Skip to comments.Does Your Water Need More Ions? The latest health fad is even more ridiculous than most health fads.
Posted on 03/23/2013 8:49:17 PM PDT by neverdem
After so many years of neglect, water appears ready to emerge as a cutting-edge health food. Perhaps it’s the fault of Gatorade, that Technicolor concoction of salt, sugar, and water people guzzle to “replenish their electrolytes.” The Gatorade inventors, some dweeby physiologists, were just trying to keep football players from collapsing in the Florida heat. They could not have foreseen what was to transpire in the decades ahead as the concept of the “sports drink” took hold, and then, more bizarrely yet, water itself became a symbol of health and status.
With each iteration, beginning with bottled waters derived from glaciers (tres European) to the recent “enhanced water,” H2O has moved closer to the first-class cabin. But the latest version is a real head-scratcher: ionized, alkalinized water. Companies such as Chanson, Kangen, and many others are in the game to sell you a gizmo for $1,000 (or $2,000 or $3,000) to run your tap water through. The devices contain electrodes that purport to realign your water, split off some hydrogen atoms along the way, and rid it of various pesky problems so that it will taste better and be healthier and your arthritis will go away. In a week. Maybe two.
In every way, water, at least American water, is a strange target for an expensive course in self-improvement. The number of Americans sickened by tap water, leaving aside the flood-induced Milwaukee cryptosporidiosis outbreak of 1993, is minuscule. Top-notch municipal plumbing remains perhaps our greatest achievement. We confront many ubiquitous environmental risks daily, but water is not among them. It is safe and unobjectionable. Plus it’s cheap—and yet...
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I only drink what comes out of the tap or garden hose.
That's why I drink Brawndo. It has electrolytes.
As my dear Mother used to say, some people have too much time on their hands.
I never smoked, drank or did drugs. I was diagnosed with Stage Three Leukemia at age 52. I did Chemo, was in remission for a little over two years, then back to Chemo. My numbers are slipping again after four years, so we’ll see.
My Father, an Alcoholic for over 60 years, was diagnosed with Stage Four Lymphoma at age 82. He went through Chemo over seven years ago. Just had a CT Scan and he is as clean as a whistle, just turning 90 last Monday. For all intents an purposes, he is cured of the Disease.
Life isn’t fair, and living Life in fear of eating or drinking something that “may” be bad for you is the dumbest waste of time I can think of. That and Voting for Obama.
Everyone I ever knew that I (lovingly) considered Health Nuts have never lived to a ripe old age like my Father. It’s just the way it is, you never know when the Fat Lady will sing. When she does, you’ll be the first to know, or not.
It blew my mind when I saw that my daughter-in-law in Miami had purchased 48 small bottles of water for hurricane emergencies. They were using gallons of milk on a regular basis. I always keep six gallons of cleaned refilled milk containers full of water for storms and water main breaks. Doesn’t cost more than a few cents for the water itself.
Not me! No way! I don’t drink water any more. I drink dihydrogen oxide. It’s much better for you, plus it’s organic, too.
Hydroxic acid for those with too much money
Keep drinking that Flouride y’all.
Where is the science that says public water with chlorine and fhllorine are safe to drink?
No one in this world has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.
Henry Louis Mencken
My 76 years of good health says it’s good, I won’t drink bottled crap!
Or how about the Ozone lamps that were sdvertised to sanitize things. (I think they actually worked to a certain degree.)
I am a huge fan of iodine, it’s my new best friend! I never knew how lacking we are in potassium iodine until recently. I grew up on well water and did not develop abnormal conditions until I was living in areas that had only “tap”.
Flourine, bromine, chlorine did G*d intend that to be in your body?
Iodides will kill the microbes..end of story.
What did Mencken have against the Amish?
LOL All the stress she is putting on herself finding a goofy set of foods will likely give her a stroke at age fifty.
What did Mencken have against the Amish?
Ultraviolet? Since ozone is a gas it won't come from a lamp. However I believe ozone is bubbled through water to sterilize it.
The hidden variables are that when you moved from the country to the city (or suburb) you also took in more pollution from other sources, stress, etc.