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More Reasons Why Quality Of Water Is Essential To Good Health

This is a short video of those from the Medical and Dental profession that are convinced that this particular filtered water is the best you will find and will explain the uses they have for this water every day on the job.

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Healthy Kangen Water is More Than Just Drinking Water

You already know that healthy Kangen Water® exists for drinking. But did you know that Enagic® has created an incredible water ionization device that also produces 5 different types of water useful for green cleaning? Imagine being able to keep your home cleaner the all-natural way!

Get your Kangen Water System TODAY!

The Kangen Water® system allows you control the pH level of the water it creates, giving you more options in home and laundry care. This gives you more value and allows you to have a more eco-friendly home, which is perfect for families and pet owners. Learn more about the different uses of Kangen Water® here:

Strong Kangen Water: (*Not for drinking*)
This type of water has a pH of 11.0. It is ideal for cleaning produce, dishes, cutting boards, and grime in and around your kitchen – without harmful chemicals. It’s even great for getting out tough stains on surfaces like countertops and tile.

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Kangen Water®:
With a pH of 8.5-9.5, this type of water is perfect for drinking and healthy cooking. Kangen Water® is also good for gardening. Its alkaline pH properties work to provide optimal hydration. And the great taste of Kangen Water® is due to the unique filtering process that never strips out the natural minerals your body needs.

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Clean Water:
Strictly for drinking, this healthy water has a pH of 7.0. It contains no cloudiness or harmful chemicals. Therefore, it works wonderfully when preparing baby foods or taking medication.

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Acidic Water:
This slightly acidic water has a pH of 4.0-6.0. It has natural astringency, which makes it terrific to use for gentle cleaning and beauty care. Use this water to wash your face and hair. You can also use it in the rinse cycle of your laundry or when preparing food for freezing.

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Strong Acidic Water: (*Not for drinking*)
This water has a pH of 2.5, which has excellent cleaning characteristics. Acidic Water can be used to clean household surfaces and remove pesticides, dirt and other impurities from foods. It also makes a convenient hand sanitizer.

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So, imagine never having to buy store-bought household cleaners or expensive beauty care products again! Alkaline Ionized Enagic® Water Machines provide you with a greener alternative for most day-to-day household and beauty needs. Kangen Water® is a great solution for your budget, your health, and the environment!

David Voth
Enagic® International Distributor
Richmond, TX
(281) 239-6410

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Depressed – You are Not?

You know I like what this fellow has to say. The words ring true and maybe something to consider before you reach out for those happy pills that the doctor handed out to you.
We have addictions all over the world that have become ramped and out of control because of pills that have been handed willy nilly by some doctors in the medical profession before there has been enough study of their patients as to why they are feeling down and could it pass with some therapy.
We do have cases of PTSD which is a different scenario and they do need great care and observation to help them.
Like many I have had black days but they do pass, we get over it.
Anyway just watch the video and the next time you feel a little low chances are it will pass.

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Did You Know – 04/28/2014

 

If you have margarine in you kitchen and the family use it, you need to read this. I did not know this about margarine (It just so happens I don’t use it) so I was wondering “Did You Know”?

Polyunsaturated margarine became a major part of the Western diet and had overtaken butter in popularity in the mid-20th century. Despite their best efforts, the margarine lobby has failed to convince most people that their synthetic concoctions are healthy. So what is not obvious to most of the people who consume it? The manufacturing process of course, which is very similar to the way plastic is produced.

Do People That Eat Margarine Really Know How It’s Manufactured?

Did you know that numerous types of margarine carry the approved recommendations and seal of agencies that also promote cardiovascular health, such as heart and stroke foundations?

These days there are other con artists such as Earth’s Balance deceiving consumers and convincing perhaps millions of unsuspecting vegetarians and vegans into thinking they have the next best spread to replace butter when all they contain is genetically modified ingredients and more toxic oils like Canola.

Many consumers are also now choosing a particular imitation buttery spread because its label says it contains omega-3, not realizing the fatty acid is inferior compared with omega-3 from fish oil. For instance, Unilever Canada has been actively promoting the health aspects of margarine, particularly with its Becel line of products. Nearly all Becel products contains omega-3 derived from plant oils and usually through toxic extraction.

The problem is most consumers don’t have the nutrition savvy to know or understand how omega-3s are extracted and that they are not all the same.

Many of these spreads are only accentuating the all too pervasive imbalance that vegetable oils are causing with our omega-6 to omega-3 ratios. That imbalance has been linked to an increased risk for heart disease and may contribute to cancer, asthma, osteoporosis, inflammation, depression and other ailments. A growing body of evidence suggests the overconsumption of omega-6 needs attention.

