Are You Bathing In Chemical Toxins?

You wouldn’t bathe in your swimming pool, so why are most Americans showering in unfiltered, chlorinated water?

Municipal water districts are required by law to add chlorine or chloramines (chlorine + ammonia) to our water supply in order to disinfect and prevent the spread of bacteria.

It sounds great in theory.

After all, no one wants to drink or wash in water that is contaminated with bacteria and other germs. But the problem is that chlorine and chloramines create carcinogenic byproducts which are both absorbed through our skin and inhaled.

The dangers of bathing in chlorinated water

60% of all we put on our skin is absorbed directly into our blood stream, and even just a 10-minute shower can cause you to absorb more chlorine than if you drank 64 ounces of the same water. In fact, the University of Pittsburgh conducted a study which showed 6X higher levels of chloroform through inhalation vs. water consumption. This is because the byproducts of chlorine create a gas that is easily inhaled.

Chlorine and its byproducts have been linked to the following ailments: hardening of arteries, destruction of proteins in the body, aggravation of asthma, allergies, sinus conditions, and respiratory problems, accelerated aging, altered cholesterol levels, genetic mutations that can lead to cancer growth, high blood pressure, heart trouble, and irritation/dryness of skin and hair.

Whenever you shower, take a bath, use the dishwasher or washing machine, brush your teeth, wash your hands, or flush your toilet, VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) are released into your home and inhaled, unless that water has been properly filtered. Your exposure to VOCs and other harmful chemicals can be reduced with a Whole House Filter.

How to reduce your exposure to chlorine & its byproducts

The Chanson Water Dove Whole House Filter filters every tap in your home, so that you and your family are protected from chlorine and its toxic byproducts. However, it is not recommended as a standalone filter for drinking water, as it does not filter out other harmful contaminants like fluoride, lead and arsenic, which is why we recommend pairing it with a Chanson drinking water pre-filter.

If you cannot afford a Whole House Filter or want added protection, a Chanson Spa Shower Filter is an affordable solution. They quickly and easily attach to every shower head in your home to filter chlorine and its byproducts from your shower water, and are the only shower filter on the market to also soften and energize the water. As a result you will notice better looking and more manageable skin and hair.

Alkaline Meal Plan Series – Day #8

We have curated over 800 alkaline recipes on our Pinterest board and are now curating full day meal plans in this alkaline meal plan series for those who want to eat alkaline but don’t know where to start.

Remember to soak all produce in 8.0-8.5 pH Chanson alkaline ionized water for 10 minutes for best results as well as to use 9.5 ionized alkaline water whenever water is called for in a recipe including to boil with.

Alkaline Meal Plan – Day 8:

Breakfast

avocado breakfast pudding

 

Avocado Breakfast Pudding

 

 

 

Lunch

 

 

Brown Rice Salad with Crunchy Sprouts & Seeds

 

 

Snack/Appetizer

Red beet salad

 

 

Red Beet Salad 

 

 

Dinner

 

Raw Zucchini Pasta with Avocado & Pea Pesto

 

 

 

Side Dish

Chilled cucumber basil avocado soup

 

Chilled Cucumber Basil Avocado Soup

 

 

 

Dessert

 

Raw Vegan Ice Cream Bar

 

 

 

TIP: If you get hungry in between meals you can snack on pre-soaked almonds or a green juice. And remember to drink half your body weight in Chanson ionized alkaline water daily.

NOTE: You do not need to be a member of Pinterest to access these recipes. Simply click on the link and then click the “website” button or the photo on the resulting page, and you will be taken to the full recipe.

Look for a new alkaline meal plan next Monday, check out our previous recipes, and our alkaline foods series.

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

6 Green Spring Cleaning Tips to Alkalize Your Home & Body

When undergoing annual spring cleaning you are likely exposing yourself to large amounts of dust and chemical cleaners which are unhealthy to breathe in, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are six green cleaning tips for home and body:

#1. Switch to Natural Cleaners

There are many natural cleaners you can try such as baking soda, cornstarch, white vinegar and lemons which we discussed in our article about all-natural cleaners.

