An EU-wide ban on Monsanto’s leading global pesticide, Glyphosate, is being called for by Germany’s state consumer protection ministers following its categorisation as being carcinogenic by the WHO.
Germany’s state ministers called for “the supply to and use by private persons to be banned for precautionary reasons” on the 8th May 2015. Glyphosate, marketed by Monsanto as ‘Round-Up’, is the most commonly used pesticide worldwide but chairman of the Consumer Protection Minister Conference, Christian Meyer, believes that the “pesticide should not be found in gardens, parks or on children’s playgrounds” and he does not “think use in private gardens is appropriate.” If you’d like to get involved in the actions against this corporation and their harmful chemicals, you can attend the March Against Monsanto. Events take place all over the world this weekend on the 23rd May.
See you there!
Wi-Fi should be banned in schools
Dr Erica Mallery-Blythe, one of the UK’s few professional advisers on medical conditions related to radio frequency (RF) radiation and other electromagnetic fields (EMFs), believes everyone should follow France’s lead and ban Wi-Fi in nurseries and primary schools.
She gave up both a successful career in emergency medicine and the use of wireless devices after reviewing the literature on the health risks associated with EMFs.
RF’s are classed as a Group 2B carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Mallery-Blythe is now focused on radiation emitted by Wi-Fi, mobiles and other wireless devices, and is “among a not insignificant number of scientists and practitioners concerned by those studies that do highlight cause for more precaution.”
If you think it’s not serious you’d expect that insurance companies wouldn’t care, right?
In February 2015, injuries “resulting from or contributed to by electromagnetic fields, electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetism, radio waves or noise” were excluded by insurers Lloyd’s of London. This puts the responsibility squarely back on the school’s shoulders, making them liable.
Throughout history, humans have eaten each other. Now we know more of how ancient cannibals preferred to dine: They spent hours (well, I assume hours – they didn’t have watches!) preparing elaborate feasts with recipes with exotic ingredients.
2,000 years ago and more, people living near Mexico City grilled or boiled other humans, seasoning the cooked meat with chilis and brilliantly colored spices that stained the victims’ bones.
The food revelation is in a new study, which was just published in the journal Archaeometry. Researchers studied remains of 18 people (men, women, and children) at Tlatelcomila, an archaeological site. The tiny bone fragments dated to around 700 to 500 B.C., and left cut marks and fractures that hinted at cannibalism. But they were also tinted red and yellow. The team thought this was weird. So, they tried to figure out how the man-eaters prepared their food. After a pile of forensic investigation, they found the answer.
First, shortly after the time of death, the meat juices congregated around some bones and slightly diffused into them. This gave the bones a red color, suggesting their meat was grilled.
But why were some yellow? The team deduced that the meat on those bones boiled in low heat with colorful ingredients: spices like saffron-ish annatto as well as chili peppers. Those spices contain pigments that can not only dye clothing, but bone, too.
The study gives us a peek into an ancient cannibal’s cookbook, suggesting the flesh-nibblers in the region used the same recipes to prepare humans as they did other food in Mesoamerica.
Hmm. Paleo Senor?
Is it possible? Just by adding more spinach, kale, collards and mustard greens to your diet can you help slow cognitive decline?
New research just in says YES! The research also examined the nutrients responsible for the effect, linking vitamin K consumption to slower cognitive decline for the first time.
Ian: This is great news for us and er.. vindicating. For a long time now I have questioned where the benefits of our so-called alkalizing vegetables comes from. Is it the alkaline minerals? Is it the phytonutrients? Is it the vitamins?
“Losing one’s memory or cognitive abilities is one of the biggest fears for people as they get older,” said Martha Clare Morris, Sc.D., at Rush University Medical Center and leader of the research team. “Since declining cognitive ability is central to Alzheimer’s disease and dementias, increasing consumption of green leafy vegetables could offer a very simple, affordable and non-invasive way of potentially protecting your brain from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.”
Researchers tracked the diets and cognitive abilities of more than 950 older adults for an average of five years and saw a significant decrease in the rate of cognitive decline for study participants who consumed greater amounts of green leafy vegetables.
People who ate one to two servings per day had the cognitive ability of a person 11 years younger than those who consumed none.
Ian: I LIKE this study. We see many studies that are published with very small subject numbers, but this one has almost 1000 subjects.
When the researchers examined individual nutrients linked with slowing cognitive decline, they found that vitamin K, lutein, folate and beta-carotene were most likely helping to keep the brain healthy.
Ian: K? Or K2? I have K2 for my bone building. It facilitates the transfer of Calcium to the bones and without it Calcium is either peed out or used by the body to combine with cholesterol and form plaque.
