Long lived people like the Hunza’s of Northern Pakistan have the benefit of naturally occurring mineral rich, alkaline hexagonal water.
This article was originally published by The Hunza Times – http://hunzatimes.wordpress.com/2009/01/26/what-is-alkaline-water-the-hunza/.
“One of the longest-lived races of people in the world is called the Hunza. This people, located in northern Pakistan, are found in several high altitude mountain valleys. Many Hunza claim to be 150 years old; many others are documented centenarians (over age one hundred). For many years, scientists have pondered the mystery of what makes them long lived, and also what makes them so healthy, for they rarely suffer the diseases the rest of us know so well.
People may remember the famous Frank Capra movie ” Lost Horizon” starring Ronald Coleman. The premise of the movie found a group of airline passengers stranded high up in the Himalayas, and the people they encountered.
The people they met were based loosely on the Hunza tribe, and the remarkable thing about them was they did not appear to age, and that they knew no disease
Some researchers are beginning to believe that the Hunza miracle derives from the water that they drink. The mountain water that flows into the Hunza villages comes from the surrounding glaciers. Structured hexagonally, this water is filled with mineral solutes, and it tests out as highly alkaline.
As we have said before, the body uses the bloodstream/system to dispose of wastes; these are removed in liquid form, and are often deposited in the lungs and kidneys. If there are too many wastes to handle, they are deposited in various organ systems, like the heart, or the pancreas, or the liver, or the colon, or in other locations. Sometimes these wastes are left on the walls of arteries, and over the years can spread throughout the body.
The breakdown of this disposal process, especially of acid wastes, is how we define the aging process. To slow down and reverse this direction, one must begin removing acid wastes from the body.
The best way we have found to do this is to drink alkaline water. This water, having a pH of between 9 and 11, will first neutralize harmful stored acid wastes, and if you consume it every day, will gently remove them from your body. Yet, since the water is ionized, it will not leach out valuable alkaline minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium or sodium.
Japanese doctors have treated their patients for over four decades with alkaline water. They believe that the immune system loses its power to throw off disease when the body becomes too acidic. They advocate drinking alkaline water, and eating alkaline forming food.
Asian medicine assigns two categories to human disease: communicable and adult. Viruses and bacteria cause contagious or communicable diseases. Influenza, the common cold, aids, plagues, all fall into this category, and medical doctors are quite proficient at treating them.
Adult diseases include heart disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, gout, arthritis, kidney disease, hemorrhoids, and asthma. Hay fever, allergies, obesity, tooth and gum disease, skin disorders, and many others.”
Our bodies are made up of many trillions of cells, each one needs water for hydration and removal of toxins.
By now, most people know that drinking an adequate amount of water is good for them. Did you know that hunger is often really thirst disguised? So, next time you feel hungry listen to your body and drink some water.
How do we remember to drink enough water? Instead of reaching for soda or coffee drink at least 10 glasses of water
daily. How do you do that? Try these tips:-
1. Drink 1 glass when you wake up.
2. Drink 1 glass after you clean your teeth after breakfast
3. Drink 1 glass mid morning
4. Drink 1 glass before lunch
5. Drink 1 glass with lunch
6. Drink 1 glass mid afternoon
7. Drink 1 glass when you get home from work
8. Drink 1 glass before dinner
9. Drink 1 glass with dinner
10. Drink 1 glass after you clean your teeth in the evening
Want to drink more? Use a larger glass.
Need really good reasons to drink more water? Well here is a list of 10 reasons why you should be drinking more water. Especially Hexagon Alkaline Hydrogen Filtered drinking water because of its added benefits.
Reduced Risk Of Heart Disease – Research has shown that people who drink water are less likely to succumb tohaving a heart attack or heart disease. 20,000 healthy people were studied showing that drinking five cups a day of water is very beneficial to your heart health. Without a healthy heart it’s game over!
Aids Digestion – Sipping water during eating helps your body absorb and digest food better. It all starts in the mouth, the first part of your digestive system. Water helps produce more saliva and helps carry the food along all of the way through the digestive tract. It works hand and hand with fiber to speed up elimination of wastes in your body and also raises your metabolism.
Increased Concentration – Your brain consist of 90% water. So most of us who don’t drink sufficient water are depriving our brains of what it needs the most, water. Being properly hydrated improves your ability to concentrate, process information, and alertness. Who do you know that couldn’t use more of those?
