by Bob McCauley
“The further you get from nature,
the closer you get to the doctor.” ~ Dr. Bernard Jensen
One of the most common false criticisms of Ionized Water I continue to hear is that it is not found in Nature. Therefore Viktor Schauberger would be appalled because I compared the qualities of Ionized Water with those found in nature. They seemed to think Schamberger would be appalled because he understood nature or something. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of Viktor Schauberger and his work with energy and the properties of water. But he knew nothing about Ionized Water and if he had, it he would have been fascinated and I’m sure approving. Ionized Water is found in nature. For instance, it can be found in turbulent waters such as water falls, mountain streams, ocean waves. Hydroxyl ions form under these conditions, although they are quickly negated by positive, hydrogen ions, which are far more prevalent.
“When Nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
In nature, Ionized Water is most often found in mountain streams where water bounces off rocks, which results in a mild ionization effect by the creation of hydroxyl ions. The ionization of water also occurs in other places such as water falls or waves crashing onto a beach. These two natural events also create negative ions in the environment. The hydroxyls that are created under these circumstances are short-lived due to the reactive substances that surround them. They are also cancelled out by positively charged hydrogen cations. We are surrounded by active oxygen in the environment and throughout our diet, which we call free radicals.
“Ionization happens in the body as oxygen and hydrogen atoms gain or lose electrons, making them electrically charged and therefore more chemically active.”
A balanced state of health is that in which the body thrives and is most apt to operate to its capacity. However, if you change the body’s environment through poor diet, meaning foods that have been oxidized by processing or cooking, a build up of hydrogen ions results. The consequence of this is an acidic state and a low pH. To be healthy again, you need only change the environment of your body by adding alkaline substances that have an abundance of electrons such as Ionized Water and raw fruits and vegetables.
Ionized Water reflects the characteristics of raw foods in several ways:
• Ionized Water has an abundance of electrons as do raw foods.
• Ionized Water has a negative charge, or ORP, as do raw foods.
• Ionized Water possesses negative ions as do raw foods.
• Ionized Water is alkaline as are raw foods.
• Ionized Water is hydrating as are raw foods.
• Ionized Water is detoxifying as are raw foods.
• Ionized Water provides the body with ionic (organic) minerals as do raw foods.
Cooked foods have a deficit of electrons, a positive ORP and an abundance of positive ions. They are dry and dehydrating. They also acidify and add toxins to the body. All these qualities lead to disease and therefore are the exact opposite of what we should put in the body.
Ionized Water mimics many of the same attributes in nature that bring us health. And only nature can bring us true health. Vitamin and mineral supplements attempt to mimic nature although with dismal results. Medicine attempts to overcome the natural mechanisms of the body, thereby attempting to control, alter or outsmart it. Pharmaceuticals only mask symptoms of disease. No drug has yet been invented that cures the body of any disease, nor will one ever be. Pharmaceuticals never lead to health, but only allows people to hobble along a little further as they become sicker until the quality of their lives diminish to a point where the option of death is more appealing than continuing to live with such agony. True health is only found in nature. Ionized Water mimics and magnifies nature better than any substance known.
We need to approach the concept of Ionized Water with the understanding that it is a phenomenon created in nature, however, here we are able to intensify and concentrate its incredible properties. Ionized Water helps the body to flow with nature, not oppose it. This is a lesson that we are still learning in the West. Ionized Water was accepted by Asians first because it is found in nature and therefore it is a natural substance that enhances our health. At its core, Asian philosophy has tenets that readily accept the concept of Ionized Water because it is completely natural.
What can not be found in nature is purified water, distilled or reverse osmosis water. Purified water has had all the minerals removed from it, which is a substance that cannot be found in nature. When we drink purified water, we are consuming a pure chemical substance, H2O. Pure chemical substances of any kind are not found in nature collected together, but instead are always mixed with other substances.
The path to health does not lie in these artificial protocols and procedures, nor will it ever. True health is found only in nature. And Ionized Water is commonly found in nature.