Alkaline Water for 16 Yrs W/ Uc?

Posted by Anonymous (Anonymous) on 10/29/2011

Hi Ted, Somehow I stumbled upon a website where you had some remarkable remedies for Ulcerative Colitis. I've had this disease 16 years. Oddly enough, I have had a few severe bouts over the years, but I seem to maintain fairly well. I was a vegetarian for 11 years (just ended), and I do many things to try to help my body maintain it's health. Even though I keep the UC somewhat under control, I do still take medicine every day and have for 16 years. I also have other issues such as eye inflammations that give me trouble throughout the year.

I've just recently learned about a company making machines that produce alkaline water. I had been doing research on this subject and learned my body was not alkaline, but near 7. I want to end this 16 year history with UC, and I'd love your advice. Please send me any information you can on helping me get off prescription meds (Lialda), and your thoughts on drinking Alkaline water. Lastly, what PH level is good to drink for UC patients?

Thanks so much for all you do!

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

The alkaline machine doesn't make the body alkaline it just makes the body temporarily alkaline by electrostatic charges. It has been used in hospital antiseptic systems because they get neutralized rather quickly. The electrostatic charge is evidenced by pH being alkaline, but say if you kept it in bottles opened or unopened, it reverts to 7 usually, even though the starting solution is 10 or 9 pH. The only way it can become alkaline is by chemical means, which are bicarbonates, carbonates, citrates for example. If you put say sodium bicarbonates in a solution and you measure 8, tomorrow it will be 8, opened or unopened bottle, but in case of electrostatic charged water, they do not last long. In fact the theory of electrostatics we studied in school concerns electrostatic charges in the air, but rarely in water.

The phenomenon is there, there are products such as Sterilox, that is nothing more than salt and 98% water, but electrostatically they are neutralized rapidly once electrostatic alkaline (or acid) is released onto the bacteria or virus, and then it converts to ordinary water. There are some companies that do it differently and try to convert chemically, with "refills" these are chemically treated, but they do it with more complicated chemicals, while our human bodies are more geared to simplicity such as citrate, bicarbonates, carbonate, often in sodium, potassium or magnesium forms. These may last longer electrostatically but their effect on human metabolism is temporary. So the effects are only temporarily.

There are many treatments for ulcerative colitis, usually helped with 200 mg (spread throughout the day) with DHEA, or aloe vera oil or gel or mucilaginous, etc. The humic acid seems to do the job also, but in severe cases is of limited use. However, I suggest basic issues must be dealt with which is high homocysteine levels for ulcerative colitis, they are higher than Crohn's, in fact Crohn's is a lot easier to treat because their homocysteine levels are lower than in ulcerative colitis, but they are usually caused by similar bacteria, mycobacterium, that is also found in Johne's disease in animals. To lower homocysteine, the best supplements I gave found are trimethylgycine or betaine. The one I prefer is just betaine (but not betaine hydrochloride, they are too acid). The healing is often initiated if there is melatonin taken throughout the day say 5 mg, x 3 times a day, and maybe 10 mg at night and DHEA. The body produces most melatonin in the gut, not the pineal gland to help healing. DHEA is the other one, and aloe vera oil is the common one. The humic acid can be taken also but in very low amount, such as 1/32 teaspoon. The aloe vera can be added to all the meals to prevent that, but homocysteine must be reduced so inflammation is minimized, the optimum homocysteine is 6 or 7, but most ulcerative colitis is around 15. Once it is lowered inflammation is minimized.

The healing of gut requires actually 2 or 3 amino acid, lysine, threonine, and glutamine. Most UC patients are familiar with these but the limitations is the acidic amino acid must be reduced to neutral with baking soda before intake at noon and afternoon or night. Baking soda is not to be taken or mixed in the morning or before meals as it will cause intestinal cramps. And in some cases during the treatment period, you must lower inflammation and taking these amino acid, preferably 3 grams to 4 grams being the minimum in divided dose to maximum of 8 to 9 grams throughout the day, consisting of lysine, glutamine and threonine. Threonine is virtually unknown but is the amino acid that helps intestinal absorption and helps nutrients into the gut, besides being helpful for kidney disease and detoxification by the skin. But always start with betaine of non HCl form taken 1/2 teaspoon twice to three times a day is my preferred dose, the homocysteine will be lower by approximately 1 point in a week, so if 15 to 7, it will take about 8 weeks, or a typical small size adult. The cause of these are the lipopolysaccharides that evoke an immune response and may be helped with digestive enzymes and low dose naltrexone.


Replied by Anonymous

Thank you very much for this valuable information. I will look for the items you mentioned. To clarify, please let me know how much baking soda you suggest taking. Also, is that the first step before taking the betaine?"

11/30/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Betaine (not HCl ) is taken 1/2 teaspoon 3 or 4 times a day. The baking soda 1/4 teaspoon after meal twice a day is the minimum starting dose in 1/2 cup of water. I believe taking 500 mg of B3 3 times a day or 4 times a day may also help, but only niacinamide.