Thursday, June 26, 2008

Facts About Water Consumption Today

• The taste facts
An obvious issue in the consumption of bottled water is taste. In some areas, tap water simply isn't drinkable, and in those situations bottled water is a useful resource. Other consumers simply prefer the taste of bottled water. Consumers have lots of preferences and some people want mineral water for taste. Everyone has their own reasons for buying products. And some people have a preference for bottled water. But perceptions about the taste of tap water and realities about the taste of tap water can be very different things. To test the hypothesis that tap water tastes at least as good as bottled water, has been conducting a series of taste tests at Ithaca College in the past year. In five blind taste tests over the last year, the tap water has won four times. The growth in advertising and consumption of bottled water has occurred frankly since the big soda companies bought up water. They would buy up the Dasanis, and they would buy up the Poland Springs, and you get into the huge marketing machines of the major soda industries, Coke and Pepsi, notably, and they take it to a whole different field."
• Water and waste
Then there's the waste stream. In roughly the last 10 years, the amount of polyethylene terephthalate plastic bottles being recycled increased from about 775 million pounds in 1995 to about 1,170 million in 2005, according to the Container Recycling Institute. But during the same time period, the amount of PET bottles going into landfills skyrocketed from 1,175 million to 3,900 million pounds. Water bottles are a big part of that problem because there are so many more of them, and because in many states, water bottles don't have a redemption value like soda and beer bottles do.
• Hidden costs of water
Strictly speaking, tap water isn't free — it costs about $0.00002 per ounce. But single-serve bottled water costs between 1,000 and 4,000 times more, according to the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Some cities, including San Francisco, Albuquerque, Minneapolis, and Seattle, have banned city purchase of single-serve bottled water because of waste impact from the bottles and because it's viewed as an unnecessary cost to taxpayers.
• So then what?
How can you save money while actually drinking tasty water that you know for a fact is good for you and the environment? Well, luckily the answer is simple and can be summed up in three simple words, ionized alkaline water. Do you know what your current drinking water is doing to your health? Studies show that drinking purified or distilled water can lead to mineral deficiencies in your body…your tap water contains measurable particles of drugs and pharmaceuticals…and most waters are too acidic for your body’s pH! For optimal wellbeing you need alkaline water, a “living,” electrically-charged water that easily passes through your tissues and allows your body to absorb essential alkalizing minerals. Alkaline water, which is full of antioxidants, comes out of a ionizer, or, an alkaline water machine. An alkaline water machine is an easy-to-use device that attaches to your faucet. Your alkaline water ionizer will turn your unhealthy tap water into fully filtered, electrically-charged, great-tasting “living” alkaline water. This will save you money by purchasing this one-time-buy ionizer as opposed to buying hundreds of nutrition-less water bottles in your lifetime; most of which get dumped into our Earth as waste. So the answer truly is simple, save money, environment and your health by switching to alkaline water

Friday, June 20, 2008

Anwser to question about acid water

Dear Volos,
We have never tried to bottle the water to resell it. But I can say that we bottle it here for use in our personal. Currently we are testing the water to see how long it holds it acidity level. As of today, the water that we are testing has held it's level for 21 days. We will continue testing and you can check back with me in the future.

Many blessings,Nedalee Ruiz
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Friday, June 13, 2008

Bottled Water Rises: Is This Good or Bad?

There's no question about it, sales of bottled water are on the rise. According to Lauria's bottled water association, in 1990, 2.2 billion total gallons of bottled water were sold worldwide. In 2007, it was 8.8 billion. In just the last year, wholesale dollar sales for bottled water grew 7.8%, to $11.7 billion in 2007, according to the bottled water trade group. Increased purchasing of bottled water is a good thing, Lauria said, because allot of the sales growth is coming from people who are making a health-conscious decision not to buy unhealthy drinks such as soda and sugary juices. "We're finding that most of that growth is in category switching," Lauria said, citing consumer research. "People are making a decision at lunch to buy bottled water as opposed to something else." The Container Recycling Institute found that between 1997 and 2005, sales of carbonated drinks remained relatively flat while sales of noncarbonated drinks, including bottled water, almost tripled. The plastic water bottles that are produced for U.S. consumption take 1.5 million barrels of oil per year, according to a 2007 resolution passed by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. That much energy, if conserved, could power 250,000 homes or fuel 100,000 cars for a year, according to the resolution. Cornell University professor and environmentalist Doug James said the irony of bottled water is that it's marketed as clean and healthy when its production processes contributes to unnecessary ad unwanted environmental degradation. "Fiji water, for example," he said. "A one-liter bottle is taken out of the aquifer of this little island, and shipped all the way across the world, producing like half a pound of greenhouse gases so you can have this one-liter bottle of water."

There is a way we can still drink water without using all the energy, damaging the environment, or even going to the store! As a matter of fact, there is an option of water out there that is 6 times more hydrating than even the most expensive bottled water as well as containing high amount of disease fighting antioxidants as well as containing age reversing properties! Even though it sounds too good to be true, you can rest assured that this water is just a phone call away from being yours. Ionized alkaline water comes from an ionizer machine that is connected right to your very own sink. All you have to do to get a delicious glass of water is go right into your kitchen and pour. No more trips to the store, no more CRV taxes on the bottles, just one payment and the best water on the market is you’re to keep forever. The best argument in comparing this water to bottled or tap isn’t that it’s much better for the environment, (even thought that’s a wonderful thing), the bottom line is this water is way better for you! During the ionization process the water’s molecular foundation is reconstructed so that it’s smaller, making it easier to penetrate your cellular system at a much quicker rate. This in turn gives you more energy, detoxifies your body, flushes your system and prolongs life. It’s an easy decision to make; Ionizers are the way to go.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

