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Bacteria In Water

Posted by Carole Allen on August 31, 2014 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Bacteria and viruses commonly found in drinking water
Both bacteria and viruses are microorganisms regulated by EPA’s Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) criteria. Viruses are the smallest form of microorganisms capable of causing disease, particularly those of a fecal origin infectious to humans by waterborne transmission; bacteria are typically single-celled microorganisms that can also cause health problems in humans, animals or plants, despite many form’s ability to aid in water pollution control….
http://www.watertechonline.com/articles/168501-bacteria-and-viruses-commonly-found-in-drinking-water
 
Multipure Commentary: 
Multipure Drinking Water Systems have been certified by NSF International to reduce the widest range of contaminants of health.

Water, More Important Than Food

Posted by Carole Allen on August 10, 2014 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Water is in an integral element for your health.
by Carole Allen


 As most of us know, our body can survive much longer without food than without water. You can go weeks without food but only a few days without water. 


Bottled water and soda are toxic. Bottled water has chemicals and a lower ph than tap water, making the water your drink acidic. Acidic water with a ph level lower than 7 cannot be assimilated into the body. As a result, in the body's defense, it will take water from bone marrow. It then takes time to get water back into the marrow. Because of the over consumption of bottled water most people are semi-dehydrated. That is why a raw food diet is so good. Raw foods don't change the structure of water.  The best water for drinking has a ph of 8. We all know how unhealthful soda is, besides blocking the digestion of your food, the sugar ingested is harmful to your teeth.

Microwaved water and boiled water are harmful because it alters the structure of water.  Microwaves create high levels of friction between molecules leading to the alteration of the original molecular make up. A plant will die if it is watered with microwaved water.

Masaru Emoto studied how water has energy and memory it is effected by different words, sounds and images. Not only does it have energy it has healing powers when used with music.

Next to the air you breathe, there is nothing more essential to good health and longevity than water. Drinking the recommended 6-8 glasses of water a day helps to prevent such physical ailments as hypertension fatigue back and joint pain and asthma.
People who drink filtered water are significantly less likely to contract serious illnesses including many forms of cancer.

Multipure is the industry leader, a pioneer in drinking water treatment with integrity and credibility due to intensive internal quality assurance confirmed by NSF. We reduce more potentially harmful  contaminants  than any of our competitors.

Chromium VI

Posted by Carole Allen on July 17, 2014 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

 

 

 

What is it:

 

Chromium VIor CrVI or Cr+6 is the highest oxidation state of the chromium element.

The most common forms of chromium are CrVI and CrIII as well as the metal.

Chromium (At.No. 24, At.Wt. 51.99) is the 21st most abundant element in the earth’s crust.

It is found in plants, rocks, foods and in animals in small amounts.

CrVI is an occupational carcinogen by inhalation; CrIII is a likely essential nutrient.

CrVI became famous in the Erin Brockovitch movie about chromium groundwater contamination in Hinckley, Calif…

 

http://www.watertechonline.com/articles/167967-contaminant-of-the-month-chromium-vi

 

Benefits Of Drinking Water to Lose Weight

Posted by Carole Allen on April 16, 2014 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

“Drink 8 glasses of water each day” is a saying we’ve all heard, but what are the benefits of drinking water to lose weight? Water hydrates your body and helps it work efficiently. Water boosts your metabolic rate, which gives you energy and helps to burn calories. It is an essential drink in everyday life and a great tool for those who are dieting.


The benefits of water are numerous, well-hydrated body helps your muscles and organs to work quickly and efficiently. When your body is working well, it will boost your metabolic rate and help you to feel more energetic. 

Water can help your metabolism burn calories 3% faster. Metabolism plays a big role in losing weight so it’s important to give your body what it needs in order for it to work the way you want.


So many of today’s food products contain high amounts of energy from added sugar and fats, but very little water. If you want to incorporate more water in your diet through food try to look for foods with high water content such as fruits and vegetables. Melons, cucumber, tomatoes, and zucchini are all great produce that have high water contents. While these do not replace the benefits of drinking water directly they help to provide some hydration along with other vital vitamins and minerals that come from fruits and vegetables.


Since feeling thirsty and hungry often go hand-in-hand, if you’re feeling thirsty you might accidentally start eating instead of going for a glass of water. Try to listen to what your body needs and keep a water bottle close at hand. You don’t want to be adding on the extra pounds by eating when you’re not even hungry.


If you’re feeling hungry drink a glass of water 15 minutes before eating, it will help to subside your hunger so you can better manage your portion control. It is also a good idea to have a glass of water with every meal. Try to take a sip of water between every few bites, which help you to feel full faster.


Experts suggest that the average person should consume at least 64 ounces of water a day. That’s eight cups of water. Since it can be hard to remember to drink 64 ounces of water a day try bringing a pre-measure bottle of water with you during your day. Measure out one cup every hour and make it goal to drink the cup within the hour.


If you’re on a diet to lose weight it is more important to drink a lot of water throughout the day. If you want to gain the benefit of increased energy and metabolism a good guide is to drink one ounce of water for every two pounds of body weight. A person who weighs 200 pounds should drink around 100-ounces (12.5 cups) of water in order the gain the weight loss benefits of water.

Water, weight loss, and exercise are a great combination. If exercising is part of a weight loss program more water should be included to account for water loss from sweating. Drinking water before, during and after exercise will keep energy levels high and help muscles recover after training.


The health benefits of drinking water are numerous from increasing your metabolism and boosting your energy levels, to hydrating your body and moisturizing your skin. Water is one of the most vital substances our body needs. It’s a great dietary tool and one that can be easily incorporated into everyday life.

 



  1. nilima mahrjan says:

    i would be thankful if u provide these type of tips to me

  2. TRIALNERROR says:

    The main problem with upping your water intake is, basically, what goes in must come out. I tried drinking 3 litres per day for a month (over 100 oz) and had real problems organising toilet breaks. It seemed that, whatever I had to do, I needed to visit the loo first. This can be a great inconvenience for a teacher.

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  4. wilson says:

    i drink a lot of water but i have never seen change my weight.and i do execise also. how come water help to lose weight?

  5. Kira says:

    i dont believe drinking alot of water will help loose weight. I drink 2 litres of water a day , i am always going to the toilet and my weight has not budged. I exersize everyday.

    You dont have to be skinny to be healthy, im a big girl and i am toned and at a healthy weight range for my height and size.

    These days, its a law breaker if your skinny and its a law breaker if your fat, i believe loving yourself will love your body, and loving your body makes you look twice as good.

    • Yunus PM says:

      Drinking water helps you lose weight because it flushes down the by-products of fat breakdown. Drinking water reduces hunger, it’s an effective appetite suppressant so you’ll eat less. Plus, water has zero calories.

    • Gina says:

      What are you eating... Eating has a lot to do with the weight. For some reason, I don't drop the weight unless I have really had a lot of water and I try to drink a little over a gallen for my weight. Right now, I weigh 2491bs. Before, I weighed over 3501bs... Drinking the water is working.

    • poet says:

      Preach. Best response so far miss kira

  6. Xipe says:

    The belief that we need to drink eight glasses of water a day is false though. http://www.snopes.com/medical/myths/8glasses.asp

  7. Nikki says:

    Love your tips.

    I am only 5ft and weigh 62kilo's and do have to work hard to drink 2litres of water per day, but I do feel better for it.

    I have lost 8 kilos in 4 months without too much change and am looking a feeling heaps better. Fresh lemon juice in the water and replacing coffee with green tea has also helped. Thanks for all the tips. xx

  8. Gary says:

    The colder the water the better. Your body has to heat the water to core temperature before the system can process it. Thus you are using your body as kettle which uses up calories and speeds up your metabolism.

