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?⚾⚽Sports Drinks Vs. Ionized Alkaline Water ??? (Periscope Replay)

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Is Your Exercise Routine Doing More Harm than Good?

Did you know that rigorous exercise creates acids which can build up in your joints, wreak havoc on your health, create muscle soreness, and stunt your growth and recovery time?

Here’s the deal: aerobic exercises deliver additional oxygen to your cells, and oxygen helps to convert glucose to energy. But if you increase the intensity of your exercise to an anaerobic state, you will no longer have enough oxygen and your body will be forced to find alternate methods of energy. You’ll know you’ve entered an anaerobic state when you start breathing really hard and become fatigued and uncomfortable.

“Pain when you exercise is a sure sign that you are oxygen-deficient and producing increased metabolic acids (lactic acid & sugar) rather than accessing your electron reserves and acidifying your body. You’re stressing rather than strengthening your body. So be sure to keep your exercise pain-free, fully electron-charged from alkaline foods and drinks and aerobic. If at any point you do feel pain or discomfort while exercising, stop immediately and hydrate…(with) good alkaline water to restore alkalinity and to increase your reserves of electrons,” says Dr. Robert O. Young, author of The pH Miracle series.

Rather than pushing the body to exhaustion or inflicting pain on the muscles and joints, try practicing aerobic exercises like walking, jogging or rebounding (jumping on a mini trampoline). Rebounding can dramatically improve lymph flow while exercising every cell in the body.

“Instead of hard exercise (which creates lactic acid), one should practice traditional Asian soft-style exercises such as yoga, Tai Chi, and Chi Gung on a daily basis throughout the duration of any detox program,” according to Daniel Reid, author of The Tao of Detox.

Soft, static exercises like Pilates, the Five Tibetan Rites, stretching and weight-bearing exercises are also alkaline-forming and can work you out without producing acids.

The two most important things to remember when exercising are that you need to break a sweat without being so out-of-breath that you can’t carry on a conversation, and that if you start to feel pain ease up on whatever you are doing (for example, if you are   jogging, resume walking until the pain subsides).

Drinking Chanson ionized alkaline water before, during, and after exercise is believed by many athletes including professional   baseball player DJ Carrasco and award-winning bodybuilder Dan Hill to support a faster recovery time. Staying hydrated is an important factor in any weight loss or workout plan, as your body cannot function optimally without adequate water.

New research published in the Journal of Nutrition reveals the importance of staying optimally hydrated during exercise. Over three days, a group of young women were subjected to exercise-induced dehydration, and their cognitive performance, mood, and symptoms of dehydration were measured during rest and during exercise. At just over 1% dehydration level, subjects showed a mood change for the worse, and concentration, headache symptoms, and task difficulty were also affected.

A separate study found that mild dehydration can effect physical performance as well. The motor performance of golfer’s game, including shot distance, target accuracy, and distance judgment, was tested at different dehydration levels. Their results were better when they were fully hydrated than when they were tested at between 1-3% dehydration levels. Thus, it is important to hydrate before, during, and after exercise for best results.

“Lack of focus, stress, decrease in energy, and muscle tightness are all derived from the same problem-lack of proper hydration. Based upon sound clinical research in speeding up recovery from vigorous activities to guarding against disease, drinking alkaline ionized water may be the single most important support your body can receive,” according to Dr. Preston Wakefield.

In order to burn fat, build muscle and increase endurance your body must be able to buffer and remove lactic acid. Chanson ionized alkaline water is able to help not only fully hydrate you, but buffer the acids caused by exercise, diet, and environmental factors. It’s super hydrating, full of antioxidants, bioavailable minerals, and the right kind of oxygen, and easier to drink than   standard tap or bottled water.

So toss a BPA-free bottle (or two) of Chanson ionized alkaline water into your gym bag, and remember not to let your body get into an anaerobic state.

See also:

Why Chanson Ionized Alkaline Water is Superior to Sports Drinks

Study: Influence of bottled water on rehydration following a dehydrating bout of cycling exercise

Ways to Jazz up the Flavor of Water

We at Chanson Water love the taste of alkaline pH 9.5 water produced by our water ionizers. Taste may vary by source water, although one customer from Riverside County CA (whose tap water is ranked the #4 WORST in America) loves the taste of her ionized water!

