Dr. Manny, Fox News, Speaks Out About Alkaline Water, Maraline Responds.

Dr. Manny of Fox News says…”If it (ionizing) sounds too good to be true, it probably is!” Watch his video on ionizers.

Dr. Manny Alvarez, Fox News

Because his response to ionizers was very brief, I felt compelled to respond to Dr. Manny. And, not that I felt he was unfair, I emailed Dr. Manny simply because without specific and extensive research, alkalizing can be misunderstood.

Below is my email to him.

Dr. Manny,

Please don’t underestimate the power of pH balance – It is exactly as you said, our bodies are too acidic, however I personally (having been in the field 10 years) don’t believe diet alone can correct the imbalance. And as enhancements go, electric ionizers are great, but most people today cannot afford them, and they don’t address the purity of the water. I was happy to hear you speak with some authority on this subject, so many from the medical community don’t, and I’d like to add to your research.

Everyone needs higher levels of whole food nutrition, clean, pure water, and to shortstop eating processed and fast foods (to start).

Yes our body regulates our pH, but it can only do what it can with what it’s got to work with – if there is more acid rain coming in than it can resolve then there is trouble, and today there is trouble with 1 in 3 people (children and adults).

So for most people today, their body regulates at the expense of stealing calcium (12pH) or potassium (14pH), but that’s not the whole story, and it may be interesting to look past electric ionizers and into what caused the issue, because only then can we educate people to change. We only need to go as far as looking at our food to know the system is broken, we have degraded food today. We also have degraded water and cities are struggling to maintain government regulations let alone health levels.

Water:

  • Tap water – Cities are adding tons more chemicals than they ever had to before. Water is unpredictable including well water. Gov’t. and health levels are different.
  • Bottled water is not the answer for a number of reasons, but most important to the consumer is that it is basically unregulated, and unless marked “spring”, most is reverse osmosis which strips the water of the bad granted, but also strips vital minerals, leaving the water dead and acidic (probably a 6 pH which will have an adverse health affect longterm).
  • Ionizing does more than raise the pH of the water (and today there is an alternative to electric ionizers, an inexpensive water powered system which also filters to purify as well as alkalize and ionize tap or well water into something that more reasonably resembles pure water.  
    • Ionizing breaks down the molecular structure of the water, making it smaller so it can hydrate the 20 different cell sizes and hydrate or re-hydrate us more easily.
    • Whether due to degraded water or acidic bodies, I find tap water runs right through people. We have to find ways to make it wetter.
      • An inexpensive way to help hydrate cells and bodies, is to add nutrition to the water, i.e., the phytochemical nutrition found in lemons and limes works great (pre-digestively acidic while post digestively alkaline)–
        • Wanting to extract nutrition will give the body more time to breakdown the molecular structure for hydration or re-hydration.

 

The truth is our body is intended to receive nutrition and hydration from food and water – whole foods and pure water.

While electric countertop ionizers are becoming popular, for a long time they were high end alternative response to degraded water and a remedy for an acidic body (for many reasons, not just the pH factor).

  • Pure water is optimal and the first priority. Pure water is clean, has minerals and carries a neutral pH. There is no pure water sources left in the world today, so the best we can do is filter it and enhance our tap water as naturally as possible, until we can get it as pure as we can, for drinking, bathing, cooking.

 

Best: Whole House system using state of the art medias like KDF 55, 85, etc., coconut carbon, and then further purify drinking water, enhancing with alkalizing filter

Good: Drinking/cooking water and shower/bath water.

Note:  If you still want an ionizer, then run pure water through it for best results.

Dr. Manny, Please, as an example of cleaning up drinking/cooking water for a family (instead of buying bottled water),  take a look at this 13 stage countertop or undersink $225 – NEW! Alkalizing, Ionizing, Infrared Undersink

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CNN’s “You Have Gerd” (acid reflux) presentation..”Quell the Angry Esophagus”

Acid reflux, or in this case, GERD (really bad acid reflux), can be painful, uncomfortable, irritating and annoying, just as  we know, and as the doc on CNN explains on his video. I like his idea of lifting one end of the bed so it’s more difficult for the acid to come up, however eliminating the acid sounds like a better plan to me.

From a natural health perspective you would look at the root issue “acidity”, and begin to resolve that with “alkalinity”, however that does not preclude targeting an issue say for example GERD or acid reflux. Targeting a symptom to resolve it or ease it up, is essential as you begin to get your body back into balance. Getting back into balance is the key, because once in balance symptoms begin to fall away.

Personally,  if I had acid reflux I’d opt for the simple remedy of taking a  teaspoon of Living Clay in 3-4 oz of water(tasteless essentially) stir until dissolved, and I’d drink it.