“Our study identified some very novel associations,” said Morris, who will present the research at the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Annual Meeting during Experimental Biology 2015. “No other studies have looked at vitamin K in relation to change in cognitive abilities over time, and only a limited number of studies have found some association with lutein.” Other studies have linked folate and beta-carotene intake with slower cognitive decline.
To conduct the study, Morris’ research team gathered data from 954 participants from the Memory and Aging Project, which aims to identify factors associated with the maintenance of cognitive health. The participants, whose age averaged 81, reported their daily food and beverage intake by answering a detailed 144-item questionnaire at the beginning of the study. The researchers computed the total daily nutrients by combining the nutrient content for each food consumed with the number of servings eaten each day. They followed participants for 2 to 10 years, assessing cognition annually with a comprehensive battery of 19 tests and adjusted for age, sex, education, smoking, genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease and participation in physical activities when estimating the effects of diet on cognitive decline.
“With baby boomers approaching old age, there is huge public demand for lifestyle behaviors that can ward off loss of memory and other cognitive abilities with age,” said Morris. “Our study provides evidence that eating green leafy vegetables and other foods rich in vitamin K, lutein and beta-carotene can help to keep the brain healthy to preserve functioning.”
In addition to green leafy vegetables, other good sources of vitamin K, lutein, folate and beta-carotene include brightly colored fruits and vegetables.
Ian: So this benefit is quite separate from the alkalizing benefits of leafy greens. I’m also interested in the reports I’m getting of the effect of molecular hydrogen on Alzheimers. There are already scientific studies, and now we are getting actual user stories.
This report is wonderful news.
The above story is based on materials provided by Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB).
There have been many people over many years making the claim that an alkaline diet will cure cancer.
In our 15 years of researching the alkaline diet and water we have had many thousands of people ask us this question. In the early days we were very optimistic. In retrospect we share that optimism with many thousands of other websites on the net, and yes, we did have customers tell us that our alkaline water had healed them.
Click here for our page on this important subject.
You could assume brand new clothes are clean and safe to wear, but there’s quite a good chance you’ll come into contact with some pretty nasty stuff when you neglect to wash them beforehand.
You found something that looks good and fits great, so you put iton as soon as you get home because you’re so excited. Who hasn’t done that at some point? The Wall Street Journal interviewed Donald Belsito, the professor of dermatology at Columbia University, and it turns out that might not be such a great idea. Mitchell explains:
There are two major nasties when it comes to allergens in new clothing: dye and formaldehyde resin. Most synthetic textiles are colored with azo-aniline dyes, which can cause a severe skin reaction akin to poison ivy in the small population of people allergic to them. For others, reactions to dyes are less extreme, and may result in slightly inflamed, dry, itchy patches of skin…
Belsito also suggests that you think about where that shirt may have been before it became yours, and what might be already be in the fabric:
“I’ve seen cases of lice that were probably transmitted from trying on in the store, and there are certain infectious diseases that can be passed on through clothing. The other infestation I’ve seen from clothing is scabies.”
Yes, not every article of clothing is infected or infested, so DON’T PANIC.
It’s just an example of why it’s important to wash things before you put them on, especially if you’re buying something secondhand. Ms. Belsito recommends washing new clothing at least once with a double rinse before wearing, no matter what fabric you’re dealing with. Better safe than sorry, especially when you’re shopping with your kids. The whole article is worth a read, so check it out at the link below.
Do You Need to Wash New Clothes Before Wearing Them? | Wall Street Journal viaConsumerist
Ian: Yet another source of acidifying toxins. can we really assume that without an active detoxification program in our lives that we can remain clean on the inside? Given the average female American has 600 known chemicals in her adipose tissue) So why not begin with water? Hydrogen water is an excellent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cell signalling supporter. (that means it helps your body communicate and respond the toxic threats.)
We are constantly asked about the effects of drinking bottled water. Apart from the fact that PET bottles can actually release THOUSANDS of nasty chemicals if left in the sun, there is the question of pH of the water. My friends at alkaLife have created a great chart of bottled water including their own here.
Of course we know already that drinking alkaline water is better than not drinking alkaline water. That’s a ‘Duh-Oh these days. But little has been written about the difference between alkaline water, high pH water, high ORP water, and high H2 water. Stick around, or take a look at our websites that cover this very important point.
It’s a given that we all should be drinking more water to maintain health, but sometimes we need to question the timing of when we drink water.
The most common question we get is whether it’s good to drink water before or during a meal. Or, if you drink water during a meal, does it alter your stomach’s digestive acids, causing your food to digest inadquately?