However, we recognize that drinking nothing but water day in and day out can become a bit tedious at times. But instead of reaching for acidic drinks like coffee, soda, black tea, processed “fruit” juice, sports and energy drinks or alcohol, we offer the following (mostly alkaline) suggestions as additives to your ionized water:

  • Crushed fresh mint leaf
  • Lemon wedges
  • Lime wedges
  • Cucumber slices
  • Splash of coconut water
  • Slice of ginger
  • Green tea (sweeten with Stevia)
  • Cinnamon essential oil
  • Grapefruit juice or sweet grapefruit essential oil
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Fresh lemongrass
  • Lavender
  • Rose petals
  • Coconut water ice cubes
  • Flavored Stevia drops (we like the Sweet Leaf brand)
  • True Lemon, True Lime, True Grapefruit and/or True Orange crystallized substitue

The following are not alkaline additives but should be fine for an occasional treat:

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Kiwi slices
  • Orange slices
  • Raspberries
  • Fresh pineapple chunks

And here are some combinations to try:

  • Ginger, grapefruit
  • Cucumber, strawberries, lavender, lemon
  • Lime juice, lemon juice, raspberries, mint leaves
  • Rose petals, fresh lemon thyme, lemon juice
  • Fresh lemongrass, fresh Thai basil
  • Lemon, ginger, cinnamon
  • Lime, cucumber, fresh thyme leaves
  • Strawberry, kiwi
  • Lavender mint

We hope you find this helpful and inspiring. Feel free to experiment and comment with your favorites or your own ideas! Visit www.chansonwater.com for more information on alkaline ionized water.

14 Common Health Misconceptions

Here we will debunk several food, drink and lifestyle myths as they relate to overall health. Some information may shock you, but overall we hope that what you learn will inspire you to make changes in your everyday life and diet and better your health.

Top 14 Food, Drink and Lifestyle Misconceptions:

1. Milk is the best source of calcium for your body, particularly your bones

This is probably the most widely believed health myth of all, and we encourage you to share what you are about to read with others. Studies have actually found a link between high dairy consumption and osteoporosis. Why? Because like all animal protein, milk acidifies the body’s pH which in turn triggers a biological correction. The calcium in the milk itself is rendered useless because it combines with phosphorus (also in milk) which blocks the absorption of calcium. Calcium from our bones is used to neutralize the acidifying effect of milk. Once calcium is pulled out of the bones it leaves the body via urine, so the surprising net result is an actual calcium deficit after drinking milk. For more information, please read our article: Forget Milk. Got Chanson Ionized Water?

2. Meat is the best source of protein, and vegans/vegetarians don’t get enough protein since they don’t eat meat

The truth is, the average American gets approximately 50% more protein than needed or recommended. Unlike certain vitamins that our bodies can store and use at a later time, the body has no means of storing excess protein, and it ends up putting a strain on the liver and the kidneys. Next to water, protein is the main substance in plant and animal cells, with the exception of fat cells. Unlike animal protein, plants can manufacture all amino acids from nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and other chemicals through photosynthesis, while meat only contains some of them. Animal protein production requires more than eight times as much fossil-fuel energy than production of plant protein.

According to Dr. Howard Murad, “There are many benefits to eating vegetable protein food as opposed to animal sources of protein. Vegetable proteins contain no cholesterol or saturated fat and in many cases also provide a good source of dietary fiber.”

3. Bottled water and reverse osmosis water is good for you

The process known as reverse osmosis rids tap water of most nasty toxins, contaminants and bacteria, but it also strips it of valuable minerals, rendering it acidic which actually causes the body to rob itself of minerals to offset the unnatural imbalance. Most bottled waters are just tap water which have been run through a reverse osmosis system and have an acidic pH which means they can actually be dehydrating! Although bottled waters are the lesser evil when it comes to selecting a pre-packaged beverage as they do not contain sweeteners, preservatives and artificial ingredients which would make them even more acidic, the healthiest and most hydrating drink of all is alkaline ionized water.

