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7 Alkaline Foods and Drinks to Help you Sleep Better

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Alkaline Foods and Drinks: Safer than sleeping pills

Having trouble getting to sleep?  According to the Centers for Disease Control, you’re not alone. Sleep

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These 7 alkaline foods and drinks can help you get a good night’s rest – naturally!

deprivation is a public health epidemic, but it gets worse: The drugs people take as sleep aids are themselves causing a health epidemic. Over the counter and prescription sleep aids are addictive, and come with nasty side effects such as allergic reactions and “complex sleep related behaviors such as:

  • Making phone calls
  • Driving cars
  • Binge eating
  • And worse

 

All these things happen while the person is not truly awake. People affected with these complex sleep disorders have been involved in terrible tragedies such as fatal car crashes – and they don’t even remember getting into the car! If the prospect of being involved in a terrible car crash that you don’t even remember terrifies you, then consider these 7 alkaline foods and drinks that help you get to sleep naturally, without side effects.

1. Camomile Tea

Camomile tea is recognized as a mild tranquilizer that is effective at inducing sleep. You should make and drink camomile tea about a half hour before bedtime. It works best if you use two or three tea bags to increase the concentration of your tea. You can make camomile tea even better by making it with alkaline water, because alkaline water is better at extracting the active ingredients, called terpenes and flavonoids, than regular water is. That will increase the sedative effects of the tea. Alkaline water also increases the antioxidant potential of tea and improves your hydration status. It is highly recommended that you drink 8 ounces of water before bed to hydrate your body and prevent heart attacks and strokes, so making your camomile tea with alkaline water doubles the benefit of your tea!

2. Kiwi fruit

Research from Taiwan’s Taipei Medical University reveals that eating two kiwi’s an hour before bedtime decreased the time that it took for a person to fall asleep by 35%. The study examined 22 people who had trouble falling asleep. Kiwi also helped the study participants sleep more soundly, and sleep longer. The reason kiwi may be so effective at helping you sleep is that it is high in serotonin. In the body, serotonin is a hormone that helps regulate sleep. Research suggests that increasing serotonin levels in the body can help promote sleep.  Kiwi is also a superfood, it has antioxidant benefits and is loaded with Vitamin C.

3. Seaweed

Seaweed is high in Omega 3 fatty acids, which research suggests helps you get to sleep sooner, and sleep better. The study examined whether taking a 600 Mg seaweed supplement each day for 16 weeks would result in better sleep. It did. Plan to take your seaweed supplement about an hour before bed.

4. Walnuts

Walnuts are a great source of melatonin, which is a hormone that regulates sleep. You may even choose to enjoy your walnuts along with Kiwi, which supplies serotonin, so you get two helpful sleep hormones at the same time.

5. Almonds

If you suffer from low magnesium levels, you may have trouble getting to sleep. Almonds are nature’s richest source of magnesium. Boosting your magnesium levels is also good for your heart and blood pressure.

6. Tart Cherry Juice

In a study on older adults (65+) drinking two, eight-ounce glasses of Montmorency tart cherry juice. Tart cherries are a great source of melatonin, and montmorency cherries are believed to be the best source of it. Tart cherry juice also contains tryptophan, an enzyme that is a precursor to serotonin. The researchers in the study suggested that it may be the combination of melatonin and tryptophan that makes tart cherry juice such an amazing sleep aid. The adults in the study slept an average of 84 more minutes each night, and their sleep cycles were deeper.

You should plan to drink one eight ounce glass in the morning, and one in the evening. If the cherry juice is too tart, you can mix it with alkaline water, which will buffer some of that tartness.

7. Ionized Alkaline Water

Alkaline water supplies magnesium, if your body’s magnesium levels are too low, alkaline water can help improve them even if you have digestive health problems that make it hard for your body to absorb magnesium. Plan to drink alkaline water throughout your day, if you can drink 2 – 3 liters per day, you’ll get anywhere from 10 – 20% of your daily magnesium requirements from alkaline water alone.

How to use these 7 Alkaline foods and drinks every day for better sleep

Morning: Plan to start your morning with an 8 ounce glass of alkaline water and an 8 ounce glass of tart cherry juice. This will serve to start building up your melatonin levels, and hydrate your intestines to encourage peristalsis: The movement of wastes through your intestines. Of course, you can combine the two into one, 16 ounce drink.

