Alkaline Meal Plan Series – Day #17

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 17:

Breakfast

protein shake

 

Protein Shake

 

 

 

Lunch

 Avocado, mango, lettuce, cashew nuts, watercress, pumpkin seed salad

 

 

Avocado, Mango, Lettuce, Cashew Nuts, Watercress, Pumpkin Seed Salad

 

 

Snack/Appetizer

baked acorn squash rings

 

 

Baked Acorn Squash Rings 

 

 

Dinner

energy soup

 

 

Energy Soup

 

 

Side Dish

savory flaxseed onion crackers

 

 

Savory Flaxseed Onion Crackers

 

 

Dessert

nectarine mango pie

 

 

Nectarine Mango Pie

 

 

 

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.

Cut Cravings & Overcome Addictions with Ionized Alkaline Water

There are many holistic approaches that one can take on the road to drug, nicotine, painkiller or alcohol addiction recovery including aromatherapy, acupuncture, homeopathy, and meditation–treatments that are as old as time and have a proven track record.

But did you know that drinking ionized alkaline water from an electric water ionizer can also help detox, balance, and nourish your cells, while cutting cravings and increasing the effectiveness of vitamins, minerals, and other treatments?

The problem

All drugs and alcohol are acidifying to the body. This means that consuming these substances upsets our delicate pH balance. Because our blood needs to remain at about 7.4 pH at all times in order to survive, our bodies rely on an internal alkaline mineral reserve in order to offset the acidity created by our daily diets and lifestyles.

Unfortunately, after years of poor eating habits and/or substance abuse, these reserves get depleted. Our bodies are then forced to borrow alkaline minerals from less crucial body parts like our eyes and bones in order to neutralize the overacidity and prevent death. This explains why the older we get, the more likely we are to need eyeglasses or be diagnosed with osteoporosis.

In addition to being overacidic, most Americans are also chronically dehydrated. Because our bodies rely on water for everything from transmitting messages between brain cells to digesting food and waste, we may be suffering from a number of dehydration-related ailments like memory loss, fatigue, constipation and many more.

The solution

One of the first steps to addiction recovery is ridding your body of the traces of the drug through a form of detox. What better way to cleanse your system of all the acidic substances than with water, nature’s cure?

Ionized alkaline water differs from tap and bottled water in many ways, including:

  • It is alkaline on the pH scale, which can help with acid-alkaline and chemical imbalance
  • It can better penetrate and detoxify your cells due to a smaller water molecule size
  • It contains bioavailable ionized alkaline minerals to nourish your cells from the inside out

Ionized alkaline water is found in nature in fresh flowing waters and streams, where the friction of the water hitting the rocks creates an electrical charge that ionizes the water. Electrical water ionizers recreate this natural process so that anyone can drink fresh, ionized alkaline water from the comfort of their own home or treatment facility. All you need is a working outlet and faucet, and the Chanson water ionizer will produce ideal drinking water for years to come!

While everyone can benefit from a water ionizer, recovering addicts may find additional value from the machine in the form of detox and bioavailable minerals. Due to the acidic nature of substance abuse, your body is likely starved for alkaline minerals. Not only do water ionizers ionize the minerals found in the water,  but they can also make any vitamins, minerals, or supplements you take with the water more easily absorbed by your body. Users report feeling cleaner, more hydrated, and more energized.

DISCLAIMER: The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only. The author of this article is not a medically trained physician; therefore, any theories or suggestions put forward are intended to supplement and not replace the advice of medically or legally trained professionals.

Alkaline Meal Plan Series – Day #16

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 16:

Breakfast

broiled grapefruit

 

 

Broiled Grapefruit

 

 

Lunch

superfood kale avocado salad with raw olives

 

 

Superfood Kale Avocado Salad with Raw Olives

 

 

 

Snack/Appetizer

peach basil avocado balsamic skewers

 

 

Peach, Avocado, Basil Balsamic Skewers

 

 

Dinner

avocado tomato pizza

 

 

Avocado Tomato Pizza

 

 

Side Dish

grilled zucchini with chili & mint

 

 

Grilled Zucchini with Chili & Mint 

 

 

Dessert

organic strawberry lemonade popsicles

 

 

Organic Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

 

 

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.