There’s a number of different thoughts on this, and they range from positive to negative, but the majority response from experts is yes, you can and should drink water before and during meals. There’s no solid evidence that drinking water during a meal dilutes our stomach acids enough to affect digestion.
Here’s a few reasons why.
Water fills you up, allowing smaller meals.
Drinking water before you eat makes you feel full faster than if you had an empty stomach. It’s obvious. It takes up room in your stomach. The big payoff here is that you will eat less at a meal instead of stuffing yourself. It’s an under rated and simple trick smart dieters use to regulate intake.
Drinking water before a meal will start your digestive acids flowing.
Your body can’t tell the difference between a glass of water and solid food, so as soon as something enters your stomach, your body will begin the digestion process. A glass of water just before a meal will mean that once you actually start eating, your body is in full digestion mode, and your food will digest faster. Water in your stomach will also help break down food faster, aiding your digestion. Thiank about it: what happens to a piece of bread when you dip it in water. Nice and solid to a mushy-soft and it disintegrate fast.
That’s what the extra water in your stomach helps do.
Drinking cold water vs warm/hot will give faster absorption.
A study from the Korean Nutritional Society shows that, among other factors such as electrolyte concentration and flavoring, cooler fluids absorb better into the body. The study states that ” preferred beverage temperature is often between 15 and 21℃”, which is a few degrees lower than standing room temperature (in most cases). This all being said, having even colder water shouldn’t have negative effects on your digestion and absorption.
Ian: Note electrolyte concentration. That’s minerals in your water, like magnesium, calcium potassium and sodium!
A quick word on dehydration, meals and timing.
When you drink water with a meal, it will be absorbed more slowly than if you drank the water by itself. Your stomach wants to digest the food before releasing it into your intestines where much of the absorption takes place.
Digesting water alone takes far less time. So if you’re dehydrated after a jog or sports, and you can’t get water before a meal, your body will keep dehydrating until the meal is digested.
My overall suggestion therefore is to drink water at least 45 minutes before a meal to re-hydrate yourself if possible. This 45 minutes gives your body time to digest just the water and get it into your system faster.
Naturally I can’t NOT remind you that like the old advertsing slogan “Oils aint oils”, Water ain’t water when it is in the form of enhanced, electrolyte rich, alkaline and hydrogen infused. When it is all of that, and you drink ENOUGH water, then you are taking out the cheapest health insurance you could ever have.
German researchers have identified endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), that could adversely affect development and reproduction, in 18 different bottled water products. Of the 24,520 suspect chemicals found to be present in bottled water, the one that showed consistent results and illustrated anti-androgenic and anti-estrogenic activity is di(2-ethylhexyl) fumarate (DEHF).
Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with the hormone system. They may cause cancerous tumors, birth defects, cardiovascular disorders, metabolic disorders and as mentioned earlier, other developmental disorders.
The study comes from the Goethe University Frankfurt,and the German Federal Institute of Hydrology.
Researchers used spectrometric simulation to narrow down their findings to DEHF as the only possible EDC giving rise to harmful activity. DEHF is also known as an anti-estrogenic compound, which means that another unidentified EDC must be present in the samples that showed anti-androgenic activity.
The authors employed a sensitive in vitro bio-assay method to identify the total estrogenic burden leaching from plastics, including potential mixture effects and unidentified EDCs. Using a similar approach, a series of studies found a widespread estrogenic contamination of commercially available bottled water.
Here, we combine biological and chemical analysis to identify putative steroid receptor antagonists in bottled water. Most of the products were potently antiestrogenic and antiandrogenic in the bioassays. Nontarget high-resolution mass spectrometry pointed towards maleate and fumarate isomers as promising candidates and subsequently enabled the identification of di(2-ethylhexyl) fumarate. Because its concentration is too low to explain the observed activity, other compounds must contribute. However, further maleate/fumarate isomers are not only biologically active but structurally highly similar to phthalates. Hence, we speculate these compounds might represent a novel, so far overlooked group of EDCs.
An increasing number of in vitro studies reports the presence of EDCs in bottled water. With previous studies focusing on estrogenicity, the present work provides evidence for an additional contamination with steroid receptor antagonists. We detected antiestrogens and antiandrogens in the majority of analyzed bottled water products. Moreover, the antagonist activity was very potent. An equivalent of 3.75 ml bottled water inhibited estrogen and androgen receptor by up to 60 and 90 percent. Bottled water from six different countries has been found to contain estrogenic, antiestrogenic, as well as androgenic, progestagenic, and glucocorticoid-like chemicals. This demonstrates that a popular beverage is contaminated with diverse-acting EDCs.
