My last post I talked about how bad my allergies were. Well last year I decided I was going to boost my immune system and load up on vitamins to help prevent allergies/colds/flu etc. So I researched and decided I needed to take the following supplements:
Along with my multivitamin and a few other things. So everyday I was popping 1000 pills (or so it seemed). Needless to say that didn’t last long. I hate taking pills. And I decided I was going to juice to try to get all of the vitamins I needed on a daily basis and that lasted a while. Now I have less time and I am not eating like I should let alone juicing like I want to. So I am back on the vitamins. Oh well - what is one to do!
So I joined Vollara to get their LivingWater system not knowing much about the company. When I joined they shipped me some of their Nutraceuticals line. Their vitamins, to my surprise, blew away the ones I was currently using with whole foods, minerals, antioxidants and probiotics and it cost less then I was spending - SCORE! But what really got me was a product called RE:Sist. It had everything I was taking to try to keep away allergies/colds/flu and more all in one daily pill (and again cost a LOT less then I was spending buying each thing separately). I must say - I am VERY impressed with this line and suggest you check it out.
You can find them all here. Just click on Nutraceuticals at the bottom right.
Every fall it is the same thing - come about 6:30-7:00 at night and I can’t breath. I am sneezing my head off and I run to the medicine cabinet to dope up. I wake up in the morning feeling horrible and dope up again.
This season started much the same. As soon as the weather changed it started. That first week I took something every night before bed and every morning when I woke up. Until I got my FreshAir Surround Air Purifier. This thing is my life saver! I have had not one dose of medicine since I got it! If this thing keeps me drug free through the whole season I will be the happiest girl in the world. For now - I am happy that it is fall time and I can have my windows open and attic fan on (along with my FreshAir) and I can still breath! I can go outside and breath all the moldy yuck in the air - come in and breath my fresh air and be fine! I don’t get the technology just yet - but I do know it works. This thing is worth it’s weight in gold to me!
I have spent some time reading about pH (potential of hydrogen) levels today. As we can see in the above image (click to zoom) .. many fruits promote alkalinity in the body :)
Over acidity, which can become a dangerous condition that weakens all body systems, is very common today. It gives rise to an internal environment conducive to disease, as opposed to a pH-balanced environment which allows normal body function necessary for the body to resist disease. A healthy body maintains adequate alkaline reserves to meet emergency demands. When excess acids must be neutralized, our alkaline reserves are depleted leaving the body in a weakened condition.
Balanced body chemistry is of utmost importance for the maintenance of health and correction of disease. Acidosis, or over-acidity in the body tissues, is one of the basic causes of many diseases, especially the arthritic and rheumatic diseases.
All foods are “burned” in the body —more commonly called “digested”— leaving an ash as the result of the “burning”, or the digestion. This food ash can be neutral, acid or alkaline, depending largely on the mineral composition of the foods.
Some foods leave an acid residue or ash, some alkaline. The acid ash (acidosis) results when there is a depletion of the alkali reserve or the diminution in the reserve supply of fixed bases in the blood and the tissues of the body.
It is, therefore, vitally important that there is a proper ratio between acid and alkaline foods in the diet. The natural ratio in a normal healthy body is approximately 4 to 1 — four parts alkaline to one part acid, or 80% to 20%. When such an ideal ratio is maintained, the body has a strong resistance against disease.
In the healing of disease, when the patient usually has acidosis, the higher the ratio of alkaline elements in the diet, the faster will be the recovery.
Alkalis neutralize the acids. Therefore in the treatment of most diseases it is important that the patient’s diet includes plenty of alkaline-ash foods to offset the effects of acid-forming foods and leave a safe margin of alkalinity.
A healthy body usually keeps large alkaline reserves which are used to meet the emergency demands if too many acid-producing foods are consumed. But these normal reserves can be depleted. When the alkaline-acid ratio drops to 3 to 1, health can be seriously menaced.
Your body can function normally and sustain health only in the presence of adequate alkaline reserves and the proper acid-alkaline ratio in all the body tissues and the blood.
For optimum health and maximum resistance to disease, it is imperative that your diet is slightly over-alkaline. The ideal ratio, according to the world’s foremost authority on the relationship between the acid-alkaline ratio in the diet in health and disease, Dr. Ragnar Berg, is about 80% alkali-producing foods and 20% acid-producing foods.
The above text was sourced from: Alkaline Alkaline
Have any of you ever tried Ionized Alkaline Water? I started on it last Saturday and I must say I am very impressed!
The background on this water:
Over a period of 60 years, studies by Dr. Henri Coanda (a Nobel Prize Winner) of the long-lived Hunza people led to his conclusion the their water had a unique structure and composition that was responsible for their remarkable longevity. Their water came from the Himalayan glaciers and it clearly has a measurable different viscosity and surface tension. As research continued, others learned the Hunza water had a high alkaline pH and an extraordinary amount of active hydrogen (hydrogen with and extra electron), with a negative Oxidation-Reduction Potential (ORP) and a high colloidal mineral count.
