Markus Rothkranz Debunks the Myths Surrounding Alkaline WaterNovember 25, 2016 - Author: steph - No Comments
In order to clear up the hype surrounding alkaline water, health and lifestyle guru Markus Rothkranz sat down with a medical expert in the area. James Sloane has decades of experience in the medical field and decided to give up his license to pursue more natural ways of healing such as herbs and other remedies. To debunk the myth that alkaline water is healthy to drink, Sloane begins by explaining that the body has multiple different pH levels, or levels of acidity. Some organs such as our stomach, intestines and even skin require a certain level of acidity to properly function.
The common misconception is that acidity promotes pathogens, when the exact opposite is true. Acidity on our skin and in our stomach helps to kill pathogens that we come into contact with through different kinds of bacteria.
Another myth that Markus Rothkranz and James Sloane help to debunk is that an individual can impact the pH levels in the body. The body’s tendency to remain at a homeostatic balance will always readjust its pH levels to compensate for any external efforts to change it. Therefore, not only is alkaline water potentially dangerous, it is also ineffective.
Sloane also explains that alkalinity is more dangerous to the body than acidity. This is because the body has several systems in place to balance and control the levels of acidity. However, the body doesn’t have near as much capability to handle varying levels of alkalinity, making it much more sensitive to changes.
In the end, Markus Rothkranz and James Sloane help to describe to their viewers how dangerous it can be to drink alkaline water. The acidity levels in the body that are present naturally are there for a reason. To try and create a more alkaline environment within your body by removing acid can have negative side effects. It is a matter of realizing that your body needs a certain level of acidity function properly. Messing with this optimized level of pH in any form is not healthy.