  9. ReneeR says:

    Water is the absolute most important thing you can put in your body. Water makes up the majority of your body and is essential for practically every function in your body. Beautiful skin, regular bowl movements, concentration, and a disease and pain free body all rely heavily on proper hydration.

    A recent study showed that individuals who drank two 8-ounce glasses of water before each meal lost more weight and kept it off compared to individuals who didn’t drink water before their meal.

    The amount of water you need is specific to you based on your health, activity level, and environment. The Institute of Medicine advises that men and women try to consume about 3.7 and 2.7 liters of water a day, respectively, including water found in food and other beverages.

    Cold water may help you burn a few additional calories and may be more palatable during exercise. However the bottom line is that drinking enough water, regardless of its temperature, will provide benefits and promote overall health.

  10. Mrs. Nesbit says:

    I don't think that can be right- that we should drink one ounce of water for every 2 lbs of body weight. I mean if you're very overweight you're supposed to drown yourself? that doesn't make sense. I thought you could die from drinking too much water, at least if you do it too quickly. I don't know about all this, some of it sounds kinda fishy

    • ReneeR says:

      Good point Mrs. Nesbit. It is important to keep in mind that one ounce of water for every 2 lbs of water weight is only one recommendations. There are varying recommendations for the amt of water each person needs. Water needs are entirely specific to the individual depending on health, where you live, how active you are,etc. Bottom line is you want to replenish the amount of water you spend during the day. Average urine output is about 1.5 liters (6.3 cups) per day. We lose about 1 liter (4 cups) through breathing, sweating, and bowel movements. Right there that is 2.5 liters that need to be replenished. The most important thing is to pay attention to how your body feels and reacts to certain fluid intakes. As with anything in life, moderation is key.

  11. yvonne wilson-hall says:

    I work with 11-18yr olds and am always pushing the vertues of fresh water, we have water fountains in school too, i repeat my self so many times in a day, and have posters up too. For myself, i always aim for but sometimes don't reach 8 glasses per day, i do however have other drinks such as decaff tea, in total volume i easily reach 8 glasses just not always 'water' ;)

  12. aliea says:

    could drinking water after meals make you gain weight or is it unhealthy?

    • ReneeR says:

      Water is healthiest substance you can put in your body. There is no research or studies showing that drinking water at any specific time will lead to weight gain.

  13. MDay says:

    I know I need to drink water to help lose weight but I can't stand the taste of it. Any suggestions?

  14. Kschnable says:

    I started my weight loss on march 15th I was 203lbs, I could not Stand water either I thought it tasted gross. I pushed myself to drink water more each day and I found the more I drank water and the less I drank soda the better water started tasting, I now am starting to prefer the water more, it makes me feel a lot better and soda is starting to taste too sweet. I try and drink at least 8 8oz glasses a day but have just recently increased to around 10 if not more. It has also helped me lose weight, as of today I am 183, down 20lbs! Can you believe that! Now mind u I am also watching what I am eatting. I use a calorie count app on my Iphone to keep track of my calorie intake as well, it has helped out a lot!












Benefits Of Drinking Water to Lose Weight

Posted by Carole Allen on March 29, 2014 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)
“Drink 8 glasses of water each day” is a saying we’ve all heard, but what are the benefits of drinking water to lose weight? Water hydrates your body and helps it work efficiently. Water boosts your metabolic rate, which gives you energy and helps to burn calories. It is an essential drink in everyday life and a great tool for those who are dieting.

The benefits of water are numerous, well-hydrated body helps your muscles and organs to work quickly and efficiently. When your body is working well, it will boost your metabolic rate and help you to feel more energetic. 
Water can help your metabolism burn calories 3% faster. Metabolism plays a big role in losing weight so it’s important to give your body what it needs in order for it to work the way you want.

So many of today’s food products contain high amounts of energy from added sugar and fats, but very little water. If you want to incorporate more water in your diet through food try to look for foods with high water content such as fruits and vegetables. Melons, cucumber, tomatoes, and zucchini are all great produce that have high water contents. While these do not replace the benefits of drinking water directly they help to provide some hydration along with other vital vitamins and minerals that come from fruits and vegetables.

Since feeling thirsty and hungry often go hand-in-hand, if you’re feeling thirsty you might accidentally start eating instead of going for a glass of water. Try to listen to what your body needs and keep a water bottle close at hand. You don’t want to be adding on the extra pounds by eating when you’re not even hungry.

If you’re feeling hungry drink a glass of water 15 minutes before eating, it will help to subside your hunger so you can better manage your portion control. It is also a good idea to have a glass of water with every meal. Try to take a sip of water between every few bites, which help you to feel full faster.

Experts suggest that the average person should consume at least 64 ounces of water a day. That’s eight cups of water. Since it can be hard to remember to drink 64 ounces of water a day try bringing a pre-measure bottle of water with you during your day. Measure out one cup every hour and make it goal to drink the cup within the hour.

If you’re on a diet to lose weight it is more important to drink a lot of water throughout the day. If you want to gain the benefit of increased energy and metabolism a good guide is to drink one ounce of water for every two pounds of body weight. A person who weighs 200 pounds should drink around 100-ounces (12.5 cups) of water in order the gain the weight loss benefits of water.
Water, weight loss, and exercise are a great combination. If exercising is part of a weight loss program more water should be included to account for water loss from sweating. Drinking water before, during and after exercise will keep energy levels high and help muscles recover after training.

The health benefits of drinking water are numerous from increasing your metabolism and boosting your energy levels, to hydrating your body and moisturizing your skin. Water is one of the most vital substances our body needs. It’s a great dietary tool and one that can be easily incorporated into everyday life.

 



