Staying Healthy & Hydrated in Quarantine

It’s important to practice social distancing. But it’s also important to stay healthy during self-quarantine. Sometimes it feels like a balance we just can’t quite strike right. We’re here to help you get through this together with some exercise, eating well, and staying hydrated. 

EXERCISE, EXERCISE, AND MORE EXERCISE

Go outside and get some fresh air with a hike or walk. Grab your mat and enjoy yoga or pilates with the sights and sounds of nature. Biking is low impact and gets your heart pumping. Whatever motivates and inspires you is good enough. 

While gyms were open and now are closed, it doesn’t mean you have to stop exercising. It is a great time to continue staying active at home. You only need a desk chair and moderate hand weights (5-10 pounds). Can’t find weights or something heavy enough to suffice? Bodyweight movements are a great way to incorporate resistance in a pinch!

EATING DURING SELF-QUARANTINE

Right now, grocery stores are a war zone. It feels easy to buy snacks and processed foods right now since they have a longer shelf-life in order to buy yourself more time before your next trip. However, eating healthy during this pandemic is imperative. Ways to make this easier include planning your meals in advance and understanding what foods make your body feel best. 

It’s also a great idea to cook using Kangen water due to their awesome health benefits. We’ve talked about it before if you want to check it out

HYDRATING DURING SELF-QUARANTINE

While you may have endless amounts of tap water available to you, making sure you are cognizant of the water you drink in quarantine is essential to your health. Alkaline water is known for its benefits, and investing in an Enagic device can completely revolutionize your health and immune system

Alkaline water boosts your white blood cell count and also helps protect your body from unwanted invaders. In the unfortunate event that you get sick, it can also greatly impact your ability to recover and heal. Slow healing processes can be the result of an excess amount of toxic compounds in the body. This means it will have to work extra hard to maintain its biological functions. Alkaline water neutralises these toxic compounds present in the body. Moreover, alkaline water is more easily absorbed by the body. This allows your body to use the water you drink effectively, and toxins and harmful substances are flushed out of your system more easily.

Drinking alkaline water regularly can improve the performance of your circulatory system, as it alters the quality of blood in such a way that more oxygen is carried to vital organs. All benefits of alkaline water work in tandem to make the immune system stronger in order to fight foreign pathogens and infections.

If you want further information on how to maximize your health while staying indoors, subscribe to our blog and contact neil@mysocialbiz.net on how to get your hands on your own Enagic device. 

Wanna Beat Allergies? Hydrate with Kangen Water!

If you stumbled upon this article, you are most likely one of the millions of people affected by brutal seasonal allergies. While sneezing, runny nose, itchy and watery eyes are all pretty common indicators of a seasonal allergy, the discomfort can extend beyond that. A little known fact is that signs of dehydration may be a major signal you have allergies.

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Changing temperatures and drier air are harsh on the body’s ability to stay hydrated. Drinking lots of water not only flushes your system regularly, but it supports elimination of foreign substances (such as allergens) that circulate in your system.

Drinking ample amounts of water daily is essential to your general health, but keeping your body hydrated could also mean the end of springtime misery. Consumption of extra fluids can help thin the mucus in your nasal passages and encourage extra sinus drainage. 

As the summer heat creeps upon us, it will become tempting to quench our thirst with shakes, ice cream, and sodas. However, beverages that are high in sugar and caffeine are also dehydrating culprits. To combat allergies that crop up in the spring and summer months, 60 ounces of water daily will be your best friend. 

Those with allergies suffer due to a histamine reaction in the body. Your immune system produces histamines to help guard your body against dangerous pollutants. The annoying symptoms caused by your allergies is actually your body fighting off the harmful irritants like, mold, dust and pollen. Histamines also help regulate your body’s water supply. When your body is dehydrated, or not getting adequate water, histamine production acts as a defensive mechanism to preserve the water remaining in the body. Once your body is dehydrated, the histamine production increases, which causes the body to have the same trigger symptoms as seasonal allergies.

