All posts by Robert O. Young, CPT, MS, D.SC., PH.D. Naturopathic Practitioner

"Dr. Young may be on the threshold of a new biology, whose principle—if proven—could revolutionize the biology and medicine worlds." Neil Solomon, M.D., Ph.D. Former Head of Research for John Hopkins University. Over the past three decades, Robert O. Young CPT, MSc, DSc, PhD, Naturopathic Practitioner, has been widely recognized as one of the top research scientists in the world. Throughout his career, his research has been focused at the cellular level. Having a specialty in cellular nutrition, Dr. Young has devoted his life to researching the true causes of "disease," subsequently developing "The New Biology™" to help people balance their life. In 1994, Dr. Young discovered the biological transformation of red blood cells into bacteria and bacteria to red blood cells. He has since documented several such transformations. ( Dr. Young's research has been published in several noted journals, including The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. (Sympathetic Resonance Technology, Scientific Foundations and Summary of Biologic and Clinical Studies, Dec. 2002, Vol. 8, No. 6: 835-842, Alkalizing Nutritional Therapy, Robert O Young and Galina Migalko. Universal Medical Imaging Group, Medical doctor, non-invasive medical diagnostics, USA) . He is the author of numerous articles (Herbal Nutrition 1988) and author and co-author of many books including: Herbal Nutritional Medications (1988), One Sickness, One Disease, One Treatment (1992), Sick and Tired(Woodland Publishing, 1995), Back to the House of Health (Woodland Publishing, 1999), The pH Miracle(Warner Books, 2002),The pH Miracle for Diabetes, (Warner Books,2003), Back to the House of Health 2, (Woodland Books, 2003) and The pH Miracle for Weight Loss(Warner Books, 2004) and The pH Miracle: Revised and Updated (Warner Books, 2010), Reverse Cancer Now (Hikari Publishing, 2014), The pH Miracle for Cancer (Hikari Publishing, 2016, 2018) ( and The Cancer Solution (Hikari Omni Publishing, 2018). The pH Miracle series has sold more than 10 million copies. The pH Miracle books have been translated into 29 languages and are gaining a widespread following internationally. Aside from his work as an author, Dr. Young has been honored to speak at Central University for Nationalities - Beijing, China, Women's College - Beijing, All-China Women's Federation - Beijing,China, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, Utah Valley State College, Provo, Utah, University of Minnesota, University of Hartford, Olin University, Sacred Heart University of Boston, Oxford University - Oxford, England, U.K., Harvard University, the University of Vienna, and the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. In addition, Dr. Young has been honored with an invitation to sit on the Vegetarian and Fasting Committee for NASA's earth and space missions. He also has worked with a team of research scientists at the University of Puerto Rico, as well as the Center of Diabetes in Puerto Rico, on a potential cure for Type I and Type II diabetes. Before Dr. Young began his extensive nutritional research, his love for sports and science led him to the University of Utah, Salt Lake city, Utah, a University founded by his Great, Great Grandfather Brigham Young —where he studied biology and business in the early 70's. There he was granted a full athletic scholarship for tennis. His team was consistently one of the top 10 schools in the nation. He had the experience of competing with the likes of Stan Smith, Jimmy Connors, and Roscoe Tanner In the 80's, following his schooling at the University of Utah, Dr. Young studied medical microbiology—training under Dr. Robert Bradford at the Bradford Research Institute in Chula Vista, California. Dr. Bradford was formerly a trustee and professor at Capital University in Washington, DC, where he taught live and dry blood microscopy ( Dr. Young also studied darkfield microscopy under Dr. Maria Bleker—who was the prodigy of the great late biologist, Dr. Gunther Enderlein—in Essen, Germany. In 1991 through 1993, Dr. Young received a BSc and MSc in nutrition from the American College in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1995, he received his D.Sc. with emphasis in chemistry and biology. Dr. Young's doctoral dissertation was entitled, "Disseminated Intravascular Blood Coagulation and Pathological Blood Coagulation". In 1997, Dr. Young received a Ph.D. in nutritiona from Clayton College of Natural Health. His Professor, James E. Harvey from San Diego State University, reviewed and accepted his dissertation as completing all the requirements for a doctorate of philosophy degree in nutrition. Continuing his studies and research, Dr. Young later received an additional doctorate degree in naturopathy (ND) from Clayton College of Natural Health, (1999). Dr. Young has been a member of the Farm Bureau since 2001(Membership number C118341) as well as a recognized certified organic Avocado grower by the California Avocado Commission. Dr. Young is a member of the American Society of Microbiologists, the American Naturopathic Association, an honorary member of the Connecticut Holistic Health Association, the Presidents Council at Brigham Young University, a consultant for InnerLight, Inc., and an advisor to Dean Lawrence Carter at the Martin Luther King Chapel at Morehouse College. He was honored by Professor Lawrence Carter at Morehouse College and inducted into the collegium of scholars as well as placed on the advisory board. Professor Carter made this statement about Dr. Young's work: "With over 75 books on the market, Dr. Robert O. Young has established himself as the preeminent scientific researchers on how to balance the body chemistry and achieve one's ideal weight. Every African American and African Caribbean, every person suffering from type I and type II diabetes, hypertension, cancer, AIDS, heart disease and youth obesity, and every person reared on 'soul food' needs to discover The pH Miracle and the rejuvenating recipes that alkalize and energize an over acidified diet. "I have made this revolutionary dietary paradigm shift an official part of my professional ministry because it eliminated my acid reflux without prescriptions and reduced my weight by 50 pounds in less than two months. This reduction in weight greatly speeded reduction of my PSA level after seeds-implant treatment for low-grade prostate cancer. Dr. Young's nonviolent peace diet is the natural scientific solution for a healthy body that is free from the warring of excess acidity. With Dr. Young's " New Biology™" and nutrition program, pastors and congregations will rediscover the miraculous link between nutrition, health and spirituality." ---The Reverend Dean Lawrence Edward Carter Sr., Ph.D.;Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel; Gandhi Institute for Reconciliation;Founder, Gandhi, King, Ikeda Legacy of Building Peace Exhibition;Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia. Dr Young has been the keynote speaker at medical and health gatherings all over the world and appeared as a guest on many national radio and television shows. In 2002, he and his wife appeared on CBS's The Early Show with Jane Clayson and Bryant Gumbel. ( In addition, Dr. Young has also been interviewed by CNN Nightly News, (, CBS News and ABC News. Some of his most notable accomplishments include: developer of a new theoretical paradigm called the New Biology Theory; pioneer in the research of a biological process called Pleomorphism; and the discoverer of the etiology of diabetes, cancer, atherosclerosis, and many other diseases. Dr. Young's work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Dr. Oz and several documentaries including "Crazy Sexy Cancer", ( and "The Secret". Dr. Young has devoted his career to the discovery of the missing pieces necessary to complete the larger picture of health, wellness, energy and fitness! (

How Can I Shout Out Loud!

The following is an unsolicited testimony of
Vered Bar from Hafia, Israel, on the efficacy
of Dr. Robert and Shelley Young’s pH Miracle
Lifestyle and Diet.


Thank you for your interest in my progress. Well I
am actually feeling great. I try to keep on with
same routine more or less.

I usually drink in the morning 1 liter of water with
sodium bicarbonate (pHour salts) and juice of half
lemon. Then I wait for an hour, and after one hour
I drink my green drink, which usually includes olive
oil, one lemon peeled off its skin , all the green
leaves I can find in my fridge, some tomatoes, and
half avocado. I put it all in a blender and then
drink it with great pleasure.

During the day I drink 3 more liters of water with
sodium bicarbonate (pHour salts) and half lemon
juice. Actually this is what I drink the whole day.
I don’t drink anything else.

Later I prepare myself a big bowl of vegetable salad;
now after I have finished the cleansing process, I add
some quinoa, or fish. But usually this kind of food
makes me feel full so I don’t crave for anything else.
(Ok I admit I still do miss chocolate sometimes)…:)))

Really I am feeling fine. Very energetic, very
enthusiastic, very lively. (Usually I am, but now
even more.) Although I eat much less than I used to,
I am still very energized and happy.

I have already lost about 5 kg (11 lbs.), and usually
it is very difficult for me to lose weight due to my
thyroid. I have (had) a problem with my thyroid for
the past 20 years or more. It is hypo, and I take
one pill a day, 7 days a week.

After doing a cleanse for 14 days, I took a blood
check and found a change in the thyroid hormones
which meant that I should now take one pill less
during the week (6 instead of 7), and it is all
thanks to the cleansing. Also, I used to have some
cholesterol, and high triglycerides, and now it
is all normal – thanks to the cleansing process of
the pH Miracle Plan.

I intend to keep on with this as a way of life
and my routine, and I hope that sooner or later
I will still need to lower the amount of medication
I take for the thyroid to a zero…………

This is the best news ever for me, and I do
recommend the pH Miracle Plan for everybody. It
is not difficult; (it) only needs some kind of
discipline. If anyone wants to be healthy,
this is the way!!!!!!!

My problem now is “ethical”: HOW TO CONVINCE
friend with breast cancer, and she is not willing
to listen; instead she is taking chemo, and I
feel bad about her.

One of the boys I was working with (I am an art
therapist by profession), is now dying due to
brain cancer, and I feel as if I might have
helped him if I could only convince his parents
about this way. Instead he had to go through
brain radiation and obviously it didn’t help.

How can I shout out loud, “HEY THERE, LOOK! THERE
FULL OF LIFE!” How can I shout it so that people
will realize that this is the right way, the best,
and follow this path? This pH Miracle Plan is the
best, the only way, and the way to feel 100% healthy.

The cleansing process for me had been wonderful.
And (it) was a start for a new path for me.
Although I started with eating raw food about 6-7
months ago, it wasn’t like the cleansing process.
Now I need to think, when is my next cleansing
process going to be? Cheers!!

Take care, Love and light ,

Vered (Bar)

PS I know the pH Miracle Plan is a great break though,
and one day it will simply explode as THE WAY in all
countries and be regarded as a huge, huge, huge success.
I keep saying that the Dr. Robert and Shelley Young
will receive the next Nobel Prize for medicine. I am
sure. It is all a matter of time.

(Vered would also want you to know that her
successful cleanse was conducted with the
very capable guidance of Fiona Johnston.)

August 30, 2008

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Using Epsom Salts For Detoxing Body Acidity

Giving an infusion of magnesium sulfate or Epsom
Salts just before delivery to pregnant
women who were at high risk for preterm birth, cut
the rate of cerebral palsy in the children born by
half, a new study found.

“This is one of the most promising breakthroughs in
the management of high-risk pregnancies in more than
30 years,” said Dr. John Thorp, a study co-author
and McAllister distinguished professor of obstetrics
and gynecology at the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill.

“The active ingredient we used in this study, magnesium
sulfate, is better known as Epsom salt,” Thorp said.
“And virtually every delivery room in the United States
is already stocked with magnesium sulfate solutions
that are given to pregnant women during childbirth
for other reasons.

“So what we have learned from this study is that we
have a cheap, widely available treatment already in
hand that cuts in half the risk of babies being born
with an extremely disabling disorder. That is a
tremendously exciting development,” Thorp said.

In the study, 2,241 women who had been diagnosed at
high risk for giving birth prematurely, between 24
and 31 weeks into their pregnancies, were randomized
to receive an intravenous infusion of magnesium
sulfate solution or an identically appearing placebo.
The infusions were begun when delivery seemed imminent,
at a rate of 6 grams infused over 20-30 minutes
followed by a maintenance infusion of 2 grams per hour.
If delivery did not occur within 12 hours, the infusion
was stopped and resumed later when delivery once again
appeared at hand.

The researchers were looking to see if magnesium sulfate
reduced the rate of stillbirth or infant death, or
reduced the rate of moderate or severe cerebral palsy
at or beyond the age of 2 years. They found that the
risk of death did not differ significantly between the
magnesium sulfate and placebo groups. However, moderate
or severe cerebral palsy occurred about half as often
in the magnesium sulfate group than in the placebo group,
1.9 percent versus 3.5 percent.

Doctors who specialize in managing the pregnancies of
women at high risk for preterm birth could begin
using the magnesium sulfate treatment immediately,
if they choose to do so, Thorp said. Approval for the
treatment from the Food and Drug Administration is not
required. In addition, the U.S. and Australian studies
are the largest, most rigorously conducted and pertinent
trials to date and are not likely to be replicated,
Thorp said.

According to Dr. Robert O. Young, a research scientist
at the pH Miracle Living Center, “magnesium sulfate or
Epsom salt can also be used for detoxing the liver
and bowel of dietary and metabolic acids.
Take 1 to 2 tablespoons of magnesium sulfate
in 1 liter of 9.5 alkaline water and drink the entire
solution within 5 to 10 minutes. This solution should
be ingested, first thing upon rising. The detoxing of
the bowel and liver generally takes place within 60
minutes after ingestion, so make sure you are close to
a bathroom.”

Every Year Systemic Acidosis or Sepsis Kills 250,000 Americans

Sepsis is the number one cause of death in Intensive
Care Units.

Why? Because, when someone is sick or injured and
nothing is done to buffer or neutralize excess dietary,
metabolic or cellular degenerative acids, you die from
systemic acidosis.

