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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.

The Evolution of Water Consumption, Filtration, Treatment, and Delivery

Think water filtration or ionized alkaline water is new? It’s been around in one way or another since the beginning of time.

Here’s a historical timeline:

Dark Ages

Early man camped near water sources and collected naturally occuring ionzied alkaline spring water from streams, waterfalls, lakes and rivers using cupped hands, and later buckets and basins.

4000-2000 B.C.

Ancient Sanskrit and Greek writings recommended water treatment methods such as filtering through charcoal, exposing to sunlight, boiling, and straining in order to improve appearance of water.

1500 B.C.

To clarify water, the Egyptians reportedly used the chemical alum to cause suspended particles to settle out of water, and also siphoned water through a series of clay pots.

Egyptians and Greeks discovered that if they swirled and left water in copper and brass urns overnight, it turned sweeter (a mild form of ionization).

The Roman Empire built an extensive aqueduct system, with eleven aqueducts serving the city.

500 B.C.

The Greek scientist Hippocrates invented the first cloth bag filter and called it the “Hippocratic sleeve.”

1627

Sir Robert Bacon began experimenting with a form of sand filtration to remove salt particles from seawater.

1676

Anton van Leeuwenhoek became the first person to discover microorganisms in water.

1700s

Domestic water filter units made from wool, sponge, and charcoal began to be used in individual homes.

1804

The first large municipal water treatment plant was installed in Scotland in order to provide treated water to every resident.

1829

Evian water company was formed and began selling the water in earthenware.

1854

Several cities began to treat all water with sand filters and chlorine before distributing it to the public after British scientist John Snow discovered that he could use chlorine to kill bacteria in water.

1869

The first desalination patent was reported, and the first land-based steam distillation plant was established in Britain.

Late 1800’s

Municipal water treatment began to take hold in the U.S. Rapid sand filtration is experimented with, along with cleaning filters with powerful steam jets. A rapid decrease in waterborne diseases is noted at this time.

Early 1900’s

The first water ionizers are invented in Russia, designed to recreate what happens in nature when water runs over rocks–alkaline pH water with a low ORP (oxidation reduction potential).

1903

Water softeners, which use sodium ions to replace water-hardening minerals in water, were introduced into the water treatment market.

1908

Chlorine was used for the first time as a primary disinfectant of drinking water in Jersey City, New Jersey. The use of other disinfectants such as ozone also began in Europe around this time.

1914

Limited drinking water standards for municipalities in U.S. cities were implemented.

1940s

Federal drinking water standards were widely applied in the U.S.

1945

Fluoroide began to be added to the municipal tap water sources under the guise of preventing dental decay.

1958

The first residential water ionizer was developed and sold in Japan.

1960s

The American government created and funded the Office of Saline Water to research and develop desalination technologies.

1966

The Japanese Health Ministry approved the water ionizer as a “Health Improving Medical Device.”

1959

The Reverse Osmosis (R/O) extreme water filtration method is invented by Prof Reid of the University of Florida.

Late 1960s

Industrial and agricultural advances and the creation of new man-made chemicals had negative impacts on the environment and public health when they began finding their way into water supplies through factory discharges, street and farm field runoff, and leaking underground storage and disposal tanks.

1966

Heinz Hankammer began production of the first Brita filter under a pear tree in his family’s garden.

1970s

Perrier introduces carbonated bottled water.

1972

The Clean Water Act became law, requiring industrial plants to proactively improve their waste procedures in order to limit the effect of contaminants on freshwater sources.

1974

The Safe Drinking Water Act was adopted by all 50 states for the regulation of U.S. public water systems. This law specified 91 pollutants that must be closely monitored (out of more than 60,000).

1980

500 million gallons of bottled water are sold in the US.

1990

U.S. annual sales of bottled water spurted to 1.8 billion gallons.

Early 2000s

Municipalities begin to increase chloramine (chlorine + ammonia) usage as a disinfectant in tap water.

2006

Almost 36  billion plastic water bottles are sold in the U.S.

Today

Bottled water consumption remains at an all-time high and municipalities continue to add harmful chemicals like chlorine, chloramine and fluoride to the drinking water. Most water filter owners are either over- or under-filtering their tap water, and water ionizers remain virtually unknown outside of Asia despite their proven health benefits. What is wrong with this picture?

Take advantage of the technology our era has afforded us and say goodbye to unhealthy and expensive bottled waters and hello to fresh filtered Chanson ionized alkaline water.

Don’t Let Your Ionized Acidic Water Go Down the Drain!