Headaches – One of the major contributors to headaches are dehydration. This is one of the areas where Hexagon water shines. The smaller molecular clusters in Hexagon water greatly increases the hydration of your body.
Weight Loss – Drinking water is great for weight loss for a couple of reasons. Water is a wonderful appetite suppressant, it curbs hunger. Also water helps increase your metabolism which aids in burning calories. You also might want to consider that if your drinking water you won’t be thirsty so you won’t reach for a sugary sodas or beer.
Anti aging – This is a big one with alkaline hydrogen water. Due to the antioxidant capacity of hydrogenated water it searches out and destroy any harm free radicals in your body. One of the major causes for aging.
Increase Energy – Water in the body is crucial for better circulation. The amount of oxygen in your bloodstream is increased when your body is well hydrated. This then leaves more oxygen available to burn fat which is the critical ingredient in energy production.
Chronic dehydration causes decreased resistance to disease – There is a condition which happens to us if we consistently don’t drink enough water. It is known as chronic cellular dehydration. With this condition your body is in a constant state of dehydration within each cell. Cells retain toxins, this then leaves us in a vulnerable state which allows attacks from disease to further weaken our immune system.
Detoxify – Staying well hydrated helps your body remove harmful toxins. One of the biggest filters in our bodies is our kidneys. The kidneys are dependent on water for them to be able to work at peak performance. As we age our ability to filter through our kidneys decreases which then makes drinking adequate amounts of water even more paramount for detoxification.
Look Younger – Drinking adequate amounts of alkaline water hydrates your skin. Not only do you get the benefits of normal water hydration like increased skin elasticity and increased skin moisturizing but you get the added benefit of increased hydration due to the fact of Hexagon water having smaller water clusters in it.
Hopefully this list of 10 reasons why you should drink Hexagon Alkaline Hydrogen water convinces you to pick up a glass and drink away. Its simple just drink one glass every hour or two while your awake. This then on average adds up to drinking 8 to 16 glasses a day. Once you get into the habit you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.
What’s inside the Hexagon Alkaline Hydrogen Water Filtration System?
With this incredibly affordable device you can transform normal tap water into hydrogen-rich alkaline drinking water. You also get cleaner, purer, safer, tastier water that is much easier for your cells to absorb and use effectively. It easily attaches to your normal water outlet and by means of a lever simply redirects the water flow into the filter unit. The unit has a clean sleek modern look which is at home in any kitchen, plus it’s relocatable in the event you move house.
I’ll go into further detail of the internal workings here. The unit does not require connection to an electricity supply. It does not need to be connected by a plumber. Everything you need to connect the unit comes in the box. There is even a DVD to make sure you get it right.
There are four replaceable filter cartridges in the unit.
One is the Ceramic Filter – this removes micro-particulate contaminants, sludge and rust. This cartridge is visible from the outside of the unit by means of a see though window. When this cartridge shows evidence of buildup of particulates – you simply scrub it clean with the supplied brush to extend it useful life. It is recommended that this cartridge is replaced after 6,000 liters (approx 1600 gallons).
The next in the line of flow is the Alkali Block Filter. This contains a proprietary blended mineral block that produces:-
Hydrogen rich water
Alkaline water with a pH between 8 and 10 (varies depending on the water in your area)
Bio-Available ionized minerals
The Alkali Block Filter should be replaced after 3,000 liters (approx 800 gallons).
Then comes the Ion Exchange Resins Filter – this filter softens the water to improve the taste and texture – replace after 3,000 liters (approx 800 gallons).
Next is the Mineral Composition Filter – this makes the water sweeter by infusing it with minerals. It also contains KDF to neutralize naturally occuring radioactive compounds, mercury and other heavy metals in the water. Replace after 6,000 liters (approx 1600 gallons).
The water then passes through the EA Device – This Energy Activating device is the first of its kind in the world – which infuses energy into the water through natural spiraling movement. This rotation breaks water molecules down into small clusters, making them more absorbable.
Then just before the water exits the filter, the last device is the Magnetic Rings which help to further break down the water molecular clusters.
We know that pure water is essential to our survival. But did you know that water can do much more for you than just quench your thirst?
Every year thousands of people with a wide variety of health problems spend a lot of money to travel to special sacred places around the world. They do this for one reason… to drink the so called “miracle water”.
These places include very well known sites like Lourdes in France plus others that may not be as well known, like Nordenau in Germany, Tlacote in Mexico and Nadana in India.