All Around Health

Maintaining all around health is the best way to live, and when t comes right down too it, all it takes is creating and up-keeping good habits. A balanced diet is one that eliminates or minimizes artificial trans fats, employs a modicum of saturated fat for flavor, and focuses on unsaturated fats, the types found in vegetable oils, seeds, avocados, nuts, and fish provide the greatest in health food benefits.
Hydration is the mother of necessity for all around health. When it comes to you and your health, nothing will do but the very best. Alkaline water is the only water that carries large amounts of disease fighting anti-oxidants as well as holding the record for being 6 times more hydrating than even bottled water! A water ionizer is your ticket to the healthy and age reversing alkaline water that your body shouldn't live without. Alkaline water has also been known to help with cellular function; the molecular make-up of alkaline water is much smaller than that of tap or bottled water, making the water's molecular structure more penetrable to your cells. Because the water molecules are able to penetrate and reach our cellular system at a much quicker rate than any other water, this results in more energy, toxin detoxification, and a better running immune system!
Where would we be without proper rest and relaxation? Every living person needs a proper amount of sleep to rejuvenate the body, as a matter of fact, sleep is needed to regenerate certain parts of the body, especially the brain, so that it may continue to function optimally. After periods of extended wakefulness or reduced sleep neurons may begin to malfunction, visibly effecting a person's behavior. Some organs, such as muscles, are able to regenerate even when a person is not sleeping so long as they are resting. This could involve lying awake but relaxed within a quite environment. Even though cognitive functions might not seem necessary in this scenario the brain, especially the cerebral cortex, is not able to rest but rather remains semi-alert in a state of "quiet readiness". This is a one way ticket to bringing on or compounding stress. without proper rest or down time stress is eminent. Stress has been known to have the following causes
  • Rapid heartbeat.
  • Headache.
  • Stiff neck and/or tight shoulders.
  • Backache.
  • Rapid breathing.
  • Sweating and sweaty palms.
  • Upset stomach, nausea, or diarrhea.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Alkaline Water is up to Six Times more Hydrating than Conventional Water!

  • With ionized alkaline water the size and shape of the water molecule cluster is reduced in size and is changed in shape to hexagonal. This size and shape allows the water molecules to pass through your tissues more easily.
  • When the essential alkalizing minerals are ionized your body will be able to absorb and use them much more efficiently.

    In comparison, drinking reverse osmosis or distilled water will lead to mineral deficiencies and the ability of the body to absorb mineral supplements will be compromised if your body is already in an over-acidic state.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Another Reason Alkaline Water is the Best

Nothing is better for you or more powerful when dealing with anti-oxidants than alkaline water, but it is also the best for you in other ways. Ionized alkaline water is actually restructured during electrolysis, which significantly improves hydration because the body can absorb this water faster and makes it easier to utilize. How are we able to absorb alkaline water at a much quicker rate? The answer is simple; Normal tap or bottled water is clustered in 11 to 16 water molecules, where as alkaline water is reconfigured until it consists of 5 to 8 molecules per cluster. This allows the water to penetrate the body’s cells easier which helps battle dehydration, digestion disorders, constipation and obesity.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Alkaline water is the best!

Why is alkaline water better for you than tap or bottled water? here is a list of reasons:

  • Ionized water is six times more hydrating than bottled or tap water
  • Ionized Water is very different from water that has been stored in dams and bottles.
  • With ionized water the size and shape of the water molecule cluster is reduced in size and is changed in shape to hexagonal.
  • This size and shape allows the water molecules to pass through your tissues more easily.
  • Also when the essential alkalizing minerals are ionized your body will be able to absorb and use them much more efficiently. In comparison, drinking reverse osmosis or distilled water will lead to mineral deficiencies.
  • it provides your body with a balanced pH
  • It strengthens your immune systems
  • Oxygen reaches your cells at a much quicker rate which results in more energy and helps restore cellular functions
  • It helps with disease prevention

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Avoiding Excess Weight in your Body

Obesity is running rampant throughout the U.S. population today. It is basically defined as being 20% over your normal body weight; normal weight is determined by your height, age, and build, and is referred to as your body mass index. Obesity is now the second leading cause of death in America right underneath smoking cigarettes.

There are several different avenues you can explore and take to avoid any extra weight gain and, if possible, lose some of those un-wanted pounds:

1. Cut empty calories. Empty calories are normally found in high energy foods with poor nutritional values and are prominent in processed foods high in fat and carbohydrates. Some examples of these foods are- Coffee, soda, potato chips, and candy. Cutting these foods out of your diet will keep you from adding that un-wanted weight and it will help you to drop some of those unnecessary pounds.

2. Detoxify your body. Your body needs to be cleansed and the best way to do this is by drinking alkaline water which is distributed through water ionizers. Alkaline water helps to oxygenate your cells, which helps to neutralize body acids and restore your pH balance.

3. Eat a good breakfast. Your metabolism doesn’t start running properly until you eat, so if you wake up nice and early and eat a healthy breakfast, your metabolism will work over time in between meals to help you burn calories.

4. Don’t eat late at night. Your metabolism starts working for the first time in the morning, after breakfast, so by the end of the day its pooped! Your metabolism slows at night, so you should pick a nice early dinner time, eat a sensible, low calorie meal and then put the fork down for the rest of the night. If you continue to munch, your metabolism will not be able to process it as quickly and it will be stored as fat.

