Ionized Acidic Water and Ebola

As you may have already heard, Ebola can survive on dry surfaces such as doorknobs and shopping cart handles for several hours.

So as the world waits for an Ebola vaccine (which will no doubt contain toxic chemicals that acidify the body), what are we to do to reduce our risk of contamination?

The CDC’s advice boils down to this: frequent hand washing.

We have not tested our water against the Ebola virus because, as crazy as it sounds, the Ebola virus has been patented by the U.S. government. As such, it would be illegal for us to do scientific testing on Ebola without express written permission. Permission we’ll never get, because the FDA regulates that only a drug can treat, cure, mitigate, or prevent a disease.

HOWEVER, Chanson ionized acidic water  (aka “electrolyzed water”) has been 3rd party lab tested to disinfect E.coli and staph bacteria on contact when made at 2.7 pH. Most ionizer brands cannot make acidic or electrolyzed water that strong. And while we have not paid for HIV testing due to the expense, electrolyzed waster has been tested by other labs and been found to kill HIV in less than 60 seconds.

Ionized acidic water (aka “electrolyzed water”) is an all-natural, non-toxic Hypochlorous acid solution rich in oxidizing H+ ions that is safe and beneficial for skin care purposes as well as disinfecting. In fact, it’s even replaced all-purpose cleaners in some hotel chains, and is safe enough to drink (although we don’t recommend it!)

Acidic water is produced by a water ionizer using nothing but electricity and tap water (and in some parts of the country, salt). For those that don’t have a water ionizer, we offer bottled ionized acidic water which will retain its strength for 30-90 days and makes a great hand and surface sanitizer due to its portability and fine mist spray nozzle.

Why not just use traditional hand sanitizer? Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are full of triclosan, parabens, and synthetic fragrances, all which have been shown to have negative health effects and may be carcinogenic.

So while we can’t make any health claims with regards to our water and Ebola, you can bet we’ll be spritzing public surfaces and washing our hands with Chanson ionized acidic water instead of neutral pH tap water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Cleopatra’s Beauty Secret: Revealed

It is widely believed that Cleopatra’s beautiful skin can be attributed to bathing in milk and honey. But what if that wasn’t her only beauty secret? What if the water she drank also played a significant role?

One thing we know for sure: Cleopatra didn’t drink SmartWater or tap water that had toxic chemicals like chlorine and fluoride added to it. Back then, her only water sources would have been wells and the river Nile itself.

Ancient Water Purification Methods

It turns out that the origin of water filtration dates back to ancient Egypt, where–as early as 2000 B.C.–water was passed through a cloth sleeve to filter out some of the larger impurities before drinking.

The Egyptians would also allow smaller sediment to settle at the bottom of a large urn and siphon the upper layer of water for drinking, and used almonds to clarify river water.

The ancient Greeks would also sanitize water by boiling, straining, exposing to sunlight, charcoal filtering, and filtering water through sand.

Ancient Water Ionization Methods

Even more interesting is that in Grecian and Roman times, water was stored in urns of copper and brass overnight. The end result of which was clear and sweet drinking water, due to the electrolytic reaction that took place in the copper and brass.

Copper is a chemical element with a very high thermal and electrical conductivity, and brass is a mixture of copper and zinc, an alkaline mineral. So it appears that ancient Greeks and Romans are the actual founders of water ionization, a discovery which took place before Christ was even born!

Presumably, only the rich could afford these urns and this water purification method, and thus it is conceivable that Cleopatra would have drank ionized water, regardless of if she were aware of the science behind it. (Although Cleopatra ruled Egypt, she was of Greek decent and eventually joined Cesar in Rome.)

How You Can Benefit From This Ancient Beauty Secret

Today, technology allows us to create our own ionized water through the use of a kitchen appliance called a water ionizer which turns ordinary tap water into healthy alkaline ionized water for drinking.

Dermatologist Dr. Nicholas Perricone, author of The Perricone Prescription says, “The fountain of youth did not spew forth diet soda and OJ–it’s always been good old H2O…If you do not drink water, your organs and cells cannot function. How can your skin be soft and plumped up if you refuse the elixir of life?”

Alkaline ionized water is up to six times more hydrating than tap or bottled water, contains three times more antioxidants than a glass of OJ, and is able to hydrate cells to twice their size. The result? Deeper hydration and clearer, softer, more youthful skin.

Fortunately, we do not have to result to labor-intensive, time-consuming ancient methods of filtration and ionization. We now have the luxury of installing a pre-filter which only needs to be changed about once a year, and a water ionizer which will produce alkaline ionized water instantly.

Don’t Let Your Ionized Acidic Water Go Down the Drain!