Toxic GMO Soybean oil alone is now so ubiquitous in fast foods and processed foods that an astounding 20 percent of the calories in the American diet are estimated to come from this single source.

The ideal ratio between these two fatty acids is 1:1 and the nutritional habits of most people in developed nations has this ratio soaring more than 15:1 (omega 6: omega 3). So unless you are consuming reasonable amounts of omega 3 in your diet, you should stay away from any type of spread or oil saturated with omega 6. Omega-3 and omega-6 compete for the same metabolic enzymes. The dietary imbalance that exists in rice bran oil can create all sorts of problems to body processes, including a tendency towards inflammation.

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Manufacturing Process

The basic method of making margarine today consists of emulsifying a blend of vegetable oils and fats, which can be modified using fractionation, interesterification, and/or hydrogenation of plant fats, chilling the mixture to solidify it and working it to improve the texture. Those fats that are liquid at room temperature are oils.

The oils are hydrogenated by passing hydrogen through the oil in the presence of a nickel catalyst. The addition of hydrogen effectively increases the melting point of the oil and thus “hardening” it. Margarines made in this way contain hydrogenated fat. If some of the chemical bonds aren’t hydrogenated during the process, they will still be present in the final margarine in molecules of trans fats the consumption of which has been shown to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

To boost its health profile, modern margarines are making their products from wide variety of animal or vegetable fats, mixed with skim milk, and emulsifiers, such as soy lecithin to help disperse the water phase evenly throughout the oil, and preservatives are also commonly added.

The margarine industry has also taken to promoting the fact it’s low in saturated fat, a thinly veiled jab at butter. But growing evidence is now firmly establishing that saturated fat may not be a problem at all. A false interpretation of scientific studies has led to millions being “over-medicated” with statin drugs due to the proliferation of myths in the medical community regarding the role of saturated fat in heart disease.

Certainly if saturated fat was a problem, then coconut oil would be the unhealthiest oil on Earth, yet it’s the healthiest.

Actually butter contains many nutrients that protect us from heart disease. First among these is vitamin A which is needed for the health of the thyroid and adrenal glands, both of which play a role in maintaining the proper functioning of the heart and cardiovascular system. Abnormalities of the heart and larger blood vessels occur in babies born to vitamin A deficient mothers. Butter was and is still is recognized by many as the most easily absorbed source of vitamin A.

Butter contains lecithin, a substance that assists in the proper assimilation and metabolism of cholesterol and other fat constituents.
Butter also contains a number of anti-oxidants that protect against the kind of free radical damage that weakens the arteries. Vitamin A and vitamin E found in butter both play a strong anti-oxidant role. Butter is a very rich source of selenium, a vital anti-oxidant—containing more per gram than herring or wheat germ.

Why You Should Avoid Margarine, Shortening and Spreads

There are a myriad of unhealthy components to margarine and other butter imposters, including:
Trans fats: These unnatural fats in margarine, shortenings and spreads are formed during the process of hydrogenation, which turns liquid vegetable oils into a solid fat

Trans fats contribute to heart disease, cancer, bone problems, hormonal imbalance and skin disease; infertility, difficulties in pregnancy and problems with lactation; and low birth weight, growth problems and learning disabilities in children.

A U.S. government panel of scientists determined that man-made trans fats are unsafe at any level. (Small amounts of natural trans fats occur in butter and other animal fats, but these are not harmful.)

Free radicals: Free radicals and other toxic breakdown products are the result of high temperature industrial processing of vegetable oils. They contribute to numerous health problems, including cancer and heart disease.

Synthetic vitamins: Synthetic vitamin A and other vitamins are added to margarine and spreads. These often have an opposite (and detrimental) effect compared to the natural vitamins in butter.

Emulsifiers and preservatives: Numerous additives of questionable safety are added to margarines and spreads. Most vegetable shortening is stabilized with preservatives like BHT.

Hexane and other solvents: Used in the extraction process, these industrial chemicals can have toxic effects.

Bleach: The natural color of partially hydrogenated vegetable oil is grey so manufacturers bleach it to make it white. Yellow coloring is then added to margarine and spreads.

Artificial flavors: These help mask the terrible taste and odor of partially hydrogenated oils, and provide a fake butter taste.

Mono-and di-glycerides: These contain trans fats that manufacturers do not have to list on the label. They are used in high amounts in so-called “low-trans” spreads.