Daytime: Drink at least 2 liters of alkaline water during the day. It will provide beneficial magnesium and hydration. In fact, drinking alkaline water throughout the day just might stop that 3 O’Clock crash feeling, it works for me!

Evening: After dinner, have two kiwi’s and a handful of walnuts and almonds as dessert. This will give your body time to digest these foods before bed. About two hours before bedtime, have an 8 ounce glass of tart cherry juice. Then about one hour before bedtime, have an eight ounce glass of alkaline water. This glass of water may just save your life: A glass of water an hour before bed can prevent a heart attack or stroke.

Expect the benefits of this natural sleep aid plan to build up gradually, over the course of two weeks. Natural sleep aids don’t have the knockout power of sleep drugs, but they’re also a lot safer. Sleep drugs can cause dizziness that results in harmful falls, and they can be addictive. With these natural sleep aids, you can sleep soundly on the fact that what you’re doing for your sleep is also good for your health.

 

Find out what alkaline water could do for your health. Call us at 855 790-8121 for a free no obligation consultation

 

References

 

Abraham, Guy, and Jorge Flebas. “The effect of daily consumption of 2 liters of

electrolyzed water for 2 months on body composition and several physiological parameters in four obese subjects: a preliminary report.” Highbeam Research. Original Internist, 01 Sep 2011. Web. 2 Jul 2013. <http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-269433201.html>.

 

Heil, P and Seifert, J. Influence of bottled water on rehydration following a dehydrating bout of cycling exercise. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition  Springerlink July 2009. http://www.springerlink.com/content/kn41764j65165u3x/fulltext.pdf

 

Ong, Choon. “Minerals from drinking-water: Bioavailability for various world populations and health implications.” WHO | Water Sanitation Health. World Health Organization, 17 Aug 2004. Web. 4 Jul 2013. <http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/dwq/nutbioavailability/en/>.

LIFE Ionizer Reviews: 5 Stars on Amazon

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Our customers love the taste of the water that their LIFE Ionizer makes. They love how alkaline water by

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LIFE makes them feel, and they love our customer service!

5 Stars. That’s what customers on Amazon give the entire line of 2016 LIFE Ionizers M-Series water ionizers. LIFE Ionizers offers machines starting with the 5 plate LIFE M-5, all the way up to the 13 plate LIFE M-13. Whichever LIFE Ionizer you choose, you’re sure to love it, and according to our customers, you’ll love our customer service! Owners rave about how great alkaline water by LIFE tastes, and even more importantly, they love how it makes them feel! If you really want to see what a LIFE Ionizer could do for your health, just browse on over to Amazon, and read about some of the life-changing improvements that satisfied LIFE customers have shared.

LIFE Ionizer M-13

LIFE’s flagship M 13 has 13 plates and can run up to 800 Watts of power. It has a pH range of 1.7 to 12.2 – the widest pH range of any home water ionizer. and it can reach up to -900 ORP antioxidant potential. The M-13 is the most powerful home water ionizer on the market today.

Nice machine, you can’t even tell that you have an ionizer machine installed

By Nestor Y

Nice machine, you can’t even tell that you have a ionizer machine installed is so quiet, water taste good. easy to install , YOU DON’T HAVE TO BUY BOTTLED WATER ANYMORE . customer service is A+++++. i will give more review about this machine,

Fantastic option. You will save money and improve your health

By Chad Danowsky

Never buy bottled water again! Fantastic option. You will save money and improve your health. My fiancé looks years younger, her skin glows drinking the water and washing her face with it. People are asking how she looks so young.

the water tastes great. very quiet machine-i’m looking to feel the benefits

By josef lefkowitz

so far,the water tastes great.very quiet machine-im looking to feel the benefits and write a followup on this as i just got this.One note the customer service gentlemen Will was very helpful and answered all my questions.

LIFE Ionizer M-11

THe LIFE M-11 is an 11 plate ionizer that can run up to 800 Watts. It has a pH range of 2.0 – 12.0 and delivers an antioxidant potential of up to  -880 ORP. The M-11 was originally designed for clinical use, but ultimately LIFE decided to offer it to the public due to consumer demand.

and I found out that it took off the majority of bad agri-chemicals inside the vegetable

By Paulo W Satto

Over 500 years ago, a Spanish Explorer named Juan Ponce Del Leon arrives in the US (1513) searching for a FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH. Since then the human kind has being dreaming with the Fountain of Youth. I believe the LIFE IONIZER, M-11 it’s the closest equipment of Ponce de Leon dream. I got the equipment and I start to tested it, I put vegetable, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell pepper, in a bowl of ionized alkaline water made by Life Ionizer, and I found out that it took off the majority of bad agri-chemicals inside the vegetable. I am impress because a I am an agronomist and always look for health foods. I highly recommend for all people who search for health life to buy the Life Ionizer. I believe it will be the best investment you ever did in your life. Thank you Paulo W Satto

Great Buy!

