Ian Blair Hamilton
Managing Director, IonLife
rhetorical question. We all know the answer - but in my experience
the only time such a question seems to become important is when
people don't actually have five years of life left.
often said that people spend more money on their health in the last
two years of their life than the total of the rest of their life. In
my experience this is so very true.
want to waste time telling you how naughty you've been to fail to
learn about your own health. God knows we are all so "busy" just
surviving in this crazy world that oftentimes health takes a
backstage position until it fails. It's like my son's car. He simply
doesn't change the oil. He believes everything lasts forever. At age
26, so did I.
been asked many times to write down my understanding of acid and
alkaline balance and its effects on health. This has usually been
asked after I have spent an hour explaining it to someone, for the
umpteenth time! So I'm going to give you my grand theory of
everything about acid/alkaline balance now, and if you hear what I
am saying, I know you'll understand and act upon this most
fundamental of all health secrets.
acid/alkaline balance 'fundamental'? Because this is about what
happens at the microscopic level within our bodies; beyond the
cellular level - at the atomic level. It's all about electricity,
and about what happens to create energy in your body at the atomic
level. It's about what doesn't happen, what should happen, and what
will happen if you follow what I am suggesting. Most people I talk
to already know that we are too acidic, because of acidic foods,
drinks, pollution, lifestyle, stress ... almost everything is
acidifying including watching the news at six.
told we need to alkalize, but what does that really mean? Many of us
think that acidic water is just water with lots of acidic minerals
in it, and alkaline water is water with lots of alkaline minerals in
it - calcium, magnesium, potassium etc. But you can have acidic
water with both acid and alkaline minerals in it; just more acids
than alkalis, so it's not quite as simple as you may have thought.
I explaining all this? Because if you can really understand this,
you can begin a new way of thinking about your own and your loved
one's health. The conventional approach to alkalizing something like
water has been to take tap water, with its mix of acids and alkalis,
then add more alkalis.
wrong with that? You're drinking a chemical cocktail - just to get
your alkaline water.
this twenty minutes we're going to go far farther than this small
assume that we have water with no minerals at all; distilled for
instance. Then we add some calcium. Now we have
The pH of this water may have gone from a neutral pH 7 to an
alkaline pH 8; ten times more alkaline that pH 7. Most of us learned
all this in chemistry class - as long as you weren't looking out the
window like me!
know what pH stands for? It comes from French, and means "per
Hydrogen", which is a measure of the amount of Hydrogen in a liquid.
Note; we're not talking about the amount of alkalizing or acidifying
chemicals in a liquid. No, we're talking about the amount of
hydrogen atoms. The chemicals or minerals just react with the water
to create hydrogen atoms.
this so important? Hydrogen fuels us. Hydrogen heals us. Hydrogen is
our most essential nutrient. Hydrogen provides our life force! And
pH equals amount of hydrogen in liquid, so it's a measure, if you
like, of available life force in a liquid.
Sang Whang, that wonderful Korean American scientist and inventor,
explains it beautifully in his ground-breaking book Reverse Aging.
He says water has memory (we've seen this in Dr Masaru Emoto's
amazing crystal images and in the early works of homoeopaths) but he
goes further; he says this memory is expressed as a measurable
electrical energy. This energy can be measured in volts (or
millivolts, because it's always very small) and can be lost over
time. When water has this electrical potential, it has the ability
to cause the hydrogen atoms in it to assume two different forms.
Whang's book describes his discovery of ionized, alkaline water -
and at age 75 is looking and sounding as good as I would hope to
look at that age!)
with me, this is about as technical as I'm going to get!
water has electrical energy, it causes the hydrogen within it to
assume one of two forms. One is hydrogen that has a positive
electrical charge. This water is 'acidic'. The other is hydrogen
that bonds with an oxygen atom and becomes negatively charged. This
is the building block of life itself, and chemically, it is in the
form of OH-.
oxygen atom, one hydrogen atom with this negative electrical charge.
