Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 15, 2018 12:00 pm
Single use plastics take five minutes to produce, five minutes to use and 500 years to break down, the vice-president of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, told reporters recently. Â
In a move that highlights just how catastrophic the risk of choking the planet in plastic really is, the EU has announced a plan to ensure that by 2030, all packaging on the continent must be reusable or recyclable.
No More Plastic Imports to China
The move is partly in response to China announcing that it will no longer accept plastic waste imports. Â For years, EU countries have met their own higher recycling targets and reduced landfill by shipping the excess to China. Â Here, the large-scale …
Something else has been identified as a potential health hazard in our water. Â To add to the cocktail of potential contaminants that flow out of taps across America, salt has recently been identified as the latest water worry. Â
How Our Soil Gets Salty
Increased use of road salt is a major cause, as is mining, fossil-fuel production and the use of some fertilizers. Â The salt seeps into the ground where excessive sodium dislodges the stable soil minerals such as calcium and potassium, changing the composition of the soil itself.
Of course, whatever is in the soil will end up seeping through to our water supply. Â The salty water eventually trickles through the layers …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On January 18, 2018 12:00 pm
The latest trend that seems to be gathering attention in 2018 is the craze for drinking so-called “raw water.”
When a small, Oregon-based start-up companyÂ started selling “pristine mountain spring water” to people in the San Francisco area, they tapped into the fashionable notion that the more “natural” something is, then the better for you it will be.
What is “Raw Water”?
Raw water is, quite simply, water that springs from the earth; or in this particular case, from “an ancient aquifer.” It is completely untreated and unfiltered.
One of several companies selling raw water around the country says that filtering and treating water to remove contaminants “disrupts healthy bacterias” that would …
Itâ€™s hereâ€¦that time of year when we look to our less healthy habits and try to quit them, or at least improve them where possible!
Letâ€™s Get This Detox Started!
One popular way of kick-starting a new, healthy approach is by detoxing. For some, detoxing is giving up one or two things â€“ alcohol for example â€“ and for others, itâ€™s about cleansing your system and heading into the New Year feeling refreshed and healthier.
While a few people favor an extreme approach to detoxing, for most of us, thatâ€™s not practical or desirable. Â Â Much more realistic is our simple, 3-point version that will enable you to …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On December 31, 2017 7:00 am
Christmas and New Year’s Eve can be a time of excess, with rich foods, candy and alcohol all being consumed in larger quantities than usual for many of us. Â
Rock a Mocktail!
So how about taking a healthier approach to at least one of these usual suspects? Â Instead of pouring another glass of wine, try one of our three delicious mocktails for a festive feel without the guilt! Â
Skip the Champagne and toast the season with a flute of sparkling grape juice with a little extra pizzazz!
Posted by: Rhona Reid On December 29, 2017 12:00 pm
Okay, maybe not dreads Christmas. Â But dentists are hyper aware of the damage that sweet things such as candy and soda do to our teeth. Â
Therefore Christmas, arriving as it does, on a fresh wave of sweetness in the wake of that great testament to candy itself, Halloween, poses all kinds of threats to our teeth unless we take extra good care of them.
The Usual Suspects
As well as sugar, many people often consume more alcohol than usual around the holidays. Â Alcohol attacks teeth in two ways: firstly with the sugar it contains and secondly with acid, which damages enamel. Â
Posted by: Rhona Reid On December 26, 2017 6:06 pm
Forget The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Â This is far more serious, (and ermâ€¦ real). The Christmas That Stole Your Energy needs fixing, and fast!
Partied Too Hearty?
Itâ€™s all too easy to run out of energy over the holidays. Â Social engagements, parties, excited kids (everywhere, more every time you look up, it seems), rich food and maybe a few glasses of wine more than you usually drink? Â Itâ€™s hard work having fun! Â Â
All of these things are energy thieves. Â And when youâ€™re tired, itâ€™s prettyÂ easy to just throw yourself into the nearest armchair and watch Itâ€™s a Wonderful Life again/snooze it off/wait for the kids to grow up.
Posted by: Rhona Reid On December 21, 2017 12:00 pm
How is your Christmas shopping going — all bought, wrapped and hidden away for the big day? No?Â Same here. Â Sure, a few things are organized, but what to get for that special someone? The significant other in your life can sometimes be the hardest person to buy for! Â
The Perfect Gift This Christmas
It can be tricky to buy the perfect gift for someone we love. Â Itâ€™s got to be just right: thoughtful, something that they can use and enjoy often, and maybe something that makes life better, easier or even healthier!
Weâ€™ve got the perfect gift solution. Â How about buying them a Tyent Water Ionizer this Christmas? Â
Posted by: Rhona Reid On December 19, 2017 12:45 pm
We hope that youâ€™ve been diligently practicing the first part of our very own Christmas Carol, The Twelve Days of a Tyent Christmas, just in time to impress friends and neighbors with your festive musical talents.
Without further ado, letâ€™s enjoy the final part of our carol!
On the Seventh Day of Christmas, My Water Ionizer Gave to Meâ€¦ a Useful Household Cleaner
Turbo water from your ionizer makes a fantastic, natural cleaning spray around the home.
On the Eighth Day of Christmas, My Water Ionizer Gave to Meâ€¦an Effective Natural Mouthwash
Â Acidic Turbo water makes a brilliant mouthwash that helps to keep bacteria at bay.
Â On the Ninth Day of Christmas, My Water Ionizer Gave to Meâ€¦a