Four months after our son, Adam, had no more symptoms of bipolar disorder, Christine, my wife, was waking up and couldn’t move her fingers. Her hands cramped up and she was in phenomenal pain. She worked for a tech company and her job was accounts payable. The problem was she could no longer sit at a keyboard and type. After a week of very bad productivity, she went on short term leave which eventually turned into long term leave. She went to the doctors and they thought it might be carpal tunnel but she tested negative. They ran numerous tests to check for lyme disease, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and numerous other conditions, but nothing came back with positive results. This went on for some time.
We finally went to a Rheumatologist, Dr. XXXXXXX, at Toronto Western, and he diagnosed her with rheumatoid arthritis. He prescribed Prednisone, Methotrexate, Plaquenil and Leflunomide, over a period one year, but nothing was working. He finally put her on Etanercept (trade name Enbrel) and she was on that for 7 months with absolutely no change to her symptoms and pain.
By this time Christine was now having problems walking and required a cane. Getting up and down stairs was a painful and time consuming effort. I would have to open doors for her because she didn’t have the strength in her hands to turn the door knob.
Unfortunately the pharmaceutical companies don’t deal in cures, they only deal in pain and disease management. So again, I started doing research into rheumatoid arthritis (R.A.) and a possible cause. What I found was a lot of information pointing to a bug called mycoplasma that has no cell wall. It’s incredibly small and because it has no cell wall it can get into areas that other bugs can’t. The body’s response is to seek out this foreign invader and destroy it. Hence, you end up with an “autoimmune” disease that sits dormant in your body until your immune system is at its lowest and then takes over. With all the stress of healing our mentally ill son and the numerous infections, colds, various illnesses, and cases of pneumonia, all being treated with an endless supply of antibiotics, Christine’s immune system was shot. She would get pneumonia twice a year and end up in the hospital. It was one antibiotic after another.
It was by chance that a relative mentioned something about ozone therapy. Ozone is such a fantastic therapy and cures just about everything. I went out and bought an ozone sauna and generator in September of 2014. We started taking ozone saunas which kill off bacteria by putting your body in a simulated fever condition. If you take the body temperature above 105 degrees, you start killing off bacteria. We did the saunas but held off doing other ozone therapies because the ozone restores the TNF cells (Tumor Necrosis Factor) and the Enbrel that she was on suppresses the TNF cells to stop the body from attacking itself. This was one of the things that concerned me because suppressing the TNF cells allows cancers to grow. TNF cells constantly fight off the growth of cancer on a daily basis and I’m not sure why anyone would want to give cancer free reign.
We had an appointment to see Christine’s Rheumatologist at the beginning of January 2015 and we didn’t want to start any new therapies until we had a meeting with him. At the meeting, we asked if she could be taken off all of the prescribed medications. Surprisingly he allowed us to do this. Dr. XXXXXXX is a wonderful person and was willing to work with us, but he insisted on a time limit to our alternative method of treatment (secretly, he probably thought it was our foolishness). We agreed on a two month return visit. At that time, Christine would be examined and he would then put her on Humira, another expensive biologic drug, if he wasn’t seeing any improvement in her condition.
Well, the clock was ticking, it was now January 8th, 2015 and I had two months to fix her. We continued with the ozone saunas, and started subcutaneous injections of ozone into her knees and hands. The ozone works quick and Christine would get relief from her pain for 3 or 4 hours. I had also looked into Hydrogen Peroxide therapy. Hydrogen Peroxide and Ozone are so closely related.
Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) is similar to water (H20) with an extra molecule of oxygen. Ozone (O3) is similar to Oxygen (O2) with the same extra Oxygen molecule. The extra molecule acts as a free radical in your body and destroys anerobic bacteria on contact.
