Why Alkaline Water? And how to make it…

Why is the PH of our body important?    Our bodies are primarily water based, the PH of which effects our health, chemistry, and ultimately disease.  The following is a breakdown of how and why the choice to drink alkalized water is important to consider. Due to our typical diet structures (explained in my article 5 Foods to Boost Your Mood) which consist of processed foods including salt, sugar, caffeine and alcohol, the majority of our bodies are likely too acidic.  Signs of an overly acidic environment can be fatigue, headache, stomach ache, and a weakened immune system. If the environment in our bodies becomes either too acidic or too alkaline our otherwise healthy cells can become toxic, waste away and die.  This imbalance in PH corrodes body tissue.   If this overly acidic atmosphere continues, the body may ultimately begin depositing excess acidic substances into areas of the body in efforts to alkalize itself.  As the tendency continues, such areas increase in acidity and some cells die while some may live and and/or adapt and become malignant. The dead cells around them contribute to the cycle by becoming acidic themselves.  Malignant cells grow indefinitely and without order, over time they can spread to other areas of the body, otherwise known as metastatic disease. As you can see, the addition of alkaline water will ultimately and most surely be a benefit.  Our regulatory systems are responsible for balancing our PH and by removing caustic acid residue with out damaging living cells.  But if the burden becomes too great the result can be detrimental to your health.  Cancer cells simply cannot live in alkaline water. Another reasons to choose alkalized water is your bodies hydration.  Alkaline water is more easily absorbed by your body system keeping you more hydrated, which also leads to an over all improvement in well being and clarity.  Remember, your brain is 90% water… resolve to keep it, as well as the rest of you healthy, happy, and balanced.   Let’s look at what we can do to get the benefits of alkaline water at home without buying an expensive ionizer..

How to make Alkaline Water

The following is a simple way to achieve alkalizing effects on your body through the addition of lemon to your water.  You may be wondering how an acidic lemon can alkalize your body.. The distinction is not the food in its natural state, rather the effects the food has on your body.
Because lemons posses a low sugar content and high alkaline mineral content, lemons actually have an alkalizing effect on the body.
You will need:
  • Glass pitcher that can hold at least 64 fluid ounces
  • One organic lemon
  • 64 oz water (filtered is best)
Pour 64 oz of your filtered water into your glass water pitcher.  Glass is preferred as this way none of the chemical properties found in plastic leech into your water.
Slice your lemon into 8 peices.
Place your lemon pieces into your water, DO NOT SQUEEZE.
Cover and let sit at room temperature for at least 8 to 12 hours.
Enjoy at least 8 to 16 oz of room temperature water EVERY MORNING on an empty stomach to alkalize the environment within your system.


** Married mommy of two beautiful girls , residing in San Diego. Practice manager/Veterinary nurse working in the field for 11 years.

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