Keeping the Body Hydrated, from Head to Toe

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Human beings often associated dehydration with a sensation of thirst, but this state can be dangerous, especially for young children and seniors. Dehydration has many short- and long-term effects. Did you know that when it strikes, parts of the brain can swell, and your ability to carry out normal tasks can suffer? A study published in Physiological Reports found that mere heat stress, exercise, and dehydration can have significant effects on our cognitive functioning, though over-hydration is equally bad. As researchers noted, when high endurance athletes consume too much water alone, blood sodium can drop excessively, leading to a condition known as water intoxication or ‘hyponatremia’. What is the best way to ensure that you don’t under- or overdo it? How can you keep your entire body hydrated even during the warmest seasons of the year?

Enjoying a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep may just about be the last thing you think of when discussing hydration, but a recent Penn State study found that adults who sleep only six hours a night (rather than the recommended eight) have a higher chance of being dehydrated. The reason is that when we sleep we release a specific hormone called vasopressin, which is released later in the sleep cycle. When we miss the deep cycle of sleep, we fail to produce enough of this hormone, and the result is a disruption in the body’s hydration levels.

Choosing the Right Water

To stay hydrated, choosing quality water such as EarthWater, which is 100% natural alkaline water that has over 70 trace minerals plus Fulvic and Humic complexes, is important. Trace minerals are vital to keep the body in a hydrated state because they balance the amount of water in the body, balance acid/pH levels, and help with the transport of nutrients of cells; they also help cells rid themselves of harmful toxins. Water that is beneficial to health is pure and harnessed from the earth; it can help with a host of bodily functions, including improving circulation and improving blood pressure, lowering levels of arthritis-related pain, promoting beautiful skin and nails, and helping build a powerful immune system.

Letting Your Body Be Your Guide

In a review published in the American Journal of Physiology, Dr. H Valtin set out to answer whether or not the centuries-old mainstay that you should drink eight hours of water a day, has a scientific basis. Today, health professionals still recommend that you consume this amount per day, and while it won’t cause you harm, as noted by Dr. Mercola, eight isn’t necessarily the ‘magic number’ for everyone. Your requirements for water will go up or down depending on various factors, including your activity level, the season of the year, and more. He recommends letting thirst guide you and using the color of your urine as a guide – aim for a lighter rather than a dark color to ensure you are getting all the water you need. Much of the water we obtain comes from food as well, so make sure to consume hydrating foods such as fruits and veggies like fresh cucumbers, celery, iceberg lettuce, and even cauliflower!

Keeping your body hydrated involves more than drinking water; you should also aim to sleep well every night and enjoy a well-balanced diet. Select the right kind of water, ensuring it is rich in minerals and other powerful components. There is no better choice than EarthWater due to the 70+ trace minerals and high alkalinity with a natural 9.5-10.5 pH! Finally, stay in tune to the messages your body is sending you, quickly filling a glass with your favorite water as soon as you start feeling thirsty.

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

Clean House Clean Mind – the Mind Boosting Benefits of an Organized Home

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Kipple is useless objects, like junk mail or match folders after you use the last match or gum wrappers of yesterday’s homeopape. When nobody’s around, kipple reproduces itself. For instance, if you go to bed leaving any kipple around your apartment, when you wake up the next morning there’s twice as much of it. It always gets more and more. – Phillip K. Dick

Coined by the science fiction author, the term “kipple” refers to the stuff that is collecting dust in your home, all the possessions you have but may never use again. We are all guilty of it to some degree because it is an evolutionary trait. We have been wired to keep objects that are useful or pleasing to us, and have done for thousands of years – even as far back as prehistory.

Clutter and mess affect us all, although studies have shown that men are typically less bothered by it than women. While an interesting finding, it is not entirely surprising when we take a look at gender stereotypes – although what did make me chuckle was that according to this study I am a man and my husband is a woman when it comes to mess.

How does an untidy house affect us though? Is the age-old phrase “tidy home, tidy mind” one to live by? The thing is, a clean and organized home can actually lead to improved mental health and a better mindset. In this fascinating and detailed guide, we look at the ways in which a clean home can boost your mind and mood – all of which is backed by science and detailed studies.’

PART 1

Mess: The Impact on General Health and Wellbeing

The state of our homes doesn’t just impact our minds and mental health; it also affects us in a physical sense. Our entire bodies are made of up highly organized structures and processes, organization and tidiness are rooted deep within our genetic codes. As a result, mess and untidiness can have an effect on our general health and wellbeing, something that this section takes the time to look at in detail.

Infections and Illness 

The air that is inside our home can actually be dirtier than outside, and this is something that we don’t really take the time to stop and think about. There are loads of contributing factors to this unclean air – everything from the shells of dead insects and dust to pet dander can accumulate if your home is not regularly cleaned.

As a result, you may find yourself suffering from allergy symptoms like itchy eyes and a running nose. This is especially true if you work from home. A study carried out by Nicole Keith of the University of Indiana determined that those who kept their house clean were more physically active and healthier than those with untidy homes – reducing the risk of heart disease.

Safety and Wellbeing

Clutter can be the cause of several accidents:

  • Fires

  • Falling

  • Broken Bones

This is because as clutter grows it becomes more of a risk, and this is especially true in hoarding situations (something we look at a little later). By ensuring that your home is clean, organized, and free from homeless clutter, you are reducing the risk of causing severe injury to yourself, or even losing your home through a fire and possibly not being able to escape due to the mess.

Sleep

Clutter actually stops us from sleeping as well as we could be, and this is because the brain sees it as unfinished work, tasks that need to be completed. Due to the unease that it can cause your mind, your quality of sleep is lessened. 75% of those interviewed by the National Sleep Foundation in 2011 found that they experienced better sleep when the area was tidy, and that the bedding being clean and fresh added an extra level of quality. A well-rested mind leads to you feeling happier, motivated, and more productive overall.

Food and Nutrition

When you feel stressed and overwhelmed, it is easy to find comfort in food. A messy home can leave you feeling unmotivated in many areas of your life, and that includes cooking. By ensuring that your house is kept clean and organized, you get to feel better about yourself and surroundings, but it may also inspire you to make good food choices. This includes switching unhealthy snacks for healthy ones, and even cooking meals from scratch.

PART 2

Mess and Mental Health: How it Can Affect You

“Clutter bombards our minds with excessive stimuli, causing our senses to work overtime on stimuli that aren't necessary or important.” – Sherri Bourg Carter 

I live in what I like to call organized chaos. There are papers everywhere, piles of notebooks, and I’m not quite sure when I checked which pens actually work. I say it works for me, but it actually ends up impacting my work and motivation. When I take the time to clean my desk, and my home, I end up feeling a lot better. In this section, we look at the effects of mess on the mind.

Stress and Anxiety 

In 2009, a study on stress was undertaken, and it discovered that the women who had higher levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) stated that their homes were untidy or cluttered. The women were also found to be more depressive during the day, and experienced higher levels of anxiety.

Clutter and mess have been shown to increase stress and anxiety levels, which can lead to poor sleep quality and even weight gain. Additionally, too much stress can increase your risk of heart disease as well as increase your blood pressure and heart rate. If the cortisol levels in your body are continuously raised for a prolonged period of time, it can result in a suppressed immune system as well as a lowered metabolism.

Depression 

A messy room or home can be a sign that you are suffering from depression, as well as a symptom. Just getting out of bed every morning is often hard enough, and so the cleaning tends to get left for another day because there is no motivation or desire to get it done. A lack of focus is often detrimental when it comes to cleaning, and the fact that the clutter and mess remains can lead you to feel even worse about yourself and the situation.

Mould can also be a contributing factor to feelings of depression and hopelessness as a study published in Environmental Health Perspectives found that when they compared the health and well-being of those living in homes with mould and those without, it wasn’t just physical health that was being affected. Even minimal exposure increased the risk of depressive behavior by over 30%, so ensuring that your home is dry, free from damp, and that any mould is removed quickly.

General Effects on Mental Health

Mess and clutter can lead to a massive reduction in your motivation and productivity. All the brain sees is unfinished work, and so it can hinder its ability to focus on the task at hand. The constant knowledge that you need to get the cleaning done can put you at a massive disadvantage when it comes to working, focussing, or just trying to relax.

It can affect our creative flow and abilities as well, because the mess is distracting to the mind and puts it off the task at hand. This can be difficult for those that are in creative jobs, such as graphic designers and writers, so it is important to ensure that both your work and relaxation spaces are tidy and organized.

General Statistics 

“Messy homes and workspaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. Yet, rarely is clutter recognized as a significant source of stress in our lives,” – Sherri Bourg Carter

An important part of studies, like those on the impact of mess on mental health, is to gather up the statistics. These give a better insight into the ways people are affected by things, as well as the differences between certain groups – like men and women or children and adults. Here are some of the general statistics for mess and mental health:

  • 42% of women in a Homejoy survey stated that a messy home caused more stress

  • 18% of men in a Homejoy survey felt that cleaning was very therapeutic

  • The same survey showed more men clean regularly than women, but not more thoroughly

  • 34% of men in a Homejoy survey claim to only ensure the bedroom is clean

  • 31% of women in a Homejoy survey describe themselves as people who clean the whole house

  • 18-24-year olds are classed as the messiest generation at the moment

  • 54% of people surveyed by Dr Beckmann stated they had cancelled plans because their home was not clean enough for them to host.

