Why Alkaline Water will mess you up
Lots of folks are spending thousands of dollars buying artificial alkaline water systems for their homes. Is artificial alkaline water good or bad for you?
Let's check the real science. We have 2 states of Ph in our body - one for our institial blood plasma and another for our digestive tract.
1). Blood Plasma is quite constant around 7.38. Food and water plays NO part in regulating Ph in blood plasma. It is Respiration! ...our Breathing that determines if we become too Acidic or too Alkaline. Shallow breathing can cause the build up of CO2 to create acidiosis and if the body is stressed it can over regulates leading to over alkalosis. Deep breathing increases O2 levels in the blood to make more alkaline. It is important to stay calm and useful do daily deep breathing exercises like in Tai Chi, Yoga, Swimming, Jogging etc. Respiration regulates plasma Ph. The air is free.
2). Our digestive tract alternates between alkaline in the mouth, highly acidic in the stomach, slightly alkaline in the small intestines and slightly acidic for the large intestines/colon. The alternate Ph of the digestive tract is necessary for various types of flora to thrive in each part of the tract. Using alkaline water system created artificially by electrolysis can be harmful in the long term and over alkalise the alternate Ph killing off flora. The stomach needs sufficient acid to chop down food which are long chain carbons into short. So it actually helps to consume something acidic like vinegar or lime juice during your meal.
Your body already has a PH Buffer System to regulate PH. If you interfere with too much artificially created alkaline water then you will exhaust your PH Buffer System and start to suffer chronic fatigue. I see this lots of time in my patients who have bought these unnecessary and expensive water systems. There are other harmful effects of drinking artificial alkaline water made by electrolysis and that is the build up of toxic ozone when the H2O separates from the unstable -H ions during the Corona Discharge. That is another science lesson.