I've had some bad bouts with gout. Anyone that has never had it, can't understand the pain associated with it. The best way for me to describe it, is it feels like you just broke your foot, ankle, or BIG TOE and now someone has put it in a vise and is tightening it in a slow torturous fashion. Most of the time before I get an episode, I will get an ever so slight "twinge" of pain, warning me that I had better start drinking copious amounts of WATER and lay off some of the things that have caused attacks in the past. But after its been a while between attacks, I'll sometimes forget exactly how excruciatingly painful it really was and not heed the numerous warnings, and before you know, it sneaks up from behind you, taps you on the shoulder and hits you right between the eyes!! (or should I say Big Toe) And says I told ya I was com'in. So all in all, listen to your body and drink plenty of WATER.
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
In my exploration of colloidal silver, it occurred to me that perhaps the water at Lourdes comes down through the Pyrenees across a vein of silver somewhere but, apparently, it's actually what some call "hydrogen water".
In looking into what hydrogen water is, I found something very peculiar. Machines that dissolve extra hydrogen are actually sold - and not only sold but, some, for thousands of dollars!
Here's the deal. You can get the same "hydrogenated" water by heating it which increases the hydrogen by decreasing the oxygen so, just heat some water and treat it like an indigo vat because that's where the magic of indigo is - "hydrogen" water - I.e. low oxygen water. It's also that magical "feel good" effect of tea as well as why hot springs can't support aquatic life. Not enough oxygen.
So, if you want some hydrogen water just heat some up which will cause it to throw off oxygen, increasing its hydrogen and then be sure not to stir it up or shake it or splash it around. That's it! Practically free hydrogen water! Yeah!!
But don't forget! Silver is awesome!!
Now, somebody can sell "magical tea kettles" that make "hydrogen water" for thousands of dollars! ROFL!
P.S. Something else occurs to me which is that urine contains NO dissolved oxygen so, it is 95% hydrogen water...very interesting...given its profound therapeutic effects...I never did get up the gumption to drink it. I tried it but...it's a psychological thing, I guess...but boiled water...I can DO that!
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?