People flock to the natural water sources at such sites because they believe the water has special healing powers, with the ability to improve their serious health conditions, slowing down the aging process and generally helping their well-being.
So what is different about the water at these locations?
Forget myth and fantasy, science has an answer. The waters from these site share a particular property which makes it unique – lots of hydrogen. In scientific research conducted by Dr. Shirahata at Kyushu University in Japan, “miracle water” samples contained at least 200-300 times more hydrogen than the normal tap water he tested. Depending on the source of the “miracle water”, that number was often even greater.
Why does the increased level of hydrogen matter? Getting back to science, because when water contains hydrogen, it’s a powerful antioxidant that gobbles up harmful free radicals (unstable electrons which “steal” electrons from our cells in order to stablize themselves) and helps remove than from your system. This reduces the cell damage that contributes to aging. So, to summarize – Hydrogen is known as a powerful antioxidant due to its readiness to donate its electron and its ability to penetrate into cell membranes, thus effectively protecting your DNA from free radical attacks. The hydrogen’s electrons pair up with the free radicals and convert them into harmless substances, like water. So a dangerous free radical becomes simply water!
You can now have as much as this extraordinary water as you want, whenever you want it – without expensive overseas travel – all you need is the Hexagon Alkaline Hydrogen Water Filtration System. We have covered to the hydrogen part, but what about the Alkaline… please keep reading.
Our bodies have a natural, built in alkali buffer, so this in itself means that it’s important for our bodies to remain alkaline. It seems quite straightforward to me, though there are people who doubt it and they are entitled to their opinion. However, personally, I’m not prepared to take the risk. Our alkali buffer “wears out” over time and over time our acidic diets overburden us, so I’m willing to take steps to help my body remain alkaline.
Our natural pH buffer has the ability to keep our blood pH at an optimal level. However, over a long period of time acidity can occur, especially considering most people have relatively poor acidic diets. When acid starts to build up from too much stress, too much junk food and simply getting older, it could mean serious health problems. The Hexagon Alkaline Hydrogen Water Filter produces alkaline water to ensure your body does not become acidic.
Hexagon Alkaline Hydrogen Water contains small hexagonal water clusters.
Generally the molecular size of tap water is around 128Hz thus need to be broken down by the body before the water can be utilised by the body.
RO (reverse osmosis) water and bottled mineral water have a reading of 90 – 100Hz.
On the other hand, the Hexagon AHW water consist of small hexagonal water clusters around 43Hz which penetrates easily into the cellular membrane and helps to carry in nutrient and toxins out of the cells.
By energizing clean water with natural energy from the ceramic beads in the Hexagon Hydrogen Alkaline Water Filter, the energy is retained through the water memory and transferred to the body cells, and “activates” our cells.
If you never heard of this before, it might sound a little strange. Water has secrets. Water is more than a physical substance. It has unusual, unique properties, without which life could not have been created or sustained.
Water is the only substance which naturally occurs in three states liquid, solid and gaseous. Water is the only substance when actually expands when frozen. Water has the highest surface tension of all liquids and has a remarkable ability to dissolve other substances.
There is a lot about water we don’t understand. Thankfully we are aware of our shortcomings in our knowledge of water and science is starting to delve into it’s secrets.
The water likes to stay as water, rather than breaking down into hydrogen and oxygen. The water on earth today is much the same water which has existed for millions of years. The water in our bodies has previously been used by billions of other organisms, it has been everywhere around the globe from the top of Mount Everest to the bottom of Niagara Falls, formed part of every ocean and sea. It’s been rain, snow, mist and clouds. And now it’s in you – imagine the story it could tell!
Think of water as an data storage system which retains information from everything it comes into contact with. Water has a memory – it receives and makes an imprint of whatever occurs in it. External substances contacting water leave a trace in the water. This point is dramatic when you consider what we do to water.
We poison it in chemical processes, we dump our waste into it, our municipal water supplies are “treated” with chlorine, fluoride and other chemicals then we force it into old rusting pipes and pump it around our cities where it picks up negativity, stress and aggression. The water structure is deformed by angular pipes. Not to mention the indignities in harsh purification of recycled waste water (in a closed loop system) and processing desalinated water.
These actions are a long way from the a mountain spring, where pure fresh water, filtered by the earth itself, tumbles over rocks and flows smoothly along a curving riverbed assimilating the minerals and vibrational energy of the source.