  1. nilima mahrjan says:
    i would be thankful if u provide these type of tips to me
  2. TRIALNERROR says:
    The main problem with upping your water intake is, basically, what goes in must come out. I tried drinking 3 litres per day for a month (over 100 oz) and had real problems organising toilet breaks. It seemed that, whatever I had to do, I needed to visit the loo first. This can be a great inconvenience for a teacher.
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  4. wilson says:
    i drink a lot of water but i have never seen change my weight.and i do execise also. how come water help to lose weight?
  5. Kira says:
    i dont believe drinking alot of water will help loose weight. I drink 2 litres of water a day , i am always going to the toilet and my weight has not budged. I exersize everyday.
    You dont have to be skinny to be healthy, im a big girl and i am toned and at a healthy weight range for my height and size.
    These days, its a law breaker if your skinny and its a law breaker if your fat, i believe loving yourself will love your body, and loving your body makes you look twice as good.
    • Yunus PM says:
      Drinking water helps you lose weight because it flushes down the by-products of fat breakdown. Drinking water reduces hunger, it’s an effective appetite suppressant so you’ll eat less. Plus, water has zero calories.
    • Gina says:
      What are you eating... Eating has a lot to do with the weight. For some reason, I don't drop the weight unless I have really had a lot of water and I try to drink a little over a gallen for my weight. Right now, I weigh 2491bs. Before, I weighed over 3501bs... Drinking the water is working.
    • poet says:
      Preach. Best response so far miss kira
  6. Xipe says:
    The belief that we need to drink eight glasses of water a day is false though. http://www.snopes.com/medical/myths/8glasses.asp
  7. Nikki says:
    Love your tips.
    I am only 5ft and weigh 62kilo's and do have to work hard to drink 2litres of water per day, but I do feel better for it.
    I have lost 8 kilos in 4 months without too much change and am looking a feeling heaps better. Fresh lemon juice in the water and replacing coffee with green tea has also helped. Thanks for all the tips. xx
  8. Gary says:
    The colder the water the better. Your body has to heat the water to core temperature before the system can process it. Thus you are using your body as kettle which uses up calories and speeds up your metabolism.
  9. ReneeR says:
    Water is the absolute most important thing you can put in your body. Water makes up the majority of your body and is essential for practically every function in your body. Beautiful skin, regular bowl movements, concentration, and a disease and pain free body all rely heavily on proper hydration.
    A recent study showed that individuals who drank two 8-ounce glasses of water before each meal lost more weight and kept it off compared to individuals who didn’t drink water before their meal.
    The amount of water you need is specific to you based on your health, activity level, and environment. The Institute of Medicine advises that men and women try to consume about 3.7 and 2.7 liters of water a day, respectively, including water found in food and other beverages.
    Cold water may help you burn a few additional calories and may be more palatable during exercise. However the bottom line is that drinking enough water, regardless of its temperature, will provide benefits and promote overall health.
  10. Mrs. Nesbit says:
    I don't think that can be right- that we should drink one ounce of water for every 2 lbs of body weight. I mean if you're very overweight you're supposed to drown yourself? that doesn't make sense. I thought you could die from drinking too much water, at least if you do it too quickly. I don't know about all this, some of it sounds kinda fishy
    • ReneeR says:
      Good point Mrs. Nesbit. It is important to keep in mind that one ounce of water for every 2 lbs of water weight is only one recommendations. There are varying recommendations for the amt of water each person needs. Water needs are entirely specific to the individual depending on health, where you live, how active you are,etc. Bottom line is you want to replenish the amount of water you spend during the day. Average urine output is about 1.5 liters (6.3 cups) per day. We lose about 1 liter (4 cups) through breathing, sweating, and bowel movements. Right there that is 2.5 liters that need to be replenished. The most important thing is to pay attention to how your body feels and reacts to certain fluid intakes. As with anything in life, moderation is key.
  11. yvonne wilson-hall says:
    I work with 11-18yr olds and am always pushing the vertues of fresh water, we have water fountains in school too, i repeat my self so many times in a day, and have posters up too. For myself, i always aim for but sometimes don't reach 8 glasses per day, i do however have other drinks such as decaff tea, in total volume i easily reach 8 glasses just not always 'water' ;)
  12. aliea says:
    could drinking water after meals make you gain weight or is it unhealthy?
    • ReneeR says:
      Water is healthiest substance you can put in your body. There is no research or studies showing that drinking water at any specific time will lead to weight gain.
  13. MDay says:
    I know I need to drink water to help lose weight but I can't stand the taste of it. Any suggestions?
  14. Kschnable says:
    I started my weight loss on march 15th I was 203lbs, I could not Stand water either I thought it tasted gross. I pushed myself to drink water more each day and I found the more I drank water and the less I drank soda the better water started tasting, I now am starting to prefer the water more, it makes me feel a lot better and soda is starting to taste too sweet. I try and drink at least 8 8oz glasses a day but have just recently increased to around 10 if not more. It has also helped me lose weight, as of today I am 183, down 20lbs! Can you believe that! Now mind u I am also watching what I am eatting. I use a calorie count app on my Iphone to keep track of my calorie intake as well, it has helped out a lot!

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DeLand Chemical Contamination Erin Brockovich Reaches Out to Victims

Posted by Carole Allen on March 2, 2014 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)


Famous environmental activist Erin Brockovich reaches out to victims of Dieldrin-tainted wells

Erin Brockovich, a consumer and environmental activist made famous by a movie in 2000, will talk to residents of the Country Club Estates neighborhood in DeLand.

Earlier in 2011, water tests revealed unsafe levels of a pesticide called Dieldrin in more than 100 wells.Brockovich will host a forum Monday at 6 p.m. at First Assembly Church on Kepler Road.

Nationally recognized environmental toxic torts law firm Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. and Morgan & Morgan, P.A., one of the leading personal injury and consumer law firms in the South, are set to host an Oct. 24 community meeting in DeLand, Florida, to address the concerns of residents over chemical contamination of local water supplies.
The meeting starts at 6 p.m. and will be held at the First Assembly DeLand Church, 551 S. Kepler Rd.
Erin Brockovich, the consumer advocate whose story was told in Julia Roberts’ Oscar-winning motion picture “Erin Brockovich,” will speak at the meeting about Dieldrin, the toxic insecticide that has been found in tainted wells in DeLand and in some Miami-Dade communities.
Brockovich currently is visiting people in affected communities on behalf of Weitz & Luxenberg, where she works as an environmental consultant. Longtime residents of these neighborhoods are concerned about the effects of Dieldrin on their property values and on their health.
Dieldrin is a now-banned toxic chemical compound that was used as a pesticide.  Dieldrin is considered to be a “persistent organic pollutant,” meaning it is difficult to purge from the environment and can accumulate in soil and water supplies.
Dieldrin contamination has been identified in the well water of communities in DeLand and Miami-Dade County. Local authorities have had to staunch the use of tainted well water by supplying filters and connecting homes to municipal water mains.
The Oct. 24 town hall meeting is intended to answer residents’ questions about Dieldrin and the impact that it may have on their property values and health

Contaminated wells lead to lower assessments on DeLand properties Posted July 27, 2011
 Multipure Drinking Water Systems are NSF certified to remove hexachlorocyclopentadiene and Endrin which has the same molecular structure of dieldrin.