5. drink plenty of water. Drinking 8 10 oz glasses of water a day will not only keep you hydrated and cleansed, but it will also help to curb hunger. If you drink alkaline water, not only will you curb hunger, but alkaline is rich in calcium and oxygen which penetrates your cells much faster than regular tap or bottled water, which results in more energy. it also is full of antioxidants that help to fight off diseases and sickness.

6. Finally, exercise properly. You should be exercising at least twice a week to help to keep you in shape and burn some un-wanted calories.

By Nedalee Ruiz
Nedalee is the author of The Desperate Parents Handbook
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Getting Back Into Shape

Studies have proven that those who walk are less likely to be diagnosed with cancer, heart disease diabetes, or most other deadly diseases. Research also has shown that people in their 50's and 60's that walk and are physically active in other ways are about 35% less likely to die in the next eight years
than those who are stationary. For those who have a high heart risk
because of diabetes, high blood pressure or smoking, the reduction is
45 percent. The surgeon general advised people to take a 30 minute walk at least three days out of the week to
help maintain heath and disease prevention. You should also stay hydrated, so you should also take a bottle of ionized alkaline water. with you while you walk. The choice should always be alkaline water because alkaline water gets oxygen to your cells at a much faster rate than regular water, which provides more energy. Alkaline water also provides antioxidants and provides disease prevention as well.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Laughter Really is the Best Medicine

Laughter Really is the Best Medicine It is easy to get so serious that we forget to laugh and that is unfortunate because laughter can be very healing to our emotions and bodies. Laughter relieves stress. Researchers have found that the positive emotions associated with laughter decrease stress hormones and increase certain immune cells while activating others. People are even beginning to practice a new thing called Laughter Yoga. Turns out, it didn’t have anything to do with yoga at all. I signed up for a class and quickly realized that it wasn’t for me because I’m a working person, who just didn’t feel the need to drive a half an hour during my work day to go laugh for an hour and drive another have an hour back. The whole class was about laughing, and making each other laugh. If you know a cancer patient, I would highly recommend the class as someone with a medical challenge quickly gets their whole life focused on their problem, pain, medication and next doctor appointment. They need something outside of that rat race to channel their minds in a positive direction. In one study conducted at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California, 10 healthy men who watched a funny video for an hour had significant increases in one particular hormone of the immune system that activates other components of the immune system. In the 90’s there was an odd thing that happened in some of the churches. People began to laugh spontaneously during serious sermons. You can only imagine how well that was accepted in the beginning. But some people began to realize that the Holy Spirit was present and that God seemed to be doing a new thing and that the laughter was spontaneously healing people. While I never experienced the laughter in church, I did on my way home one night. My daughter was having a serious conversation with a guest that had attended church with us. I began to have a low giggle that I was trying to hold in. Soon my daughter because annoyed and said, ‘Will you stop that!" But as soon as the words were out of her mouth, she realized that it was a form of the manifestation that had been happening at church. I certainly didn’t seem to have any control over it and I’m a very controlled person, so that was both unsettling and freeing at the same time. Another time shortly after, my son was sleepwalking carrying a pillow and I was trying to guide him back to his bed. He huffed and puffed at me and said something and threw his pillow, which landed, between the toilet and the wall (he seemed to think it was his bed). I began to laugh so hard at the idea that my son could even back talk me in his sleep that I laughed until I was on all fours on the floor and snot was coming out of my nose. I asked him the next day if he remembered anything about the incident and he said that he remembered me "yelling at him." I told him that I was laughing not yelling. Such a silly little moment in my life but that little moment did wonders to free me up emotionally. Find reasons to laugh. Laughter up can really ignite your immune system. By Nedalee Ruiz Nedalee is the author of The Desperate Parents Handbook To find out more about Ionized water, Nedalee recommends Copyright © 2007 By Nedalee Ruiz Permission granted to reproduce in entirety only

Thursday, April 3, 2008

5 ways to reduce acid in your body

One of our major personal heath focuses should be to eliminate acid in our bodies and acid is the root source of all health problems. The first simple way to reduce body acid is to breath deeply. Very simply, most of us breath from the upper 1/3 of our lungs and never take deep breaths. For years, I did museum quality quilting as a hobby. People would look at my tiny 22 stitch per inch hand quilting and swear it was made by a machine because it was so small and even. But to achieve those tiny stitches, I was a master at holding my breath. I starved my body and brain of health giving oxygen. Even though you may not hold your breath to that extreme, you probably aren't taking full deep breaths multiple times a day. Begin to make it a habit.
#2. Drink alkaline ionized water. The water is transformed into hexagonal molecule and carries up to six times more oxygen to your cells and cleanses the acidic toxins from your body.
#3. Don't allow other people to "make" you angry. Own your emotions, and choose how your react to a person or situation. Stress increases the acid in your body.
#4. Cut out some of the acids that you put into your body. You could eliminate cigarettes, coffee, soda or other acid producing foods and inhalants.
#5. Add more green food into your diet. I know that may not sound appealing to most people but if you sick with reading my articles you will find that a short fast is the perfect way to get your taste buds back for healthy foods.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Raw Benefits for Diabetics

