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.

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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.

3 Reasons why you shouldn’t take medicines with Alkaline Water

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Medicine and alkaline water do not mix, or at least you shouldn’t mix them. Alkaline water from a water ionizer is absorbed faster and easier than plain water. which is beneficial for your health. But many medicines aren’t designed to be rapidly absorbed, so they shouldn’t be taken with alkaline water. The only exception is antacids, since they are intended to reduce acidity, it’s always ok to take antacids with alkaline water. Below are the main reasons you should not take medicine with alkaline water.

1. Medicines in the stomach

Medicines, like many foods, have to be broken down in the stomach by stomach acid. Alkaline water raises the stomach’s pH, which can interfere with the stomach’s digestive juices. Research from Japan shows that alkaline water raises the pH of the stomach by a pH of .5 – 1. That may not sound like a lot, but it is. The pH scale is logarithmic, so an increase of .5 -1 pH is a 5 to 10 times increase in alkalinity!

Alkaline water raises the stomach’s pH2. Absorption in the intestines

Time release medications are designed to be absorbed by the body gradually, at a fixed rate. Because alkaline water is absorbed faster than plain water, it could override the time release mechanism of many medications and cause them to be absorbed too fast.

3. Effects of alkaline water and medicines hasn’t been studied

The effect of taking medication with alkaline water hasn’t been studied. Drug companies spend years studying the effects of medications with foods, but none have tested the effects of medication with alkaline water. This is perhaps the most important reason you shouldn’t take alkaline water with medicines. Medication is designed to be taken with plain water, and you should always take medication as it’s intended to be taken.

Very Important : When to stop drinking alkaline water before taking your medication

Just like with meals, you should stop drinking alkaline water an hour before you take your medication. This will give your stomach time to reach the correct acidic pH for digestion. Wait at least one hour after taking medication before drinking alkaline water. Use the purified water setting on your water ionizer to make filtered, plain water for taking medications with.