Dr. Nancy Zare, Wellness Wiz: Ionized/Alkaline Water
Dec 23, 2013 08:21PM
Nancy Zare, Ph.D., is a molecular hydration specialist who maintains that all water is not the same. “Few people understand that certain properties of water can contribute to better health, namely its potential hydrogen, energy and molecular structure,” she says. “The unique combination of active antioxidants, high alkaline content and small molecular clusters make ionized water a logical choice for health-conscious families.”
Ionization is an innovative technology that dates back to the 1950s, and is an eco-friendly alternative to buying filtered or bottled water. Expert Dr. Mu Shik Jhon, author of The Water Puzzle and the Hexagonal Key: Scientific Evidence of Hexagonal Water and Its Positive Influence on Health, reports that ionized water is naturally alkaline, brimming with antioxidants and due to the breakdown of clusters in water during the process of electrolysis, ionized water is more hydrating than ordinary water.
In addition to great-tasting, pure, refreshing drinking water, the Enagic brand ionizer can produce seven separate pH-level waters for household use. The highest alkaline water, when used as a rinse, can remove pesticides from fruits and vegetables, while the strongest acidic water (known as electrolyzed oxidizing water) can replace chemicals to sanitize the kitchen and bath, reportedly killing 99.99 percent of e-coli, salmonella, staph and other micro-organisms, according to a 2010 study conducted by Anne Stemper at ATS Labs, in Minnesota.
While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has yet to declare a position on ionized water, water ionizers have been approved for use as medical devices in Korea by the Korean FDA and in Japan by the Japanese Ministry of Health. Doctors in these countries prescribe alkaline water for some health problems. The Enagic brand ionizer is certified as medical equipment by the International Organization for Standardization.
Zare is passionate about educating people about their options for achieving optimal health. She maintains, “Your body’s pH will be balanced and you’ll feel younger, more energetic and full of vitality.”
“The quickest and easiest way to improve health and speed healing is through proper hydration.”