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How to Choose the Right Water Ionizer

For decades, water ionizers have been used in Asia to help treat conditions including arthritis, weight problems, cancer, inflammation, digestive issues, skin disorders, acid reflux, allergies, fatigue, gout, and even chronic pain. Alkaline water works by restoring the body’s natural pH balance, acting as a potent antioxidant and stimulating cellular hydration and detoxification. Achieving these health benefits is as easy as choosing the right water ionizer to suit your needs – and then drinking water!

You can obtain a water report from your municipality, or if you have well water, you can have your local health department to have your water analyzed. Tap water is generally preferred for ionization, since the acidity and pollutants of some well water can make the process more difficult. However, it is possible, and knowing the current state of your water can give you a better idea of what kind of ionizer to purchase.

Two popular types of water ionizers are made by AlkaViva and Yi-Shan, and both products are on the cutting edge of water ionizing technology.

Alka-Viva Water Ionizers

AlkaViva's H2 Water Ionizers

AlkaViva’s H2
Water Ionizers
has the lowest prices!

The AlkaViva Vesta H2, Athena H2 and Melody II water ionizers feature  the latest in technological advances with impressive filtration capabilities, using a duel filtration system with a power-boost that helps regulate a consistent pH output.

AlkaViva’s Ultra-Water filter is the BEST on the market, even removing pharmaceutical drugs. The AlkaViva line uses 2 filters, one a pre-filter and the other the ULTRA-filter. In the future AlkaViva expects to include a fluoride filter with the ULTRA-filter.

These models automatically clean themselves during operation, switching polarity with each use, while ionizing. You never have to wait to use the water. It’s a brilliant solution to electrode maintenance. There is a flow control knob eliminating the need to manually adjust the faucet. Not only does this ionizer increase the pH of your water to a high pH with increased oxygen and hydrogen, it also removes the majority of the other impurities in your water – including pharmaceutical drugs and heavy metals.

The AlkaViva line comes in 5, 7 and 9 plate water ionizers:
Melody II (5 electrodes)
Athena H2 (7 electrodes)
Vesta H2 (9 electrodes)

Easy to install (click here for installation video)

Under Sink Conversion Kit is available (click here for Installation video)

Video about AlkaViva’s Unique ULTRA-Filter

Yi-Shan Water Ionizers

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Yi-Shan makes
great water ionizers!

Yi-Shan’s Water Ionizer line has the advantage of having the lowest priced ionizer on the market, but still offers great value for the investment. Using three large electrodes, the lowest priced ionizer produces alkaline water with a very high pH, usually 9.5, sometimes even a 10 pH.  It’s a great choice for an economical “no frills” water ionizer if you have municipal water. It might work with well water, but well water is a “wild-card” and may require more ionization power.

The YiShan models reduce electrode mineralization by fully draining the electrode chamber between each use, and running a cleaning cycle approximately twice a day. During this cycle you let it clean and do not use the water. It comes in 3, 5 and 7 ionizer plate models.

The Yi-Shan replacement filters are now ECO-conscious in that after you purchase the first one, the replacements are simply 2 cartridges that fit in the reusable filter housing, eliminating throwing away the plastic filter holder. These are great filters. Click here to learn more about YiShan filters.

Things to Remember:

The majority of ionizers use between three to seven platinum-dipped titanium electrode plates. Generally, you can assume that the more surface area the water flows over, the stronger the ionization. Only buy an ionizer with platinum-dipped titanium electrodes, which all of ours have, and we only carry solid electrode plates for longevity. More electrodes generally mean the ionizer will have a longer life-span, but it is dependent on family size, usage and care.

High-alkaline water produced by an ionizer with three to seven electrodes will produce water within the drinkable range of 9.5 to 10, but some of the models containing seven to nine electrodes can produce water with a pH of 11 or higher, which is not recommended for drinking. Super high pH water (over 10 pH) can be used as a disinfectant cleaning solution. The pH range for drinking water should generally be between 7.5 and 10 pH. Your skin and hair usually show a pH balance of 5.5, and a low acidic pH of 2-4 can be used as a disinfectant for cleaning or wound healing. Many house plants prefer a slightly acidic pH.

