How Much Water Should You Drink Per Day?

Did you know we are continuously losing water from our bodies every day, primarily via sweat and urine?  To prevent dehydration, we need to drink adequate amounts of water each day. 

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How much water do we need to drink every day?   There are many different opinions on how much should be consumed every day.  The standard most commonly recommended is eight 8-ounce glasses which equals about 2 liters, or a half a gallon.  However, some health experts believe that you only need to sip on water consistently throughout the day, even when you are not thirsty.   As with everything, it really depends on the individual and there are many factors which ultimately affect your need for water.

Some common questions are:

  • Can brain function and energy levels suffer if a person is dehydrated?  Mild dehydration is 1-3% of body weight lost in fluid which can be caused by exercise or heat which can impact brain function.  Typically the first sign is a headache.   Mild dehydration can also negatively affect physical performance, leading to reduced endurance.

  • What is better, Cold or room temperature water?  Drinking cooler or cold water may be beneficial because your body will expend more calories to heat the water due to body temperature.

  • Can drinking more water help me lose weight? Drinking water about a half hour before meals can reduce the number of calories you end up consuming. Overall, drinking adequate amounts of water, particularly before meals, may have a significant weight loss benefit, especially when combined with a healthy diet.

In summary, maintaining water balance in the body is essential for survival.   Trust your body to let you know when it’s time to drink more because thirst instinct is very reliable.

Minerals On-The-Go!

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EarthWater’s 100% natural alkaline mineral concentrate packets are made to mix into your favorite beverages! Formulated to a pH level of 9.5+, its superior alkalinity is achieved by Fulvic & Humic compounds, and more than 70 beneficial trace minerals. Once mixed, the result is a refreshment that not only quenches your thirst and rehydrates your system but it replenishes your body’s core nutrients – the building blocks necessary to restore and maintain optimal health and vitality.

Generally, we reap the benefits of these minerals through the fruits and vegetables we eat. However, due to over-farming and bio-engineering of plants, these important nutrients are no longer sufficiently available in most of food we eat. EarthWater products deliver these minerals to you in a way that is simple to integrate into your daily routine, and easy for your body to absorb. You drink water every day; make sure it's water that improves your health!

Guest Blog Feature: Sydney Bitar, the 2019 Teen Miss Great Lakes

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Hi everyone, I’m Sydney Bitar, the 2019 Teen Miss Great Lakes with the Miss Earth USA pageant and I’m honored to share more about myself and my platform.

What is a platform in pageantry? A pageant platform is a cause that the delegate chooses to volunteer their time to, either raising awareness about the issue, raising money for a cause or implementing a program to address the problem. All delegates within the Miss Earth USA system have environmental platforms, meaning we are all working to protect our environment in some way.  

I grew up loving straws and as a child I was enchanted by the multitude of shapes and colors available. As I got older, I learned how they can harm our environment, drinking water and marine life.  And after watching the “STRAWS” documentary, I knew that advocating for the reduction of plastic straws would be my platform.

Why are straws bad for our environment?  Scientists estimate that there are nearly 7.5 million plastic straws lying around America’s shorelines which means 437 million to 8.3 billion plastic straws are on the entire world’s coastlines. Plastic straws are particularly harmful to our marine environment because they can be mistaken for food, which can choke and kill many marine animals.

Although plastic straws could be recycled, most recycling facilities do not accept plastic straws. Straws are small and flexible, and can fall between the cracks or get stuck in the recycle machinery. Therefore, they usually do not get recycled, and end up back in the trash and in landfills. 

Not everyone is aware of the potential damage straws can have on our environment so I take every chance I can get to initiate conversations about plastic straw alternatives. I carry “restaurant cards” which I leave behind with restaurant managers or service staff while dining out which encouraging the restaurants to offer plastic straws only upon request.

I recently purchased a license to screen the award -winning documentary “STRAW” and use every opportunity I can to hold a screening.  One of the most memorable moments from the STRAWS documentary is video footage of the sea turtle that has become the “face” of the “Skip the Straw” movement.  

By now, more than 6 million people have watched the video of two researchers removing a 4 -inch plastic straw from his nostril. The plastic was lodged in the turtle’s nasal cavity reaching down into his throat inhibiting his breathing and sense of smell. The researchers believe that the turtle mistook the straw for food and after swallowing it they think the turtle tried to regurgitate the straw and it got lodged in its nasal passages.

I hope I’ve convinced you that we can all easily make small changes that add up to a big impact on the environment.   I encourage you to skip the straw or use a sustainable alternative, like me.

Follow my journey to the national Teen Miss Earth USA pageant July 1, 2019: http://www.facebook.com/TeenMissGreatLakes 

Learn more about the STRAWS Documentary: http://www.strawsfilm.com/home

Guest Blog Feature: Miss Minnesota Earth 2018 - Tegan Gruhot

Miss Minnesota Earth 2018 - Tegan Gruhot

Miss Minnesota Earth 2018 - Tegan Gruhot

I am the former Miss Minnesota Earth 2018, Tegan Gruhot. Throughout my reign last year as Miss Minnesota Earth I was given many opportunities to share with young children around my area about the important of taking care of our earth. One of the first events I did was my Think Global Act Local project in which I partnered with my local Cans for Kids organization, and did a book reading with a bird feeder craft. At this event we read “The Adventures of an Aluminum Can” and “I can save the Earth” both by Little Green Books. These books were both interesting and important in showing kids about recycling and what they can do to become more eco-friendly. In the first book an aluminum can first starts as a bauxite rock, goes through a processing line turns into a can, and then is recycling and turned into a baseball bat. This book was important in showing kids the benefits of recycling and what happens in the process. The second book was about a little monster who is an environmental nightmare, and he soon learns what he can do to be more eco-friendly and help our earth!

            I grew up playing outdoors constantly, and quickly learned the importance of cleaning up our earth while being outside, along with recycling. According to the Recycle Across America website “Recycling one ton of plastic bottles saves the equivalent energy usage of a two-person household for one year”. I find that absolutely crazy and just another reason that we as humans should push towards using reusable water bottles along with finding other things in our home and personal lives that can be more eco-friendly.

            What are ways that you and your family can become more eco-friendly? Take a look below at some small but huge ways that you can impact our earth.

 

1.     Using reusable straws. Plastic straws are showing up all over the shores of our oceans, they are affecting our sea creatures and animals that find them. Plastic straws are also not biodegradable. Using glass, bamboo or stainless-steel straws can greatly impact our earth. These straws are reusable, eco-friendly, easy to clean, portable and last but not least they reduce the amount of plastic straws showing up in our oceans and landfills.

