Alkaline Meal Plan Series – Day #26

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 26:

Breakfast

raw buckwheat breakfast porridge

 

 

Raw Buckwheat Breakfast Porridge 

 

 

Lunch

rice paper veggie rolls

 

 

Rice Paper Veggie Rolls

 

 

Snack/Appetizer

baked sweet potatoes with mustard greens leeks white beans

 

 

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Mustard Greens, Leeks, White Beans & Cilantro Tahini

 

 

Dinner

mediterranean black bean burgers

 

 

Mediterranean Black Bean Burgers 
Side Dish

kale salad with cauliflower and parsnips

 

Kale Salad with Cauliflower & Parsnips

 

 

 

Dessert

figs with cashew cream and toasted coconut

 

 

Raw Vegan Figs with Cashew Cream & Toasted Coconut 

 

 

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.

Are You Prepared for the Next Natural Disaster?

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy left 35 million people without power, water, and/or gas. The 1994 Northridge earthquake caused damages in an 85 mile radius, while the damages caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 totaled $81 billion. And these are just U.S. natural disaster statistics.
No one wants to think about it, but you never know when disaster will strike or how severe the devastation will be. No matter what part of the world you live in you could be subject to at least some of the following:
  • Floods
  • Hurricanes
  • Tornadoes
  • Earthquakes
  • Wildfires
  • Blackouts
  • Mudslides
  • Droughts
  • Windstorms

Emergency preparedness could be the difference between life and death. Humans can go over a month without food, but only three days without water. Are you prepared?

Emergency Water Guidelines

  • The Water Quality & Health Council recommends that you store at least one gallon of water per person, per day in a cool, dark place.
  • Half of your stored water should be reserved for personal hygiene and food preparation.
  • The U.S. Department of Homeland Security encourages individuals to store enough water to last a minimum of three days.
  • The Center for Disease Control recommends that you replace all non-commercially packaged stored water every six months.
  • Don’t forget to store additional water for all pets!

Emergency Water Filtration System

The Chanson Nano Filtration System is a revolutionary everyday water filter which is also perfect for emergencies. It filters out bacteria, VOC’s, SOC’s, viral contaminants and a host of other unwanted water pollutants, making ANY water safe to drink and saving you a ton of money on bottled water. In fact, the Nano Filtration System is so effective that if your city issues a boil safe warning, you won’t have to comply!

The Nano comes with one 3.2 gallon BPA-free metal-free Storage Tank. This tank has NSF approved components, is not susceptible to rust or corrosion, and does not contain harmful chemicals. It is also one of the only holding tanks on the market that is washable, making it more resistant to mold. Extra Storage Tanks can be purchased individually and will store enough water for one person for three days.

 Want to dramatically increase your emergency water stockpile cheaply and effectively? Our FloJet Pump allows you to pump non-drinkable water from various sources like pools, spas, lakes, and even toilets through the Nano and into the storage tank, transforming dirty, polluted water into clean, safe, refreshing drinking water.
Keep in mind that both the Nano and the FloJet do require electricity, so a backup generator may be needed depending on the circumstances.
Don’t leave you and your family susceptible to natural disasters. Order your water firewall system today!

 

Alkaline Meal Plan Series – Day #25

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 25:

Breakfast

herbed guacamole breakfast bowl

 

 

 

Herbed Guacamole Breakfast Bowl 

 

 

Lunch

avocado and broccoli salad

 

 

Avocado & Broccoli Salad

 

 

Snack/Appetizer

cowboy caviar

 

 

 

Cowboy Caviar 

 

Dinner

mexican pita pockets

 

 

Mexican Pita Pockets 

 

 

Side Dish

mexican quinoa and black beans

 

 

Mexican Quinoa & Black Beans

 

 

Dessert

raw vegan dessert balls

 

 

Raw Vegan Dessert Balls 

 

 

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.

4 Misconceptions About the Alkaline Diet

Critics of the alkaline diet typically profess four main objections, all of which are misconceptions that are easily explained away.

They are:

1. The pH of the blood does not fluctuate widely based on the food you eat

 

True but misleading. The reason that the blood does not fluctuate is because if it does not remain at right about 7.365 pH you will die. Your body has a built-in self-correcting mechanism for when you eat acidic foods. It literally pulls alkaline minerals from your bones and muscles in order to neutralize the acid and keep you in pH balance. The problem is the damage that this self-correction can cause including bone loss, muscle loss, heart problems, vision loss, reduced energy and more.

