Conserving Water? America is Winning!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On July 20, 2018 12:38 pm

Well, here’s some good news! Americans are conserving water at a higher volume than ever before, according to a prominent US Geological Survey.

In 1980, we were using around 112 gallons of water per day each. This plummeted to 88 gallons per day in 2005 and 82 gallons per day in 2015, marking a 27 percent decrease, despite the population increasing by 4 percent during that time.

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America is conserving water like never before! Credit: The Fiscal Times

Winning at Domestic Water Use!

The survey also highlights how domestic water use is relatively small compared to the various ways that water is used on an industrial scale. However, the signs that we’re using significantly less of domestic water are …

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Nestlé: Friend or Foe of the Forest?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On July 18, 2018 6:24 pm

The Swiss transnational food and drink company Nestlé has won the latest round in a battle to retain the right to draw water from San Bernardino Forest in Southern California, to the dismay of environmental groups that have tried to stop the food giant from plundering the woodland water.

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How sustainable is this kind of practice from Nestlé? Credit: Houston Chronicle

Licensed to Seize Water?

Nestlé drew 32 million gallons of water in 2016 using a gravity-fed, water tunneling retrieval system. The new three-year permit is designed to allow Nestlé to extract water only when natural water levels are sufficient to safely support native fish, wildlife, and plants.

However – environmental observers are not convinced that these conditions go far …

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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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Water Ionizers Can Help Your Skin to Shine!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On July 12, 2018 8:58 pm

If you suffer from mild acne, eczema or a similar skin condition, then being gentle with your skin and using a soft approach can be very effective.

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Could your skin use some TLC?

Skin Problems? You’re Not Alone.

With around 60 million Americans suffering from acne, and 32 million people in the US experiencing symptoms of eczema – if you do have outbreaks yourself, then you’re not alone!

Always follow the advice of your doctor or healthcare provider about any treatment and products you may need for your own symptoms, but it’s worth thinking about how we wash our skin and more specifically, the water we shower and bathe in.

Your Amazing Skin! – Explained

Your skin is amazingly complex. …

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Bottled Water vs Water Ionizers? Choose Wisely!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On July 6, 2018 10:27 pm

Bottled water is the most popular beverage in the United States for the second year in a row,  according to the International Bottled Water Association and Beverage Marketing Corp.

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Soda sales slip again! Photo: Wellbuzz.com

The results of the nationwide survey confirm that carbonated soda continues to decline, marking a further loss in soda’s market share for the 13th consecutive year.

Water Wins!

More and more people ditching sugary, chemical-laced soda for healthier beverages is positive news in many respects. Drinking water is obviously great, as there’s no better way to hydrate – but this article should be read with a cautionary footnote.

The increased consumption of bottled water is almost certainly linked to the constant news stories about …

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Eat the Rainbow Part Two: Awesome Orange and Mellow Yellow!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On May 31, 2018 12:00 pm

So, we know that greens are good for us and why; but what makes the sunny side of the fruit bowl so nutritious?  

How uplifting are these beautiful colors?
Sunny and Scrumptious!

So much of our favorite fresh, delicious produce comes in the glorious colors of the sunrise and sunset.  From the cheery, zingy looks of citrus and the warm hue of mango and peaches, to the rich autumnal glow of squash and bright buttery corn — it all looks and tastes great!  

What’s in Them?

So what exactly is packed into these brilliantly-colored foods that makes them so good for us?  

  • Lycopene
  • Flavonoids
  • Vitamin C

And here are just a few of the amazing benefits that they

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Eat the Rainbow Part I : Gorgeous Greens!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On May 29, 2018 7:00 am

 
Even if we struggle to stick to it all the time, most of us have a pretty good idea how to eat healthily.  Fruit, vegetables = good. Too much sugar, salt and fat = bad. Yep. We can remember that.  

Eating your greens really is good for you.
Green is Good!

But when you’re choosing what to buy at the grocery store, bear in mind that fresh produce in different colors doesn’t just look good in the fruit bowl – it’s great for your health as well!

We take a look at why we tell our kids to eat their greens and why our parents and their parents before them, told us the same thing!

Plant Power!  

Green is

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In a Pinch: Have You Done the Pinch Test Today?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On May 24, 2018 12:00 pm

 
Did you know that there is a really easy way to find out whether your body is properly hydrated or not?  

Give Yourself a Pinch!

Your skin’s elasticity is a brilliant indicator of how well hydrated you really are.  To test, pinch the skin on the back of your hand and let go. If it snaps back into place and returns to normal immediately, then congratulations, you’re hydrated!  

If it doesn’t and your skin maintains the “pinched” shape for a couple of seconds, then don’t ignore it; you need to drink more water.  If your skin – your body’s biggest organ – isn’t properly hydrated, then what about the vital internal organs that you can’t see?  

Thirsty Work?

Drinking

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From H2″NO” to H2O!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On May 22, 2018 7:00 am

 
Three students from Washington DC, Bria Snell, India Skinner and Mikayla Sharrieff, collectively known as S3 Trio, have been named as the only East Coast finalists in the NASA “OPSPARC” Challenge for coming up with an innovative way of cleaning up lead-contaminated drinking water.  

NASA student scientists: The future is in good hands.
S3 Trio at Work

The all-female team identified that water from public school fountains often contained impurities, putting the health of students at risk.  

“Our product will purify public school systems’ water by detecting impurities such as chlorine, copper, and bromine.” ~ S3 Trio 

Community Concerns

The dynamic 11th graders opted for a community project, working on the serious health issues posed

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