 

2.     Use wool dryer balls. Using wool dryer balls helps cut drying time down because the balls help air circulate better. Cutting down on dryer time helps reduce energy usage.

 

3.     Simply turning off lights when you are done in a room, which helps conserve electricity or turning off the water while brushing your teeth which helps conserve water.

 

4.     My final eco-friendly suggestion is to use reusable shopping bags. Plastic bags are ending up in our landfills or other locations on our earth. Reusable shopping bags are eco-friendly, durable, resourceful and some store are even offering incentives for checking out with a reusable bag or tote! Check your local stores!

 

Throughout my reign as Miss MN Earth USA 2018, I learned so many valuable lessons that I will carry with me forever. The organization truly changed my outlook on our planet. I really thought I was doing a lot with recycling, using my water bottles, walking to work when I could, but I had no clue how many more things that I could incorporate in my life to be MORE eco-friendly. The more I learned, the more I shared. I didn’t just share to the public as a titleholder, but also in my personal life. Suggesting to family and friends what they could change to help our planet, but also my daycare kids. They are all so young & beautiful and still learning about our planet. They are at the age where if we teach them now how to take care of our planet that is something they can pass on for generations.

Why Black Water?

Why is it Black?  “Minerals you can see”

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EarthWater consists of Fulvic & Humic complexes which are a concentrated blend of all the minerals and trace elements found in an immense arsenal of ionic plants. Fulvic/Humic balances and energizes all cell life.  When fulvic and/or humic is present in the body, it "complexes and dissolves" nutrients (from both food and supplements) into the simplest ionic form, ready to be utilized by the body. Fulvic and humic essentially prepare nutrients to inter-react with each other and extends the time those same nutrients are available to cells. In simple terms, fulvic/humic supercharges nutrients and changes them to a form that makes them ready to be fully absorbed by living cells. 

Absorption and utilization of fulvic/humic, once it is consumed, is not dependent on a particular healthy state of digestion, alkalinity, or oxygenation. It can’t be damaged, restricted, or its benefits minimized by any unhealthy condition within the body. It is immediately and fully utilized, with far reaching effects enhancing every system of the body. 

Minerals extracted from this plant source are ionic and readily absorbable by our bodies because they are in a form that our bodies were designed to ingest...in ionic plant-based form - not rock, clay, or metal. With proper assimilation by the body, these ionic minerals are either fully absorbed, or if unneeded they are flushed from the system, leaving no unusable residue to build up in the tissues. 

Researchers have known for years that at least 90 nutrients are needed to maintain optimum health. These nutrients include a minimum of 60-84 minerals, 16 vitamins, 12 amino acids and 3 essential fatty acids. 

Though plants manufacture their own vitamins, minerals are a different story. Whether a plant contains a sufficient amount of fulvic/humic minerals depends on the quality and quantity of minerals in the soil. Plants get their minerals by up-taking them into their root systems from the soil in which they are grown. Those minerals can only be supplied from the soil. If the minerals are not in the soil, they won’t be in the plant. And remember, vitamins can only be absorbed by the body if minerals are present to create the reactions that enable them to be activated by the body. 

When you supplement with Fulvic/Humic you are literally feeding those missing nutrients to all the vital processes of your body. Fulvic/Humic enhances the body's natural ability to uptake nutrients and produce energy on a cellular level. 

Try EarthWater today and experience the power of these minerals for yourself!

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Guest Blog Feature in honor of national doctor day 3/30: Dr. Liza Leal - "Everyone Has a Purpose in this Life"

"EVERYONE HAS A PURPOSE IN THIS LIFE, SO TRY TO LOOK FORWARD TO EVERY SECOND OF THE DAY. OUR LIFE IS MEANT TO BE LIVED RIGHT NOW."

- Dr. Liza Leal

- Dr. Liza Leal

I am always looking for healthy alternatives for my patients who are open to options outside of what Big Pharma has to offer. This is an approach from which many in the health community could benefit.

Today, more than 110 million Americans live daily with some form of chronic pain. For many years, I was one of those Americans. Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 23, I completed my medical school and residency in a motorized yellow scooter. Wanting something more than what traditional medicine had to offer, I began a lifelong journey of education and looking outside the box…hence my relationship with EarthWater.

I regularly advocate for alternative methods of treatment for patients who suffer from chronic pain and other debilitating ailments and share with my patients that when it comes to healing, hydration is critical. EarthWater is a functional water that contributes to the body’s own natural healing properties by creating an alkaline environment which chemically balances the body, reduces inflammation and assists the immune system with its electrolytes and 70 plus trace minerals.”

As a result, I incorporate EarthWater as a tool for my patients who struggle with hydration, a key building block of health. Understanding the importance of the body’s natural ability to regenerate, I also use EarthWater prior to every stem cell therapy treatment, aiding the patient’s body in its ability to regenerate, rebuild and repair. I’ve found a more integrative and holistic approach to health prevents overuse of unneeded medications and procedures. Hydration is a key component to recover from injury, trauma and pain. It's really exciting to see the changes I've gone through and share them with my family, friends and patients.

How do my patients respond when I first recommend EarthWater to them? Initially, they give me a curious look and then inevitably ask me why it is black. Then they taste it and it tastes just like water, only better. I remind them you drink coffee and soda that are black, so why wouldn’t you drink a better water that can help heal your body?

For anyone who has ever tasted EarthWater, it is obvious how this product can be life-changing to one's diet. How would I recommend it to someone who isn't as familiar with the benefits? It’s simple, start with two bottles a day and notice how much better you focus and how much better you feel. We use regenerative therapies which allow the body to unleash its full potential and having the right tools are critical for patient results…..EarthWater is one of those tools.

Author: Dr. Liza Leal, MD., Medical Advisor to EarthWater.

 

Guest Blog Feature: Miss Rocky Mountains Earth 2019 - Louie Ann Caragao

 
Miss Rocky Mountains Earth 2019 - Louie Ann Caragao

Miss Rocky Mountains Earth 2019 - Louie Ann Caragao

 

As many of you have distinguished, I am Miss Rocky Mountains Earth 2019, representing the scenic state of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains region. I personally have chosen the Miss Earth organization not only because I am a Filipina wanting to signify myself as a Filipino in the Miss Earth competition in the Philippines, but I am also a proud product of having lineage of farmers who planted pineapple and coffee beans. The other side of my family preserves a farmstead of coconuts in the Philippines as well! As a matter of fact, I love Miss Earth’s slogan, “beauty for a cause,” because as a titleholder, I have the opportunity to encompass and assist other individuals/foster any foundations.  Miss Earth USA not only measures and helps me become more environmentally friendly, but it gave me the experience for my reliance. As Miss Rocky Mountains Earth 2019, I have volunteered in nursing homes, serving the elderly and those affected with dementia. Correspondingly, I will help cultivate health care professionals, garden, and decontaminate the Colorado Springs area with the staff and the seniors for an ecologically friendly environment.