Most people believe that Sepsis is an infection.
It is not. It is an outfecton. Sepsis results from
an individual’s hyperinflammatory or hyperacidic
state created from an acidic lifestyle, diet,
metabolism, environment, stress, and injury.
Unfortunately, Sepsis has a very low Standard of
Care in hospitals and hospital-induced outfections
created from destrose, glucose, and antibiotic IV’s
and the acidic hospital food and drink.

Sepsis is a 100% preventable event that affects
approximately 2 million people in the USA every year
and result in approximately 250,000 deaths per year.
Currently, medical science perceives there is no
early diagnostic test nor effective treatment for
sepsis and severe sepsis. But this is not true!

The early diagnostic test is simple and accurate.
All you need to do is test the urine and saliva.
If the urine and saliva is dropping from a normal
7.2 pH or above to under 7 and then into the low
6’s and then 5’s you may be headed to Sepsis!

The treatment is simple, effective and fast –
hyper-alkalize the blood and tissues with
sodium bicarbonate pushing the urine and
saliva pH back up to the normal 7.2 and above. This
will quickly buffer or neutralize the acids that are
breaking down the body cells which are also creating
the increased titers of bacteria and yeast.

Talk with your doctor about hyper-alkalizing your
blood and then tissues with 1 liter of alkaline,
9.5 pH water with 1 tablespoon of sodium bicarbonate
or a 5% sodium bicarbonate solution in 1 liter of
1% saline, dripped over 1 hour.

The best cure for Sepsis is prevention.
You can prevent Sepsis by maintaining the alkaline
design of the body by ingesting pHour salts daily.
pHour salts is a combination of sodium, magnesium,
potassium and calcium bicarbonate.

To learn more about pHour salts go to:

When you maintain the alkaline design of the body
the result is clear – no more sepsis! and 250,000
American lives saved every year.

The Hidden Book

I am sitting here at Starbucks typing away on my
little Neo realizing how wonderful life is right now.
I am placing the finishing touches on my book and I
have a long list of people already interested in
purchasing it the minute it comes out. I am healthy
and happy and compared to this time last year I am
rocking and rolling.

This time last year I was exhausted and near panic.
I had given myself until October to find the answer
to my question of ‘what is cancer’ and more importantly
‘how can I cure myself of it’. I had promised friends
and family that if I did not have my answers by October
that I would have the surgery that the doctors were
still pleading with me to have. It was a surgery that
I did not want. After all, who in their right mind
wants a partial radical mastectomy followed by chemo
and/or radiation? I was running out of time and I needed
an answer fast. I had exhausted most of my leads and was
now down to daily searching of the internet for new
blogs, press releases, anything that had to do with
cancer and its possible cure.

I was sitting in my office twirling around in my chair
like a four year old visiting her mom at the office.
I had my clown nose on. Yes, you read right. My clown
nose. It’s red and is made of foam with a little slit
in it that opens up just enough for my nose. I keep it
in my desk and I pull it out and put it on whenever I
feel that I am getting too serious about the cancer.

I know, cancer is supposed to be serious, but I always
felt that I didn’t need to take it too seriously.
Taking it seriously gave it more power and I didn’t
want to give it any more power than it already had
over my life. So the red foam clown nose is my cloak
of invisibility. Whenever I wear it I become invisible
to the cancer and anything that had to do with it. It
keeps me safe and hidden away from the negative emails
and letters that I received every day from ‘well meaning’
people who said that they were praying for me and that
God wanted me to have the surgery and God made Doctors
so that they could help people like me. I always laughed
at this notion that God created cancer just so that he
could keep the doctors busy. This was crazy talk but
I was the one wearing the clown nose!

I finished my playtime with my nose and my chair and
leaned back on my desk. I was facing my bookshelf. Now,
I have to tell you that I am quite proud of my personal
library. I believe that you can tell a lot about the
personality of someone by looking at their library or
lack of one. My library literally spoke volumes about me.
It said I was hopeful, always searching, open minded,
thoughtful and funny. It also said that I’ve been a
reader all my life; a propensity that I received from
my parents. If you can read and comprehend, you can
find the answers to all life’s questions and teach
yourself how to do anything.

That’s when I saw it. A paperback that had been slid
pretty tightly, maybe even forced into much too small
of a space, and placed upside down. I had to tilt my
head to the left in order to read its spine. The
pH Miracle by Dr. Robert O. Young and Shelley Redford
Young. I remembered this book. I bought it several years
ago looking for the secret of weight loss and had read
half way through the book and decided that the program
in the book was much too hard for someone who really was
only wanting to lose five pounds. Ultimately, never
having been known to throw away a book, I shelved it
and forgot all about it.

So here I was head tilted looking at the book. I pulled
or rather pried the book from the shelf and read the
front, The pH Miracle, Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your
Life … hmmm, wasn’t that what I had been seeking
desperately to do? Reclaim my life? I started reading
and it all came back to me. This made total sense to
me. It wasn’t written by a medical doctor but by a
microbiologist and a nutritionist. These were people
who weren’t looking to turn me towards more surgery or
chemo or radiation. They were just explaining to me
what cancer was and wasn’t and how I could change my
body so that the ‘cancer’ would not be part of it any

I dove into the book and when I finally surfaced for air
I was a different person. I had the hope. I had the
courage; but most of all I had the answers. Take a
deep breath and smile. Things are only going to get
better. 🙂

Peace and Blessings,

Kim Tinkham

About Kim Tinkham:

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2007,
just two days before my fiftieth birthday. Rather
than go the conventional route of mastectomy followed
by chemo and/or radiation I chose to seek out an
alternative way to heal my body and on November 6, 2007
was pronounced cancer free. This blog is a continuation
of research that I am currently doing regarding the
importance of eating alkaline foods and drinking
alkaline water for your overall health. For more
information regarding my upcoming book and other
resources please visit my website at
Peace and Blessings to you! Kim

PS To get your copy of The pH Miracle go to:

Hope Arrived In A Book

When I was age 35, I had my first mammogram
which was normal. When I was 42, I felt a lump in
my left breast. The subsequent mammogram, ultrasound
and needle biopsy proved I had a tumor. Two tumors
in fact, and also two cancerous lymph nodes. The
experience was surreal. I am of Japanese descent.
I am a size 34A. With hardly much breast to speak
of, I did not think I could even get breast cancer.

One of the first things I did was ask the
Associate Pastor of my church to pray for my
healing and to annoint me with oil. He graciously
did this for me and counseled me to repent of the
sin in my life and to feed on the Bible, the Word
of God. We agreed that we make the best choices we
can, but God provides the healing.

My mom had passed from colon cancer when she
was 50. She had elected to have surgery and no
chemotherapy or radiation, so I thought I may as
well go through with the chemo, since that’s what
my team of ob/gyn, oncologist, surgeon and
radiologist recommended. I viewed a DVD by Lorraine
Day, MD, of how she cured her cancer by juicing
instead of chemo and radiation, but lacked faith to
try natural healing first. I was told that if I
did not accept the surgery, my tumor would grow to
the size of a baseball, protruding from my chest
and be foul smelling. My doctor humbly said he
believed God gave him the knowledge to treat
cancer. My doctors are very well-read and
compassionate. Their patients believe they are
receiving the best care possible.

So, I had the chemo first. My sister stayed by
my side. Even the physician assistant confessed
that chemo is poisoning oneself. I was told that
my tumors did not shrink. My tumors were estrogen
positive. I had previously taken birth control
pills and had my tubes tied. I was told these did
not contribute to excess estrogen or cancer. The
chemo cause me to become menopausal. I was also
prescribed Tamoxifen.

My immediate and Christian church families
and co-workers were very supportive during my
treatment. I will forever be thankful to them.

My family wanted me to live as normally as
possible. I even continued to take Taekwondo after
I lost my hair, but became fatigued.

Surgery was scary, but again I was surrounded
by professionalism and compassion. My sister faithfully
spent two nights in the hospital and cheering me on,
saying she was proud of me for walking immediately
after my mastectomy.

By radiation, I told myself the worst was
behind me. However, my blood cell counts fluctuated
throughout treatment. When my white cell counts
were low, I avoided crowds to avoid infection.
I told a fellow patient that someone had sarcastically
told me, when I was doing radiation I guess the world
just stops revolving. He kindly responded, when you
are the one receiving the radiation, it does.
Emotionally, I wanted to hang on to normalcy, but
sometimes felt it was slipping through my hands. I
would read about cancer recurrence and lymph edema
and get scared. Everyone wants you to fight cancer
the way Lance Armstrong did, but I am a peacemaker,
not a fighter. I was looking for peace. Peace with
God, peace with my family, peace with the outcomes
of my cancer, peace with the future. What I needed
was peace, faith, and hope.

Next, comes the happy part of my story…My
husband and sister are avid readers. On my home
bookshelf, my husband had bought The pH Miracle by
Dr. Robert and Shelley Young. Thus, hope came to me
in the form of a book. It all made perfect sense to
me. In fact, of the hundred books I’ve skimmed
regarding cancer and health, it is the only book
that logically presented the theory of the biochemical
cause and prevention of cancer. It does not surprise
me that the Cancer Angel author Kim healed herself
of cancer. There are hundreds of others like her,
as well.

How could one simple book turn me from anxious
to hopeful? I am no longer waiting for the other
shoe to drop. I am not waiting for cancer recurrence.
As Dr Young would say, genetics is the loaded gun,
but lifestyle is the trigger. His 25 years of research
have even revealed specifically which alkaline foods
to eat and drink to optimize one’s cellular environment
for optimal health. It is simple. Anyone can do it.
And you can monitor your daily progress with an
inexpensive pH strip. Genius. It is the most important
science a person could ever know. Can I control my
lifestyle? Of course. And so can you.

So thanks to Dr. Robert and Shelley Young, I
have hope and faith. Dr. Young says that faith is the
“First Attribute In Thinking Healthy.”

If angels are messengers of God, Dr. Robert and
Shelley Young are two of them.

I am fully recovered now. I went on to earn my
Black Belt. I indoor rock climb with my 10-year old
daughter. I am blessed to have love in my family.
I finally found work that enables me to balance my
time. My manager says I am doing a wonderful job.
My husband is a role model of self-discipline. He
eats alkaline and works out daily. I believe he
will live to be 100. I am still learning to apply
what I know about nutrition, exercise, and hopeful
thinking. Dr Young says you can live weeks without
food, days without water, but only seconds without
hope. Have hope my friend. Hope in your recovery.
Hope in your future. Hope for a healthier world.

Lisa Woodard
Cary, NC

PS To learn more about the science of Dr. Robert and
Shelley Young read the following books:

The pH Miracle
The pH Miracle for Diabetes
The pH Miracle for Weight Loss
Sick and Tired
Back to the House of Health I
Back to the House of Health II
The pH Miracle for Cancer CD’s

Magnesium is Essential for Extraordinary Health and Fitness

A lack of magnesium chloride accelerates aging or
fermentation of human cells, which may explain the
link between any long-term deficiency and a higher
risk of aging-related dis-eases, a study released
just a few months ago.

Magnesium chloride is essential for hundreds of
biochemical reactions in the body. It helps maintain
normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm
steady, and keeps bones strong.

Yet research has shown that, at least in the United
States, more than half the population is lacking in
magnesium due to deficiencies in their diet,
potentially increasing their risk of cardiovascular
disease, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis and
many cancerous conditions.

To try to understand why magnesium deficiency
predisposes people to dis-ease, Bruce Ames and
researchers at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research
Institute in California studied the long-term
effects of moderate magnesium deficiency on human
fibroblasts, cells that provide a structural
framework for many tissues in the body.

They cultured the cells for their entire lifespan,
a period of three to four months, to mimic the
effects of a lack of magnesium in the study which
appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy
of Sciences.

They found that while the cells survived and divided
normally under moderate magnesium-depleted conditions,
they appeared to become older quicker than cells grown
in normal magnesium concentrations.

“Magnesium deficiency affects the way the cells age.
Accelerated cellular aging affects the way tissue
functions,” said David Killilea, an associate staff
scientist in the Nutrition and Metabolism Center at
Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute.

“We are now thinking that cellular consequences of
magnesium deficiency may be driving long-term chronic

Ames and Killilea suggested the markers of accelerated
cellular aging in magnesium-deficient cells may
indicate that the cells were in triage mode, saving
resources for indispensable metabolic processes at
the expense of long-term function.

As for diagnosing and treating chronic moderate
magnesium deficiency, there is no good laboratory
marker for this type of condition. It tends to fly
under the radar, the scientists said.

“You could be moderately deficient for a long time
and not know it,” said Killilea.

Food sources rich in the micronutrient magnesium
include all green vegetables and fruits such as
spinach, parsley, leafy greens, avocado, cucumber,
nuts, and seeds.

I would also suggest magnesium in the form of
magnesium chloride for building healthy cells,
magnesium carbonate for buffering excess metabolic
and dietary acids and magnesium oxide for detoxing
the alimentary canal of food and drink acid.

You will find these three forms of magnesium in
Young pHorever Liquid Magnesium for building
healthy cells, Young pHorever pHour salts for
buffering excess metabolic and dietary acid,
Young pHorever pHlush for detoxing the alimentary
canal of food and drink acid and finally the Young
pHorever pHlavor salts for energy and conductivity.