Soy protein isolate: This highly processed powder is added to “low-trans” spreads to give them body. It can contribute to thyroid dysfunction, digestive disorders and many other health problems.

Sterols: Often added to spreads to give them cholesterol-lowering qualities, these estrogen compounds can cause endocrine problems; in animals these sterols contribute to sexual inversion.

I don’t eat much butter myself but I would select it as an option on any opportunity over these chemical and so-called healthier spreads. If you really want to use a healthy spread, try coconut butter or one of many healthy nut or hemp butters available. The further you stay away from chemical and genetically modified spreads made with GMO oils, the healthier your diet will be.

Natasha Longo has a master’s degree in nutrition and is a certified fitness and nutritional counselor. She has consulted on public health policy and procurement in Canada, Australia, Spain, Ireland, England and Germany.

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http://preventdisease.com/news/14/041514_Do-People-That-Eat-Margarine-Know-How-Its-Manufactured.shtml

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Help With Those Medical Costs

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I was listening to the TV yesterday and the subject being discussed was about a young couple whose son needed a tonsillectomy. Because of the cost they could not afford it. Apparently the cost ranged from $5,000 to as much as 21,000 for the same operation.

Well apparently there is some help in finding possibly a cheaper price for any medical procedure that you may need.

It comes in the name of ‘Healthcare Blue Book’. If you go to this website you are able to find the fairest prices for most medical, dental, physicians, X-rays and more.

Type in what ever procedure you are requiring, in this case – Tonsillectomy .

1. Get a menu of the pricing for the procedure. This will give you the top and bottom prices.

2. Negotiate – see what sort of deal you can come up with that will be acceptable to you.

3. Go to Medicare or Medicaid and see what their charges are and compare.

Always make sure the hospital or doctors are accredited .

Anyway I thought it was interesting and maybe of some help to anyone who is in a similar position regarding medical cost.

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Did You Know – 04/03/2013

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1.  San Marino claims to be the world’s oldest constitutional republic – it was founded in 301 by a Christian stonemason fleeing persecution under Emperor Diocletian. Its constitution of 1600 is the oldest written constitution in the world. San Marino is pictured above.
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2. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge is the Longest mountain chain on earth (at 40 thousand kilometers). It is located along the middle of the Atlantic. Iceland is the only part of this chain that is above water.
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3. In 1811 and 1812, there were three earthquakes measuring around 8 to 8.9 on the Richter scale. These shocks caused the Mississippi River to flow backward for three days, creating Reelfoot Lake in western Tennessee, and ringing church bells on the East Coast.

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4. Thousands of leeches are used for medical emergencies every year. The leech’s blood sucking accelerates healing on any deep wound but especially after re-attaching a severed limb or any other deep wound. The leech feeds off the oxygenated blood that would otherwise cause swelling and gangrene. The sucking assists the flow of blood and an anticoagulant in the leech prevents scabbing. The sucking is painless because the leech releases an anesthetic.
Of the 650 types of leeches, only a small number of Hirudo species are used, the most popular being the Hirudo medicinally. They’re usually sold 20 to a pack, at US$7 apiece.
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A.P. Gianni, founder of the Bank of Italy, later to become the Bank of America
5. Bank of Italy became the Bank Of America – Amedeo Giannini, son of Italian immigrants to the US, started the Bank of Italy in a converted saloon in San Francisco at 9 am on Monday, October 17, 1904. On the first day, 28 deposits totalled $8,780.

When an earthquake struck in 1907, he ran his bank from a plank in the street – the word “bank” is from the Italian “banca”, meaning a bench or counter. Word quickly spread about his service and by 1916 he had several branches. By 1929, the bank was strong enough to withstand the Great Depression stock crash. Giannini changed the name to Bank of America in 1928 and remained chairman until 1963. The Bank of America would become one of the largest banking institutions in the world but by 2008, due to poor management, had to receive government bailout.

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Part Time Jobs For The Retiree

Oh goody you are retired.
For some it is a blessing and they are having the best time of their lives. For others they get a little bored with just being at home.

For those in the “bored” category here are some part-time jobs you could look at that could fill in your days. A part-time job will also give spare time to do the things you love to do and at the same time have a little extra spending money.

1. Librarian Assistant/Aid.
For some this would be a dream job, especially for those who love to read and browse books.
Some of the duties would probably be shelving books, tracking overdue books, sending out notices,
cataloging etc.
Pay Range: $7.69 to $17.82 per hour. Some libraries may be low in funds and would require volunteers.