Drinking plenty of water will help prevent the higher histamine production and alleviate the allergy symptoms. Studies estimate that over 75% of our population suffers from the effects of dehydration. Dehydration can also affect the hydration of your skin. Dehydration can cause the skin to become dry and rough. Dry skin can cause uncomfortable conditions like severe itching, scaling, and cracking in the face, hands, and feet. A little known fact about Kangen water is that the device also produces 6.5 ph water, which is the same ph as your skin if you did not know. When you apply it, it is just as refreshing as it is good for you! It protects your skin by maintaining its barrier function and keeping out pathogens. 

Even if you don’t feel thirsty it’s still very important that you consume the appropriate amount of water. Because your body has been in a hydration preservation mode for so long, rehydrating your body may seem like an obstacle. But stick with it! 

Having an at home Engagic device can make top-tier hydration a daily reality, and eliminate springtime allergies. Not to mention it is an incredible investment in your health, anti-aging routine, and disease prevention. Call Neil to learn more about how a Kangen machine can fit into your life? Reach out to neil@mysocialbiz.net to schedule an phone consultation!

 

Testing the pH of Your Home’s Tap Water…RESULTS WILL SHOCK YOU!

You may wonder why pH testing your water is important, or how to check if your own home’s tap water passes the “test”. Well, to start, there are several different methods of testing a solution’s pH – a digital meter, litmus paper, or reagent drops can be used to find the pH value of acidic or alkaline water.

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Water is the foundation of your body. A balanced pH is how our body takes care of itself. Over time our body changes due to the aging process and from all of the foods we consume including acidic fluids we think are satisfying our thirst for liquids. Without any other additives, pure water should have a pH of exactly 7. Anything above that, and it’s alkaline or base. Anything below, and it’s acidic. Testing the pH of water is a relatively easy procedure using a test kit that can be bought at any health food, aquarium or pool supply stores. It contains a number of test strips that change color when wet and a chart to compare the color to get a reading on the water’s pH level.

The benefit of having a Kangen Water Machine is limitless. It will eliminate all of the bad things that are in your tap water and allow you to make right in your own home the best water you can drink today. It will be purified, cleaned, hydrolyzed and cary benefits like no other drinking water today. Besides that you have the capability to produce water with pH levels from 2.5pH to 11.5 pH with a clean water for those on medication and drinking water with ranges of 8.5 to 9.5. 

So why should I care about alkaline balanced water? On top of soothing acid reflux, other benefits of alkaline water include neutralizing acid in the bloodstream, which leads to increased oxygen levels and improved energy and metabolism. It also contains antioxidant properties (anti-aging and anti-disease); cleanses the colon; rejuvenates the skin; and lubricates muscles and joints.

Kangen Devices make pH optimized water attainable for all. Learn how you can turn your kitchen into an alkaline Oasis with the help of Neil Okun! Click here https://info.changewaterlifechange.com/  and go to our site for a free flyer on Kangen Water and its benefits.     

The Newwark Water Crisis

Poor water quality affects a large portion of the American population. In recent weeks, the city of Newark, NJ has become infamously plagued by contaminants. In particular, by lead toxins that are being secreted from the city’s poor infrastructure and excessive tainted dust and debris that makes its way into pipes, streams, and reservoirs. 

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Over the past year, at least 10% of nearly water samples tested, showed lead contamination. The level of lead, found in water, must comply with the federal action level of 15 parts per billion. According to state records, the water samples showed the lead levels at 26.7 parts per billion; almost 100 percent greater than the federal action level.

Lead can cause serious health problems if too much enters the body from drinking water or other sources, especially for pregnant women and children 6 years and younger. It can cause damage to the brain and kidneys, and can interfere with the production of red blood cells that carry oxygen to all parts of the body. The effects of lead can damage the brain and result in lowered IQ in children.

Lead dramatically impacts the alkalinity or acidity of the water available. This means it can leave the body predisposed to chronic illness and lower the immune system over time. A highly alkaline environment makes the organism a great host for cancer and other terminal diseases too. 

