Top Reasons to Drink Alkaline Ionized Water


By Bob McCauley, CNC, MH

By Bob McCauley, CNC, MH

1.  Powerful Antioxidant – Reverses the aging process.

Alkaline Ionized Water has an abundance of electrons and a negative charge called Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP).  Electrons are free radical scavengers and a negative ORP reduces the oxidation of the body, which slows down the aging process.  ORP is the most important term we can learn regarding health because everything we put in the body either increases or decreases oxidation in the body.  Therefore, everything we consume either reverses or accelerates the aging process.

2.  Balances Body pH

Alkaline Ionized Water has a pH of 9.5 – 10 which helps bring the pH of the body up to neutral (7.0) where it should be.

3.  Superior Hydrator

Alkaline Ionized Water has very small water molecule clusters that are able to hydrate the body’s tissue and its cells much more effectively than water that has not been ionized.

4.  Powerful Detoxifier

As the small water molecule clusters hydrate the tissue and fill them with water they push out all the things that don’t belong in the tissue, which are commonly referred to as toxins.

5.  Enhances Mineral Absorption

Minerals that have been ionized have extra electrons that make them better able to be absorbed by the body.

6.  Provides the body with oxygen

Once the hydroxyl ions (oxygen molecule with an extra electron) have donated their electrons to free radicals what is left over is a lot of dissolved oxygen that is available for the body to use.  Oxygen is one of our most important nutrients.

7.   Gives you lots of energy!

The extra oxygen that it provides to the body translates into more mental alertness and more energy.

8.  Helps prevent disease

When we Hydrate, Alkalize and Detoxify with Alkaline Ionized Water our body it is in a much better position to heal itself.

I absolutely adore Ionized Water. I wrote the bible of Alkaline Ionized Water. I have since I consumed my first glass of it over 10 years ago. And because I am such a strong proponent of Ionized Water, I’m often asked what it has done for me personally since I began drinking it in 1995. Simply put, the effects on my body have been dramatic and profound, even though these positive changes occurred quite subtly. That is what everyone can expect from drinking Ionized Water: subtle yet profound changes in their health, all of them positive.

I was already drinking a gallon of conventional water (spring and tap water) every day when I began consuming Ionized Water. I also was a cooked-food vegetarian so I did not suffer the detoxification effects of Ionized Water, which are extremely powerful. Only those who are quite toxic will notice these strong effects. That’s not to say I didn’t detoxify because I did and it was a deep detoxification. I was a 95% cooked foodist at the time so I had a lot of cleansing to do. I did not exhibit the more brutal symptoms of detoxification that some do. However, we should all be cautious when we first begin drinking Ionized Water. Many people who believe they are healthy, including vegetarians and fitness gurus, suffer from the intense detoxification properties of Ionized Water, which are like none other known. We must respect the power of tiny water molecule clusters because of their penetrating and cleansing properties.

I did get a few rashes in the early days as toxins came out of my body, but they were minor and I effectively treated them with Acid Ionized Water, which is excellent for treating rashes. I started by drinking Ionized Water at the highest level (pH 9.5 – 9.9) and consumed at least a gallon of it every day. Now I drink 1.5 – 2.0 gallons of Ionized Water each day and I have never felt better in my life. You’ll never have true energy and vitality without properly hydrating your body throughout each day. The subject of water should be the first chapter of every medical text book.

Since I was not ill when I first started consuming Ionized Water, I cannot claim that Ionized Water cured me of anything, although it has helped many others with a plethora of health conditions. Many people have written to me over the years testifying to the innumerable ways that Ionized Water has improved their health (Appendix 7: Testimonials). I have not kept them all, but if I were to have included them in this book, they would have easily doubled its size.

My body pH is balanced around 7.0 where it ought to be. My muscles are more relaxed because much of the lactic acid waste has been washed from my muscle tissue. I am 53 and do not ache in any of my joints. I am undoubtedly more limber, oxygenated, detoxified and better hydrated than any other time in my life.

My body’s cells are bathed in the negative ORP of Ionized Water, which helps extinguish the oxidation of my body. Thus, I am retarding, if not reversing, the aging process at a cellular level.

I was in my late thirties when I started drinking Ionized Water and the many years of accumulated acid waste deposited throughout the human body takes months, even years to remove. It will take a lot of water and lot of time to fully accomplish the goal of complete pH balance and detoxification throughout my body. But I could not have so easily gotten as far as I have without the daily consumption of Ionized Water.

Colds and flus have completely disappeared from my life since I began drinking Ionized Water. If I do feel a cold or sore throat coming on, I find that drinking a few extra glasses of Ionized Water quickly puts it at bay by hydrating and alkalizing my body so it can better fight the invasion.

Ionized Water is best used as a preventative health measure, although its healing properties are to be greatly respected as well. Water alone is the body’s greatest ally for healing, better than anything a physician could possibly do for it. Ionized Water has many times the healing properties of conventional water. However, it is the body and only the body that is capable of healing itself of any disease. All we can do is provide it with the right ammunition so it can provide us with health. Ionized Water should definitely be in the arsenal we provide to the body for its defenses.