I am captivated by the science behind conservational factors. My platform, air pollution linked to much greater risk of dementia is more than an aspiration to acquire, comfort, and flourish.  A person must be able to apprehend through different lenses. My grandparents from both sides of the family are undergoing dementia currently, the reasoning behind my proposal. Furthermore, It is often known that some of the health risks of gasping sufficient and ultrafine particles are entrenched, such as asthma, lung cancer, and, most recently, heart disease.  Moreover, The brain region called the hippocampus is the center of learning and memory in the brain, and the brain cells in this region are often the first to be damaged. Others may not recognize that air pollution is the root to dementia. Just like the flower, “forget-me-knot,” one is not wanting to forget, but trying to piece together a puzzle of memories instead.

Equally important, atmospheric air pollution can be outlined as the presentation of any chemical, physical, or biological pollutant: indoor or outdoor air which the natural characteristics of the atmosphere harms human health. Air pollutants can be released into the atmosphere from both natural (ex: windblown dust, volcanoes, and wildfires) and anthropogenic bases (ex: power plants, industries, and transportation). However, manmade sources are identified as the major contributor to indoor and outdoor air pollution. Human activities distress the timing, setting, and degree of personal exposure to pollutants. Reports have shown that air pollution not only affects the elderly population cognitively, but it also damages the brains of the younger cohorts.

As a result, the reimbursement of the brain leads to the deficiency of memory, the shortage of the capacity to pay attention, poor reasoning and judgment skills, and the lack of communication usage. Although this may be true, physical exercise on a regular basis and consuming a Mediterranean diet are preventions of the risk of having dementia throughout aging. Also, the amount of radiation one consumes, especially during the morning hours will benefit an individual in order to counteract dementia. Consequently,

by laughing together, people manage to overcome embarrassment, connect with others, and carry on communication abilities which also lends a hand and diminishes the disease.

Just like the flower, Forget-Me-Knot because of the noteworthiness of not wanting to forget others or become forgotten, we need to remember those we love and make connections that last through a lifetime. It is not just being eco-friendly, a call for action to clean up our cities and urban environments of the future is needed. It solely starts with one person. That is why I thank EarthWater for generating a brand of water for people who want to live a healthier lifestyle and for subsidizing the Miss Earth USA association to become “rehydrated, replenished, and recovered.”

Get to know Miss Rocky Mountains Earth 2019 - Louie Ann Caragao

Where are you from: Monument, CO
School: University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Hobbies: Dancing, Singing, Horse back riding, Kickboxing, Hiking, Ice Skating, Cooking, Culture + Travel, Going on new adventures
Platform: Air Pollution Linked to Dementia

It's Not What You Consume, It's What You ABSORB!

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Have you ever wondered how our body processes the nutrients we put into it?

Most people think their body absorbs all the good nutrients from the things they eat and drink, however, our digestive system is a bit more complicated . As Victoria Freeman states in Experience Life, “Consuming the right foods is not the end of the nutritional story, and just because something makes it to your stomach doesn’t mean your body will actually use it as you intended.”

“Whether they’re from food or supplements, nutrients aren’t technically in your body until they’ve been absorbed,” explains Stella Volpe, PhD, RD, Associate Professor of Nursing and Miriam Stirl Term Endowed Chair in Nutrition at the University of Pennsylvania. “Until absorption, things are just passing through.”

Vitamins and minerals can be absorbed in ways besides just eating, including directly through your skin, however the most common way is through your mouth. The absorption process begins as you chew and continues through your esophagus and throughout your digestive system, but the majority occurs in the upper portion of your small intestine. Your body breaks down the foods and liquids you intake and pushes it along to the small intestine for absorption through its walls into your bloodstream.

EarthWater is comprised of 70+ life essential 100% natural trace minerals provided by it’s proprietary blend of fulvic & humic compounds which turns the water black and gives it a natural 9.5 pH. This mineral composition helps the human body hydrate better, absorb nutrients faster and replenish electrolytes well beyond regular water.

Generally scientists agree, the most effective way for our body to absorb much needed vitamins and minerals is by consuming them in liquid form like EarthWater, versus a solid form such as food or pill supplements.

By drinking just one bottle of EarthWater a day you are providing your body its much needed nutrients and hydration vital in living a healthy life.

For additional information, read Victoria Freeman’s article “All About Absorption” -https://experiencelife.com/article/all-about-absorption/

The Future Is Green

 
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Photo Credit: Lionsbrow Photography

 

From large corporations to regular people like you and I, living sustainably is the cool new thing to do. I’ve been working very hard this year to help people realize that going green is not that difficult and that truly, The Future Is Green. By visiting schools and speaking to children, I am able to help nurture the importance of living sustainably at a young age. I am dedicating this post to sharing four simple steps on living green. First, let’s start with why this matters.

There is insurmountable evidence that climate change is real and caused by humans. Even if you don’t believe this, why in good conscience would you want to leave behind trash? Let’s leave nature as the pristine beauty it deserves to stay!  

1.              Discard old/expired medications appropriately. Never flush them down the drain where they can end up in the water supply. Many pharmacies offer free disposal services.

2.              Decline Styrofoam to-go containers. Styrofoam is very expensive to recycle which is why many facilities don’t even accept it. Request foil or a reusable plastic container if you have to.

3.              Support green businesses. As consumers, we have the power of the dollar and we should hold large corporations to high standards of environmental ethics. Let’s all band together to support business and companies that take sustainability and our health seriously.

4.              Reusable straws! Many restaurants have banned plastic straws. An easy alternative is using a reusable bamboo or metal straw.  

I hope this information opens your world to sustainable living. These are just a few of the simple and quick ways we can each be socially responsible citizens of Earth.

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Remember, The Future Is Green!

Author: Yashvi Aware

5 Nutrients You’re Deficient In… If You Eat Too Much Sugar

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by Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, PhD

When we talk about eating too much sugar, the conversation usually revolves around excessive energy intake, empty calories, blood glucose and insulin spikes, or increased risk of chronic diseases (like diabetes, cancer, and heart disease). But, there’s actually another huge problem that gets less airtime in the sugar discussion: micronutrient deficiencies!

