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This water may have saved my life!
October 11, 2017
I suffered from acid reflux so badly that, one night, it put me in the ER. I spent two months "eating" little but water and mush to recover from it. My esophagus was shot. It took an ENT doctor and a gastro doctor working in conjunction to treat me.
It was then that I took a long, hard look at my life and did the following:
1. Stopped taking the "purple pill" my doctor prescribed twice a day, indefinitely (something all of the anti-heartburn, PPI medicines say not to do, a warning doctors pooh-pooh as if the manufacturer doesn't know what they're talking about). I just stopped, cold turkey. My reasoning was this: If my problem is too much stomach acid trying to digest food that wasn't being digested, why was I blocking the making of acid? Wasn't a lack of acid effectively digesting my food the problem? I also tossed aside all of those liquid antacid drinks that I used to buy by the gallon, and would drink in the middle of the night when I had a flare up. They weren't helping me and were, possibly, doing me harm from excessive use. I threw them all away along with the purple pill.
2. I started, every morning, drinking a home-made concoction that consisted of a tablespoon of organic ground turmeric, a teaspoon of organic ground black pepper (to aid in absorption), and a tablespoon of raw, local honey. I add those ingredients to a shaker that contains 10 ounces of organic coconut milk (the regular-flavor So Delicious brand is the best, I've found). Shake it up and drink it every morning. Turmeric is one of those miracle spices with a list of health benefits as long as my arm, one of which is a profound anti-inflammatory component, and
3. I reasoned that my body was producing too much acid (which was demonstrated by my once-every-two-years bout with a kidney stone). So I cut out sugar, soda pop, and coffee, for the most part (I'm actually drinking a cup of coffee as I type this). And I upped my intake of water. But not just any water. I, again, reasoned that if my problem was excessive acid that I should be drinking water with a high alkaline pH level. So I went on a quest to find the best-tasting high-pH water.
I tried Essentia, partly because it's available everywhere, even in our local supermarket. However, I wasn't keen on the added electrolytes, which I didn't think my body needed in large quantities. I don't know what it was about Essentia, but it tasted too much like a liquid with added stuff. The taste was kind of sharp.
I tried 2-3 other high-pH waters, with the same results. They seemed to add stuff to the water. And the taste ranged from plastic-y to awful.
Then I tired Evamor.
Evamor tastes like water. (Go figure!) It has a kind of slippery mouth feel. I know I'm not explaining it correctly. But it's a taste and flavor that adds nothing but refreshment to my mouth. Perfect. I was sold on Evamor.
So I put it into practice. If I had slight reflux in the night, I'd drink Evamor instead of Mylanta or the Wal-mart brand called Equate. I'd just guzzle a bit of Evamor and the problem would go away. No drugs. No chemicals. Just Evamor.
Best of all, in the year and a half since my trip to the hospital because I had, essentially, lost the ability to swallow I haven't had a single major incident of reflux. Not one. In all, since then I probably had 3-4 very minor incidents of reflux (Reflux Lite, as it were) in a year and a half. My esophagus has healed. My stomach no longer acts weird digesting food.
I've since read that some doctors and nutritionists cite acid as being the body's #1 problem. Too much acid makes the body sick.
Now I drink a ton of Evamor to help balance my acid/alkaline levels, with a slight nod toward a higher-pH level to keep the acidity down. I order 12 64-ounce bottles of it every two weeks and average drinking one per day. Sometimes more. I never go anywhere without a large or small bottle of Evamor by my side.
Taste is totally subjective. So not everyone will like the just-water, nothing-added taste of Evamor. My wife used to say it tasted kind of flat to her, like nothing at all. Now, she's hooked on Evamor, too.
I recommend everyone do two things: (1) research the effects high acid levels levels can have on a body, what kind of ill health can result from it, and (2) give Evamor a try.
NOTE: Nothing I wrote should be construed as advice for you, especially the part about throwing away all of my medicine and antacid drinks. It was a hunch I played for me. There's no guarantee it will work for you. So play it safe, k?