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 …
The PR job is a good one, to be fair. Â When it comes to bottled water, people are prepared to throw a lot of money at it, regardless of the environmental price and the sky-high cost to their pocket. Â
Bottled water costs more than tap water. Â A lot more. Â In fact, a new report from The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) found that some people are paying an astonishing 10,000 times more per gallonÂ for bottled water than they are for the water that comes out of the tap.
But hereâ€™s the next shocker: frequently the water that you buy in a bottle isâ€¦ermâ€¦tap water. Â
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 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 11, 2018 12:00 pm
Letâ€™s start by saying that if you already pull on your running shoes as soon as the alarm goes off, or if you cycle to your Bodypump class three times a week, you can safely skip this blog and go and enjoy a chilled glass of Tyent water and pat yourself on the back!
However, if, like many of us, your sports gear has gathered a little dust lately, and your gym subscription is starting to feel more like a charitable donation you make every month, then maybe you could use a little motivation to improve your fitness levels in 2018!
Posted by: Rhona Reid On December 31, 2017 7:00 am
Christmas and New Year’s Eve can be a time of excess, with rich foods, candy and alcohol all being consumed in larger quantities than usual for many of us. Â
Rock a Mocktail!
So how about taking a healthier approach to at least one of these usual suspects? Â Instead of pouring another glass of wine, try one of our three delicious mocktails for a festive feel without the guilt! Â
Skip the Champagne and toast the season with a flute of sparkling grape juice with a little extra pizzazz!
Posted by: Rhona Reid On December 13, 2017 3:50 pm
Detox is for January.Â We will reach those cold, post-Christmas days soon enough.Â Our glittery Christmas dress hung away, its sparkle dimmed at the back of the closet and the freezer filled with little vacuum packs of turkey.
But for now, the buzzword is Pretox.
Prepare Your Body
From now until the start of the Christmas frenzy is the perfect time to prepare your body for the onslaught of less sleep, more socializing, rich food and higher levels of alcohol than you perhaps usually consume.
In order to feel strong and healthy over the holidays, so that youâ€™re always up for more festive fun, follow our five-point Pretox checklist!
Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 30, 2017 12:00 pm
Itâ€™s that time of year again.Â While Christmas is still far enough away for us to manage to avoid sliding into panic whenever someone mentions the word “tinsel,” itâ€™s close enough for us to be penciling in those holiday gatherings that usually take place during the course of the next few weeks.
Water Ionizer Tips!
Did you know that your Tyent water ionizer helps you to look and feel your best for any holiday occasion?Â Forget expensive salon treatments and beauty products; your water ionizer is all you need to shine!
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