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Be Perfectly Healthy by Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy (FacebookLIVE Replay)

Do you truly understand what toxins and toxic by-products like chlorine are lurking in your water and other products?

In this Water Wednesday episode we discuss the book Be Perfectly Healthy by Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy.

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SUMMARY

There are many toxins in our environment that you should limit your exposure to, chlorinated water being one of them.

A FEW OF MY FAVORITE EXCERPTS:

The problem with chlorine is actually in the by-products, called organochlorines, created when it mixes with organic materials such as leaves, algae or even human skin. There are thousands of different chlorine by-products, and very few of hem have been studied for safety or are being tracked in our water reserves. (pg 47)

Chlorine and its by-products enter the body through ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption. as the shower water heats up, the same by-products turn to vapor, making them easy to inhale. At the same time, the heat also enlarges the pores in the skin, allowing for easy absorption.
 (pg 48)

Chlorine by-products have been linked to several types of cancer, including cancers of the bladder, liver, rectum, and colon. A study at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland concluded, “people living in areas served by chlorinated water have twice the risk of contracting cancer” than those who have non-chlorinated water sources. (pg 48)

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Pets & Chanson Water (Periscope replay)

1455210087152The following is a Periscope replay of our #WaterWednesday broadcast titled “Pets & Chanson Water.”

Learn why giving your pets ionized alkaline drinking water is important, which level to use, how water can disinfect your pet cages/terrariums/tanks, and more!

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7 ways drinking Chanson water can help you achieve your new years goals (Periscope replay)

The following is a Periscope replay of our #WaterWednesday broadcast titled “7 ways drinking Chanson water can help you achieve your new years goals.”

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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.

America: Home of the Drugged & Deceived? Part 1: Fluoride

Most Americans drink fluoridated water, brush with fluoridated toothpaste and give their children fluoride treatments when they take them to the dentist.

This is because our government has been promoting fluoride as beneficial for dental health for decades. Unfortunately, it’s a blatant lie and a means of disposing of a toxic waste product with the appalling side effect of dumbing down and controlling Americans.

The Truth About Fluoride

I was a pediatric dental assistant for 9 1/2 years. The dentist I worked for graduated from USC and was the president of the Pediatric Dental Association. He lectured all of the parents of our patients on the importance of drinking fluoridated water, and I never once saw a parent disagree with him. We even had a chart that showed the fluoride levels of all of the surrounding cities, and would recommend bottled fluoridated water for those who lived in cities with low fluoride levels or who used reverse osmosis systems in their homes.

When I switched jobs and the co-owner of Chanson Water told me that fluoride was something that should be filtered out of our water, I thought she was crazy. I trusted my former boss explicitly. After all, he was a very prestigious doctor, surely he knew what he was talking about and would not recommend something so harmful to children of all people?

But after doing my own research I realized that she was right, and the dentist and I were the ones who had been duped.

Fluoride-pushers often argue that fluoride is a naturally-occurring and safe heavy metal. But it turns out that the majority of the fluoride intentionally added to our municipal water supplies is actually a combination of hexafluorosilicic acid and sodium silicofluoride, often contaminated with heavy metals. Both are considered highly toxic by the EPA and considered a hazardous waste product, and there is no “safe” level of heavy metals for drinking water.

The Dangers of Fluoride

There is actually zero proof that fluoride helps prevent tooth decay, but there are many dangerous and proven side-effects of fluoride consumption including:

  • Cancer
  • Behavioral problems
  • Reproductive problems
  • Decreased thyroid function
  • Osteoporosis/bone fractures
  • Birth defects
  • Lower IQs
  • Fluorosis

In fact, fluoride is so toxic that if a 3-year old child were to consume a 7 ounce tube of fluoridated toothpaste he would die, which is why all fluoridated toothpastes are required to have a warning label instructing people to call the poison control center if swallowed.

Because studies have shown a direct link between lowered IQ and drinking fluoridated water, conspiracy theorists believe that part of the reason our government intentionally poisons our water is to make us more docile as a means of control. We have been warned that terrorists might attack our water supply, yet we are already being poisoned by our own government!

How to Reduce Your Fluoride Consumption

Fortunately, there are many easy ways to reduce your exposure to fluoride.

1. Filter your tap water

Even if you are relying on bottled water for your drinking water, if you use unfiltered tap water to cook with, fluoride and other toxic chemicals may be making their way into your food.

Unfortunately, the cheap pitcher and faucet filters sold in grocery and hardware stores do not address fluoride and actually contribute to the propaganda that fluoride is beneficial for dental health, so if you are currently using one of these you will need to upgrade.

