Dehydration Linked to Strokes

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 795,000 Americans have a stroke every year, and nearly 130,000 die as a result.

The vast majority of strokes occur when a clot blocks blood flow to a portion of the brain, and dehydrated people are more at risk due to increased thickness in the blood.

A new study by Dr. Mona Bahouth of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore suggests that those who are dehydrated at the time of a stroke are about four times more likely to have a worse outcome than those who are well hydrated.

Data was collected from nearly 170 people who had ischemic (clot-related) strokes at Johns Hopkins Hospital from July 2013 to April 2014. About 44% of them were found to be dehydrated. Hydration levels were measured using the BUN/creatinine ratio which shows how well the kidneys work, and urine specific gravity, which tests urine concentration.

Researchers found that stroke effects either worsened or stayed the same in 42% of dehydrated stroke patients, compared to 17% of hydrated patients.

Chronic dehydration affects about 75% of the American population and is the hidden cause of many ailments. When we are properly hydrated, our bodies function better on all levels. Proper hydration is considered drinking a minimum of half your body weight in ounces daily. Ionized alkaline water from an electric water ionizer is super charged and can hydrate at a cellular level. By staying properly hydrated we may be able to safeguard against stroke or minimize the damage of stroke.

The Importance of Water for Your Waistline

You’ve heard it before and I’ll say it again: water is an integral part of any weight management program. Let me count the ways.

1) Water makes you feel full

Drinking a glass or two before a meal can help you consume less. By sipping throughout the day instead of reaching for an unhealthy snack, you can avoid hunger pangs. In fact, much of the time when we feel hungry we are actually thirsty! So next time you feel hungry, try reaching for a glass of water instead.

2) Drinking cold water burns more calories

That’s right. When we drink cold water our bodies have to work to get that water up to our body temperature, and can burn up to 23 calories per 16 oz of cold water.

3) Replace empty calories

When we choose water over other beverages like soda and coffee, we are cutting down on the empty calories we would otherwise consume. Studies show that flavoring your water helps you drink more water, so try adding lemon, lime, or therapeutic-grade essential oils to your water.

4) Water flushes toxins

Water–particularly ionized alkaline water from a water ionizer–can help flush toxins and fat from the body which would otherwise be stored. We need to be drinking a minimum of half our body weight in ounces daily just to replace the water lost through normal bodily functions. When we drink more than the minimum we are providing our body with water to flush out unnecessary toxins.

5) Water gives you energy

When we are dehydrated our energy levels dip and our muscles can cramp, making it hard to work out. Because exercise is such an important part of weight management, we need to stay properly hydrated in order to get the most out of our workouts.

6) Drinking water encourages healthy cravings

The more we make water part of our daily routine, the more we will start to reprogram our taste buds to crave healthy foods. Ionized alkaline water is particularly effective at this, and can also help you crave more water. Unlike other waters, it won’t leave you with a bloated or waterlogged feeling and can hydrate you on a cellular level. While not everyone who has switched to ionized alkaline water from a Chanson water has experienced weight loss, on average users report losing 5-10 pounds. Water ionizers make the alkaline minerals in your tap water more bioavailable, which can nourish your cells and provide the right conditions for your body to release stored fat.

Ionized Acidic Water and Ebola

As you may have already heard, Ebola can survive on dry surfaces such as doorknobs and shopping cart handles for several hours.

So as the world waits for an Ebola vaccine (which will no doubt contain toxic chemicals that acidify the body), what are we to do to reduce our risk of contamination?

The CDC’s advice boils down to this: frequent hand washing.

We have not tested our water against the Ebola virus because, as crazy as it sounds, the Ebola virus has been patented by the U.S. government. As such, it would be illegal for us to do scientific testing on Ebola without express written permission. Permission we’ll never get, because the FDA regulates that only a drug can treat, cure, mitigate, or prevent a disease.

HOWEVER, Chanson ionized acidic water  (aka “electrolyzed water”) has been 3rd party lab tested to disinfect E.coli and staph bacteria on contact when made at 2.7 pH. Most ionizer brands cannot make acidic or electrolyzed water that strong. And while we have not paid for HIV testing due to the expense, electrolyzed waster has been tested by other labs and been found to kill HIV in less than 60 seconds.

Ionized acidic water (aka “electrolyzed water”) is an all-natural, non-toxic Hypochlorous acid solution rich in oxidizing H+ ions that is safe and beneficial for skin care purposes as well as disinfecting. In fact, it’s even replaced all-purpose cleaners in some hotel chains, and is safe enough to drink (although we don’t recommend it!)

Acidic water is produced by a water ionizer using nothing but electricity and tap water (and in some parts of the country, salt). For those that don’t have a water ionizer, we offer bottled ionized acidic water which will retain its strength for 30-90 days and makes a great hand and surface sanitizer due to its portability and fine mist spray nozzle.

Why not just use traditional hand sanitizer? Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are full of triclosan, parabens, and synthetic fragrances, all which have been shown to have negative health effects and may be carcinogenic.

So while we can’t make any health claims with regards to our water and Ebola, you can bet we’ll be spritzing public surfaces and washing our hands with Chanson ionized acidic water instead of neutral pH tap water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

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!