  • 51% of arguments in the UK are caused by deciding whose turn it is to take the rubbish out

That last statistic may seem amusing, but it is also very true. Hopefully, these have helped you gain a little more insight into the world of mess and untidiness.

PART 3

Cleanliness and Mental Health: How a Clean Home Benefits the Mind

“Neatness and order support health — and oppose chaos.” – Courtney Lopresti

In the previous section, we looked at the ways in which a messy home can impact the mind, and the results were very negative. To counter that, we are now going to take a look at the positive effects of a clean home on your mind and mental health. Please bear in mind that while there are many mental health conditions out there, these three are the ones that have the most studies with regards to cleanliness and to use others would result in more speculation as opposed to evidence.

Stress and Anxiety 

If we look at the 2009 study in the previous section, the women who had lower levels of cortisol experienced happier moods, reduced levels of stress and anxiety, but also ate better, exercised, and were able to get restful sleep. All of this is because their homes were tidy, and so they were not bothered or distracted by mess and clutter.

Often, anxiety can find itself rooted in fear of the past or future, but cleaning can help to alleviate and change some of these feelings. The act of letting go of clutter from the past, of removing dirt from your home, can leave you feeling lighter. However, it also helps you to let go of negative emotions and experiences – two things that are really important for moving forward.

Depression 

Cleanliness is a form of self-respect, and if you keep your home clean, you are showing yourself that you are worth it. Getting it done won’t always be easy, but the results will leave you feeling more confident, valued, and also show you that you are worthy of living in nice surroundings. Over time, and as you continue to keep your home clean, so you see an improvement in your mood and outlook and start to feel a little happier inside. This is because you have clear and worthy surroundings.

Cleaning also means that you are getting some light physical exercise, which has been shown to boost serotonin and oxytocin levels in the body – leaving you with an improved mood by the end of it. Plus, it makes for a great way to take your mind off the things that are getting you down for a little while.

General Effects on Mental Health

If your home is clean and organized, your mind will be as well. This means that you will end up feeling more productive and motivated, as well as ready to tackle work and issues head-on. By knowing where everything is and being in an environment that is spacious and relaxed, your mind is only focused on the task in front of you and not distracted by clutter or mess.

It can also lead to positive changes in general behavior because having a clean home makes you feel better about yourself. As a result, you are less likely to feel overly emotional or have bursts of rage due to the fact that you are no longer surrounded by clutter and chaos. This is true for both children and adults that have recently changed from living in a mess to living in cleanliness.

PART 4

Hoarding: What it is and How to Overcome it

"(1) the acquisition of, and failure to discard a large number of possessions that appear to be useless or of limited value; (2) living spaces sufficiently cluttered so as to preclude activities for which those spaces were designed; and (3) significant distress or impairment in functioning caused by the hoarding." – Dr Randy Frost and Dr Tamara Hartl

This is the officially recognised definition of a hoarder and hoarding. Much of the time, those who have a lot of stuff will jokingly say that they are a hoarder, but in actuality, you are not until the above criteria have been met. Hoarding often finds a way to overtake your life and home, but it doesn’t have to be a permanent thing – there are ways to overcome it.

In most cases, hoarding is caused by trauma, and this can come in various forms. Anything from the death of a loved one to a divorce is enough to trigger the chain of events that leads to becoming a hoarder. However, it is also important to note that the symptoms can start in childhood, and general hoarding symptoms also tend to make themselves known before the condition sets in.

Disorganisation, a lacklustre attitude towards cleaning, and purchasing more than you need are all tell-tale signs of hoarding. While they can manifest as collecting and remain quite harmless, a traumatic event can set the chain off. The houses may be filled with clutter and chaos, but hoarders are also perfectionists when it comes to their interests and activities. For further clarification, here are the main symptoms:

  • Collect items that may have little or no monetary value, or items they intend to reuse or repair

  • Find it hard to categorise or organise items

  • Have difficulties making decisions

  • Struggle to manage everyday tasks, such as cooking, cleaning and paying bills

  • Become extremely attached to items, refusing to let anyone touch or borrow them

  • Have poor relationships with family or friends

Anything can be hoarded, from newspapers to pets – and the latter is more common than you might expect. As we have already mentioned, hoarding is a treatable condition, and while the road may be long, the results leave those who were suffering with cleaner homes and feeling much happier in themselves. While you might think the first step is to just grab some bin bags and start chucking stuff out as they do on television, it is a much deeper issue than that.

An interesting fact to note is that 30% of those with OCD exhibit hoarding tendencies, and the two conditions often link together. It is a neurological condition, and one that needs to be handled with delicacy and sensitivity. As a result, the first step to getting out of the habit is through CBT- otherwise known as cognitive behavioural therapy. This teaches you new ways to think, altering your thought processes so that you see things in a healthier way, and one that will better your life.

It takes a while, and you need to have both the motivation and commitment, but it really does show results. The therapist doesn’t throw anything away, but they will help you to find the strength to do so, and by the end of it, you will be much better at clearing clutter. Additionally, if you have friends or family that want to help and support you, let them. It is easier to overcome when you know there are people who are there to help when you need it, and a support network can be a vital aspect.

Once you are feeling more confident in your ability to throw stuff out and declutter your home, you can start to take bigger steps. Here are a few ideas to help you keep your home clean and free from unnecessary clutter:

  • Make immediate decisions about things like newspapers and letters

  • Think about what you are buying. Do you need it? If so, is it necessary?

  • Throw out anything that has not been used in over a year

  • Once you have made a decision about an item, stick with it

  • Spend 15-20 minutes cleaning every day. Little and often goes a long way

Hoarding might not seem like a massive issue when it is put on paper, but it can have a massive impact on the lives of those who struggle with it every day. To end this section, here is a little perspective to show you just how dangerous and damaging hoarding can be when left untreated:

  • Makes cleaning difficult, leading to mould, as well as insect and rodent infestations

  • Unhygienic conditions, as mentioned above, can lead to severe illness

  • Creates a fire risk and potential blocking of exits

  • Can cause injury through tripping and falling over cluttered items

  • Large piled of objects can collapse and fall, causing injury or even death

PART 5

Tips: Staying Organized Physically and Mentally

Cleanliness isn’t everything; you need to learn how to stay nice and organized as well – both in the physical world and within your mind. A clean home and an organized one go hand in hand, and it provides some much-needed relief for your brain. Here are a few of our top tips for staying organized – even when you feel like you can’t.

You Don’t Have to Throw it all Out 

The thing is, a lot of the fear and anxiety that comes with decluttering is knowing that it is going to a landfill or an incinerator. However, not everything needs to be thrown out – you can also donate or sell some of your old stuff. This is a great way to ensure that it goes to a new and loving home, and you may even make a little cash in the process. While some things will have to be chucked away, it’s reassuring to know that this isn’t the case for everything.

Wear Clean Clothes and Wash Them 

Ensuring your home is clean is one thing, but your clothes are also important. Clean clothes leave you feeling more confident, boosting self-esteem and self-worth. This is because you know you look tidy and presentable, but also because the smell and feel of clean clothes are great. Walking around in clothing that is dirty or stained has a negative effect on your confidence and mental state, and it is good for your mental health. Wash your clothes regularly, and always wear clean ones.

Use a Calendar

Investing in a calendar or diary is a great way to keep your life on track. You can mark down days when you are meeting up with friends, important work dates, and even plan a neat cleaning schedule to ensure that you keep up with the housework and find the time to do so. It doesn’t have to be physical either; there are loads of apps (including those that come with your mobile device) that can help you to get organized and remember everything.

Buy a Filing System

This is such an important thing to consider because we all have loose paperwork that we aren’t allowed to throw out because we may need it for things like tax returns in the future. For all of your record, documents, and essential pieces of paperwork, you need to invest in a suitable filing system. Whether you go for a full-on cabinet or a simple box wallet with divided sections, it keeps things neat and tidy while also ensuring they are out of the way and in a safe location.

Go Through Your Stuff Regularly 

Every year you really should embrace the concept of spring cleaning. Look at your possessions, your clutter, and ask yourself if you have used it since your last cleaning session. If the answer is no, you should get rid of it. By going through your stuff on an annual basis (or more), you are keeping on top of things, remaining organized, and preventing things from getting out of hand.

PART 6

Tips: Keeping Your Home Clean

Once your home is clean the act of ensuring it remains that way is not always going to be easy. Falling back into old habits can seem comfortable and tempting, but it is important that you don’t give in to the temptation. I have dedicated this section to tips for keeping your home clean so that you can stay on top of things without getting overwhelmed.

Take it One Room at a Time 

The worst thing you can do when trying to clean your home or manage the upkeep is look at the whole mess. Instead, you should do one room at a time. Don’t even think about the rest of your home, just start with one room, clean it up, and then move onto the next. By focusing on a single area, you minimize the stress and pressure, so you get the job done efficiently, feel good about it, and then move on so that the rest of your home can look just as good.

