The water crisis in Flint, Michigan was far from an isolated set of unfortunate circumstances. In 2014, the decision was taken to switch the city water supply from the established Detroit water system to the Flint River, which was known to contain sewage, chemicals and other toxic elements.
Raw river water was to be temporarily – and inadequately – treated in the disused, out-of-date local plant, before flowing into houses, schools and businesses across the city.
Deadly Lead Exposure
Flow it did, complete with toxic containments, industrial effluents – and lead. Flint residents – including thousands of children – drank, cooked in and washed with the unsafe, brown water until activists and worried parents succeeded in dragging …
Do you love cooking? Get a thrill from spending time in the kitchen creating new and exciting flavors? We hear you, and we share the passion for fabulous cuisine! And guess what? Every day, more and more foodies and food lovers are discovering how alkaline water from a water ionizer can take your cooking to the next level!
Dr. Lori Shemek is BACK AGAIN to discuss the top 10 health benefits of drinking enough water.
Drinking water is key to living a healthier, happier and leaner life. Getting enough water each day has enormous health benefits that affect every area of our health and mental well-being. Adequate hydration is essential for your body to function at all, let alone optimally.
Just a few facts on drinking water:
We are almost 70% water, our blood is 90% water and a startling 90% of brain weight is water.
Water is essential for kidney function and other bodily functions.
Water is required for every single process in the human body.
Unfortunately, many people are not drinking enough water and are …
The statistics are mind-boggling. While officials and politicians attempt to oscillate between publicly minimizing the risk and attempting to deal with it, more Americans carry on drinking contaminated water.
With its finger firmly on the pulse, Todd Haynes’ film Dark Waters opened just before Thanksgiving. It lays bare the story of a lawyer representing a cattle farmer from Parkersburg, West Virginia; who …
It used to be cool to eschew sleep. ‘I’ll sleep when I’m dead’ and ‘sleep is for losers’ were phrases that people actually once said to each other; probably while trying to emulate the rumored 4-hours-per-night sleep habits of Martha Stewart and that lazy so-and-so Tom Ford, who snoozes in his self-designed sheets for an indulgent three hours every night.
By and large, the sea of change has happened (probably while we were sleeping), and many of us now value sleep a lot more.
How We Learned to Love Sleeping
It’s no longer just that thing we do when we’re not being awake: our entire physiology depends on …
Hydrate Yourself With Alkaline Water For Happier Days
Alkaline Water as a Mood Booster
As the old saying goes, you don’t find happiness at the bottom of an empty glass, but in fairness, it’s referring to alcoholic drinks and the rueful hope that “the next drink” will cheer you up. Of course, it never works like that.