After checking out our Alkaline Lifestyle site, we realize that you still may have a few questions about healthy Alkaline Living and how our membership program works, so below we’ve compiled a few of the most commonly asked questions others like you have had, and we hope it helps. 

If you still have questions you’d like answered about our program, please contact us here <Customer Service>, and if you have questions about Alkaline Living, we invite you to become a Platinum Alkaline Lifestyle Member <Alkaline Lifestyle Memberships>, so that you can regularly ask your own questions personally to our experts every month CLICK HERE to join. 


Alkaline Lifestyle FAQs

What are the health benefits of ionized alkaline mineral water?

Ionized alkaline mineral water supplies essential nutrient minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium as antioxidant ionized minerals; which fight premature aging and tissue damage in the body. The water has an alkaline pH balance, which helps the body counter excessive acidity caused by diet, stress and other factors.

Research proves that drinking alkaline water raises the pH of your urine. Raising urine pH has two important benefits:
  • Reduces your chance of forming kidney stones
  • Improves the function of your kidneys, helping you to detox naturally

Keep in mind that low urinary pH is a symptom of Metabolic Syndrome, which is a combination of physiological screw ups that result in: Obesity, high blood pressure, heart problems, digestive problems and other illnesses. As you can see, raising the pH of your urine is very important!

The water is microclustered, which makes it easier for your body to absorb, resulting in better hydration. Dehydration is a national epidemic; it contributes to Obesity, blood sugar problems, kidney problems and more.

Your digestive tract needs to be well hydrated for it to work well. Alkaline water is especially helpful in your intestines, which have an alkaline pH.

Research confirms that there is a link between drinking ionized alkaline mineral water and good bone health. Keep in mind that Biphosphonate drugs (for bone health) have been shown to actually increase women’s risk for two types of hip fractures!

How do I get alkaline water?

The best way to get alkaline water is with a home water ionizer. Our partner in healthy living, LIFE Ionizers offers a full line of countertop, under the counter, convertible and travel ionizers that make healthy alkaline, ionized water. For more information, visit www.LifeIonizers.com

How does Alkaline Living differ from being a vegetarian or vegan?

Vegetarianism and Veganism are diets, elements of both are found in the Alkaline Lifestyle but living alkaline is more than just a diet. The Alkaline Lifestyle is a holistic combination of diet, exercise, and stress reduction that leads to good health.

How does Alkaline Living differ from clean eating?

Clean eating refers to eating food that has no toxins, byproducts, and other chemicals in it. We recommend you make sure the foods in your alkaline diet are clean. Alkaline Living differs from clean eating by making sure the foods you eat have an alkaline pH, in addition to being free from toxins.

How does Alkaline Living differ from raw food diets?

A raw food diet is based on the belief that heat can destroy the enzymes in food, so food should never be heated over 120 degrees. We recommend eating mainly alkaline foods, but the Alkaline Lifestyle is more than just food! Alkaline living is more than just the food you eat, because stress, toxins, your mindset, and even the water you drink have an effect on your health!

Can an alkaline diet prevent mycotoxins?

Yes, the microforms and myco/exo toxins that can lead to a range of health problems (e.g. flu, colds, insomnia, lethargy, dry skin, etc) thrive in an acidic environment. By maintaining an alkaline pH balance your body does not provide sufficient acidity for them to thrive in.  Mycotoxins are fungal, and exotoxins are bacterial, they are created in the body from the waste byproducts produced by the digestion of proteins, fats and glucose.

How do I find out if I am acidic?

Your blood maintains a strict pH between 7.3 and 7.4.  Acidosis occurs when blood pH falls below 7.35 and alkalosis occurs when blood pH rises above 7.45.  These are both life-threatening conditions.  The rest of your bodily fluids (the fluid in cells, between cells etc) seem to like it best at a neutral pH of 7 or slightly above (7.5).  You can determine your blood pH through a blood test.

An easier way to track pH trends is to measure the pH of your urine using test strips.  Unlike blood pH, which must be maintained within a strict range (or else you would die) your kidneys can produce a urine pH anywhere from 4.5 to 8. Your urine pH is highly dependent on what you eat.  Therefore, it is a great dietary indicator of how much acidic vs. alkaline food you are eating.

For example, if your urine is consistently acidic, your kidneys are working very hard and you are likely eating a disproportionate amount of acidic food.  Try to keep you urine pH on the alkaline side around 7 to 7.5 to ensure all buffering mechanisms are working properly.

What happens to me if I’m acidic?

Being overall acidic is often accompanied by many physical problems and diseases so the symptoms can range quite widely.  Some of the more common symptoms include low energy, weight gain, chronic fatigue, headaches, depression, weakened immune system, dull skin and hair, weak nails, ulcers, muscle wasting, bone loss and tendency to get infections.

How do you figure out the pH of foods?