Most people purchase a water ionizer for the vast health benefits of drinking alkaline ionized water. However, alkaline water is only half of the benefit of owing an ionizer. The by-product that water ionizers produce–ionized acidic water–has a myriad of benefits from body, skin and hair care to household and industrial cleaning.

Ionized acidic water is water rich in H+ ions, which occurs when water ionizers electrolyze ordinary tap water and separate them into two streams–alkaline and acidic. The water is divided at a 70:30 ratio, and oftentimes, users allow the acid water to travel from its rubber drainage spout right down the drain, literally wasting one of the most versatile, eco-friendly products on the planet!

Fortunately, it is possible to collect and store ionized acidic water effectively. It should keep its strength for 90 days provided that you minimize its exposure to light and oxygen by storing it in a closed, opaque container.

Chanson water has been 3rd party lab tested and verified to make strong acid water which disinfects on contact when made at 2.7 pH. Many brands of ionizers can’t make strong acid water, or can’t make it without using chemical solutions. Chanson is very proud that our machines can make strong acid water in 70% of all water sources without alteration, and for the remaining 30% we are the first company to use natural mineral-rich Himalayan salt instead of chemicals to create strong acidic water with the Chanson Miracle M.A.X. water ionizer.

Here are a few ways to collect and put your ionized acidic water to work for you:

  • Collect it in cups or a watering can and use it to water plants daily. Most potted plants and plants in your landscape crave acid water, and will thrive and grow faster when watered with it.
  • Purchase some small cobalt or amber glass spray bottles to fill with 2.7-5.5 pH water and store in the medicine cabinet, and your purse or gym bag. Use as an all-natural facial toner, hand sanitizer, aftershave, deodorant and on rashes and bug bites.
  • Collect it in a bucket and use to wash your car, bike, motorcycle or boat with.
  • Fill opaque plastic spray bottles with 2.7-5.5 pH water, and store them under the kitchen and bathroom sink. Use for household cleaning and disinfecting purposes like glass, tile, floors, stain removal, sinks, toilets, doorknobs, and cutting boards. Must be 2.7 pH to disinfect, and not all brands of ionizers can produce water this low without chemical alteration.
  • Recycle an empty opaque shampoo or conditioner bottle and use 5.5-6.0 pH ionized acid water as a final hair rinse.
  • Collect in cups and use to pre-rinse dishes before loading into the dishwasher.
  • Recycle an empty mouthwash bottle, fill it with 2.7-3.5 pH ionized acid water and add some peppermint or spearmint essential oil for minty freshness at a fraction of the cost of commercial, alcohol-based mouthwashes.
  • Collect it in a bucket and use to wash Fido to keep his coat shiny.

Still have more acid water than you know what to do with?

Consider bottling and giving some away to family, friends and neighbors with some suggestions on how to use it, and offer to let them refill their own bottles. Or you can even try selling it. Our SkinBalance product retails for $19.95 and is still only a fraction of the cost of the high-end skin care products it replaces.

After introducing acidic water to your friends and family, people are bound to want to know how they can get their own ionizer. You can become a Chanson Water dealer or affiliate and make money off of each sale!

Don’t have a water ionizer yet? What are you waiting for? Pick one up at and start enjoying the benefits of ionized water today!

Related article: Benefits & Uses of Ionized Water

The Truth Behind Common Food Cravings and Disorders

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The Truth Behind Common Food Cravings and Disorders

If you are experiencing… Your body needs… Eat this instead…
PMS Symptoms Zinc Leafy and root vegetables
Lack of appetite Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, manganese, chloride Nuts, seeds, beans, pineapple, unrefined sea salt
Compulsion to overeat Tyrosine, tryptophan,
Nuts, seeds, sweet potato, spinach, vitamin C-rich
foods like orange, red and green fruits and vegetables


Eat This, Not That

Eat This, Not That

The key to conquering unhealthy food cravings

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If you are craving this… Your body needs… Eat this instead…
Sweets Chromium, sulfur, carbon, phosphorus, tryptophan Broccoli, grapes, dried beans, nuts, legumes, fresh
fruit, sweet potato, spinach, kale, cabbage,
cruiciforius vegetables
Bread Nitrogen Nuts, beans
Chips and other
processed fatty snacks
Calcium Broccoli, kale, legumes, mustard and turnip greens
Coffee Sulfur, phosphorus Nuts, legumes, red pepper, garlic, onion, crucifurous
vegetables, sea salt, apple cider vinegar, greens,
black cherries
Alcohol or marijuana Protein, calcium,
potassium, glutamine
Cabbage, greens, nuts, oatmeal, granola, mustard
and turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes
Carbonated drinks
like soda
Calcium Mustard and turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes
Salty foods Chloride Unrefined sea salt
Tobacco Silicon, tyrosine Nuts, seeds, vitamin C-rich foods like orange, red and
green fruits and vegetables


10 Reasons to Go Veg

There are three main reasons that people choose to adopt a plant-based diet: their health, the health of our planet, and out of compassion for animals. As it stands, the majority of Americans are overfed, overweight and undernourished.

