Keep Your Cool – Water Ionizers to the Rescue!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On July 16, 2018 3:11 pm

Do you find that the summer heat leaves you struggling to keep your cool in the sun?

We hear you – which is why we recommend drinking Tyent alkaline water from one of our water ionizers!

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Feeling beaten by the heat? Consider using water ionizers. Credit: Digital Trends

Water ionizers have all kinds of tricks up their sleeve to help you beat the heat as the summer temperatures rise. What’s more, you’ll love every one of the benefits that a water ionizer can provide you, such as:

Cooling Facial Spritz

If you feel like you’re melting during the summer months, keep a spray bottle of pH balanced ionized Tyent alkaline water in the refrigerator to spritz on your face …

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Recognizing Sleep Deprivation & What to Do About It

Posted by: Rhona Reid On July 14, 2018 1:01 pm

Everyone gets a bad night’s sleep now and then. But, did you know that every time you get less than seven hours of sleep, you enter a state of sleep deprivation?

The less rest you get, the more severe the effects of sleep deprivation become.

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While some of the symptoms of sleep deprivation are obvious, there are other symptoms that you may not have considered. The good news is that improving your sleep environment and sleeping habits can help you get the rest you need!

What Does Sleep Deprivation Look Like?

Some signs of sleep deprivation are obvious like sleepiness, fatigue, and frequent heavy blinking, while other symptoms like appetite changes are more difficult to recognize.

A few symptoms of …

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Get That Vacation Feeling with Alkaline Water!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On July 10, 2018 4:18 pm

You know that vacation glow that you only get from a precious week or two away from whatever it is you do the rest of the year?  Whether it’s taking care of the family, studying or working; we all need that precious downtime to restore ourselves.

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Wish you were here…?

But how about trying to recapture that vacation glow without the vacation? Is that even possible?  Sure it is!

Even if you haven’t got a day off for the rest of the month, you can still incorporate one or two of these vacation goals to bring a shine to the daily grind!

Eat Something Exotic!

Prepare a fabulously exotic fruit salad by using your favorite fruits, such as papaya, passion …

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The Sins of Saint-Gobain?  

Posted by: Rhona Reid On April 10, 2018 7:00 am

 
Back in 2016, French multinational corporation Saint-Gobain ‘fessed up to releasing carcinogenic chemicals from its premises in Merrimack, New Hampshire, causing private wells in the area to become contaminated though the local groundwater.  

Industrial waste: Leaking into the landscape
Bottled Water Hand-Out

Following the spill, bottled water was provided to residents with a private well within a one-mile radius of the plant, which meant supplying around 400 properties with bottled water.  

The state gave Saint-Gobain strict deadlines to fix the problem, requiring the 350-year old corporation to conceive, design and install a water treatment solution to clean up the contamination.

A Satisfactory Solution?

Flash forward to March 2018, and state officials have reached “a monumental agreement” to ensure

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Antioxidants and Free Radicals: What You Need to Know

Posted by: Rhona Reid On March 29, 2018 12:00 pm

Free Radicals might sound like the kind of band name you and your buddy, that guy with the keyboard and the bad perm, might have chosen back in the 80’s.  

Wanted: Easy-going electron with calming influence to tame unstable Free Radical.

It’s true to say that free radicals sound a lot cooler than they really are. Existing virtually everywhere in the modern world, free radicals are impossible to avoid.  To labor the 80’s band theme again, like an aging rock star who has lived a wild and toxic life on the road: free radicals are unstable, slightly unhinged molecules trying to hook up with a nice, calming electron to stabilize them and settle down with.

Oxidative Damage

But it doesn’t

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Dehydration: Which Type Might Affect You?  

Posted by: Rhona Reid On March 27, 2018 7:00 am

 
Most of us know how it feels to become temporarily thirsty, and then slaking that thirst with a long, cool drink that restores our bodies to a healthily hydrated state again.  This common type of dehydration is known as temporary dehydration.

No one can function properly when they’re dehydrated.
Thirst Doesn’t Come First

It’s worth noting that although we’re sometimes guilty of waiting until we feel thirsty to drink, thirst isn’t one of the early warning signs of dehydration.  By the time we feel thirsty, our bodies are already experiencing other signs of dehydration, such as needing to urinate less and having a dry or sticky mouth.  

Chronic Dehydration

Chronic dehydration is more serious.  Known to occur as a

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Bottled Water – The Biggest Con of All?  Part II

Posted by: Rhona Reid On March 15, 2018 12:00 pm

 
So, we’ve laid bare the extortionate cost of bottled water and highlighted the practice of selling tap water in bottles at a hugely inflated profit.  Persuading people to buy filtered tap water in a bottle with a slick label is quite a coup for the drinks industry.  

Ingredients: Tap Water
BPA is Here to Stay?

But it’s not just the ever-rising cost to both your pocket and to the environment.  Bottled water is problematic in other ways as well.

“Certain chemicals found in plastic bottles can have effects on every system in our bodies.  They can affect ovulation, and increase our risk of hormonally driven problems like PCOS, endometriosis and breast cancer, among other things.”

~ Dr Marilyn

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America Brings Home Report Card; Gets a D

Posted by: Rhona Reid On March 1, 2018 12:00 pm

 
America’s Water Infrastructure Report Card for 2017 is in and it’s fair to say that there’s room for improvement. It’s not exactly new news to talk about the state of America’s pipelines and how millions of Americans are drinking water that might be harmful to their health, but the report card highlights another aspect of the problem – the waste.

Must try harder?
Pipe Down

Many pipes were laid during the early-mid 20th century and have a lifespan of 75100 years.  There are an estimated 240,000 pipeline fractures every year and with an average annual repair rate of 0.5%, the repairs will take around 200 years to complete, by which time the pipelines will have been around

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Official: Housework Might Be Harming Your Health

Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 27, 2018 7:00 am

 
“Housework?  It can’t kill you, but why take the risk?” goes the fridge magnet/meme/Birthday card for your sister.  

But within that little lol, is a grain of truth.  Research just published in the American Thoracic Society’s Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine has found that using chemical-laden cleaning products every day has a detrimental effect on lung health.  If you use cleaning sprays regularly, then the impact can be the equivalent of smoking a full pack of cigarettes every day.  

Breaking News:  Cleaning really is bad for your health.
The Dangers of Chemical Cleaners

The research is pretty thorough, with scientists following 6000 test subjects over a 20-year period.  The findings observe that the chemicals inhaled from

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The Great American Water Taste Test!

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.  

After days of testing, judges finally found some clean tap water in America.

Over two days, water samples from around the country were blind-tasted by a panel of judges, tasked with finding a winner.  What are they looking for?  Taste, smell and clarity are the watchwords 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,

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