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Offering Hope to Others whilst Fighting his own Neuromuscular Condition

Ron E West, now 76 years ‘young’, is on a mission to tell his story to others and share his experience and knowledge, in coping with and even reversing many of the chronic, debilitating autoimmune conditions that are becoming increasingly common worldwide.

Back in the day, in the 1980s and 1990s, when Ron was flying high in his career, with a 400-year-old cottage in England, His and Hers luxury Mercedes cars and a seagoing motor cruiser as a getaway retreat, he thought he was invincible and life couldn’t get any better!

Ron enjoyed everything about his life and had a passion for his work in IT. He had a hunger for knowledge and a thirst for understanding how things worked. His constant reading and research kept him one step ahead of his competitors all the time. Life was full of challenges and Ron thrived on challenges! His job in IT was to find solutions to difficult problems and for this he possessed a remarkable talent.  He had a well-deserved reputation for developing novel strategies to achieve key objectives.

His passion for his work was all-consuming and perhaps he didn’t do things he should have done to take proper care of his health. He was just too busy being busy! Such dedication to work comes at a cost and not taking care of physical well-being eventually takes its toll on your body. How often do we hear of people burning themselves out early in their professions? They fall victim to high stress levels and high expectations, working 24/7 to achieve ever-demanding goals.

Health problems started for Ron in 1996, although at that time he didn’t acknowledge there was a problem. In hindsight he can see it. At Christmas 1997 Ron’s daughter queried what was wrong with him. He had lost his spark. She could see he wasn’t happy. Having reached his goals of a successful business and a fulfilling lifestyle early, Ron wasn’t ready to stop and retire from his career, but he couldn’t see where to go next. It was then, at 55 years of age, with the support and encouragement of his wife Michele, who had always believed in his capabilities more than Ron himself, they took a leap of faith and moved to Gibraltar. There, Ron worked on a project with IBM, which led him to even more success and renewed satisfaction in his work.

At that point Ron’s health was beginning to falter. His legs would sometimes give way. He had developed a strange gait, which didn’t go unnoticed, but he had become accustomed to it. 

In 2005, he was working on the IT systems in the Private Health Clinic in Gibraltar, when the Principal at the clinic called Ron into her office and confronted him with questions about his health. She referred him to the Wessex Neurological Unit in Southampton to undergo diagnostic tests. 

In 2006 Ron was diagnosed with a rare condition called ‘Inclusion Body Myositis’ (IBM) a slowly progressive, autoimmune, muscle wasting condition. He was told he would be in a wheelchair within two years. This was particularly ironic, as he had learnt his profession, with IBM the global computer giant. He had become a Business Partner with them and was able to build a hugely successful computer consultancy business, thereby providing his family with an enviable lifestyle. Ron loved helping others meet their IT challenges, “To me it was never work, especially as I enjoyed every moment teaching and learning something new every day, plus of course the luxurious lifestyle it provided our family.”

“Oh, how little did I know what was around the corner!”

Even his consultant didn’t understand what had caused his condition. There was no known cure, nor could he prescribe any medication to treat it. Ron would just have to learn to live with it as best he could. He was also told, there is one good thing about IBM, there is rarely any accompanying pain, just a slow progressive muscle deterioration.

Two years later, in 2008 Ron was confined to a wheelchair, needing help and support from his wife Michele and daily carers.  All of the wealth and assets which they had built up together over the years went into Ron’s care and rehabilitation needs.

Armed with a philosophy taught by his Grandfather, in Ron’s formative years, “You can do anything you want in your life, my boy, always make sure you enjoy it, and that it will do no harm to anyone else, especially you!  Remember too that everything happens for a reason, always look for a positive reason and you will find it!”

Ron began to seek out a solution to this new challenge, one of the biggest he ever had to face!

After five years of barely coping and trying to do everything possible to get well, sadly in August 2013, he ended up in an A & E unit, being fed a mixture of morphine and other drugs every 2 hours, and still in excruciating pain. The severe pain he endured was nothing to do with the diagnosis of IBM, as an MRI scan, suggested by his Naturopath, was to reveal. It was from an arthritic growth around vertebrae C6 and C7 on his spine!

His Naturopath recommended a spice, used for 6,000 years, called ‘turmeric’, mixed with black pepper and ginger, to be taken daily.  Within 12 days of taking this, along with water, plus a more nutritious vegetarian diet, his pain soon disappeared, and has never returned.

From a discussion with a friend in Italy, Ron learnt that fresh ‘alkaline ionized water’ was much better for recovering one’s health than mineral water from a plastic bottle. Just one year later, Ron changed the water he drank to ‘alkaline ionized water’ from the Enagic© company in Japan.