When I stated to try and change my eating, my intention was to eat more raw food than I have been. I just read a repot in The Feb.2008 readers digest that talks about a new movie coming out called Raw for 30 days. In the movie, Diabetics eat a raw vegan lifestyle for 30 days, lose an average of 25 pounds and are able to go off insulin. This is because their bodies become alkaline in the process of this kind of eating. Which is another reason that I recommend alkaline water to everyone. I'm trying hard to get the guts to commit to 30 full days of raw only eating. Honestly it isn't as bad as it sounds, were not just talking celery and carrot sticks. The recipes I've found have been top notch in flavor and I've created some of my own in
the recipe page at
I think the reason that I haven't made the full commitment is because... I like to eat out a lot. I get tempted easily. I need a quick food plan to be able to start. My husband isn't cooperating and that could be a big problem. Excuses, excuses! I'm listening to some Tony Robbins tapes that are really encouraging me to look at my excuses/reasons and find a way to seriously over come them. I'm working on it.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Drugs in Drinking Water

Wow, there is so much information right now about drugs in our drinking water. I intended to link to the origional artical but forgot to bookmark it's location so I've reprinted it here. It's unbelieveable how much the government dosn't regulate and literlaly allows in our drinking water. The good news is that all water ionizers and whole house water filters get that stuff out.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Broccoli fun fact

From the Reader's Digest: Eating raw veggies like broccoli at theast 3 times a month may cut your risk of bladder cancer by about 40%

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Raw Benefits for Diabetics

When I stated to try and change my eating, my intention was to eat more raw food than I have been. I just read a repot in The Feb.2008 readers digest that talks about a new movie coming out called Raw for 30 days. In the movie, Diabetics eat a raw vegan lifestyle for 30 days, lose an average of 25 pounds and are able to go off insulin. This is because their bodies become alkaline in the process of this kind of eating. Which is another reason that I recommend alkaline water to everyone. I'm trying hard to get the guts to commit to 30 full days of raw only eating. Honestly it isn't as bad as it sounds, were not just talking celery and carrot sticks. The recipes I've found have been top notch in flavor and I've created some of my own in the recipe page at Healing Water Machines I think the reason that I haven't made the full commitment is because... I like to eat out a lot. I get tempted easily. I need a quick food plan to be able to start. My husband isn't cooperating and that could be a big problem. Excuses, excuses! I'm listening to some Tony Robbins tapes that are really encouraging me to look at my excuses/reasons and find a way to seriously over come them. I'm working on it.
By Nedalee Ruiz
Nedalee is the author of The Desperate Parents Handbook Nedalee recommends for more articles on health and healing and for articles on diet and nutrition.
Copyright © 2008 By Nedalee Ruiz Permission granted to reproduce in entirety only including links and author credits.

Monday, February 18, 2008

pH scale for alkaline water consumption

For viewers not familiar with pH scales, pure acid is pH 0. Neutral (neither acid nor alkaline) is pH 7. Pure alkaline is pH 14. pH 7 is ten times more alkaline than pH 6. pH 8 is 100 times more alkaline than pH 6 pH 9 is 1,000 times ore alkaline than pH 6 For a little perspective, a well known cola is pH 2.5, meaning it is over 10,000 times more acid than neutral tap water, and 100,000 times more acid than your blood (pH 7.4) The Jupiter Ionizers from produce alkaline water in the range of pH 7.5 up to pH 11, depending on the setting you choose.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day

You are special and we are glad that you are here with us today!
Many blessings to you,

Boning Up on Osteoporosis

When we eat beef, pork, lamb, chicken, or other foods from animals, our bodies take in proteins that may be rich in sulfur. That's unlike the proteins in plant foods—fruits, veggies, nuts, grains, or legumes like peas or dry beans. As we digest animal proteins, the sulfur in them forms acid. A slight, temporary acid overload—called acidosis—may result.

To regain our natural balance of acidity to alkalinity, or pH, in the bloodstream, our bodies must buffer the influx of acid. One possible buffer is calcium phosphate, which the body canborrow from our bones—the body's main storage depot for this essential mineral.
Though calcium phosphate is an effective buffer and neutralizer, taking it from bones might increase our risk of osteoporosis. This unhealthy increase in the porosity of bones, and resultant thinning, leaves those afflicted with this disease especially vulnerable to fractures of the spine, hips, and wrists.

Estimates from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) indicate that 10 million Americans, mainly women, already suffer from this disease. Another 28 million Americans are at risk. Other NIH analyses suggest that one in every two women and one in every eight men over age 50 in this country will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. Continue to full article

Thursday, February 7, 2008

What Doctors are saying about Alkaline Water

"Alkaline water rids the body of acidic waste. After carefully evaluating the results of my advise to hundreds of individuals, I’m convinced that toxicity in the form of acidic waste is the primary cause of degenerative disease."
Dr. Sherry Rogers, Author, "Detox or Die"

"The fluids in the cells of most people’s bodies are overly acidic. This can cause a lot of problems. It prevents your body from neutralizing toxins, and leaves you more susceptible to the cell-damaging free radical oxidation that leads to cancer and other diseases."
Dr. Robert Atkins, Author, "The Atkins diet"

"Alkaline water, produced by a water ionizer, has become the most important advancement in health care since Sir Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin."
Dr. William Kelly, College of Metabloic Medicine, Author, "Cancer Cure"

"International studies show that populations with little or no history of illness, such as cancer…, drink higher (pH) alkaline waters. After all potential risk factors were considered and factored out, it became evident that they had been drinking waters with a pH of 9.0 to 10.0."
Dr. Leonard Horowitz, Author, "Aids and Ebola"

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The truth about water contamination

Clean drinking water is something that the public has pretty much taken for granted for the past hundred years. The public has little idea--perhaps understandably--just how contaminated our drinking water has become. Our environment has changed, new biological transformations are emerging, drinking- water systems are aging, and governments seem more interested in ensuring business in the global marketplace than in ensuring the safety and health of the world citizens.

