is Alkaline Water ? :
A water ionizer (also known as alkaline ionizer) is a home appliance
which claims to raise the pH of drinking water via ionization; in order
to achieve a variety of health benefits. Such claims contradict laws
of chemistry and physiology and are unfounded.
Because alkaline water has a higher
pH level than does plain tap water, proponents say that it can neutralize
acid in your bloodstream, boost your metabolism and help your body absorb
nutrients more effectively. Some even say that alkaline water can help
prevent disease and slow the aging process.
Ved Mantra No. 248
and pH :
In the 1930's, an interesting natural
cancer treatment was proposed as a simple, effective answer to cancer
– almost any cancer. This treatment approach is not well known
because it is considered alternative or experimental - or even dangerous
- by the medical and scientific community and hence has been referenced
primarily in obscure publications outside the mainstream press.
This treatment approach is called alkaline
therapy or pH therapy, and is based in part on observations of cultures
without significant incidence of cancer and in part on scientific observations
of and experimentation with cellular metabolism.
principles of pH therapy are very simple. The metabolism of cancer cells
has a very narrow pH tolerance for cellular proliferation (mitosis),
which is between 6.5 and 7.5. As such, if you can interfere with cancer
cell metabolism by either lowering or raising the internal cancer cell
pH, you can theoretically stop cancer progression.
While lowering cancer cell pH (increasing acidity) is effective against
cancer cell mitosis in the lab, increasing acid levels in the live body
of a cancer patient puts stress on normal cells and causes a lot of
pain. So the proposed alkaline therapy for people is a "high pH
therapy" and has been developed to normalize the intracellular
pH of the cancer patient's body through elimination of latent acidosis,
while increasing the pH of cancer cells to a range above 7.5. According
to published research, it is at that pH they revert to a normal cellular
apoptosis cycle (programmed cell death).
Ideally, this approach begins with an
alkaline diet. There is general agreement amongst natural healers and
medical professionals alike, that changing a cancer patient's diet is
extremely helpful when someone is confronted with a cancer diagnosis.
There is a chance to heal from and prevent future recurrences of cancer
using alkaline diet principles.
The alkaline diet, which is primarily
plant-based and avoids sugar, dairy, wheat and other high-gluten grains
as well as an excess consumption of fruits, while emphasizing fresh
vegetables and vegetable juices along with cruciferous vegetables and
greens, changes the body's intracellular pH to come close to the ideal
blood pH of 7.3/7.41- a key metabolic accomplishment on the path to
longevity whether you have cancer or not! An alkaline diet based on
vegetables and fruits create a less-than-optimal environment for cancer
proliferation, while at the same time strengthens the immune function
and supports healthy cells in the body through improved nutrition.
The second step is to use some nutritional
mechanism to move the internal cancer cell pH from the optimal mitosis
range of pH 6.5 to 7.5, to above 8, which shortens the life of the cancer
cell. As described by its proponents, alkaline therapy neutralizes the
acid waste of the cancer which causes so much pain, interferes with
the anaerobic fermentation of glucose that starts the self-feeding acidic
cancer wasting cycle called cachexia and in time, can induce remission.
If this theory of alkaline therapy holds true, it should be possible
to address cancer without chemotherapy, radiation or surgery and use
alkaline therapy as a primary cancer treatment.
This bold statement comes from a somewhat
abstruse body of research. In the 1880's, Louis Pasteur published his
work on cellular aerobic respiration and glycolysis. In 1931, Otto Warburg
won the Nobel Prize for his work on the metabolism of tumors and the
respiration of cells, which was later summarized in his 1956 paper,
On the Origin of Cancer Cells. His work on cancer expanded upon Pasteur's
findings and described respiratory insufficiency and a cellular metabolism
of glucose fermentation as the primary trigger for cancer progression.
Warburg's conclusions on cancer were
much discussed in scientific circles, as they are academically elegant,
but were not accepted by most members of the scientific community engaged
in cancer research. Most cancer researchers in the late 1950's believed
that the anaerobic metabolism of cancer cells and their accompanying
output of lactic acid was a side effect or an adjunct effect of cancer,
not a cause. Cancer research since the 1960's has focused primarily
on genetic aberrations as causative for cancer, and has ignored the
body of research on cancer pH and its implications for therapeutic approaches.