Pain from the arthritic growth, the migraines, the acid-reflux and the stomach problems, all gradually disappeared. There were no more sleepless nights or chronic fatigue. The best thing is that now, 3 years later, he is able to walk again, something no one could have predicted!

Every day Ron is getting a little stronger, more independent and able to help others once again. He firmly advocates another philosophy he learnt in the 1980’s, from Zig Ziglar, “You can have anything you want in life, if you will just help enough other people get what they want!”

Ron has succinctly described the lessons he has learnt from his experience and has a clear sense of mission about what he can do to help and encourage others.

“I am eternally grateful to have shared my life with my beautiful wife Michele for the last 33 years. Michele’s belief and encouragement in my career and then later in my rehabilitation and fight back to health has been phenomenal.  I am to have had her by my side throughout my life.

“In my opinion, Health is the key to a happy life, not Wealth.  It’s never too late to make the changes you need to make, to re-balance your body and rectify the neglect.  It had taken me more than seven years to find out what caused the problem, make changes and search for solutions.  Something I have enjoyed all my life is finding solutions!

“I now drink Energy Rich Water, which is Alkaline Ionised Water, take the best turmeric in the world and follow a great nutritious diet that suits me and more importantly, my needs.

“I can honestly say that without this in my life, I wouldn’t be able to function as I do today.  My life has been turned around by these three changes I have made. I started my recovery with the turmeric, a totally green diet of just vegetables, fruit and nuts, no meat or grain, no dairy products either, just plenty of water, the best water I could find!

“I am very conscious about returning to nature and eating a diet that nature provides for us. Understanding that our bodies need to be balanced at all times, is absolutely vital to our health and wellbeing.

“Living a healthy lifestyle plays a very important part too, keeping active as much as we can, with regular time off for relaxing, the ‘non-negotiable’ time we should all take for ourselves and our loved ones.

“Now I feel it is my duty to share my story with others who are suffering chronic and debilitating autoimmune conditions. I believe there is always something that can help you, simply going back to nature is a great way to start. It is natural, and it is safe.

“Yes, I made mistakes in my youth and took my body for granted, as many of us do. I should have taken more care. Knowing what I know now, I feel able to advise and help others going forward.

“Advances in medical science and the pharmaceutical industry cannot take away our basic daily needs for water and natural nutritious foods. 

“By going back to basics and understanding the nutritional values and benefits from the food we eat, we can begin to make a difference.

“Drinking plenty of Alkaline Ionized Water everyday has improved my digestion, flushed out the toxins thereby preventing headache and fatigue, and as I also discovered, can even aid in weight loss and maintenance.

“Our bodies are composed of up to 75% water and staying well-hydrated is critical to our optimum health and survival. I feel I have become a ‘hydration specialist’ with all the research I have carried out and the knowledge I have gained during my illness and subsequent recovery.

“I now want to share the knowledge and experience I have gained with others, and in turn help them find their path back to a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle. Life is here for us all to enjoy, with peace of mind, great bodily health plus the wealth to sustain it.
That is exactly what I believe I have managed to achieve once more, and I want to share it.”

Michele added: “Ron is a passionate caring man with so much kindness. He really is positive about his mission to share his story with others and hopefully enable them to avoid sickness in the future by making small changes in their lifestyle today.

“We have been through some very rough times, when his illness was at its worst.  Every day there are small positive changes to Ron’s health which we are both eternally grateful for.

“Through hard work and determination Ron will not give up hope.  He believes in the benefits of getting back to nature.  How nature intended us to live.

“It’s about finding what works best for your body.  No two people are the same, but an increasing number of people are suffering from such debilitating chronic illnesses for which they are told, there is no cure or treatment. 

“It’s time we took responsibility for our own health and well being and help others along the way to get back to health and fitness by making changes to diet and lifestyle.”

Ron concludes; “I have had an incredible life so far, met and worked with some amazing people.  I have a great network of friends and colleagues and look forward to making many more in the future.  My ultimate goal now is to help others achieve what they want from life, to show them how they can get what they really want and reach their lifetime goals, so that they too can live those dreams that so many aspire to.”

Further Information

If you would like to know more, feel free to contact Ron by E-mail at ron@ronewest.co.uk/   

Or visit his website for Alkaline Ionised Water at https://energyrichwater.com/

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Electrolysed Reduced Water

Electrolysed Reduced Water

Who am I and what experience do I have to write about this?