How to Prevent Sunburn Naturally While Getting Enough Vitamin D

We’ve been trained by the media and advertisers that the sun is the enemy and that slathering our bodies in sunscreen and wearing sunglasses are necessary for leaving the house on a sunny day.

But spending some time in the sun every day is good for your physical and mental health according to Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy.

Most people fear sunburn and skin cancer, however studies show that the body is more adept to recover from a sunburn than to process all of the toxic chemicals in commercial sunscreens, and that skin cancer is more common in people who have limited sun exposure than those who don’t! In fact, many of the chemicals in most sunscreens are carcinogenic, which means that they are more likely to cause cancer than the sun!

Additionally, laboratory research has shown that vitamin D (the “sunshine vitamin”) can halt tumor growth by promoting the factors responsible for cell transformation in the body. According to Dr. Robert O. Young, “UBV exposure is alkalizing to the blood and tissues and thus helps to reduce dietary and metabolic acids that can cause acidic or cancerous lungs or skin.”

Dangers of vitamin D deficiency

The truth is that the sun is one of the most natural and healing substances in our universe. Without enough sun exposure we put ourselves at risk for vitamin D deficiency, which has been linked cardiovascular disease, bone loss, cognitive impairment in older adults, severe asthma in children, cancer, and depression. As many as 90% of Americans are considered to be vitamin D deficient!

According to Web MD, “Research suggests that vitamin D could play a role in the prevention and treatment of a number of different conditions, including type1 and type 2 diabetes, hypertension, glucose intolerance, and multiple sclerosis.”

Natural ways to prevent sunburn while getting enough vitamin D

-Stay hydrated by drinking half your body weight in ounces of water (preferably ionized alkaline water) daily.

-Moisturize regularly with coconut oil, which provides some natural sun protection.

-Aim to get 20 minutes of sun exposure without protection daily, but slowly work your way up to this number and never allow your skin to burn. Those with darker complexions will need closer to an hour of unprotected sun exposure to receive the same benefits.

-Because the body needs time to absorb the vitamin D generated on your skin, ideally you would wait 24-48 hours after direct sun exposure before scrubbing exposed areas of skin with soaps and body washes.

-Follow a healthy plant-based diet. Acidic foods lower your immunity and lead to mineral deficiency.

-Limit your use of sunglasses, because sunglasses actually trick our brains into thinking it’s darker outside and thus cause our bodies to lower our resistance to the sun, making us more susceptible to sunburn.

-Use a natural sunscreen free of toxic chemicals only after you’ve had proper sun exposure and you are going to be in the sun for extended periods of time.

-Avoid extended direct sun exposure between 11 am and 4 pm when the sun is at its brightest and cover up with hats and lightweight protective clothing.

Remember, the sun is not your enemy, but rather an essential and powerful healing tool when used safely and in moderation.

Alkaline Meal Plan Series – Day #15

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 15:

Breakfast

vegan pumpkin pie smoothie

 

 

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Smoothie 

 

 

Lunch

mung bean avocado salad

 

 

Mung Bean Avocado Salad

 

 

Snack/Appetizer

avocado stuffed cherry tomatoes

 

 

Avocado Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

 

 

Dinner

spicy grilled eggplant

 

 

Spicy Grilled Eggplant 

 

 

Side Dish

squash blossom avocado and butter lettuce salad

 

 

Squash Blossom, Avocado & Butter Lettuce Salad

 

 

Dessert

sugar free black bean brownies

 

Sugar-Free Black Bean Brownies

 

 

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.

9 Common Pregnancy Side Effects Ionized Alkaline Water Can Alleviate

Pregnancy tends to come with a host of uncomfortable and annoying side effects, however many of them are related to dehydration and can be easily alleviated by drinking enough filtered water.

Ionized alkaline water is particularly effective because it is supercharged with antioxidants and bioavailable alkaline minerals. It is also believed to be up to six times more hydrating than tap or bottled water, and has an alkaline pH which is beneficial to overall health.