By Rex Lanspaon

Me and my father have been using this model for about a year. We enjoy the appearance of the machine and the health benefits we get from it. We wish that some studies would appear from Western MDs would come to the forefront and start a western-world discussion about the product.

The appearance is great. Most people that see it ask immediately about it, inquiring as to what it is.

My father suffers from Gout. This is a medical condition that results from having too much Uric acid in one’s body. He and others like him get this from eating too many red meats and other sorts of foods. He and some of his attorney friends say that it helps prevent and cure Gout attacks.

I have noticed that it seems to help cure hangovers, soreness from working out, food cravings, and thirst, and stress from work.

All my guests and our family indicate that the water tastes very good, has a great texture and alleviates thirst better than any other water. I notice I do not have to drink as much water as I have used to to feel good.

It needs to improve though. I noticed that if it is turned on and it is in purified or acidic mode, that the machine will not indicate that it is going through its wash cycle. We are still very satisfied and it does cost less than other types of water filters. I would definitely recommend buying this.

After I got the machine I have been enjoying fresh ionized water every day and I feel great.

By Anthony

I got my Life Ionize M11 in December as an early Christmas present to myself. I had been drinking ionized water from a friend’s machine for a few weeks and knew it was something I needed in my life. After I got the machine I have been enjoying fresh ionized water every day and I feel great. I have all sorts of energy and I feel like my mood is always in that happy place. To top it off, whenever I had questions regarding my machine, I could call in to their support center and I was always given the answers I was looking for.

I did a lot of research before I bought my machine and Life Ionizer seemed like the best and most reputable company out there. Plus, you can’t beat 11 plates at 800 watts with triple filtration and lifetime warrantee, at the price I paid. I truly believe you get the best bang for your buck at Life Ionizer.

LIFE Ionizer M-9

The LIFE M-9 is a nine plate ionizer that can run up to 503 Watts. It has a pH range of 2.0 to 11.5, making it one of the most powerful nine plate ionizers on the planet. It produces up to -830 ORP of antioxidant potential.

Great system!!! Plus 100% satisfaction w this companies customer support!!!

By Jeanine:)

I my Life Ionizer drinking water system. I have noticed such a difference in how I feel since switching to small cluster alkaline water over 7 years ago. I purchased my original system back in 2006 and this company stood 100% behind its 5 year warranty.

I am thrilled with this companies customer care in honoring me as an existing customer with the ability to trade in my old unit.

This reduced the cost for me to own the latest and greatest M9 Next Generation Life Ionizer. I am thrilled with the upgraded technology and performance of my new system! It even comes with a top notch 10 year warranty. Kudos to Tay in Life Ionizer customer support for making my trade in an easy and affordable process.This lady really knows her stuff when it comes to the Life ionizer products and maintenance support. I am a very happy repeat customer and anyone looking to own a superior water system should look no further than Life Ionizer. The health benefits alone are worthy of buying this system! :))

Great Products, Dependable

By Matt Teutberg

We have this water dispenser at our church and it is great! It has different settings for different pH levels and is easy to decipher on the interface. When you select the setting the interface lights up blue making it easy to know what setting you are on. The water tastes very pure and is clear. It is very easy to use when filling up coolers for events or any other container. With a faucet, you can’t fit big containers in the sink to fill it out, but this has a hose to dispense. At the end of the day, this machine is just practical and gives us a high quality of water, so we can spend our time focusing on other things.

Best investment I ever made!

