Why Dehydration May be a Hidden Cause of YOUR Health Issues (Facebook LIVE Replay)


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

Click here to watch the replay of: “Why Dehydration May be a Hidden Cause of YOUR Health Issues”

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.

Periscope replay: 7 tips to stay hydrated

The following is a Periscope replay of our #WaterWednesday broadcast titled “7 tips to stay hydrated.”

Check it out: (please go easy on me as it was my very first live broadcast!)

Want to watch live and be able to interact and ask questions? Download the Periscope app and follow us @ChansonWaterUSA.

Our broadcasts take place Wednesdays at 2:30pm PST but will be temporarily suspended while Christina is on maternity leave (fall of 2015).

9 Ways to De-Stress Naturally

Do you lay awake at night letting worry eat away at you, or run around all day feeling highly stressed?

When we experience feelings of anger, stress, worry, guilt,  anxiety and the like we flood our body with acids that damage our cells. In fact, Dr. Robert O. Young has found that negative emotions can have a more detrimental impact on the blood than eating even the worst of foods.

Stress can manifest physically and show up as tension, headaches, back pain, lack of concentration and lack of productivity. It weakens our immune system and makes us more susceptible to heart disease.

Here are some ways that you can de-stress naturally:

1. Develop an Attitude of Gratitude

Gratitude can have such a powerful impact on our mood and way of thinking and should be felt on a continuous basis–not just once every November. Aim to take a moment each day to reflect on at least one thing you are grateful for. Feeling stressed about your job? Be grateful that you have one. Worried about your daughter’s grades? Be grateful that she is getting an education.

2. Learn to Forgive and Forget

When we hold onto feelings of unforgiveness, bitterness and resentment, we are the ones who suffer. Letting go is not always easy, but can feel like a weight being lifted off of your shoulders. Who in your life do you need to forgive? What steps can you take today to get closer to forgiveness?

3. Become an Optimist

Pessimists often refer to themselves as “realists” and snub optimists, believing that they are living in a fantasyland and can’t possibly be that happy and naive. But we get what we put out into the world according to the law of attraction, so focusing on what you want instead of what you don’t want is the key. Remember, the only difference between a weed and a flower is a judgement. Even if you’ve lived your entire life as a pessimist, it’s never to late to change your way of thinking and feeling and experience growth.

4. Laugh a Little (Or A Lot)

We’ve all heard that laughter is the best medicine and that watching funny movies is a good way to de-stress. But did you know that laughter is powerful enough to even reverse diseases like cancer? Here are some other benefits of laughter:

  • Improves mood, memory & sleep
  • Boosts problem-solving ability and creativity
  • Reduces anxiety and depression
  • Bolsters immune system
  • Raises pain tolerance

5. Get Moving

Exercise has long been linked to stress relief. Some of the easiest and best forms of exercising for relaxation are walking, stretching and yoga.

6. Just Breathe

There are many breathing exercises that you can try when you feel stressed or anxious and need to calm down. Inhale deeply and focus on your desired outcome or just the simple fact that you are filling your lungs with beneficial oxygen. Meditation is also very healing.

7. Cut the Crap

Try reducing sugar, caffeine, alcohol and simple carbohydrates from your diet in order to get back to a healthy balance. Processing these foods is very taxing on the body.

8. Connect with Nature

Something as simple as looking out the window when you are stressed or putting a vase of fresh flowers on your desk or kitchen table can do wonders to calm and relax you. If you have time to go for a hike or even just soak up a few minutes of direct sunlight and breathe fresh air you will feel revitalized.

9. Stay Hydrated

We are 70% water and when we are dehydrated everything from our mental focus to our energy levels is depleted. Because stress wears on our physical as well as mental body, staying hydrated can play a huge part in boosting mood and helping us to not run out of steam. Aim to drink a minimum of half your body weight in ounces daily, and drink filtered ionized alkaline water for best health.

9 Ways to Get Fit & Healthy in 2013

Would you like to lose weight or start eating healthier but don’t know where to start?

The following is an outline of habits you can shift in order to achieve best health. Try to choose at least a few of them to start implementing today, and gradually shifting more habits as you master the first changes.

#1. Stop Drinking Soda

Soda is quite frankly the worst “edible” thing we could possibly consume. Not only does it pack on the pounds and contain excessive amounts of sugar, but it contributes to an acidic environment in the body which breeds sickness and disease. Try to scale back slowly until you are consuming no soda at all or one every blue moon. Click here to read what the experts have to say on soda.

#2. Start Drinking Ionized Alkaline Water

75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated, and ionized alkaline water is the best drinking water of all because it contains bioavailable minerals, antioxidants, an alkaline pH, and is super hydrating. Try drinking half your body weight in ounces daily in order to stay fully hydrated (here are 7 Tips on How to Drink More Water). If you can’t afford a water ionizer just yet, start drinking quality filtered tap water by installing a Chanson prefilter.

#3. Try an 80% Alkaline/20% Acidic Diet

The alkaline diet is rich in whole foods like non-sweet fruits and vegetables and severely limits things like meat and dairy. It is not for everyone, but is very successful at weight loss and strengthening the immune system. Here are some acid-alkaline food charts and alkaline recipes as well as an article on 4 Tips to Shift Your Eating Habits to get you started.

#4. Reduce Your Sugar Intake

Sugar has been proven to be more additive than cocaine, and has been linked to cancer and other diseases. We eat way more of the white stuff than is healthy or natural. Here’s how to conquer your sugar cravings and choose some natural alternatives.

#5. Develop a Green Smoothie Habit

Have you heard? There’s a green smoothie revolution going on! Health-conscious people all around the globe are juicing and blending green concoctions like kale, avocado, grasses, cucumber and celery on a daily basis to give them a severe nutrition boost! Start experimenting with your favorite alkaline fruits and vegetables and aim to drink at least one green juice or smoothie a day. Here’s a tip on how to save time and money on your juicing and smoothie-making.

#6. Go on a Detox

You can jumpstart your health by clearing out some of the crud that has been accumulating with a detox. Try it for a day, a week, or even a month and feel the results!

#7. Green Your Home

Our homes are actually more toxic than a polluted city street. Everything from the carpet underneath your feet to the chemicals under your sink contain known carcinogens that wear down our immune systems and add to our bodies’ toxic load. Here are 10 ways to reduce toxins in your home and five all natural cleaners.

#8. Switch to Natural Beauty Products

The average woman wears over 500 chemicals on her face daily, 60% of which is absorbed into her bloodstream. Here’s how to alkalize your beauty routine (bonus: without all those wrinkle-causing chemicals on your face, you’ll look younger longer!)

#9. Alkalize Your Workout

We all know that we should work out more, and the benefits of exercise. But did you know that vigorous exercise can actually create acids which are harmful to the body and weaken joints? Pick some soft alkaline exercises you are comfortable with and start doing them regularly.