Here are 9 common pregnancy side effects that can be remedied with ionized alkaline water:

1. Constipation

Up to 50% of women suffer from constipation at some point during their pregnancy. Reasons include increased progesterone, added pressure of the uterus on the rectum in late pregnancy, and increased iron supplementation. Drinking plenty of water can easily help alleviate constipation by lubricating the intestines and flushing waste out more effectively.

2. Swollen hands and feet

Ironically, water retention is a sign of dehydration. Your body holds onto excess water out of desperation and fear of not having enough water based on your water intake habits. This is common in the last trimester of pregnancy, when you should be drinking more water to compensate for the extra weight gain. By drinking a minimum of half your body weight in ounces daily, you allow your body to relax and let go of the excess water, only keeping what it really needs.

3. Lower back pain

Increased weight and pressure of the uterus commonly result in lower back pain in pregnant women, particularly in the second and third trimesters. Lower back pain is often a symptom of dehydration, because when the discs that cushion the gaps in between vertebrae are not well lubricated they create friction and inflammation which causes pain. Drinking water can help lubricate the discs in the spinal cord and alleviate the pain. Soaking a rag in strong ionized alkaline water and applying topically to the pain site is also very effective at temporarily relieving pain.

4. Heartburn/indigestion

Heartburn and indigestion are other side effects of increased progesterone and a growing uterus during pregnancy. Aiming to drink your water between meals instead of during meals can help prevent heartburn and indigestion, and drinking a cool glass of water while experiencing this pain can help alleviate it.

5. Morning sickness

The true cause of morning sickness is a lack of alkaline minerals because our bodies require increased levels of alkaline minerals during pregnancy to help develop the fetus. When we don’t have an ample supply of alkaline minerals we force our bodies to steal from our bones, muscles and teeth whenever we eat and drink acidic foods like hamburgers and soda. A sudden shift in our pH balance during pregnancy can result in morning sickness, so the key is to drink plenty of ionized alkaline water and eat an abundance of alkaline foods.

According to author Sang Whang, “Before a woman becomes pregnant, she should drink ample amount of alkaline water to avoid morning sickness and have a healthy baby. Without enough alkaline minerals, the woman ages considerably during pregnancy and may experience all kinds of post-delivery problems.”

6. Dry itchy skin

A growing pregnant belly stretches the skin and often results in dry, itchy skin. Staying properly hydrated can help skin stay smooth and supple and prevent itching.

7. Poor sleep

Poor sleep is common throughout pregnancy due to increased hormones, frequent urination, anxiety, discomfort, and other annoying side effects. Ionized alkaline water from an electric water ionizer has been found to promote better sleep overall. Pregnant women should attempt to fulfill their daily water quota by early evening to help prevent additional late night treks to the bathroom.

8. Low energy/fatigue

Low energy and fatigue are common in early and late pregnancy due to increased hormones and added weight, often compounded by a lack of quality sleep. Ionized alkaline water has been found to increase energy, because being properly hydrated helps the body function better on all levels. Pregnant women should attempt to meet their daily water quota by early evening to prevent additional late night trips to the restroom.

9. Brain Fog

They say that a woman’s brain shrinks 4% during pregnancy, which often   results in temporary forgetfulness. Ionized alkaline water has been shown to   improve memory and reduce brain fog by keeping the brain fully hydrated and   thus better able to function on all levels.

Remember the quality of the water you drink is just as important as the quantity. Most bottled waters are acidic and actually rob the body of alkaline minerals, while unfiltered tap water carries many chemicals and contaminants. Invest in a Chanson water ionizer today and enjoy fresh filtered ionized alkaline water for pennies on the gallon!