While it is impossible to completely recreate this particular water, Scientist did figure out how to replicate the molecular structure, high alkaline pH, presence of active hydrogen, negative ORP and a high colloidal mineral content.
To simplify: Ionized Alkaline Water is taking the water we get from our tap which has been through pipes, filters, stuffed full of chemicals and has even literally changed forms back into its original, naturally filtered through the earth, state.
The problem with typical water (be it tap or bottled) is that it has high acidity. Our bodies need to have an alkaline pH to help ward off and fight disease. Cancer cannot physically survive in a body that is alkaline. Acid comes from three sources, food (meats, sugars, wheat, coffee, tea, alcohol), pollution and stress. We can control when we put in our body, but pollution and stress are harder to control, so you body is always fighting to keep it’s pH alkaline.
So drinking alkaline ionized water helps your body to keep it’s pH in alkaline. When you fluids are overly acidic you can tire easy, find it difficult to think, it can cause depression, poor health and respiratory problems and your body will retain more toxins and heavy metals.
Another thing about Ionized Alkaline Water is it is a potent antioxidant stronger then many foods or nutritional supplements. It basically goes in and attacks free radicals in our body. It can help with weight loss, blood sugar levels, circulation, gastro-intestinal functions, colon function, urinary tract functions, pain and wound healing. In a sense - this is as close to the fountain of youth as you are going to get!
There is so much more to say about this water and I will probably post again. Check out my personal blog for more information on how my body has reacted since starting on this water.
So I went off of the Ionized Alkaline Water while I was away on vacation. I missed it. I could tell my body missed it. By the time I got back I was dragging. In bed as soon as I put the kids to bed dragging. I couldn’t get more water for a few days because I was busy. I was finally able to get some on Saturday and boy it has made a difference! I feel so much better and awake when I wake up in the mornings and I even stayed up until 11 last night working (anyone who knows me knows that is really late for me! LOL). Anyhow, there is an obvious difference in how I feel. I can only imagine the good this water is doing for me. Not to mention I crave water now. Before I never drank the full amount of water you should get in a day. Now I meet and exceed the minimums sometimes. All around more healthy for me.
Now - I can’t keep buying water from this lady. It is a waste of my money. So I have been looking hard into what to do. I looked into ways to do it myself, but that was either by adding chemicals to the water (what? eww!) or rigging up some contraption where I have no way to regulate the pH levels. I found a machine I really liked because one it got rid of fluoride which is a big plus for me. Plus it didn’t have the acidic water waste. But everything I have read, points to one true way of making alkaline water and this machine does not do that so it makes me weary of the quality of water. So I have looked at every other machine out there with price ranges between $1600-$5000! I have researched the companies, researched peoples blogs and personal opinions, contacted the companies and gathered a lot of information. All to report I think I have decided to go with the company I originally looked at Vollara. My only problem with them is their technology is new. However, it is the water I have been drinking and I know for a fact it makes a difference. There are several reasons I believe I am going with this company:
A) Original cost is better then most companies out there.
B) Upkeep cost is WAY better then other companies ($33 a year compared to $200+ a year)
C) The company that is supposed to be second best has a lot of bad press out there when you really look. Actually a lot of their customers have switched to Vollara which tells me something
D) The company that is supposed to be number one with their machine is obnoxious! I asked for information and I got spammed with 10 emails in a row none of them even personalized to me. Customer service is BIG to me especially when I am talking about spending thousands of dollars. They are also the ones that have huge upkeep costs on their machines which is a big turnoff to me a well.
All of this has led me down to the original path I started out. I think I am going to take the plunge! I had a great month with alex+von (If you haven’t checked out my other tumblr you should!) so I am going to put that money towards it and just do it. My health and the health of my family is worth it!
Well my eyes were goopy when I woke up. Guess it is still doing it’s detoxing thing. However, I feel freakin fantastic!! I woke up without dragging, full of energy, just awake physically and mentally. I can’t quite put it into words but it is almost as if my brain is functioning more efficiently.
This water is like a drug though - lol! I am constantly aware now if I am thirsty and I crave the water. I was woken up at 12:00 last night by my youngest. On my way back to bed I was thinking ooh I can get a drink of water! Normally when I am woken up like that at night (especially when it is for a while - she had a nosebleed - big mess) I am real groggy in the morning. Not today!
And the cool thing, I am not on the full amount of alkaline water - you work your way up to it. I am curious to see how things are at full blast. I am also curious to see how my body will react being off of it. I leave Saturday for Cancun. It will be a full week on the water - then 4 days off of it. I am curious to see how my body reacts. Then how it reacts again when I start drinking it again. Lots to see and understand about this water. But I got to tell you - I am for real liking it! I will keep you updated!