The next step was to put Christine and myself on a regiment of drinking Hydrogen Peroxide. I caution you, this is a very tough and possibly dangerous thing to do. You can only use 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide and you have to be extremely careful. If you get it on your skin, it will burn and your skin turns white. It comes back to normal after 20 minutes but it does sting. We began on the first day drinking 3 drops of 35% hydrogen peroxide (H202) 3 times a day in an 8 ounce glass of distilled water. The next day we increased it to 4 drops, 3 times a day and the next day 5 drops etc. We continued this every day until we reached 25 drops 3 times a day. I’ll be honest with you, it’s tough. I would drink the glass of water quickly and then within 20 minutes I would throw up, but only in the morning. I did this on 15 drops, 17 drops, 20 drops and 24 drops. Christine was doing the same but maybe on slightly different days. Once we hit 25 drops, the next day we started going back down to 24 drops, then 23 drops, etc. We threw up just as often on the way down as well.
The whole experience was tough but it clears out a ton load of bacteria. Christine and I didn’t get sick or come down with pneumonia at all, which is unheard of (she is always sick in the winter). She did get a terrible case of Herxheimer Reaction though. This is a reaction to the bacteria die off. Her hands broke out in boils and skin lesions. She had terrible diarrhea, which is the bodies way of flushing out the toxins from the bacteria die off. And her inflammation went through the roof. Her knee, ankles, toes, elbows, fingers and hands were extremely inflamed with serious pain that she had never experienced before. She would have probably left me if she could have made it to the car by herself.
It was at this point that I began looking at trying to alkaline the distilled water that we had been drinking. I loved the fact that we made our own pure drinking water from our distiller. But I knew that I had to re-mineralize it so that it wouldn’t leach the minerals out of our bodies and I was trying to figure a way to alkaline it so that Christine would drink it. She just hated when I added baking soda to it. She threw that up to!
I was speaking to a new friend and told him about all the research that I was doing to help Christine. I explained to him that I was searching for a way to alkaline her water. He was fascinated with all the research and told me about a buddy that he had known since childhood and told me to give him a call. This friend had been in the water business for 8 years and had a daughter who used to have a case of osteoporosis.
I called up John and we exchanged stories. He told me of the phenomenal success that his daughter had with the Kangen water. The problem was John lived 6 hours away. John went out to his facebook group and found someone who would share the water with me locally. He called me an hour later and said he had found someone and that I could pick some water up on Tuesday February 17th, 2015.
Kim, a nurse at one of the local long term care facilities, answered John’s call. Kim’s whole motivation is to help people feel better. That’s why she got into nursing and it’s also why she gives away Kangen water. We started drinking the water Tuesday night and within 2 hours, Christine noticed that some of the stiffness had disappeared. We got fresh water every 2 days and noticed that Christine was noticeably doing better.
I continued to do research and after 2 weeks, I had found a great deal of studies and information on the internet. It’s tough to look at some of the claims because you’re not sure if the stories are true. The testimonials are coming from people that are also interested in selling the water ionizers. There’s also a lot of competition out there trying to knock down what Enagic has done for the last 40 years.
I kept on going back and forth on my decision to buy a machine and then I finally found some fantastic medical studies out of Japan. It gave me comfort knowing that the Japanese have been using Alkalized water since the early 1960’s and that their hospitals use the water for sterilization. Also, one in five homes in Japan has a water ionizer. In 1963 Japan was home to just 153 centenarians. Today Japan has over 51,000 centenarians and the Japanese have the longest lifespan of any country in the world. As of March 9, 2015 the oldest person living is a 117 year old Japanese lady.
After going through the medical studies published on Pubmed and seeing some of the doctors and the success that they had, hearing the stories from Kim and John and seeing with my own eyes the progress that Christine was making, I finally made the decision to purchase an Enagic SD501P. Seeing all the celebrities using Kangen water didn’t influence my decision, but it certainly didn’t hurt (Bill Gates has 16 Units).
Christine’s R.A. improves every day. She is now walking up and down the stairs without a cane. At this point she’s not as fast as she used to be, but it’s getting better every day. She has only been drinking the water for 3 weeks, but she now sees hope. Her pulse rate has gone from an average of 97-104 down to 70-80 and she has lost six pounds. We will be seeing Dr. XXXXXXX on Thursday, March 17, 2015 at which time we will update him on Christine’s progress and ask for another progress update meeting in 2 months.