 

So yes, eating alkaline foods will not increase your blood pH, but it will prevent your body from stealing minerals from itself because you are providing the body with a mineral reserve and reducing the amount of acidic foods you eat. When we refer to alkalizing your pH we are referring to the urine and saliva which can be tested with pH strips, not the blood.

 

2. It doesn’t matter what the pH of the food that you eat is, because your stomach acid will turn it acidic anyway

 

False. To paraphrase Dr. Robert O. Young: The stomach wall makes sodium bicarbonate (aka baking soda) to alkalize our food not digest our food. Hydrochloric acid is only produced when we eat or drink acid-forming foods and drinks and is balanced in equal proportion by sodium bicarbonate production. When we consume alkaline forming foods and drink alkaline ionized water, the body does not need the sodium bicarbonate production and thus the hydrochloric acid production is not required either!

 

3. There is not enough scientific research to back up the alkaline diet

 

Misleading. As a whole, there may not be a lot of research specifically about the alkaline diet, however numerous studies have shown benefits of vegetarian and vegan diets, as well as health benefits of eating certain fruits and vegetables, cutting out meat, and avoiding processed foods and artificial ingredients. So since the alkaline diet is a largely vegan/vegetarian diet high in fruits and vegetables that cuts out processed foods and artificial ingredients, how can you possibly be skeptical? It’s common sense. Natural whole plant-based foods are good for you, while processed, artificial “junk foods” are not.

 

4. There are conflicting acid/alkaline food charts so it’s impossible to know which foods to eat

 

True but not impossible. When referring to an acid/alkaline chart the one question you need to ask is if the chart is showing the pH of the actual food, or the pH of the food after it has been digested. You are looking for the latter, because you want to know what kind of effect that food will have on your body. The most common confusion over this is that lemons are highly acidic by nature, but have a strong alkalizing effect on the body due to their high mineral and low sugar content. So use a set of charts like ours which focus on the pH of the food after it has been digested, and disregard the others. Click here to get your free alkaline/acid food charts.

 

Shifting to an 80% alkaline/20% acidic diet and drinking ionized alkaline water may help you lose weight, give you increased energy, reverse major health issues including cancer and diabetes, improve your sleep and appearance, and boost your immune system. It is not a fad or a crash diet but rather a permanent shift in your eating habits for overall wellness much like a raw, vegan or vegetarian diet. Try it for yourself, and be sure to share your results!

 

Alkaline Meal Plan Series – Day #24

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 24:

Breakfast

scrambled tofu & tomato brekkie

 

 

Scrambled Tofu & Tomato Brekkie

 

 

Lunch

vegan broccoli avocado soup

 

 

Vegan Broccoli Avocado Soup

 

 

Snack/Appetizer

grilled cauliflower arugula chimichurri

 

Grilled Cauliflower Arugula Chimichurri

 

 

 

Dinner

chimichurri tofu quinoa

 

 

Chimichurri Quinoa & Tofu 

 

 

Side Dish

beet and avocado salad

 

Avocado & Beet Salad

 

 

 

Dessert

lemon meltaways

 

 

Lemon Meltaways 

 

 

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.

Getting to the Root of Disease: Toxicity & Deficiency

The cause of virtually all disease boils down to two things: toxicity and deficiency.
We live in an over toxic world. We are exposed to more toxins in one day than our ancestors were in a lifetime. And most of the foods lining grocery store shelves and being served at drive-thru’s these days are nutrient deficient.
So it’s no wonder that disease is more prevalent in today’s day and age than ever before.
Our bodies are designed to remain alkaline on the pH scale and unfortunately the American diet and lifestyle encourages an over-acidic state of being which is not conductive to health.
Fortunately there are many natural ways to prevent and even reverse diseases like cancer and diabetes as well as common ailments like allergies and inflammation.

Toxicity

Being over toxic (or over acid) means that your body has accumulated a number of harmful chemical toxins and is overloaded. Common signs of being over-toxic include excess weight, fatigue, and aches and pains.
The key is to detox to get back into pH balance, and there are a number of detox methods you can try, including:

1. Switching to ionized alkaline drinking water

Ionized alkaline water is microclustered and able to detox the body on a cellular level that standard tap and bottled water cannot reach. In fact it is so effective that one Chanson Water USA customer called to say he passed a drug test after ingesting large amounts of prescribed codeine for several years. The water is very cleansing and easier to drink because it does not leave a bloated or waterlogged feeling. You can make your own using an electric water ionizer. Studies show that a hydrated body detoxes more easily than a dehydrated body.

