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Does Your Water Need More Ions? The latest health fad is even more ridiculous than most health fads.
Slate ^ | March 22, 2013 | Kent Sepkowitz

Posted on 03/23/2013 8:49:17 PM PDT by neverdem

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1 posted on 03/23/2013 8:49:17 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem
Not me! No way! I don't drink water any more. I drink dihydrogen oxide. It's much better for you, plus it's organic, too.
2 posted on 03/23/2013 8:58:20 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: neverdem
Hummph.

Hardly a mere dweeb re: the Gatorade: more on Dr. J. Robert Cade, UF nephrologist et al.

3 posted on 03/23/2013 9:03:27 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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To: neverdem

Leave it to people to come up with a solution to a problem they don’t have.

PT Barnum would be proud, and laughing his way to the bank of the inanity of things like bottled water and “Organic” food.


4 posted on 03/23/2013 9:03:48 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: neverdem

Does this mean the ‘gluten fluten’ thing in o-vah?


5 posted on 03/23/2013 9:08:20 PM PDT by GOPJ (DHS HAS secured: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...to use on American soil...)
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To: cyn

Go Gators!


6 posted on 03/23/2013 9:17:06 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Shadow44

Remember the machines that used to be sold that would charge the air in your home with negative ions?


7 posted on 03/23/2013 9:23:21 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: EEGator
oh, yeah! :)
8 posted on 03/23/2013 9:24:54 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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To: neverdem
Does Your Water Need More Ions?

Oh, you mean, like salt?

9 posted on 03/23/2013 9:30:48 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: BunnySlippers
Hi, BunnySlippers, it's been awhile! Still love your name.

Btw, Slate, "ionized water" is not new.

10 posted on 03/23/2013 9:32:26 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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To: BunnySlippers

Negative ions.... izzat like what guys do around the house?


11 posted on 03/23/2013 9:34:52 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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To: neverdem

Reminds me of this old stuff. Very interesting to read about:

https://www.orau.org/ptp/collection/quackcures/quackcures.htm


12 posted on 03/23/2013 9:36:52 PM PDT by Monty22002
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To: neverdem

http://www.chem1.com/CQ/ionbunk.html


13 posted on 03/23/2013 9:39:50 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: GOPJ
Spectrum of gluten-related disorders: consensus on new nomenclature and classification
14 posted on 03/23/2013 9:45:18 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: GOPJ

I have a client that I used to meet with once a month during the dinner hour. Had to quit because we couldn’t agree on a restaurant which had exactly the kind of food she thought she needed to survive. She will not eat anything that is not only organically grown but gluten, carbohydrate, fat, salt, sodium, sugar, and who knows what else free. Drank bottled water without ice cubes or lemon because she wasn’t sure how/where the lemon had been grown, whether it had been properly washed and, of course, the ice cubes were probably made with water which wasn’t filtered.

People like her just wear me out.


15 posted on 03/23/2013 9:45:38 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: cyn

:)


16 posted on 03/23/2013 9:48:00 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Monty22002

Thanks for the link.


17 posted on 03/23/2013 9:49:03 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Thanks for the link.


18 posted on 03/23/2013 9:49:45 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

LOL!

Reminds me of a friend who was buying the wonders of “Oxygenated Water” for the health effects of getting more oxygen into your body.

$12 bucks for 3 ounces. Sohhhhh Stoopit!

I told her she could buy club soda for $.50 cents and there’s plenty of O2 in that.


19 posted on 03/23/2013 9:51:48 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: neverdem

Oh noes, Ionic Change!


20 posted on 03/23/2013 9:54:47 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: neverdem

I only drink what comes out of the tap or garden hose.


21 posted on 03/23/2013 9:54:51 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: neverdem
Does Your Water Need More Ions?

That's why I drink Brawndo. It has electrolytes.

22 posted on 03/23/2013 9:56:36 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Grams A

As my dear Mother used to say, some people have too much time on their hands.

I never smoked, drank or did drugs. I was diagnosed with Stage Three Leukemia at age 52. I did Chemo, was in remission for a little over two years, then back to Chemo. My numbers are slipping again after four years, so we’ll see.

My Father, an Alcoholic for over 60 years, was diagnosed with Stage Four Lymphoma at age 82. He went through Chemo over seven years ago. Just had a CT Scan and he is as clean as a whistle, just turning 90 last Monday. For all intents an purposes, he is cured of the Disease.

Life isn’t fair, and living Life in fear of eating or drinking something that “may” be bad for you is the dumbest waste of time I can think of. That and Voting for Obama.