The Young pHorever Liquid Magnesium is a new pH
Miracle product and can only be ordered by phone
by calling, 760 -751-8321.

Young pHorever Magnesium comes in a 4 ounce bottle
and contains 20 mgs. per 1 ml. or 600 mgs. per ounce.
Recommended dosage for advanced use is 1/2 ounce or
300 mgs., three times a day.

Increase Your Carotenoids For Long-Term Health

Carotenoids are a group of phyto-chemicals that are
a powerful alkalizing weapon against dietary and
metabolic acids that cause cancer. They are found
in leafy green, yellow, and some white vegetables
and many fruits.

Over 600 carotenoids are found in nature, 50 of
which are used in the human diet. Of these,
beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, beta-crytoxanthin,
and gamma-carotene can be converted by the body
into vitamin A. In this transformation, only the
amount of vitamin A needed for health is generated,
and the rest remains as the original carotenoids.
For example, whether you take 10,000 IU of beta-
carotene or a million, the amount of vitamin A
produced in the body remains the same. This makes
the carotenoids a very safe way to get your vitamin A.

Studies show that mixing some vitamin A with the
carotenoids is especially beneficial for healthy
white blood cells and for preventing any cancerous
condition. Each of the various types of carotenoids
has a different function in the body and also
accumulates in different concentrations in various
tissues and organs.

For example, lycopene from tomato, lutein from avocado
and beta and alphacarotene concentrate in the cervix
or prostate, thus playing a major role in preventing
cervical or protstate cancer. Alphacarotene, but not
beta-carotene, plays a major role in protecting the
lungs and in preventing cancerous lungs. Astaxanthin
plays a role in restoring healthy active white blood
cells in the elderly. Lycopene is especially efficient
in preventing breast and prostate cancer, while lutein
and zeaxanthin play a major role in protecting the
eyes and improving vision.

Another important function of the carotenoids is that
they stimulate detoxification, which is vital in
preventing cancerous condition and degenerative brain
disorders. A number of studies linked low blood carotene
levels with poor brain function in the elderly.

Extensive tests have shown no toxicity from even very
high doses of carotenoids, even in children and
infants. So, what about the study that linked beta-
carotene with increased rates of lung and prostate
cancer? First, the researchers used synthetic beta-
carotene with no accompanying vitamins and minerals.
All of the patients were heavy smokers, heavy drinkers,
or had been exposed to asbestos — all factors which
contain high amounts of toxic acids, leading to
sickness and dis-ease.

Increasing your carotenoids and protecting your body
from lifestyle, dietary and metabolic acid is as simple
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Are You Losing Your Mind?

Are you drinking carbonated water or sugary
beverages? (This would include fruit juices,
exotic fruit drinks and energy drinks with
or without caffeine.) If you are, you are
risking losing your mind!

Sugary acidic beverages are part of the American
way of life, but five or more cans a day may raise
the risk of lightheadedness, muddle thinking, dizziness,
cold hands, cold feet, forgetfulness, foggy thinking,
memory loss, and Alzheimer’s dis-ease, according to a
new study by the American Society for Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology.

The research team, using mice genetically predisposed
to develop Alzheimer’s-like symptoms, added a 10
percent solution of acidic sugar water to the diet
of half the mice being tested. Over 25 weeks, the
acidic sugar-water mice gained 17 percent more weight
than the controls. They also developed insulin
resistance and had a higher cholesterol count.

When tested for mental function, the acidic sugar-water
mice scored lower on tests for memory retention and
learning ability. Upon examination of their brains,
they showed more than twice the amyloid acidic plaque
deposits found in the controls. In the brains of humans
with Alzheimer’s, beta-amyloids are the sticky acidic
proteins that form acid plaque deposits. A prior study
in 2006 also connected obesity with Alzheimer’s.

The researchers were not sure whether Alzheimer’s
symptoms were due to the acid sugar water itself or
to the combination of more advanced acidic conditions
like diabetes and obesity, which are known Alzheimer’s
risk factors. They said, however, that the study
highlights the “potential risk of sugary beverages.”
The amount of acid sugar water fed to the mice is
roughly equivalent to humans drinking five cans of
soda a day. The researchers said, “Although since
mice have a higher metabolism, it may actually take
less sugar intake in humans.”

According to Dr. Robert O. Young, a research
scientist at the pH Miracle Living Center, “all
sugary beverages are acidic and will compromise
the alkaline design of the human body, leading
to sickness and dis-ease. When you add carbonic
acid with the sugary beverage found in all
carbonated water or soda drinks you might as
well plan on Alzheimer’s symptoms unless you die
from a heart attack first. To experience
a heart attack, stroke, cancer or Alzheimer’s
sooner in life just add caffeine with your
carbonated sugary drink. The important thing
to remember here (no pun intended) is no one
gets Alzheimer’s, heart attacks, strokes, or
cancer – you have to do it with your lifestyle
and dietary choices. A healthy and fit body is
all about personal choices! Therefore, the
way to health, energy and fitness, throughout
life, is to make alkaline lifestyle
and dietary choices. If you follow this
simple advise you will never get sick and
you will never die from cancer, heart disease,
stroke, or end up losing your mind.”

Further Truth and Evidence of Dr. Young’s Acid/Alkaline Theory

Clean drinking water is something that the public
has pretty much taken for granted for the past
hundred years. The public has little idea–perhaps
understandably–just how contaminated our drinking
water has become. Our environment has changed, new
biological transformations are emerging, drinking-
water systems are aging, and governments seem more
interested in ensuring business in the global
marketplace than in ensuring the safety and health
of the world citizens.

Acid rain corrodes copper, lead, and galvanized
pipes. There are hundreds of agricultural pollutants,
including pesticides and fertilizer, industrial
pollutants including plasticizers, solvents, and
propellants; along with chemicals added to aid in
the coagulation of water can be of great concern
to water pollution.

A National Assessment of Tap Water Quality found
260 contaminants in our nation’s tap water; 141
of these contaminants have no enforceable safety
limits. Of the 141 unregulated contaminants utilities
detected in water supplies between 1998 and 2003,
52 are linked to cancer, 41 to reproductive toxicity,
36 to developmental toxicity, and 16 to immune system
damage, according to chemical listings in seven
standard government and industry toxicity references.
Despite the potential health risks, any concentration
of these chemicals in tap water is legal, no matter
how high.

However, the EPA’s own scientists have identified
600 chemicals in tap water formed as by-products
of disinfection–they tracked 220 million pounds
of 650 industrial chemicals discharged to rivers
and streams annually. They also spearheaded research
on emerging contaminants after the U.S. Geological
Survey found: 82 unregulated pharmaceuticals,
hormones, medications, and residues of consumer
products in rivers and streams across the country.

Intensive use of highly acidic antibiotics in human
and veterinarian medicine and in industrial farming
(food additives) has resulted in the transport of
significant quantities of the active ingredients
to environmental waters. All told, EPA has set
safety standards for fewer than 20 percent of the
many hundreds of chemicals that it has identified
in our drinking water.

Many of these compounds enter the human body through
our skin when we bathe or swim.

By failing to clean up rivers and reservoirs that
provide drinking water for hundreds of millions
of Americans, EPA and the Congress have forced water
utility companies to decontaminate water that is
polluted with industrial chemicals, factory farm
waste, sewage, pesticides, fertilizer, and sediment.
In its most recent national Water Quality Inventory
EPA found that 45 percent of lakes and 39 percent
of streams and rivers are “impaired”–unsafe for
drinking, fishing, or even swimming, in some cases.

Even after water suppliers filter and disinfect
the water, scores of contaminants remain, with
conventional treatment regimes removing less than
20 percent of some contaminants. By failing to set
tap water safety standards expeditiously or require
and fund comprehensive testing, EPA allows
widespread exposures to chemical mixtures posing
known risks to human health.

A Fractional Damage Assessment from Acid Rain

Acid rain is produced when nitrous oxide, sulphur
dioxide, and carbon dioxide gas in the upper
atmosphere react with water particles to produce
nitric acid, sulphuric acid, and carbonic acid
respectively. Unpolluted rainfall normally balanced
alkaline pH of about 7.1 to 7.3, whilst acid rain
has a pH that varies from 4.1 to 5.5.

Rainwater was naturally slightly alkaline because
it contained a small amount of dissolved carbon
dioxide gas. This forms a small amount of carbonic
acid. Acid rain contains abnormally high levels
of carbonic acid (from the excessive amounts of
carbon dioxide released in the atmosphere from
burning fossil fuel).

The word equation is:

Carbon dioxide + water = carbonic acid

When we burn fossil fuels (especially coal),
sulphur dioxide is made and released into the air.
When sulphur dioxide dissolves in rainwater, it
makes sulphuric acid.

Sulphur dioxide + water = sulfuric acid

Sulphur Dioxide reacts with a wide range of
substances found in food, including various
essential vitamins, minerals and essential
fatty acids.

Sulfuric acid is actually a mixture of acids in
high concentrations. Sulfuric acid is much
stronger than carbonic acid. It is extremely
corrosive and it causes damage to rocks, animals,
and plants.

Sulfuric acid can cause severe burns to all
body tissue and may be fatal if swallowed or
contacted with skin. It is harmful if inhaled;
it affects teeth; it is a cancerous hazard.
Strong inorganic acid mists containing sulfuric
acid can lead to cancerous tissues.

Nitrous oxides react with water vapor to
form nitric acid. Nitric acid is a highly
corrosive and toxic acid that can cause severe

Nitrous oxides + water = nitric acid

Nitric acid is a cancerous-causing agent. It is
also a powerful dehydrating agent, so powerful
that much of the damage it does to the human
body is because it pulls water even out of other
molecules in chemical reactions.

Apart from emissions of sulphur dioxide and
nitrogen oxides from the combustion of fossil
fuels, there are also other substances that
contribute to acid rain formation. These include
hydrochloric acid and organic carboxylic acids.
These organic acids include acetic acid and formic
acid and are formed when volatile organic
compounds are oxidized in the air.

Acid rain causes a cascade of effects that
harm or kill individual fish, reduce fish
population numbers, completely eliminating fish
species from a body of water, and decrease
biodiversity. Damages also show up in land
animals, affecting their behavior and feeding
patterns. Acid rain kills trees, crops, and
other vegetation; damages buildings and
monuments; corrodes copper, galvanized steel,
and lead piping; damages such manufactured
things as automobiles; and reduces soil fertility.

Acid rain can raise the level of heavy metals,
many of which are carcinogenic, teratogenic,
transforming, reproductive toxins, or neurological
toxins in drinking water supplies.

Pure acid water extracted from drinking water
will burn holes in the outer membranes of
micro-forms like parasites, bacteria, yeast,
and microscopic worms. Pure acid water will
transform parasites and their eggs, bacteria,
yeast and mold. Pure acid water has a strong
oxidation potential (a shortage of electrons)
giving it the ability to ferment, spoil and
sterilize. When extracted from drinking water
about one third of the water is acid water
(and the third part of the waters became wormwood).
Think of the effects it can have on the plant,
animal or human body.

Acid rain raises the level of heavy metals, some
of which are poisonous, in drinking water supplies.
Polluted acidic waters contain higher than average
levels of heavy and toxic metals, carbon monoxide,
volatile organic compounds (VOCs), photochemical
oxidants, and a laundry list of other toxins that
pose serious health threats.

Some acidic toxins enter the human body through
air, water, and/or through our skin (when we
bathe or swim many of these toxins are absorbed
through our skin). Other poisonous metals and
toxins that are dissolved into the rain water
are absorbed by the fruit, vegetables we eat.
All of the meat we eat is saturated with acidic
toxins that were absorbed through the skin and
into the tissue of the animals. In addition,
animals eat these plants and other animals,
perpetuating the cycle. Many heavy metals
are bio-accumulative and highly acidic. They can
accumulate in the soft tissues when the body
cannot metabolize them so they end up in the
connective and fatty tissues.

Acid rain contains caustic acids that tend to make
the pH of the human body more acidic. Drinking acidic
water can cause many serious dis-eases. All of the
water we drink (including bottled, purified,
reverse osmosis, and some distilled waters) contain
these acids. It can be difficult to balance the pH
of people consuming water loaded with these poisonous
acidic wastes.

Breathing acidic air fogs (including hot shower or
bath water) can damage our respiratory system. Some
of these acids are powerful dehydrating agents, so
powerful that much of the damage they do to the
human body is because they pull water even out
of other molecules in chemical reactions.

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are toxic
acidic chemicals that adversely affect human
health and the environment around the world.
Because they can be transported by wind and
water, most POPs generated in one country can
affect people and wildlife far from where they
are used and released. They persist for long
periods of time in the environment and can
accumulate and pass from one species to the
next through the food chain.

Although scientists have more to learn about
POPs acidic chemicals, decades of scientific
research have greatly increased our knowledge
of POPs’ impacts on people and wildlife. For
example, laboratory studies have shown that
low doses of certain POPs adversely affect
some organ systems and aspects of development.
Studies also have shown that chronic exposure
to low doses of certain POPs can result in
reproductive and immune system deficits.
Exposure to high levels of certain POPs
chemicals – higher than normally encountered
by humans and wildlife – can cause serious
damage or death.

