Is alkaline water healthier?

[Excerpt from TT: 2009-12-13]

[Question] am wondering about alkaline water. I’ve been reading about adding alkaline drops to water or getting a water ionizer. Is this just hype? Or is it a helpful, healthful concept? Water Ionizers, btw, are very expensive. Do alkanization drops do similar things–if any? P.S. I know our channel isn’t thrilled with health questions. But I trust his ability to step aside.

[Michael Entity] As far as we can see, most water is already alkanized to a degree that would have benefit, if benefit is valid. We do not see that this is the case, but may often be just the opposite if the alkanizing is high. There are several populations already ingesting high levels of alkaline water on long-term bases, and we see this as having little effect in terms of improved health.

We think that this would be a matter of individual diagnosis in terms of an individual’s “ph” levels, and that in those cases there are balancing remedies that might include alkaline drops, or antacid remedies. We do know that “ph” balance in the blood is important, and that this is a function of the kidneys in a way that can be measured. In that regard, it would be fairly easy to have a diagnosis, if it is of concern.

The consumption of various greens and vegetables as a large part of the diet can help to minimize the acidity of blood that can come with age. It is not that alkanizing of water (or diet) is not important, but that it is important only for specific individuals in the same way that any remedy would be.