In the words of Albert Einstein, “Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.”

10 Reasons to Go Veg

1. You reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc.

Research indicates that populations who consume large amounts of plant-derived foods have lower incidences of several types of cancer. On the other hand, the people who eat the most animal protein have the most heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

According to Dr. T. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study: “The evidence now amassed from researchers around the world shows that the same diet that is good for the prevention of cancer is also good for the prevention of heart disease as well as obesity, diabetes, cataracts, macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s, cognitive dysfunction, M.S., osteoporosis and other diseases. Furthermore (a whole foods, plant-based) diet can only benefit everyone, regardless of his or her genes or personal dispositions.”

2. Achieving proper acid-alkaline balance for overall health is much easier

“Vegetarians, and in particular vegans, are more likely to have a better acid-alkaline balance and increased protection against degenerative diseases than meat-eaters…All body tissue has different levels of acidity and alkalinity but, overall, it functions best in a mildly alkaline state. Prolonged acidity within the body is pro-cancerous, and the typical Western diet creates overacidity,” according to Ian Marber and Vicki Edgson, authors of The Food Doctor.

In the words of Dr. Gabriel Cousens, “When you create a healthy pH (in your body), you create a significantly more disease-resistant body…a properly alkalinized person optimizes all mental and physical functions.” So not only will you be less prone to disease, but you’ll be able to function at optimal levels.

3. Vegetarians live longer and weigh less

The longest-living people in the world–the Hunza, the Vilcabama, the Abkhasia and the Okinawa people–eat a largely vegetarian diet using freshly picked organically grown fruit and vegetables. Many also drink alkaline ionized water from uncontaminated fresh-flowing rivers and streams. Studies have shown that vegetarians live about seven years longer than non-vegetarians, with vegans living about 15 years longer than meat eaters. Additionally, a 2009 study by Oxford researcher Tim Key found that vegetarians and vegans had body weights 3-20% lower than meat eaters.

4. Vegetarians are stronger and have lower cholesterol

In more than 10 studies, non-athletic vegetarians had two to three times more endurance than meat-eating athletes, and the best athletes in the ancient Greek Olympics consumed a plant-based diet. The myth that people need animal protein to build muscle is completely false.

According to Dr. Howard Murad, “There are many benefits to eating vegetable protein food as opposed to animal sources of protein. Vegetable proteins contain no cholesterol or saturated fat and in many cases also provide a good source of dietary fiber.” The cholesterol levels for vegetarians is about 14% lower than meat eaters, and vegans consume no cholesterol whatsoever.

5. It will save you money

By replacing meat, chicken and fish with vegetables and fruits, it is estimated that your food bill will be reduced by an average of $4,000 a year. Just think of all the things you could do with the extra income. And that’s just for one person, what if you could get everyone in your household to follow your healthy eating habits?

6. It’s better for the environment

The water and carbon footprint of a meat-eating Prius owner is larger than that of a vegetarian who drives a Hummer.

Each year, our nation’s factory farms collectively produce two billion tons of manure–a substance that’s rated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as one of the country’s top 10 pollutants. And that is not even taking in to account the amount of methane gas released by cows, pigs and poultry, the ammonia gases from urine, the poisonous gases that emanate from manure lagoons, the toxic chemicals from pesticides, and exhaust from farm equipment used to raise feed for animals.

It takes 1,857 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef, and for every hamburger made from imported beef the equivalent of a small kitchen worth of rainforest is destroyed forever.

7. It’s the humane thing to do

Every year in the United States, more than nine billion animals are slaughtered for food while millions more die of stress, suffocation, injuries, or disease in the food industry.

In the words of Paul McCartney: “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.” It is believed that vegetarians and vegans spare the lives of 100 animals a year. Remember that you have a choice every time you pick up your fork at mealtime, order off a menu, or fill your shopping cart.
8. It’s better for our children

“Putting children on a plant-based diet could reduce teen pregnancy by delaying the start of menstruation by an average of 4-6 years,” according to Dr. Campbell.

