Healthy at 100 (FacebookLIVE Replay)

How would you like to not only live to be 100 but be healthy and vibrant at that age?

In this Water Wednesday episode we discuss the book “Healthy at 100” by John Robbins.

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Don’t have time to watch? Here are the show notes:

*The average American will spend 10% of his or her life sick.
*Half of Americans 65+ have two or more chronic diseases and 25% have problems so severe that their abilities to perform one or more tasks of daily living is limited.
*By 2040, it is estimated that 5.5 million Americans will live in nursing homes while another 12 million will require ongoing homecare services.
*Studies have been done on the longest-living people in the world to find out their secrets. The common thread amongst the Hunza, the Vilcabama, the Abkhasia and the Okinawa people is that they eat a largely vegetarian diet using freshly picked organically grown fruit and vegetables. Many also drink naturally ionized alkaline water from uncontaminated fresh-flowing rivers and streams. Not only do the majority of them live to be well over 100, but they do so while remaining mentally and physically fit, and few suffer from poor hearing or loss of eyesight. They never adopt a sedentary lifestyle, instead choosing to keep active with daily walks and climbs.

So the choice is yours, do you want to live to be healthy at 100? Take control of your health today!

Catch the next live broadcast over on our Facebook page Wednesdays at 3pm PST.

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Can Your Dental Health Benefit from the Alkaline Diet?

Everyone knows that brushing and flossing are inevitable steps in proper oral hygiene. But there are many other factors that can also affect your dental health, and your diet is most definitely one of them.
While many people avoid candies because of their high sugar content–which plays a significant role in the creation of caries and other dental problems–few people are aware of the negative impact that sour (or acidic) foods might have on your teeth.

What Do Acidic Foods Do to Your Enamel?

Healthy saliva pH levels are usually between 6.2 and 7.4. This means, depending on the individual, that mouth pH varies in the range from slightly acidic through neutral to slightly alkaline.

However, the food and drinks that we consume can decrease or increase these levels. The acids found in the food actually cause them to drop down, meaning that your saliva becomes acidic. If they fall below 5.7, they can temporarily soften your teeth enamel.

Some foods (especially sour candies) have pH that is close to the level of battery acid. It takes your mouth at least half an hour after consuming such an acidic meal to restore its natural neutral pH, and the enamel to harden again. But if you constantly eat foods that lower your mouth pH, your teeth never get a chance to recover and permanent enamel demineralization occurs. This often leads to cavities, caries, gum recession, and tooth hypersensitivity despite regular brushing and flossing.

Actually, brushing might even aggravate the problems if you do it straight after lunch. The action of brushing is a means for mechanically removing the damaging plaque, but it can also wear away your softened enamel.

How Can You Prevent the Damage?

Because pH levels are a critical factor in the enamel erosion, the solution is to alkalize your mouth regularly and help the natural remineralization process that your teeth are constantly subjected to.

The easiest and most efficient way is to drink ionized alkaline water. Consuming alkaline foods and avoiding highly acidic foods is another way. While highly acidic foods destroy the protective outer layer of teeth, high-alkaline foods neutralize their effect in your mouth.

Even after consulting with teeth whitening specialists in Chatswood, we can be assured that: “Alkaline food can protect your teeth. The good way to go about your dental health is to lower acidic foods intake. This also reduces the necessity for teeth whitening.”

What is more, ionized alkaline water is a holistic approach to your overall well-being.

Check out this video from Chanson Water USA’s Facebook profile.

What Constitutes an Alkaline Meal?

Any food with a pH equal or higher than your mouth pH is considered alkaline. Most fruits and vegetables fall on this side of the scale, but leafy greens, roots, onions, and cruciferous vegetables are particularly alkaline. Chicken soup and salty nuts also have pH values of 8.5 and higher. You can eat soybeans and tofu freely, and spice your meals with cinnamon, or curry. In general, eating foods that stimulate your saliva glands makes your mouth water and also has an alkalizing effect.

It may come as a surprise to you, but citrus fruits are classified as alkaline as well. This has to do with the fact that the alkalizing properties of certain foods are not determined by their taste, but rather by how they are metabolized. Lemons and limes may not be alkaline in nature (they contain citric acid), but when they are broken down by our body they produce an alkaline response.

