Alkaline Meal Plan Series – Day #30

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 30:

Breakfast

Pear Avocado Smoothie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch

delicious detox soupDelicious Detox Soup

 

 

 

 

Snack/Appetizer

mexican cucumbers with chile and limeMexican Cucumbers with Chile & Lime 

 
Dinner

zuccnini avocado quesadillaZucchini Avocado Quesadilla 
 

 

 

Side Dish

southwest quinoa patties with avocado cream sauceSouthwest Quinoa Patties with Avocado Sauce

 

 

 

 

Dessert

raw coconut lime cheesecakeRaw Coconut Lime Cheesecake 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Chlorinated Water Linked to Birth Defects

The majority of US municipalities chlorinate our drinking water in order to disinfect it. The problem is that the byproducts of chlorine can cause harmful side effects such as dry skin, respiratory issues, cancer, and birth defects.

Chlorinated Water Linked to Birth Defects

Scientists at the University of Birmingham examined the birth records of 400,000 babies and found an alarming increase in birth defects in areas where the water was highly chlorinated. The chlorine byproduct trihalomethanes (THM’s) are readily absorbed by the body and pass through the placenta to the unborn baby, disrupting normal fetal development and creating a defect.

In another study, researchers in Italy found a link between congenital anomalies and the mother’s exposure to THMs, chlorite and chlorate in drinking water during the first trimester, while Norwegian researchers also came to the conclusion that there is a link between chlorinated water and birth defects in a separate study.

The highest incidence of defects include brain and spinal cord defects, cleft palates and heart problems.

The Solution: Water Filtration

The cheap pitcher and faucet filters on the market address the taste and odor of chlorine, but do not remove the chlorine itself. Therefore it is essential that pregnant women upgrade to a drinking water prefilter that removes chlorine.

Another way to reduce chlorine exposure is with a whole house filter and Chanson Spa Shower Filter which also addresses chlorine. This is because we can absorb chlorine through our skin when we bathe, as well as inhale it in the shower or even if we stand too close to a pot of boiling chlorinated water or toilet when it is flushed.

Protect your family and your unborn children from the harsh effects of chlorine with a Chanson Water filter today!

References:

Trihalomethanes, chlorite, chlorate in drinking water and risk of congenital anomalies: A population-based case-control study in Northern Italy. Righi, E, P Bechtold, D Tortorici, P Lauriola, E Calzolari, G Astolfi, MJ Nieuwenhuijsen, G Fantuzzi and G Aggazzotti. 2012.

Water disinfection by-products and the risk of specific birth defects: a population-based cross-sectional study in Taiwan. Bing-Fang Hwang, Jouni JK Jaakkola, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK

Water chlorination and birth defects. Magnus P, Jaakkola JJ, Skrondal A, Alexander J, Becher G, Krogh T, Dybing E. Department of Population Health Sciences, National Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway. September 1999

Alkaline Meal Plan Series – Day #29

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 29:

Breakfast

tropical avocado smoothie Tropical Avocado Smoothie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch

smashed white bean and avocado clubSmashed White Bean and Avocado Club 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snack/Appetizer

thai spice crispy edamameThai Spice Crispy Edamame

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dinner

sesame crusted avocado spring rolls with almond dipping sauceSesame Crusted Avocado Spring Rolls with Almond Dipping Sauce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Side Dish

chilled spring avocado cucumber soupChilled Spring Avocado Cucumber Soup

 

 

 

 

 

Dessert

frozen coconut mango popsFrozen Coconut Mango Pops

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 at Risk for a Waterborne Bacterial Illness?

You’ve likely heard the phrase “don’t drink the water” in relation to travel within Mexico, which is notorious for its high bacterial levels.

But did you know that you may also be at risk for bacterial illness as a result of drinking tap or well water in the US?

Waterborne Bacterial Illness

Tap water causes an estimated 18.4 million cases of stomach illnesses in the US each year. Most of these illnesses are caused by pathogens such as bacteria and viruses that escape water treatment efforts, while sewage leaks and flooding also contribute to the problem.

While an upset stomach is the most common symptom of a bacterial waterborne illness, flu-like symptoms and even death may result, such as in the case of the brain-eating Amoeba bacteria.

Additionally, one study on illnesses associated with tap water showed that serious diseases including cancer, diabetes, heart disease and autoimmune dysfunctions can occur weeks or even months after a stomach illness and is known as chronic sequelae.

Those with an increased risk of pathogen-born illnesses include the elderly, pregnant women, young children, the chronically ill and those undergoing immunosuppressive therapy, which makes up about 25% of the US population.

