Sunday, October 4, 2015

Fluoride: A Developmental Neurotoxin

Why is our water still fluoridated? I don’t quite understand why the CDC continues supporting this unproven and unscientific practice. And why do the ADA and other health organizations support it, too? After reading this article you may have the same questions.

Fluoride is a Developmental Neurotoxin

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Fluoride has now been classified as a developmental neurotoxin by medical authorities in the Lancet Neurology in March 2014. The authors Dr. Philippe Grandjean of the Harvard School of Public Health and Dr. Philip Landrigan of the ICHAN School of Medicine state, “A meta-analysis of 27 cross-sectional studies of children exposed to fluoride in drinking water, mainly from China, suggests an average IQ decrement of about 7 points in children exposed to raised fluoride concentrations.” Most of these 27 studies had fluoride levels equal to what the US allows in their drinking water – less than 4mg/liter.

So, what exactly is a “developmental neurotoxin”? A developmental neurotoxin is a substance that damages the developing nerve tissues. Some neurodevelopmental disorders are autism, ADD, mental retardation and cerebral palsy.

A few industrial chemicals recognized as a neurotoxin are: lead, arsenic, methylmercury, ethanol and glutamate.

Grandjean and Landrigan write, “Our very great concern is that children worldwide are being exposed to unrecognized toxic chemicals that are silently eroding intelligence, disrupting behaviors, truncating future achievements and damaging societies, perhaps most seriously in developing countries.” Grandjean says, “Fluoride seems to fit in with lead, mercury and other poisons that cause chemical ‘brain drain.’” He goes on to say, “The effect of each toxicant may seem small, but the combined damage on a population scale can be serious, especially because the brain power of the next generation is crucial to all of us.”

8 Reasons Why Water Fluoridation Needs to End

      1.    Fluoride is not a nutrient and there is not a single biochemical process in the body that requires it.
      2.      Once the fluoride is in the water there is no way to control the dosage by individual.
      3.      There is no informed consent in adding fluoride to the water supply.    
      4.      According to the CDC 41% of American children between the ages of 12 and 15 have developed         dental fluorosis to some degree.
      5.      There is no scientific study that shows swallowing fluoride prevents tooth decay.
      6.      Fluoride accumulates in the bones and early symptoms of fluoride poisoning are identical to               arthritis. It can also lead to frail bones, easy to fracture.
      7.      Fluoride is said to fight tooth decay, but the FDA has never labeled it as such. They have labeled         it as an “unapproved drug,” though.
      8.      Most dental authorities now say the effectiveness of fluoride lies in topical application and not a         systemic application.

Based on all of this data I don’t know why we are continuing to fluoridate our water. There are some cities that don’t fluoridate: Tucson, AZ; Wichita, KS; Portland, OR; Fresno, CA; Albuquerque, NM and San Jose, CA.

Fortunately, your electric water ionizer can filter out fluoride for you, allowing you to altogether avoid this nasty by-product of the pesticide industry.

I really do hope more communities start jumping on the anti-fluoridation bandwagon, and soon. 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Alkaline Pumpkin-Coconut Soup

Not only should you be drinking alkaline ionized water to maintain a healthy, alkaline body, but you should also try to eat a greater percentage of alkaline foods. Today I’m sharing a delicious recipe for you.  It is really yummy and very appropriate to autumn.

Pumpkin is very alkaline and potatoes are, too. Pumpkins are also rich in potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron and fiber, as well as beta-carotene, which is a powerful antioxidant!

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2-lb pumpkin
6 cups of water (preferably alkaline ionized water)
1 cup of coconut milk (low- or full-fat)
5 oz of potatoes
2 large onions
3 oz of leeks
1 handful of fresh parsley
1 pinch of nutmeg
1 pinch of cayenne pepper
1 tsp of sea salt
4 tbsp of cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil


Chop up pumpkin, potatoes, onions and leeks into small pieces.

Heat the olive oil in a big pot and sauté the onion for several minutes until translucent.

Add water, pumpkin, potatoes and leeks to the pot with the onions and oil. Boil until very tender.

Add coconut milk and, using an immersion blender, blend until smooth and creamy.

Season with salt and cayenne pepper and then add the parsley. Enjoy!

I will be sharing alkaline recipes more often for you to try. When you try it, snap a picture and share it along with your comment either on here or on my Facebook page. I would love to know how it turns out!   

(Recipe courtesy of Balance pH Diet)

Monday, September 21, 2015

Holiday Gift Ideas from Alkaline Water Plus

Christmas is literally right around the corner! With only 14 Fridays till December 25 I thought I’d share with you some unique, healthful and budget-tailored gifts for all your friends and family.

Gift up to $100  

This great water pitcher is wonderful for lightly ionizing your water as well, raising the pH of your water, reducing heavy metals such as lead, as well as removing chlorine and other impurities. This would be a great starter gift or someone to introduce them to the world of alkaline ionized water.

This little shower filter may look small and dainty, but it is anything but! It removes up to 95% of chlorine and chloramines from your shower water, while “energizing” your water making it softer and more moisturizing. The recipient of this awesome gift will notice softer, more manageable hair, younger looking skin and less scalp dryness and irritation.

