Do changes in the weather cause effects on Water Ionizers?

No. Weather has no effect on a water ionizer. What does affect a water ionizer is changes in water quality, so does build up of hard water deposits inside a water ionizer. The quality of the water going into a water ionizer has a huge impact on the quality of the alkaline water coming out of the ionizer. To get the best quality of alkaline water from a water ionizer, you need to properly condition the water going into the ionizer with a pre-filter system.

How a pre-filter system improves the quality of tap water

Everyone’s water quality is different. If you live in San Francisco, you get your water from deep underground aquifers, the water is chock full of healthy minerals and needs very little treatment to condition it for a water ionizer. On the other hand, if you live in North Carolina, your tap water is so toxic that you should not drink it unless it has been treated by reverse osmosis, and then remineralized for health. The pre-filter system you need is based on your local water quality.

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How to select a pre-filter system for a water ionizer

You can select the right pre-filter system for your water ionizer by identifying the contaminants in your water. If you are on a city water supply, the contaminants found in your water are listed in your local water quality report. Contact your local water authority for a copy of that report. In the report, you will find a list of contaminants that have been found in your water. You will need to select the right pre-filter(s) to remove those contaminants.

Situations where you must use reverse osmosis treatment

If you live within a mile of a hydraulic fracturing “fracking” well, you must get a reverse osmosis system. Fracking has a devastating effect on water quality, your water is full of benzene, heavy metals, and radioactive particles. The same goes if you live in coal country, your water is full of heavy metals, arsenic and other harmful substances. If you live anywhere  that there is coal, oil, or natural gas extraction, pipeline transportation, or processing, you should assume your water is highly toxic, and filter it with reverse osmosis.

LIFE Water Ionizers come with free pre-filter systems

Owners of LIFE water ionizers don’t need to figure out what kind of pre-filter system they need. LIFE Ionizers will do the research for you, and provide you with a free pre-filter system with the right pre-filters for your water quality. However, if you need reverse osmosis, that would be extra because reverse osmosis systems are a separate treatment option. LIFE will help you determine if your water needs the additional processing that reverse osmosis provides, and will give you a discount on the reverse osmosis system if you need it.

Pre-filtration is peace of mind

You should always run a pre-filter system with a water ionizer, it gives you peace of mind. With a properly configured pre-filter system, you can rest assured that the contaminants in your water are being taken out before they get into your water ionizer. A pre-filter system is cheap health insurance.

Alkaline Water – Why pH balance is important for Skin & Hair

Your hair and skin have an acidic pH balance of between 3 – 3.5. Your skin’s acidic pH balance is your first line of defense against infections, because it kills many invading microorganisms that would otherwise make you sick. Your skin’s acidic pH balance is called it’s acid mantle. If you upset your skin’s pH balance, you weaken your skin’s acid mantle.  Skin that is too alkaline will become dried and cracked, which then allows harmful microorganisms to invade. ( Compare Water Ionizers )

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Signs that your skin’s pH balance is too alkaline

  • Redness
  • Dryness
  • Cracking
  • Itching
  • Skin infections like acne

All too frequently, people respond to skin pH imbalances by applying moisturizes to their skin, only to be disappointed with the results. What they don’t realize is that there is a chemical in their skin cleanser that is destroying their skin. Many soaps and other skin cleansers contain Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS), which is a powerful alkali with a pH of 9 – 10. Excessive washing with products containing SLS  will upset your skin’s pH balance. Alternative products that contain gentle cleansers like shea butter will help protect your skin’s acid mantle.

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If your skin is dried cracked, and irritated, try restoring it’s pH balance with an acidic water rinse. You can make acidic water with a home water ionizer, or by adding apple cider vinegar to water. Put the acidic water in a spray bottle and spritz as needed to gain relief.

Your hair also has an acidic pH balance that helps protect it against damage. PH balanced hair is naturally shiny and healthy, but most shampoos you buy in the store actually undermine healthy hair. What few people know is that many shampoos contain SLS which makes them powerful alkalis. Powerful alkalis undermine the health and strength of hair. Keep in mind that hair removal products work by using powerful alkalis to weaken your hair so it falls out!

Proper pH balance for hair can be maintained by using shampoos that don’t contain SLS. SLS is a problem for your hair because it’s way too alkaline for it. The reason alkalis weaken your hair is that the surface of a hair is actually a series of shingles. Washing your hair with an alkali causes those shingles to open, which exposes hair’s follicle to the harmful effects of sodium laureth sulfate. Healthy, pH-balanced hair doesn’t need styling products to make it manageable.

Signs that your hair’s pH balance is too alkaline

  • Split ends and breakage
  • Tangles easily
  • Looks dull and lifeless
  • Hair is hard to manage

An acidic water rise after you condition your hair helps you maintain a healthy pH balance for your hair. An acidic water rinse does two things to protect your hair, it compacts the follicles and closes them. Hair which is pH balanced hair looks naturally shiny.

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Acidic water rinses are the best defense your hair and skin can get against dryness and damage. They help restore your skin’s acid mantle, and protect your hair from damage. Maintain your hair and skin’s healthy pH balance by avoiding harsh chemicals  like sodium laureth sulfate, and your hair and skin will be much healthier!

