Sorro: Cheeth, can I get a confirmation of this?
Thanks for your email. (I'll use this response in the next mail out to my list).
For some reason Gmail sent it to the spam folder, so I didn't see it right away.
Here are some basics. Enagic use the term Kangen water and sell one of their machines for $4000. The Japanese use the term kangen sui (water) which means return to original water in much the same way we refer to kleenex. Enagic USA have used it as a marketing term. Whilst I still have the website, [link omitted] I am no longer affiliated with Enagic. I am affiliated however, with IonWays.
I found most of the people I met in Southern California involved with Enagic to be all about hyping it up and making false claims. I can't really say I was surprised, but I'll accept a person in Utah with much different sensibilities is likely to be very different in the way they present the machine and it's benefits. Who would you really like to see suffer here? Your Mom or the ultra-materialistic SoCal jerk with the slicked back, greasy hair and trophy wife?S: What is the point here? I don't want to see either suffer, so why did you bring SoCal people into this? I'm quite confused. One thing is for sure: this guy hates people from California, people who use hair product, and people who have trophy wives.
I do have a machine and would regularly test the pH all the time with drops when I first got it to ensure I was drinking high pH water. I always found it to be accurate and am now at the point where I can taste the difference between 9.5 pH alkaline water and straight tap water.S: I can taste the difference between the water too. Of course, I can also tell the difference between Dasani, Aquafina, Fiji, and the stuff from my tap. That doesn't mean the pH is different though. I saw the "drop test" and it's a load. Use litmus paper - there's a reason it's the standard. I can have different drops and toss it in the water and have it do stuff too. I never trust the marketing materials somebody is using to scientifically prove how great their stuff is - you have to get it from an impartial source.
Like 98% of the educated, naturally cynical people out there, I did my due diligence before I bought a machine and examined the science by reading such books as Reverse Aging and Alkalize or Die. It was after that -- not the amateur sales pitch from the person involved -- I realized drinking alkaline water and saying no to soda was going to be of benefit to my health.S: I'm not going to debate the "soda is bad for you" part of this, because I certainly don't think it's a health drink. Subbing any water for any soda is probably a good rule of thumb for getting healthier. On another note, is either of those books peer reviewed, or are they the rantings of madmen passed off as science?
I'm at the point now where I get too many emails from people to really worry if someone isn't interested. I drink it, I know it's good for my health, but if you or Mary in McKinney, TX don't think so, that's quite ok. You can blog about it, email all sundry, shout it from the rooftops and in fact, just the mention of kangen water is bound to get some people interested and when they search, they'll inevitably find my #1 ranked site. And if they don't want they water, they might like to try the stem cells product [he had a link here - I'm not giving him the free press though], which means you're effectively doing me a favor by sending me free traffic, thanks.S: You're welcome for the traffic, because I will continue to blog and I'm sure Rorro will continue to "email all sundry."
I think life is about choices -- we are free to make them of our own volition and live with whatever consequences arise. I know that disease is a result of diet + lifestyle choices and that most people would be better off health wise if they simply drank more plain tap water, let alone restructured alkaline.S: I agree with him here, life is about choices and disease can certainly be influenced by diet and lifestyle choices and drinking more water is generally good advice. I also agree that it's their choice to spend $4k on a water machine that acts as a really expensive placebo. (Oh, side tangent - they claim that it changes the absorbability and surface tension of the water by rearranging the molecules. Rob, as the resident scientist here, what's your take? I'm not a surface tension measurer.) Where I disagree is that I think they're idiots for wasting the money. The Superman figurines might have a decent ROI if you hold on to them long enough, whereas the water machine...makes water...and maybe filters stuff out. Gambling can get you a quick score too. Nevertheless, comparing something of "great worth" with two worthless activities doesn't help your cause. Imagine if Churchill compared defending Great Britain against Hitler to getting bread down at the bakery or kicking back and having a pint at your local pub. I think that the British would be sieg heiling all over the place.
If someone wants to spend thousands of dollars on a water machine, it's their money, so it's their choice. Others spend it gambling on horses, and still others collect Superman figurines. One could argue they are also wasting money, but as the saying goes -- to each his own.
Please feel free to use my response at your blog if you like.S: Done and done, although it's not at his blog, but mine.