Letâ€™s not beat around the bush. Â If we ignore for a moment all the important benefits of hydrogen alkaline water and look purely at the issue of filtration, itâ€™s no secret that there are cheaper ways to filter your water than with a water ionizer. Â
At some point, many people consider buying a jug filter. Â Pitchers are cheap and easy to use, but how do they really compare? Â
Putting You in The Pitcher
Even the most high-end and technically advanced filter pitchers have only a tiny proportion of the capabilities of a water ionizer. Â They remove some impurities from your water and make it taste better, but quite …
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 80â€™s. Â
Itâ€™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. Â To labor the 80â€™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.
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. Â This common type of dehydration is known as temporary dehydration.
Thirst Doesnâ€™t Come First
Itâ€™s worth noting that although weâ€™re sometimes guilty of waiting until we feel thirsty to drink, thirst isnâ€™t one of the early warning signs of dehydration. Â 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. Â
Chronic dehydration is more serious. Â Known to occur as a …
Look, donâ€™t shoot the messenger, but thereâ€™s something else to worry about in Americaâ€™s water. Â
Bosses at coal-burning power plants country-wide are required to file reports with the Environmental Protection Agency this month, looking into the toxins that are being released into groundwater from vast, unlined “ponds” containing coal ash and debris.
“Coal ash ponds need to be addressed as potential environmental and human health issues.”
~ Avner Vengosh,Â ProfessorÂ of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Duke University
Coal Ash Court Cases
130 million tons of coal ash is produced each year. Â Arsenic, Chromium-6, mercury and radium are just a few of the dangerous substances potentially leaching into the water supply. Â …
Itâ€™s almost funny. Â The FDA is militant about not allowing perfectly edible and delicious unpasteurized Camembert and many other legendary cheeses into the country, but it is far more laid back when it comes to the controversial chemical BPA â€“ linked to low birth weight and certain types of cancer.
According to the FDA, unlike a decent wheel of Brie de Meaux, BPA is “probably alright in very small doses.”Â Weâ€™re paraphrasing here, by the way, but you get the gist.
“Probably alright in very small doses” is fine when youâ€™re talking about certain things. Â Cleaning your teeth with the kidsâ€™ toothpaste for a day because youâ€™ve run …
So, weâ€™ve laid bare the extortionate costÂ of bottled water and highlighted the practice of selling tap water in bottles at a hugely inflated profit. Â Persuading people to buy filtered tap water in a bottle with a slick label is quite a coup for the drinks industry. Â
BPA is Here to Stay?
But itâ€™s not just the ever-rising cost to both your pocket and to the environment. Â Bottled water is problematic in other ways as well.
“Certain chemicals found in plastic bottles can have effects on every system in our bodies. Â They can affect ovulation, and increase our risk of hormonally driven problems like PCOS, endometriosis and breast cancer, among other things.”
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, …
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 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 …
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 …