By shirley drewry

I bought two of the M9 ionizers one for my son-in-law who came down with leukemia and one for me , He is doing good , the water taste great . We drink nothing but water now! No soda for sure! Green Smoothie girl did the research for the Life Ionizers .. compared it to the others out there. Just as good but the cost was less, that is why I was able to buy two! Not sorry I did, I love my Life M9! Worth every penny. Use the water to cook, drink and clean! Can’t go wrong

LIFE Ionizer M-7

The LIFE M-7 is LIFE’s mid-range price ionizer with performance that matches our competitors top-of-the-line models. It’s a seven plate ionizer that can adjust up to 450 Watts of power. It delivers a pH range of 2.5 – 11 with an antioxidant potential of up to -700. The M-7 beats the Kangen machine, which costs almost twice as much!

researched for a while to determine the best options when I became interested in purchasing an alkaline water machine

By kimberly

I researched for a while to determine the best options when I became interested in purchasing an alkaline water machine. I had seen an alkaline water presentation for a $4000 machine by another company that does network marketing. The information was good to inspire me to want the machine for better health. But I knew that there must be a more reasonably priced option. Once I researched I discovered the Life Ionizer machine and checked several sources to back up the information I learned. Any way I looked at it I found out on my own that the Life Ionizer was the most technologically advanced machine on the market, and at the best price. I am very happy with my choice as the machine itself lives up to the research, and the company provides very good customer service also.

Unexpected Benefit!

By Arturo Sy

I have my Life Ionizer 7600 for over three years now. I use it because I believe the ionized Alkaline water generated would have some health benefits. I am generally in good condition but nevertheless wanted to keep my body healthy. However, I did have what is called trigger fingers. My hands would lock up during my sleep. When I wake up I would have to pry my fists open to loosen my fingers. My family doctor said that this is due to chemical changes in my body. I wasn’t thinking of using the ionized water to treat this condition, and I have not come across people saying it would either. However, several months into using ionized water, I realized that my trigger fingers condition was gone. Everyone in the family use ionized alkaline. We use it for cooking as well. When my children goes to school they also bring with them bottled ionized water. The machine has served us well all this time. I believe it still has a very long life ahead, before I began thinking of upgrading to a newer system.

Wish I had found this years ago!

By Lorin Koch

While visiting a friend in Houston we were introduced to the Life Ionizer. I had been drinking alkaline water for some time (not from a Life Ionizer machine) and had already determined that it was better for you than tap or bottled water. This was my wife’s first experience with alkaline water. She had been suffering with Angioedema and heartburn for some time and felt almost immediate improvement. By the time we left she was nearly symptom free. When we returned home I bought an M7 unit and we have been using ever since. It is extremely easy to install, use and maintain. The whole family loves it.

Some of the other things we have noticed is that the Alkaline water tastes better and food cooked in alkaline water also seems to taste better as well. Drinking alkaline water has also enabled me to quit taking Prilosec for heartburn.

LIFE Ionizer M-5

The LIFE M-5 is LIFE’s entry-level ionizer. It has 5 plates and adjusts up to 250 Watts of power. It delivers good pH performance, it’s range is 5.5 to 10.3, and it generates up to -550 antioxidant ORP potential. At less than half the price of the Kangen machine, the LIFE M-5 performs comparable to the Kangen machine without the use of added chemicals.

For great health and energy I would recommend any of the Life Ionizers

By dov Sclarow

I have had a Life Ionizer since 2007. What a difference it has made in my life. I always know that my water is clean and free of contaminants. The taste is also magnificent!!! Life is the only water company I have seen that not only uses pre filters but customizes them according to the chemicals your water company adds to your water in your home town. At one point I lost so much weight from the Ionized water I had to stop drinking it. I gave my older Life Ionizer to one of my clients, now the women who works for him is already losing weight just from drinking the water in the first week. For great health and energy I would recommend any of the Life Ionizers. They are all top quality, just like the company that produces them. I am grateful Thank you Life Ionizers. Also the customer service is awesome, so there is never a headache or hassle about anything.

Great product with real health benefits.

By Rita

I researched these systems for a few weeks (on Amazon and talking to my plumber and associates at Lowes/H.D) and finally decided on this system. For starters, this system is packed very well and arrived to my home completely intact. I was impressed upon opening it as the main filter housing unit seemed very high quality and heavy.

Whether this system is easy to install or not is obviously subjective depending on factors such as the your previous experience with basic plumbing and/or your particular location for install. I decided to install mine under the kitchen sink and also ran a separate line for the refrigerator’s ice/water line.

There are old water pipes in my house and the water tasted terrible.

By Elizabeth Ryerson

I purchased my M5 Life Ionizer 1 year ago.What a difference it has made in my life.

