M is for Millet + Alkaline Recipes to Try!

This is the 13th installment of our alkaline foods series where we feature a food from A-Z, sharing the benefits of the food along with suggested recipes to try!

M is for Millet

Millet is one of the few grains that is alkalizing to the body. It is also gluten-free, non-allergenic, has a low glycemic index and is rich in protein, magnesium, calcium, niacin, copper, manganese, fiber and antioxidants.

Millet promotes health in many ways. It:

  • Aids in digestion
  • Lowers risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Fights constipation
  • Has a calming effect
  • May help prevent cardiovascular disease
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Can help reduce the effects of migraines and heart attacks
  • Acts as a prebiotic

Millet recipes to try:

Other alkaline foods that start with M:

  • Mung beans

For more alkaline recipes from around the web, visit and follow our Alkaline Diet & Recipes Pinterest board. Stay tuned for the next installment of our alkaline foods series: N is for New Baby Potatoes.

Click here to grab your free Chanson Water Alkaline/Acid Food Charts!

Applications of Ionized Acid Water: Body, Skin & Hair

 

Your body is constantly struggling to achieve alkaline-acid balance, just like it must always be regulating its temperature. Your blood must remain slightly alkaline at 7.365 pH 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in order to survive.

When we continuously consume acidic food and drinks, our body has to compensate by borrowing alkaline minerals from places like our eyes, bones and teeth in order to combat the acidity (and thus prevent death).

A healthy body is slightly alkaline on the inside and slightly acidic (to fight off viruses and bacteria) on the outside. But most people are struggling with an overacidic internal environment, and overly alkaline skin. An overacidic internal environment can lead to weight gain and diseases of all kinds, while overly alkaline skin may reveal itself in the form of pimples, fungus, skin conditions like rashes, etc.

One solution is to drink ionized alkaline water and eat more alkaline foods (vegetables, non-sweet fruits, nuts and seeds) which will help combat the internal acidity and naturally help correct the external problem. Another solution for the skin, body and hair is to topically apply ionized acid water in order to achieve alkaline-acid balance externally. You can get both types of ionized water (alkaline and acid) from a water ionizer for pennies on the gallon.

Ionized acid water with a pH of 5.5 is a natural astringent with antibacterial properties that can also reduce inflammation. The Japanese refer to it as “beauty water” because it is so beneficial for the skin, and those who wash with it tend to look younger and healthier than those who using ordinary tap water or even expensive beauty products.

Here are some of the many applications of ionized acid water on the body, skin and hair:

Skin

  • Skin toner, anti-aging serum, wrinkle reducer
  • Blemish reducer, scars, sunburns, ingrown nails/hairs
  • Hand sanitizer, aftershave
  • Skin rashes/irritations
  • Dry/chapped skin, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, ringworm

Hair

  • Conditioner
  • Dandruff relief
  • Detangler
  • Rinse
Personal Deodorizer/Disinfectant
  • Deodorant/antiperspirant, athletes foot, jock itch, toe fungus
  • Mouthwash, gargle for sore throat, toothpaste, canker sores/cold sores
  • Female yeast conditions and other female issues, enemas
  • Add to a sick child’s bathwater to kill germs and viruses
  • Try for pink eye, ear infections, or snorting for nasal congestion and sinus relief

First Aid

  • Burns
  • Minor cuts and scrapes
  • Boils, blisters, bedsores
  • Bug bites, poison ivy

Ionized acid water is an eco-friendly, budget-friendly, multipurpose fluid that can save you hundreds a year on skin, body and hair products. Invest in a water ionizer today, and start enjoying the many benefits of ionized acid water for beauty and body care.

L is for Lemons & Limes + Alkaline Recipes to Try!

This is the 12th installment of our alkaline foods series where we feature a food from A-Z, sharing the benefits of the food along with suggested recipes to try!