The answer is simple, don’t drink bottled water!
Apart from that, you can purchase water filters that take out the chlorine and fluoride from your water if you choose, they aren’t that hard to find and if you do your research you can find some fairly inexpensive ones. If you’re interested, shoot us an email and we can help you out in your search. 24,000 chemicals is a lot of chemicals to be putting into your body. I’m not saying all of them are harmful, but who would want to take that chance? It’s not uncommon for us to taste some of these chemicals within the water that come from the plastic, especially if you leave the bottle in the sun for a short period of time.
Turmeric has been used in India for over 5,000 years, which is probably why even today both rural and urban populations have some of the lowest prevalence rates of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the world. A recent study on patients with Alzheimers’ found that less than a gram of turmeric daily, taken for three months, resulted in ‘remarkable improvements.’
Alzheimer’s Disease: A Disturbingly Common Modern Rite of Passage
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), sadly, has become a rite of passage in so-called developed countries. AD is considered the most common form of dementia, which is defined as a serious loss of cognitive function in previously unimpaired persons, beyond what is expected from normal aging.
A 2006 study estimated that 26 million people throughout the world suffer from this condition, and that by 2050, the prevalence will quadruple, by which time 1 in 85 persons worldwide will be afflicted with the disease.
Given the global extent of the problem, interest in safe and effective preventive and therapeutic interventions within the conventional medical and alternative professions alike are growing.
Conventional drug-based approaches amount to declaring chemical war upon the problem – a mistake which can result in serious neurological harm, as evidenced by the fact that this drug class carries an alarmingly high risk for seizures, according to World Health Organization post-marketing surveillance statistics.
What the general public is therefore growing most responsive to, is using time-tested, safe, natural and otherwise more effective therapies that rely on foods, spices and familiar culinary ingredients.
Remarkable Recoveries Reported after Administration of Turmeric
Late last year, a remarkable study was published in the journal Ayu entitled “Effects of turmeric on Alzheimer’s disease with behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.” Researchers described three patients with Alzheimer’s disease whose behavioural symptoms were “improved remarkably” as a result of consuming 764 milligrams of turmeric (curcumin 100 mg/day) for 12 weeks. According to the study:
“All three patients exhibited irritability, agitation, anxiety, and apathy. Two patients suffered from urinary incontinence and wonderings. They were each prescribed turmeric powder capsules and started recovering from these symptoms without any adverse reactions in clinical symptoms and laboratory data.”
After only 3 months of treatment, the patients’ symptoms and the burden on their caregivers were significantly decreased.
The report describes the improvements:
“In one case, the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score was up five points, from 12/30 to 17/30. In the other two cases, no significant change was seen in the MMSE; however, they came to recognise their family within 1 year treatment. All cases have been taking turmeric for more than 1 year, and re-exacerbation of BPSD was not seen.”
This study illustrates just how powerful a simple natural intervention using a time-tested culinary herb can be.
Given that turmeric has been used medicinally and as a culinary ingredient for over 5,000 years in Indian culture, even attaining the status of a ‘Golden Goddess,’ we should not be surprised at this result. Indeed, epidemiological studies of Indian populations reveal that they have a remarkably lower prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease relative to Western nations, and this is true for both rural and more “Westernised” urban areas of India.
Could turmeric be a major reason for this?
Turmeric’s Anti-Alzheimer’s Properties.
The GreenMedInfo.com database now contains a broad range of published studies on the value of turmeric, and its primary polyphenol curcumin (which gives it its golden hue), for Alzheimer’s disease prevention and treatment. While there are 114 studies on Turmeric, 30 of these studies are directly connected to turmeric’s anti-Alzheimer’s disease properties.
Two of these studies are particularly promising, as they reveal that curcumin is capable of enhancing the clearance of the pathological amyloid–beta plaque in Alzheimer’s disease patients, and that in combination with vitamin D3 the neurorestorative process is further enhanced. Additional preclinical research indicates curcumin (and its analogs) has inhibitory and protective effects against Alzheimer’s disease associated β-amyloid proteins.
Other documented Anti-Alzheimer’s mechanisms include:
- Anti-inflammatory: Curcumin has been found to play a protective role against β-amyloid protein associated inflammation.
- Anti-oxidative: Curcumin may reduce damage via antioxidant properties.
- Anti-cytotoxic: Curcumin appears to protect against the cell-damaging effects of β-amyloid proteins.
