Friday, May 11, 2012
Medical Reports: Healing Water?
We've always heard we need to drink a lot of water but some people swear if you drink a specially treated water it's better for you. Is it really healing water or just another healthy fad? 7's Diana Diaz has the story.
Pablo Lucero: "He suggested to drink at least a gallon of water. For me it was impossible."
So when the 41-year-old started hearing the buzz about what's called Kangen Water he decided to give it a guzzle.
Pablo Lucero: "The first thing that I noticed is that the water is really really light. By the time I finished the first gallon I couldn't believe my eyes."
Kangen Water has been used in Japanese hospitals for years, and now the water systems are popping up at restaurants and homes all over South Florida.
Hana Dolgin: "Kangen Water is water that is not only filtered, filtering just takes out contaminants. It's water that goes through an additional process, called ionization."
The water system is simply hooked up to your faucet.
Hana Dolgin: "Inside the machine there are plates made out of medical grade titanium and the machine is plugged into the electricity, so there is a mild electrical charge running through those plates. And when the water flows over those plates it actually restructures the water."
The machine takes tap water, filters out harmful contaminants then splits it into alkaline and acid waters. The theory is ... our bodies PH needs to be balanced.
Hana Dolgin: "Little by little the body is becoming too acidic, so this water helps to offset the acidity. To give your body the right kind of water that it needs, that's alkaline, has minerals in it. In addition, the water is antioxidant, which means it fights free radical damage."
Research trials are just beginning here in the U.S. on whether ionized water is any better than regular water. But Pablo says he saw health benefits immediately.
Pablo Lucero: "In less than 48 hours the migraines went away."
Most importantly, his high cholesterol dropped within three weeks which stunned even his doctor.
Pablo Lucero: "My cholesterol it dropped from 228 to 221."
Diana Diaz: "The Kangen System does not come cheap prices range from $1,280 to $4,000. Doctors say they don't care how you get your water, they just want you to drink it."
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