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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.

 

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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/>.

The Dangers of Alkaline Water Ionizers

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If you search online you can find websites that scream about the ‘dangers’ of alkaline water ionizers.

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“Dangers?” If you drink alkaline water with a pH of 10, you just might live longer!

What are these dangers? According to ecologist (not doctor) James P. McMahon, opinions among health experts is ‘mixed’. So James helpfully pitches in with his own opinions – spoiler alert: He doesn’t like them. James claims they’re a “fad” but somehow glosses over the fact that water ionizers have been in use for over 50 years.

The Facts:

  • Over 40 studies show health benefits from ionized alkaline water
  • Water ionizers are registered medical devices in Japan and Korea
  • High pH water has been consumed for centuries for its healthy properties

 

McMahon: The pH of your water is an important part of your health regimen

McMahon states that “The pH of your water is an important part of your health regime” but in his opinion, you should only drink water with a pH of 7.4 to 7.6. McMahon fails to explain why it’s his opinion, and he doesn’t provide any evidence to support his opinion. Why doesn’t McMahon provide any evidence? He can’t. The historical record, reaching back hundreds of years, shows the exact opposite.

The Evidence, There’s hundreds of years of evidence that shows the legendary healing power of antioxidant alkaline water:

Okinawa Centenarians drink water with a Ph of 10 every day

So what really happens to you if you drink water with a pH of 10, every day, for your entire life? Well, you just might live to be over 100! The people of Okinawa, Japan drink water with a pH of 10, that’s the pH of the water naturally available on Okinawa. They are also the longest-lived people in the world, many of them live to be over 100. Their lifestyles are simple, they eat healthy foods, get regular exercise, meditate, and they drink alkaline water with a pH of 10.

Where else do people drink water with a pH of 10?

The pH of the water on Okinawa is 10, and the people that live there live longer than anybody else. But could that be a fluke? What about other places where the pH of the water is greater than 8? There are just a few places on Earth where the water you get has the same healthy high pH and antioxidant properties as the water you get from a water ionizer:

Nordenau is a natural spring in Germany that also has a pH of 10. Over the centuries, almost miraculous healing powers have been ascribed to Nordenau water. In fact, the Nordenau spring is now a high-priced resort where wealthy people go to rejuvenate their bodies and restore their health.

Tiacote water found in Mexico also has a pH of around 10. This site is accessible to people who aren’t rich, but be prepared to wait. Sometimes, up to 10,000 people per day flock to Jesus Chahin’s well , from which the legendary water flows. They stand in the hot sun for hours, just for the chance to fill a can or bottle with Tiacote water.

Hita Tenryosui water in Japan is also a high pH water that people have sought out for centuries for it’s amazing healing properties. This water is said to bolster the immune system, and fight aging.

The fact is, people have been seeking these high pH alkaline waters for centuries. The healing powers of these waters have been documented in medical literature and in historical records. Some researchers have shown that these waters have extra acid-fighting abilities due to their high pH levels. Other research has shown that the antioxidant potential of these healing waters may help break the spell of aging. One thing we do know is this: The only way to get this kind of healing water outside of going to these natural springs yourself, is to get it from a water ionizer.

Is there any research that says alkaline water is good for you?

Yes, unlike McMahon, who only has his biased opinion of alkaline water to support his claims, you can find over 40 studies that show health benefits from alkaline water. Even the prestigious Mayo Clinic now suggests that research shows a link between drinking alkaline water and bone health. Other research shows that it can lower blood pressure, improve hydration status, improve digestive health, and many other benefits. Research on the health benefits of alkaline water is ongoing, for a very good reason: Alkaline water shows promise for maintaining and improving health. Alkaline water isn’t a fad, the machines that make it have been around for decades. In that time, there hasn’t been a single adverse effect reported – none. For centuries before alkaline water ionizers were invented, people journeyed hundreds or even thousands of miles to find springs that make the same kind of water: A high pH alkaline water with antioxidant properties. James McMahon needs to read up on his history, his opinion, as well as being worthless, is flat out wrong.

 

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Is ionized alkaline water natural alkaline water?

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People have been drinking ionized alkaline water for centuries because it is legendary for having health restorative

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Ionized alkaline water is natural water that has been helping people restore their health for centuries

properties. Water ionizers, which make ionized alkaline water have been in existence for about 50 years. So where did people get ionized alkaline water before water ionizers were invented? They got it from antioxidant alkaline water springs like Nordenau in Germany, Tiacote in Mexico, Zam Zam in Saudi Arabia, and Hita Tenryosui in Japan. from these springs, antioxidant alkaline water flows naturally. What’s the difference between ionized alkaline water from a water ionizer compared to one of these springs? There is no difference, ionized alkaline water is ionized alkaline water whether you get it from a spring, or from a machine.