Why? Because Calcium bentonite (also known as montmorillonite) clay is a type of volcanic ash that has extraordinary absorption of acids and toxins. It first adsorbs, meaning attracts the acids/toxins, then absorbs, so essentially the clay acts like a sponge, not releasing the acidity but expelling it through normal elimination. Along the way it will do the same to the other toxins throughout the digestive and elimination systems.

Living Clay can be used in countless ways for many reasons. Primarily, and aside from the wonderful minerals, etc.,  it carries a very high negative charge, while acidity or toxins carry a strong positive charge. Thus, similar to how a magnet works, the two attract one another.

The powder form of this clay can be made into a paste (and it’s also available in paste and liquid form), added to liquids, etc., in fact I wrote a printable document explaining all the ways we use Living Clay, from sprains and strains, to back pain, neck pain, headaches, acne, skin conditions, detoxify baths/soaks, foot baths/soaks, all the way to thickening agent for (made at home) fresh salad dressing and more! PS Incredible facial and back mask!

So why wouldn’t someone try clay? Afterall we are made of the minerals of the earth and the waters of the ocean. Such a simple remedy, yet so effective it’s become an anchor not only as a target remedy  for many issues, but  truly foundational for pH balance and passive cleansing all year-long.

Lab Tested for purity.

God’s Miracle Healing Food – LEMON (Lime)

FRESH Lemon, PURE Water

Fresh lemon for your health.

God’s Miracle Healing Food – LEMON (Lime)

It’s about Hydration and Nutrition! Lemon has phytochemicals (nutrition) that our body craves, even if don’t particularly like lemons and limes, as you begin drinking it (light ratio of juice to water), you will find your body begins to crave it.
 
While we are supposed to receive minerals from our food and our water, our water is so degraded there is very little (if any) nutrition, and that alone makes it difficult to be hydrating.
 
When we drink water our body should hold onto the water, break down the molecula structure as it absorbs the nutrition. If our body is too acidic or not performing properly, water will go straight through, meaning we urinate shortly after hydrating. 

When we add lemon or lime to our water, our body holds onto the water…click here to continue extensive article with two leading experts, lemon as a remedy, (more…)

Jiaogulan Tonic, Tea, Capsules (gynostemma pentaphyllum)

Jiaogulan questions answered!

Jiaogulan is known for its anti-aging, energy-boosting, antioxidant and adaptogen health benefits.* 

There are many questions that come up about Jiaogulan:

  • How long has it been in the U.S.? How does Asia use this herb?
  • Which is the best form for bio-availablity? (Tonic, capsules, tea?) And which is  most cost effective short term and long term?
  • Jiaogulan is referrenced as a cell adaptagen and antioxidant, but what is a simple explaination of a cell adaptogen, and what are antioxidants (and how do these two actions help our body)?

These are the questions I’m attempting to answer  in this posting, and if you have a true interest in the healing properties of Jiaogulan, I suggest you go to the Jiaogulan Webpage I’ve dedicated to this amazing tea for all the tests, details, and even medical results. It’s quite something! Remember the premise of our body is to ingest food and water, and that in Asia, the traditional form of medicine is herbal and the alternative form is our traditional – interesting to say the least.

*WHAT IS A CELL ADAPTOGEN?

Adaptogens are natural substances that help the body to overcome particular stresses put on it by stimulating the body’s own self-regeneration process. They are plant substances that regulate body processes and improve overall health by supporting the body’s systems particularly the immune system.

*WHAT IS AN ANTIOXIDANT?

Best description I’ve heard is that “by the very nature of the word, “antioxidant” = “anti-acidity”. Therefore, it makes sense that anti-oxidants inhibit oxidation. 

link to Jiaogulan 

Jiaogulan, (pronounced jee-oW-goo-lan), which has its’ roots in 13th century Chinese manuscripts, has a listing  in the Holistic texts as the       Herb of Immortality.

The history is that in the latter half of the 20th century, China found a sector of the population naturally aging to well over 100 years old, and one common element was the regular intake of  the herb/tea Jiaogulan.

How long has Jiaogulan been in the U.S.?

It’s worthy to note that Jiaogulan found its way to the United States several years ago, contrary to what you may read, and you can find it  at any progressive (or in this case regressive – LOL) natural health practioner or store. We’ve been carrying at YourNatureStore.com for quite some time and it warners a good audience, those that order do re-order, and that’s the “results” driven nature of Jiaogulan tea/capsules.

You will also find Jiaogulan in a variety of forms and price tags for a months supply ranging from approximately $16 to $135, true. For example the most expensive, interestingly enough is as a tonic with other juices or superberries. The least expensive is in its natural state as a herb/tea, or dehydrated in capsules.  Jiaogulan tea leaves are dried and become tiny rolled tea leaves which unravel as you place them atop of water you’ve boiled. 

Jiaogulan tea is my preference, it’s organic, originating in China, or the Chinese Jiaogulan plant however grown organically above ground in Thailand.