There are acids called dioxins and dioxin-like
compounds in the food supply. Dioxin and
dioxin-like compounds, or DLCs, are found
throughout the environment, in soil, water,
and air. People are exposed to these
unintentional environmental contaminants
primarily through the food supply, particularly
by eating animal fat in meat, dairy products,
and fish. Another reason to avoid eating acidic
animal flesh, dairy or fish.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, over 90% of our exposure to acidic
dioxins is through food, with major sources
including beef, dairy products, milk, chicken,
pork, fish, and eggs. Dioxins are also passed
from mother to developing infant across the
placenta and through breastfeeding. Dioxins,
PCBs, DDT and other organochlorines are among
the 200 plus chemicals found in human breast
milk today that can lead to a host of infant

Acidic dioxins and related compounds are highly
persistent in the environment and in living
organisms. PCB’s can remain in human connective
and fat tissue for decades. It is believed that
almost all living beings on earth have dioxin-
like compounds in their body tissues.

No amount of dioxin exposure can be considered
safe, as very small amounts have been associated
with impaired developmental, reproductive,
neurological, and immune function. Acidic dioxin
is one of the most toxic chemicals known to

The cancerous risk from eating animal flesh
contaminated with acidic dioxin is another
clear warning that livestock foods have a
direct impact on human food quality and safety.

The health risks posed by the levels of acidic
dioxins in human foods and animal feeds have
yet to be ascertained by government officials.
Therefore, conveniently, governments do not
recommend regulatory limits on acidic dioxins
or dioxin-like compounds in food or feed
(even though PCBs and dioxin are known endocrine

Nitrate is a chemical that enters water from
fertilizer runoff, leaching septic tanks, and
erosion of natural deposits. Potential health
impacts associated with the acid nitrite includes
cardiovascular or acidic blood toxicity, acidic
kidney toxicity, and acidic reproductive toxicity.

The acid nitrate is one of the most common
groundwater contaminants in rural areas. Fertilizer
nitrogen that is not taken up by plants, volatilized,
or carried away by surface runoff – leaches to the
groundwater in the form of the acid nitrate. Septic
systems also can elevate groundwater nitrate
concentrations because they remove only half of
the nitrogen in wastewater, leaving the remaining
half to percolate to groundwater.

An Environmental Working Group analysis of Nitrate
tests reported by 32,210 public water suppliers
in 41 states shows that between 1998 and 2003,
176 million people in 23,704 communities drank
acidic water contaminated with nitrate. In 657
of these communities, tap water was contaminated
at levels above health-based thresholds.

Nitrate occurs in the environment, in air, food
(particularly in vegetables and fruits) and
water, and is produced endogenously. It is also
used as a food additive, mainly as a preservative
and anti-microbial agent. It is used in foods
such as cheese and cheese products, raw and
processed meats, edible casings, processed fish
and fish products and spirits and liqueurs.

Since most of our produce is grown with potassium,
nitrogen, and phosphorous fertilizers, and
irrigated with water that is contaminated with
nitrate (and about 600 other contaminates),
the produce we eat contains unnaturally high
levels of nitrate. Synergistically unbalanced
and contaminated acidic food will not sustain
our health; it will actually poison us to death.

What are the health effects? Nitrates can react
with hemoglobin to reduce the oxygen-carrying
capacity of the blood. Nitrates may combine
with other substances to form nitrosamines,
which are carcinogenic, and it may have an
atrophying affect on the adrenal gland.

Short-term: Excessive levels of nitrate in
drinking water have caused serious illness
and sometimes death. In some parts of the
country, beets, turnips, carrots, collard
greens and spinach contain large amounts of
nitrates, a chemical that can cause an unusual
type of anemia (low blood count) in young infants,
referred to as methemoglobinemia or blue baby
syndrome. Symptoms include shortness of breath
and blueness of the skin. The serious illness
in infants is due to the conversion of nitrate
to nitrite by the body, which interferes
with the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood;
blue baby syndrome can be an acute condition
in which health deteriorates rapidly over a
period of days.

Long-term: Nitrates and nitrites have the potential
to cause the following effects from a lifetime
exposure at levels above the maximum contaminant
level: excessive discharge of urine, increased
starchy deposits and hemorrhaging of the spleen.

Heavy metal aberrations found in our drinking water
are directly causative or associative with dis-ease
and ill health. A few examples are anemia,
cardiac conditions, depression, digestive problems,
high blood pressure, hormone imbalance, impaired
growth, infertility, insomnia, learning and
behavioral problems, osteoporosis, chronic
inflammation, and tumor proliferation.

Heavy metal toxins contribute to a variety of
adverse health effects. There are more than 65
different heavy metals and toxic acidic compounds
that impact human health.

Accumulation within the body can lead to a
decline in the mental, cognitive, and physical
health of the individual. Many of these pollutants
are carcinogenic, teratogenic, reproductive acidic
toxins, or neurological acidic toxins.

The increased acidity of rain also releases many
minerals that do not naturally occur or do not
belong in water at these disproportionate levels,
thus producing what is called hard water.

As a result, these acidic toxins are consumed
in drinking water or are ingested by plants,
animals, or aquatic life, which are then eaten
by humans.

When numerous metals are present in the body,
they have a “synergistic toxicity.” Dr. Boyd Haley,
professor and chair of the chemistry department
at the University of Kentucky, performed a study
on rats and found that the mortality rate of
rats exposed to a small dose of mercury or
aluminum killed only 1 rat in 100. However, when
the rats were exposed to both mercury and
aluminum at the same time, all 100 rats
died – a 100% mortality rate.

Here are a few more ways that acid deposition
has altered and continues to alter our soils:

Acid deposition depletes calcium, magnesium,
and other base minerals from the soil – this
depletion of base minerals fundamentally alters
soil processes, compromises the nutrition of
crops, and hinders the capacity for sensitive
soils to recover.

Acid deposition facilitates the mobilization
of dissolved inorganic minerals into soil water –
the increased acidity of rain releases many
minerals that do not naturally occur or do not
belong in water at these disproportionate levels,
thus producing what is called hard water – as a
result, they are consumed in drinking water or
are ingested by plants, animals, or aquatic life,
which are then eaten by humans.

Acid deposition increases the accumulation of
sulfur and nitrogen in the soil.

To some extent all minerals compete for
absorption, compete for the same binding sites.
Studies have shown that excesses of particular
minerals can result in deficiencies in others;
likewise, deficiencies of some minerals promote
excesses of others. This mutual dependence
means not only are minerals required in optimal
amounts but also in relative amounts.

Severe health problems arising from human contact
with acidic toxic or hazardous wastes are
increasingly common.

The seriousness of this problem cannot be
underestimated in light of findings from the
World Health Organization (WHO) who revealed
that 60-80% of heavy metal toxins found in
human bodies in urban industrial areas were
the result of consuming contaminated foods
and water rather than through air pollution.

The burning of coal releases many contaminants
into the atmosphere, among these are mercury,
cadmium, arsenic, and lead.


Mercury occurs primarily in two forms: organic
mercury and inorganic mercury. Inorganic mercury
and elemental mercury are both toxins that can
produce a wide range of adverse health affects.
Inorganic mercury is used in thermometers,
barometers, dental fillings, batteries, electrical
wiring and switches, fluorescent light bulbs,
pesticides, fungicides, vaccines, paint,
skin-tightening creams, antiseptic creams,
pharmaceutical drugs, and other ointments.

Humans have the ability to convert this
inorganic mercury to an organic form once it
has become absorbed into the bloodstream.
Organic mercury is known to bio-accumulate
due to the body’s inability to process and
eliminate it. Rain is contaminated with mercury
from coal-fired electric plants and the burning
of fossil fuel. Mercury is one of the heavy
metals that cause dangerous inflammation in
body tissues. Acidification increases bio-
conversion of mercury to methylmercury;
methylmercury is a neurotoxin, and the form
of mercury that is most easily bio-accumulated
in organisms.

Methyl mercury compounds, such as dimethyl
mercury, are among the most dangerous. Mercury
salts released into the environment may frequently
be converted by anaerobic bacteria into such
compounds, which can then be carried through
the food chain to humans. Methylmercury exposure
via food most often occurs when seafood-
containing mercury is eaten, or when mercury-
containing plants, such as rice, are consumed.
Organic mercury is often found in produce,
farm animals, processed grains, dairy products,
and surface water sources.

Potential health impacts associated with mercury
include cancerous states, cardiovascular or blood
toxicity, developmental toxicity, endocrine
toxicity, gastrointestinal or liver toxicity,
immunotoxicity, kidney toxicity, neurotoxicity,
reproductive toxicity, respiratory toxicity,
and skin sensitivity.

Occupational exposure to mercury containing
compounds presents a significant health risk
to individuals. Dentists, painters, fishermen,
electricians, pharmaceutical/laboratories workers,
farmers, factory workers, miners, chemists, and
beauticians are just some of the professions
chronically exposed to mercury compounds.

An Environmental Working Group analysis of
mercury tests reported by 28,299 public water
suppliers in 40 states shows that between 1998
and 2003, 18.5 million people in 1,298 communities
drank water contaminated with mercury. In 37 of
these communities, tap water was contaminated
at levels above health-based thresholds.

Environmental Health Perspectives found that
89 percent of their female patients had
mercury levels above what most scientists
consider safe, and that high mercury levels
in adults correlated with memory loss,
fatigue, and muscle aches. Another preliminary
study this year found that mothers who delivered
prematurely were more likely to have high
mercury levels.

Unborn babies are at the greatest risk. Babies
developing in the womb seem to be most vulnerable
to the effects of mercury on their brains
and nervous systems. Mercury is poisoning an
entire generation of our nation’s children!


Cadmium emissions arise from two major source
categories, natural sources and anthropogenic
(man-made) sources. Emissions occur to the
three major compartments of the environment –
air, water, and soil, but there may be
considerable transfer between the three
compartments after initial deposition.

Man-made cadmium emissions arise either from
the manufacture, use and disposal of products
intentionally utilizing cadmium, or from
the presence of cadmium as a natural but
not functional impurity in non-cadmium
containing products. Cadmium (for industrial
use) is produced in large quantities, over
8 million metric tons in 1999. Cadmium
generated by metal smelters/refiners is
cemented and buried, stored for future
use, or disposed of in landfills as hazardous
acidic waste.

Cadmium poses a major concern to food safety
because is taken up relatively easily by
crops. What makes cadmium unique is that it
is not toxic to plants at concentrations of
concern to human health. Consumption of crops
is the main source of human exposure at
approximately 75%. Grains, leafy greens,
and root crops are associated with elevated
levels of cadmium.

Cadmium accumulates in the body; although a
person’s daily intake may be as little as 0.05
milligrams, he or she will have stored, on
average, about 50 milligrams. Cadmium is a
poison and is known to cause birth defects
and cancerous tissue. It can stay in one’s body
for years and can also change forms within
the body.

Cadmium interferes with the metabolism of copper,
iron, calcium, zinc, and vitamin D. An
Environmental Working Group analysis of cadmium
tests reported by 28,944 public water suppliers
in 41 states shows that between 1998 and 2003,
9.5 million people in 1,364 communities drank
water contaminated with cadmium. In 1,040 of
these communities, tap water was contaminated
at levels above health-based thresholds.


According to a 1999 study by the National Academy
of Sciences, arsenic in drinking water causes
a cancerous bladder, lung, and skin, and may
cause a cancerous kidney and liver. The study
also found that arsenic harms the central and
peripheral nervous systems, as well as heart and
blood vessels, and causes serious skin problems.
It can cause birth defects and reproductive problems.

Arsenic is a natural element of the earth’s crust.
It is used in industry and agriculture, and for
other purposes. It also is a byproduct of copper
smelting, mining, and coal burning. U.S.
industries release thousands of pounds of
arsenic into the environment every year.

The use of this toxic element in numerous
industrial processes has resulted in its
presence in many biological and ecological
systems. Ground, surface, and drinking water
are susceptible to arsenic poisoning from
the use of arsenic in smelting, refining,
galvanizing, and power plants; environmental
contaminants like pesticides, herbicides,
insecticides, fungicides, desiccants,
wood preservatives, and animal feed additives;
and human made hazardous waste sites, chemical
wastes, and antibiotics.

Arsenic suppresses iodine and selenium. It
is a carcinogen that inactivates sulfhydryl
groups leading to cell death, increases
bleeding time, reduces thyroid function by
interfering with iodine metabolism, depresses
bone marrow involved in methionine metabolism.
Low serum arsenic is correlated with central
nervous system disorders, vascular disease,
and cancerous tissue.

Data compiled by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency on arsenic in drinking
water in 25 states found conservative
estimates indicate that more than 34
million Americans drink tap water supplied
by systems containing average levels of
arsenic that pose unacceptable cancerous
risks. We consider it likely that as many
as 56 million people in those 25 states
have been drinking water with arsenic
at unsafe levels–and that is just the
25 states that reported arsenic information
to the EPA.

Some plants are arsenic-resistant or can
block arsenic uptake by their root systems.
Still other food crops accumulate arsenic
at levels that raise human health concerns.
Since plants take up arsenic primarily by
their roots, the highest level of arsenic
accumulation is usually in roots and tubers,
such as carrots and potatoes.

Studies have shown close associations
between both inhaled and ingested arsenic
and cancerous rates. Cancerous conditions of
the skin, liver, respiratory tract, and
gastrointestinal tract are well documented
in regards to arsenic exposure.