First of all, you need to understand that I am not a doctor, but just a man who has found a solution that helps him live with a neuromuscular condition, who, through my desire to find out what caused my health challenges in the twilight of my life, discovered a way that I could enjoy greater comfort and a more fulfilling life, than the one I was facing at the time of my diagnosis some ten years ago.

My mission, therefore, is to help as many others as I am able, with the knowledge and experience I have gained, since my diagnosis, by showing them that there are solutions, including a way of living a more comfortable existence, by making some positive changes to the lifestyle they currently enjoy.


What is Electrolysed Reduced Water or ERW?

ERW is normal tap water, which has gone through an ‘electrolysis’ process, in order for it to be return to its original state, free of contaminants, such as chemicals and toxins, yet retaining it’s original healthy mineral elements.

The resulting water from this process comes out in seven different varieties.
4 of which can are drinking water and the other 3 for, cleaning, disinfecting and nutritional to the skin and plants.

I was introduced to what is called ‘Kangen’ water, ‘Kangen’ in Japanese meaning “Return to Origin”, as I understood meant back to nature.

Water such as the ‘Kangen’ water is produced naturally in a few parts of the world.

Lourdes,  France
Tlacote, Mexico
Nordenau, Germany, and
Karimabad (The Hunza peoples), Northeast Pakistan

In all of these regions you will find water that has just come of the mountain regions and has not yet been affected by the modern day environment. It is therefore very healthy to drink and also has healing properties too.

It was this water, shown to me a few years ago, which has made all the difference in my life.

If you would like to learn more, please feel free to get in touch with me here. 

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Why Should You Drink Water?

Why Should You Drink Water?

You have probably heard that water makes up over 70% of the body, right? Water is part of all body fluids and is vital to the proper function of the body’s organ systems.

It should be obvious then that the quality of the water you drink is extremely important. For your body to be at optimal health, you should drink only the purest and cleanest water possible.

Consider these interesting facts about water:

  • Two-thirds of us  do not drink the recommended 8-10 glasses of water daily.
  • Continual loss of water from the body can slow down the metabolic rate by as much as 3%.
  • Over one-third of us have suppressed their thirst mechanism to the point where it is often misinterpreted as hunger.
  • The number one reason for daytime sleepiness and low energy is water loss.
  • By the time a person feels thirsty, his or her body has lost 1-3% of its total water amount, which can affect memory and the ability to concentrate.
  • Water naturally moisturizes skin from the inside out, giving you a fresh looking complexion and a beautiful glow.
  • Water naturally carries more substances than any other liquid found on Earth, including vitamins, minerals and nutrients.

Drink Alkaline Ionized Water!

It is clear that drinking water is paramount for a body that functions at a healthy level. Some common sources of drinking water found in city water systems, wells and even springs may contain chemicals like chlorine, fluoride, pesticides and more. Despite their use, these chemicals are not good for the body.

Avoid the worry and drink Alkaline Ionised Water for optimal hydration!

Alkaline and ionized Water offers a better alternative. When your body is at optimal health, the negative factors that are a result of our cultural lifestyle can easily be filtered out. Kangen Water® provides a positive alkaline environment and is filled with only the good things that nature has designed for well-being. We recommend you drink at least 8-10 glasses of alkaline ionised water a day.

Alkaline Ionised Water is not only clean and pure; it is also filled with life enhancing minerals! Enjoy this alkaline water every day, and discover the advantages of smart and optimal-hydration.

With its hydration ability, and mineral enriched great taste, Alkaline Ionised Water is a better choice for a healthy and active body! What could be more important? After all, your body needs more water.

The Alkaline Ionized Water System is compact and easy to install in any home or office. It will conveniently transform your tap water into healthy, balanced water that is perfect for your lifestyle and your wellness goals.

p.s. –  If you “Change Your Water, It Could Change Your Life!”

Ron & Michele West
Enagic® Independent Global Distributors
Southampton, Hampshire, UK
Tel: +44 (0)23 8001 1425
Mob: +44 (0)785 844 3347
Skype: r0newest (Ron E West [Southampton])
Web: www.energyrichwater.com/ 

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Alkaline Body Balance

Alkaline Body Balance

Wow! What does alkaline body balance mean?

Another chapter in my journey with Myofibrillar Myopathy…

Acidity and Alkalinity in your body…

One of the new things I have learnt, is concerning the Acid – Alkaline pH levels in the body, and how similar it is, to the measurement we all take regarding our body temperature! So we should also take note of the fine line regarding our body’s pH levels, of Acidity and Alkalinity!