Most ionizers on the market will show an “ORP Range,” which gives the consumer an idea of the model’s Oxidation Reduction Potential. This refers to the negative charge the resulting alkaline water will show. The negative charge means negative ions, and they scavenge up the positive ions that we know as free radicals in our body. Tap water is usually at +250 to +350, and a good ionizer will be able to reduce that millivoltage charge to -350 or lower. Keep in mind that this charge will depend on the related charge and mineral composition of the source water. The negative ions are the most important feature of ionized water and are usually equated with an alkaline pH. *

Ionizers can usually be installed a number of ways. Frequently, these systems are installed at the sink with a diverter from the faucet, easily attached directly to your kitchen faucet’s aerator with hoses attaching to the ionizer that sits on the counter. Or, using a Water Ionizer Conversion Kit, the ionizer installs under the sink, out of sight in the cabinet, with a small dedicated double faucet for both the alkaline and acidic waters.

When shopping for a water ionizer, look for the warranty. Ionizers are expected to last at least ten years, with an average longevity of closer to 15-20 years. This, of course, assumes the system is being routinely cared for, with filters changed as needed and with an annual deep cleaning. Most ionizers offer at least a three year warranty – if it doesn’t, it’s probably not a solid investment. Ours have 3 year, 5 year or lifetime warranties. Avoid water ionizers from China as it’s crucial that you can buy filters for many years – and we get calls all the time from folks looking for obscure water ionizer filters. Our two brands, Alka-Viva and YiShan, are made in Taiwan and Korea respectively, and have each been in business for a long, long time. They were some of the first companies selling ionizers. They are both high-quality brands you can trust. And we’ve been selling water ionizers for over 12 years!

Other things to think about are design, easy of cleaning, and the size of your household to help you determine what size ionizer you will need. Once you’ve figured out which is the best ionizer for you (feel free to call or email us) and get it hooked up you’ll see how alkaline water can help improve your health and well-being.

Click here to learn how much and when to drink ionized water.

* NOTE ABOUT THE NEGATIVE CHARGE: AlkaViva H2 Series ionizers, with the newest, cutting-edge proprietary hydrogen technology, produce MORE negatively charged hydrogen at a given pH level than other ionizers on the market. These state-of-the-art ionizers give you more bang for your buck, in that they provide you with more negative ions to counter the positive ions, known as disease causing free radicals. Powerful antioxidant tool for your health arsenal!

Learn more in our Articles Section and/or write us or call! We’re happy to help!

Thank you to Nina Wells who wrote this article. Nina is a guest author from Steam Shower Store and is a respected and expert voice in a plethora of health related subjects with over 10 years of writing under her belt.


Dad’s doing GREAT with his Rife 101! Stage IV Mantle Cell Lymphoma!

Late fall in 2011, dad was diagnosed with Stage IV Mantle Cell Lymphoma. MCL is very rare, and, there’s no cure. Now, with his Rife 101, he’s a walking miracle and the doctors can’t believe it.

Mom had survived colon cancer and had 12 inches of her colon removed (they got it all). She begged dad to get checked even though he’d had a clean colonoscopy two years before. They found the MCL. There were thousands of MCL stalactites in his colon. It also was in his chest and groin, not just his colon.

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Venus Water Ionizer

First thing we did was get dad a water ionizer and a juicer. We knew the immune system had to be strengthened so the body could heal.  We got him to quit the sugar and bad foods – you don’t want to feed the cancer. We got him a juicing machine and had him eat a lot of raw foods. 

We researched and researched and found the Rife 101 machine, but it was a lot of money. Of course we couldn’t put a price on dad’s life, so we asked the good Lord to give us a sign. We were doing daily devotions and came to Proverbs 8:12 that read:

“I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.” 