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

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.

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!

 

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.

America: Home of the Drugged & Deceived? Part 2: Cancer

Did you know that one in two men and one in three women are now predicted to contract cancer during their lifetime?

It’s a growing epidemic that interestingly enough did not begin to boom until after World War II when processed foods, additives, and pharmaceutical drugs became mainstream.

The Truth About Cancer

We all know that after decades of research, chemotherapy, radiation, and invasive surgery are still the go-to treatments recommended by conventional doctors. Yet, chemotherapy is only effective in 2% of cases, and both chemo and radiation actually poison and weaken the body, contributing to the disease!

Most of the time, even when doctors claim that they have removed all of the cancer cells via surgery, the cancer will appear in another area of the body, because surgery does not remove the root cause of the disease: over acidity in the body.

So why do doctors continue to poison, maim, and kill their patients year after year, when the odds of curing them are so severely stacked against them?

Money.

For every one person who has cancer, there are eight people making money off of them.

A natural cure for cancer exists, and has been known for decades. But there’s no real profit in it, so the cancer industry–yes it is an industry, led by the American Cancer Society–has done everything in their power to conceal this information so that they can continue to benefit on the conventional cancer “treatment” methods.

They have gone so far as to smear the allopaths as snake oil salesmen, prevent American doctors from recommending natural treatments, cause nothing but a drug to be legally allowed to claim to “treat, prevent or cure” a disease, tamper with studies to show false hope for conventional cancer treatments, and even assassinate people who have tried to expose the truth.

But I’m here to tell you the truth, and to arm you with the information that can prevent you from losing yet another friend or family member to cancer.

The Real Cause of Cancer

Cancer is not something that happens to you at random, nor is it truly inherited through genetics. Cancer is a lifestyle disease and a mutation of cells caused by toxicity and deficiency.

We live in an over toxic world and are exposed to more toxins in one day than our ancestors were in a lifetime. Because of this our bodies are constantly struggling to stay in pH balance. In fact, if our blood becomes too acidic we die, and our bodies will actually rob alkaline minerals from our bones, muscles and teeth just to regulate our pH.

The problem is that the Standard American Diet (SAD) is extremely acidic. When we aren’t consuming enough alkaline minerals to offset the acidity in our diet and lifestyles, we become both mineral deficient and over-toxic (over-acid).

This sets us up for all forms of disease including cancer.

Natural Cures for Cancer

Disease cannot thrive in an alkaline environment, so the key to preventing and even reversing cancer naturally is to detoxify and replenish your alkaline mineral supply daily. There are many ways to do this, and here are some suggestions to get started:

#1. Eat more alkaline foods

Alkaline foods tend to be the natural plant-based foods that you inherently know are good for you, while processed, pre-packaged, fast foods and junk foods are acidifying to the body. Start introducing more organic fruits and veggies, nuts and seeds into your diet and try to crowd out the bad with the good. Daily juicing and green smoothies are a great way to increase the amount of fruit and vegetable servings you consume, however stay away from the really sweet fruits. Ideally you will want to be eating 80% alkaline foods and only 20% acidic foods.

#2. Switch to alkaline ionized water

Dr. Keiichi Morishita M.D., author of The Hidden Truth of Cancer says, “Drinking water that has a high alkaline pH, because of its de-acidifying effect, will help in preventing cancer. In Asia, alkaline water is regularly served to patients, and is considered a regular part of treatment.” Proper hydration is extremely important in the body and a great way to flush out toxins. Aim to drink at least half your body weight in ounces of ionized alkaline water from an electric water ionizer daily.

#3. Reduce your exposure to household toxins

Living a green lifestyle is a great way to reduce the amount of toxins in your home. This includes switching your cleaning products and beauty and skin care products, most of which are loaded with toxic chemicals. Ionized acidic water from an electric water ionizer is an all-natural and antibacterial fluid that can replace many of these products including glass cleaner, floor cleaner, all-purpose spray, hand sanitizer, facial toner, mouthwash and much more.

#4. Filter your tap water

Tap water is loaded with cancer-causing chemicals like chlorine, chloramines and fluoride. Even if you aren’t drinking your tap water, a drinking water filter is necessary if you use tap water when cooking. Many of the chemicals in tap water are actually inhaled when you take a shower, flush the toilet, and use the dishwasher or washing machine, so a shower filter and/or whole house filter can also reduce the amount of toxins in your home.

#5. Try natural detoxification methods

There are many detoxification methods that have been proven to be effective against cancer including infra red saunas, coffee enemas, hydrotherapy, colon cleanses, natural clay baths, and fasting, so implementing one or several of these methods can clean out your system and speed your recovery process.

For more information on natural cancer remedies and the truth behind the cancer industry, we highly recommend the eye-opening films Healing Cancer from Inside Out and Cancer is Curable NOW.

This is part 2 in a 5-part series titled America: Home of the Drugged & Deceived?

Here is a complete list of all the posts:

» Part 1: Fluoride

» Part 2: Cancer

» Part 3: Food

» Part 4: Pharmaceuticals

» Part 5: Vaccines

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.