Research

The BioMat and Alkal-Life Water Ionizer are health products based on years of rigorous medical and scientific research.  To learn more about the breakthrough technology behind these products, we encourage you to explore this selective reading list, which includes peer-reviewed research, reports and tests conducted by eminent, practicing physicians, scientists and alternative health practitioners. Please note that this information is for educational purposes only.  Consult your doctor for specialized medical advice if you are experiencing a specific health issue.

Far infrared and light therapy research and studies

Measuring Stress Reduction Using Far Infrared Medical Device
Dr. George Grant, Ph.D, I.M.D., M.Sc., M.Ed., C.CHEM., R.M.
March 2nd, 2011
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(A study where subjects were tested before and after using the Biomat for an hour daily over 2 months using ICAP Brain Scan, HRV Heart scan and Bio resonance Magnetic analyzer. The results were reduction in stress by 78% among subjects tested and an increased sense of well being.)
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Evaluating thermotherapy using the amethyst Biobelt and the infrared negative ion amethyst Bio-Mat
Dr. George Grant, Ph.D, I.M.D., M.Sc., M.Ed., C.CHEM., R.M.
(George Grant discusses the results of a 3 month study using the BioBelt and Bio-Mat to reduce fat, pain, and stress in 12 patients)
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The Effects of Repeated Thermal Therapy for Patients with Chronic Pain
Masuda A, Koga Y, Hattanmaru M, Minagoe S, Tei C.
Nishi Kyusyu University, Saga, Japan.

Hyperthermia in Cancer Treatment
National Institute on Cancer

BioMat Skin Temperature Test Protocol and Thermal Images
November, 22, 2007
Test Facility: Teletherm Infrared Systems / Research
(Test Protocols of person using BioMat showing temperatures at each time interval for the center of the back of the head, upper-middle back, lower-middle back, buttocks, middle back of thigh and middle back of calf.
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Too Hot for Cancer
Alternative Medicine,, Issue 37 September, 2000
Harvey Kaltsas, D.O.Ml, A.P.
(A report on hyperthermia, electrotherapy and far infrared rays as a treatment for cancer)
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Preliminary Trial To Investigate The Effect Of Myocardial Maintenance Of Amethyst BioMat Following Miocardial Infarct Operation
Medical Reseach Center, Sapporo Medical School, Japan
Skanuma Kiyosi MD/PhD
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Far infrared radiation (FIR): its biological effects and medical applications
Fatma Vatansever and Michael R. Hamblin
Fatma Vatansever, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; and Department of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA;
Corresponding author: Michael R. Hamblin, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Published 2012 Oct 16.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3699878/

Controlled Trial of Bright Light and Negative Air Ions for Chronic Depression
Psychological Medicine, 2005, 35, 1-11
Namni Goel, Michael Terman, Jiuan Su Terman, Mariana M. Macchi and Jonathan W. Stewart
(A peer-reviewed study that concludes that bright light and negative ion therapy is effective in treating chronic depression)
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Negative ion therapy research and studies

Treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder with a High-output Negative Ionizer
Michael Terman, Ph.D. and Jiuan Su Terman, Ph.D.
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Volume 1, Number 1, 1996
(A study that suggests electrolyzed-reduced water scavenges active oxygen species and protects DNA from oxidative damage)
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Negatively Charged Atomic Oxygen and Its Impact on Biology and Pathology of Life Processes
Harry L. Beckman, M.D.
Presented at the 5th International Congress of Cybernetic Medicine, Naples, 1968

The Owner’s Manual for the Brain: Everyday Applications from Mind Brain Research
Pierce J Howard, Ph.D
Bard Press, 1999

Ion channel research and studies

Single-channel Recording

Bert Sakmann, Ph.D. and Erwin Neher, Ph.D.
Springer New York Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, 1995
ISBN 978-1-4419-1230-5
(Nobel prize-winning research on the electrophysiology and the existence of ion channels that provide pathways into human cells)

Electrolyzed water research and studies

Effect of Alkaline Water on Free Radicals
Hanaoka K, Sun D, Lawrence R, Kamitani Y, Fernandes G.
Biophys Chem. 2004
Jan 1;107(1):71-82.

Use of Alkaline water with low ORP to reduce Radical Damage
Shirahata S, Kabayama S, Nakano M, Miura T, Kusumoto K, Gotoh M, Hayashi H, Otsubo K, Morisawa S, Katakura Y.
Biochem Biophys Res Commun.
1997 May 8;234(1):269-74.

Health Benefits of Alkaline Water
Dr.Sanetaka Shirahata
Graduate school of Genetic Resources Technology, Kyushu University,
6-10-1 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8581, Japan.

Results from Drinking Alkaline Water
Dr. H. Hayashi, M.D. and Dr. M Kawamura, M.D.
Extracts from ” Presentation At The Eight Annual International Symposium On man And His Environment in Health And Disease,” 1990