Yup. That was the sign we needed to move ahead and order the Rife 101 from Tina and URparamount. We had faith this was the right move.

Dad started strong chemo once every 3 weeks for 18 treatments, 6-7 hours at a time, and, he started the Rife frequency machine.

Rife 101 comes complete!

Rife Model 101 System

Dad was running the Rife 101 CANCER Program followed by the DETOX Program every day, 2-3 times a day. He had the Rife 101 on all the time. He’d have the sticky pad electrodes on his stomach and sometimes on the palms of his hands. After he’d have a chemo treatment, he’d only do the DETOX Program for a few days. He rarely had any sickness or pain at all from the chemo – much less than anyone else. He did lose most of his hair but still had some sprigs on top. And he had a bit of discomfort and cramps, but no nausea or vomiting.

Dad got a clean bill of health in February 2012, stopped using the Rife 101 machine, and was clear for a year and a half.  Late in 2013 dad had a routine PET scan and they found a little something in the groin area again. He started the Rife frequency treatments right away and his numbers improved immediately. The doctors wanted him to enter an MCL clinical trial for an unapproved drug, Imbruvica, and since a pharmaceutical company was paying for it all, he did.

Again, the doctors couldn’t believe how well dad was doing (he didn’t tell them about the Rife machine) and said, “Whatever you’re doing keep doing it.”

Dad had a PET scan again in June (2014) and the cancer was almost all gone. His weight is back up and he’s stronger. Dad played ball until he was 68, and never had pains or any trouble at all (he’s 77). Now he’s doing great again!

We have nurses in the family, and they were a little skeptical about the machine, but the proverb gave them the faith that everything would be alright in the end. The scripture sold it in my heart – we attribute his healing to the Lord, who led us to trust the Rife 101 technology – the “witty invention”. 

It’s important for people to understand that the Rife 101 can be used along with what the doctors are doing. It’ll help you get through the treatments, and seemed to make dad’s unlikely recovery possible.

You know it’s something extraordinary when the doctors are surprised and say “Keep doing it!” Of course water and juicing is so important – even the cancer treatment workers  knew about juicing and THEY were juicing too!

Dad uses his Rife 101 for other things too, like colds, flu, fungus in his mouth, all kinds of things that come along. Now he’s healthier than all of us! It’s hard for the doctors to believe he’s 77! Of course I told him not to tell them about the Rife. As long as he is using that Rife machine he’s so healthy!

Wayne O., AL 9-3-14

Water Ionizer Electrode Plates: Mesh or Solid?

I’ve been getting this question more often lately, and I thought I’d address it here, publicly. Both types of plates are a titanium base coated with platinum. A lesser quality plate is merely sprayed with platinum, and I won’t address those here. Let’s talk about the water ionizer electrode plates that are coated with platinum, not sprayed, because these are in the ionizer brands I carry.

The water ionizers I carry have both types of plates. The AQ series are made by Yi-Shan in Taiwan and all have large, solid titanium electrode plates coated with platinum. Yi-Shan has been making water ionizers for over 35 years, and due to the extreme durability of these “heavy duty” electrode plates, we are seeing life spans of 15-20 years with these machines, above the more usual 10-15 year life span.

Mesh electrode plates are a more recent addition to the market. A titanium plate is stamped to create the mesh, with dips and valleys then coated with platinum. The platinum layer is thinner, making it possibly less durable and less expensive to make than solid electrode plates, but they claim to provide more surface area. Jupiter/Alka Viva water ionizers, like the Athena, Vesta and Delphi, use this type of electrode plates.

The two brands of water ionizers were tested against each other for quality of ionized water output using a machine from each company with five electrode plates. The pH and ORP tested the same, so in terms of water ionizing ability, there is basically no difference. The difference may lie in the longevity of the electrode plates (the expensive part of the ionizer due to the platinum).

