by Webster Kehr
Independent Cancer Research Foundation, Inc.
TREATMENT RATING: This is a supplemental cancer treatment and should not be used as the primary cancer treatment. This treatment is generally combined, and is part of, a complete protocol and is used to help stop the spreading of cancer to give other treatments more time to work.
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How It Works
Ionized water is very alkaline (if your ionizer makes the water alkaline), has a high redox potential (i.e. it is a good antioxidant because its ORP value is very negative), and it has its water molecules in smaller clusters than normal water. All of these things help inhibit the spread of cancer and aid in killing cancer cells, directly or indirectly. However, there is not enough evidence to categorize it as a stand-alone treatment plan.
Ionized water works on cancer in three major ways. Because it is a good antioxidant, meaning it has a very negative ORP value (Oxidation Reduction Potential), it neutralizes free radicals (i.e. ROS - Reactive Oxygen Species), making many oxygen molecules available to the cancer cells; either to slow the growth of cancer or to kill the cancer cells. This is done with the hydroxyl ions in the ionized water.
Unlike hydrogen peroxide, which adds oxygen molecules to the body (i.e. they don't already exist in the body), ionized water makes existing oxygen molecules, already in the body, available to the cancer cells by giving them electrons. This actually has advantages because it removes damaging free radicals at the same time.
Ionized water is also very alkaline. Cancer cells do not thrive in an alkaline environment:
Dr. Keiichi Morishita in this book, The Hidden Truth of Cancer, states that if the blood develops a more acidic condition, then these excess acidic wastes have to be deposited somewhere in the body. If this unhealthy process continues year after year, these areas steadily increase in acidity, and their cells begin to die.
Other cells in the affected area may survive by becoming abnormal; these are called malignant. Malignant cells do not respond to brain commands. They undergo a cellular division that is out of control. This is called cancer.
Modern medicine in America treats these malignant cells as if they were bacteria or viruses. It uses chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery to treat cancer. Yet none of these treatments will help very much, if after all of that, the acidic environment remains.
Drinking water that has a high alkaline pH, because of its de-acidifying effect, will help in preventing cancer. In Asia, alkaline water is regularly served to patients, and is considered a regular part of treatment.
Water molecules in our body do not individually float around, they exist in clusters of water molecules. Ionized water clusters are significantly smaller than normal water cluster. A water cluster generally consists of about a dozen water molecules. Because the cluster is so big, the water clusters cannot penetrate many places in your body. By making clusters half that size, in terms of the number of water molecules per cluster, the clusters (i.e. the water) can penetrate into more places in the body. The shape of ionized water clusters (a hexagon) also helps them get into places regular water cannot go. These things are called making "wetter water."
In addition to these things, ionized water removes a lot of toxic waste products from the body. In fact there are many other benefits to drinking ionized water, most of which have nothing to do with cancer.
I suspect that virtually all brands of water ionizers are made in Japan or Korea, or the parts are made in Japan or Korea and they are assembled in the U.S. Japan and Korea are where most of the research is taking place.
The reason this is considered a primary treatment, in spite of the lack of testimonials, is because of its antioxidant activities. Several less-effective antioxidants are considered to be primary treatments, thus it is only reasonable that this would also be considered a primary treatment.
Another thing to consider is taking a bath in ionized water. This will help get oxygen into the body without having to go through the digestive tract. Add a gallon, or more, to your bath water.
Supercharging This Treatment
You should take sea salt (1/4 teaspoon per quart) with ionized water. Also, make sure you take a good mineral supplement, preferably one with trace elements. A good calcium supplement will also help make your body alkaline. Quit drinking soda pop (whether diet or not) and refined sugar (these things are very acidic and offset the alkalinity of the ionized water). You should drink between 1 gallon and 2 gallons of ionized water a day. Drink the ionized water within a few hours of making it in order to get the full effect of the hydroxyl ions.
If you might have cancer because of your intake of trans fatty acids (e.g. margarine, etc.), then you need to do some special things to make sure the oxygen clusters are absorbed into the cancer cells. Even though the ionized water molecule clusters are smaller than normal water molecule clusters, it still helps to make the cells more able to absorb large molecules. This means you must absolutely stay away from trans fatty acids, hydrogenated oils, etc.
Other antioxidants that could be combined with ionized water are: vitamins C and E, the minerals zinc and selenium, and the natural substances Lycopene (or add tomatoes to your vegetable juice), CoEnzyme-Q10, N-Acetyl Cysteine, and the minerals manganese, copper and zinc (copper:zinc in 1:15 ratio).
This treatment should not be considered a "major" alternative cancer treatment.
An alternative cancer treatment should be a complete treatment protocol. Do NOT forget to study the complete treatment protocol for Stage I, II and III cancer patients and the complete treatment protocol for Stage IV cancer patients:
Treatment For Stage I, II and III Cancer Patients
Treatment For Stage IV Cancer Patients