Little and Often

Cleaning can be an overwhelming task, and so sometimes it is best to do a little bit often. If you spend 10-15 minutes each day tidying up and performing a few small tasks it helps you to stay on top of things – so your home is presentable, and you still feel happy and comfortable with the state of your house. Additionally, it should be noted that there is never any shame in hiring some professional cleaners if you start feeling as though it is all too much. We all need help sometimes.

Remember the Lighting 

It’s surprising how easy it is to forget to clean things like lighting fixtures and the tops of frames or mirrors. These little areas collect an incredible amount of dust, and when you take the time to clean it all off, you will feel a massive weight lifted from your shoulders. While they are easy to miss, they are equally simple to clean and won’t take a massive amount of time out of your day.

Make the Experience an Enjoyable One

The act of cleaning can be quite a boring and tiresome one, so you should try your best to make it fun. It’s a good idea to play some music, maybe have the television on, and make a little song and dance out of it. The process goes faster and better when you are actually enjoying it. Additionally, cleaning is a form of exercise, and all that movement burns fat and calories – leaving you feeling better about yourself. Even a little cleaning every day counts as some exercise.

Smells Like Home 

Have you ever thought about what your home smells like? About what you want it to smell like? Even the simple act of lighting a candle can help to bring new meaning to the space within your home, and you have the ability to choose the aroma. Baking things like bread or cookies regularly can also make the house feel warmer and more welcoming. While it may not be a cleaning tip, it is a way to ensure that your house always feels like your home.

Remember These Three Tips

Finally, there are three things you should remember to do every day. They keep your home tidy, but even if they are the only things you manage, at least you have taken one step towards a clean home that day.

  • Make the bed when you get up 

  • Open the curtains or the blinds to let the natural light in 

  • Never go to bed with dirty dishes in the sink, clean them up 

You may have your doubts, but these three little things are amazing when it comes to making you feel better about yourself and your home.

To Conclude

There are many things that a clean home can do for the mind, and if this article has done anything, it should be showing you that. A messy home can increase stress and anxiety levels, as well as lower your mood and lead to poorer sleep quality. By ensuring that your home is tidy, you can ease these feelings and live a more comfortable life.

Mental health and the state of your home are reflected within each other, and if your house is in a terrifying state, then your mental health is likely to be suffering as well. You never need to go through the process alone, and there are plenty of professionals that are able to help you learn new behaviors and help you work through your mental health issues. This guide not only offers insight into how a clean home can help you, but also advice and tips on how to keep your home clean.

What did you think of our guide to how a clean home can improve your mental health? Did it leave you feeling inspired, or are there other concepts you would have liked us to explore? Leave a comment below as we love hearing from you.

  Article written by Will Tottle.    Follow his work here.

Article written by Will Tottle. Follow his work here.

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.

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Consumption vs Absorption of Nutrients

 
 

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and as I’m getting ready to gather with family and chow down on some turkey, it’s reminded me of a question we get often: how does our body process the nutrients we put into it?

Most people think their body absorbs all the good nutrients from the things that they eat and drink, but our digestive system is a bit more complicated than that. 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 supplement, 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 Nitrition 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, but certainly the most common way is through your mouth. The absorption process begins as you chew, and continues through your esophagus and all 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.

Generally, scientists agree that absorption of vitamins and minerals occurs faster and at a higher rate suspended in liquid versus in a solid form (solid food, solid supplement pills).

For more information, I’d suggest reading this in-depth article by Victoria Freeman titled “All About Absorption” - https://experiencelife.com/article/all-about-absorption/

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

National Diabetes Month - Help Earthwater Raise Awareness & Insight Action to Make the World a Happier and Healthier Place

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November is National Diabetes Month, and we here at EarthWater are committed to helping those with the disease and those working towards finding a cure. Diabetes affects over 30 million Americans, about 9.4% of the US population. We continue to be a proud supporter of the American Diabetes Association and a sponsor of Tour De Cure Dallas. We're excited that EarthWater contains minerals which those who suffer with Type 2 Diabetes have been shown to be deficient in.

 

Although there is not yet a cure for Type 2 diabetes, doctors recommend supplementing a proper diet with trace minerals.

 

According to Dr. Marc S. Stevens in an article on DiabetesHealth.com, "Diabetes affects the small blood vessels and the function of immune cells when blood sugar is high," but proper nutrition and blood sugar management can help improve health."

 

He continues that many Diabetes patients are deficient in minerals like Magnesium:

 

"Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong.  It also helps the body digest, absorb, and utilize proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.

 

"Researchers have become very interested in the role magnesium plays in preventing and managing disorders such as diabetes. It is an essential mineral in the regulation of blood sugar, playing a part in the secretion and function of insulin by opening cell membranes for glucose. Low blood levels of magnesium are frequently seen in people with type 2 diabetes. A deficiency can cause insulin resistance, so that they require greater amounts of insulin to maintain their blood sugar within normal levels."

 

Type 2 Diabetes patients have also been found to have lower levels of the minerals Zinc, Selenium, and Chromium in their blood. You can read about the benefits of those minerals in this informative article.

 

EarthWater's products contain Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, and Chromium; over 70 trace minerals in total which aid in the body's biochemical reactions and critical functions.

 

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

RERERENCE: “World Diabetes Day.” Timeanddate.com, www.timeanddate.com/holidays/un/world-diabetes-day.

Two Best Ways to Buy EarthWater

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Greetings, readers of the weekly EarthWater blog!  Today I wanted to highlight two different ways you can purchase EarthWater and help you decide where you should be stocking up on our products.  As many of you may know, we recently ended our own EarthWater Affiliate Marketing program as we transitioned into a partnership with PURE to make EarthWater products available to their extensive network of Independent Business Owners.  Since then, you may have gotten confused on how to continue purchasing EarthWater with the attached business opportunity.  Hopefully I can help clear things up for you today!

 

#1: Amazon Retail Purchase Option

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EarthWater has been available on Amazon for about 2 years now and we are so proud to have such an incredible partner to help sell our products in over 121 countries worldwide!  Buying on Amazon could not be simpler.  All you need to do is navigate to this link, select the EarthWater product you wish to purchase, and enjoy FREE 2-day shipping with an Amazon Prime membership.

 

EarthWater Ready-to-Drink Case: $79.99

EarthWater Carton of Mineral Concentrate Packets: $129.99

EarthWater Pop-Tops: $149.00

 

This purchase option is for those of you who just wish to buy EarthWater products at the retail pricing and who are not interested in pursuing a business opportunity with PURE or purchasing EarthWater at a wholesale rate.  Thus, bringing us to Option number two!

#2: PURE Wholesale Purchase & Business Opportunity

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On September 17th of this year, EarthWater signed an agreement with PURE to allow the global distribution of our products to their network of 45,000+ people.  When you purchase EarthWater through PURE’s website, you are presented the opportunity to not only be able to buy EarthWater at a wholesale cost, but also engage in a business opportunity where you can earn extra income by sharing EarthWater and PURE products.

You can think of this purchasing option like a Costco or a Sam’s Club membership.  You pay an annual fee, in PURE’s case it is a $25 first-time annual enrollment fee; $10 annual renewal fee, and you are able to unlock wholesale pricing on not only EarthWater, but ALL other incredible products available on the PURE network.

If you would like to sign up to become part of the PURE network, whether you would like to just enjoy EarthWater at wholesale pricing or if you would like to join in on the excellent business opportunity, simply go to www.livepure.com/tristar to sign up and obtain more information on the amazing benefits that come with your new membership!

EarthWater Ready-to-Drink Case (Member Pricing):

1 Case = $54.95

3 Cases = $149.95

6 Cases = $279.95

9 Cases = $394.95

12 Cases = $499.94

EarthWater Carton of Mineral Concentrate Packets (Member Pricing):

1 Carton = $108.95

3 Cartons = $299.95

6 Cartons = $579.95

9 Cartons = $829.95

12 Cartons = $1,039.95

 

I hope this week’s blog was helpful to you and has answered any questions you may be having regarding where and how to purchase EarthWater!  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or e-mail at:

Phone: 469-802-6266

E-Mail: info@earthwater.com

Thank you all for tuning in as always and I wish you all a wonderful weekend!  Stay healthy and stay hydrated!

 

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

EarthWater Racing Back on the Track with David Ragan in the #38 EarthWater Car!

HAPPY FRIDAY, EarthWater fans!  Race weekend is officially upon us here in Dallas, Texas at the legendary Texas Motor Speedway.  We have been featured on numerous cars and have had the honor to work with some amazing drivers as brand ambassadors over the years.  This weekend we are so proud to be partnering with Front Row Motorsports and David Ragan racing the #38 EarthWater car!

It is essential that drivers stay hydrated and focused during the race and we are thrilled to be able to provide EarthWater to David Ragan and his team to keep them healthy throughout the entire weekend.  Keep your eyes peeled for the #38 EarthWater car this Sunday, November 4th and have a fun and safe weekend!