Acid rain corrodes copper, lead, and galvanized pipes. There are hundreds of agricultural pollutants,including pesticides and fertilizer, industrial pollutants including plasticizers, solvents, and propellants; along with chemicals added to aid in the coagulation of water can be of great concern to water pollution.

A National Assessment of Tap Water Quality found 260 contaminants in our nation's tap water; 141of these contaminants have no enforceable safety limits. Of the 141 unregulated contaminants utilitiesdetected in water supplies between 1998 and 2003, 52 are linked to cancer, 41 to reproductive toxicity,36 to developmental toxicity, and 16 to immune system damage, according to chemical listings in sevenstandard government and industry toxicity references. Despite the potential health risks, any concentrationof these chemicals in tap water is legal, no matter how high.

What follows is a very long article detailing all types of water contaminates. The short version is that if this is something that you are concerned about, has solutions for all of your water needs with our ionizers and we offer pre-filters of every kind to filter out any potential contaminate in your water system. We even offer to read your community water report and tell you exactly what filters are appropriate for your needs. Here in Orange County, California they have announced that by June of 2008 they will be giving us reclaimed sewer water from out tap! You bet we will be reviewing our water report at that time to see what pre-filters we need to ad to our current ionization system!

The EPA's own scientists have identified 600 chemicals in tap water formed as by-products of disinfections--they tracked 220 million pounds of 650 industrial chemicals discharged to riversand streams annually. They also spearheaded research on emerging contaminants after the U.S. GeologicalSurvey found: 82 unregulated pharmaceuticals, hormones, medications, and residues of consumer products in rivers and streams across the country.Intensive use of highly acidic antibiotics in human and veterinarian medicine and in industrial farming(food additives) has resulted in the transport of significant quantities of the active ingredientsto environmental waters. All told, EPA has set safety standards for fewer than 20 percent of themany hundreds of chemicals that it has identified in our drinking water.
Read text of full article here.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Hot Water Can Leach Lead into Your Body

Hot water from the tap should never be used for cooking or drinking unless using a lead removal pre-filter. The reason is that hot water dissolves contaminants more quickly than cold water, and many pipes in homes contain lead that can leach into water. And lead can damage the brain and nervous system, especially in young children. Lead is rarely found in source water, but can enter it through corroded plumbing. The Environmental Protection Agency says that older homes are more likely to have lead pipes and fixtures, but that even newer plumbing advertised as lead-free can still contain as much as 8 percent lead. A study published in The Journal of Environmental Health in 2002 found that tap water represented 14 to 20 percent of total lead exposure. The E.P.A. says cold tap water should always be used for preparing baby formula, cooking and drinking. It also warns that boiling water does not remove lead but can actually increase its concentration. One can also easily and inexpensively install a under-sink lead removal pre-filter.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Making Dreams a RealityShaping Your World by Thought

There's no end to the number of motivational speakers and self-help "gurus" who make a name for themselves by re-hashing old ideas. But there is truth to these ideas, and I especially wanted to share one of the ideas from the great-grandfather of self-help, James Allen.Allen's treatise, As A Man Thinketh, was first published at the turn of the twentieth century. His central notion is that our thoughts are under our control, and that they in turn determine our emotions, our health, and even our circumstances."Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself. No such conditions can exist as descending into vice and its attendant sufferings apart from vicious inclinations, or ascending into virtue and its pure happiness without the continued cultivation of virtuous aspirations. "And you, too, youthful reader, will realize the Vision (not the idle wish) of your heart, be it base or beautiful, or a mixture of both, for you will always gravitate toward that which you secretly most love. Into your hands will be placed the exact results of your own thoughts; you will receive that which you earn, no more, no less. Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain, or rise with your thoughts, your Vision, your Ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration." This goes hand-in-hand with Henry Ford's wise saying, "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't - you are right." And there is no end to the number of sources that make the same claim - that by dedicated thought and action, you can achieve anything.Movies like "Rudy" and "Miracle" show us the true stories of sports legends who made their dreams come true. "Homeless to Harvard" details the true story of Liz Murray, who went from living on the streets to getting a scholarship to Harvard. "October Sky" follows Homer Hickam's ascent from poor boy in a West Virginia mining town to NASA engineer.I'm grateful for inspirational films and books that remind me of the unlimited potential each of us shares. I hope you'll continue to mentally construct the world you want to live in, and the successes you want to see.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Natural Remedies for Panic Attacks

If you are looking for natural remedies for panic attacks, be sure to check out Panic Away, a best selling natural panic attack cure book by Joe Barry. Joe will show you how you can cure your panic and anxiety attacks with his One Move technique, a technique that has been proven to work with numerous panic attacks sufferers all over the world.

What Causes Panic Attacks? There are diets known to increase anxiety and trigger panic attacks and there are also foods with calming effects that helps prevent anxiety and panic attacks. While there are medications, it is also helpful to keep a healthy diet to control anxiety disorder. Of course it is recommended to consult your doctor regarding your panic anxiety disorder and your dietitian when trying to modify your diet.Keeping yourself hydrated is one way to reduce anxiety. Water has many health benefits and it also helps to prevent anxiety and panic attacks. There are studies showing dehydration triggers anxiety and nervousness since 85% of our brain contains water. If proper hydration is not maintained, our body may respond differently with symptoms like anxiety. It is best to drink at least eight glasses of water daily and keep yourself hydrated to prevent anxiety and panic attacks. Drinking alkaline water is even better for hydration as it has hexagonal molecules which hydrate the cells up to 6 times more than regular water and removes toxins from your body.Alkaline diet is calming and can prevent anxiety and panic attacks. Alkaline diet is more on fruits and vegetables like apple, oranges, pineapple, almonds, broccoli and cucumber. You need 80% alkaline diet to create balance in your body.Watching what you eat and drink will help you prevent anxiety and panic attacks. Eating a well balanced diet and getting all the nutrients and minerals you need makes your body and emotions more stable.