There are old water pipes in my house and the water tasted terrible. In the past I used different kind of filters and they did not make much improvement.

Now my water comes out clean, taste fresh and I can adjust water PH level. I am a coffee drinker and what a difference the ionizer water makes to my coffee taste. Now I really enjoy the 8 glasses of water that I need to drink every day.

Great product.

Another neat thing about it is once you bolt the base of the faucet down, you can still swivel the entire neck around so you could, for example, fill the dog’s water bowl with it sitting on the kitchen counter

Now about the actual meat and potatoes of the product. Right after installing it and let the system flush ~2 gallons I immediately poured a glass of new water into my glass to taste it. I must say even before going into any scientific data. That just purely relying on taste I felt the difference right away. Prior to that we had a RO system and I must say it didn’t taste as good as this. Over the course of 6 months I was using this water for cooking and drinking. Not sure whether it’s psychological or not but I do feel great not tired, no joint paint and I notice my hair no longer brittle as it was before. I am happy with the system and hope it would continue to work.

Oh and the price. Don’t let it scare you as the way I approach life is your health is most important and everything else comes later. If you aren’t going to spend [your money] on this you would spend [it] on something else that would collect dust in your garage w/ no health benefits to you.

Which LIFE Ionizer is right for you?

As you can see from the reviews above, those customers found the perfect LIFE Ionizer for their needs. The machine they got came with the right filters for their local water quality, and it was powerful enough to tackle the tough health challenges those people faced. So how did they find the perfect LIFE Ionizer? We helped them! Our alkaline machine experts stand ready to help you as well. When you buy a LIFE Ionizer, we promise:

  • You will get the right filters for your local water quality problems
  • The water you drink will be the best tasting water you ever drank
  • You will get the right machine for you and your family
  • You’ll get great customer service, and a terrific warranty

 

Make sure you check back often to see more LIFE ionizer Reviews : 5 Star on Amazon.

Find the perfect LIFE Ionizer. Call us at 855 790-8121 for a free, no obligation consultation. Call today about special pricing and other incentives.

EXPOSED: Cities intentionally poisoning drinking water

The cities of Flint, Michigan and Sacramento, California both thought they found a way to save money on municipal water treatment. What neither city told it’s residents was that their cost-cutting measures would endanger public safety. In Flint,

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Flint Michigan and Sacramento California both exposed their residents to poisoned drinking water – intentionally

a state of emergency has been declared after it was found that children in the city had lead levels in their blood that were 10 times higher than what is deemed dangerous by the EPA. In Sacramento, the city added a chemical to the water called aluminum chlorohydrate, which forms carcinogenic disinfection byproducts. What’s truly shocking about both cases is that each city knew that their cost-cutting efforts could result in polluted drinking water and they did it anyways.

Update: Legionnaires Disease outbreak in Flint may be caused by Flint River water

1/18/16: The situation in Flint, Michigan discussed in this article is still breaking. Late-breaking news sources report that there is an outbreak of Legionnaires Disease that may be linked to poisoned water from the Flint River. 87 cases of Legionnaires has been reported, 10 of which were fatal. Most of the victims were and are children. Updates will be posted to this blog as they come available.

Sacramento secretly adds cancer-causing chemical to water supply

Starting in 2013, the City of Sacramento decided to conduct an “experiment” to save money on water treatment. Residents of Sacramento were never notified that they were taking part in the city’s water treatment experiment. The city replaced the alum normally used as a flocculent with aluminum chlorohydrate. A flocculent binds to sediment, silt, and other impurities to make them easier to filter out. However, early on in the experiment, it was discovered that the aluminum chlorohydrate was not working well at all. The city decided to double down on it’s failed experiment and added massive amounts of chlorine to it’s water to compensate.

Chlorine + Aluminum Chlorohydrate = Carcinogens

Clearly, Sacramento failed chemistry 101. The aluminum chlorohydrate and the massive amount of chlorine in the water formed carcinogenic disinfection byproducts known as trihalomethanes. Due to public outcry, Sacramento ended its experiment about a year ago, but the damage has already been done: Levels of trihalomethanes in Sacramento’s water remain dangerously high.

