Support for Enagic Kangen™ Water from the Medical Profession
Dr. Hiromi Shinya: Diet is the key to our health, maintains Dr. Hiromi Shinya. That’s the conclusion of this endocrinologist who has spent 35 years as a physician, during which time he’s had the opportunity to examine the stomachs and intestines of hundreds of thousands of patients. "It’s proved an invaluable experience from which to help people adopt the best dietary habits for a healthy and enjoyable life," says Dr. Shinya.
Dr. Shinya explains how the medical profession has come to realize the importance of maintaining a clean and healthy colon: "So many ill-health stems from problems here, particularly when the colon is acidic."
The main thing, he continues, is to understand how important, indeed, essential, water is for health. The quality of the water matters immensely. Hard water, which often contains substantial quantities of elements such as magnesium and calcium is preferable as this is ‘good water’. Drinking it means the body maintains the correct alkaline pH balance.
If you want the best drinking water, choose Kangen Water™, argues Dr. Shinya. It’s now widely accepted that nothing else compares to its hydrating qualities. It is a first-class detoxifier and has potent anti-oxidation properties too.
Dr. Horst Filtzer, Vascular Surgeon
Vascular surgeon Dr. Horst Filtzer recalls that his first experience of drinking Kangen™ was a memorable one. “I reacted very positively to it in every way.” After this, Dr. Filtzer began to study the product, and then to investigate the whole area of ionization and the necessity for creating alkalinity in the cells of the body. He found increasingly compelling evidence that this product had qualities that could benefit every single human. “I’d recommend its use in every home since there is nothing approaches it in quality,” advises Dr. Filtzer.
His support is based on the vast improvement it has brought about in his own circumstances. “I have no hesitation in recommending Kangen Water™. I’m not only speaking as a physician and surgeon but as a human being too. These benefits need to be made known to everyone and I support this wholeheartedly with my own endorsement.
Dr. Dave Carpenter, Naturopathic Physician
The program of alkalization involves a fresh approach to nutrition and our daily diet believes naturopathic practitioner Dr. Dave Carpenter. It provides positive improvements in well-being that people have tried to achieve previously without success, including enhanced fitness, slimness, and mental clarity.
"Through decades of investigation and working with patients, we can determine that the major underlying cause of all illnesses is quite simply over-acidification of the body," argues Dr. Carpenter. This stems from the diet that most people now have, based on sugars, meat, and dairy, with too much coffee, alcohol, and other problematic foods. The resulting sickness and constant tiredness disappear on diets based on whole plant foods.
“I’ve found that nothing provides better nutritional support for you than Kangen™,” states Dr. Carpenter. “Water is fundamental to diet and Enagic® Kangen™ Water is simply the best choice. Those who’ve tried it for themselves can honestly testify to the improvement.”
Dr. Otto Warburg, Nobel Prize Winner
Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Otto Warburg, during his research at the Max Planck Institute for Cell Physiology, made a major discovery regarding the difference between cancerous and normal cells. At work in his lab in Berlin-Dahlem in the 1960s, he saw that it was alkalinity that marked one from the other. Normal cells, he concluded, absolutely needed oxygen and were alkaline, while cancer cells lived without oxygen and affected tissues were acidic.
Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj
Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj was a researcher with major concerns about the lack of proper hydration in the general population. His work on dehydration led him to believe that a great deal of stress, pain, and serious disease results from not paying sufficient attention to the body's need for water. Dr. Batmanghelidj believed that people should not wait until they feel thirst coming on before drinking.
Our bodies are mainly composed of water, he argued. “75% in fact and the brain itself is composed of 85% water.” While the medical profession has been focusing on the solid matter of the body, it’s water that counts in making sure the solid parts stay healthy and this operates at the molecular level. “Allowing yourself to become dehydrated will result in illness. Curing with water simply means treating the problems created by dehydration with water.”
Dr. William Howard Hay
Auto-toxification is the term that surgeon Dr. William Howard Hay used to describe the way we poison ourselves through the accumulation of acid in the body. Dr. Hay, the developer of the Hay Diet, argued early in the 20th century that illness escalates in relation to the amount of acid forming food that we eat. This reduces the alkalinity of the body and Hay believed that increased acidity is implicated in every case of a disease.
If only we brought to an end the acidification of our digestive and metabolic processes, argued Dr. Hay, then we would find the cure for many diseases.
He cited acidification as the major factor in a range of diseases from influenza, arthritis, and colitis to hay fever, typhoid, and pneumonia. Hay argued that it’s clear this is due to acidification pushing the body to the limits of toxin tolerance. Disease, he suggested, is the body’s way of attempting to rid itself of the burden of acidic toxins that it carries due to diet.
Hay maintained that an overload of acidic content in the blood results in an even higher build-up of acidic tissue. Areas of overloaded tissues that have suffered for years in this way begin to die. Other cells survive by becoming malignant. In effect, they are cells that are no longer under control of the regulatory systems of the body and so cancer begins.
Dr. Keiichi Morishita
The Director of the Ochanomizu Clinic in Japan, Dr. Keiichi Morishita, believes that our approach to the treatment of cancer is unhelpful. Dr. Morishita, who is also the Head of the International Natural Medicine Association, argues that treating cancer cells by the established methods of surgery, followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy, is of no benefit unless changes are made in the body’s alkalinity.