Everyone I ever knew that I (lovingly) considered Health Nuts have never lived to a ripe old age like my Father. It’s just the way it is, you never know when the Fat Lady will sing. When she does, you’ll be the first to know, or not.


23 posted on 03/23/2013 10:06:02 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Compliance with Tyranny is Treason...)
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To: KarlInOhio
It's got what plants crave...
24 posted on 03/23/2013 10:07:48 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Shadow44; All

It blew my mind when I saw that my daughter-in-law in Miami had purchased 48 small bottles of water for hurricane emergencies. They were using gallons of milk on a regular basis. I always keep six gallons of cleaned refilled milk containers full of water for storms and water main breaks. Doesn’t cost more than a few cents for the water itself.


25 posted on 03/23/2013 10:07:55 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: neverdem

26 posted on 03/23/2013 10:09:36 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: Standing Wolf

Not me! No way! I don’t drink water any more. I drink dihydrogen oxide. It’s much better for you, plus it’s organic, too.


Hydroxic acid for those with too much money


27 posted on 03/23/2013 10:18:12 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Half black,half white......A SKUNK?........................ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS.(It"s the Law))
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To: dalereed

Keep drinking that Flouride y’all.

Where is the science that says public water with chlorine and fhllorine are safe to drink?


28 posted on 03/23/2013 10:19:02 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: neverdem
Quite a long read at the link. I get very sick from gluten exposure. The initial reaction (minutes) is a gurgling in my lungs that initiates throat clearing, gagging and coughing. The hours to days follow-on changes to the inside surfaces of my GI tract is something akin to a skinned knee oozing serum with lots of bleeding. It feels like a "bore snake" was pulled end to end. That will heal and recover over the period of a week if I maintain a perfect GF diet. I also react to casein in milk. That closes down my throat and makes my nasal passages sting like a bee sting. Same general feeling down the whole GI tract. Food allergies are not fun. They require perpetual vigilance and a fairly limited choice of foods.
29 posted on 03/23/2013 10:24:47 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: dalereed

“No one in this world has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.

Henry Louis Mencken


30 posted on 03/23/2013 10:25:04 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Half black,half white......A SKUNK?........................ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS.(It"s the Law))
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To: acapesket

My 76 years of good health says it’s good, I won’t drink bottled crap!


31 posted on 03/23/2013 10:25:18 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: BunnySlippers

Or how about the Ozone lamps that were sdvertised to sanitize things. (I think they actually worked to a certain degree.)


32 posted on 03/23/2013 10:28:54 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: acapesket
Killing the microbiological pathogens with chlorine beats being sick. There is no excuse for adding fluoride. It displaces the iodine from your thyroid hormone and makes your bones brittle via the fluorosis process. Topical application of fluoride in a dentists office that is not swallowed has some limited benefits. The baking industry introduces lots of bromides into your diet via bread additives. There is no value to bromine in the human body. Like fluoride, it competes for binding to your thyroid hormones rendering them inactive.

You can find some good details on iodine, fluoride/bromide issues in

33 posted on 03/23/2013 10:33:44 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin

I am a huge fan of iodine, it’s my new best friend! I never knew how lacking we are in potassium iodine until recently. I grew up on well water and did not develop abnormal conditions until I was living in areas that had only “tap”.

Flourine, bromine, chlorine did G*d intend that to be in your body?

Iodides will kill the microbes..end of story.


34 posted on 03/23/2013 11:10:17 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: S.O.S121.500

What did Mencken have against the Amish?


35 posted on 03/23/2013 11:28:00 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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To: Grams A

LOL All the stress she is putting on herself finding a goofy set of foods will likely give her a stroke at age fifty.


36 posted on 03/24/2013 12:10:19 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Jeff Chandler

What did Mencken have against the Amish?


Not a thing.....he was very even tempered.


37 posted on 03/24/2013 12:18:07 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS "Freedom begins when you tell Mrs. Grundy to take a hike."-Heinlein)
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To: Slump Tester
Ozone lamps

Ultraviolet? Since ozone is a gas it won't come from a lamp. However I believe ozone is bubbled through water to sterilize it.

38 posted on 03/24/2013 1:47:20 AM PDT by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: acapesket
did not develop abnormal conditions until I was living in areas that had only “tap”

The hidden variables are that when you moved from the country to the city (or suburb) you also took in more pollution from other sources, stress, etc.

