July 8, 2013
Health Researcher Discovers Alkaline pH Water Best for Drinking But Not for Skin
Interview with Shanhong Lu, MD, PhD on Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of WaterŪ
The human body has a slightly alkaline pH; except for skin, whose pH is slightly acidic. This fresh water research discovery was recently announced by Shanhong Lu, MD, PhD, on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of WaterŪ radio show. According to Dr. Lu, the best fresh water for drinking should be lightly to moderately alkaline. On the other hand, says Dr. Lu, water applied to the skin, is best when slightly acidic.
Sharon Kleyne, Founder of Oregon's Bio-Logic Aqua Research and international water advocate, is announcing an increased emphasis on e-commerce and retail Internet accounts for Nature's MistŪ - Face of the WaterŪ, the company's breakthrough "business of water" product that naturally humidifies, hydrates and revitalizes dry skin, dry make-up and faded cosmetic colors.
Dr. Lu's medical practice combines Western medicine with traditional Chinese healing arts focusing on achieving health through balance and wellness rather than rescue remedies. Dr. Lu, who grew up in China, is author of Vibrant Life: Restoring the Roots of Health (2013). Sharon Kleyne, founder of the Bio-Logic Aqua Research Center and host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of WaterŪ, has been researching water and health for three decades. Bio-Logic Aqua Research bottles the product Nature's MistŪ Face of the WaterŪ for dry skin.
Alkaline fresh water, says Dr. Lu, is defined as water whose pH level is above 7.0. Acidic water has a pH below 7.0. The normal pH of human blood is about 7.4, which is slightly alkaline. However, the normal pH of the skin's surface is 5.5 to 6.5, which his slightly acidic. The pH of human tears varies from very slightly acidic to very slightly alkaline.
Both Dr. Lu and Sharon Kleyne emphasize that these statistics are averages and that no two individuals are exactly alike or have identical nutritional or water needs.
Dr. Lu and Sharon Kleyne agree that most of the time, the pH of drinking water is not a concern. Since the vest majority of drinking waters are slightly to moderately alkaline (7.0 to 10.0 pH), most fresh water has the best pH balance to benefit the body's interior. Sharon Kleyne believes that for most people, up to about 25% of their drinking water can be slightly acidic (5.5 to 7.0).
When applying fresh water to skin, according to Sharon Kleyne, pH should definitely be a concern. The skin is slightly acidic because bacteria, like humans, do best in a slightly alkaline environment. The skin's acidity is referred to as the "acid mantle protection barrier."
For people with dehydrated skin or other skin problems, says Sharon Kleyne, the pH of water applied to the skin is important. Because of the acid mantle, alkaline water does not absorb deeply or beneficially into skin. However, a double blind research study by Kleyne proved that water with a slightly acidic skin compatible pH is retained longer, absorbed more deeply and does a better job of flushing skin toxins. Whether or not the skin is dehydrated, the best skin water should have a slightly acidic pH and be applied as a fine mist
Mrs. Kleyne has hosted the worldwide syndicated talk radio show Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water since 2007. Kleyne's interview with Dr. Lu may be heard in podcast any time on Voice America's Variety and Health and Wellness Channels, www.sharonkleynehour.com and Apple iTunes radio.
Dr. Lu's website is www.drlumd.com
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