We teach our children not to drink, smoke or abuse drugs and to practice safe sex, but so long as we are providing them with an abundance of processed foods and sodas, we are doing nothing to prolong or enrich their health, but rather setting them up for a lifetime of dehabilitating illnesses, prescription drugs and medical bills. 16-33% percent of children and adolescents are obese, and unhealthy weight gain due to poor diet and lack of exercise is responsible for over 300,000 deaths each year.

9. It helps menopausal women with the change

Hormone levels aren’t as elevated in women who eat a plant-based diet than those who don’t. This is especially helpful during menopause, as the crash isn’t as hard for vegetarians and vegans as they are for meateaters.

10. We were not evolved to eat meat

“Humans are designed to be vegetarian, and our bodies will never work their best if we keep forcing them to do something they are not equipped to handle,” according to Dr. Robert O. Young, author of “The pH Miracle.”

Our teeth, the length of our digestive tract, and the strength of our stomach acid is all better suited to a plant-based diet than meat. In fact, when humans consume meat it rots in their digestive tract because it remains in there for too long and is not properly broken down.

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In Chanson Water’s continued effort to promote health, we encourage a plant-based diet by offering “Meatless Monday” recipes every week.

If the idea of quitting meat cold-turkey is too challenging for you, try going meatless for one day or even just one meal a day and work your way up. For every person who eats one less hamburger each week for a year it would be equivalent to taking one car off the road for 320 miles.

And don’t forget to hydrate with Chanson alkaline ionized water. According to Ray Kurzwell and Dr. Terry Grossman, authors of Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever, “Most people are already too acidic from eating excess meat, simple carbohydrates, and sugar. Alkalinizing water is a very effective step to bring this into balance.”

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Alkaline Recipe: Cucumber Pear Salad with Lime Rosemary Dressing

Cucumber Pear Salad with Lime Rosemary Dressing

Salad Ingredients:
  • Mixed greens
  • Baby spinach
  • Chopped Romaine lettuce (optional)
  • Diced cucumber
  • 1/4 Green or yellow pear, sliced
  • Diced red onion
Diced avocado
Dressing ingredients:
  • 1/8 cup flaxseed, olive, or grapeseed oil (or other alkaline oil or blend of your choice)
  • Dried rosemary, to taste
  • Lime juice, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Sea salt, to taste
Soak all fruit and veggies in 8.0-8.5 pH Chanson alkaline water for ten minutes. Dry in salad spinner or with paper towels and add to bowl. In a small container, combine salad dressing ingredients and mix. Pour over salad and enjoy!

Look for new alkaline recipes every Monday, check out our previous recipes, and visit us at for more information about the health benefits of Chanson alkaline ionized water.

Just How Much is Your Health Worth?

The United States spends an estimated $2 trillion annually on healthcare expenses (more than any other industrialized country and 2.5 times more than average), yet only ranks #37 on the World Health Organization’s best care list. Drug costs alone represent $98 billion, and health care costs are rising at five times the rate of inflation.

The author of this article sold health insurance in California for the past three years and heard many a (completely justified) gripe about the cost of care vs. the shrinking number of benefits offered by the insurance carriers.

Most Americans get their health coverage through their employers, however many employers have been recently forced to reduce coverage and shift the cost of higher copays and deductibles to their employees. Since 1999, family premiums for employer-sponsored health coverage have increased by 131%. Thus, currently more than 45 million Americans are uninsured.

While we believe everyone should seek a minimum of catastrophic health insurance coverage since no one is exempt from accidents, wouldn’t it be wonderful to have health insurance from your tap? As more and more American doctors begin to recognize the benefits of alkaline ionized water, it is our hope that one day our health care system will cover or share the cost of a water ionizer for every household.

Unfortunately, the FDA currently prevents anything other than a drug from being advertised as able to “treat, cure or prevent a disease” so most doctors don’t yet prescribe one despite the growing list of positive scientific studies.

Water ionizers have been classified as a medical device in Japan for decades and have a proven safety record. Not only do Chanson water ionizers produce alkaline water for drinking, but the acidic water byproduct has over 500 uses including eco-friendly household cleaning and skin care. One out of every five homes in Japan contains a water ionizer, and many Asian hospitals use ionized acidic water for disinfecting and patient skin conditions like pressure ulcers (bedsores).

Occasionally we at Chanson headquarters are hit with the objection: “But a water ionizer is so expensive!”

We understand that at first glance, a $1,295-$2,195 price tag seems steep. But like any major appliance or sophisticated electronic device, the cost should be averaged over a long period of time. We’re guessing that you didn’t balk quite so much at the cost of your computer, stainless steel fridge or washer and dryer. Chances are you researched them when needed, purchased the model that best suited your needs, and won’t give it a second thought until the appliance breaks down and needs to be replaced.