It turns out, a high intake of sugar can contribute to nutrient deficiencies in ways other than by displacing more nutritious foods. We’ve discovered a number of mechanisms by which sugar can actually deplete (or reduce the absorption) of certain vitamins and minerals. As a result, eating too much sugar can induce deficiencies, even when our overall micronutrient intake appears to be adequate.

So, which nutrients suffer on a high-sugar diet? Let’s take a look!

1. Vitamin D

It’s no secret that vitamin D deficiency is a big problem these days (especially for those living far from the equator), but lack of sun exposure isn’t the only cause. Excessive sugar intake (especially in the form of fructose) may actually exacerbate vitamin D deficiency!

How does it work? Researchers have discovered that a high intake of fructose can increase the expression of an enzyme responsible for degrading vitamin D (24-hydroxylase), while also decreasing the expression of an enzyme that helps synthesize vitamin D (1α-hydroxylase). As a result, fructose can enhance the breakdown of vitamin D in the kidneys while also impairing the body’s ability to synthesize it. The result is a reduction in vitamin D levels, and the potential for the harmful effects of deficiency to manifest (such as greater susceptibility to infection, higher risk of autoimmunity, increased rates of certain cancers, and overall lower immune function). No wonder 75% of people in Western countries are deficient in vitamin D!

And, it gets worse! Vitamin D deficiency and a high fructose intake can enter a vicious cycle, because low levels of vitamin D can actually exacerbate the inflammatory properties of fructose. Multiple studies have shown that vitamin D depletion increases non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) induced by fructose, and that vitamin D plays a crucial role in quelling the inflammation caused by high-fructose, Western-style diets. Historically, vitamin D levels would naturally be higher during sunny months when higher-fructose foods (like fruit) were in season. But, now that we have year-round access to nearly any food (and year-round roofs over our heads preventing sun exposure!), the potential for vitamin D and fructose to antagonize each other is greater than it’s ever been.

2. Calcium

Calcium is famous for supporting skeletal health (including bones and teeth), as well as assisting in blood coagulation and acting as an electrolyte (helping nerves send signals and muscles contract). But, calcium is another nutrient negatively impacted by a high sugar intake!

Here’s how it works. Normally, vitamin D helps facilitate calcium absorption by regulating active calcium transport in the small intestine (a process that becomes even more important when calcium intake is on the low side, or when calcium requirements increase—such as during growth or lactation). Because the process is greatly dependent on blood levels of vitamin D3, the vitamin-D-lowering effects of fructose can have a ripple effect on calcium, causing our bodies to be unable to absorb as much as we need from dietary sources. That spells trouble during times when we need calcium the most, like during pregnancy or when we’re trying to heal broken bones.

And, along with fructose, a high intake of another form of sugar (glucose) has been shown to increase calcium excretion by the kidneys, through several proposed mechanisms (inhibiting tubular reabsorption of calcium, and possibly suppressing parathyroid hormone from the spiked blood sugar and insulin that comes after a high-sugar meal). Yikes!

3. Magnesium

Magnesium is a serious rock-star mineral that’s only started receiving the attention it deserves in recent years. Along with regulating muscle and nerve function, making protein, building bone, synthesizing DNA, and regulating blood sugar levels, magnesium is required by literally every organ in our bodies. In other words, it’s pretty important!

Both a high sugar intake and elevated insulin levels (which can result from a high intake of refined carbohydrates, including sugar) have been shown to increase the excretion of magnesium by the kidneys, by inhibiting tubular reabsorption (the same process that leads to calcium excretion) and by guzzling through the body’s magnesium reserves during sugar metabolism. That’s partly why people with diabetes or chronically high insulin tend to have higher magnesium requirements and more rapid magnesium depletion.

In fact, the interaction between sugar and magnesium is a two-way street: along with sugar depleting magnesium, magnesium plays a role in stabilizing blood sugar (by influencing cellular uptake of glucose and insulin secretion). So, when magnesium levels are too low, blood sugar regulation can also be impaired—setting the stage for even greater magnesium depletion due to the higher levels of glucose in the blood!

4. Chromium

Chromium is a trace mineral involved in macronutrient metabolism and blood sugar control, and although we only need small amounts of it to be healthy, a high sugar intake can increase the likelihood of deficiency. Consuming excessive amounts of simple sugars causes more chromium to be excreted in the urine (in one study, eating a diet of 35% simple sugars increased chromium excretion from 10% at baseline to 300%). The effect has been pinpointed to the insulinogenic properties of refined sugars, and the impact of elevated insulin on chromium loss.

Like with magnesium, chromium and sugar have an interactive effect due to chromium’s role in blood sugar regulation. Just as a high sugar intake can contribute to chromium deficiency, chromium deficiency can contribute to poor glucose tolerance and higher blood sugar levels (since adequate chromium is needed for insulin binding, increasing the insulin receptor number, and insulin receptor phosphorylation).

5. Vitamin C

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that humans are pretty weird (hey, its true!), and one of our quirks involves vitamin C. Out of all the mammals in the world, only a handful (including humans) are unable to synthesize their own vitamin C. (The reason is due to a mutation in the GULO (gulonolactone oxidase) gene, which codes a protein needed for converting glucose into vitamin C.)

So, what does this have to do with high-sugar diets? Both glucose and vitamin C use the same transporters to enter cells, and research has shown that high levels of glucose (whether in the intestines or in the blood) can slow down or limit the absorption of vitamin C by our bodies. The Glucose Ascorbate Antagonism theory, proposed by Dr. John Ely in the 1970s, describes the competition between vitamin C and glucose—where elevated glucose restricts vitamin C from entering cells (ultimately leading to reduced immune function).

Fortunately, many higher-sugar whole foods (like fruit) are naturally high in vitamin C, helping offset these effects. But, the same protection isn’t there when it comes to excessive intakes of refined sweeteners like white sugar and high-fructose corn syrup!

So, Should We Avoid All Sugar?

As I’ve discussed previously, smaller and occasional intakes of sugar are unlikely to be harmful. It’s the chronically high intakes typical of the Standard American Diet—not the occasional sweet treat or sugar-containing recipe—that we start to damage our health and raise our risk of a variety of modern diseases.

 

But, the fact that sugar (glucose and fructose) can deplete our bodies of essential nutrients is a good one to keep in the back of our heads as we go about our days making decisions on what to eat! If you’re someone who find themselves reaching for a sweetened treat frequently, that could be doing your body some harm even if that treat falls under the Paleo umbrella.