39 posted on 03/24/2013 1:51:27 AM PDT by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: neverdem
"Perhaps it’s the fault of Gatorade, that Technicolor concoction of salt, sugar, and water people guzzle to “replenish their electrolytes.” "

There's no doubt that Gatorade is overpriced -- but, having low electrolytes is no laughing matter. Electrolyte supplements save millions of 3rd world children, suffering from diarrhea, every year (and millions others die).

I know what that feels like. I once had very low electrolytes; and I truly thought I was dying. When I finally figured out what was happening, I took a couple of packets of electrolyte powder, and recovered very quickly. There are cheaper alternatives to Gatorade -- but, if your electrolytes are low, you do need to replenish them. STAT.
40 posted on 03/24/2013 2:28:35 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Kickass Conservative

I love your mother’s saying. Just hadn’t heard it in a while.

So sorry for your illness. We will add you to our Care Group prayer list. There often doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to life sometime. But God says when we get to Heaven it will all make sense.

I’m reminded of a story about two angels who visited a poor farm couple who shared what little food they had and their humble surroundings with them. Their cow who gave them milk and provided a small income to them died during the night. One angel asked another how that could have been allowed to happen. The angel responded that the angel of death had come during the night for the wife but was convinced to take the cow instead. Life is not always what it seems.

May God watch over you.


41 posted on 03/24/2013 5:05:29 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: BunnySlippers
Remember the machines that used to be sold that would charge the air in your home with negative ions?

There are many scams out there. About the only one I know, that really works, is that shrinking garden water hose. Much to my amazement, it really does work.

42 posted on 03/24/2013 5:36:47 AM PDT by Mark17 (My body is in California, but my heart is in the Philippines)
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To: BunnySlippers

Yeah, what a joke they were. Overpriced air filters with “space age technology”!

If I was callous enough, I’d wait about 10 years and re-introduce the world the wonders of “Negative Ion Air Filtration”!


43 posted on 03/24/2013 5:40:09 AM PDT by Shadow44
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To: Kickass Conservative

I am also one of those never drink/smoke/drugs types and I have had off and on bouts of problems all my life. I am in line to see a neurologist about the latest unexplainable things that put me in the ER a couple weeks back. A mind is a terrible thing to waste except in my case, maybe not so much.....


44 posted on 03/24/2013 5:55:04 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Grams A

Two points:

1.Good health is merely the slowest possible rate
at which one can die.

2.Someday Health Nuts are going to feel stupid,
lying in the hospitals dying of nothing.


45 posted on 03/24/2013 6:06:13 AM PDT by csmusaret (America is more divided today , not because of the problems we face but because of Obama's solutions)
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To: Grams A
I have a client that I used to meet with once a month during the dinner hour. Had to quit because we couldn’t agree on a restaurant which had exactly the kind of food she thought she needed to survive. She will not eat anything that is not only organically grown but gluten, carbohydrate, fat, salt, sodium, sugar, and who knows what else free. Drank bottled water without ice cubes or lemon because she wasn’t sure how/where the lemon had been grown, whether it had been properly washed and, of course, the ice cubes were probably made with water which wasn’t filtered.

People like her just wear me out.

It sounds like she has orthorexia. It is an eating disorder characterized by an obsession with eating nothing but "healthy" foods. People with the disorder tend to cut whole food groups out. They do not have a working definition of "healthy", either.

I do not think the disorder is officially recognized, yet, but a definition is fairly well developed. When I first read about it, my reaction was, "Aha!" Because I was raised by a woman with this disorder. When I read expert opinions that orthorexia is not a disorder, but is just anorexia, I want to yell at them--go spend time with my mother and tell me orthorexia is nothing but anorexia! It is not!

There is a danger with orthorexia. It can be deadly, since people cut out so many "unhealthy" foods that they cannot get adequate nutrition. Orthorexic mothers have killed their babies by imposing their pathological food beliefs on them.

46 posted on 03/24/2013 6:35:03 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1

I think you can actually buy mock bottles of that online. An underrated movie.


47 posted on 03/24/2013 6:42:52 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: neverdem

If you wants some serious levels of ions in your water drink pond water.

I’m guessing here a bit, but this marketing stragety is born out of using ion exchange units to clean the water they sell. One problem with deionizers is they tend to make water taste like crap. So water bottlers started added ions back into the water to make it taste normal. At some time they figure this was a good marketing strategy to differentailte their products.


48 posted on 03/24/2013 6:49:35 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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49 posted on 03/24/2013 6:53:43 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: S.O.S121.500

“No politician ever lost an election understimating the intelligence of the American voter.”

fnord


50 posted on 03/24/2013 7:10:46 AM PDT by fnord (My life is like the movie Willard, except with hummingbirds)
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