That's ionized water. It now has energy it wants to donate to any
compatible atom in your body. And it is called 'alkaline'.
forms, these ions or atoms, now have the capability to precipitate
chemical reactions of other minerals in water. What has that got to
do with your health and longevity?
happens in our bodies without a chemical reaction.
every chemical reaction only happens when the 'electricity' between
just two atoms is compatible. So we can say that we are a chemical
organism - by courtesy of electricity.
molecular level, way beyond the cells, trillions of electrically
uniting and repelling is going on every millisecond of your life.
It's a veritable orgy of unity, and it's happening right now in your
body, it always has, and it continues until the balance of acid and
alkaline reactions - the battle between them - is over.
what wins this battle of the ions? Acid - every time. We all know
that our body acids take over after we die to break down the body.
Let me tell you, they've been doing just that for many, many years
before you die. They're doing it now! Rusting, decaying, breaking
down, burning, oxidizing - all a natural part of our balanced
life as we know it is an internal 'battle' between positively
charged atoms (ions) and negatively charged atoms (ions). We can
equally - but less accurately - say life is a battle between acid
and alkaline, because that's exactly what pH is all about.
acid/alkaline balance = ionizing = O.R.P.
back to water - when there are more H+ ions in the water than OH-
ions, it will read as acidic. When there are more OH- than H+, it's
like to pause here a minute and review what we have discussed. I'll
put it in point form:
Acid or alkaline liquid is measured as pH.
is a measure of hydrogen ions (atoms)
The more H+ in a liquid, the more 'acidic'
The more OH-, the more alkaline.
Acid and alkaline can be thought of electrically as ions of
Hydrogen carrying either a positive or negative charge of
All chemical processes in your body are begun and completed when
the correct electrical charge is found to match the electrical
charge of another atom. Nothing happens without electricity.
Electricity and chemistry, therefore, are the same in the body.
OK with that? If not, please spare another five precious minutes and
read it all again, because what comes next rests upon your
understanding so far and is the key to the secret of health and anti
ageing that I'm communicating.
Okay. So water can have hydrogen ions in it. Are you OK with me
using the word 'ion'? An ion is an atom with an electrical charge.
measure pH using litmus paper or an electronic pH meter. It will
give us a reading of from 0 to 14, with pH 7 being neutral; neither
acid nor alkaline. Or we can use an ORP meter which tells us a lot
more. It tells us the O = Oxidizing or R = reducing or donating
Potential of a liquid. That's what O.R.P. means.
Oxidizing means the ability to oxidize. To burn up. To rust. To
break down, and the example I used earlier of a cadaver breaking
down is an excellent one. It is oxidizing.
Reducing is not as easy to understand. Scientifically, it means
giving away, or donating, so if a liquid has 'reducing potential' it
has the ability to donate energy to the body.
meter actually measures the electrical charge of the water and if it
reads above zero, it's oxidizing (acidic and an ionic 'robber'). If
the voltage is negative it's reducing (alkaline and a giver)!
can begin to see that we aren't simply talking about choosing
alkaline foods and drinks. We are choosing ways to 'alkalize' and
'energize', to add to our negative ion energy store and to
neutralize the acidic, positively charged atoms in our bodies.
are getting very, very fundamental, and we are using water to carry
this energy into the body.
would this be so wonderful for you? Take a quick look at blood. As
we know, blood has lots of water in it, and so it also has a ratio
of the two types of water, the acidic and the alkaline as we
discussed. When there are more alkaline ions, in the form of OH-,
there is more oxygen in the blood, available to us as instantaneous
fuel for life. In fact, if your blood is just a tiny bit more
alkaline (from 7.3 to 7.45), it will be holding around 2/3 more
remember my first few weeks on ionized, alkaline water; I was like a
kid of Christmas day; up at 3 am looking for presents! I had just so
much energy! Of course, once my system realized it had this new
supply of oxygen, it put it to good use, modifying my early hour
'high' into sustained energy throughout the day,
possible that the lethargy you may be feeling could simply be the
inability to carry oxygen in your blood? Can you also imagine the
effect of proper oxygen levels in an athlete or sportsperson's
had quite a few people asking me why they get such a boost from
oxygen supplements (Hydrogen Peroxide). It isn't hard to identify
them as an acidic person, and without fail, those people who tell me
that they get a boost from the supplements are all, in my
estimation, trapped in an acid cycle lifestyle.