 

Yet, the takeaway isn’t to avoid anything containing sugar, but to focus on whole foods whenever possible, and emphasize nutrient-dense sources of sugar like berries and blackstrap molasses when we do want something sweet!

About Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, PhD

Award-winning public speaker, New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned health expert, Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, PhD (aka The Paleo Mom) believes the key to reversing the current epidemics of chronic disease is scientific literacy. She creates educational resources to help people regain their health through diet and lifestyle choices informed by the most current evidenced-based scientific research.

Read original article posting: https://www.thepaleomom.com/5-nutrients-youre-deficient-in-if-you-eat-too-much-sugar/

 

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What’s the deal with pH? Is Alkaline Water good for me?

You may have heard of the words “high alkaline” around recent diet fads or specialty drinks and wondered “What does this really mean? “ 

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Let’s start with understanding water pH and acidity.

What is pH?

pH is a numeric scale used to specify the acidity or basicity of an aqueous solution.  The scale runs from 0 to 14.  The lower number on the scale is an indicator of higher acidity.  The higher the number on the scale is an indicator it is more basic, or alkaline.  Processed foods and products like yogurt, fish and cheese are typically more acidic while vegetables like beets, bell peppers and kale are considered higher in alkaline. 

What does pH have to do with water?

Pure water is considered a neutral-located in the middle of the scale, usually with a pH of 7.  Unfortunately, not all water is pure and is rarely ever at this actual level.  The pH levels of water change because there are many factors which can affect the acidity and alkalinity of water.  The first and most prominent is the bedrock and soil composition where the water is located. Depending on the rock type, acidity in the water may be neutralized.  However, plant growth and organic material located near the water can increase acidity due to the emission of carbon dioxide when decomposition occurs.  Other factors include the dumping of chemicals and acid precipitation.

pH levels in drinking water are monitored closely and are required to be kept in a range of 6.5-8.5 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). If not regulated carefully, the effects of drinking acidic or alkaline water can be harmful.  When water is below a pH level of 7, it has a corrosive quality to it. This means it could contain iron, copper, lead or zinc from plumbing or other metal fixtures and can have a bitter or metallic taste. 

How does pH impact our bodies and overall health?

The importance of water pH is to keep your body in balance and to regulate metabolic processes.  Being either too alkaline or too acidic can be detrimental to your health.  A diet high in acidity can lead to weight gain, slower immune responses and susceptibility to disease.  A diet too alkaline can lead to the inability to metabolize key nutrients.  Our bodies are constantly working to achieve a balanced pH level.  The food we eat, the liquids we drink and even the emotions we feel are all contributing to our bodies pH level.

EarthWater has an average pH level of 9.25 to 10.5 and is one of the highest natural pH waters available on the market.  With its 70+ life essential natural trace minerals,  EarthWater helps the body hydrate better, absorb nutrients faster and replenish electrolytes well beyond regular water.

Your body will truly thank you for it!  Learn more at earthwater.com.  We would love to help you get your body back in balance and on the road to better health!

Author: Kim Francis

NASCAR Drivers: Why Hydration is Critical!

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Race car interiors get hot, very hot. Drivers wear multiple layers of clothing, gloves, helmets and leather all designed to keep fire out, which keeps the heat in. Keeping a driver cool during a long, hot race isn’t easy. 

During a two to three hour race, a driver can lose up to 10 pounds of water, and if he/she is not replenishing, it can hurt their performance.  When driving around the track at over 150 mph, reaction time is critical.  Proper hydration is essential to maintaining a continuous and instantaneous response time.

When you become dehydrated, it can take hours or even days to fully recover. 

EarthWater has been the water of choice for many drivers because of its all natural 9.5 -10.5 pH, 70+ trace minerals, high molecular oxygen and the most powerful antioxidants in the world.  

With zero sugar or artificial flavors, no preservatives or chemicals and zero calories or carbohydrates, EarthWater helps you hydrate better and recover faster! 

Are you a NASCAR fan? Join EarthWater at the Gas Monkey Bar & Grill in Dallas for the “Daytona in Dallas” ultimate fan experience this Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 pm -5:00 pm.   Watch the Daytona 500 on multiple televisions, sample EarthWater and take your picture in front of the official EarthWater NASCAR #23

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Fatigue? Muscle Pain? Fibromyalgia? EarthWater has your back!

Fibromyalgia (FMS) is a complex health condition. While doctors and researchers are learning more about it and taking it more seriously, there’s a lot we still don’t know. Millions of people (including a staggering 3.4% of adult women) struggle with fibromyalgia, a pain disorder once dismissed as a made-up problem.

The good news is doctors now treat fibromyalgia and recognize it as a real health condition.    While you may not be able to completely “cure” FMS, there are many things you can do to reduce or even alleviate some of the symptoms. This includes nutrition, exercise, mindset, and other lifestyle adjustments.

Because you have good days and bad days with fibromyalgia, start each morning assessing how you feel. If you didn't sleep well the night before, plan your day accordingly and arrange to do less. If you feel well rested and your pain is tolerable, do more -- but remember that moderation is key. Always be flexible. You never know when you'll have a flare, so listen to your body and take breaks when you need them. If you have fibromyalgia, you've probably wondered if there are ways to modify your diet to improve symptoms such as fatigue and muscle pain.

Research hasn't shown that there are specific foods that all fibromyalgia patients should avoid or add to their diets, however it may still be worthwhile to take a closer look at how foods impact the way you feel.

I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2006 and have found that managing the daily symptoms can be a challenge.  There are many highs and lows.  I’ve paid closer attention to the role my diet plays in my pain management and wanted to share the following tips on how I have tweaked my diet to support my overall health and wellness and the role EarthWater has played in minimizing my pain. 

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Pay attention to how food makes you feel.  

A lot of people with fibromyalgia have sensitivities to particular foods, but it varies from person to person.  A good way to start identifying the foods that may aggravate your symptoms is keeping a daily food journal.

Try eliminating certain foods

If you experience any irritable bowel symptoms, stop eating the food you suspect you may be sensitive to for six to eight weeks.  Then add it back into your diet and see how you feel

It makes sense for people with fibromyalgia -- just like everyone else -- to try to eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein.

Clean Eating:

A well-balanced diet can give you more energy to stay physically active and can potentially improve your overall health.

Buy vegetables that are pre-washed and cut up.  If you have a health food store nearby, go to the deli section and buy small portions of pre-prepared foods like beet salad or quinoa to vary your diet.