Most people purchase a water ionizer for the vast health benefits of drinking alkaline ionized water. However, alkaline water is only half of the benefit of owing an ionizer. The by-product that water ionizers produce–ionized acidic water–has a myriad of benefits from body, skin and hair care to household and industrial cleaning.

Ionized acidic water is water rich in H+ ions, which occurs when water ionizers electrolyze ordinary tap water and separate them into two streams–alkaline and acidic. The water is divided at a 70:30 ratio, and oftentimes, users allow the acid water to travel from its rubber drainage spout right down the drain, literally wasting one of the most versatile, eco-friendly products on the planet!

Fortunately, it is possible to collect and store ionized acidic water effectively. It should keep its strength for 90 days provided that you minimize its exposure to light and oxygen by storing it in a closed, opaque container.

Chanson water has been 3rd party lab tested and verified to make strong acid water which disinfects on contact when made at 2.7 pH. Many brands of ionizers can’t make strong acid water, or can’t make it without using chemical solutions. Chanson is very proud that our machines can make strong acid water in 70% of all water sources without alteration, and for the remaining 30% we are the first company to use natural mineral-rich Himalayan salt instead of chemicals to create strong acidic water with the Chanson Miracle M.A.X. water ionizer.

Here are a few ways to collect and put your ionized acidic water to work for you:

  • Collect it in cups or a watering can and use it to water plants daily. Most potted plants and plants in your landscape crave acid water, and will thrive and grow faster when watered with it.
  • Purchase some small cobalt or amber glass spray bottles to fill with 2.7-5.5 pH water and store in the medicine cabinet, and your purse or gym bag. Use as an all-natural facial toner, hand sanitizer, aftershave, deodorant and on rashes and bug bites.
  • Collect it in a bucket and use to wash your car, bike, motorcycle or boat with.
  • Fill opaque plastic spray bottles with 2.7-5.5 pH water, and store them under the kitchen and bathroom sink. Use for household cleaning and disinfecting purposes like glass, tile, floors, stain removal, sinks, toilets, doorknobs, and cutting boards. Must be 2.7 pH to disinfect, and not all brands of ionizers can produce water this low without chemical alteration.
  • Recycle an empty opaque shampoo or conditioner bottle and use 5.5-6.0 pH ionized acid water as a final hair rinse.
  • Collect in cups and use to pre-rinse dishes before loading into the dishwasher.
  • Recycle an empty mouthwash bottle, fill it with 2.7-3.5 pH ionized acid water and add some peppermint or spearmint essential oil for minty freshness at a fraction of the cost of commercial, alcohol-based mouthwashes.
  • Collect it in a bucket and use to wash Fido to keep his coat shiny.

Still have more acid water than you know what to do with?

Consider bottling and giving some away to family, friends and neighbors with some suggestions on how to use it, and offer to let them refill their own bottles. Or you can even try selling it. Our SkinBalance product retails for $19.95 and is still only a fraction of the cost of the high-end skin care products it replaces.

After introducing acidic water to your friends and family, people are bound to want to know how they can get their own ionizer. You can become a Chanson Water dealer or affiliate and make money off of each sale!

Don’t have a water ionizer yet? What are you waiting for? Pick one up at www.chansonwater.com and start enjoying the benefits of ionized water today!

Related article: Benefits & Uses of Ionized Water

The Dangers of Using Your Refrigerators Built-In Water & Ice Dispenser

Many modern refrigerators now feature built-in water and ice dispensers. While they can be very convenient, these dispensers also pose some health hazards that you should be aware of.

Here are three reasons you may want to rethink your drink if you are currently sipping from your refrigerators built-in dispenser:

1. Lack of filtration

Although the water and ice being dispensed from these types of refrigerators is usually filtered, the water is most often filtered using nothing but a basic carbon filter. These filters are designed to remove a limited amount of pollutants such as chlorine from your water in order to make it taste better, much like a Brita pitcher. This leaves you vulnerable to an untold amount of chemicals and contaminants that have been found in tap water supplies including bacteria, sulfur, pesticides, nitrates, fluoride, arsenic, pharmaceutical drugs, and herbicides.

2. Maintenance

Manufacturer directions indicate that the average refrigerator water filter needs to be changed every three to six months and the unit cleaned periodically, a task users often neglect. When was the last time you changed yours? Do you even know how? A clogged filter will decrease the efficiency of the system and may cause costly damage to the unit, as well as leach contaminant particles into your water and ice making it unhealthy to consume. And if you are one of the 70% of Americans who are living in a hard water area, you may need to change your filter even more often than recommended.

3. Mold

Expired water filters and as well as filters which go unused for weeks are a breeding ground for mold, and contaminants can literally rot inside the filter. Ingestion of water which has been run through a moldy filter can cause headaches, runny nose, sinus problems, skin rash, diarrhea and vomiting.

