Alkaline water - hoax, real or both?

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The latest health craze sweeping the internet concerns alkaline water. Proponents claim that our terrible modern diets raise the acidic levels of our bodies causing acidosis. These low levels of chronic acidity then contribute to bone loss, obesity, arthritis and other conditions of aging. Like any good fad, they have lots of anecdotal success stories and bizarre pseudo-science explanations about how and why it works, but no real studies to confirm it. What makes this fad interesting is a new study that shows how it really can benefit your health and longevity. The fad fans got the science wrong but there may actually be something to it. However, the overpriced alkaline water brands and ridiculously expensive water ionizing machines are still a scam and a huge waste of money. I’ll explain the surprising way it works and a cheap and simple way to do it yourself at home.

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