Property values for many homes among the sprawling oaks and rolling hills of the DeLand Country Club once easily topped $200,000 or even $300,000. But a double blow, first from the recession and then from the wrenching discovery of pesticides flowing in the well water, now leaves the homes valued at a fraction of their former worth.
The drama began unfolding this spring, after initial testing revealed high levels of dieldrin, a pesticide widely used until 1987. Of 192 wells tested, well water in 53 homes exceeds a level considered safe by the state of Florida, including at least three that exceed a much higher level set by the federal government.
Fear and anger grips many of those affected. Some consider leaving their homes. Others despair of ever being able to sell their homes. Others struggle to learn more about possible health effects, wondering if the chemical is to be blamed for dozens of cases of kidney and liver troubles and cancers reported among residents.
Earl Ziebarth says his contaminated well has him scared. (N-J | Dinah Voyles Puvler "You kind of get scared," said resident Earl Ziebarth. As soon as his family learned the water in the home where they've lived for 12 years was contaminated, they switched to bottled water for everything, turned off the ice machine and began taking "much shorter showers."
Local and state officials with the Department of Health say a lifetime of exposure to the contamination found in the private DeLand wells is unlikely to cause illness. While the risks may increase over decades of drinking the water, state officials say the state's advisory level for dieldrin -- .002 micrograms per liter is 100 times lower than the level set by the federal government. They say the level limits the lifetime risk of developing cancer from exposure to one in 1 million.
At the higher federal level, .02, which at least three homes in the Country Club area have exceeded, health officials say one in 10,000 people might develop cancer from a lifetime of exposure.
Still, given the concerns and the unknowns, values of several hundred homes in the neighborhood have been adjusted downward by as much as 50 percent, according to Volusia County property appraiser records.
The value of Ziebarth's home, set at $317,417 in 2006 and at $166,330 last year, was recently adjusted down to $80,173.
"It is such a recent crisis, we felt like we had to make some kind of adjustment," said Jan Cornelius, chief deputy property appraiser. "We used our professional opinion based on what we've seen in other damage situations."
Levels matter
Minute variations in dieldrin levels make all the difference. Though neighbors suspect most of the homes have contaminated soil and water, homes with levels of dieldrin above the state standard in their water may receive free filtration systems from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and, eventually, free hookup to city water. They are known as "reds" in the new neighborhood lingo.
On a colorful map being used by state officials to delineate pesticide levels, "light blues" already have city water and have not showered and washed dishes for years in possibly contaminated water. Greens still await test results.
"Dark blues" are considered "non-detects," homes where pesticide levels are within a level considered safe by state officials. Those homeowners receive nothing, even though the level of pesticide in their water may be only one-thousandths of a microgram different from their neighbor. The tests, done at a state lab in Jacksonville, only detect down to a level of .0018.
State officials said they are prohibited by law from providing filters or city hookups for homes that do not exceed the state standard.
All of the 434 homes at the country club, no matter their test results, were reduced in value by the appraiser's office. Homes with contaminated wells were adjusted down by 50 percent. Homes where dieldrin levels were considered safe were cut by 25 percent and homes with city water were adjusted downward by 15 percent.
"They're still impacted by the negative aspects of this," Cornelius said.
Searching for help
Ziebarth, a former state representative, is among several community residents who are helping organize and distribute information. He contacted consumer advocate Erin Brockovich, made famous in a Julia Roberts movie of the same name, and the national law firm for which she is a consultant, Weitz & Luxenberg.
On Tuesday, Robin Greenwald, chief of the law firm's environmental toxic tort practice, confirmed she and Brockovich will travel to DeLand in August to meet with residents.
The state paid for installation of a carbon filtration system in the home where Ziebarth's family has lived for 12 years and they are awaiting their free hookup to city water. But Ziebarth has become a champion for the "dark blues" or "non-detects" because he said the state protocol seems unfair.
He traveled to Tallahassee last week to meet with officials from the departments of health and environmental protection to plead for help in the neighborhood. On Thursday, he appealed to the Volusia County Council. He would like to see help for everyone, not just homes where the pesticide is documented above the state threshold.
During remarks at that meeting, Councilman Andy Kelly said residents who live next door to contaminated wells fear that a well that tests negative one day could test positive the next.
The environmental protection department began a site investigation last week, which could take up to a year, to try to determine the source of the contamination and how far it has spread, said spokeswoman Lisa Kelley.
The state is first looking at the characteristics of the shallow layer of groundwater beneath the soil, Kelley said. So far, no soil or air testing has been done, officials said, but soil testing could come later.
Dozens of neighbors already have signed on to a class-action lawsuit filed by DeLand attorney Joshua Gale, who works with an Alabama-based law firm that tries high-profile environmental law cases. That lawsuit alleges dieldrin-laden water used to treat the turf grass at the country club contaminated the aquifer that supplies water to homes in the area.
Attorneys say that case -- against Shell Chemical and the operators of the DeLand Country Club golf course -- could eventually be valued at more than $5 million.
Ziebarth and others, however, wonder if the homes and the neighborhood could have been contaminated by the termite treatments required by law before each home was built.

Property value adjustments
Selected value adjustments in Country Club Estates homes with contaminated wells: (Street numbers have been omitted)
Larchmont Drive
2010: $166,275
2011: $77,093
Stratford Drive
2010: $141,522
2011: $64,665
Yorkshire Drive
2010: $140,119
2011: $67,973
SOURCE: Volusia County Property Appraiser's Office
More on Dieldrin
Dieldrin was banned for all uses except termite treatments in 1974 and banned for even termites in 1987.
Human health effects:
Officials say adverse health effects are not expected with the levels found in wells at the Country Club because "safe" levels are set many times lower than the "no-effect" level.
Human impacts of drinking contaminated water are unknown but risks do increase with length of time a person drinks the water.
Animal effect studies:
-- Show high levels of exposure causes liver cancer in mice.
-- Show contaminated surface water affects central nervous systems in fish and causes reproductive problems.
Developments:
As of July 21:
-- 13 homes have filters installed at $1,500 each.
-- 17 homes await filter installations.
-- 5 homes are in the process of being connected to city water.
The state:
-- Recommends contaminated wells be abandoned, not even used to water lawns.
-- Is paying for the city of DeLand to install a new water main down Yale Road and possibly other streets.
Volusia County:
-- Discussing possibility of creating a 10-year special assessment district to raise money to connect the entire neighborhood to city water.
-- Working with city to determine possible boundaries.

SOURCE: Florida Department of Health, News-Journal Research and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
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Green Drinks, Dr. Oz and Oprah

Posted by Carole Allen on February 21, 2014 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

In this post we are going to talk more about green drinks, thanks to the popularity of the Oprah Show entitled How to Turn Back Time Part 2 with Dr. Oz.... so keep reading!


Dr. Oz and Oprah Shared a Raw Green DrinkGreen Drinks are still being talked about all over the world, as people have had a chance to view their TiVo or DVR, or live outside of the U.S. who saw it the next day.

Oprah said it best in the show as she took her first sip of Dr. Oz's green drink:

"It's like a glass of fresh!"


Fresh indeed. There is nothing better than to have a green juice or a green smoothie in the morning!

For those that are unfamiliar with these green drinks, let us explain the difference:

Green Juice: green juice is usually a combination of a lot of greens (pounds of greens) and other vegetables like celery that are juiced together to create a green juice. These juices are usually very green in color. Some juices have carrots or other colorful vegetables juiced together with other ingredients, and they tend to have an orange or red color. Because they are juiced, the fiber from the ingredients are filtered out, and the end result is a very smooth liquid beverage. Some people feel that juicing is an excellent way to get daily nutrients. Wheat grass juice is the juice extracted from wheat grass, and is very popular in juice bars and health food stores.

Required equipment for juicing: a juicer.

Green Smoothies: A green smoothie is a beverage that is a combination of fruits and vegetables that are blended instead of juiced. All of the fiber from the vegetables and fruits are kept intact. Many people enjoy a range of green smoothies. Some have many vegetables and salad greens in their smoothies, and add a bit of fruit to make it palatable. Some people have green smoothies that are mostly fruit, with a few greens thrown in for extra nutrition.

Required equipment for green smoothies:
a blender, preferably a high speed blender.

Free recipes!


Here are three examples of green juices and green smoothies:

This first recipe was posted yesterday but due to popular demand we are posting it a second time:

Begin With A Green Drink
by Heidi Ohlander

Serves 1-2

Ingredients:
2 big handfuls of Spinach
1/2 cup parsley
1 rib of celery
1 thumb of ginger, skin peeled
1 lemon
1 medium cucumber
2 apples
ice cubes (optional)

Directions:
In a juicer, place all ingredients except optional ice cubes in a juicer until juiced. Serve in your favorite wine goblet or other favorite glass of choice. If desired, add ice cubes for a refreshing cold beverage.

And now.... here are the same ingredients, but this time this is the recipe that Dr. Oz mentioned at the end of the Oprah show. His recipe needed a bit of clarification, so our changes have been added below to help you understand his recipe.

Dr. Oz Green Drink
Modifications made by Heidi Ohlander
Serves 1-2

Ingredients:
1 Cup Spinach
4 Celery Stalks
1 Cucumber
1 Large Apple (cored and peeled)
1 Lemon (juiced in a citrus juicer or by hand)
1 Lime (juiced in a citrus juicer or by hand)
1/2 Inch Piece of fresh Ginger (peeled)
(small handful of parsley)
water, to blend
ice cubes (optional)

Directions:
Mix everything in a blender and blend until smooth. If needed blend on high 2-3 times until fully blended. Pour into two tall glasses and serve with ice cubes if desired.

Bonus recipe!

Here is one more Green Smoothie recipe, this time with the addition of a banana. Adding a banana (or several) into a green smoothie gives it an unbelievable creamy texture, as well as helps the energy from the smoothie get absorbed into your body at a slower pace, which gives you released energy for hours!

