Is Your Water GREEN? If You’re SMART It Is!

greenIt’s hilarious to look into the eyes of someone as they arrogantly proclaim that they would NEVER EVER consider drinking something as unhealthy as sodas or a sports drinks. They usually have an air of superiority as if they’ve figured out the secret to life while most of the world is stuck in the dark ages.  Many of these know-it-all’s gave up gluten long ago and they can tell you more about juicing than the manufacturers of the juicers can.  They refrain from anything with a hint of GMO and they can read (and understand) the labels on all containers.

These folks may run circles around me in some ways, but they never cease to amaze me as they preach about the dangers of our food supply while toting around commercially bottled water as if it’s one more step in their journey toward GREEN.  The only thing good about commercially bottled water is the convenience of being able to drink it up and toss it away so that it becomes somebody else’s problem somewhere down-the-line.  So much for being GREEN and socially responsible.

Most bottled water IS tap water and, in addition to being as oxidative (aging) as one of those sodas that they’d rather die than drink, it is housed in a container that is known to wreak havoc on our health AND our environment.  So much for  going GREEN!

Until we understand that what we drink is just as (even more) important as what we eat, we can’t possibly master the goal to go GREEN.  In fact, as long as we’re eating healthy, organic, non GMO, preservative-free, gluten-free food only to wash it down with unhealthy water housed in toxic containers  we haven’t accomplished anything CLOSE to what we set out to.  So much for going GREEN.

There are socially responsible water options that are healthy for you AND healthy for the environment and that don’t cost (on the average) $12.00 a gallon, and water than can be  defined as “GREEN” and “organic” in every sense of the word.  Of course, you lose the convenience of being able to drink it up and toss it away for somebody else to deal with later on BUT; you AND the planet will be much better off because of it.

GO GREEN once and for all in every way that matters!








WARNING! Sleep Apnea On The Rise…What’s Going On???

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Sleep study clinics are popping up all across America.  Today there are almost 3,000 clinics with hundreds more in the works for certification and approval to do sleep disorder diagnostics.

A few short years ago we’d never even heard of sleep apnea and yet millions of people weren’t mysteriously dying in their sleep (as we’re led to believe will happen). Today it is reported that 5% of Americans suffer with some sort of serious sleep disorder (with “many more not yet diagnosed”).   What in the world is going on?

The Mayo Clinic defines sleep apnea this way:

Causes of obstructive sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the back of your throat relax. These muscles support the soft palate, the triangular piece of tissue hanging from the soft palate (uvula), the tonsils, the side walls of the throat and the tongue.

When the muscles relax, your airway narrows or closes as you breathe in, and you can’t get an adequate breath in. This may lower the level of oxygen in your blood. Your brain senses this inability to breathe and briefly rouses you from sleep so you can reopen your airway. This awakening is usually so brief that you don’t remember it.

Now that we understand the definition of sleep apnea and how this disorder blocks the airways, etc.,  aren’t you even a little bit curious about what causes it in the first place?

For a short season, sleep apnea was considered to be a condition (almost exclusively) of overweight, middle-aged men.  Today we have sleep study facilities exclusively for young children…overweight and otherwise. Clearly this isn’t just a problem of overweight, middle-aged men.  We’ve got a serious problems!

I’m not a physician and I don’t attempt to give medical advice; I’m just a common-sense-kind-of-gal.  In this case, my common sense is thirsting for the root cause of this mysterious 21st century medical condition defined as sleep apnea.


I believe that your complex CPAP breathing unit is serving you well by forcing air into your airway (masking your symptoms) but it sure isn’t helping you identify the root cause of your problem.  The “mainstream medical” community has become experts at masking symptoms with pharmaceuticals and treatments for everything that ails you.  When we can’t put a label on your problem, there’s no need to worry.  We’ll write a prescription for depression and/or a narcotic for pain.   Personally I’d rather know what’s causing my problem in the first place so that I can (hopefully) correct it INSTEAD of managing (and masking)  my symptoms. Darn! There goes my common sense again!