However there are some downsides to these types of natural cleaners, such as the fact that white vinegar can actually damage porous surfaces like stone and unsealed grout as well as dull the finish of your hardwood floors, while cornstarch and baking soda can be too abrasive for some surfaces.

This is why we recommend using ionized acidic water from a Chanson Water ionizer to clean and sanitize everything from glass to countertops to toilets and floors. For a less expensive but highly effective product, we now also offer our Chanson Miracle Sanitizer which dispenses activated oxygen into air and liquids and can sterilize virtually any surface. While both products are completely safe to use and don’t require the use of any masks or gloves, you may want to wear a mask when dealing with dusty areas to prevent inhalation.

#2. Clear the Clutter

You may think that keeping those clothes you’ll never wear in the back of your closet aren’t hurting anyone, so long as you have the room. But the laws of feng shui say that any clutter can negatively impact the way you feel and the things you are able to attract into your life. So fill up some trash bags with items you no longer need, and donate them to a local charity, friend, or family member.

#3. Restock the Pantry

If you’ve been thinking of switching to an alkaline diet, now is the time to go through your pantry and make room for healthy foods by tossing the junk. The general rule of thumb is that if it has a longer shelf life than you do, it is not healthy for you, and that you want to look for foods which contain five ingredients or less. So goodbye white cane sugar, hello stevia, and sionara white rice, welcome quinoa!

#4. Audit Your Bath & Beauty Products

There are many acidifying chemicals lurking in all commercial bath and body products like your deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, soap, and makeup. Ionized acidic water from a Chanson water ionizer can effectively replace many products like facial toner, aftershave, hand sanitizer, and hair rinses. You can also make your own products using ingredients like apple cider vinegar, baking soda, coconut oil and essential oils, or buy natural versions of bath and body products at health food stores. Remember to read all labels and avoid products which include ingredients you can’t pronounce as well as sulfates, parabens, aluminum, fluoride, artificial colorants and fragrances.

#5. Research or Maintain a Whole House Filter/Softener

70% of Americans live in hard water areas, which can take a toll on your pipes, fixtures and appliances as mineral deposits build up. These issues can be addressed with a whole house water softener, and save you money on plumbing and by extending the life of your appliances.

And all homes can benefit from a whole house water filter, which removes and reduces chemicals like chlorine and chloramines from your tap water. You may not think that you need to filter your tap water, especially if you are drinking bottled water, but what about the water you cook and bathe in? Even flushing your toilet releases volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air which are damaging to health when breathed in. Whole house filters filter all water entering your home so that you and your family are protected from many of the chemicals and toxins lurking in tap water. Chanson offers a whole house filter, whole house softener, and combo unit to meet your needs.

#6. Cleanse Your Body

Don’t just stop with your home, the warmer weather is a great time to detox your system. Whether you try a one-day water fast, weekend juicing cleanse, colonic or coffee enema, infrared sauna, or a combination of the above, taking time to detox your system is as necessary for your body as changing the oil is for your car. You’ll look and feel better after the detoxification process is over!

Alkaline Meal Plan Series – Day #7

We have curated over 800 alkaline recipes on our Pinterest board and are now curating full day meal plans in this alkaline meal plan series for those who want to eat alkaline but don’t know where to start.

Remember to soak all produce in 8.0-8.5 pH Chanson alkaline ionized water for 10 minutes for best results as well as to use 9.5 ionized alkaline water whenever water is called for in a recipe including to boil with.

Alkaline Meal Plan – Day 7:

Breakfast

 

 

Grapefruit Avocado Ginger Smoothie 

 

 

Lunch

 

Kale Salad with Avocado, Carrot and Ginger Red Pepper Dressing

 

 

 

Snack/Appetizer

 

Black Eyed Pea Salad

 

 

 

Dinner

 

Black Bean Cakes

 

 

 

Side Dish

 

Garlic Rubbed Cabbage Steaks

 

 

 

Dessert

 

Luau Fruit Salad

 

 

 

TIP: If you get hungry in between meals you can snack on pre-soaked almonds or a green juice. And remember to drink half your body weight in Chanson ionized alkaline water daily.