By drinking one bottle a day of EarthWater, I am giving my body the 70+ trace minerals it needs and have found that my pain level and exhaustion is not as intensified.  I also stay hydrated longer and it has also helped my acid reflux tremendously. 

Use Food to help Fight Fatigue

Choosing the right foods may help you keep your energy level more consistent and prevent fatigue.

Make sure you eat breakfast, which should include some protein and whole grains and you can try eating a boiled egg and some oatmeal.  This will help prevent your blood sugar from spiking and will give you the right kind of energy to get you going through the morning, even if your body is aching and you're feeling tired.

Focus on your overall well being

As you make changes to your diet, keep in mind that people with fibromyalgia tend to benefit most from taking a variety of approaches to managing their symptoms.

Along with leading a healthy lifestyle (including a nutritious diet) and adding EarthWater to your daily regimen there are many other therapies worth exploring.

Look into trying things like yoga, massage, and deep-breathing exercises. . Each individual with fibromyalgia have different symptoms and will need different solutions to get the best possible quality of life.

Author: Kim Francis

The Little Things Add Up

It’s been a month since the New Year’s Eve champagne toasts, confetti, & the famous Times Square ball counted down to 2019!

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Goals were set, plans were made, gym memberships were purchased, and the best intentions were made to live our best life.  Yet, while we have the best intent to follow through, the reality of meeting and executing our goals is a different story.                      

If we break our intentions into smaller goals, we find the little things really do add up and become easier to follow through. 

Here are some tips to start incorporating changes into your daily lifestyle: 

•       Stretch every morning.  When you get out of bed, take a few minutes to do a full body stretch.  This aids in getting your blood flowing, which improves circulation and maintaining long term flexibility.

•       Remember to HYDRATE.  Drink at least one bottle of EarthWater a day.   Providing your body with 70+ natural trace minerals and electrolytes has countless benefits and will have a positive impact on your overall health from the inside out.

•       Be more active.  If you’re watching TV, do a few crunches or squats.  Instead of driving a block down the street, walk or jog it!  Instead of taking the elevator, take the stairs.  Make a conscious effort to be more active.  All these things add up in your overall fitness.

•       Fall in love with clean foods.  Fresh fruits and vegetables instead of processed or canned foods.  Experiment with new recipes and have some fun in the process!  (Tip: Roasting vegetables is one of our favorite ways to prepare them... it’s SO easy and delicious.)

•       Help others.  It’s amazing how our inner well-being and overall health is impacted positively when we help others.  Volunteering, smiling, saying hello to a stranger, or offering a word of encouragement to a friend are all excellent ways to give back. 

•       Plan more activities in nature.  Take an evening walk in your neighborhood or local park or enjoying a daily stroll are great ways to keep your body moving and reconnect with mother earth.

Remember, every day is a new day!  Start something new on the journey to living your best life!  Feeling refreshed and hydrated with EarthWater is always just one bottle away.

Healthy Sleep is Calling Your Name

Routine, Self-Care, Minerals and a nightly break up with Technology can change your entire world. (Don’t worry, you can get back together in the morning)

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How can you thrive when you are sleep deprived?

Do you ever find yourself dreaming of being fully caught up on sleep, and functioning at your full potential?  Well my friends, dreams DO come true!  With a few simple tips & suggestions... you just might channel your inner “sleeping beauty.”

PRO TIP:

The National Sleep Foundation recommends between seven and nine hours of sleep a night for adults.  Going to bed around the same time each night helps your body establish a sleep rhythm, so your slumber is more restorative.  If you stick to the same pattern each night, your body will grow accustomed to it and will know when it’s time to unwind.  Eventually it will become easier to fall asleep.

We never realize how CRUCIAL our sleep is until we become deprived, lethargic, and realize that whatever percentage of sleep we’re lacking will directly be deducted from our fullest potential in all aspects of our lives.

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Here at EarthWater, we’re never surprised when a consumer of our product tells us how they can’t believe even drinking just one bottle a day has dramatically improved their sleep!  It is our over 70+ trace minerals and natural electrolytes which fuels your energy during the day and naturally helps your body transfer into a deeper state of sleep at night.

Aside from drinking EarthWater, a healthy diet/lifestyle is key, too. (Oh, hello Captain Obvious.)  If you’re consuming a bunch of sugars or eating too late, this can keep you awake and throw your digestion system off.   Um, no thanks.

HERE ARE 6 TIPS TO HELP YOU DEVELOP A SUCCESSFUL SLEEP ROUTINE:

1.)      Make sure you’re getting the proper minerals, vitamins, & nutritious foods during the day.  We recommend at least one bottle of EarthWater a day.  Personally, I drink about 3 a day.

2.)      Take some time to wind down.  Make it your routine... routine is KEY for consistent sleep.  For example, journal, meditate, soak in a warm bath and try to stick to a time schedule.

3.)      Set yourself up for a successful morning by completing some tasks the night before that could put             you in a rush the next day.   It’s so relaxing to know you can wake up and be several steps                 ahead as you venture out on your fresh, new day!

4.)      TURN OFF/PUT AWAY THE ELECTRONICS.  They keep our brains stimulated and therefore your brain isn’t producing the natural melatonin it needs.

5.)      Your bed should be your oasis.  Create an atmosphere that is your place of zen, comfort, and relaxation...

6.)      Lastly.... all lights out!  Just like our amazing black EarthWater, the darkness in your room can be just as beneficial to your sleeping career.

(P.S.- We use Only EarthWater in our coffee mug)

(P.S.- We use Only EarthWater in our coffee mug)

Hope these tips helped!

Lots of love from all of us at Team EarthWater!  We hope our water can help you as it helps so many!  Say hello to our minerals and goodbye to your unwanted midnights! 

Moonlight & Minerals,

Neill

Team EarthWater 

The Mineral Deficiency Epidemic

EarthWater to the rescue

 
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Unless you live on an organic farm, drink from a natural spring well, call for a horse & buggy instead of an Uber – then it is possible you are in the mineral deprived category of living in modern society.

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If that sounds like you, have no fear! EarthWater is here to help. SO, let’s get down to the facts, and take control of this epidemic.

  1.) What is mineral deficiency?

Mineral deficiency is a lack of the dietary minerals, the micronutrients that are needed for an organism's proper health. The cause may be a poor diet, impaired uptake of the minerals that are consumed or a dysfunction in the organism's use of the mineral after it is absorbed.

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Yeah... No thank you.

2.) What are the symptoms of mineral deficiency?