L is for Lemons & Limes

Lemons and limes offer many of the same health benefits, and many people are surprised to learn that they are alkaline-forming to the body considering their acidic nature. The reason is because they contain very little sugar and thus the body does not have to use alkaline minerals to process them, resulting in an alkalizing effect once consumed. They are rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin B, phosphorous, proteins, and carbohydrates.

Lemons and limes promote health in many ways. They:

  • Detoxify, purify and cleanse
  • Aid in digestion
  • Have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties
  • Helps prevent diabetes
  • May lower blood pressure and purify the blood
  • Help dilute uric acid
  • Help reduce phlegm
  • Fight constipation
  • Can reduce body temperature
  • Help stop internal bleeding
  • Soothe burns
  • Aid in weight loss

Lemon & lime recipes to try:

Other alkaline foods that start with L:

  • Lima beans
  • Lentils
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce

For more alkaline recipes from around the web, visit and follow our Alkaline Diet & Recipes Pinterest board. Stay tuned for the next installment of our alkaline foods series: M is for Millet.

Click here to grab your free Chanson Water Alkaline/Acid Food Charts!

16 Ways to Kick Breast Cancer to the Curb–Naturally!

With breast cancer darkening the doorsteps of 1 in 8 U.S. women, it’s likely that you or a loved one has been or will be affected by this disease during your lifetime. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and chemo, radiation and surgery are not the only answers.

Here are 16 alternative therapies or things you can avoid:

1. Let Food Be Thy Medicine

It’s well documented that vegans and vegetarians have lower instances of cancer, and many have found solace in a raw, alkaline diet rich in green smoothies including Kris Carr, star of Crazy Sexy Cancer. According to Dr. Robert O. Young, author of The pH Miracle, you can create a disease-resistant body by alkalizing your body, because sickness and disease cannot thrive unless it has an acidic environment to live and grow in.

Nourish your body by eating more alkaline fruits and vegetables, testing out our alkaline recipes, buying at least certain foods organic, and soaking your produce in ionized alkaline water to revive them to their natural state.

2. Drink Up!

Dr. Keiichi Morishita M.D., author of The Hidden Truth of Cancer says, “Drinking water that has a high alkaline pH, because of its de-acidifying effect, will help in preventing cancer. In Asia, alkaline water is regularly served to patients, and is considered a regular part of treatment.”

Chanson ionized alkaline water has antioxidant-like effects and is full of bioavailable minerals. It super hydrates and detoxifies, boosting your immune system. We recommend drinking a minimum of half your body weight in ounces daily.

3. Say Goodbye to Your Sweet Tooth

Sugar has been found to feed cancer cells and is highly acidic and more addictive than cocaine. With the average can of soda containing more teaspoons of sugar than the American Heart Association recommends women get in an entire day (among other health risks) soda has got to go from your diet. Artificial sweeteners are an even worse alternative with carcinogenic properties, so try all-natural stevia or xylitol instead.

4. Switch to Natural Beauty Products

Do you know which toxic chemicals are lurking in your beauty products? Here’s how to alkalize your beauty routine in order to reduce your exposure to cancer-causing toxins.

5. Ditch the Drain-O

Just like with commercial beauty products, traditional cleaning solutions and air fresheners are brimming with unhealthy chemicals. Fortunately there are natural alternatives.

6. Filter It!

Prevention Magazine cited filtering your tap water as the #1 way you can prevent cancer. Even if you have a Chanson Water ionizer, a drinking water pre-filter is essential to protecting you from all of the pollutants found in tap water. Additionally, a whole-house filter and shower filter can protect you and your family from inhaling, ingesting and absorbing harmful chlorine and chlorine byproducts.

7. Stress Less

Stress and other negative emotions have an extremely powerful acidic effect on our internal environments, even more so that diet! There have actually been people who healed their cancer through the power of positive thinking and watching funny movies to keep their spirits up. Try controlling negative emotions through meditation, positive thinking, letting go of the things which are beyond your control, and laughing whenever possible.

