3. How does drinking Winner Alkaline Water affect Weight Loss?
Research by Dr. Robert O. Young, author of The pH Miracle for Weight Loss, shows that the epidemic of obesity
in the industrialized world is result of acidity in the body.
creates fat cells to trap and neutralize acids in the system.
modern diet of meats, grains, and beverages such as coffee, tea, soft drinks and alcohol is extremely
- Some acids are voided through urination, defecation, and perspiration, but
many acids remain in the system.
- Excess acids in the body break down healthy
tissue, so the body protects itself by creating a natural buffer of fat.
cells bind to acids. Some fat cells are voided from the system, but many fat cells are stored in
the body, resulting in weight gain.
Traditional weight loss methods
are doomed to fail.
- Reducing portion size
of meals only minimally decreases acid intake.
- Reducing calories
will not decrease the acidity of the body-and may increase it if large amounts of acidic beverages are included.
- Reducing fats in the diet will not reduce the acidity of
the body or result in weight loss.
- Increasing the intake of meat will increase
the acidity in the body.
- Exercise increases the production
of acids, such as lactic acid. Many acids are released through perspiration, but some are retained by the system,
causing pain in muscles.
Drinking alkaline water releases fats
and creates weight loss.
- Alkaline water can reduce the body's
acidity and stop fat storage.
- Micro-clusters of ionized water help flush
acid and toxins from the system.
- Once fat cells are no longer needed, the body will
eliminate them-the fat melts away.
A healthy body causes weight
loss, not the other way around.
- A healthy, non-acidic body
will return to its natural, ideal weight.
- Freed of toxins, the body's cells,
tissues, and organs achieve a healthier state.
- A detoxified, non-acidic body
has more energy and vitality.
"Your body can-and will-let go of the
excess fat," writes Dr. Young. "If your food and drink are alkaline (meaning, in basic chemistry, the opposite of
acid), all that acid-binding fat will just melt right off. There will be no need for the body to hold on to it anymore."
1 Young, Dr. Robert O., The pH Miracle for Weight Loss. New York:
Grand Central Publishing, 2005, p. 15.
3. How About Sports Hydration?
Proper hydration sustains the body's physiological responses in all activities, but the physical and mental stresses
of athletic training and competition magnify the importance of hydration. Numerous studies conducted on athletes since the
1940s have demonstrated that even mild dehydration impairs performance.
should avoid losing even 2% of the total body weight in water.
performed since the 1940s have shown that a loss of water equal to 2% of the body weight impairs
- Recent studies have shown performance loss at dehydration levels less
than 2% of body weight.
- Dehydration causes reduced aerobic endurance
and increased body temperature, heart rate, and reliance on carbohydrate as a fuel source.
Prehydration: drinking water before exercise
goal of prehydration is to start an exercise activity in an euhydrated state.
means the body is hydrated and plasma electrolyte levels are at a normal
- Prehydration should be performed several hours before exercise to enable
fluid absorption and allow urine output to return to normal levels.
drinking water during exercise
- The goal of hydration is to
prevent excessive water loss through perspiration.
- Individual perspiration
rates can be estimated by weighing yourself before and after exercise.
- Each pound
of body weight equals one pint (8 ounces) of water lost.
- The goal is to prevent
water loss in excess of 2% of the total body weight or one becomes dehydrated.
The ideal composition of drinking water for sports.
long thought salt (sodium) needed to be added to the water to replace salt lost through perspiration.
- Current thought is that athletes consuming a traditional Western diet have consumed an abundance of salt, so there
is no need to replace salt when exercise last less than two hours.
- Water that
has been alkalinized may help neutralize the exercise induced acidosis (lactic acid build
up), since the pH of alkaline water is high.
- Ionized water may help act as
a free-radical scavenger to address the issue of accelerated oxygen consumption.
water is micro-clustered, so it may be absorbed at a faster rate, helping with rehydration.
Dr. Peter L. Kopko, D.C., recommends drinking 13 to 20 ounces (2-3 cups) of water 2 hours
before exercise and 5 to 10 ounces (about 1-2 cups) every 15 to 20 minutes of exercise, depending on your total body weight.