no boost at all from any of the oxygen boost supplements, so I have
concluded that I have the oxygen already available in my alkaline
balanced bloodstream, and the people who get a boost are deficient,
or acidic. It just makes sense!
this fabulous information? I am so grateful to have learned about
acid/alkaline! We've all concentrated on finding the latest
supplement or miracle cure to 'improve our wellness when the real
support work can be done using what we are primarily and
overwhelmingly composed of.
What's that? Water!
70% water - yet we've basically ignored it! So now we are going to
look at how water can change us fundamentally. But to do this I need
to let you see what happens in an acidic body - bearing in mind that
unless you are the one in 100 who is naturally alkaline, this means
just imagine we've wolfed down a Super sized burger along with a
giant sugary soft drink. Even while it's still in your mouth - your
nerves are already sending signals to your belly. The chemicals in
your mouth have sampled the pH of the food, and (don't ask me how),
your nervous system has told your stomach how much of this monster
meal is 'coming on down'.
people still think the stomach is a bagful of acid into which the
burger is going to just 'ker-splosh'. It's just not true.
stomach is a vessel that is used to hold just the right amount of
acid; not too much, not too little - as calculated by the mouth (and
I suspect, the eyes - we've all heard the old saying, his eyes are
bigger than his stomach!)
You won't see a big bag of acid down there. You'll see a precisely
controlled mish mash, evolutionarily trained to work with just the
right amount to break down the food and pass it into the lower gut
for absorption. What you also won't see is the bicarbonate of soda
that is also exuded from the bloodstream, and now coats the lining
of the stomach to protect it from the acid. The acid, by the way, is
also delivered to the stomach from reserves in the blood, known as
the 'acid buffer'. If I have time, I'll talk about why older people
are short on acids, but let's keep on track.
you've swallowed this humungous McMess, your body has had ample
chance to understand that it just swallowed something with the
potential to kill. It knows that if the pH of your blood falls to
neutral 7 instead of its normal pH 7.35, you will go into a coma and
die. Right now, courtesy of Fast Food and Drink Corporations, you
body is being flooded with acids and your blood pH is beginning to
fall. Your adrenals are screaming! They are telling you things are
dire; but guess what?
interpreted the message as the 'hit' you always get when you gulp a
Coke. You've actually learned to love it!!
adrenals are our early warning system. They are telling all of our
systems to drop everything and source some alkaline minerals or
negative hydrogen to neutralize this acid flood. Our major organ
systems are hard wired to respond because this is a survival
imperative. It's been with you since Paleolithic times. You don't
digest dinner when a dinosaur is chasing you - you never have,
because you've learned that death is the result of both scenarios.
happens down there? Well, the 'all systems alert' firstly calls on
the pancreas, because one of the pancreas's jobs is to secrete
alkaline chyle to neutralize the acids now mixed up with the food
you have now tossed around in your stomach.
real problem is that you've been making a habit of this. Not only
have you eaten a Burger, Fries and Soft Drinks for lunch, you've
been downing beers, eating lots of sugar in fruit because someone
told you you should eat more fruit, and you've been stressed out at
work. You've been robbing the pancreas so long that it's just
exhausted. It has nothing more to give.
next port of call is body tissues. "Alkalis? Alkalis? Anyone?"
