My Version of “I Have A Dream”

It is impossible to not be inspired by the immortal words of Dr. Martin Luther King.  His passion and sense of what was right are irrefutable.

I’m just a regular guy, but I also have dreams.  In fact, I have a number of dreams over my lifetime.  First, I dreamed that someday I would be old enough to drive a car.  As I moved out on my own, I dreamed about obtaining material possessions.  Then I dreamed of finding a great woman to share my life with and raise a family.  I have had my ups and downs and disappointments like everyone else, but as I look back on my life, I feel very fortunate that my dreams have come true. 

As I reached my fifties, I wondered if there would be anymore dreams. The kids had grown up and were starting to take control of their own lives. Business was good, but the game no longer had the same magical hold on me that it once did. The so-called “golden years” felt more like the “rust years” to my arthritic body.

Just when it seemed like the balance of my life might be spent sitting back and watching from the sidelines, my wife came to the rescue once again.  She showed up one day with a jug of water and announced that she had “found the answer.” When I asked her “to what?”, she replied to “good health.”  I didn’t believe a word of what she was saying, but I agreed to drink the water because…well….sometimes it is just easier to go along.  Besides, how bad could water be? 

After drinking the alkaline ionized water for one week, the acid reflux (heartburn) problem that have bothered me for more than ten years disappeared. Within a month, the crippling arthritis which was turning me into a grumpy old man also disappeared. My lifetime allergy to ragweed vanished. I lost a few pounds and had more energy. Suddenly life seemed to have a new purpose again. 

So, what is my latest dream?

I dream of a world where everyone has access to ionized water

If everyone drank ionized water, there would be an outbreak of good health that has never been witnessed before. People would feel better. They would have more energy. Many of their physical problems would begin to diminish, or be eliminated altogether as their bodies become more alkaline.  It is impossible for disease to live in an alkaline body, so we would start to see the decline and perhaps the elimination of degenerative diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, and cancer. 

Does this dream seem too good to be true? 

To some, my dream may seem like a pipe dream, but not to me. I have experienced the life changing benefits of the water. I have spoken to hundreds of people that have been helped by the water. To be fair, I have also spoken to a small number of people that don’t think they have experienced any improvement from the water, but they typically have not given the water a proper chance for the benefits to show.  The water won’t fix all things, but it is helping so many people that it can’t be discounted as wishful thinking or due to a placebo effecdt. 

If the water is so good, why don’t more people know about it? 

There are many reasons, but one of the main culprits is the medical/pharmaceutical industry itself, which doesn’t want cures for diseases. Nobody makes any money if people actually get better.  The maintenance of disease is big business, and anyone that tries to mess with the formula will have their path blocked at every turn. 

Challenges to the steadfast rules and practices of the medical community are increasing like never before. The internet has allowed people like you and I to discuss things like ionized water, which is an incredible turn of events.  In the past, the entire world of health was essentially the sole domain of physicians.   Now we can challenge our physicians, or support alternative modalities and their practitioners.   We need to encourage the incredible talents of our medical community to reach beyond the current restrictions that hold them back from being more effective practitioners.  

The historical disdain for any type of naturopathic cures or treatment in North American is well documented.  However, the movement to find healthy alternatives to allopathic/conventional western medicine is gaining more and more acceptance as time passes.  In the province of Ontario where I live, the government has given Naturopathic Doctors the ability to prescribe medications for the first time.  It will take a couple of years before the provincial formulary to determine exactly what prescriptions of drugs will be acceptable for insurance purposes, but the ball is definitely moving in the right direction.

The high cost of water ionizers presents another significant factor in holding back the widespread use of the machines.  In order for most people to be able to afford a water ionizer, the prices need to come down.  The prices can come down and they will come down.  

When I first got started last year with my personal crusade to drive the prices of water ionizers lower, I assumed it would take a couple of years to get prices headed lower and perhaps as much as five years to actually see the machines available at prices that families would consider affordable.  Things are progressing much faster than I expected.  There are already great machines available now for well under $2,000 that can to anything that the $4,000 and the $2,500 machine can  do (don’t believe the advertising).  If fact, my testing shows that some of the less expensive machines are actually superior to the expensive machines.  It is just a matter of time until the competitors start driving the prices lower and lower, which is what happens when an industry matures.    

Finally, educating the public about something so new and foreign to conventional thinking will take time.  Money could speed up the education process, but the companies in the health care industry don’t particularly like the idea that water, which is free, could eliminate the need for so many of their products.  The soda pop industry also has the funding to provide widespread marketing to create awareness, but then people would stop buying Coke.   

How can we make this dream come true? 

We need people like you to keep an open mind and try the water.  If  the water works for you, share the news with others.  Everyone can make a difference… even you….especially you!  If you don’t feel confident enough to talk to others about the subject of water ionizers, just , refer people to this blog.  I will answer all pertinent questions that are asked.  If I don’t know the answer to a question, I will do my best to research the subject and post my findings. Your questions and comments help me to learn.  Thanks for joining me in helping me make my dream come true.

The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and are not meant as medical advice.

4 Responses to My Version of “I Have A Dream”

  1. Hello, Rob! I appreciate your article. I am a Representative of Enagic, USA, a water ionizer manufacturer. The company is 36 years old and prior to expanding to North America 6 years ago it had been only across the world in Japan and used in hundreds of hospitals and clinics with startling results. Now we are fortunate to have it in our part of the world. Amazing changes in health for its users has boosted sales to over $10Million per month. The medical community is already hearing of and witnessing the major impact KANGEN WATER is having on their patients. I can imagine that they may be thinking “Gee, I hope this water doesn’t get around too fast, or I won’t have a job !!”

    • Hi Marilyn:

      Thanks for the feedback.

      I’m hearing back from a lot of Enagic representatives. The Enagic reps are passionate about their product and it seems that they are grateful to see that someone has recognized their efforts.

      Enagic has been selling water ionizers made by Toyo Corporation since 2004. The machines are effective and reliable. I have one myself. I also have about ten other types of water ionizers before I start getting hate mail about favouritism. I don’t favour Enagic at all, but there is no refuting that their machines work well.

      If Enagic came up with a modern unit at competitive pricing, they would absolutely dominate the market because of all the hard work that their reps have done over the past 6 years.

      Watch for another article about Enagic, as I’m working on one.

  2. Hey Rob- Just curious on your thoughts on portable ionizers. Ive seen some good reviews on H2Go.

    As always, Thank you for your help!

    • Hi Lauren:

      Thanks for the comment. I have covered the portable question a couple of times already on this blog but here we go again.

      I have tested a couple of portables. I think they serve a useful purpose when used to freshen up a container of ionized water. They can also be used as a temporary solution during a vacation or whenever ionized water in not available. They filter chlorine out of the water and they add minerals, so they are a good thing. However, they are not water ionizers, so don’t think that they are an inexpensive alternative to a water ionizer.

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