On the other side of the scale are foods that you should avoid. Definitely eliminate sugar and alcohol.

Wine, for example, has a pH of 2.2 or lower. Breads, fish and meats are all very acidic as well. And so are eggs and dairy products. Although, goat milk makes an exception, since it is slightly alkaline. Skip ordinary black and green tea, as well as coffee, and rather stick to herbal varieties, such as chamomile or mint tea.

Be the change. Take steps to ensure your well-being comes first. Alkaline ionized water and alkaline diet are an amazing way to normalize your dental health. However, like with any other diet, do your research and don’t go to extremes. Alkaline diet may be extremely difficult to follow. And that’s completely fine. In the end, you can decide what aspects of this particular diet you want to follow. Never stress about it.

Guest Blogger
Emma LawsonEmma Lawson is a passionate writer, online article editor and a health enthusiast. In her spare time, she likes to do research, and write articles to create awareness regarding healthy lifestyle. She also strives to suggest innovative home remedies that can help you lead a quality and long life.
Twitter @EmmahLawson

Deficiency: The Other Root Cause of Disease ??? (Facebook LIVE replay)

We have transitioned our live #WaterWednesday broadcast over from Periscope to Facebook LIVE.

Check out the replay of: “Deficiency: The Other Root Cause of Disease.”

These broadcasts and replays can all be found on our Facebook page, so please like it if you have not already. You can adjust your settings on our Facebook page if you would like to receive notifications when we are live, which is every Wednesday at 3pm PST.

Cooking with Ionized Water (Periscope Replay)

cookingwaiwThe following is a Periscope replay of our #WaterWednesday broadcast titled “Cooking with Ionized Water.”

Learn how to reduce cooking time by 25%, revive produce, use less coffee beans and tea bags, sanitize your kitchen with water and more!

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Weight Management with Ionized Alkaline Water (Periscope Replay)

dieting128-150x150The following is a Periscope replay of our #WaterWednesday broadcast titled “Weight Management with Ionized Alkaline Water.”

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https://katch.me/ChansonWaterUSA/v/86b4dcae-34a4-3e90-a967-e474c5fa20e4

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Change Your Water, Improve Your Eyesight?

According to the Vision Council of America, approximately 75% of the adult population wears eyeglasses and/or contact lenses. While most are quick to blame genetics, acidity is a very common underlying problem.

In order to survive, our blood must remain slightly alkaline at all times. To do this, our bodies rely on an alkaline buffering system of minerals to draw from. But in this day and age of super size sodas and drive thrus, most of us are undernourished and overacidic.

So our bodies have to go to plan B in order to keep us alive and actually steal magnesium from our eyes and calcium from our bones in order to buffer the acidity from what we are eating, drinking, breathing in, and applying to our skin.

There is a clear (pun intended) correlation between today’s acidic lifestyle and the staggering rate of poor eyesight.In fact,one study of more than 4,000 people conducted in the Netherlands over a period of eight years identified the following: People who ate a diet rich in vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, and zinc had a 35% reduced risk of developing macular degeneration compared with people who ate an average diet. Those who ate diets with low levels of those nutrients had a 20% increased risk of disease.
But before you go reaching for carrots which are high in beta-carotene, know this: they also contain a lot of sugar and a low pH of about 5 (7 is neutral). So juicing a bunch of carrots with the hope that you will improve your eyesight may actually be counterproductive.
So what is an optically challenged person to do? The answer may be as simple as changing the type of water you drink.
Tap water is federally regulated to be slightly alkaline, but is full of harmful contaminants. Most bottled waters are acidic, expensive, and bad for the environment. Reverse osmosis water is also acidic, which means it can actually exacerbate the problem. What’s left? Ionized alkaline water from an electric water ionizer.
Ionized alkaline water uses the process of electrolysis to the minerals in your water more bioavailable which means that your body will absorb them more easily. It transforms ordinary tap water into fresh, filtered, alkaline water with a high pH, so that the acidity in your diet can be offset and your alkaline mineral supply can be restored, therefore protecting your eyes from further mineral loss and potentially even restoring vision.
According to Dr. Hidemitsu Hayashi of the Water Institute of Japan, “There is no substitute for a healthy balanced diet, especially rich in antioxidant materials such as vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, and other foods that are good for us. However, these substances are not the best source of free electrons that can block the oxidation of healthy tissue by active oxygen. Water treated by electrolysis to increase its reduction potential is the best solution to the problem of providing a safe source of free electrons to block the oxidation of normal tissue by free oxygen radicals.”
Our own CEO, Nedalee Thomas, had her eyeglasses prescription reduced twice since switching to ionized alkaline water from a Chanson water ionizer. While we do not claim that our water will heal or improve everyone’s eyesight, we do know that alkalizing the body has many proven health benefits and other office staff who drink our water regularly have felt that they experienced vision improvement as well. Click here to shop now (insert link)
DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been reviewed by the FDA, which regulates that only a drug can treat, prevent, or cure a disease. Every individual is different, so what worked for one person may not work for all. We recommend an alkaline diet and lifestyle in addition to drinking ionized alkaline water for best results.