·      decreased immune system

·      constipation, bloating, abdominal pain

·      diarrhea

·      irregular heart beat

·      loss of appetite

·      muscle cramping

·      nausea and vomiting

·      numbness or tingling in the extremities

·      poor concentration

·      slow social or mental development in children

·      weakness or tiredness

3.) How can EarthWater help restore the essential minerals missing in your life?

EarthWater has over 70+ trace minerals in just one bottle, including the rare Fulvic & Humic (Humic is the reason why our water has its beautiful dark color).  We recommend at least one bottle of EarthWater daily in order to fuel your body with the nutrients from Mother Nature herself.

Here at EarthWater, it is an honor to witness the transforming power of these rare minerals and an even bigger blessing to share them with you.

LUCKILY, you don’t have to go mining for these precious, life-changing minerals... We have already done it for you! The ultimate gift in a bottle from us here at Team EarthWater.

#DrinkDifferent. #FeelDifferent. #MineralsYouCanSee #NewYearNewYou #Healthy2019

Health, Minerals and Love,

Neill

Team EarthWater

The Magic of Minerals

Growing up, I was always mesmerized by magic.  It was unbelievable to see an object being transformed or disappearing right before my eyes.

As an adult, it’s just as unbelievable to see a person’s body, health, & well-being transformed by living a healthier lifestyle!  One component of this transformation is ensuring you incorporate the proper minerals and nutrients into your daily diet!

Minerals are truly transformational for the human body.  When you have the “Greatest Water on Earth”, COMBINED with over 70+ trace minerals, made from Fulvic & Humic acids plus 100% natural electrolytes… you may start to notice a beneficial change.  

Note: Humic acid is responsible for giving EarthWater its beautiful black color

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What are minerals anyway?

Minerals are elements found on planet earth and in food which are essential for good health.  Our bodies need these to develop and function normally.  They include calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, chloride, magnesium, iron, zinc, iodine, chromium, copper, fluoride, molybdenum, manganese, and selenium.

WHY do we need these minerals and WHAT kind of life-changing impact can they have on the human body?

Minerals can restore & regenerate your immune system, boost brain function, lower anxiety and stress, reduce muscle weakness, boost bone health, and countless other benefits.  Drinking EarthWater provides up to 70+ life essential trace minerals, and gives your body the power to ABSORB minerals faster and more efficiently than regular water!

When you drink it, (especially on a consistent basis) you will FEEL the benefits of the nutrition & hydration throughout your body.  It’s a beautiful thing.  #drinkdifferent #feeldifferent

“There are only two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

Albert Einstein

Stay Magical my Friends,

Neill

Team EarthWater

EarthWater Ambassador Bo Marchionte Celebrates 21 Years of Running!

EarthWater Ambassador Bo Marchionte has a 21-year head start on you as of TODAY! That’s right, today EarthWater sends a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Bo Marchionte as he celebrates the 21st anniversary of running every single day (7,665 consecutive days).

To commemorate his incredible achievement, we were able to ask Bo a few questions about his journey and how he’s been able to keep up with running each and every day.

 
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EarthWater Ambassador – Bo Marchionte

Click on photo to watch Bo’s congratulatory video

 

EW: Today you are celebrating 21 straight years of running!  Congratulations!!!   Does that mean you haven’t missed a single day of running in that time span?  Tell us what this achievement means to you and how you have been able to keep it going day after day for all of these years?

Bo: Yes, it means that every day since 1998, I have run at least three miles every day without missing one day.  I feel blessed to be able to do something that I love for so long without any interruptions. Being blessed most importantly, is the top reason for reaching this many years, however love, passion and desire have also factored in to my running journey.

 

EW: What do you do to prepare for your runs and how do you recover?

Bo: To be honest there is little I do to prepare other than run the previous day. Recovery is warm and ice-cold baths which I feel are one of the hidden gems to keeping the body feeling good. EarthWater has replaced the sugar packed drinks I would consume prior to running. Since I learned about EarthWater, I’ve been very pleased with the way my body performs repeatedly day after day.

 

EW: Where is your favorite place that you’ve ran?

Bo: So many wonderful places, but off the top of my head right now it may be in Nevada up to the summit of Mount Charleston. It was a different kind of scenery than I’m accustomed to as the visual images were simply amazing. A trip is being planned this summer with two fantastic cinematographers to run and share certain areas along Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles. So, plenty of exciting places should be on my running menu in 2019.

 

EW: What are your goals for 2019 and onward?

Bo: My goal is to always remain healthy and lace up every day. I may possibly do another 50 miler or some speed timed goals in a 50K.  Those are two early goals which have been brewing in the back of my mind over the last few months.  

 

EW: Any parting words or last thoughts for yours and EarthWater’s fans?

Bo: I encourage everyone to get off the couch and seek an activity which can provide a healthier way of living. Find something that suits you and, most importantly, that you find enjoyable. It’s not work when you love doing something and you will feel better afterwards. Once you’ve taken those first steps then be sure to consume a few bottles of EarthWater every day to replenish, refuel and recover. These tips will help you ease into a fitness lifestyle.

Follow Bo Marchionte with EarthWater on his inspirational journey @bo_loves_running.

#JustBoRunning #ExerciseGoals #drinkearthwater #mineralsyoucansee #stayhydrated #drinkdifferent #feeldifferent

 

About EarthWater

EarthWater is a health and wellness company and manufacturer of mineral infused high-alkaline beverages and liquid concentrate with proprietary blends of natural organic trace minerals mined from deep within the earth's surface. These minerals are composed of “Fulvic and Humic” and have rehydrating and detoxifying qualities that can inhibit free radicals and improve absorption of key nutrients. EarthWater products are sold through online Membership Sites and through the Amazon Exclusives Program. To engage with EarthWater online, you are encouraged to "like," "follow," and "share" our social media pages. Please direct inquiries to info@earthwater.com or visit www.EarthWater.com.

Effective Ways to Detoxify Your Body Naturally

By: Kim Francis

 
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What does it mean to detoxify your body?  Let’s start with the meaning of the word detoxification.  

Detoxification, or “detox” for short, is the body’s process of removing unwanted toxic substances acquired from environmental pollutants or excessive consumption of junk, refined and processed foods. 

Detoxification is not a food, or diet, or a pill - it is an ongoing, VITAL process that your body does (on its own) in order to survive. It happens 24/7, 365 days of the year. Not just for a few days or weeks prescribed to “do a detox”.

Your main detoxification organs are the liver and kidneys. The bowels and urinary tract are extensions of these organs as wastes exit your body. The skin (via sweat) and the lungs (via breathing/expelling CO2) are also considered detoxification organs. All together, these organs are pathways that toxins take to move through and exit your body.