Monday, January 21, 2008


National news announced this morning that Orange County California, which happens to be where I live, plans to recycle toilet and other wastewater into drinking water. Their 3-stage filtration process takes 3 days from toilet to tap. This will be our TAP water. And lest you think that you are safe drinking bottled water instead, we have many, many articles showing that tap water is better regulated than bottled water. AND for us here in Orange County, we have a Pepsi plant which either manufactures Aquifina or Dansi I forget which one. So at that plant will be using Orange County reclaimed toilet water to run through their bottling processes. will soon have a duel filter machine that also comes with an external per-filter that is designed just for you from your county water report and we will be carrying whole house filtration systems. So you may want to look into them if you can't handle the gross factor of washing your hands, body or cooking your spaghetti in former sewage water.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Amazing! Cholesterol Drug Not Effective in Study

The New York Times reports today that after a two-year study, FDA approved drug Zetia, and a pill that contains it, Vytorin, have proven to not be effective! The drug companies that pushed through the original FDA approval and have been milking you and your insurance dollars should be in big trouble. Personally I’m not a big fan of drugs, drug companies or the FDA. I always try to use natural remedies and have found them to be very effective. We do have scientific proof that alkaline Ionized water lowers cholesterol and helps with a host of other health problems because of the way that the molecules are electrolyzed and provide a charge that is the polar opposite of the toxins in your cells which draws them out. I’m transcribing that information from a foreign video and will have the study available soon.
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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Alkaline Water

I heard yesterday that Madonna spends $10,000 a month having special Kabala water sent over from Israel.
And last week I heard that Magic Johnson has special water delivered from Mexico. The thing that all the special waters on the world have (other than blessed water) is that they are very highly alkaline. Alkaline water helps fight aging and medical problems because it combats the acidity in our system. It is one of the first lines of defense that Dr. Robert O. Young leading cancer researcher recommends when he is treating a cancer patient. Madonna and Magic Johnson should save their money and buy a Water Ionizer from Then they could make alkaline, purified and acid water all from their tap. I never talk much about acid water, but it is used as a disinfectant and has many healing properties when used on the outside of the skin. Some people call it "beauty water" because of how it clears up skin problems. Foreign hospitals use it on infections.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Prevent or Treat Cancer with Avocados

Prevent or Treat Cancer with Avacados In 1932, a great scientist by the name of Dr. Otto Warburg received the Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering the cause of cancer. In regard to Dr. Otto Warburg's cancer research back in the 30's, 40's, 50's and 60's - there is this paragraph in regard to lactic acid production and cancerous cells which have an acidic pH. The crux of his (Dr. Otto Warburg) Nobel thesis was that malignant tumors frequently exhibit an increase in anaerobic glycolysis -- a process whereby glucose is used as a fuel by cancer cells with lactic acid as an anaerobic by-product -- compared to normal tissues. The large amount of lactic acid produced by this fermentation of glucose from cancerous cells is then transported to the liver. This conversion of glucose to lactate generates a lower, more acidic pH in cancerous tissues as well as overall physical fatigue from lactic acid buildup. Thus, larger tumors tend to exhibit a more acidic pH. Even my masseuse confirmed this, when she pointed out that the pain in a certain area of my body was caused by the build up of lactic acid. The above information on the cause of cancerous tissue is important to understand because of the recent developments as follows: Important research developments in regard to the glucose controlling properties of Avocado's by inhibiting glucokinase responsible for glycolysis that in turn retards and reduces tumor growth. Limiting sugar consumption is not the only line of defense for preventing and reversing cancerous tissue. In fact, a botanical extract of glutathione from the avocado plant is showing promise as a new cancer adjunct. When a purified avocado extract was added to a number of tumor cell lines tested in vitro by researchers in the Department of Biochemistry at Oxford University in Britain, they found it inhibited tumor cell glucose uptake by 25 to 75 percent, and it inhibited the enzyme glucokinase responsible for glycolysis. It also inhibited the growth rate of the cultured tumor cell lines. The same researchers gave lab animals a 1.7 mg/g body weight dose of the glutathione extract for five days; it reduced tumors by 65 to 79 percent. Based on these studies, there is good reason to believe that avocados and the glutathione extract could help cancer patients by limiting glucose to the tumor cells. Maintaining proper body ph is crucial to your health. Drink alkaline ionized water daily as a first line of defense to properly alkalize your body and protect against disease. By Nedalee Ruiz Nedalee is the author of The Desperate Parents Handbook Nedalee recomends for more articles on health and healing.

Fear of Fat

When I started eating more raw foods, I found that many recipes were very high in fat. I was a little worried about gaining weight even though people professed that I would lose weight. I had just enjoyed a wonderful tasting raw meal when I expressed my fear to my husband who assured me that my body would begin to burn the fat instead of sugar. The words had hardly come out of our mouths when I opened to this quote from Ani Phyo’s book Ani’s raw food kitchen. "Some folks worry about how eating fats affects their weight. Good fats are necessary for our organs and body functions, and they’re good for our heart. The more fats we eat, the more our body lets go of tats, because it knows more will be coming in. The less we drink, the more our bodies retain. The more we drink, the more it lets go of." Truthfully I had also heard this from other sources, but worried how it would work on MY body. Well, in my first 7 days of experimenting with this high fat way of eating natural foods I lost 5.3 pounds. And gained tons of energy.

