Your Body and Degenerative Disease

 

Every degenerative disease known including cancer, cardiovascular disease, cataracts and the aging process itself is now known to be caused by oxidation, free radical damage, and chronic excess acidity.

Oxidation is the process we observe when an apple turns brown after it is cut. Oxidation also causes metal to rust and deteriorate. It's a chemical reaction consisting of the transfer of electrons (negative electrical charge) from a substance (your DNA, your cell wall, etc.) to an oxidizing agent – otherwise known as a free radical. This starts a chain reaction that generates more free radicals … cell walls, DNA, and stable molecules are damaged and altered by this process.

Free radicals aren't all bad – they help generate energy and fight infections – but when there are too many for the body to manage, they start stealing electrons from stable molecules and healthy cells, causing them to become unstable free radicals or to age and die. This sets off a chain reaction where molecule after molecule, cell after cell, becomes a free radical and steals electrons from another source.

Modern life exposes us to a number of sources of free radicals, challenging the body to mobilize its resources – antioxidants - to neutralize more and more free radicals. Some of them are:

  • Drinking water with chemicals, heavy metals or toxins, including chlorine, fluoride, chloramines or ammonia.
  • Showering or bathing in chlorinated tap water
  • Breathing polluted air
  • Use of prescription, street, or over-the-counter drugs
  • Use of tobacco, breathing second-hand smoke
  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages, coffee, sodas or energy drinks
  • Consumption of processed and irradiated foods
  • Consumption of food additives, artificial food coloring and preservatives
  • Consumption of the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) which is acid-forming and low in antioxidants and alkaline mineral buffers
  • Ingestion of or exposure to heavy metals
  • Consumption of easily oxidized polyunsaturated vegetable oils
  • Consumption of rancid or partially hydrogenated oil (trans fats)
  • Excessive prolonged stress

Antioxidants and Reducing Agents

To keep free radical damage under control, the body has a complex system of reducing agents (antioxidants) – glutathione, vitamin C, vitamin E and enzymes – that keep the chain reaction in check. Antioxidants have extra electrons – detected by a measurable negative electrical charge referred to as Oxidation-Reduction-Potential or ORP - and can neutralize free radicals by donating one of their own electrons. That stops the chain reaction from starting within the body. With our modern day diet and lifestyle, the body often can't keep up the chain reaction using it's internal system alone. That's why you've heard so much about antioxidants in fruits, vegetables, and certain "superfoods" and vitamin supplements.

What most people in the US do NOT know is that ionized, alkaline water is a strong, effective reducing agent – in the scientific literature it is referred to as ERW or Electrically Reduced Water. There is more antioxidant activity in a glass of ionized water than in any commonly consumed antioxidant supplement, food, or juice. The scientifically documented antioxidant activity of Evontis ShinXen Water can help fight off the damaging effects of free radicals. So do your body a favor and drink up!

Chronic Excess Acidity and Degenerative Disease

The food we eat is made up of a mixture of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. At the most basic, food consists of carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen and oxygen. The food we eat is oxidized for its energy and nutrients and the by-products are various acids. Acids carry a positive electrical charge … therefore they are oxidizing.

Acidic minerals such as chlorine, phosphorous and sulfur also contribute to acidic waste. These minerals are abundant in acid-forming foods like meat, grains, root vegetables and soda pop. Fruits and vegetables contain the organic alkaline minerals calcium, potassium, magnesium, and sodium. Our modern diet is typically lacking in these minerals because of the way we eat.

All food produces some amount of acid waste; some foods also contain organic alkaline minerals that help neutralize that waste. Acidic wastes must be disposed of through the urine and perspiration after being dissolved in the blood because the body MUST maintain a slightly alkaline pH in most tissues, fluids and blood. If it doesn't, it begins to deteriorate and die.

If the body can't neutralize or buffer all the acid waste it produces, which is more and more common as we age, acids accumulate somewhere in the body so they will not cause further damage. They are often stored in the fat cells made for this purpose or as crystals in the joints and muscles. Arthritis and gout result when uric acid precipitates from the blood due to over-acidity.

Restructured alkaline ionized water supplies the exact same buffer – hydroxyl ions – that the body uses to neutralized acids. Drinking Evontis ShinXen water will gradually balance the body's pH and dissolve excess acids so they can be excreted. Chronic, degenerative conditions caused by acid build-up in the body will naturally disappear.