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These bottles are the best way to store your alkaline ionized water. When used properly your water will stay ionized for up to at least 24 hours, if not longer.

Gifts up to $500

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A 22-piece commercial grade stainless steel cookware set is a very nice set to give to someone this holiday season. Some special features of this set is each lid has a built in temperature gauge that tells you the temperature of the food you’re cooking. You can also literally stack the pots up, 3 high, and cook all three pots of food on one burner! Great for holiday cooking! There are many more features of this cookware, but check out the link above. It’s pretty awesome!

This non-electric water ionizer is great and hooks right into your faucet. It has 8 layers of filtration which purifies the water, removes chlorine and bacteria, heavy metals and pesticides. The water is great-tasting and very energized.

This water filtration system does not hook up to a source of water and is completely portable. It doesn’t rely on water pressure in order to filter water. The Red Cross uses this system in areas of disaster in order to have a supply of safe drinking water. Get it for a loved one who prepares for natural disaster or lives in an area more susceptible to flooding, earthquakes, hurricanes, etc.

Gifts $1000 and above

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This Athena produces the best alkaline ionized water! This water ionizer is top notch and anyone deserves a gift as generous as this.

At this price and with a lifetime warranty from Nexus, this is the best bargain we have in our store! We have tested this water ionizer personally and found the performance, quality, sturdiness of it, etc, are all excellent! This would make a great gift for your friends or loved one.

Of course there are many other products we offer, this is just a sampling to show you that we offer items in all price ranges. Check out our store for more gift ideas and don’t forget to order in time for the holidays!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

What is Really in Your Tap Water?

This blog is coming to you from St. Louis, Missouri. We have pretty decent tap water, which is actually why the Busch beer brewery is located in downtown St. Louis. However, let’s take a look at some common things found in most tap water.

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Approximately 98% of all household pipes have lead in them. This lead leaches into the water and is consumed. Lead is toxic to the body and excess lead is stored in the brain. Long-term exposure to lead in children leads to significant brain damage as well as development damage.

Chloramine is a disinfectant and is said to be a safe chemical. But there is a warning that it should not be used in fish tanks as it kills them and shouldn’t be used on animals.

Asbestos is a carcinogen and can be found naturally or in asbestos-lined pipes. It is so small that most water treatment centers don’t filter it out.

Chlorine was first used in tap water to kill water-borne diseases such as cholera. But, chlorine is also found to be unhealthy for humans. It also mixes with organic material such as bark and produces carcinogens.

This chemical was originally used to help cut down on tooth decay. Over time it was found that children exposed to tap water were developing fluorosis. This condition causes white streaking and spots on teeth and in some extreme cases it even causes cracking of the teeth. According to the National Research Council “it is apparent that fluorides have the ability to interfere with the functions of the brain.” And in literature commissioned by the EPA, fluoride has been listed among 100 chemicals for which there is “substantial evidence of developmental neurotoxicity.”

This is why I am so passionate about educating everyone about the benefits of a water ionizer. Not only do they ionize the water and make it alkaline, but they can also filter out these toxic substances.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

The Top 5 Myths of Water Ionizers

I am going to debunk 5 myths people commonly bring up about water ionizers. You may have encountered some of these when family and friends have come over and asked what that thing was on your counter.

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     1.      Water ionizers actually split the water molecule.

           Water ionizers don’t split the water molecules. That takes a lot of power and if it did, you wouldn’t be getting a glass of water from your ionizer, but instead hydrogen and oxygen gases. The hydrogen and oxygen molecules are very solidly bound together and aren’t separated in your ionizer.

     2.      Kangen water is different than alkaline water.

           Kangen water is just a company name created by the Enagic Corporation. Their water ionizers ionize the water in the same way any other water ionizer does.

     3.      Water ionizers make artificial alkaline water.

The way you make artificially alkaline water is by adding slaked lime to the water. This is a common practice of city water treatment plants. They do this to raise the pH of the water. This practice has been in use since the 1890s to help with the corrosion of pipes.

     4.      You can get the same benefits from alkaline water found in stores.

The antioxidant property of alkaline water doesn’t last very long, not more than a couple of days if stored properly. So even if the bottled alkaline water you picked up at the store was alkaline water when bottled, I can guarantee you it no longer is when you get it home.

     5.      Alkaline water will make me too alkaline.

Most people in today’s society are far too acidic. Only in extremely rare cases does someone who is already very alkaline become too alkaline when drinking ionized water. But this is an ultra rare occurrence and nothing to be concerned about.

What other myths have you heard about alkaline water? I would be more than happy to dispel them. Leave them in the comments below.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Testing the pH of Bottled Water

I am not completely against bottled water – it serves a purpose at times. But bottled water isn’t nearly as good for you as their big marketing firms would have you believe. I have talked about the environmental impact water bottles have here, but today we are going to talk about the pH levels of 20 different brands of bottled water.  