- Anti-amyloidogenic: Turmeric contains a variety of compounds (curcumin, tetrahydrocurcumin, demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin) which may strike to the root pathological cause of Alzheimer’s disease by preventing β-amyloid protein formation.
- Neurorestorative: Curcuminoids appear to rescue long-term potentiation (an indication of functional memory) impaired by amyloid peptide, and may reverse physiological damage by restoring distorted neurites and disrupting existing plaques.
- Metal-chelating properties: Curcumin has a higher binding affinity for iron and copper rather than zinc, which may contribute to its protective effect in Alzheimer’s disease, as iron-mediated damage may play a pathological role.
Ian: here’s the thing: turmeric breaks down to molecular hydrogen, and the benefits of turmeric in this article are identical to what h2 users experience. So the question becomes: Turmeric or H2 water?
RESEARCHERS DISCOVER A WAY TO SIMULTANEOUSLY DESALINATE WATER, PRODUCE HYDROGEN AND TREAT WASTEWATER
Combination technology to generate pure hydrogen gas and desalination.
Last year, a study published in Environmental Science & Technology incorporated desalination into microbial fuel cells, a new technology that can treat wastewater and produce electricity simultaneously.
However, putting it into practical use proved to be challenging due to current fluctuation. Zhiyong (Jason) Ren and his team with the University of Colorado Denver discovered, after six months from the initial hypothesis to completion, that they could produce hydrogen gas, which is collectable and storable, thus making improvements in the technology.
“Ships and their crews need energy generated on-site as well as fresh drinking water,” said Ren. “Thus, the Navy is very interested in both low energy desalination and renewable energy production.”
A recent study by Logan group at Penn State University also demonstrated similar findings in that the energy contained in hydrogen gas not only can offset the energy used for the desalination process but has surplus that can be used for downstream processing.
Next steps for Ren and his team will include using real wastewater to test the efficiency as well as optimizing the reactor configuration to improve system performance.
“This discovery is a milestone for our new research group,” said Ren. “We are very excited about our findings and will continue working to improve the technology.”
Ian: Hmmm. Now if they could put the H2 back INTO the water…
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued health advisory values that states and utilities can use to protect Americans from elevated levels of algal toxins in drinking water. Algal blooms in rivers, lakes, and bays produce harmful toxins.
Because utilities often use these water bodies as sources of drinking water, EPA has determined algal toxin levels in tap water that are protective of human health based on the best available science.
Last August a harmful algal bloom in Lake Erie left half-a-million residents of Toledo without drinking water for two days.
EPA estimates that between 30 and 48 million people use drinking water from lakes and reservoirs that may be vulnerable to algal toxin contamination.
“Nutrient pollution and harmful algal blooms are among America’s most serious and growing environmental challenges,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.
The health advisory values for algal toxins recommend 0.3 micrograms per liter for microcystin and 0.7 micrograms per liter for cylindrospermopsin as levels not to be exceeded in drinking water for children younger than school age.
For all other ages, the health advisory values for drinking water are 1.6 micrograms per liter for microcystin and 3.0 micrograms per liter for cylindrospermopsin. Potential health effects from longer exposure to higher levels of algal toxins in drinking water include gastroenteritis and liver and kidney damage.
Steps that can protect yourself from algal toxins in drinking water include:
- Watching for harmful algal blooms in water bodies used as a source of drinking water.
- Monitoring source water and drinking water for detections of algal toxins.
- Treating drinking water as necessary to reduce and remove algal toxins, including a decent water filter system.
Nutrient pollution of water is one of America’s most widespread, costly and challenging environmental problems, caused by excess nitrogen and phosphorus in the air and water. More than 100,000 miles of rivers and streams, close to 2.5 million acres of lakes, reservoirs and ponds, and more than 800 square miles of bays and estuaries in the United States have poor water quality because of nitrogen and phosphorus pollution.
Too much nitrogen and phosphorus in water can cause algal blooms, which can turn harmful to humans if they produce toxins. People can become sick from harmful algal blooms if they play or swim in a polluted water body, consume tainted fish or shellfish, or drink contaminated water. Harmful algal blooms can also create dead zones in water, killing aquatic life, raising treatment costs for drinking water, and hurting businesses and jobs that depend on clean water.
I admit it. I’m 68 and I snore. Only if I lie on my back, and mostly when I’ve had dairy.
The correlation between dairy and my snores is clear to Cassie at least!
This new post on Treehugger details some interesting research from Brazil in which snorers were asked to perform some pretty simple tongue exercises to reduce snoring. And they worked!
Check it here!
After years of sorting through and responding to 19,000 public comments, the US government announced on Monday that it will lower the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water. This is the first time this will have happened in more than 50 years and will benefit the 75% of Americans that currently get fluoridated water.