I routinely work with people of all ages on dehydration-related health issues. I introduce a hydration protocol using  lots of ionized, alkalized, electrically charged, healthy water (versus tap, bottled or R/O) and we evaluate changes that they experience as they begin to re-hydrate the body AND oxygenate the cells after years of chronic dehydration with the wrong kind of fluids.  Time and time again I’ve heard amazing reports back that include the following:

  • People no longer snoring (spouses confirm!)
  • No more sleep apnea –  no more need for CPAP (Dr. confirmations)
  • Sleeping peacefully through the night for the first time in years
  • Regained the sense of smell
  • No longer suffering with allergies or asthma
  • A strong and stable voice again
  • Improved hearing – tinnitus gone
  • No more acid re-flux (acid can’t be good on the airways)
  • and on and on…..

It’s amazing to see what the body is capable of doing for itself if you just give it what it needs.  Deprive the body of what it needs and you’ll pay the ultimate price for it!  The need for a CPAP device just might be the least of your problems!


Nothing on the planet (in spite of creative advertising efforts) replaces the body’s need for lots of healthy water.  You can’t fill a fish tank with Diet Coke and expect your fish to live nor can you water your plants with Energy drinks and expect them to grow.  So why do you think that there are viable replacements for water for the human body?  Hmm…

Contrary to popular belief, not all water is created equal.  If you want to experience a healthy turn-around, you’ll need healthy water that is structured in such a way that your body can  absorb it at the cellular level the way it is intended to do!  It takes serious water to do that job!

Hydrate your airways (and all of the rest of you) and see what happens!  You never know…you just might be able to retire your CPAP contraption AND keep a happy spouse all at the same time!

Are you willing to try something as simple as changing your water for improved health or are you too close-minded to consider the possibilities?

Try it for FREE.  See for yourself!  The only thing you have a chance of losing is your CPAP AND saving your marriage.

Bottoms-up, Boomers! 


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Heart Disease and Cholesterol…Boy, Have You Been Fooled!

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There seems to be no end to how we are fooled into accepting bad health accompanied by every kind of radical treatment recommended to us. We get a test result and almost immediately run for whatever pill or procedure is thrown our way and we do it out of fear.  Every once in a while a physician will come to his senses with a conscience that inspires him to speak out boldly,

Dr. Dwight Lundell, has this to say….5,000 open heart surgeries later. It should come as no surprise that his license to practice medicine was jeopardized as is the case with every outspoken medical professional:

We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong.. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries,today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.   

Simply stated, without inflammation being present in the body, there is no way that cholesterol would accumulate in the wall of the blood vessel and cause heart disease and strokes. Without inflammation, cholesterol would move freely throughout the body as nature intended. It is inflammation that causes cholesterol to become trapped.

Inflammation is not complicated — it is quite simply your body’s natural defense to a foreign invader such as a bacteria, toxin or virus. The cycle of inflammation is perfect in how it protects your body from these bacterial and viral invaders. However, if we chronically expose the body to injury by toxins or foods the human body was never designed to process,a condition occurs called chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is just as harmful as acute inflammation is beneficial.

The “real” enemy in every health challenge in the world is INFLAMMATION.  How do you fight inflammation?  It’s pretty simple.

  1.  Watch what you eat and don’t eat foods that have labels with words you can’t even pronounce or foods that would be better suited for a Sci-fi movie than a human body.  Foods in their natural form are not harmful to the human body.
  2. Watch what you drink.  Many of our beverages-of-choice are acidic and the promote inflammation!  Is that soda, sports drink or alcoholic beverage really worth the ultimate price you pay?
  3. Hydrate!  The blood is 90% water and your body needs LOTS of water to fight inflammation.  But not just any water will do.  Water laced with chemicals out of the tap just worsens your state of inflammation as the body fights hard to process what it isn’t equipped to handle.  On the other hand, most bottled waters not only have chemicals from the plastics but they are void of minerals that the body desperately needs.  For inflammation (and lots of other reasons) you’ll want to drink Electrolyzed Reduced Water.  

Whether you believe the findings of this heart specialist or not; I believe we can agree that there is something dramatically wrong with having heart disease, diabetes, MS, Alzheimer’s, Autism and cancer off-the-charts.  Just ask your doctor.  Everything will come down to inflammation.   It’s time to wake up.