6 Natural Ways to Boost Your Energy

We’ve all faced sudden bouts of fatigue and have likely looked to coffee, soda, or energy drinks for a temporary boost to get through a particularly challenging morning, commute, or afternoon slump from time to time.

The problem with these temporary solutions is that they are acidifying to the body and very difficult to neutralize. When large amounts of caffeinated beverages are consumed on a regular basis, we are contributing to an underlying cause of fatigue: dehydration.

Despite the fact that all beverages have a water content, caffeinated beverages make the body steal alkaline minerals from itself in order to offset the acidity, which is a very draining process.

But fortunately there are many natural alternatives to caffeine which can help boost your energy when needed.

#1. Drink ionized alkaline water

Ionized alkaline water from an electric water ionizer is supercharged and naturally energizing. Not only will it deliver antioxidants and bioavailable minerals to your cells, but it is microclustered for deeper hydration. Because it is said that the number one cause of the dreaded “afternoon slump” is due to dehydration, this is great news. Tap and bottled waters simply can’t compete with ionized alkaline water because they are acidic on the pH scale and oxidizing to the body. By nourishing your body with filtered ionized alkaline water you are fueling your internal gas tank with the best and most energizing water on the planet. For an added boost, you can try adding a pinch of natural sea salt to your water.

#2. Get enough sleep

Obviously sleep deprivation is a cause of fatigue and damaging to the body. By getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night you are allowing your body to heal and rejuvenate itself. If you feel that you don’t have enough hours in the day to get enough sleep then it is time to re-evaluate your schedule and your priorities.

#3. Make time for exercise

Everyone knows that exercise can be an instant mood and energy booster. Even going for a short walk on your lunch break may be able to rev up your hormones and get your body geared up for tackling the rest of the day.

#4. Get juicing

Juicing regularly is one of the healthiest things you can do. It provides your body with an abundance of healthy alkaline minerals and helps offset toxicity and deficiency. Aim to drink at least one fresh made juice or smoothie a day, and focus on getting as many green leafy vegetables and alkaline fruits like avocado and lemon in it as possible. Avoid using overly sugary fruits like pineapple and banana, which can cause a spike in blood sugar and defeat the purpose of healthy juicing and smoothie making.

#5. Choose healthy snacks and eat only until full

Nuts and seeds are great healthy alkaline snacks that provide an energy boost. We recommend pre-soaking them overnight for easier digestion and then carrying a small bag of them around with you. Raw veggies are also a great alkaline snack choice that can keep you energized. And eating only until full allows your body not to be overburdened and thus to have more energy to spare.

#6. Watch what you eat

It’s no secret that heavy or fried foods like pasta and French fries can zap your energy instead of providing energy. By choosing salads or other alkaline, raw foods instead of unhealthy and acidic foods you are providing your body with an healthy energy source instead of an energy drain.

By implementing any or all of these natural solutions, you won’t have to worry about grabbing an unhealthy beverage to combat an afternoon slump or bleary-eyed commute to work again!

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.

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.

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.