Sacramento also plagued by Chromium-6: The Erin Brockovich chemical

Trihalomethanes aren’t the only carcinogen threatening the health and safety of Sacramento residents: The north part of the city is also being exposed to Chromium-6 which is leeching from McClellan Air Force base. As late as June of 2015, The Sacramento Bee reported that water from 6 of the 11 wells used to draw water for the Rio Linda-Elverta water district were found to have Chromium 6 contamination that is well above the EPA’s safe limit for Chromium 6. Currently, nothing is being done about the Chromium 6 contamination.

Drinking water poisoned with lead in Flint Michigan

The problems for Flint began when Governor Rick Snyder disenfranchised the city management of Flint, and replaced it with an appointed “emergency” manager named Darnell Earley. The manager decided to save money in April of 2014 by switching Flint’s water supply from the Flint river, instead of using the Detroit city water system. The problem is, the Flint river is very salty, and that salt immediately began corroding the pipes in Flint’s antiquated municipal water system. Those corroded pipes released massive amounts of lead into the city water supply.

The problems were noticeable right away; the water started smelling like rotten eggs. Children and others exposed to the water began developing rashes and falling sick. Still, the city’s emergency manager insisted that there was nothing wrong with the water. In fact, the city responded to residents complaints by substantially raising the amount of chlorine in the water. This made the problem even worse by forming additional carcinogenic disinfection byproducts. Tests of Flint drinking water done about 30 days after the switch, in May of 2014 showed that the water contained 900 times the permissible level of lead.

EPA Investigation has begun

Many sources are reporting that Governor Rick Snyder was fully aware of the test results from May of 2014, but still chose to do nothing. In fact, as late as February 2015, officials from Governor Snyder’s administration insisted that there was nothing wrong with Flint’s water. Flint’s water supply was recently switched back to the City of Detroit’s water supply, but as of Jan, 2016, the contamination in the city’s water infrastructure is so severe, the water’s still not safe to drink. The EPA recently announced that it has begun an investigation to find out why Governor Snyder and his emergency manager decided to wait almost a year after finding out that Flint’s water was poisoned before taking action.

Is your city’s water poisonous?

According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) nationwide testing has found that 6.5 million americans are being exposed to a dangerous chemical compound in their water that is used to make Teflon. Oil spills earlier this year fouled water for thousands of residents in Montana. Studies have shown that fracking operations are contaminating water supplies all across the nation. Coal mining creates some of the worst water pollution. According to the EPA, 72% of all toxic water problems come from coal-fired power plants. The use of coal pollutes drinking water all across the south with toxic metals like arsenic, cadmium, mercury, lead, and more.

Help is not on the way

Despite increasing water quality problems across the country, help is not on the way. Many cities continue to try and cut costs by neglecting water infrastructure, or by experimenting with cheap “substitute” chemicals. Chances are very high that your water supply is contaminated by one or more toxins that your city isn’t telling you about. Your only defense is to filter your water yourself. If you are concerned about your water quality, it’s best to have it tested, don’t take your local water utility’s word that it’s safe!

Filtration solutions that protect you and your family

Your best bet is to install a whole home water filtration system such as LIFE’s Dolphin Whole Home Filtration System. Water softeners do not filter out toxins, so if you have a water softener system, it’s not protecting your from toxic chemicals. The Dolphin system is the ideal whole home filtration solution because it uses ion-trapping technology to bind pollutants in water so they can’t enter your home. Ion-trapping is effective against a wider spectrum of toxins than conventional filtration such as activated carbon. Because of this, the Dolphin system is your best bet for protecting yourself and your family from unknown toxins that your city may be poisoning your water supply with.

Detoxification with alkaline water

If you live in an area such as Flint, Sacramento, or other areas where the water has been poisoned with heavy metals, alkaline water may be able to help you detoxify your body from them. Research has shown that alkaline water could detox your body of 10 different heavy metals. It also may help prevent your body from absorbing toxins. The pH of the water you drink determines what your body absorbs from it. Research from Sweden shows that women who drank alkaline well water absorbed nutrients like calcium and magnesium. Women who drank acidic well water absorbed toxins like mercury. The findings from the Swedish research were so definitive that researchers in the study concluded “alkaline water may protect against the toxic effects of mercury”.

 

Worried about what’s in your water? Call us at 855 790-8121 for a free, no obligation water quality consultation

 

References

 

Abraham, Guy, and Jorge Flebas. “The effect of daily consumption of 2 liters of

electrolyzed water for 2 months on body composition and several physiological parameters in four obese subjects: a preliminary report.” Highbeam Research. Original Internist, 01 Sep 2011. Web. 2 Jul 2013. <http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-269433201.html>.