Producer and director, Anna Bragga, says,
“Toxic Tap Water goes to the heart of Bedford’s battle against water fluoridation, bringing vivid sounds and imagery of the campaign into private living rooms for the first time. Although a low budget film, Toxic Tap Water packs a punch due to the emotive nature of the subject and the passion and commitment of campaigners.” Co-ordinator and spokesperson for Fluordie Free Bedford, Cynthia Bagchi, says, “I hope the film will help activists and awaken those who are asleep, unaware of the tsunami approaching – the push for water fluoridation.”
Meanwhile locally, our sister shires of Ballina and Lismore are about to have the switch thrown for flouridated water. We’ve had a steady stream of people coming into AlkaWay offices asking how to get rid of it.
According to the company that developed the system, wastewater and seawater can be made drinkable in a mere 150 seconds using new technology. And they claim it can work in homes!
Mexican firm Jhostoblak Corporate is targeting its invention at households and industrial facilities. It’s called PQUA, and it separates and removes contaminants from wastewater and seawater.
The problem is – as always – with so-called “toilet-to-tap” technology: will the public can get onboard. As Good magazine put it,
“Would you be OK to drink purified human wastewater?”
The company spokesperson “hopes that unclean water, regardless of the content of pollutants and microorganisms, can be taken from households, hotels, hospitals, commercial and industrial facilities and recycled back for safe human consumption,”
According to Investigación y Desarrollo, a publication of the Mexican media company Consultoría en Prensa y Comunicación, the technology also recovers valuable materials in the wastewater. (Ian: I-Phones? Credit cards?:)
“The methodology is founded on molecular dissociation of water pollutants to recover the minerals necessary…for the human body to function properly nourished,” engineers at the firm said.
The technology also aims to save energy, relying on gravity to move materials when it’s feasible. The system uses a combination of eight elements to break down other materials. During the purification process, neither gases, odors, nor toxic elements that may damage or alter the environment, human health or quality of life are generated,”.
The process clears out both organic and inorganic solids that collect into sludge at the bottom of the container. Sludge is removed and examined to determine if it can have any application as fertilizer or manufactured construction materials. The remaining liquid goes on to many more steps of purification, such as removing dissolved elements, turbidity, odors, colors, and flavors. At the end of the line, the finished product is treated with ozone to ensure purity.
The company has a pilot plant at its offices, where it tested the technology, according to Engineering & Technology Magazine. “Once the water treatment is complete, the liquid should be clear and with a neutral taste,” E&T reported.
Ian: So.. would you install a system that took YOUR waste and purified it?
Almost everybody who starts our New Alkaline diet has to deal with cravings. I’m sure even Elle McPherson went through them.
Unless you never ate sugar in your life, you’ve had cravings. Yet… knowing that it’s a common problem doesn’t make it any easier for you.
We’ve found that these tactics help a lot. We are asking a lot to give up your ‘crutch’ your ‘Mother’s Little Helper’ so the least we can do is show you what we have learned about overcoming cravings.
There are a few tactics we have found that work for almost everybody.
5 Crave Stopping Hacks
1. Sleep Enough.
It sounds like an odd first hack, but short on zeds does make you crave junk food. It’s also a sure way to make sure that you don’t have enough willpower to resist because you feel like well… crap..
Without sufficient sleep, 2 things happen.
a) You overproduce cortisol. This makes you hungrier, particularly for sugar.
b) Your body sends less glucose to your prefrontal cortex , your impulse-control center. You have less control over your actions (and your cravings).
How important is sleep? Try living without it.
2. Eat Enough Healthy Fats.
We usually crave non-NAD (New Alkaline Diet) foods because we’re just not eating enough, especially when first starting on the diet. Remember that you’re cutting out a lot of the nasty starches and sugars, so you need a replacement. The health-friendliest and most satisfying way to replace it is with good fats, such as coconut oil, pastured beef fat, avocado fat etc.
Make sure that you eat enough food at every meal. If this doesn’t seem a problem,Sounds like it shouldn’t be a problem, but when you’re changing diet, you often under eat without even knowing.
3. Avoid Snacking.
If you are already a snacker you’ve trained your body like a puppy to beg for food at regular hours. Continue to snack regularly, and you’ll continue to be reminded snack at those times because your body will expect it.
I know, I know. You don’t like this suggestion. just remember the AA maxim. One day at a time.
Once you say no to snackaddiction (and begin eating only nutritious NAD foods), your hunger pangs will cease because you’re getting off the up-down mood cycle so evident in over-acidic people.
