I listened to an eight minute interview of a internet marketer named David Wolfe today, which prompted me to take a look at his website www.davidwolfe.com. It turns out that Mr. Wolfe has a large internet following, so I felt compelled to comment on the misinformation that Wofle is spreading about alkaline ionized water.
When I checked out the “About Me” page of his website, here is what he has to say about himself:
“David Wolfe is considered one of the world’s top authorities on natural health, beauty nutrition, herbalism, chocolate, and organic superfoods. Leading the field with his vision, mission, education, and business….”
This is a man who obviously thinks very highly of himself. Imagine being one of the world’s top authorities on so many subjects. I have been researching water for three years, and I feel like I’m just scratching the surface. Given Mr. Wolfe’s internet aspirations and his extensive product offerings on just about everything imaginable (see http://www.longevitywarehouse.com/ ), it is no surprise that he and Dr. Mercola are getting in bed together. I wonder who gets up to turn out the light?
It appears that his association with Dr. Mercola is rubbing off on Wolfe. When it comes to talking about water, it seems that Wolfe has adopted Mercola’s methodology of choosing to believe what he wants to believe, or what best serves him, as opposed to actually performing proper due diligence.
Wolfe Trashes Water Ionizers:
During the 8 minute interview, David Wolfe trashed water ionizers. His information is blatantly wrong in so many ways that it would be laughable. I wouldn’t even both commenting if he didn’t influence so many people, which could deprive them of the benefits of the water.
He says a lot of silly and incorrect things such as all spring water is acidic whcih is wrong and irrelevent. He also says water ionizers must be bad because they are used in Japanese hospitals. It declares that anything associated with hospital is bad and should be avoided.
While I’m definitely not an advocate of the pharmaceutical industry or allopathic medicine in general, I have witnessed doctors save my son’s life, repair an injury to my wife’s cornea, deliver a very difficult childbirth, and provide me with casts for broken bones. Wolfe’s declaration that hospitals are “bad” and that anything associated with hospitals is “bad” tells me a lot about the man.
Wolfe seems to take delight in trashing Enagic and Jupiter. In fact, Wolfe tells us about a lady who purchased a Kangen machine which she believes ruined her digestive system over 18 months and she is now nursing herself back to health now that she has stopped drinking the water. If I was Enagic, I would initiate a lawsuite against this quack.
Wolfe’s most ridiculous statement (it was difficult to choose my favorite) is when he tells us that “if you drink alkaline water, your “acidic firewall” which is your digestive system will shut down.” He continues on with “if you keep dumping alkaline water into your body, your firewall, which is your hydrochloric acid is going to actually get neutralized and you are going to open up the way for parasites to come in.”
Is this guy for real? It appears that he doen’t have the slightest clue as to how the digestive system works. He obviously has virtually zero knowledge of how the cells in the stomach wall make HCl and why.
I wrote an article on this blog some time ago that was based upon the work of the highly respected Sang Whang. The following passage from the article provides an excellent summary of what really happens in the stomach when you drink alkaline water:
“The primary message from Mr. Whang’s article is that when we drink alkaline water with it high pH, the cells in the stomach wall will produce hydrochloric acid to bring the pH of the stomach back down to its natural level. When the hydrochloric acid is being created, an alkaline buffer in the form of a bicarbonate is released into the blood stream. It is the bicarbonate that helps our body become alkaline. If we drink acidic beverages such as soda, the cells in the stomach walls don’t need to produce hydrochloric acid which in turn means that the alkaline bicarbonates are not produced.” You can read the entire article here: http://www.waterfyi.com/alkaline-water/sang-whang-talks-about-alkaline-water-and-cancer/
The fact that Wolfe labels himself as a world leading authority on nutrition doesn’t surprise me. The fact that people listen doesn’t surprise me either. Wolfe must have useful things to contribute or else nobody would listen to him. Unfortunately, when it comes to alkaline ionized water, he clearly doesn’t have a clue.
Wolfe Supports Antioxidant Filter Technology:
During the seventh minute of the interview, Wolfe presents us with the question: Is all alkaline water bad?
He tells us the answer in NO. He informs us that magnesium bicarbonate is an alkaline substance which is very good to have in water and has profound effects against arthritis when you drink it. He also tells us that mixing water and magnesium will create water that is good for you because it has high levels of hydrogen and magnesium. It took nearly seven minutes, but Wolfe finally said something that I agree with.
Wolfe referenced the departed Victor Shauberger, and also Glen Caukins as somebody who knows what he is talking about. Just call me a cynic, but I doubt Wolfe has any clue about Shauberger’s work on vortex technology and it wouldn’t suprise me a bit if Wolfe has a business relationship with Caukins. If Mercola can jump in bed with Aquasana, why shouldn’t Wolfe get a piece of the action?
I don’t know much about David Wolfe. He could be the sleaze bag that you read about on the internet ( see http://www.30bananasaday.com/forum/topics/is-david-wolfe-a-sleaze-bag), or he could be someone who has valuable insights to offer. What I do know for sure is that David Wolfe, like Dr. Mercola,is way out of his element when he starts talking about water.
As always, the opinions expressed in this article are those of the author.