Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 22, 2018 12:00 pm
In early February, the 18th annual Great American Water Taste Test took place at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Â
Over two days, water samples from around the country were blind-tasted by a panel of judges, tasked with finding a winner. Â What are they looking for? Â Taste, smell and clarity are the watchwordsÂ according to The National Rural Water Association, the main sponsor of the event.
Water Good Winner!
After some serious sipping, the gold medal was awarded to Arcadia Water Utility of Wisconsin, which beat off some stiff competition from the City of Salisbury, MD Paleo Water and the Southeast Water Users District, …
Water is big news. Â Of course it is, itâ€™s a massive part of our lives. Â We depend on it for life itself and yet weâ€™re all guilty of wasting it from time to time. Â So how did we become so complacent …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 1, 2018 12:00 pm
According to this report published in January by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), 173 million people – around half of all Americans – have been exposed to radiation in their drinking water. Â That means an increase in the possibility of developing certain types of cancer and can also have a detrimental effect on fetal development. Â
The “Erin Brockovich” Chemical
By studying 50,000 water systems countrywide, the EWG found that millions of people across 50 states are drinking water that containsÂ radioactive contaminants; including the most commonly-occurring radioactive element, radium.
In Texas â€“ one of the worst affected states – up to 80% of homes are supplied with water containing potentially dangerous levels …
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 …
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 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 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
Posted by: Rhona Reid On December 13, 2017 3:50 pm
Detox is for January.Â We will reach those cold, post-Christmas days soon enough.Â Our glittery Christmas dress hung away, its sparkle dimmed at the back of the closet and the freezer filled with little vacuum packs of turkey.
But for now, the buzzword is Pretox.
Prepare Your Body
From now until the start of the Christmas frenzy is the perfect time to prepare your body for the onslaught of less sleep, more socializing, rich food and higher levels of alcohol than you perhaps usually consume.
In order to feel strong and healthy over the holidays, so that youâ€™re always up for more festive fun, follow our five-point Pretox checklist!
Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 16, 2017 12:00 pm
Sure you do!Â As we approach the holiday season, our thoughts turn to the wonderful dishes that we traditionally serve as part of the feast.Â Of course, the centerpiece of most tables is the turkey!
Just add Tyent Alkaline Waterâ€¦
Now a roast turkey with all the trimmings is a thing of joy, but thereâ€™s a super easy chefâ€™s trick that can make your turkey even more flavorsome and moist than ever before.Â You might even have heard about it â€“ brining!Â Thatâ€™s right, simply leaving your turkey to marinade in a solution of salt water can make a good turkey into a truly great one!