4. Diet soda is healthier than regular soda

Soda is one of the most acidic things you can consume with an average pH of 2.5. The artificial sweeteners in diet soda have an even worse effect on the body than regular sugar. Aspartame (found in NutraSweet and Equal) is considered neurotoxic, allergenic, and carcicongenic according to Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy. Eliminating all sodas and artificial sweeteners from your household is one of the best things you can do for you and your family. We recommend an all-natural sweetener called Stevia as a healthy alternative.

5. If I was dehydrated, I would know it by extreme thirst

The truth is that 75% of Americans are dehydrated and most don’t even know it! Our thirst mechanism is extremely weak and does not kick in until the body is already dehydrated. Common signs of dehydration include headaches, dry skin, dark urine, dry mouth, fatigue and nausea. Also, when we feel hungry, sometimes we are actually thirsty instead of hungry but for whatever reason our bodies can’t tell the difference. Water plays many essential roles in the body, including digesting food, carrying waste products out of the body, providing a medium in which biochemical reactions such as metabolism occur, sending electrical messages between cells, regulating body temperature and lubricating joints so it’s important to get enough. Try upping your water intake to a minimum of half your weight in ounces (more if you are athletic or highly active), and try drinking a glass of water the next time you feel hungry to see if that takes the edge off.

6. Sports drinks are ideal for athletes and during workouts

The truth is, the leading sports drink has a pH of only 2.95, making it MORE ACIDIC than Red Bull and Diet Coke! When you consume sports drinks, your body leeches alkaline minerals from the body to neutralize them; particularly calcium from bones and magnesium from muscles–two of the most easily and frequently injured areas of an athlete’s body. Thus, drinking sports drinks may actually weaken the body and make it more prone to injury! In addition, the leading sports drink has a positive Oxygen Reduction Potential (ORP) of 318, which means it contains free radicals which actually DESTROY cells!
7. 100% fruit juice drinks and Jamba Juice smoothies are healthy

Even 100% fruit juice has a high, concentrated sugar content which slows fluid absorption, and the acids in the juice may cause stomach upset. Some falsely believe that sugar derived from fruits it is acceptable, however your body doesn’t know the difference and converts sugar into alcohol. Try diluting fruit juice with alkaline ionized water to reduce the sugar intake and offset the acidity and to wean children off of fruit juice.

One Jamba Juice smoothie contains more sugar than the USDA recommends we  consume in an entire day. A “Jamba Light” (their low-cal solution) is made with Splenda (sucralose). Self-reported adverse reactions to Splenda or sucralose collected by the Sucralose Toxicity Information Center include: skin rashes/flushing, panic-like agitation, dizziness and numbness, diarrhea, swelling, muscle aches, headaches, intestinal cramping, bladder issues, and stomach pain and is believed to be a possible migraine trigger. Try making your own fruit smoothies at home with low-sugar fruits and coconut or almond milk for an occasional treat.

8. I don’t have to buy organic produce–I can just wash off the pesticides with tap water

Unfiltered tap water is littered with contaminants, chemicals, toxins, bacteria and even pesticides and antibiotics. Rinsing your produce with unfiltered tap water is like bathing in a muddy puddle–while you may get some of bacteria off, you are more likely to actually pick up extra contaminants. A better solution is to buy organic and soak produce in 9.5 alkaline water for 10 minutes which will not only cleanse the food but enhance the flavor and temporarily give it a negative ORP, which creates antioxidants. The most pesticide-ridden produce that should always be bought organic include peaches, spinach, apples, celery, strawberries, imported nectarines, imported grapes, sweet bell peppers, potatoes, blueberries, lettuce and kale.

9. “No pain, no gain” is the right motto when it comes to exercise

Pain during and after exercise is usually a result of lactic acid production, which is toxic and acidifying to the body and thus counterproductive to health. Rather than pushing the body to exhaustion or inflicting pain on the muscles and joints, you should practice aerobic exercises like walking, jogging or rebounding (jumping on a mini trampoline) or static exercises like yoga, pilates, stretching and pain-free weight-training which are all alkaline-forming. The two most important things to remember are that you need to break a sweat without being so out-of-breath that you can’t carry on a conversation while exercising, and that if you start to feel pain ease up on whatever you are doing (for example, if you are jogging, resume walking until the pain subsides). Drinking Chanson alkaline ionized water during exercise is believed by many athletes to support a faster recovery time.