The chemistry of ionized alkaline water

Whether you get it from a water ionizer, or from a spring, the chemistry of the water you get is the same. Both get their alkalinity from alkaline mineral hydroxides, mostly calcium hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide. These mineral hydrates are easier to absorb than the mineral bicarbonates in regular water, and that’s a large part of why ionized alkaline water – from a spring or from a machine – has health benefits that regular water doesn’t.

Both also have the potential to act as an antioxidant. Research shows that the antioxidant potential of ionized alkaline water may encourage the growth of beneficial probiotic bacteria in the gut. This effect alone could explain a lot. Medical science has shown that some diseases and premature aging may be associated with poor gut health. There are other potential benefits to the antioxidant potential of ionized alkaline water as well.

How a water ionizer makes your water like antioxidant spring water

Your tap water contains mineral bicarbonates, mostly calcium bicarbonate and magnesium bicarbonate. What a water ionizer actually does is separate the minerals in your water from the bicarbonate. The minerals are alkaline, the bicarbonate, which is CO2 dissolved in water, is acidic. Once free of the bicarbonates, the minerals in your water pull hydroxyl ions from water molecules to form alkaline mineral hydroxides – the exact same mineral hydrates that make antioxidant spring water!

Are there any dangers to ionized alkaline water?

No. There has never been a single adverse reaction recorded from drinking ionized alkaline water, it may be the safest thing you can do for your health. In Japan and Korea, they’ve done far more extensive research on the health effects of drinking ionized alkaline water than they have in other countries. All that medical research led to both Japan and Korea deciding to classify water ionizers as medical devices. In both countries, ionized alkaline water is used as a safe, effective alternative treatment that promotes general wellness. In fact, one out of every three homes in Japan has a water ionizer!

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Ray Kurzweil on alkaline water & how to live forever

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Dr. Ray Kurzweil, age 67, is Google’s Chief Engineer. He is on Google’s cutting edge Calico project, which hopes to slow the process of aging.

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Dr. Ray Kurzweil is America’s foremost authority on immortality

Dr. Kurzweil is convinced that we can live virtually forever with the right combination of genetic engineering and diet. The genetic engineering needed is a few years away, according to Kurzweil, but there are changes you can make right now that will extend your life. Among those changes: A diet that emphasizes nutrition, healthy carbs, and alkaline water.

Dr. Kurzweil’s immortality breakfast

Dr. Kurzweil starts his day with a breakfast that is especially rich in antioxidant foods:

  • berries
  • dark chocolate infused with espresso
  • smoked salmon and mackerel
  • vanilla soy milk
  • stevia
  • porridge
  • green tea

No information is available on what Dr. Kurzweil has for lunch and dinner, but he offers these guidelines to follow when selecting foods: Choose antioxidant anti-inflammatory foods, such as cocoa, turmeric, berries, and green tea. Eat healthy carbs, some examples are: Berries, vegetables, and oatmeal. Choose healthy proteins and fats such as fish and nuts. Dr. Kurzweil avoids meats, unhealthy fats, sugar and all processed foods.

He also takes “a few thousand dollars worth” of nutritional supplements per year for eye health, brain health, heart health, and sexual health. His morning pills include:

  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Lutein and bilberry extract
  • Glutathione IV
  • Vinpocetine
  • Pyridoxal 5-phosphate

How alkaline water enhances Dr. Kurzweil’s immortality diet

Alkaline water enhances the age-fighting antioxidants in Dr. Kurzweil’s diet, and it detoxifies the fruits and vegetables in it. Alkaline water can as much as triple the antioxidant benefit of green tea, and it  detoxifies fruit and vegetables of acidic pesticide residues.

While you should not take medicine with alkaline water, you should take your nutritional supplements with it. Alkaline water speeds absorption of nutrients into your system, so you get more benefit out of the supplements you take.

Ray Kurzweil gets his alkaline water from a water ionizer: Why you should too

Age-fighting antioxidant potential. Water ionizers put more of it in every glass of alkaline water than any other method for making alkaline water. A powerful ionizer such as the LIFE M-13 can put well over -800 mV Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) into a glass of alkaline water. The highest ORP you can get from any other method of making alkaline water is about -200 ORP. The higher that negative ORP number, the more antioxidant potential the alkaline water has. So if you are serious about life extension, only the most powerful ionizer will do.