8. Say No to Mammograms

According to Russell L. Blaylock, MD, annual radiological breast exams are estimated to increase the risk of breast cancer by 20% over a 10 year period (most tumors actually take 10 years to detect). In addition to harmful radiation, mammography may also help spread existing cancer cells. Mammography results are sketchy at best: 70-80% of all positive mammograms do not, upon biopsy, show any presence of cancer, while false negatives clock in at 40% among women ages 40-49. Also, the NCI released evidence that mammography could cause 75 cases of breast cancer for every 15 it identifies in women under age 35. Therefore, a monthly self-check for lumps is a safer alternative to mammography.

9. Flush it Out

A routine detox program can benefit anyone looking to flush their body of toxins and get a fresh start. The world-famous Gerson cancer institute reportedly also uses coffee enemas as part of their holistic approach to cancer.

10. Go Bra-less

Studies show that the more hours a day a woman wears a bra, the higher her risk for breast cancer. So whenever possible, hang loose.

11. Give BPA the Boot!

BPA has been linked to increased occurrences of breast cancer. Limit your exposure by purchasing BPA-free plastic containers and water bottles, and reducing the amount of canned foods you consume.

12. Re-evaluate Your Work Habits

Studies show that women who work the night shift as well as women who work from home increase their risk of developing breast cancer. Presumably this is due to the fact that daytime sleep is not as effective as nighttime slumber, and because the average household is actually more toxic than a polluted city street! If you work the night shift try adjusting your work schedule if possible and making every Z count by darkening your bedroom. Those who work from home can try opening windows and investing in an air purifier in addition to suggestions #4 and #5 above.

13. Skip the Flu Shot

All immunizations are acidifying to the body and contain toxic and in many cases carcinogenic chemicals like formaldehyde. Boost your immune system naturally by following steps #1-#3 above instead of flooding your bloodstream with nasty cancer-causing toxins.

14. Work it Out

As you know, exercise essential to health. But strenuous exercise like running or spinning can actually negatively impact your health by flooding your body with acidic chemicals. Try engaging in regular alkaline exercise like walking, jogging, yoga, jumping on a mini-trampoline, and weight-bearing exercises.

15. Sleep it Off

Don’t negate the power of sleep to recharge your batteries. It’s impossible to properly function without enough sleep, and getting in bed before 11 pm has been proven to provide the best results. Aim to get 7-8 hours of sleep each night.

16. Breast is Best

If you have the option to breastfeed or bottle feed a child, studies show that breastfeeding can actually reduce your risk for breast cancer.

The majority of the above tips can be applied to all types of cancer, not just breast. For more information on natural cancer remedies and the truth behind the cancer industry, we highly recommend the eye-opening films Healing Cancer from Inside Out and Cancer is Curable NOW.

K is for Kale + Alkaline Recipes to Try

This is the 11th installment of our alkaline foods series where we feature a food from A-Z, sharing the benefits of the food along with suggested recipes to try!

K is for Kale

Kale contains fiber, calcium, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus.

Kale promotes health in many ways. It:

  • Has antioxidants with anti-cancer health benefits
  • Is rich in the eye-health promoting lutein and zeaxanthin compounds
  • Lowers blood cholesterol levels
  • Has detoxification properties
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease
  • Aids in bone health
  • Helps normal blood clotting
  • Has anti-inflammatory properties which fight against arthritis, asthma and autoimmune disorders

Kale recipes to try:

Other alkaline foods that start with K:

  • Kelp

For more alkaline recipes from around the web, visit and follow our Alkaline Diet & Recipes Pinterest board. Stay tuned for the next installment of our alkaline foods series: L is for Lemons & Limes.

Click here to grab your free Chanson Water Alkaline/Acid Food Charts!

Is Your Exercise Routine Doing More Harm than Good?

Did you know that rigorous exercise creates acids which can build up in your joints, wreak havoc on your health, create muscle soreness, and stunt your growth and recovery time?

Here’s the deal: aerobic exercises deliver additional oxygen to your cells, and oxygen helps to convert glucose to energy. But if you increase the intensity of your exercise to an anaerobic state, you will no longer have enough oxygen and your body will be forced to find alternate methods of energy. You’ll know you’ve entered an anaerobic state when you start breathing really hard and become fatigued and uncomfortable.