Lead is the 5th most utilized metal in the
U.S. Human exposure to lead occurs primarily
through drinking water, airborne lead-containing
particulates, and lead-based paints. The primary
source of lead in drinking water is from
lead-based plumbing materials. The corrosion of
such materials will continue to increase
concentrations of lead in municipal drinking
water. The EPA actually allows small amounts
of lead to be present in our tap water due
to this insurmountable problem. Grounding
of household electrical systems to plumbing
may also exacerbate corrosion. Corrosion of
plumbing is by far the greatest cause for
concern. All water is corrosive to metal
plumbing materials to some degree.

Lead from water and airborne sources have
been shown to accumulate in agricultural
areas leading to increased concentrations
in agricultural produce and farm animals.
Cigarette smoke is also a significant source
of lead exposure.

A certain amount of lead is always in our
bodies because of the background presence
of lead in food, water, and sources in
the soil. The EPA estimates that drinking
water can make up 20 percent or more of
a person’s total exposure to lead.
Atmospherically derived lead is a widely
distributed contaminant that can inhibit
a range of essential ecosystem processes
in soils. Lead has made its way into food,
animals, and humans.

Because of the possibility of permanent
impairment, lead poisoning is particularly
dangerous during the critical development
periods of infants and young children under
the age of 7 years. Young children, those
6 years and younger, are at particular risk
for lead exposure because they have frequent
hand-to-mouth activity and absorb lead more
easily than do adults. Children’s nervous
systems are still undergoing development and
are therefore more susceptible to the effects
of toxic agents. Lead is also harmful to the
developing fetuses of pregnant women.

Lead in drinking water is a significant
contributor to overall exposure to lead,
particularly for infants whose diet
consists of liquids made with water, such
as baby food or formula.

Lead is one of the most toxic elements
naturally occurring on Earth. High
concentrations of lead can cause
irreversible brain damage, seizure,
coma, and death if not treated immediately.
Evidence suggests that lead may cause fatigue,
irritability, memory problems, reduction
in sensory and motor reaction times,
decision making impairment, and lapses
in concentration. In adults, lead is
very detrimental to the cardiovascular

Occupationally exposed individuals tend to
have higher blood pressure and are at an
increased risk for cardiovascular disease,
myocardial infarction, and stroke. The
kidneys are targets of lead toxicity and
prone to impairment at moderate to high
levels of lead concentrations. Other
signs/symptoms of lead toxicity include
gastrointestinal disturbances, abdominal
pain, cramps, constipation, anorexia and
weight loss, immunosuppression, and some
liver impairment. Lead can affect almost
every organ and system in our body.

No safe blood lead level in children has
been determined. Children absorb lead much
more efficiently than adults do after
exposure and are susceptible to the most
damaging effects of lead toxicity. Lead
not only appears to affect cognitive
development of young children but also
other areas of neuropsychological function.
Low levels of lead in blood have been
associated with reduced IQ and attention
span, learning disabilities, poor classroom
performance, hyperactivity, behavioral
problems, impaired growth, and hearing loss.
Very high blood lead levels can cause severe
neurological problems such as mental
retardation, coma, convulsions, and even
death. Lead has been determined by many
health experts to be the #1 threat to
developing children in our industrial

The most sensitive is the central nervous
system (brain), particularly in children.
Lead also damages kidneys and the reproductive
system. The effects are the same whether it
is breathed or swallowed.

An Environmental Working Group analysis of
lead tests reported by 21,997 public water
suppliers in 35 states shows that between
1998 and 2003, 50.4 million people in 7,942
communities drank water contaminated with lead.
In 2,275 of these communities, tap water was
contaminated at levels above health-based


Inorganic iron is one of the most troublesome
elements in water supplies. Making up at least
5 percent of the earth’s crust, iron is one of
the earth’s most plentiful resources. Acidic
rain water as it infiltrates the soil and
underlying geologic formations excessively
dissolves iron, causing it to seep into
aquifers that serve as sources of groundwater
for wells. This is one reason that there
is a high prevalence of increased iron
stores in the general population of western

Inorganic iron is almost indigestible. When
people suffering from anemia are given
supplements of inorganic iron, these supplements
are poorly absorbed in the gut and can have
many unpleasant side effects.

Excess iron accumulates in the pancreas causes
tissue injury. Iron affects glucose metabolism.
Iron stores are associated with insulin
sensitivity, insulin secretion, and insulin
resistance. High inorganic iron causes excessive
sodium retention. Tissue iron excess contributes
to produce and amplify the injury caused by acidity
as well as to modulate various steps involved in
the inflammatory lesion. It should not be ignored
that chronic inflammation caused by dietary and/or
metabolic acid, to some extent, to increase ferritin concentration.


Chromium is abundant in the earth’s crust and is
widely dispersed in the environment. It is used
extensively in refractory materials and chemicals,
as a plating to produce hard and smooth surfaces,
to prevent corrosion, and in manufacturing stainless
and alloy steels. Major atmospheric emissions of
chromium arise from metal producing industries,
coal-fired plants, municipal incinerators, and
cooling towers.

Chromium-6 or Hexavalent chromium is an inorganic
chemical that can be toxic. Chromium-6 has been
in the news lately because it has been found in
groundwater due to industrial contamination. It
was the focus of the popular movie Erin Brockovich.

Hexavalent chromium in the workplace is suspected
of being carcinogenic. Excessive exposure to dusts
or mists of hexavalent chromium compounds produces
dermatitis, skin lesions, and ulceration and
perforation of the nasal septum, as well as liver
and kidney damage. With long-term exposure to
hexavalent chromium compounds, incidence of
human lung cancer increases.

An Environmental Working Group analysis of
hexavalent chromium tests reported by 1,111
public water suppliers in 3 states shows that
between 1998 and 2003, 33.4 million people in
519 communities drank water contaminated with
hexavalent chromium.


Barium is a heavy metal released into the air
by human activities, mainly barium mines, metal
production facilities, and industrial boilers
that burn coal and oil. When coal and oil are
burned to generate electricity, an ash is
produced which contains more than 99% of their
barium content. Barium released into the soil
and water comes from copper smelters and oil
drilling waste disposal sites. Industries
reporting to the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) released 159 tons of barium into
the environment in 1995. More than half was
released to the soil. Some foods, such as
Brazil nuts, seaweed, fish, and certain
vegetables, may contain high amounts of barium.

Barium and barium compounds are used for many
commercial processes. Barium sulfate is mined
and used in oil and gas production, medical
procedures, and the manufacture of paints,
bricks, tiles, glass, and rubber. Other barium
compounds are used in the manufacture of
ceramics, pesticides, and oil and fuel additives.
In addition, physicians often instruct their
patients to swallow a barium compound solution
as part of certain medical test procedures.

An Environmental Working Group analysis of
barium tests reported by 29,280 public water
suppliers in 41 states shows that between
1998 and 2003, 147 million people in 20,626
communities drank water contaminated with

Barium interferes with natural immune system
functioning. Barium compounds are extremely
poisonous. At low doses, barium acts as a
muscle stimulant, while higher doses affect
the nervous system, causing cardiac
irregularities, tremors, weakness, anxiety,
dyspnea, and paralysis. This may be due to
its ability to block potassium ion channels
that are critical to the proper function of
the nervous system.

As barium weakens the immune systems of the
masses, we should expect to see statistically
significant increases in various dis-eases
that might normally be minimally occurring
in a population with a fully-activated immune


Beryllium is a metal from metal refineries,
coal burning, and pollution from electrical,
aerospace and defense industries. Potential
health impacts associated with beryllium
include cancerous conditions, cardiovascular
or blood toxicity, gastrointestinal or liver
toxicity, immunotoxicity, kidney toxicity,
reproductive toxicity, respiratory toxicity,
and skin sensitivity.

An Environmental Working Group analysis of
beryllium tests reported by 29,913 public
water suppliers in 41 states shows that
between 1998 and 2003, 6.9 million people
in 720 communities drank water contaminated
with beryllium.


Molybdenum is a by-product of copper and
tungsten mining. It is used as an alloy for
various metals, and it occurs naturally in
soil and rock. Potential health impacts
associated with molybdenum include
neurotoxicity and reproductive toxicity.
Plants can, under certain conditions
accumulate large concentrations of molybdenum.
Molybdenum uptake by plants increases with
increased soil pH. Molybdenum can cause
acute clinical disease and subsequent
death by interfering with copper metabolism.

An Environmental Working Group analysis of
molybdenum tests reported by 1,183 public
water suppliers in nine states shows that
between 1998 and 2003, 24.6 million people
in 134 communities drank water contaminated
with molybdenum. In 84 of these communities,
tap water was contaminated at levels above
health-based thresholds. Molybdenum remains
unregulated in tap water, without a maximum
legal limit.

Molybdenum is mobile in plants and in soil.
It is less available in soils with a lower
pH. Acid-leached forest and sandstone soils
are generally low in molybdenum. Acid rain
causes molybdenum to be released from the
soil, which contaminates our water and food


Phosphorus is a component of fertilizer and
manure, and a pollutant in municipal wastewater
discharges. Potential health impacts associated
with phosphorus include cardiovascular or
blood toxicity, gastrointestinal or liver
toxicity, kidney toxicity, musculoskeletal
toxicity, neurotoxicity, reproductive toxicity,
respiratory toxicity, and skin sensitivity.

Organic phosphate fertilizers contain
radionuclides (such as radium, radon,
radioactive lead, polonium, thorium, etc),
toxic metals, and fluorine.

Phosphate fertilizers are manufactured from
phosphate rocks and, according to their origin,
may contain various micronutrients
(cobalt, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum,
nickel, zinc) and heavy metals considered toxic
(arsenic, aluminum, beryllium cadmium, lead,
mercury, and vanadium) (Camelo et al., 1997
and Mirlean et al., 2001). The build up of
toxic heavy metals and fluorine in soils as
a result of continuous application of phosphate
fertilizers has never been mentioned to the
general public.

The phosphate rocks are also enriched in
uranium, thorium and their daughters,
deposited as calcium phosphate minerals
by isomorphic substitution (Pfister et al.,
1976), since the natural uranium can
substitute calcium in the phosphate rock
structure due to the similarity in ionic
size between U4+ and Ca2+ (Guzman, 1992).

Depending on geographic location where the
phosphate rock is mined, it can contain
from 50 – 200 ppm of uranium. Phosphate rock
is the major source of ‘yellow cake’
(uranium oxide) for nuclear weapons and
the nuclear power industry.

Where there is uranium in natural rock
formations, there will also be all its
carcinogenic decay rate products; such
as radium, radon, radioactive lead,
polonium, thorium, etc.

The tailings from phosphoric acid production
(phosphate fertilizer), phosphorgypsum, are
so radioactive that they are not allowed to
be used for wall-board or road beds in the
US and Canada – because it is considered a
radiation hazard. However, organic growers
are allowed to treat their fields with the
raw, unprocessed product once every six years,
with none of the contaminants processed out.

Taking a closer look at this ‘natural’ phosphate
rock mix, we find for example polonium-210:

One particle of polonium-210 gives off 5,000
times more alpha radiation than the same amount
of radium. Damage occurs in the body from
complete tissue absorption of the energy of
the alpha particle. Polonium-210 can be
carcinogenic to people exposed to more than
0.03 microcuries (6.8 trillionths of a gram).
There are also high levels of Radium and
Polonium-210 in granite dust, which is used
by organic farmers, is some parts of the
world as a soil conditioner.

Polonium is carried throughout the body in
the blood. It has been linked to more soft-
tissue cancers than cancerous bones; typical
sites are the liver, spleen, and kidney. The
most important pathway for radionuclide
contamination of the food is the uptake by
plant from the ground through the roots.
Once the contaminated foods have been
ingested by man or animals, the radionuclide’s
produce an internal radiation dose in the
specific organs where they accumulate.

Polonium is found in tobacco grown with
phosphate fertilizers. Studies have suggested
that radioactive polonium may be the primary
cause of smoking-related cancers.

Our water supplies are being flooded with
radioactive elements, especially radon.
It is important to note that these do not
simply dissipate in a few days, months,
or years – these radioactive elements will
emit radon for many thousands of years.

The long-continued application of phosphate
fertilizers and their by-products can
redistribute and elevate heavy metal
concentrations in soil profiles, and,
consequently, their availability for plants
and subsequent transfer to the human food
chain, mainly in acid soils.

Additionally, the long-continued application
of phosphate fertilizers can also raise the
heavy metal concentrations in irrigation
runoff/drainage from fertilized lands, and,
then, their application in agricultural soils
constitute another source for workers and
members of the public. One ounce @ 5.0% phosphate
(about the amount used to fertilize one organic
tomato plant as recommended by some organic
growers) contains about 1.4 grams of fluoride,
which is enough to kill a small child.

An Environmental Working Group analysis of
phosphorus tests reported by 162 public water
suppliers in 7 states shows that between
1998 and 2003, 3.3 million people in 113
communities drank water contaminated with
phosphorus. In all of these communities,
tap water was contaminated at levels above
health-based thresholds. Phosphorus remains
unregulated in tap water, without a maximum
legal limit. Water suppliers reporting tests
for phosphate (1998-2003): 258 of 39,751.