A better solution

A healthier alternative to drinking from a refrigerator with built-in water dispenser is drinking from the tap when hooked up to a Chanson water pre-filter and water ionizer. The pre-filter removes contaminants while keeping healthy alkaline minerals in, and then ionizes those minerals to make them bioavailable to the body and turn the water alkaline.

This results in a much healthier water which is still much more affordable than bottled water in the long run. Yes you will still have to to stick to a filter schedule and perform periodic maintenance as with any water filter, but the result will be well worth it.

If you still wish to continue using your refrigerators built-in water and ice dispenser despite the warnings above, we recommend snapping Ionizer Armor onto the water line, as it will cause the water and ice to be smoother and softer.

Find the best drinking water pre-filter and water ionizer for your household today or visit www.chansonwater.com for more information.

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Chanson Water USA CEO Quoted in Wall Street Journal Article

Our CEO and water expert Ronnie Ruiz was quoted in a recent Wall Street Journal article titled The Positives and Negatives of Ionized Water as part of their Aches & Claims series. Below is a reprint of the article in its entirety along with Ronnie’s thoughts.

The Positives and Negatives of Ionized Water

April 9, 2012, 6:49 p.m. ET

By LAURA JOHANNES

It would be hard to improve the healthfulness or cleaning power of water without adding any chemicals or supplements to it. But companies are claiming to do just that by “ionizing” water.

[ACHES]Enagic USA’s Kangen Water machine

Companies are selling machines that put drinking water through an “ionization” process. According to the companies, the process, also called “electrolysis,” is accomplished using negatively and positively charged electrodes. In the process, water atoms give electrons to the electrodes or receive them, according to a graphic on Chanson Water USA Inc.’s website. The result is a chemical reaction that results in water becoming more acid or alkaline. Tap water typically has a pH of around 7, or neutral; alkaline water has a pH of more than 7; acidic water, less than 7.

Companies say alkaline water has a variety of benefits, ranging from giving you energy to counteracting unhealthy effects of acidic foods you eat. Some scientists, however, say there aren’t any good studies supporting the ionized-water companies’ marketing claims.

Water ionizers, long sold internationally, have been generating increased interest in the U.S. during the past couple of years, says Pauli Undesser, director of regulatory and technical affairs at the Water Quality Association, a nonprofit trade group for the water-treatment industry.

Earth Trade Water Inc., Carlsbad, Calif., posts testimonials from professional athletes who say its ionized alkaline water boosts their performances by providing better hydration and aiding “energy” and “focus.”

Chanson Water USA, a Laguna Hills, Calif., unit of Chanson Taiwan LLC, says on its website that its ionized water has smaller clusters of water molecules than ordinary water and these “microclusters” are better able to “penetrate into more places in the body.”

In a marketing brochure, Enagic USA Inc., a Los Angeles unit of Japan’s Enagic Co., says its “Healthy Kangen Water”—which has a pH of 8.5 to 9.5—”helps your body balance the acidic effects” of eating foods such as meat and eggs. Enagic’s Leveluk SD501 model, which sells for $3,980, uses seven electrodes.

Enagic also says Kangen water tastes better with “superior mouth-feel.” In an informal blind taste test at a local spa offering Kangen water, I found the Kangen water tasted soft and velvety, but with a mineral aftertaste, compared with ordinary tap water.

The machines, which typically range from $1,000 to $6,000, are generally attached to a faucet, but some models go under the sink. The alkaline water, which the companies say is ideal for drinking and cooking, comes out of one of the machines’ spigots, while acid water, which can be used for cleaning, comes out of another. The degree of alkalinity is often adjustable. The machines have a built-in filter, which filters impurities just like any other water filter.

Besides drinking water, Enagic’s machines produce four other types of water. Enagic recommends using very acidic “sanitary water” for household disinfecting, such as sanitizing cutting boards and knives. “Beauty water” helps close facial pores after washing with it, the company says. Neutral water is intended for taking medications and making baby formula; and “strong” Kangen water, a very alkaline water, is intended for “cleansing power” in such tasks as removing toilet stains or floor stains.

Some doctors and scientists say the companies’ claims aren’t backed by good high-quality studies. “Human evidence is lacking, safety profile is lacking and it’s very expensive,” says Catherine Ulbricht, co-founder of National Standard Research Collaboration, a Cambridge, Mass. scientist-owned group that evaluates natural therapies.