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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

Recipe of the Month: Spooky Halloween Black Punch Powered by EarthWater

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The happiest of Fridays to all of our EarthWater fanatics, old and new!  Halloween is right around the corner and is my personal favorite holiday! It brings me immense amounts of joy to share this recipe of the month with y’all in hopes that you can use it to spice up your Halloween parties and celebrations!  Impress your friends and relatives with a spooky BLACK punch powered by none other than your favorite EarthWater Mineral Concentrate Packets!

You can use the packets to turn any punch black, though we do not recommend using it with carbonated beverages!  Here is an excellent and simple punch recipe that is sure to be a hit at your Halloween bash!

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EarthWater Black Halloween Punch

·       40 oz. Red Fruit Punch (We used Hawaiian Red Punch)

·       64 oz. CranApple Juice

·       Orange slices and cinnamon sticks (optional)

·       5 EarthWater Mineral Concentrate Packets (amount will vary depending how large of a batch you make.  Each Packet is to be mixed with 20 fluid ounces)

·       Ice cubes to keep drink cool

·       Dry Ice to curate the spooky display (DO NOT LET DRY ICE COME IN CONTACT WITH SKIN, EYES, CLOTHING, OR PUNCH)

·       Make sure Dry Ice does NOT touch the beverage

I hope you have enjoyed this special holiday edition of the EarthWater blog and we all wish you and your families a Happy Halloween!

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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

EW Ambassador: Bo Marchionte

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Meet Bo, a guy who just loves to run and loves his EarthWater. In fact, he loves running so much that he’s been doing it every single day, straight, since 1998. We think that’s pretty cool, so we asked him some questions.

1.     It's obvious that you love running, which is why you’ve done it every day since 01.04.98. So, I can’t help but ask, Why? How did this start and what has kept you going every day for more than 20 years now?

Cal Ripken Jr. had his consecutive streak in baseball back in the 90’s and it kind of coincided with that. During that time, he was as iconic as any athlete in sports today. I knew I was never going to be the fastest and run the farthest but figured this would be an accomplishment if I could reach his consecutive game streak by running at least three miles per day. I would go a few days, maybe like 13 days in a row then then miss, but I finally decided to get serious about it and go after Cal, which luckily, I reached and surpassed, thankfully. 

2.     Do you ever get tired of running or perhaps think about switching exercises?

Ironically no, my love has never been more intense. It is an addiction. The day before I’m already engaging in my head when and how far I plan on running. It is comical and maybe just sad how antsy I can get if I get with back-to-back three-mile days. I get nuts!

In regard to other sports I love them all but I’m a little reluctant to do some for the fear of getting hurt and not being able to run. Plus, I did some indoor soccer leagues when I was young, and guys were out there trying to dismantle your body. Wasn’t worth it.

3.     Do you run even when you’re injured or sick or out of town?

Yes, I’ve been sick just like everyone else, thanking the big man above that he has allowed me to avoid anything catastrophic. An ankle twist years ago, brought me to tears I thought I broke it. Arrived home my wife took me to the emergency and they took x-rays that came back negative. I told the doctor about the streak at that time and he shrugged his shoulders and said something along the lines, “you’re going anyway so what is the use of telling you to stay off it.”

When I’m out of town, I preplan routes and places I can go from where I’m staying. It is always one of my favorite things because you get a lay of the land that is avoided by cab or treadmill (which I never use). Love seeing a cool restaurant or shop on my run. Then after I clean up I know that around the block or up the road is a cool place I want to visit.  

The one run I get scorched about the most is the day our first born arrived. The doctor gave my wife an epidural and was informed that it would be a few hours before delivery. Laced up the shoes and out the door I went. Looking back might have been the best idea but in the moment she was napping and really just sitting there was all I was gonna do. Twenty minutes and bing, bang boom and it is done. 

4.     You look like you’re in incredible shape. Is that just from running or do you also do other stuff? Have you always been physically fit?

Thanks for the kind words. Far from incredible shape trust me on that. The passion is running and I do some sit-ups and push-ups. Never had a gym membership or lifted. I just like the freedom to lace them up and go out the front door and boom I’m in instance workout mode. Played soccer growing up and like most kids growing up, you are usually made to run when you mess up so I did not like running growing up at all. It was viewed as a punishment. Around 19 or 20 years old I began to tinker with it. It would be like two in the morning I’d be watching ESPN and decide to go running. Maybe half a mile but it was sporadic. Eventually a routine was developed. A little over three miles each day but not every day. Then finally I wanted to go streaking.  

5.     What is your resting heart rate?

No idea to be honest. I tell people all the time, I absolutely love running but I’m not what most people call a ‘runner’. People will say their glutes are tight and honestly, I’m like where are my glutes. Embarrassing to admit but it is the truth. I just run.  

6.     What is your typical running regimen? (average distance per day, max & min, time of day, etc.)

The goal each day is 8-10 miles, which doesn’t happen every day. One day might be three miles and the next day 14 miles. The least amount I go is three miles or 30 minutes. I keep a running calculator in my head that lasts seven to ten days, so I meet my goals of 60 to 80 miles per week. Typically, in the morning but not too early is when I run. It does vary from day to day. One day might be 9am the next 2pm.

7.     What's your favorite place to run at? Where do you dream of running?

Every day running it is Mill Creek Park in Youngstown, Ohio. About an hour away is the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which host the Burning River 100 Endurance Race, which is rooted deep in my heart. Places I have on the Bucket List is The Behind the Rocks Ultra in Moab, Utah and the Great Wall of China Marathon is right up there. Following the No. 23 Earthwater racing car driven by Gray Gaulding on Instagram, gets my imagination thinking some running laps around Daytona or Talladega would be an ideal way to spend my running day. 

8.     What is the longest time/distance you’ve run in one go?

Fortunately, I’ve been able to finish four out of the five 100-mile races I signed up for that remain very dear to me for so many reasons. Those type of races allow you to meet so many wonderful people via the other runners and volunteers. The bonding and encouragement from total strangers when you are at your lowest point are memories that so special. The next race I have is a 30k or 18.6 miles and I’ll have plenty of Earthwater on hand for when I hit the aid stations. 

9.     What advice would you give those who are training to run for long distances?

My advice is if you can run a 5k then you can run a 10k. That means you can run a half-marathon and that means you can run a full marathon. I tell everyone the farther you go, it just means the pain is worse and most likely your average pace will slow dramatically (lolol). I’ve witnessed so many friends and family members who never dreamt of running a 5k and finishing. Then they eventually have a wonderful medal placed around their neck after running 26.2 miles. It takes most people time to build up to those distances, but it can be achieved. 

10.  Lastly, if you would, how do you like Earthwater?

Love it! Came across it after a run about a year ago and was interested after I saw the bottle. When I asked the other runner about it, he gave me one of his own to try and I really enjoyed it. Loved the fact that is wasn’t packed with sugar and I believe most people truly love the taste of water after a workout. We drink other things besides water after a workout because of what is in the particular drink. Earthwater taste great and has those natural supplements our bodies crave after a workout. I’m confident in saying this because I’m literally running every single day that I feel better before, during and after my runs. A little extra appears to resonate in your performance once you have been drinking it for extended time (few days). Truly feel that anyone who is serious about diet or exercise should use and feel the benefits of the product. I joke about it, but I feel like Popeye getting his spinach when I open an Earthwater bottle.

Follow with us on his inspirational journey @bo_loves_running.                

#JustBoRunning #ExerciseGoals

  

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

Top 5 Favorite Uses of EarthWater Mineral Concentrate Packets

 
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EarthWater Nation, it is with great pleasure that I am able to announce that… IT IS FRIDAY!  It has been another great week over here at EarthWater HQ and for this edition of our Weekly Blog, we wanted to share with you our Top 5 Favorite Uses of our beloved EarthWater Mineral Concentrate Packets.  This is my personal favorite on our product line and this entry has been long overdue!

When reading these 5 uses, it is important to understand that EACH PACKET is formulated to be used with 20 fluid oz. of liquid and IS NOT meant to be consumed on its own straight from the packet.  We HIGHLY recommend mixing the contents of the packet with the beverage of your choosing.  Additionally, I must include that you do not need to use the packet all at once! It is incredibly easy and common to just use a portion of the packet depending on how much liquid you mix with and fold the top to save it for another use!

Without further ado, please enjoy our Top 5 List of our favorite uses of our packets:

1.     EarthWater Packet + Protein Powder

Simply mix/combine ½ of the EarthWater concentrate packet with a scoop of your protein of choice (the office favorite is the PURE 360 Complete powder) and 10oz of purified water or milk of choice!

2.     EarthWater Packet + Coffee

This is a really close second favorite for me and I do it almost every morning.  Use ¼ - ½ of the EarthWater packet and mix it with your morning coffee (works with hot and cold)! It’s a great way to start the day off right! 

3.     EarthWater Packet + Juices/Smoothie

When making juices or smoothies, I typically combine 1-2 cups of veggies with 1-1 ½ cups of fruit with about ¾ - 1 cup of purified water.  I then add in ¾ - a full EarthWater packet and blend until I have a perfect mix. 

4.     EarthWater Packet + Tea

Similar to coffee, I typically mix in ¼ - ½ of the EarthWater packet with a cup of tea.  However, in the Texas Summers, you best believe we’re drinking Iced Sweet Tea in a 20oz bottle with a FULL packet of EarthWater mineral concentrate.

