Bob Hilke Jr. is owner of Hilke Enterprises. Vision Magazine had the opportunity to speak with Bob. Bob has a degree in Nutritional Sciences and worked 31 years for a Fortune 6 health and wellness company. In this interview, Bob shares some of his personal health priorities and insights.
Vision Magazine: Please tell how you became interested in Nutritional Sciences and how that background has helped you.
Bob Hilke: I chose to study Nutritional Sciences because as a teenager I developed a belief that through nutrition one’s level of wellness and longevity could be favorably influenced. And I acquired a passion for helping people improve their health through principles of nutrition founded in science. I still believe this way after all these years. Nutrition really does matter, and modern science has much to offer as we seek solutions to help with health and longevity.
Vision Magazine: What do you think are the key opportunities in Nutrition today?
Bob Hilke: Well, there’s really lots of opportunities in this space. The scientific knowledge base related to Nutritional Sciences is growing fast and is demanding greater recognition by other health science disciplines. I have personally come to the conclusion I should focus my efforts on two areas where I feel there is significant opportunity to help many people. The first is water. Everyone drinks water, or at least they ought to.
And I think everybody realizes that the water typically available to drink comes up short in terms of being what people consider as optimal in purity and hydration properties. The good news is that there are really great products available today to help with their water.
Vision Magazine: What can people do to improve the quality of water they drink?
Bob Hilke: In my opinion, “optimal” water is a standard much higher than being void of contaminants. To illustrate, here’s one important point… regardless of the method of purification, water naturally tends toward a positive oxidation value as measured by ORP (Oxidative Reduction Potential). The positive ORP value indicates water promotes oxidation. You can see evidence of this whenever you see metal at the bottom of a lake – it is likely full of rust because of the oxidative influence of the water.
This is important to us because in our body the aging process is partially driven by oxidation as free radicals attack cells. On the other hand, if water were to have a negative ORP, it could help slow down the effect of the free radicals and more favorably influence the oxidation versus regeneration equation. There is such a water with a negative ORP, and it is known as Ionized Alkaline Water.
This water has other properties health conscious people are looking for as well, including the alkaline pH. Additionally, this type of water is micro clustered which helps improve hydration and detoxification properties of the water. Ionized Alkaline Water is made using a water ionizer machine that sits on the kitchen counter or underneath the sink. There are many models to choose from and I recommend paying the extra for the best quality machine because it will produce a strong negative ORP and will last many years.
I have helped many people obtain one of these machines and my clients are very pleased with the results. I can’t think of any one thing that could help so many people as improving the quality of drinking water they consume, and helping them get better hydrated! So I’m very excited about this as being one area of my focus. As a bonus to drinking Alkaline Water, high quality water ionizers can produce five different types of water, including water that can replace harmful cleaning chemicals in your home.
Your readers will probably appreciate the idea of water that helps them create a greener home with toxic-free cleaning.
Essentially, changing your drinking water to Ionized Alkaline Water may help improve hydration, promote detoxification, provide free-radical scavenging and encourage longevity – all with the convenience of producing an unlimited supply of purified water at your kitchen sink. A product demonstration video, full color brochure and other information is available by signing up for my Health and Wellness Newsletter at any of my VeryHealthyWater websites:
An exciting opportunity for restaurant owners is to provide Ionized Alkaline Water in their cooking and for their patrons to drink. The video at this website includes testimonials from restaurant owners who describe how they use Ionized Water in food preparation, how it enhances food flavor, and how their business has increased by using the water in their restaurants:
As the old adage says, “the proof is in the pudding”. When business owners describe how their business improves by introducing a better type of water to their patrons, perhaps there really is something to it!
Vision Magazine: Is it OK for people to contact you if they have questions or wish to receive your newsletter?
Bob Hilke: I would be delighted. The simplest method is to visit any of my websites for contact information and sign up for my Newsletter, or to contact me by phone:
Bob Hilke, Jr.