2. Sweating it out

Exercise, preferably soft, aerobic exercise that doesn’t create a lot of lactic acid, is a great way to rid the body of toxins. Some also prefer the use of an infrared sauna to remove excess toxins through the pores.

3. Clay detox

Rare earth mineral clay, along with a handful of other natural clays, can detox the body in a variety of ways. Add some to a glass   to water as a daily dietary supplement, bathe in it, or make a clay facial mask. Whichever way you use it, toxins will be naturally drawn out of the body.

4. Fasting

Fasting is a great way to give your body a break from digestion and allow it to naturally flush toxins from the body. If you have never fasted before it might be best to start with a fresh juice or liquid fast, while others might benefit best from a water only fast.

5. Reducing exposure to household toxins

Try natural alternatives for your cleaning supplies and bath and body products, most of which are chalk full of toxic chemicals. Numerous alternatives exist, but an easy one is ionized acidic water from a water ionizer because it’s antibacterial and leaves no residue or odor unlike things like apple cider vinegar and baking soda. Ionized acidic water can replace over 100 cleaning and beauty products including Lysol, window cleaner, mouthwash, facial toner, and bug spray.
Chanson also offers our new Miracle Sanitizer, which deodorizes and sanitizes air and liquids, making it a great alternative to chemical laden air fresheners.

Deficiency

Mineral deficiency is more common than you may think. Common signs of mineral deficiency include yeast and fungal infections, leg cramps, strong foot odor and white spots on fingernails.
Because the body cannot make it’s own minerals and actually has to steal from minerals reserves like the bones, teeth and muscles when processing acids and toxins in order to survive, getting enough minerals in your diet is essential.
Here are a few ways to combat deficiency:

1. Try the 80% alkaline/20% acidic diet

Alkaline foods like vegetables, non-sweet fruits, nuts and seeds are nutrient rich and promote health. By shifting what’s on your plate to 80% alkaline foods, you will be providing your body with a healthy supply of alkaline minerals. Drinking ionized alkaline water is also extremely effective because it is full of bioavailable alkaline minerals and antioxidants, and soaking your fruits and vegetables in this water increases its nutritional value.

2. Say goodbye to sodas and energy drinks

Soda is quite possibly the worst “edible” thing you could put in your mouth. It robs the body of minerals, is packed with sugar, and has no nutritional value. In fact, one sip of soda is so acidic that it takes 32 glasses of ionized alkaline water just to neutralize it!
Diet sodas are even worse because they use artificial sweeteners which further damage your neurological system. Eliminating or reducing soda and energy drinks from your diet can go a long way in balancing your nutrient levels. Replace with ionized alkaline water and fresh made green juice for best results.

3. Swap unhealthy foods for alkaline alternatives

There are many foods that we have been led to believe are good for us when in reality they are not. For example, contrary to popular belief, cow’s milk actually robs the body of calcium instead of providing it. This is because cow’s milk also contains phosphorus, which blocks the absorption of the calcium in the milk, triggering an automatic response in the body to pull calcium from the bones to process the acidic liquid! Switching to unsweetened almond, coconut or organic soy milk are better alternatives.

4. Take vitamins and supplements

Magnesium is possibly the most vital nutrient that most Americans are lacking. While various supplements exist, one of the best ways to get enough magnesium is by adding an Inline magnesium remineralizer to your Chanson water filter or ionizer. This form of magnesium is powdered for easier absorption, and when used with an electric water ionizer will be made bioavailable.
Take your health into your own hands before it’s too late. By both reducing toxins and increasing your alkaline mineral intake, you can effectively safeguard your health and even heal yourself of many diseases and conditions.

Alkaline Meal Plan Series – Day #23

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 23:

Breakfast

omega museli

 

Omega Museli

 

 

 

Lunch

vegan cream of asparagus & leek soup

 

 

Vegan Cream of Asparagus & Leek Soup

 

 

Snack/Appetizer

cauliflower crust breadsticks

 

 

Cauliflower Crust “Breadsticks” 

 

 

Dinner

Ccreamy zesty avocado linguinereamy Zesty Avocado Linguine with Arugula & Lemon 

 

 

 

 

 

Side Dish

brussel sprout red pepper avocado salad

 

 

Brussels Sprouts, Red Pepper & Avocado Salad 

 

 

Dessert

raw blueberry pudding

 

 

Raw Blueberry 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.