“There is no basis for any health claims at all” for alkaline drinking water, adds Santa Barbara, Calif., gastroenterologist John Petrini, past president of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. After it is digested, food and water goes into the stomach and—no matter what pH it was when it entered—ends up leaving the stomach at a pH of about 6.8, Dr. Petrini says. And no matter what you eat, your body has effective mechanisms to keep your blood in a narrow range between 7.35 and 7.45, he adds.

Chemists say it’s logical that acidic or very alkaline water could be useful for cleaning, but there’s no evidence that the pH of water has any specific effect on skin or pores, says Washington, D.C., dermatologist Tina Alster.

Roberto Car, a professor of chemistry and physics at Princeton University, says the alkalization process described by Chanson sounds scientifically plausible, though he hasn’t examined the machine. But Chanson’s claim that alkaline water contains microclusters of molecules more readily absorbable by the body is “nonsense,” according to Dr. Car and others.

“Rubbish,” adds H. Eugene Stanley, a professor of chemistry and physics at Boston University. The structure of water—including how its molecules cluster—isn’t yet fully understood, scientists say.

Chanson Water CEO Ronnie Ruiz says a nuclear magnetic resonance test, the results of which are posted on the company’s website, shows that its water microclusters. He says 70% of customers who provide feedback report benefits, such as improvement in diabetes, improvement in depression, lower cholesterol levels. Mr. Ruiz says customers “love it, use it daily and see the absolute value in owning the machines. Science will at one point absolutely validate the health benefits.” Many of the benefits are due to the fact that the water has a negative charge and is an antioxidant, he adds.

Arizona physician Horst Filtzer—a paid medical adviser to Enagic and former chief of surgery at Cambridge Hospital, a Harvard teaching hospital—says alkaline water passes into the intestines “without much difficulty” since stomach acid isn’t produced in response to water. It doesn’t do much good to drink alkaline water with food—such as a steak—that does trigger an acid response, Dr. Filtzer says. He adds that he finds Kangen’s alkaline water doesn’t make him feel bloated like regular tap water does.

Peter L. Kopko, a chiropractor and chief science adviser to Earth Trade Water, says that alkaline minerals in its water—such as calcium and potassium—improve athletic performance because the help “counteract” acid buildup in the body during exertion. The company hasn’t done clinical studies on its water.

Ronnie’s thoughts on the article:

I am very happy about how the Wall Street Journal reported on ionized water, even if they included opposing views, to me this is fine because the people they interviewed have 0 experience and knowledge of ionized water, they have done no testing of the machines or the finished product the machines make, on the other hand, by the fact that such prestigious news outlets like the WSJ are reporting on ionized water is absolute evidence it is creating a buzz with its users.

I told the reporter “ionized water is growing in popularity because the majority of users have some positive health result and see the value in the machines both for the drinking water and acid water”. Very few people realize that by putting an ionizer and a Chanson pre-filter in their home they are actually saving money big time, there is only an initial expense with these products that repay the owners quickly then provide ongoing savings yearly.

Ronnie is available to speak in public, on TV, radio and in the news on a variety of subjects. For more information about ionized water, water ionizers, and water filtration, visit www.chansonwater.com.

What is the Difference Between a $4,000, a $2,000 and a $400 Water Ionizer?

If you are in the market for a water ionizer you may have noticed that there is a significant difference in price for certain models and wonder what could possibly justify such a difference. In reality, all electric water ionizers make good alkaline ionized water, regardless of brand, and all non-electric ionizers make alkaline water. Here we will address where the differences really lie in an effort to help you make an informed decision:

The $4,000 electric water ionizer – A MLM Model

You will receive the same health benefits of drinking and cooking with a $4,000 electric water ionizer as you will from an electric water ionizer which costs about half. The real reason that some models carry such a high price tag is because they are from a MLM (multi-level marketing) company which has to pay commission to eight different people with every sale. If you are anything like us, you will see that spending an extra $2,000 for the same product in order to pay bonuses to salespeople is ludicrous and will consider your other options.

The $1,300-2,300 electric water ionizer – All Chanson Water ionizers

All electric water ionizers produce three types of water with various pH levels: alkaline, filtered, and acidic. We drink the alkaline water with a pH of 8.0-9.5 for optimal health, use the filtered water for small children and taking with medication, and apply the acidic water on our skin and hair and can clean and disinfect our homes, cars and offices with it.

Because an electric water ionizer is such a versatile and multipurpose appliance, you could potentially save thousands per year by eliminating the need for bottled water, mouthwash, toner, half of all cleaning supplies, skin creams, etc. by investing in an electric water ionizer. Chanson water ionizers carry a price tag in the $1,300-$2,300 range which means that machine will likely pay for itself in 2-3 years and be one of the best investments you will ever make.