5.     The Classic… EarthWater + Regular Purified Water

When I’m at a restaurant with friends or I am traveling and don’t want to bring the EarthWater bottles with me, the EarthWater concentrate packets work PERFECTLY to ensure I am getting the most out of the water I’m drinking and that I am absorbing all the nutrients my body is needing.  Be sure to understand that each packet is formulated to be mixed with 20 fluid oz. of purified water, so mix accordingly.

That’s it for me this week, folks.  I hope you have enjoyed this blog and hope you have a healthy and hydrated weekend!  Thank you as always for tuning in and I will see you again this week! 

DISCLAIMER - DO NOT use EarthWater concentrate packets with carbonated beverages.

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

 

Happy Fall, Y’all!

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Greetings, EarthWater fans! The wait is over and the greatest time of the year has ARRIVED!  I don’t know about you, but we are ready for some cooler weather, watching football, celebrating holidays with family, and most importantly, pumpkin spiced everything. 

Speaking of which, did you know that PURE introduced a new flavor to their delicious PURE Café product line?  Get into the Fall spirit with…

  

PURE Cafe - Pumpkin Spice

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  1This exclusive formulation contains:

  • Antioxidants protect the body against free radical damage

  • B vitamins increase energy and supports mental clarity*

  • Polyphenol-rich oolong tea supports well-being

  • 155mg of natural sources of caffeine

  • Naturally sweetened with stevia

  • Delicious, pumpkin spice flavor

PURE Café can be served hot or cold making it a perfect addition to your morning routine with EarthWater and weekend treats!  Simply add one Café packet to 4-6 fl. Oz. of our Ready-to-Drink product and enjoy some Pumpkin Spiced EarthWater!

Stay tuned for another recipe coming this month combining EarthWater to help absorb the amazing nutrients and benefits of these products!

Buy EarthWater and Other PURE Products Now at: http://www.livepure.com/tristar

About PURE:

PURE: People United Reaching Everyone is a leading innovator in health and wellness products. PURE is dedicated to delivering Whole Health with high-quality products for physical health, opportunity for financial health, relationships for personal health and social impact for philanthropic health. PURE is a global company with offices in the U.S., Taiwan, Thailand and Korea with headquarters in Frisco, Texas. For more information on the products or business opportunity, visit www.livepure.com/tristar 

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

REFERENCE: https://shop.livepure.com/pure-cafe-pumpkin-spice/dt/GP00365

Recipe of the Month: EarthWater + PURE 360 Complete Shake!

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IT IS FRIDAY, EARTHWATER NATION! Get excited, because we are delighted to share with you yet another wonderful edition of our weekly blog.  Over the past two weeks we have enjoyed the opportunity of experiencing PURE’s amazing products along with experimenting with different ways to incorporate EarthWater into the mix.  So far, the office favorite is combining our Ready to Drink FulHum water with PURE’s HealthTrim 360 Complete Shake Cacao flavored powder.  

1The 360 Complete Shake is a delicious meal replacement with proprietary Craving-Control Technology to help support weight loss. Each 160-calorie serving is ideal for those looking to replace a meal or avoid overeating between meals. 

  • Contains 21g of protein

  • Nineteen essential vitamins and minerals; excellent source of antioxidants

  • Excellent source of fiber and vitamins B6, biotin, and pantothenic acid

  • Excellent source of vitamin D, calcium, chromium and copper, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, iodine and selenium

  • Good source of iron

 

Combine the 360 Complete Shake with 8oz of our 20oz bottle of Ready to Drink FulHum and mix until the powder has dissolved completely into the water.  Once the consistency is right, you have yourself a nutrient packed meal replacement with loads of vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates, fat, and fiber all being absorbed as efficiently as possible thanks to EarthWater!

 

We hope you have enjoyed this week’s blog and thank you as always for tuning in!  We will see you again next week! Have a healthy and happy weekend!

 

About PURE:

PURE: People United Reaching Everyone is a leading innovator in health and wellness products. PURE is dedicated to delivering Whole Health with high-quality products for physical health, opportunity for financial health, relationships for personal health and social impact for philanthropic health. PURE is a global company with offices in the U.S., Taiwan, Thailand and Korea with headquarters in Frisco, Texas. For more information on the products or business opportunity, visit www.livepure.com/tristar

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

REFERENCE: https://shop.livepure.com/360-complete-shake-cacao/dt/GP00045

12 Potential Benefits from Trace Minerals

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BENEFIT #1: HEALING OF SKIN, ORGANS AND MUSCLES FROM WOUNDS, BURNS AND BRUISES

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Retinol, Vitamin B and Copper are necessary for each step in the healing process. When they are combined with Fulvic Acid and Silicon, inflammation is reduced and the formation of new tissue is enhanced. Vitamin E and C work closely together to repair and protect damaged skin tissues too as well as retain moisture. The body does not produce its own Vitamin C, so we need to get it from dietary sources – like EarthWater! Humins and Humic Acids have antibacterial and antiviral properties6. Those acids even replace the standard antibiotics in some animal agriculture. With respect to skin conditions, you may apply it directly to the problem to speed up the tissue regeneration.

 

BENEFIT #2: STRONG BONES AND JOINTS, ANTI-INFLAMMATION AND ARTHRITIS REMEDY

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Cuprum, Nickel, Calcium, Manganese, Silicon and Strontium are not only responsible for making bones and joints stronger, they also help in building resilience against various forms of arthritis and osteoporosis. Magnesium deficiency causes chronic inflammation. EarthWater products may supply your body with extra Magnesium to prevent this. Potassium is also found in EarthWater products and aids in retaining a healthy bone mineral density by helping calcium to remain inside your bones. Taking EarthWater products together with turmeric and ginger increases their effectiveness against serious forms of arthritis.

 

BENEFIT #3: HEART, BLOOD AND CIRCULATION

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EarthWater has plenty of iron, which in combination with copper, plays a major role in transporting oxygen in our body. Cobalt is an essential element for making red blood cells after converting to Vitamin B12. Potassium balances the negative effects of excessive salt intake, and reduces “bad” LDL cholesterol. Together with calcium, they regulate the heartbeat. These may be key factors to improving and sustaining healthy blood pressure. There is also plenty of research that links Vitamin E to reducing the risk of heart diseases as well as protecting against atherosclerosis.

  

BENEFIT #4: IMMUNE FUNCTION AND METAL CHELATION

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The minerals housed within EarthWater will not only bolster your immune system, but they will aid in removing heavy metals and other toxins from your body. Manganese, Molybdenum, Iron, Zinc and Copper are all vital for the creation of enzymes, such as Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), Glutathione and Catalase. All three of these enzymes function as the body’s primary antioxidant defense against oxidative stress and constitute a huge part of our immune system. A deficiency in them is closely associated with rapid aging. These enzymes are also essential for ameliorating toxicity and removing all toxins from your system. Silver is a potent antimicrobial metal which swiftly acts to destroy many pathogens. This is the reason why those of Royal blood would often eat off silver plates and use silver cutlery. EarthWater yields perfectly-sized nanoparticles of silver in trace amounts, which are more potent and do not cause health problems – a concern when ingesting sizeable amounts or micro-sized particles.

BENEFIT #5: ANTI STRESS, DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

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For those who suffer from depression, their zinc level is likely to be low. EarthWater boasts a lot of natural zinc, which is also required by more than 300 enzymes in our body. We don’t get enough zinc in a modern diet, and our bodies are not able to store much of it either. Hence, we need a small, but regular supply of this metal to stay healthy. Two additional important elements are magnesium and potassium. Both of these minerals lower blood pressure, muscle tension and heart rate. Together with zinc, this may be a great solution to relieve stress and anxiety. For some of us, it works as a natural and healthy replacement for prescription drugs or antidepressants.

 

BENEFIT #6: BLOOD SUGAR AND DIABETES

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Calcium, magnesium, and zinc may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. The major role of magnesium is to control blood glucose levels. A recent study found that 25% or more of diabetic patients were deficient in magnesium. The role of zinc in diabetes has not been directly identified, however, a study from Harvard Health looked at how zinc levels influenced the risk for women. They found that a higher zinc level was associated with a slightly reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. The proper balance of calcium may also reduce the risk of diabetes by 33%. Chromium is another very important trace element present inside Fulvic Minerals which has a potent effect on those with diabetes. When Chromium is present inside the body, less insulin is required for glucose metabolism! Although little is known about it, research suggests that Vanadium plays a role in regulating sugar metabolism and cholesterol – more reasons to want EarthWater products every day!