That water has memory is not in question. Outside factors like those mentioned above change the structure of water, to it’s (and our) detriment. All the bad information has been programmed into such water and is transmitted to our cells. Water needs to go through a healing and cleansing process to be reformatted- using the analogy of a computer hard drive – making it beneficial for our health and well-being.
Water from remote, unique places in Venezuela, elevated plateaus calledtepuis (called the Mother of All Waters), have been analyzed and found to be 40,000 times more active (engerized) than ordinary drinking water. This extra-ordinary water gives the local Indians long and happy lives despite a lack of “modern” amenities.
How do we achieve this? Apart from living beside a pristine mountain stream, an option restricted to a very few, we must do the best we can and rely on a Water Purifier designed to restucture (reformat), energize and mineralize water. Such a water purifier is the Hexagon Water Purifier.
It’s a paradigm shift – simply knowing about the truth of water’s ability makes you more aware of what you are doing to water and what water is doing to you.
Respect it, bless it, have good intentions towards it and never foul it.
The human body is mostly water trapped inside the fragile walls of cells.
We drink water to maintain the optimum level of hydration in our bodies, to flush the toxins out and cleanse the body, to cool off, to keep our joints lubricated and to assist in the food digestion process. Although they don’t realize it, most people are suffering from chronic dehydration.
The minimum daily recommended water intake is 2 liters, because this is how much water the body uses throughout the day through perspiration, respiration, urination and other bodily functions. Without replenishing lost water, the body goes into dehydration mode and all functions start to suffer. Water is essential to life and proper bodily function.
Your the metabolism is dependent on water to work properly. Without enough water, the process of breaking food down and converting it to energy slows down dramatically, which means that too few calories are burnt and little weight is lost. Not drinking enough water can be compared to “running on fumes” and if you’re dieting and you seem to have hit the plateau, then you are probably not drinking enough water. When the metabolism slows down, weight loss slows down even more dramatically, especially since exercising becomes less effective as the body’s energy levels diminish.
Water also plays an important part in the process of digestion and elimination of toxins. Not drinking enough water is a one-way ticket to constipation and a host of other problems of the intestines. Poor digestion means that you will not get enough energy from the food you’re eating. This will prompt the body to ask for more food and this is how the weight loss process stops and the weight gain process begins. A dehydrated body sends out fake hunger pangs, thus tempting you to forget about the diet and eat more food than you should. Thirst is often mistaken for hunger.
Not to mention that water is also a good filler. If you want to eat less food, drink a tall glass of water half an hour before every meal. The water will fill a large part of your stomach and the body will be content to feel that the stomach is not empty. This is not idle speculation, but a sound advice whose effectiveness can be confirmed by many dietitians and weight loss experts. Nobody can overeat with half of the stomach filled with water, your brain will signal to you: “Seems like we’re almost full. We don’t need that much food, so cut it short this evening”.
Keep in mind that in order to reap the benefits of drinking enough water, you will want to spread the intake throughout the day. Don’t drink 2 liters of water all at once because the body will simply flush the excess and a lot of it will simply be wasted. Also, you don’t need to restrict yourself to water. Fruit juices, tea and coffee count as liquids that can be used by the body for hydration, although fruit juice has lots of sugar and calories so it’s probably best not to overdo it. Alcohol is out of the question, because alcohol has the opposite effect on the body. Don’t be afraid that drinking a lot of water will make you retain fluid. It’s dehydration, not abundance, which forces the body to hang on to what it has.
If you find water a bit boring, add a squeeze of lemon juice to each glass – it helps cleanse your system.
Of course it’s preferable to drink filtered, purified water using a system like the Hexagon water filter.
Without a properly functioning brain we are in serious trouble, we just can’t live up to our full potential. Your brain works on the principle “use it or lose it”. Despite what you may have heard, you really can grow new brain cells.
Your brain need care and attention just like the rest of your body. So, how can you achieve an improvement in your brain power?
Think of your brain as an electrical circuit board, with an ability to constantly have new circuits installed, and existing ones to be reinforced.
So what are the building blocks of improved brain power? One is physical, the other mental exercise.
Keeping your body properly hydrated with energized living water is very important. However, you may not be aware that the single MOST important element crucial for the development and maintenance of healthy brain function is LECITHIN? It is a nutritional building block for the synthesis of the brain’s primary memory neurotransmitter.
Neurotransmitters function as brain messengers that enable the brain cells to “communicate” with each other. When neurotransmitter levels decline, the brain cells are unable to “communicate” efficiently with each other. This means that previously stored information (”memory”), cannot be recalled easily. Your “recall” ability weakens, causing fuzzy memory and mental tiredness in high-stress situations.