Of course you, the consumer, cannot determine the durability or longevity until time passes. Please remember there is much competition, therefore much hype in the water ionizer world these days as in “new technology” and “more electrode plates” being promoted vigorously. Many “ionizer review” websites have popped up – ultimately they are owned by someone selling ionizers – most likely the one that got the most favorable review. For those of us who know how, it’s no big deal to make a new website!

When comparing water ionizers, take into consideration the type of plates along with all the other features, and, try to cut through the hype and marketing ploys. Both brands I carry are known for durability, longevity and consistency of ionized water.  Read more about shopping for a water ionizer.

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Swine Flu – Bird Flu – Any Flu Epidemic – Not Me! Protect Yourself!

The Swine Flu is being reported in worldwide media and everyone is worried. Of course it will get worse before it gets better, and, some say the Swine Flu Epidemic will get very, very much worse.

Am I worried about Swine Flu? Am I worried about any flu? No, I’m not even worried about a cold!

You might wonder why, and I’m going to give you a brief rundown of my “health” regimen. In 1997 (the last time I was sick) I had bronchitis for 3 months. I willingly took every drug the doctors threw at me to try and shake it, but it took 3 months. I swore I’d never get sick again, and I haven’t.

Over the past years I’ve refined my diet to be at least 70% raw (nuts, seeds, lots of veggies, small amount of fruits, sprouted & dehydrated foods). The other 30% consists of lightly steamed veggies, whole grains and the occasional homemade pizza (shh!) and even ice cream once in a while! Oh yeah, and I do drink red wine a couple times a month. That’s the basic diet.

However, there are some other healthy things I ingest daily. First what I don’t ingest is soda, juices, carbonated or bottled waters, processed foods, meats and dairy. These things are acidic, and I’ve studied and learned that acidity allows germs – viruses, bacteria, fungus – to take hold and multiply inside you. They thrive on acidity, and create additional acidity from their waste products! Read My Story, particularly the part about my swollen knee for proof there is not only fungus amongus, but fungus IN us!

This theory of disease, that germs are already in us, but it is the health of your internal system that allows them to take hold, or not, was also supported by Louis Pasteur, the notable 19th century French chemist and microbiologist best known for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of disease. He recanted his famous germ theory of disease (microbes invade us and make us sick, therefore you need pharmaceuticals) on his deathbed. His popular germ theory was officially accepted and became the basis of Western medicine in the late 19th century, never gaining notoriety for his death-bed recantation. The rest is history. His rival at the time, Dr. Antoine Bechamp, a genius in the field of science, was less well connected to the wealthy and those in politics and medicine, so HIS theory is what Pasteur, on his deathbed, admitted was correct, stating, “The microbe is nothing. The terrain is everything.”

It therefore stands to reason that the swine flu virus (or other pathogen) does not CAUSE disease, but rather seeks out an environment where it can thrive best, and that is in oxygen-deprived, acidic bodies. Disease cannot thrive in a well-oxygenated, alkaline environment. Therefore, the best defense against microbes, germs, harmful bacteria and viruses, such as the swine flu virus, is to keep the body alkaline and oxygenated.This enables the body to fight off and/or cure itself of virtually all diseases ranging from influenza to cancer, AIDS, heart disease, asthma, diabetes, arthritis and more.

The philosophy of the alkaline diet (briefly) is that the body must maintain a pH balance of 7.365 in the blood and other tissue cells. In the same way that it has to maintain your body temperature within a certain range – your body will also do whatever it takes to maintain that pH balance. To neutralize acids consumed, our body buffers with alkaline reserves. However, with the modern Western diet this buffer is always very quickly exhausted, and the body has to draw alkaline minerals (mostly magnesium, potassium, sodium and calcium) from wherever it can to keep our blood pH at 7.365. As stated earlier, when we consume too much acid and exhaust our alkaline buffers, our body is constantly being overloaded with acid build-up. Because the blood pH is so sensitive, a slight drop in the blood level, like to 7.2, gives a person the “condition” called Acidosis. Read more in “Your Body & pH articles…

Back to my lifestyle, in addition to being mostly vegan (a bit of cheese & fish a couple times a month, maybe), I believe in chlorophyll, good salt, good oils, and most importantly of all, good water.

