Alkaline Ionized Water for Crohn's and Colitis

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GDen
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   Posted 10/5/2010 10:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Color me very skeptical, especially considering how extremely acidic the stomach is anyway naturally. I googled Shinya and he does appear to be a prominent gastro, but I didn't wade thru Chanson's site to find the photos or his supposed testimonials there.
Somebody said...
Chanson Water USA, (www.chansonalkalinewater.com), a leading distributor of ionizers for individuals, families and businesses, announces its Healthy Belly campaign on behalf of people suffering from Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

[...]

Dr. Shinya thoroughly substantiates his work with multiple Before and After photographs of intestinal changes, where patients have an undeniable improvement from drinking alkaline ionized water.

www.prweb.com/releases/2010/10/prweb4567934.htm
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sgirl
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   Posted 10/5/2010 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I tried the ionized water thing for my UC last year (coworker had a machine and would bring water in for people). Didn't do anything but make it worse and the migraines that came with it were completely awful. I stopped drinking it and things went away. I tried it again earlier this year and after one day on it things got worse again so I stopped. I know they say that the pain is all the toxins being washed away, but I'm sorry that pain is not normal. Only plus side was the water tasted really good :)
Diagnosed with UC in February 2009.
Diagnosed with Crohn's December 2009.
Flaring since October 2008 with occasional spikes in symptoms
Possible Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteopenia

Medication: Imuran 75 mg, multivitamin, Vit B12 1 g, omeprazole, sulfasalazine, calcium w/vit D, started a month course on prednisone, started at 30mg and tapering by 5 every 5 days.

mmckenna
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   Posted 10/5/2010 11:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Alkaline is opposite of acidic, so I could see it working like an antacid. As for the ionization, sounds like a load of tripe, but with some scientific studies and real world study, I could be convinced. Sounds to me like another person trying to get rich off of others suffering.

I love to be proved wrong on this, though. It would be nice if the fix for Crohns and UC was this easy. One thing that I have learned over the years is that there are doctors out there with Crohn's and UC. If this stuff really worked, they'd be all over it.
Matthew McKenna,
Joey's dad.
Crohn's Disease and Guillian-Barre' Syndrome.
Remicade, 6MP and a few of their friends.

"I'm just along for the ride."

mmckenna
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   Posted 10/5/2010 11:21 PM (GMT -6)   
If you read their website, at the bottom of the page is this:

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Standard boilerplate stuff, but it's there for a reason.
Matthew McKenna,
Joey's dad.
Crohn's Disease and Guillian-Barre' Syndrome.
Remicade, 6MP and a few of their friends.

"I'm just along for the ride."

mmckenna
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   Posted 10/5/2010 11:23 PM (GMT -6)   
...and if the Alkaline stuff really worked, we'd all be seeing relief from our symptoms by just taking some Tums...

Still not convinced on the ionized water thing. Their description on the website was worded very carefully. Some of it didn't pass the "sniff test".
Matthew McKenna,
Joey's dad.
Crohn's Disease and Guillian-Barre' Syndrome.
Remicade, 6MP and a few of their friends.

"I'm just along for the ride."

beave
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   Posted 10/6/2010 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
"It's called snake oil y'all it's been around for a long, long time." -Steve Earle.

CrazyHarry
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   Posted 10/6/2010 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
alkalized water (ie water ionization machine) is something i've been introduced to and am interested in learning more about. unfortunately, there is not much literature that i found via quick searches and most of what i found is from companies and marketers which imho is a turn off and red flag to be taken with a handful of salt. what they tell you is interesting, but also can fall in to the "too good to be true" side of things in that it does too much good from what they say. granted the US does not like alternative medicine (all alternative medicine and supplements come with the disclaimer: not intended to diagnose or cure a disease blah blah blah by law so you cannot sue them), but i think we'd be using this much more, and other countries too, if it were really that simple and true (Japan and Germany do use it though in their hospitals from what i've read and been told). so i am skeptical still on the benefits on alkalized water.

here is what dr. mercola has to say on alkalized water and ionized water machines:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/09/11/alkaline-water-interview.aspx

now i did get a few weeks supply of alkalized water from a guy i ran into. of course he was trying to sell me one. but the water tasted great and did hydrate me faster, but then it should as the science says it has smaller clusters thus it can penetrate your cells faster.

so the point is to make your system alkaline, supposedly, as that is to inhibit and reverse disease. but your blood likes to be slightly alkaline, and your urine slightly acidic. the body is very fine tuned, like everything God made, so too much of anything, pushing it too far alkaline, can have dire consequences. so imho, the use of alkaline water would be like using distilled water - for short term therapeutic uses only. i believe a better (and cheaper) way to alkalize your body is via the green drink. and you get the added benefit of protein and b-vitamins too. but i am not closing the book on alkalized water as having potential benefits - there just needs to be more done on it before i invest over $2,000 on a machine.

that is my 10 cents worth. hope it was useful.

Roni
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   Posted 10/6/2010 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I recently started buying gluten free waffles and I can taste the baking soda in them. I wonder if that's just as good. ;-)
lol

pmedic
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   Posted 1/12/2012 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I tried it but it didn't work for me.
Dx:Ulcerative Colitis March 2008
Dx: Crohns May 2008
Avascular necrosis bilateral knees from Prednisone. Surgery on left knee was Oct 2011,
No colon surgeries yet but I am desperately trying to keep my colon.
8 blood transfusions, SVT due to low H&H, Anxiety during new medication injections due to past reactions.
Currently on Lialda, Ambien, xanax(prn) D3, probiotic, Rowasa, B12, fish oi
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