UC Berkley conducted a tap water study among 988 Sonoma County residents over age 55. Although the water met all federal and state water quality standards, researchers found a 12% decrease in self-reported gastrointestinal illnesses in those who filtered their water versus those who did not.

Bacterial Water Filtration

While some recommend UV light as a bacterial treatment for water, that method has many flaws. If the UV bulb gets even the slightest haze on it, the UV light becomes ineffective at killing bacteria, and you may not know when the bulb stops working. Additionally, the speed at which the water flows past the light makes it difficult to be effective. Most disturbingly, after a UV light kills bacteria, the bacteria still remains in the water for you to consume!

But both the Chanson Nano Filtration System and new NANO2 easily traps and removes 99.9% of all bacteria due to its .0001 micron size (most bacteria is .02 micron). We recommend it for anyone who would like antibacterial protection. Protect yourself and your family from bacterial waterborne illness today!

References:

Chronic sequelae associated with waterborne pathogens: A definition and review of human evidence Rebecca T. Parkin, John O. Davies-Cole, and John M. Balbus. Department of Environmental & Occupational Health, George Washington University

The Sonoma Water Evaluation Trial: A Randomized Drinking Water Intervention Trial to Reduce Gastrointestinal Illness in Older Adults Colford JM Jr., Hilton JF, Wright CC, Arnold BF, Saha S S,   Wade TJ, Schott J, Eisenberg JN. Am J Public Health. 2009

Alkaline Meal Plan Series – Day #28

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 28:

Breakfast

strawberry avocado bliss shakeStrawberry Avocado Bliss Shake 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch

fresh summer rollsFresh Summer Rolls with Basil, Avocado, Kale and Spicy Garlic Peanut Sauce 

 

 

 

 

 

Snack/Appetizer

spicy quinoa stuffed avocadoSpicy Quinoa Stuffed Avocado

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dinner

Vegetable Cutlet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Side Dish

baked garlic broccoli Baked Garlic Broccoli

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dessert

raw green avocado kale ice cream Raw Green Avocado Kale 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.

How to Accelerate Addiction Recovery & Avoid Relapse

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), relapse rates for recovering alcohol/drug addicts are alarmingly high at 40-60%. While no recovering addict wants to become a statistic, the simple fact is that it’s all to easy to slip back into old patterns whenever stress, anger, frustration, or temptation arises.

Fortunately, there is a simple solution that can help you or a loved one get and stay clean while restoring energy and vitality and boosting overall health in the process: ionized alkaline water from an electric water ionizer.

Here are five reasons ionized alkaline water is especially effective for helping recovering addicts get and stay clean:

1. Detoxification and Super Hydration Properties

One of the first steps to addiction recovery is ridding your body of the traces of the drugs through a form of detox, and drinking ionized alkaline water can effectively cleanse your system of all the toxic, acidic substances that have accumulated through substance abuse.

According to Daniel Reid, author of Tao of Detox, “When you’re detoxifying your body, you must drink extra quantities of pure alkaline water to dissolve, neutralize, and wash away all the toxins and acid wastes that the detox process releases into the blood stream from the tissues.”

Japanese scientists believe that the microclustered molecules of ionized alkaline water allow for deeper penetration in the cells, cleansing and hydrating you from the inside out, without that heavy, bloated, waterlogged feeling that standard water leaves behind.

2. Acid-Alkaline Balance

All drugs and alcohol are acidifying to the body, which means it creates an internal environment that is susceptible to illness and disease. The alkaline pH of ionized alkaline water is able to help offset the acidity accumulated within the body after years of substance abuse.

Dr. Robert O. Young puts it this way in his book The pH Miracle, “Ingesting chemicals (including prescription and over the counter medications)…disrupt and weaken the alkaline state of the digestive tract…Ionized water helps reverse the effects of acid accumulation in the body, the root cause of degenerative diseases and aging.”

3. Antioxidant Effects

Alkaline ionized water is rich in antioxidants, which can help undo some of the damage caused by substance abuse such as premature aging and an impaired immune system, helping you look and feel younger and healthier.

“You do not need expensive medicine with all the negative side effects to regain health… Alkaline water has profound long term effects because it alkalizes your body and provides an effective antioxidant,” per Dr. Ingfreid Hobert, author of Guide to Holistic Healing in the New Millennium.

4. Replaces Unhealthy Cravings with Healthy Cravings

Ionized alkaline water is created through the process of electrolysis, and the electric charge actually creates a craving to drink the water, shifting your addiction from a harmful substance to fresh, filtered, ultra hydrating water. Dr. F. Batmanghelidj, author of Your Body’s Many Cries for Water, explains that often when we think we are hungry, we are actually thirsty. And when you start to drink more water, you start to crave healthier foods, which is important because proper diet plays a huge role in addiction recovery.