The most popular method for filtering fluoride out of your water is with a reverse osmosis system, however they take out the good alkaline minerals as well, which actually renders the water acidic on the pH scale. A better solution is a modified reverse osmosis system like the Chanson Nano or Nano2, or our C-3 triple filtration system. All remove fluoride and other harmful contaminants while keeping the healthy alkaline minerals in. View all Chanson pre-filters.

2. Switch to a non-fluoridated toothpaste

You will be hard pressed to find a non-fluoridated toothpaste on a mass supermarket shelf. Check your health food store or order online and remember to read the label carefully because even some “natural” brands like Toms offer fluoridated versions.

You can also make your own natural toothpaste on the cheap using a blend of baking soda, coconut oil and (optionally) peppermint or spearmint essential oil for taste.

3. Do not buy fluoride rinses or fluoride treatments

Ever seen those colorful bottles of fluoride rinses at the store with your child’s favorite cartoon characters splashed on the front? They even have grown-up versions now. Don’t buy them. And if you already have them, toss them out (just don’t dump them down the drain!). If your child(ren) are particularly upset about a change in their routine you can make an all natural mouthwash using a blend of ionized acidic water from a water ionizer and a blend of lemon, lime and orange essential oil.

And the next time you or your children go to the dentist, tell the dental assistant that you want to opt-out of the fluoride treatment and request that they make a note on the chart not to offer it again.

4. Eat more organic foods

Because the majority of farmers are watering their crops with fluoridated water, fluoride makes its way into our food supply and is nearly impossible to avoid altogether. You can reduce your exposure by buying or growing your own organic produce. You should also minimizing your consumption of processed foods, because aside from being unhealthy, the more processed the food, the more chances it had to be made with fluoridated water.

5. Speak up!

While the majority of U.S. cities are currently fluoridating the water, some have already opted-out, recently including Portland, OR. Write to your legislative officials and tell them that you do not want fluoride in your tap water, and vote or petition against this practice if the opportunity arises in your area.

This is part 1 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

Don’t Let Chemicals and Toxins Into Your Holiday Meals!

You most likely monitor the quality of the water you drink. But are you as careful with the water you cook with?

Most U.S. municipal tap water is chlorinated, fluoridated and may also contain ammonia. And those are just the chemicals they intentionally add to the water!

Other harmful toxins, pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals and more make their way into our water system every day. And if you’re not using a quality water filter, then you are forcing your liver and kidneys to be the filter!

Most people rinse their produce in tap water in an attempt to wash off dirt, pesticides and herbicides. But guess what? If you are using unfiltered tap water–or even a cheap disposable filter–chlorine and other chemicals and toxins are being absorbed INTO your food!

Boiling potatoes? Making rice, soup, pasta? If you’re not using quality filtered water you’re ingesting whatever nasty chemicals are in your tap water.

Consuming chlorinated food and water has been liked to cancer and other diseases, and fluoride is a known disruptor to the central nervous system. Cooking with bottled water is expensive and in most cases acidic, so not a viable solution.

Improve the taste of your food and protect the health of yourself and your family with a Chanson Water pre-filter. Our C-3 Filter costs less than $200, addresses over 100 contaminants and will suit most households. Our Nano Filtration System ($695) is top-of the-line and can tackle any water source.

Top 3 Pieces of Beauty Advice You Should Rethink

Beauty magazines always seem to spout the same general pieces of advice over and over again. What they almost always fail to do is expand on their advice in a way that makes their little glimmers of wisdom truly helpful.

We’ve taken the top three pieces of advice we’ve seen recycled over and over again and expanded on them in a way that can help you take their basic, generic, age-old tip to new heights.

1. Their advice: Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day

Our advice: Drink ionized alkaline water from a water ionizer (a minimum of half your body weight in ounces daily).

Not just any water will do. Granted, the magazines don’t want to tell you that bottled water is bad for you when SmartWater paid an astronomical amount of money to have a sexy Jennifer Aniston ad on the next page. And with all of the horrors of unfiltered tap water out there, they certainly can’t recommend basic old tap water either. Since no one is paying for water ionizer ads to grace their glossy pages, they’re certainly not going to sing the praises of ionized alkaline water just yet.

Regardless of the politics behind the mags non-disclosure, alkaline ionized water is the healthiest water on the planet. It contains more antioxidants than a glass of OJ, and is microclustered to hydrate and detoxify in a way that bottled and tap waters couldn’t dream of. It is full of bioavailable minerals, and has a pH level that promotes overall health and wellness.

2. Their advice: Wear sunblock to prevent wrinkles and skin cancer

Our advice: Wear natural mineral sunscreen

Commercial sunscreens are loaded with acidic chemicals and artifical ingredients which are known to generate free radicals, mimic estrogen, accumulate in fat body stores, and are now being linked to cancer.