 

Rosborg, I, B Nihlgard, and L Gerhardsson. “Hair element concentrations in females in

one acid and one alkaline area in southern Sweden.” PubMed NCBI. Ambio, n.d. Web. 3 Jul 2013. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14703901>.

 

Alkaline Water: Good Health or Junk Science?

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There’s a lot of misconceptions out there about alkaline water, and it’s easy to see why. The correct name for alkaline

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Alkaline water: Good health – and the studies to back it up

water is “Electrolyzed Reduced Water” in chemistry, there is no such thing as alkaline or kangen water. Both of these are simply marketing terms. That’s why if you do a Google Scholar search for alkaline water studies, you won’t find any. To find the studies that have been done, you have to search for Electrolyzed Reduced Water.

An article online called Alkaline Water: Good Health or Junk Science by Jan Roberts claims that alkaline ionized water can’t have any effect on the body because it’s neutralized by stomach acid. But later in the article, Roberts warns that if you drink alkaline water, it will interfere with your digestive enzymes. I found that mighty confusing, you can’t have it both ways: If it did nothing, then there’s no way it could interfere with your digestive enzymes.

I tried to reach out to Roberts to ask about this contradiction, but strangely enough, the company she wrote the article for says that no such person works there.

Can alkaline water help fight disease, combat acidity, enhance longevity and even cure cancer?

Alkaline ionized water promotes general wellness, it’s not a drug. You drink it to enhance your health. Research shows that drinking it can raise blood and urine pH when they are low. It can fight acidity, and that drinking alkaline water brings gradual relief of digestive upset caused by acidity, it also brings gradual relief of the symptoms of Gastrointestinal Reflux.

Do the health claims being made for this new ‘wonder-water’ stand-up to scientific scrutiny?

Alkaline water isn’t a “new wonder water”. Springs like Noredneau in Germany have been prized for centuries for their health-restorative properties. Water ionizers simply turn tap water into the same kind of water you get from springs like Nordeneau.

There are over 40 studies that document health benefits from drinking alkaline water. It helps with digestive upset, bone health, athletic performance, and many other conditions

More importantly, is there any evidence that some forms of ‘alkaline water’ might even be harmful?

No. Alkaline water is generally recognized as safe by health experts. In fact, there is only one “form” of alkaline water, because all alkaline water gets its alkalinity from the same place – calcium and magnesium. No negative health effects have ever been reported in humans from drinking alkaline ionized water in the over 200 years of documented medical history that it has been consumed.

How water ionizers work

Ionizers use a process called electrodialysis to separate the ions in water into alkaline and acidic fractions, each are discharged separately. It’s important to note that the dissolved mineral ions in alkaline water are naturally present. Water ionizers can’t alter them in any way. Because of this, the water from a water ionizer is exactly the same as antioxidant natural spring water – good for your health, and 100% natural.

Is there medical evidence to support the health claims made for alkaline water?

Yes, there are over 40 studies that support the health benefits of alkaline ionized water.

Why did Dr. Weil say alkaline water claim there’s no scientific evidence?

Dr. Weil was specifically referring to implausible health claims made by Enagic Kangen about cancer. He’s right, the Enagic claims are bunk. Dr. Weil failed to discuss the actual health studies done on alkaline water because he doesn’t even realise they exist! Scientists call alkaline water “electrolyzed reduced water” to find the medical studies on it, that is what you must search for. Dr. Weil searched for “alkaline water studies” so he missed all of the available research. See for yourself:

Scholar search results: https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&q=%22electrolyzed+reduced+water%22&btnG=&as_sdt=1%2C5&as_sdtp=

Alkaline water warning?

The rat studies referred to in the article have never been reproduced. They are considered to be outliers which are not supported by the medical facts.

Digestion interrupted?

Earlier in the article, the author states:

“our stomach contains hydrochloric acid with a pH of around 3 to 4.  If we drink water with a pH 8.5 or 9 it is immediately neutralised by our gastric acids and loses its ability to alkalise our body as soon it enters the highly acidic stomach environment.”

At the end of the article the author states:

“We noted before that weakly buffered ‘alkaline water’ (even at pH 11) is immediately neutralised by the stomach acids. However, it does have an effect on our digestive system.

Every time you drink artificially high pH ‘ionized’ water your stomach produces more acid to compensate for the dilution of acid in the stomach.”

