Antioxidant alkaline water benefits For Diabetes
Dr Robert Young in his book pH Miracle for Diabetes says 'looking through the lens of New Biology, it becomes clear that diabetes is not a disease of the pancreas or the beta cells therein. Rather, it is the result of a pH imbalance in the fluids of the body- systemic acidosis- that interferes with the optimum functioning of the cells they surround. Beta cells surrounded by acids do not or cannot produce sufficient insulin. Acids destroy insulin receptor sites on the cellular membrane so body cells cannot properly use the hormone.
Diabetic symptoms which can include frequent urination, extreme thirst, ravenous hunger, weight loss, extreme fatigue, muscle wasting and life threatening ketoacidosis- are all a result of the body attempting to regain or maintain the delicate pH balance of the blood tissues. Other scientists have come to a similar conclusion that the underlying cause for adult onset diabetes is due to an underlying acidosis condition. Sang Whang says in his reverse Aging book. A shortage of calcium ions in the body impairs the production and the release of the insulin hormone. This eventually leads to an acidic blood condition. Clogged blood vessels caused by excess protein build up also impair pancreatic function. Alkaline water by supplying calcium in an ionised form and by helping prevent excess protein build up can help prevent and heal this condition.
Professor Won H Kim relates an interesting experiment that was carried out by Korean TV who undertook an investigation into the merits or otherwise of alkaline water. One of the areas of investigation was to look at its use for the treatment of diabetes. He says 'I did a clinical experiment with diabetes patients at a hospital in Southern Choongchung province. This study was done by dividing up patients in critical condition (to the point they had to receive insulin injections) up into two groups. The first group continued receiving insulin shots as usual, and the other group was told to stop the treatment and only drink alkaline reduced water. Because we had a tight shooting schedule, the second group was actually hospitalised to immediately observe the effects of drinking 5 litres of water every day.
Before even one month passed, the water-drinking group blood sugar level amazingly decreased in contrast to that of the insulin-injection group. The patients who were half heartedly participating at first elatedly drank the water more faithfully, after personally experiencing improved complexion and health.
Daily changes in blood sugar level were inconsistent in the case of the patient group getting insulin shots, but the alkaline reduced water-drinking patients had stability. This extraordinary result signifies alkaline reduced water does not only show short-term effectiveness like insulin, but also can ultimately cure diabetes.
Although it is probably premature to say that drinking alkaline reduced water is a cure for adult onset diabetes there is a growing body of opinion that believes that addressing the underlying acidosis problem by diet, controlling stress etc you will make a huge impact on the problem. Drinking alkaline water with its ability to neutralise acidity and counteract harmful free radicals is a very important part of this protocol.