NOTE: You do not need to be a member of Pinterest to access these recipes. Simply click on the link and then click the “website” button or the photo on the resulting page, and you will be taken to the full recipe.

Look for a new alkaline meal plan next Monday, check out our previous recipes, and our alkaline foods series.

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

Alkaline Meal Plan Series – Day #6

We have curated over 800 alkaline recipes on our Pinterest board and are now curating full day meal plans in this alkaline meal plan series for those who want to eat alkaline but don’t know where to start.

Remember to soak all produce in 8.0-8.5 pH Chanson alkaline ionized water for 10 minutes for best results as well as to use 9.5 ionized alkaline water whenever water is called for in a recipe including to boil with.

Alkaline Meal Plan – Day 6:

Breakfast

 

Everyday Green Smoothie

 

 

 

Lunch

 

Roasted Asparagus Salad

 

 

 

Snack/Appetizer

 

Summer Tomato, Onion & Cucumber Salad 

 

 

 

Dinner

 

Black Bean, Quinoa & Sweet Potato Veggie Burger

 

 

 

Side Dish

 

Garlic Mashed “Potatoes” (Cauliflower)

 

 

 

Dessert

 

 

Watermelon Cake

 

 

TIP: If you get hungry in between meals you can snack on pre-soaked almonds or a green juice. And remember to drink half your body weight in Chanson ionized alkaline water daily.

NOTE: You do not need to be a member of Pinterest to access these recipes. Simply click on the link and then click the “website” button or the photo on the resulting page, and you will be taken to the full recipe.

Look for a new alkaline meal plan next Monday, check out our previous recipes, and our alkaline foods series.

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

Getting to the Root of Grey Hairs–Naturally

Ever wonder what the real cause of grey hairs is and how you can prevent or even reverse them?

In 2009, researchers at the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom concluded that grey hairs are a result of oxidative stress caused by a buildup of too much hydrogen peroxide.

Our body naturally produces hydrogen peroxide along with the enzyme catalase, which breaks the hydrogen peroxide down into water and oxygen. But as we age our catalase production drops, while the hydrogen peroxide remains, causing some people to go grey.

New research published in The FASEB Journal supports these findings, and also found a link between grey hair and the rare skin pigmentation disease vitiligo. They did a study on vitiligo patients using a proprietary topical, UVB-activated cream with success, and believe that a similar product could also help with grey hair. Information on when this treatment will be developed and available to the public has yet to be released.

But what if a natural remedy already exists?

Studies show that ionized alkaline water from a water ionizer is effective against the breakdown of DNA caused by oxidative stress, and thus may be a great natural alternative to grey hairs.

According to Dr. Ray D. Strand M.D., “Reduced (ALKALINE) Water, when taken internally, readily donates its electrons to oddball oxygen radicals and blocks the interaction of the active oxygen with normal molecules. Undamaged biological molecules are less susceptible to infection and disease. The Alkaline Antioxidant Water gives up an extra electron and reduces the active oxygen, thus rendering it harmless. The active oxygen is reduced without damaging surrounding biological molecules.”

The health benefits expressed by ionized alkaline water drinkers is vast. Users report everything from more energy to better sleep to a more youthful looking appearance, including in some cases the reversal of grey hair.

Chanson water ionizers are backed by a lifetime warranty and include a generous 60 day return policy. They provide healthy ionized alkaline water for drinking and eco-friendly ionized acidic water for cleaning and beauty purposes. This investment can pay for itself in 2-3 years based on the amount of money you can save on bottled water, cleaning and beauty products. Financing is available for as low as $25 a month on approved credit.