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About the writer:


I’m an environmental advocate specializing in water.  A  mini “Erin Brockovich” …instead of fighting for justice, I have solutions for businesses and families.  Families like the Donald Trump family, the Bill Gates family, the Seattle Seahawks families, the NY Yankees families and familes like yours and mine.  If you’d like more information about the solutions that I have to offer, reach out to me.

Lynn Gardner, or call 202 241 1542.



Getting on The Environmental Bandwagon…And STILL Missing the Boat!

There’s a whole lot more to “going green” than taking steps toward water conservation and energy efficiency; and its never too early to teach the next generation about being good stewards of our environment.  Our children are at the greatest risk of environmental exposure due to their body size and the state of their  development. The environmental “damage” being done to the next generation makes the damage being done to our environment look like child’s play; and the consequences are just as long lasting as the years it takes for a plastic bottle to decompose.    Learning disabilities, autism, asthma and cancer are all off-the-charts, and the problem isn’t stemming from efficient energy solutions or water conservation.  The biggest threat to our children comes from environmental TOXINS instead…and most of THAT problem can be directly attributed to the water they’re exposed to everywhere they go!


While Sustainable childcare facilities  is a great step in the right direction, the efforts fall short in protecting our children, because they are designed to protect the environment itself instead.  No matter how much water we save, or how green our building materials are;  if the water our children are exposed to contains toxic chemicals, lead, pharmaceuticals and other things already proven to be dangerous to their health; conservation measures are far too lame to make a difference in their lives environmentally.

green childcare facility


National Geographic recently came up with their own list of things that anybody can do to help ease the load on our environment…recommendations that include everything from ditching straws to eating ice cream out of a cone instead of a cup.   National Geographic is known for sharing the world WITH the world through award-winning photography and words; but they’re sure not up-to-speed on recycling if they don’t know that LESS 20% of our “beverage bottles” are ever making it to a recycling plant.  All those pretty blue recycling containers, and all the well-trained Americans can’t change the fact that there is little to NO market for our plastics these days.  From blue container to landfill!


Even the National Association of Realtors is getting in on the environmental game; a change driven by the demands of the consumers they represent. The real estate industry “solution” comes in the form of an optional “Green Designation”.  Twelve (12) hours and $300 later, and the agent can become a “Green Expert” ready to assist buyers and sellers understand things like the benefits of energy-efficient homes.  While its commendable for real estate professionals to spend the time and the money to be sure that they’re more prepared to represent their green-minded clients; their knowledge falls short in  understanding things much more damaging to the home buyer AND the environment, and it’s time for them to wake up too!  An independent group lead by real estate industry “gurus”  is making great strides in the “movement” they refer to as “Taking a stand for the land”, and they don’t mind reminding the real estate industry that it’s time to care just as much about what’s IN the land, as they do about what’s (built) on the land.   With a Lobby presence as powerful as that of the real estate industry; don’t be surprised to see more and more real estate offices and Realtors “taking a stand for the land” and they’ll be making a big difference in the environmental problem while they’re at it.   Who better to take a stand for the condition and well-being of our land that those making a fortune to represent it?

Although some might argue that the real estate agent “isn’t responsible” for understanding the condition of the water coming into the home, that’s not a position easily defended when they have already been plunged into a world of “exposure” issues over things like lead-based paint, asbestos and mold; and they found themselves forced into full disclosure while doing  their part identify (and mediate) potential problems for their clients and customers.  Today,  WATER is leading the way in terms of exposure and the destruction of health of ALL homeowners (and renters) because the problem in Flint, Michigan isn’t limited to Flint at all.  I’d say “taking a stand for the land” is a pretty good idea for all license-packing real estate agents!  After all, social responsibility begins at the top!


It’s nice to see the world taking steps to protect our environment before it’s too late.  But there is nothing more valuable than human life, and nothing more important than health.  Water is a major commodity, and as Mark Twain once said “Whiskey is for drinking;  Water is for fighting over”.  It’s time to fight for clean, safe and HEALTHY water for all of our children, and it’s time for every home, homeowner and childcare facility to do their part to be sure that the water environment is as good as it can be…a minor detail with major consequences and one much MORE important than conservation.