25 APR 2007 | A bill to set national safety
standards for toxic rocket fuel perchlorate,
found in drinking water supplies in more
than 20 states, is moving in Congress.
However, perchlorate is currently an
unregulated contaminant. Officials found
the rocket fuel ingredient perchlorate at
up to 1,300 parts per million in the fall –
roughly 166 times higher than acceptable limits.
Perchlorate is a toxic chemical from military-
industrial activities and the use of Chilean
nitrate fertilizer.

Production and use estimates of perchlorate
are hard to come by: the military considers
the numbers secret, and fertilizer producers
will not share them, saying they are proprietary

Perchlorate can affect thyroid function –
because perchlorate is an ion that inhibits
the transport of iodide into the thyroid.
Scientists have found that a significant
number of people are at risk of thyroid
depression from perchlorate exposure.
Extensive data indicate that thyroid-
pituitary disruption is the sole mode
of action for the observed thyroid
tumors caused by perchlorate in rodents.

A series of critical new studies by
scientists at the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention show that the
EPA’s proposed safe exposure level
for the contaminant “perchlorate”
is not protective of public health. To
add insult to injury, the California
Environmental Protection Agency
recently raised the limit on the
amount of perchlorate allowed in
drinking water by 50%. Currently
there are no enforceable perchlorate
safety standards, but Environmental
Working Group (EWG) argues that a
national safety standard should be
no higher than one-tenth the EPA’s
currently recommended level.

Preliminary data from the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention show
that the amount of perchlorate in
urine is too high to be from drinking
water alone. Studies have found perchlorate
in rainwater and common foods produced
in the U.S., such as dairy products and
produce. Perchlorate is also found in
produce worldwide.

In the first-ever tests of perchlorate
in off-the-shelf supermarket produce,
EWG found contamination averaging 4
times more than what the EPA says is
safe in drinking water. The chemical
has also been found in prenatal vitamins
and seaweed. Perchlorate can remain in
food even after it is cooked.

Blast from the past: billions of kilograms
of Chilean nitrate fertilizer contaminated
with perchlorate left a lasting impression.
Between 1909 and 1929, the U.S. imported
an estimated 19 million tons of Chilean
nitrate. The United States still uses 75,000
short tons of Chilean nitrate annually.

Overall, fresh fruits and vegetables from
California and Central and South America had
the highest levels of perchlorate. Just one
serving of some fruits can contain enough
perchlorate to exceed the National Academy
of Sciences safe daily dose by 25%, and
wines and beers pack a bigger perchlorate
punch than waters, according to a new study
that measures perchlorate concentrations
in fruits, wines, and beers from around
the world. The food contribution to daily
perchlorate exposure looks to be a horrendous
disaster attributed to intensive farming,
irresponsible agricultural practices,
and military-industrial activities.

Perchlorate’s interference with iodide
uptake by the thyroid gland can decrease
production of thyroid function, which is
needed for prenatal and postnatal growth
and development, as well as for normal
metabolism and mental function in the adult.

Perchlorate is present in virtually all
milk samples; the average concentration
in breast milk is five times higher than
in dairy milk. Studies testify that high
levels of perchlorate in breast milk put
the nation’s infants at risk for
developmental problems. Thyroid function is
critical for development of the fetal and
neonatal brain, as well as for many other
aspects of fetal growth. The high levels
of perchlorate in breast milk are cause for
serious concern and should lead to immediate
government action to protect the public health.

An Environmental Working Group analysis of
perchlorate tests reported by 982 public
water suppliers in 7 states shows that
between 1998 and 2003, 26.2 million
people in 86 communities drank water
contaminated with perchlorate. In 8 of
these communities, tap water was contaminated
at levels above health-based thresholds.
Perchlorate remains unregulated in tap water,
without a maximum legal limit. Perchlorate
is a known endocrine disruptor.


Asbestos is a mineral fiber from decay of
asbestos cement in water mains. Potential
health impacts associated with asbestos
include cancer, immunotoxicity, and
respiratory toxicity.

An Environmental Working Group analysis
of asbestos tests reported by 2,533 public
water suppliers in 26 states shows that
between 1998 and 2003, 8.6 million people
in 147 communities drank water contaminated
with Asbestos. In 2 of these communities,
tap water was contaminated at levels
above health-based thresholds.

Contaminants Index

Drinking water, including most bottled, reverse
osmosis, and distilled water may reasonably be
expected to contain some contaminants. U.S.
EPA sets standards for approximately 90
contaminants in drinking water.

The following are common contaminants found
in public water, their potential health effects,
and the type of water filters that are capable
of removing them:

2,4,5TP: This is an herbicide that is used
on crops and right-of-way areas. It can
cause liver and kidney damage. The maximum
contaminant level is 0.05mg/L. A water
filter that removes Volatile organic
chemicals (VOCs) will remove this compound.
NSF standard 53.

2,4-D: This is an herbicide used on wheat, corn,
range lands and lawns. The maximum amount allowed
in public water is 0.07mg/L. Like the above
herbicide it causes liver and kidney damage.
A charcoal/carbon filter (Standard 53) that
removes VOCs will remove this contaminant.

Alachor: This is an herbicide used on corn,
soybeans, and other crops. The maximum amount
allowed in public water is 0.002 mg/L. It
is a carcinogen (i.e. it causes cancer).
A carbon/charcoal filter Standard 53,
that removes VOCs will remove this contaminant.

Arsenic: This is a heavy metal. It comes from
smelters, glass and electronic wastes as well
as from orchards and natural deposits. The
maximum contaminant level for arsenic is
0.010 mg/L. Its potential health hazards
include skin and nervous system toxicity.
Arsenic is found in water in two different
forms: pentvalent (also known as Arsenic
5 or arsenate) and Trivalent (Arsenic 3
or Arsenite). Chlorine converts trivalent
to pentvalent arsenic. Carbon/charcoal,
reverse osmosis filters as well as
distillation will remove this contaminant.
Distillation will remove trivalent and
pentvalent arsenic, while reverse osmosis
will remove pentvalent only. Look for
Standards 53, 58, or 62.

Asbestos: This contaminant comes from natural
deposits and asbestos cement used in water
systems. The maximum contaminant level is 7
million fibers per liter. It is a serious
carcinogen. Carbon/charcoal and reverse
osmosis remove this contaminant.

Atrazine: This is an herbicide used on corn
and on non crop land. It can cause mammary
gland tumors. Its maximum contaminant level
is 0.003 mg/L. Carbon/charcoal standard 53
filters will remove this contaminant. It is
part of the VOC category.

Bacteria: Bacteria are not supposed to be found
in our public waters. But occasionally they may
contaminate the water we drink. Sources are
naturally occurring or from human or animal
wastes. Most of them cause gastrointestinal
disorders. Ultraviolet treatment is usually
necessary for removal of these contaminants,
or look for NSF standard 55 filters. Class A
inactivates or removes micro-forms from
contaminated water (not raw sewage) and
Class B disinfection systems remove naturally
occurring organisms found in public waters
that are deemed non-pathogenic.

Barium: This is a found in natural deposits,
epoxy sealants, pigments and spent coal. Its
maximum contaminant level is 2 mg/L. It can
potentially affect the circulatory system.
Cation exchange softeners, reverse osmosis
and distillation will remove barium. Look
for standards 44, 58 and 62.

Cadmium: This is found in galvanized pipe
corrosion, natural deposits, batteries and
paints. It primarily effects the kidneys.
Its maximum contaminant level is 0.005 mg/L.
Reverse osmosis, distillation remove it.
Standards 58 and 62

Carbufuran: This is a soil fumigant used on
corn and cotton. It effects the nervous
reproductive systems. Its maximum contaminant
level is 0.04 mg/L. Carbon/charcoal standard
53 remove this. It is part of the VOC category.

Chloramine: The effects of this contaminant are
unknown. It is used as a disinfectant. The
maximum recommended usage level is 4 mg/L.
Carbon/charcoal filters, standard 42 remove
this contaminant. Systems certified for
reduction of chlorine will not necessarily
be effective against chloramines.

Chlordane: This is used for treating termites.
Maximum contaminant level is 0.002. It can
cause cancerous conditions. Carbon/charcoal
filters, Standard 53 will remove this contaminant.

Chlorides: Cause water to taste salty.
Maximum contaminant level is 250 mg/L.
These come from natural deposits. Reverse
osmosis and distillation may remove these.

Chlorine: This is used for disinfection of
drinking water. The chlorination by-products
(trihalomethanes) have potential health effects.
Carbon/charcoal standard 42 filters will remove
chlorine. Contact your local water utility to
determine if chlorine or chloramines are used
to disinfect your water.

Chlorination by-Products (trihalomethanes):
These are by-products of chlorination in
drinking water and they are carcinogenic.
The maximum contaminant level is 0.08 mg/L.
Carbon/charcoal standard 53 filters are
effective at reducing these contaminants.

Chromium: This is a by-product of mining,
electroplating, pigments and from natural
deposits. It can be present in water in
forms: hexavalent (chromium 6) and trivalent
(chromium 3). It can cause liver, kidney and
circulatory disorders. Reverse osmosis and
distillation Standards 53,58 and 62 remove

Copper: From natural and industrial deposits,
wood preservatives, and plumbing. It may leach
from residential plumbing. The maximum
contaminant level is 1.3 mg/L. It can cause
gastrointestinal irritation. Charcoal/carbon,
reverse osmosis, and distillation, Standards
42, 58 and 62 remove this contaminant.

Crytosporidium: This is a parasite that is
found in food or water contaminated with
human or animal waste. It can cause
gastrointestinal illness. Although public
water should not have any cryptosporidium
in it, it is not uncommon to see people
in the Portland area test positive on stool
test for it. Standard 53, 58 and 55 water
filters should remove it. Look for a filter
capable of removing spores < 1 micron.

-dichlorobenzene: part of the VOC category.
From paints, engine cleaning compounds, dyes,
chemical wastes. Causes liver, kidney and
blood cell damage. Carbon block standard
53 removes.

Hepatochlor Epoxide: A degradation product of
heptachlor which is used in insectides,
particularly for termite eradication. It is
a carcinogen. Allowable amount is 0.0002 mg/L.
Carbon block, standard 53 removes this.
This contaminant is part of the VOC category.

Hydrogen sulfide: causes the rotten egg odor in
water. It is a naturally occurring chemical
in water. Carbon block, standard 42 filters
remove it.

Iron: Maximum allowable amount is 0.3mg/L.
It can stain laundry, plumbing and appliances.
It is from natural deposits in the water.
Carbon/charcoal filter, standard 42 will
remove it.

MTBE: From gasoline spills, underground gas
tank leakages. The potential health effects
include cancer, developmental toxicity,
gastrointestinal or liver toxicity, kidney
toxicity, neurotoxicity, and skin sensitivity.
Carbon block, standard 53 will remove it.

Nitrite: Can cause methemoglobulinemia
(blue baby syndrome). From animal waste,
fertilizer, natural deposits, septic tanks,
sewage. Maximum allowable level is 1 mg/L.
It rapidly converts to nitrate. Reverse
osmosis, standard 53, 58, 62 remove this

PCBs: from the coolants used in electrical
transformers and plasticizers. PCBs are known
carcinogens. Maximum allowable amount is
0.0005 mg/L. Carbon block filters, standard
53 remove this contaminant.

Radium: This is a naturally occurring carcinogen.
It can cause cancerous bones. Filters that remove
it are reverse osmosis and cation exchange
softeners, standard 44 and 58.

Radon: Another naturally occurring contaminant,
it is also a carcinogen and is a risk factor
for cancerous lung. Carbon/charcoal and aeration
devices remove it. Look for a standard 53.

Selenium: maximum contaminant level is 0.05 mg/L.
It is from natural deposits, mining, smelting,
coal/oil combustion. Too much selenium can
cause liver damage. Standard 58, 62 reverse
osmosis filters will reduce selenium.

Sulfates: can cause gastrointestinal irritation.
They are naturally occurring. Reverse osmosis
or distillation may be effective at removing.

Sulfuric acid and nitric acid: acid rain occurs
when sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides are
emitted into the atmosphere, undergo chemical
transformations. Reverse osmosis, distillation,
carbon/charcoal filters will not remove them –
the water needs to be ionized.

Styrene: Maximum allowable amount 0.10 mg/L.
Styrene is from plastic, rubber, resin and
drug industries. It also can leach from
landfills into the ground water. It causes
liver and nervous system damage.

Taste and odor: From natural sources and
additives. Carbon/charcoal standard 42.

Total dissolved solids: Come from the erosion
of naturally occurring mineral deposits. TDS’s
antagonizes the assimilation of other minerals
and causes secondary mineral deficiencies. They
can also cause gastrointestinal irritation in
some people. Maximum level should not exceed
500 mg/L. Standard 42, 58, 62 distillation,
reverse osmosis remove these.

Toxaphene: A carcinogenic insecticide that was
used on cattle, cotton, and soybeans. Standard
53, carbon/charcoal filter to remove it.

Trichloroethylene: A carcinogen found in textile,
metal and adhesive degreasers. Carbon/charcoal
standard 53 removes it. This is part of the
VOC category.

Turbidity: from soil run off, it can interfere
with disinfection and filtration. Charcoal/carbon;
reverse osmosis standards 53, 58 can remove.