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About Bob McCauley

Bob McCauley, ND (Robert F., Jr.) was raised in Lansing, Michigan and attended Michigan State University (BA, 1980 in Journalism). He is a naturopathic doctor, Master Herbalist and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. He has traveled extensively, both domestically and abroad, visiting over 32 countries. He published Confessions of a Body Builder: Rejuvenating the Body with Spirulina, Chlorella, Raw Foods and Ionized Water (2000), Achieving Great Health (2005), The Miraculous Properties of Ionized Water, (2006) which is the only book on the market that exclusively addresses Ionized Water, Twelve (Fiction, 2007) and Honoring the Temple of God (2008). He considers himself a Naturalist, meaning he pursues health in the most natural way possible. He studies and promotes nature as the only way to true health. From 2002-2004 he hosted the radio program Achieving Great Health, which was heard by thousands of people each day. His guests included some of the most well-known and respected names in the natural health world. With the help of his father, Dr. Robert F. McCauley, Sr. (Doctorate in Environmental Engineering, MIT, 1953) they started Spartan Water Company in 1992, which sold vended water machines in supermarkets. Robert Jr. founded Spartan Enterprises, Inc. in 1993. He is a Certified Water Technician with the State of Michigan. He is also a Type II Public Water Supply Specialist and has the certifications of S-5 and D-5. The McCauley family has a long history in the water industry. Bob's father pioneered environmental issues regarding ground water and drinking water quality. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1953 for his thesis on removing radioactive strontium from water. He earned his doctorate in Environmental Engineering in less than 2 years, one of the shortest doctoral studies in the history of MIT. He taught civil, sanitary and environmental engineering at Michigan State University for 18 years before retiring to run Wolverine Engineers & Surveyors of Mason, Michigan, for 17 years. His reputation throughout Michigan as a water quality expert was legendary. Bob worked for his father's company for 12 years learning the water business, which dealt primarily with municipalities, including water quality and sanitary sewer issues. After apprenticing with his father, Bob moved on to the bottled water business. He established greater Michigan's biggest selling bottled water: Michigan Mineral – Premium Natural Water. He was introduced to Ionized Water in 1995 and has done more to promote Ionized Water than anyone else in the industry. Bob often lectures and offers seminars on his Seven Component Natural Health Protocol . Bob is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and a Certified Master Herbalist. He is also a 3rd Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor of Songahm Taekwondo (American Taekwondo Association).
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15 Responses to Top Reasons to Drink Alkaline Ionized Water

  1. Water is essential to life and pure water is critical to health and wellness. There is a lot of discussion on what is the best water to drink to promote health. How do you know if your bottled water is healthy or if it is just bottled tap water? While it is true that the body operates optimally at the proper pH level, is there really evidence that drinking alkaline water will lower the acidity at the cellular level? It’s the high pH levels in the water from an ionizer that does the trick.

  2. Maria myrna Barranta says:

    very informative and good for our health, but where can we get this kind of water. Can you publish how to prepare this iodized water?a Thank you.

  3. Maria myrna Barranta says:

    it’s ionized water rather. I stand corrected. I’m thinking of iodized salt.

  4. Wally Freitag says:

    I’ve had a Jupiter Ionizer in my kitchen for 15 years and have been using ionized water for all the Coffee I make and allmost all cooking and of course for the water I drink. I am 81 years old and do not take any prescription drugs. The supplements that I take are antioxidants and vitamins that are isotonic when mixed with the correct amount of water. I can walk, run, and work along side younger men and while many of them complain of joint pain, I do not have any joint pain. I don’t know if I will make it to age 100, but I’m looking forward to it.

  5. Joanne Lang says:

    I have read that you should only use ionized water for detoxing and should not consume it for any longer than two weeks at a time as you can become too alkalized and it can hurt your health. Can you address this please? I want to purchase an Ionizer which is a large expense but want this issue addressed before I do. Thanks!

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  11. Luke says:

    I do have one question regarding the water ionizers which are for sale here.
    I drink Spring water because I do not want to consume Fluoride. Do the water Ionizers filter out floride from tap water, along with all other toxic contaminates?

  12. Ayo Maat says:

    I purchased your book on water in 2009 and your ionizer in July 2012 locally in Chicago and replacement filter from watershed. I am quite pleased with it. I share the information. Used to share the water and raw food, but realized that none of the people ever bought the organic food or equipment for themselves and I could not supply these free anymore. I do know that I made sacrifices to purchase my ionizer, books, 3 h p blender, food processor, coffee grinder for cacao nibs, and

    weekly raw produce boxes. Worth every moment. I also grow some produce and sprouts, but I am now being forced to move. This is why we need better ways for
    people who have low income and people who are disabled to benefit from these health enhancing products in an affordable and doable manner. These products should not have a cost factor beyond their reach or instead of giving them toxic food boxes and immunizations, why not community water ionizer and dehydrator and raw organic food or accessible space in which to grow and prepare it. Even nursing homes, senior and hospitals are not always life preserving places

  13. Ayo Maat says:

    Correction: I refer to senior centers instead of senior. I am concerned that the intent is survival of the fittest based on incone, social status, and physical and mental ability more so than spiritual and human right to life, liberty, clean food, clean water, clean air and happiness.

    Today is International Happiness Day, but it is ok to be happy or make someone happy everyday. So mote it be. Cro Maat. Asè. Amen. Let i t be. Love and Peace and Happiness is the Truth. Listen to Pharrell Williams sing “Happy.”

  14. Dave Verrill says:

    Is distiller water the same as ionized water? I have purchased some MMS, and it stipulates distiller water, not tap water. Would ionized water be a substitute?

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