The average family of three spends $400 a year or more on bottled water. They also spend another $400 a year on cleaning supplies and skin care products that can be replaced with Chanson acidic water which has been 3rd party lab tested to disinfect on contact.

So on average, the purchase of a Chanson water ionizer will save at least $800/year, not including the potential health savings as ionized water tends to address may types of health issues stemming from inflammation due to the apparent antioxidant power. Thus the cost of our Chanson Violet water ionizer and C3 Prefiltration System will pay for itself in less than two years and is less than half of the price of one competing model. And the cost of our top-performing Chanson M.A.X. ionizer paired with our deluxe Nano-Filtration System will pay for itself in about three and a half years!

We recently had a customer use pre-tax dollars from his Flexible Spending Account to purchase his Chanson water ionizer, so we recommend that you look into that option if your employer offers a FSA. We also offer financing with zero down and payments as low as $25/month on approved credit.

So rather than asking, “how can I afford a water ionizer?” a better question may be “how can I NOT afford a water ionizer?” Remember, alkaline ionized water from a Chanson ionizer is like Health Insurance from your Tap!™. Visit for more information.

3 Natural Remedies for Pain Relief

There are a number of painkillers on the market. Unfortunately, all medication (with the exception of some natural and homeopathic remedies) have an acidifying effect on the body. This means that they contribute to an acidic environment which is the opposite of the alkaline environment our body thrives in.

Continuous use of over the counter medications for pain relief can actually prolong the problem–by constantly flooding your body with dehydrating and acidifying substances, you are creating an environment where pain and discomfort is likely to occur, as well as other side effects requiring more medication! Fortunately, natural pain remedies are available.

Alkaline Ionized Water For All-Natural Pain Relief

Staying hydrated can help relieve pain and prevent injuries or discomfort from occurring the first place. Studies have shown that if you have a headache and opt to drink a full glass of water instead of taking a painkiller, the water alone may get rid of the headache. Other studies have shown that arthritic and back pains have a root in inflammation, which may be alleviated and prevented by staying properly hydrated. But it’s important to hydrate not only with the right amount of water, but with the right kind of water.

Alkaline ionized water hydrates up to six times better than conventional water due to its microclustered size which is more easily absorbed by the body. It also nourishes the body by providing bioavailable alkaline minerals, contains more antioxidants than orange juice,  and has the ability to soothe inflammation of many kinds from the inside out.

Alkaline ionized water can be produced in your home by hooking a Chanson water ionizer up to your faucet. We recommend that you drink a minimum of half your body weight in ounces daily.

All-Natural Topical Pain Relief

In addition to hydrating the body with alkaline ionized water, a topical application of high alkaline water often provides temporary pain relief. Strong alkaline ionized water neutralizes inflammation in the muscle and reduces oxidation which is a byproduct of inflammation.

Just soak a rag in 10+ pH alkaline ionized water and apply to the sore area for a non-addictive, all natural remedy.

DJ Carrasco, pitcher for the New York Mets says, “I have used the water not to just drink but, for the healing effects of it too when just soaking a towel and putting it on the hurt area for few minutes it truly works.”

With this remedy, you may no longer have to worry about the possibility of chemical dependency on over-the-counter and prescription painkillers or the effects those chemicals may have on your body!

External Healing of Cuts and Scrapes

Water ionizers also produce a low pH water that is great for external uses like cuts, scrapes, and rashes because it is the same pH of our skin. UFC fighter Jose Veira, along with several MMA fighters at Jackson’s Gym in Albuquerque, New Mexico use Chanson ionized acidic water externally for faster healing, in addition to drinking Chanson ionized alkaline water for better recovery times and optimal hydration.

Water Expert Available to Speak in Public, on Radio, TV, or the News

Ronnie Ruiz is a world renowned water expert and innovator who has been has been coaching people on proper nutrition and exercise since 1984. For the last few years, Ronnie has been traveling the world lecturing on water filtration, water ionization and disease prevention methods. Ronnie is the CEO of Chanson Water USA, one of the world’s leading water ionization companies.

Although water ionizers have been improving the health of thousands for decades, they are still virtually unknown in the US. In addition to the many health benefits of drinking filtered alkaline ionized water, water ionizers also produce ionized acidic water which is known for its vast eco-friendly skincare and household cleaning purposes.

Chanson water ionizers are endorsed by the author of The pH Miracle Dr. Robert O. Young, professional baseball player D.J. Carrasco, professional bodybuilder Dan Hill, and UFC fighter Jose Viera.

Ronnie is available to speak in public, on the radio, TV, or the news on a variety of subjects. Please call 888-624-2169 or email for availability. For more information, visit