Why the most important benefit of alkaline water is its antioxidant potential

According to Dr. Kurzweil: “ There are more benefits to “alkaline water” than simply the alkalinity or pH. The most important feature of alkaline water produced by a water alkalizer is its oxidation reduction potential (ORP)” The antioxidant potential is the key benefit of alkaline water – you don’t get it by mixing baking soda in water, by hydrogen sticks, or other gimmicks.

Why it’s important Negatively charged antioxidant alkaline water is called a reducing agent by scientists. What it reduces is the potential for oxidation in the body. Excessive oxidation in the body is strongly linked to premature aging and the development of degenerative diseases. The more you can reduce that oxidation in your body, the better it is for your health.

The key anti-aging ingredient in alkaline water is the antioxidant hydroxyl ion. A water ionizer changes the composition of tap water from bicarbonate rich water, which doesn’t have antioxidant potential, to hydroxyl-rich alkaline water, which is loaded with antioxidant potential. The process used by a water ionizer, called electrodialysis, is the only means available for creating massively high antioxidant potential. This is why Ray Kurzweil uses a water ionizer to make his alkaline water, and why you should too.

 

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What kind of water is best for health?

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Confused about what kind of water is best for health? You’re not alone, there are at least 10 different kinds of water to choose from! The water you drink can have a big impact on your health. Choose the right kind of water, and you can lower your blood pressure, improve your hydration status, maintain healthy bones and lots more. Choose the wrong kind of water and it may actually rob your body of  the essential minerals your body you need for better health!

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Antioxidant alkaline water is best for health

10 Different kinds of water

There are 10 different kinds of water, some are good for your health, some aren’t, others, it depends on what’s in them. For example, tap water can be good for your health if it contains a healthy mix of minerals, and isn’t full of toxic chemicals. Distilled or Reverse Osmosis water can be helpful for short-term detox under the direction of a health professional, but shouldn’t be consumed on a daily basis.

Alkaline water is best for health because it contains healthy minerals and has the right pH balance for good health. Even better is ionized alkaline water because it combines the healthy pH and mineral content of alkaline water with antioxidant potential.

Acidic water is not good for health. Two studies done in Sweden showed that women who drank acidic water had higher levels of harmful elements like mercury in their bodies than women who drank alkaline water. The researchers in both studies suggested that this shows that drinking alkaline water may protect you from mercury’s harmful effects.

Distilled water is useful for detoxing under the direction of a health professional, but it’s not healthy to drink long-term. Distilled water lacks minerals that you need to get from water for better health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) you should get 10 -20% of your daily needs for calcium and magnesium from the water you drink. Distilled water contains neither calcium nor magnesium.

Reverse Osmosis has no minerals in it, just like distilled water. Just like distilled water, it’s useful for short term detox programs, but not good for long term use. To make reverse osmosis or distilled water healthy to drink, you need to remineralize it.

Tap water varies in quality, but all tap water will contain some calcium and magnesium, so properly filtered it’s healthy to drink. In fact, tap water is often better for your health than bottled water because bottled water often has very low mineral content.

Hard water is good for your health, it is rich in calcium and magnesium. Most tap water is hard water, so just filter it and it’s healthy to drink

Softened water is not healthy to drink. Hard water is softened by exchanging the calcium and magnesium ions in it for sodium ions. While that’s good for your plumbing and appliances, since the sodium won’t stick to them, it deprives you of the essential minerals you need for better health. If you have a water softener, the fix is simple. The water line to your kitchen sink or refrigerator waters system should bypass the water softener.

Oxygenated water is a health hoax. Your intestines can’t absorb oxygen from water – you need gills for that! All you get out of oxygenated water are some expensive burps.

Mineral water is good for your health, it’s rich in essential minerals like calcium and magnesium. But the fact is, mineral water is hard water, so if you have hard water at home, all you need to do is filter it to make it healthy to drink.

Spring water is healthy for you when it’s alkaline because it has calcium and magnesium in it. . Some springs are acidic, and those aren’t healthy to drink. Instead, acidic springs are great for soaking your hair and skin in.

Why antioxidant alkaline water is the best water for health

Antioxidant alkaline is the best water for health because it does more for your health than any other kind of water. It supplies essential minerals like mineral water does, but it does something that no other water does: It provides antioxidant potential that may reduce harmful oxidants that damage DNA and tissues. It is a well known medical fact that oxidation is a factor in premature aging. That’s why doctors recommend a diet rich in antioxidants. It makes a great deal of sense, if you’re going to protect your health with antioxidant foods, that you would also protect it by drinking antioxidant water.

 

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