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!







Outbreak of Measles…a Day of Reckoning?


In 1998, British medical researcher Andrew Wakefield published a study claiming that the MMR vaccination caused children to show signs of “regressive autism.”  Since we were experiencing autism at alarming rates, Wakefield sent the world into a tail spin and the ultimate immunization blame game began.

Although Wakefield was eventually cited for misconduct for his “reckless reporting” (and charged with abuse of developmentally challenged children) and in spite of the fact that no other scientist has ever been able to duplicate his results; his claims have had a lasting impact on the way parents address childhood medical care. It is reported that only about 1/2 of all Americans believe that vaccines are safe at all.

Today we’re starting to see things like Measles and TB rear their ugly heads and the parents that have opted-out of immunizing their children are getting a lot of pressure to rethink their position.

I’m beyond having to worry about young children and immunizations but I doubt that I would opt-out of everything if given a choice.  I still remember people in leg braces from polio and I know that people can die from complications to Measles. Personally, I believe that immunizations can be the straw that broke the camel’s back to a child already ridden with toxins.

I DO believe that it is our right to make safe and healthy decisions about what’s right for our own families and I DO believe that children are worth fighting for.  I just wonder how far we’re willing to go to guard the health of our children beyond the battle over immunizations?

Whether we agree on shots being a factor in autism or not we CAN agree on the fact that autism is a toxicity issue.  Toxicity that began long before conception.    Reducing Environmental Cancer risk (an NIH report from 2008/2009) warns us that both male and female need to detox of all contaminants at least 6 months prior to conception.  Clearly we already know that toxins are impacting our DNA!    Autism should come as no surprise.

I can’t help but wonder how many people would ever have kids if they knew that they’d be seriously inconvenienced (God forbid) before parenthood!

Are you willing to avoid things like BPA at all costs?

Are you willing to eat fresh (locally grown) organic food instead of convenient, time-saving processed foods?

Are you willing to avoid toxic cleaning products and stop using harmful pesticides in your yard?

Are you willing to nix the soda and dramatically increase your water intake so that you body actually has a chance to detox?

Are you willing to invest in a long-term healthy (non-toxic) water option even if it does cost you a little bit to do it?

If you answered “No” to any of these questions then stop pointing fingers at immunizations.  If you aren’t willing to fight the entire toxicity problem then you might want to pick another battle.  It’s a day of reckoning.



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Hold The Frozen Toilet Water Please! I’ll Drink it Warm!

ice cubesIn 2006, a Florida seventh-grader made national news with a science project showing how ice at various fast food restaurants in her hometown contained more bacteria than the toilet water in those same establishments.  Nasty!  Either these places aren’t properly cleaning and maintaining the ice makers OR the employees in charge of dipping it up aren’t washing their hands.  Double nasty!

Aside from sounding disgusting, bacteria in ice isn’t necessarily bad for human health unless it’s the wrong kind of bacteria, that is. Unfortunately, a local Indianapolis news group performed a similar ice study on 25 city bars in 2008 and found that 1/2 of them tested positive for E-coli.  Now that’s enough to make anybody drink!

I’ve been “holding” the ice for years.  Partly because I’m not crazy about “ice-cold” and partly because I know that cold liquids cause the digestive system to drastically slow down while it works to heat the liquids.  Now I have an even BETTER reason to avoid ice.  I can’t get past the idea of E-coli making its way into the ice machine.

I’m not a “germaphobic”  and I don’t walk around with a gas mask on BUT I do take action to avoid germs and bacteria as best I can.  The handiest, most powerful (and least offensive) tool that I use is 2.5 pH water.  Water at this pH level has been scientifically proven to kill things like E-coli, salmonella and MRSA within 30 seconds of contact.  There isn’t a more effective germ killer on the planet and nobody complains about me spritzing water on surfaces everywhere I go.  The best part is that I am able to get an unlimited supply of 2.5 pH water from my Enagic ionizer in my own kitchen.

You can  do a lot of things just by altering the pH of your water.  In fact, my motto is “Blue is the New Green”.  Whatever you do (or don’t do) to go green, at minimum you should consider holding the ice.  After all, you never know where the hands that scooped it up for you have been.



BLUE is the new GREEN!

Jillian Michaels “The Biggest Loser” on Health and The Environment

1jillian-michaelsWhat do you do on a daily basis that impacts both your health and the environment?

“I find that when one has the knowledge and the means they have a responsibility to make the ethical choices. With regard to my diet, I always go organic. I shop at local farmers’ markets whenever possible. I have given up all animal products except for fish that has been ethically fished like ocean caught salmon, farmed arctic char, farmed trout, pacific cod, tilapia, crab, shrimp, and farmed oysters. I use all natural beauty products like Olive Oil, brown sugar for scrubs, avocado and ethical organic brands. My cleaning products are all green…I use a Kangen water ionizer for drinking water and put in stainless steel canteensnever bottled water

Kangen water?  Hmm…  What does Jillian know that you don’t?



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