Well, what does pH level mean?- I hear you ask!, so here is a good definition for you, from Altered States Website

  1. pH: What does it mean? pH is the abbreviation for potential hydrogen. The pH of any solution is the measure of its hydrogen-ion concentration. The higher the pH reading, the more alkaline and oxygen rich the fluid is. The lower the pH reading, the more acidic and oxygen deprived the fluid is. The pH range is from 0 to 14, with 7.0 being neutral. Anything above 7.0 is alkaline, anything below 7.0 is considered acidic.

So pH is the abbreviation for ‘potential hydrogen’.

I’ll try and bring this explanation down to a more understandable level…

Acid Reflux, as an example…

It’s quite simple for me, because for most of my adult life, I have suffered from this burning sensation at the back of my throat after I have had some drink or food, that maybe was a little too rich? It was of course, ‘acid reflux‘ or ‘heartburn‘, as our elderly relatives used to explain…

I used to ‘cure’ it by taking ‘baking soda’ in water,(my late mother’s solution!) and the like of other alkaline substances acquired from the local pharmacy!  I am sure you all know them ” Alka S…..r , “Gavi…n“, “Ren…s“… the list of them I am sure, goes on…

I was renowned for always having a ‘cure’, on board, in our boating days, when we did imbibe in some pretty rich food and drink concoctions, many of which my stomach decided to reject! So a dip into Ron’s secret stash of suitable tablets was a regular occurrence, by me and many of my boating friends!..

Recently I have found out so much more about these things we all accepted as part of life’s rich patterns… I discovered that I was actually just chronically thirsty!! Yes, chronically!! Many of us don’t realise how very clever our bodies are, because our internal systems just get on and do their best to ‘fix’ all the stupid things we may do.  Like drinking too much alcohol… eating to many sweets… drinking very ‘acidic’ drinks all day!.. Yes, we all feel a bit worse for wear at the time, but just continue to accept the ‘bad hangovers’ or in my case the severe bout of ‘heartburn‘…  Whilst being told, “Oh don’t worry it will soon go away!”

Well, I have found a simple answer, and it’s all to do with the Alkaline Body Balance, and Dehydration!


Not drinking enough water everyday, is our problem today! We expect our bodies to cope with it and they do!

The trouble is not always apparent to us though, in how incredibly hard our bodies are trying to rebalance everything inside!

Keeping us as healthy as we need to be, is a major task for our internal systems, in today’s modern world of processed foods, high levels of sugar, salt, dairy, and all the chemicals.  Food and Drinks industries are inserting many harmful additives into our foods, for a multitude of reasons of their own, we are not very often aware of. To combat, deterioration caused by the delay in transportation, from the point of harvesting though to the dinner table. Never mind the chemicals which are put in the soil and sprayed onto the crops before harvesting!

The majority of our food today is processed so badly for our consumption, that its is more often than not doing more harm than good, because the Industry has this insatiable desire to make bigger profits, by ‘cutting back’, wherever they can, yet still being compliant by labelling all the foods with ‘eat-by’ and sell-by’ dates, in the huge supermarket chains we visit, on a weekly basis!

Each of our own internal body systems, are failing to cope with all the additional ‘waste’, the Food Industry is putting in our food, whilst at the same time, insisting it is ‘good’ for us! Then our internal systems, are forced to  take stored nutrients, which fail to come from our food intake, from other parts of our body, in order to keep our body balanced in a natural way, and correctly.

Body Temperature and Acid/Alkaline Balance…

It is essential for us to maintain a good body temperature. 98.4°F = perfect, 104°F = HELP!, even as low as 94°F the other way is also going to raise the alarm!  If we don’t maintain our temperature at the optimum 98.4°F, we will have serious problems in staying well and alive!

The same goes for our water balance too! Neutral pH is 7.3pH, but an ‘acidic level’ below 6.5 pH will leave us open to all sorts of diseases, because disease grows in an acidic environment!  We need to keep our bodies at the optimum level of a neutral pH balance of 7.3 – 7.4 pH, and we can do this by drinking higher levels of Alkaline Ionized Water from between 8.5 ph and 9.5 pH.

Our body is made up of 70% water, so it needs to be the right type of water, to not only keep our body balance, but also to ‘hydrate’ our bodies, and help the body to ‘detox’ naturally with anti-oxidants too.  ( i.e. it cannot be too acidic – hence the ‘acid reflux’ which leads to ill health, chronic disorders, such as cancer, heart attacks, strokes and many of the so called ‘hidden’ disorders, so many of us are experiencing today!) You can find out more, from a free eBook and newsletter, provide for you on my other site Alkaline Ionized Water .