4 Signs that You may be Suffering from Metabolic Acidosis

4 Signs that You may be Suffering from Metabolic Acidosis

Metabolic acidosis is a temporary condition where your blood pH drops to dangerously low levels. When your blood pH drops, your body reacts by trying to adjust your pH back up to the safe range. For people in good health, their bodies are easily capable of dealing with metabolic acidosis, but if you’re in less-than-ideal health, there are times when your body may not be able to handle the acid load that metabolic acidosis puts on it. How can you know if you’re suffering from metabolic acidosis? Check yourself for these 5 common symptoms of metabolic acidosis, if you find yourself constantly having these symptoms, talk to your doctor. It’s time to take action before your health gets worse. Metabolic acidosis, if left untreated, can be life threatening.

Constantly out of breath

When you’re feeling out of breath, it’s because your blood pH is too low. The blood has a safe pH range of 7.35 – 7.45. Anything outside of that range is dangerous! When your blood pH is at or below the bottom of that range, the hemoglobin is unable to release CO2 in the lungs, and absorb oxygen for your cells. CO2 causes your blood pH to drop. Before your blood can absorb oxygen, it must get rid of the excess CO2. That’s why you feel out of breath, your lungs can’t absorb any additional oxygen until they get rid of the excess CO2. If you are constantly short of breath, then you are suffering from respiratory acidosis.

Frequent heartburn or acid indigestion

Once your stomach breaks down food, the broken down food – called chyme – must be alkalized so that it can be absorbed in the intestines. Normally, this is not a problem; but for some people, their alkaline buffer is unable to sufficiently neutralize the acidity of the chyme from their stomachs. When that happens, excess acidity can reflux from the stomach back up into the esophagus. The result is the burning and discomfort of heartburn. If this happens regularly, it results in a condition called Gastro Intestinal Reflux (GERD). Excess acidity may also be discharged into the intestines, which results in ulcers and leaky gut syndrome.

Fatigue, headaches

Lactic acidosis makes it hard for your body to produce energy because deprives your cells of oxygen. It also interferes with brain function, since the brain “burns” the same fuel the muscles do – glucose. It’s normal to be fatigued after a workout, but if you feel fatigued all the time, accompanied by headaches, then lactic acidosis may be the culprit.

Irregular heart rhythm

An irregular heart rhythm, along with fatigue, headaches and nausea is a sign of serious trouble. If you are experiencing these symptoms, go to the hospital, your life is in danger. An irregular heart rhythm along with other symptoms of acidosis means that the body’s ability to handle lactic acid is severely compromised due to an underlying disease  such as diabetes.

5 Essential supplements to maintain pH balance in the body

Maintaining a healthy pH balance is one of the simplest and most effective things you can do to maintain your health. Unfortunately many people discover the consequences of an acidic pH imbalance after they’re already suffering the symptoms of it. The good news is that a pH imbalance is reversible, you can shift your pH balance with the use of alkaline foods, supplements, and water.

How does a pH imbalance happen?

According to the laws of chemistry and physics, nothing is ever created or destroyed. If you spend a lifetime consuming acidic foods and beverages without balancing them out with alkaline foods and beverages, your pH balance can drop as your body accumulates acidic substances and exhausts its supply of alkaline substances. Your body is amazingly effective at counteracting acids, as long as you’re healthy. But some health problems, such as asthma or kidney disease can severely reduce the body’s ability to expel acidity.

1. Alkaline water

Mineral water isn’t so much a health supplement as it is a part of a healthy alkaline diet, but it bears mentioning because it’s a highly effective way of improving your pH balance. Alkaline water has been shown in studies to raise the pH levels of both blood and urine, and it does so very quickly. Typically, an increase in the pH of the urine can be seen within a half hour of drinking a glass of alkaline water. Alkaline water is also the best source of minerals, the body absorbs minerals from water 30% faster and easier from water than it does from food. The World Health Organization recommends you get up to 20% of your daily needs of calcium and magnesium from drinking water.

pH Balance2. Green food powders

Green food powders are highly alkalizing, they contain powdered vegetables and herb like chlorella that have health benefits beyond pH balance. A great way to add green food powders to your diet is to include them in a fruit smoothie, or mix them in with vegetable juices.

3. Calcium

Calcium stored in the bones is the body’s last line of defense against life threatening acidity. The problem with this line of defense is that it can and often does leave you with weakened bones. Food-based sources of calcium are best according to the Mayo Clinic. You can skip the milk, which is acid-forming and go for these calcium rich alkalizing vegetables:

● Spinach
● Kale
● Okra
● Collards
● Soybeans

4. Magnesium

Most people don’t get enough magnesium in their diet, often because they eat processed foods that have lost most of their magnesium content. You can take magnesium supplements, or eat more of these magnesium rich foods:

● Green leafy vegetables like spinach
● Nuts
● Beans, peas, soybeans
● Whole grain cereals

5. Vitamin D

Vitamin D helps your body absorb and retain calcium and magnesium, if you plan to take either of those minerals, make sure you take Vitamin D as well. In fact, many calcium and magnesium supplements contain Vitamin D to make them easier for your body to absorb. You can also get Vitamin D by getting exposure to the sun.

Why isn’t baking soda on this list?

Baking soda is a powerful alkali, in fact doctors use it to treat patients whose bodies are too acidic. The problem with baking soda is that it supplies a lot of sodium, and most people get too much sodium from their diet in the first place. Excessive levels of sodium can and do lead to high blood pressure and heart trouble. So unless a doctor tells you to take baking soda, it’s best to avoid it.