I’ll address these each briefly:

  • CHLOROPHYLL: Veggies of course, predominately dark colored, and lots of broccoli. I also take Chlorella & Spirulina every day and you can read more about it here and in the articles on my site. Chlorophyll oxygenates your blood, plus these foods are alkalizing, and disease cannot live in an oxygenated, alkaline environment. Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Otto Warburg, in the 1930s(!), led us to the knowledge that cancer lives in a low oxygen environment like most bacteria. Every time Dr. Warburg lowered the oxygen level by 35% in a healthy cell, it became cancerous. Cancer needs a low oxygen environment to survive, as do other pathogens. Basically 99% of the time, a terminal cancer victims body is a thousand time more acidic than normal. This environment causes a low or no oxygen environment in which cancer and disease thrives.
  • Good SALT: Our body runs on water and salt, necessary for our electrical pathways. NOT ordinary table salt which is processed and the cause of all the “low-salt” diet hype, but good salt. I use only Himalayan Crystal Salt freely on all my food, and as a “Salt Sole” as well. I sell this amazing salt in fine granulated for a salt shaker and small pebbles for grinding and making Sole. Do your homework and you’ll find this salt’s mineral content almost exactly matches ours, as does the vibrational frequency of the salt. Other sea salts cannot match this Crystal Salt from 5,000 feet under the surface of the earth as they are surface salts with much less minerals and do not possess the energy bound up in Himalayan Salts crystalline structure.
  • Good OILS: We need good oils for good functioning of all our body’s systems. Not the cheap stuff folks, sorry. Good oils like unrefined cold-pressed coconut oil, extra virgin cold-pressed olive oil, flax seed oil, hemp seed oil, fish oils and lots of fresh raw avocados!
  • Good WATER: By far, without a doubt, the most important part of a healthy diet plan! I won’t go on about the benefits of high-alkaline ionized water because you can read all about on my site and in lots of articles, but, since we are mostly water, it is essential to drink lots and good quality. Certainly the water from a water ionizer, in my opinion, is the best and has done wonders for me – read MY STORY to find out.

All these components, together, keep me healthy. I haven’t been really sick at all since 1997. I believe my body is alkaline and running well so that it WILL NOT support the virus causing Swine Flu, any flu or cold virus. And maybe I’ll live to 120!

BUT SHOULD YOU BE ILL OR CATCH SOMETHING or end up with any one of innumerable chronic diseases, consider the Rife Model 101 Energy System for frequency healing. This Rife technology takes a two pronged approach: ONE – it kills pathogens, and TWO – ir revitalizes your body’s electrical frequencies by clearing blockages in your electrical meridians. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) refers to this as the Yin and the Yang being out of balance. Electroherbalism refers to  TCM with their associated frequencies and there is a correlation with the Rife 101 frequencies. I use my Rife 101 whenever I feel my immune system might have let something slip by, and those little pathogens don’t stand a chance!

It takes work, and a bit of money, but these components can be yours, and you can be on the road to being healthy, staying healthy and avoiding Swine Flu!

Check out my water ionizers – call if you need help deciding which one is best for you.

Check out my Chlorella & Spirulina Combo Tablets.

Check out Wilderness Family Naturals for GREAT Cold Pressed Coconut Oil at GREAT Prices! (Please click here, as I am an affiliate now!)

My advice? Get healthy and stay healthy! It’s addictive!

Ionized Water Traveling Kit & DISCOUNT DEAL!

URparamount's pH Water Test Kit

I can’t always bring my water ionizer traveling and I will go thirsty rather than drink “unknown” bottled water, chlorinated tap water or known acidic bottled water. I still make high alkaline ionized water on the GO and you can too!