 

BENEFIT #7: REJUVENATION

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The fact that EarthWater products could be life-giving and rejuvenating supplement for plants cannot be overemphasized. In studies, humic substances (such as found in EarthWater) have enhanced root and shoot growth every time. Anyone can prove it to themselves just by applying EarthWater mixed with water, to their healthy or weak plants. You’ll be amazed at the results. There is not enough available research to show exactly what it is that makes EarthWater work for all life forms. We do know, however, that as we age we accumulate damaged cells and deplete our overall bodily trace mineral stores, which make our tissues and organs weak. EarthWater helps our cells to be more stable and healthy. It may even replace the damaged tissue with new tissue indirectly by replenishing our trace mineral balance. It may not be the Fountain of Youth but it’s comforting to know that some of the damage can be undone. We think that EarthWater products can boost the production of the hormones that typically decline with age. The body may begin to respond as it once did when it was younger, and some bodily functions may be restored or repaired. The success of EarthWater products is determined by trace mineral absorption, your immune system, gut health, genetic complications, as well as numerous environmental factors, which is typically why results vary. However, we are sure that everyone will find it beneficial, if not life-changing!

 

BENEFIT #8: SKIN CARE AND WRINKLES

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Manganese slows down the aging of the skin and the development of wrinkles. It also improves the tensile strength and elasticity of the skin. Copper makes skin healthier by promoting collagen. It is a protein produced by the cells to ‘hold’ the skin together, promoting skin regeneration and reducing wrinkles. Deficiency of copper is also linked to depigmentation of the skin. Silicon is another important component of collagen formation as well as one of the most abundant trace minerals in EarthWater. Without collagen, your skin would perpetually sag! Organic selenium and zinc have a general role in normal skin development and function. They protect skin from UV radiation, providing a safe and effective means to reduce UVR exposure. People with a lack of these elements may have skin abnormalities. To use EarthWater for the skin, you can apply it externally like a cream or ingest it internally to promote collagen production. Though there is little scientific evidence to warrant oral or topical supplementation for the skin, there are many anecdotal reports claiming major success!

 

BENEFIT #9: HAIR AND SKIN, SHOWER GEL SUPPLEMENTATION

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Many hair experts believe that human hair was healthier 100 years ago. The food was full of nutrients and there were no shampoos with harsh detergents that strip the natural oils from the scalp. Chemically treated water also possesses many harsh chemicals that often contribute to hair loss. EarthWater can enrich your shower soap with a variety of needed elements that our modern diet simply doesn’t supply. One of the important metals is copper. It may calm your scalp and help hair growth. Copper also may increase your hair’s natural pigmentation. Manganese, selenium, and zinc play an important role in healthy skin, including the scalp. To be most effective, you should take EarthWater internally as well as mixing it with your shampoo or shower gel. Argan or Emu Oil together with EarthWater products may multiply the positive effect for hair health. You can also try using organic shampoos and take extra care not to wash your hair too often. Your hair can go much longer between washings, without becoming too oily. Showering less frequently, filtering the water supply leading into your house and using a cooler temperature are also better for skin and hair health. If you are going to filter your water, make sure to use a system that replenishes trace minerals – or better yet, use EarthWater products instead!

  

BENEFIT #10: LONGEVITY, POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANT

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Some EarthWater trace minerals act as master antioxidants in the body, meaning that they can positively affect our immune system and protect against oxidative stress. Firstly, copper. Besides its role in collagen production, it also serves as an antioxidant that helps skin fight free radicals. It neutralizes the ions that may damage the skin cells. A lack of magnesium is one of many situations that contribute to age-related diseases including arthritis and other forms of chronic inflammation. A constant source of Magnesium equates enough of an antioxidant capacity to withstand free-radical damage, even in an aged individual. Fulvic Acid itself plays a role as one of the most powerful antioxidants, reducing the damage incurred by free radicals that are produced by your body in response to oxidative stress, certain foods and environmental factors. Finally, the carotenoids retinol and terpenoids plus Vitamin E are all potent antioxidants. These make EarthWater products a powerful organic substance that may prevent or delay cell damage from oxidation. Just as an engineer may separate a model into its various components, we separate our EarthWater into a set of main minerals and acids in order to explain how it works. A model would not work if a single piece is missing, just as a piece is useless without a model.

What Can Music Therapy Do for Your Mental Health?

Mental health affects so many of us, and you may not realise it now, but you are not alone. It sounds cliché, but it is also very true, and we need to remember that. Music has helped many of us through really hard times, but what would you say if we told you that it could also be used as a form of therapy? Music therapy is a fast-growing way of expressing yourself and working through mental health issues – and it might be just what you need. Why not read on and see what you think?

What is Music Therapy?

The way it works is that it allows you to express yourself in a new and relaxed manner, so there is no pressure on you to speak directly with a therapist, and you can work through feelings at your own pace. You have the option to go for group therapy, so you can interact with others, or just have a one on one session with a therapist.

The first form of music therapy is where you get to create and play music using some provided instruments. These are really basic, like wood blocks and cymbals, so you don’t need any experience or skill in order to play them. The second form is where you sit and listen to music while performing a creative task, like painting, in order to get your feelings out there. It makes you feel good, and lets you work through the issues that you are having.

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How Can it Help?

In a nutshell, it teaches you new ways of expression so that you can communicate your feelings in a way that is both clear and healthy. It gives you confidence and a feeling of self-worth because you know that you have better control and a deeper understanding of what is going on in your mind. As a result, your self-esteem is also increased, and you can access emotions as well as past traumas that were previously locked away, or you could not access.

Music therapy can teach you how to regulate your mood, so you are better able to control yourself and learn how to handle any sudden feelings and impulses that arise. As time goes on, you will become better at the process and more able to control them quickly and efficiently. Plus, the music will leave you feeling incredibly peaceful and relaxed, allowing you to experience a truly tranquil environment in which to relieve your thoughts

How Does Mental Health Affect Us?

Mental health affects millions of people around the world, and it is something that we need to learn to become more tolerant of and educate ourselves about. To show you just how much mental health affects us, here are some statistics for the most common mental health issues and the number of people in the USA that suffer from them:

-        Anxiety: 3.1%

-        Depression: 8.3%

-        OCD: 1%

-        PTSD: 3.5%

-        Suicide Attempts: 0.5%

-        Self-harm: 4% (adults) 15% (teens)

How to Start Music Therapy

Starting music therapy is not difficult, and there are two routes you can take to get there. It is possible to get a referral through your doctor, and all you need to do is make an appointment to discuss music therapy and why you feel that you may benefit from it. If you don’t want to go through the referral process, however, there are many centres that will take direct applications.

To Conclude

Music therapy is a fantastic way to get your mind back on track and also try and come to terms with some of the issues that you are facing. It’s a really simple form of therapy, and one that doesn’t put any pressure on you, but it can also have amazing results. If you have found the subject of music and mental health an interesting one, you seriously need to consider reading our detailed and fully referenced article on the subject – you might find yourself pleasantly surprised.

About the Author

Will is a freelance writer & blogger. If you are interested in more information on music therapy, audio guides and gear reviews , be sure to check out Will’s articles at Myaudiosound.co.uk

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EarthWater Fights: UFC Fighter, Ryan “Baby Face” Benoit

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Ryan “Baby Face” Benoit got his start at Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) 2009-2013 and has been fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) since 2013.  His next big fight is coming up on Saturday, September 8th 2018 at American Airlines Center for UFC 228 against 32 year old, Roberto Sanchez.  Ryan has been an EarthWater Ambassador for 2 years and has used FulHum to help him stay hydrated throughout his rigorous training regimes and to help him recover afterwards.

“Baby Face” was kind enough to take time between his workouts for a phone interview with EarthWater HQ to answer some questions for us to share with you!

Tell us about your upcoming fight?

It’s September 8th at Dallas American Airlines Center against Roberto Sanchez.  He’s based out of Houston and comes mostly from a jiu-jitsu background which means he’s not a prominent striker, he’s mostly a strangler and takes people down to go for submissions.

How has training been going for you? 

It’s been brutal.  I’ve been out here in New York for a couple weeks now, but it feels like it’s been a month.  It’s been going absolutely great though, because I’m fighting a jiu-jitsu guy who is a talented grappler so I decided to go up to New York to train with the best guys on the planet.  The team I’m working with up here consist of literally the #1, #2, #3 ranked in the world. This gym is mostly known as the most dominant jiu-jitsu gym on the planet.  In fact, there was a feature on Joe Rogan’s podcast recently where he was asked “who do you think is the best grappler on the planet?” and Joe said “It’s gotta be one of John Danaher’s guys, Garry Tonon or Gordon Ryan”.  They call his John’s team the Danaher Death Squad who have been absolutely destroying the competition lately and that’s the team I came to train with and Gary Tonin is the guy that is cornering me and who I’m living with while I’m up here in New York. 

Is there anything new that you have incorporated into your usual schedule?

Yeah, like 3 extra training sessions in a day!  Usually, I only do 1-2 hard work outs when I’m home, but here I’ve been doing 3-4.  Not every session is brutally intense, but I’ll do 2 tough classes one right after the other and then I have a long commute from New York City to New Jersey where I’ll do more strength and conditioning work outs followed by light jiu-jitsu in the night.  I’ve really changed up my routine a whole lot with this camp.

What time does your training day start/end?

So typically, it takes me 2 hours to get to the city every day and my first session starts at 10am and I’ll do two in a row.  Then I’ll take a break and do two in a row at night.  My last session starts at 9pm so it’s a long day of training starting at 10am and ending at 10pm.