Resources:

Electrolyzed–Reduced Water Scavenges Active Oxygen Species and Protects DNA from Oxidative Damage Shirahataa, Kabayamaa, Nakanoa, et al – Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (1997)

Electrolyzed-reduced water protects against oxidative damage to DNA, RNA, and protein Mi Young Lee, Yoon Kyoung Kim, Kun Kul Ryoo, Yoon Bae Lee and Eun Ju Park – Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (2010)

How Alkaline Water Can Reduce Oxidative Stress Dr. Ray D. Strand, M.D., specialist in nutritional and preventive medicine

Basic evidence for epidermal H2O2/ONOO-mediated oxidation/nitration in segmental vitiligo is supported by repigmentation of skin and eyelashes after reduction of epidermal H2O2 with topical NB-UVB-activated pseudocatalase PC-KUS Karin U. Schallreuter, Mohammed A. E. L. Salem, Sarah Holtz and A. Panske – The FASABE Journal (2013)

Senile hair graying: H2O2-mediated oxidative stress affects human hair color by blunting methionine sulfoxide repair J. M. Wood, H. Decker, H. Hartmann, B. Chavan, H. Rokos, J. D. Spencer, S. Hasse, M. J. Thornton, M. Shalbaf, R. Paus, and K. U. Schallreuter – The FASABE Journal (2009)

DISCLAIMER: The FDA prevents any natural health company from claiming that their product will treat, cure or prevent a disease, and your individual experience may vary.

Alkaline Meal Plan Series – Day #5

We have curated over 800 alkaline recipes on our Pinterest board and are now curating full day meal plans in this alkaline meal plan series for those who want to eat alkaline but don’t know where to start.

Remember to soak all produce in 8.0-8.5 pH Chanson alkaline ionized water for 10 minutes for best results as well as to use 9.5 ionized alkaline water whenever water is called for in a recipe including to boil with.

Alkaline Meal Plan – Day 5:

Breakfast

 

Avocado, Almond, Zucchini & Lemon Smoothie 

 

 

 

Lunch

 

 

Roasted Avocado Over Mixed Lettuce & Couscous

 

 

Snack/Appetizer

 

Garlic Grilled Tomatoes

 

 

 

Dinner

 

Raw Lasagna

 

 

 

Side Dish

 

 

Blueberry, Avocado & Red Chicory Spinach Salad

 

 

Dessert

 

Coconut Milk Strawberry Ice Cream

 

 

 

TIP: If you get hungry in between meals you can snack on pre-soaked almonds or a green juice. And remember to drink half your body weight in Chanson ionized alkaline water daily.

NOTE: You do not need to be a member of Pinterest to access these recipes. Simply click on the link and then click the “website” button or the photo on the resulting page, and you will be taken to the full recipe.

Look for a new alkaline meal plan next Monday, check out our previous recipes, and our alkaline foods series.

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

Is Your Garden pH Balanced?

Have you tried cultivating your own blossoms only to have them die, or attempted to grow your own produce but lost it to hungry bugs?

Gardening is hard work, and the pH balance of the plant water and soil plays a large role in whether or not your efforts are successful.

Unlike humans, plants “breathe out” oxygen and “breathe in” carbon dioxide. While humans thrive on clean, ionized alkaline water, most plants like to drink ionized acid water, as shown in this gradeschool science experiment. Plus, most insects are repelled by ionized acidic water, making it an all natural pesticide.

Most rainwater has a pH of 5.6-5.8 due to the presence of carbonic acid (H2CO3). This means it is moderately acidic, but should not be confused with acid rain which hovers closer to 3.0 pH due to emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides mixing with the water molecules. Many commercial fertilizers are ammonia-based in order to increase soil acidity, but the water that comes out of your sprinklers and garden hose is likely neutral or slightly alkaline and filled with chemicals like chlorine, chloramines and fluoride which can be harmful to plants.

Since most people aren’t filtering their plant water or aware of which pH each plant prefers, we created the following chart as a guide to help your garden grow:

pH garden chart

 

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When it’s time to cut your blossoms to give away or display around the house, most cut flower stems should be watered with ionized alkaline water since, like us, they have been uprooted from their original life force and are slowly dying.

And when you’re ready to eat the produce you have grown, we recommend spritzing it with strong ionized acidic water to naturally kill any bacteria that has grown on them. Then you can soak the produce in 8.5 pH ionized alkaline water for 10 minutes directly before consuming in order to revive the produce to it’s freshly picked state. You’ll have the freshest, best-tasting organic produce on the block!

A Chanson water ionizer is capable of producing every pH level of water that you and your plants need to thrive.