I’ve fought a lifetime of chronic joint problems (see My Story) and now I feel better than ever, since drinking alkaline ionized water. I searched for a way to have ionized water when I’m out – when I can’t bring the actual water ionizer with me and can’t lug too many bottles.

Of course going out for the day I always bring a large bottle – 2 liters or more, depending on how long my day will be. PLAN AHEAD. Although my Bottled Water pH Chart (download for free) is helpful, obviously not every brand of water can be listed – there are scores of locally bottled waters across the country. Plus, I don’t want to pay for lousy water mixed with plastic chemicals!

URparamount's Portable Water Ionizer Sticks

So, if I can’t bring my ionizer,and I can’t lug bottles of ionized water I use these three essentials: pH Water Test Kit + Biodegradable Filter Bottle + Portable Water Ionizer Sticks

I test the pH of the tap water to be sure it’s at least neutral (7 pH), filter it through the filter bottle, and then ionize it with the ionizing sticks. I am freed from buying bottled water, yet I am drinking better water than you can buy! And, I am not drinking the plastic bottle leaching into my water!


I don’t participate in the insanely expensive & offensive trafficking of water – the petroleum cost of making the bottles and the transportation costs of moving heavy bottles. Think gas is expensive? Do the math: $1/bottle = $8/gallon for water. That’s insanity. Keep reading for my Ionized Water TO GO deal!

Whether I’m traveling by plane, enjoying a Caribbean cruise, soaking up the sun at a Dominican Republic resort, touring through Costa Rica or visiting Europe, my protocol is the same:

Biodegradable Filter Bottle

FIRST: I test the tap water pH, which should be at least 7 or 8 pH. IF, for some reason, I must use bottled water I certainly test that and if it is acidic I wait until I can locate better alkaline water.

SECOND: I fill the filter bottle and gently squeeze it, squirting the water out through the drinking cap into my 1 liter water bottle. This little filter removes the chlorine and dozens of other pollutants!

THIRD: I drop in 2 portable hydrogen water ionizer sticks (1 per 500ml/16oz., 2 per liter/quart), shake my bottle 10 times, wait at least 30 minutes, and drink!

The longer the ionizer sticks remain in the bottle, the more ionization. I make a liter before going to bed and it’s good and ionized in the morning – often a 10 pH! You’ll know if the water is too ionized, as the water will taste “briny” so just dilute it a bit with filtered water. This rarely happens. Remember that the amount of ionization is always dependent on the mineral content of the source water.

Here’s the Ionized Water TRAVELING PACKAGE DEAL for you:


TWO Portable Hydrogen Water Ionizer Sticks @ $29.95 each = $59.90
ONE Biodegradable Filter Bottle @ $10.99

ONE Filter Replacement for Bottle @ $7.95
ONE pH Water Test Kit
@ $9.95
ONE pH Color-Coded Food Chart @ $4.95
ONE Bottled Water pH Pocket Chart
Shipping & Handling @ $9.80

Total would be $103.54


PLUS, on your invoice, you’ll get an offer for a special deal when you buy a water ionizer!


A word about 16 oz versus 1 liter bottles:

It is much easier to keep track of how much water you drink when drinking from a one liter or quart bottle, than lots of smaller bottles or glasses. I prepare my water in a 1 liter/quart bottle, and often drink it from a glass, but it is easy to remember if I’m on quart 3 or 4 by the end of the day, rather than small bottle number 7 or 8. Folks thank me for this bit of advice, as they tend to drink more water with the larger bottle system.

Some folks may laugh or roll their eyes at this whole procedure. Let them laugh – I’m drinking the best water possible on the go, for a fraction of the cost, both economically and eco-consciously, all while protecting my health.

JOIN ME! You only go ‘round once – make it count!

Click here to learn how much ionized water to drink every day.