Which is it? Is alkaline water destroyed by the acidic stomach? Or does it have an effect? The fact is – you are not supposed to drink alkaline water with meals – because it does have an effect.

The article closes with a “theory” (unsupported by evidence) that drinking alkaline water disrupts enzyme production. Alkaline ionized water from water ionizers has been in use since the 1950’s. How come we have never heard of a single case of any negative effects. In our lawsuit happy society, any harm from a defective product quickly results in a lawsuit! Nobody has ever sued an alkaline water company for harm. There is no evidence that alkaline water interferes with any enzymes.

4 Signs that you have kidney stones

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Abdominal pain is the most common symptom of kidney stones, but it isn’t the only one. Renal Colic, the waves of pain

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If your pain is constant and severe, get medical help right away

caused by kidney stones is also accompanied by changes in the color and odor of the urine along with flu-like symptoms. If you are in severe pain, see a doctor right away because severe abdominal pain can indicate a life-threatening condition. Keep in mind, kidney stones can pass on their own, but it isn’t worth taking chances. If you think you have kidney stones, you should see your doctor right away. Your doctor can lessen the discomfort and  provide medicine to help you pass stones.

Discolored, smelly urine

A warning sign: Kidney stones result from excessively concentrated urine. If your urine is cloudy, dark, and has a strong odor on a regular basis, you may be at risk for forming stones. If stones have formed, blood may be visible in your urine. Keep in mind that kidney stones aren’t the only reason blood may enter your urine, it can be caused by kidney and bladder infections too.

Kidney pain

When stones get stuck in the kidneys, the pain is sudden and severe. The pain from kidney stones is among the worst known types of pain. Pain from stones being stuck in the kidneys may also be accompanied by back pain, pain in the genitals or groin. This pain may pass or move if the stones in the kidneys move. The pain caused by kidney stones comes in waves, this type of pain is called colic. In between acute pain episodes, there is usually a significant underlying ache.

First Aid: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen (Tylenol) and aspirin offer the most effective over-the-counter pain relief for stones. Along with the pain medication, drink plenty of water. You should drink enough water to maintain light-colored urine, but there’s no need to overdo it. Small stones may pass on their own if you drink enough water, but there’s no evidence that chugging water would make a stone pass any faster. Proper hydration can help prevent stones from forming in the future, so resolve to keep yourself hydrated!

Additional pain relief can be provided by applying warmth to the affected area. Put a heating pad or a hot water bottle on the lower back where the most pain is felt.

Frequent and painful urination

Drinking more water to flush kidney stones out may sound like a simple thing to do, but it’s not. Along with the abdominal pain, kidney stones cause frequent and painful urination even if you don’t drink any fluids. So it’s important to remember, you don’t save yourself any pain by not drinking, and in fact you may prolong your pain because each time you urinate, you give your body a chance to pass the stones.

Sweating, Vomiting and Nausea

Flu like symptoms can accompany abdominal pain when you have kidney stones, and they may be a sign of an infection. If you have ongoing, flu-like symptoms in addition to the pain, seek medical attention promptly. An infection along with kidney stones is potentially life threatening.

Alkaline water may help fight kidney stones in stone formers

Kidney stones form when the concentration of substances like calcium, uric acid,  or oxalate in the urine gets too high, or when the concentration of citrate in the urine gets too low. Drinking adequate amounts of water each day can help reduce your chances of forming stones by lowering the concentration of stone forming substances in your urine.

It’s important to know what kinds of stones you’re forming: Alkaline water raises urine pH, which can help prevent some stones from forming. If you have a history of stone-forming, talk to your doctor before starting alkaline water. Your doctor may want to strictly control your urine pH, and you should follow their instructions to the letter. Alkaline water also supplies calcium, and your doctor may want to limit your intake of calcium.

Alkaline water could be most helpful if you form calcium oxalate stones. These are stones that form because you have excessive levels of oxalate in your urine. The calcium in alkaline water will bind to the oxalate in your intestines, and that can lower oxalate levels in your urine.

The most important things to talk about with your doctor is that alkaline water raises urine pH, and that it supplies calcium. In most cases, alkaline water’s higher pH and the moderate amount of calcium it supplies will be helpful. There are some cases where doctors need to precisely control urine pH or calcium levels, so if you form stones, you need to talk to your doctor before drinking alkaline water.

 

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