“Pain when you exercise is a sure sign that you are oxygen-deficient and producing increased metabolic acids (lactic acid & sugar) rather than accessing your electron reserves and acidifying your body. You’re stressing rather than strengthening your body. So be sure to keep your exercise pain-free, fully electron-charged from alkaline foods and drinks and aerobic. If at any point you do feel pain or discomfort while exercising, stop immediately and hydrate…(with) good alkaline water to restore alkalinity and to increase your reserves of electrons,” says Dr. Robert O. Young, author of The pH Miracle series.

Rather than pushing the body to exhaustion or inflicting pain on the muscles and joints, try practicing aerobic exercises like walking, jogging or rebounding (jumping on a mini trampoline). Rebounding can dramatically improve lymph flow while exercising every cell in the body.

“Instead of hard exercise (which creates lactic acid), one should practice traditional Asian soft-style exercises such as yoga, Tai Chi, and Chi Gung on a daily basis throughout the duration of any detox program,” according to Daniel Reid, author of The Tao of Detox.

Soft, static exercises like Pilates, the Five Tibetan Rites, stretching and weight-bearing exercises are also alkaline-forming and can work you out without producing acids.

The two most important things to remember when exercising are that you need to break a sweat without being so out-of-breath that you can’t carry on a conversation, and that if you start to feel pain ease up on whatever you are doing (for example, if you are   jogging, resume walking until the pain subsides).

Drinking Chanson ionized alkaline water before, during, and after exercise is believed by many athletes including professional   baseball player DJ Carrasco and award-winning bodybuilder Dan Hill to support a faster recovery time. Staying hydrated is an important factor in any weight loss or workout plan, as your body cannot function optimally without adequate water.

New research published in the Journal of Nutrition reveals the importance of staying optimally hydrated during exercise. Over three days, a group of young women were subjected to exercise-induced dehydration, and their cognitive performance, mood, and symptoms of dehydration were measured during rest and during exercise. At just over 1% dehydration level, subjects showed a mood change for the worse, and concentration, headache symptoms, and task difficulty were also affected.

A separate study found that mild dehydration can effect physical performance as well. The motor performance of golfer’s game, including shot distance, target accuracy, and distance judgment, was tested at different dehydration levels. Their results were better when they were fully hydrated than when they were tested at between 1-3% dehydration levels. Thus, it is important to hydrate before, during, and after exercise for best results.

“Lack of focus, stress, decrease in energy, and muscle tightness are all derived from the same problem-lack of proper hydration. Based upon sound clinical research in speeding up recovery from vigorous activities to guarding against disease, drinking alkaline ionized water may be the single most important support your body can receive,” according to Dr. Preston Wakefield.

In order to burn fat, build muscle and increase endurance your body must be able to buffer and remove lactic acid. Chanson ionized alkaline water is able to help not only fully hydrate you, but buffer the acids caused by exercise, diet, and environmental factors. It’s super hydrating, full of antioxidants, bioavailable minerals, and the right kind of oxygen, and easier to drink than   standard tap or bottled water.

So toss a BPA-free bottle (or two) of Chanson ionized alkaline water into your gym bag, and remember not to let your body get into an anaerobic state.

See also:

Why Chanson Ionized Alkaline Water is Superior to Sports Drinks

Study: Influence of bottled water on rehydration following a dehydrating bout of cycling exercise

J is for Jicama + Alkaline Recipes to Try!

This is the 10th installment of our alkaline foods series where we feature a food from A-Z, sharing the benefits of the food along with suggested recipes to try!

J is for Jicama

Jicama is a large, bulbous root vegetable. The rough brown skin should be peeled before eating or cooking, leaving only the white crunchy flesh. The flavor is slightly sweet and a little nutty, and jicama can be served both raw and cooked.