All-natural mineral sunscreens are a pricey alternative to drugstore brands, but are not nearly as expensive as conventional skin cancer treatment!

3. Their advice: Wash your face in the morning and before bed

Our advice: Wash your face with ionized acidic water in the morning and before bed

Unless you are using a whole house filtration system which strips your water of chemicals like chlorine and reduces the pH of your water by also removing the alkaline minerals, the water that comes out of your bathroom faucet is federally regulated to be at least mildly alkaline and in most cases chlorinated.

The problem with this is that our skin thrives in an acidic environment of 5.5-6.0 pH in order to fight off bacteria, and our skin absorbs 60% of the chemicals and contaminants that are applied. So not only are we using the wrong pH water on our skin but we’re adding chemicals and contaminants to it when we are supposed to be cleansing and washing away impurities!

Ionized acidic water from a water ionizer is the perfect water for washing your hands and face with because it is the right pH, and–when paired with a prefilter or whole house filtration system–is virtually chemical-free. It can leave skin smoother, softer and even reduce lines and wrinkles and act as an all-natural toner, which is why the Japanese refer to it as “beauty water.”

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Why Reverse Osmosis Water is Harmful to Health

The extreme water filtration process known as reverse osmosis rids tap water of virtually all nasty toxins, contaminants and bacteria, making it as pure and crystal clear as can be.

Sounds great, right?

Not exactly.

The problem with reverse osmosis (R/O) is that it works TOO well. In addition to removing all of the impurities, it also strips the water of all the valuable alkaline minerals your body needs to thrive. Essentially, R/O water is dead and lifeless, and most bottled waters on the market today are made with R/O water, not the pristine mountain spring water the ads may lead you to believe.

Although reverse osmosis water is very pure, you will never find it in nature. Water in nature always has total dissolved solids (TDS) in it. TDS are dissolved substances or minerals found in natural waters, which are what give the water life and help to nourish our bodies.

Due to the removal of alkaline minerals, R/O water has an acidic pH level instead of a neutral or alkaline pH which municipal tap water sources mandate. It also has a positive oxidation reduction potential (or +ORP) value, which means it is oxidizing to the body and creates cell-damaging free radicals.

When we consume acidic foods and liquids, our bodies are forced to rob themselves of alkaline minerals like calcium from our bones and magnesium from our heart to offset the unnatural imbalance, creating a mineral deficiency!

Over time, this continuous act of robbing Peter to pay Paul can take a real toll on our health. It’s no wonder that heart disease, osteoporosis, cancer, vision loss and other lifestyle-related diseases are rampant in our society today–most of us are drinking the wrong kind of water!

R/O systems waste approximately five gallons of water per gallon made, and that’s not including the water and oil needed to create the plastic bottles they often come in! With many scholars predicting a water and oil crisis in the not-so-distant future, it’s important to be water wise now more than ever.

A Better Drinking Water Solution

Alkaline ionized water from a Chanson water ionizer is full of bioavailable minerals, has an alkaline pH and an energizing, free-radical fighting -ORP. Chanson ionizers duplicate what happens in nature when water runs over rocks through electrolysis, separating alkaline and acidic ions so the remaining drinking water is healthy, mineral-rich and closer to what nature intended.

Water ionizers hook directly up to your tap, providing an on-demand water supply that is much cheaper, more convenient and better for the environment than bottled or homemade R/O water in the long run.

Because the onboard filter(s) that all brands of water ionizers come with provide a level of filtration far inferior to R/O systems, we strongly recommend pairing a drinking water pre-filter with your water ionizer. Or, if you already have a R/O system installed you can add a remineralizer in order for the ionizer to have minerals to ionize.

You will not get the same benefits from remineralized R/O water or a bottle of mineral water as you will from filtered water run through a water ionizer. This is because the minerals have not been ionized which makes them better absorbed by the body, nor has it been microclustered, which Japanese scientists believe makes it up to six times more hydrating and detoxifying. And finally because it has not been given a negative charge which helps fight free radicals instead of creating them.

Properly filtered alkaline ionized water from a Chanson water ionizer is the solution. Stop drinking dead, acidic, mineral-leeching R/O water today. Visit us at www.chansonwater.com for more information.

What’s in Your Water?

According to a report by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), “There are a number of threats to drinking water: improperly disposed of chemicals; animal wastes; pesticides; human threats; wastes injected underground; and naturally occurring substances can all contaminate drinking water. Likewise, drinking water that is not properly treated or disinfected, or which travels through an improperly maintained distribution system, may also pose a health risk.”

