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Getting to the Root of Grey Hairs–Naturally

Ever wonder what the real cause of grey hairs is and how you can prevent or even reverse them?

In 2009, researchers at the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom concluded that grey hairs are a result of oxidative stress caused by a buildup of too much hydrogen peroxide.

Our body naturally produces hydrogen peroxide along with the enzyme catalase, which breaks the hydrogen peroxide down into water and oxygen. But as we age our catalase production drops, while the hydrogen peroxide remains, causing some people to go grey.

New research published in The FASEB Journal supports these findings, and also found a link between grey hair and the rare skin pigmentation disease vitiligo. They did a study on vitiligo patients using a proprietary topical, UVB-activated cream with success, and believe that a similar product could also help with grey hair. Information on when this treatment will be developed and available to the public has yet to be released.

But what if a natural remedy already exists?

Studies show that ionized alkaline water from a water ionizer is effective against the breakdown of DNA caused by oxidative stress, and thus may be a great natural alternative to grey hairs.

According to Dr. Ray D. Strand M.D., “Reduced (ALKALINE) Water, when taken internally, readily donates its electrons to oddball oxygen radicals and blocks the interaction of the active oxygen with normal molecules. Undamaged biological molecules are less susceptible to infection and disease. The Alkaline Antioxidant Water gives up an extra electron and reduces the active oxygen, thus rendering it harmless. The active oxygen is reduced without damaging surrounding biological molecules.”

The health benefits expressed by ionized alkaline water drinkers is vast. Users report everything from more energy to better sleep to a more youthful looking appearance, including in some cases the reversal of grey hair.

Chanson water ionizers are backed by a lifetime warranty and include a generous 60 day return policy. They provide healthy ionized alkaline water for drinking and eco-friendly ionized acidic water for cleaning and beauty purposes. This investment can pay for itself in 2-3 years based on the amount of money you can save on bottled water, cleaning and beauty products. Financing is available for as low as $25 a month on approved credit.

Resources:

Electrolyzed–Reduced Water Scavenges Active Oxygen Species and Protects DNA from Oxidative Damage Shirahataa, Kabayamaa, Nakanoa, et al – Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (1997)

Electrolyzed-reduced water protects against oxidative damage to DNA, RNA, and protein Mi Young Lee, Yoon Kyoung Kim, Kun Kul Ryoo, Yoon Bae Lee and Eun Ju Park – Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (2010)

How Alkaline Water Can Reduce Oxidative Stress Dr. Ray D. Strand, M.D., specialist in nutritional and preventive medicine

Basic evidence for epidermal H2O2/ONOO-mediated oxidation/nitration in segmental vitiligo is supported by repigmentation of skin and eyelashes after reduction of epidermal H2O2 with topical NB-UVB-activated pseudocatalase PC-KUS Karin U. Schallreuter, Mohammed A. E. L. Salem, Sarah Holtz and A. Panske – The FASABE Journal (2013)

Senile hair graying: H2O2-mediated oxidative stress affects human hair color by blunting methionine sulfoxide repair J. M. Wood, H. Decker, H. Hartmann, B. Chavan, H. Rokos, J. D. Spencer, S. Hasse, M. J. Thornton, M. Shalbaf, R. Paus, and K. U. Schallreuter – The FASABE Journal (2009)

DISCLAIMER: The FDA prevents any natural health company from claiming that their product will treat, cure or prevent a disease, and your individual experience may vary.

6 Natural Remedies for Allergies

Spring has sprung and with it, for many, comes annoying and sometimes even debilitating seasonal allergies.

Allergies, in general are the result of an erroneous immune system which builds up antibodies against normally harmless substances. Japanese doctors believe that allergies including asthma are actually an immune disorder is caused by acidosis. Acidosis is the state of being too acidic and is caused by an inverted way of eating and living. The sad truth is that most Americans are over-acidic.

Both prescription and over-the-counter allergy medications are acidifying to the body, which further exacerbates the problem by adding to your body’s toxic load. Fortunately there are natural and homeopathic remedies that you can try instead.

#1 Drink ionized alkaline water

Drinking ionized alkaline water may help alleviate and even reverse allergies due to its high pH and detoxification properties.

Bob McCauley, author of The Miraculous Properties of Ionized Water explains that ionized alkaline water flushes accumulated pollen, mold and chemical substances from the body. You can make your own ionized alkaline water at home with a water ionizer. If you cannot afford a water ionizer, you can try upping your daily water intake to a minimum of half your body weight in ounces but your results will not be as extreme. This is because ionized water is believed by Japanese scientists to be microclustered, and thus better able to penetrate your cells and flush out the allergens than standard water.

#2 Reduce or eliminate intake of mucus-causing foods

Mucus locks allergens into the tissue where they become deeply embedded. Mucus is caused by dairy, rice, wheat and processed foods which contain gluten.  In addition, the absorption of undigested proteins is a major cause of allergies. By reducing your intake of these foods you can lessen and possibly even eliminate your allergies.

#3 Eat more alkaline foods

According to Dr. Robert O. Young, author of The pH Miracle series, “Allergies are 100% reversible with an alkaline diet and lifestyle.” He goes on to say that, “When you alkalize and exercise, beginning with an organic green drinks loaded with chlorophyll and purified, ionized water from a quality water machine/water ionizer, these allergies will begin to subside. This is because these products introduce oxygenating and alkalizing elements into your body—helping to balance the conditions that may lead to hyper-sensitivities.” Dr. Young recommends an 80% alkaline/20% acidic diet rich in whole plant-based foods like avocado, kale, spinach, and broccoli.

#4 Filter your tap water

A recent study reported by ABC News found a link between pesticides in tap water and food allergies. Filtering your tap water is a very important step to preserving your health. Even if you do not drink tap water, chemicals and contaminants can be absorbed through your skin if you are not using a whole house and/or shower filter. You should also consider a Chanson drinking water pre-filter if you cook with tap water.

#5 Try homeopathic and home remedies

There are many homeopathic allergy remedies on the market which are all great alternatives to acidic prescription medications. There are also some methods you can try yourself at home. These include irrigating with a simple saline solution, sleeping in a room with a humidifier (for pet allergies) or dehumidifier (for pollen allergies), drinking peppermint tea, and breathing steam.

#6 Reduce household toxins

Using chemical cleaners and commercial body and beauty products also adds to your body’s toxic load. By replacing many toxic products with ionized acidic water from a Chanson water ionizer, your immune system will be stronger and thus better able to ward off allergens. You can also try cleaning with natural products like baking soda, vinegar, and lemon juice, and beautifying with coconut oil, apple cider vinegar and aloe vera.

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. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, which states that only a drug can treat, prevent, or cure a disease.