At the end of the day YOU decide which way you’d like to ingest Jiaogulan, but one thing to keep in mind is that Jiaogulan is an amazing herb, it’s a cell adaptagen, an antioxidant, and a total wellness plant. Known for  its’ amazing healing properties in Asia,  it’s also common to find it in Asian hospitals in a concentrated form for medicinal use, attending to weakened bodies.

One thing I keep in mind as a dedicated pHBodyBalance advocate, is that plants store their toxins in the stems and the roots, therefore the leaves will be much sweeter tasting, and the stems and roots much more bitter.

Below are more clearly defined options of how you can purchase Jiaogulan in the U.S. today.

(By the way, I find this tea very strengthening and useful when there is a need for additional nutrition, immunity, or physical strength):

1) Jiaogulan Chinese Tea Leaves (organic of Chinese origin, is available),  ingested since the 16th century, and listed in holistic texts as such throughout Asia, and used medicinally. 100grams of Organic Jiaogulan tea leaves, Chinese origin, grown organically in Thailand above ground, is $24.95 . (Recommended cups of tea vary according to condition, 1 package of this tea lasts our family approximately 2 months)

2) I am aware of a Jiaogulan Tonic, but have not yet seen how much Jiaogulan is actually used  in the tonic, or which parts of the plant itself. With many ingredients including  juices/supernutrients, there are  no stated milligrams or potency levels of jiaogulan or other ingredients. It is not stated as “organic”, and sugars are 5 grams per ounce. Described as being Chinese origin and offered at different pricepoints, best price $134.95 for 100 oz (4 bottles 25 oz each).

3) Jiaogulan Capsules (vegetable capsule), comprised of dehydrated Jiaoglantea leaves  in capsule form. Stated as 7.5-7.7% active ingredient, or 75 mg of Jiaogulan, and 1000 mg of Jiaogulan Leaf. Chinese origin, pricepoint approx $16 for 100 capsules, 2 capsules per serving.

Since Jiaogulan’s rediscovery in the 1970’s, scientists in China, Japan, Germany and the USA have conducted over 300 studies into the medicinal properties of Jiaogulan. Most of the test and research results are compiled in a book by American researcher Michael Blumert and Dr. Jialiu Liu from the Guiyang Medical College in China. The book is “Jiaogulan: China’s Immortality Herb” – noted below.

$7.95 At Amazon (limited time)
Jiaogulan: China’s “Immortality Herb”–Unlocking the Secrets of Nature’s Powerful Adaptogen and Antioxidant (Paperback)
Author Michael Blumert and Dr. Jialiu Liu

The story of the book:  Author (health related books and articles), Michael Blumert was very interested in the over 300 tests he uncovered about jiaogulan and traveled to China to visit one of the test results researchers, Dr. Jialiu Liu. Together they condensed the test results and produced a fascinating book called “Jiaogulan Book”(click and book opens in new window on your computer), on this anti-aging herb/tea, you can find it at Amazon for less than $10, and well worth the price.

In summary, Organic Jiaogulan is a treat and many feel a blessing of wellness. While it’s not a usual remedy for many symptoms, chronic symptoms, and dis-ease, it certainly is widely used in Asia.

If you are interested in learning more, please visit YourNatureStore.com and read our Jiaogulan story, test results, and more.

Pink Eye (both eyes) resolved in 48 hours

Wouldn’t you know my 13 year old was vulnerable to pink eye and woke up with it in not one, but both eyes over the holidays.

Immediately we flushed with natural saline, then angstrom drops of calcium (carries a very high pH and is soothing), followed with a little in an eyedropper of  molecula silver (or smallest particle silver, gaseous, and silver is the natural enemy of any “bad” micro organism). We repeated this every 3-4 hours. Happy to report it diminished quickly and we were off with our holiday activities shortly!

I might add I also had my son place warm and damp black tea bags (I prefer Lipton for this treatment) over each closed eye and lay down for 10-15 minutes. Somehow the tanic acid in the black tea pulls inflammation, and as a bonus, my son’s eyes never looked younger – haha.

PS – Spa Treatment with Black Tea Bags – Black tea bags are the perfect spa treatment for under eye bags, or stressed eyes.  Simply use warm water, wetten the tea bag until it begins to leach tea, squeeze gently so it’s still a bit wet, then place over the whole eye, lay still 15 minutes with your eyes closed – I love this. Afterward, for a more perky look you can rub an ice cube under and over your eye briefly – between the two you’ll feel energized just looking at yourself!

Don’t be driven by cravings….

 

 

 

We are made of the minerals of the earth, our fluids similar to the waters of the ocean, and our bodies are designed to absorb nutrition and hydration through whole food and pure water.

 
Seems pretty simple…..Now shortcuts to make that happen!

 

 

Don’t be driven by cravings, allow yourself to be heard.