Qualifications: Some experience working in a library would be desirable. Computer experience to
keep accurate data. It would depend on the size of the library.

2. Bookkeeper:

Small business require a bookkeeper. That could require, Financial record-keeping, purchasing, payroll duties, tracking accounts. Anything to do with the financial running of the business.

Pay range . Depends on the size of the business and on how financial it is. Usually the pay ranges from $10.30 to $24.25

Qualifications. Degree in accounting is desirable. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification is best. Experience or formal training in accounting/auditing services is a plus. Handy with a calculator.


3. Personal and Home-Care Aide
Help elderly, ill or disabled people with everyday activities ranging from bathing and getting dressed to running errands. Sometimes it may require just a little bit of housekeeping or odd jobs around the house for those who are too busy.

Pay Range. From $7.35 to $12.45 per hour. They say that these sort of jobs are plentiful as the turnover is quite high. This also is a good way to volunteer your services.

Qualifications .Some employers may require a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) certification. CPR training and a driver’s license are helpful too. Good bedside manner is a must.


4. Handyman
This is something my Dad did when he retired. He was an electrician so he used to fix people’s toasters, do a bit of wiring in their house. Lots of little jobs that dint really require the services of a major company. There are many handyman jobs that a retiree could do. For example, Mowing lawns, wood work, gardening, too many to mention.

Pay range. $10 to $20 an hour,

Qualifications. Be competent. Do a good job whatever it is.


5. Medical Assistant

Doctors offices often need part-time workers. Especially if some of their staff are off sick. Answering phones, scheduling appointments, typing etc.

Pay range. $9.98 to $19.21 per hour.

Qualifications. Some employers permit you to learn on the job, but a certificate of training from a nationally recognized Medical Assistant Program or National Certification as a Certified Medical Assistant is preferred.

Source: AARP

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7 Super Foods. Healthy Food, Save On Medical Bills

I found this website from Twitter and am passing it on to you. I eat most of these super foods each day. Not so much Acai Berry but the others are usually in my diet.

This is an excellent article, worth the read.

1  Green Food– These foods are full of rich nutrients, especially wheat grass and barley grass. The benefits from these young grasses will revolutionize your life, as they will lower your blood pressure, keep your immune system in check, lower your cholesterol and keep cancer at bay. On top of all these beneficial attributes, they are high in chlorophyll, which helps in disease prevention, plus keeps the internal odors down significantly. Another great thing about these small grasses is they will diminish your bad breath. They can be found in health food stores in the form of a supplemental pill, from dried ingredients, or can be juiced from the green form.

2  Hot peppers– Chili peppers are especially high in properties which will combat heart disease, they are analgesic, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory. The compounds contained in these hot peppers are anti-oxidants and vitamin C, with twice as much as in citrus fruits. These peppers may be put in almost any dish that can be made to receive these nutrients to help in having a more healthy body.

3  Beans and lentils– World wide these foods are used in so many dishes, because of all the benefits received when they are consumed. First of all, they are low in fat, high in fiber, so are wonderful foods for anti-diabetic diet, as they are released into the blood stream very slowly. One other great thing about these foods, and everyone will be interested in this, they are anti-aging. You will feel full longer, and have more energy. For each meal, eat 1/4-1/2 cup of these beans or lentils.

4  Nuts and seeds– Are you interested in losing weight and not having any hunger pangs? How about a food that can reduce the sagging skin and wrinkles? Nuts or seeds will do all of these, so if you feel hunger creeping up, have a handful of nuts, very filling and totally satisfying and of course very healthy for you. You can use them in so many ways besides eating whole, ground on your cereal, put into a salad and the list goes on.

5 The family of allium– They consist of; scallions, garlic, onions, chives, leeks and shallots. These foods protect the liver as an antioxidant, will prevent cancer, eliminate carcinogens and toxins from the body. Whenever possible it is advised to eat these in their raw state. They will lower the blood pressure, cholesterol, and raises the good cholesterol.

6 Acai- This is a little red berry from an Amazon palm tree, containing nutrients and is the most energy -packing power food in the world. These berries have a taste similar to chocolate and berries combined, and can be found in most health food stores as a juice. The most recommended form though is an unsweetened pulp, but is difficult to find. Their healthful properties are endless and the most beneficial of all foods.

7 Yogurt– This food is known to promote the very best health properties. These are called functional foods, cultured and fermented milk products, which have been around for generations. These ancient foods have been here for that long for a reason, and we need to pay attention to this fact. They are considered probiotic, which means they will help in the fight against infectious diseases.

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