Category Archives: pH

Alkaline Water and our body’s pH regulation

One of the most common reasons we see offered by those who discount the benefits of alkaline water is something like this,

“under normaexpertl circumstances your body does not need any help in maintaining pH or in neutralizing acid.”

That quote was taken from Dr. Roach, a doctor with a syndicated column in many newspapers and newsletter across the country.  Kind of like the Dear Abby for health.  Scroll down to the bottom of his column from the St. … Read the rest

Want alkaline water? Just use baking soda…

To the alkaline water salesperson, that statement causes all sorts of reactions.  Frustration, eye rolls, unbelief, etc.  Typically it is countered with an answer like these.Arm_&_Hammer_Brand_Soda_poster_ca._1900

“Too much baking soda isn’t good for you”

“there are side effects with too much baking soda, like gas and diarrhea”

“that’s not alkaline, see, my pH meter (or drops) doesn’t show pH increasing”

The first 2 are accurate, but a little misleading, the 3rd is just dumb.  All illustrate a fundamental misunderstanding of … Read the rest

Don’t equate food with water

juices_01Equating alkaline water with an alkaline diet is probably the biggest misconception within the alkaline world.  It stems from the fundamental misunderstanding of differences between pH and alkalinity.  We’re told drinking alkaline water is like eating a big kale salad.

But it’s not.

Our bodies need both hydrogen (pH) AND minerals (alkalinity).  Hydrogen for things like cellular fuel and antioxidant protection, but alkaline minerals to cancel out and balance acid waste buildup.  We can’t expect a glass of water with … Read the rest

pH testing – strips versus drops

good-better-bestFor the longest time we could not figure out why pH testing strips always leaned on the low side when testing alkaline water.  Almost without exception when someone contacts us to say their system isn’t giving them a high enough pH, it’s because they are using strips to test the water.  When they use drops that change the water’s color, it immediately registers correct.

But why?

The answer lies in understanding that pesky difference between pH and alkalinity.  Strips are … Read the rest