4. Drink More Water: alkaline hydrogen rich pure water if possible..
Drinking has the same problems as eating. Being dehydrated supercharges your cravings. You don’t need to drink gallons, but definitely make sure you drink water regularly.
5. Go Cold Turkey.
There’s no easy way to say this. Just do it. We admit we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable. Face it, Kiddo. If you could have changed your diet, YOU WOULD HAVE! Sugar is by far the most addictive part of non-NAD foods. It isn’t easy to give up processed sugar cold turkey, but if you can do it, your cravings will be much easier to control sooner rather than later. I can absolutely say that my whole food preferences, servings size and enjoyment have all changed as I gave up on sugar (and grains and acidic foods!)
Are you in? Or are you still trying to manage the addict?
PS: Hey, if this resonates with you… we KNOW where you are!
If you want help – really want help – we’ll send our New Alkaline Diet E-Book (150 pages of 15 years of research and hard earned experience)AND add you into the queue for our online program.
Go here to get it free now. We are about to put a price tag on it and convert it to kindle so don’t muck about.
3 Steps to Sugar, Carb and Acid freedom
As a ‘normal’ Western Diet human, my years of processed foods, poor exercise levels, and “normal” western eating patterns have literally programmed my body to burn NOTHING but calories and sugars from the foods I consume each day INSTEAD of burning off body fat that’s stored on your body.
The most popular exercise programs take way too much time and use old-school methods that cause you to crave more carbs and calories – especially calories from sugar – FORCING your body to burn sugars and waste away nothing but stored energy. Look around at gym and see how many members are scoffing energy drinks.
In this state, every time I eat and exercise, my body is busy fighting a losing battle. The eating and the exercising doesn’t have to change: my metabolism has to change.
Fortunately, I have discovered a way to reset my body’s fat burning switch so that ymy body burns fat FIRST every time I move and exercise.
It’s a super simple 3-step metabolic primer from weight loss guru Shaun Hadsall that seems to turn off your body’s “addiction” to burning sugars, while making your most stubborn fat your “go to” energy source in LESS that one week’s time.
1: Try to consume zero starches or fruits for 3 or 4 days in a row during the week.
We are doing this to accelerate depletion of glycogen energy stores and start your body burning mostly fat again. Consume protein in every meal to help increase satiety and keep your body in an anabolic high-energy fat-burning environment.
You can burn a ton more belly fat by using this approach just a few days of the week.
2: Increase your fat intake and double (at least) your servings of green cruciferous veggies on deplete days.
When you lower carbs for a few days you’ll need energy from other sources. Friendly ‘good’ fats and cruciferous veggies should be first choice to help provide this needed energy.
Try extra fish or krill oil, olive oil, coconut oil and raw nuts to increase your fat intake — And spinach, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, arugula, green beans, brussels sprouts and cabbage – all great choices for your veggies.
We are trying to provide all the fiber, vitamins, and minerals necessary to maximize fat-loss during a lower carb phase. And we should experience a BIG DECREASE yin cravings .
3: Double your daily good water intake, while depleting carbs.
Almost everyone underestimates the effectiveness of proper hydration for UNDOING the damage of over-eating, getting rid of excess water retention, and supporting other metabolic processes that burn fat.
Don’t foregt! If you had high carb meals in the last 2 days you’ll be holding almost an extra 3 grams of water for every gram of carb you consumed. So if you carbed up over the weekend, we’re talking an extra 700 to 1000 grams of water sloshing around between cells!.
Here’s a good rule of thumb. Consume 5% of your total body weight in ounces of water on your carb deplete days. So if you weigh 70kg then you should be shooting for 3.5 litres of water minimum.
Hey, do yourself a favour. Chart it, journal it, log it.. but any way you do it, record it! After 3 or 4 days of using this strategy, your body and hormones will be PRIMED to burn PURE fat when you exercise. And it’s very possible that if you didn’t record your progress, you won’t even realise. That’s the power of our mind’s ability to resists change!
And remember.. this all depends on a good exercise strategy continuing, because that’s what is burning energy and forcing you to change over the a fat burning metabolism.
The element fluorine may be essential in the human body for cellular health in minute amounts. But it creates a major health problem when the minimal daily dose of fluorine is exceeded. Depending on the degree of overdose and its duration, excessive fluorine causes fluorosis, with toxic effects on health.
We are seeing evidence of infertility, bone tissue loss and thyroid gland malfunctions.