There is a multitude of research showing that being exposed to toxins can contribute to resistance of weight-loss, chronic illnesses like cancer and diabetes, and trigger or aggravate autoimmune conditions.

While the liver possesses the capability of clearing out toxins at regular intervals, there are tips you can follow naturally to ensure that you have a healthy gut and glowing skin almost every time.

1. Eat fresh and clean 

Go organic and say yes to a healthy life.

The most important cause of toxin accumulation is consumption of highly fried, processed, refined & packaged foods. Excessive oil, salt and sugar act as toxins and can lead to various health issues in the future. It’s important to remember that pesticide sprayed fruits and veggies can be equally harmful to your body.  Opt for organic fruits and vegetables rather than consuming fast foods and processed foods.  Cabbage, broccoli, kale, cauliflower and brussel sprouts are types of vegetables which assist in detoxification.

2. Increase your Fiber

You can keep your digestion running smoothly by eating foods high in fiber such as beans, berries, avocados, squash, peas and flax or chia seeds.   

3. Drink plenty of Water (EarthWater)

There is nothing better than water to detoxify your body.  Water is not just essential for survival but is important for removal of unwanted toxins.  Water not only removes the impurities efficiently but helps n weight loss, improved skin and can help boost energy levels. Equally important is to be sure you get your minerals because also support detoxification.  How can I get my daily minerals? Drink one bottle a day of EarthWater or one EarthWater mineral concentrate packet in your beverage of choice. EarthWater has over 70+ trace minerals, is 100% natural, full of electrolytes and powerful antioxidants which are essential to a healthy body.  EarthWater offers an easy and healthy way to incorporate these important minerals into your daily diet.

4. Start exercising

We all need to exercise and starting out with as little as 15 minutes per day will help you say yes to a healthy body in the new year.  We need exercise in order to detoxify. When you exercise there is sweating and sweating is a means by which the skin eliminates toxins. Exercising will not only help you in staying fit and healthy but will help you get rid of unwanted toxins.  Some ways you can exercise at home is to do sit ups, squats, march in place or forward lunges.  Start the new year and new you off right and as Nike says “Just DO it!”

5. Rest

Resting is a way to assist the body in resetting itself.  Taking a time out can help reduce stress, boost your immune system and help reduce inflammation. Getting away from work or the stressors of life from time to time can help boost your immune system. 

About EarthWater:

EarthWater is a health and wellness company and manufacturer of mineral infused high-alkaline beverages and liquid concentrate with the proprietary Hydration Molecular Complex (HMC), using 100% natural, proprietary blends of organic fulvic and humic complexes mined from deep within the earth's surface. Fulvic and humic minerals have rehydrating and detoxifying qualities that can inhibit free radicals and improve absorption of key nutrients. EarthWater products will now be sold globally through the PURE Network Program and online through the Amazon Exclusives Program. To engage with EarthWater online, you are encouraged to "like," "follow," and "share" the brand's social media pages. EarthWater inquiries may be emailed to info@earthwater.com.

SOURCE: EarthWater

 

Want a Great Night’s Sleep? Stay Hydrated!

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Six in 10 Americans are currently sleep-deprived and those affected may not only be crankier and more fatigued, but also at a greater risk of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and heart problems. If you have trouble sleeping, you may have read about the importance of a strict sleep routine and of designing a quiet and dark bedroom. One thing you may not know is that to really sleep well, keeping your hydration levels up with quality water is key. FULHUM Earthwater (which is 100% natural alkaline water with over 70 trace minerals) will rapidly hydrate you thanks to its potent detoxifying, inflammation-busting effects. The good news is that it will also help you achieve the zzzs you need to wake up with a bounce in your step.

Dehydration Hampers Quality Sleep

The National Sleep Foundation has warned that going to bed even mildly dehydrated can lead to poor quality sleep. The main reason is dry nasal passages, which can cause snoring, sore throat, and night leg cramps - all of which can lead to frequent waking. Factors that can increase dehydration include snoring, having a warm bedroom, and drinking heavily. Thus, you may sleep for eight or nine hours but still feel tired when you wake up. This is a good sign that you have not made your way through all the sleep cycles, including the restorative ‘deep sleep’ stage.

Why is Deep Sleep so Important?

There are five stages of sleep; the third and the fourth involve deep, restful sleep. During this stage, the body produces HGH (Human Growth Hormone) at the highest rate. HGH is key for muscle and tissue formation and it is responsible for skin elasticity - which is one of the main reasons why good sleep is essential for youthful skin. HGH can also help the skin in another important way - by enhancing wound healing thanks to enhanced collagen formation. Having enough HGH reduces your cardiovascular risk, builds stronger bones, and enhances weight loss. It keeps you looking and feeling young, so make sure to stay hydrated so you don’t have to wake up too frequently to get a glass of water .

How Can You Stay Hydrated throughout the Day?

Being hydrated involves drinking enough water throughout the day, though the standard motto of drinking ‘six to eight glasses’ rule may not apply to everyone. As noted in the Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Source, certain factors may require an increased intake, including intense physical activity, living in a hot and humid area, dry indoor air and high altitudes, and being ill - particularly with fever and other illnesses that make you lose more moisture. In general, doctors recommend drinking enough so that our urine is light. However, as we get older, we may need to drink more, since we are less likely to feel thirsty. Signs of dehydration to watch out for include headaches, constipation, and urinating infrequently.

To stay hydrated, keep a bottle of FULHUM Earthwater on hand, and try to drink around two litres a day, also consuming moisture-rich fruits. Doing so will ensure you feel alert throughout the day, but will also enable you to rest well at night. There is an important link between your hydration levels and your ability to make it through all the crucial sleep cycles, so if you want to enjoy good sleep quality as well as quantity, water will certainly be a lifesaver.

Guest Blog Submission by Karoline Gore

About EarthWater:

EarthWater Limited is a health and wellness company and manufacturer of mineral infused high-alkaline beverages and liquid concentrate with the proprietary Hydration Molecular Complex (HMC), using 100% natural, proprietary blends of organic fulvic and humic complexes mined from deep within the earth's surface. Fulvic and humic minerals have rehydrating and detoxifying qualities that can inhibit free radicals and improve absorption of key nutrients. EarthWater products will now be sold globally through the PURE Network Program and online through the Amazon Exclusives Program. To engage with EarthWater online, you are encouraged to "like," "follow," and "share" the brand's social media pages. EarthWater inquiries may be emailed to info@earthwater.com.

SOURCE: EarthWater Limited