Dear Dr. Ellie,
First of all, let me thank you again for your seminar on Wednesday evening. It was most informative, and your sincere effort to help people is appreciated. After your seminar, I have decided to try and replace the Poland Springs water I have been drinking with a more alkaline water. I went to Target and they had Fiji water but it was $9 for a 6-pack. So, I started a quest for a more alkaline water that would be more affordable. Today I bought a 12 pack of Camelot Spring Water at Aldis and tested it with one of the remaining ph strips you had handed out at the seminar. I found it to read around 7.0 versus the 6.2 I was getting from the Poland Springs. Is a reading of 7.0 good enough? If so, this water is only $1.99 for a 12 pack at Aldis.
M in Rochester.
This is very good information and sounds like an excellent search! I will let other people know about this if I may. There is a website called www.mineralwaters.org that has information and water pH listed. You may want to take a look at the site. Thanks for your kind words that was a large group on Wednesday! I think I prefer smaller ones and I am thinking about offering much smaller workshops for the future! Thanks again for your support and your feedback.
Ellie Phillips, DDS
Editors Note: Just as food and the other drinks we consume may contribute to the acidity in our mouths (causing tooth decay) so does water! Be sure to know the pH of the water you drink so that you are not washing your teeth in acidity all day long in an effort to be healthy! Dr. Ellie recommends going to www.mineralwaters.org for information on the most pH neutral waters available in your area. Another topic of concern in your water is fluoride. Dr. Ellie has also posted a good article here if you are interested in learning more about fluoride.