The World Health Organization (WHO) made the rule: fluoride in drinking water is permissible up until 1.5 parts per million (ppm) per liter. Above this can cause fluoride poisoning. The WHO’s report also reveals that Turkey is one of 25 countries in the world, along with China, India and Iran, that has endemic fluorosis. Some reports found that various villages in central Turkey have fluoride in their drinking water up to 4.28 ppm, almost three times the permissible rate.
Ümit Demirel, a researcher and a practicing dentist at Bakırköy Hospital in İstanbul, studied incidence of fluorosis in villages near the cities of Ağrı, Denizli, Manisa and Van.
“In Turkey, there is no comprehensive research that identifies the risk areas for fluorosis. We do not know enough which areas have high levels of fluoride in the drinking water or to what extent humans and animals are influenced by it,” Demirel added.
Demirel says fluoride can enter public water systems from natural sources, including runoff water from the weathering of fluoride-containing rocks and soils and leaching from the soil into the groundwater. Fluoride pollution from various industrial discharges and emissions can also contaminate water sources.
But fluorosis has been brushed off by public officials because of the misconception that there are more serious health issues in Turkey that need to be prioritized other than high levels of fluoride.
Demirel expressed that government efforts to eradicate this disease have been chronically delayed. “I was invited to a meeting on Dec. 17 with the head of the Ministry of Health’s Institute of Public Health, to discuss projects. But he was removed from his position and I have not received any calls from the new one [manager],” Demirel said.
Demirel’s research highlights a case of fluorosis from the border district of Çaldıran in the eastern highlands.
Meanwhile back here in Australia protesters gather daily in Lismore, NSW to protest against their locqal council’s hard-opposed decision to take the $$ from the government that is given to councils who say ‘yes’ to fluoride.
And of course, we ARE doing rather well supplying fluoride reducing Ultrastreams to the same locals. We admit it.
But.. we are as opposed to chemicals in our water supply as anyone – perhaps more, because we see so much evidence pass across our desks on a daily basis.
At a beautiful 50, Aussie supermodel Elle Macpherson is seriously into health.
We’ve watched with interest over the last year as Elle Macpherson launched into her Alkaline Lifestyle. First the Super Greens, and now she’s revealed that she loves pH testing.
We’ve reviewed Elle’s alkaline green powder supplement earlier. It’s good, but perhaps not so good that it is any way better than many other products, including OURS.
In a recent interview, Elle ‘The Body’ Macpherson has disclosed that she carries a pH kit with her wherever she goes, slipping surreptitiously away between shoots to have a quick twinkle and test.
We’ve been supplying pH Test kits to clients for years, and wondered at the sudden increase in sales in the last week. So we did a little research and came up with Elle’s preference for an alkaline diet.
“For Macpherson, the diet means having one espresso instead of three, eating only one animal protein meal (typically fish or chicken) a day, increasing her vegetable intake and still enjoying dark chocolate, coffee, goat’s cheese and Haloumi and every day two teaspoons of THE SUPER ELIXIR™ alkalising greens (Dr Simone’s special blend of balanced nutrients). ‘Nothing too extreme – it’s all about balance,’ she says.”
Testing your pH levels is really simple and it can give a lot of information about the state of your health. It will tell you how acidic or alkaline your tissues and fluids are – and that affects all aspects of your well-being.
How? In all kinds of ways.
The effects of an overly acidic diet and system
If you’re overly acidic, you may feel a lack of energy, find it difficult to lose weight, experience poor digestion, suffer from aches and pains or even fall victim to more serious disorders. In fact, since acid is naturally corrosive and inflammatory, it irritates the organs it comes in contact with.
How do I know if I’m acidic?
First of all you can look at your diet. If it’s filled with processed foods (anything in a foil packet!), carbohydrates, sugars, caffeine or alcohol, chances are you have higher acidic levels than you should. This can be causing some of the health issues above. By testing your urine with your own pH test kit, you can determine this yourself.
I know my diet is too acidic, what can I do?
If your diet is overly acidic or you’ve tested yourself using a pH test and have results which confirm this, the best thing you can do is introduce more alkaline foods and supplements into your diet. We’ve created a free New Alkaline Diet 7 Day Menu Plan and Recipes for people who want to experience the benefits of an alkaline diet. Adding a supplement such as the AlkaBooster, our formulation of a balanced mix of the four pillars of alkaline health, calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium, will also assist in alkalising the body.
If I want to look like Elle Macpherson, will the New Alkaline Diet help me?
Elle looks amazing for her age; you wouldn’t even know she’s 51. Switching to a more alkaline diet and increasing your water intake of hydrogen rich water, does have the added benefit of slowing or even reversing the ageing process. I know this because I’m 68 but feel as though I’m in my 50s!