The difference in prices on the Chanson models are largely attributed to water flow rate and various bells and whistles like an undercounter model to save counterspace, ability to use all natural Himalayan rock salt to make strong acid water in areas with source water issues and a special cleaning system.

$400 Water “Ionizers”/Alkalizers – Non-Electric Models

Because people started seeing the success that electric water ionizers were having, they looked for a way to cash in on the success cheaply and quickly. After all, if people were willing to spend up to $4,000 on an ionizer, wouldn’t people be willing to pay only 10% of that?

Because non-electrics leave out the key component of water ionization – electricity – they are not actually ionizers but alkalizers. They produce alkaline water which is only about two points more alkaline on the pH scale than the water that is run through them. Non-electrics do not produce filtered/purified/neutral water or the acidic water which is so valuable for skincare and cleaning purposes. In addition, the negative charge (low ORP) they produce is only about 1/3 of what an electric ionizer can produce which means you are only getting 1/3 of the antioxidants.

Even more disturbing, most non-electrics use mineral-stripping filtration which in most cases is provided by toxic De-Ionization (DI) Resin. When the resin has reached capacity (no way of knowing when without testing) it will actually allow the contaminants into your water and the resin itself may also leech into your water. They then attempt to re-mineralize the water with “secret ingredients” that are impossible to test or verify and have no testing to back them up or poof that they are safe for long-term human use.

A prominent salesman from another ionizer company (who has been in the industry for over nine years and had been drinking water from an electric ionizer) personally told us that he recently tried their new non-electric product exclusively for two months during which time the arthritis he has suffered from before discovering ionized water came back with a vengeance. Within two days of getting back on the electrically ionized water, the arthritis retreated completely. Our own health expert Ronnie Ruiz has used multiple NON electric ionizers exclusively for two week periods and has always noticed the superior health results of the ELECTRICALLY ionized water when returning to it, proving his theory that electricity is the key.

While the cost of these non-electrics may seem appealing, the decreased value they provide and the replacement costs actually add up to be less cost-effective than an a safer, more versatile, longer-lasting $2,000 electric ionizer purchase. For more information on the differences in electrics vs. non-electrics, please read our article Why Non-Electric “Ionizers” Don’t Compare to Chanson Water Ionizers.

We hope that helps clear up some questions. For more information, please visit www.chansonwater.com.

Importance of Filtering Chlorine Out of Shower Water

Did you know that during the course of one ten minute shower, your body will absorb as much chlorine as if you were to drink eight 8-oz. glasses of the same water?

Hot showers cause chlorine to turn into a vapor we inhale. At the same time, our pores dilate from the heat and are able to absorb more chlorine through our skin.

According to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “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.”

And yet, chlorine has been used to disinfect our tap water since 1908.

Dr. Zoltan P. Rona, author of The Joy of Health and Return to the Joy of Health and past president of the Canadian Holistic Medical Association states:

“Numerous scientific studies report that chlorinated tap water is a skin irritant and can be associated with rashes like eczema. Chlorinated water contains chemical compounds called trihalomethanes which are carcinogens resulting from the combination of chlorine with compounds in water. These chemicals, also known as organochlorides, do not degrade very well and are generally stored in the fatty tissues of the body (breast, other fatty areas, mother’s milk, blood and semen). Organochlorides can cause mutations by altering DNA, suppress immune system function and interfere with the natural controls of cell growth. Anything you can do to filter tap and shower water that eliminates or minimizes chlorine would certainly be helpful and possibly curative for some immune system problems. The use of water filtration devices is increasingly popular and affordable. Discuss their use with your health care practitioner.”

In her book, Be Perfectly Healthy, Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy explains that chlorine by-products have been linked to cancer, heart disease, and reproductive disorders and that these by-products generate free radicals which destroy the good bacteria in our bodies.

Studies have also shown that chlorine destroys vitamin E, as well as polyunsaturated fatty acids, each vital to healthy skin, and have linked chlorine to asthma aggravation.

Chanson Water shower filters

Protect yourself and your family from the harmful effects of chlorine by installing a Chanson Spa Shower Filter in every bathroom of your home. They are specially engineered to remove at least 95% of harmful chlorine from your shower water, and are the only shower filter that filters, softens, and energizes the water. Because of the superior chlorine removal, you will see changes in the way your hair and skin feel, including…

– Healthier, younger-looking skin

– Softer, more manageable hair

– Relief from dry skin and scalp

– Less fading on color-treated hair

Chanson also offers a host of whole-house filters if you are interested in removing contaminants in addition to chlorine. Visit www.chansonwater.com for more information.