Bottled waters are not heavily regulated and thus not immune from these threats, which is why many authorities including the EPA and the Presidents Cancer Panel are currently recommending filtered tap water over bottled water.

Here is a snapshot of some of the most common chemicals and contaminants that may be lurking in your water but can effectively be filtered out with a prefilter or whole house filtration system:

Chlorine

Chlorine is intentionally added to the majority of municipal tap water supplies in order to kill bacteria. “Chlorine is so dangerous,” according to biologist/chemist Dr. Herbert Schwartz, “that it should be banned. Putting chlorine in the water is like starting a time bomb. Cancer, heart trouble, premature senility, both mental and physical are conditions attributable to chlorine treated water supplies. It is making us grow old before our time by producing symptoms of ageing such as hardening of the arteries.”

Because hot showers create a steam which is inhaled and causes our pores to dilate, our skin and lungs absorb as much chlorine during one ten minute shower as it would if we drank eight 8-oz. glasses of the same water! According to the EPA, “Breathing small amounts of chlorine for short periods of time adversely affects the human respiratory system. Effects range from coughing and chest pain to water retention in the lungs. Chlorine irritates the skin, the eyes, and the respiratory system.” So installing a shower filter or whole house filtration system that will remove most chlorine is highly recommended.

Fluoride

Many municipalities add fluoride to our water supply under the guise that it is supposed to help strengthen baby teeth. According to the scientific research, fluoride consumption creates multiple hazards with respect to cancer. Fluoride can actually produce cancer, transforming normal human cells into cancerous ones, even at concentrations of only 1ppm (parts per million) – the official “safe” dosage set by the U.S. Public Health Service for drinking water.

The fluoride which is added to 90% of drinking water is actually hydrofluoric acid which is a manmade compound with no nutritional value and a chemical byproduct of aluminum, steel, cement, phosphate, and nuclear weapons manufacturing. Several bottled waters including Arrowhead, Sparkletts, Poland Springs and Crystal Springs contain fluoride, which means that if they are using the conventional reverse osmosis method they actually took the time to put this poison back into their product!

Heavy Metals – Mercury, Lead, Arsenic

Too much lead or mercury in the human body can cause serious damage to the brain, nervous system and kidneys. Infants and young children are especially vulnerable to heavy metal poisoning, and even at low levels, it can affect a child’s physical development and ability to learn. Arsenic has been linked to cancer of the bladder, lungs, skin, kidney, nasal passages, liver, and prostate. Non-cancer effects can include thickening and discoloration of the skin, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting; diarrhea; numbness in hands and feet; partial paralysis; and blindness. Homes built before 1940 may have lead pipes which can leach into your drinking water. If your pipes are made of lead, they should be replaced as soon as possible, but even then lead may find it’s way into your drinking water unless you are using an adequate filter.

Chloroform and trichloroethylene

Chloroform (a Trihalomethane or THM) and trichloroethylene (TCE) are two highly volatile toxic chemicals that have been identified in many municipal drinking-water supplies. The National Academy of Sciences has estimated that 200-1,000 people may die in the U.S. each year from cancers caused by ingesting these contaminants in water. According to a study by Dr. Julian Andelman, hot showers (109F) can liberate about 50% of the dissolved chloroform and 80% of the dissolved TCE into the air, and both the heat and the large surface-to-volume ratio of small droplets increase vaporization. TCE, chloroform, benzene and others are readily absorbed through the lungs into the bloodstream.

Pharmacutical drugs

In 2008, the Associated Press published a report that found various pharmaceutical compounds in the water supplies of 24 major metropolitan areas across the United States serving over 51 million Americans. Do you really want to be drinking traces of someone else’s antibiotics, mood stabilizers, sex hormones, steroids or painkillers?

VOC’s, Pesticides and Herbicides

Our municipal water treatment facilities do not remove VOC’s (volatile organic compounds), and there are currently more than 60,000 of them in existence, most of which are man-made synthetic chemicals. According to Ralph Nader Research Institute, “U.S. drinking water contains more than 2,100 toxic chemicals that can cause cancer.”

The use of pesticides and herbicides has become so excessive that they are now commonly found in household tap water and bottled waters with alarming frequency. Many pesticides and herbicides are known, suspected or probable carcinogens. As stated in a recent report from the National Cancer Institute to the surgeon general, “No level of exposure to a chemical carcinogen should be considered toxicologically insignificant for humans.”

Protect yourself and your family from these harmful chemicals and contaminants and more with a drinking water prefilter, and either a shower filter or whole house filter today. Visit www.chansonwater.com for more information.