According to certified drug and alcohol counselor Jessica Parks, “Not eating properly or often enough can also lead to mood swings and irritability in recovery. This in turn increases your chance of relapse, as you may become tempted to control your moods by using drugs or alcohol. In early recovery, your body may not be able to tell the signs of hunger or low blood sugar from symptoms of withdrawal. If your brain is unable to distinguish between these two things, you may experience cravings for substances, when really you just need to feed your body with nutritious food.”

5. Bioavailable Minerals and Increased Effectiveness of Treatments

Ionized alkaline water is full of bioavailable alkaline minerals which nourish the body. According to Nedalee Ruiz of Chanson Water USA, it is also able to increase the effectiveness of addiction recovery treatments. She says, “One of the many reasons that electrolyzed water from a water ionizer is helpful in addiction recovery is that when used with medications to wean addicts off of other drugs, it makes the medications more effective and bioavailable.”

Former drug addict Trina M. states, “I abused crystal meth and my family for 19 years. Couldn’t afford rehab, but drinking alkaline ionized water had a profound affect in helping me get clean. I craved the water and it did such a wonderful job detoxing me that I have now been clean over 18 months without any other intervention.”

Drinking ionized alkaline water from an electric water ionizer can help recovering addicts detox, balance alkalinity, nourish and repair their cells, while cutting cravings and increasing the effectiveness of vitamins, minerals, and other treatments. It may also be effective at avoiding relapse by shifting cravings from abusive substances to healthy food and water long-term.

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 #27

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 27:

Breakfast

Raw Breakfast Energy Porridgeraw breakfast energy porridge

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch

picnic salad with creamy cilantro dressingPicnic Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing

 

 

 

 

 

Snack/Appetizer

marinated avocados Marinated Avocados

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dinner

raw green avocado wrapsRaw Green Avocado Wraps

 

 

 

 

 

Side Dish

black bean cakes with avocado cream sauceBlack Bean Cakes with Avocado Cream Sauce

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dessert

mango coconut chocolate puddingMango Coconut Chocolate 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.

Cleopatra’s Beauty Secret: Revealed

It is widely believed that Cleopatra’s beautiful skin can be attributed to bathing in milk and honey. But what if that wasn’t her only beauty secret? What if the water she drank also played a significant role?

One thing we know for sure: Cleopatra didn’t drink SmartWater or tap water that had toxic chemicals like chlorine and fluoride added to it. Back then, her only water sources would have been wells and the river Nile itself.

Ancient Water Purification Methods

It turns out that the origin of water filtration dates back to ancient Egypt, where–as early as 2000 B.C.–water was passed through a cloth sleeve to filter out some of the larger impurities before drinking.

The Egyptians would also allow smaller sediment to settle at the bottom of a large urn and siphon the upper layer of water for drinking, and used almonds to clarify river water.

The ancient Greeks would also sanitize water by boiling, straining, exposing to sunlight, charcoal filtering, and filtering water through sand.

Ancient Water Ionization Methods

Even more interesting is that in Grecian and Roman times, water was stored in urns of copper and brass overnight. The end result of which was clear and sweet drinking water, due to the electrolytic reaction that took place in the copper and brass.

Copper is a chemical element with a very high thermal and electrical conductivity, and brass is a mixture of copper and zinc, an alkaline mineral. So it appears that ancient Greeks and Romans are the actual founders of water ionization, a discovery which took place before Christ was even born!

Presumably, only the rich could afford these urns and this water purification method, and thus it is conceivable that Cleopatra would have drank ionized water, regardless of if she were aware of the science behind it. (Although Cleopatra ruled Egypt, she was of Greek decent and eventually joined Cesar in Rome.)

How You Can Benefit From This Ancient Beauty Secret

Today, technology allows us to create our own ionized water through the use of a kitchen appliance called a water ionizer which turns ordinary tap water into healthy alkaline ionized water for drinking.

Dermatologist Dr. Nicholas Perricone, author of The Perricone Prescription says, “The fountain of youth did not spew forth diet soda and OJ–it’s always been good old H2O…If you do not drink water, your organs and cells cannot function. How can your skin be soft and plumped up if you refuse the elixir of life?”

Alkaline ionized water is up to six times more hydrating than tap or bottled water, contains three times more antioxidants than a glass of OJ, and is able to hydrate cells to twice their size. The result? Deeper hydration and clearer, softer, more youthful skin.

Fortunately, we do not have to result to labor-intensive, time-consuming ancient methods of filtration and ionization. We now have the luxury of installing a pre-filter which only needs to be changed about once a year, and a water ionizer which will produce alkaline ionized water instantly.