If you want to learn more about what YOU can do to be sure that your family has access to water that is actually GOOD for them instead of damaging to them; reach out to me.  I’m an environmental advocate…dedicated to protecting our children from unnecessary environmental exposure…AND I’m a “water expert”.  You worry about the doors and windows and reducing the amount of water and energy you use, and let ME worry about the quality of your water!





Childhood Obesity…We’ve Got SUPER-SIZED Problems!

Image result for childhood obesity imagesChildhood obesity is out-of-control and it’s time to do something about it!  Little people grow into big people, and their little weight “problems” will grow into bigger problems too.  There’s nothing “cute” about obesity, and there is no foundation that would lead us to believe that if a young child is obese, that they won’t carry that “problem” into adulthood along with a HOST of health problems as a result.  Although beauty, value, and character can’t be measured in pounds, health and well-being sure can be!  Criticism about “healthy weight” has nothing to do with a person’s appearance, and everything to do with how their health will look down the road UNLESS they take control of it now.  With children as young as 3-years-old being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes; we’ve got super-sized problems in America that must be addressed!

A recent report by Harvard Medical School has this to say about our childhood obesity problem…

A full 41.5% of 16-to-19-year-olds were overweight in 2015–2016, a jump from 36.7% just two years before. The numbers were even worse for girls in that age group: 47.9% of them were overweight, up from 35.6% in 2013–2014.

That’s not a good trend.

There was another worrisome trend among 2 to 5-year-olds, among whom 26% were overweight. If you look at the percentage that was not just overweight but obese, between 2013–2014 and 2015–2016, the percentage went from 9.3% to 13.7%.

There are countless reasons for childhood obesity and none of it can be directed at the child.  Barring some genetic disorder or undiagnosed medical condition that would cause a child to carry extra weight, the “problem” comes down to Mom and Dad.  It’s not “big bones” or “just the way we are” or “heavy people run in our family” that’s the problem.   Our DNA does not have to become our destiny, and our weight problems are not genetic.  Instead, we pass along poor eating habits (or overeating habits) along to the next generation, and we excuse away their obesity as “normal” in the family.

Here are just a few below-the-surface problems that every parent should evaluate (and consider making some changes to) IF they have a child that is inclined toward obesity:

  • The majority of children in our society have two working parents, and fatigue often drives the food train.  What’s easy?  What’s quick?  What will “go down” without an argument?  What will keep “Johnny” quiet for a few minutes?  It takes time and attention to prepare balanced meals for our children, and it takes discipline to offer them the proper portions.
  • Parents fall prey to good marketing and advertising without even realizing it!  McDonald’s became a leader in our world because they have always targeted our children through Happy Meals and the toys they market along with the food.  From breakfast cereals to yogurt, parents often buy foods based on good advertising and not on good nutritional value.
  • Parents who associate food with happiness or contentment will be more inclined to over-indulge their own children.  Well-meaning as they might be, they’re setting up their children for eating disorders later on.  If misery doesn’t want company, then good eating habits should be a family affair.  Children always follow the lead of their parents…good and bad behavior is taught by example.  “Do as I say…not as I do” doesn’t fare well when it comes to healthy eating habits.

Limited amounts of activity is a close-second to overeating when it comes to obesity.  Technology has taken the place of the playground, and our schools have reduced (or eliminated) recess time.  Children need fresh air, exercise, a well-balanced diet, and proper hydration in order to be healthy.  When all of these things are a routine part of a child’s day; obesity doesn’t stand a chance with a child OR an adult.

“Variety is the spice of life” and a healthy variety in the diet makes for a healthy child.  Large quantities of one food is not the same as reasonable portions of a variety of foods; not when it comes to digestion OR nutrition. As a healthy (and friendly) reminder, here is the recommended food pyramid for children under the age of 5.  When it comes to portions, the recommended rule-of-thumb portion size is one tablespoon per year of age.


There isn’t much any of us can do to force an adult to adhere to well-balanced meals and reasonable portions, but there IS A LOT we can do to be sure that children do.  Our kids are tipping the scales and headed for disaster…physically and emotionally if we fail to do our part to introduce them to a healthy lifestyle.

A well-balanced diet…fresh air…plenty of exercise and LOTS of healthy water!  I’m doing my part!  How about you?





