Thursday, June 26, 2008
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
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 HealingWaterMachines.com
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Friday, June 13, 2008
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
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.
- Stiff neck and/or tight shoulders.
- Rapid breathing.
- Sweating and sweaty palms.
- Upset stomach, nausea, or diarrhea.
Monday, June 2, 2008
- 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.