Because it is persistent in water sources, it can bioaccumulate quickly. This makes it very important to address as soon as it is recognized. While it is the most harmful to developing children and pregnant adults, it can also be imperative to full-grown individuals. These include manifesting itself in: cardiovascular effects, increased blood pressure and incidence of hypertension, decreased kidney function, and future reproductive problems (in both men and women). The EPA has written extensively on the detrimental impacts of this toxin on their website. 

So what can we do to combat this problem? Last month, New Jersey U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker introduced legislation that would help get the lead out of drinking water. But this may not be enough. 

The problem stems from the inability of the state to provide equal access to resources that can purify and treat water properly. When this becomes an epidemic, the problem must be solved on an individual level instead. 

Our mission is to provide clean and pH optimized water for everyone. By investing in your own Enagic device, you unfold unlimited possibilities and revolutionized health for you and your family. Not only is your device backed by the Enagic promise and lifetime guarantee, but you will notice dramatic changes from day 1. 

What is so great about having a permanent Enagic device in your home is that you do not need to worry about the origin of your water anymore. Your device does all the hard work for you, and purifies even the most polluted water sources. Learn how you can get started on your Enagic journey, or just simply learn more about what we do, by reaching out to Neil Okun today. 

Downsides of Tap Water Across the United States

Is the US tap water safe to drink? Well, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, for 85% of the population it is – but we still have those 15% left. Knowing the estimated population in the United States is 327.16 million, that means about 50 million of the US residents drink dangerously contaminated tap water. In other words – 50 million people are affected by HHAs, THMs, copper, arsenic, lead, and other pollutants. 

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Each of 50 states violates the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Water Drinking Act in some way in the last few years. Last year, we had more than 80,000 water safety violations. Most people affected by those violations live in small, rural areas, but some of the big cities couldn’t pass the test either. Have you heard about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan when lead from aging pipes poisoned the whole community? 

Out of 50 states, 43 states have water polluted with PFAS – toxic fluorinated compound. Tap water in California (Central Valley) contains agriculture chemicals and arsenic – substances that proved to cause cancer with adults and elevate the risk of infant death

Texas was “rewarded” with the worst public water ratings in the US, Florida is in the second place, followed by Pennsylvania (Keystone State), New Jersey, Georgia, Puerto Rico, Washington, Ohio, California, and Arizona.

If you would like to know the exact cities accused of downplaying the threat of contaminated water, we have Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Newark, Washington DC, Brady, Baltimore, Dos Palos, Charleston, and Newburgh here. 

In case your state or city hit the list of the areas with the lowest water quality – we have an emergency, but we have a solution as well. 

Tap water contains substances like chloramines or chlorine used as disinfectants, even though these compounds have negative effects on human health. Chlorine also forms trihalomethanes which cause cell damage, while chlorine triggers digestive, kidney, skin, and respiratory issues. People living in any of the above-mentioned states and cities of the United States have 93% higher chances of getting cancer according to the Council of Environmental Quality

Reading all these downsides of tap water may make you think bottled water has better sanitary control. Wrong answer! Bottled water is not a solution either. Plastic containers made of polycarbonate and PVS contain synthetic compound BPA (Bisphenol A) and microplastics up to 93%. After all, bottled water doesn’t contain as many minerals as tap water does. We know you care about the environment, which is why you should know burning plastic bottles releases carcinogenic substances into the atmosphere

According to international standard and EWG, tap water in New York is safe, but if you want to ensure you are on the safe side, it would be best to use a Kangen Water device. Speaking about LA, the water there is also somehow safe, but would use a reduction in chromium and arsenic. Kangen Water device can help with this as well. 

So, in summary – avoid bottled water as much as you can and drink tap water instead, even in restaurants. If you don’t like the taste of tap water in your household, that means it may be contaminated and you would need a device to improve its quality and eliminate pollutants. People of Michigan, Texas, New Jersey, California, Ohio – watch out here! 