Jicama is low calorie and fat-free, rich in vitamin C and an excellent source of dietary and soluble fiber. It also contains folic acid, beta-carotene, minerals magnesium, copper, iron and manganese, and valuable B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, pyridoxine, pantothenic acid and thiamin.

Jicama promotes health in many ways. It:

  • Has anti-oxidant properties that help the body scavenge for harmful free radicals
  • Acts as an anti-inflammatory
  • Offers protection from cancers and viruses
  • Helps control cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of heart problems
  • Strengthens capillaries and may lower the incidences or severity of bruising
  •  Lowers homocysteine levels

Jicama recipes to try:

For more alkaline recipes from around the web, visit and follow our Alkaline Diet & Recipes Pinterest board. Stay tuned for the next installment of our alkaline foods series: K is for Kale.

Click here to grab your free Chanson Water Alkaline/Acid Food Charts!

Say ‘No’ to the Flu Shot & Boost Your Immune System Naturally

Think you need an annual flu shot to protect yourself from getting sick this winter?

Think again.

According to Dr. J. Anthony Morris, the former Chief Vaccine Control Officer at the FDA, “There is no evidence that any influenza vaccine, thus far developed, is effective in preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza.”

In fact, studies show that flu vaccines only have a 1.5% effective rate. There are over 300 strains of the flu virus and the flu shot only addresses three of them, while actually increasing your risk for paralysis and brain damage in the form of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Why the risk?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and  Prevention, “The following substances are found in flu vaccines: aluminum,  antibiotics, egg protein, formaldehyde, human aborted fetal apparatus (dead human tissue), monosodium glutamate (MSG), and thimerosol (mercury).”

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to pay to have myself and my loved ones injected with toxins and dead human tissue for a 1.5% chance of avoiding the flu (which we only have a 20% chance of getting in the first place).

“The winter flu shot myth is based entirely on junk science designed to serve the interests of pharmaceutical companies who sell the vaccines,” explains Natural News founder Mike Adams. “An honest look at the science reveals the unavoidable truth about flu shots  — they’re virtually worthless at preventing the flu. People would  be much better off to skip the shots and engage in healthier exercise and  dietary habits.”

A Natural Approach

Flu shots are said to boost the body’s own immune system in order to make it more resistant to disease. But all vaccines contain chemical toxins which are acidifying to the body and actually weaken our immune system.

According to Dr. Robert O. Young, sickness and disease cannot thrive unless it has an acidic environment to live and grow in, and by alkalizing our bodies, we create a more disease-resistant body.

Alkalizing the body can be achieved by switching to ionized alkaline water, eating more alkaline fruits and vegetables, reducing stress, getting adequate sleep and soft exercise, and reducing exposure to acidic substances like drugs, alcohol, chemical cleaners and commercial beauty products.

Taking vitamin D supplements and drinking herbal tea have also been found to bolster the immune system naturally. By nourishing your body from the inside out you will be able to protect yourself from flus and colds this winter, rendering flu shots completely unnecessary.

I is for Ionized Alkaline Water + Alkaline Recipes to Try!

This is the ninth installment of our alkaline foods series where we feature a food from A-Z, sharing the benefits of the food along with suggested recipes to try!

I is for Ionized Alkaline Water

Ionized alkaline water can be made using a small kitchen appliance called a water ionizer. It hooks up directly to your tap and restructures the water using the process of electrolysis.

Ionized alkaline water promotes health in many ways. It:

  • Helps regulate the body’s internal pH
  • Detoxifies your cells
  • Provides increased energy and better sleep
  • Is up to six times more hydrating than regular water
  • Provides faster recovery from injuries, and fewer aches and pains
  • Is naturally able to support weight loss
  • May help decrease incidences and lengths of colds and flus
  • Provides greater mental focus and enhanced memory

Ionized Alkaline Water recipes to try:

Start using ionized alkaline water whenever water is called for in a recipe.

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For more alkaline recipes from around the web, visit and follow our Alkaline Diet & Recipes Pinterest board. Stay tuned for the next installment of our alkaline foods series: J is for Jicama.