About the Author: Lynn Gardner is a force to reckon with in the environmental world – especially when it comes to our children and all the ways their health is in jeopardy because of environmental toxins in our water, our food, and our air.   If you’d like more information on ways YOU can get involved in changing the world for the next generation be sure to reach out! or 202.241.1542.





No Wonder Kids Are Hormonal!

Bisphenol  (BPA) was first  invented in 1891 and was intended to be used as an artificial estrogen.   It was quickly replaced by an estrogen enhancer called “DES” with even more potent estrogen properties.   By the way, DES was later taken off the market when it was linked to reproductive cancers in girls born to mothers taking DES during pregnancy.  (Clearly an early warning signal for the similar toxic properties confirmed for BPA years and years later).

No worries…BPA  hasn’t gone to waste!  It may not have lasted long as a prescription hormone enhancer but we get it “over-the- counter” for FREE in hundreds and hundreds of products!  It is used to manufacture our hard plastics, our soft plastic water bottles, epoxy lining of metal food cans, even canned infant formula is laced with BPA in spite of the recent movement to mandate “BPA- free” baby bottles.  Oh..and to be sure that we don’t miss the opportunity to add more toxins to our children you can find BPA in dental sealants that help “prevent cavities”.

Is it really any wonder why our children are suffering from obesity, cancer, and early puberty?  These things are NOT just a generation that has “evolved”…they are the result of exposure to harmful toxins!  It’s time to get our heads out of the sand and to be willing to fight for the next generation.   Lets stop throwing them under the bus for the sake of convenience.

One very simple and yet very powerful thing you can do to protect the next generation is to STOP buying bottled water and STOP drinking tap water loaded with chemicals INCLUDING hormones not filtered out of human waste in the “water treatment” process.


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Of Course BPA Can Be Found Inside You!

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It doesn’t take a rocket-scientist to understand how toxins from plastics can be found in the umbilical cord of our newborn babies, in our blood and in our tissues.  Generations of exposure to those toxins that can be found in EVERY plastic bottle is always leached into your water, and it always finds it’s way into the body.  When N.I.H (National Institute of Health,  the primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and public health research) labels our children as being “PRE-POLLUTED” then you KNOW we have bigger problems than most people want to acknowledge at all.

Most bottled water begins with tap water that goes through the reverse osmosis process before it is “enhanced”.  Reverse osmosis water was designed for industrial use and it was never intended for human consumption!  There are a few things about the process that you should be aware of:

  1. The average temperature of water that is processed through reverse osmosis is 190°.  This means that the source water has already reached temperatures that cause the chemicals to leach out from the plastic BEFORE you buy and refrigerate it!  In other words, the dangers of consuming fluids from a plastic bottle begin at the bottling plant and there’s nothing you can do to prevent exposure to these chemicals whatsoever.
  2. It takes approximately 5 liters of water to produce (and fill) a 1 liter bottle of water using the reverse osmosis process.  If you understand the volatility of our natural resources, this should be of great concern to you!
  3. The reverse osmosis process doesn’t discriminate – is very good at removing the bad things (at least before it hits the bottle, that is) but it removes all of the natural minerals right along with the bad things.  Water without minerals has absolutely NO BENEFIT to the human body whatsoever.  This is true for distilled water too!


Things can get pretty confusing when we’re talking about plastic.  Let’s simplify the message:

  1. It doesn’t matter if the plastic is made with BPA or if it’s BPA-free.
  2. It doesn’t matter if the BPA has been replaced with BSA which has been scientifically proven to be just as bad for you as BPA
  3. It doesn’t matter if the plastic is hard or soft

There is NO such thing as safe plastic…not for you and your family, and not for the environment.  Just say “NO” to all plastics…especially those used for your water consumption!

If you decide to take a positive step in the right direction by making the decision to do away with all those harmful plastics impacting YOUR health (and the health of the future generations) reach out to me.  There is a better, healthier way and it doesn’t involve a toxic water bottle filled with clear fluids. Your body will thank you for it, the future generations will thank you for it AND the environmental will thank you for it too.

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One Home at a Time!

About the writer:

I’m an environmental advocate specializing in water.  A  mini “Erin Brockovich” …instead of fighting for justice, I have solutions for businesses and families.  Families like the Donald Trump family, the Bill Gates family, the Seattle Seahawks families, the NY Yankees families and familes like yours and mine.  If you’d like more information about the solutions that I have to offer, reach out to me.