Kangen water device is the solution we have been talking about. If everything you read through this article about tap water you are possibly drinking scares you and you would like to save the planet at the same, you should see Kangen water device in action. It will literally change your life!

 

Guest Post: The Effects Of pH Balanced Water on Cognitive Function

Seventy-five percents of brain mass is water. Water supplementation improves cognitive performances, as well as mood and hydration state, while inadequate hydration causes brain function to go downwards. Being dehydrated affects your neural pathways negatively as it gets harder for the section of the brain to struggle with problem-solving. 

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Are you having a hard time with recalling things from just a couple of days ago? Struggling to stay focused? Then the following lines would be definitely worth a read! 

Cognitive function of the brain is in charge of memory, attention, knowledge attainment, encompass reasoning, as well as visuospatial function. Knowing dehydration affects cognitive abilities negatively, you will probably come to this question. Is it possible for pH values in drinking water to have certain influences on the cognitive function as well? 

Health authorities changed the recommended quantity of water intake with time. Two liters a day became three point seven liters. People are wondering how much water they should drink each day, but they never question drinking water quality. Don’t be harsh on yourself even if you come into this category as well. 

Did you know one can drink liters of water a day and still experience serious health issues? It all depends on one single thing – pH value. Speaking of pH, values below 7 indicate to acidic water, while values above 7 point out to alkaline (basic) water. These numbers also define whether drinking water is either soft or hard. 

Intention of a study conducted by Na Zhang, Songming Du, Guasheng Ma et al. was to prove positive effects water supplementation has on cognitive performances of male college students. They were divided into two groups. One group used to drink water as much as they could, while the other group continued with their old water drinking patterns. 

The examinees went through a 7-day testing, after which each of them was subjected to a final test. Students were listening to a list of random numbers. After reading a digit sequence (each sequence begins with three numbers), the students were asked to recall the digits. 

This study provided useful information on the effects of water supplementation on cognitive function among college students. The purpose of the study was to raise the awareness of residents about the importance of good hydration. 

According to EPA standards, pH of drinking water must vary between these two values. Soft, acidic, and corrosive water has pH lower than 6.5, while pH higher than 8.5 indicates to hard water. Differences between soft and hard water are significant. 

Soft water contains pollutants, metals (zinc, copper, lead, manganese, iron) and is toxic. On the other hand, hard water with a pH beyond 8.5 tastes differently and forms scale depositions, but it is doesn’t have harmful effects on human health as soft water does. Either way, EPA claims both excessive values of alkalinity and acidity have a negative impact on human health. 

Now that you know drinking water with excessive pH values has detrimental effects on your health, you can conclude such water has detrimental effects on your brain’s cognitive function as well. 

Only pH-balanced, long-term water supplementation has positive effects on cognitive function as well as on the whole organism. If you want to supply your brain and its cells with everything they need, drinking balanced Kangen water will boosts its function and make you hydrated, more attentive and energized all day long. 

Alkaline Water 101

What Is Alkaline Water Anyway?

Alkaline water is H2O that has been ionized, meaning the water’s pH (hydrogen) level has been increased. A process called electrolysis separates the acid and the alkaline properties in the water. Alkaline water has a pH level of around 8 or 9. A pH of 7 is the normal level of tap or bottled water.

Why Should I Drink Alkaline Water?