By Nedalee Ruiz
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Monday, January 7, 2008

Week 1 Diet Results

For Nedalee
Started 1-1-08 at 165.5
Weigh in 1-7-08 results 160.2
Result 5.3 pound loss in one week. YEAH!

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Motivation to Diet

The title Motivation to Diet is deceptive because for me personally, I don’t want to diet, I’m looking for a lifestyle change. I used the word "Diet" because that is what people understand and are used to and also because in the truest form, any eating pattern that we choose is our "diet" regardless of if we are trying to lose weight or not.
I’ve been trying to lose weight for the last four years rather unsuccessfully. I’ve put effort in, and have had various motivations to do it, including wanting to fit into my wedding dress that had to be altered to fit me from the original size I was when it was created.
When I met Ronnie I told him that I was seriously under my normal weight because of grief, prayer and fasting, and not to expect that I would always weigh 120. Since I have gained beyond my normal weight of 138, my husband has hinted at his displeasure about my weight for some time. I have tried to loose it but I don’t think that it was a total priority in my mind.
Quite honestly, I think it can be hypocritical for men to gain weight and then criticize their wives when they do. ESPECIALLY if it’s like in my case, where its Ronnie, bringing the junk food home and in some cases quite literally feeding it to me!
Here’s an example from two nights ago. Ronnie: I feel like pizza, do you want pizza?
Me: No, I don’t want pizza, I’m on a diet and I’d like you to support me on it.
Ronnie: You’ve been doing so well I thought you’d like a "cheat day."
Me: I’ve only been on the diet four days, no I don’t want a "cheat day," I want results.
I’m not trying to rant on my husband there, I’m sharing it because I know that some of you have had similarly frustrating experiences.
What I do want is to share what has radically changed my thinking although that is something that has been in the process for over a year in terms of my health and well being. I’m going to quote from several sections of one chapter in Shaunti Feldhahn’s book For Women Only – What you need to know about the inner lives of men. She surveyed hundreds of men and this quote is from a chapter called The Truth About the Way You Look – Why what’s on the outside matters to Him on the inside. "This chapter is about something our men desperately want us to know, but feel absolutely unable to tell us…The effort you put into your appearance is extremely high on his priority list. Yet the chances that you know his true feelings are extremely low. What I’ve learned about men’s needs in this area has been life changing. It has jarred me out of a dangerous complacency. Call me na├»ve, but I just didn’t realize that the issue of appearance was such a big deal—such and imperative deal---for a guy. Of course, having learned just how visual men are, I should have gotten a clue. But somehow I assumed that if I was out of shape, I was the only person who was negatively affected."
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By Nedalee Ruiz
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Friday, January 4, 2008

Cancer Risks from Eating Meat

Is seems we really are what we eat. U.S. Doctors are now reporting that red meat is associated with an elevated risk for cancers of the esophagus, liver, rectal cancer, pancreatic cancer and lung cancer The researchers studied 500,000 people aged 50 to 71 who took part in a diet and health study done in conjunction with the AARP, formerly the American Association for Retired Persons. After eight years, 53,396 cases of cancer were diagnosed. The study is available on the Internet at
Meats can cause cancer several ways, the researchers noted. "For example, they are both sources of saturated fat and iron, which have independently been associated with carcinogenesis," the researchers wrote. Meat is also a source of several chemicals known to cause DNA mutations, including N-nitroso compounds (NOCs), heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The Bible says that, "We are fearfully and wonderfully made." But it also seems that the old computer adage, "Garbage in garbage out is equally true. How can the FDA approve these chemicals to fill our meat with and us to ingest and then not expect our bodies to react? As always, they are saying that a decrease in the consumption of red and processed meat could reduce the incidence of cancer. Duh. Personally, I have no problem with eating meat even though I have been exploring other diets including the raw food diet. I feel that God gave us meat to eat as referenced several palaces in the Old Testament of the Bible. What I do have a problem with is all of the antibiotics and chemicals that the FDA has approved to be put into our meat. Then they act shocked when they have to report the negative affects found in their studies. I say if you want to eat meat, eat it without fear. Just buy organic meat or Kosher meat that hasn’t been shot up with all of the chemicals. And drink alkaline ionized water to clear your cells of the old toxins that are currently stored up in you body.

By Nedalee Ruiz
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Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Tortoise and the Hare

Well, I've stated eating healthier and making better food choices. Already my energy has increased. So Like the Hair in the fable, I'm out of the starting gate. The holidays have been hard for Ronnie, he seems to have been hit hard by depression over the loss of his Mother. He's putting off his New Year's resolution diet for a few days and comforting him self with food. I saw him eat an entire pint of ice cream last night which is not unusual.

So having lost my guinea pig for the blog, I will have to step in and post my own fat pic.

To summarize some of my last posts for those of you who haven't been following along, Ronnie lost 40 pounds last year drinking alkaline ionized water and eating a more alkaline diet. He gained it back eating comfort foods after he quit chewing tobacco and lost his Mother in the same month. He's vowed to lose it and more this year, but hasn't started trying yet.