"Water that is high in alkalinity is drunk by patients in Asia as part of their treatment. It is the anti-acidity effect that helps in preventing cancer and this is an established part of medical practice,” is Dr. Morishita's message.
Dr. Robert C. Atkins
The creator of the famous Atkins diet linked all our modern diseases with the level of acidity in our bodies. Not only did he think that alcohol, smoking, and sugar were acid-creating, but also that stress would increase acidity too. Dr. Atkins argued that only the skin, perspiration and stomach contents were intended to be acidic while all the rest of our body should indicate a level of alkalinity.
Dr. Susan Lark
How much alkaline water should be drunk is a frequently asked question. Clinical nutritionist Dr. Susan Lark suggests four to six glasses over a day are required. This amount, she says, is sufficient to restore balance from acidification. It should be part of a regular program to help the body buffer the effects of acid in the diet. Over acidity can result in various conditions and alkaline water is an appropriate aid, when used with other remedies, for winter conditions like bronchitis, colds or flu. Its excess supply of free electrons makes it as valuable as vitamin C and similar products as an anti-oxidant. Taken long term it aids the body in avoiding major issues such as heart disease, strokes and a range of other health problems.
"The effects of electrolyzed alkaline water are more far-reaching than simply increasing raise the pH value of the body's cells and tissues along with neutralizing acids," states Dr. Lark. It's the chemical process. The addition of free electrons through electrolysis results in greatly increased anti-oxidizing properties. "This means it has more to contribute to preventing the oxidation process caused by free radicals in the body," explains Dr. Lark.
Dr. Ray Kurzweil
Like many other doctors who have investigated alkaline water, Dr. Ray Kurzweil, inventor, and award-winning scientist believes that there are more benefits to “alkaline water” than the increased alkalinity or changed pH effect it has on the body. He is also conscious of the value of the reduced oxidation that comes from using an alkalizer. This is known as the oxidation-reduction potential or ORP. Oxygen free radicals that threaten the body can be neutralized by water that has a high negative ORP. It is possible to test the quality of ORP with appropriate equipment. Using sensors, the difference between tap water and alkalized water was clear. Water from the faucet had on the whole an ORP of +290mV, in contrast to the negative ORP of water from the alkalinizer. Chemical reactions involving electron donations are more frequently the result of substances with higher negative ORP values, which means they begin to neutralize the dangerous free radicals that are positively charged. This, believes Dr. Kurzweil, is the most important reason for drinking that has come from an alkalinizer. The effect is even greater than drinking water that has had alkaline material dissolved in it.
Unstable free radicals, it is argued, have the potential to cause massive damage to our bodies because of their oxidizing capability. Dr. Kurzweil believes that they are implicated in a broad range of diseases including sunburn, stroke, heart conditions and cancer. They may be involved in eye conditions such as cataracts too. The danger arises because free radicals have to collect electrons, taking them from healthy tissue and thus disease results.
The free radicals literally "strip" electrons from undamaged cells, says Dr. Kurzweil, leading to disease unless something intervenes. It's the free radical oxidation of LDL cholesterol within our arterial walls that triggers the harmful immune response leading to blocked arteries, a major cause of heart disease. Drinking negatively ionized alkaline water that has been created by electrolysis produces electrons for the free radicals so that they don't scavenge them from healthy cells. The case is clear and it all comes back to chemistry. The ions produced by electrolysis can prevent free radicals from doing damage.
Dr. Yoshiaki Matsuo PhD
Redox - reduction-oxidation reaction - is the most important aspect of alkaline water agrees Dr. Yoshiaki Matsuo, Vice President of the Water Institute of Japan. Dr. Matsuo goes on to explain that human blood averages around 7.4 on the pH scale, with the states of acidosis or alkalosis confined within a deviation of 7.4 + -0.05. ORP, oxidation-reduction potential, has not received the interest it should have done.
We've known for a long time that the free radicals containing oxygen atoms, also known as ROS (reactive oxygen species) are the cause of many forms of damage to cells, argues Dr. Matsuo. This leads to states of illness such as diabetes and cancer, as well as being a major contributor to aging. Drinking electrolyzed reduced water, also known as ERW, which is rich in hydrogen has been shown to be a scavenger of the dangerous ROS radicals in our bodies, concludes the doctor. (Shirahata et al., 1997.)
Dr. Robert Young
Dr. Robert Young, a cellular nutritionist, also believes that our pH level has an influence at the cellular level in our bodies. Issues are caused by long term acidification of the body. In order for our metabolism to work as it should, out
the system needs to be alkaline. The doctor describes the effects of acid in our bodies as "corrosive." This affects every aspect of the systems that keep us functioning, damaging tissues and our cardiac and arterial systems. If this continues for a lengthy period of time, eventually all the cells in our bodies are affected negatively. This inevitably results in the diseases with which we are all too familiar, from heart disease to brain dysfunction.
It comes down to lifestyle. Our modern lives, Dr. Young feels, are high stress, full of pollutants and inappropriate diets. The effect of this ongoing behavior on our bodies is that essential minerals such as magnesium and calcium, needed for healthy bones and organs, are taken by free radicals, leaving us with no safety buffer or reserves. Loss of bone density, digestive issues, and high blood sugar, leading to weight gain. Nearly 70 serious conditions, Dr. Young argues, are caused by acidification of the body. Drinking alkaline water is the easiest way to avoid acidification, thus eliminating the major cause of sickness and disease, maintains Dr. Young.