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There are numerous health benefits associated with the consumption of alkaline water. Proponents of the beverage list the following reasons to sip:

  • Hydration – The water molecules are smaller and are more readily absorbed by your cells. Being properly hydrated is critical to achieving good health.
  • Vitamins and Minerals – Alkaline water has minerals like magnesium and calcium, both of which are crucial to maintaining healthy bones. Ionized water is also thought to provide your body with anti-oxidants, the little soldiers that destroy damaging free radicals. This can slow the aging process.
  • Decreased Acidity In The Body – science has shown acidity to be detrimental to our long-term health. Alkaline water lowers acid levels in the stomach and gastrointestinal tract (G.I.).
  • Immunity – You can boost your immune system by helping your body neutralize the acidity in our bodies due to poor diet, stress and environmental toxins. A healthy body is alkaline.
  • How to Drink Alkaline Water:
  • 1. Start drinking the alkaline water at 1⁄4 cup 3 times a day and gradually increase it up until you are drinking nothing but alkaline water. Watch for any signs of detox (headaches, extra tiredness, runny nose…). As soon as any detox symptoms turn on, even SLIGHTLY, stop drinking alkaline water for 2-3 days until the detox symptoms diminish. Then start all over at the 1⁄4 cup level and gradiently increase it again.
  • Remember that PAIN is the first indicator to STOP. “No pain, no gain” is not true. That may apply to career advancement, but it certainly does not apply to health issues including exercise! Pain is something to avoid. So when the body starts to detox, it is important that one backs off from drinking any alkaline water for 2-3 days, until the detox symptoms diminish

The signs of detox are headaches (minor ones), migraines, runny noses, extra tiredness, to dispose of toxins.

2. Alkaline water may be boiled to make tea, coffee, soups, rice, noodles and other food applications.

3. If a person is critically/chronically ill, he or she may want to drink 1-1 1⁄4 gallon of alkaline water per day, but, they must go on FULL bed rest while drinking this quantity of alkaline water. They must not answer the phone, run errands…etc. If they are true to bed rest, they can consume this quantity of water and sleep off most of the detox symptoms. If they don’t, they will be miserable with runny nose, headaches and extra fatigue.

How exactly does alkaline water work?

  • Basically, one’s acid waste and heavy metals are highly positively charged and the negatively charged alkaline water merely helps the cells to discharge their toxic waste.
  • The heavy metals in the body are in oxide forms. In other words, one does not have chunks of metal in their body but have metal salts, such as, mercury salt, lead salt (mercury oxides, lead oxides).
  • Alkaline water will help uptake nutrition. It is commonly used for chicken and cattle ranching to increase feed efficiency and enhance the immune systems of the animals

Cooking with Kangen!

Staying hydrated with alkaline Kangen Water is an important step towards physical health, but a healthy diet is also paramount in overall wellness. It is no secret that staying hydrated is the key to a happy and healthy life.

You can maximize the power of your Enagic machine by learning how to prepare Nature’s healthy ingredients with 3 different types of Kangen.  And then you can cook these amazing foods with Kangen! Here are some simple ways you can substitute Kangen Water in your cooking routine:

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  1. You may be surprised to know that 27% of all edible food gets wasted every year. Now you can turn your unused veggies into broth! Once your vegetables have been properly cleaned with Kangen 11.5, you can store the pieces you do not need right away in the freezer. Once you have about 3 or 4 pounds of vegetable pieces stored, you’re ready to make delicious, flavorful broth.
  2. Why waste money on salad dressing when you can make your own at home with Kangen? If you have ever looked at the label of most salad dressings in the grocery store, you know they are largely comprised of water, high fructose corn syrup, and other natural and artificial “flavors.” In that case, using a dry salad mix and Kangen water can be an excellent way to save extra $ by making condiments at home.
  3. You probably already know how to steam your food. But now you can make steamed food even tastier with homemade Kangen water broth! By boiling water, citrus zest, and steaming the vegetables inside it, you are adding both pizazz and flavor without the extra calories.
  4. Did you know you don’t even have to boil water to make tea? Nope! All you need is Kangen water 9.5. Use Kangen when brewing Fair Trade teas and coffees, or in homemade lemonade. By just steeping the bag in room temperature water you will have coffee or tea in no time!

There are so many possibilities when you integrate Kangen Water® into your cooking! Get creative and explore how you can come up with your own extraordinary twist on ordinary recipes.

To learn more contact Neil Okun!