Apple Lime Smoothie
by Heidi Ohlander

Serves 1-2

Ingredients:5 medium bananas
2 apples - harelson, honeycrisp, granny smith or similar tart/sweet apple (cored and peeled)
2 leaves of lacinato (dino) kale
1 cup of spinach
juice of 2 medium limes
1/4 cup water
ice cubes to taste (optional)

Directions:
Place all ingredients in blender except ice cubes. Blend, adding ice cubes at the end while still blending. Pour into glasses.

Medicine Not Allowing Cancer to Be Cured

Posted by Carole Allen on February 17, 2014 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

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By Dr. Mercola

Imagine a commercial plane crashed and there were some fatalities involved. You can be sure that would make the headline of every major newspaper. Well, we have the equivalent of 8-10 planes crashing EVERY DAY with everyone on board dying from cancer.
Nearly two million Americans are diagnosed with cancer every year—one person out of three will be hit with a cancer diagnosis at some time in their lives, in spite of the massive technological advances over the past half-century.
Western medicine is no closer to finding a “cancer cure,” while cancer has grown into a worldwide epidemic of staggering proportions. The statistics speak for themselves:
  • In the early 1900s, one in 20 people developed cancer
  • In the 1940s, one in 16 people developed cancer
  • In the 1970s, it was one in 10
  • Today, it’s one in three!
According to the CDC, about 1,660,290 (1.66 million) new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 20131. If overall death rates are falling, why are incidence rates still on the rise? The answer is simple: the 40-year “war on cancer” has been a farce.
The cancer epidemic is a dream for Big Pharma, and their campaigns to silence cancer cures have been fierce, which is a tale well told in the documentary film featured above, Cancer: Forbidden Cures.

The Cancer Machine

Please understand that cancer is big business. The cancer industry is spending virtually nothing of its multi-billion dollar resources on effective prevention strategies, such as dietary guidelines, exercise and obesity education. Instead, it pours its money into treating cancer, not preventing or curing it.
Why would they shoot their cash cow? If they can keep the well-oiled Cancer Machine running, they will continue to make massive profits on chemotherapy drugs, radiotherapy, diagnostic procedures and surgeries.
The typical cancer patient spends $50,000 fighting the disease. Chemotherapy drugs are among the most expensive of all treatments, many ranging from $3,000 to $7,000 for a one-month supply.
If the cancer industry allows a cure, then their patient base goes away. It makes more sense to keep a steady stream of cancer patients alive, but sick and coming back for more. How did this societal monster come about?
The featured documentary is enormously informative. It details how the pharmaceutical industry partnered with the American Medical Association (AMA) in an ingenious plan to overtake the medical system in four swift, easy steps, back in the early 1900s. In a nutshell, it went something like this:
  1. International bankers that own the drug and chemical companies gained control over the medical education system over 100 years ago.
  2. They gave grants to the AMA and leading medical schools in exchange for seats on their board and the ability to control policy.
  3. Finally, they cleverly engineered their control of virtually every federal regulatory agency relating to the practice of medicine.

'Don't You DARE Cure Anyone!'

In spite of the enormous amounts of money funneled into cancer research today, two out of three cancer patients will be dead within five years after receiving all or part of the standard cancer treatment trinity—surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. This is not too surprising when you consider that two of the three are carcinogenic themselves! One study estimated that chemotherapy benefits about one of every 20 people receiving it.
Over the last hundred years, a number of natural cancer treatments have been developed and used successfully to treat patients in the US and other countries. All have been vehemently discounted, silenced, and pushed under the rug by the medical monopoly, with physicians and researchers attacked, smeared, sent to prison, and professionally ruined for daring to defy the medical establishment.
To this day, with respect to credibility in medicine, “quack” is synonymous with “competition.”
In order to protect the medical monopoly, any viable natural treatment is met with massive opposition by the pharmaceutical and medical industries. Drug companies have no interest in natural agents that they cannot patent, because they interfere with their revenue stream. They will go—and have gone—to extreme measures to prevent the truth about effective natural treatments (competitive threats) from reaching the public.
The FDA is now, thanks to PDUFA, primarily funded by the drug companies and is complicit in this process. They restrict competition in the guise of protecting the public, when the reality is they are protecting the profits of the drug companies.

My Top 12 Cancer Prevention Strategies

There is so much you can do to lower your risk for cancer. But please don’t wait until you get the diagnosis—you have to take preventative steps NOW. It’s much easier to prevent cancer than to treat it, once it takes hold. I believe you can virtually eliminate your risk of cancer and chronic disease, and radically improve your chances of recovering from cancer if you currently have it, by following these relatively simple strategies.
  1. Food Preparation: Eat at least one-third of your food raw. Avoid frying or charbroiling; boil, poach or steam your foods instead. Consider adding cancer-fighting whole foods, herbs, spices and supplements to your diet, such as broccoli, curcumin and resveratrol. To learn more about how these anti-angiogenetic foods fight cancer, please see our previous article: "Dramatically Effective New Natural Way to Starve Cancer and Obesity."
  2. Carbohydrates and Sugar: Reduce or eliminate processed foods, sugar/fructose and grain-based foods from your diet. This applies to whole unprocessed organic grains as well, as they tend to rapidly break down and drive up your insulin level. The evidence is quite clear that if you want to avoid cancer, or you currently have cancer, you absolutely MUST avoid all forms of sugar, especially fructose, which feeds cancer cells and promotes their growth. Make sure your total fructose intake is around 25 grams daily, including fruit.
  3. Protein and Fat: Consider reducing your protein levels to one gram per kilogram of lean body weight. It would be unusual for most adults to need more than 100 grams of protein and most likely close to half of that amount. Replace excess protein with high-quality fats, such as organic eggs from pastured hens, high-quality meats, avocados, and coconut oil.
  4. GMOs: Avoid genetically engineered foods as they are typically treated with herbicides such as Roundup (glyphosate), and likely to be carcinogenic. A French research team that has extensively studied Roundup concluded it’s toxic to human cells, and likely carcinogenic to humans. Choose fresh, organic, preferably locally grown foods.
  5. Animal-Based Omega-3 fats: Normalize your ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats by taking a high-quality krill oil and reducing your intake of processed vegetable oils.
  6. Natural Probiotics: Optimizing your gut flora will reduce inflammation and strengthen your immune response. Researchers have found a microbe-dependent mechanism through which some cancers mount an inflammatory response that fuels their development and growth. They suggest that inhibiting inflammatory cytokines might slow cancer progression and improve the response to chemotherapy.
  7. Adding naturally fermented food to your daily diet is an easy way to prevent cancer or speed recovery. You can always add a high-quality probiotic supplement as well, but naturally fermented foods are the best.
  8. Exercise: Exercise lowers insulin levels, which creates a low sugar environment that discourages the growth and spread of cancer cells. In a three-month study, exercise was found to alter immune cells into a more potent disease-fighting form in cancer survivors who had just completed chemotherapy.
  9. Researchers and cancer organizations increasingly recommend making regular exercise a priority in order to reduce your risk of cancer, and help improve cancer outcomes. Research has also found evidence suggesting exercise can help trigger apoptosis (programmed cell death) in cancer cells. Ideally, your exercise program should include balance, strength, flexibility, high intensity interval training (HIIT). For help getting started, refer to my Peak Fitness Program.
  10. Vitamin D: There is scientific evidence you can decrease your risk of cancer by more than half simply by optimizing your vitamin D levels with appropriate sun exposure. Your serum level should hold steady at 50-70 ng/ml, but if you are being treated for cancer, it should be closer to 80-90 ng/ml for optimal benefit.
  11. If you take oral vitamin D and have cancer, it would be very prudent to monitor your vitamin D blood levels regularly, as well as supplementing your vitamin K2, as K2 deficiency is actually what produces the symptoms of vitamin D toxicity. To learn more, please see my previous article: "What You Need to Know About Vitamin K2, D and Calcium".
  12. Sleep: Make sure you are getting enough restorative sleep. Poor sleep can interfere with your melatonin production, which is associated with an increased risk of insulin resistance and weight gain, both of which contribute to cancer’s virility.
  13. Exposure to Toxins: Reduce your exposure to environmental toxins like pesticides, herbicides, household chemical cleaners, synthetic air fresheners and toxic cosmetics.
  14. Exposure to Radiation: Limit your exposure and protect yourself from radiation produced by cell phones, towers, base stations, and Wi-Fi stations, as well as minimizing your exposure from radiation-based medical scans, including dental x-rays, CT scans, and mammograms.
  15. Stress Management: Stress from all causes is a major contributor to disease. Even the CDC states that 85 percent of disease is driven by emotional factors. It is likely that stress and unresolved emotional issues may be more important than the physical ones, so make sure this is addressed. My favorite tool for resolving emotional challenges is Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).