In an effort to be honest I would like to point out that we are trying many different therapies. We switched to a paleo diet. Christine is taking 100mg of Minocycline twice a day. This is used to fight the mycoplasma bug. She also takes vitamins along with astaxanthin and pygnogenols. She has been taking all of this since January 8th. I do realize that all of these extra therapies can contribute to Christine’s wellness, but no real improvements began until she started with the Kangen water.
The journey continues: I will keep this report updated from time to time with dates to let you know the progress. Please check back on this page for the updates
- March 15, 2015
Christine noticed the other night (March 13th, 2015) that her left hand no longer had any pain. (She hasn’t been pain free in 3.5 years) It has now been 3 days that her left hand is pain free. Her right hand is still inflamed and has problems.
- March 18, 2015
Well, We went to see Christine’s Rheumatologist at Toronto Western yesterday. He asked how she was doing and Christine replied that she was doing better. He asked what we were doing to warrant the improved feeling, so I explained to him all the things that we’ve been trying (Ozone, Hydrogen Peroxide, Vitamins and Electrolyzed Reduced Water) I didn’t want to mention anything about Kangen, because there are no scientific studies on Kangen Water but there’s a ton on Electrolyzed Reduce Water.
I showed him the graph that I record all of the changes to Christine. I record her weight, pulse, overall feeling, joint pain and the vitamins and water that she drinks as well as a few other things. I showed the good doctor the results that Christine’s pulse went from the 100’s down to currently low 70’s. Her weight is down 13 pounds since January 7th, 2015; I showed on the graph that her overall feeling on a score of 1 – 10 was now about 6 as opposed to the 3 and 4 levels that she use to feel. The joint pain is measured by 10 toes, 10 fingers, 2 ankles, 2 knees and 2 elbows for a total of 26 joints. If she feels a lot of pain in a joint she records a two. If she feels a bit of pain, she records a one and if there is no pain she records a zero. Up until Christine started drinking the water her joint chart read a consistent score of 52; The highest it can be. When she started drinking the water it consistently started going down to the 40’s then the 30’s and yesterday it was at 23.
He didn’t seem to impressed, in fact he appeared a little p???ed off. He told me that my theory on the micoplasma bug was discounted years ago. I suggested that what I was doing was just trying to get her body into a state that it could heal itself. He then suggested that the PH in the water has nothing to do with the body’s PH. I graciously agreed with him, telling him that I realize the body buffer’s it’s PH balance and that it will do what it can to maintain the perfect PH for each individual area. I did suggest to him that it could possibly reduce the amount the body has to deal with and that the hydrogen works as a phenomenal anti-oxidant and that I think it may be helping. He just looked at me and smiled. He said these results mean nothing and that that there are a lot of people looking for a cure to R.A. and if Electrolyzed Reduced Water was useful that it would have been brought up years ago. I then suggested that they weren’t necessarily looking for a cure as much as they were looking for a management tool. I then showed a study found on PubMed (Consumption of water containing a high concentration of molecular hydrogen reduces oxidative stress and disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis) and told him there were at least another 98 studies on PubMed that speak to Electrolyzed Reduced Water. He took a glance at the study and wrote it off as a general public study that has no bearing on the actual disease. (Funny how a study that supports his theories on PubMed are OK, but anything that doesn’t support a pharmaceutical is nonsense!)
The Doctor then suggested that just because her pain level is better, doesn’t mean that her arthritis is not still active. I wholeheartedly agreed with him. Christine still suffers from pain and inflammation in a large number of her joints. I then asked him if there were any tests that we could do because I’m as concerned that this may not be fixing her at all and that we need more proof. The Doctor suggested coming back in 3 months and we would then have some x-rays taken. That way we could have a base line to see if there are improvements. So we are now looking forward to having another visit on June the 16th, 2015.
As we were walking out Christine did whisper to me that the Doctor has had well over a year to help her feel better and that he only gave us 2 months and that these last 3 weeks, she hasn’t felt this good in three and a half years. Until my next post. I wish you all great health. – Kevin
- March 26, 2015
Christine after drinking Kangen Water for 5 weeks. Still has pain (not healed yet!) but definitely seeing improvement.
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