Acid-base balance.

Water is a "whole food" that nourishes our bodies like no other food can. It flushes toxins from the body and supplies many needed minerals and impacts the body in many subtle ways. Like other whole foods, when it is tampered with it loses some of its most precious properties.

"Water covers much of the earth. It pervades the skies. It fills your cells - to a greater extent than you might be aware. Your cells are two thirds water by volume; however, the water molecule is so small that if you were to count every single molecule in your body, 98% of them would be water molecules. Water is absolutely central to human health. Everyone knows that water is the source of life on earth. The water we want to drink must have characteristics that go beyond simple purification.

The ideal water is high in pH and specifically highly alkaline because it is rich in magnesium and other minerals like bicarbonate. The ideal water is properly structured, making it easy to fully hydrate oneself - which is more difficult than most of us believe. One would think all water hydrates equally but this is not the case. Low quality acid demineralized water leads to dehydration as well as disease.The kidneys monitor and control the acidity or "acid-base" (pH) balance of the blood. If the blood is too acidic, the kidney makes bicarbonate to restore the bloods pH balance. If the blood is too alkaline, then the kidney excretes bicarbonate into the urine to restore the balance.

The water we use should therefore hydrates re-mineralizes and drives up oxygen levels as well as carbon dioxide, pH and cellular voltage. Drinking enough highly alkaline water will decrease a person's risk of cancer and every other disease and or help them recover if they are already sick.

*First, the removal of bicarbonate subsequent to hydrogen ion production from the metabolism of dietary constituents

**Second, the synthesis of "new" bicarbonate by the kidney Sodium bicarbonate possesses the property of absorbing heavy metals, dioxins and furans.

Comparison of cancer tissue with healthy tissue from the same person shows that the cancer tissue has a much higher concentration of toxic chemicals, pesticides, etc. This is reason enough why bicarbonate is indicated in the treatment of cancer. Carbon Dioxide as Medicine , "Carbon dioxide is, in fact, a more fundamental component of living matter than is oxygen.

Life probably existed on earth for millions of years prior to the carboniferous era, in an atmosphere containing a much larger amount of carbon dioxide than at present.

Carbon dioxide exerts at least three well-defined influences:

1. It is one of the prime factors in the acid-base balance of the blood.

2. It is the principal control of respiration.

3. It exerts an essential tonic influence upon the heart and peripheral circulation.

Because carbon dioxide is absolutely crucial to life and because it is an absolutely essential component of protoplasm, and because therapeutic increase of carbon dioxide is the most effective means of improving the oxygenation of the blood and tissues, we need to finally learn about sodium bicarbonate and why we should use it so much in general medicine, cancer treatment, and as a frontline medicine against the new antibiotic resistant pathogens that are spreading out from hospitals now into people's homes.

There has been a time when there was no free oxygen available in the air," wrote Dr. Yandell Henderson from the Cyclopedia of Medicine, 1940. He also said, "Carbon dioxide is the chief hormone of the entire body, it is the only one that is produced by every tissue and that probably acts on every organ." According to Henderson,

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