Warburg's work was a catalyst for yet
another research effort on the nature of cancer cells, beginning in
the 1930's. A. Keith Brewer, PhD (physicist) performed experiments on
the relationship between energized, oxygenated cell membrane and elemental
uptake, vs. cellular membranes in an un-energized state such as cancer
cells exhibit. He wrote a number of papers discussing the cellular mechanisms
of cancer cells and the changes in metabolism induced or indicated by
the lack of or presence of oxygen in combination with other elements,
particularly potassium and calcium. He noted that cancer cells share
one characteristic no matter what type of cancer: they have lost their
pH control mechanism.
summary conclusion regarding cancer was that by changing the pH of cancer
cells to alkaline (above 7.5), they will cease to function as they need
an acidic, anaerobic environment to thrive. In other words, he proposed
that cancer cells will die if they can be pushed into an alkaline, oxygenated
Brewer's work cites areas in the world where cancer incidents are very
low. These areas contain concentrations of alkalizing minerals in the
soil and water, which are greater than in other parts of the world.
For example, the Hunza of northern Pakistan and the Hopi Indians of
the American West share both similar soil and water conditions and diet.
The alkaline elemental minerals of cesium chloride, germanium and rubidium
are heavily present in the soil and water. Ingestion of these elements
is correspondingly high. These peoples also live in similar high, dry
climates and grow apricot orchards, traditionally eating the fresh or
dried fruit and the seeds each day.
It should be noted that apricot seeds
are the source of the controversial cancer treatment Laetrile or B-17/Amygdalin.
Apricot seeds contain trace amounts of cyanide, which has long been
identified as a potential chemotherapeutic agent against cancer proliferation.
Other similarities in the diet include a low consumption of dairy products,
meat and wheat, as these foodstuffs are difficult to farm in high, arid
climates and a correspondingly greater consumption of millet, buckwheat,
nuts, dried fruits and berries in their traditional diets, all of which
contain a similar enhanced (though sill minute) concentration of cyanide.
This is all very interesting, but what
does it really mean for cancer patients who wish to avoid the pain of
cancer and the typical course of treatment using surgery, chemotherapy
and radiation? What are the conditions that will force cancer cells
to change their pH?
Conventional chemotherapeutic agents
such as Cytoxan usually cause more damage to normal cells than to cancer
cells, because cancer cells have a very thick, unenergized cellular
membrane that essentially protects them from absorbing many drugs. Normal
cells have no such protection.
Conversely, cancer cells have no way
to normalize their internal pH, where normal cells are relatively unaffected
by high concentrations of alkalizing minerals. However cancer cells
take up primarily two elements: glucose and potassium.
In practical application, then, it is
necessary to find a way to guide alkalizing elements - such as cesium,
germanium or rubidium - into cancer cells, without impacting normal
cells. It turns out this can be done using a transport agent that penetrates
the bone/blood barriers, then relying on the normal uptake of alkalizing
elements that follow the potassium pathway. Cancer cells appear to have
preferential uptake of cesium chloride in particular, but also take
up germanium, rubidium, selenium, etc. all through the potassium pathway.
There is a compound that is frequently
applied to the skin by arthritis sufferers for relief of inflammation,
used in brain surgery to relieve intracranial pressure and topically
used in sports medicine and veterinary medicine, also for reducing inflammation.
This compound is called DMSO and it is formed in the slurry created
from soaking wood chips in water that is a bi-product of the paper making
has it that workers in the paper making industry were observed to have
their hands in water continuously, but they never developed arthritis
and had rapidly healing skin and strong nails. Experimentation with
DMSO as a medical treatment began in the 1800's and continues to the
present day. DMSO is medically approved in the United States only for
the treatment of interstitial cystitis, a type of inflammation of the
Ash and Alkaline Water :
In our recearch which we conducted on 19 December 2014 we took
pH strips to measure the pH value in water.
Value of Tap Water
Value of Agnihotra Ash Water
we took the sample of tap water which our government gives us [Note
: The water given by Ahmedabad municipality water services as on 19
December 2014 (State : Gujarat, Country : India)] which came between
7 and 7.5 (We did not purify the water with any water purifier nor did
we boil the water).
After this we took one spoon of Agnihotra Ash and added it in one glass
of water (same tap water). We waited for some time so that the ash in
water can settle down, we took the water carefully to avoid ash as much
as we can and then we again filtered the Agnihotra Ash water and checked
its pH value. To our surprise the pH value came to Approx. 10.5.
Agnihotra Ash water :
candle water filter comes with steel and plastic body but prefer to
use steel body because plastic has many disadvantages.
This sort of candle water filter does not reduce the pH value in water
but some water purifiers reduces the pH value in water.
It is advised to check the pH value of candle filtered water because
the making of candle differs from company to company.