We are all familiar with Parkinson’s Disease, which is a degenerative disease of the central nervous system that is both chronic and progressive. The most common symptom is trembling of the hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face.
There is no cure for Parkinson’s, but levodopa helps in about three quarters of reported cases. Carbidopa is often combined with the levodopa in order to delay the conversion of the levodopa into dopamine until it reaches the brain.
Here is a story that was related to me recently about Parkinson’s. I will leave it up to the person to tell the story in her own words (with a few minor corrections).
“I have had Parkinson’s for about 8 years, and the Disease has steadily progressed. A friend offered me a sample of alkaline ionized water in April of 2009, after telling me that there was evidence that Parkinson’s patients had been helped by the water. I liked the taste and texture, so I began to drink it every day.
Prior to drinking the water, I was a member of a bowling team. I was not very good, but I enjoyed it. I was always worried about falling as I had been experiencing dizzy spells and had problems with my coordination. I never fell but there were plenty of times that I thought I would.
Once I began to drink ionized water, I noticed positive changes. It was hard for me to believe, because I have had the disease for so long, but my symptoms began to improve. I finished the bowling season in May, and my ability to move around with confidence improved each week. My score didn’t improve much, but my enjoyment of the game increased. I found myself able to move to the ball return and deliver the ball with confidence. That may not sound like a big thing to people who don’t suffer from Parkinson’s, but it made a huge difference to me.
I recently purchased my own water ionizer for convenience, and to take advantage of the water being as fresh as possible. It is important to drink the water fresh, as the ORP is the most effective when the water first comes out of the machine. You learn this stuff as you go.
Recently I visited my doctor at the University of Miami. I told him of the positive developments once I started drinking the water. He told me that if I wasn’t his patient, he would have a hard time diagnosing me with Parkinson’s. He said that I was certainly no longer the typical Parkinson’s patient. He requested that I send him a link about the water and of course I obliged.
Every day I seem to be improving. My hope in sharing this letter is that others may experience similar improvements, and of their symptoms and the quality of life for them will improve like mine.”
I would like to thank the lady from Florida for sharing her story. It is great to hear every success story, and hopefully this forum will allow others to learn from her experience.
What the writer didn’t know was that the benefits that she was receiving from the water had nothing to do with the water being alkaline. The fact is that the human body is an incredible piece of machinery which buffers the pH of everything leaving the stomach. Therefore, it doesn’t matter what the pH of a food or liquid is when it enters the stomach because when it leaves the stomach through that pyloric sphincter it does so at a level of 8.1 pH. That is why the medical and scientific communities have never supported the alkaline water story.
So where do the benefits come from?
Drinking water that is enriched with H2 has been identified as contributing health benefits to more than 170 diseases by more approximately 700 scientific studies and review papers. The alkaline water never received any support from the scientific or medical communities, so it is easy to recognize the difference between H2 and alkaline water.
Alkaline water ionizers produce a lot of H2, but the problem with the machines is that most of the H2 is lost before the user ever drinks the water. In the case study above, the lady from Florida obviously ingested enough H2 from the water before it escaped. I don’t know the details, but I can be reasonably certain that the lady drank the water immediately after it was dispensed before the H2 gas escaped into the air. I can also be reasonably certain the the alkaline water ionizer being used was new or the plates had been cleaned often (as in every week or so).
I love hearing success stories of people that range from “I’m feeling better” to “the water saved my life” and I hope that others continue to share their stories.
Is there any such thing as the “best” water ionizer for producing hydrogen rich water?
Yes. Here is a link to an article that deals with the topic: http://www.waterfyi.com/featured/the-best-water-ionizer-h2fx-xcell/.
Thanks for reading!