Posted 7/15/2008 9:22 PM (GMT -7)
I recently acquired a used ionizing water machine for free, brand name RadiRedWater (Japanese).
I connected the machine to the tap water through a water filter (the RadiRedWater also has an internal filter) and measured the pH of the processed water.
pH of input water = <6.8 (slightly acidic).
pH of processed water = >8.2 (alkaline).
So the machine does indeed change the water pH.
By the way, the pH of local bottled water = 7.7 (slightly alkaline).
Whether drinking alkaline water has any effect on PCa is another question. I am not qualified to discuss the chemical and biological arguements one way or t'other. However, personally I don't think that standard medicine has the answer as well, so I don't mind trying alternative remedies.
Diagnosed: June 2007. Aged 61. PSA 19.6. DRE negative.
Biopsy: June 2007; 2 cores of 18 positive.
MRI and Bone Scan: Negative.
Pathology: 5% of 1 core, "Small focus" in another core +ve.
Gleason 3 + 3 = 6.
Clinical: PCa considered confined to prostate. Stage T1c.
Treatment: After considering RP and HD Brachy, decided on Intermittent Triple Androgen Blockade Therapy for 1-year, using ZOLADEX, CASODEX 150 mg/day, AVODART 0.5 mg/day. Start PSA 19.2 (July 2007).
Current Status: PSA 0.018 (June 2008) - PSA nadir.