The alkalinity or acidity of food is measured by the pH value of the ash residue that remains after the food has been metabolized by our body. Scientists simulate this by burning foods and measuring the pH of the residue. This ash can be acid, alkaline or neutral based mostly on the mineral content of the food.

Normally, minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, silver, sodium and iron leave an alkaline residue while sulphur, chlorine, phosphorous and iodine leave acid residue.

Food pH is easy to understand. 'Bad' foods (sugar, refined foods, foods high in saturated fat and trans fats, meat, dairy, yeast, fizzy drinks, crisps, chocolate, alcohol etc) all leave an acid ash. Conversely, 'good foods' like vegetables, many fruits, nuts, and ionized alkaline mineral water are alkalizing.
 

I’ve heard your body takes care of regulating its own pH so isn’t this Alkaline Living concept a scam?

Your body does regulate its own pH… by stealing calcium from your bones! There are many other “compromises” your body makes to adjust to acidity as well. These compromises are well known to lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity among other problems. So yes, your body can regulate its own pH, but it will cost you your life.


Why should I choose a paid membership at the Gold or Platinum level rather than just be a free Silver member?

The Alkaline Lifestyle is more than just a diet – it is a whole new way of life! When we first began our own alkaline lifestyles, we discovered that it helps a lot to have support, advice, and even encouragement as you make changes towards a new, healthier you. Membership at the Platinum levels provides the support you need to succeed at your health goals by giving you personalized access to our team of experts.

Normally, you would pay hundreds of dollars every month to get personalized health coaching that Platinum membership gives you for just pennies a day.

The Gold package is a great low-cost way to find out if the Alkaline Lifestyle is for you. You get more benefits than standard members, including savings that pay the cost of your membership. If you find that the Alkaline Lifestyle is for you, then it is a good idea to upgrade to the Platinum level so you can get personalized advice from our team of experts.

What’s the main difference between Gold and Platinum membership?

The main difference between Gold and Platinum membership is the level of support you receive. Gold members get our 12 month Alkaline Lifestyle video course; you get one or more videos every month that teach you all about the Alkaline Lifestyle.

Platinum members get personalized access to our health experts and are able to ask each of our experts 12 or more questions annually!  The difference between Gold and Platinum membership is only $10 a month! Gold membership is a great way to find out if the Alkaline Lifestyle is for you. Platinum is our best value, it is the level with personalized monthly access to our team of health experts.

Platinum membership gives you the greatest value for your health investment. As you health improves, you will have many questions, and with Platinum membership, our experts will be there to answer them for you.

Why should I consider becoming a lifetime member?

Lifetime members get additional benefits over monthly members, and lifetime membership actually costs you less! If you are committed to your health (and who isn’t) lifetime membership is the way to go. A lifetime Gold Membership costs only $100 more than the yearly Gold Membership. The lifetime Platinum Membership is only $100 more than the Lifetime Gold Membership and you actually receive $187 worth of bonuses that cover the upgrade.

Why is access to your Co-op store a premium member benefit?

One of the great benefits of our Co-op store is the fact that you can buy over 2000 reviewed and recommended products at significantly discounted prices. We make Co-op store access a premium benefit so we can offer you the lowest possible prices on the best products for your healthy lifestyle. This is a service we provide so that you can have the best products and foods to allow you to transition into the Alkaline Lifestyle.  These products are basically sold at our wholesale prices. Remember that we are an Alkaline Lifestyle Community and want you to join us on the path to optimum health!

How much could I save shopping at your store?

In general, you can expect savings of up to up to 40% off of what you would normally pay. Some examples of savings our members enjoy on popular health products:

  • Sampson 6 in 1 Juicer:
    • List price $299.95
    • Members price: $199 w/free shipping
  • Food Matters Movie DVD: 
    • List price $24.95
    • Members price: $17.50
  • Watershed Spirulina 650 Tablets:
    • List price $35.00
    • Member price: $6.37
  • Juicers Acme Equipment Co 6001 Juicer:
    • List price $360.00
    • Member price: $185.00
  • Threshold: Wobenzym N (800 Tablets):
    • List $199.95
    • Members price: $106.65

Do you offer a money-back guarantee?

Yes, we provide pro-rated refunds of your unused membership benefits on request.  However, we’re sure that once you’ve sampled the incredible benefits of Alkaline Membership, you’ll want to stick with us and let us assist you on your journey to living your best life! Tell all of your friends about this Alkaline Lifestyle Community so they can join you on this path to optimum health!

How do I cancel my membership?

Just log in to your account and let us know you would like to cancel, and we will take care of the rest.

How do I upgrade my membership?

We’re so glad you’re interested in upgrading your membership with Alkaline Lifestyle! It’s easy to do this. Simply log in to your account and click on the “upgrade membership” button and choose your desired level.