My effort will include mild exercise, a more alkaline diet, and lots of alkaline ionized water. I am going to explore Vegan, Alkavarian, and Raw foods, but have not committed to eating them exclusively as I'm still an omnivore who loves Bar-b-que. Like any wise dieter, I will try to avoid the dreaded white foods, Rice, Potatoes, Sugar, Milk and Bread. But again, I not going to say never. As you will see from my food posts which will follow, I had Cream of Ham and Potato soup for dinner the first night of my diet and may have some more since the pot isn't finished.

What I am doing is a very public TEST diet. Raw fooders eat lots of high fat items like nuts and avocados but burn the fat and lose weight. I'm going to see if a fairly inactive over 45'er can get weight loss results.

So here are the current stats:
On January 1, 2008 I weighed 165.5 up about 3 pounds from before the holidays. I swear the new weight feels like it's all in my butt. It feels like I have a caboose waddling after me for the first time in my life. My weight is also up almost 30 pounds from my after baby weight from the second child who is now 23. I kept that weight for almost 20 years.

My weight can fluctuate even if I weighed 3 times a day, so I'll only weigh in once a week or so.

My measurements, (don't tell anybody)
Are a ghastly 41 - 35 1/2 - 38 1/2

What I ate:
Jan. 1, 2008
Breakfast- Blueberry Smoothie
Lunch- Fresh broccoli florets dipped in store bought humus. (Broccoli is high in protein.)
Snack Trader Joes Spicy Ranchero Egg White Salad -Low fat, high protein, low carb, cholesterol free and only 50 calories. Tastes like cottage cheese with taco seasoning. Defiantly not raw, not vegn, not alkaverian. I bet that if you soaked almonds in water and chopped them in a food processor with the other ingredient you could make a vegan/raw version.
Another Snack- Store bought salad
Dinner 2 cups Cream of ham and potato soup.

Jan. 2, 2008
Exercised 20 minutes on a rebounder. (I've worked my way up from only five minutes.)
Breakfast- Blueberry Smoothie I buy my blueberries frozen and organic at Trader Joes for under $4 a pound which will make me about 6 smoothies.
Lunch- Tuna wrap because my last avocado was rotten so I couldn't have the avocado wrap that I had planed.
Snack- Apple
Dinner- Pomegranate Salad- Don't freak out, it's not complicated, the pomegranate seeds were just a garnish on a purchased salad from Trader Joes. It had some goat cheese too so it wasn't vegan.
Snack- Celery with tuna and humus

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Diet, Diet, Diet...Nope

Diets fail. Lose a little, gain it back and then some. Lifestyle changes work. But it can be hard to make changes if you don't have the support of the people around you. My two teenage boys are the perfect example. I've wanted to eat healthier for ages. But they complain when something has the word "organic" on it. In their minds the word "organic" equals "fake." So cooking two meals is a pain. My way around that is that I let them cook and eat whatever they want within reason after they've eaten some of what I made.

Most diets are about depravation. Count your calories, eat less, bla bla bla. My new diet isn't about depravation or about calorie counting. It's about making healthier choices. Choice number one, I will have fresh vegetable juice or a Blueberry smoothie in the morning for breakfast. I've never been a breakfast fan, but I choose to have something now because it is impossible to loose weight on less that 3 meals a day, your body goes into preservation mode. Five small meals are even better than 3 if you want to lose weigh.

Men and women actually lose weight differently. Because of that I'm going to join Ronnie on a very public diet. Have you seen that commercial where the fat cartoon lady is complaining that her husband quit drinking soda and lost 14 pounds and she lost one? I laugh every time I see that commercial because it's so true! Like I said in a previous post, Ronnie lost 40 pounds last year with very little effort. I wasn't as committed and didn't come close to matching his results. This year, I am committed and want to see how far that commitment can take me.

I've packed up the left over homemade Christmas candy to mail to my daughter so it won't go to waste and will be out of temptations way.

I'm going to exercise up to 20 minutes 3 times a week. I haven't done any exercise this past week because all the excess sugar over the holiday lowered my immune system and gave me a bad cold. I'm still sniffling and weak so I'll hold off on exercise for a few days. Most of my work is done form the computer so I lead a very sedentary lifestyle. I've had three gym memberships in the past and never went for more than 5 months and NEVER lost any weight from working out. As a matter of fact, I always gained weight and the trainers would smile and say that was good because muscle weights more than fat.

This post is getting long, so I will wrap it up. I will be posting our starting weights and some pictures soon. The main reason that you should follow along with our progress on the blog is to see how easy it is to lose weight with the methods we will be using.

Because I want increased energy more than I want weight loss I will be adding a lot more raw food into my diet. For people who don't know about raw food, the thing that comes to mind is raw meat or carrots and celery sticks. Let me assure you, there is now raw meat. And while I may choose some carrots and celery sticks from time to time, there is a whole world of great tasting easy to prepare gourmet raw foods which we will explore on the blog.

Consider this passage of scripture from the book of Daniel in the old testament of the Bible. Chapter one verse 8-16.
But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

Now God had brought Daniel into the favor and goodwill of the chief of the eunuchs. And the chief of the eunuchs said to Daniel, "I fear my lord the king, who has appointed your food and drink. For why should he see your faces looking worse than the young men who are your age? Then you would endanger my head before the king." So Daniel said to the steward whom the chief of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,

"Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink. "Then let our appearance be examined before you, and the appearance of the young men who eat the portion of the king's delicacies; and as you see fit, so deal with your servants."
So he consented with them in this matter, and tested them ten days. And at the end of ten days their features appeared better and fatter in flesh than all the young men who ate the portion of the king's delicacies. Thus the steward took away their portion of delicacies and the wine that they were to drink, and gave them vegetables.

By Nedalee Ruiz
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