Lecithin is essential for mental development and maintenance. Lecithin is inexpensive and easy to consume.
How do you train and challenge your brain with the right kind of mental exercises? Find a scientifically valid balanced brain workout. Fundamental cognitive abilities – such as memory, attention and processing speed – can be improved with appropriate training. I recommend the scientific brain exercises developed by Lumosity.
Trying to lose weight? You’ve stuck to your diet and stalled on a weight loss plateau? The first thing to check is your water intake. Research suggests that most people unknowingly suffer from mild, chronic dehydration, and you could be one of them!
So why should you care? Because water is an essential ingredient for your weight loss. In fact, water is needed for a wide range of the body’s biochemical processes, but lets just look at what water does for dieters:
Water is essential for your body to metabolize stored fat into energy. Your body’s metabolism can be slowed by even relatively mild levels of dehydration. The slower your metabolism, the slower your weight loss (and the greater your fatigue), until eventually your weight loss just crawls to a halt, and you hit the dreaded diet plateau.
Water is a natural appetite suppressant. In the hypothalamus, a region in your brain that controls appetites and cravings, the control centers for hunger and thirst are located next to each other, and there tends to be some overlap. This has both advantages and disadvantages for the dieter: on the down side, it means that chronic mild dehydration can confuse these control mechanisms, leading to feelings of hunger, rather than thirst. But on a positive note, it means you can use water to reduce your appetite. For example, in one University of Washington study, drinking a glass of water reduced nighttime hunger cravings for most of the dieters studied.
Water is an essential component of the processes that enable muscle to contract. This means that water helps to maintain muscle tone. Better muscle tone means a better looking body, and isn’t that what dieting and weight loss is about?
Water also helps to prevent the sagging skin that often follows weight loss – water plumps the skin cells, giving the skin a younger and healthier look.
Water helps rid the body of waste. During weight loss, the body has a lot more waste to get rid of, as a byproduct of all that metabolized fat. So adequate water is essential to your health while dieting.
Water can even help with constipation. When the body gets too little water, it siphons what it needs from within, particularly from the colon. This leads to constipation. But normal bowel function usually returns with adequate water intake.
More generally, mild dehydration can cause a number of health problems, in addition to your diet plateau. The symptoms of mild dehydration can include: –
Headaches & feeling light headed, as dehydration interferes with normal body processes, including waste disposal.
Fatigue, as the body’s metabolism is slowed – mild dehydration is probably the most common cause of daytime fatigue.
Hunger & cravings due to weakening of the thirst mechanism
Fluid retention as your body tries to hold on to the water it already has
Constipation, as the body works to conserve its internal water sources
Not a pretty picture, is it? But once you get your water in balance, you reach the “breakthrough point”, a concept pioneered by Dr. Peter Lindner, a California obesity expert. Once you’ve reached the breakthrough point, fluid retention eases, the liver and endocrine system start to function more effectively, you will start to regain your natural thirst and your hunger cravings will be significantly reduced. And so the end result of reaching and sustaining the breakthrough point in your water balance is that your body is able to metabolize fat more effectively.
So how much water should you drink daily, for a healthy and ‘adequate’ intake? First, a couple of basic principles:
The easiest way to tell if you are drinking enough water is to monitor the color of your urine: It should be clear or a very pale yellow in color. (but note that some supplements and medications may also affect your urine color).
Get in to the habit of drinking regular and adequate amounts of water. Never wait to drink until you’re thirsty, because if you’re feeling thirsty, then dehydration has already started to occur!
Having said that, an adequate water intake for a sedentary but normal-weight adult during cool weather, is generally recognized as 8 x 8 oz glasses.
Remember, you need additional water in hot weather, when you lose more water through sweat.
You also need additional water when you exercise. Athletes attempt to enhance their performance by maintaining an optimal fluid balance while exercising, estimated to require 6 to 12 oz of fluid at 15 to 20 minute intervals. Even if you’re not concerned about your athletic performance, you should consume a similar amount of water when exercising, in order to maintain adequate hydration.
