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Alkalize Water The Easy Way

Learned about this when we started anticancer journey.

This lemon and water thing is easy to do!



In the heat of the summer, we see people drinking gallons and gallons of pop, ice tea, ice frapacinos, you name it. There is nothing like home made lemonade for alkalizing on a hot summer day.

Juice fresh lemons till you have a full cup of lemon juice (or a bit more if you like it strong). Then boil up water, and put between a quarter cup to a half cup of honey in a large bowl. The amount is up to you, the more the sweeter. Mix in the boiling water, just a little, to melt all the honey. Then in a large pitcher, pour the honey mixture and lemon juice. Add up to 64 ounces (a half gallon) of water.

You can avoid the boiling if you substitute Maple Syrup or Agave Nectar for the honey, however, honey is the only alkalizing sweetener (though just slightly).

Let’s go over the ingredients ratios one more time:

½ Cup lemon juice to 32 oz of water, with ¼ to ½ cup honey (or substitute) depending on your taste.

To make this drink even better, you can thinly slice some lemons and add the slices. Then try this: slice up some fresh strawberries and add those.

Next, add the smallest pinch of pure Original Himalayan Crystal Salt ™, just to get a kick from it’s inherent energy.

And now you’ve got something. Refreshing, alkalizing, and when you’re through drinking, you still have some fresh strawberry slices to munch on.

Remember, the fewer chemicals in your food, the more alkalizing it is. This is why your best lemonade will be made from organic lemons.


Almost as cunningly simple in its title as ‘green drink’ – lemon water is quite blindingly straightforward in its makeup: it is water with lemon squeezed in. Could it be any easier?

The beauty of lemon water is that it is tasty, refreshing and best of all, alkalising. The lemon juice raises the alkalising effect of the water so even with standard tap water you can make your drink nice and alkalising.

However, for the full lemon water effect: distilled/ionised water withAlkalive’s pH booster (or Prime pH or another pH drop) and lemon creates the ultimate alkaline water. The trick however, is to have the water lukewarm. If the water is too hot or too cold then it will cause the body to expand energy in order to process it. Lukewarm water also has that comforting feeling to it…

I know a lot of you know about lemon water already, through reading/learning about alkalising or through Gillian McKeith (who also recommends lemon water on rising) – but it is always a good thing to reinforce the basics.”


CONCLUSION: The lemon to make water alkaline thing, I have heard about and I do it, because I enjoy that as a quick pick-me-up.  Hubby’s previous ayurvedic doctor recommended lemon and honey in the morning upon rising (and minus honey for people with candida etc.) I add lemon or lime to my morning smoothie –skin and all. – .After reading, I found the product mentioned, Alkalive at this link but I do not know the product, have never tried it, will ask hubby’s doctor.


August 25, 2009 - Posted by | DIY Health, Recipes


  1. This is a well written article. I use a ionizer to alkalize water. However, this is not always affordable to patients. The above receipe is an article to refer my patients to. This is great. You can never learn to much. I will refer my patients here for some great tips. Thanks…!

    Keith Barton D.Ir.


    Comment by Keith Barton D.Ir. | August 25, 2009 | Reply

    • Hubby’s doctor recommended water ionizer – yes, they are expensive. He uses a Jupiter Mercury. We also add grapefruit extract (makes water bitter but it is very tolerable) sometimes or oxygen drops.

      Question: saliva self-test in the morning – to see if saliva hang like strings – we have been doing that and found that if we ate certain foods the previous day(s), there are some cloudy specks or strings in the water, otherwise, hubby’s saliva is very clear. Would you have any opinion about the saliva self-test for candida?

      Also, what water ionizer do you have a preference for?

      Thank you again for your time.

      Comment by notochemo | August 26, 2009 | Reply

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