I understand that you are having to cut some weight for this fight.  How much are you needing to lose by weigh-ins?

Currently I am sitting at about 139-140 and need to weigh in at 126 so I still have 14 pounds to lose.  On fight week, they weigh you on Tuesday and you officially weigh in on Friday and usually by this time I weigh about 136-137 so looking at losing 10-11 pounds of water weight in 24 hours.

What does that process look like and how do you recover afterwards?

Up until you’re cutting water, it’s all about a clean eating diet and staying hydrated. I get on a nutrition plan that’s high on carbs and proteins leading up to the fight and that’s so you have enough energy to make it throughout the day, you also need to drink at least one gallon of water each day.  Usually on fight week, we cut off most carbs and sodium, however the week before the weight cut I try to sodium load as much I can to retain a lot of water so on fight week it all comes off very quickly, I usually cut about 10 pounds in 1 day.  In the process, I use Sweet sweat which is a cream that helps you sweat, and a plastic suit. Then I start my training routine between getting in the sauna and treadmill then step on the scale and hope you’re at 126 pounds flat. It is the most painful process. 

I have a Nutritionist that gives me a whole plan. We start off with a certain amount of water before I take Pedialyte or start taking any other supplements or nutrients, then we start with our proteins and sugars. After you have your post weigh in meal you start eating at least every hour and try to gain as much weight back as you can.

How much time do you get to recover before you get in the cage?

If you weigh in on Friday morning, you have a window from 8am-10pm for official weigh in and from there you don’t fight until the following night so usually you get a little more than 24-hours to recover.

What is the most difficult part in your preparation?

It’s all difficult and it all sucks.  Finding a balance between training and eating right is really difficult. Being able to stay healthy and not get sick but still be able to push your body. To narrow it down, I would say what sucks the most is the weight cut. You can be planning your whole game plan for weeks and then you get to the weight cut and it’s like nothing else matters. Once you make weigh-in it’s like your first win, you know you’re at least guaranteed your first pay check. After that it’s like switching gears back to fight mode, Weight cut definitely messes with your head the most.

How has EarthWater helped you in your training and in preparing for the big fight?

One big thing I noticed is that when I first came out here it was extremely difficult because I really wasn’t used to training this much and this often.  After doing it for about a week, my body felt terrible because I was feeling overworked, congested and sick after my training sessions my nervous system just felt shot.  Even my team was telling me I was looking sick and wasn’t looking healthy and that I was getting sloppy. After I started drinking EarthWater I started feeling better and wasn’t feeling as sick because my vitamins were absorbing better.  After drinking the water, I think my immune system increased a little bit more.  Training 3-4 times a day really depletes your nutrients and vitamins and I feel a huge difference using the FulHum water to helfp me recover and absorb my nutrients better.

Any parting words for your fans as well as EarthWater’s?

My body. My health.  Stay healthy, stay hydrated and keep training hard!  Make sure you keep your eyes open on September 8th UFC 228 cause I’m coming hard man, and I’m the most prepared I’ve ever been for a fight.  You’re going to see Baby Face 2.0.

Huge thank you to Ryan Benoit and his team for letting us steal him away for a few moments to answer our questions and provide updates on his training and preparation for the big fight.  EarthWater HQ is in the Benoit corner and cannot wait to cheer him on at American Airlines Center, Saturday, September 8th for UFC 228!  

Want more EarthWater Fights?  Follow us on Instagram @earthwaterfights

Has EarthWater helped you in your path to wellness?  Shoot us an e-mail at support@earthwater.com and share your story with us!  We would love to hear from you.

#drinkdifferent #mineralsyoucansee #ryanbenoit #babyface #mma #ufc #americanairlines #fights #training #athletics #drinkearthwater #fulhum #health #wellness #fitness #nutrition #UFC228 #robertosanchez #lfa

EarthWater Weight Loss Challenge: Garett Thomas

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Garett Thomas is EarthWater’s very own Global E-Commerce/Logistics Manager, aka “Mr. Amazon”.  He has been with the company 2 years and has been drinking FulHum ever since.  Garett embarked on his weight loss journey in March of 2018 continuing with a consistent exercise regime and eventually moving to a full ketogenic diet. 

For those of you who are not familiar with this diet, the ketogenic diet (keto) is a low-carb, high-fat diet that can offer many health benefits. Studies have shown that the keto diet can help improve your health and assist in weight loss. Ketogenic diets may even have benefits against diabetes, cancer, epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease (Mawer 2018).

We took some time this week to sit down with Mr. Amazon and ask him a few questions about his current wellness progress and how EarthWater has helped him to stay healthy and hydrated with his diet and fitness routines.

What do you do to stay healthy and fit?

Dieting properly and hitting the gym regularly. Weightlifting and incorporating "super" or "giant" sets is mainly what I stick with in the gym. That kind of weightlifting really keeps your heart-rate elevated while building muscle, endurance and burning fat. I don't find myself in the gym on the weekends normally. Instead I usually I try and go for a hike or maybe kayak on a lake at least once over the weekend. Then I follow a very strict ketogenic diet while implementing intermittent fasting 5 to 6 days a week.

What health benefits have you experienced from the Keto diet?

I definitely have more clarity and better energy levels: no "2:30 Crash" any longer. I don't have food cravings nearly as much, and when bad food gets put in front of me, I know that I am in control and not the food. But probably the most mind-blowing thing I have witnessed with this diet is that my fiancé’s migraines have completely vanished since she has been keto. She was someone who had migraines so bad medication, even prescribed "pill cocktails," would NOT help ease the pain. I mean she couldn't function for days when she got them. One of her migraines even lasted for 2 months. With the keto diet, she rarely gets migraines. She started it around March with me, and I would say she has had 2 very mild migraines that were both treated with over-the-counter migraine medicine. Metaphorically speaking, its night and day for her.

What is the difference between the Keto Diet and Atkins?

Great question that a lot of people ask me. In short, the Atkins diet focuses on phases. Phase 1 is when you eat very little carbs, similar to the keto diet. However, later in the program, they introduce carbs back into your diet. When you start eating a lot of refined carbs and refined sugars (which get turned into carbs) with large amounts of fats, that's when you will harm your body research shows. With the Keto diet, its high amounts of fats, moderate amount of protein, and very little carbohydrates. That stays the same no matter if you are just starting or have been doing the diet for 10 years. In addition, being in ketosis as a result of the keto diet brings a range of benefits to people. Most people seem to have an increase in energy, some have mental clarity and feel much more alert. Then you are also able to control your blood sugar and insulin levels a lot better because you avoid insulin spikes and crashes. 

What is the hardest part of the Keto diet? 
Personally, I think it would have to be the learning curve of the diet. There are so many factors and hurdles that go into reaching a healthy level of "ketosis." Its difficult to switch your body to using fats as a primary energy and fuel source instead of carbohydrates, which is what "ketosis" essentially is. In addition, a lot of people who are new to this diet put too much emphasis on JUST eating low amounts of carbohydrates. While that is equally important, you must eat enough fats throughout your day to achieve the true benefits of this diet. 

Is there a food that you miss the most? 
Honestly, this diet really does well with stopping your cravings. There are also a lot of foods that can be used instead of traditional ingredients that are friendly to my diet. But I would say the biggest thing that I miss though would have to be French Fries, Pizza, and Taco Casa Tacos. But honestly, there is so much good food you get to eat on the keto diet.

What does your current fitness plan look like? 
My weekdays start every day at 4:20 AM. I start with running for 5 minutes - even though I hate running - just to get my heart-rate elevated for the duration of my workout. After cardio, I structure my workouts around "super" and "giant" sets, which means 2 to 3 exercises going into 1 set. Furthermore, all my exercises have a minimum of 3 sets. I usually do 2 upper body days and 2 lower body days. I would say my minimum goal is to be in the gym 4 hours a week and at least 1 hour doing a low impact exercise like hiking, kayaking or even yoga with my fiancé.

How has EarthWater helped you in your wellness journey?

When it comes to the keto diet, there aren't many fruits and veggies you can eat early into the diet. In my previous eating habits, there were a lot of micro nutrients that I would normally get by eating fruit and veggies. With the keto diet, I mainly stick with dark green veggies, cauliflower here and there, and berries. That still is not enough to get all the micro nutrients your body needs. However, with EarthWater I was easily able to consume those micro nutrients, simply by drinking bottled water. There are so many trace minerals in every bottle of EarthWater. In addition, the keto diet requires heavy water intake and EarthWater is excellent at quick and lasting hydration.

What progress have you made up to this point?

My worst weight I recorded was 222 lbs. I started this diet in March and have done it all the way up to this point, but I am down to 187 - which is lower than my college playing weight AND I am so much stronger now. I feel like my goal is 178 lbs., but once I get there it may change. Once I do get to that goal weight, I will probably focus my diet toward gaining muscle mass. As far as progress in the gym, currently I am burning around 650 calories per workout. I would like to get that to 750 calories per workout. 

Who has the best BBQ in Texas?
City Market BBQ in Luling, TX is hands down my favorite. Their all-beef sausage is the best with their mustard based sauce.