And if you’re overweight, you’ll need an extra glass of water for each 25 pounds overweight, because the extra weight creates extra metabolic demand
But how do you manage to drink so much water? A typical recommendation from the weight loss experts is 3 glasses of water with every meal. That’s 3 glasses with breakfast, 3 with lunch, and 3 with dinner. Plus, of course, additional regular water between meals when you’re exercising or when its hot. It’s quite daunting to drink 3 glasses at a sitting, so spread them out, drink 1 glass 10-20 minutes before a meal, 1 glass during your meal (I recommend adding a squeeze of lemon juice), 1 glass after your meal. Plus it helps to replenish your hydration levels if your drink water after each visit to the restroom. Plus after brushing your teeth. These “events” are just reminder triggers.
So if you’re dieting, stalled on a weight loss plateau, or suffering some of the classic symptoms of dehydration, do, first of all, ensure that you have an adequate water intake. It could be the ‘missing ingredient’ in your diet regime.
Water – an Essential Element for Cell Rejuvenation
Water is a very important nutrient in cell rejuvenation and optimum health.
Put simply, without water, nothing lives. Water is your energy source, like your body’s cash flow. Water energizes each cell of your body, giving them energy to live and adequate hydration increases the efficiency of your immune system, preventing damage to your DNA. Water powers and electrifies our brain functions and is needed for the efficient manufacture of all neurotransmitters, including serotonin. Water enhances the “mind/body” connection, reducing stress, anxiety, depression and helps maintain normal sleep.
Water is essential for your body’s digestion, metabolism and assimilation of food, and is a must for releasing energy from food.
Water is your body’s transportation mechanism, allowing movement of nutrients through your body. And water facilitates removal of toxic waste from different parts of the body taking it to the liver and kidneys for disposal. Water also prevents constipation and aids in weight loss.
Water is your body’s principal lubricant, it’s present in the joint spaces and spinal discs and helps prevents arthritis and back pain. Water dilutes the blood and prevents it from clotting during circulation, reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Proper hydration improves your skin and eyes.
We cannot store water, so we must continually replenish our supply by drinking pure, fresh energized water regularly.
Not just any water will do. Why? Water can contain toxins which add to your toxin load rather than eliminating toxins from your body. So what can you do about it? Drink pure and energized Hexagon water.
We are alkaline creatures who require slightly alkaline blood pH of 7.35 to 7.45 to allow correct oxygenation of our blood so the body’s vital processes can function properly. A reading above or below this range means our body is under stress, leading to illness, disease or worse.
Normal blood pH has a very small window of acid/alkaline pH balance.
How does an acidic pH occur? From the foods we eat, (poor diet and acidic food), water, stress, intake of toxins, poor immune system. An acidic balance decreases the body’s ability to absorb nutrients and decreases the body’s ability to detoxify, leading to an impaired immune system. Plus your reserves of minerals will be depleted as your body tries to compensate for an acidic pH by using up your reserves of alkaline minerals.
It is important to understand that the pH thing is not just a piece of fancy chemistry we don’t need to worry too much about. Here are just three simple reasons why:
If our body pH sinks below 4.0. we die.
Bacteria, viruses, fungi and all disease-producing organisms flourish in an acidic medium and die in alkaline conditions. The same is true of Cancer cells. So once our body pH starts to drop below neutral, we are opening the door for disease right there.
All the many Enzymes required for every function in our bodies will not work under acid conditions.
So if we keep our body fluids alkaline, we are setting up the first line of defence against disease and aging.
There are both external toxins (which we breathe in and absorb through our skin) and internal toxins (from water, food containing preservatives, additives, colorings, stabilizers and the like, medications, cell degeneration, free radicals, stress and other lifestyle issues).
Undigested food causes toxins – carbohydrates ferment, protein putrefies, fats turn rancid – all causing production of toxins. Slow movement through your digestive system (constipation) causes toxins to be absorbed by the body.
How do you help prevent these problems? Some ideas are:-
Correct diet and lifestyle choices – eat natural superfoods and get exercise
You could live for weeks without food, but without water you would dehydrate and die within days. A mere 2% loss of the water surrounding your cells can cause a 20% decrease in your energy levels.
Recently the mainstream media has reported that we don’t need to drink 8 glasses of water daily.
They are saying there is no benefit!! Who are “they”? – an organization whose members make their living from dehydrated individuals suffering from kidney problems. Of course, I believe we need to drinks lots of water to eliminate toxins and hydrate cells.
In the course of a five-month inquiry, the a major news organisation discovered that drugs have been detected in the drinking-water supplies of 24 major metropolitan areas serving at least 41 million people — from Southern California to Northern New Jersey, from Detroit to Louisville.