We should maintain, a ‘neutral’ pH balance with the fluids in our bodies, and that’s where our body’s internal systems come into play, to keep it there, in the right parts and at the right time too! Our stomachs, for exampneed an acidic environment in order to process our food, but that acidic state can also become imbalanced if we consume too many of the different processed foods and beverages.  I used to experience all of the following symptoms on a regular basis, of ‘acid reflux’, ‘flatulence’ and incredibly painful, ‘stomach aches’!

The problem is, we get so used to it all and just accept it, then we are surprised when we get other problems in later life! Yet, we still accept it, because we are told; “It’s you’re age, you must expect this when you get older!”

What sort of confidence trick is that? We have a problem, and we are still expected to ignore it!!

A proven solution for me…

Did you ever drink too much and get a hangover?
Did you have too much of the wrong food, and wake up with a headache?
Have you ever got so stressed out that you ended up with a migraine?

I did and I have experienced all the above!…

I wonder how many of you reading this have had the same experience?

For me, there was a simple solution, but I only found it it recently!

It was ‘WATER!‘…

I was ‘dehydrated!’… No, not at the level you think, I wasn’t gasping for water or anything like that! I just was not ‘drinking’ enough water everyday, to help keep my own body’s internal systems running as efficiently as they should be!

Dehydration, doesn’t manifest itself, by letting you know through your mouth, that you need water, but through the hard work , your body constantly has to do, to keep up with the poor quality food intake, but it does manifest itself in other ways! (This is explained in finite detail in many studies, I have recently discovered, and I can refer to in another post.)

Your body is, in effect, ‘stealing’ nutrients from your bones, your liver, your pancreas and other organs of your body, then building up excessive wastes in yet other parts of your body, so that it has a chance to cope with your poor quality food and drink habits. It shows in places like ‘clogged up arteries’ ‘blood clots’ and waste that remains in the intestines, because there is only so much the body can dispose of in any one session! ( you all know where I am going with that one!!)

We hear of things like ‘colonic irrigation’, because there is too much waste in the ‘colon’. We hear of ‘gastric band’ procedure to get rid of waste ‘fatty’ tissues, which we have built up, through our poor quality food intake! I could go on and on and on..

I am not a doctor! just a person with a chronic ‘hidden’ disorder, that most medics have never heard of, with no known cause, no recommended treatment, and certainly no successful medical/chemical cure! I am determined to find out the cause, whatever happens… So I am looking at the so called ‘alternative’ medicines, but I prefer to call them, ‘back to basic’ “Original” remedies and treatments, based on natural organic grown produce.

One final word, for your entertainment…

One simple thing I did find out, which I do hope will amuse you at least… I found a cure for a hangover!… Yes, a real cure!! A glass of Alkaline Ionized Water, before you go to sleep and, ‘Hey presto!’ no hangover!!!

That’s enough for today!, I hope you enjoyed this as well, another episode soon…

If you enjoyed this, as much as I enjoyed writing it, please feel free to leave a comment at the bottom, and if you would like some more information, or if I can help you in any way, please contact me here.

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Change Your Water, Change Your Life!

Change your water, change your life

Did you know that changing the water you drink, can change your life?

Change your water, change your life – my wife Michele and I, are Independent Global Distributors with Enagic®, the original Manufacturers of the Kangen Water™ machine, the world’s first Energy Rich, Anti-oxidant water ionizer!

Fast becoming the UK’s newest kitchen appliance!

The ENAGIC®, Leveluk K8, Kangen Water™ machine.

My Story…

I have learnt very recently from personal experience, that most of the chronic diseases occurring in our world today,
can be summed up in just 3 Words :

Acid  – Alkaline – Imbalance.

I also discovered that this amazing device, which is relevantly new to the Western World, has many more benefits too!

It produces 7 different pH grades of water, so there is absolutely no waste of any of the ionised water it makes. It is 100% safe to use throughout your house, cleaning disinfecting and washing.
It even has a Beauty Water setting, that all the ladies will enjoy, especially when it is produced in total abundance at no additional cost!
It can help you overcome the many health challenges you face, on a daily basis, cuts and bruises, aches and pains.
It is completely natural, no chemicals involved
It can save you money that you now spend on chemical based household cleaning products!
It is able to clean all the pesticides and herbicides that growers spread on you food, which makes it taste so much better!

 You too, can enjoy the healthy mind, healthy body and healthy finances
you deserve, for the rest of your lives!

 If you Change your Water, it CAN change your life!

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