I want to thank Garett for taking time out of his busy schedule to answer our questions and for sharing his story with us.  He has been a huge inspiration to all of us here at EarthWater HQ and we hope that he has encouraged you as well!

Do you have a weight-loss story?  Has EarthWater helped you in your path to wellness?  Shoot us an e-mail at support@earthwater.com and share your story with us!  We would love to hear from you.

#drinkdifferent #mineralsyoucansee #ketodiet #mramazon #drinkearthwater #fulhum #health #wellness #fitness #nutrition

Source: Mawer, Rudy. “The Ketogenic Diet: A Detailed Beginner's Guide to Keto.”Healthline, Healthline Media, 30 July 2018, www.healthline.com/nutrition/ketogenic-diet-101.

 

EarthWater Goes Off-Roading with Josh Herzing at 3P Offroad

Josh Herzing is the owner and operations manager at 3P Offroad and has one of the coolest jobs we have ever heard of… racing super-charged dune buggies.  3P Offroad started in a small garage in Texas centered around a love for the ATV industry and is your one-stop shop for ALL Can-AM & Polaris ATV/ Side-By-Side needs. 

 

EarthWater connected with Josh through a post on social media where he mentioned that FulHum helped him stay hydrated during their recent race in 105-degree heat! Needless to say, we were excited to ask Mr. Herzing some more questions about these crazy awesome machines and how EarthWater has played a role in what they do over at 3P Offroad!

 

What was the race called and where was it?

 

The race is called Vegas to Reno, is an off-road race through Nevada's rough terrain desert.  The start is outside of Las Vegas and it finishes in Reno Nevada.   This is the Longest off-road race in America. 

 

What type of vehicles do you race?

 

We race a Polaris RZR 1000 which is a UTV (utility vehicle or utility task vehicle). Think of a dune buggy on steroids!

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How many racers participated and how did it go?

 

This race had about 350 racers!  Our class (Pro UTV Production) had 40 entries, we had some serious mechanical failures that resulted in us getting a 14th place finish.  

 

Which EarthWater Product did you use?

 

 We used the FulHum concentrate inside of water bottles. 

 

How did EarthWater help you during the race and after?

 

The temperatures in the desert out there were 110 degrees plus and with us being inside the race car for almost 20 hours it is very easy to get dehydrated.   Many teams that were not familiar with EarthWater were using IV's before the race.   The FulHum gave our bodies the hydration and minerals we needed to complete this race safely and efficiently 

 

When is the next one and where can people go to learn more about you?

 

The next race is in Laughlin, Nevada in October, after that we have the legendary Baja 1000 in Ensenada Mexico.  Our company name is 3P Offroad and we are located in Houston, Texas.  

 

Check out 3P Offroad via:

 

Website: http://www.3poffroad.com/ Instagram: @3poffroad Facebook: 3P Offroad

 

Another massive thank you to Josh Herzing from 3P Offroad for sharing his story with us! 

 

Interested in making an appearance in our weekly blog?  Send an e-mail to marcop@earthwater.com containing your story and how EarthWater has helped you.

 

Thanks for reading and be sure to tune in next week for more exciting EarthWater news and updates!

 

#drinkdifferent #mineralsyoucansee #3Poffroad #atv #drinkearthwater #fulhum #health #wellness #fitness #nutrition #racing #dunebuggy #texas #motorsports #earthwaterracing #hydration

 

The Egg: Still Alive and Kickin’

The Egg: Still Alive and Kickin’

The egg. It is, has been, and most likely will remain a staple food item in all of our lives. Records dating as far back as 1400 B.C. show fowl birds laying eggs for man in Egypt and China. Hens have been domesticated in Europe since 600 B.C. Today, we add it to dishes, baked with it, use it as batter, and throw it at the occasional house. A million questions have been asked about it. Should we eat the yolk? Should we eat the white? Should it be included in the vegetarian diet? Did it come before or after the chicken? More importantly, its nutritional value remains heavily debated over.

A recent, long-term study involving the analysis of almost 500,000 Chinese adults found that increased egg consumption (up to <1 egg/day) can significantly decrease cardiovascular risk (Cardiovascular disease, Ischaemic heart disease, major coronary events, haemorrhagic stroke as well as ischaemic stroke). Specifically, the results showed that daily consumers had an 18% lower risk of cardiovascular disease related death and 28% lower risk of haemorrhagic stroke death compared to non-consumers. Statistical analysis attempts to take into account potential co-factors such as age at recruitment, sex, education level, household income, marital status, alcohol consumption, physical activity, BMI, waist to hip ratio, prevalent hypertension, use of aspirin, family history of cardiovascular disease, intake of multivitamin supplementation and dietary pattern. Excluded from the study were individuals reporting a history of cancer, heart disease or stroke, and diabetes. READ THE FULL REPORT HERE1.

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*The egg also contains essential minerals, specifically Phosphorus, Iodine, and Selenium.3

Happy Friday EW Nation. Eat eggs and drink EarthWater.

#JustCrackIt  

 

REFERENCES

[1] http://heart.bmj.com/content/heartjnl/early/2018/04/17/heartjnl-2017-312651.full.pdf

[2] https://www.incredibleegg.org/egg-nutrition/#history-of-the-egg

[3] https://www.egginfo.co.uk/egg-nutrition-and-health/egg-nutrition-information/vitamins-and-minerals

Dehydrated?

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Maybe… I don’t know. How can I tell? Well, here at Earthwater, we’re all about keeping YOU hydrated for the summer time.  This week, we wanted to remind you of some of the symptoms that could come with being DEHYDRATED:

·       Extreme thirst

·       Less frequent urination

·       Dark-colored urine

·       Fatigue

·       Dizziness

·       Confusion

Specifically, for Infants or Young Children

·       Dry mouth and tongue

·       No tears when crying

·       No wet diapers for three hours

·       Sunken eyes, cheeks

·       Sunken soft spot on top of skull

·       Listlessness or irritability

When Should You See a Doctor?

·       If diarrhea lasts for 24 hours or more

·       If your infant Is irritable or disoriented and much sleepier or less active than usual

·       If you are unable to keep down fluids

·       If you have bloody or black stool

To learn more about potential causes, risk factors, complications, and prevention methods, please visit mayoclinic.org

FULHUM contains 77+ natural trace minerals that help to better rehydrate your body.

Where in the World is it the Hottest, Right Now?

Hello, EW Fans!  You were probably wondering to yourself this fine Friday morning, “where on earth is it the hottest right now?” Well, we have your answer.  Below are 19 cities with the highest temperatures as of 10:00 AM CST.  

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Here are some easy-to-do tips to help keep you healthy & hydrated throughout the day for Summer time:
1.    Keep a bottle of water next to you.  Better yet, why not a bottle of FULHUM water. 
2.    Remember to put on Sun Screen.
3.    Eat food and fruits with high water content. 
4.    Limit intake of potential diuretics such as coffee, teas, and colas. 
 

THE BASICS of Dieting and Exercise

Summer time is BACK AGAIN!! For some, this means family, friends, fun, and pool season. For others, unfortunately, it can mean fat, fat, and fat. We know how much shade tummy tub can throw on your summer plans, so for this week, we’re going to talk about some basics that involves weight-loss. If you are adamant about losing weight, we’ve collected some research that will help you get on your way. As always, we turn to our trusted resource, MERCK MANUALS, to assist us in helping you merc away those unwanted pounds.

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Listed below are some notable points we took from an article on weight-loss, written by Dr. Adrienne Youdim, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine; Associate Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

ABOUT DIETING

-          Weight loss ultimately requires consuming fewer calories than the body uses, so therefore it is important to keep in mind that in order to lose weight, you’ll have to eat less and exercise more.

-          As people lose weight, the body starts using energy more efficiently (a mechanism to protect against starvation). This is why weight-loss is always an uphill battle.

-          One pound of body fat stores about 3,500 calories

-          People are usually advised to consume 500 to 1000 fewer calories per day to lose about 1 to 2 pounds per week

-          How much fat and weight are lost, even when the same number of calories is eliminated, varies a great deal from one person to another

-          Most conservative weight loss diets involve consuming at least 1,200 to 1,400 calories a day

-          When rapid weight loss is needed, fewer than 1,200 calories may be consumed, though this should be used only if prescribed and supervised by a doctor

-          Diet should contain enough essential nutrients, including protein, vitamins and minerals!

-          Consuming fewer than 800 calories is NOT RECOMMENDED

-          Weight loss diets should provide about the same volume of food, but less calories (less saturated fat and sugar and more fluids and fibers)

ABOUT EXERCISE

-          Vigorous walking burns about 4 calories per minute. That’s 240 calories in 1 hour.

-          Running can burn twice as many calories (about 6 to 8 calories per minute).

-          When at rest, muscle tissue burns more calories than fat tissue, which is why weight and resistance training is recommended to increase muscle to fat ratio and maintain weight-loss.   

Always remember to consult a doctor before making lifestyle or health related changes, especially if you have medical issues or in an older age group. For the full article, which includes general guidelines as well as analyses on different types of diets, please visit MERCK MANUALS.

Also, have you heard of our Sugar-Free Weight Loss Challenge? We’re giving away a free trip!!!