Beauty Tricks with Kangen Water

Kangen water is popular for drinking for its health benefits, as you may have heard! But for healthy hair and skin, choosing Kangen is the right choice. This article will explain why it is the optimal product for all types of personal care. Read more...

Ionized acidic water is called beauty water in Asia as it is widely used for its beauty benefits.  Ionized acidic water acts as an astringent, naturally toning and tightening the skin. Minor skin irritations can be soothed by acidic water, and it can even be used for first aid!This is because most bacterias and irritants cannot survive in such an acidic environment and the water will inhibit their ability to enter the body. Not to mention, this process of toning and tightening the skin creates a glowy and radiant appearance.

By using mildly acidic water (pH of 4-5) you can help your skin’s natural pH balance out and improve its overall appearance. If your face looks tired, splash on some ionized water and it will brighten up your skin for a quick beauty tune-up. Ionized acidic water is a great touch up for puffy eyes.

For irritated skin, soak a clean cloth in ionized acidic water and cover the affected area with it. For soothing skin irritations, the water should be cool to cold as to avoid further pain. For sunburns and minor burns, use cold ionized acidic water as it will help soothe and encourage healing more quickly as the epidermis is reduced in swelling size.

Kangen water is also a miracle hair care product. Rinsing hair with ionized acidic water compacts and closes hair follicles. This makes the hair stronger, shinier, and overall more manageable. An ionized acidic water rinse for damaged or over processed hair can restore health and shine in as little as one treatment!

Another common problem people experience with hair care is that general detergents can strip and dry hair out. Not Kangen!It is gentle enough to use every day. Over time, it will help to dissolve and rinse away build up left by styling products and hard water. It makes for an excellent dupe for Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) rinses, which can be found in very pricey salons!

Overall, Kangen water has unlimited potential for both your internal health and your exterior beauty. By purchasing an Enagic device, you are also investing in medicine cabinet worth of products you don’t need to purchase anymore! Let Kangen be your one-stop-shop, contact Neil Okun today for more information on how to get a hold of your very own ionizer.


Detoxifying with Kangen

You might hear the word detoxification being thrown around quite a bit. That’s because it is gaining awareness among health communities, as well as beauty communities. A 2011 study on the effects of drinking alkaline water reveals that drinking alkaline water can provide detoxification of heavy metals from your body. Read More...

The study evaluated 4 people who consumed alkaline water for 2 months. Researchers monitored test subjects urine before and during the time they drank alkaline water. All four test subjects showed an increase in the levels of heavy metals detected in their urine for the first couple of days when they started drinking alkaline water. The study made alkaline water using a water ionizer like a Kangen® Water Machine and tap water from Hendersonville, NC. According to their annual water quality report, Hendersonville’s tap water shows only a small amount of copper in it (0.09 mg/L). So the heavy metals excreted by the test subjects definitely didn’t come from Hendersonville’s water!

Detoxification is a highly important process. On average, the normal person is exposed to more than 2,000 chemicals before they leave the house in the morning. Everything you come into contact with emits toxins and gets absorbed into the body. This becomes the source of many health complications over time. Ingesting food and drink is the highway of toxin absorption. The liver is heavily taxed with the responsibility of filtering out everything you drink and synthesize, so it only makes sense to give it a much needed break.   

So what heavy metals does the water help you release? The following infographic shows the types of minerals that get discharged:  Celsium, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, Thallium, Tin, Aluminum, Barium, Cadmium. These are highly toxic to the body and can cause serious illness and internal damage after chronic exposure. Drinking Kangen water releases these within the gut by balancing the internal pH from acidic environments (which cancer thrives in) as well as boosting the immune system.

By incorporating Kangen water into your everyday life, such as including drinking ⅓ your body weight in ounces of Kangen Water, you can ensure you maintain optimal health. By purchasing your own device you are making a lifetime investment towards your health. Having your own Enagic machine means flexibility and convenience; you can fill up a water bottle anytime and take it with you anywhere! So what are you waiting for? Make the change today by contacting Neil Okun!