Steaming Asparagus Lightly

Posted by Carole Allen on February 17, 2014 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

How to Steam Asparagus

Edited by Flickety, Teresa, TJean, Gucci One
Asparagus is a delicate vegetable that needs to be cooked gently. Steaming asparagus is the perfect way to preserve its texture and bring out the best in its flavor. Learn how to steam asparagus either on the stove or in the microwave, then serve it with an appropriately light dressing.

Steps


Preparing to Steam Asparagus

  1. 1
    Buy fresh asparagus. Asparagus is at its best in early spring, when it starts flooding farmer's markets and grocery stores. No matter when you buy your asparagus, look for stalks that are firm and bright green.

    • Avoid asparagus that is limp or woody in texture. This means it isn't freshly picked, and it won't taste good after it has been steamed.
    • Avoid asparagus with discolored parts or bruises.
    • Frozen asparagus can also be steamed, but the texture won't be quite like steamed fresh asparagus.
  2. 2
    Wash the asparagus. Run the asparagus under cool water and use your fingers to remove any dirt or debris.

  3. 3
    Trim the asparagus. The tough, woody part at the base of the asparagus stem is not as tasty and tender as the top part. Snap it off with your hands or use a knife to chop it off.

    • If you wish, cut your asparagus into bite-sized pieces before steaming.

    • Thick asparagus can be peeled. If the skin seems a little tough, use a potato peeler to remove it.

Steaming Asparagus on the Stove

  1. 1
    Fill a pot with about an inch of water.

    • Place the asparagus in a steamer basket and put it inside the pot.

    • If you don't have a steamer basket, put the asparagus directly in the pot. Make sure you don't add too much water. You only need enough to create steam; otherwise, you'll end up with boiled asparagus.

  2. 2
    Cover the pot with a lid and place it on the stove. Turn the heat to medium high. Let the asparagus steam for 3 minutes.

  3. 3
    Remove the cover and check the asparagus. Steam should rise from the pot when you lift the lid, and the asparagus should look bright green in color. If it is slightly tender when you test it with a fork, it's done.

    • If the asparagus still looks raw and is tough when poked with a fork, let it steam for another few minutes.

    • Don't overcook the asparagus, or it will become limp and mushy and lose its bright flavor.

  4. 4
    Remove the asparagus from heat. Place it in a serving dish and serve hot.


Steaming Asparagus in the Microwave

  1. 1
    Dampen a few paper towels with water. Squeeze out excess water so the towels are moist, but not dripping wet.

  2. 2
    Wrap stalks of asparagus in the paper towels. Grab a good bunch of asparagus and wrap it completely in a towel. Repeat until all of the asparagus has been bundled and wrapped.

  3. 3
    Lay the wrapped asparagus seam side down in the microwave. Microwave on high for 3 minutes.

    • Check the asparagus to see if it's ready. If it looks bright green in color and is slightly tender when pierced with a fork, it's done.

    • If the asparagus is still tough when pierced with a fork, microwave it for another minute.

  4. 4
    Remove the asparagus from the microwave. Unroll it from the paper towels, place it in a serving dish, and serve hot.

    • Be careful when removing the asparagus from the paper towels, since it will all be piping hot. Use tongs if necessary.

Dressing Steamed Asparagus

  1. 1
    Toss steamed asparagus in olive oil. Such a light vegetable deserves a light dressing, and olive oil perfectly complements the fresh flavor of steamed asparagus.

  2. 2
    Melt a pat of butter over freshly steamed asparagus. For a richer flavor, you can't go wrong with butter. Either melt a pat of butter directly over the dish of asparagus, or pour some melted butter over the vegetables.

  3. 3
    Add lemon juice or another acid. A squirt of lemon juice brings out the bright spring flavor of asparagus. Another acid flavor, like apple cider vinegar, can also work well.

  4. 4
    Season the asparagus. Sprinkle it with salt and pepper, and add additional seasonings like garlic powder or dried thyme to complete the dish.

  5. 5
    Finished.

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Gluten Free Bread Damages

Posted by Carole Allen on February 17, 2014 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Gluten Free Bread Damages Celiacs…


A recent study found that patients with celiac disease can react to “gluten free” bread made with maize (corn) protein.  Serum IgA was measured against the prolamine in corn.  Previous studies have found similar reactions with corn in patients with gluten sensitivity.

Many of these studies find that the gluten in corn is similar enough to the gluten in wheat and other grains to create an inflammatory reaction in celiac patients.   As a matter of fact, one of these studies was just published in Feb. of this year.  You can view it here <<<  The big problem we are facing is that when doctors measure blood tests for gluten reactions, the test is only measuring the gluten found in wheat.  This leads to a potential false sense of security.

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Gluten Free Society’s Stance:

Gluten Free Society recommends the avoidance of corn.  Typically, people with celiac disease are instructed that corn is a safe food to consume.  They are told that is is “gluten free”.  The reality is – corn contains gluten.  The gluten in corn has not been studied as aggressively as the gluten in wheat and other common grains associated with gluten intolerance.  Several recent studies have shown that people with gluten sensitivity react to the gluten in corn.
Remember that most studies focus on antibody production as the outcome for a reaction.  Because many celiac patients have IgA deficiency, the test often yield false negative results.  The above study used IgA as an outcome measure and (fortunately) found that celiacs react to corn gluten.
The immune system is complex.  IgA, IgG, IgM, IgD, and IgE antibodies are only a small part of immune system reactions.  Immune cells create a myriad of different inflammatory molecules in response to the environment.  Leukotrienes, prostaglandins, eicosanoids, histamines, cytokines, serotonin, etc.  Most lab tests being used to identify gluten sensitivity focus only on antibody production.  This is a major part of the problem in accurately diagnosing food reactions.

Are You On A Traditional Gluten Free Diet & Still Having Problems?

Remember, some research shows that up to 90% of  celiac patients don’t get better on the currently defined “gluten free diet”.  Is it because the current definition is wrong?  GFS supports the notion that it is.  It has been scientifically established that the hallmark villous atrophy found in celiac patients can be caused by more than just wheat.  As early as 1972, corn has been shown to create this atrophy, and a recent study shows corn oil as a cause for villous atrophy.  Add this to the fact that corn is also a carrier for multiple mold toxins and highly genetically modified.  The attributes of this grain are a detriment to those trying to heal.
Please share this article with the world.
All the best,
Dr. Osborne – The Gluten Free Warrior

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Little evidence sharp reductions in salt consumption will improve health, heart researcher says

Posted by Carole Allen on October 30, 2013 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The sodium issue came to the fore recently when the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a respected U.S. scientific advisory body, issued a report in May suggesting there is insufficient evidence currently to advise major cuts in salt ingestion — though it said people should not eat “high” volumes.
Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesThe sodium issue came to the fore recently when the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a respected U.S. scientific advisory body, issued a report in May suggesting there is insufficient evidence currently to advise major cuts in salt ingestion — though it said people should not eat “high” volumes.