Lynn Gardner, or call 202 241 1542.

“Gender Bending” BPA…Thanks, Mom and Dad

hormonesWe’re living in a world where we have little girls reaching puberty as early the 1st grade and boys reportedly as young as 8 years-old raping girls of all ages. To ignore what BPA is doing to the hormonal systems of our children should be criminal.  Instead…it’s a matter of convenience that we refuse to give up.

BPA is nicknamed a gender bender due to its ability to disrupt hormone distribution within the body.   This highly toxic estrogen accelerator is used in all plastic products commercially produced.  Don’t be fooled by the good marketing behind replacing BPA with BSA.  The damage is all the same…in some ways it is worse.  There is NO SUCH THING as a safe plastic when it comes to your children.

BPA mimics natural estrogen when it is absorbed into the body. Since estrogen is accelerated through the system (because of BPA), the hormonal system goes into overdrive.  Hence, little girls and little boys reach puberty at a very early age.   Along with the outward hormonal changes,  it’s more and more common to see a higher rate of aggression and depression that can be directly attributed to BPA exposure and hormones gone haywire.

Parents, the fact that your little girl needs to wear a bra in the first grade or the fact that your son has facial hair before he reaches double-digits isn’t something to brag about.  This isn’t a “they don’t make kids like they used to” moment.   There is nothing normal about a young body being forced into hormonal overdrive by harmful toxins.

Nearly all children are exposed to this toxic BPA (to some degree) through plastic toys, pacifiers, sippy cups and through plastic water, juice and soft drink bottles.   BPA is also passed along to our children from Mommy in the womb.  If you think that you just pass along blue eyes or curly hair, think again – you’re passing along all of your toxins as well.

Parents and grandparents across the globe, it’s time to take responsibility for what we’re doing to our children.  

We need to be willing to live with a little “inconvenience” for the sake of the generations to come.

Say “Hell No” to plastics.  Put your money where your mouth is and invest in the very best water technology that you can get your hands on so that your children can have a fighting chance of ridding the body of some of the damage that convenience has already caused them AND TOSS YOUR PLASTICS in the trash where they belong once and for all!  Unless you’re willing to do your part to assure the health and safety of your child in ways that will make the biggest long-term difference, don’t expect a parent-of-the-year award.

Fill BPA-free glass or stainless containers with healthy water and stop filling them full of things that you’ve been warned about over and over again.  You’ll be amazed at the difference you’ll see in your child and (hopefully) you’ll sleep better at night because of it.

Cheers to your health!



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One Straw, One Bag, One Water Bottle or K-cup at a Time!


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Believe it or not, every tiny little straw leads to a much bigger problem for America, and it’s time to make a difference…one plastic bag…one plastic bottle and one K-cup at a time.  Kudos to California for leading the way in the battle against plastic pollution.  These days, if plastic straws are handed out in restaurants without a specific request for one; it could land the waiter/waitress in jail and/or cost them $1,000 fine!  You can buy a whole lot of straws for that!

Some people might be of the opinion that California is out-of-line, and that the measures to reduce the plastic overload are drastic.  But Americans use 500 million drinking straws every single day…that’s enough to fill over 125 school buses with straws every single day of the year.  Interestingly, Americans use these “disposable utensils” at the rate of 1.6 straws per person per day!  It’s time for drastic!

The Blaze – January 25, 2018

Ian Calderon, the Democratic majority leader in California’s lower house, has introduced a bill to stop sit-down restaurants from offering customers straws with their beverages unless they specifically request one. Under Calderon’s law, a waiter who serves a drink with an unrequested straw in it would face up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

“We need to create awareness around the issue of one-time use plastic straws and its detrimental effects on our landfills, waterways, and oceans,” Calderon explained in a press release.

Image result for recycling container imagesIf you think those pretty blue recycling containers are the answer to our plastic problem and that our pollution problem can be blamed on irresponsibility or failure to use them; think again!  Most of the straws, the bags, the bottles and the K-cups NEVER make it to recycling despite the fact that responsible Americans place them in containers intended for just that!  Instead, as much as 80% of our plastics are being buried in our landfills while some of our plastics are routinely dumped into our oceans.   After all, if there’s no market to sell our used plastics to, they have to go somewhere and it’s that “somewhere” that is destroying our planet for the future generations. Since it is estimated to take up to 1,000 years for these materials to break down; so, they’ll be there long after we’re gone.