The findings came as no surprise to Judy Petersen, executive director of the Kentucky Waterways Alliance, a group that lobbies for cleaner rivers and lakes.
“There is a drug cocktail, if you will, in our nation’s waters,” Petersen said, adding that there’s little known about how those drugs might be affecting people or the environment. “We’re kind of flying in the dark.”
Louisville Water Co. officials acknowledged an increased concern of the potential health effects of trace amounts of drugs in drinking water, even as they noted there are no national standards for pharmaceutical chemicals in the water supply.
It’s only been in recent years that technology has even allowed detection of the chemicals, said Barbara Crow, a water company spokeswoman.
But they and other companies say the amounts are so small that they don’t pose a health risk. But others worry that the long-term effects of even those small amounts aren’t certain.
Flushed into the system
How do the drugs get into the water?
People take pills. Their bodies absorb some of the medication, but the rest of it passes through and is flushed down toilets.
Other pharmaceuticals end up in drinking water when people flush unused pills down toilets or drugs are used on farm animals that excrete back into the water supply.
Wastewater is treated before it is discharged into reservoirs, rivers or lakes. And some of the water is cleansed again at drinking-water treatment plants, but not all the drug residue gets removed.
Rengao Song, manager of water quality and research for the Louisville Water Co., said the concentrations of drugs they found in two samples taken in 2005 were so weak that they do not suggest any public health risks. They were detected in parts per trillion and lower, he said.
Crow said it was those samples, taken as part of an industrywide study, that found their way with sampling results from other cities into the A P report.
Louisville Water doesn’t normally test for pharmaceutical drugs because it’s too expensive, said Jack Wang, director of water quality and production for the city-owned utility.
Way below medical dose
The concentrations of the pharmaceuticals are far below the levels of a medical dose, the A P reported.
But the presence of so many prescription drugs — and over-the-counter medicines such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen — in so much of the nation’s drinking water is heightening worries among scientists of long-term consequences to human health.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency also is taking notice.
“We recognize it is a growing concern, and we’re taking it very seriously,” said former Louisvillian Benjamin Grumbles, assistant administrator for water at the EPA.
Recent laboratory research has found that small amounts of medication have affected human embryonic kidney cells, human blood cells and human breast-cancer cells. The cancer cells proliferated too quickly; the kidney cells grew too slowly; and the blood cells showed biological activity associated with inflammation.
Even those who use bottled water and home-filtration systems don’t necessarily avoid exposure.
Bottlers, some of which simply repackage tap water, do not typically treat or test for pharmaceuticals, according to the industry’s main trade group. The same goes for the makers of home-filtration systems.
Pharmaceuticals in waterways also are damaging wildlife, research shows. Notably, male fish are being feminized, creating egg yolk proteins that usually come from females.
Some scientists stress that the research is limited, and there are many unknowns. They say, though, that the documented health problems in wildlife are disconcerting.
“It brings a question to people’s minds that if the fish were affected … might there be a potential problem for humans?” EPA research biologist Vickie Wilson said.
Song, at the Louisville Water Co., largely attributed the problem to effluent discharged from treatment plants.
Metropolitan Sewer District Executive Director Bud Schardein said he’s aware of the issue, and he doesn’t want people flushing drugs down the toilet.
But Alex Novak, who runs MSD’s Morris Forman Wastewater Treatment Plant on the Ohio River in western Louisville, said MSD does not test for drugs in its effluent. He characterized concerns about health and environmental drugs in rivers or drinking water as being “more in the research realm at this point.”
Key test results
In its report, members of the A P National Investigative Team reviewed hundreds of scientific reports, analyzed federal drinking-water databases, visited environmental study sites and treatment plants and interviewed more than 230 officials, academics and scientists. They surveyed the nation’s 50 largest cities and a dozen other major water providers and smaller community water providers.
Some key test results:
Officials in Philadelphia said testing discovered 56 pharmaceuticals or byproducts in treated drinking water, including medicines for pain, infection, high cholesterol, asthma, epilepsy, mental illness and heart problems.
Anti-epileptic and anti-anxiety medications were detected in a portion of the treated drinking water for 18.5 million people in Southern California.
A sex hormone was detected in San Francisco’s drinking water.
Of the 28 major metropolitan areas where tests were performed on drinking-water supplies, only Albuquerque, N.M.; Austin, Texas; and Virginia Beach, Va.; said tests were negative. Arlington, Texas, acknowledged that traces of a pharmaceutical were detected in its drinking water but cited post-9/11 security concerns in refusing to identify the drug.
