this. Thank you.
(San Fernando, Philippines)
Has anyone heard of hexagonal water, is it real or a scam?
Hi i am 22 years old,i am not overweight but want to be slimmer then wat i am.Two years ago i used to take lukewarm water with honey in morning loose weight,i started loosing weight but my colour started to get darkened.I dont know the reason behind it but everyone started telling me that taking lukewarm water along with honey creates excess heat in body due to which our colour starts to get darker. So please tell me whether its true or its safe to take Lukewarm water + Lemon + Honey
I have a water ionizer and I love it. It seems to be doing great things for me and my body. What do you think about water ionizers?
Hi Ted / Bill,
I would like to know your opinion about the Kangen Water, whether it is true about the benefits of drinking Kangen Water, they claim. I request any body who is using Kangen Water for drinking or for any other purpose to give their feed back. Thanks.
The Benefits of Magnetized Water and a simple way to make your own
What holds water molecules together in clusters is surface tension. This is what you see when you wash your car and the water beads up in droplets on the hood. When washing your car, you use detergent to break that surface tension -- which breaks apart the large molecular clusters, making the water wetter and better able to clean. Obviously, you can't use detergent to "improve" the bioavailability of your drinking water. But you can use magnetics.
Magnetizing your drinking water breaks its surface tension, making it wetter and more useable by every cell in your body. In addition, there's a strong secondary benefit. Applying a magnetic field to water can not only make it wetter, but it can also raise its pH (up to a full point, depending on the water).
The ratio of small cluster water to large cluster water changes over time in your body. When you are born, there is a high percentage of small cluster water present. As you age, however, that percentage steadily drops -- eventually becoming almost nonexistent.
One of the problems is that small cluster water is not stable. (The electric charges inherent in water continually cause the small clusters to bind together into larger and larger clusters. And to make matters worse, the process is accelerated when water is exposed to air and light.
Water On the Market
Recently, in health food stores, I've noticed that they are now selling small cluster water in little bottles for large prices. Why would you want to pay inflated prices for small amounts of clustered water when you could have as much as you wanted for FREE?
Instructions to make your own Magnetized Water
Take a plastic water bottle and using painters tape to attach several disc magnets, I used neodium magnets (1/2 diameter) to the bottle. Make sure that north is facing in for all of the magnets that you attach. You can find disc magnets almost anyplace that sells magnets. I used 10 magnets, 5 on each side of the bottle. They worked great. You could easily taste the fact that the water was "wetter, " and they raised the pH of the water a full 1/2 point. Water placed in this bottle will fully magnetize very quickly -- in 5-10 minutes, or less.
I have been drinking the magnetized water for a week now and it tastes so much better and "wetter" than any other water while doing taste tests.
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
Found this very interesting link. Helpful for those of us with the need to re-mineralize teeth and better hair growth amongst many other things including cancer and is easy enough to try out yourself. Trouble is, our black sand is on the west coast and I live on the east!!! Worth a drive I think.
Healing with mineral water has a long history all over the world. There are lots of healing mineral spas in the Europe, where people with chronic liver, pancreas, gallbladder, intestinal diseases, and metabolic disorders spend healthy vacation by using drinking healing mineral water, diet, massage, acupuncture and so on. The small Czech town of Karlovy Vary has been a well-known international healing resort since the 1700s.
Visitors throughout Europe, America, and Asia traveled to Karlovy Vary for a few months stays to drink healing mineral water for various chronic conditions. For sick rich people, which couldn't go to Karlovy Vary, water was carried by bottles and barrels all over Europe. European doctors understood that the mineral content is a primary healing factor of this water and began producing the salt from the evaporated thermal spring water in 1764. Dissolving the salt in the warm water has been given the chance for home treatment.
According to research of European doctors who practice alternative medicine, the most beneficial action of the water in chronic diseases is to increase production and improve the flow of bile and pancreatic juice. Additionally, healing mineral water supplies the pancreas with the alkaline minerals and bicarbonates, the key ingredients of the pancreatic juice. Alkaline pH is critical for pancreatic juice because digestive enzymes work only in an alkaline environment.
Would like to hear feedback from folks who have ingested ozonated water for whatever purpose.
(Ten Mile, Tn Usa)
I found this site through searching for information on Cold Showers. Very interesting material indeed. I am well into my 60's and keep running/jogging and have 'enjoyed' a Cold Shower for quite some time. Can I expand your thinking on water? Ten or so years ago I read the book - "Your Body's Many Cries for Water". I have found it so helpful. Drinking water is quite therapeutic I have discovered. I have studied this work and if you need a 'free' and perhaps unusual 'help' read this work. Consider it seriously.
Hi, I recently read [on earthclinic] to add 1/4 salt and 1/8 teaspoon bicarb to reverse osmosis water. I also read that adding lemon juice makes it antioxidant. I am hoping that someone can please answer my questions: do I add all 3 [bicarb, lemon and salt] and to how much water do I add the 1/4 salt and 1/8 bicarb, 1 glass, 1 litre? I am desperate to know as I don't want to give me and my family unsafe water to drink. Thanks ever so much in advance. Prema
Reverse Osmosis Water
Adding minerals to Reverse Osmosis Water: Since R.O water lacks any minerals, is it still necessary to add a liquid mineral to R.O water if one is taking a good quality mineral supplement- in pill form.
Also, I have been taking Apple Cider Vinegar, (2 teaspoons in 16 oz water),but since it is acidic, should I be adding baking soda to bring the ph up to 7-8 or doesn't it matter?
The first time my sister was pregnant she tried every product she could find for constipation. During her second pregnancy I suggested she drink seltzer water. I had read about it in a magazine. I also had cravings for seltzer water during my last 2 pregnancies and never had any problems with constipation. She told me she didn't like the taste and couldn't drink it. A few weeks later she let slip she was mixing it with juice and was actually regular for once.
After months of a sinus infection I found that drinking a full glass of water from a copper cup first thing in morning to be beneficial. It cleared my sinuses overnight and finally the skin around my nose started to heal after 3 days. However, one has to be persistent with this treatment - at least a month - otherwise it comes back if not all bacteria is cleared out of the body. Please make sure to eat healthy - as many have observed before too much milk, fried food and extremely spiced food can cause imbalances for the liver and set up liver stagnation (TCM). This in turn may lead to headaches and the liver cannot filter all bacteria if it is overtasked (which is one of its primary functions).
Buy an Ayurvedic copper cup or any pure copper vessel - make sure it is absolutely clean (citron juice and salt will clean it naturally). Fill with water in the evening and leave over night. Drink first thing in the morning. Copper water is a natural purification for the body and kills harmful bacteria - without ever causing resistance or harmful side effects. Check the internet for more information.
EC: TCM= Traditional Chinese Medicine
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)