Drinking clean water is one the most important things you can do for your health. I’ve written whole posts about the benefits of water and water filters, but my guest today is talking to us about an angle I haven’t covered yet: alkaline and ionized water.
For over 15 years, Thai Cabados he has been educating the public on the benefits of water and the alkaline diet. He even left his successful financial sector job to follow his dream and start his own business doing just that. He co-founded Alkaline Lifestyle, a website that incorporates alkaline water, alkaline diet, and mindfulness. Today we cover what the science says about alkaline water, how ionizing machines work, and why you might want to try one in your home.
Episode Highlights on Ionized Water
- Differences between bottled alkaline water and water from a water ionizer
- Why that fancy bottled water isn’t all it’s cracked up to be
- What studies say about the ability of ionized water to increase weight loss, longevity, and even brain health
- How water ionizers produce antioxidant potential and hydrogen in water
- How our bodies have a pH balance necessary for life
- Water filters: are they necessary and how to find the best ones
- The effects of fluoride in our water
- Whether alkaline water can neutralize stomach acid
- And more!
Resources We Mention
More From Wellness Mama
- 251: Water Quality and How to Improve Drinking Water With Dr. Tom DiGiuseppe
- 234: The Keto-Green Way to Optimize Hormones & Libido With Dr. Anna Cabeca
- Best Alternatives to Plastic Water Bottles
- The Best Water Filter For Home Use (Pitcher, Charcoal, Under-Counter)
- Lemon Water in the Morning: Benefits & Myths
- Why to Avoid Energy Drinks (& What to Drink Instead)
- The Problem with Calcium Supplements
Do you drink ionized water? Are there other questions about water quality you would like me to tackle? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.
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