Alkaline Meal Plan Series – Day #14

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 14:

Breakfast

blessed to be alive green juice

 

 

Blessed to be Alive Green Juice 

 

 

Lunch

Vvegan sprouts bowl with creamy curry sauceegan Sprouts Bowl with Creamy Curry Sauce 

 

 

 

 

Snack/Appetizer

spaghetti squash latkes

 

Spicy Spaghetti Squash Latkes

 

 

Dinner

roasted butternut squash and flaxseed soup

 

 

Roasted Butternut Squash and Flaxseed Soup

 

 

Side Dish

brussels sprout salad with avocado

 

Brussels Spout Salad with Avocado and Pumpkin Seeds

 

 

 

Dessert

chocolate avocado truffles

 

 

Chocolate Avocado Truffles

 

 

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.

Your Guide to Detoxing with a Water Fast

There are many benefits to water fasting.

A fast is a specified period of time where you go without food in order to give your body a break from digestion and to detoxify.

Water fasting requires eating or drinking nothing but water, although small amounts of lemon or lime in the water are acceptable due their alkalizing effects if desired.

Even those who follow an extremely healthy diet can benefit from a water fast, because our bodies accumulate toxins that need to be flushed out periodically. When your body is given a break from the day to day tasks of breaking down the food you ingest and balancing your blood pH, it is easier to detoxify.

How and When to do a Water Fast

Water fasting can be done in whatever time period you feel comfortable with. You may start with one day a week or a weekend and leave it at that, or eventually work your way up to a week or even a month or more. As with anything, the longer you are able to endure a water fast, the more noticeable your results should be.

Because we naturally tend to eat less during the summer months, now is a great time to try a water fast, provided that you don’t schedule it during a vacation, BBQ or birthday party where you will be tempted to indulge in yummy food, or a particularly taxing event on the body like running a marathon or moving house.

How to Prepare for a Water Fast

It’s best to ease into a water fast by building up your vitamin and mineral reserves and drinking only fresh unprocessed juices in the days leading up to the fast. Gentle colon cleansing before and during the fast with enemas is also recommended. Taking it easy and getting lots of rest during the fast is also essential so that your body can fully utilize its energy to heal itself from the inside out.

Benefits of Water Fasting

Jennifer Thompson, author of A Comprehensive Guide to Water Fasting, notes that she was able to dispel over 21 feet of intestinal round worms and lose 33 pounds during her 40 day water fast, as well as feel “clearer in the mind and spirit and more balanced and peaceful” afterwards.

Nedalee Ruiz of Chanson Water USA says, “As a person who has done many water only fasts, my first one being 9 days and my longest being 21 days, I can say that the greatest benefit is the enhanced flavor of food when I return to eating. Not just the joy of having food, but that it tastes so much better than before I detoxed with the fast.”

Breaking a Water Fast

When it’s time to break a water fast, you will want to ease out of it just like you eased into it. Indulging in comfort foods right away can lead to illness, as it is a shock to the system, particularly if you’ve been on a long water fast. Fresh juices and other liquids like blended soups are ideal foods to use to break a water fast.

The Best Type of Water for a Fast

As a general rule, we recommend drinking half your body weight in ounces daily to replace the water you lose naturally. During a water fast, you may need to drink more in order to feel full.

But the quality of the water you drink is just as important as the quantity. Ionized alkaline water from a Chanson water ionizer is believed by many doctors and scientists to be the best kind of drinking water shy of a natural unpolluted spring. Ionized alkaline water is full of bioavailable alkaline minerals and antioxidants which can nourish and energize you while helping you get and stay pH balanced. It has amazing detoxification properties and is supercharged for better overall health.

Alkaline Meal Plan Series – Day #13

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 13:

Breakfast

cucumber avocado smoothie

 

 

Cucumber Avocado Smoothie 

 

 

Lunch

strawberry avocado kale salad

 

 

Strawberry Avocado Kale Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

 

 

Snack/Appetizer

spicy cashew lettuce wraps

 

 

Spicy Cashew Lettuce Wraps

 

 

Dinner

green tea soba noodles

 

 

Green Tea Soba Noodles with Roasted Vegetables & Herbs 

 

 

Side Dish

spicy green beans

 

 

Spicy Green Beans

 

 

Dessert

chocolate avocado pudding

 

 

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

 

 

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.