The drive to bring about “sweeping,” sharp reductions in salt consumption is based more on zealotry than science, and should be halted until there’s better evidence, one of Canada’s foremost heart researchers charges in a provocative new commentary.

Reducing ingestion of sodium has been a major focus of public-health advocates in recent years, and generated widespread, sometimes-alarming media coverage.

But there is only modest evidence that cutting back on salt radically will reduce high blood pressure, and little or none that it would actually prevent heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems, argues Dr. Salim Yusuf in a journal article.

He does not question that some people whose salt levels are higher than the average should eat less of it or risk health problems, but criticizes calls by Health Canada and others for deep, population-wide cuts.

“The zeal to recommend extreme reductions in sodium that are difficult to achieve in the entire population … is a case of ideology replacing good science,” said Dr. Yusuf, the Heart-and-Stroke-Foundation Chair in Cardiovascular Science at Hamilton’s McMaster University.

Is it wise to divert resources to poorly proven strategies

“Is it wise to divert resources to poorly proven strategies when so much more can be achieved by interventions where the evidence is far stronger?”

Efforts to curb cardiovascular disease — Canada’s number-two killer — would be better focused on trying to further reduce smoking rates, fighting obesity and using cheap and safe drugs to control high blood pressure, he wrote in the American Journal of Hypertension.

One of the country’s leading experts on hypertension and sodium, however, voiced dismay at the commentary, saying that Dr. Yusuf has wrongly analyzed the evidence, playing up research that supports his thesis while ignoring other science.

He is a “very influential cardiologist” but the studies he cites for arguing that reducing salt will not necessary improve heart health — or could even worsen it — are rife with “fatal flaws,” said Dr. Norm Campbell of the University of Calgary.

With one exception, major medical groups, including the World Health Organization, that have reviewed the evidence recently strongly conclude that salt consumption needs to be cut, Dr. Campbell said.

“[Dr. Yusuf] is way off his area of expertise,” charged the physician. “His strength has been in conducting randomized controlled trials of drugs, and I think he’s wandered into an area where he doesn’t have a strong understanding of what the evidence is.”

Reducing salt to the extent recommended by various authorities requires largely eschewing processed food and making meals from fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and fish — which would bring a host of other health benefits, too, he added.

To suggest that such a low-sodium diet might not be beneficial is “almost completely absurd,” said Dr. Campbell.

Dr. Yusuf countered in an interview that Dr. Campbell is among a relatively small number of well-meaning experts who have promoted dramatic public-health measures based on scant evidence. “Norman has been one of those — in polite terms — evangelists about sodium — in impolite terms, Talibans about sodium.”

Randomized controlled trials of drugs

The WHO has estimated that hypertension is the single largest cause of death in the world, and it has long been accepted that eating too much salt raises blood pressure. How much is too much is more contentious.

Health Canada recommends Canadian adults cut their current, average sodium consumption from about 3,400 milligrams a day — 1-1/2 teaspoons of table salt — to 1,500 mgs.

The issue came to the fore recently when the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a respected U.S. scientific advisory body, issued a report in May suggesting there is insufficient evidence currently to advise major cuts in salt ingestion — though it said people should not eat “high” volumes.

Dr. Yusuf, who became an officer of the Order of Canada earlier this year, and two McMaster colleagues argue that no study has shown that reducing sodium consumption below 3,000 mg a day reduces cardiovascular disease events, though some show that cardiovascular problems are more likely when consumption tops 5,000 mg.

We’re eating way too much crap

Dr. Campbell said he did his own review recently of studies cited in the IOM’s report, which he described as “not one of their stellar efforts.”

All 10 studies the Institute cited that suggested sharp cuts in salt would produce no benefit or actually do harm had fatal flaws, he said. Among those were studies suffering from “reverse causation” — they looked at patients who were already very sick and, because of their illness, ate relatively little food, reducing their sodium intake. It was likely the existing illness, not lower salt, that caused cardiovascular events, Dr. Campbell said.

The whole debate over sodium’s specific impact on health may be a non sequitur, suggested Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, a weight-loss physician and University of Ottawa professor. High salt content in a way is just a marker for generally poor diets heavy in processed food, he said.

“When we worry about exactly how many grams of sodium a person is consuming, we forget to worry about the fact we’re eating way too much crap — and that’s the issue.”

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Five Problems Drinking Lots of Multipure Water Will Help Cure

Posted by Carole Allen on July 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

                                    

1.Metabolism

Drinking water (about 17oz) increases metabolic rate by 30 percent in healthy men and women.


2. Heart

People who drink more than five glasses of water a day are 41 percent less likely to die from a heart attack during the study period than those who drank less than two glasses.


3. Brain

Drinking eight to 10 cups of water per day can improve your levels of cognitive performance by as much as 30 percent.


4. Dehydration

A two percent dehydration level can trigger short-term memory problems and difficulty focusing on a computer screen or printed page.


5. Headaches

It help prevent headaches and will decrease the intensity of pain.

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Does MY Child Need to Drink More Water?

Posted by Carole Allen on June 2, 2013 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

By Carole Allen

It has been reported by scientists in the Archives of Diseases in Childhood that children are dehydrated. 70% of children do not drink enough water, drink too many sugar filled drinks, and have bodies filled with toxins that need flushing out. The responsibility of a parent is to ensure their safety and health by teaching your child to drink more water, to have it available to them all day and to know which water to choose.



Advantages of your child drinking more water



Water is very important to your child's health and well being as it flushes Out Toxins and Carries Nutrients to the body.

By having your child drink lots of water, he will flush out toxins that are poisonous. Mayo Clinic states that foods will be absorbed more efficiently and delivered to the organs in his body by flushing out toxins before they become harmful. All cells are dependent upon water to function properly, and water is present in blood which carries oxygen to all the cells of your body and with insufficient oxygen, those tiny cells would die. Drinking water will allow nutrients to be transported to his internal organs.

Children should drink water before going to school, after playing sports and after gym class. By not having enough water, your child may have trouble concentrating in class leading to lower test scores. 


Dehydration

 

Dehydration will result in poor performance in school, and may cause health problems. Dehydration can reduce a child's cognitive capacity and may lead to physical problems such asthma, allergies, heat stroke, fever, diarrhea and vomiting.

Dehydration leads to fatigue, lack of energy, dry mouth, and poor urination. Yellow urine with odor is a sign of dehydration. If your child has headaches, is irritable, and has trouble sleeping he might be dehydrated. It is necessary for him to drink small amours of water all day long. A child should be encouraged to drink even if they are not thirsty.


Getting your child to drink more.


Encourage children to drink water at home, and even bring their own to school. Have cool water available, put it in a cute cup with a funny straw and drink lots of water to set an example. Give your child less juice and please, when giving them juice make sure it is organic without sugar additives and perhaps add a slice of orange, lemon or some berries.


Watch this video with your child if it is age appropriate. 

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Read books that stress the importance of drinking water, such as "Water Boy" by David McPhail. This book is about a boy learning that his body is water. Have a chart and record how much water he is drinking. Show him how a dehydrated plant looks and tell him that he will feel better as the plant does with water.