"Sorry. None here." Next stop is bones and teeth, and yes, we
actually erode our own skeleton to feed our acid habit.
meantime, because our blood pH is plunging dangerously, the stomach
has been told to stop what it's doing and let the body use its
limited available energy to work on alkalizing this deadly acid
flood, so what does it do? It dumps its half processed McLoad into
the lower intestine.
acidic, it's lumpy, it's half digested, and the poor old pancreas,
the gate keeper to the lower intestine, can't do a thing to change
it and fulfill its purpose of protecting the lower gut. It's like a
lorry load of toxic waste sneaking past a helpless sentry.
now it's oozing into the intestine. And because you've been acidic
for so long - (a byproduct of acidosis is constipation as the water
from the stools is sucked out into the abdominal cavity to help move
garbage) - your bowel is what doctors call "lazy". It moves slowly
because it's full of hard feces. And being acidic, it burns the
sensitive absorbent villi on the intestinal walls as it goes, even
to the point of bursting though the intestine wall, flooding the
abdominal cavity with filthy, rotting, acidic McGarbage that only a
few hours ago was sitting on a shelf in a fast food outlet.!
we come to where all of the effects of excess acid conspire against
us and our future health.
first, do you know what a free radical really is? It's a positively
charged oxygen atom or ion. And as we have learned it is oxidative.
It breaks things down. It burns, it rusts.
always, in a perfect body, things work perfectly. In this perfect
body it has a perfect purpose as the perfect little janitor, moving
about and reacting with garbage, toxins or putrefying matter to
oxidize it and render it down to its basic components.
that I said that's what it does in a perfect system, but an acidic
system isn't a perfect system. As we have already discussed,
virtually every system in an acidic body is under siege and working
at far less potential than it was designed for. So things go wrong.
They either over or under-perform, or they perform in a way they
shouldn't. So it is with our free radical system. In a state of
siege, or acidity, it produces too many free radicals, (ah well,
better more than not enough, folks!) and being eager little fully
active critters, they go forth and oxidize - anything! Not just
putrid food or waste, but healthy cells! That's why our scientists
say it is ageing us. They are acidic - positively charged, acting as
a result of acid, in an acidic system.
could they possible work in the way they were designed?
do we do about all this mess? We see the glossy advertisement for
anti-oxidant capsules, tablets, exotic juices and the like and we
spend six, seven, ten dollars a day gobbling them down.
it they have in those little capsules? They have chemical cages
holding something we've now heard about; the H- hydrogen ion, the
great donator, the giver, the lifesaver! Instead of drinking
negative hydrogen loaded alkaline water at about two cents a liter,
people are told they have to get their antioxidants in pills! What a
setup! Companies make millions from the theory!
does water really work? I was attending an exhibition of health
systems three years ago. I'd been on our stand for three days. Three
days of non-stop talking, and when someone told me there was a stand
where you could have your antioxidant ability tested, my first
reaction was that I couldn't possibly have a good reading. I was
just too tired. However, it was free, and things were quiet, so I
went to see what it was all about. Sure enough, there was the man,
the computer and the test report coming out of a printer. He was
trying to sell people on buying his brand of antioxidant pills, but
he was quite happy to test me. "I've been talking non stop for three
days." I said. "Will it still work?"
makes no difference," he replied. "The probe measures the carotene
in the skin, and that's the best indicator of antioxidant ability."
what is a good score?" I asked. He explained that the top score was
thirty on the computer's scale, and that very few people got
anywhere near that.
out my wrist. He applied the probe and a minute later pulled the
results from the printer, looking puzzled.
you sure you're not on some form of antioxidant supplement?" he
asked with a slightly suspicious frown.
at all." I answered. "Why?"
"Because your score is the highest I've done all week. You are over
the scale. You scored forty! What is it you do to get a score like
looked him in the eye to watch his reaction.
drink alkaline water."
years since that test, I get calls from clients from all over. It
seems that wherever he goes with his machine, he finds one of our
what? I had my antioxidant ability tested! And." they say.
"And your reading went off the scale, right?"
"How did you know?" they ask, astounded.
