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Raw Water vs Alkalized Water

by Jeanette Smith
The newest health trend is raw water. It is based on the premise that people are looking to be one with nature. Is it safe? Water purification has been a common practice since early civilization. Even the most impoverished communities boil water before drinking as a basic survival skill. Raw water, at $36.00 for 2.5 gallons of unsterilized, untreated, unfiltered water – people are wondering if it is worth the money. According to The New York Times, raw water from a natural spring his a trend in California. Live Water says, “The earth constantly offers the purest substance on the […]

Why Antioxidants Are Important

by Jeanette Smith
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Antioxidants inhibit the oxidation of other molecules in the body. Essentially, they have the power to neutralize free radicals so they are unable to damage cells. Free radicals are created in the body to detoxify the body and destroy bacteria, damaged cells, and viruses. However, there needs to be a balance of antioxidants and free radicals. If there are too many free radicals oxidation and cell damage will occur. The body makes some antioxidants, but a healthy diets contributes to a balance of antioxidants and free radicals. Foods, such as wild blueberries, pecans, tomatoes, and kidney beans can contribute to […]

Balance for Well-Being Part 2

by Jeanette Smith
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Doctor Kenneth H. Cooper recommends a Positive Eating Plan to find balance in food intake that can last a lifetime. Balance means people do not have to completely cut out their favorite foods, nor do people have to depend on fad diets to reach their weight-loss goals. It means maintaining balance while cutting calories. Cooper tells a story of a 48-year-old man, who ran 3-6 miles several times a week for eight years. He also cycled on a stationary bike for 45 minutes twice a week. He had a high level of fitness and did not care about what he […]
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Balance for Well-Being Part 1

by Jeanette Smith
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Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D. talks about the importance of balance in his book, “Aerobics Program for Total Well-Being: Exercise, Diet, and Emotional Balance.” Exercise helps to normalize bad habits, however, there is a balance that must be applies. It a person is running more than 15 miles a week then they are running for something other than aerobic activity. Too much physical activity can have detrimental effects on the body. Cooper applies The Balance Principle for life, just as the Earth is the perfect distance from the sun, the body and mind must also be in a state of balance […]

The Dangers of Tap Water

by Jeanette Smith
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Water treatment facilities are supposed to make tap water safe to drink. However, they are regulated by a list of contaminants created over a decade ago. Drinking water is allowed to contain a certain amount of micro-organisms, disinfectants, disinfection by products, inorganic chemicals, organic chemicals, and radionuclides. These contaminants can cause gastrointestinal illnesses, Legionnaire’s Disease, anemia, increase the risks of cancer, eye and nose irritation, liver and kidney disease, problems with the central nervous system, skin damage, increase cholesterol and blood sugar, cause intestinal polyps, and increase blood pressure. The Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) is a division of […]

The Benefits of Alkaline Water

by Jeanette Smith
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Alkaline refers to the pH level. It is measured on a scale from 0 to 14. One is very acidic and 13 is very alkaline, while 7 is neutral. Alkaline water is generally an 8 or a 9. Drinking water is generally a 7. There are some scientific studies that have shown alkaline water to be beneficial. For example, a study conducted in 2012, stated water with a pH of 8.8 can benefit people suffering with acid reflux. Another study showed alkaline water can help people with hypertension, and diabetes. The most recent study suggested that people who drank alkaline […]

Alkaline Water and Diet Can Reduce Symptoms of Reflux

by Jeanette Smith
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A study conducted by the Department of Otolaryngology in New York learned that the symptoms of laryngopharyngeal reflux can be treated with alkaline water, a plant-based, Mediterranean-style diet, and standard reflux precautions. The study was conducted with patients diagnosed with laryngopharyngeal reflux from 2010 to 2015. Eighty-five patients were treated with proton pump inhibitors and standard reflux precautions. Ninety-nine patients were treated with the alkaline water, plant-based, Mediterranean-style diet, and the standard reflux precautions. The results were similar. After six weeks, relief was experienced by 62.6 percent of the patients treated with the alkaline water and diet plan, compared to […]

Real Water Concentrate Ionizer – Optimal Cellular Hydration

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E2 technology adds hundreds of millions of free electrons to the water through a proprietary technology that is both stable and natural. This changes the water from positive (+) ionized (which is bad) to negative (-) ionized (which is good). pH Water.

Think your tap water is perfectly safe? Think again

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“America is facing a nationwide drinking water crisis,” says the co-author of a new report that finds one in four Americans were served by tap water that was unsafe or not properly monitored in 2015. The report published Tuesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council shows there were 80,000 reported violations of safety regulations like the Safe Drinking Water Act in community water systems serving 77 million people in 2015. About 15% of those violations—affecting 27 million people, or one in 12 Americans—were health-based, for instance contamination from lead, copper, arsenic, or other cancer-causing pollutants. Other violations included failure to […]