10. Everyone should get a flu shot annually

According to Dr. J. Anthony Morris, the former Chief Vaccine Control Officer at the FDA, “There is no evidence that any influenza vaccine, thus far developed, is effective in preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza.” Flu shot ingredients include toxins such as ethylene glycol (a.k.a. antifreeze), formaldehyde, aluminum and thimerosol (a form of mercury). Thimerosol has been banned in all childhood vaccinations in the United States, yet it still remains in the influenza vaccine today. Boost your immune system with alkalizing foods and ionized alkaline water this flu season instead of injecting yourself and your loved ones with toxic chemicals.

11. Anyone who thinks their “stuff doesn’t stink” is merely suck up

Pungent, odorous feces and gas are actually symptoms of an acidic body, which is unnatural and unhealthy. The sad truth is that as over-consumers of highly acidic foods like meat, dairy, and carbs, we’ve just learned to live with the stinky consequences and accept them as an unavoidable reality. But, adopting an alkalarian diet of fresh vegetables, fruits and alkaline water creates an internal alkaline environment which is the opposite of acidic, and thus odorless feces! So if someone were to ask us if we thought our stuff didn’t stink, we could proudly reply “Yep!”

12. Once you develop an allergy, there’s no way to get rid of it, you can only control it with antihistamines

According Dr. Robert O. Young, author of The pH Miracle: “Allergies are 100% reversible with an alkaline diet and lifestyle.” Antihistamines are acid-forming and can cause dehydration, but allergies can be treated by increased water intake, because hydrating the body inhibits the excess production and release of histamine. Mucus traps allergens in, and alkaline ionized water (which is more hydrating than regular water and can penetrate cells deeper) helps flush out mucus.

Dr. F. Batmanghelidj states, “This demonstration of water to histamine has been demonstrated in several animal experiments. It is now physiologically apparent that water by itself has very strong antihistaminic properties.” So instead of reaching for an acidifying antihistamine this allergy season, reach for a glass of alkaline ionized water instead.

13. Radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery are the best solutions for cancer

In the book The Hidden Truth of Cancer, Dr. Keiichi Morishita says, “Modern medicine in America treats malignant (cancer) cells as if they were bacteria or viruses. It uses chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery to treat cancer. Yet none of these treatments will help very much, if after all of that, the acidic environment remains. 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.”

Studies have shown that chemotherapy, radiation and surgery are usually only effective with some of the more rare types of cancer, and that an alkaline diet of fruits and vegetables can have miraculous healing and preventative effects. For more information, we recommend the films “Healing Cancer from Inside Out” and “Cancer is Curable NOW.

14. I could never adopt a vegan, vegetarian or raw food diet because it’s “too hard”

Joe Cross went on 60 day juice fast while driving across America with a juicer in the back of his car and inspired many to try a juice fast in the documentary “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead.” Thousands of people have quit eating meat, dairy, animal products and/or the use of heat to prepare their food and never looked back, or sustained their diet for a period of their choosing. Presumably all achieved some variation of positive health results through these even temporary dietary changes.

Here’s a secret–processed foods are designed to make you crave more of them, and when you eliminate them from your diet you will find that you no longer crave them the way you used to! In fact, you will start to crave healthy foods because your body will adapt. The beginning of a diet is always the hardest as your body is thrown into detox mode and has not learned to release those cravings and will initially be confused as to where all the things like sugar have gone and cry out for them. Therefore you should be prepared and motivated, or try to ease into it. Even reducing the amount of animal products, processed foods, sugary drinks and cooked foods you consume has benefits. For example, you could start by replacing soda with alkaline ionized water, cow’s milk with almond milk, and adopting “Meatless Mondays.” You are ultimately in control of your health and if we can do it, so can you.

For more on the benefits of alkaline ionized water, visit www.chansonwater.com.

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.