Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 20, 2018 7:00 am
Thereâ€™s a new generation of smoothies out there, and theyâ€™re just waiting to be discovered. Â Whatâ€™s awesome about them is that instead of relying on milk or yogurt for the liquid factor, these amazing smoothies contain water. Â So just make sure you use antioxidant-rich, hydrogen-packed Tyent Water for the ultimate health boost!
Pack Some Energy Into Your Smoothie!
Whatâ€™s fantastic about this is that you get even more goodness in every glass! Â The vitamins and minerals from the fruit, seeds, nuts and vegetables combine with the energy-and-immune-boosting properties of Tyent Water to make ultra-delicious and nutritious smoothies! Â
Weâ€™ve rounded up three fantastic recipes to make life that little …
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 …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 13, 2018 7:00 am
The day of love is almost upon us. Â Whether you think itâ€™s a cynical ploy to extract whatever disposable income you have left after the Christmas frenzy or the most romantic thing since Romeo scaled a balcony to compare Julietâ€™s beauty to the sun; youâ€™ll be hard pushed to avoid it.
Go Hearts or Go Home
Manufacturers and stores seemed locked in an unspoken battle to make as many things as possible heart-shaped. Â If youâ€™re marking the day of romance at home, why not pick up a pair of heart-shaped tuna steaks? Â Theyâ€™ll go pretty well with the heart shaped fondant potatoes and heart-shaped chocolate mousse. Â The message? Â Go hearts …
The cancer-causing contaminant Chromium-6, brought to the public gaze by Erin Brockovich, is at levels exceeding public health goals in 50 states.
Millions of people are trying to find a workable solution to protect themselves and their families and to avoid drinking contaminated water. Â
What Reverse Osmosis Water Does to the Pipeline
A reverse osmosis water system is sometimes touted as a possible solution on both a domestic and municipal level. Â After all, it removes contaminants and thatâ€™s the goal, right?
Unfortunately, reverse osmosis is not a solution on either front. Â On a city-wide basis, aside from the prohibitive cost of building the plant, the stripped-back water â€“ though admittedly free of contaminants …
Now, itâ€™s easy to think about the bottled water industry being right at the other end of any “Earth-friendly” scale, but some recent news is heartening and perhaps surprising. Â
On January 17, at the 2018 Keep America Beautiful National Conference, the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) announced that it would be sponsoring the Keep America Beautiful initiative.Â
â€śWe stand committed to helping Americans better understand recycling and its potential for economic, environmental and community benefits by working with all stakeholdersâ€”manufacturers; the waste management industry; government entities; other nonprofit
Posted by: Rhona Reid On January 25, 2018 12:00 pm
If youâ€™re among the just-over-half of the population who didnâ€™t make a New Year resolution, then by now you might fall into one of two camps. Â The first is being oblivious to the whole thing and simply getting on with life without the pressure/pleasure of a self-imposed goal to work towards.
The second camp includes those who look on with a touch of envy at the bright-eyed fervor of those winning at their resolutions. Â They have a goal. Â A “thing.” Something to help pass the long, decidedly un-festive January days. Â Dry January? Â Veganuary? Â Â At this stage of the month, if you havenâ€™t given something up, then you might be feeling …
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 …