The AP also contacted 52 small water providers — one in each state, and two each in Missouri and Texas — that serve communities with populations around 25,000. All but one said their drinking water had not been screened for pharmaceuticals; officials in Emporia, Kan., refused to answer AP’s questions, also citing post-9/11 concerns.
Grumbles, the EPA’s water chief, acknowledged that just late last year the agency developed three new methods to “detect and quantify pharmaceuticals” in wastewater.
“We realize that we have a limited amount of data on the concentrations,” he said. “We’re going to be able to learn a lot more.”
Associated Press reporters Jeff Donn, Martha Mendoza and Justin Pritchard reported and wrote this story.
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Studies have confirmed green tea’s many health-enhancing conponents, which include catechin polyphenols (100% stronger than Vitamin C), polsaccarides, flavonoids, Vitamin bs, Vitamin E, R-Amino Butyric Acid and minerals.
Health benefits of Green Tea include:-
Strengthened immune function
Encourage healthier blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels
Encourage healthier intestinal flora which improves nutrient absorption
Improves oral health (controls dental decay, plaque build-up and bad breath)
Assists in weight loss (promotes thermogenesis and metabolsim of fat)
Remember to make you Organic Green Tea with Hexagon Water for an even better taste.
So, drink up and flash those pearly whites today!
Contents (per unit): 20 sachets x 2g
Oriyen Certified Organic Green Tea is prepared from finest grade, health-promoting green tea leaves from leading tea producer and exporter Stassen Group, Sri Lanka. Conforms strictly to the most stringent international standards for organic cultivation set by the International Federation of Agricultural Movements (IFOAM), Naturland of Germany, and the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture of Australia
• Great Taste Award, London, 2001
• Manufactured under ISO 9002 Quality System
The Hexagon 8-stage π-Water Purifier is a smaller, more compact unit for smaller families or individuals living on their own. Now, everyone can enjoy the benefits of clean, pure and healthy π-Water at a very affordable price. The Hexagon TM8-Stage π Water Purifier is one of the most comprehensivewatertreatment systems you canfind today.
Ceramic Filter Made of ceramic material from Japan, it filters away 99.99% of contaminants such as sediment, sludge, rust, and bacteria.
Water is free of sediments and bacteria*. * Common water-borne bacteria, such as E-Coli and Cryptosporidium are larger than 1 micron.
Ion Exchange Resins
NSF*-approved ion exchange resins from USA adjusts calcium and magnesium content to soften water. * National Sanitation Federation of the United States of America
Water is softer and smoother to drink.
Activated Granular Carbon
NSF-approved Activated Granular Carbon from Japan adsorbs chlorine, odor and color.
Water is chlorine-free and clear, without any offensive odors.
Sufficient consumption of clean water has been shown to reduce the risk of certain cancers (colon, breast, bladder and kidney).
– Real Simple, May 2001, Time Inc.
100% natural mineral stones infuse water with ionic minerals and trace elements.
Water is mineralized, sweet tasting and slightly alkaline to match the body’s balance of pH7.2-7.5.
KDF + Activated Granular Carbon
NSF-approved Kinetic Degradation Fluxion (KDF), a zinc-copper compound, neutralizes organic and inorganic mercury, trichloroethylene [TCE] and trihalomethanes [THM] and other heavy metals. Also inhibits bacterial growth and preserves the pleasant, fresh state of water. When combined with Activated Granular Carbon, it enhances adsorption of chlorine, 6 to 8 times better.
Water is totally purified.
EC3000 Far Infra-red Ray [FIR] Energy Beads
Made of naturally FIR-emitting ceramic clay, these beads energize the water, causing intense vibration which breaks water molecules into smaller clusters that are easily absorbed into and used by body cells.
Water is energized for optimum benefit to the body.
According to Dr F. Batmanghelidj, founder of Foundation for the Simple in Medicine and author of “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water,” water can actually cure. He advocates proper hydration to alleviate the following ailments: arthritis, asthma, backache, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, urinary problems, obesity, headaches,,,, heartburn, indigestion, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problems, high cholesterol, menstrual problems, morning sickness, stress and depression.
Magnetic stones create a magnetic field to further breakdown water clusters, producing p-water with NMR* readings of an average of 47Hz, compared to tap water which has an average NMR reading of 120Hz.
* Nuclear Magnetic Resonance is a method used to measure the size of water molecule clusters.