Uranium: Causes kidney problems, cancer. Maximum
allowable amount is 0.03 mg/L. Filtration systems
are not currently certified to remove uranium
although reverse osmosis, distillation or anion
exchange resins may.


Coliform bacteria are common in the environment
and are generally not harmful. However, the
presence of these bacteria in drinking water
is usually a result of a problem with the
treatment system or the pipes which distribute
water, and indicates that the water may be
contaminated with germs that can cause disease.

Fecal Coliform and E coli are bacteria whose
presence indicates that the water may be
contaminated with human or animal wastes.
Micro-forms in these wastes can cause
short-term effects, such as diarrhea, cramps,
nausea, headaches, or other symptoms.

Turbidity has no health effects. However,
turbidity can interfere with disinfection
and provide a medium for biological transformation.
Turbidity may indicate the presence of dis-ease
causing organisms. These organisms include
bacteria, yeast, mold and parasites that can
cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea,
and associated headaches.

Cryptosporidium is a parasite that enters
lakes and rivers through sewage and animal
waste. It causes cryptosporidiosis, a mild
gastrointestinal disease. However, the dis-ease
can be severe or fatal for people with severely
weakened immune systems. EPA and CDC have
prepared advice for those with severely
compromised immune systems who are concerned
about Cryptosporidium.

Giardia lamblia is a parasite that enters lakes
and rivers through sewage and animal waste.
It causes gastrointestinal illness (e.g.
diarrhea, vomiting, cramps).


Alpha emitters.

Certain minerals are radioactive and may emit
a form of radiation known as alpha radiation.
Some people who drink water containing alpha
emitters in excess of EPA’s standard over
many years may have an increased risk of
increased acidity leading to cancerous
tissue and tumor formation.

Beta/photon emitters. Certain minerals are
radioactive and may emit forms of radiation
known as photons and beta radiation. Some
people who drink water containing beta and
photon emitters in excess of EPA’s standard
over many years may have an increased risk
of cellular transformation, increased acidity
leading to cancerous tissue.

Combined Radium 226/228. Some people who
drink water containing radium 226 or 228
in excess of EPA’s standard over many years
may have an increased risk of cellular
transformation and increased acidity leading
to cancerous states.

Radon gas can dissolve and accumulate in
underground water sources, such as wells,
and in the air in your home. Breathing radon
can cause the fermentation of lung tissue
and cancerous lungs. Drinking water
containing radon presents a risk of
developing cancer. Radon in air is more
dangerous than radon in water.

A few more inorganic contaminants:

Antimony, Beryllium, Cyanide, and Thallium


Some people who drink water containing
arsenic in excess of EPA’s standard over
many years could experience skin damage
or problems with their circulatory system,
and may have an increased risk of cellular
fermentation and cancerous states.

Lead typically leaches into water from
plumbing in older buildings. Lead pipes
and plumbing fittings have been banned
since August 1998. Children and pregnant
women are most susceptible to lead health
risks. For advice on avoiding lead, see
the how to remove lead in your drinking
water fact sheet prepared by EPA.

Volatile Organic Contaminants (VOCs) benzene,
carbon tetrachloride, chlorobenzene,
o-Dichlorobenzene, p-Dichlorobenzene,
Dichloromethane, 1,2-Dichloroethane,
1,2-Dichloropropane, Ethylbenzene,
Styrene, Tetrachloroethylene,
1,1,2-Trichloroethane, Trichloroethylene,
Toluene, Vinyl Chloride, and Xylenes.

Chlorine. Some people who use drinking water
containing chlorine well in excess of EPA’s
standard could experience irritating effects
to their eyes and nose. Some people who drink
water containing chlorine well in excess of
EPA’s standard could experience stomach

Chloramine. Some people who use drinking water
containing chloramines well in excess of EPA’s
standard could experience irritating effects to
their eyes and nose. Some people who drink
water containing chloramines well in excess
of EPA’s standard could experience stomach
discomfort or anemia.

Total Trihalomethanes. Some people who drink
water containing trihalomethanes in excess of
EPA’s standard over many years may experience
problems with their liver, kidneys, or central
nervous systems, and may have an increased risk
of cancerous tissue.

Haloacetic Acids. Some people who drink water
containing haloacetic acids in excess of EPA’s
standard over many years may have an increased
risk of cancerous tissue.

Bromate. Some people who drink water containing
bromate in excess of EPA’s standard. Bromate is
a disinfection by-product of ozonation. Potential
health impacts associated with Bromate include
cancerous tissue and kidney toxicity.

An Environmental Working Group analysis of
Bromate tests reported by 73 public water
suppliers in 16 states shows that between
1998 and 2003, 3.9 million people in 20
communities drank water contaminated with
Bromate. In 11 of these communities, tap
water was contaminated at levels above
health-based thresholds. Water suppliers
reporting tests for Bromate (1998-2003):
73 of 39,751.

MTBE is a fuel additive, commonly used in the
United States to reduce carbon monoxide and
ozone levels caused by auto emissions. Due to
its widespread use, reports of MTBE detections
in the nation’s ground and surface water supplies
are increasing. The Office of Water and other
EPA offices are working with a panel of leading
experts to focus on issues posed by the continued
use of MTBE and other oxygenates in gasoline.
EPA is currently studying the implications of
setting a drinking water standard for MTBE.

Potential health impacts associated with MTBE
include cancerous conditions, developmental
toxicity, gastrointestinal or liver toxicity,
kidney toxicity, neurotoxicity, and skin

An Environmental Working Group analysis of MTBE tests
reported by 16,866 public water suppliers in 30
states shows that between 1998 and 2003, 32.7
million people in 632 communities drank water
contaminated with MTBE. MTBE remains unregulated
in tap water, without a maximum legal limit.
Water suppliers reporting tests for MTBE (1998-2003):
16,866 of 39,751.

As part of the Drinking Water and Health pages,
this informational article is part of a larger
U.S. EPA publication: EPA National Primary
Drinking Water Regulations.

For more information of the published articles on
alkaline water and the chemistry of acid/alkaline
water go to:

83 Reasons and Ways To Use pHour Salts For Increased Energy, Athletic Performance and In The Prevention of All Illness, Sickness and Dis-ease

Young pHorever™ pHour Salts™ created by Dr. Robert
O. Young is the “ultimate” antioxidant, anti-aging,
energy and athletic enhancer formulation of
bicarbonate mineral salts:

A combination of four powerful bicarbonate
mineral salts (sodium bicarbonate, magnesium
bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate, and calcium
bicarbonate) for the purpose of anti-oxidant, anti-
aging and maintaining the alkaline design of the
body from both the inside out and the outside in.

These four antioxidant/anti-aging mineral salts
are naturally occurring in all fluids of the body.
Specifically, they may aid in the reduction of dietary
and metabolic acidity helping to maintain the alkaline
design of the human, animal or plant body and slow
down or reverse the aging or decay process.

Dr. Tullio Simmoncini, an oncologist with a cancer
clinic in Rome, Italy has been treating and destroying
cancerous tumors with mineral salts of bicarbonate
for years. Dr. Simmoncini states, “sodium bicarbonate
is safe, extremely inexpensive and unstoppably
effective when it comes to cancerous tissues.
It’s an irresistible chemical, cyanide to cancerous
cells for it hits the cancerous cells with a
shock wave of alkalinity, which allows much more
oxygen into the acidic cells than they can tolerate.
Cancerous cells cannot survive in the presence of
high levels of oxygen. Sodium bicarbonate is,
for all intent and purposes, an instant killer
of tumors.”

According to Dr. Young, “the use of the Young
pHorever pHour mineral salts is the ultimate
protection against all illness, sickness and
dis-ease, including any aging or cancerous
condition. The pHour salts can not only
improve health and energy but atheletic

“All enervation, under-performance, aging and
cancerous conditions are caused by a four letter
word – ACID, which is an acronym which stands for:

A = acidic food and drink, attitudes and activities,
C = compromised internal acidic environment,
I = illness and dis-ease, and,
D = desire for more acidic foods, drinks, attitudes
and activities, and the cycle repeats itself. We
ingest acidic medicines to lessen the symptoms of our
illness. We stimulate the body with unhealthy forms
of energy providing quick, often temporary relief from
our symptoms which begins the cycle all over again
creating a very powerful pattern of poor health and
dis-ease,” states Dr. Young.

“During the Olympics in Athens, Greece and now in
Beijing, China several top athletes have improved
their athletic performance and even broke world
records using sodium bicarbonate,” states Dr. Young.

A recent London Times article and scientific
research substantiates Dr. Young’s claims,
“some athletes relied on more rudimentary –
and legal – means to boost their race times,
including using a substance tucked away in a
kitchen cupboard or in the back of a refrigerator.”
This substance is, sodium bicarbonate or baking soda.

“Athletes for years have sworn that taking a spoonful
of bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) helps them to
keep going for longer. For years, experts doubted
that there was anything other than a placebo effect
to these claims until they subjected the substance
to rigorous examination. Most exercise scientists
investigating the trend for “soda-doping” among
athletes and gym-goers have shown that it offers
significant benefits for endurance and speed.”

At Loughborough University, for instance,
physiologists reporting in the June issue of
the International Journal of Sports Medicine
showed that swimmers who took baking soda about
one hour before a 200m event were able to shave
a significant time off their usual performances.
Dr Jonathan Folland, who led the study, says that
it is not uncommon for top swimmers to take
sodium bicarbonate (another name for the substance)
before a competition to give them an edge. Indeed,
he showed that of nine swimmers tested, eight
recorded their fastest times after ingesting a
supplement of the common baking ingredient – sodium

Another small study by Dr Ronald Deitrick,of the
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), showed
that competitive runners also benefited. Dr Deitrick,
who presented his findings at the ACSM annual
conference, gave 800m runners either a placebo or
a sodium bicarbonate capsule, which they took with
water. Although a few of the runners had minor
gastrointestinal problems after swallowing the
capsules, a greater number benefited significantly.

Just last week, an Australian sports scientist said
that the use of legal performance-enhancing substances
could become a major issue of the Beijing Olympics.
“Beijing will probably be remembered for the abuse
of legal aids,” said Robin Parisotto on Australian

And Dr Deitrick believes that bicarbonate of soda
can significantly improve performance. “If you took
out the participants who experienced negative side-
effects… you’d see an average improvement in running
times of about 2.2 seconds,” Dr Deitrick says. “For a
relatively short running distance, that’s very

But how does something so seemingly innocuous have
such a dramatic effect? During prolonged or intense
exercise muscles produce large amounts of acidic
waste products, such as lactic acid, that lead to
soreness, stiffness and fatigue. Because sodium
bicarbonate naturally reduces acids, it acts as a
buffer against these performance-limiting by-products.

Current research suggests that it is particularly
helpful in speed-based events, including sprints,
football and other fast-moving games, and middle-
distance (up to 10km) running, swimming and cycling.
“Essentially, sodium bicarbonate is an alkaline
substance that increases the pH of the blood,”
Dr Folland says. “This seems to reduce and offset
the acidity produced in the muscles during intense,
anaerobic exercise that produces lactic acid most
quickly, such as fast running or swimming.”

In Dr Folland’s study, swimmers who took the sodium
bicarbonate knocked 1.5 seconds off their time for
200m, a difference that may seem insignificant to
recreational swimmers but which is substantial at
elite level.

“At the last Olympics, the top four swimmers in the
men’s 200m freestyle were separated by just 1.4
seconds,” Dr Folland says. “So, in theory, it could
be the difference between winning a medal and not.”

Anyone can try it, he says, but only those who are
serious enough to monitor their times and progress
in sports such as running, swimming or cycling may
notice the few seconds advantage it might provide.
“The increments of improvement are relatively small
to the average person, although significant to
someone who competes,” Dr Folland says.

The following list is 83 ways of using Dr. Youngs’,
Young pHorever pHour Salts, antioxidant/anti-aging
athletic enhancing formula in the prevention and/or
reversal of all pain, fatigue, enervation, illness,
sickness, and dis-ease:

1. Protection against ALL cancerous conditions!
Take 1 Tbs. of pHour salts in 1 liter of alkaline
water and drink 3 to 4 times a day.

2. The alkalizing of acidic cancerous tissues
and tumors. Take 1 Tbs. of pHour salts in 1
liter of alkaline water and drink 3 to 4 times
a day.

3. The alkalizing of the blood and tissues to
maintain the alkaline design of the body and
to prevent ALL sickness and dis-ease! Take
1 Tbs. of pHour salts in 1 liter of alkaline
water and drink 3 to 4 times a day.

4. Protection against acids that may cause
nephropathy. According to Dr. Michael Metro,
“patients receiving sodium bicarbonate achieved
urine pH’s of 6.5 as opposed to 5.6 with those
receiving sodium chloride. The alkalization
is theorized to have a protective effect
against the formation of acids that may cause
nephropathy.” Take 1 Tbs. of pHour salts in
1 liter of alkaline water and drink 3 to 4 times
a day.

5. In the prevention and/or reversal of autism.
According to Dr. William Shaw, “an extremely
simple therapy used by physicians to treat autism
is to supply a mild antidote that neutralizes the
excess acids.” Take 1 Tbs. of pHour salts in
1 liter of water and drink 3 to 4 times a day.