Are You Emotionally Healthy?

According to the American Psychological Association, happy people are more likely to work toward goals, find the resources they need, and attract others with their energy and optimism.

Negativity is a vicious cycle that holds us back from happiness and success. Letting go of negativity and developing healthy emotional habits can go a long way in your overall level of contentment, happiness, and success in life, love, and career.

Here are five ways to become emotionally healthy:

1. Practice self love and self care

It’s easy to overlook our basic needs, especially while caring for children, pets, and/or a spouse or loved one. But studies show that taking time for ourselves can go a long way in alleviating stress and achieving happiness. Whether it’s taking time to get a therapeutic massage, turning off your cell phone for an evening to curl up with a good book, or preparing a healthy meal and eating it slowly, you should aim to do at least one enjoyable thing for yourself daily. Making yourself and your needs a priority signals to the brain that you are loved and important.

2. Try using positive affirmations

There is lot of power in positivity, and it’s more than just wishful thinking. By reciting or chanting a positive affirmation or several each day you are training your mind to think positive thoughts. Positive affirmations such as “I love and respect myself” also reinforce self-love, but you can say anything you are thinking or feeling or want to think, feel or believe such as “I am living my truth,” “I have abundance in my life,” or “I welcome joy and happiness.” Try to avoid saying things that are in the wanting/lacking category (i.e. “I want to feel desired”) vs. acting as if you already have it (i.e. “I am desired.”)

3. Practice setting goals and intentions

You’ve likely heard of The Law of Attraction, which states that like attracts like and that in order to get what we want in life we have to focus on it instead of what we don’t want. Writing down your goals and setting positive intentions is a powerful way to  improve your mental, emotional, and spiritual well being. One key to attracting what you want is to be thankful for what you have, so spending a few minutes a day thanking your creator or the universe for what you have already been blessed with can go a long way.

4. Change your way of thinking

Studies show that those who were given a death sentence by their doctor tended to die right on the appointed schedule, because our minds are powerful tools. If you believe something, you can make it come true regardless of if it’s a positive or negative belief. Those who trained their minds to reject a dooming diagnosis and took their health into their own hands managed to live longer than those who accepted their fate. So just because someone–including yourself–introduces a limiting belief (i.e. I’ll never be good enough,” “I don’t have what it takes to run that race”) does not make it true. Overcoming negative beliefs and embracing a new reality (“I am good enough,” “I do have what it takes…”) can make all the difference.

5. Let go of grudges, unhealthy habits and trapped emotions

We are all carrying around emotional baggage from past hurts and experiences, often stemming from childhood. This emotional baggage can unconsciously weigh on our day to day lives and affect many of our decisions, such as whether or not we choose to go to the gym or stick to our diets. This is because healthy habits are based on a healthy, focused and determined attitude, while unhealthy habits are rooted in feelings of low self-worth. By letting go of grudges and trapped emotions, you can pave the way for overcoming unhealthy habits one by one and replacing them with healthier counterparts.

Do these steps sound challenging to you?

Keep in mind that a well hydrated brain is able to overcome these mental obstacles and function on a higher level than a dehydrated brain. We recommend drinking a minimum of half your body weight in ounces of ionized alkaline water from a Chanson electric water ionizer daily for optimal hydration.

Remember, becoming emotionally healthy is an important part of overall health and wellness, because a negative mindset can actually hinder all aspects of your health.

Alkaline Meal Plan Series – Day #22

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 22:

Breakfast

quinoa & apple breakfast warmer

 

 

Quinoa & Apple Breakfast Warmer

 

 

Lunch

warm salad with broccoli kale avocado and tahini dressing

 

 

Warm Salad with Broccoli, Kale, Avocado & Tahini Dressing

 

 

 

Snack/Appetizer

avocado tofu spring rolls

 

 

Avocado Tofu Spring Rolls

 

 

Dinner

soy sesame bok choy rolls

 

 

Soy-Sesame Bok Choy Rolls

 

 

Side Dish

cucumber gazpacho with wasabi

 

Cucumber Gazpacho with Wasabi 

 

 

 

Dessert

cranberry pomegranate sorbet

 

 

 

Cranberry Pomegranate Sorbet

 

 

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.