Bottled Water

Of the 20 brands, a whopping 13 of them were too acidic for healthy, every day consumption. Here’s how they broke down:

Wal-Mart distilled water – 5
Wal-Mart drinking water – 4.5
Wal-Mart spring water – 7
Gerber Pure water – 6.5
Nestle Pure Life – 6.5
Ice Mountain – 6
Smart Water – 6
Aquafina – 5
Evian – 7
Essentia – 9
Function Water – 6.5
Super Chill 7.5
Absopure – 7.5
Fiji – 7
Evamore – 8
Penta – 4
Poland Spring Water – 5.8
Dasani – 4.5
Voss – 6
Eternal – 7

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Here is the video I made showing the testing each of these brands of water.

Reasons I Avoid Bottled Water

 1.      The petroleum-based bottles have been shown to leach chemicals into the water.                            
 2.      So few bottles of water are recycled and billions end up in the landfill annually.                             
 3.  It has been estimated that it takes the equivalent of 17 million barrels of oil to manufacture the bottles used annually, which doesn’t include transportation to distribute the bottles. It also takes 3 times the water than it does for each bottle. So a 20 ounce bottle of water requires 60 ounces of water to produce, which includes the water it takes to fill the bottle.

I highly recommend getting an electric water ionizer or minimally the WellBlue water pitcher. Both will give you alkaline water that is very healthy for you and your family. 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Your Pets and Alkaline Ionized Water

For many of us, drinking alkaline water is a necessity, but have you ever thought about the health benefits this water would have on Fido or Fluffy? Read further to see just what this water can do for your favorite four-legged friend.

Animals and Water

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Cats and dogs need a sufficient amount of water just as we humans do. Generally dogs need ½-1 ounce of water per pound and cats need about an ounce per pound. So if you have a 50-lb dog, then he/she should be drinking 25-50 ounces per day, or 3-6 cups. This can vary depending on how hot it is, how much physical activity they are getting, how old they are, etc. If you are uncertain, consult with your veterinarian. As a side note, if your dog or cat starts drinking more or less water, let your vet know right away because this is often the first sign of illness.

The Benefits of Alkaline Water in Your Pet

The same ways you benefit from alkaline water are the same ways your pet will, too. The antioxidant property of alkaline water goes a long way in helping your pet eliminate free radicals, the pH level of the water can help raise the pH of your pet’s body, and the micro-clustering of the water makes it easier for the cell’s of your pet’s body to absorb the water and flush out built up acidic waste in the body.

The diet of cats and dogs has gone downhill in recent years. This is due in great part to the addition of corn as a staple in their store-bought food. Corn is not a food cats and dogs are supposed to eat. Their diet should consist primarily of protein, but a lot of pet foods have unnecessary and cheap fillers in them. You can tell by a dog’s coat. It should be shiny. Is your dog’s coat shiny or dull? A dull coat indicates it’s not getting enough protein in their diet. Corn is also metabolized by cats and dogs like we metabolize sugar. This can lead to sugar highs and sugar crashes, just like we experience when reaching for the mid-afternoon donut.

By eating this type of diet, your pet’s body becomes acidic and builds up acidic waste. And what does alkaline ionized water do with built-up waste in the body? You guessed it! It helps flush it out!

Animals also have a very keen since of smell. They smell the added chemicals in our tap water, the chlorine, fluoride, etc. And when given a bowl of tap water and a bowl of alkaline ionized water to drink, your pet will one-for-one choose the alkaline water.  

Conditions Alleviated by Giving Your Pets Alkaline Ionized Water

There are testimonials of dogs with allergies becoming allergy free once switching to alkaline water. Arthritis has also been greatly alleviated, if not completely gotten rid of.

Here is a list of pet ailments reduced if not handled permanently with alkaline ionized water:

Weight loss
Joint pain
Patches in fur
Dull coat

I hope this has given you a little more information on the importance of the right type of water for your animal(s). And this doesn’t just apply to cats and dogs. Livestock have enjoyed the same benefits as cats and dogs when given alkaline ionized water. So, if you raise cows, pigs, goat, etc, or know someone who does, pass this along to them. It might just make a difference.

In one study, dairy cows switched to alkaline experienced these miraculous results:

1. Enhanced milk production by 18% - 28%.
2. Significant improvement in the quality of milk.
3. Strong feces and urine odors were eliminated.
4. Healthier skin condition.
5. Decreased injury to the udder.
6. Reduced diarrhea
7. Strengthening of the legs by 26 % increased bone density.
8. Improved appetite.
9. Able to decrease mineral supplements routinely supplemented to the diet
10. As a result of improved health together with denser bone, the productive life of the cows was extended.
11. Greater fertility rate and reduced stillbirths.
12. A noticeably increased appetite; no new supplements were added to their diet. Increase in appetite noted in older cows as well.
13. Food well digested.
14. A beautiful sheen on the cow's hair.
15. Higher fertility rate; higher pregnancy rate.
16. New-born calves fed with alkaline water matured quicker.
17. A dramatic increase in milk production.
18. Improved liver condition.
19. Strengthened legs.
20. Minimizing of sicknesses; tremendously improved health condition. There were fewer visits by vets.
21. No adverse conditions noted from consumption of alkaline water.
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