What water should a parent choose?


Since water is such a vital component, it would make sense that the quality of water should be just as important as the quantity. Therefore, your drinking water should always be pure and free of contaminants. If there is fluoride present, in local water, consider using a Reverse Osmosis system. However, if this is necessary, please don't allow your child to become mineral deficient. When drinking sufficient amounts of water, it is essential to make sure your water is free of contaminants.




Dehydration Robs You of Your Energy

Posted by Carole Allen on April 3, 2013 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Do you know how much water you need?

If you know, don't worry, most of us don't. There are many guidelines and many experts telling you how much to drink but how do we know who to believe? 

The truth is everyone has different needs and different requirements for our water consumption. There are many factors, for instance, if you live in a warmer climate and work out or are active you will need more water than someone who is inactive. But just because you live in a colder climate doesn't mean you won't be dehydrated.

Dehydration robs you of your energy and may cause decreased urine output, tiredness and can lead to forgetfulness, and lethargy. Dehydration can lead to a decline in sleep and and inability to focus. 

To stay properly hydrated it is recommended that you drink 8 glasses a day.  

Water helps your body in many ways, besides getting rid of wastes it lubricates your joints and keeps your body temperature normal. A sure sign of dehydration can be seen in the color of your urine. If it isn't clear and has an odor then you know you are dehydrated.

If you are drinking tap water it has been treated with chloramines, amonia or chlorine, you do not want to put more of that in your system. Bottled water can be just as bad, both tap water and bottled water have been known to include pollutants and unregulated (and unwanted) impurities, is bad for the environment and can be expensive.

Carry a water bottle for easy access when you are at work or running errands. Keep healthy and hydrated and drink lots of clear, clean and delicious water from a system that has the highest rating by comsumers and has the most NSF certifications for reduction of contaminants.

Multipure drinking water is a healthy and eco-friendly option for you and your family. Keep yourself hydrated the right way.


Water and Development

Posted by crystalcleandrinkingwater on March 12, 2012 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

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If you live in a slum in Manila, you pay more for your water than people living in London.” That is the conclusion of a report from the United Nations Human Development Programme:

Water Rights and Wrongs, UNHDR Youth Booklet, November 2006 p.16

Much of the world lives without access to clean water. Privatization of water resources, promoted as a means to bring business efficiency into water service management, has instead led to reduced access for the poor around the world as prices for these essential services have risen. This article looks into this issue in further detail below.

The scale of the water problem

Treat Life on this Planet with Respect

Posted by crystalcleandrinkingwater on March 11, 2012 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

It is important that we treat every living thing on our planet as the gift it is and with respect. ,
It is a fact that we need to take resources from the earth. We eat our animals, that's fine but let us do it in
a caring, honest and respectful way. Experts say animal testing is not working.

  How we treat the earth is a reflection of how we treat each other ...Matthew Rutkowski&#039;s photoMatthew Rutkowski

"The earth is in our hands .There is a huge parallel between the  ways we treat the natural
resources of this planet and how we in turn treat each other. We take this planet for granted and we take
each other for granted. We don’t take responsibility for our actions globally or personally. The things that go
wrong we always try to pass the buck to someone else."

The earth is our home and the inhabitants of the planet are our neighbors. We need respect for both.


Anything that happens on this planet is for a good reason even though it might appear to be slightly negative.  In the
big picture there is an advancement of energy created both physically and and in a psychic sense.  We have to look at
things a little differently then just looking at the current moment and what's obvious.. We need to look at it things with a
universal perspective, and look at the planet as a living conscious entity instead of just the vantage point of our
individual conscious self and our immediate needs. I believe that individually we are unable to see the big picture and as a
result we do not work together honestly as one.


We all love our families and need to extend that love and caring to all.  We are all concerned with the planet and for good reasons.
 Yes, all want economic well being for our fellow inhabitants here, yes we have made mistakes but we can expand and grow and
learn from our errors. There is nothing to be gained in having a continual argument of blame and judgement about our mistakes.

First, we must start from with forgiveness and try and work together to solve our problems. We have learned from history that strife
and revenge leads to more strife and revenge. There are those on this planet who do not use their universal consciousness
so we must take the lead and help guide them into positive decision making.



We have economic challenges to resolve and we can start by acting more responsibly in our homes by using eco-friendly products.
There are many paths we can take and hopefully we  have strength in numbers as we enter into the new Age of Aquarius.

The Carbon Cycle

Posted by crystalcleandrinkingwater on January 26, 2012 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (1)

The Carbon Cycle

A previous version of this article, written in 2001, is now archived as a PDF file.

By Holli RiebeekDesign by Robert SimmonJune 16, 2011

Carbon is the backbone of life on Earth. We are made of carbon, we eat carbon, and our civilizations—our economies, our homes, our means of transport—are built on carbon. We need carbon, but that need is also entwined with one of the most serious problems facing us today: global climate change.The Photograph of a forest.

Photograph of a coal fire. Forged in the heart of aging stars, carbon is the fourth most abundant element in the Universe. Most of Earth’s carbon—about 65,500 billion metric tons—is stored in rocks. The rest is in the ocean, atmosphere, plants, soil, and fossil fuels.

Carbon flows between each reservoir in an exchange called the carbon cycle, which has slow and fast components. Any change in the cycle that shifts carbon out of one reservoir puts more carbon in the other reservoirs. Changes that put carbon gases into the atmosphere result in warmer temperatures on Earth. Carbon is both the foundation of all life on Earth, and the source of the majority of energy consumed by human civilization. [Photographs ©2007 MorBCN(top) and ©2009 sarahluv(lower).] 

Over the long term, the carbon cycle seems to maintain a balance that prevents all of Earth’s carbon from entering the atmosphere (as is the case on Venus) or from being stored entirely in rocks. This balance helps keep Earth’s temperature relatively stable, like a thermostat.

This thermostat works over a few hundred thousand years, as part of the slow carbon cycle. This means that for shorter time periods—tens to a hundred thousand years—the temperature of Earth can vary. And, in fact, Earth swings between ice ages and warmer interglacial periods on these time scales. Parts of the carbon cycle may even amplify these short-term temperature changes. Draft diagram of the carbon cycle.

This diagram of the fast carbon cycle shows the movement of carbon between land, atmosphere, and oceans. Yellow numbers are natural fluxes, and red are human contributions in gigatons of carbon per year. White numbers indicate stored carbon. (Diagram adapted from U.S. DOE, Biological and Environmental Research Information System.)

Graph of oxygen isotope ratios in the deep ocean for the past 67 million years.

On very long time scales (millions to tens of millions of years), the movement of tectonic plates and changes in the rate at which carbon seeps from the Earth’s interior may change the temperature on the thermostat. Earth has undergone such a change over the last 50 million years, from the extremely warm climates of the Cretaceous (roughly 145 to 65 million years ago) to the glacial climates of the Pleistocene (roughly 1.8 million to 11,500 years ago). [See Divisions of Geologic Time—Major Chronostratigraphic and Geochronologic Units for more information about geological eras.]

The uplift of the Himalaya, beginning 50 million years ago, reset Earth’s thermostat by providing a large source of fresh rock to pull more carbon into the slow carbon cycle through chemical weathering. The resulting drop in temperatures and the formation of ice sheets changed the ratio between heavy and light oxygen in the deep ocean, as shown in this graph. (Graph based on data from Zachos at al., 2001.)

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13 Disorders Caused by Lack of Water

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Most people don’t think they need to worry about dehydration. To them, dehydration is something that happens to travelers in the desert when they run out of water. But there is a chronic form of dehydration that does not have the sudden and intense nature of...
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