6. To prevent dis-ease and disease of the kidneys.
The kidneys are usually the first organs to show
acidic damage where the mineral salts of bicarbonate
help to promote excretion of acidic toxins from
the tissues. According to Dr. Thomas P. Kennedy,
of the American Medical Association, “substituting
a sodium bicarbonate solution for saline infusion
prior to administration of radio-contrast material
seems to reduce the incidence of nephropathy.”
Take 1 Tbs. of pHour salts in 1 liter of alkaline
water and drink 3 to 4 times a day.

7. The removal of heavy metals, dioxins and furans.
Comparison of cancerous tissue with healthy tissues
from the same person shows that the cancerous
tissue has a much higher concentration of toxic
chemicals, acidic hormones and pesticides.
Take 1 Tbs. of pHour salts in 1 liter of alkaline
water and drink 3 to 4 times a day.

8. To eliminate or reduce titers of bacteria or
fungi from the biological transformation of
body cells. The mineral salts of bicarbonate
are an excellent anti-bacterial and anti-fungal
that is very diffusible and thus very effective
with no negative side-effects. Take 1 Tbs.
of pHour salts in 1 liter of alkaline water
and drink 3 to 4 times a day.

9. To help reverse pulmonary neoplasm of the lung use
1 Tbs. of pHour salts in l liter of alkaline water
and drink 3 t 4 times a day.

10. To help reverse the acidic condition
pneumonia of the lungs mist or nebulize 10 ml
of alkaline water with 2 drops of liquid
sodium and/or potassium bicarbonate 2 to 3 times
a day.

11. To help reverse the acidic condition of
asthma mist or nebulize 10 ml of alkaline
water with 2 drops of liquid sodium and/or
potassium bicarbonate 2 to 3 times a day.

12. To help reverse the acidic condition of
sinusitis mist or nebulize 10 ml of alkaline
water with 2 drops of liquid sodium and/or
potassium bicarbonate 2 to 3 times a day.

13. According to Dr. Tullio Simoncini, “the most
effective measure to treat RT-induced mucosititis
in patients with head and neck cancer is frequent
oral rinsing with pHour salts to reduce the amount
of oral microbial flora.” Take 1 Tbs. of pHours
salts in 1 liter of alkaline water and drink
3 to 4 times a day.

14. “For uncontrolled diabetes and circulatory
insufficiency due to shock or severe dehydration,
extracorporeal circulation of blood, cardiac arrest,
and severe primary lactic acidosis, take sodium
bicarbonate,” states Dr. Tullio Simoncini. Take
1 Tbs. of pHour salts in 1 liter of alkaline water
and drink 3 to 4 times a day.

15. Keep a jar of pHour Salts in your fridge for
smelling fresh and reducing acidic gaseous residues
from spoiling foods.

16. A pinch of pHour Salts in a gallon of freshly
brewed iced tea takes out the bad tasting acidic
tannins and prevents cloudiness and acidic effect.

17. When soaking dried beans or cooking cabbage,
add a dash to the water to make them less gaseous.

18. The pHour Salts will reduce or eliminate the
flatulence caused by the beans.

19. To keep tomato soup from curdling, sprinkle some
pHour Salts on the simmering tomatoes and skim off
the white foam before adding soy, almond or hazel
nut milk.

20. Two tablespoons of pHour Salts added to hot water
to broccoli and cauliflower keeps the veggies crisp and
preserves the electrical potential of the cooked

21. Pet care: Sprinkle pHour Salts onto his/her coat
and brush or comb through for dry acidic odor
protection between baths.

22. Give plastic and rubber toys a bath in a solution
of 4 Tb. of pHour Salts dissolved in 1 quart warm
water. Sprinkle fabric toys with pHour Salts brushed
off after 15 minutes.

23. Brush teeth with a teaspoon of pHour Salts on a damp
toothbrush to avoid acidic plaque and keep breath fresh.

24. Soak retainers, mouth guards, and dentures in
pHour Salts and warm water solution (2 tsp to a
drinking glass full).

25. Rinse mouth with a teaspoon of pHour Salts and
1 drop of essential peppermint oil for an incredible
mouth wash and freshener.

26. Make a paste of 3 parts pHour Salts to one part
water for an effective and inexpensive skin exfoliant.
Just apply it to your skin with fingertips or a
washcloth in a gentle, circular motion and rinse.

27. Mix a little pHour Salts into your shampoo to
strip out product buildup, or add it into your
conditioner for extra-healthy, non-split ends.

28. Apply a paste of pHour Salts and water to take
the ouch out of bug bites, bee stings, sunburns,
rashes, poison ivy, or pour in bathwater for relief
from the itch of chicken pox and measles.

29. Drink 1 to 3 teaspoon of pHour Salts in ½ a glass
of water to relieve acid indigestion and heartburn.

30. Use pHour Salts as a mouthwash for bad breath or to
soothe canker sore pain. Add a 1/2 tsp to water
a swish your mouth and then discard or drink.

31. Run pHour Salts and water solution through your
coffee maker, followed by two fresh water brew
cycles to keep your java tasting tip top. Of course,
the best solution is not to drink acidic java.

32. Add a pinch of pHour Salts to your cup of java
to reduce the acidic effects of the caffeine. The
best recommendation is not drink beverages that
are acidic.

33. Zap nasty cutting board tastes and smells by
scrubbing them with a mixture of pHour Salts and water.

34. pHour salts will cut grease, wont’ dry out the
wood, and will also take garlic and onion smells
off your skin.

35. Use a damp paper towel and a sprinkling of
pHour Salts to remove tea and punch stains from
china and plastic. Especially chlorophyll stains
in your water drinking bottle.

36. Neutralize spilled battery acid in a flash with
a handful of pHour Salts.

37. pHour Salts and a wet wash cloth makes an excellent
bumper buffer when little scuffs appear. It also shines
up bike chrome.

38. pHour Salts is a natural fire-stopper. Keep a jar
close at hand when you are working with live fire of
any kind. A handful can put out grease, electrical,
wood, and fuel fires.

39. Sprinkle pHour Salts on an outdoor grill or make
a paste with water, and scrub grit off the grill
without the danger of adding nasty cleaning chemicals
to your food.

40. Rub pHour Salts directly on a baby spit up to nix
the smell quickly.

41. Soak sweat-drenched headbands, hats and gloves or
smoky clothes in a pHour Salts solution before they hit
the washing machine. Or if you’re pressed for time,
sprinkle it on clothing for a quick odor mask.

42. Gardening Mildew! Keep fungus, black spots and
powdery mildew off your precious plants by mixing
pHour Salts, horticultural oil and soap and applying
it to affected leaves. Just add 1 tsp of pHour Salts
and a few drops of dish washing soap to a gallon of
water, and spray once a week, and after it rains.

43. Make a paste of pHour salts by mixing 1/2 tsp of
pHour Salts in some alkaline water and apply to the
armpits for eliminating acidic body dietary and/or
metabolic odors.

44. Drink an 8 ounce glass of pHour salts just
before an acidic meal to buffer or chelate
food acids. Use 1 Tbs. of pHour Salts per
8 ounces of alkaline water.

45. Drink an 8 ounce glass of alkaline water with
1 to 2 Tbs. of pHour Salts upon rising to flush
and clean the alimentary canal.

46. Add 3 tsp. of pHour Salts to your colonic
bag to pull acids and bile from the liver.

47. For a hang offer drink an 8 ounce glass of
alkaline water with 2 Tbs. of pHour salts to
help eliminate the acidic alcohol residues. This
mixture will also reduce blood alcohol when one
has had too much to drink. Of course, I strongly
recommend you eliminate all alcohol consumption
to maintain health and energy.

48. For motion sickness on a boat or plane drink
a 8 to 12 ounce glass of alkaline water with 1
Tbs. of pHour Salts.

49. For morning sickness during pregnancy drink
an 8 ounce glass of alkaline water with 1 Tbs.
of pHour Salts.

50. For restless leg syndrome drink 1 liter or
quart of alkaline water with 2 Tbs. of pHour Salts.

51. For muscle soreness or inflammation drink 1
liter or quart of alkaline water with 2 Tbs.
of pHour Salts.

52. For acne make a paste of pHour salts with
alkaline water and cover the face. Leave on
the face for at least 30 minutes.

53. For sore feet or athlete’s feet soak your
feet in warm alkaline water with 2 to 3 Tbs of
pHour Salts.

54. For air born micro-organisms in a closed area,
such as in a plane, drink an 8 ounce glass of alkaline
water with 1 Tbs. of pHour Salts before and after
your flight.

55. Reduce vaginal odor or yeast douche with warm
alkaline water and 1 to 2 tsp. of pHour salts.

56. For an alkaline enema and to help relieve bowel
congestion insert 6 to 8 ounces of warm alkaline
water with 1 Tbs. of pHour Salts.

57. For relaxing after a hard day at work take
an alkalizing hot bath with 5 to 6 Tbs. of
pHour Salts.

58. To maintain a healthy urine and saliva pH at
7.2 or above drink 1 liter/quart of alkaline
water with 1 Tbs of pHour Salts 3 times a day.

59. If you feel like you have a sore throat developing
or if you have a sore throat gargle with a mixture of
1 Tbs of pHour salts in 4 t 6 ounces of water.

60. For acid reflux, nausea, or indigestion drink
4 to 6 ounces of alkaline water with 1 Tbs of pHour
salts to buffer excess hydrochloric acid and dietary

61. For constipation drink 1 liter of pHour salts with
1 to 2 Tbs of pHour salts on an empty stomach an first
thing in the morning.

62. For muscle or bone soreness drink 1 liter of
pHour salts with 1 to 2 Tbs at least once a day.

63. After any physical or emotional activity or
event drink 1 liter of pHour salts with 1 Tbs.
to reduce irritation or inflammation.

64. For sore hands or feet soak in alkaline
war, water with 3 to 4 Tbs. of pHour salts.

65. For detoxing the skin when there is irritation
or inflammation use one tub of pHour salts in
a warm to hot bath to pull acids from the skin.

66. For high blood sugar take 1 Tbs. of pHour
salts in 1 liter of alkaline water to lower the
acidic levels of sugar in the blood.

67. For high blood cholesterol take 1 Tbs. of
pHour salts in 1 liter of alkaline water to
buffer metabolic or dietary acids that is
causing the high bleed cholesterol.

68. For emotional stress or anxiety take
1 Tbs. in 1 liter of alkaline water and drink
2 to 3 times a day.

69. To raise the pH and total alkalinity of the
water for pools and spas add several Tbs. of
pHour salts to restore the pH balance of the
water that has a high level of chlorine.

70. Add a tub of pHour salts to your septic
tank to control the pH, bacteria and yeast.

71. Long term acidity causes acid blood, which
is like acid rain, causes the calcium from the
bones to be leached out as a result. Take 1
tsp. of pHour salts in 3 t 4 ounces of alkaline
water and drink 3 to 4 times a day to prevent
the symptoms of bone wasting and acidic blood.

72. Dr. Simoncini states, “earlier and more
frequent use of sodium bicarbonate was
associated with higher early resuscitability
rates and with better long-term neurological
outcome. Sodium bicarbonate is beneficial
for CPR.”

73. “Sodium bicarbonate is useful in prevention
and reversal of neurological disorders,” states
Dr. Simoncini.

74. Make a paste of pHour salts and place it
any where on the body to relieve irritation,
and/or inflammation of the skin.

75. To maintain health, energy, vitality and
the alkaline design of the body take 1 tsp of
pHour salts in 3 to 4 ounces of water and drink
3 to 4 times a day.

76. To hyper-alkalinize the tissues in the
prevention and reversal of an ulceration or
degeneration take 1 tsp of pHour salts in
3 to 4 ounces of alkaline water and
drink 3 to 4 times a day. To determine if
the body tissues are in a state of hyper-
alkalinization the urine pH will be over
an 8.0 pH.

77. To increase energy take 1 tsp of pHour
salts in 3 to 4 ounces of water and drink.

78. To reduce fatigue take 1 tsp of pHour
salts in 3 to 4 ounces of water and drink.

79. To increase stamina take 3 tsp of pHour
salts in 1 liter of water and drink 1 hour
before exercise or athletic event.

80. To increase endurance and speed take 3 tsp
of pHour salts in 1 liter of water and drink
1 hour before exercise or athletic event.

81. For running or swimming sprints take 3 tsp
of pHour salts in 6 to 8 ounces of water 1 hour
before the event to increase speed.

82. During marathons, or athletic events that
last longer then a few minutes take 1 to 3 tsp
of pHour salts in 6 to 8 ounces of water every

83. To reduce pain and swelling due to injury
or lactic acid build-up take 3 tsp of pHour
salts in 1 liter of water and drink.

It is important of remember that the human body
is alkaline by design and acidic by function.
To maintain that healthy ageless, athletic
alkaline design of your body may I suggest using
Young pHorever pHour Salts everyday.

According to Dr. Robert O. Young, “if the body’s
blood and tissues remain alkaline at 7.365 to
7.4 it is susceptible to NO illness, sickness or
dis-ease. This is what I refer to as true immunity
and true prevention!”

Please let us know how you are using your pHour
Salts and how it is working for you. We would
love to share your testimony of the pHour
Salts with others.