So I DO
know the alkaline water works as a powerful antioxidant. All
alkaline foods will work to some degree, but it just makes so much
sense that if you are 70% water, and if water is everywhere in your
body, then - to my mind - water in an antioxidant form is a far more
efficient and economical mode of countering free radicals than food
stop talking about myself at this point; there are literally
hundreds of stories that we have received over the last seven years
about the effects and power of drinking IonLife water. These are all
real stories from real people just like you; athletes, housewives,
businesspeople, doctors, naturopaths, families young and old. You'll
find just a few of their stories on our brochures and on our
website, but more come in every week, and they are always amazing.
know the really cool thing for me? Yes, it's wonderful water and it
has great effect on me every day of my life. But it's also clever
water. It splits into acid water that I use to cleanse and remove
bacteria from my food, my kitchen, my bathroom, my skin and hair. It
also provides the alkaline water I have already described.
here's the great thing. It costs me two cents a liter, and I NEVER
have to buy another throwaway plastic bottle of water.
Quick Comparison of Water Health Systems
that you know what happens with ionized, alkaline water you will
have a very good idea about other so-called ionized water. There are
many, many water filters that frankly, wish they were ionizers.
difference is in the basic principle we have discussed about
negative hydrogen ions; the superior antioxidant ability of the
only reason the water alkalizer works so well is that it
actually splits water into two optimized forms:
alkaline water we've talked about - ionized, negatively charged,
oxygenated, microclustered superhydrating.
'other' water that is simultaneously separated from the alkaline
water; acid, astringent, antimicrobial.
This water is a wonderful addition to your home because it can be
used as a non-chemical cleanser for food, for greens, for work
surfaces, for windows, for hair and skin. This is the same water
used instead of harsh chemicals at the massive Tokyo Fish Market to
clean up daily. It is also used in many Japanese and Korean hospital
true electronically controlled water ionizer splits the water this
way. The alternatives you may read about all use a magnet in the
water stream. Although this does create a little less positive
ionization in the water, (not enough to become negative) it will
quickly re-associate back to normal H2O when it leaves the magnet's
field. So there's no lasting stream of OH- molecules as we discussed
earlier and there's no alternative acid stream output.
the years of working with the water alkalizer, I've heard so many
stories invented by other manufacturers about why their system is
better, but it all boils down to one simple fact. They can't
alkalize like the systems we've been talking about. End of story.
... there are some questions I hear again and again which I'll share
Does it remove fluoride?
A: Fluoride is an acid molecule and the majority of it passes out in
the acid stream. I am in possession of a test on a similar
system from Sequoia Labs USA showing full removal. Fluoride is
a sneaky molecule that can join with other molecules in the water,
and so we can't promise total effectiveness.
Can I over-alkalize?
A: The alkaline water isn't loaded with alkaline minerals that will
keep on alkalizing when in your body. It is loaded with sacrificial
hydrogen ions that unites with positively charged molecules in your
body. Then their work is finished. I've never seen anyone too
alkaline. Alkalinity, unlike acidity, is managed by the body by
immediate elimination. As always consult a health practitioner if
you have health issues.
does the filter in it compare to normal filters?
A: Most water filters are 1 micron exclusion rating. The Jupiter
BioStone water filter cartridge in the alkalizer is 0.1 or .01
micron; ten or one hundred times more effective.
Isn't Reverse Osmosis the most effective water filter?
A: Yes. It is so effective that it takes all minerals and everything
out, making the water so 'empty' that it will begin uniting with CO2
in the air and turning acid. RO systems are not popular today
because they waste approximately 9 liters per liter supplied.
What about a distiller? That doesn't waste water.
A: True. A distiller doesn't waste water, but it is very
power-hungry and has the same problem of RO. It is also so 'clean'
that it also ends up acidic. If you look at our own history, you'll
realize we have never had access to pure water and therefore our
bodies are not made to process it. We need mineralized alkaline
water because that's what we are made of; saline, mineralized,
alkaline water! Drinking pure water - remembering the fact that the
body is always balancing everything - means it has to find minerals
from it's own reserves to mineralize the water you paid so much to
process and drink!
Lots of systems say they alkalize.
A: Many do, but they do just by adding alkaline minerals - usually
calcium - to the water as it is filtered. You still get all the
acids in the water.
Blair Hamilton is a Managing Director of IonLife in Australia, the
world's largest international distributor of alkaline water health
systems. He is also a researcher, journalist, author and
alternative health lecturer.
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