Using Alkaline Water to Treat Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder of the central nervous disorder where your body begins to attack itself, leading to muscle weakness, blindness, problems with coordination, difficulty speaking and tremors. Alkaline water is any water with pH levels over seven. Although there is no scientific research that supports it, some water companies purport that alkaline water has a number of health benefits, including fighting aging, warding off disease, reducing bone loss and increasing metabolism. This theory seems to have originated from the Kangen Water, a company that produces a water system to increase the pH levels in your drinking water. Some water ionizer companies, such as Glowing Health and Healing Water Machines provide testimonials that state drinking alkaline water can help people suffering with multiple sclerosis by neutralizing the additional acid in the body. Alkaline water can be purchased at health food stores or made at home.
Add a pH boosting component to your regular tap water. Health food stores sell drops or tablets that increase the alkaline in your water.
Mix ½ teaspoon of baking soda to a gallon of water to increase the alkaline level of your water.
Attach a water ionizer to your faucet to make your tap water alkaline. A water ionizer uses an electric current to shock the water and separate the acid from the alkaline in your water. This is a more expensive option, but will provide you with alkaline water that you can use in all circumstances, such as cooking.
Use pH testing strips to check your water. If you are making your own alkaline water, be sure to test the pH level of the water. Neutral pH level is 7; the water is neither acidic or alkaline. Acidic water is anything below 7. For alkaline water, the pH level should be higher than 7.
The health benefits of drinking alkaline water has not been researched and is not accepted by conventional medicine. Talk to your physician before you add alkaline water to your diet.
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- How Water Ionizers Work
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- Multiple Sclerosis Information Page: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) information sheet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
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