Being part of the problem is being part of the problem.  As long as you convince yourself that one little plastic straw or plastic bag or plastic bottle or K-cup is no big deal, we can’t begin to reverse this nightmare.  With 330,000,000 people singing the same tune; we’re on the point of environmental disaster that will take generations to reverse…that’s IF we ever get around to try to reverse it, that is.

What can you do? Invest in a long-term water solution and STOP buying water out of a plastic bottle!  Buy reusable straws and get used to carrying them with you!  Opt-out of plastic bags whether they’re officially banned in your jurisdiction or not, and if you’re too lazy to make a pot of coffee instead of using those convenient little K-cups (that are doing BIG damage), then you probably should stop drinking coffee altogether.

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One Home at a Time

About the writer:

I’m an environmental advocate specializing in water…a “mini Erin Brockovich”… but instead of seeking justice, I have solutions for families and businesses.  No matter the problem with your water…from parasites, to lead, to pharmaceuticals…you CAN take action of your own to assure that you and your family have safe & HEALTHY water 24/7 and I’m ready to help!




A Word For the Peanut Gallery…It’s NOT That Simple!

peanut freeAs far as I’m concerned, food allergies can be officially added to the list of epidemic conditions in America.  When I was a child I didn’t know one single person with an allergy to peanuts.  We probably would all have starved to death without ample access to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  Peanut butter was a primary staple in most homes in America with small children in those days.  Today we’re building walls around the allergic to shield them from harm from a simple peanut.

There is an estimated 1.2 million children (and counting) with peanut allergies and (in self-defense) our schools have made allowances for “Peanut Free” classrooms in order to shield the allergic from any trace of a peanut whatsoever.   What’s behind this modern-day epidemic – allergic reactions to something that was once a staple in almost every home in America?  It’s not as simple as blaming a peanut and although the number of victims is off the-charts today, it should NOT be considered “the norm.”

Many doctors treating children with autism spectrum disorders believe that these allergic reactions are directly related to an individual’s ability to detoxify. Children with peanut (and other allergies) are known to have a compromised immune system and they are poor detoxifiers.  


Staying clear of peanuts is not the answer to the MUCH BIGGER problem.  There isn’t a magical prescription or simple supplement that you can buy from the health food store that will help.   Detoxifying isn’t totally reliant on an organic, gluten-free diet.  A MAJOR component to a detoxing protocol MUST include hydrating with water that has the potential to rid the body of toxins INSTEAD of adding more!

If detoxing is the goal, consuming water laced with hundreds of chemicals makes no sense at all!  There goes tap water and bottled water in your detox tool box!  There’s always distilled water or reverse osmosis but because they’ve both been raped of all minerals, they have no benefit to the human body whatsoever so don’t count on them to assist you in the detox journey!

Water isn’t “just water” no more than food is “just food” or air is “just air”.   Your water needs to be as close to PERFECT as you can get your hands on.  Electrolyzed Reduced Water is the only reasonable answer when it comes to good health. Why?  For lots of reasons…there are over 20,000 clinical studies that confirm that electrolyzed reduced water is GOOD for health.  The EPA monitors the chemicals added to tap water to make recycled sewage potable and several of them are known to cause cancer and disrupt hormones.  The FDA doesn’t monitor commercially bottled water at all.   Does it really make sense to you to offer water that is laden with chemicals (including BPA) to a child already having detox issues?  If so, then you need to go back to the drawing board.

Sounding a little like a commercial?  Relax!  Facts are facts and dozens and dozens of health professionals can testify to the fact that there is a huge difference in water.  In fact, many will tell you that electrolyzed reduced water is the single most impactful thing any of us can do for our health.  Electrolyzed reduced water has been used in hospitals or prescribed by physicians for over four decades.  If boosting the immune system and detoxing of toxins is of importance to you, there is ONLY one water option!

They say that with knowledge comes responsibility.  My responsibility is to reveal the TRUTH about water and to share a viable solution with you.    What you do with it is your business.



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